Merging PDFs, images, and documents into a single file can be beneficial for better organization and easier access to information. It makes it easier to locate, use and share files as well as saves space.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to merge PDFs, images, and documents into a single file in PHP using PDF.co Web API.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use PDF merger in PHP:
- Check the Source Code
- Start Apache
- Run the Program
- Analyze the Merged Files Output
- PDF Merger Demo
- PDF Merging Use Cases
The image below shows the source files and the single PDF output.
Step 1 – Check the Source Code
To begin, let’s copy the HTML and the PHP source code here. Save it in a folder inside the /www or /htdocs directory depending on whether you are using XAMPP or WampServer
Step 2 – Start Apache
Next, let’s start the Apache server so we can run the program on our local machine.
Step 3 – Run the Program
Now, let’s run our program. Type in
localhost/folder_name/sample.html in your browser. Then, enter your PDF.co API Key and the files to merge. You can get your API Key in the dashboard here.
NOTE: You can get a copy of our sample files here.
Step 4 – Analyze the Merged Files Output
PDF.co will return a temporary URL to access the merged files. Kindly open the URL to see the result.
Step 5 – PDF Merger Demo
Here’s the PDF Merger in action.
In this tutorial, you learned how to merge PDFs, images, and documents in PHP using PDF.co Web API. You also learned how easy it is to set up the code samples to get your program running right away.
PDF Merging Use Cases
- Creating a portfolio or a report: If you need to create a professional report or portfolio that includes various types of content such as text, images, and graphs, you can merge all of them into a single PDF file.
- Combining multiple invoices or receipts: If you have multiple invoices or receipts for a specific project or transaction, you can merge them into a single PDF file for easy reference and record keeping.
- Merging multiple chapters of an ebook: If you have an ebook that is divided into several chapters, you can merge them into a single PDF file for easy reading and navigation.
- Combining multiple images into a PDF file: If you have multiple images that you want to share or store together, you can merge them into a single PDF file.
- Creating a user manual or guide: If you need to create a user manual or guide that includes various types of content such as text, images, and screenshots, you can merge them into a single PDF file.
In conclusion, merging PDFs, images, and documents into a single file can be beneficial in many cases where you need to combine different types of content into a single, easy-to-access document.