"All content in one page" view for standard folders
Some content types for Plone Help Center have an excellent feature: you create pages inside the item, and the item gives you the possibility of clicking a link and viewing an individual page, or clicking another link and viewing all the pages bodies concatenated in one big view "good for presentation and printing".
I suggest that a new view should be available for folders (and collections): the "content concatenation view" (or a better name).
When that view is selected, the user sees the text bodies of the contained items all concatenated (with titles and descriptions), for the items which do have text bodies (pages, events, news, collections are the ones I remember). The titles would be linked to the individual items maybe.
For the items with no text bodies, maybe a "Also inside this folder" section at the end of the view with them listed as in standard view.
Plone 4 will include an “all content” view which behaves in the way you describe.
Laurence Rowe commented
My "All content" / blog view is part of Plone 4.
Andy McKay commented
A quick first draft version of this for older Plones (plone 2.1?) is here: http://open.bluefountain.com/software/show-all
Maybe a "shorter version" could be an idea too. Title, description and some of the text, like its done on plone.org/products
AdminAlexander Limi (Admin, Plone) commented
I believe this would be a good fit for the "batch operations" part of Plone that has been worked on by a previous Summer of Code student. Selecting a number of documents (or folders containing documents) and being able to ask for a single page that can be printed would be a natural fit for this UI.
I think adding it to the main UI would introduce too much complexity for a feature relatively few people would make use of.
Thanks for the suggestion, I like the idea!