[TYPO3-templavoila] TypoScript with TV

Xavier Perseguers typo3 at perseguers.ch
Thu Sep 18 15:46:52 CEST 2008


>>> Why is it impossible to place a PDF for download or a printable
>>> version ?
>> well it isn't impossible, but TYPO3 is open source and therefor the
>> documentation is in a format (Oo) that is open source too, which makes
>> sense as not everybody has got a mac to automatically create pdfs or
>> any pdf converte/adobe acrobat etc. to create pdfs on a windows
>> machine ;)
> But recent OpenOffice-version can export pdf directly, so the
> freee/non-free is not the argument. I think it is more historic, as
> this feature is rather new in Ooo. And pdf is not easily converted to
> html, a thing that is done for typo3.org extension docu-pages. 

But I agree that not serving a PDF is not very user-friendly for 
beginners. It could be done either automatically or be available as 
another format to any extension. For instance lots of Kasper's 
documentation are available as DocBook too:


while most (if not all) of the extensions are only as HTML or Ooo 
available. Should developers put a manual.pdf inside doc/ ?

Xavier Perseguers

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