[Cartoweb-dev] how to display and print info in pdf

Alexandre Saunier alexandre.saunier at camptocamp.com
Wed Apr 5 14:21:18 EDT 2006


you'll probably get a lot of answers in the "PDF Export" chapter of the 
especially in the Tutorial > Blocks Configuration section:

Elementary items displayed in the generated PDF file are called "blocks".
The exportPdf plugin comes with predefined blocks: mainmap, scalebar, 
title, legend, logo...
Users may create and use blocks of their own as well. Blocks definition 
is done in the exportPdf.ini config file (in your project client_conf/ 
dir). User blocks may be images or texts. Note that the blocks content 
may come from the user interface (html form), some PHP code (if you 
extended the plugin) or even from external files or database. You may 
place those blocks almost wherever you want.

Most of the things to know are detailled in the page linked above.


giuseppe.derossi at email.it wrote:
> Hi,
> I wrote a new plugin to gather data from spatial and no spatial database, so
> I can find and recenter the map on a selected object.
> Now I'd like to display and print into pdf, on demand, some info which are
> recalled by my plugin (linked to the selected object). Those info could be a
> complex html page with text, symbols and images (for example a photo of the
> centered building) which I'd like to see under the map; than I want to print
> everything into pdf.
> I'm studying the export and query plugIn but I'm  so far from a stright
> solution. 
> Has this problem already been solved ? Can you suggest a way to display and
> print a text ( first a simple text) ?
> Thanks in advantage to everybody.
> Giuseppe
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