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Plugin PDF

Introduced in Tiki 17

Introduction

PluginPDF is used to change default Administration PDF Settings and use custom settings for any specific Tiki page. When we apply PluginPDF on any page, all settings made in the plugin take effect on all the pages of the PDF document produced. Edit the page which you want to convert to a PDF document. Click on the Question Mark on the right corner of the editor as shown in the diagram below to open Plugin Help Window.

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It will open up the Help Window, click on “Plugin Help” and type in the Filter search box “PDF” and three plugins will appear in the list. Click on the icon before PluginPDF to open PluginPDF Options.

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You get to see the list of PDF Options here, if you do not change or use any of the options then default options setup from the admin panel will be used. If you modify any PDF settings here on the page using the plugin then the new settings will be used.

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PluginPDF Parameters

Plugin Manager error: pdf plugin not found


Sample PluginPDF Code


{pdf  pagesize="A4" toc="n" pagetitle="n" header=" Document Title |  | {DATE j-m-Y }"footer="Document Copyrights | www.example.org |{PAGENO}" margin_left="10" margin_right="10" margin_top="20" margin_bottom="20" margin_header="10" margin_footer="10" coverpage_text_settings=" "  coverpage_image_settings="http://example.org/filename.jpg" toc="y" toclinks="y" tocheading="Table of Contents" toclevels="H1|H2|H3"  }


Margin Top & Margin Header


This needs to be configured correctly for the page contents and header contents appear without overlapping. Margin Top is the space between document top and the contents of the document. And Margin Header is the space between Header and the document top. Check the diagram below:

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Cover Page

This features allow users to add a cover page to their PDF comprising of a background image and text on top of it. There are two variables to set this up. This cover page is not visible on the TIKI page but will be added whenever a PDF is produced. Following is the image size guide to help design some great PDF cover pages. Image


Image Size and Dimensions for Cover Page

Image Resolution: DPI / PPI 96
Page Size Image Dimensions
Letter 816 x 1056 px
Legal 816 x 1344 px
Ledger 1056 x 1632 px
A0 3179 x 4494 px
A1 2245 x 3179 px
A2 1587 x 2245 px
A3 1123 x 1587 px
A4 794 x 1123 px
A5 559 x 794 px
A6 397 x 559 px



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