Slate: Ability to print/output to PDF

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Need to register copyright for the Slates. This requires printing the Slate in PDF and submitting. Users have three months once the Slate has been posted to file copyright to protect the work. This also allows us to receive damages for copyright and attorney fees. Without that news organizations, bloggers and others can use the work with little recourse. 

Please reply and advise when this will be done. Thanks you for your time!

If Slate does not provide PDF printing, then this becomes a huge issue for users who wish to protect their work.
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Generating printable stories from Slate is on the wishlist, but it's not a feature that we've committed resources or a schedule to yet, so we can't advise on when it will be done, sorry.

--- Ben
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Ben,thanks and turned off JavaScript not working. I am on Chrome. Unable to print as PDF other than 1/1. Ideas?
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Follow up ...

Robert, you could try this workaround. Turn off JavaScript in the browser so that the page is rendered flat. It's not a real solution, I know, but in the interim it may allow you to print something more useful than what prints (or doesn't) by default.

--- Ben
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Ben, thanks, I turned off JavaScript in Chrome. When I print as PDF in all pages, the page I am on shows — 1/1 . Unable to attach the screenshots here.

Ideas?
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Ben,thanks and turned off JavaScript not working. I am on Chrome. Unable to print as PDF other than 1/1. Ideas?
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That's odd, I was getting Server 500 trying to post but they posted anyway. Go Figure... Just turned JS on. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ben: Re Print PDF issues..

Ben,trying to reply on the thread but have JS turned off. The Print is not working right. I am on Chrome. Unable to print as PDF other than 1/1. Ideas? It is not printing a page rather its printing the screen.
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Hi Robert,

I just tried printing a Slate to PDF in Chrome  and got several pages. Make sure you do things in this order:

1. Turn off JavaScript:

    Chrome > Preferences > Show Advanced Settings > Privacy > Content Settings > Do not allow any site to run JavaScript

2. Load your Slate. If you've previously loaded the slate you may have to do a "Forced Reload" so try holding down the shift-key while you press the browser reload button.  You can tell when JS is off because you never see the Slate animating load icon and your content will appear flat.

3. Print, but make sure you enable printing of "Background graphics".

- Kin
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Slate: How can I print or output my stories to PDF?.

Is there a way to print my stories? People are requesting a hard copy, wondering if it's possible to have a pdf version for hard copies to go out into the community as well. This would save time, and be much more efficient than having to use multiple apps. I realize that this is a digital story, but there should be a feature that allows one to print a version of their stories. Most organizations require a hard copy of their work for reporting purposes etc.

It would also be nice to be able to edit the pictures, such as resizing to fit the screen while working on projects.

As well as edit text. Having different text options so it's not mundane when producing multiple stories.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Slate - printing options or output to PDF, see filename for images.

Have been using Slate for some time. As a photographer,
writer and contemporary artist, who has shown internationally, I have
changed my business model to leverage Slate. Like every new product there are
growing pains. Adobe staff has been on top of the issues. My feedback is there
are the features that will wear thin on users and are a barrier to continued use
and future adoption. 

(1). There are no viable printing options to print the entire
Slate project as it appears on the screen. Try printing and you only see one page
with black. This means the project cannot be saved as a PDF.

(2). No archiving capability to store this on my computer and
share (PDF would solve that)

(3). In project view one cannot see the image file name.

User Scenario: Every three months I register all my work with the Copyright Office. I submit online via PDF. Today, I have 69
stories on #PelicanYoga that combine writing and photographer to tell a story.
That is 69 stories I could have spent an hour saving them as a PDF and submitting.
Since Print doesn’t work, I tried screenshoots but that would have taken a week
or more. Slate format has no pagination and it moves freely in the screen. It’s touchy to move the
screen and align the text and image so it can be seen and shot.

I opted to grab the title page and all the text. After eight hours
later, I have cut and paste the text. I am not done but still have to , grab the title page and create
the PDFs. I may have to open up InDesign, but I do not have the image file
names. They are scattered across one folder and the images are scattered across
multiple catalogs.

If I had the filenames, I could easily find the image and import it to InDesign. But Slate is supposed to solve that for me. Adobe created a huge time sink for users that is
counter productive. I am cringing thinking about creating the book!

These features are critical to users and I have addressed these before.
I have already seen user threads voice these concerns. Adobe has been silent
and needs to let us know if the product we are testing and have come to like,
will meet these expectations. If not, that is a "VERY SERIOUS" problem. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled PDF Printing doesn't work in SLATE.

Unable to print the Slate in PDF. Only prints one page of text, no images. Turn on images in advanced options and is black. 

I need to submit the stories and images to Library of Congress within 90 days of publication or I lose the right to statutory damages and legal fees. 

When can this be fixed? The power of slate for me is story telling. I need to collect the slates and submit to LOC.

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