Is there a way for an author to see a reader's view on a page?

Following the lead from projectdoc's page on the Atlassian Marketplace, where a diagram is shown illustrating the difference between an author and a reader's view on a page (eg. the display of Notes, transclusion references, etc.), is there a way for an author to quickly switch to a user's view?

This would be useful, for example:

  • allow an author to check out the final layour of a page;
  • allow an author to export a page without editing artifacts (eg. to PDF or to print it).

A "show as reader" button would be nice, but any other (convenient) method would be useful.

Thanks, Joao.

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The view for a role (currently) can only be controlled via a space property on the user's homepage. The main roles to set are writer (the default) and reader.

For detailed information please refer to pretend-being-a.

There is also a mode for 'printer' that enables the print-quirk-modes to tweak the rendering process for use cases involving printing.

I added an issue to our tracking system as a reminder to enhance the usability by switching roles quickly: PDAC-464.

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