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Header and Footer does not appear in Confluence MS Word export

While trying to set custom header and footer in Confluence (ver. 4.3.1) MS Word exports, it does not work. I tried editing the file ...webapps/confluence/pages/exportword.vm and addeded header & footer HTML tags. But no luck. I could not see the header and footer set while trying to export.

Need some help in how to resolve this. Also if some coding needs to be put in place, let us know the coding and where it should go. Thanks in advance.

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We some how managed to get this. We set the header under look and feel Confluence. This would not set completely as a header but will appear while printing pages.

Hello there, there is an open improvement for the HTML Export to enable one to carry those parts of the page with the content. There is a chance we are seeing the same limitation with MS Word exports.

Would it be possible to provide context on how the header and footer contents are wrapped into the page? - you can retrieve them in *Tools > View Storage Format*. Also, does the same content is hidden when using the Export to PDF route?

Header & Footer appears while exporting to PDF. This has been configured under Look & Feel > PDF Stylesheet. The problem is only with MS Word exports.

Below is output of Tools > View Storage Format of a test page. Let me know where we need to configure the header & footer so that they appear in MS Word exports.

<h3>This is my test page - CCP Techops</h3>
<p>PlantUML plugin</p><ac:macro ac:name="plantuml"><ac:parameter ac:name="atlassian-macro-output-type">BLOCK</ac:parameter><ac:plain-text-body><![CDATA[version]]></ac:plain-text-body></ac:macro>

Also while printing pages the header and footer does now show up. We are using Confluence in Documentation Theme.

I was able to see the footer printed to the word document using the steps outlined here:, while editing this file ( ...\confluence\pages\exportword.vm ) and the following markup:



    &lt;div class="Section1"&gt;



    &lt;div class="CustomFootah"&gt;

        This document is private, please do not share with anyone other than the intended recipients.





Thanks for the reply. But with above html content the text only appends at the end of the document while exporting to MS Word.

It does not appear as "Footer".

Agree with @CCP TechOps

Hi @CCP TechOps@Tennille[Unlimax]

Have you ever succeeded in creating a footer that repeats itself on every page?



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