Margins in export

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Kit Lloyd

03 Nov, 2014 05:38 AM

Hi Brett,

I am probably missing something, but when I change the margin size in Preferences -> Export, it does not seem to make any difference to the PDF layout produced. I have tried several different styles, but without success. Where am I going wrong?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 03 Nov, 2014 03:28 PM

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    How are you doing the PDF export, and is it paginated or continuous


  2. 2 Posted by Kit Lloyd on 04 Nov, 2014 04:06 AM

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    Hi Brett,

    I use the Export Drawer and I was using Continuous.

    I checked with Paginated and margins seems to work there ok, so I guess
    I'll just use Paginated in future.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Brett on 04 Nov, 2014 02:30 PM

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    Right. Continuous PDF export doesn't go through the print system, so the
    margins don't take effect. You can, however adjust them through CSS
    using the "Extra CSS" field in Style preferences with something like:

    @media print {
    #wrapper {
    padding-top: 20px;
    padding-left: 50px;
    padding-right: 50px;
    padding-bottom: 20px;

    Haven't tested that, but it should get you started. If you leave out the
    "@media print" and its brackets, you'll also see the changes in the


  4. 4 Posted by Avi Flax on 18 Jan, 2016 02:40 PM

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    Continuous PDF export doesn't go through the print system, so the margins don't take effect.

    This is unintuitive. I just lost 15 minutes with this. The tab in Preferences is labeled “Export” — the section on Margins has no indication that it applies only to printing. Please fix. (Great app BTW.)

  5. 5 Posted by Avi Flax on 18 Jan, 2016 02:49 PM

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    This was kinda a pain. After a bunch of trial and error I ended up using this to get a decent non-paginated PDF:

    #wrapper { 
        padding: 30px 5px 2000px 30px;
        font-size: 70% !important;

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