Better pagination for PDF notebooks

Some of my stakeholders would would prefer to printed Notebooks, but the PDF rendering engine does not do a great job of pagination and I am a bit embarrassed to share a PDF.

Currently, each notebook "view" starts on a new page.  This looks pretty bad when I add a view (ex. some of the vision components for my product) that only have a few lines of content.  On the other hand, when I add Initiatives to a notebook, individual initiatives get split across pages and it makes them hard to read.

The ideal behavior would look something like:

  • If multiple views can fit on a page, they should.
  • If a view cannot fit on a page, there should be some "smart" breakpoints defined.  For example, for the Initiatives view, there should be a smart breakpoint between initiatives.
  • I should be able to manually add a page break between views 
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  • Nov 19 2014
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  • DJ Curran commented
    June 05, 2015 18:18

    It would greatly streamline my need to create summary reports


  • Cameron O'Rourke commented
    September 20, 2015 22:18

    I agree. As of right now there is no view of initiatives that is useful. The list of initiatives has almost no information other than the initiative name. If you add each detailed initiative to a notebook, it awkwardly breaks the page on each initiative, and doesn't even show the features. 

  • Zach Rose commented
    July 19, 2016 15:49

    The default of one-view-per-page is definitely hindering my ability to make the most of notebooks in my organization. This idea would be a very welcome improvement!

  • John Seifert commented
    September 11, 2017 17:45

    Most people print from web-browser all the time.  The URL display of the notebook is great and continues to improve.  Aha! needs to provide the ability to print of the browser and reformat to selected printer/paper-type.   It would be nice to send that output direct to pdf too