PDF Export of the page has very large spacing issues

I have a confluence page that has a lot of verbiage on it that is exported on a weekly basis. It is just a long list of bulleted items. When I export the PDF, I have very large chunks of blank space towards the end/beginning of each page... how do I correct the stylesheet so that I don't have these spacing issues?

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Ann Worley Atlassian Team Dec 04, 2017

There was a border around a portion of Rebecca's page, as if it were inside a table. It wasn't clear what was generating it. After we eliminated the mystery border, the PDF export worked as expected.

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Ann Worley Atlassian Team Nov 30, 2017

Please let me know:

  • Do you have a PDF layout or stylesheet in place?
  • Are you exporting via Space Tools (bottom left) or using the page tools menu (...) top right?

Please examine the layout and stylesheet if any at Space Tools>Look and Feel to see if the spaces are being added there.

  • One way to test without any customizations is to create a test space with no customizations and copy the page to that space, then see if the export still has the blank space.

If the export still has the blank space on a test space, then probably the blank space is being caused by something in the page itself.

  • Please paste the storage format of the page into a code block on this thread. Storage format can be retrieved on the page tools (...) menu>View Storage Format.

I created a page that was all bullet points and it exported without any blank lines. Here is how the top of my plain vanilla bullet point page came out in the PDF export - there's no blank space at the bottom, either.Screen Shot 2017-11-30 at 3.38.04 PM.png

We do not have a PDF layout or stylesheet in place. I am exporting from the page tools menu at the top right. I tried what you suggested, and the PDF issue is still there on the copy of the page. 

When I attempt to enter the code block, I get the following error: Your message was not accepted. Check for invalid HTML or try reposting as plain text.

Ann Worley Atlassian Team Dec 01, 2017

To workaround the formatting limitation I created a ticket on our support portal on your behalf. You should receive an email shortly asking for the storage format and other materials.

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