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[PDF Export] Padding broken? - Styling Problem



Dear Atlassian-Community,

I've read about the official "PDF Export Documentation" ( and even the advanced guide but I am still missing some points to build a more advanced document.

Are there more describing "snippets" about the PDF export or even some practical examples ?

The biggest problem for me is when I add padding(left/right) to @page it is scaling the content correct but @top-left, @top-center, @top-right (same with bottom) feels like they are just using padding-right.

In the picture you can see @page (red), @top-center(green), and the content is white with the subtitle.

It is only styled by .CSS with the code below:



size: 210mm 297mm;

margin: .7in .5in;

padding-left: 5em;

padding-right: 5em;

background-color: red;

@top-center {

width: 210mm !important; height: 20px; !important;

font-size: 10pt;

text-align: center;

border-bottom: 2px solid white;

background-color: green; }


What I am trying to achieve is a very clean page with increased padding(left/right) and a header/footer with a width of 100%.


Maybe one of you can help me? Would be great!


Thanks a lot already!

~ Marcel

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I don't think what you try is possible.

If you check you see that the page margins translate into top-left-corner and top-right-corner in the header.

If you want a header with 100% the page margin and padding must be 0.

Perhaps you can live with some kind of a fake:

  • Define the same background-color for top-left-corner, top-center and top-right-corner and it will look as if it was a 100% header (text can only be placed in top-center though) -or-
  • Use an 100% width image as header and define it as background-image of the @page {...} -or-

  • Define page margin and padding as 0 but add margin at .wiki-content {...}

The last sentence was the one I was looking for!

Define page margin and padding as 0 but add margin at .wiki-content {...}


Thanks a lot already! You'll hear from me If it worked out the way I think it does =) 



~ Marcel


Hi Marcel,

Check out Content Exporter for Confluence addon for PDF export. You might need less or no coding at all for exporting using this addon: 

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