PDF Methods/Properties for Custom Export

Where may I find a list of methods and properties available for use when trying to define a custom template for a PDF export? I'm trying to find methods and properties like "counter(page)" and "counter(pages)" as seen on this article... https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Advanced+PDF+Export+Customisations#AdvancedPDFExportCustomisations-headerfooter

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Hi Katherine,

I'm not aware of a full method list existing. The examples that are out there and things in the documentation come from user experience.

The resources we have available on customizing pdf exports are here:




The customizations achieved come from a combination of html and css applied to the export.

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We had a detailled discussion about this question at https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/50936/pdf-export-which-css-properties-do-work-and-which-ones-not

The bottomline is that CSS 2.1 is used for the PDF export with some additional parts of CSS 3. Check this or some other documentation and you should find all the information needed.

Information about counter(pages) can be found here, for example: http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-page/#page-based-counters

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