hi,

i'm new to drupal and php. my experties are in c# & actionscript. but i understand php a bit and now learning it fast as i'm making my hands dirty with this drupal thing :D

i'm not always online so i need a download-able version of the docs. for module & theme development. i also noticed the docs a not well formed. and scatered around, making it difficult to find what exactly i was looking for.

if there's no download-able version available at this time, i hope someone familiar with drupal development will make it available for download very soon.

best regards,

// chall3ng3r //

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chall3ng3r’s picture

hi,

i've done a little work on it mysefl, and done the PHPTemplate theme developer's guide myself using PDF Factory.

here's the download link:
http://fsd.webhostme.com/Downloads/PHPTemplate%20Guide.pdf

but i need full theme functions & templates docs in pdf/chm version.

i don't have much time for this, so currently just did what i can. :D

i'm looking forward at docs writers who can put it all together in a single downloadable file.

// chall3ng3r //

sepeck’s picture

Go to the top level of the section you want. Click the printer friendly link. Save file. You now have an offline copy.

http://drupal.org/book/print/509

-sp
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Test site, always start with a test site.
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chall3ng3r’s picture

it'll be really great if someone could make a pdf of the drupal developer's docs for all of us :D

// chall3ng3r //

sepeck’s picture

If you go to the top level, you get all the pages below it so you only have to do it every once in a while :). In the mean time, please join the drupal-docs mail list and help out. We're tyring to get something going, but are working on what is the best method to do this that will be sustainable in the long term. The alternative is to continue as is and that is not what we want.

-sp
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Test site...always start with a test site.
Drupal Best Practices Guide

-Steven Peck
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Test site, always start with a test site.
Drupal Best Practices Guide

puregin’s picture

Hello all,

I've been working on automatic generation of 'good enough' PDF from the printer friendly version of the Drupal Handbook.

The latest version tries to do something reasonable with the headers; <H1> headers now cause page breaks; embedded headers in nodes have been uniformly demoted to <H6> headers. The plan is to re-section the handbook to bring structure in line with intention.

The result is relatively usable at this point. This is intended as a stopgap until we have a process in place to generate print output directly from source, so I don't intend to spend too much more time at it. However, at this point I'm still tweaking the pipeline to improve the output. Please contact me if you notice bugs or have suggestions for improvement.

I think that this should probably live on Drupal.org. Does this seem reasonable? If so,what's the best place for it. Shall I arrange to upload the latest versions at regular intervals, or shall we try to set up the pipeline on Drupal.org?

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chall3ng3r’s picture

i really appreciate your work.

kindly put it online as soon as possible.

i'm currently working on a great drupal site, heavily customizing it. its my first project with php, and of course with drupal. so i need plenty of offline docs ;)

// chall3ng3r //

puregin’s picture

Hi chall3ng3r,

sorry, I just realized I didn't post a URL. You should be able to find the
latest PDF version of the Drupal Handbook at

http://www.puregin.org/files/Drupal_handbook.pdf

Latest version is currently May 2, 2005. I've been doing quite a bit of
editing on the handbook since.

Please review my patch at http://drupal.org/issues/1898 if
continued development of printer-friendly / print-output
books is important to you. :)

Djun

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jimwelch’s picture

nether link worked for me - pdf or issues??

chall3ng3r’s picture

can you plz provide me another working link to pdf?

tia,

// chall3ng3r //

puregin’s picture

Hi chall3ng3r,

Sorry, I've not been keeping up with this forum topic, else I would have replied to your post earlier. I've fixed the link I gave earlier. Here it is again:

http://www.puregin.org/files/Drupal_handbook.pdf

Hope this helps... Djun

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puregin’s picture

Hello all,

I have just finished updating the PDF version of the Drupal handbook, available at

http://www.puregin.org/files/Drupal_handbook.pdf

It's been just over two months since I made the first PDF version available. That version had 354 pages. In the meantime, the handbook has grown to 435 pages - this represents considerable growth, since a number of duplicate sections were removed and other sections edited down considerably.

I'd like to thank everyone who has contributed new material or worked to make the existing content better and easier to use.

There's still a lot of work to be done, but it's heartening to take a step back and see how much has actually been done in the past few months!

I hope that we will be in a position to generate the PDF from the exported DocBook XML - probably within a month. This should give us more control over the output, and eliminate some of the annoying bugs present in the HTML2PS translation process currently used.

Regards, Djun

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chall3ng3r’s picture

thanks puregin for your work on my idea of offline version of the docs.

it'll benifit all the drupal community :D

// chall3ng3r //

ballantrae’s picture

Puregin you helped me tremendously with these docs, they are desperately needed! :)

-ron

puregin’s picture

Thanks for the kind words!

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puregin’s picture

Hello all,

PDF versions of the new handbooks are available at

http://www.puregin.org/Drupal-handbooks

Hopefully these will be among the the last few iterations of html2ps-generated PDFs, and we will soon have DocBook generated output.

Remember, don't kill any trees unless you must :)

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puregin

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twitter: @djun_kim

puregin’s picture

I'm one step closer to decent looking PDF output, and perhaps more interestingly for Drupal, print-production oriented export of content. Since yesterday, I've been able to generate DocBook XML output from Drupal books. From this XML output I have generated usable (though not yet beautiful) PDF output via the standard DocBook XSL stylesheets and Apache FOP.

You can have a look at the results so far and keep track of my progress at

http://www.puregin.org/node/688

Djun

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twitter: @djun_kim

yecarrillo’s picture

It works for me.....

mike237’s picture

Dido Thank You, Thank You, Thank You....I'm new to everything in the website building arena...thanks a million for at lease the easy resourse of understanding Drupal, on to everything else I don't know...html, css, etc..you name i don't know it but will self teach I guess...any recomendations on were to learn every thing quick & be able to create a damn good website is appreciated...thanks again!

-Mike