Customizing Invoice PDFs
During the PDF generation, FOSSBilling first creates a simple HTML page and then converts that to a PDF using dompdf (opens in a new tab). The HTML page cannot currently be edited without editing the invoice module's source code, however you may use custom CSS for the page.
One important note to make, is that dompdf does not offer complete CSS support. Here is the limitations for dompdf as of version 2.0.3:
- Handles most CSS 2.1 and a few CSS3 properties, including @import, @media & @page rules
- Table cells are not pageable, meaning a table row must fit on a single page.
- Elements are rendered on the active page when they are parsed.
- Does not support CSS flexbox.
- Does not support CSS Grid.
By default, FOSSBilling uses the CSS from
/modules/Invoice/pdf_template/default-pdf.css, however if you edit this file, any changes to it will be overridden when you update FOSSBilling.
Simply make a copy of the
default-pdf.css file and place it under
/modules/Invoice/pdf_template/custom-pdf.css. This new custom CSS file will be used instead of the original one, and it will not be overridden when you update FOSSBilling. You can now edit the
custom-pdf.css file and use custom CSS for the PDF generation, keeping in mind the limitations described above.
Please see the image below for information on the overall layout of the page and where CSS classes are used (color-coded):