Laravel 10 Convert Word Docx File to PDF File Example

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Many web applications and document management systems require the conversion of Word documents (Docx files) into PDF files. This conversion enables easy sharing, printing, and document integrity.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to convert Word Docx files to PDF files in Laravel 10, the most recent version of the popular PHP framework.

PDF files are a widely accepted and consistent format for exchanging and printing documents. Converting Word documents to PDF ensures that they retain their original formatting, fonts, and layout, making them accessible and legible across all platforms.

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Let’s get started.

Laravel Installation

Open terminal and run this command to create a laravel project.

composer create-project laravel/laravel myblog

It will create a project folder with name myblog inside your local system.

To start the development server of laravel –

php artisan serve

URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000

Assuming laravel already installed inside your system.

Installation of Laravel DomPDF and PhpWord Package

Here, we will install a pdf and phpword package to laravel application.

Open project terminal and run this command,

DomPDF Package

composer require barryvdh/laravel-dompdf

PhpWord Package

composer require phpoffice/phpword

Setup Word To PDF Controller

Back to project terminal and run this command into it,

php artisan make:controller WordToPDFController

It will create a WordToPDFController.php file inside /app/Http/Controllers folder.

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Open file and write this code into it,

<?php
  
namespace App\Http\Controllers;
  
use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Illuminate\View\View;
  
class WordToPDFController extends Controller
{
    public function index(): View
    {
        return view('word-pdf');
    }

    public function store(Request $request)
    {
         $fileName = "doc_".time().'.'.$request->file->extension();  
         $request->file->move(public_path('uploads'), $fileName);
  
         $domPdfPath = base_path('vendor/dompdf/dompdf');
  
         \PhpOffice\PhpWord\Settings::setPdfRendererPath($domPdfPath);
         \PhpOffice\PhpWord\Settings::setPdfRendererName('DomPDF'); 
         $Content = \PhpOffice\PhpWord\IOFactory::load(public_path('uploads/'.$fileName)); 
         $PDFWriter = \PhpOffice\PhpWord\IOFactory::createWriter($Content,'PDF');
  
         $pdfFileName = "doc_".time().'.pdf';
         $PDFWriter->save(public_path('uploads/'.$pdfFileName)); 
  
         return response()->download(public_path('uploads/'.$pdfFileName));
    }
}

Create Blade Template

Create a file named as word-pdf.blade.php inside /resources/views folder.

This view file will display an upload button where docx file will be uploaded with a submit button.

Open file and write this code into it,

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Laravel 10 Convert Word Doc File to PDF File Example</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.4.1/css/bootstrap.min.css">
    <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.7.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script src="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.4.1/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>
</head>

<body>

    <div class="container">
        <h3>Laravel 10 Convert Word Doc File to PDF File Example</h3>
        <div class="panel panel-primary">
            <div class="panel-heading">Word Document to PDF</div>
            <div class="panel-body">
                <form action="{{ route('word.to.pdf.store') }}" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data">

                    @csrf

                    <div class="form-group">
                        <label for="file">Upload Word File:</label>
                        <input type="file" class="form-control (docx)" id="file" name="file">
                    </div>

                    <button type="submit" class="btn btn-success">Submit</button>
                </form>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>

</body>

</html>

Add Route

Open web.php from /routes folder. Add this route into it,

//...

use App\Http\Controllers\WordToPDFController;

Route::get('word-to-pdf', [WordToPDFController::class, 'index']);
Route::post('word-to-pdf', [WordToPDFController::class, 'store'])->name('word.to.pdf.store');

//...

Application Testing

Run this command into project terminal to start development server,

php artisan serve

URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000/word-to-pdf

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Once you upload and click on Submit button, it will download a PDF version of your uploaded document.

Additionally, your doc file and pdf file both will be uploaded inside /public/uploads folder.

PDF file as,

That’s it.

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