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Allow export to PDF of IBM Connections content like Forums, Blogs and Wiki's

Communities are quite often of a timely character. For instance when it is a project community or when a topic community is no longer needed. In those cases being able to 'archive' a community is important to keep the environment clean but if the community contains information that needs to be saved (for archiving or legal reasons) this can be nearly impossible. Files can be moved away but much of the other content (blogs, wiki's, forums, etc) cannot be easily taken out. Causing many organisations to have lots of inactive and unused communities.

I would be great if a community owner had an option to create a single pdf outprint of certain content (for instance a complete forum with every post starting on a new page listing it's responses, likes etc below it) so he can then archive these pdf's in another community or formal archive and remove the community.

The export to pdf option should be able to export a single item (blogpost, forumpost & it's responses, wiki page, etc) or a collection (e.g. all wiki posts to a single continuous pdf file, all forum posts&responses in a single forum, all blogposts, etc) and this should be available to a community owner, not just an admin.

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  • Guest commented
    13 Aug, 2020 06:14pm

    @rene schimmer ... isn't that planned as part of "Save as PDF" ? Limited to Wiki pages only or available in all applications?

  • Guest commented
    12 Sep, 2019 02:00pm
    I think it's better to create a writable format, such as open document format, first. 
  • Guest commented
    1 Mar, 2019 10:53am

    +1 to this however, you can use other utilities meanwhile to export these as PDF. For example, you can save the forum in HTML format on your computer and then use a utility to convert it to PDF such as this one https://www.coolutils.com/TotalHTMLConverter

  • Guest commented
    16 Nov, 2018 05:24pm

    This should be native to the connections tool and not require an additional purchase of the ICXT toolkit 

  • Guest commented
    23 Aug, 2018 08:28am

    Alternatively, check out IBM's partner solution "CONET Helper Suite". They have also a nice PDF export function.

  • Guest commented
    6 Aug, 2018 07:08pm

    We are going to view this as providing not just export to PDF, but really a way of getting a clean Print View of a wiki, etc. (without headers, navigation, etc.)

  • Guest commented
    3 Aug, 2018 06:27pm

    FYI - The IBM Connections Extension Toolkit (ICXT) does that and more. It is available today from IBM Software Services for Collaboration (ISSC).

    More info can be found here, look for the line mentioning PDF: http://appscc.ibm-sba.com/icxt/latest/index.html