HTML to PDF with Node.js

Phantom.js is an headless webkit server and it will load any web page and render it in memory, although you might not be able to see it, there is a Screen Capture feature, in which you can export the current view as PNG, PDF, JPEG and GIF. Have a look at this example from phantom.js documentation

Extending upon Mustafa's answer.

A) Install and then

B) install the phantom node module

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C) Here is an example of rendering a pdf

var phantom = require('phantom');   

phantom.create().then(function(ph) {
    ph.createPage().then(function(page) {"").then(function(status) {
            page.render('google.pdf').then(function() {
                console.log('Page Rendered');

Output of the PDF:

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EDIT: Silent printing that PDF

java -jar pdfbox-app-2.0.2.jar PrintPDF -silentPrint C:\print_mypdf.pdf

Try to use Puppeteer to create PDF from HTML

Example from here


If you want to export HTML to PDF. You have many options. without node even

Option 1: Have a button on your html page that calls window.print() function. use the browsers native html to pdf. use media queries to make your html page look good on a pdf. and you also have the print before and after events that you can use to make changes to your page before print.

Option 2. htmltocanvas or rasterizeHTML. convert your html to canvas , then call toDataURL() on the canvas object to get the image . and use a JavaScript library like jsPDF to add that image to a PDF file. Disadvantage of this approach is that the pdf doesnt become editable. If you want data extracted from PDF, there is different ways for that.

Option 3. @Jozzhard answer