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System PDF printer

The recommended way of generating PDF files from Agile Cards is to use the PDF printer build into your browser or operating system. For example when using Google Chrome simply click 'Print Cards' button on 'Print Issues' screen and select 'Save as PDF' as a target printer like on the screenshots below:

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Javascript based PDF generator (only Agile Cards for JIRA Server, not available for Cloud)

In case you don't use Google Chrome and you don't have a PDF printer built into your operating system try the Javascript based PDF generator delivered with Agile Cards. In order to use it please click the 'Generate PDF' button on the 'Print issues' screen like on the screenshot below.

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There are some known issues with Javascript based PDF generator:

  1. There is no guarantee that the printout will exactly match the look of cards on the 'Print issues' screen. The PDF file is generated using Javascript library which may produce different results than the rendering engine of your browser.
  2. Images that are hosted outside your JIRA will most probably not be printed correctly. It's related to the Same Origin Policy of Internet browsers. See this document for technical details.
  3. Generating PDF files using Javascript is not supported on Internet Explorer 9.

Because of these reasons we recommend using PDF printer build into your browser or operating system wherever possible.

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Generation of PDF documents is only possible if your copy of Agile Cards is installed on Jira Server.

Although you will not be able to generate PDF documents directly from Agile Cards on Jira Cloud you may still be able to use the generic PDFprinter / distiller installed in your operating system.

Instead of printing issue cards directly you may want to generate a PDF document instead. There are several benefits of choosing PDF over direct printouts.

You can send a PDF document to your co-workers and they will receive a nicely formatted snapshot of the issues you are working on. Mind that you can build such a template that each issue is represented as a single full screen page with information on the front and reverse sides. Some of Agile Cards users prefer to use such a mean of communication to discuss their work with peers, stakeholders and customers.

You may also choose PDF document as a temporary media in case the computer you have access to Agile Cards from is not connected to any printer. In this case you can save the PDF document to a USBthumbdriveor send it over email and print it from somewhere else.

Last but not least: PDF documents are great for storage. Print your cards as PDF documents and back up the files for later audit or disaster recovery.

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How to create a PDF document

Go to "Cards preview and print" tab in Agile Cards and click "Generate PDF" button. Your new PDF document will be saved by the browser automatically.

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