Making PDFs in Confluence

New Zealand PohutukawaIn the mailbag this week, a reader asked if there’s a way to convert a Confluence wiki into a PDF. When we get our Confluence wiki off the ground, this will be an absolute necessity for our team too since we have some customers who are not online 24/7.

I’ve found two ways to make a PDF:

1. Make a PDF of a single Confluence page

  1. In Confluence, find the page that you want to turn into a PDF.
  2. Click Tools, then select Export to PDF.
  3. Save the PDF somewhere you’ll be able to find it.

2. Make a PDF of a Confluence space or selected pages

  1. In Confluence, find the space you want to save as a PDF.
  2. Click Browse, then select Advanced.
  3. Click PDF Export.
  4. Click Select All to save the whole site as a PDF, or select the pages you want to save as a PDF. Note: There is also a link on this page for the PDF Stylesheet if you want to change the appearance of the PDF.
  5. Click Export.
  6. When the export is complete, click the link for Download here.
  7. Save the PDF somewhere you’ll be able to find it.

That’s it. Pretty straightforward!

Resources:
Exporting Confluence Pages and Spaces to PDF
Customising the Appearance of PDF Exports

 

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  1. concerto49 says:

    Great explanation. Something to watch out for though. If a space is very big, exporting it out in Confluence might take a very long time a generate out of memory exceptions.

  2. Phil says:

    Hi Jenny
    I came across your post on transferring Confluence pages from one server to another, then discovered this post. We did quite a lot of testing on Scroll PDF Exporter (albeit on Confluence 3.5 in the days of Wiki Markup) and were really really impressed by it.

    http://www.k15t.com/software/scroll-pdf-exporter/overview

    Same licensing as Confluence: 10 users 10 bucks, many users many bucks!

    Phil

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