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pdftools Plugin

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  • 2023-04-04 "Jack Jackrum" unknown
  • 2022-07-31 "Igor" unknown
  • 2020-07-29 "Hogfather" yes
  • 2018-04-22 "Greebo" yes

plugin Additional features for dw2pdf

Last updated on
dw2pdf, wrap

Tagged with pdf


Install the plugin using the Plugin Manager and the download URL above, which points to latest version of the plugin. Refer to Plugins on how to install plugins manually.


  • Optional and configurable slider button to chose a template for pdf-generation
  • Configurable pdf-generate button which can be placed in a page
  • A set of templates for different purposes which can be installed directly from the admin section
  • Upload your own templates in the admin section and option to remove templates
  • Additional wrap-containers and some additional syntax for formatting
  • Additional replacements which can be used in the templates

Activate a print button (slider) which is shown at the bottom right of the screen. You can configure the templates which are the display and can be chosen in order to generate a PDF.

Inline PDF button

Use the <pdf>-Tag in a document to create an inline button. Pressing this button will generate a PDF with the defined template. Syntax:

<pdf template-name>
<pdf template-name quer>

The option quer creates the PDF in landscape orientation (German word “quer” = horizontal)

Standard parameters for the created PDF are

  • toc = 0 (no table of content)
  • tpl = template-name
  • orientation=landscape (if the keyword quer is used)



Inserts an image which is meant for printed documents, where a sticker is to be pasted on.

Additional wrap containers

If you have the wrap-plugin installed, you can use these addition classes:

<WRAP maxtabelle>
Table ist set to 100% width = same as tablewidth-option
| Content | Another content |

<WRAP formular>
Table without borders
| Example | Okay |

<WRAP formular2>
Table with border only on the bottom of the lines
| Another example | Test |
<WRAP platz>
Increases the padding of cells in a table
| Test |
| Test |
<wrap bigtext>Text scaled to 115%</wrap>

<wrap smalltext>Text scaled to 90%</wrap>

Create spaces in empty table cells

Vertical space

| <abstand1> | Test |
| <abstand2> | Test |
| <abstand3> | Test |

Horizontal space

| Test | <quer1> | <quer2> | <quer3> |

Set of templates

The pdftools-plugin contains a set of templates which can be installed in the admin section. These templates contain additional replacements:

@AUTHOR@ - Name of the author
@COMPANY@ - Name of the company which can be configured
@APPROVER@ - Name of the approve (requires Approve- und ApprovePlus-Plugin)

Upload pdf-templates

Upload form for uploading your own pdf-templates.

The template files must be placed in a directory, which must bei included in the zip-file. The files are extracted directly into the dw2pdf/tpl directory. This feature depends on the Linux unzip programme to work.

Erase pdf-templates

Button to delete templates from dw2pdf.

Ideas for coming versions

  • online template editor
  • configurable GET-Parameters for the <pdf>-Tag and the slider


Tested with



I will be thankful for any approvement suggestions or translations in form of pull-requests.

plugin/pdftools.txt · Last modified: 2023-10-31 00:17 by Klap-in

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