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PDFMarkz Export Stories - PDFMarkz User Guide - 1

Export Stories

Format

Select one of the three export formats from this menu.

1A. RTF

Selecting this option will export all of the story data in your file (all of the text) as an RTF file (Rich Text Format). RTF files attempt to use the proper font, font color and font size.

1B. TXT

Selecting this option will export all of the story data in your file as a plain text file (.txt file). Text files are strictly plain text with no formatting. These may be useful if you want to use the text in another document.

1C. HTML

Selecting this option will export all of the story data in your file as a single html file that can be opened in your web browser. Each story will be in its own section in the html file.

Post Export

2. Open In

Selecting the Open In Checkbox allows you to select which application will handle the exported story file. Make sure you select an app that can handle the output format you have selected above. Selecting this Checkbox enables you to now select either the System Default Application or Specific Application Path radio buttons.

3. System Default Application

This is the default application your macOS system uses to handle your exported files. On macOS systems this is typically Apple’s TextEdit application for RTF and Txt files and your default web browser for html files.

4. Specific Application Path

Selecting this radio button will enable the selection area.

5. Selection area

Click in the selection area to bring up a Standard macOS Finder window allowing you to navigate to the application you wish to use to handle the exported story data. As an example you may want to export a txt file (plain text) but always have it open in BBEdit. You would then select BBEdit in the Selection area.

6. Suppress dialogs when possible

When this box is selected warning and error dialogs in applications the story data is sent too are suppressed if possible. These dialogs would typically be things like missing fonts.
When opening files in other applications, many times they pop up alert dialogs that require you to click on something to continue. This can cause unwanted interference or halt in a workflow. The downside of suppressing these dialogs is you may not know if problems were detected in the file.

7. Show in Finder

If this box is checked, once the Export action is completed, your file will be revealed in a Standard macOS Finder Window. Unless you need to interact with the file immediately after export in the macOS Finder, this box should be left unchecked. Leaving the box unchecked will also speed up the export process as a Finder Window will not need to be called and displayed.

8. Close Document

If this box is checked, your file will be closed in PDFMarkz after the Export action has completed. By Default this box is left unchecked and your file remains open in PDFMarkz until you manually decide to close the file.

9. Cancel Button

Clicking the Cancel button will cancel the export action and close the Export Pane. This will take you back to the main File View Window in PDFMarkz.

10. Export Button

Clicking the Export button will export the story data (text) of the currently active file using the settings you have selected from the Format Menu. When you click on Export this will also bring up a Standard macOS Finder window asking you where you would like to Save your exported file.

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