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Get started with default templates

Thomas Rough

Thomas Rough Last update: Nov 28, 2018

We're happy that you've decided to get started with Scroll PDF Exporter for Cloud. 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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This guide is about creating exports using the default templates. If you want to create your own custom template, you can use the inbuilt custom template designer.

Exporting Confluence Content to PDF

Exporting to PDF is simple. Once Scroll PDF Exporter for Cloud is installed on your system, open the page you want to export, then click Tools > Export to PDF:

On the Exporting PDF menu, 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.
  • Article – 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.

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

LabelsInclude/excludeInclude/exclude child pages with particular page labels
LabelsIndex termsCheck to use page labels as index terms
ContentEnable numbered headingsCheck to number your headings

Keep multi-column page layouts

Uses the Confluence page layout in the export
ContentEnable links to external websitesIf checked, web links in the PDF will be clickable
ContentEnable links to ConfluenceIf checked, links to your Confluence site will be clickable
ContentRepeat table header if table breaks to a new pageIf checked, table headers will be repeated on all pages that the table is exported onto
ContentPagebreakSelecting this option will insert a page break after every Confluence page in the PDF export
MacrosShow 'Table Of Content' macro outputDisplays TOC content in exports
MacrosApply heading numbering to "Table Of Content" macro outputWhen enabled, heading numbering will be applied to the output of the "Table of Content" macro
MacrosShow 'Children' macro outputDisplays children macro content in exports
MacrosConvert image gallery tables to listsImages in gallery macros are displayed in a list rather than a grid
CaptionsFigure captionsIf an image is assigned a caption using the Scroll Title macro, you can select whether to display that caption before or after the image
CaptionsTable captionsIf an table is assigned a caption using the Scroll Title macro, you can select whether to display that caption before or after the table
File OptionsOptimize links for printingAdds a footer section displaying the full URLs of all links on the page. Further customisation options remain available for link suffixes, see Define template settings for additional information.
File OptionsMake document PDF/A-3 compliantEnabling this setting, creates a PDF/A (ISO-standardized) version of the PDF upon export. This file type is intended for archiving purposes and long-term preservation of electronic documents.
File OptionsImage 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

Title/Author/Subject/KeywordsAdds metadata to the exported PDF
BookmarksPDF BookmarksPDF bookmarks will be added to the export for the selected heading level and all previous heading levels. e.g. Choosing Heading 3 will create bookmarks for heading levels 1, 2 and 3
BookmarksShow bookmarks panel on startupWhen enabled, the bookmarks panel will be automatically displayed by the PDF reader that is used to open the PDF export

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:

Custom templates

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

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