I'm embedding a pdf on a confluence page, but the pages of the pdf are coming up totally blank. How do I fix this?

My pdf's aren't showing up in the pdf macro, they just appear blank. Additionally, in the excel & word macros the images in my documents don't appear - can only the text come through when using this macro?

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This is a late response, but you might find it usefull:

The Link Preview (https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.xpandit.plugins.linkpreview-confluence) is a great Confluence Utility. You can preview PDF documents, images and webpages, simply by hovering them.

Try it now.

Best Regards,


Very late with a response here, but hopefully someone will find this helpful since I just ran into this issue and figured out how to fix it. 

When you open the PDF macro settings there is a Page Name field, which is typically pre-populated with the name of the current page you are on. If you clear this field value out, the PDFs suddenly appear in the next field (where you pick the PDF to be shown). 

It's still no explanation for why this issue is happening, but it's a workaround at least.

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