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Generated PDF not able to use the Pega CSS



On using the out of the box activity HTMLToPDF and passing the Perform harness as the HTML stream using the Property-Set-Stream method, the generated PDF does not show the styling and formatting as per CSS.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Convert the perform harness into a stream.
  2. Pass this stream to HTMLToPDF.
  3. Attach the generated PDF to the case.
  4. Open the attached PDF.

Root Cause

There is a limitation of the underlying PD4ML APIs which are used to generate the PDF document. It does not support some of the advanced CSS version 3 features of Pega sections


For proper alignment then use the "Free Form Layouts" instead of Dynamic layouts in this scenario.


Published April 1, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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