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3 weeks 5 days ago #113832 by Paul T
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In Eshop product pages it has the feature to Download a PDF of the page. Is there any way I can set CSS for the output of that PDF. I want to set images that have a particular class to display none in the PDF only.

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3 weeks 4 days ago #113840 by Giang Dinh Truong
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Hello Paul,

You can edit layou of Product PDF by editing the file components\com_eshop\pdftemplates\default.php

Hope that this is useful.

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3 weeks 4 days ago #113852 by Paul T
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Unfortunately it didn't help as the output doesn't take any notice of the normal css file.
The line that outputs the html is
<?php echo $this->product->product_desc; ?><br />

Is it possible to write an inline css declaration here that would affect the code in product_desc?

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2 weeks 5 days ago #114065 by Giang Dinh Truong
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Dear Paul,

I am not sure about that. However, you can try to add the Style inline there if you want.

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2 weeks 5 days ago #114075 by Paul T
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I have tried as many ways I can think of to add the inline CSS there but none of them worked. Obviously I need to learn more about PHP to make it work. I just assumed as you wrote this software you would know how to write the PHP to do that in your sleep.

If anyone else reading this forum post knows how to add inline CSS to that line of code (where the product_desc is pulling the html directly from the database) please let me know.

Thanks.

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2 weeks 3 days ago #114166 by Paul T
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The situation I was running into was, I was able to apply basic styles to pdftemplates/default.php using style tags but when I tried to use display none to an image which had a class, it just made everything blank on the PDF from that piont onwards.

Data: I found that eshop uses tcpdf to create PDFs and tcpdf only has very limited CSS capabilities. This stack overflow post explains this:
stackoverflow.com/questions/11395171/why...ignore-my-inline-css

Solution: I found that if I wrapped the image in a span tag and placed the class on the span instead. Then I was able to use display none to the span and the image didn't appear in the PDF out put and it worked fine.

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1 week 6 days ago #114240 by Giang Dinh Truong
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Dear Paul,

You should try to add the CSS inline in that file to make it work as the way that you want. It's not too hard I think.

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1 week 6 days ago #114242 by Paul T
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As far as I am concerned I have solved the issue I just put up the last reply so anyone else with this issue has some idea of what I ran into so it may help them.

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1 week 6 days ago #114243 by Giang Dinh Truong
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OK Paul!

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