Saturday, March 8, 2014

pdf using php and fpdf

how can we generate a pdf using php and fpdf

What is FPDF?

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.
FPDF has other advantages: high level functions. Here is a list of its main features:

1. download fpdf packeage .
2. pdfExample.php 


<?php
require('fpdf.php');

$pdf = new FPDF();
$pdf->AddPage();
$pdf->SetFont('Arial','B',16);
$pdf->Cell(40,10,'Hello World!');
$pdf->Output();
?>


Header, footer, page break and image

<?php
require('fpdf.php');

class PDF extends FPDF
{
// Page header
function Header()
{
    // Logo
    $this->Image('logo.png',10,6,30);
    // Arial bold 15
    $this->SetFont('Arial','B',15);
    // Move to the right
    $this->Cell(80);
    // Title
    $this->Cell(30,10,'Title',1,0,'C');
    // Line break
    $this->Ln(20);
}

// Page footer
function Footer()
{
    // Position at 1.5 cm from bottom
    $this->SetY(-15);
    // Arial italic 8
    $this->SetFont('Arial','I',8);
    // Page number
    $this->Cell(0,10,'Page '.$this->PageNo().'/{nb}',0,0,'C');
}
}

// Instanciation of inherited class
$pdf = new PDF();
$pdf->AliasNbPages();
$pdf->AddPage();
$pdf->SetFont('Times','',12);
for($i=1;$i<=40;$i++)
    $pdf->Cell(0,10,'Printing line number '.$i,0,1);
$pdf->Output();
?>

 

Cell

Cell(float w [, float h [, string txt [, mixed border [, int ln [, string align [, boolean fill [, mixed link]]]]]]])


$pdf->Cell(20,10,'Title',1,1,'C');

SetFont

// Times regular 12
$pdf->SetFont('Times');
// Arial bold 14
$pdf->SetFont('Arial','B',14);
// Removes bold
$pdf->SetFont('');
// Times bold, italic and underlined 14
$pdf->SetFont('Times','BIU');

 

Family font. It can be either a name defined by AddFont() or one of the standard families (case insensitive):
  • Courier (fixed-width)
  • Helvetica or Arial (synonymous; sans serif)
  • Times (serif)
  • Symbol (symbolic)
  • ZapfDingbats (symbolic)
It is also possible to pass an empty string. In that case, the current family is kept.
style
Font style. Possible values are (case insensitive):
  • empty string: regular
  • B: bold
  • I: italic
  • U: underline

 


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