Forumchem - Forum with AI(ALICE BOT & HAL9000) and TTS
http://petrochemical.gronerth.com/forumchem/

Save iframe page as pdf?
http://petrochemical.gronerth.com/forumchem/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=147236
Page 1 of 1

Author:  awuavooj4 [ Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Save iframe page as pdf?

I have this page called index.html

It has an iframe with the page index.php

I want a link in index.html that SAVES THE INDEX.PHP PAGE AS A PDF FILE

Example: invoicebubble - in edit mode saving the page as pdf

ive tried: http://web2.pdfonline.com and others but I cant seem to find an answer

any ideas? or any similar ideas?

Author:  etouboudedu [ Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:34 am ]
Post subject:  Save iframe page as pdf?

I think you need some JavaScript to grab the URL of the iframe, and then some AJAX to send it to a PHP script, which will then request it, and then convert the page to a valid PDF file. The AJAX will retrieve the PDF file, and prompt the user with a download.

Above can easily be done like:
$lines = file(http://www.example.com/);

An alternative to using JavaScript, could be to simply feed the script with the URL, using a normal link, and a URL parameter. But this assumes you know the URL of the iframe.

But thi is really complicated stuff, not something i would waste my time figuring out, unles it was an really important feature, used by many people on my site. I would simply show them a plain text or HTML file of the content, which require much less work to implement.

I would recommend you look at some HTML to PDF script in PHP, (or whatever language that your server supports).

Also keep in mind, that a lot of user tend to get annoyed by PDF files. Its a proprietary format, which requires additional software from adobe to be read.

Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
http://www.phpbb.com/