jsPDF + html2canvas Tutorial to Export HTML Div to PDF Document in Browser Using Javascript Full Project For Beginners

 

jsPDF is able to use plugins. In order to enable it to print HTML, you have to include certain plugins and therefore have to do the following:

  1. Go to https://github.com/MrRio/jsPDF and download the latest Version.
  2. Include the following Scripts in your project:
    • jspdf.js
    • jspdf.plugin.from_html.js
    • jspdf.plugin.split_text_to_size.js
    • jspdf.plugin.standard_fonts_metrics.js

If you want to ignore certain elements, you have to mark them with an ID, which you can then ignore in a special element handler of jsPDF. Therefore your HTML should look like this:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <body>
    <p id="ignorePDF">don't print this to pdf</p>
    <div>
      <p><font size="3" color="red">print this to pdf</font></p>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>

Then you use the following JavaScript code to open the created PDF in a PopUp:

var doc = new jsPDF();          
var elementHandler = {
  '#ignorePDF': function (element, renderer) {
    return true;
  }
};
var source = window.document.getElementsByTagName("body")[];
doc.fromHTML(
    source,
    15,
    15,
    {
      'width': 180,'elementHandlers': elementHandler
    });

doc.output("dataurlnewwindow");

 

 

This is the simple solution. This works for me.You can use the javascript print concept and simple save this as pdf.

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
    <title></title>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.8.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        $("#btnPrint").live("click", function () {
            var divContents = $("#dvContainer").html();
            var printWindow = window.open('', '', 'height=400,width=800');
            printWindow.document.write('<html><head><title>DIV Contents</title>');
            printWindow.document.write('</head><body >');
            printWindow.document.write(divContents);
            printWindow.document.write('</body></html>');
            printWindow.document.close();
            printWindow.print();
        });
    </script>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1">
    <div id="dvContainer">
        This content needs to be printed.
    </div>
    <input type="button" value="Print Div Contents" id="btnPrint" />
    </form>
</body>
</html>

 

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As mentioned, you should use jsPDF and html2canvas. I’ve also found a function inside issues of jsPDF which splits automatically your pdf into multiple pages (sources)

 

 

function makePDF() {

    var quotes = document.getElementById('container-fluid');

    html2canvas(quotes, {
        onrendered: function(canvas) {

        //! MAKE YOUR PDF
        var pdf = new jsPDF('p', 'pt', 'letter');

        for (var i = ; i <= quotes.clientHeight/980; i++) {
            //! This is all just html2canvas stuff
            var srcImg  = canvas;
            var sX      = ;
            var sY      = 980*i; // start 980 pixels down for every new page
            var sWidth  = 900;
            var sHeight = 980;
            var dX      = ;
            var dY      = ;
            var dWidth  = 900;
            var dHeight = 980;

            window.onePageCanvas = document.createElement("canvas");
            onePageCanvas.setAttribute('width', 900);
            onePageCanvas.setAttribute('height', 980);
            var ctx = onePageCanvas.getContext('2d');
            // details on this usage of this function: 
            // https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Canvas_API/Tutorial/Using_images#Slicing
            ctx.drawImage(srcImg,sX,sY,sWidth,sHeight,dX,dY,dWidth,dHeight);

            // document.body.appendChild(canvas);
            var canvasDataURL = onePageCanvas.toDataURL("image/png", 1.0);

            var width         = onePageCanvas.width;
            var height        = onePageCanvas.clientHeight;

            //! If we're on anything other than the first page,
            // add another page
            if (i > ) {
                pdf.addPage(612, 791); //8.5" x 11" in pts (in*72)
            }
            //! now we declare that we're working on that page
            pdf.setPage(i+1);
            //! now we add content to that page!
            pdf.addImage(canvasDataURL, 'PNG', 20, 40, (width*.62), (height*.62));

        }
        //! after the for loop is finished running, we save the pdf.
        pdf.save('test.pdf');
    }
  });
}

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