How to Convert HTML to PDF Using PHPby Cristina Puno
PDF or Portable Document Format is a popular file type that is often used for online documents. It's great for distributing downloadable written content, and is frequently used by governments and businesses alike. Because it's a format that's familiar to all, many applications allow the user to convert other document types to the PDF format. PHP is one programming language that has a built-in ability to convert to PDF. PHP scripts can be used to transform file types such as HTML into PDF files.
HTML to PDF Using HTML2FPDF
Download the HTML2FPDF Class Library files (see Resources).
Paste the following code in Notepad: AddPage(); $fp = fopen("yourfile.html","r"); $strContent = fread($fp, filesize("sample.html")); fclose($fp); $pdf->WriteHTML($strContent); $pdf->Output("yourfile.pdf"); echo "PDF file is generated successfully!"; ?> Replace "yourfile.html" with the name of the HTML file you wish to convert and "yourfile.pdf" with your desired PDF file name.
Save it as a PHP file.
Upload your PHP file, the HTML2FPDF Class Library files, and the HTML file that you wish to convert in the same directory on your site.
Access the PHP file on your website to convert the HTML file to PDF.
HTML to PDF Using DOMPDF
Download DOMPDF (see Resources).
Paste the following code in Notepad:'. '
Put your html here, or generate it with your favourite '. 'templating system.'. '