How Generate PDF From HTML View In Laravel

Websolutionstuff | Jun-01-2020 | Categories : Laravel PHP HTML

In this example, I will teach you how to generate PDF files from an HTML view in laravel. For generating PDF files I will use the laravel-dompdf package, it creates pdf files and also provides download file functionalities, I will give you examples of a very simple way to generate pdf files and download them to your system. We use dompdf package and generate pdf files from HTML view in laravel. 

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 Step 1: Install Laravel



Type the following command in the terminal to create a new project in your system.

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel PDF_example


Step 2: Install barryvdh/laravel-dompdf Package In Your Application

After installation of the project, you need to install barryvdh/laravel-dompdf  Package

composer require barryvdh/laravel-dompdf


Step 3: Add Service Provider And Aliase

After package installation, we need to add service provider and aliase in  config/app.php.

'providers' => [

'aliases' => [
	'PDF' => Barryvdh\DomPDF\Facade::class,



Step 4 : Create Controller

Now create a controller on this path app\Http\Controllers\UserController.php and add the below command.


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use App\User;
use PDF;

class UserController extends Controller
    public function index(Request $request)
        $user = User::latest()->paginate(5);
            $pdf = PDF::loadView('users.index',compact('user'));
            return $pdf->download('pdfview.pdf');

        return view('users.index',compact('user'));


Step 5: Add Route

After that add the below code in routes/web.php 




Step 6 : Create Blade File 

Now, create an index.blade.php file for download and generate a pdf file in this path resources\views\users\index.blade.php and add the below HTML code.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <title>Generate And Download PDF File Using dompdf -</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="">
  <script src=""></script>

  <div class="container">
    <div class="row">
      <div class="col-lg-12" style="margin-top: 15px ">
        <div class="pull-left">
          <h2>Generate And Download PDF File Using dompdf -</h2>
        <div class="pull-right">
          <a class="btn btn-primary" href="{{route('users.index',['download'=>'pdf'])}}">Download PDF</a>

    <table class="table table-bordered">

      @foreach ($user as $user)
        <td>{{ $user->name }}</td>
        <td>{{ $user->email }}</td>

 After adding all code to your application you can download a pdf file of your HTML view.




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