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Posted by davelavinsky  · 21-04-2016 - 10:58

Im using Coporate 5.5. My code goes like this :

if (isset($_GET['output']))
    if ($_GET['output'] == "pdf")
        $docx->createDocx('temp/Business Plan');
        $docx->transformDocument('temp/Business Plan.docx', 'temp/Business Plan.pdf');
     $docx->createDocxAndDownload('temp/Business Plan');
 $docx->createDocxAndDownload('temp/Business Plan');

1. No PDF found in temp folder.

2. Is there a transformDocumentAndDownload like in createDocxAndDownload ?

Posted by admin  · 21-04-2016 - 11:55


Please follow the steps explained on:

to install and debug the conversion plugin.

About transformDocumentAndDownload, there's no method. I have added a task to consider adding it, but it can be done easily using a PHP header, this is something like:





Posted by davelavinsky  · 21-04-2016 - 12:49

Im looking at

For example, type this configuration to use LibreOffice:

Where ? Where is this file and what is the name of it ?

Posted by admin  · 21-04-2016 - 13:44


It's explained on that same page:

If you choose LibreOffice instead of OpenOffice, you must modify the config/phpdocxconfig.ini configuration file after installing the conversion plugin.


Posted by davelavinsky  · 21-04-2016 - 14:57

Edited by davelavinsky · 21-04-2016 - 16:47

Ok, thanks, I got to know where the file is.

Im testing this on my localhost, I have temp_path, code, value set including

method = "libreoffice"

path = "/usr/bin/libreoffice"

But now I get this :

Warning: rename(temp/Business Plan.pdf,temp/Business Plan.pdf): No such file or directory in /home/username/www/3rdParty/phpdocx-corporate-5.5/classes/ on line 131

I've chmod'd 777 the temp directory.

Posted by davelavinsky  · 21-04-2016 - 17:35

The sample code at works in CLI mode. The rename error occurs only in the browser.

Posted by davelavinsky  · 22-04-2016 - 06:06

Edited by davelavinsky · 22-04-2016 - 09:28

I found out what the problem was. I had a space in the filename which was giving the error.

$docx->createDocx('temp/Business Plan');
$docx->transformDocument('temp/Business Plan.docx', 'temp/Business Plan.pdf');

Once I changed the name to Business-Plan, it all worked fine.