So last night I decided maybe I should try keeping my own manual, using the version 3 PDF as a starting point, and pasting in all the information I run across in the forums that would be helpful or learn the hard way.
It’s not a real answer as it will be mostly incomplete, wrong occasionally, and certainly not clearly written if I’m just cobbling it together from reverse-engineered pasted stuff that I don’t always have the time or ability to verify. However, since that’s what I’m doing anyway, I might as well save it in one spot so I can refer back to it and search through it rather than trying to bounce back and forth between the old manual, text notes, forum threads, etc.
So here’s my question. Has anybody been able to either find a free PDF editor (Windows) that works well, or found a way to export the version 3 manual to something like Microsoft word/OpenOffice?
I tried using the PDFImport plugin for OpenOffice, but it won’t intstall, giving me errors, so I gave up on that for the moment. I then found several places online that convert PDF documents to word format, but one had a 2MB limit and couldn’t be used, and both of the other ones failed with errors partway into the upload process. Has anybody tried and been successful with any method? It seemed like a good idea last night, but I’m getting pretty discouraged this morning.
Another idea, the 4.x manual can be exported a page at a time which by itself is no good, but are there any web experts out there who can easily automate this to recursively dig through and export the entire thing (minus video tutorials) into one file (and if so, would it even make any sense in that format?)