When a customer clicks print invoice in their account now it shows the (crappy styled) invoice on screen and a print dialog

I would prefer to not use this and instead when a user clicks the print invoice button, that a pdf is shown which can be saved or printed.

Is that possible?

  • Yes this is possible. And it is one feature FireGento_Pdf offers (beside the main feature to rewrite the pdf rendering engine, but this can be deactived) so have a look into this module Commented Nov 28, 2014 at 19:06
  • so i would need to use a module to show pdf's... it is not in magento by default?
    – carlo
    Commented Nov 28, 2014 at 19:16
  • Yes, either a module which exists or one you write yourself. I recommend to have your own module, FireGento_Pdf does a lot more than you need. Only pick the snippets you need. Commented Dec 1, 2014 at 8:59

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There is no way with plain magento to prepare a download response by clicking the print invoice button.

You could overwrite the controller action in a custom module like this:

require Mage::getModuleDir('controllers','Mage_Sales') . DS . 'OrderController.php';

class Namespace_Module_Sales_OrderController extends Mage_Sales_OrderController{

     * Print Order Action
    public function printAction()
        if (!$this->_loadValidOrder()) {
         * your custom code for download pdf here

and in config.xml you need to populate the controller for mage sales:

                    <namespace_module before="Mage_Sales">Namespace_Module_Sales</namespace_module>

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