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Re: How to print an entire Upwork message thread

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Lucas H Member Since: Jul 26, 2017
31 of 53

What I did that sort of worked--a bit better than trying to highlight the entire chat:

  1. In Firefox, right-click within the messages list (anywhere on the page would probably work).
  2. Select "Save Page As."
  3. Give it a name and save it as a txt file.
  4. This file can then be opened in an editor and used as needed.

Several considerations:

  • This will probably only work if you've loaded the entire chat. I had lots of messages in the thread but they seemed to all save. This might have been because I scrolled to the beginning of the chat before saving--I don't know.
  • The entire page's text will be there, of course, so you'll want to trim the extraneous info.
  • Styling is gone.
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Damien D Member Since: Aug 9, 2017
32 of 53

Same problem for me. I need to justify the time of developments by give the conversion archive well formatted.

 

  1. Copy/Past in word give only the text. That's not an optimal solution.
  2. Print in PDF not working if I load all of the conversion
  3. ScreenShot extension give me white page.

 

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Tamal S Member Since: Apr 3, 2017
33 of 53

Hi everybody,

I just saw this thread today and out of curiosity, I am trying to build a Chrome extension to capture entire UW message thread (single room) Here is a screenshot of its functionality (I have just started, so it is in very early stage of development) You'll just have to load all messages and click a button, that's it.extension screenshot.jpg

Can I share this extension in the forum after I'm done with it? Can any moderation confirm me that it is not against UW ToS?
Thanks.

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Vlad M Member Since: May 16, 2017
34 of 53

Here is how I solved this issue for me.

 

Open upwork messages page in firefox, opera, safari, or chrome

Open developer tools and navigate to the console.

Copy&paste code from this bin**Edited for Community Guidelines** into textarea and press enter.

The script above removes unwanted divs and prepare page for a pretty format before get printed.

The last step - save page as pdf)

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Tamal S Member Since: Apr 3, 2017
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Tamal S Member Since: Apr 3, 2017
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Hi Vlad,
As far as I know, UW does not allow to share a javascript and inspire someone to inject code via console though it is an innocent script (Can any mod please confirm that?)

About your script-- It breaks the whole page after initiating the print sequence so it is not very user-friendly from my point of view. Also, some pages were missing in the print preview.

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Tamal S Member Since: Apr 3, 2017
37 of 53
Hi Vlad,
As far as I know, UW does not allow to share a javascript and inspire someone to inject code via console though it is an innocent script (Can any mod please confirm that?)

About your script-- It breaks the whole page after initiating the print sequence so it is not very user-friendly from my point of view. Also, some pages were missing in the print preview.
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Carl H Member Since: Sep 6, 2017
38 of 53

I dont want to fiddle. 

 

  • printing to PDF isn't working, messages are missing
  • save as HTML, looks quite raw

Even better, or on top of export message thread, it would be to fully email enable a disucussion:

 

  • receiving clean copies from those who work on UW UI
  • replying to such emails by email, showing it in UW UI
  • send new email to message therad

For now we switch to email, as Skype etc. isn't much better. And lately it can be cosidered more secure - even sent plain text.

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Eleanor T Member Since: Sep 20, 2017
39 of 53

Hi there

I see you can print a message thread but wondering if you can download one? Mine has tons of useful information that I want to sort - I have tried copying and pasting but that only seems to work in chunks and it's a long one..!

 

Thank you!

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
40 of 53

Hi Eleanor,

 

Unfortunately, there is no option to download all messages in a Message room at once.

~ Valeria
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