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Export to PDF from Notes

Exactly what it says

  • Guest
  • Jul 17 2018
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  • Guest commented
    17 Feb, 2022 02:53am

    As shipped this only part of the solution. @Command([FileExport]) cannot select the PDF filetype. We still don't have a LotusScript method in NotesUIDocument or NotesUIWorkspace to export as PDF.

  • Guest commented
    7 Aug, 2019 07:46pm

    Need be able to do this via code, as part of Notes API. 

  • Guest commented
    21 Jul, 2019 09:41am

    To be able to programmatically create pdf from a Notes document would be great for a lot of use cases in automating business processes. 


    Important in in my eyes would be to features of this:

    - opt in for pdf/a for Compliance keeping solution

    - include attachments into inline embedded files (standard feature of pdf)


    With these two (which probably can not be selected together due to attachment limitations in pdf/a) you can use a Notes flow or just mail for handling on one part of a documents lifecycle and add a pdf into the next stage, maybe even out of notes and domino, e. g. Connections or archive solutions.

  • Guest commented
    10 Jun, 2019 09:33am

    I think it is important for developers to do it programmatically. For example using lotusscript.

    Use case: I have document and want it to send it by email (ie: proposal, invoice - with headers, logos, ...). I don't to 1) press print button, 2) choose printer, 3) choose folder, 4) open or compose mail, 5) press attach button, 6) try to remember which folder PDF is saved and which PDF it was ... - Users wont just press one "magic" button which do all of that alone. "Send as PDF" is not patent protected, right?

    Yes, there are tools that can do such automation, but this is an enhancement that most applications will use and it is better to have it "from factory".

  • Guest commented
    2 May, 2019 09:34pm

    I agree this is a good to have and while the MS word openntf option is a work around for now, we should have a solution that does not require MS word.

  • Guest commented
    16 Feb, 2019 08:42am

    There are many 3rd party tools for this:

    - http://pd4ml.com/

    - https://www.swingsoftware.com/pdf-converter/overview

  • Guest commented
    23 Jan, 2019 08:38pm

    This might not be required as print to PDF is built in to Windows 10, via the "Microsoft Print to PDF" printer.

  • Guest commented
    22 Jan, 2019 05:05pm

    This option is totally needed.  Think about the life cycle of data.  When the data is active you need it in the Notes application.  When it's inactive I would rather have it portable so that it can be stored in lower cost solutions or have analytics run against it.  Printing to PDF only gives your the visual representation of the document.  You end up losing data in hidden fields and attachments.

    I would like to see an option in the Archive settings of the database that lets you export the documents out of the NSF into PDF/A format.  Maybe even zip the attachments and newly created PDF together. You could also have a native script that could act on single documents.  Think legal discovery.

  • Guest commented
    29 Nov, 2018 01:40pm

    Lots of things in Notes are doable with extra software and kludges, when they should be native in script.

  • Guest commented
    28 Aug, 2018 11:18pm

    Mac has this because we can Print to PDF out-of-the-box. It gives Notes this functionality. However, even buying or installing a PDF printer on Windows doesn't work seamlessly and what you get isn't what you expected (the preview, if the program has one, doesn't typically match what you get once saved for complex layouts).

  • Guest commented
    7 Aug, 2018 04:24pm

    This is already doable. https://openntf.org/XSnippets.nsf/snippet.xsp?id=send-notes-document-as-pdf-attachment

  • Guest commented
    3 Aug, 2018 12:39pm

    why need this if you can print to pdf?