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Dynamic layout's are not supported in PDF Generations

SA-6455

Summary



Issue with Dynamic Layout’s for PDF generations , even though they use Inline grid triple in the PDF generation it is showing in the stacked manner that is one by one rather than showing in three column format
If they move the sections layout’s to Smart/Freeform layout it is working as expected

Error Messages



User Interface look and feel is not good if we use Dynamic layouts


Steps to Reproduce



Run the flow which uses the activity pyAttachAsPDF for a dynamic layout section


Root Cause



The root cause of this problem is a defect in Pegasystems’ code/rules. 
In order to fit all of the content into a fixed-width document, content appear vertically stacked


Resolution



A browser can handle HTML layouts in a flexible way. A PDF is a static document with hard constraints on margins and layout. The only way to fix that issue is to modify and normalize the HTML so that it works within those constraints.
So it is advised that use free form layout or smart layout for HTMLtoPDF generation.

Published January 31, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020


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