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In a python Qgis plugin, with this code i create a pdf file, exported from a template generated with "print composer" tool:

    myMapRenderer = self.iface.mapCanvas().mapRenderer()
    # Load template from file
    myComposition = QgsComposition(myMapRenderer)
    myFile = "/...mypath.../pdfTemplate.qpt"
    myTemplateFile = file(myFile, 'rt')
    myTemplateContent = myTemplateFile.read()
    myTemplateFile.close()
    myDocument = QDomDocument()
    myDocument.setContent(myTemplateContent)
    myComposition.loadFromTemplate(myDocument)
    printer = QPrinter()
    printer.setOutputFormat(QPrinter.PdfFormat)
    printer.setOutputFileName("/...myoutputpath.../out.pdf")
    printer.setColorMode(QPrinter.Color)
    printer.setFromTo(0, 0) # convention for whole document
    pdfPainter = QPainter(printer)
    paperRectMM = printer.pageRect(QPrinter.Millimeter)
    paperRectPixel = printer.pageRect(QPrinter.DevicePixel)
    myComposition.setNumPages(3)
    myComposition.render(pdfPainter, paperRectPixel, paperRectMM)
    pdfPainter.end()

I do not understand why the template is composed of 3 pages but the generated pdf file contains only one, the first one.

odd thing: the number of pages of the composition is 3

print myComposition.numPages() --> output 3

Which command is missing to export all pages of the document?

Is it maybe a bug of the library?

  • Have you attempted to explicitly specify the 3 pages, such as "printer.setFromTo(1, 3)", rather than "printer.setFromTo(0, 0)"? I understand that "printer.setFromTo(0, 0)" should work to specify the whole document, but it's worth a shot. – JohnR Apr 21 '17 at 16:33
  • I have tried different combinations of values for "printer.setFromTo" but always export only the first page... – Luca Guida Apr 27 '17 at 9:23
  • @LucaGuida - Click the green faded tick next to your answer to show your question has been solved instead of editing it into the title :) – Joseph Apr 28 '17 at 14:01
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Solved by replacing

pdfPainter = QPainter(printer)
paperRectMM = printer.pageRect(QPrinter.Millimeter)
paperRectPixel = printer.pageRect(QPrinter.DevicePixel)
myComposition.setNumPages(3)
myComposition.render(pdfPainter, paperRectPixel, paperRectMM)
pdfPainter.end()

with:

pdfPainter = QPainter(printer)
myComposition.doPrint(printer, pdfPainter)
pdfPainter.end()

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