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You can export your Confluence content to PDF by using one of the default templates included with the app, or your own custom template.

If you're creating a custom template, check out out PDF Template Library. 📚 You’ll be able to browse a wide range of use cases which showcase the many ways your Confluence content can be exported using Scroll PDF Exporter. To the Template Library →  


Export to PDF

Depending on whether you use a default template or a custom template, you can use the selected template to export your Confluence content. Simply open the page you want to export, then click Page Tools (•••)Export to PDF. Make sure to select the option with the PDF icon, otherwise you'll be using Confluence's inbuilt PDF Exporter.

This opens the export dialog, where you can choose which template you want to use. After selecting your desired template, you can click Show Details to display several customization options:

After you have selected the customization options you want, click Export.

Overview of Export Properties






Define page labels to include/exclude child pages


Index terms

If checked, page labels will be used as index terms


Enable numbered headings

If checked, headings will use the numbering defined in the export template


Keep multi-column page layouts

If checked, the export uses the Confluence page layout


Enable links to external websites

If checked, web links in the PDF will be clickable


Enable links to Confluence

If checked, links to your Confluence site will be clickable


Repeat table header if table breaks to a new page

If checked, table headers will be repeated if the table breaks onto a new page


Insert a page break after every Confluence page

If checked, a page break will be inserted after every Confluence page in the PDF export



If the option Embed referenced attachments is checked, the generated PDF export will contain the attachments included on the exported pages


Show 'Table Of Content' macro output

If checked, the Confluence Table of Contents macro (if added to the page) will be included in the export


Show 'Children' macro output

If checked, the Confluence Children Display macro (if added to the page) will be included in the export


Convert image gallery tables to lists

If checked, images in gallery macros are displayed in a list rather than a grid


Figure captions

If an image is assigned a caption using the Scroll Title macro, you can select whether to display that caption before or after the image


Table captions

If a table is assigned a caption using the Scroll Title macro, you can select whether to display that caption before or after the table

File Options

Optimize links for printing

If checked, a footer section displaying the full URLs of all links on the page is added. Further customisation options remain available for link suffixes, see Define template settings for additional information.

File Options

Make document PDF/A-3 compliant

If checked, a PDF/A (ISO-standardized) version of the PDF is created upon export. This file type is intended for archiving purposes and long-term preservation of electronic documents.

File Options

Image compression

Define whether images are compressed in the export. Reducing the image quality (e.g. Low quality), increases the compression for exported images and will reduce the size of the exported file. As a result, images may appear distorted.

PDF Metadata


Define metadata within the available fields to include in the generated PDF export


PDF Bookmarks

Define the number of heading levels used to create bookmarks in the generated PDF Export. After choosing a specific heading level, PDF bookmarks will be created for the selected and all previous heading levels. e.g. Choosing Heading 3 will create bookmarks for heading levels 1, 2 and 3.


Expanded levels

Define how many bookmark heading levels are displayed in the export. Bookmarks will be expanded up until the selected heading level


Bookmarks Panel

If checked, the bookmark panel will automatically be displayed when the export is opened in the PDF reader (eg. Adobe)

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