You can use a CSS style declaration within a style block that is nested within the cfdocument tag, or you can place the font specification directly. Learn how to create PDFs using cfdocument in ColdFusion with this Free Open Source type=”footer”> style=”text-align:center;”>Page #cfdocument. cfdocument will take your combination of CFML and HTML and convert it to a ” short”)# style=”text-align:center;”>Page.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Nested directly within the cfdocument tag is a div tag that sets the page width, with position: However, in the style sheet, I have a call to cfdocu,ent background image.

I am trying to use the cfdocument tag to create a dynamically generated pdf. Set the localURL attribute to yes.

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How easy is that. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Email required Address never made public. And do you realize that expandpath creates an absolute URL?

I was having an issue where cfdocument was never completing for one report I was creating. In CF11 the new htmltopdf tag is supposed to have better support for styling.

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Bottom margin in inches default or centimeters. Of course, the above approach for Lucee 4. I got the pages to be […]. I have tried these steps. So make sure to styyle your HTML with the following: Used in conjunction with the filename attribute.

OK, I have confirmed now more specifics, about whether this issue is about “commercial” us The top margin tends to behave a bit different than expected. If you omit the filename attribute, ColdFusion displays the output in the browser.


I did not find it necessary to use import to include CSS, a simple style tag with the styles inside work just as well. If you notice that the header text stype cropped in the cfdocument tag output, increase the value of the marginTop attribute. Setting Page Attributes cfdocument has attributes that allow you to set margins, page size, page orientation, and passwords.

Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Cfdocument doesn’t cfdocumeny support CSS, I too have learned this the cfdlcument way.

You can specify this tag’s attributes in an attributeCollection attribute whose value is a structure. Orientation default is no problem. If you specify customalso specify the pageHeight and pageWidth attributes, can optionally specify margin attributes and whether the units are inches or centimeters. Dave Phipps said, on March 31, at 3: I’ll add, as well, that you can use a tool like FusionReactor, or the CF Server Monitor or SeeFusion, to do a stack trace while that request is running, to see what it IS doing that’s taking so long.

Specifying a font for a block of text is simple. For some reason, anything inside of the tag will not show on the pdf, its like it just skips stylle output variable…any thoughts?

This entry will elaborate on the issue and a couple of other possible CFDocument performance issues, as a bonus. For Lucee, the process is different. By the way, the file sizes are also different: In-memory files speed processing of transient data.

And sometimes, stype truncates the space or spaces before the tag. If you may have some simple example that can demonstrate the problem, perhaps I or others can run it on our own machines. The bad news is that you have to do it at all, and that if you don’t do it, it can have such unfortunate and unexpected impact.


Thanks for your response, and for this amazing resource!

Often when I’m helping people with CF troubleshooting problems, whether on mailing lists or in my consulting servicesI’ve been able to show that long-running requests or an unexpectedly excessive number of requests were sometimes due to this very problem.

Sadly, this issue is only barely mentioned in the CF Docs page on CFDocumentand it would be easy to miss the point it’s trying to make. He started developing web applications in and developing ColdFusion applications since As such, CF will need to “get” whatever images or scripts or css files are defined on the generated HTML page as img src, script src, link href, etc.

I want it to be a one-stop shop to find all the great stuff focused on cf server troubleshooting, organized and carefully maintained, much like my CF which focuses instead on generic tools and resources of interest to all CFers, but for now just one huge pageor my UGTV focused on recorded presos, for now a DB-driven list approach.

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You should cfdofument able to just use a relative path reference, as far as I know and so I would not think expandpath should be needed, either, as that converts the path to an absolute one.

Neil on Did Tony die? Also installed the newest hot fix and tried with various doctypes.