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#1 Post by Midas » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:00 am

Simple issue: as is, when "print view" is invoked on a topic (click the 'spanner button' on header or footer), the result is a simplified page that includes only the posts shown originally -- i.e., the topic is broken into pages, each requiring their own print view.

Could this be amended to be comprehensive or, in other words, include the full topic?

I realize this might prove problematic with very long threads -- the one devoted to DropIt springs to mind -- but then there are few such topics and possibly they could be excluded if they go over a reasonable threshold.

I have seen this in plenty other forums and it would make it a lot more useful for my own purposes, namely archiving.

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#2 Post by Andrew Lee » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:49 am

Are you saying that if a topic has say 60 posts paginated into 10 pages, the print view should be able to display all 60 posts?

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#3 Post by Midas » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:19 am

Yes.

Mind you, it's not really for physically printing OFC but to generate a simplified single file HTML file suitable for archiving.

I doubt that even for physical printing those page breakdowns are all that useful -- there are lots of local (e.g., printing device) and remote variables (like post length and such) to be considered, IMHO.

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#4 Post by vevy » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:07 pm

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... to generate a simplified single file HTML file suitable for archiving.
and more capable local find in page.
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#5 Post by Andrew Lee » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:51 pm

and more capable local find in page
Isn't that a browser-end function i.e. Ctrl-F?

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#6 Post by vevy » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:05 pm

Yes. I meant it is another benefit of having everything on the same page. You don't have to depend on the site search tool or have to CTRL+F each page separately. You can even use regular expressions more easily.
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#7 Post by Andrew Lee » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:50 pm

Pretty sure stock phpBB doesn't have this feature.

I will search to see if there is an extension that implements this.

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#8 Post by Midas » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:54 am

Thanks for your consideration. :sunglasses:

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#9 Post by Andrew Lee » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:36 pm

There used to be a phpBB extension that does this for phpBB 3.0.x:

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/ ... s_in_topic

Unfortnuately that extension was never ported over to phpBB 3.2.x.

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#10 Post by vevy » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:29 pm

Could this be useful?

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/exte ... s_per_page

Also see the discussion about it here: https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/exte ... pic/213341

On a side note, a couple of extensions caught my attention if you want to give them a look :) :
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/markdown/
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/pages/
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#11 Post by Andrew Lee » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:17 am

vevy wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:29 pm
Could this be useful?

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/exte ... s_per_page
OK, will add that to my todo.

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#12 Post by vevy » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:17 am

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#13 Post by Andrew Lee » Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:13 am

Unfortunately, the extension in question is only available for a very old version of phpBB (V3.1.x), and the author did not release a newer version for 3.2 or 3.3.

I am quite certain extensions for V3.1.x would not carry over to newer versions, since I went through this exercise when I upgraded phpBB for the site a couple of years back.

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#14 Post by vevy » Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:36 am

The discussion link above is about this very thing. It apparently does work on 3.3
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