Ferry is a Google Wave extension that lets you export waves into Google Docs and from there to many other formats (MS-Word, PDF, Open Office and more). Ferry also continues to sync waves after they have been exported, either automatically as they change or manually when you press a button.
Ferry makes secure requests to your Google Docs account without having access to your Google account or password.
Ferry exports font styles and sizes, text alignment, headers, bullets, links and some images (not attachments).
You can choose whether or not to export the entire wave (all the blips) or just the root blip (the first message).
Several participants can use Ferry in the same wave.
Ferry will continue to sync the Google Docs document automatically or manually if you choose so.
You can now export a wave by opening it, putting any blip into edit mode and clicking on the Ferry icon on the editor toolbar. Ferry will join the wave and add the setup gadget. You should see the setup gadget as the last blip/message in your wave. Follow the instructions described there.
Can I use Ferry by just adding email@example.com to my wave?
Yes. It will work the same way.
I only want to export my wave once. How can I do that with Ferry?
Simply remove firstname.lastname@example.org from your wave after it has been exported. You can also remove the gadget Ferry has put in your wave.
Ferry did not export all the images in my wave. What's wrong?
Ferry can only export images that have been inserted into your wave as elements (emoticons inserted by robots, for example). It will not export attachments or media search results. To insert images onto your wave that Ferry will export, use this tool: http://everybodywave.appspot.com/index/imgpaster.html
Can I use Ferry to export my wave to a different format?
Indirectly, you can use Google Docs to download the exported wave as many formats, as illustrated in the image below:
I don't want to give Ferry access to my Google Docs account. Any workaround?
No, unless you create a new Google Docs account just for the purpose of using Ferry. Ferry needs the access in order to upload a document to your account. It does not read or store your other documents and it does not have access to your password or other Google Account resources.
I exported an entire wave including all the blips, but the order of the blips in Google Docs doesn't make sense. Why?
Currently, it is impossible to order the blips as they appear in Google Wave using the API (replies to existing blips can be either inline, indented or continued). Ferry outputs the blips in Depth-first search order.
Can Ferry imports Google Docs documents to Wave?
At the moment, the development of Ferry focues only on export to Google Docs.
I keep getting the error: "Could not upload to Google Docs" and sometimes I get a 500 Server Error. What's wrong?