mPDF Manual – CSS & Stylesheets

Supported CSS

Supported CSS attributes - stylesheets or in-line

Unless otherwise stated, the following values are supported:

LENGTH: px, pc, pt, cm, mm, in, em, rem, ex and % (where appropriate) are supported. Default if no unit given is px.

FONT-SIZE: px, pc, pt, em, rem, ex, %, small, medium, large, x-small, x-large  are supported. Default if no unit given is px.

Conversion from “px” is determined by the configurable variables dpi and img_dpi

“ex” uses an approximation of half the font height

FONT-FAMILY: Any font family defined in your configuration, as well as sans, sans-serif, serif or monospace.

COLOR: #rgb or #rrggbb or rgb(255,255,255) or colour names e.g. ‘black’, ‘gray’ are supported.

Also supported are:

  • rgb(255,255,255)
  • rgba(255,255,255,1) [last value is transparency (alpha) - between 0-1] *
  • rgb(100%,100%,100%)
  • hsl(360,100%,100%)
  • hsla(360,100%,100%,1) [last value is transparency (alpha) - between 0-1] *
  • cmyk(100,100,100,100) [or 0-100%]
  • cmyka(100,100,100,100,1) [or 0-100%; last value is transparency (alpha) - between 0-1] *
  • device-cmyk(100,100,100,100) [or 0-100%]
  • device-cmyka(100,100,100,100,1) [or 0-100%; last value is transparency (alpha) - between 0-1] *
  • spot(COLOR NAME, 100%). (cf. AddSpotColor)

mPDF  >= 5.7 Spotcolor CMYK values can be defined as it is used e.g. color: spot(PANTONE 534 EC, 100%, 85, 65, 47, 9);

*Alpha values (transparency) are only supported on background colours - not text color

HTML Tag Property          Values allowed & Notes
BODY direction rtl | ltr (mPDF >= 5.0)
COMMON TEXT STYLES See below - all except text-shadow

margin-collapse

collapse | none (custom attribute - collapses top and bottom margins if at top or bottom of page)
line-height

Line height as a factor of font-height. Usual values around 1.2 or 1.3

Also accepts px, pc, pt, cm, mm, in, em and % (mPDF >= 4.0)

background, background-image, background-position, background-repeat, background-color

background is parsed as per the CSS specification.

background-image in the form url(image.png) or url(‘image.png’) or GRADIENT (mPDF >= 5.1).

background-position is supported as per CSS2.1

background-repeat: repeat | repeat-x | repeat-y | no-repeat

background-attachment is parsed but has no effect.

See note below. (cf. Backgrounds & borders)

(All except background-color added mPDF 3.0)

background-image-resolution

normal | [ from-image <dpi> ]  (mPDF >= 5.1)

Custom tag, but as for image-resolution in CSS3

background-gradient

Defines a linear or radial colour gradient for the background.

linear COLOR1 COLOR2 x1 y1 x2 y2; or

radial COLOR1 COLOR2 x1 y1 x2 y2 radius;

x, y and radius are values between 0 and 1

(custom attribute) (cf. Backgrounds & borders)

background-image-opacity

Value between 0 and 1.0

Sets the opacity/transparency of the background image.

background-image-resize

0 - No resizing (default)

1 - Shrink-to-fit w (keep aspect ratio)

2 - Shrink-to-fit h (keep aspect ratio)

3 - Shrink-to-fit w and/or h (keep aspect ratio)

4 - Resize-to-fit w (keep aspect ratio)

5 - Resize-to-fit h (keep aspect ratio)

6 - Resize-to-fit w and h

All Block level tags: P, DIV, H1-H6, OL, UL, ADDRESS, BLOCKQUOTE, CAPTION, CENTER, DL, DT, DD, FORM, ARTICLE, ASIDE, DETAILS, FIELDSET, FIGURE, FIGCAPTION, FOOTER, HEADER, HGROUP, NAV, SECTION, SUMMARY margin*, margin-top, margin-bottom, margin-left, margin-right LENGTH
padding*, padding-right, padding-left, padding-top, padding-bottom LENGTH
border, border-top, border-bottom, border-left, border-right

Size style and colour e.g.

LENGTH solid|dotted|dashed|double COLOR

border-color*, border-top-color, border-right-color, border-bottom-color, border-left-color

COLOR

(mPDF >= 4.0)

border-width*, border-top-width, border-right-width, border-bottom-width, border-left-width

LENGTH 

(mPDF >= 4.0)

border-style*, border-top-style, border-right-style, border-bottom-style, border-left-style

solid | dotted | dashed | double

(mPDF >= 4.0)

(double was added mPDF 4.2)

border-radius, border-top-left-radius, border-top-right-radius, border-bottom-right-radius, border-bottom-left-radius

LENGTH

See draft CSS3 specification for use.

NB Use of $autoPadding which can automatically increase padding in block elements with border-radius set as required

width

LENGTH

mPDF does not support nested block elements which overlap (horizontally or vertically) i.e. the inner block must be contained by the outer block’s physical dimensions. width and height are overridden if this is not the case.

height

LENGTH 

mPDF does not support nested block elements which overlap (horizontally or vertically) i.e. the inner block must be contained by the outer block’s physical dimensions. width and height are overridden if this is not the case.

(Prior to mPDF v5.1: only supported if whole block is all on one page; will extend a block but not shorten it; will not force a pagebreak even if height should move onto next page.)

NB % is interpreted as % of printable page height (inside margins)

text-align left | center | right | justify
page-break-after auto | avoid | always | left | right (extended mPDF >= 5.4)
page-break-inside avoid (avoids a page-break within the block - only works across max. of 2 pages; not compatible with table autosize or table rotate)
page-break-before always | left | right
display none
visibility

visible | hidden | printonly | screenonly  (mPDF >= 5.4)

margin-collapse

collapse | none (custom attribute - collapses top and bottom margins if at top or bottom of page)
line-height

Line height as a factor of font-height. Usual values around 1.2 or 1.3

Also accepts px, pc, pt, cm, mm, in, em and % (mPDF >= 4.0)

‘normal’ also accepted (set by default to 1.3 in mPDF)

line-stacking-strategy

inline-line-height | block-line-height | max-height | grid-height

As per draft CSS3 spec. (mPDF >= 6.0)

Default = inline-line-height

line-stacking-shift

consider-shifts | disregard-shifts

As per draft CSS3 spec. (mPDF >= 6.0)

Default = consider-shifts

background, background-image, background-position, background-repeat, background-color

background is parsed as per the CSS specification.

background-image in the form url(image.png) or url(‘image.png’) or GRADIENT (mPDF >= 5.1).

background-position is supported as per CSS2.1

background-repeat: repeat | repeat-x | repeat-y | no-repeat

background-attachment is parsed but has no effect.

See note below. (cf. Backgrounds & borders)

(All except background-color added mPDF 3.0)

background-clip

padding-box | border-box (default=border-box)

extended to include “content-box” from mPDF 5.7

background-origin

padding-box | content-box | border-box  (default padding-box)

As per CSS3. mPDF >= 5.7

background-size

[ <length> | <percentage> | auto ]{1,2} | cover | contain  (default = auto)

As per CSS3. mPDF >= 5.7

background-image-resolution

normal | [ from-image <dpi> ]  (mPDF >= 5.1)

Custom tag, but as for image-resolution in CSS3

background-gradient

Defines a linear or radial colour gradient for the background.

linear COLOR1 COLOR2 x1 y1 x2 y2; or

radial COLOR1 COLOR2 x1 y1 x2 y2 radius;

x, y and radius are values between 0 and 1

(custom attribute) (cf. Backgrounds & borders)

background-image-opacity

Value between 0 and 1.0

Sets the opacity/transparency of the background image.

background-image-resize

0 - No resizing (default)

1 - Shrink-to-fit w (keep aspect ratio)

2 - Shrink-to-fit h (keep aspect ratio)

3 - Shrink-to-fit w and/or h (keep aspect ratio)

4 - Resize-to-fit w (keep aspect ratio)

5 - Resize-to-fit h (keep aspect ratio)

6 - Resize-to-fit w and h

box-shadow

As per CSS3 specification. ‘inset’ is not supported.

(mPDF >= 5.4)

box-decoration-break

slice | clone  (default = slice)

Defines the handling of padding and borders at page breaks, when clonebycss set

z-index

Sets a layer in the PDF document.

Note: this is not the same as a “layer” in CSS terms. See Layers.

All Block level tags: P, DIV, H1-H6, OL, UL, ADDRESS, BLOCKQUOTE, CAPTION, CENTER, DL, DT, DD, FORM, ARTICLE, ASIDE, DETAILS, FIELDSET, FIGURE, FIGCAPTION, FOOTER, HEADER, HGROUP, NAV, SECTION, SUMMARY (contd.) COMMON TEXT STYLES See below

text-indent

Indents first line of text in the paragraph/block.

LENGTH

(Indent is disabled in tables.)

Negative value will give a ‘hanging indent’.

position

fixed | absolute

absolute - uses physical page as containing element;

fixed - uses printable page (inside margins) as containing element.

(mPDF >= 4.0)

NB Only supported for top-level elements i.e. where the parent element is <body>. Fixed-position or floating elements nested inside other fixed-position or floating elements are not supported.

overflow

visible | hidden | auto

Applies to block elements with position fixed or absolute. auto - causes text to autofit within the block size (constrained if necessary to page edges).

(mPDF >= 4.0)

hyphens

none | manual | auto (default = manual)

As per CSS. (mPDF  >= 5.7)

rotate

90 | -90

Applies only to block elements with position fixed or absolute. (mPDF >= 5.0)

Sizing and layout of the block element using top, left, bottom, right, width and height are applied BEFORE the element is rotated. The top and left co-ordinates are respected for positioning, except when bottom or right are specified without respective top or left when the bottom/right co-ordinates are used.

top, left, bottom, right

LENGTH

Applies to block elements with position fixed or absolute.

(mPDF >= 4.0)

float

left | right

Partially supported as for CSS2 property.

NB Fixed-position or floating elements nested inside other fixed-position or floating elements are not supported.

clear left | right | both
page Specify a named page selector (see @page)
direction rtl | ltr (mPDF >= 5.1)
HTML Tag Property      Values allowed & Notes
LIST tags: OL, UL list-style [ 'list-style-type' 'list-style-position' 'list-style-image' ]   mPDF >= 6.0
list-style-type* *

1 | A | a | I | i | disc | circle | square | decimal | lower-roman | upper-roman | lower-latin | upper-latin | lower-alpha | upper-alpha | none

arabic-indic | bengali | cambodian | cjk-decimal | devanagari | gujarati | gurmukhi | hebrew |kannada | khmer | lao | malayalam | oriya | persian | telugu | thai | urdu | tamil

“1” - decimal

“A” = upper-latin

“a” = lower-latin

“I” = upper-roman

“i” = lower-roman

Custom list-style-type is recognised e.g.: U+263Argb(255,0,0);

  • where U+263A is the Unicode HEX value of the character you want for the bullet
  • the character MUST be included in the font used for that list item
  • rgb() bit is optional
list-style-image

<URI>

mPDF >= 6.0

list-style-position

inside | outside  (default = outside)

mPDF >= 6.0

 

NB Lists are handled as block-level elements as from mPDF 6.0 (see above)

LI list-style

[ ‘list-style-type’ ‘list-style-position’ ‘list-style-image’ ]  

mPDF >= 6.0

list-style-type* *

1 | A | a | I | i | disc | circle | square | decimal | lower-roman | upper-roman | lower-latin | upper-latin | lower-alpha | upper-alpha | none

arabic-indic | bengali | cambodian | cjk-decimal | devanagari | gujarati | gurmukhi | hebrew |kannada | khmer | lao | malayalam | oriya | persian | telugu | thai | urdu | tamil

“1” - decimal

“A” = upper-latin

“a” = lower-latin

“I” = upper-roman

“i” = lower-roman

Custom list-style-type is recognised e.g.: U+263Argb(255,0,0);

  • where U+263A is the Unicode HEX value of the character you want for the bullet
  • the character MUST be included in the font used for that list item
  • rgb() bit is optional
list-style-image

<URI>

mPDF >= 6.0

list-style-position

inside | outside  (default = outside)

mPDF >= 6.0

 

NB Lists are handled as block-level elements as from mPDF 6.0 (see above)

HTML Tag Property Values allowed & Notes
All Inline tags: SPAN, A, SUB, SUP,  ACRONYM, BIG, SMALL, INS, S, STRIKE, DEL, STRONG, CITE, Q, EM, B, I, U, SAMP, CODE, KBD, TT, VAR, FONT, TIME, MARK COMMON TEXT STYLES See below
border, border-top, border-bottom, border-left, border-right

Size style and colour e.g.

LENGTH solid|dotted|dashed|double COLOR

(mPDF >= 5.4)

border-color*, border-top-color, border-right-color, border-bottom-color, border-left-color

COLOR

(mPDF >= 5.4)

border-width*, border-top-width, border-right-width, border-bottom-width, border-left-width

LENGTH 

(mPDF >= 5.4)

border-style*, border-top-style, border-right-style, border-bottom-style, border-left-style

solid | dotted | dashed | double

(mPDF >= 5.4)

background-color, background COLOR (only the color is supported in background)
display none (mPDF >= 5.0)
visibility

hidden | visible | printonly | screenonly (default = visible)

(mPDF >= 5.7)

hyphens

none | manual | auto (default = manual)

As per CSS. (mPDF  >= 5.7)

HTML Tag Property Values allowed & Notes
TABLE background-color COLOR
background, background-image, background-position, background-repeat, background-color

background is parsed as per the CSS specification.

background-image in the form url(image.png) or url(‘image.png’) or GRADIENT.

background-position is supported as per CSS2.1

background-repeat: repeat | repeat-x | repeat-y | no-repeat

background-attachment is parsed but has no effect.

See note below. (cf. Backgrounds & borders)

(All except background-color added mPDF 5.1)

background-image-resolution

normal | [ from-image <dpi> ]  (mPDF >= 5.1)

background-image-opacity

Value between 0 and 1.0

Sets the opacity/transparency of the background image.

COMMON TEXT STYLES See below - except text-decoration, text-transform and text-shadow
border, border-right, border-left, border-top, border-bottom

Size style and colour e.g.

LENGTH double | solid | dashed | dotted | ridge | outset | groove | inset | hidden | none COLOR 

NB Table & cell borders accept: double | solid | dashed | dotted | ridge | outset | groove | inset (other block elements only support solid | dotted | dashed | double)

border-color*, border-top-color, border-right-color, border-bottom-color, border-left-color

COLOR

(mPDF >= 4.0)

border-width*, border-top-width, border-right-width, border-bottom-width, border-left-width

LENGTH 

(mPDF >= 4.0)

border-style*, border-top-style, border-right-style, border-bottom-style, border-left-style

double | solid | dashed | dotted | ridge | outset | groove | inset | hidden | none

(mPDF >= 4.0)

padding*, padding-right, padding-left, padding-top, padding-bottom

LENGTH

(mPDF <= 1.3 incorrectly set cell-padding for all cells in table.)

Sets table padding (only relevant when border-collapse:separate)

margin*, margin-right, margin-left, margin-top, margin-bottom LENGTH
width LENGTH
vertical-align top | middle | bottom (applies to all cells in table)
text-align left | right | center (applies to all cells in table; to centre a table on the page, you must use the align="center" attribute in the table tag)
border-collapse collapse | separate
border-spacing

Single or double values:

2px sets horizontal and vertical;

2px 3px sets horizontal=2 and vertical=3

(Same as cellSpacing attribute) Default=2px

empty-cells hide | show (only relevant when border-collapse:separate)
page-break-inside avoid
page-break-after

left | right | always

(mPDF >= 5.4)

rotate

rotates the table 90 degress clockwise (90) or counter-clockwise (-90). Does not work with columns, and bookmarks will not be correctly placed (custom attribute)

autosize

Shrinks a table to fit if width is too small to allow complete words to fit. The value (must be >=1) determines the maximum allowable factor to shrink i.e. autosize="2" will allow the font-size to be reduced to a minimum of 1/2 the original size. A value of 1 prevents automatic resizing of the table. (custom property)

topntail

Sets border at top and bottom of table, and below THEAD row if present. (custom attribute)

thead-underline

Sets border at bottom of THEAD row if present. (custom attribute added mPDF v1.1)
line-height Sets default line-height for table cells as factor or % (value e.g. 1.3)
line-stacking-strategy

inline-line-height | block-line-height | max-height | grid-height

As per draft CSS3 spec. (mPDF >= 6.0)

Default = inline-line-height

line-stacking-shift

consider-shifts | disregard-shifts

As per draft CSS3 spec. (mPDF >= 6.0)

Default = consider-shifts

overflow

auto | hidden | visible | wrap

Controls table layout if minimum width is too wide for page.

direction rtl | ltr (mPDF >= 5.1)
CAPTION caption-side top | bottom (mPDF >= 5.4) Right and left are not supported
THEAD, TFOOT font-weight normal | bold
vertical-align top | middle | bottom
text-align left | center | right
TR background-color COLOR
background, background-image, background-position, background-repeat, background-color

background is parsed as per the CSS specification.

background-image in the form url(image.png) or url(‘image.png’) or GRADIENT.

background-position is supported as per CSS2.1

background-repeat: repeat | repeat-x | repeat-y | no-repeat

background-attachment is parsed but has no effect.

See note below. (cf. Backgrounds & borders)

(All except background-color added mPDF 5.1)

background-image-opacity

Value between 0 and 1.0

Sets the opacity/transparency of the background image.

border, border-right, border-left, border-top, border-bottom

Size style and colour e.g.

LENGTH double | solid | dashed | dotted | ridge | outset | groove | inset | hidden | none COLOR 

NB Table & cell borders accept: double | solid | dashed | dotted | ridge | outset | groove | inset | hidden | none (other block elements only support solid | dotted | dashed | double)

(mPDF >= 5.1)

border-color*, border-top-color, border-right-color, border-bottom-color, border-left-color

COLOR

(mPDF >= 5.1)

border-width*, border-top-width, border-right-width, border-bottom-width, border-left-width

LENGTH 

(mPDF >= 5.1)

border-style*, border-top-style, border-right-style, border-bottom-style, border-left-style

double | solid | dashed | dotted | ridge | outset | groove | inset | hidden | none

(mPDF >= 5.1)

text-rotate

Rotate the text inside table cells for this row. Accepted values are 1 - 90 for degrees anticlockwise, or -90 (only) for clockwise rotation. (custom attribute)
:nth-child()  SELECTOR* *

odd | even | an+b

As per CSS3 specification

TD, TH background, background-image, background-position, background-repeat, background-color

background is parsed as per the CSS specification.

background-image in the form url(image.png) or url(‘image.png’) or GRADIENT (mPDF >= 5.1).

background-position is supported as per CSS2.1

background-repeat: repeat | repeat-x | repeat-y | no-repeat

background-attachment is parsed but has no effect.

See note below.

(All except background-color added mPDF 3.2)

background-gradient

Defines a linear or radial colour gradient for the background.

linear COLOR1 COLOR2 x1 y1 x2 y2; or

radial COLOR1 COLOR2 x1 y1 x2 y2 radius;

x, y and radius are values between 0 and 1

(custom attribute) (cf. Backgrounds & borders)

(Added mPDF 3.2)

background-image-opacity

Value between 0 and 1.0

Sets the opacity/transparency of the background image.

background-image-resize

0 - No resizing (default)

1 - Shrink-to-fit w (keep aspect ratio)

2 - Shrink-to-fit h (keep aspect ratio)

3 - Shrink-to-fit w and/or h (keep aspect ratio)

4 - Resize-to-fit w (keep aspect ratio)

5 - Resize-to-fit h (keep aspect ratio)

6 - Resize-to-fit w and h

border, border-right, border-left, border-top, border-bottom

Size style and colour e.g.

LENGTH double | solid | dashed | dotted | ridge | outset | groove | inset | hidden | none COLOR 

NB Table & cell borders accept: double | solid | dashed | dotted | ridge | outset | groove | inset | hidden | none (other block elements only support solid | dotted | dashed | double)

border-color*, border-top-color, border-right-color, border-bottom-color, border-left-color

COLOR

(mPDF >= 4.0)

border-width*, border-top-width, border-right-width, border-bottom-width, border-left-width

LENGTH 

(mPDF >= 4.0)

border-style*, border-top-style, border-right-style, border-bottom-style, border-left-style

double | solid | dashed | dotted | ridge | outset | groove | inset | hidden | none

(mPDF >= 4.0)

padding*, padding-right, padding-left, padding-top, padding-bottom LENGTH
width LENGTH
height LENGTH (but not %) (mPDF >= 4.0)
COMMON TEXT STYLES See below
white-space nowrap
vertical-align top | middle | bottom
text-align

left | right | center

From mPDF 5.7, also supports a decimal-mark alignment followed by a default e.g.

text-align: ‘.’ center;

Non-ASCII characters should be defined using Unicode values:

text-align: ‘\66B’ center;

text-rotate

Rotates the text in a table cell. Accepted values are 1-90 for degrees anticlockwise, or -90 (only) for clockwise rotation. (custom attribute)
line-stacking-strategy

inline-line-height | block-line-height | max-height | grid-height

As per draft CSS3 spec. (mPDF >= 6.0)

Default = inline-line-height

line-stacking-shift

consider-shifts | disregard-shifts

As per draft CSS3 spec. (mPDF >= 6.0)

Default = consider-shifts

hyphens* *

none | manual | auto (default = manual)

As per CSS. (mPDF  >= 5.7)

:nth-child()  SELECTOR

odd | even | an+b

As per CSS3 specification

direction rtl | ltr (mPDF >= 6.0)
HTML Tag Property Values allowed & Notes
HR width LENGTH
text-align left | right | center
color COLOR
height i.e. line-width. LENGTH
margin-top, margin-bottom LENGTH
margin-left, margin-right auto | 0 (only) are supported as an alternative way to align a HR of less than 100% width. Values for margin-left: 0; margin-right: auto; will align the HR to the left etc.
clear left | right | both
IMG vertical-align

top | middle | bottom | baseline | text-bottom | text-top

(Full support only from mPDF 4.2)

margin, margin-right, margin-left, margin-top, margin-bottom LENGTH
border, border-right, border-left, border-top, border-bottom

Must be full declaration of size style and colour e.g.

0.1pt solid | dotted | dashed #cccccc

Will also accept #cccccc 0.1pt solid (which is generated by IE WYSIWYG editor)

and (from mPDF 1.4) solid 3mm #000000

medium | thin | thick accepted for size

padding*, padding-right, padding-left, padding-top, padding-bottom LENGTH
background-color COLOR  (mPDF >= 5.7.3) 
opacity

Value between 0 and 1.0

CSS3 recommended property (but already supported by Firefox)

Sets the opacity/transparency of the image.

image-orientation ANGLE as deg, rad, or grad (as per draft CSS3)  mPDF >= 5.1
image-resolution

normal | [ from-image <dpi> ] (as per draft CSS3)  mPDF >= 5.1

image-rendering

auto | crisp-edges | optimizequality | smooth  (as per draft CSS3)

(mPDF >= 6.0)

Controls whether interpolation is on or off in PDF document. Once set for an image, subsequent use of the same image will use the initial setting for this property.

auto (default) - uses the value set by config variable: $interpolateImages

crisp-edges - interpolation disabled

optimizequality - interpolation enabled

smooth - interpolation enabled

gradient-mask

GRADIENT  (see notes below)  mPDF >= 5.1
display none
visibility

visible | hidden | printonly | screenonly  (mPDF >= 5.4)

transform

All CSS3 transform functions are supported except matrix() i.e.

translate(), translateX(), translateY()

skew(), skewX(), skewY()

scale(), scaleX(), scaleY()

rotate()

cf. http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-transforms/#typedef-transform-function

float left | right (cf. Images)
z-index Sets a layer in the PDF document. See Layers.
(vspace, hspace) Attributes - set values for margin-left/right or margin-top/bottom
width, height LENGTH. NB the inline attributes width="" and height="" are also supported
min-width, min-height, max-width, max-height LENGTH. (mPDF >= 5.6)
SELECT font-family FONT-FAMILY
font-size FONT-SIZE
color COLOR
TEXTAREA width, height LENGTH. NB the inline attributes cols="" and rows="" are also supported
font-family FONT-FAMILY
font-size FONT-SIZE
color COLOR
vertical-align

top | middle | bottom | baseline | text-bottom | text-top

(Full support only from mPDF 4.2)

border-color COLOR  Active Forms only (mPDF >= 5.3)
background-color COLOR  Active Forms only (mPDF >= 5.3)
INPUT (type=IMAGE) width, height LENGTH
INPUT (type=BUTTON| SUBMIT|RESET) font-family FONT-FAMILY  Active Forms only (mPDF >= 5.3)
font-size FONT-SIZE  Active Forms only (mPDF >= 5.3)
color COLOR  Active Forms only (mPDF >= 5.3)
border-color COLOR  Active Forms only (mPDF >= 5.3)
background-color COLOR  Active Forms only (mPDF >= 5.3)
INPUT (type=CHECKBOX| RADIO) font-size FONT-SIZE (sets size of glyph). Not inherited.
color COLOR. Not inherited.
INPUT (type=PASSWORD| TEXT) width LENGTH. NB the inline attribute size="" is also supported
font-family FONT-FAMILY
font-size FONT-SIZE
color COLOR
border-color COLOR  Active Forms only (mPDF >= 5.3)
background-color COLOR  Active Forms only (mPDF >= 5.3)
BR clear left | right | both
DOTTAB

outdent

LENGTH. (mPDF >= 5.7)
@page @page <named>  size

<length>{1,2} | auto | portrait | landscape

Note: ‘em’ ‘ex’ and % are not allowed

Length values are width and height e.g. size: 8.5in 11in; or one value for a square.

Sets the size of the ‘page-box’, which is usually used with a constant size sheet through the document, as in the CSS2 @paged media spec.

sheet-size

<length>{2} | A4 | A4-L etc.

Note: ‘em’ ‘ex’ and % are not allowed

Length values are width and height e.g. size: 8.5in 11in; Any of the standard sheet sizes can be used (as for mPDF() ) with the suffix ‘-L’ for landscape

odd-header-name, even-header-name, odd-footer-name, even-footer-name

A named Header or Footer. HTML headers/footers must precede the name with $html_

NB This was the original form, and still takes preference over header and footer which can be set using the pseudo-selectors e.g. :right

The name _default can be used to allow the current non-HTML header to remain unchanged (mPDF >= 5.1)

margin, margin-left, margin-right, margin-top, margin-bottom LENGTH (% refers to page-box width for left/right, of height for top/bottom)
@page   @page :right @page :left @page :first @page <named> margin-top, margin-bottom

LENGTH (% refers to page-box width for left/right, of height for top/bottom)

Note that left and right margins cannot be changed when using a page selector.

@page :first is not recognised unless @page has been set with some CSS properties

margin-header, margin-footer

LENGTH
marks

crop | cross | none

From mPDF 5.1 crop and cross can be used together.

header, footer A named Header or Footer. HTML headers/footers must precede the name with $html_ (from mPDF 4.2)
background, background-image, background-position, background-repeat, background-color

background is parsed as per the CSS specification.

background-image in the form url(image.png) or url(‘image.png’) supported.

background-position is supported as per CSS2.1

background-repeat: repeat | repeat-x | repeat-y | no-repeat

background-attachment is parsed but has no effect.

See note below. (cf. Backgrounds & borders)

background-image-opacity

Value between 0 and 1.0

Sets the opacity/transparency of the background image.

background-image-resize

0 - No resizing (default)

1 - Shrink-to-fit w (keep aspect ratio)

2 - Shrink-to-fit h (keep aspect ratio)

3 - Shrink-to-fit w and/or h (keep aspect ratio)

4 - Resize-to-fit w (keep aspect ratio)

5 - Resize-to-fit h (keep aspect ratio)

6 - Resize-to-fit w and h

background-gradient

Defines a linear or radial colour gradient for the background.

linear COLOR1 COLOR2 x1 y1 x2 y2; or

radial COLOR1 COLOR2 x1 y1 x2 y2 radius;

x, y and radius are values between 0 and 1

(custom attribute) (cf. Backgrounds & borders)

resetpagenum

INTEGER Reset page numbering. Use with :first

pagenumstyle

1 | A | a | I | i   See <pagebreak> for details

suppress

on | off | 1 | 0 

See <pagebreak> for details

Common Text Styles

COMMON TEXT STYLES font-family FONT-FAMILY
font-size FONT-SIZE
font-style italic | oblique | normal
font-weight bold | normal (only)
font Shorthand form, as per CSS2 specification (mPDF >= 4.0)
font-variant

normal | none | [ <common-lig-values>

<discretionary-lig-values>

<historical-lig-values>

<contextual-alt-values>

historical-forms

[ small-caps | all-small-caps | petite-caps | all-petite-caps | unicase | titling-caps ]

<numeric-figure-values>

<numeric-spacing-values>

<numeric-fraction-values>

ordinal

slashed-zero ]

(mPDF >= 6.0)

font-variant-position

normal | sub | super

(mPDF >= 6.0)

font-variant-caps

normal | small-caps | all-small-caps | petite-caps | all-petite-caps | unicase | titling-caps

(mPDF >= 6.0)

font-variant-ligatures

normal | none | [ <common-lig-values>

<discretionary-lig-values>

<historical-lig-values>

<contextual-alt-values> ]

(mPDF >= 6.0)

<common-lig-values>       = [ common-ligatures | no-common-ligatures ]

<discretionary-lig-values> = [ discretionary-ligatures | no-discretionary-ligatures ]

<historical-lig-values>      = [ historical-ligatures | no-historical-ligatures ]

<contextual-alt-values>    = [ contextual | no-contextual ]

font-variant-numeric

normal | [ <numeric-figure-values>

<numeric-spacing-values>

<numeric-fraction-values>

ordinal

slashed-zero ]

(mPDF >= 6.0)

font-variant-alternates

Only [normal | historical-forms] supported (i.e. most are NOT supported)

(mPDF >= 6.0)

font-language-override

3-letter case-sensitive OpenType language system tag

(mPDF >= 6.0)

font-feature-settings

Comma separated list of <feature-tag-value> with the following syntax:

<feature-tag-value> = <string> [ <integer> | on | off ]?

(mPDF >= 6.0)

font-kerning

auto | normal | none (mPDF >= 5.1)

auto and normal both have the effect of turning kerning on, as long as

$mpdf->useKerning = true;

vertical-align super | sub | baseline | LENGTH  (mPDF >= 5.7.3)
letter-spacing normal | LENGTH  (mPDF >= 5.1)
word-spacing normal | LENGTH  (mPDF >= 5.1)
color COLOR
text-decoration

underline | line-through | normal (line-through = strike-through)  (mPDF >= 5.4)

overline  (mPDF >= 5.7.3)

text-outline

thickness [ blur ] color; OR none (default)

Blur is not supported.

As per CSS3

(mPDF >= 5.7) Supported in tables >= 6.0

text-outline-width, outline-width

Width of the outline. LENGTH

(text-outline-width as from mPDF >= 5.7)

Supported in tables >= 6.0

text-outline-color, outline-color

COLOR  = colour of the inner part of the text e.g. #rrggbb. ‘INVERT’ is also accepted.

(text-outline-color as from mPDF >= 5.7) Supported in tables >= 6.0

text-shadow As per CSS3 specification. 'blur' is not supported.  (mPDF >= 5.4)
text-transform  capitalize | uppercase | lowercase  (mPDF >= 5.4)
unicode-bidi

normal | embed | isolate | bidi-override | isolate-override | plaintext

(mPDF >= 6.0)

When used on block-level elements:

  • the value is not inherited to child blocks
  • using “embed” or “isolate” has no effect on block level-boxes
  • “isolate-override” is equivalent to “bidi-override” on block-level boxes

Notes:

*Margin, padding, border-width, border-color and border-style accept the various shorthand forms e.g.:

  • margin:1pt; will set all top, right, bottom and left values the same
  • margin:1pt 2pt; will set top and bottom to 1pt, left and right to 2pt
  • margin:1pt 2pt 3pt; will set top to 1pt, left and right to 2pt, and bottom to 3pt (mPDF >= 4.0)
  • margin:1pt 2pt 3pt 4pt; will set all values in order: top>right>bottom>left

NB Table page-break-inside, autosize values and rotate are only respected for that set on first level table of nested tables

Border

medium | thin | thick are accepted for size - converted to 1px, 3px, 5px

See Also