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Is there a way to control the pages distribution in a confluence document?

When a confluence page is being converted to pdf file (probably .doc in addition), the data is spread across the pages without the ability to decide in a specific location that it's considered a new page.

This is causing visibility issues. I can write a new headline at the end of 1 page and the text afterwards is written in the next pdf page.

What I need is a way to tell the pdf converter: "this text from here starts in a new page..."

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Jack Brickey Community Leader Apr 07, 2022

hi @Ilan Graidy , AFAIK there is not a solution for this in Cloud. There used to be a means in the old editor using the Formatting > Div macro but we lost that and we don't have the ability to create our own macros. There is an open suggestion you may wish to vote/watch - CONFCLOUD-28115 - New macro: Provide page break macro 


Many thanks. I voted for this feature.

I would like to mention 1 thing though. I'm in the SW business for more than 10 years and pdf documents are vastly used among Engineers. If you want people to write light documents in confluence then you should implement basic things, and this is one of them.

I can tell you that each time I'm considering on writing a document that will be spread across several Engineers, instead of picking Confluence immediately, then I need to think of the possible complications...

Jack Brickey Community Leader Apr 07, 2022

Don't disagree. Good feedback to share with Atlassian in that issue. While I don't currently export much and when I do the importance of page breaks is rare, I can understand where this would be desirable.

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