Hi all, generating the PDF from PHP coding is very time consuming work. In earlier days developers were using FPDF for generating PDF from PHP code. But in now a days there are several libraries are available which can generate the PDF from the HTML you provide to them. So there is no task included like measurement and all that.
In earlier days FPDF is used. Below are some features for that:
FPDF is a PHP class which allows to generate PDF files with pure PHP, that is to say without using the PDFlib library. F from FPDF stands for Free: you may use it for any kind of usage and modify it to suit your needs.
Here are the libraries which can generate PDF from the HTML directly.
dompdf is an HTML to PDF converter. dompdf is (mostly) CSS2.1 compliant HTML layout and rendering engine written in PHP. It is a style-driven renderer: it will download and read external stylesheets, inline style tags, and the style attributes of individual HTML elements. It also supports most presentational HTML attributes.
You can find the dompdf code at here. You will get the whole code with lots of examples developed in that.
TCPDF is an Open Source PHP class for generating PDF documents.
TCPDF project was started in 2002 and now it is freely used all over the world by millions of people. TCPDF is a Free Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS).
For more features checkout here.
I have included few of the libraries, but if you are aware of any other good library then share with all by commenting here.
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