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An MkDocs plugin to export content pages as PDF files

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MkDocs PDF Export Plugin

The plugin is based on ,the main change is use rst2pdf to convert doc to PDFs which support PDF navigation, another change is add a download icon on the page

An MkDocs plugin to export content pages as PDF files

The pdf-export plugin will export all markdown pages in your MkDocs repository as PDF files using pandoc and rst2pdf. The exported documents support many advanced features missing in most other PDF exports, such as PDF navigation.


  1. This package requires MkDocs version 1.0 or higher (0.17 works as well)
  2. Python 3.4 or higher
  3. pandoc, xelatex(to support Chinese)
    sudo apt install pandoc
    sudo apt install texlive texlive-latex-extra texlive-latex-recommended texlive-xetex


Install the package with pip:

pip install mkdocs-pdf-export-plugin

Enable the plugin in your mkdocs.yml:

    - search
    - mk2pdf-export

Note: If you have no plugins entry in your config file yet, you'll likely also want to add the search plugin. MkDocs enables it by default if there is no plugins entry set, but now you have to enable it explicitly.

More information about plugins in the [MkDocs documentation][mkdocs-plugins].


When building your repository with mkdocs build, you should now see the following message at the end of your build output:

Converting 17 files to PDF took 15.6s

In your site_dir you should now have a PDF file for every markdown page.


You may customize the plugin by passing options in mkdocs.yml:

    - mk2pdf-export:
        enabled_if_env: ENABLE_PDF_EXPORT


Setting this option will enable the build only if there is an environment variable set to 1. This is useful to disable building the PDF files during development, since it can take a long time to export all files. Default is not set.


Setting this to true will combine all pages into a single PDF file. All download links will point to this file. Default is false.


This option allows you to use a different destination for the combined PDF file. Has no effect when combined is set to false. Default is pdf/combined.pdf.


This option allows you to use a custom pandoc template to convert markdown file to pdf files.


    - mk2pdf-export:
├── docs
├── mkdocs.yml
├── site


From reporting a bug to submitting a pull request: every contribution is appreciated and welcome. Report bugs, ask questions and request features using [Github issues][github-issues]. If you want to contribute to the code of this project, please read the [Contribution Guidelines][contributing].

Special thanks

Special thanks go to [Lukas Geiter][lukasgeiter] for developing the [mkdocs-awesome-pages-plugin][awesome-pages-plugin] which was used as a base and for convincing [Stephan Hauser][shauser] to write a plugin for this.

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