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Can I change the margin space of my PDF?

rsimmons
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

PDFs waste a lot of margin space that could be better used for actual data. Are there ways, either documented or undocumented, where we can tweak the PDF output to use more real-estate on the pages?

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rsimmons
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

This is one of the templates being used for the pdf generation:
/lib/python2.7/site-packages/reportlab/platypus/doctemplate.py

There are leftMargin, rightMargin, topMargin, and bottomMargin variables that are set to one inch by default. If you modify this to a value (the values are in points, where one point is .013836") of your choosing, the Splunk generated PDFs will reflect the change immediately.

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thiluciano
New Member

I have the same problem here using Infoblox Reporting.
Needing to know where to make this setting/change.

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rsimmons
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

This is one of the templates being used for the pdf generation:
/lib/python2.7/site-packages/reportlab/platypus/doctemplate.py

There are leftMargin, rightMargin, topMargin, and bottomMargin variables that are set to one inch by default. If you modify this to a value (the values are in points, where one point is .013836") of your choosing, the Splunk generated PDFs will reflect the change immediately.

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carolinel
Loves-to-Learn

Where in Splunk can I find that template? Is this template specific to my account?  If not, do I have to be an administrator to update that file?

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thiluciano
New Member

I have the same problem here using Infoblox Reporting.
Needing to know where to make this setting/change.

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andrey2007
Contributor

Is it possible to increase font size in tables when generating pdf similar way?

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splunkrocks2014
Communicator

I have the same problems. Where can I change the default values of the margins? Thanks.

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puneethgowda
Communicator

same problem here can any one help us with above question

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