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The Portfolio Export tool gives members the ability to export a large portion of their portfolio quickly and easily. Each version of this system will export Books, Static Items and Web Pages, while the .ZIP version also exports Images. This is a great way to quickly and periodically download all of your work to put on a CD or DVD for your writing archives. Also, if your paid membership has expired and you decide not to renew, the portfolio export tool allows you to download most of your items so that they are not lost.
Steps To Export Your Portfolio
From within your portfolio, click on Tools below the Portfolio tab. Choose "Export Portfolio". Here you will be asked to choose an export format:
Export as HTML
Export as Plain Text without WritingML
Export as Plain Text with all WritingML
After choosing an export format, the export system gives you various options on how to present the contents of your portfolio to you. The following data export options are available:
Copy and Paste Textarea: Exports Static Items, Books and Web Pages
With this option, the system will generate the contents of your portfolio into a single textarea box. You can then select all of the text, copy it (Control/Command+C), then paste it into a local word processor on your computer. This export process makes keeping a local copy of your writing convenient and fast. (Note: Due to web browser limitations, this option may not work correctly for larger portfolios.)
Export as a Text file: Exports Static Items, Books and Web Pages
With this option, the system will generate a single .txt file with the contents of your portfolio within it. Your web browser should prompt you to download this file to your computer. If it does not, save the resulting page as your portfolio .txt file.
Export as a .ZIP archive file: Exports Static Items, Books, Web Pages and Images
This will create a single, downloadable .ZIP file with the contents of your portfolio. The .zip file will contain each portfolio item as its own file in whichever format you have selected: .txt or .html1