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09/30/2018 at 7:49 pm #473829JonathanGuest
I see a few people have asked how to print a directory from the website using your plugin but I’m not able to see your response. Basically all I’m seeing is the question in your forum but not the answer. So ios there a way to print a .pdf of the directory? We have some 80+ names in our database with pictures for each and I was hoping there was simple way to export the data as a .pdf but still keeping it looking like the way it is displayed on the website. Thanks!
Jonathan10/01/2018 at 9:25 am #473854Steven ZahmKeymaster
Here’s a link to a tutorial on how to print your directory using Word 2016. This is a pretty technical tutorial using some pretty advanced features in Word.
If you want it to display like it does on the website, then the best/easiest solution is to use the web browsers ability to save a page as a PDF.
In the past I have researched the possibility of adding such a feature into Connections but the various available solutions are not workable at scale.
- PHP only solutions are very server resource intensive and for more complex documents do not yield great results. But, due to the amount of server resources required to run these libraries, they will simply fail to run reliably on inexpensive shared web hosts.
- There are solutions available which run native on the server, but, these require the user to install server software. This is a non starter in most web hosting environments.
- Lastly, here is the possibility to use 3rd party services, these can be expensive and would require sending your directory data over the wire to that service provider. For many the cost and privacy concerns make this a non viable solution as well.
I do hope my answer helps!
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