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This documentation is not using the current rendering mechanism and will be deleted by December 31st, 2020. The extension maintainer should switch to the new system. Details on how to use the rendering mechanism can be found here.

Standalone Rendering

It is possible to render a PDF document as standalone view. That is especially useful if you want to attach the document to an email or you want to generate multiple PDFs in one request.

PHP

<?php
$objectManager = \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Utility\GeneralUtility::makeInstance(\TYPO3\CMS\Extbase\Object\ObjectManager::class);
$standaloneView = $objectManager->get(\TYPO3\CMS\Fluid\View\StandaloneView::class);
$templatePath = \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Utility\GeneralUtility::getFileAbsFileName('EXT:pdfviewhelpers/Resources/Public/Examples/BasicUsage/Template.html');

$standaloneView->setFormat('html');
$standaloneView->setTemplatePathAndFilename($templatePath);
$standaloneView->assignMultiple(['someVariable' => 'someValue']);

$pdf = $standaloneView->render(); //return pdf as string, or simply save to file system

Fluid Template - return PDF as String

{namespace pdf=Bithost\Pdfviewhelpers\ViewHelpers}

<pdf:document outputDestination="string">
        <pdf:page>
                <pdf:text>Your content - {someVariable}</pdf:text>
        </pdf:page>
</pdf:document>

Fluid Template - return PDF as base64 mime multi-part email attachment (RFC 2045)

{namespace pdf=Bithost\Pdfviewhelpers\ViewHelpers}

<pdf:document outputDestination="email">
        <pdf:page>
                <pdf:text>Your content - {someVariable}</pdf:text>
        </pdf:page>
</pdf:document>

Fluid Template - save PDF to file

{namespace pdf=Bithost\Pdfviewhelpers\ViewHelpers}

<pdf:document outputDestination="file" outputPath="fileadmin/document.pdf">
        <pdf:page>
                <pdf:text>Your content - {someVariable}</pdf:text>
        </pdf:page>
</pdf:document>