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Exporting to PDF: How to add Section Numbering so that I can use "See Section 1.1.2"?

I am trying to export to a PDF so that the PDF can then be printed on paper.

Viewing and navigating a document on a display works with text links. However, this does not work with a paper document. I prefer to use numbered sections (as well as numbered Figures and Tables, with captions), so that the user can know roughly where in the document they need to turn to find the referenced section. A link which reads "See the section on Adopting Pets" is not very helpful in a long document. Much preferred is "See Section 2.3.4 on Adopting Pets".

In a related vein, I have not found a way to put references to page numbers as cross-reference links into the PDF. I cannot include "See the section on Adopting Pets beginning on page 33," to continue the preceding example.

I have not found any means of adding numbers to headings, nor to captions. Although the export function puts numbers at headings in the Table of Contents, they are not repeated through the document.

There have been many posts already on this topic, but no complete answers.

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Peter DeWitt Community Leader Feb 23, 2018

@Bill Altmann, check this out: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.k15t.scroll.scroll-pdf/server/overview

It's an add-on by k15t software for pdf exports from confluence.  A colleague of mine was having a number of problem with the native pdf export and Scroll PDF work wonders for him.

 

pjd

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