mPDF Manual – What Else Can I Do

Capture HTML output

One way of outputting a webpage to mPDF without re-writing your scripts too much, is to buffer the output:

// Require composer autoload
require_once __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php';
$mpdf = new \Mpdf\Mpdf();

// Buffer the following html with PHP so we can store it to a variable later

// This is where your script would normally output the HTML using echo or print
echo '<div>Generate your content</div>';

// Now collect the output buffer into a variable
$html = ob_get_contents();

// send the captured HTML from the output buffer to the mPDF class for processing

  • \Mpdf\Mpdf() - Initialise an instance of mPDF class, and specify configuration
  • WriteHTML() - Write HTML to the document
  • Output() - Finalise and output the document
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