Learn about the differences between the Server and Cloud versions of Scroll PDF Exporter.


Scroll Macros 

When installing Scroll PDF Exporter on Confluence Server/Data Center, the Scroll Exporter macros come bundled automatically and will be available after the installation. This differs to Confluence Cloud, where, to gain access to the Scroll Macros you would need to separately install the free Scroll Exporter Extensions app (after installing the macros will become available after a few minutes).

Legend(tick) – Available | (error) – Unavailable | (warning) – Partially available

MacroDescriptionServer / Data CenterCloudDetails
Scroll Page titleMakes Scroll overwrite the page title on export. (tick)


On Cloud, this macro is not available.

Instead, use the Scroll Page Title dialog by going to the Page tools menu (•••)  > Set Scroll Page Title. You can read more about this here.

Scroll app specific macros

For users of Scroll PDF Exporter 4.1 (and older), you may have used macros specific to individual exporters on your Confluence pages (eg. Scroll-PDF-Ignore). Since EXP-32 we have made changes to these Scroll macros so they are not app-specific.(tick)


On Cloud, these macro are not yet available.

Related feature request:  Provide migration option for deprecated Scroll-app specific macros from server to cloud 

Template placeholders 

PlaceholderDescriptionServer / Data CenterCloudDetails
Content propertyA custom content property(tick)(error)

Administrative features

FeatureDescriptionServer / Data CenterCloudDetails
Option to hide default templatesHide the default templates from the template list(tick)


Option to restrict the export optionChoose which spaces and/or user groups have the option to export content with Scroll PDF Exporter.(tick)


Restrict the number of pages that can be exported in a single export Limit the number of pages that can be exported by Scroll PDF Exporter(tick)(error)
Control how many exports can be performed at the same timeConfigure how many worker threads are available for handling export requests(tick)(error)
Show/hide the native Confluence PDF export option Show or hide Confluence's built-in PDF exporter in the page tools (•••)(tick)(error)
Configure an external conversion process for generating exportsConfigure Scroll PDF Exporter to perform the 'Rendering PDF' step in a separate external JVM process(tick)(error)
Enable segmentation mode Configure Scroll PDF Exporter to use a segmentation mode to reduce the amount of memory consumed when rendering a PDF(tick)(error)

Export options

FeatureDescriptionServer / Data CenterCloudDetails
Export to PDF via REST APIExport content using the REST API either synchronously and asynchronously(tick)


Related feature request: New REST API for cloud exports 

Export to PDF via Java APIPerform exports in your custom Java app using our public Scroll Exporter Java API(tick)(error)


Template placeholders 

FeatureDescriptionServer / Data CenterCloudDetails
MetadataAdd a custom metadata value (defined in the Metadata app)(tick)(error)Comala Metadata is not available on Confluence Cloud
Scroll Content ManagementRefers to any of our Scroll content management placeholders available through Scroll Versions and/or Scroll Translations apps.(tick)(error)Scroll Versions and Translations are not available for Confluence Cloud, see here for more information.
Comala Document ManagementRefers to any workflow state placeholder when integrating Comala Document Management with Scroll PDF Exporter(tick)(error)
Custom template placeholdersRefers to the custom template API that can be used by third-party apps to add their own template placeholders to the Scroll PDF Exporter.(tick)(error)

Export options

FeatureDescriptionServer / Data CenterCloudDetails
Export using Comala Document Management integration Integrate with Comala Document Management to only export content that has been approved through every step of a Comala Workflow, and has been published to the final workflow state.(tick)


Scroll Apps

FeatureDescriptionServer / Data CenterCloudDetails
Scroll Viewport for Confluence CloudIntegrate with Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud to start a Scroll PDF Export via a Scroll Viewport site.(tick)