How to skip a page in PDF Export Space?

I created a user documentation space.  It naturally has a dashboard page that is useful when users access the space on line, but meaningless when the space is exported to PDF.

When I export the space to PDF, it is possible to do a custom export and un-tick the dashboard page to get a nice PDF.  Still, this is somewhat inconvenient.  Further, not exporting the dashboard page seems common enough that it should even be the default.

Is there a way to set a page so it is always skipped when exporting a space to PDF?

  • Move the dashboard page outside the documentation space?
  • Assign a label like "no-print"
  • Hide the dashboard page using CSS?

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You could apply a user restriction to pages, then log in as that user to generate the PDF.

Hey John,

Not sure if you have stumbled into this documentation:
https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Customising+Exports+to+PDF

I believe this should answer your questions.
Cheers,
WZ

Yes, I have studied that page.  Could you be more specific about where it tells how to skip a page?

 

You can use show-if and hide-if macros around content in a page to allow or prevent content appearing in a PDF, but you cannot prevent a page from appearing in PDF (except when unmarking a page from a Space PDF Export).

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Davin Studer Community Champion Apr 23, 2015

Go to Space Tools -> Content Tools -> Export. Select PDF. Then click Custom Export and only select the pages that you want to export to PDF (Exclude the dashboard page).

Is there a way to set a page so it is always skipped when exporting a space to PDF?

Short answer: No

What you can do, has already been said:

  • Do a custom export and choose which page to export or not: more work
  • Create a no print macro: this can hide content but still exports the page as a whole
  • Try to find a solution with page restriction: not sure if there is a good one

Hi all,

At the moment, users can export to PDF the page they are viewing. However, they cannot export the full wiki or even some pages by "one-click" (as administrators do).

So, is there a way for "standard" users to such a thing? Maybe with a specific macro?
Thanks in advance,
Nicolas

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