danielboendergaard/phantom-pdf

A Package for generating PDF files using PhantomJS

v1.2.2 2016-07-05 13:41 UTC

README

A Package for generating PDF files using PhantomJS. The package is framework agnostic, but provides integration with Laravel.

Notice: This package only ships with the 64-bit Linux version of PhantomJS. If you want to use it with another version you can reference it in the configuration.

Installation

Run composer require danielboendergaard/phantom-pdf

Usage

$pdf = new PdfGenerator;

// Set a writable path for temporary files
$pdf->setStoragePath('storage/path');

// Saves the PDF as a file (optional)
$pdf->saveFromView($html, 'filename.pdf');

// Returns a Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\BinaryFileResponse
return $pdf->createFromView($html, 'filename.pdf');

PhantomJS Version

This package uses PhantomJS 1.9.8 x64 which is included in the package. If you want to use another version its easy

$pdf->setBinaryPath('/some/path/phantomjs');

Customizing the conversion script

If you want to use another script to execute with PhantomJS, this it how you do it.

$pdf->useScript('`/path/to/script');

Laravel integration

Installation

For Laravel 4, use the 0.10.0 branch

Add LaravelServiceProvider in the providers array in config/app.php

'providers' => [
  'PhantomPdf\Laravel\LaravelServiceProvider'
]
Facades (optional)

Add the facade to the aliases array in app/config/app.php (optional)

'aliases' => [
  'PDF' => 'PhantomPdf\Laravel\PDFFacade'
]

Usage

class SampleController extends Controller {

  public function index()
  {
    return PDF::createFromView(view('index'), 'filename.pdf');
  }

  // Save the pdf to disk
  public function save()
  {
      PDF::saveFromView(view('index'), 'path/filename.pdf');
  }

  // Usa via injection
  public function foo(PdfGenerator $pdf)
  {
    return $pdf->createFromView(view('path'), 'filename.pdf');
  }
}