Community Wishlist Survey 2020/Wikiversity/Export published WikiJournal articles to DOCX or PDF

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Export published WikiJournal articles to DOCX or PDF

  • Problem: After a WikiJournal paper has been accepted for publication, it requires a labour-intensive process to customize the layout, formatting and front page. This process is currently done manually and will become an impediment as the journal scales up and accepts more submissions. The previous PDF generator has been offline for a while.
  • Who would benefit: WikiJournal editors in particular, and anyone who prefers to read content in a PDF format (including Wikibooks).
  • Proposed solution: The current process becomes automated upon article acceptance.
  • More comments: Related: Wikibooks#EPUB_generation
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: OhanaUnitedTalk page 14:40, 1 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]


  • Support PDF generation. I'm not sure about DOCX, but certainly exporting PDFs is a very common feature of academic publishing. —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:39, 2 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  • This is a good point, there are other projects and subcommunities in Wikiversity, who may benefit. We used to publish an educative magazine on Czech Wikiversity. Juandev (talk) 08:36, 4 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  • Would this feaure allow export of any wiki page? I think that it would be useful for offline use of articles from other wikis. If a reader just copies text from a page into a word processor, it is likely that the resulting document won't have the correct attribution. If the wiki offers a word processor friendly export, we can facilitate correct offline reuse. The format need not be Docx, but should be somthing that opens easily in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Libre Office or elsewhere. AlasdairW (talk) 23:32, 7 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  • Docx is useless and impossible to support. ODT is perfectly fine and was supported by the mw:Extension:Collection (as developed by PediaPress) before the WMF destroyed it a few years ago. Nemo 09:21, 22 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]