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Why am I having problems with my table width?

Why is it when I resize the table width to "100%" it comes out perfectly on Confluence but not to the PDF Export?

Am I doing something wrong?


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AnnWorley Atlassian Team Dec 06, 2017

Thanks for including so many details. It looks like you are sizing your tables in the Source Editor, which can introduce user errors, but it looks fine.

I found a good workaround in this ticket: Each column has same width in a table regardless of the contents on exported PDF It's not the exact same issue but the PDF stylesheet suggested did improve my export. What I did was go to Space Tools>Look and Feel and add the following to the PDF stylesheet:

table.confluenceTable {
width: 100%;
table-layout: fixed;

Here is my Confluence page:

Screen Shot 2017-12-06 at 1.31.46 PM.png

Without the PDF stylesheet my export looked like:

Screen Shot 2017-12-06 at 1.23.27 PM.png

After I added the stylesheet:

Screen Shot 2017-12-06 at 1.41.57 PM.png


A little background: PDF exports of tables have been historically problematic - check out this partial list of bugs:

Screen Shot 2017-12-06 at 1.25.12 PM.png

I look forward to hearing whether a PDF stylesheet helps you get the exports the way you want them.

Thanks, this worked :)

Hi, does this work for Confluence Cloud? I added the CSS snippet to the Space Settings > Look and Feel > PDF Stylesheet tab but the PDF export is the same Tables laid out erratically. 


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