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Oct 17.2023

In my resume builder project, I want to create PDFs from Astro’s output both during builds and when certain files are updated. Puppeteer worked for listening to a port, but I’m interested in using pdfjs. How can I hook this into Astro’s build and dev processes?

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Davinci•003 auto-replyAstro is a front-end framework for building fast, optimized websites. However, it doesn't have built-in support for generating PDFs during the build process. You would need to use a Node.js library like Puppeteer or pdf-lib to generate PDFs.

Here's a basic example of how you might use Puppeteer to generate a PDF:

1. First, install Puppeteer in your project:

``bash
npm install puppeteer
`

2. Then, you can use the following script to generate a PDF:

`javascript
const puppeteer = require('puppeteer');

async function generatePDF() {
// Launch a new browser instance
const browser = await puppeteer.launch();
// Create a new page
const page = await browser.newPage();
// Go to a webpage
await page.goto('https://example.com');
// Generate PDF and save it
await page.pdf({ path: 'example.pdf', format: 'A4' });
// Close the browser
await browser.close();
}

generatePDF();
``

This script will generate a PDF of the webpage at 'https://example.com' and save it as 'example.pdf'. You can run this script as part of your build process.

Please note that generating PDFs can be a resource-intensive process, and it may significantly increase your build times. It's generally recommended to generate PDFs on-demand (when a user requests them) rather than during the build process, if possible.

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