Gambas produces inline PDF files via normal Rails view templates using the prawn library. Use the pdf instance of `Prawn::Document` in the views to build your PDFs with the prawn's DSL.

Check the test/dummy Rails app for examples.

### Installation

“`shell gem install gambas “`

or add to your Gemfile

“`ruby gem 'gambas' “`

### Usage

Create a view template e.g. `index.pdf.prawn` or `index.pdf.erb`. In the view you can use the `pdf` object to create the PDF document:

“`ruby pdf.text “This is a line of text.” “`

adds a line of text into your PDF file.

In the index view add a branch to your `respond_to` block

“`ruby format.pdf { render :pdf => :contents } “`

### Configuration

You can configure the defaults of the `Prawn::Document` by specifying a hash in your `config.rb` files:

“`ruby config.gambas_options = { :page_size => “TABLOID” } “`

You can also configure single PDF documents, by passing an hash to `pdf_options`, such as metadata, page size, layout, etc.

“`ruby respond_to do |format| format.pdf do render :pdf => :contents, :pdf_options => { :page_size => [275, 326], :info => { :Title => “My title”, :Author => “John Doe”, :Subject => “My Subject”, :Keywords => “test metadata ruby pdf dry”, :Creator => “ACME Soft App”, :Producer => “Prawn”, :CreationDate => Time.now, :Grok => “Test Property” } } end end “`


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