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09 June 2008 at 04:14 PM by John Rankin - tidy abbreviations
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{=We like reading stories on paper=}Reading short, simple material online is fine; scanning longer documents to extract a few points is fine; few people will read a 50 page report online -- we will print it. As a paper artefact, the average printed html page is rudimentary at best. And anyone who has read a 2-column {pdf|portable document format} on screen knows that a pdf intended for printing can be an irritating online read.

Most web sites pretend this problem doesn't exist. They either make the reader download a pdf file or they offer a low-quality printed form of the web page. It gets worse when the site has converted long word processing documents into html -- a process needing great care when writing the document and painstaking tests of the resulting html. For content that changes often, maintaining separate web and print versions is impractical.
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{=We like reading stories on paper=}Reading short, simple material online is fine; scanning longer documents to extract a few points is fine; few people will read a 50 page report online -- we will print it. As a paper artefact, the average printed `HTML page is rudimentary at best. And anyone who has read a 2-column {`PDF|portable document format} on screen knows that a `PDF intended for printing can be an irritating online read.

Most web sites pretend this problem doesn't exist. They either make the reader download a `PDF file or they offer a low-quality printed form of the web page. It gets worse when the site has converted long word processing documents into `HTML -- a process needing great care when writing the document and painstaking tests of the resulting `HTML. For content that changes often, maintaining separate web and print versions is impractical.
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{=Print has a rich cultural history=}A good print document is the culmination of several hundred years of incremental improvement. Wikipublisher uses a typesetting engine to apply the rules of print consistently and in full, meaning it always produces output of the highest quality. Anyone running a web site with printable content needs the service.
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{=Print has a rich cultural history=}A good print document is the culmination of several hundred years of incremental improvement. Wikipublisher uses a typesetting engine to apply the rules of print consistently and in full, meaning it always produces output of the highest quality. Any web site with printable content would benefit from the service.
04 July 2007 at 02:24 PM by John Rankin - explain repurposing
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{=Turn web pages into beautiful print=}Wikipublisher solves the problem by repurposing web pages for print. The benefits we get from this approach are:
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{=Turn web pages into beautiful print=}Wikipublisher solves the problem by repurposing web pages as print documents. The benefits we get from this approach are:
02 July 2007 at 10:43 AM by John Rankin - add trail links
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01 July 2007 at 12:30 PM by John Rankin - add marginal notes
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Reading short, simple material online is fine; scanning longer documents to extract a few points is fine; few people will read a 50 page report online -- we will print it. As a paper artefact, the average printed html page is rudimentary at best. And anyone who has read a 2-column {pdf|portable document format} on screen knows that a pdf intended for printing can be an irritating online read.
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{=We like reading stories on paper=}Reading short, simple material online is fine; scanning longer documents to extract a few points is fine; few people will read a 50 page report online -- we will print it. As a paper artefact, the average printed html page is rudimentary at best. And anyone who has read a 2-column {pdf|portable document format} on screen knows that a pdf intended for printing can be an irritating online read.
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Wikipublisher solves the problem by repurposing web pages for print. The benefits we get from this approach are:
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{=Turn web pages into beautiful print=}Wikipublisher solves the problem by repurposing web pages for print. The benefits we get from this approach are:
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A good print document is the culmination of several hundred years of incremental improvement. Wikipublisher uses a typesetting engine to apply the rules of print consistently and in full, meaning it always produces output of the highest quality. Anyone running a web site with printable content needs the service.
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{=Print has a rich cultural history=}A good print document is the culmination of several hundred years of incremental improvement. Wikipublisher uses a typesetting engine to apply the rules of print consistently and in full, meaning it always produces output of the highest quality. Anyone running a web site with printable content needs the service.
30 June 2007 at 12:48 PM by John Rankin - explain why we need Wikipublisher
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A good print document is the culmination of several hundred years of incremental improvement. Wikipublisher uses a typesetting engine to apply the rules of print consistently and in full, meaning it always produces print output of the highest quality. Anyone running a web site with printable content needs the service.
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A good print document is the culmination of several hundred years of incremental improvement. Wikipublisher uses a typesetting engine to apply the rules of print consistently and in full, meaning it always produces output of the highest quality. Anyone running a web site with printable content needs the service.
30 June 2007 at 12:46 PM by John Rankin - explain why we need Wikipublisher
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The value proposition of the [[Wikipublisher]] open source project is that ''print still matters''. The presentation needs of online and printed information are different.
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The value proposition of the [[Wikipublisher]] open source project is ''print still matters''. The presentation needs of online and printed information are different.
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Reading short, simple material online is fine; scanning longer documents to extract a few points is fine; few people are going to read a 50 page report online -- we are going to print it. As a paper artefact, the average printed html page is rudimentary at best. And anyone who has read a 2-column {pdf|portable document format} on a screen knows that a pdf intended for printing can be an irritating online read.

Most web sites pretend this problem doesn't exist. They either force the reader to download a pdf file or they offer a low-quality printed form of the web page. It gets worse when the site has converted long word processing documents into html -- a process which needs great care when writing the document and painstaking tests of the resulting html. For content subject to regular revision, maintaining separate web and print versions is impractical.

Wikipublisher solves the problem by repurposing web pages for print. The benefits we get from the Wikipublisher approach are:
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Reading short, simple material online is fine; scanning longer documents to extract a few points is fine; few people will read a 50 page report online -- we will print it. As a paper artefact, the average printed html page is rudimentary at best. And anyone who has read a 2-column {pdf|portable document format} on screen knows that a pdf intended for printing can be an irritating online read.

Most web sites pretend this problem doesn't exist. They either make the reader download a pdf file or they offer a low-quality printed form of the web page. It gets worse when the site has converted long word processing documents into html -- a process needing great care when writing the document and painstaking tests of the resulting html. For content that changes often, maintaining separate web and print versions is impractical.

Wikipublisher solves the problem by repurposing web pages for print. The benefits we get from this approach are:
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A good print document is the culmination of several hundred years of incremental improvement. Wikipublisher uses a typesetting engine that applies the rules of print consistently and in full, meaning that it always produces print output of the highest quality. Anyone running a web site with printable content needs the service that Wikipublisher offers.
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A good print document is the culmination of several hundred years of incremental improvement. Wikipublisher uses a typesetting engine to apply the rules of print consistently and in full, meaning it always produces print output of the highest quality. Anyone running a web site with printable content needs the service.
30 June 2007 at 12:40 PM by John Rankin - explain why we need Wikipublisher
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The value proposition of the [[Wikipublisher]] open source project is that ''print still matters''. The presentation needs of on-screen and printed information are completely different.
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The value proposition of the [[Wikipublisher]] open source project is that ''print still matters''. The presentation needs of online and printed information are different.
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Reading short, simple material online is fine; scanning longer documents to extract a few points is fine; few people are going to read something like the [[Stern Review on the economics of climate change -> http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/independent_reviews/stern_review_economics_climate_change/sternreview_index.cfm]] online -- we are going to print it. As a paper artefact, the average printed html page is rudimentary at best. And anyone who has read a 2-column {pdf|portable document format} on a screen knows that a pdf intended for printing can be an irritating online read.

Most
web sites pretend this problem doesn't exist. They either force the reader to download a pdf file (the Stern Review is ''only'' available in pdf) or they offer a low-quality printed form of the web page. For content subject to regular revision, maintaining separate web and print versions is impractical.
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Reading short, simple material online is fine; scanning longer documents to extract a few points is fine; few people are going to read a 50 page report online -- we are going to print it. As a paper artefact, the average printed html page is rudimentary at best. And anyone who has read a 2-column {pdf|portable document format} on a screen knows that a pdf intended for printing can be an irritating online read.

Most web sites pretend this problem doesn't exist. They either force the reader to download
a pdf file or they offer a low-quality printed form of the web page. It gets worse when the site has converted long word processing documents into html -- a process which needs great care when writing the document and painstaking tests of the resulting html. For content subject to regular revision, maintaining separate web and print versions is impractical.
30 June 2007 at 12:33 PM by John Rankin - explain why we need Wikipublisher
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Reading short, simple material online is fine; scanning longer documents to extract a few points is fine; nobody is going to read something like the [[Stern Review -> http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/independent_reviews/stern_review_economics_climate_change/sternreview_index.cfm]] online -- we are going to print it. As a paper artefact, the average printed html page is rudimentary at best. And anyone who has tried reading a 2-column {pdf|portable document format} on a laptop screen knows that a pdf intended for printing is usually an irritating online read.

Most web sites pretend this problem doesn't exist. They either force the reader to download
a pdf file (the Stern Review is ''only'' available in pdf) or they offer a low-quality printed form of the web page. It gets worse when the site has converted a long word processing document into html -- a process which needs great care when creating the document and painstaking tests of the resulting html. For content subject to regular revision, maintaining separate web and print versions is impractical.
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(:description Wikipublisher is for people who like to find information online, while preferring to read, and perhaps annotate, information on paper. :)

Reading short, simple material online is fine; scanning longer documents to extract a few points is fine; few people are going to read something like the [[Stern Review on the economics of climate change
-> http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/independent_reviews/stern_review_economics_climate_change/sternreview_index.cfm]] online -- we are going to print it. As a paper artefact, the average printed html page is rudimentary at best. And anyone who has read a 2-column {pdf|portable document format} on a screen knows that a pdf intended for printing can be an irritating online read.

Most web sites pretend this problem doesn't exist. They either force the reader to download a pdf file (the Stern Review is ''only'' available in pdf) or they offer
a low-quality printed form of the web page. For content subject to regular revision, maintaining separate web and print versions is impractical.
30 June 2007 at 12:18 PM by John Rankin - explain why we need Wikipublisher
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The value proposition of the [[Wikipublisher]] open source project is that ''print still matters''. The presentation needs of on-screen and printed information are completely different.

Reading short, simple material online is fine; scanning longer documents to extract a few points is fine; nobody is going to read something like the [[Stern Review -> http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/independent_reviews/stern_review_economics_climate_change/sternreview_index.cfm]] online -- we are going to print it. As a paper artefact, the average printed html page is rudimentary at best. And anyone who has tried reading a 2-column {pdf|portable document format} on a laptop screen knows that a pdf intended for printing is usually an irritating online read.

Most web sites pretend this problem doesn't exist. They either force the reader to download a pdf file (the Stern Review is ''only'' available in pdf) or they offer a low-quality printed form of the web page. It gets worse when the site has converted a long word processing document into html -- a process which needs great care when creating the document and painstaking tests of the resulting html. For content subject to regular revision, maintaining separate web and print versions is impractical.

Wikipublisher solves the problem by repurposing web pages for print. The benefits we get from the Wikipublisher approach are:

* it lets readers choose to read in the medium they prefer -- online or print

* it lets authors maintain one authoritative source, serving both web and print

* content is optimised for readability and comprehension in both media

* reduce development and support costs by leveraging a wide range of open source products

* reduce operating costs by using one print server to combine and publish content from many web sites

A good print document is the culmination of several hundred years of incremental improvement. Wikipublisher uses a typesetting engine that applies the rules of print consistently and in full, meaning that it always produces print output of the highest quality. Anyone running a web site with printable content needs the service that Wikipublisher offers.
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