pdfjs

A Portable Document Format (PDF) generation library targeting both the server- and client-side.

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pdfjs

A Portable Document Format (PDF) generation library targeting both the server- and client-side.

{ "name": "pdfjs",
  "version": "0.3.1" }

Status

Early development stage, i.e., not well tested.

Implemented: Text, Tables, Header, Footer, Automatic page breaks
Missing: AFM Fonts, Graphics

Contents

  1. Document
  2. Text
  3. Table
  4. Font
  5. License

Document

var Document = require('pdfjs')

new Document(font)

Arguments:

  • font - a font; will be used as default font

Example:

var Document = require('pdfjs')
fs.readFile('OpenSans-Regular.ttf', function(err, b) {
  if (err) throw err
  var doc = new Document(new Document.Font(b))
})

.text(text[, opts])

Arguments:

  • text - the text that should be rendered
  • opts - text options

Options:

  • bold - whether the text should be rendered bold (default: false)
  • italic - whether the text should be rendered italic (default: false)
  • light - whether the text should be rendered light (default: false)
  • align - the text alignment (default: left, available: left, right, center or justify)
  • lineSpacing - this is a factor that could be used to increase or decrease the line spacing (default: 1)
  • font - the font that should be used
  • size - the font size

Example:

doc.text('Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet ...', {
  size: 12,
  align: 'justify',
  lineSpacing: 1.2
})

.text([definition])

This text method can be used to render more advanced/complex text fragments. It allows to combine multiple text styles. Returns a Text function.

Arguments:

  • definition - a function describing the text to be rendered; it gets the text object described in Text

Example:

doc.text(function(text) {
  // this === text
  this.opts.size = 12
  this.opts.lineSpacing = 1.35
  text('This is a header', { bold: true, size: 18 }).br()
  text('Content can be')('bold', { bold: true })
  text(',')('italic', { italic: true })
  text('or')('both', { italic: true, bold: true })('.')
  text('You`re also able to use')('light', { light: true })
  text(', which could be')('italic', { italic: true, light: true })(', too.').br()
  text('If you want, you can also')('mixup different fonts', { font: sourceCodeProp })
  text('or different')('font', { size: 10 })('sizes', { size: 16 })('.')
})

Result:

Result

.table([opts, ] [definition])

This method can be used to define tables. Returns a Table object.

Arguments:

  • opts - table options
  • definition - a function that contains the table definition

Options:

  • borderWidth -
  • width - total width (absolute or relative) or an array of column widths

Example:

doc.table({ header: true, size: 11 }, function() {
  this.tr({ bold: true, borderWidth: { bottom: 1.5 } }, function() {
    this.td('#')
    this.td('Unit')
    this.td('Subject')
    this.td('Price', { align: 'right' })
    this.td('Total', { align: 'right' })
  })
  this.tr({ borderWidth: { horizontal: 0.1 } }, function() {
    this.td('2')
    this.td('pc.')
    this.td(function() {
      this.text('Article A', { size: 11, bold: true })
      this.text('Lorem ipsum ...', { size: 9, align: 'justify' })
    })
    this.td('500.00€', { align: 'right' })
    this.td('1,000.00€', { align: 'right' })
  })
  this.tr({ borderWidth: { horizontal: 0.1 } }, function() {
    this.td('1')
    this.td('pc.')
    this.td(function() {
      this.text('Article B', { size: 11, bold: true })
      this.text('Cum id fugiunt ...', { size: 9, align: 'justify' })
    })
    this.td('250.00€', { align: 'right' })
    this.td('250.00€', { align: 'right' })
  })
  this.tr({ bold: true, align: 'right' }, function() {
    this.td('Total', { colspan: 4 })
    this.td('1,250.00€')
  })
})

Result:

Result

.toDataURL()

Returns the document as data URL.

Example:

<iframe id="preview" width="100%" height="650" frameborder="0">
</iframe>
document.querySelector('#preview')
        .setAttribute('src', doc.toDataURL())

.toString()

Returns the document as plain text.

Example:

var fs = require('fs')
fs.writeFile(__dirname + '/test.pdf', doc.toString(), 'ascii')

Text

This is a function itself and an alias for .text(). It is used to define more complex/advanced text fragments. Returns itself.

.text()

Same as doc.text(text[, opts])

.br()

Line Break. Returns the Text function.

.pageNumber()

Print the page number the text fragment is rendered on. Returns the Text function.

Example:

doc.text(function(text) {
  text('Page').pageNumber()
})

Table

This table object is used to define its rows and its behaviour on page breaks.

.tr([opts,] definition)

This method is used to define a table row. Returns a Table Row object.

Arguments:

  • opts - row options
  • definition - a function that contains the row definition

Options:

.beforeBreak([opts,] definition)

Same as .tr([opts,] definition), but only rendered if the table is broken among two pages. This row is then rendered directly before the page break.

table.beforeBreak(function() {
  this.td('Subtotal:', { colspan: 4, align: 'right' })
  this.td(function() {
    this.text(function(text) {
      this.opts.align = 'right'
      this.opts.size  = 11
      text(function() {
        if (!this.table) return ''
        return items.subtotalUntil(this.table.row)
      })
    })
  })
})

.afterBreak([opts,] definition)

Same as .tr([opts,] definition), but only rendered if the table is broken among two pages. This row is then rendered directly after the header on the new page.

Example:

table.afterBreak(function() {
  this.td('Carryover:', { colspan: 4, align: 'right' })
  this.td(function() {
    this.text(function(text) {
      this.opts.align = 'right'
      this.opts.size  = 11
      text(function() {
        if (!this.table) return ''
        return items.subtotalUntil(this.table.row)
      })
    })
  })
})

Result:

Result

Table Row

This table row object is used to define its cells.

.td(text[, opts])

This method is used to define a cell of the row.

Arguments:

  • text - the text contained in the cell
  • opts - cell options

Options:

.td([opts,] definition)

This method is used to define a cell of the row.

Arguments:

  • opts - cell options
  • definition - a function that contains the cell definition

Options:

Font

new Font(path)

new Font(opts)

Options:

  • normal -
  • italic -
  • bold -
  • boldItalic -
  • light -
  • lightItalic -

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2013 Markus Ast

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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