Support » Plugin: BuddyPress Docs » Feature request: Printable docs

  • Josh Rosenau

    (@kadymahinder)


    Hey Boone –

    I have a use case that could be much improved if BP Docs could be printed nicely by generating a “text only” window for printing.

    Dang business office still needs paper copies!!! Erg!!!

    The user is a tribal college in Montana, which doesn’t have money for dev, unfortunately.

    So I’m pleading poverty.

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  • Plugin Author David Cavins

    (@dcavins)

    If you’re familiar with the site structure, you can simply add a print stylesheet that basically hides everything but .bp-docs-container or .doc-content (whatever piece you need to print).

    More info:
    https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/11/how-to-set-up-a-print-style-sheet/
    https://css-tricks.com/print-stylesheet-approaches-blacklist-vs-whitelist/

    Best,

    -David

    Plugin Author Boone Gorges

    (@boonebgorges)

    David’s idea is a good one as a relatively quick fix.

    I’ve had a similar request from clients before. I wonder if there’s an existing tool we can leverage for this – if only to introduce a one-click popup that’s styled in the way that David describes.

    Plugin Author David Cavins

    (@dcavins)

    My preference, if we were going to work on something like this, would be to export to PDF using some customizable template parts, and leave it to the user to open the exported PDF and print it.

    I don’t know of any lightweight, PHP-based PDF-output tool, though, that we could include in a plugin and expect to work in any server environment. It could be that new tools exist since the last time I looked.

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