2. Classic Digital PDF

ByMike Nelson
Supports* front matter
* 1 layer of nesting (each article can put in a part)
* back matter

Purpose

Very similar to Print My Blog Free, but supporting Pro features. Great for making a PDF for an easy-to-read digital backup of your favorite website content.

Features

  • Supports nesting articles (like posts and pages) into “parts”
  • External hyperlinks (links to web pages not in the project) can be automatically converted to footnotes, left in-place, or removed
  • Internal hyperlinks (links to content included in the project) can be automatically converted to to footnotes, inline page references, left in-place, or removed
  • The default title page can include: Project Title, Subtitle, Site URL, Date Printed, Credit to Print My Blog
  • Each article can include: Title, ID, Author, URL, Date Published, Categories and Tags, Featured Image, Excerpt, Custom Fields, Content
  • Optionally automatically center images
  • Optionally float images to the top or bottom of each page

Page Layout

  • Page numbers in bottom-right corner, article titles in the top-right, and part titles (if using parts) appear in the top-left corner. Front-matter’s pages are numbered with Roman numerals
  • Each article can optionally begin on a new page
Article running titles (the current article’s title) always appear in the top-right margin. If the project has parts, the part’s title appears in the top-left corner. Page numbers always appear in the bottom-left corner.

“Title Page Content” controls what is shown on the default title page.
“Post Content” controls what is shown on each article that uses the default template.

“Each Page Begins on a New Page” forces each article to begin at the top of a page, instead of continuing directly after the previous article.
“Title page and Part Header Font Size” sets the title page and part header size.
“Header Font” controls which font is used for all headers.
“Font” controls which font is used for non-header text.
“Font Size” controls the base font-size (headers are always proportionately bigger).

“Maximum Image Height” resizes larger images to the desired height, which can be nice if you want to save on space.
“Default Image Alignment” can automatically center images with no alignment, which often looks better in print.
“Image Placement” can dynamically move images to improve layout. For example, if an image would appear across a pagebreak, PMB Pro can instead “snap” it to the beginning of the next page.
Setting it to “Don’t Move” means PMB Pro will never do that; “Snap to Bottom or Top of Page” will always “snap” all images to the top of bottom of their page; and “Only snap if it would cause a pagebreak” will only move images if it will improve the page layout.

“Page Width” and “Page Height” will change the pagesize.
“Internal Hyperlinks” are all the links to content included in the project; and “External Hyperlinks” are links to your website and elsewhere on the internet.
“Remove” will remove the link (but leave the text); “Leave as hyperlink” will leave them as-is; “Replace with page reference” (only for internal hyperlinks) will add text like “(see page 124)”; “Replace with Footnote” will add a footnote with the full URL written out.

“Apply Website Theme” will let your current theme help style the generated file. Generally themes are not well-suited to print and require significant customization to work, so using this option is only supported with a Business licenses.
“Custom CSS” is CSS code to be used only in files PMB Pro generates; it won’t be used anywhere else on your website. When using Pro Print Service, use any CSS supported by Prince.