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Export to PDF from Notes

Exactly what it says

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    Guest commented
    August 07, 2019 19:46

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

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    July 21, 2019 09:41

    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.

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    June 10, 2019 09:33

    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".

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    Guest commented
    May 02, 2019 21:34

    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.

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    February 16, 2019 08:42

    There are many 3rd party tools for this:

    - http://pd4ml.com/

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

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    Guest commented
    January 23, 2019 20:38

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

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    January 22, 2019 17:05

    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.

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    November 29, 2018 13:40

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

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    August 28, 2018 23:18

    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).

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    August 07, 2018 16:24

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

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    Guest commented
    August 03, 2018 12:39

    why need this if you can print to pdf?