XF 1.2 Threads to Word format


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Is there a way to export a thread to Word format? Or I should say as easy way. I could probably go into the DB, export to Excel and then move into Word, but I worry about formatting.


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I assume when you say thread you mean all the posts from a thread...

From phpmyadmin:

run this query: (assuming the thread you want all the posts from has an id of 1, change the '1' to suit your needs)

SELECT message FROM xf_post WHERE thread_id  = '1'
on the results click 'check all' then next to it click the export button

check the custom bubble and then go down to format and select word 2000 (it's the only format of word exporting it supports and I don't know of any other way to go directly to word.), there is a bunch of other formats as well if that helps.

You can output to pdf and there is pdf to word convertors out there though I have never tried the routine.

What are you doing with the docs that you are worried about formatting specifically?
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An old member of the boards lost his fight with cancer this week. His parents are from Finland and they want to history of his dealing with the disease in a file format. Apparently he was quite the shut-in and we were his support group. So formatting is important because the people taht will be using it aren't computer people in the least and it'll need to be as legible as possible.


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I am sorry to hear man, if you want some help exporting that let me know.

There are a couple options if the only requirement is that the output be viewable by a person with no computer skills.

Now that you say the situation I have a question or two related to the data needed that possibly effect the process of the export.

Convo me if you want a hand