Convert canvas to PDF


Is it possible to directly convert canvas to pdf using JavaScript (pdf.js or something like that)?

Is there another possible way like canvas to img and then img to pdf?

Can you give me an example?


Answers:


You can achieve this by utilizing the jsPDF library and the toDataURL function.

I made a little demonstration:

var canvas = document.getElementById('myCanvas');
var context = canvas.getContext('2d');

// draw a blue cloud
context.beginPath();
context.moveTo(170, 80);
context.bezierCurveTo(130, 100, 130, 150, 230, 150);
context.bezierCurveTo(250, 180, 320, 180, 340, 150);
context.bezierCurveTo(420, 150, 420, 120, 390, 100);
context.bezierCurveTo(430, 40, 370, 30, 340, 50);
context.bezierCurveTo(320, 5, 250, 20, 250, 50);
context.bezierCurveTo(200, 5, 150, 20, 170, 80);
context.closePath();
context.lineWidth = 5;
context.fillStyle = '#8ED6FF';
context.fill();
context.strokeStyle = '#0000ff';
context.stroke();

download.addEventListener("click", function() {
  // only jpeg is supported by jsPDF
  var imgData = canvas.toDataURL("image/jpeg", 1.0);
  var pdf = new jsPDF();

  pdf.addImage(imgData, 'JPEG', 0, 0);
  pdf.save("download.pdf");
}, false);
<script src="//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jspdf/1.3.3/jspdf.min.js"></script>


<canvas id="myCanvas" width="578" height="200"></canvas>
<button id="download">download</button>