user3574621 user3574621 - 9 months ago 84
CoffeeScript Question

NodeJS and PDFkit: 'margin' property gives "Unexpected identifier" error?

I have successfully gotten my code to output a pdf, but when I attempt to adjust the margins using the 'margin' property listed in the documentation using the following code,

var pdf = require ('pdfkit');
var fs = require('fs');

var doc = new pdf(
size: [288,144]



.text('Hello different Times Roman!')

size: [288,144]
margin : 10


I get this error:

margin : 10

SyntaxError: Unexpected identifier
at exports.runInThisContext (vm.js:53:16)
at Module._compile (module.js:373:25)
at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:416:10)
at Module.load (module.js:343:32)
at Function.Module._load (module.js:300:12)
at Function.Module.runMain (module.js:441:10)
at startup (node.js:139:18)
at node.js:974:3

Am I missing something obvious here?

Answer Source

Just to ensure any future reader come here with this specific problem, this is a JavaScript Object. When listing JavaScript Objects, every property must be followed by a , except the last instance.

As an example, this:

    size: [288,144]
    margin : 10

becomes this:

    size: [288,144], 
    margin : 10