PDF output ?

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John Ramacciotti

25 Feb, 2015 05:33 PM

The kb article I found about how to publish a pdf version of a web page in Cascade server, I found this http://www.hannonhill.com/kb/Outputs/#creating-a-pdf-output page which says to "create a new target" for the new output. (Version 6x of Cascade) We are running version 7x and there is not a "new target", what is the equivalent 'target' in Version 7x???

  1. 1 Posted by Ryan Griffith on 26 Feb, 2015 02:15 PM

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    Hi John,

    Our apologies for the confusion this page may be causing. Some of these steps assume you are in the Global area. Instead, skip down to step 3 where it discusses creating a Template for your PDF Output and disregard any mention of Targets.

    So you would have:

    1. Create/upload the appropriate template for the PDF version.
    2. Attach a stylesheet to the Template properly style the content.
    3. Once the new template has been created, it must be assigned to the appropriate configuration set. It is the configuration set that will determine which formats content will be output in.
      1. In the Administration area, select the appropriate Configuration Set, and add a new configuration for the new PDF output. Additional blocks may also be assigned to the new configuration if desired.
    4. Now any page that is based on this configuration set will have the additional PDF configuration applied to it.

    If you're looking for a more hands on example to see how the pieces are put together, please feel free to download and import our sample Course Catalog site which has PDF outputs built in for the index pages.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks!

  2. 2 Posted by Ramacciotti, Jo... on 05 Mar, 2015 12:13 AM

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    Hi Ryan,

    I cloned the sample Course Catalog site to my desktop, however, this is a binary of a Cascade site, I am not sure what to do with it on my development machine (I don't have a local Cascade Server running). Do you have an example of the blocks in text format (not binary)?

    Thank you,

    John

  3. 3 Posted by Ryan Griffith on 05 Mar, 2015 06:13 PM

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    Hi John,

    The .csse file is our Site export format, so you won't be able to read its contents, only import it into an instance.

    Are you mainly interested in the XSLT Format used to generate a PDF output within the Site? If so, I can attach that and some screenshots of a page Configuration Set for starters.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks!

  4. Ryan Griffith closed this discussion on 11 Mar, 2015 07:25 PM.

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