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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Generating Accurate PDFs Using Cfdocument
Absolute path of a file that is on the server. 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. He serves as Vice-President of IDMI Information Distribution and Marketing Incorporated a group of ColdFusion centric companies aimed at the personal property insurance industry, credit card processing and print management.
User name to provide to the proxy server. 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. Embed fonts – false: Here are a few examples to demonstrate:. Using the cfdocument scope When you use the cfdocument tag, ColdFusion creates a scope named cfdocument. Specify AllowAssembly to enable users to create bookmarks and thumbnails, as well as insert, delete, and rotate pages.
Tim Cunningham has been obsessed with programming since his dad bought a Kaypro Ffdocument to help run the family business in If you notice that the header text is cropped in the cfdocument tag output, increase the value of the marginTop attribute. After a bunch of reading that indicated modifying the image print size or resolution would not help, I tried adding a css style declaration to the image that specified a size in mm, and it worked!
This scope contains the following variables:. Email Required, but never shown. Configuring and Administering Adobe ColdFusion 9. PDF is sent back to the browser instead of saving to a file. URL or the relative path to the web root. Modification Specify the AllowModifyContents attribute to let viewers modify the document, assuming they have the required software. Password required to open a password-protected document.
This format prints each page as a bitmap, so printing can be slower. Specifies the page orientation. Used to identify the request client software. I was at first thinking I might be able to use the new cfhtmltopdf tag, but quickly dropped that idea: This scope contains the following variables:.
Also, in some applications, the browser displays a Red X image error instead of the image in the browser. cfvocument
Here is some sample code: Specify AllowFillIn to enable users to use form fields. You can use the cfdocumentitem tag to create a running header for an entire document, as the following example shows: Specify one htm more of the following values; separate multiple permissions with a comma:.
Specify AllowDegradedPrinting to enable lower-resolution printing. In-memory files speed processing of transient data.
cfdocument Code Examples and CFML Documentation
I’m just using file. However, cfdocument currently only supports HTML 4. You can use the cfdocument and cfdocumentsection tags to fine-tune your printable output, as follows:.
If you omit the filename attribute, ColdFusion displays the output in the browser. From my experience, using the font face name in your CSS specification should work.
The following example shows how to specify bookmarks for document sections:. The cfdocumentsection tag When using cfdocumentsectionall text in the document must be enclosed within cfdocumentsection tags. Ben Doom 7, 1 23 If not, try the other names – I saw a post suggesting that. This scope contains the following variables: Also, I’d be careful about relative links to images, as they can sometimes break. Saving printable reports in files. Specifies the page size into which ColdFusion generates the report.
If you specify customalso specify the pageHeight and pageWidth attributes, can optionally cfdoxument margin attributes and whether the units are inches or centimeters. Specifies whether ColdFusion overwrites an existing file. If you are willing to work with it, you can get some pretty spectacular results.
Combined with username to form a base64 encoded string that is passed in the Authenticate header. Specify one of the following:. 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. Bookmarks ColdFusion 9 supports bookmarks.
Each document section starts on a new page.