[Html2PdfConverter] Header footer problems missing help!

[Html2PdfConverter] Header footer problems missing help!

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Published on 2016-03-24 by Guilherme Pereira
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Published on 2016-03-24 by Guilherme Pereira
Hi there,

For a while now I'm building reports with the Html2Pdf convert.
Everything works fine with the google fonts etc.
Only printing headers and footers is realy a problem!

I use the following OtherArgs:
"--encoding utf8 --page-size A4 -L 10 -R 10 --header-html "+Site.EnvironmentUrl+"BalansHeader.aspx --footer-html "+Site.EnvironmentUrl+"BalansFooter.aspx"
The result a page with a header and no footer:
Did you leave enough space for your header and footer?
Can you explain a bit more, in the screenshot you see a almost empty page right?
freek wrote:
Can you explain a bit more, in the screenshot you see a almost empty page right?
you can try to set the arguments "-T 30mm - B 30mm". I think you need more space for your header and footer.

Hello all.

Advice: Check the wkhtmltopdf.exe version which you are using. Also, the OS version (using Windows 10, for instance) might have impact.

Recently I have been struggling with. Cannot seem to get Header and Footer to work...

Turns out it has to do with the wkhtmltopdf tool it self.

Version: "wkhtmltopdf (with patched qt)"

Result: Header and footer works.

Version: "wkhtmltopdf 0.13.0-alpha-7b36694" (which is the Windows (MinGW-w64) and the only one that can be used in a cloud environment (Personal or Enterprise) as indicated in the FAQ of Html2PdfConverter. Link: http://www.outsystems.com/forums/discussion/17923/html2pdfconverter-faq/)

Result: Header and footer DON'T work!


Running "wkhtmltopdf.exe -V" in a command line in Windows 10:

Qt: Untested Windows version 10.0 detected!
wkhtmltopdf 0.13.0-alpha-7b36694

Alpha version of wkhtmltopdf is not finished and it currently does not support header and footer (post date 2016-04-29): https://github.com/wkhtmltopdf/wkhtmltopdf/issues/2916

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Version (the most recent, stable, with MinGW) has Header and Footer working.

You can download it from this link in the official wkhtmltopdf downloads page: http://download.gna.org/wkhtmltopdf/0.12/

I used "wkhtmltox-" (64 bit), extracted/installed, and then install/uploaded in my personal cloud environment, and it is working, for example with the following extra arguments:

--footer-line --footer-center "Hello World! [page]/[topage]"