Export to pdf in landscape

I am trying to export a wide markdown table to pdf, it would look much better in landscape format. Can this be done from Joplin? I've looked in the app, but can't find any options to change the export format.

If anybody knows a trick to do this, I would be very happy :slight_smile:

Same question…anyone who can help me with this?

Currently not. You have to use print and use the Save to PDF... from the print dialog.

see Option to specify page size for PDF export

In that case I might also allow landscape for A4 and Letter. Most people wouldn’t use a landscape format as the default, so I think the workaround is better in this case.

Thanks @tessus, I don't know why I didn't think of that! :upside_down_face:

It works fine on windows, but not on my Debian system for some reason. That's an OS issue rather than a Joplin issue I think.

I think that if you're going to give the paper size option, the a landscape option would be good too. It comes in handy for printing tables.

Please add above comment to the other topic. I created the topic to see how many people are interested in such an option. The more people want something like this, the better the chance that a code change will be accepted by the dev. I can implement this in less than 10 minutes, but it takes a lot more time to get such a change accepted and merged.

Are you sure that a default landscape format makes sense? How many people really would want to export their notes to a landscape format? I mean if you set it to a certain setting it will always export it to the page format until one changes the setting again.

I’ve made the comment in the other thread.

I’m not suggesting that landscape should be default, just an option. Going into the settings and changing it to what you want wouldn’t be too hard.

Thanks for adding the comment to the other topic.

I understand that it is handy for printing tables, but you most likely won’t have tables in all your notes or want to have all your notes exported to a landscape format. I just think that this is really an edge case, but if a lot of people think this is a good idea, why not. First we need the ok from the dev anyway.

If you set the page size to setting X, then X is the default. Default means it will be used for every PDF export henceforth. (Until you change the setting again.)

I'm quite happy to change settings as and when required, that's what they're for :slight_smile:


Thanks for the solution mate! It helped me out with my issue in IP Login and in many more ways than I can share. :slight_smile:

I’ve added this to my own branch, which I use to add features that might only be relevant to me. So now I have this option to choose my own paper size for export: