Adding a header, footer, and page numbers to your PDFs with wkhtmltopdf is rather straight forward. We provide a list of advanced options here. Wkhtmltopdf is a popular open source PDF rendering engine. The techniques described below will work for wkhtmltopdf as well as Api2Pdf. Api2Pdf is a web service that helps you convert html to pdf and runs on AWS Lambda.
The advanced options you can primarily use are footerLeft, footerCenter, footerRight, headerLeft, headerCenter, headerRight — all of which take in standard string formats.
To add page numbers to your headers and footers, you need to use the [page] and [topage] variables. Most commonly, you will set a footerRight with the text “Page [page] of [topage]”
The following is an example payload of how you would add a footer with page numbers in wkhtmltopdf using the Api2Pdf.com service.
You can learn more about Api2Pdf by visiting its documentation here.Tags: page numbers, pdf, pdf-generation, wkhtmltopdf
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