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Dynamic Layout format changes in generated PDF



Dynamic Layout format changes in generated PDF.  The contents of the layout become stacked vertically.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a sample section with Inline Grid Double layout.
  2. Convert this section to a PDF.
  3. Layout format changes to stack.

Root Cause

While using dynamic layouts (like inline grid double) in a section and creating a PDF, the output format is different from what was rendered on the screen. PD4ML is a third Party tool used for generating a PDF, there is an issue in that tool where it incorrectly interprets some media css. Product management is considering adding a newer version of PD4ML in a future version of the platform to address these issues.


Perform the following local-change to work around the issue.
In User skin , 
  1.  Go to Dynamic Layouts .
  2.  Clone the format "inline grid double" and change name like "pdf inline grid double"
  3. In the "pdf inline grid double" format, uncheck enable support for breakpoints.
  4. In the "inline grid double" format, add a new breakpoint with max-width:1px and in the format dropdown select "pdf inline grid double".
  5. Above the breakpoint should be the last breakpoint in the "inline grid double" format

Published February 27, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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