Handling Multi-Page Layouts in Page Designer

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5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

Hello everyone,

I've been working with Page Designer to create invoices that sometimes span more than a single A4 page due to the length of item lists. In tools like Excel, I've been able to manually manage page breaks and ensure that content flows smoothly from one page to the next. I'm facing challenges achieving this in Airtable's Page Designer.

The challenge:
When I have a list of items in an invoice that's very long, I need the content to seamlessly flow over multiple A4 pages, maintaining the same design format. This is something I could do in Excel by manually adjusting the beginning balance on a new page, but I'm struggling to replicate that here.

Has anyone encountered a similar issue? If so, how did you address it? Are there any workarounds or best practices that you've found effective?

I appreciate any insights or solutions you might have!

Thanks in advance!

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18 - Pluto
18 - Pluto

Unfortunately, that is not possible with Page Designer.

Airtable’s automations have the ability to create an extremely basic Google Document, but it creates extremely basic documents and won’t fit most people’s needs.

To automatically create a more professional document, you would need to turn to external tools.

There are dozens of different services out there that provide this functionality, such as Documint or Docs Automator or Formstack Documents or PDFMonkey, and there are many more out there as well.

All of these could be fully automated with Make which is a low-code/no-code automation tool that doesn’t require any knowledge of coding.

You could even use plain old fashioned Google Docs, Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft Word as well, which is typically the best option. These can all be automated by using Make as well.

There is a small learning curve with Make, which is why I created this basic navigation video to help. I also provide the links to a few other Make training resources there as well.

p.s. If you have a budget for your project and you’d like to hire an expert Airtable consultant to help you with any of this, please feel free to contact me through my website: Airtable consulting — ScottWorld