mPDF Manual – mPDF functions

# Output()

Output – Finalise the document and send it to specified destination

## Description

string Output ( [ string $filename [, string$dest ])

Send the document to a given destination: browser, file or string. In the case of browser, the plug-in may be used (if present) or a download (“Save as” dialog box) may be forced.

## Parameters

$filename The name of the file. If not specified, the document will be sent to the browser (destination \Mpdf\Output\Destination::INLINE). BLANK or omitted: 'doc.pdf'$dest

Destination where to send the document. Use class constants from \Mpdf\Output\Destination for better readability and understandability

Default: \Mpdf\Output\Destination::INLINE

Values:
\Mpdf\Output\Destination::INLINE
send the file inline to the browser. The plug-in is used if available. The name given by $filename is used when one selects the “Save as” option on the link generating the PDF. \Mpdf\Output\Destination::DOWNLOAD send to the browser and force a file download with the name given by$filename.
\Mpdf\Output\Destination::FILE
save to a local file with the name given by $filename (may include a path). \Mpdf\Output\Destination::STRING_RETURN return the document as a string.$filename is ignored.

## Examples

### Example #1

<?php
// Sends output inline to browser
$mpdf = new \Mpdf\Mpdf();$mpdf->WriteHTML('Hello World');

$mpdf->Output();  ### Example #2 <?php$mpdf = new \Mpdf\Mpdf();
$mpdf->WriteHTML('Hello World'); // Saves file on the server as 'filename.pdf'$mpdf->Output('filename.pdf', \Mpdf\Output\Destination::FILE);