Ignore context on export for specific user-groups



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    Thomas Rough (K15t)

    Hi Julian, 

    Thanks for reaching out to us. 

    Was I right in understanding that you only wanted certain sections of your page and/or space to be exported?

    You mentioned that your users are asking if there is a way to print only the part of interest for them. How did you manage your content? Did you use permissions in Confluence to only show specific content to specific user-groups with the relevant permissions?

    How would you envisage a feature to function as you mentioned, allowing your users to export only what they require?

    At the moment, the only way to further control the content being exported would be to use the Scroll Only or Scroll Ignore macros on your pages. Were you already using these macros?

    Cheers, Thomas (K15t Software)

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    Julian Bader

    Hi Thomas,

    thanks for your feedback. Let me try to visualize it a little bit.

    We organize the content like this at the moment:

    when used in confluence it is a good approach. However, our users need to export and print those pages.

    Exporting this will bring two boxes in the the PDF

    which is fine in general, but we do get some bad user feedback, as it is not very "readable" on paper, as there is too much "useless" information in between the content.

    Im aware of Scroll Only and Scroll Ignore, but they are not appropriate for our usecase.

    One option would be a modification of the Scroll Ignore:


    Just to clarify, we don't want to exclude users from information in general, but want to build an option to keep printouts as compact as possible, as printouts are only used in one subsidiary in general.

    Hope that helps.



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    Thomas Rough (K15t)

    Hi Julian, 

    Thanks for your response. 

    At the moment, we have no immediate plans to introduce additional options to the Scroll Ignore/Only macros but I can understand the benefit for your own use-case.

    You mentioned that with your tabbed content, that appears in the PDF Export as two boxes, that some of your readers have provided feedback that it is not very readable. Have they (or do you have) specific input on how you would like this to be improved? One problem that is faced is that the dynamic tabs remain clickable in Confluence but not in the static PDF export. 

    Did you have a preference for how this content is exporter? Or was labeling content so that it is ignored for specific user groups that perform the export (via the improvement to the Scroll Ignore macro) the best solution for your needs?

    Cheers, Thomas (K15t Software)

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    Thomas Rough (K15t)

    Hi Julian,

    I see that your latest response was actually sent to a no-reply address and thus was not included in this thread. 

    Your response:

    ''Hi Thomas, I guess labeling what should be ignored/exported in scroll ignore is the best approach on this. I just want the printouts to be as compact as possible. Regards Julian''

    I'll bring your feedback for this issue to our next development meeting and if there are any updates, I'll add the information directly here. 

    Cheers, Thomas (K15t Software)

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