Tag: wkhtmltopdf

wkhtmltopdf – Generating PDF and Images

wkhtmltopdf is amazing¬† open source (LGPLv3) command line tool wkhtmltopdf to render HTML to¬†PDF and various image formats using the Qt WebKit rendering engine. These run entirely “headless” and do not require any¬†service.

There is also a C library, if you’re into that kind of thing.

How to use wkhtmltopdf ?

  1. Download a precompiled binary or build from source
  2. Create your HTML document that you want to convert into a PDF (or image)
  3. Run your HTML document through the tool.
    For example, if I really like the treatment LiferayUI has done to their logo today and want to capture it forever as a PDF:wkhtmltopdf https://liferayui.com liferayui.pdf

Additional options

That’s amazing, I’ve always wanted to turn LiferayUI¬†homepage into a PDF, but I want a table of contents as well.

There are lot’s¬†of command line options. You can check out the auto-generated wkhtmltopdf options.

You can also add custom Header and Footer in PDF using page option.