Creating Books and PDFs from Wikipedia…08.18.09

18 08 2009

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LifeHacker’s post today titled Generate PDFs and Multi-Article Books from Wikipedia is interesting on many levels excerpted here:

“Lifehacker reader John is a finance student who found something very helpful in Wikipedia’s new beta design. Any article can be downloaded or printed as a PDF, and multiple articles can be combined into a PDF book.

It may not be an entirely new-new feature for those who have long logged in and enabled beta features in their Wikipedia accounts, but it’s a fairly recent addition for anyone who logs in at the mass-edited encyclopedia. In the left-hand sidebar, under ‘Toolbox,’ you’ll find a ‘PDF version’ link that uses Wikipedia’s servers to generate a highly printable PDF of any Wikipedia article, no third-party tools needed.

More clever and interesting, however, are the ‘Create a Book’ tools, which lets you add pages in real time as you dig through Wikipedia’s knowledge tunnels…”


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