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5.7 Manual Documentation in PDF, whole manual

Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:32 am

I know the WIKI is there and you can eventually make a "book" but I would like the whole manual in PDF so in case the router is down I can read something about it and hopefully get it back again.

Is there such a PDF?
 
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Re: 5.7 Manual Documentation in PDF, whole manual

Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:57 am

No, there is not. The best you can do is print out a couple of sections at a time in PDF format, and then merge them manually (the site crashes when asked to compile all sections at once).

Bummer, really. I wouldn't mind if MT compiled the official wiki pages into a PDF manual and updated it every time an official wiki update is made. It's really not very hard to automate.
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5.7 Manual Documentation in PDF, whole manual

Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:18 am

Bummer, really. I wouldn't mind if MT compiled the official wiki pages into a PDF manual and updated it every time an official wiki update is made. It's really not very hard to automate.
That would be really nice to have.
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Re: 5.7 Manual Documentation in PDF, whole manual

Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:39 am

Bummer for sure. I bet no matter which ones I THINK I need I will not have them. I usually have a 2nd internet connection on a different router, so that would be good. But today I in am in the process of upgrading 3.28 to 5.7 and have a single connection. I had to put on 4.x first. it took FOREVER to boot and I was just thinking what the heck I would do without the manual if it didn't come back up. Now I at at 4.x I am wondering if I want to try 5.7 or not!
 
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This is how you get the WHOLE MANUAL in PDF.

Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:29 am

I found out how to get the whole manual into a PDF, accidentally....

Go to the manual wiki: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Category:Manual

Click CREATE A BOOK at the top... then click on START

The you will be back where you started, click on ADD CATEGORY TO YOU BOOK

After a few seconds the is says SHOW BOOK (222 Pages)

Click on SHOW BOOK

The click on CREATE PDF. The file is 23 MB so right click and SAVE AS .... etc


It created 880 pages, not sure if they are in order, but you can search the PDF and I think everything is there.
 
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Re: 5.7 Manual Documentation in PDF, whole manual

Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:47 am

Looks like Pediapress fixed their bug finally. Now you can create large books!

After you add the category "Manual" to your book, and click "View Book", you can then remove unneeded articles, reorder them, make chapters etc. When you are done, make a title, and click DOWNLOAD PDF! It works now.

Previously, the plugin we use (same that Wikipedia uses) had a filesize limitation, and now it seems it's increased.
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Re: 5.7 Manual Documentation in PDF, whole manual

Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:58 pm

I appears since the layout of the Wiki changed you the manual doesn't appear to be a category. It just says "Add this page to your book". Or am I doing something wrong?
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Re: 5.7 Manual Documentation in PDF, whole manual

Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:39 am

I appears since the layout of the Wiki changed you the manual doesn't appear to be a category. It just says "Add this page to your book". Or am I doing something wrong?
go here first: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Category:Manual
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Re: 5.7 Manual Documentation in PDF, whole manual

Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:50 pm

Note that CSS and HTML used in the wiki markup are only partially evaluated when generating PDFs.
 
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Re: 5.7 Manual Documentation in PDF, whole manual

Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:18 pm

Thanks, been wondering about this for quite some time and just hadn't asked.
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Re: 5.7 Manual Documentation in PDF, whole manual

Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:25 pm

I try to create the PDF but always an error i hope if any one have the PDF can upload it
 
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Re: 5.7 Manual Documentation in PDF, whole manual

Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:32 pm

i can't create the PDF can any one upload it for me ?
 
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Re: 5.7 Manual Documentation in PDF, whole manual

Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:43 am

PDF generator tool is discontinued by the plugin creator, there is nothing we can do to fix. I suggest using online manual only
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Re: 5.7 Manual Documentation in PDF, whole manual

Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:21 pm

PDF generator tool is discontinued by the plugin creator, there is nothing we can do to fix. I suggest using online manual only
thanks for the answer i like paper more but i will try my luck :)
 
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Re: 5.7 Manual Documentation in PDF, whole manual

Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:55 pm

PDF generator tool is discontinued by the plugin creator, there is nothing we can do to fix. I suggest using online manual only

normis,

Here is an extension that i think can solve the problem. https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/OCG

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Re: 5.7 Manual Documentation in PDF, whole manual

Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:55 am

PDF generator tool is discontinued by the plugin creator, there is nothing we can do to fix. I suggest using online manual only

normis,

Here is an extension that i think can solve the problem. https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/OCG

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Yes, Collection is the one we use, same as in your link.
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Re: 5.7 Manual Documentation in PDF, whole manual

Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:45 pm

PDF generator tool is discontinued by the plugin creator, there is nothing we can do to fix. I suggest using online manual only
That's great if you aren't in the middle of configuring it and don't have connection :(
 
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Re: 5.7 Manual Documentation in PDF, whole manual

Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:36 am

How would you have gotten the PDF then, if you didn't have a connection? If you knew beforehand that you won't, you could use just any PDF tool to make your PDF :)

The manual is very large, thousands of pages. Organizing it into any kind of structure is not easy.
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