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[nycphp-talk] FPDF/FPDI template size too small

David Mintz dmintz at davidmintz.org
Fri Jun 30 15:59:39 EDT 2006



I am not sure what if anything you might be doing wrong, but a few months
ago I gnawed on the demo/example that ships with the Fpdi class until I
got it to open a PDF doc test_pdf.pdf and generate a new one using
test_pdf.pdf as a template, with some text inserted in a specific
position. (this is substantially the same snippet I put out here a few
weeks ago in response to another question, sorry for the redundancy). If I
remember correctly, the demo (before I hacked it up) explicitly resets the
dimensions -- you don't want to do that. HTH.

define('FPDF_FONTPATH','../font/');
require('./fpdi.php');
$pdf= new fpdi();
$pdf->setTextColor(255,0,0);
$pdf->setSourceFile("./test_pdf.pdf");
$tplidx = $pdf->ImportPage(1);
$pdf->addPage();
$pdf->useTemplate($tplidx);
$pdf->SetXY(66,52);
$pdf->SetFont('helvetica','B',10);
$pdf->Cell(150,20,'new text written '.date('r'));
$pdf->Ln(5);
$pdf->SetX(66);
$pdf->Cell(150,20,'more text written soon thereafter');
$pdf->Output('./output.pdf','F');
$pdf->closeParsers();


On Fri, 30 Jun 2006, Aaron Fischer wrote:

> Greetings,
>
> I am working with the FPDF and FPDI classes and have run into an issue.
>   When I import a pdf to use as a template it comes in smaller than it's
> original size.  I have specified the size of the template to be full
> page and set the margins for the pdf page to zero but the issue remains.
>
> Code excerpt:
>
> $pdf->SetMargins(0,0,0);
> $pdf->addPage();
> $pdf->useTemplate($tplidx,0,0,215.9,279.4);
>
> (Unit measurements 215.9 and 279.4 are in mm, equivalent to specifying
> 8.5 x 11 inches.)
>
> Has anyone working with the FPDI class noticed an issue with the
> template size?  Workarounds or suggestions?
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Aaron
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