nodepdf

Down and dirty PDF rendering in Node.js

NodePDF

Down and dirty PDF rendering in Node.js

npm install nodepdf
  1. PhantomJS

You can use NodePDF two ways, one is using a contstructor that returns an instance of EventEmitter.

var NodePDF = require('nodepdf');
 
// last argument is optional, sets the width and height for the viewport to render the pdf from. (see additional options) 
var pdf = new NodePDF('http://www.google.com', 'google.pdf', {
    'viewportSize': {
        'width': 1440,
        'height': 900
    }, 
    'args': '--debug=true'
});
 
pdf.on('error', function(msg){
    console.log(msg);
});
 
pdf.on('done', function(pathToFile){
    console.log(pathToFile);
});
 
// listen for stdout from phantomjs 
pdf.on('stdout', function(stdout){
     // handle 
});
 
// listen for stderr from phantomjs 
pdf.on('stderr', function(stderr){
    // handle 
});
 

Or set the content directly instead of using a URL:

var pdf = new NodePDF(null, 'google.pdf', {
    'content': '<html><body><img src="https://www.google.com/images/srpr/logo11w.png" alt="google"/></body></html>',
    'viewportSize': {
        'width': 1440,
        'height': 900
    },
});

You can set the header and footer contents as well:

var NodePDF = require('nodepdf');
var pdf = new NodePDF('http://yahoo.com', 'yahoo.pdf', {
    'viewportSize': {
        'width': 3000,
        'height': 9000
    },
    'paperSize': {
        'pageFormat': 'A4',
        'margin': {
            'top': '2cm'
        },
        'header': {
            'height': '1cm',
            'contents': 'HEADER {currentPage} / {pages}' // If you have 2 pages the result looks like this: HEADER 1 / 2 
        },
        'footer': {
            'height': '1cm',
            'contents': 'FOOTER {currentPage} / {pages}'
        }
    },
    'outputQuality': '80'
    'zoomFactor': 1.1
});

The callback API follows node standard callback signatures using the render() method.

var NodePDF = require('nodepdf');
 
// options is optional, sets the width and height for the viewport to render the pdf from. (see additional options) 
NodePDF.render('http://www.google.com', 'google.pdf', options, function(errfilePath){
    // handle error and filepath 
});
 
// use default options 
NodePDF.render('http://www.google.com', 'google.pdf', function(errfilePath){
    // handle error and filepath 
});
 

As soon the content option is set, the URL is ignored even if you set one.

{
    'viewportSize': {
        'width': 2880,
        'height': 1440
    },
    'paperSize': {
        'format': 'A4',
        'orientation': 'portrait',
        'margin': {
            'top': '1cm',
            'right': '1cm',
            'bottom': '1cm',
            'left': '1cm'
        }
    },
    'outputQuality': '80' //set embedded image quality 0 - 100 
    'zoomFactor': 1,
    'args': '',
    'captureDelay': 400
 
}

You can set all the properties from here: http://phantomjs.org/api/webpage/

var NodePDF = require('nodepdf');
var pdf = new Pdf('http://yahoo.com', 'yahoo.pdf', {
    'cookies': [
        {
            'name':     'Valid-Cookie-Name 1',   /* required property */
            'value':    'Valid-Cookie-Value 1',  /* required property */
            'domain':   'localhost',           /* required property */
            'path':     '/foo',
            'httponly': true,
            'secure':   false,
            'expires':  (new Date()).getTime() + (1000 * 60 * 60)   /* <-- expires in 1 hour */
        },
        {
            'name':     'Valid-Cookie-Name 2',
            'value':    'Valid-Cookie-Value 2',
            'domain':   'localhost'
        }
    ]
});

PhantomJS Cookie Object description: http://phantomjs.org/api/webpage/property/cookies.html

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2013 TJ Krusinski <tj@shoflo.tv>

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