Confluence export to PDF: preserve layout

Hi,

I'm exporting a page to PDF using Confluence 5.10.2. The page is designed with section and column macros (https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/page-layouts-columns-and-sections-275188613.html) . You can see an example of the page in this image:

layout_page.png

However, when I use the "Export to PDF" option the layout is not preserved in the resulting PDF, as you can see in the next image:

resulting_pdf.png

How can I obtain a PDF that preserves the original layout?

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The built in PDF exporter is not good at retaining a lot of stuff, designs being one of them. It also does not preserve results hidden under the expand/expando macro, or many other dynamic macros for that reason. During my years supporting confluence i raised a number of bugs that never got taken seriously enough to ever lead to a feature request or a bugfix, as this is a 3rd party component. If you already played around with PDF layout in Look and feel, i warmly recommend you to use a client side PDF exporter (like a browser plugin) to do the export instead. It will render a lot closer to the source than the native flying pdf plugin ever will.

Hi everybody, I have the same question of Tomas Crespo. There are some Updates? I´m using Confluence 5.10.7.

 

Thank you very much in advance

Maria

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