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A Kohana module to convert HTML to a PDF document using wkhtmltopdf as the conversion backend

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HTML2PDF Document converter

HTML2PDF is a Kohana 3.x module that can be used to convert a HTML document into a PDF document. This module uses the wkhtmltopdf as a back-end to handle the conversions.


You must have the wkhtmltopdf static binary (at least version 0.10 RC1) installed onto your machine and in the PATH read by the user executing the PHP application


You can create a PDF document from HTML like so (Optionally specifying the HTML content)

$document = HTML2PDF::document($html)

From here you can apply some different formatting options to the document including

  • $document->body($html) - Set the HTML body content of the PDF
  • $document->header($html) - Set the HTML to render at the top of each page
  • $document->header_spacing($spacing) - Set the spacing between the content and header
  • $document->margins($top, $left, $bottom, $right) - Set the margins for the document (in millimeters)

See the class itself for all the available methods.

Finally you can then render the document as a PDF two different ways. You can eaither save the PDF to a file on the file-system, or you can convert the PDF and have the PDF BLOB returned.

// Save to the filesystem

// Save to filesystem and return temporary file path
$temp_path = $document->save();

// Convert and put the BLOB into a variable
$pdf_blob = $document->convert();