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.

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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.




  • The function chrome_print() has been significantly enhanced. Now it prints web pages and R Markdown documents to PDF through the Chrome DevTools Protocol instead of the simple command-line call (like in v0.1). It also supports capturing screenshots.



Reference manual

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0.2 by Yihui Xie, a month ago

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Authors: Yihui Xie [aut, cre] , Romain Lesur [aut, cph] , Christophe Dervieux [ctb] , RStudio , Inc. [cph] , Adam Hyde [ctb] (paged.js in resources/js/) , Min-Zhong Lu [ctb] (resume.css in resources/css/) , Zulko [ctb] (poster-relaxed.css in resources/css/)

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

MIT + file LICENSE license

Imports rmarkdown, bookdown, htmltools, jsonlite, later, processx, servr, httpuv, xfun

Suggests testit, xaringan

System requirements: Pandoc (>= 2.2.3)

Imported by rmd, sinx.

See at CRAN