Print to PDF

Last Update: Feb 9, 2024

This addon is 100% hooks based requiring no source edits to install.

Works with ElkArte: 1.1


This addon replaces the print button action to instead create a PDF of the topic for viewing / saving.


Utilizes tFPDF (based on FPDF) by Ian Back, License: LGPL Requires PHP DomDocument


  • One-click creation of topic PDF’s
  • Includes topic image attachments
  • Includes topic gallery attachements
  • Maintains basic text formatting and links
  • No source edits, all done with hooks.


1.2.1 : Allow easy chaning of font size by consolidating its location 1.2.0 : Change to use DomDocument, update tfPDF library, improve image functions, fix ILA images not rendering 1.1.0 : Fix error that caused wrong image to display and wrong image placement. 1.0.8 : Add basic support for inline images/attachments and levertine gallery images. 1.0.7 : Fix error when guests try to access the PDF function. 1.0.5 : Support of elk 1.1. Improved nested quote layout. 1.0.4 : Support for interlaced PNG images, add Open Sans font, pull in changes from 1.8.1 FPDF 1.0.3 : Add support for bold/italic text, fix a permissions issue, prevent an undfined index 1.0.2 : Update the way external images are loaded and processed 1.0.1 : prevent fatal error when text had out of range characters. 1.0.1 : prevent post header bars from detaching from text across page boundary


Download a package by URL

  • Download a package by URL is a quick way to download a package from the web to your forum. Using (Package Manager -> Download Package) enter the below link under the “Download a package by url” field and select Download. This will save the package to your server where you can install it.

Upload a Package

  • Alternatively, download the package using the below link and then using (Package Manager -> Upload Package) browse to where you saved the package on your computer and upload it to the server. You may also FTP the downloaded file directly to your packages directory.


This ElkArte Addon is subject to the terms of the BSD 3-Clause Simplified (the “License”). You can obtain a copy of the License at