How to generate PDF of many articles (all articles in a category)?

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How to generate PDF of many articles (all articles in a category)?

Post by stefanaalten » 09 Aug 2016, 15:09

Hi,
Can Phoca PDF be used to create a single PDF document from many articles? If so, how does this work, and are there any limitations (e.g. number of articles, size of the generated PDF, etc.) My understanding is that the Phoca PDF extension provides an icon next to individual articles. I don't necessarily want to provide this as a facility for the general site visitor (although this would be a "bonus") but as site admin I want to be able to produce a PDF of my content.
My site uses Joomla 3.4.8, PHP 5.5.26, and the standard protostar template.
Thanks,
Stefan


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Re: How to generate PDF of many articles (all articles in a category)?

Post by Jan » 10 Aug 2016, 14:33

Hi, no, it just creates PDF from current article.
Yes, the problem with many articles in one PDF can be memory problem, but as written, there is no feature for this, only transform current article to PDF. :-(

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Re: How to generate PDF of many articles (all articles in a category)?

Post by stefanaalten » 10 Aug 2016, 15:21

Thanks for the reply Jan.

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Re: How to generate PDF of many articles (all articles in a category)?

Post by Ninja » 06 Apr 2017, 19:44

Thanks Stefan and Jan for this important topic.

Jan,
I have many 1-page articles on joomla and I want a combined pdf of them.
1. To solve the possible memory shortage problem, small pdfs of about 10 articles can be created on server and then combined in to one. After few days, PhocaPDF can delete those PDFs from server to prevent accumlation of unneccessary files.
2. I also need this feature on backend, not frontend.
3. Editor needs PDF of recently updated articles. So if selection criteria(either UI based like checkboxes or date based text box) will be great.


Stefan,
How did you solve your problem? Will you care to share your solution?

Looking forward for your replies.
Regards
Ninja

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