I like this Printer module on my Drupal 7 site. But, when it generates PDF, it contained breadcrumb and no page-count on the footer. Is there a way to add name of "Content type" and node "Title", instead of breadcrumb? I also would like to have the page-count number on the footer on every page. Is there a file that I can modify?

PS: I'm using mPDF third-party tool

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The Print module uses a separate template for the print, email, and PDF versions of a page. You would need to implement a hook_preprocess_print() to set up some addtional variables, and then duplicate print.tpl.php into your theme and use your new variables (and/or change the markup in the template). The default template file is rather well documented, and explains what is possible.

  • That solves most of the issues. Any idea how can I print the page count on PDF?
    – CocoSkin
    Commented Jul 23, 2014 at 16:12
  • @H-L I am not sure if you can actually get this in PHP, at it will vary by the user's printer settings (page count will be different between paper sizes). But, it has been a few years since I have heavy work with this module.
    – mpdonadio
    Commented Jul 23, 2014 at 16:14
  • Any idea how can i print the name of content-type on print.tpl.php? the code <?php print $type; ?> does not work.
    – CocoSkin
    Commented Jul 23, 2014 at 17:40
  • @H-L You need to make a preprocess function in your theme, and then set $variables['type'] = $variables['node']->type.
    – mpdonadio
    Commented Jul 23, 2014 at 17:46

You can write CSS to hide the breadcrumb and other unwanted content to print.

@media print

Put other unwanted content class in @media print.

  • what about adding name of content-type, node title and page count :)
    – CocoSkin
    Commented Jul 23, 2014 at 15:46

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