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Re: Run wkhtmltopdf under docker

Web-veistämö Oy/Avoin.Systems,
- 13/04/2017 07:32:47
Hi all,

Not related to the original question, but I wanted to pass --disable-smart-shrinking to wkhtmltopdf (for a specific print) without modifying the Docker image or container in any way, so I created a simple module called report_paper_params. It allows you to disable smart shrinking, or specify any other wkhtmltopdf parameter by paper size in Odoo. I hope it proves useful.

On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 9:07 AM Jordi Ballester Alomar <> wrote:
Hi Graeme,

I have tried your approach, and works like a charm :)

Certainly the main issue was the smart shrinking. We are designing the check printing in a standard format called DLT103 - - and the dimensions need to be perfect in order to ensure proper alignment with the checl.

I created a new file 'wkhtmltopdf' as follows:


/usr/local/bin/wkhtmltopdf-bin --disable-smart-shrinking "$@"

On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 6:08 AM, Graeme Gellatly <> wrote:

Let me start with the presumption that really your preference is not to dockerize wkhtmltopdf.  I too had similar trouble with stretch, which as its about to become stable I guess Odoo is about to have same problem.

wkhtmltopdf 0.12.5 looks promising however is not here yet.  I am having good results with 0.12.4 however in order to get sizing the same as 0.12.1 need to add --disable-smart-shrinking to the commandline.  It does however resolve the dpi issues on Linux of 12.3 and 12.2.  (Mac still broken, windows idk)

My thoughts are just to write a simple bash script called wkhtmltopdf which takes the arguments, adds the missing option and passes to wkhtmltopdf-bin (renamed binary).
On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 7:53 PM, Jordi Ballester Alomar <> wrote:
Hi! Has anyone attempted to run wkhtmltopdf under a docker container (separate from odoo).

We are struggling to install normal.wkhtmltopdf 0.12.1 in debian stretch, and docker seems so much easier in principle.

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