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Composer Installation

composer require docraptor/docraptor

Manual Installation

If you do not wish to use Composer, you can download the latest release, unzip in your project and require autoload.php.



See examples for runnable examples with file output, error handling, etc.

$configuration = DocRaptor\Configuration::getDefaultConfiguration();
// $configuration->setDebug(true);
$docraptor = new DocRaptor\DocApi();

$doc = new DocRaptor\Doc();
$doc->setTest(true);                                                   // test documents are free but watermarked
$doc->setDocumentContent("<html><body>Hello World</body></html>");     // supply content directly
// $doc->setDocumentUrl(""); // or use a url
$doc->setName("docraptor-php.pdf");                                    // help you find a document later
$doc->setDocumentType("pdf");                                          // pdf or xls or xlsx
// $doc->setJavascript(true);                                          // enable JavaScript processing
// $prince_options = new DocRaptor\PrinceOptions();                    // pdf-specific options
// $doc->setPrinceOptions($prince_options);
// $prince_options->setMedia("screen");                                // use screen styles instead of print styles
// $prince_options->setBaseurl("");                    // pretend URL when using document_content

$create_response = $docraptor->createDoc($doc);

Docs created like this are limited to 60 seconds to render, check out the async example which allows 10 minutes.

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