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Double-Sided PDF Prompt Sheet

Rather than be flipping screens, I thought it would be nice to have a hard copy "prompt sheet".

I was thinking of something multi-column, landscape, as a PDF. Double sided. Targeted at end users rather than administrators.

  • Formatting rules
  • Variables

I can burn PDF from MS-Word. I do wonder about layout of the cotnent.

Suggestions, please.

-- AntonAylward - 26 Oct 2004

Good idea! Let's start a draft what should be in there. Common syntax, TWiki variables, perhaps the most commonly used Plugins variables. Most important about the layout is that the captions should be clear. If you do a landscape, I think a 3 column layout would give you the most effective room (don't go larger than 9 pts for body text).

-- ArthurClemens - 26 Oct 2004

Nice idea. Once done, can be attached to a topic in the TWiki web so that users can print it out.

(moved this topic from the Support web to here, Anton and Arthur are informed by e-mail of new URL)

-- PeterThoeny - 26 Oct 2004

This is a good idea, I think - there are definetely usersegments that appreciate this kind of thing.

For inspiration:

If possible we should do the card in a text-editable format, making it easy to track changes and update the card. Of course, at the same time, it should be as easy as possible to get from the text-version to the PDF. I guess something like OpenOffice (XML) or LaTeX could fit the purpose?

The LaTeX file that produced the Emacs reference cards looks like this (ascii text file, unix format):

-- SteffenPoulsen - 26 Oct 2004

In one sense the 'draft' is easy. We already have all the information on line!

-- AntonAylward - 26 Oct 2004

Here is a "first draft" for the "Search and formatted search" sheet. OK, its cut-and-paste from the site. It has more whitespace than I'd like. I'm not sure that expanding the fonts will help as it will push each page over the page boundary.

I'd also like to have a more complete "Cookbook" for searches.

-- AntonAylward - 07 Nov 2004

Thanks ClifKussmaul for contributing the double-sided 3-pane quick reference sheet! I moved it over from TWiki.WebHome to here, and created a PDF version from it.

I think it would be good to ship the PDF version with the TWiki distribution. The question is in what topic, and linked from where. Also, the .doc and .pdf should be tracked in svn. I created Bugs:Item3694. Anyone interested in helping out?

-- PeterThoeny - 28 Feb 2007

I'm willing to keep working on this, if others can suggest changes to the ref sheet, and appropriate topics & links. I could migrate the sheet to OpenOffice or LaTeX to facilitate change tracking.

(I don't have checkin permission, but I'll start the process - I could also put a couple of extensions in SVN.)

-- ClifKussmaul - 15 Mar 2007

How about a TWiki topic with table or css layout? That way the PDF master could be maintained in TWiki. Not sure though if there is enough control over the layout.

In any case, for next release we could point from relevant DistributionDocument topics to this topic with an interwiki link.

-- PeterThoeny - 08 May 2007

I did something similar for my company. It's in german and highly adapted to our twiki environment but it might be helpful as an inspiration or for whatever smile

-- CarloSchulz - 12 Jul 2007

Topic attachments
I Attachment History Action Size Date Who Comment
PDFpdf TWikiSearch.pdf r1 manage 144.2 K 2004-11-07 - 13:28 AntonAylward First draft of help sheet for "Search and formatted search"
PDFpdf TWiki_Handout.pdf r1 manage 383.5 K 2007-07-12 - 13:09 CarloSchulz germen promt sheet - adapted to our twiki environment
Microsoft Word filedoc TWiki_Quick_Reference.doc r1 manage 157.5 K 2007-02-22 - 16:43 ClifKussmaul 1-2 page, 3 column, printable quick reference sheet (MS Word)
PDFpdf TWiki_Quick_Reference.pdf r1 manage 95.1 K 2007-02-28 - 05:10 PeterThoeny 1-2 page, 3 column, printable quick reference sheet (PDF version of ClifKussmaul doc version)
Unknown file formattex refcard.tex r1 manage 19.8 K 2004-10-26 - 11:55 SteffenPoulsen Reference card for emacs
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