This is a PDF or HTML styling question: I want multiple text columns in my PDF.
I have a custom modification to PDFMaker's PDF Export tool for Vtiger. For the moment it looks as if I can only style inline in the elemnt style tag, generated from the php export module.
When using the text/code editor in the browser, my styles work fine. I am able to create text columns and everything looks great! (Thank to this genius! : http://jsfiddle.net/jalbertbowdenii/7Chkz/ ) ...I'm using this exact code, only inline.
Ok, so after a few days and no replies, here is what I found out. There are Different PDF "classes" ( not sure how to define class in this context) ...but its the library of code that interprets different forms of code for rendering a PDF, I've seen PHP, JQuery and HTML.
For the answer to my question, I needed to know what HTML styles the PDF 'class' I was using would work. It turns out that the library/class I was using was called mPDF
This class had nice documentation of styles and attributes it supports:
After reading through the docs, it appears that the 'column-count' style is not supported as well as floats are limited. It appears I can not achieve the 'masonry' style layout I'm looking for. (at this time)
I hope this helps someone else. If my use of the term class or library is confusing/incorrect, please freely comment to correct me on that and I will edit to clarify for future researchers on this topic.