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Add infoboxes to pdfs
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Description

Current Status: Currently, no tables of any sort are included when you print a wikipedia article as pdf. Infoboxes are treated as "normal" tables and as such not included, either.

Task: Include Infoboxes in article pdfs

Questions to answer:

  • Is there an easy way to identify all infoboxes?
  • Is there a limit on how wide an infobox can be and if yes, would that be smaller than the column width of the 2-column-pdf layout?
  • How would the layout within the pdf look like?

Please be aware that there are separate tasks for improving a patch to add all kinds of tables to the pdf(T137431) and for adding tables to the appendix of a pdf (T137432)

Background:
The proposal to Include tables in pdfs received 23 support votes in the community wishlist survey, and was ranked #39 out of 107 proposals. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Templates#Inserting_templates_.28tables.29_in_PDF_and_Books

This was also on the German Community Wishlist 2015: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Umfragen/Technische_W%C3%BCnsche_2015/PDF_und_Drucken#Tabellen_in_PDFs

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a project: TCB-Team. · View Herald TranscriptJun 9 2016, 3:37 PM
Restricted Application added subscribers: Zppix, JEumerus, Aklapper. · View Herald Transcript
Krenair added a subscriber: Krenair.Jun 9 2016, 6:40 PM

How is this task distinct from the others about implementing table support?

Thanks for the critical question! It would have been distinct if there was an easy way to identify all infoboxes, but this does not seem to be the case. Therefore, there is no real distinction as in this task you would run into all the problems you would also have tackling all kinds of problems. I will close the task.

Lea_WMDE closed this task as Invalid.Jun 10 2016, 10:23 AM