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TCPDF Methods


All the TCPDF methods can be used, by using the pdf property:


Display Mode

You can change how your PDF document will be displayed, with the SetDisplayMode method:

$html2pdf = new \Spipu\Html2Pdf\Html2Pdf('P', 'A4', 'en');

The parameters are:

Parameter Default Description
$zoom The zoom to use. It can be one of the following string values or a number indicating the zooming factor to use.
  • fullpage: displays the entire page on screen
  • fullwidth: uses maximum width of window
  • real: uses real size (equivalent to 100% zoom)
  • default: uses viewer default mode
$layout SinglePage The page layout. Possible values are:
  • SinglePage Display one page at a time
  • OneColumn Display the pages in one column
  • TwoColumnLeft Display the pages in two columns, with odd-numbered pages on the left
  • TwoColumnRight Display the pages in two columns, with odd-numbered pages on the right
  • TwoPageLeft (PDF 1.5) Display the pages two at a time, with odd-numbered pages on the left
  • TwoPageRight (PDF 1.5) Display the pages two at a time, with odd-numbered pages on the right
$mode UseNone A name object specifying how the document should be displayed when opened:
  • UseNone Neither document outline nor thumbnail images visible
  • UseOutlines Document outline visible
  • UseThumbs Thumbnail images visible
  • FullScreen Full-screen mode, with no menu bar, window controls, or any other window visible
  • UseOC (PDF 1.5) Optional content group panel visible
  • UseAttachments (PDF 1.6) Attachments panel visible

Document Information

You can change the document information, with the following methods:

$html2pdf = new \Spipu\Html2Pdf\Html2Pdf('P', 'A4', 'en');
$html2pdf->pdf->SetAuthor('LAST-NAME Frist-Name');
$html2pdf->pdf->SetTitle('My Pdf Document');
$html2pdf->pdf->SetSubject('it will be about something important');
$html2pdf->pdf->SetKeywords('example, keywords, others');

Document Protection

You can protect your PDF document, with the setProtection method:

$html2pdf->pdf->SetProtection($permissions, $userPass, $ownerPass, $mode, $pubkeys);

The parameters are:

Parameter Default Description
$permissions the set of permissions (specify the ones you want to block):
  • print : Print the document;
  • modify : Modify the contents of the document by operations other than those controlled by 'fill-forms', 'extract' and 'assemble';
  • copy : Copy or otherwise extract text and graphics from the document;
  • annot-forms : Add or modify text annotations, fill in interactive form fields, and, if 'modify' is also set, create or modify interactive form fields (including signature fields);
  • fill-forms : Fill in existing interactive form fields (including signature fields), even if 'annot-forms' is not specified;
  • extract : Extract text and graphics (in support of accessibility to users with disabilities or for other purposes);
  • assemble : Assemble the document (insert, rotate, or delete pages and create bookmarks or thumbnail images), even if 'modify' is not set;
  • print-high : Print the document to a representation from which a faithful digital copy of the PDF content could be generated. When this is not set, printing is limited to a low-level representation of the appearance, possibly of degraded quality.
  • owner : (inverted logic - only for public-key) when set permits change of encryption and enables all other permissions.
$userPass user password. Empty by default.
$ownerPass null owner password. If not specified, a random value is used.
$mode 0 encryption strength: 0 = RC4 40 bit; 1 = RC4 128 bit; 2 = AES 128 bit; 3 = AES 256 bit.
$pubkeys null array of recipients containing public-key certificates ('c') and permissions ('p'). For example: array(array('c' => 'file://../examples/data/cert/tcpdf.crt', 'p' => array('print')))