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Posted by admin  · 15-04-2019 - 15:14


You can use that property with paragraphs and cells, not with span tags. If you want to use div tags a p tags, you need to enable the parseDivsAsPs option (

These are the available values for that option:

  • lrTb Left to Right, Top to Bottom
  • tbRl Top to Bottom, Right to Left
  • btLr Bottom to Top, Left to Right
  • lrTbV Left to Right, Top to Bottom Rotated
  • tbRlV Top to Bottom, Right to Left Rotated
  • tbLrV Top to Bottom, Left to Right Rotated

This is a simple sample that set tbRl as text direction for one cell content in a table:

$html = '<table border="1" style="border-collapse: collapse" width="600">
                <tr width="600">
                    <td style="background-color: yellow">1_1</td>
                    <td rowspan="3" colspan="2" dir="tbRl">Rotated text</td>
                <tr width="600">
                    <td>Some random text.</td>
                <tr width="600">
                            <li>Two <b>and a half</b></li>
                <tr width="600">

You can also use custom paragraphs styles.