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Welcome to PDFTron. Currently, PHP for the PDFTron SDK is only supported on Linux.
This guide will help you build your own PDFNet PHP wrappers by binding a free trial of the PDFNetC library to PHP. It will also show you how to run PDFTron samples and integrate the PDFTron SDK into PHP applications on macOS. Your free trial includes unlimited trial usage and support from solution engineers.
NOTE: If you're using PHP 7 We highly recommend that you install PHP it using Homebrew
Clone the uncompiled PDFNet wrappers by executing
git clone https://github.com/PDFTron/PDFNetWrappers
PDFNetWrappers/PDFNetC and move the downloaded [PDFNet C/C++ SDK] for macOS(#prerequisites) into that directory and unzip it. Ensure you obtain the right architecture for your PHP interpreter. This can be done with these two commands:
curl -L -O http://www.pdftron.com/downloads/PDFNetCMac.zip unzip PDFNetCMac.zip
Now to move the headers and libraries in place, make sure you are in the
PDFNetWrappers/PDFNetC directory and execute
mv PDFNetCMac/Headers/ . mv PDFNetCMac/Lib/ .
You can delete
PDFNetCMac.zip to free up space.
/PDFNetC folder should be laid out like this like this:
PDFNetC ├── Headers ├── Lib ├── PDFNetCMac └── README.txt
Make a build directory inside
/PDFNetWrappers and navigate to it. This guide will assume the build directory is called Build.
cd .. # Go back up /PDFNetWrappers. mkdir Build # Create a directory to create the Makefiles in. cd Build # Move to that directory.
Generate the Makefile with
cmake -D BUILD_PDFNetPHP=ON ..
make followed by
sudo make install.
make # Build the PHP wrappers with SWIG. sudo make install # Copy the PHP wrappers to where the samples can find them.
If all goes well, you should get a message which reads:
Build files have been written to ~/PDFNetWrappers/Build
Next we need to fix the
rpaths issue on Mac. While still in the same
Build directory, execute these lines:
cp ../fix_rpaths.sh ../PDFNetC/Lib/ cd ../PDFNetC/Lib/ sudo sh ./fix_rpaths.sh
You are now ready to run the samples or integrate PDFTron SDK into your own application.
Run a specific sample
PHPfolder in the sample, for example
Run all samples
To run all tests, navigate to
/Samples and execute:
cd ../../Samples # Move to the Samples directory. ./runall_php.sh # Run all PHP code samples, using the new wrappers.
The tests will run one by one.
This section will show you how to use our SDK to create a simple PDFTron "Hello World!" application. It will create a document with one blank page and save it as a linearized PDF in its running directory.
/Samplesdirectory and make a new directory called
myApp(if it does not exist already). This guide will assume your application is named myApp. For organization, create a new directory inside
Navigate inside that
PHP directory and create a new PHP file called
myApp.php. Open it with your favorite text editor and paste this into it:
<?php include("../../../PDFNetC/Lib/PDFNetPHP.php"); PDFNet::Initialize(); // PDFNet must be initialized before accessing any PDFTron API $doc = new PDFDoc(); $page = $doc->PageCreate(); // Start a new page $doc->PagePushBack($page); // Add the page to document $doc->Save("output.pdf", SDFDoc::e_linearized); // Save the document as a linearized PDF echo nl2br("Hello World!\n"); ?>
Run your application by executing
php myApp.php. If all goes well, your console should output:
PDFNet is running in demo mode. Permission: write Hello World!<br />
output.pdf that the program output in the same directory. It should be a PDF with one blank page.
Check the troubleshooting page if you run into any issues going through this document.
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