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:
|Labels||Include/exclude||Include/exclude child pages with particular page labels|
|Labels||Index terms||Check to use page labels as index terms|
|Content||Enable numbered headings||Check to number your headings|
Keep multi-column page layouts
|Uses the Confluence page layout in the export|
|Content||Enable links to external websites||If checked, web links in the PDF will be clickable|
|Content||Enable links to Confluence||If checked, links to your Confluence site will be clickable|
|Content||Repeat table header if table breaks to a new page||If checked, table headers will be repeated on all pages that the table is exported onto|
|Content||Pagebreak||Selecting this option will insert a page break after every Confluence page in the PDF export|
|Macros||Show 'Table Of Content' macro output||Displays TOC content in exports|
|Macros||Apply heading numbering to "Table Of Content" macro output||When enabled, heading numbering will be applied to the output of the "Table of Content" macro|
|Macros||Show 'Children' macro output||Displays children macro content in exports|
|Macros||Convert image gallery tables to lists||Images in gallery macros are displayed in a list rather than a grid|
|Captions||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|
|Captions||Table captions||If 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 Options||Optimize links for printing||Adds 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 Options||Make document PDF/A-3 compliant||Enabling 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 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.
|Title/Author/Subject/Keywords||Adds metadata to the exported PDF|
|Bookmarks||PDF Bookmarks||PDF 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|
|Bookmarks||Show bookmarks panel on startup||When 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:
If you want to create your own custom template that fits your precise needs, you can also use the inbuilt custom template designer.