pagedown v0.2


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Paginate the HTML Output of R Markdown with CSS for Print

Use the paged media properties in CSS and the JavaScript library 'paged.js' to split the content of an HTML document into discrete pages. Each page can have its page size, page numbers, margin boxes, and running headers, etc. Applications of this package include books, letters, reports, papers, business cards, resumes, and posters.



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Paginate the HTML Output of R Markdown with CSS for Print. You only need a modern web browser (e.g., Google Chrome) to generate PDF. No need to install LaTeX to get beautiful PDFs.

This R package stands on the shoulders of two giants to support typesetting with CSS for R Markdown documents: Paged.js and ReLaXed (we only borrowed some CSS from the ReLaXed repo and didn't really use the Node package).

You may install this package from Github:


This package requires a recent version of Pandoc (>= 2.2.3). If you use RStudio, you are recommended to install the Preview version (>= 1.2.1070), which has bundled Pandoc 2.x, otherwise you need to install Pandoc separately.

Below are some existing R Markdown output formats and examples.

Paged HTML documents (pagedown::html_paged)

A paged HTML document

Journal of Statistical Software article (pagedown::jss_paged)

A JSS article

Resume (pagedown::html_resume)

An HTML resume



A poster of the ReLaXed style


A poster of the Jacobs University style

Business cards (pagedown::business_card)

A business card

Letters (pagedown::html_letter)

A letter in HTML

Other examples

Authors and contributors

The main authors of this package are Yihui Xie (RStudio) and Romain Lesur. Romain has received a grant from the Shuttleworth Foundation for his work on both Paged.js and pagedown.

Shuttleworth Funded

You can find the full list of contributors of pagedown here. We always welcome new contributions. In particular, if you are familiar with CSS, we'd love to include your contributions of more creative and beautiful CSS stylesheets in this package. It is also very helpful if you don't know CSS but just tell us the creative and beautiful web pages you have seen, since other CSS experts may be able to port them into pagedown.

Functions in pagedown

Name Description
html_letter Create a letter in HTML
poster_relaxed Create posters in HTML
html_resume Create a resume in HTML
jss_paged Create an article for the Journal of Statistical Software
html_paged Create a paged HTML document suitable for printing
chrome_print Print a web page to PDF or capture a screenshot using the headless Chrome
find_chrome Find Google Chrome or Chromium in the system
book_crc Create a book for Chapman & Hall/CRC
business_card Create business cards
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Type Package
License MIT + file LICENSE
SystemRequirements Pandoc (>= 2.2.3)
Encoding UTF-8
LazyData true
RoxygenNote 6.1.1
NeedsCompilation no
Packaged 2019-03-06 03:24:20 UTC; yihui
Repository CRAN
Date/Publication 2019-03-06 22:10:23 UTC

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