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    HTML to PDF converter that uses phantomjs

    Example Business Card
    -> and its Source file

    Example Receipt

    Forked from marcbachmann/node-html-pdf and fixed Arbitrary file read with this PR


    Have a look at the releases page: https://github.com/AliMamed/node-html-pdf/releases


    Install the html-pdf utility via npm:

    $ npm install -g html-pdf

    Command-line example

    $ html-pdf test/businesscard.html businesscard.pdf

    Code example

    var fs = require('fs');
    var pdf = require('html-pdf');
    var html = fs.readFileSync('./test/businesscard.html', 'utf8');
    var options = { format: 'Letter' };
    pdf.create(html, options).toFile('./businesscard.pdf', function(err, res) {
     if (err) return console.log(err);
     console.log(res); // { filename: '/app/businesscard.pdf' }


    var pdf = require('html-pdf');
    pdf.create(html).toFile([filepath, ]function(err, res){
    pdf.create(html).toStream(function(err, stream){
    pdf.create(html).toBuffer(function(err, buffer){
     console.log('This is a buffer:', Buffer.isBuffer(buffer));
    // for backwards compatibility
    // alias to pdf.create(html[, options]).toBuffer(callback)
    pdf.create(html [, options], function(err, buffer){});

    Footers and Headers

    html-pdf can read the header or footer either out of the footer and header config object or out of the html source. You can either set a default header & footer or overwrite that by appending a page number (1 based index) to the id="pageHeader" attribute of a html tag.

    You can use any combination of those tags. The library tries to find any element, that contains the pageHeader or pageFooter id prefix.

    <div id="pageHeader">Default header</div>
    <div id="pageHeader-first">Header on first page</div>
    <div id="pageHeader-2">Header on second page</div>
    <div id="pageHeader-3">Header on third page</div>
    <div id="pageHeader-last">Header on last page</div>
    <div id="pageFooter">Default footer</div>
    <div id="pageFooter-first">Footer on first page</div>
    <div id="pageFooter-2">Footer on second page</div>
    <div id="pageFooter-last">Footer on last page</div>


    config = {
             // Export options
             "directory": "/tmp",       // The directory the file gets written into if not using .toFile(filename, callback). default: '/tmp'
             "readLocalFile": false,     // Option to help specify if access to 'local files' is allowed or not (default *false* to avoid 'arbitrary file read')
             // Papersize Options: http://phantomjs.org/api/webpage/property/paper-size.html
             "height": "10.5in",        // allowed units: mm, cm, in, px
             "width": "8in",            // allowed units: mm, cm, in, px
            - or -
            "format": "Letter",        // allowed units: A3, A4, A5, Legal, Letter, Tabloid
            "orientation": "portrait", // portrait or landscape
            // Page options
            "border": "0",             // default is 0, units: mm, cm, in, px
    - or -
    "border": {
     "top": "2in",            // default is 0, units: mm, cm, in, px
             "right": "1in",
             "bottom": "2in",
             "left": "1.5in"
    paginationOffset: 1,       // Override the initial pagination number
            "header": {
     "height": "45mm",
             "contents": '<div style="text-align: center;">Author: Marc Bachmann</div>'
    "footer": {
     "height": "28mm",
             "contents": {
      first: 'Cover page',
              2: 'Second page', // Any page number is working. 1-based index
     default: '<span style="color: #444;">{{page}}</span>/<span>{{pages}}</span>', // fallback value
              last: 'Last Page'
    // Rendering options
    "base": "file:///home/www/your-asset-path", // Base path that's used to load files (images, css, js) when they aren't referenced using a host
            // Zooming option, can be used to scale images if `options.type` is not pdf
            "zoomFactor": "1", // default is 1
            // File options
            "type": "pdf",             // allowed file types: png, jpeg, pdf
            "quality": "75",           // only used for types png & jpeg
            // Script options
            "phantomPath": "./node_modules/phantomjs/bin/phantomjs", // PhantomJS binary which should get downloaded automatically
            "phantomArgs": [], // array of strings used as phantomjs args e.g. ["--ignore-ssl-errors=yes"]
            "script": '/url',           // Absolute path to a custom phantomjs script, use the file in lib/scripts as example
            "timeout": 30000,           // Timeout that will cancel phantomjs, in milliseconds
            // Time we should wait after window load
            // accepted values are 'manual', some delay in milliseconds or undefined to wait for a render event
            "renderDelay": 1000,
            // HTTP Headers that are used for requests
            "httpHeaders": {
     // e.g.
     "Authorization": "Bearer ACEFAD8C-4B4D-4042-AB30-6C735F5BAC8B"
    // To run Node application as Windows service
    "childProcessOptions": {
     "detached": true
    // HTTP Cookies that are used for requests
    "httpCookies": [
     // e.g.
      "name": "Valid-Cookie-Name", // required
      "value": "Valid-Cookie-Value", // required
      "domain": "localhost",
      "path": "/foo", // required
      "httponly": true,
      "secure": false,
      "expires": (new Date()).getTime() + (1000 * 60 * 60) // e.g. expires in 1 hour

    The full options object gets converted to JSON and will get passed to the phantomjs script as third argument.
    There are more options concerning the paperSize, header & footer options inside the phantomjs script.


    npm i @alimamed/html-pdf

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