zanysoft / laravel-pdf by mubasharahmad

Laravel PDF
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Maintainer Username: mubasharahmad
Maintainer Contact: (Zany Soft)
Package Create Date: 2017-02-20
Package Last Update: 2021-10-27
Language: PHP
License: MIT
Last Refreshed: 2021-11-25 15:09:14
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Total Downloads: 10,672
Monthly Downloads: 264
Daily Downloads: 5
Total Stars: 4
Total Watchers: 1
Total Forks: 4
Total Open Issues: 0

Laravel PDF: PDF generator for Laravel 5.2

Easily generate PDF documents from HTML right inside of Laravel using this PDF wrapper.


Installation Guide

Require this package in your composer.json or install it by running:

composer require zanysoft/laravel-pdf

To start using Laravel, add the Service Provider and the Facade to your config/app.php:

'providers' => [
	// ...
'aliases' => [
	// ...
	'PDF' => ZanySoft\LaravelPDF\Facades\PDF::class


The defaults configuration settings are set in config/pdf.php. Copy this file to your own config directory to modify the values. You can publish the config using this command:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="ZanySoft\LaravelPDF\PdfServiceProvider"

Basic Usage

To use Laravel PDF add something like this to one of your controllers. You can pass data to a view in /resources/views.

use PDF;

function generate_pdf() {
	$data = [
		'foo' => 'bar'
	$pdf = PDF::::Make();
	$pdf->loadView('pdf.document', $data);
	return $pdf->Stream('document.pdf');


use ZanySoft\LaravelPDF\PDF;

function generate_pdf() {
	$data = [
		'foo' => 'bar'
	$pdf = new PDF();
	$pdf->loadView('pdf.document', $data);
	return $pdf->Stream('document.pdf');

If you want to generate from html content:

    $content = "Hello this is first pdf file."
	return $pdf->Stream('document.pdf');

If you want to generate from files:

    $file = "file.txt"
	return $pdf->Stream('document.pdf');

If you want download pdf file:

	return $pdf->Embed('document.pdf');

If you want to save pdf to server:

	return $pdf->Save('with-complete-path/document.pdf');

If you want add pdf file as attachment to email:

	return $pdf->Embed('document.pdf');

Headers and Footers

If you want to have headers and footers that appear on every page, add them to your <body> tag like this:

<htmlpageheader name="page-header">
	Your Header Content

<htmlpagefooter name="page-footer">
	Your Footer Content

Now you just need to define them with the name attribute in your CSS:

@page {
	header: page-header;
	footer: page-footer;

Inside of headers and footers {PAGENO} can be used to display the page number.

Included Fonts

By default you can use all the fonts shipped with mPDF.

Custom Fonts

You can use your own fonts in the generated PDFs. The TTF files have to be located in one folder, e.g. /resources/fonts/. Add this to your configuration file (/config/pdf.php):

    return [
	    'custom_font_path' => base_path('/resources/fonts/'), // don't forget the trailing slash!

And then:

    $font_data = array(
        'examplefont' => [
            'R' => 'ExampleFont-Regular.ttf',      // regular font
            'B' => 'ExampleFont-Bold.ttf',         // optional: bold font
            'I' => 'ExampleFont-Italic.ttf',       // optional: italic font
            'BI' => 'ExampleFont-Bold-Italic.ttf', // optional: bold-italic font
        // ...add as many as you want.

	$pdf->addCustomFont($font_data, true);
	// If your font file is unicode and "OpenType Layout" then set true. Default value is false.

Now you can use the font in CSS:

body {
	font-family: 'examplefont', sans-serif;

Set Protection

To set protection, you just call the SetProtection() method and pass an array with permissions, an user password and an owner password.

The passwords are optional.

There are a few permissions: 'copy', 'print', 'modify', 'annot-forms', 'fill-forms', 'extract', 'assemble', 'print-highres'.

use PDF;

function generate_pdf() {
	$data = [
		'foo' => 'bar'
	$pdf = PDF::Make();
	$pdf->SetProtection(['copy', 'print'], 'user_pass', 'owner_pass')
	$pdf->loadView('pdf.document', $data);

	return $pdf->Stream('document.pdf');

Find more information to SetProtection() here:


Visit this link for more options and settings: