HTML-to-PDF with PHP


Code Examples

DocRaptor PHP Native Client Library

This is a PHP package for using DocRaptor API to convert HTML to PDF and XLSX.

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.

We have guides for doing some of the common things:

Converting HTML into PDF and XLS documents with PHP is fast and painless with DocRaptor. Just POST to our Docs API with your HTML content and some required parameters, either as a form serialized string or a JSON object.

Below you’ll find complete examples for PHP, but our API Reference Guide has all the details about the complete workings of the Docs API.


With DocRaptor, your PDF content is HTML and its style is CSS - things you already know! Even still, it can be difficult to get your PDF to look just right. Check out our Style and Formatting Documentation for everything related getting a perfectly styled PDF!