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Manual

Scroll Placeholders

Thomas Rough

Thomas Rough Last update: Jan 5, 2018

You can insert a range of placeholders into your templates to modify the export. Placeholders reference metadata, and insert this metadata into content boxes. This is a list of the available placeholders: 

Default placeholders 

The following placeholders are available to all PDF exporter users:

NameDescriptionSettings
Table of contents

Displays a table of contents for the document.

Control the depth of the TOC and define how many heading levels should be displayed. This number is shown on the placeholder.
IndexDisplays an index with the index terms you defined for this export.

Document Title

Displays the document title.


Document URLDisplays the document's Confluence URL.Select between the full URL or a tiny URL, and display the link as the plain URL text, the page name, or custom text.

Current page number

Displays the number of the current page in this document.


Document Page Count

Displays the total number of pages in this document.


Chapter Heading

Displays the current chapter's heading (Heading 1).


Section Heading

Displays the current section's heading (Heading 2).


Export DateDisplays the date when the export was created.

Enter a custom string using the supported date formats

Export User UsernameThe username of the user who performed the export.
Export User Full NameThe full name of the user who performed the export.
Space NameDisplays the name of the Confluence space that the content belongs to.
Space DescriptionThe description of the space that contains the exported pages.
Creator UsernameThe username of the creator of the current page.Only available in Content section for templates.
Creator Full NameThe full name of the creator of the current page.Only available in Content section for templates.
Last Modifier UsernameThe username of the last modifier of the current page.Only available in Content section for templates.
Last Modifier Full NameThe full name of the last modifier of the current page.Only available in Content section for templates.
Page Revision

The revision of the current page.

Only available in Content section for templates.
Include pageInsert the content of a certain page.
  • Specify the space key of the included page
  • Specify page title
  • Add a heading offset number, which is added to the rank of the heading on that page (e.g. if offset = 2, a heading 1 becomes a heading 3.)
Page PropertyThe specified page property on the root page.
Creation date

The creation date of the current page.

Enter a custom string using the supported date formats. Only available in Content section for templates.
Last Modification DateThe last modification date of the current page.Enter a custom string using the supported date formats. Only available in Content section for templates.
Space logoThe logo of the exported space (or a fallback logo if none is defined).
  • Define the size
  • Select a fallback logo for if no space logo is defined
  • Choose if you want the logo to be rounded or square

Metadata

The specified Metadata value on the root page. 

Content Property

The specified content property on the root page.

You cannot set content properties manually by yourself – they are only set by third party add-ons.


Scroll Versions placeholders 

If you are using Scroll Versions, you can use the following placeholders in your template:

NameDescriptionSettings
Version IDThe ID of the exported version.
Version NameThe name of the exported version.
Version DescriptionThe description of the exported version.
Version Release DateThe release date of the exported version.Enter a custom string using the allowed date formats
Variant IDThe ID of the exported variant.
Variant NameThe name of the exported variant.
Variant DescriptionThe description of the exported variant.

Scroll Translations placeholders 

If you are using Scroll Translations, you can use the following placeholders in your template:

NameDescription
Language KeyThe language key of the exported language.
Language NameThe language name of the exported language.
Language LanguageThe language attribute of the exported language.
Language CountryThe country of the exported language.
Language VariantThis depends on the system and environment of the Confluence Server. Normally, it is empty.

Comala Workflows placeholders 

If you have integrated Comala Workflows with Scroll PDF Exporter, you can use the following placeholders in your template:

NameDescription
Workflow State CommentThe comment provided when transitioning the root page into another workflow state without an approval.
Workflow State DateThe date when the root page was transitioned into the current workflow state. The output format is customizable.
Workflow State DescriptionThe description of the workflow state of the root page in the workflow definition.
Workflow State ContentThe content revision that the current workflow state of the root page refers to.
Workflow State UsernameThe name of the user who transitioned the root page into its current workflow state.
Workflow State NameThe name of the workflow state of the root page.
Workflow State is PublicIndicates whether the current workflow state of the root page is in a public state.

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