[PyQt] QtWebKit to PDF rendering

Sundance sundance at ierne.eu.org
Wed Sep 23 19:21:31 BST 2009

Dominic Jacobssen wrote:

> Anyway, I've attached my efforts, and I'd greatly appreciate any
> guidance or prodding in the right direction.

Hi Dominic, hi all,

Attached herein is a version that works by sizing the PDF page 
correctly. (Also the URL and destination file are command line 
arguments, and no longer hardcoded, for simplicity.)

So it's still a one page PDF, but it doesn't cut off the contents 

Otherwise I couldn't find hooks for automated pagination. It may be you 
will have to write those yourself, which shouldn't be horribly 
complicated. Basically, I think: create a QRegion the size of your PDF 
page; render the main Web frame *clipped to that region* onto the 
QPrinter; issue a QPrinter.newPage(); move the region around; loop until 
you've covered the whole content area.

... Also, might be a stupid question, but what happens if you use 
QWebFrame.print() instead of .render()?


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