Provided by: wkhtmltopdf_0.9.9-3_amd64 bug


       wkhtmltopdf - html to pdf converter


         wkhtmltopdf [OPTIONS]... <input file> [More input files] <output file>


       Converts one or more HTML pages into a PDF document, not using wkhtmltopdf patched qt.

General Options

           --allow <path>
              Allow the file or files from the specified folder to be loaded (repeatable)
              Collate when printing multiple copies
           --cookie <name> <value>
              Set an additional cookie (repeatable)
           --cookie-jar <path>
              Read and write cookies from and to the supplied cookie jar file
           --copies <number>
              Number of copies to print into the pdf file
           --custom-header <name> <value>
              Set an additional HTTP header (repeatable)
              Show javascript debugging output
       -n, --disable-javascript
              Do not allow web pages to run javascript
              Do  not  allowed  conversion  of  a local file to read in other local files, unless
              explecitily allowed with --allow
       -d, --dpi <dpi>
              Change the dpi explicitly (this has no effect on X11 based systems)
              Enable installed plugins (such as flash
           --encoding <encoding>
              Set the default text encoding, for input
              Display more extensive help, detailing less common command switches
       -g, --grayscale
              PDF will be generated in grayscale
       -h, --help
              Display help
              Output program html help
              Ignore pages that claimes to have encountered an error during loading
       -l, --lowquality
              Generates lower quality pdf/ps. Useful to shrink the result document space
              Output program man page
       -B, --margin-bottom <unitreal>
              Set the page bottom margin (default 10mm)
       -L, --margin-left <unitreal>
              Set the page left margin (default 10mm)
       -R, --margin-right <unitreal>
              Set the page right margin (default 10mm)
       -T, --margin-top <unitreal>
              Set the page top margin (default 10mm)
           --minimum-font-size <int>
              Minimum font size
              Do not print background
       -O, --orientation <orientation>
              Set orientation to Landscape or Portrait
           --page-height <unitreal>
              Page height (default unit millimeter)
       -s, --page-size <size>
              Set paper size to: A4, Letter, etc.
           --page-width <unitreal>
              Page width  (default unit millimeter)
           --password <password>
              HTTP Authentication password
           --post <name> <value>
              Add an additional post field (repeatable)
           --post-file <name> <path>
              Post an additional file (repeatable)
       -p, --proxy <proxy>
              Use a proxy
       -q, --quiet
              Be less verbose
              Read command line arguments from stdin
              Output program readme
           --redirect-delay <msec>
              Wait some milliseconds for js-redirects
              Stop slow running javascripts
           --title <text>
              The title of the generated pdf file (The title of the first document is used if not
           --user-style-sheet <url>
              Specify a user style sheet, to load with every page
           --username <username>
              HTTP Authentication username
       -V, --version
              Output version information an exit
           --zoom <float>
              Use this zoom factor

Reduced Functionality

       This  version  of  wkhtmltopdf  has  been  compiled  against  a  version of QT without the
       wkhtmltopdf patches. Therefore some features are  missing,  if  you  need  these  features
       please use the static version.

       Currently the list of features only supported with patch QT includes:

        * Printing more then one HTML document into a PDF file.
        * Running without an X11 server.
        * Adding a document outline to the PDF file.
        * Adding headers and footers to the PDF file.
        * Generating a table of contents.
        * Adding links in the generated PDF file.
        * Printing using the screen media-type.
        * Disabling the smart shrink feature of webkit.

Page sizes

       The  default  page  size  of  the  rendered  document  is  A4,  but using this --page-size
       optionthis can be changed to almost anything else, such as: A3, Letter and Legal.   For  a
       full        list        of        supported       pages       sizes       please       see

       For a more fine grained control over the page  size  the  --page-height  and  --page-width
       options may be used

Reading arguments from stdin

       If  you  need to convert a lot of pages in a batch, and you feel that wkhtmltopdf is a bit
       to slow to start up, then you should try --read-args-from-stdin,

       When --read-args-from-stdin each line of input sent to wkhtmltopdf on stdin will act as  a
       separate  invocation  of  wkhtmltopdf,  with  the  arguments  specified  on the given line
       combined with the arguments given to wkhtmltopdf

       For example one could do the following:

         echo " qapplication.pdf" >> cmds
         echo "--cover qt.pdf" >> cmds
         wkhtmltopdf --read-args-from-stdin --book < cmds

Page Breaking

       The current page breaking algorithm of WebKit leaves much to be desired. Basically  webkit
       will  render everything into one long page, and then cut it up into pages. This means that
       if you have two columns of text where one is vertically  shifted  by  half  a  line.  Then
       webkit  will  cut  a  line into to pieces display the top half on one page. And the bottom
       half on another page. It will also break image in two and so on.  If  you  are  using  the
       patched  version  of  QT  you  can  use  the CSS page-break-inside property to remedy this
       somewhat. There is no easy solution to this problem, until this is solved  try  organising
       your HTML documents such that it contains many lines on which pages can be cut cleanly.

       See            also:            <>,
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       If    you   experience   bugs   or   want   to   request   new   features   please   visit
       <>, if you have any problems  or  comments
       please feel free to contact me: see <>


       Written by Jakob Truelsen. Patches by Mário Silva, Benoit Garret and Emmanuel Bouthenot.

                                         2009 February 23                          WKHTMLTOPDF(1)