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A Django app to generate pdfs from templates

Project description


This is a fork of the project.

This project is wrapper code between the django project and the xhtml2pdf project, both have a few maintaining so maybe are not ideal for your project.

What it does is simply allow people to create xhtml2pdf templates using all the cool django things like STATIC_URL etc.. (like one would for a webpage template), and the utils function makes all the images and resources appear in the pdf.

This release (0.0.7) supports Django 2.0, and Python 3.6.


While this project is being maintained on a limited basis for legacy projects, we recommend strongly that new projects consider using WeasyPrint <>.


Simply do the following:

from django_xhtml2pdf.utils import generate_pdf

def myview(response):
    resp = HttpResponse(content_type='application/pdf')
    result = generate_pdf('my_template.html', file_object=resp)
    return result

Class-based views

You can use the provided PdfMixin with any view that subclasses TemplateView, example:

from django.views.generic.detail import DetailView
from django_xhtml2pdf.views import PdfMixin
from .models import Product

class ProductPdfView(PdfMixin, DetailView):
    model = Product
    template_name = "product_pdf.html"

It will output the rendered content of the view in pdf.


Simply do the following:

from django_xhtml2pdf.utils import pdf_decorator

def myview(request):
    return render(request, 'mytemplate.html')

Change the pdf file name:

from django_xhtml2pdf.utils import pdf_decorator

def myview(request):
    return render(request, 'mytemplate.html')

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