Does a page class or container tag exist for PDF export?

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Dave C.

06 Jun, 2016 01:37 AM

I'd like to add a border around each page in a PDF document. Is there a tag that wraps each "page" or should I try writing a preprocessor to add it?

I will be using `hr` or `h2` page breaks in the prefs (unless there's an easier way).

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 06 Jun, 2016 02:00 AM

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    There's really no good way to do this in the current setup. The PDF generator sees the document as one long element and splits it over pages, so at the time of rendering, the rectangles for each page aren't defined.


  2. 2 Posted by David Cross on 07 Jun, 2016 11:40 AM

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    Hi Brett,

    I was thinking a pre-processor that wrapped horizontal rules in tags (ie. `<\div>---------<div>` with returns in the right places). Then, size those divs with points (not pixels) in the print styles.

    Which leads to a secondary question: what measurement do the margins in prefs use. It doesn't specify.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Brett on 07 Jun, 2016 12:36 PM

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    The div plan is feasible, but it's going to be painful. Let me know if you figure out a solution.

    The margins in prefs are points that are passed to the print system the way a print setup dialog does. They're not CSS.


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