Individual article PDFs

Each article can be exported to an individual PDF that will match the look and feel of your knowledge base. PDF exports can be toggled on and off globally as well as on an individual article basis.

To format and style your individual article PDFs, go to Settings > PDF.

Here, you can add:

  • Single PDF Watermark
  • Single PDF Password
  • Page Size (A4 vs. US letter)
  • PDF header HTML
  • PDF footer HTML

While PDFs will have the same styles as your theme, you can override the styles for your PDFs using the CSS class "hg-pdf". This way, PDF articles can have styling different than your online versions. You'd add these styles in Settings > Styles in the Custom CSS section.

For additional layers of security, watermarks and passwords can be added to your individual PDFs to prevent unauthorized sharing and access.

The header and footer sections here are not impacted by CSS; to add and style headers and footers, you'll need to use straight HTML with in-line styles. We recommend placing headers or footers within a div or table and adding in-line styles for the div or table to help position the text where you'd like it.

For example, our PDF footers include this chunk of HTML:

<div style="text-align: center; font-size: 11px">Copyright © 2015 – 2022 Silly Moose, LLC. All rights reserved.<br>Powered by KnowledgeOwl knowledge base software.</div>

This div will be aligned in the center with a font-size of 11px. It then displays our copyright statement.

Once you make changes to your Individual Article PDF settings, you'll only see the changes in:
  • Articles created after you made the changes
  • Articles edited and saved after you made the changes (we usually use a specific article to test with and add/remove a line of text and re-save to test our formatting changes)

Once you have the individual article PDF formatted the way you'd like, contact us to regenerate all of your existing articles' PDFs.

See PDF look and feel for more ways to style or customize your individual article PDFs!