Why would it be useful to not apply the PDF style sheet to single page exports via TOOLS -> EXPORT to PDF ?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Stylesheet does not apply when exporting a page to PDF

I tend to see this a s a bug, not a feature.

2 answers

Hello Ralph,


I think some Confluence documentation is wrong at this point: The PDF Export Stylesheet applies to single page export.

Wrong is: https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/customize-exports-to-pdf-190480945.html

Please have a look at: https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/advanced-pdf-export-customizations-198806890.html#AdvancedPDFExportCustomizations-AddingHeadersandFooterstoSinglePageExports this page says yes. And that's true. 

Perhaps you try sth. like this in the PDF Export stylesheet:

/* Page title */
div.wiki-content h1{
	color: green;
/* H1 on page => H2 on page export */
div.wiki-content h2:before{
	content:"XXX ";





Matthias, thank you for the quick response.

Maybe I should mention that we use the cloud version, not the on-premise installation.

In our environment, I can confirm that the simple export of a page via TOOLS -> EXPORT TO PDF does not make use of any pdf  generation customization. I tried it with pretty simple things like a footer line with fixed text or a simple picture as a header. Some tests without CSS, some with simple CSS like setting page margins. 

Absolutely no customization is used when I just export from the page.

So for me, https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/customize-exports-to-pdf-190480945.html describes the behavior of our Confluence installation absolutely correctly.


I've to read labels next time wink
Sorry, no usefull cloud experience from my side.
Never guest, there are so much and illogical differences.

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