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Define template settings

Thomas Rough

Thomas Rough Last update: Nov 28, 2018

The template editor's Settings tab contains several customization options.

The General screen has the following options:

Name Description

Template Name

The template's name. Appears in all template lists.
Description A description assigned to the template (the description is currently only displayed here).
Page Size Choose from A2, A3, A4, A5, Letter and Legal.
Page Orientation Choose from Portrait and Landscape.
Language The language used for formatting the date placeholders, depending on the used date format.

The Properties screen contains the following customization options: 

Name Description
Include/exclude Include/exclude child pages with particular page labels
Index terms Check to use page labels as index terms
Enable numbered headings Check to number your headings and table of contents

Keep multi-column page layouts

Uses the Confluence page layout in the export
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 on all pages that the table is exported onto
Pagebreak Selecting this option will insert a page break after every Confluence page in the PDF export
Show 'Table Of Content' macro output Displays TOC content in exports
Show 'Children' macro output Displays children macro content in exports
Convert image gallery tables to lists 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 an table is assigned a caption using the Scroll Title macro, you can select whether to display that caption before or after the table
Optimize links for printing When enabled, a footer section is added to the exported document displaying the full URLs of all links on the page. Further customizations can be made to suffixes that are included for links to pages, figures and tables within the exported document.
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.
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
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.
Expanded levels

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

Bookmarks Panel Selecting this option will automatically display the bookmark panel when the export is opened

Next steps

Once you have defined the general template settings, you can start working on the template's formatting by styling the text on the 'Styles' tab.

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