Fueling Your Coding Mojo

Buckle up, fellow PHP enthusiast! We're loading up the rocket fuel for your coding adventures...

Popular Searches:
2199
Q:

PHP FPDF Issue - Please Help!!

Hello everyone,

I am facing an issue with PHP FPDF and I was hoping someone could help me out. I have been working on a project where I need to generate PDF files using FPDF library in PHP.

The problem I am facing is related to the formatting of the generated PDF. Whenever I try to generate a PDF with multiple pages, it seems to overwrite the content of the previous page. This results in only the last page being displayed correctly, while the rest of the pages are empty or incomplete.

I have double-checked my code and made sure that I am calling the necessary functions to add content to each page correctly. I am also using the appropriate methods to set the margins and page orientation.

Here is a simplified version of my code:

```php
require('fpdf.php');

$pdf = new FPDF();
$pdf->AddPage();

// Adding content to first page
$pdf->SetFont('Arial', 'B', 16);
$pdf->Cell(0, 10, 'Page 1 Content', 0, 1);

$pdf->AddPage();

// Adding content to second page
$pdf->SetFont('Arial', 'B', 16);
$pdf->Cell(0, 10, 'Page 2 Content', 0, 1);

$pdf->Output();
```

I have tried various approaches and searched online for possible solutions, but haven't been able to resolve this issue. Does anyone have any suggestions or insights on how to fix this problem?

Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help!

Best regards,
[Your Name]

All Replies

rosenbaum.cydney

Hello there!

I had a similar frustrating experience with PHP FPDF, but I managed to find a solution that might work for you. It seems that the issue you're facing with the content getting overwritten on each page could be due to incorrect positioning of the elements within the PDF.

One possible approach you can try is using the `SetY()` function to position your content vertically on each page. It sets the current Y position on the page, allowing you to control where your text or other elements should be placed.

Here's an example of how you can use it in your code:

php
require('fpdf.php');

$pdf = new FPDF();
$pdf->AddPage();

// Adding content to first page
$pdf->SetFont('Arial', 'B', 16);
$pdf->Cell(0, 10, 'Page 1 Content', 0, 1);
$pdf->SetY(40); // Adjust the Y position to create space for the next page

$pdf->AddPage();

// Adding content to second page
$pdf->SetFont('Arial', 'B', 16);
$pdf->Cell(0, 10, 'Page 2 Content', 0, 1);

$pdf->Output();


By using `SetY(40)` after the content of the first page, you're telling FPDF to start the next page from a vertical position which provides enough space for the content to display properly.

Give this a shot, and hopefully, it will help you fix the issue you're encountering. If you have any further questions or face any other challenges, please feel free to reach out for assistance.

Best regards,
[Your Name]

mhartmann

Hey [Your Name],

I had encountered a similar issue with FPDF in the past, and after some troubleshooting, I found a solution. It turned out that the problem was related to the position of the pointer within the PDF document.

In your code example, you are missing the `SetAutoPageBreak()` function which helps to manage automatic page breaking. By default, FPDF's `AutoPageBreak` property is set to `true`, which means it automatically creates a new page when the content exceeds the bottom margin.

To overcome the issue of overwriting content, try adding the `SetAutoPageBreak()` function with the appropriate parameters after creating a new `FPDF` instance and before calling `AddPage()`:

php
$pdf = new FPDF();
$pdf->SetAutoPageBreak(true, 10); // Set a bottom margin of 10 units
$pdf->AddPage();


By specifying a bottom margin, you ensure that content won't overlap between pages. Adjust the margin parameter according to your needs.

Give this a try and see if it resolves the problem you are facing. If it doesn't work, please let me know, and we can further investigate the issue together.

Good luck!
[Your Name]

New to LearnPHP.org Community?

Join the community