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Html2Pdf

Latest stable release : v4.6.0 (2016-03-30)

How to use:

Requirements

HTML2PDF works with PHP 5.3.2 and above.

Installation

This package can be installed in your project through composer.

composer require spipu/html2pdf

If you wish to try html2pdf outside a main project, you can just clone the project and run composer:

git clone https://github.com/spipu/html2pdf.git
cd html2pdf
composer install

Recommendations

  • Look at the examples provided to see how it works.

  • It is very important to provide valid HTML 4.01 to the converter, but only what is in the <body>. Use the <page> tag.

  • for borders: it is advised that they are like solid 1mm #000000

  • for padding, they are applicable only on tags table, th, td, div, li

  • A default font can be specified, if the requested font does not exist or if no font is specified:

    $html2pdf->setDefaultFont('Arial');

  • The possibility to protect your PDF is present, CF Example 7.

  • Some tests can be enabled (true) or disabled (false):

    • setTestIsImage method: test that images must exist

    • setTestTdInOnePage method: test that the contents of TDs fit on one page

  • A DEBUG mode to know the resources used is present. It is activated by adding the following command just after the contructor (see Example 0): $htmlpdf->setModeDebug();

  • Some specific tags have been introduced:

    • <page></page> (CF Exemple 7 & wiki)

      • Determines the orientation, margins left, right, top and bottom, the background image
      • and the background color of a page, its size and position, the footer.
      • It is also possible to keep the header and footer of the previous pages,
      • through the attribut pageset="old" (see Example 3 & 4 & wiki)
    • <page_header></page_header> (CF Example 3 & wiki)

    • <page_footer></page_footer> (CF Example 3 & wiki)

    • <nobreak></nobreak> (CF wiki)

      • Used to force the display of a section on the same page.
      • If this section does not fit into the rest of the page, a page break is done before.
    • <barcode></barcode> (CF Examples 0 & 9 & wiki)

      • Can insert barcodes in pdfs, CF Examples 0 and 9
      • the possible types of codebar are alls of TCPDF
    • <qrcode></qrcode> (CF Example 13 & wiki)

    • <bookmark></bookmark> (CF Examples 7 & About & wiki)

      • Can insert bookmark in pdfs, CF Example 7 and About.
      • It is also possible to automatically create an index at the end of document (CF Example About & wiki)
    • css property rotate:

      • Values : 0, 90, 180, 270
      • Works only on div (cf example 8)

Change log:

See on this page: http://html2pdf.fr/en/download

Help & Support:

For questions and bug reports, please use the GitHub issues page. You may also find some help of the official forum (link below).

Information:

License:

 This program is distributed under the LGPL License,
 for more information see the LICENSE file or go to
 http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html

 Copyright 2008-2016 by Laurent Minguet

Thanks:

  • Olivier Plathey: for have made FPDF
  • Nicola Asuni: for the changes he has agreed to make to TCPDF
  • yAronet: for hosting support forum
  • Everyone who helped me to develop this library and to bring the texts