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Exporting

Exporting your documents or projects is an essential step so that you can deliver the most appropriate format to your readers. One of the goals of Document Node is to make it extremely easy to convert your documents into different formats.

At the moment, it can convert documents into as multi-page PDF files, single-page pictures, and single-page PDF files for mobile devices. It can also export a writing project to a website or PDF files. More exporting formats will be developed gradually, please keep an eye on it.

Export document as a picture

This feature is not available for Windows 32-bit edition (Windows 7, 8).

Your document content with a beautiful preview style can be saved as a single page picture, which then can be shared with other mobiles devices.

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Give it a filename, choose a location on the disk, choose a target device, and set margins, you will get your single-page picture exported right away. Next time when you want to do quick export, the same settings will be applied. Just press Command + Shift + P on macOS (Ctrl + Shift + P on Windows and Linux), and then press Enter key. It will be done within one second.

Export document as PDF

Quick export

If you want to export the current document as PDF, click the PDF icon on the header of the preview pane.

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Press the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift + S (Ctrl + Shift + S on Windows and Linux), or select menu File -> Save as PDF, it will do the same quick export as well.

Advanced export

If the PDF files are exported for a specific screen such as tablets or mobile devices, you can open the PDF settings dialogue, by selecting Save as PDF Settings... from the context menu, or from the application menu File -> Save as PDF Settings....

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Give it a filename, choose a location on the disk, choose a target device, a layout, and set margins, you will get your PDF files exported right away. Next time when you want to do quick export, the same settings will be applied. Just press Command + Shift + S on macOS (Ctrl + Shift + S on Windows and Linux), and then press Enter key. It will be done within one second.

If you choose to not use the preview styles, all headings of the document will be converted to bookmarks in the generated PDF file.

Single-page PDF for mobile

In the Save as PDF settings dialogue, if you select Mobile devices and the total number of pages is less than 20, it will be generated as a single page PDF file, which will be very good for reading on mobile devices.

Export project as PDF

If you want to export the current project as one or more PDF files, click the "Export project" icon on the top right toolbar.

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From the dropdown menu, select "Export as PDF files..." to open the "Export as PDF Files" dialogue.

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Multiple PDF files

If you want to export each document as a separate PDF file, select the "Create a PDF per document" radio box.

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Tick the "Open the PDF folder after exporting" checkbox if you want to open the PDF folder after all PDF files are generated.

The headings of each document will be converted to bookmarks in the corresponding PDF file.

Single PDF file

If you want to export the whole project as a single PDF file, select the "Merge into a single PDF file" radio box.

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Tick the "Open the PDF file after exporting" checkbox if you want to open the PDF file after exporting.

The headings of all document will be converted to bookmarks in the generated PDF file.

Export project as a website

If you want to export the current project as one or more PDF files, click the "Export project" icon on the top right toolbar.

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From the dropdown menu, select "Export as a website..." to open the "Export as a Website" dialogue.

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And then, in the "Export as a Website" dialogue, choose a location where you want to save the website files.

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Be aware that if you have ticked the "Clean output folder before export" checkbox, all content inside the website folder except "Files to keep" specified will be deleted.

You can add folder/file names to "Files to keep" text box, separated by commas. Wildcards can be used.

If you want to open the "index.html" of your website after exporting, please tick the "Open index.html after exporting" checkbox.