Create PDF from HTML with pdfHTML
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Completed on 2017-08-30
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This is a step by step guide on how to use the iText 7 add-on pdfHTML.
This tutorial consists of 7 chapters:
- Chapter 1: Hello HTML to PDF: consists of a series "Hello World" examples that explain the different approaches to convert HTML to PDF with the pdfHTML add-on,
- Chapter 2: Defining Styles with CSS: explains the different approaches to use CSS to define styles for HTML... and PDF,
- Chapter 3: Generating PDF based on Media Queries: demonstrates how a single HTML file can result in different PDF documents depending on Media Queries,
- Chapter 4: Creating reports using pdfHTML: shows how data can be rendered to PDF using HTML and CSS to define the layout, and shares some best practices for creation industry-grade, future-proof reports, invoices, catalogues,... involving standards such as PDF/A and PDF/UA.
- Chapter 5: Custom tag workers and CSS appliers: reveals how you can change the inner workings of pdfHTML and how to adapt the way HTML tags and CSS styles to your own needs,
- Chapter 6: Using fonts in pdfHTML: talks about fonts, fonts, and fonts, listing the different types of fonts that are supported, how to select fonts, how to use a different encoding, and how to create international documents (with content in Russian, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, and many other languages),
- Chapter 7: Frequently Asked Questions about pdfHTML: reuses a dozen of questions that were posted in the past about XML Worker, for which we now provide an answer using iText 7 and pdfHTML.
Chapter 1: Hello HTML to PDF
- Structure of the examples
- Converting HTML to PDF
- Converting HTML to iText objects
Chapter 2: Defining styles with CSS
- Old-fashioned HTML
- Inline CSS
- Internal CSS
- External CSS
- Using absolute positioning
- Adding “Page X of Y” using an @page rule
- Adding page breaks
Chapter 3: Generating PDF based on Media Queries
- Examining the example HTML file
- Creating a PDF file for Print
- Responsiveness in HTML
- Creating a PDF for the desktop
- Creating a PDF for a tablet
- Creating a PDF for a smartphone
- The semantic structure of a document
Chapter 4: Creating reports using pdfHTML
- Description of a use case
- Converting XML to HTML using XSLT
- Adding a background and a custom header or footer
- Converting an HTML page to a single-page PDF
- Adding bookmarks to a report
- Creating PDF/A documents with pdfHTML
Chapter 5: Custom tag workers and CSS appliers
- Changing the behavior of a tag
- Introducing custom tags
- Creating your own ITagWorker implementation
- Creating custom CSS appliers
- Implementing your own custom CSS
Chapter 6: Using fonts in pdfHTML
- Standard Type 1 fonts
- Fonts shipped with iText
- System fonts
- Web Open Font Format fonts
- Adding selected fonts to the font provider
- Choosing the right order for your font selection
- Choosing the encoding that is right for you
Chapter 7: Frequently Asked Questions about pdfHTML
- How to convert an ASP or JSP page to PDF?
- How to parse multiple HTML files into one PDF?
- Can pdfHTML render Base64 images to PDF?
- Can I generate a PDF from a URL instead of from a file on disk?
- Do we need a browser engine to render HTML+CSS to PDF
- Does my HTML have to be valid XML?
- How to add metadata to a PDF using pdfHTML?
- How do the measurement systems in HTML relate to the measurement system in PDF?
- Can I convert an HTML form to a PDF?
- How to render certain HTML entities (such as arrows) to PDF?
- Why can’t I embed a font due to licensing restrictions?
- Which languages are supported in pdfHTML?
- How to convert HTML containing Arabic/Hebrew characters to PDF?
- Why is my PDF missing several characters?
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