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Can I set an image as the default title page for PDF export?


A UI designer was nice enough to whip up some great looking title pages for PDFs for me to give our PDF docset more polish. The images are the exact size of a standard PDF page.

Is there any way I can upload the PDF image to a confluence space, and then have that image load as the first page of any PDF Space Export?

To clarify, we already have a working title page where there is an image set inside the default title page. I want to do away with this cover and instead us an image as the title page itself. I suppose it might be the same as setting an image and then expanding it to fille the entire page, but I'm afraid I don't know the CSS (or if Confluence even supports it).

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Is this still an issue? I seem to be getting similar results 


Just add the image as space attachment and this to "Look & Feel > PDF Style Sheet":

@page:first {

/* Place an image in the background */
background-image: url("place the link to the image here");
background-size: cover;



@Herve Frydlender thanks for this. The image does set to fit the whole page, but it looks like whenever I do an export, content is superimposed ontop of the background image.

Test Title Page.jpg

I'm trying to figure out how to get rid of that content/text field, so that the first page of the export is only the image (and then all the content starts on the next page):


It's especially weird because that first block of text can be either anything set in Look & Feel > "PDF Layout" (which is in HTML) or simply the first page within a given PDF export. Meanwhile, this image itself is set in Look & Feel > PDF Stylesheet (which is in CSS).

All in all, it's very confusing (and frustrating) just to get a default cover page. :/

But thank you for your help all the same.

You're welcome.

I think the only option would be to force a page break before the title. Unfortunately, since 6.13 the way you specify specific formatting for the title as changed, and I'm struggling to find how to address that. If I find a way I'll come back to you.

Hi @Isaac Steele

Have you had a look at our Scroll PDF Exporter already? It allows you to easily customize your PDF templates using a graphical template designer. No CSS or HTML coding skills needed.

One feature of the template designer is to define static pages, and use background images on those static pages: You could simply define a title page with the wanted metadata (title of the page, date, ...) and use the image as a background image.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions - as with all Marketplace apps, Scroll PDF Exporter can be tried for free using an evaluation license.


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