i was getting different pdfs when viewed and saved with rules. some elements didnt position the same.
after investigating i found that when a pdf is viewed it uses .tpl.php from views, but when it is saved it doesnt.
i use .tpl.php to remove divs on two views that i include as a field on the views pdf that i use.
i need that the tpl because divs get some space (even if they have height: 0; on the css) and i am not able to make that minimal height works. so i get a extra page when this elements are next to the bottom.

any tips on what i should do to get the pdf saved to use the .tpl.php? thanks :)


rbosscher’s picture

Same problem here.

When viewed as link the correct templates are used for my included views
When I save the view by rules the views seems to have taken the standard theme files messing up the layout.

After some serious hours of investigation I have really no clue what the difference is between the two functions.

candelas’s picture

my solution was creating a view that didnt use divs and i didnt need the tpl.php . i have seen other issues and this is what happens saving a pdf and at the moment i didnt find a solution...

andrew_lokko’s picture

I have the same problem,

I have a rule that saves the PDF after updating/creating node.
When creating new node, the PDF is saved with the content data (so it works normal)

But when I edit and save the the same node, the PDF is not updated with the new content, so I have to go and edit/save the node again.

So, I think that the PDF is created BEFORE the node is updated?!

Anyone have any idea on how to fix this?


killua99’s picture

I'll take a look if is before or after ...

andrew_lokko’s picture

thx! I tried to have a look for myself, but I can't seem to figure out in wich file the function for saving the PDF is..

andrew_lokko’s picture

any update on this?

killua99’s picture

Is on my TODO list, dont worry I don't forget about this, just I need 48h in a day to do all what I want.

rbosscher’s picture

@killua99 I Actually need this very bad.

Can you give me a hint where to look and what needs to be done to get this working.
Then I might be able to make a patch.

But for now I have no clue where to start making adjustments.
Or where the differences are between the pdf generated by the menu hook and the pdf generated by the rules action hook.

killua99’s picture

Issue summary: View changes
Status: Active » Closed (cannot reproduce)

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