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PDF Styling

To control the look and feel of your PDF outputs, we recommend that you follow the PDF Styling Workflow. This involves creating or editing a PDF layout, which is where you define the style settings for your PDF. You can use the PDF layout to control a wide range of styles for your PDF, including font styles and colors, spacing, and page breaks, all without any programming knowledge.

Paligo comes with a built-in PDF layout that you can use. You can also Create a Layout and edit them to meet your own requirements. To find out about the various PDF styling and customization settings, see PDF Layout Editor Options.

For PDF, all of the styling is done through the layout (there is no CSS involved). When you publish, Paligo uses the underlying XSLT to take your content and transform it into PDF and applies your styling choices in the process.



To make changes beyond what the Layout Editor provides, you will need a customization. Please contact your account manager or support for more information.

The steps you should follow to style your PDF output are:

  1. Create your content in Paligo topics and add it to a publication. Some parts of the content can be styled by using attributes, for example, you can set image sizes. But you will apply most of the styling in the PDF layout.

  2. Create a Layout or Edit a Layout.

    With PDFs, the majority of the styling settings are set in the PDF layout.

  3. Use the PDF Layout Editor Options to control the style of the various elements in your PDF output, including headings, subheadings, font colors, font sizes, spacing and more.

  4. Publish to PDF using the PDF layout you edited.