The configuration of the PDF generator is limited to the paths of the
layout and XSL files to use, and its own URL (to which the GUI sends
conversion requests). These parameters are specified directly in the
instance-specific menu configuration,
by which the PDF generator is integrated into the Content Navigator. See the
updatePdfManual in this
Please note that a bean definition in the
file is not effective if the same bean has already been defined in the
The relevant configuration parameters are:
pdfDownloadUrl: the URL the GUI requests to have the PDF content generated and returned to itself.
xslPath: CMS path to an XSL file (e.g.
/layout/pdfstylesheet.xsl) containig the XSL style sheet by means of which the XHTML output of the layout file is formatted. If no style sheet is given, an internal style sheet is used.
pdfTemplateName: the name of the CMS layout file used for generating the HTML input of the PDF generator.
After changes have been made to the configuration, the CM and the GUI must be restarted.
After a PDF file has been generated and stored in the CMS folder hierarchy
as a resource, a link to the source folder is stored in this resource. This
makes it possible to update the PDF without having to recall where its source
folder is located. The link is stored in the
field of the PDF resource. For this to work, this field must be created and
added to the file format of the PDF resource. Sample field definition: