Session transcripts as a one big HTML file

KS

Jedi Master
Hi all, I just wanted to inform you, that the transcripts file is also available here: https://liberty239.github.io/
You can right click, and choose "save file as..." from the context menu to preserve it on your computer.
Contents of document in the link above will be updated automatically (even if I go to 5D) on 1st and 15th of every month.

For tech-savvy folks, I've posted some more details here:
 
Hi all, I just wanted to inform you, that the transcripts file is also available here: https://liberty239.github.io/
You can right click, and choose "save file as..." from the context menu to preserve it on your computer.
Contents of document in the link above will be updated automatically (even if I go to 5D) on 1st and 15th of every month.

For tech-savvy folks, I've posted some more details here:
This is immensely helpful - thank you so much!
 

goyacobol

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
Hi all, I just wanted to inform you, that the transcripts file is also available here: https://liberty239.github.io/
You can right click, and choose "save file as..." from the context menu to preserve it on your computer.
Contents of document in the link above will be updated automatically (even if I go to 5D) on 1st and 15th of every month.

For tech-savvy folks, I've posted some more details here:
Another big thank you @KS. If that is not "service to others" I don't know what is.
:thup:
:clap:
:hug:
 

KS

Jedi Master
Another big thank you @KS. If that is not "service to others" I don't know what is.
:thup:
:clap:
:hug:
I'm really glad that you liked it. If you spot any errors, please do report them. After the XenForo update, some parsing rules might break and result in something missing. I'm out of free time (for quality work) because of my little daughter but can fix bugs. New features (like better formating for EPUB or MOBI support) will, unfortunately, come later than I planned...
 

thorbiorn

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
Hi all, I just wanted to inform you, that the transcripts file is also available here: https://liberty239.github.io/
You can right click, and choose "save file as..." from the context menu to preserve it on your computer.
Thank you @KS for the applied programming skill.

It is a good idea to save, I tried to open it in my browser and do a search for one word, using Ctrl+F in Windows 10. Had it just been a few hits, as it often is, it would have been fine, but this was in the hundreds, and after some time the sequence was disrupted, perhaps because I shifted to another tab and spend some time there. As a result, I downloaded the file as a PDF and opened it again. The great thing is that the hyperlinks also work in the PDF version which actually has 4257 pages with the font size I used.
 

thorbiorn

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
A few more experiences with using the session transcripts file
The great thing is that the hyperlinks also work in the PDF version
It turns out the hyperlinks in the PDF file for some reason work with the Adobe Reader, but not with Foxit Reader. With all the browsers, the PDF hyperlinks are fine.

In a browser, the direct link is faster than the PDF
Having the PDF, I decided to compare the search speed in the browser for the direct link vs having the PDF loaded in the same browser. It turns out the direct link is much quicker, but if it really makes a practical difference is another question.

How to use the full reader search option in the Adobe Reader
With Adobe you can do an advanced search. It will give you the number of hits, list them all in sequence, bold the word it has found and give a few other words to indicate the context in which the word appears.

In Adobe, click Edit, click Find. In the dialogue that opens to the top right box, click the black down arrow next to the search field, click "Open Full Reader Search". Next, the extended search box opens. Type in your search word, and click Search. You will now get a string of results with links. Here is what it looks like, beginning with the extended search box.
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And the result:
Screenshot 2022-01-21 174017.png
Notice you can scroll down through your results, and if you hold the cursor over the link to the result, you can see on what page in the document it is found. When you click a link, it will show the word in the Adobe Reader window.

If you use a browser, Firefox has an advantage when searching large files
If you use a browser to search the file, one advantage of Firefox is that, you can scroll down to say the middle of the document and search from there, just as one can do with the PDF readers. With browsers like Edge, Chrome etc., it will give the number of hits, but one apparently has to move from hit to hit sequentially, at least I have not found a way to work around the demand for sequence, though you can press < and begin from the end of the document. If a search only gives 25 hits, it is no problem clicking, but in the search for "child", there were 439!

Conclusion
The PDF hyperlinks may not work in the Foxit Reader
The Full Reader Search on Adobe Reader is the best, as it can give context too.
Firefox allows you to search a document from where you want to begin
Browser searches from the direct link load faster than from the PDF. If it really makes a difference, is another question.
 
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