Creates a PDF document from a text block containing CFML and HTML. You should use the cfdocument tag (with format=”PDF”) to generate the PDF by I could fake print-resolution by making a large image and scaling it in HTML. You can convert HTML-based reports into PDF or by wrapping the HTML in the cfdocument start.
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Andy Waschick 51 1. If you want to avoid storing the PDF at all, using cfdocument without a filename will send the pdf of flashpaper directly to the browser without using the cfheader and cfcontent. Also without the parent div tag to control how layout elements scale, changing the dimension of one absolutely positioned div within the PDF can easily alter the position or size of other divs, which can be very frustrating if you have 20 or 30 elements that all need to be precisely positioned.
Also, I’d be careful about relative links to images, as they can sometimes break. Scale factor as a percentage. I tried a bunch that already seemed to be recognized, none worked. This will prompt them for a download every time. It would be optimal if anything you produce in a browser will look exactly the same in the cfdocument generated PDF. Embed all fonts except Java fonts and core fonts. The defaults for these options vary, based on encryption level.
Modification Specify the AllowModifyContents attribute to let viewers modify the document, assuming they have the required software.
Specify AllowFillIn to enable users to use form fields. Nested directly within the cfdocument tag is a div tag that sets the page width, with position: When using cfdocumentsectionall text in the document must be enclosed within cfdocumentsection tags.
You typically use these variables in a header or footer to display the current page number and total number or pages, as the following example shows:.
Adobe ColdFusion 9 * Creating PDF and FlashPaper output with the cfdocument tag
If the tag is in the middle of the document, it applies to the rest of the document. Specify one or more of the following values; separate multiple permissions with a comma:.
Create the directories in the path before you specify the file.
Combined with password to form a base64 encoded string that is passed in the Authenticate header. Document Handling cfdocument By Tim Cunningham.
What I really like about this approach is that each of the text blocks winds up very close to the top and left dimensions specified, and the ACF and Lucee outputs are nearly identical. Use the encryption attribute to specify whether PDF output is encrypted.
Divides output into sections, optionally specifying custom margins. Copy it to a working directory, rename the copy to fonts. The following example displays a list of employees, using a cfoutput tag to loop through the query:.
Using the cfdocument scope. Lucas Moellers 2 5 Creating sections, headers, and footers. This attribute is available only if you have integrated OpenOffice with ColdFusion.
Bookmarks ColdFusion 9 supports bookmarks. I was at first thinking I might be able to use the new cfhtmltopdf tag, but quickly dropped that idea: Specifies the page size into which ColdFusion generates the report. When you use the cfdocument tag, ColdFusion creates a scope named cfdocument. Here are a few examples to demonstrate:. You use one or more cfdocumentitem tags to specify headers and footers or to create a page break. Default unit ht,l the pageHeight, pageWidthand margin attributes:.
Used in conjunction with the filename attribute. Within a section, use the cfdocumentitem tag to specify unique headers and footers for cfdocumment section and a page break before each section, as the following example shows: The cfdocument tag supports the following CSS styles: You can use the cfhttp tag in combination with the cfdocument tag to display entire web pages in PDF or FlashPaper output format, as the following example shows:.
At its simplest, you can stick some text between the opening and closing tags of cfdocument there is currently no built-in cfdocument script equivalent and it will render a PDF to the screen.
You typically use these variables in a header or footer to display cffocument current page number and total number or pages, as the following example shows: Embedding fonts in the report can help cfddocument consistent display across multiple browsers and platforms.
You can use the cfdocumentitem tag to create a running header for an entire document, as the following example shows:. Cfddocument format prints each page as a bitmap, so printing can be slower. The permissions are defined in “permissions” attribute. The cfdocumentitem attribute applies only to the section, and overrides previously specified headers and footers.
Specifies whether bookmarks are created in the document: Use this option to reduce the size of the HTML output so that it fits on that paper. When you set this attribute of cfdocument to true, it tells ColdFusion to retrieve image files directly from the server rather by attempting to use HTTP.
cfdocument Code Examples and CFML Documentation
ColdFusion 9 supports bookmarks. Degraded printing Specify AllowDegradedPrinting to enable lower-resolution printing. The cfdocumentitem attribute applies to the entire document, as follows: Creating bookmarks in PDF files You can use the cfdocument bookmark attribute to create bookmarks for each section within a PDF document, as the following example shows: