Great Drupal Modules: Printer, E-mail, and PDF Versions

By Lynn Beighley, Seamus Bellamy

By downloading and installing the Printer, E-mail, and PDF Versions module to your Drupal site, your visitors can print, e-mail, and create PDF versions of content.

After the module has been downloaded and installed, you control its settings by choosing Modules→Printer, E-mail, and PDF Versions. There are three rows: PDF Version, Printer-Friendly Pages, and Send by E-mail. Each of these options can be configured.

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This module gives you nearly complete control over its appearance and behavior. For example, you can specify the text or logo to be used to produce the print, e-mail, or PDF output. With the e-mail output, among many other options, you can control how many e-mails a user can send out in an hour.

By default, no basic pages or articles on your site will have the print, e-mail, or PDF links. You have to activate them. After you install the module, each time you create content, you will see a Printer, E-Mail and PDF Versions tab on the content creation page. This controls whether this content can be output, and in what fashion.

When you publish your content, Print, E-mail to a Friend, or Create a PDF links will appear. By default, they show up after the Add New Comment link at the end of the content.