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Error creating PDF with PHP library

I am using the fpdf php library to create a PDF file from php

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  1. <?php
  3. require('lib/fpdf.php');
  5. $pdf = new FPDF();
  6. $pdf->AddPage();
  7. $pdf->SetFont('Verdana','B',16);
  8. $pdf->Cell(40,10,'Create this pdf now!');
  9. $pdf->Output("new_pdf_file.pdf", "D");
  11. ?>
I get the following error

This page isnít working localhost is currently unable to handle this request. HTTP ERROR 500
4 Weeks Ago #1
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4 Weeks Ago #2
The problem is that FPDF requires you to enable http PUT method in the affected directories on the server, in able to serve the PDF file directly to the client browser. In the case of Apache, this would be done in apache2.conf file.

The workaround would be to use Output ("/path/to/file.pdf" "F") and then include a header redirect to /path/to/file.pdf, or to use Output(); which is Output("""I") by default. Also, the Path in the Output command needs to be a full path that is writable.
1 Week Ago #3

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