Can I see a screenshot of a technical document exported to PDF?

I want to see a screenshot, or an image of PDF output of Confluence,

  • how will a technical document prepared in confluence will appear when exported to PDF?
  • can I select header and footer margins, will it differ according to printer when printed?
  • is it code based for admin or is it user friendly and can be accomplished via user interface?

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If you want to see an example of a PDF created from confluence, I can show you one of ours:


Thank you very much Steffen, This was exactly the example I was looking for. My manager is impressed with that document and he trusts me I can do a similar one:). Best regards Funda


Out-of-the-box Confluence allows you to customize your PDF export layout through the GUI. 

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Once you click the "Edit" button it will give you areas for HTML configuration. You can define your margins in the HTML itself and when you print through the browser. I don't have any non-branded or customer-related documents currently set up for export, but I can tell you that the main frustration I have had in the past is with the "Page Layout" not being forgiving with my floating tables or images. Though, that's just Confluence trying to preserve it's shape when printing to the PDF.

Hopefully this helped!

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