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Playmaker News => Playmaker Announcements => Topic started by: Alex Chouls on December 25, 2015, 06:45:37 PM

Title: Playmaker Offline Manual
Post by: Alex Chouls on December 25, 2015, 06:45:37 PM
Finally made some time to look into scraping the online docs to build an offline manual. Here is the first pass at this doc:

http://www.hutonggames.com/docs/PlaymakerManual.zip (http://www.hutonggames.com/docs/PlaymakerManual.zip)

The process is largely automatic, so we can take new snapshots as the online docs are updated :)

Please let me know if you run into any problems/bugs with these docs.

Looking into search libraries now, so you can search offline.

Then will be looking into other formats. Maybe chm, pdf, better printable css... Let me know if you have any ideas...

Happy Holidays!

Title: Re: Playmaker Offline Manual
Post by: clandestine on December 26, 2015, 01:47:00 AM
Hey, a great Christmas gift Alex!!
Thanks and happy holidays!
Title: Re: Playmaker Offline Manual
Post by: memetic arts on December 26, 2015, 04:06:08 AM
Thanks for this, Alex!

PDF would be great (and then you've got search as a built-in feature, no?)

Cheers!
Title: Re: Playmaker Offline Manual
Post by: Alex Chouls on December 27, 2015, 01:18:30 AM
Yeah, looking into PDF now. I'm trying to figure out how to build the outline for a generated PDF. I need the process to be as automatic as possible, but it seems like most PDF tools want you to make the outline manually. But there should be a way to script it...

Also took another snapshot of the online wiki and updated the download in the first post.
Title: Re: Playmaker Offline Manual
Post by: 4ppleseed on December 30, 2015, 08:57:08 AM
Would love a simply formatted .pdf version I can print off.
Title: Re: Playmaker Offline Manual
Post by: Alex Chouls on December 30, 2015, 10:53:47 AM
Would you want the action reference section in the printable PDF? Considering splitting it into 2 pdfs: the manual and action reference. For people who don't want to print hundreds of pages of actions...
Title: Re: Playmaker Offline Manual
Post by: 4ppleseed on December 31, 2015, 02:22:10 AM
 I think as long as there isn't just one action per page and it was bunched together under categories into two separate docs would be fine.
Title: Re: Playmaker Offline Manual
Post by: Alex Chouls on January 04, 2016, 12:55:27 AM
Html download updated. Source code samples were not scraped properly. It's still missing syntax coloring, but I think the full manual is now captured, and new snapshots can be taken easily :)

Looking into pdf next...

Title: Re: Playmaker Offline Manual
Post by: aa_lique on July 31, 2016, 10:31:43 AM
Thanks Alex
Title: Re: Playmaker Offline Manual
Post by: Ingsoc75 on November 17, 2017, 11:25:01 AM
Thanks. I work in an environment with no internet and having a local manual on my machine will be helpful!