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A simple Django app to help generate pdfs

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# django-lightpdf

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``django-lightpdf`` depends on pdfkit and wkthmltopdf (v0.12.2.1 recommended).

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y xorg xfonts-75dpi
sudo dpkg -i wkhtmltox-

pip install django-lightpdf


We need to hook ``django-lightpdf`` into our project.

1. Put ``lightpdf`` into your ``INSTALLED_APPS`` in settings module::


2. To control logging behaviour, add a ``LIGHTPDF_LOGGING_CONFIG`` dictionary to your settings file following ``logging.config.dictConfig`` schema.

3. Put a ``lightpdf`` formatter into your LOGGING['formatters'] or the default value will be used.

'format': '%(levelname)s %(asctime)s %(module)s %(process)d %(thread)d %(message)s'

4. Put a ``lightpdf`` handler into your LOGGING['handlers'] or the default value will be used.

'level': 'INFO',
'class': 'logging.StreamHandler',
'formatter': 'lightpdf'

5. Put a ``lightpdf`` handler into your LOGGING['loggers'] or the default value will be used.

'handlers': ['lightpdf'],
'level': 'INFO',

6. Add a ``LIGHTPDF_PDFKIT_OPTIONS`` dictionary that will be used as kwargs for ``pdfkit.from_string()`` or the default values will be used.

'page-size': 'Letter',
'margin-top': '1.2in',
'margin-right': '0.75in',
'margin-bottom': '1.2in',
'margin-left': '0.75in',
'encoding': "UTF-8",
'no-outline': None,
'quiet': '',

from django.views.generic import TemplateView
from lightpdf.mixins import PdfGeneratorMixin

class PdfView(PdfGeneratorMixin, TemplateView):
template_name = 'blah.html'
pdf_name = 'superblah'

def get(self, request, *args, **kwargs):
return self.render_to_pdf_response()

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