Monday, January 16 2006
FPDF is a PHP class which allows you to generate PDF files with pure PHP, that is to say without using the PDFlib library. The advantage is that PDFlib requires a fee for a commercial usage. F from FPDF stands for Free: you may use it for any kind of usage and modify it to suit your needs.
FPDF has other advantages: high level functions. Here is a list of its main features:
- Choice of measure unit, page format and margins
- Page header and footer management
- Automatic page break
- Automatic line break and text justification
- Image support (JPEG and PNG)
- TrueType, Type1 and encoding support
- Page compression
FPDF requires no extension (except zlib to activate compression) and works with PHP4 and PHP5.
More information on FPDF is available at: http://www.fpdf.org/