There is one of the most important aspect of a document missing which is pager number. It may someone wants to print a PDF file. Printing it without page number!
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Please read Reading/Web/PDF Functionality and comment on the plans we lay out there, to tell us what you need from the PDF service. We're especially interested in what you need in the future that doesn't exist in the plans laid out there – if there's a bug with something that should work right now (e.g. you get an error message when you try to create a PDF), we need to fix it, of course, but that would have been on the agenda.
Updates: (24 February 2018)
- Kerning and spacing issues (https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T178665): there has been a few reports on spacing issues within PDF rendering. The readers web team is currently looking into a solution. We will first be updating the fonts for PDFs (https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T181200) over the week of November 27. This will resolve some but not all of the spacing issues. We'll be looking further into the remaining issues after the initial fix.
- Update on the book creator. We're still in the process of performance testing the new renderer (https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T178278). Once this stage is complete, we will be able to provide more details on its capacity to render books.
Missing Page number
with http://mediawiki2latex.wmflabs.org/ page numbering works
Font Size and Page Size
Your change to a smaller font size is not a positive for everyone, especially older readers. If at all possible, there should be a choice of font size.
Additionally, the PDF's are now rendered in A4 size. While much of the world uses that, the United States does not. Printing in "Letter" size reduces the page by 8%.
The combination of a smaller font AND the A4/Letter reduction really is a problem.
Noted. Thanks for reporting.
with http://mediawiki2latex.wmflabs.org/ you can choose between letter and A4 format among other formats
Don't underline links
Too much underlines reduce the readability of the pdf, and they're useless.
I use PDF rendering either for printing or offline use. In either case I don't need the links, in most cases the links are not useful and don't need to be emphasize. By removing the link emphasisis you will get a cleaner and more readable output.
PS : Great work
in http://mediawiki2latex.wmflabs.org/ you can download pdf files, in which links are not underlined
Can I download that in Word form?
I have try to download a article on the Chinese Wikipedia. It was not so clear, could you make it clearer?
Can I download in Word Form, that'll be more easier. Thank you so much! Wikipedia is the best search engine I've ever seen!
with http://mediawiki2latex.wmflabs.org/ you can download odt files, which you can import into your favorite word processor
Widows and orphans rule
PDF export: Please include the widows and orphan rule.
As far as I know, that rule is included (as it is in normal print). However, the behaviour of widows and orphans only works WITHIN a single paragraph. As Wikipedia pages often have lots of paragraphs and headers on the page as well as many floating images and other elements, the behaviour you expect might not be possible to achieve for the renderer.
If you have specific examples that go wrong, you are welcome to upload and share them with us, for evaluation.
mediawiki2latex does respect the widows and orphan rule
Is there any clue on deployment time?
Hello! I have been this course telling professors that they could download what their students did in a book format -"but not yet, soon"-... so I would like to know if there is any time scheduled for this feature. Thanks!
PediaPress is investigating. We thought that December was realistic, but now it's May because plan A didn't work (as sometimes happen in software development), so ... we'll let you know as soon as possible.
you can already download wiki data in various book and ebook format with mediawiki2latex http://mediawiki2latex.wmflabs.org/
Indeed, I can download individual articles. But this MediaWiki2Latex doesn't download bunch of articles as books, isn't it?
You can also use it with collections. The command line option --bookmode or -k is handy in this case. But you will have to install ubuntu and the mediawiki2latex package on your computer. Theoretically you could select Template expansion = "Bookmode" in the web interface. But the computational resources on the underlying server are not large enough to handle collections of more the a few articles. The command line version in the ubuntu package repository does not have such limitations.
I need the book processor very soon. i will write a crime book and need many self created lexica
i will write a crime book and need many self created lexica, so i need the html-to-pdf function latetst end may 2018
That's unlikely to happen, unfortunately. Our apologies.
you could use http://mediawiki2latex.wmflabs.org/
Your articles are so good! Awesome! Keep the good work!
Chrome is just waitig for wikipedia.org to answer. Nothing happens. Doesnt work.<br>
German Wikipedia. Artikel Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum. Today. Just one minute ago. ~~~~
Maybe it as been blocked, you could use VPN.
Suddenly all my "download PDF" files are in landscape format! Someone has changed something, and I can find no way for users to set the layout