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Django PDF views, the easy way

Project Description

Django PDF rendering, the easy way.

Latest Version Wheel License

Developed at en.ig.ma software shop.

Overview

This app makes rendering PDF files in Django really easy. It can be used to create invoices, bills and other documents from simple HTML markup and CSS styles. You can even embed images and use custom fonts.

The library provides both Class-Based View that is almost a drop-in replacement for Django’s TemplateView as well as helper functions to render PDFs in the backend outside the request scope (i.e. using Celery workers).

Quickstart

  1. Include django-easy-pdf>=0.2.0 and WeasyPrint>=0.34 in your requirements.txt file and install necessary system packages.

  2. Add easy_pdf to INSTALLED_APPS.

  3. Create HTML template for PDF document and add a view that will render it:

    {% extends "easy_pdf/base.html" %}
    
    {% block content %}
        <div id="content">
            <h1>Hi there!</h1>
        </div>
    {% endblock %}
    
    from easy_pdf.views import PDFTemplateView
    
    class HelloPDFView(PDFTemplateView):
        template_name = 'hello.html'
    
  4. You can also use a mixin to output PDF from Django generic views:

    class PDFUserDetailView(PDFTemplateResponseMixin, DetailView):
        model = get_user_model()
        template_name = 'user_detail.html'
    

Documentation

The full documentation is at django-easy-pdf.readthedocs.io.

A live demo is at easy-pdf.herokuapp.com. You can run it locally after installing dependencies by running python demo.py script from the cloned repository or through Docker with make demo.

Dependencies

django-easy-pdf depends on:

License

django-easy-pdf is released under the MIT license.

Commercial Support

This app and many other help us build better software and focus on delivering quality projects faster. We would love to help you with your next project so get in touch by dropping an email at en@ig.ma.

History

0.2.0 (xxx)

  • Switched rendering backend to WeasyPrint

0.1.1 (2017-04-19)

  • Update for Django 1.11 and Python 3

0.1.0 (2014-01-24)

  • First release

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