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doctype with cfdocument to create PDF

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 I have a well formatted page using css that looks good in HTML.  I am attempting to open the page within CFDOCUMENT type="PDF" but the formatting is all broken.  

 By adding and removing the style sheet and other items in the file, I found that the DOCTYPE is somehow related.

 This is the doc type I am using with my HTML file...

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

 When I remove this line from the HTML file the page breaks and looks very much like the CFDOCUMENT's PDF file that doesn't look good.  So I assume that CFDOCUMENT either isn't reading this DOCTYPE or isn't compatible with it or something...
Is it in the right place?
 

 Here is my CFDOCUMENT statement..


<cfdocument pagetype="letter"
            format="PDF"
            unit="IN"
      marginbottom="0.3" margintop="0.4"
      overwrite="yes"
            fontembed = "Yes"
            orientation="portrait"
            encryption = "none"
           scale="85">
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> 
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<link href="/layout/css/stylesheet.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
</head>
<body>




 Thanks !
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CSS has never been very well supported in PDF with cfdocument. You can read the comments on the livedocs page http://livedocs.macromedia.com/coldfusion/7/htmldocs/00000236.htm and see some of the issues.

The best approach to this (if you really have to use a PDF) is create a CSS file for a printable version in HTML form then use that in PDF. Kind of like we used to do in the old days when pdf generation was really hard and you had to reload the page with the print css.

Sounds boring but trust me you will save yourself some pain.
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