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Class: Laravel and PHP HTML to PDF converter
Generate PDF documents from HTML using wkhtmltopdf
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Date: 8 months ago
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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