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Laravel and PHP HTML to PDF converter: Generate PDF documents from HTML using wkhtmltopdf

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This package can generate PDF documents from HTML using wkhtmltopdf.

It can take a HTML text string and converts it to a PDF document using the wkhtmltopdf by executing it under X-Windows environment that runs on a virtual image buffer on memory.

It does not require a graphics card for you to see the document on a screen to render the PDF document.

The generated PDF document is served for download as the output of the current script that is being executed.

Although the package was meant to be run using Laravel, it can be used without requiring that framework to be installed.

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> A Simple package for easily generating PDF documents from HTML.This package is specially for laravel but you can use this without laravel.


Install wkhtmltopdf

This was tested on:

  • Ubuntu 14.04 x64
  • Ubuntu 16.04 x64
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xvfb libfontconfig wkhtmltopdf

For docker

RUN apt-get update && apt-get install xvfb libfontconfig wkhtmltopdf

Upddate Composer

composer require nahidulhasan/html2pdf

If laravel version < 5.5, add the ServiceProvider to the providers array in config/app.php


You can optionally use the facade for shorter code. Add this to your facades:

'Pdf'  => NahidulHasan\Html2pdf\Facades\Pdf::class,

Basic Usage

To create PDF add something like this to one of your controllers.

use NahidulHasan\Html2pdf\Facades\Pdf;

$document = Pdf::generatePdf('<h1>Test</h1>');

You can also create PDF from directly calling laravel blade file. Suppose you have a mail template named greeting in view/mails folder and want to send parameter then you have to call generatePdf method as described in below

<!-- mail template stored in resources/views/mails/greeting.blade.php -->

$document =  Pdf::generatePdf(view('mails.greeting', ['name' => 'James', 'testVar' => 'demo']));

Now If you want to send mail to your client attaching pdf then you can follow this code

 * Build the message.
 * @return $this
public function build()
    return $this->from('')
                ->attachData($document, 'Invoice.pdf');

Download pdf

Save the PDF to a file in a specific folder, and then download it

use NahidulHasan\Html2pdf\Pdf;

$obj = new Pdf();

$html = '<html><body>'
    . '<p>Put your html here, or generate it with your favourite '
    . 'templating system.</p>'
    . '</body></html>';

$invoice = $obj->generatePdf($html);

define('INVOICE_DIR', public_path('uploads/invoices'));

if (!is_dir(INVOICE_DIR)) {
    mkdir(INVOICE_DIR, 0755, true);

$outputName = str_random(10);
$pdfPath = INVOICE_DIR.'/'.$outputName.'.pdf';

File::put($pdfPath, $invoice);

$headers = [
    'Content-Type' => 'application/pdf',
    'Content-Disposition' =>  'attachment; filename="'.'filename.pdf'.'"',

return response()->download($pdfPath, 'filename.pdf', $headers);

Other Usage

It is also possible to use the following methods :

### Running without Laravel

You can use this library without using Laravel.


use NahidulHasan\Html2pdf\Pdf;

$obj = new Pdf(); $document = $obj->generatePdf('<h1>Test</h1>');

### License

Html2PDF for Laravel is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license

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