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Print pages and export PDFs

Learn how to print pages from your doc, plus how to generate PDFs of your pages or entire docs

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If you have a doc or page of a doc that you’d like to share with someone as an un-editable file, like an invoice or summary, you can export that doc or page as a PDF directly from Coda. You can also use the same exporting feature to print pages of your Coda doc.

ℹ️ Looking to share your doc directly on Coda? Check out this help article on other ways to share your doc!

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Export docs and pages as PDFs

The steps below outline how to export either your whole doc or individual pages from a doc as a PDF.

💡 Tip: If you're trying to export a single page, make sure to navigate to that page first before following these steps.

  1. Bring your cursor next to your doc title in the upper left corner to expose the three-dot menu ( ... )

  2. Click the three-dots to open a drop down of doc options

  3. Hover over Print & PDF. Then select Export to PDF.

  4. You will see the option to export the entire doc, the page you’re currently on (this page), or the page you’re currently on and its subpages (this page + subpages). Select the option you'd like.

  5. Choose either Landscape or Portrait orientation.

  6. Choose the desired size of the PDF.

  7. Then click Export.

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You’ll see a notification towards the bottom of your Coda doc that your content is being exported as a PDF. When ready, the doc or page will automatically download in your browser. This can take a few minutes, especially for large exports. Once downloaded, you can open, move, or attach the PDF as needed, as supported by your browser and device.​

A few things to note:

  • You can only do one export at a time, so if you want to export multiple pages from a doc, you must wait until your PDF export request has finished before beginning another export.

  • Wide tables will not be shrunk to fit the page, which may result in columns from wide tables being cut off in the exported PDF. We recommend trying the landscape orientation for these cases.

  • Hyperlinks are clickable in a PDF and will bring you to the indicated website, but linked references within the doc (such as people, tables, rows, or pages) are not clickable, and won’t navigate to the reference within Coda.

Print docs and pages

Currently, Coda supports printing only individual pages from your doc. If you would like to print an entire doc, or a page and its subpages, we recommend exporting your doc to PDF and then printing via the PDF viewer/editor of your choosing. You can follow the steps above to generate that PDF.

Print a page

There are two ways to print a page from your Coda doc:

  1. Hover your cursor next to your doc name (upper left corner) to expose the three-dot doc title menu ( ... ). Hover over Print & PDF, then select Print.

  2. Use keyboard shortcuts: Command+P on Mac, or Ctrl+P on PC.

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The printing dialog will then open, where you can choose a printer and adjust the printing settings as you normally would. Most browsers will also support saving to PDF from their print dialog, as well as some basic page settings, so you can customize your print settings.


Why are the tables cut off in my PDF or printed page?

Wide tables aren’t shrunk to fit when exporting to a PDF. If you have wide tables, try using the landscape orientation when exporting or printing.

How do I export just one page from a doc?

If you are exporting one page, click into that page in your Coda doc. Then follow the steps in the section above to initiate the export. Be sure to choose this page in the export options.

Why am I getting an error when I try to export my doc as a PDF?

The doc might be too big for us to export as a PDF. If that’s the case, we recommend exporting individual pages instead, or breaking up your pages into smaller subpages if your page is too big to export, too.

Are page comments included when printing or exporting?

No, comments are not included. We recommend copying comments over to a separate doc as text, and exporting from there.

How can I customize the formatting or layout of my printed doc?

You can choose your orientation (landscape or portrait) and paper size during the export process, and many browsers support other settings, like margins or scale.

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