How to Generate PDF File in Laravel

AuthorSumit Dey Sarkar

Pubish Date22 Mar 2023


In this tutorial we will learn how to generate PDF file in Laravel.


How to Generate PDF File in Laravel

Generating a PDF file in Laravel can be done using several libraries. One of the most popular libraries for generating PDFs in Laravel is called "Dompdf." In this answer, I will explain the steps to generate a PDF file using Dompdf.

Here are the steps:

Step 1 - Install Dompdf library using composer by running the following command in your terminal:

composer require dompdf/dompdf


Step 2 - Create a route in your routes/web.php file:

Route::get('/generate-pdf', 'PdfController@generatePdf');


Step 3 - Create a controller using the following command:

php artisan make:controller PdfController


Step 4 - In your PdfController, add the following code:

use Dompdf\Dompdf;

class PdfController extends Controller
    public function generatePdf()
        $dompdf = new Dompdf();
        $dompdf->loadHtml('<h1>Hello, World!</h1>');

        $dompdf->setPaper('A4', 'portrait');

        return $dompdf->stream();


Step 5 - In your generatePdf method, we first create a new instance of the Dompdf class. We then load the HTML that we want to convert into a PDF. In this case, we are simply adding a Hello, World! heading.


Step 6 - We then set the paper size and orientation of the PDF using the setPaper method.


Step 7 - Finally, we render the PDF using the render method and return the PDF using the stream method.


Step 8 - You can access the generatePdf method by navigating to the URL you defined in your routes/web.php file, for example:

That's it! You should now be able to generate a PDF file using Dompdf in Laravel.

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