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Get Started

We're happy that you've decided to get started with Scroll PDF Exporter. This article will guide you through the steps required to set up your first export, using the built-in default templates.

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Exporting to PDF is simple – just open the page you want to export, then click ••• > Export with Scroll PDF Exporter

Choosing a template

Now you can pick which default template you want to use – Article, Confluence Page Layout, or Documentation. The templates have different designs and are intended for different purposes:



Confluence Page Layout

Exports content in the same look and feel as in Confluence


Same as the Documentation Layout, but only includes the page content (not the page title etc.) This setting is recommended for single-page exports

Documentation Layout

Creates exports in a style suited to documentation

Define export settings

After selecting your desired template, you can click More Details to display several customization options:






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)

After you have selected the customization options you want, click Export. Once the export is created and can be downloaded, a success message is displayed.

Next steps

If you want to create your own custom template that fits your precise needs, you can use the inbuilt custom template designer.

From reports to invoices, browse through the collection of templates on our PDF Template Library to see what’s possible when exporting your Confluence documentation with Scroll PDF Exporter. 📚 Explore the Template Library →

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