Output to PDF is ugly where excel looks great

May 25, 2012 at 1:57 AM

Is there anything i can do?

The main issues im having is that hiding gridlines leaves large white spaces around the cells still.

Is there a form of border collapse command?


The other issue is will cells shrinking and the inputed text going vertical as a result.

Can anyone help?


May 25, 2012 at 6:26 AM

We're very aware that PDF output is not good.

PDF rendering uses the 3rd party tcPDF library, and works by generating HTML output and then feeding that to tcPDF. The roadmap lists that we're planning on breaking this dependency on tcPDF and allowing the option of your selecting from any of three different 3rd-party libraries (tcPDF, DomPDF or mPDF) to use as the PDF renderer. Hopefully, one of these will give better results, although each has its own problems as well.

This change is planned for the next release.