One-touch Print function-print all sub-topics in TOC[FIXED]

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One-touch Print function-print all sub-topics in TOC[FIXED]

Postby M33R4 on Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:56 am

My TOC is made up of a topic header, under which I have sub-topics.
I currently have the print functionality/icon on each topic page which allows the user to print just that page. However, I also wish to give the user the ability to print all the sub-topics in one click. Is that possible please :?:

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Re: One-touch Print function - print all sub-topics in TOC

Postby ChoccieMuffin on Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:17 am

I suspect you'd have to provide a separate PDF that contains all the sub-topics if you want to be able to allow the user to print the whole section. I could be wrong, but I don't think so.
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Re: One-touch Print function - print all sub-topics in TOC

Postby M33R4 on Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:29 am

ChoccieMuffin wrote:I suspect you'd have to provide a separate PDF that contains all the sub-topics if you want to be able to allow the user to print the whole section. I could be wrong, but I don't think so.

Pardon my ignorance, but how can I provide the separate PDF within my online output please?

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Re: One-touch Print function - print all sub-topics in TOC

Postby damadeo on Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:14 pm

How do I get a print button on each page to print just that page, please? I have quite a lot of topics and hope that I don't need a toc for each one separately...
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Re: One-touch Print function - print all sub-topics in TOC

Postby ChoccieMuffin on Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:03 am

damadeo wrote:How do I get a print button on each page to print just that page, please? I have quite a lot of topics and hope that I don't need a toc for each one separately...

The user should be able to print successfully from their browser.
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Re: One-touch Print function - print all sub-topics in TOC

Postby Dave Lee on Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:15 am

damadeo wrote:How do I get a print button on each page to print just that page, please? I have quite a lot of topics and hope that I don't need a toc for each one separately...


Use the Print button on the topic toolbar.

It's in Flare's help: https://help.madcapsoftware.com/flare20 ... ight=print

Although you can print via the browser, the toolbar Print button works better because it will expand drop downs, togglers, etc.
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Re: One-touch Print function - print all sub-topics in TOC

Postby M33R4 on Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:15 am

Dave Lee wrote:...Use the Print button on the topic toolbar.....

Although you can print via the browser, the toolbar Print button works better because it will expand drop downs, togglers, etc.

Dave, will this Print button also print images full size even if on the topic page those images are styled as Thumbnails :?:
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Re: One-touch Print function - print all sub-topics in TOC

Postby Dave Lee on Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:56 am

Not sure. Just try it out.
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Re: One-touch Print function - print all sub-topics in TOC

Postby Nita Beck on Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:41 am

M33R4 wrote:Dave, will this Print button also print images full size even if on the topic page those images are styled as Thumbnails :?:

I don't think it will, based on my own experience. And I have no suggested workaround other than to not use thumbnails.
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Re: One-touch Print function - print all sub-topics in TOC

Postby M33R4 on Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:54 am

Dave Lee wrote:Not sure. Just try it out.

I have set my target as Print, amended my Stylesheet Print medium to expand all thumbnails. On preview/build of my Print target, the images are expanding as expected, and those that are not, I am manually adjusting their print size by right-clicking on the affected image > Image properties > Print size >entering all lengths as 100% and widths Automatic.
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Re: One-touch Print function - print all sub-topics in TOC

Postby M33R4 on Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:29 am

ChoccieMuffin wrote:I suspect you'd have to provide a separate PDF that contains all the sub-topics if you want to be able to allow the user to print the whole section. I could be wrong, but I don't think so.


Thank you ChoccieMuffin :)

Took your advice and did the following and it's worked lovely:
    I set my Destinations for both HMTL5 and Print in the same folder
    I Published Primary > Publish "Print2
    I then copied the PDF from my Destination folder and pasted it into my project's Contents folder
    I then opened my HTML5 TOC and right clicked the Documentation topic > Properties > General > Link: I searched for the PDF in my Contents folder > OK
    Now that my HTML5 TOC had the PDF link attached to it, I then Published Primary > Publish "HTML5"

When I view my project online, clicking on the Documentation link opens up the PDF straight away.
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