How to Add Page Numbers to PDF using Laravel DomPDF?

By Hardik Savani April 16, 2024 Category : Laravel

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In this post, we will learn laravel dompdf footer page number. We will use laravel dompdf page number. step by step explain laravel dompdf add page number. Here you will learn how to add page number in dompdf laravel.

If you wish to include page numbers in a PDF file using the Laravel DomPDF library, you can achieve this by utilizing the page_text() method of the DomPDF canvas. To add page numbers to your PDF in Laravel, you'll make use of getDomPDF(), get_canvas(), and page_text() to insert page numbers both in the header and footer of your document.

Now, let's see an example step by step, you can use this example with laravel 6, laravel 7, laravel 8, laravel 9, laravel 10 and laravel 11 versions:

Step 1: Install Laravel

This step is not required; however, if you have not created the laravel app, then you may go ahead and execute the below command:

composer create-project laravel/laravel example-app

Step 2: Install DomPDF Package

next, we will install the DomPDF package using the following composer command, let's run the below command:

composer require barryvdh/laravel-dompdf

Step 3: Create Controller

In this step, we will create PDFController with generatePDF() where we write the code of generate pdf. so let's create controller using bellow command.

php artisan make:controller PDFController

Now, update the code on the controller file.



namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

use PDF;

class PDFController extends Controller



* Display a listing of the resource.


* @return \Illuminate\Http\Response


public function generatePDF()


$data = [

'title' => 'Welcome to',


$pdf = PDF::loadView('myPDF', $data);


$domPdf = $pdf->getDomPDF();

$canvas = $domPdf->get_canvas();

$canvas->page_text(10, 10, "Page {PAGE_NUM} of {PAGE_COUNT}", null, 10, [0, 0, 0]);

/* Set Page Number to Footer */

/* $canvas->page_text(10, $canvas->get_height() - 20, "Page {PAGE_NUM} of {PAGE_COUNT}", null, 10, [0, 0, 0]); */

return $pdf->download('itsolutionstuff.pdf');



Step 4: Add Route

Furthermore, open routes/web.php file and update code on it.



use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;

use App\Http\Controllers\PDFController;



| Web Routes



| Here is where you can register web routes for your application. These

| routes are loaded by the RouteServiceProvider within a group which

| contains the "web" middleware group. Now create something great!



Route::get('generate-pdf', [PDFController::class, 'generatePDF']);

Step 5: Create View File

In Last step, let's create myPDF.blade.php(resources/views/myPDF.blade.php) for layout of pdf file and put following code:


<!DOCTYPE html>



<title>Laravel 10 Generate PDF Example -</title>


.page-break {

page-break-after: always;





<p class="page-break">I am writing to formally resign from my position as [Your Position] at [IT Company Name], with my last working day being [Last Working Day], in accordance with the notice period stipulated in my employment contract.</p>

<p class="page-break">After careful consideration, I have decided to take a new direction in my career. This decision wasn't easy, as I have cherished my time here and the projects we've accomplished together. I am immensely proud of our collective achievements.</p>

<p> During my notice period, I am committed to ensuring a seamless transition. I am more than willing to assist in the transfer of my responsibilities, provide training to my successor, and complete any pending projects. Please let me know how I can best contribute to this process.</p>



Run Laravel App:

All the required steps have been done, now you have to type the given below command and hit enter to run the Laravel app:

php artisan serve

Now, Go to your web browser, type the given URL and view the app output:


you will download the file below:

Now we are ready to run this example and check it...

I hope it can help you...

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