PDF export not showing PDF attachments

I have a page with several pdf and ppt attachments. When I export to pdf, is not exporting the pdf attachments either the ppt. Is there a way to export the page and have the attachments visible in the same exported document?

The pdf file is showing: you need flash player installed to preview pdf and ppt. I have installed: Adobe Flash Player 11 Activex and Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin.


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This is a known bug in Confluence.

Sorry I don't know of any workarounds.

The issue to watch is https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-15973 - feel free to vote and comment on it.


Thank you for your reply, but apparently the only thing that changed since 2009 was the message shown in the exported pdf. This is something that should be fixed soon. There is no point in having the attachments linked to the document, if you are not able to see their content after the export process is run. We are using conflcuence to create our technical documentation since we are able to create UML diagrams and spaces per project, but having to print the attachments separately is not likely.

Well, the issue has only 1 vote, so it doesn't seem to be a problem for most users.

Also, the issue is referring specifically to embedded PDF and PPT attachments, which are not rendered in a PDF export. However, your last comment mentions UML diagrams as attachments. If the embedded content is a Gliffy diagram or an image file, then it should render as expected in the PDF export. Would that be a suitable workaround for you?

If your attachments do need to be PDF/PPT for whatever reason, then leaves some open questions such as how would you display multiple pages of PDFs or presentation animations in an export? If you can detail your actual requirements on the issue I linked to, it has a greater chance of being actioned in the future.

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