# Document settings for online viewing

I'm trying to figure out how to prepare a notebook for NICE online viewing when it's been converted to PDF form. The students I am working with (sadly!) will not be able to use the CDFPlayer to view existing documents. I'm to use Google Docs and save the notebooks in PDF form.

I've been working with settings for margins and page sizes and paper sizes, I'll admit I'm out of my depth completely.

Specifically, I'd like two things.

FIRST When I save as PDF, I'd like the pages to be like actual slides in terms of size. It would be nice if each page was viewable on screen like a nice "distinct" slide.

Below, a 2 second pdf creation, being viewed in Google Docs.

B Is there any way to set the stylesheets so I would be able to 'see' in Mathematica what my pages would look like so I can edit, space, page break accordingly.

I know, I expect my question is too vague and may get "punted", but I'll need to get going on this ASAP and I simply can't get my mind around it myself.

I have tons of content all ready to go in existing notebooks and now find I am faced with a massive reformatting task.

I can simply format for nice "regular" pages and students would scroll, but I figured since they were viewing documents on computer, there HAVE to be ways to capitalize on that.

Tom

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Have you tried New > Slideshow... from the Mathematica File menu? –  m_goldberg Oct 30 '13 at 14:23
Hi, yes, the slide show looks great but doesn't (at least in my test) have printing to PDF setting that maintain the look of the document. The key here is that I have to export to PDF (which is crazy, the CDF format has so much more to offer) The specific dilemma for me is posting my notebooks to Google Docs... not horrible since I can "simply" export as they are, I was just hoping for more of an "online" viewing solution. –  Tom De Vries Oct 30 '13 at 14:48
What OS are you on? On my system, OS X, the PDF I get from choosing File > Print and them choosing to save as PDF in the Print dialog looks pretty good when the proper printer setup options are made. –  m_goldberg Oct 30 '13 at 15:05
Thanks, yes, I did try that, it does work, I think I am working around the same issues as this poster mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/5925/… since an automated solution would be needed, and I'm having to reset the print settings each time... –  Tom De Vries Oct 30 '13 at 16:00
@TomDeVries to get the right look when you print you'll have to examine the StyleData[All, "Printout"] in your stylesheet as well as the StyleData["cell type", "Printout"] for each type of cell. I'd compare them to the slideshow styles and adjust accordingly. –  Mike Honeychurch Oct 30 '13 at 21:35