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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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  2. Copy the code to your server or localhost.In this folder you found a examples folder just run one by one.


/* 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
               [email protected]

 * 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 */

/* set auto page breaks
 $pdf->SetAutoPageBreak(TRUE, PDF_MARGIN_BOTTOM);*/

/* set image scale factor 
 $pdf->setImageScale(PDF_IMAGE_SCALE_RATIO); */

/* 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');