The Export to PDF CKEditor 4 plugin allows you to easily print the WYSIWYG editor content to a PDF file. When enabled, this feature sends the content of your editor together with the styles that are used to display it to the CKEditor Cloud Services HTML to PDF converter service. The service then generates a PDF document that can be downloaded by the user.
Thanks to this plugin, it takes exactly one button click to get a PDF file with content formatted in the same way as the one visible in CKEditor 4.
CKEditor 4 Export to PDF also allows various customizations like changing the page size and margin, setting additional styling, adding custom headers and footers and pre-processing content. This gives great flexibility and control over the PDF output and allows to keep all the PDF documents consistent when it comes to styling.
The CKEditor 4 Export to PDF plugin is really simple to use and works out-of-the-box. It does not require any additional configuration and due to its flexible nature, it covers a lot of cases internally while also providing an easy way to customize output PDF files.
The most important features are:
- Exporting HTML content from CKEditor 4 WYSIWYG editor to PDF with a single click.
- Setting a custom name for the generated PDF file.
- Handling relative image paths.
- Changing the appearance of the PDF document (like margins, text styling, custom headers and footers etc.) with custom CSS styles.
- Pre-processing HTML content via synchronous and asynchronous code before the generation of the PDF file.
The CKEditor 4 Export to PDF plugin works in all the browsers supported by CKEditor 4 except for Internet Explorer versions older than version 11. The plugin is compatible with CKEditor 4 versions starting from
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This is an official plugin provided and supported by CKEditor developers.
The recommended way to install all CKEditor add-ons is to create a custom build by using Online builder. To do that, click the Add to my editor button on the plugin page. When you are done, click the Build my editor button on the right side of the page to go to Online builder.
Note: This add-on is already selected to be a part of your current build.
Add-on installation instructions
If you want to add the plugin manually, you will need to:
- Extract the downloaded plugin
pluginsfolder of your CKEditor installation. Example:
- Enable the plugin by using the
extraPluginsconfiguration setting. Example:
config.extraPlugins = 'exportpdf';
- Download and configure all its dependencies, too.
No additional dependencies.