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This is a request for an appropriate tool. No code at this juncture.

I have a multi-page dashboard developed in JavaScript. The objects in the dashboard include D3 charts, plotly.js charts, and DataTable tables.

I want to find a library or set of tools that can generate a comprehensive PDF report from the dashboard.

In the dashboard, users can select up to 8 pages with unique items. The pages are rendered on demand. When the user clicks a button to download a PDF report, I want to have all of the objects written to the PDF, regardless of whether they have been rendered.

My thought is to write a serialized object to a "collection array" when a page is rendered (and then generate the PDF using the collection array as the source). But, how do I collect the objects for pages that are not rendered?

Does anyone have suggestions about a pdf library to use?

Any suggestions about how to produce objects that have not been rendered?

Many thanks.

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  • Do you have a way of rendering these pages at the server side to any format, such as HTML, SVG or even as images? If yes, try the free evaluation of LEADTOOLS SDK, which can convert almost any type of document or image to PDF, using very simple code. (Disclosure: I work for the SDK’s vendor). If you need help using the SDK, there's free technical support for both SDK owners and free evaluation users alike, through email and online chat.
    – Amin Dodin
    Nov 20, 2023 at 13:27

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