Re: Review tools

Subject: Re: Review tools
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 10:00:44 -0700

I used Confluence Server with Scroll PDF Exporter and HTML Exporter as
my main authoring tool for three years and the PDFs looked
professional.

I'm considering moving back to it, since our web team showed me some
web-based docs they really liked, and they were built with Confluence,
Scroll Versions, and Scroll Viewport.

On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 9:50 AM, Wright, Lynne <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- kronos -dot- com> wrote:
> Ah... actually, i've been exporting confluence content to Word first (using Scroll Office), THEN generating a pdf. That way, I was able to control the page breaks.
>
> Still couldn't get the content to export to Word without far too many formatting errors; like fonts randomly switching from regular to bold. Scroll Office claimed it was either because I'd imported pre-formatted content into Confluence, but I recreated my page from scratch, but I was still having problems.
>
> Just wondering if anyone has found a way to export from Confluence to Word or pdf and have it come out looking the way you want it to/formatted the same way it is on the Confluence page.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com <techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
> Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 12:45 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Review tools
>
> Scroll Office exports Word. Scroll PDF Exporter is the plugin you need to publish professional-looking PDFs from Confluence source.
>
> You can control page breaks, though as with any other topic-oriented tool you don' t get a preview of where they will be while editing as you would with a page-oriented tool such as FrameMaker or Word.
>
> Since Confluence is a web application, it can't use Acrobat Pro.
> Printing a Confluence topic from your browser using Acrobat Pro would not give good results.
>
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 9:24 AM, Wright, Lynne <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- kronos -dot- com> wrote:
>> I am on Windows and have Acrobat Pro: but I was still getting conversion glitches with and without using the Scroll Office plugin.
>>
>> The other limitation with generating pdfs from Confluence pages is that you don't have control over where page breaks fall.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> <techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> On
>> Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 12:18 PM
>> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> Subject: Re: Review tools
>>
>> Getting PDF output from some applications is not trivial if you're on Windows and don't have Acrobat Pro.
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References:
RE: Review tools: From: David Artman
Re: Review tools: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: Review tools: From: Wright, Lynne
Re: Review tools: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: Review tools: From: Wright, Lynne

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