How can I render HTML to PDF in Django site

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I am looking for an easy solution to convert dynamic html pages to pdf for my django  site,.

Any help how to do that?
Jul 29, 2020 in Python by kartik
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Hello @kartik,

Use this code to generate the PDF from html template :

    import os

    from weasyprint import HTML

    from django.template import Template, Context
    from django.http import HttpResponse 

    def generate_pdf(self, report_id):

            # Render HTML into memory and get the template firstly
            template_file_loc = os.path.join(os.path.dirname(__file__), os.pardir, 'templates', 'the_template_pdf_generator.html')
            template_contents = read_all_as_str(template_file_loc)
            render_template = Template(template_contents)

            #rendering_map is the dict for params in the template 
            render_definition = Context(rendering_map)
            render_output = render_template.render(render_definition)

            # Using Rendered HTML to generate PDF
            response = HttpResponse(content_type='application/pdf')
            response['Content-Disposition'] = 'attachment; filename=%s-%s-%s.pdf' % \
                                              ('topic-test','topic-test', '2018-05-04')
            # Generate PDF
            pdf_doc = HTML(string=render_output).render()
            pdf_doc.pages[0].height = pdf_doc.pages[0]._page_box.children[0].children[
                0].height  # Make PDF file as single page file 
            return response

    def read_all_as_str(self, file_loc, read_method='r'):
        if file_exists(file_loc):
            handler = open(file_loc, read_method)
            contents =
            return contents
            return 'file not exist'  

Hope it helps!!

Thank you!!

answered Jul 29, 2020 by Niroj
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