Printing my blog – a book of last year’s posts

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  • #49228

    heliocentric
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    how to do this, timethief.

    One can also change their feed syndication setting to “full” instead of summary and remove the “more tags”. The end product will be in plain english rather than html and can easily be selected, copied and pasted into a Word file.

    #49230

    timethief
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    Okay here we go with a walk through.
    => Dashboard => Options => Reading
    You are now on the Reading Options Page. Please scroll half way down the page and find this:
    Syndication Feeds
    Show the most recent: __ posts
    For each article, show:
    __Full text
    __Summary
    Note: If you use the <–more–> feature, it will cut off posts in RSS feeds.
    Notice that you can set the number of posts you want to be on the feed. You can put the little green dot on “Full” text. Lastly you click “Update Options” to save the changes.
    HTH :)

    #49270

    heliocentric
    Member

    Thanks a buch!!! I had not seen the “Reading” options

    #49272

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome and good luck. It worked well for me. I hope it works for you too. :)

    #49287

    heliocentric
    Member

    Yes, indeed. It worked well. But I found those particular menu items on the WordPress blog “Settings” not in the BLoglines feeds. MAybe I was confused about Bloglines.

    I set the maximum entries shown in WPress to 300 and then went to display the site and copied the entire page which now contained all my entries. I then pasted them to Word from where I can save as a PDF format and archive.

    I can also “print to pdf” from the web page once I can see all my posts in one page — with the 602PrintPack utility and for that matter, with any of the other free softwares mentioned here.

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    Now I have ot set my blogs back to show a few entries for readability. Great!! I have archived my blog.

    #49288

    heliocentric
    Member

    And it works with http://www.blogger.com too if you set the default to 1) display all your entries in the same page. i.e., 2) do a copy and paste 2a)or print to pdf.

    #49290

    timethief
    Member

    I’m sorry I should have said from the outset that my instructions above were for changing wordpress.com settings and not for Bloglines. But I’m glad to hear you had a happy ending. YAY!
    P.S. I hope the others come back to this thread and find the solution.

    #49291

    heliocentric
    Member

    Ah, and the good thing about 602 Printpack is that it can save to PDF from a web page. I don’t have to have a Word file. — But I also want to keep them in Word to be able to edit them :-).

    I also use “Snagit”. It’s a great capture software that can save to PDF from a web page. As always, the trick is to be able to display the whole contents in one web page. Then PDF or “copy and paste” to Word.

    #49336

    janabouc
    Member

    Wow! Thanks everyone. This is great. I’m definitely going to try these things. I know printing from home is expensive–I have access to excellent color laser printers at work with permission to use them so I can print without a cost. That’s why I wanted to try doing it myself. I didn’t realize WordPress would allow seting show 300 posts. That would make it real easy to follow the steps suggested above. And the Ghost program should make it possible to print the nicely formatted version from Blurb. Now to find the time to try the various systems.
    Jana

    #49366

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome :)

    #49375

    heliocentric
    Member

    Let us know if it worked for you!!!

    ____
    We have a printer at work that has a “program” that formats any feeded 8×11 pages into a booklet. We use it to create manuals.

    If you have acces to a similar printer–which I think you might— like a bulky fax/printer-stapler/do-it-all/ kind of machine, you can really get a nice booklet in color. And that would be — PRICELESS.

    Good luck

    #49383

    timethief
    Member

    If you can get access to the right equipment you can also insert plasticized coversheets and a flexi-coil side binding strip. :)

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