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PDFGeneration - Anyone tried it??


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19 August 2010 at 9:33pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

On the topic of PDF generation, during my GitHub lurking I found another PDF / SilverStripe implementation using Flying Saucer -

No idea on the state of that but another example to try out :)


27 August 2010 at 11:40am (Last edited: 27 August 2010 11:56am), Community Member, 16 Posts

We had similar troubles doing html-to-pdf conversion. In the recent past we've has some success using LiveDocX. It's a Zend Framework package. It requires you to start with a Docx file as a template...

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29 September 2010 at 10:32pm Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

Hey Uncle Cheese - bumping this as it is rising in my todo list, any chance of the details of your, no doubt, excellent solution? :)

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30 September 2010 at 3:51am (Last edited: 30 September 2010 4:11am), Community Member, 71 Posts

I ran into the same snarly mess that Uncle Cheese did of renaming files and classes to work with ManifestBuilder.

I just uploaded my version to SS and I'm posting here too - hopefully it will help someone out!


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30 September 2010 at 4:14am 4085 Posts

OK, guys. I'll put this one on the frontburner for my next LeftAndMain tutorial. Thanks for your interest!

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30 September 2010 at 7:04am Community Member, 19 Posts

nice uncle cheese!


21 October 2010 at 11:03pm (Last edited: 3 November 2010 5:25pm), Community Member, 41 Posts

Using the smartpdf module

   $pdf = new DOMPDF();
   $html = "<head></head><body><p>Hello World</p></body></html>";
   $pdf ->load_html($html);
   $pdf->set_paper("letter", "portrait");

I get this error :
Fatal error: Class 'Frame_Tree' not found in /var/www/vhosts/ on line 663

I've tested the DOMPDF package on my webserver as it's working fine, so I can't really see where I'm going wrong


11 December 2010 at 6:16am Community Member, 14 Posts

I've tried It's simple and the result is quite good but the pdf won't include images :(

I wish to try also smartpdf but cannot understand how to make it work. Any help?