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How to generate pdf in PHP

Hi friends in this topic i am going to explain you how to generate pdf in PHP.Generate pdf is very easy.In this example i using tcpdf for PDF generate.The author of tcpdf is Nicola Asuni.

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// File name : example.php
// Begin : 2008-03-04
// Description : Example 001 for TCPDF class
// Default Header and Footer
// // Author: Nicola Asuni
// // (c) Copyright:
// Nicola Asuni
// LTD
/** * Creates an example PDF TEST document using TCPDF
* @package com.tecnick.tcpdf
* @abstract TCPDF - Example: Default Header and Footer
* @author Nicola Asuni
* @since 2008-03-04
// Include the main TCPDF library (search for installation path).
// create new PDF document
// set document information
$pdf->SetAuthor('Nicola Asuni');
$pdf->SetTitle('TCPDF Example 001');
$pdf->SetSubject('TCPDF Tutorial');
$pdf->SetKeywords('TCPDF, PDF, example, test, guide');
// set header and footer fonts
$pdf->setHeaderFont(Array(PDF_FONT_NAME_MAIN, '', PDF_FONT_SIZE_MAIN));
$pdf->setFooterFont(Array(PDF_FONT_NAME_DATA, '', PDF_FONT_SIZE_DATA));
// set default monospaced font
// set margins $pdf->SetMargins(PDF_MARGIN_LEFT, PDF_MARGIN_TOP, PDF_MARGIN_RIGHT);
// set auto page breaks
//$pdf->SetAutoPageBreak(TRUE, PDF_MARGIN_BOTTOM);
// set image scale factor
// set some language-dependent strings (optional)
if (@file_exists(dirname(__FILE__).'/lang/eng.php')) {
} // --------------------------------------------------------- // set default font subsetting mode
// Set font
// dejavusans is a UTF-8 Unicode font, if you only need to
// print standard ASCII chars, you can use core fonts like
// helvetica or times to reduce file size.
$pdf->SetFont('dejavusans', '', 14, '', true);
// Add a page
// This method has several options, check the source code documentation for more information.
// set text shadow effect
$pdf->setTextShadow(array('enabled'=>true, 'depth_w'=>0.2, 'depth_h'=>0.2, 'color'=>array(196,196,196),
'opacity'=>1, 'blend_mode'=>'Normal'));
// Set some content to print
$html =
'<h1 align="center">Hello World</h1>';
// Print text using writeHTMLCell()
$pdf->writeHTMLCell(0, 0, '', '', $html, 0, 1, 0, true, '', true);
// ---------------------------------------------------------
// Close and output PDF document
// This method has several options, check the source code documentation for more information.
$pdf->Output('example_001.pdf', 'I');

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