PDF export section numbering

We pretty much use Confluence s (5.1.3) standard PDF export.

The "interesting" thing with this "advanced" version is that it even doesn t get the TOC numbering right. The TOC page numbers are left aligned (!) and get cut off after the third digit with the standard margins! I solved this, but I needed to air it. Actually thought that would be a bug fix for a revision, but apparently it s been in the product for ages.

My question is about the half-baked section numbers. They appear in the TOC, but not in the body!

How can I get them in the body?

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1) The page numbers in the TOC are right-aligned by


in the PDF Export Stylesheet either globally or in the space.

2) You can get rid of the silly heading numbering in the TOC of a PDF space export with

div.toclvl0:before { content:  ""; }  
div.toclvl1:before { content:  ""; }  
div.toclvl2:before { content:  ""; }  
div.toclvl3:before { content:  ""; }  
div.toclvl4:before { content:  ""; }  
div.toclvl5:before { content:  ""; }

in the same style sheet.
Please mind that the indentation stays, but I d rather call this a feature than the inconsistent behavior of Confluence!

Cudos to Tomas Theunissen of avisi with their Heading Numbering plugin who solved this in minutes once I had explained the problem and what I really wanted! Atlassian had not been able to bring up a solution for 3.5 YEARS!

Check out

Too bad, I have given the same answer here.

Thanks, Steffen,
difficult to find the needle with the wrong-colored pin-head / title (PDF Stylesheet - any guides out there?) in the hay stack!
I ll cross-link things with the issues.

BTW: I ve seen confluencedefaultpdf.css referenced a number of times. I can t find it!

True, I could also only find it because it is in the list of my own answers.

And do you know where confluencedefaultpdf.css is located?

I can t find it on my installation. Could it be that this is for reference only if I want to override settings in the PDF Export Stylesheet -- with the actual definition hidden somewhere in Confluence s DB in a BLOB field?

Thanks again!

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