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pdf_begin_template — Start a new template definition.


int pdf_begin_template(pdf, width, height);
resource pdf: PDF object identifier
double width: Template width
double height: Template height


Template identifier


Creates a complex template identifier that can be used elsewhere in the PDF document. The template identifier returned from this function is treated in the same way as an image and must be placed in the PDF document with pdf_place_image() . Since templates are essentially like any other object in a PDF document they can be subjected to skewing, rotating and resizing like any other object.

Most PDF functions can be performed inside a template except for functions such as pdf_open_image() and pdf_begin_pattern() . The template must be defined before pdf_begin_page() is called.


Since version 4.0.5


Example 917. Create a simple template


// start a new document
$pdf = pdf_new();

// start template
$tmpl = pdf_begin_template($pdf, 100, 100);
   pdf_setcolor($pdf, "stroke", "rgb", 0.9, 0.1, 0.1, 0.0);
   pdf_circle($pdf, 50,50,20);

   $font = pdf_findfont($pdf, "Courier", "host", 0);
   pdf_setfont($pdf, $font, 5);
   pdf_show_xy($pdf, "PHP", 40, 50);
// end template

pdf_begin_page($pdf, 500, 700);

// place the template in the document
pdf_place_image($pdf, $tmpl, 50, 150, 1.0);
pdf_place_image($pdf, $tmpl, 50, 350, 2.0);


// display the PDF document
$data = pdf_get_buffer($pdf);
header("Content-type: application/pdf");
header("Content-disposition: inline; filename=test.pdf");
header("Content-length: " . strlen($data));
echo $data;

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