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N.A.N.Y. 2013- PDF Batch Saver

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TaoPhoenix:

Another of my Commissions, just in time for NANY.

Alpha1:

http://www.freevoteusa.com/PDF%20Batch%20Saver%20Alpha1%2012-19.zip

What it is supposed to do:
Take a list of URLs and save them to PDFs with a couple of different numbering methods.

I'm sure there are still edge cases but this is the first usable copy I have.

kunkel321:
Do you mean it makes a PDF that is a list of links, or does it get the webpages that the URLs point to and convert those?
If the latter, I image this would work well with the Docear mindmap project.  http://www.docear.org/

TaoPhoenix:
Do you mean it makes a PDF that is a list of links, or does it get the webpages that the URLs point to and convert those?
If the latter, I image this would work well with the Docear mindmap project.  http://www.docear.org/
-kunkel321 (December 19, 2012, 07:37 PM)
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Hi Kunkel,
I wasn't clear. It takes a text file list of URLs and then runs them through some open source web converter modules to create PDFs of the remote web pages.

It was inspired as a spin off from a discussion I had with Miles Ahead over at BBSS.
http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=30913.msg308093#msg308093

Both the widget from MilesAhead and this were spawned by my job hunts online especially Monster.  It became a data management problem - how do you know what pages you looked at and what were the results? (Assume Firefox for all of this.) So in my favorite Rube Goldeberg fashion, I cooked up an answer:

1. Find lots of potential pages and then use the Session Manager plugin to save the session so that they can be reopened as a batch as desired.
2. Miles' BBSS flips through the tabs and creates paired lists of page titles and URL links. These are saved in simple text files.
3. I/you can import those as two columns into a spreadsheet whereupon of course you can add more info to your heart's content.
4. This is the last piece, where then you then have matching PDF copies because Monster/others take down the page after the hiring employer takes down the job posting. I got tired of hand-saving each tab and fiddling with numbering of the files to match item numbers on the spreadsheet.



TaoPhoenix:
Hmm, with holidays and Fiscal Cliffs and general federal silliness I might not be able to fun the bug fixes on my app, so it might just have to live as a proof of concept alpha, maybe not go into the official writeups. :  (

I want a jerrrrb now!  :'(

TaoPhoenix:
I am trying to get an updated copy of a simpler version of this app with only one processing mode and a little bit of finish polish on it. I should have it later today so that will be nice.

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