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Github Wiki to pdf Converter

Github Wiki to pdf Converter allows you to generate HTML & PDF documentation from your Github wiki or any other markdown-based wiki. It is build on top of Limedocs Wiki Converter and html to pdf and contains new features and bug fixes, check the release notes to see them.



npm install -g wiki2pdf


Basic usage

# Clone your github wiki for example 
git clone
# Convert your wiki 
wiki2pdf ./

Usage help

  Usage: wiki2pdf [options] <wiki-dir>

  Convert a wiki


    -h, --help                   output usage information
    -V, --version                output the version number
    -f, --format <format>        Format to convert to. Either html, pdf, or all [default: html]
    -o, --output <output-dir>    Output dir [default: './']
    -t, --title <title>          Wiki title [default: Documentation]
    -d, --disable-inline-assets  Disable inlining of images, css and js in html document
    --logo-img <logo-file>       Logo image file
    --footer <footer>            PDF header and footers (format in HTML)
    --toc <toc-file>             Wiki TOC file
    --toc-level <level>          Table of contents deep level [default: 3]
    --highlight-theme <theme>    Highlighter theme [default: github]
    --css <css-file>             Additional CSS file
    --pdf-page-count             Enable PDF page count
    -v --verbose                 Verbose mode



Pages to be included in the documentation

By default, Github Wiki to pdf Converter will check for the following files to use as a table of contents (TOC):

  • (which is the default sidebar file on Github wikis)

When finding a TOC, wiki2pdf will only generate pages linked from this TOC. Supported link formats are:

  • Markdown links with local path [Call Log](Call-Log) / [Log]( / [Calls](/;
  • Markdown links with remote (http/https) path [Calls]( Only those links that are placed in TOC will be converted to local page ids;
  • Github wiki links [[Call Log]] / [[Call-Log]] / [[Call Log|Call-Log]] / [[Log|Call Log]].


By default, the HTML output format will generate a single-page HTML document of you wiki, with all assets inlined, such as images, css, and javascript. So all you need to transfer documentation (to a colleague for example) is to send him/her this unique file.

You can disable this inlining feature by passing --disable-inline-assets (or -d) such as several files will be generated for each of images, css and javascript files.

Table of contents (TOC)

The TOC is rendered using a fixed div in the HTML documentation. You can use --toc-level to prevent the TOC div to overlap the body element.


Page breaking

By default all TOC pages starts from a new page. Also with default css you will never see your code block or image broken in two pages. To add additional page breaking use style="page-break-before: always !important; with empty div element.

Code highlighting

Code highlighting is rendered using highlight.js. You can customize the theme used by using the --highlight-theme option. By default, github theme is used.

Footers and Headers (pdf rendering with node-html-pdf)

wiki2pdf --footer option be used to read the header or footer either out of the footer and header config object or out of the html source. You can either set a default header & footer or overwrite that by appending a page number (1 based index) to the id="pageHeader" attribute of a html tag.

You can use any combination of those tags. The library tries to find any element, that contains the pageHeader or pageFooter id prefix.

<div id="pageHeader">Default header</div>
<div id="pageHeader-first">Header on first page</div>
<div id="pageHeader-2">Header on second page</div>
<div id="pageHeader-3">Header on third page</div>
<div id="pageHeader-last">Header on last page</div>
<div id="pageFooter">Default footer</div>
<div id="pageFooter-first">Footer on first page</div>
<div id="pageFooter-2">Footer on second page</div>
<div id="pageFooter-last">Footer on last page</div>