Export/ Print the WHOLE Document WITH HEADER and FOOTER

I need to print and/ or export the WHOLE document - not just single pages - with spanning header and footer definitions. Header and footer should contain the usual information like page number, time stamp, etc.

Printing/ exporting the pages should also include the page icons (optionally at least).

Export format should be: Microsoft Word, Google Docs and PDF

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Hi @Pascal_A_Miserez, we didn’t get to this in the first version of PDF export & print, but it’s on the list of future improvements to consider.

I’d love to understand more about your needs - what type of content is in your docs, and for what purpose are you exporting the full content?

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Hello Nathan,

We produce a whole range of customer documents in A4 and A3, both portrait and landscape.

The documents always have a similar structure:
_ Title page
_ Legal Disclaimer
_ Management Summary
_ Table of Contents
_ 1 Chapter
__ 1.1 Chapter
___ 1.1.1 Chapter
___ 1.1.2 Chapter
__ 1.2 Chapter
_ 2 Chapter
_ 3 Chapter
_ …
_ Appendix A
_ Appendix B

(each item is a coda page)

The contents include continuous text, illustrations, (Coda-)tables, diagrams etc.

The documents are currently created manually: we export each page as a PDF file, concatenate it to a single PDF file and then convert it to a Microsoft Word document. Afterwards we copy the contents into a pre-formatted Word template.

The following features would be important for us to save this work:
_ Definition of page format (A3/ A4, Portrait/ Landscape)
_ Definition of margins
_ Definition of header and footer with the usual document variables (number of pages, print date, document version etc.)
_ Definitions to be set on an overall Coda document level and optionally on the Coda page level (page level settings override document level settings for the given page)

In addition, we would require:
_ Automatic hyphenation
_ (Continuously) numbered headings H1… H4 over all pages of a Coda document
_ Optional inclusion of page icons in a heading
_ TOC function analogous to Microsoft Word
_ Optional automatic zoom in/ out of a table/ illustration/ diagram to max. page width
_ Optional definition of styles for all styles in the output document
_ Export of the whole document and selected pages as PDF and Microsoft Word (.docx) file

For further questions/discussions I am at your disposal.

Kind regards, Pascal

nathan Codan
November 17

Hi @Pascal_A_Miserez, we didn’t get to this in the first version of PDF export & print, but it’s on the list of future improvements to consider.

I’d love to understand more about your needs - what type of content is in your docs, and for what purpose are you exporting the full content?

I’m also interested in something like this. I need Normal US 8.5" x 11", and potentially US Legal size. Headers, Footers (w/image support for logos/branding), Header levels, etc. Most important is the export to docx (MS Word). We would automate the initial creation of a draft document, to be exported and have final revisions and updates applied before production and delivery to our customer(s).

We’d also like to request this feature (headers + footers for each page that gets printed). It becomes necessary for any sort of official documents, and would also be best to know where the page divisions would be / margins so we can adjust the content for a given page to overflow or not.

Absolutely would require fulldoc support

This would be extremely useful for us as well.

We often use Coda to provide documentation to clients. Without fail, every single one of them asks if they can export it to Word or PDF.

Their reasoning is usually one of more of:

  • Coda is new and different (can’t do much about that)
  • they don’t want their users/staff to have to create and remember another password (and they may or may not want to dedicate IT resources to setting up Azure AD SSO or etc to read documents from a consultant), and
  • they are concerned about keeping the documents long term (i.e. beyond the length of their engagement with us and/or should Coda ever cease to exist, etc.)

Nearly ZERO of them have Google accounts.

Dear @Leif_Gilbertson, welcome to the community!

Print to *.PDF is working quite well, although there are still areas of improvement.

Concerning the footer, this post might give some inspiration

It’s not out of the box, but more on a maker’s mindset 🪄

I guess this counts for most non American companies, only start-ups use Gmail in BE, NL & FR . Gmail is seen as a private thing. Though the link with gmail is from a certain perspective understandable, it is not practical in the part of the world I live and work, it even gives Coda the outlook as a private thing, certainly not a business application. This is for now, I believe it will change over time when the product matures.

Printing is only printing the current page. This makes no sense in the context of “docs” and “pages”. It makes more sense to print the full document rather than the current page.

However, in practice, what would provide the most flexibility is being able to select which pages to print. I’m even thinking in a tree view component with checkboxes to select all subpages of a page to be printed

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