Wednesday, 16 September 2015


HTML to PDF introduction

Setting paper size in FPDF

mPDF is a simple and popular tool for shared hosting users to create and convert UTF-8 encoded HTML pages to PDF files.

The yii2-mpdf extension is a Yii2 wrapper component for the mPDF library with enhancements. The mPDF library offers ability to generate PDF files from UTF-8 encoded HTML. This library is based on FPDF andHTML2FPDF, with a number of enhancements. The key features in the library are to be able to generate PDF files 'on-the-fly' from HTML content, handling different languages. See the list of features and/or examples for the library. The yii2-mpdf extension offers an easy way to integrate and use the mPDF library within your Yii application with subtle enhancements. 

The preferred way to install this extension is through composer. Either run:
  1. $ php composer.phar require kartik-v/yii2-mpdf "*"
or add:
  1. "kartik-v/yii2-mpdf": "*"
to the require section of your composer.json file. Then run:
  1. php composer.phar update
to get the updated package on your application install.

Install and  Use    

Settings \kartik\mpdf\Pdf

The extension includes the \kartik\mpdf\Pdf Component class (which extends and builds upon the yii/base/Component class).

mPDF Usage

How to set or resize margin in mPDF ?
How to change paper orientation in mPDF ?
How to change font size in mPDF ?
How to change paper size in mPDF ?


If you want to be more specific about encoding and page size, you can put those parameters when initializing mPDF class like this:

$mpdf = new mPDF('utf-8', 'A4');

You can even specify actual page size in mm. In the example below the page size will be 190mm wide x 236mm height:

1$mpdf = new mPDF('utf-8', array(190,236));

If you want full functionality, you can even specify margins and if the page is landscape like this:

$mpdf = new mPDF('',    // mode - default ''
2 '',    // format - A4, for example, default ''
3 0,     // font size - default 0
4 '',    // default font family
5 15,    // margin_left
6 15,    // margin right
7 16,     // margin top
8 16,    // margin bottom
9 9,     // margin header
10 9,     // margin footer
11 'L');  // L - landscape, P - portrait


* First find required data
* Create php file receipt-print.php. This file used to display format for pdf file.
* Use renderPartial funtion to send values to display receipt-print.php and assign object to $html variable
* Create mpdf object assign parameters.
* Write html and create output.

public function actionPrintCommonReceipt($receipt_no, $ccid)
            throw new ForbiddenHttpException;
            $model = $this->findModel($receipt_no, $ccid);
            $modelsReceiptitems = $model->receiptitems;
            $student = $this->findStudentDetails($model->students_admission_number,$ccid);

            $cent = Center::findone(['ccid'=>$ccid]);
            $html = $this->renderPartial('receipt-print',[
                'model' => $model,
                'modelsReceiptitems' => $modelsReceiptitems,
                'student' => $student,
                //$imgSrc = Yii::$app->urlManager->createAbsoluteUrl('site/loadimage');
$mpdf = new mPDF('utf-8', 'A4',0,'',15,15,5,5,4,9,'P');
//$mpdf->WriteHTML('<watermarkimage src='.$imgSrc.' alpha="0.33" size="50,30"/>');
$mpdf->showWatermarkImage = true;
$mpdf->Output($title.'.pdf', "I");

mPDF settings to Custom Paper Size

How to set the page in landscape mode in mpdf ?

// Define a Landscape page size/format by name
$mpdf=new mPDF('utf-8', 'A4-L');

mPDF set to half of paper size A4 

They even give an example with custom size:
Example with a custom 210x148 mm page size:
$pdf = new FPDF('P','mm',array(210,148));

$mpdf = new mPDF('utf-8', array(210,148),0,'',15,15,5,5,4,9,'P');


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    very helpful for change data to pdf format