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PDF generates with incorrect format



User generates a PDF file using the out-of-the-box HTMLToPDF activity for an HTML rule which contains the Inline grid triple dynamic layout with borders. However, the grid format and borders are not applied in the PDF generated.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a section with Inline grid triple dynamic layouts with borders
  2. Include the section inside the HTML rule
  3. Create an activity to generate the PDF file using the out-of-the-box HTMLToPDF activity

Root Cause

A defect in Pegasystems’ code or rules. An issue with the PD4ML library.


Perform the following local-change:
  1. Add the below code to the respective HTML rule used for the generation of the PDF file:
     /* For Inline grid triple */
    .layout-content-inline_grid_triple > .content-item.content-field,
    .layout-content-inline_grid_triple > .content-item.content-label,
    .layout-content-inline_grid_triple > .content-item.content-layout,
    .layout-content-inline_grid_triple > .content-item.content-sub_section {
        display: inline-block !important;
        width: 33.28% !important; 
        margin: 0.0px 0 7.0px 0px !important;
        padding: 0 7.0px 0 0.0px !important;
        white-space: normal !important;
        vertical-align: top !important;

  2. Search for the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) code for the dynamic layout border using browser developer tools
  3. Add the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) code to pyCompactStylesForPDF.css


Published July 17, 2020 - Updated December 2, 2021

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