grofgraf/laravel-pdf-merger

Package for Laravel that merges multiple PDFs into one.

1.0.1 2019-03-28 12:57 UTC

This package is auto-updated.

Last update: 2020-10-07 16:15:26 UTC


README

PDF merger for Laravel inspired by another package, created for personal use. Tested with Laravel 5.6.

Advantages

  • Also works with PDF versions above 1.4
  • Works with PHP 7

Installation

 $ composer require grofgraf/laravel-pdf-merger

Configuration

Make the following changes to the main configuration file located at config/app.php

'providers' => [
   ...
   GrofGraf\LaravelPDFMerger\Providers\PDFMergerServiceProvider::class
],

'aliases' => [
   ...
   'PDFMerger' => GrofGraf\LaravelPDFMerger\Facades\PDFMergerFacade::class
]

When merging PDFs versions above 1.4 or PDF strings, a temporary PDF will be created during the process and stored in storage/tmp directory, therefore you may need to create it beforehand. Also, note that this package requires Ghostscript installed on the server in order to functiona properly with PDF versions 1.5+. Install Guide

Usage

You can add PDFs for merging, by specifying a file path of PDF with addPathToPDF method, or adding PDF file as string with addPDFString method. The second argument of both methods is array of selected pages ('all' for all pages) and the third argument is PDFs orientation (portrait or landscape).

$merger->addPathToPDF('/path/to/pdf', 'all', 'P');
$merger->addPDFString(file_get_contents('path/to/pdf'), ['1', '2'], 'L')

You can set a merged PDF name by using setFileName method.

$merger->setFileName('merger.pdf');

In the end, finnish process with merge or duplexMerge method and use one of the output options for the merged PDF. The difference bwetween two methods is, that duplexMerge adds blank page after each merged PDF, if it has odd number of pages.

Available output options are:

  • inline()
  • download()
  • string()
  • save('path/to/merged.pdf')
$merger->merge();
$merger->inline();

Example usage

$merger = \PDFMerger::init();
$merger->addPathToPDF(base_path('/vendor/grofgraf/laravel-pdf-merger/examples/one.pdf'), [2], 'P');
$merger->addPDFString(file_get_contents(base_path('/vendor/grofgraf/laravel-pdf-merger/examples/two.pdf')), 'all', 'L');
$merger->merge();
$merger->save(base_path('/public/pdfs/merged.pdf'));

Authors

Credits

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2017 GrofGraf

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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