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i am using dompdf to export my html into pdf. iam using inline php.

i wanted 2 display header and footer on each page. i was able to add page number to page page but i was not able 2 add image.

here is the code


$html .='<script type="text/php">
$font = Font_Metrics::get_font("verdana", "bold");
$pdf->page_text(270, 820, "Page {PAGE_NUM} of {PAGE_COUNT}", $font, 10, array(0,0,0));
$pdf->page_text(390, 820, "Copyright © RefCheck- All Rights Reserved", $font, 10, array(0,0,0));
$footer = $pdf->open_object();
$w = $pdf->get_width();
$h = $pdf->get_height();
$y = $h - 2 * $text_height - 24;
$pdf->line(16, $y, $w - 16, $y, $color, 1);
$pdf->image("http://localhost/ref_check/images/reference.png",".png",50,100,1050,150);
$pdf->close_object();
$pdf->add_object($footer, "all");
</script>';

can you tell me what am i doing wrong here. also the output generated is a table, which when spanned on more than one page breaks. i am using version 0.51 of dompdf
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Question by:nandananushil1
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by:BrianGEFF719
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It appears you're trying to use PHP on the client side???

Why exactly is your PHP wrapped in script tags?
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Ray Paseur earned 500 total points
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You might want to use the more popular industry standard, "fpdf" (google it).  Here is why...

HTML is a markup language.  PDF is a page-layout language.  These are as different as computer screens and paper, which they are intended for, respectively.  While HTML has been used by eager designers to attempt "page layout" on the browser viewport, it has been a largely unsuccessful exercise.  Thus new versions of HTML and CSS have evolved to give us a little more control.  But the simple fact remains: browser layout and output is largely imprecise, whereas page layout can be accomplished to the 1/100 inch tolerance.

The second part of "why" is the client perception.  You will not have this dompdf strategy in place for a week before you will get a call from someone who says, "I tried it and my PDF does not look like my screen."  In other words, it creates the impression that you can replicate the browser output on paper, and you cannot - the different media have different uses and conventions.

Good luck with it, ~Ray

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by:nandananushil1
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Ray i personally want to thank you for suggesting fpdf. i have been using it for past 3-4 hours and i am already close to my desired output. thank you so much
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