I want to add text to the pdf invoice in the marked arena (see photo).

I'm using Magento version

How can I do this?

pdf invoice

2 Answers 2


You can add specific text after total price follow the code

First override that block add this code in your config file between <global/>:


Create file in app/code/local/Namespace/Module/Model/Order/Pdf/Invoice.php and add the below function at the end of the file:

class Mage_Sales_Model_Order_Pdf_Invoice extends Mage_Sales_Model_Order_Pdf_Abstract 
   public function insertText($page)
     $page->drawLine(25, $this->y, 570, $this->y); 
     $this->y -= 25;
     $page->drawText(Mage::helper('sales')->__('Add here Your custom text'), 35, $this->y, 'UTF-8');

Now, you need to call this insertText() function in the getPdf() function and add this getPdf() function after insertText() function like here:

public function getPdf($invoices = array())

    $pdf = new Zend_Pdf();
    $style = new Zend_Pdf_Style();
    $this->_setFontBold($style, 10);

    foreach ($invoices as $invoice) {
        if ($invoice->getStoreId()) {
        $page  = $this->newPage();
        $order = $invoice->getOrder();
        /* Add image */
        $this->insertLogo($page, $invoice->getStore());
        /* Add address */
        $this->insertAddress($page, $invoice->getStore());
        /* Add head */
            Mage::getStoreConfigFlag(self::XML_PATH_SALES_PDF_INVOICE_PUT_ORDER_ID, $order->getStoreId())
        /* Add document text and number */
            Mage::helper('sales')->__('Invoice # ') . $invoice->getIncrementId()
        /* Add table */
        /* Add body */
        foreach ($invoice->getAllItems() as $item){
            if ($item->getOrderItem()->getParentItem()) {
            /* Draw item */
            $this->_drawItem($item, $page, $order);
            $page = end($pdf->pages);
        /* Add totals */
        $this->insertTotals($page, $invoice);
        if ($invoice->getStoreId()) {
    $this->insertText($page);  // your custom text is added here
    return $pdf;

$this->insertText($page); that call your custom text function so you need to add before $this->_afterGetPdf(); this function.

  • Thank for your comment. In which config file should I add the code and what do you mean with Namespace?
    – NielN98
    Nov 20, 2016 at 15:58
  • Actually you have to create your own module to override model class.So please follow this link for understand about Namespace and also how to create module : code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/… Nov 21, 2016 at 8:54

I was able to add text to the invoice pdf by creating a local copy of the core directory(files/folders) app/code/core/Mage/Sales/Model/Order/Pdf/Invoice.php as app/code/local/Mage/Sales/Model/Order/Pdf/Invoice.php and added the insertText() function as stated above.

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