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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: Website Content plus Look and Feel Improvements
Date Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:08:47 GMT

On Jul 3, 2011, at 2:14 PM, Jean Weber wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 04:16, C <> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 3, 2011 at 18:53, Dave Fisher <> wrote:
>> A few example items... the existing/legacy MediaWiki instance is using
>> several creative tweaks such as (not an exhaustive list.. just a few):
>>  - PDF and ODT export.  Confluence can do PDF, but cannot do ODT..
>> only MS Word DOC format (a significant issue in my view for an OOo Wiki...
> Even worse, AFAICT Confluence cannot export more than one wiki page at
> a time to MS Word DOC format, which would make compiling a whole book
> in that format a lot more difficult.

It is very cumbersome, but it is possible to export all or part of a space to PDF in Confluence
- The function is found on the Advanced page.

>> Export to PDF and ODT is something a lot of people use
>> for the OOo Docs - especially the Basic and Developer's Guides.
>> [...]
>> As for the number of pages... start with the big one.. the Developer's
>> Guide.  This doc alone is approximately 1000 Wiki pages ...  Like
>> the other manuals in the existing/legacy OOo Wiki, it uses a
>> combination of nested templates and various extensions to manage the
>> subpages as a book.
>> Add to the list, the Basic Guide, the Reference Lists, and the
>> FAQs/HowTos, plus whatever Doc pages have been translated into
>> Russian, French, Spanish, German etc etc, and you've got a whole lot
>> of pages that need to be migrated, managed, validated, etc.
> Also all the user guides that are in wiki format contribute a lot of
> pages. Some of those can (and probably should) be dropped (anything
> for OOo 2.x, for example) but that may not make a significant dent in
> the total. We could keep the PDFs and ODTs for the v2.x guides for
> historical archives, but dump the wiki pages.



>> Frank Peters also raised this point a couple of weeks ago... so I'm
>> not the only one raising a little white flag and saying this part of
>> the website migration is not going to be as easy as migrating basic MW
>> content. :-)
> --Jean
> Jean Hollis Weber
> Co-Lead, Documentation Project

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