Generate Barcodes and QR codes with Javascript and jQuery (ZXING)

March 20th, 2019 / by api2pdf /

One of the best ways to generate barcodes and QR codes is to use the open source library Zebra Crossing, aka ZXING. It’s available in multiple programming languages, but you can only reliably generate these codes on the server-side. If you are reading this blog post, it probably means you are hoping you can simply […]

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jsPDF Alternative for PDF Generation

March 14th, 2019 / by api2pdf /

jsPDF is a client side library for javascript that allows you generate PDFs. It is open source and convenient for quick and dirty PDF generation, but unfortunately it lacks some key functionality. Since it is not browser-based, building a PDF with jsPDF can be cumbersome. In most cases, all you are looking to do is […]

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Render Google Map to PDF with Headless Chrome

March 3rd, 2019 / by api2pdf /

If you are reading this article, you are likely having issue getting a Google Map to render properly when printing to PDF with Headless Chrome. The problem stems from Headless Chrome printing the page to PDF too fast — prior to Google Maps being able to display their map. Here at API2PDF, we are often […]

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IronPDF Alternative for PDF Generation in C# and .NET

February 19th, 2019 / by api2pdf /

IronPDF is a C# library for converting HTML to PDF, URLs to PDF, and images to PDFs. Additionally, it supports extracting data and images from existing PDF files. And finally, you can merge, split, and manipulate PDFs as well. It’s built exclusively for C# and .NET developers. IronPDF is similar to iTextSharp, another .NET PDF […]

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Generate PDF with Python Flask or Django

February 17th, 2019 / by api2pdf /

If you are building a web application in Python with either of the two most popular frameworks – Flask or Django, there’s a good chance you will need to support functionality for PDF generation. Convert HTML to PDF with Flask or Django To generate PDFs, we are going to use API2PDF. API2PDF is a REST […]

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[Solved] Error – Couldn’t connect to server

February 12th, 2019 / by api2pdf /

Intro With our service being as cheap as it is, we deal with all sorts of developers. Some are experienced and ask us very complicated questions about our tech stack, while other developers are quite new to programming. We try to help everyone just the same. The issue described in this blog post seems to […]

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[Solved] Headless Chrome options ignoring landscape mode when printing to pdf

February 9th, 2019 / by api2pdf /

We ran into a tough debugging issue this morning when a customer wrote in saying that our .NET client library was not generating his PDFs in ‘landscape’ mode while using Headless Chrome. The customer provided all of their C# code and I went to work trying to figure out what’s going on. He was using […]

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Generate PDFs from Salesforce Apex

February 5th, 2019 / by api2pdf /

We released the full code and documentation on GitHub.  See full details on how to generate PDFs using Salesforce. Many developers moving to Salesforce are used to the power of .NET or Java and have their favorite way of generating PDFs from HTML.  Api2Pdf is a wrapper for wkhtmltopdf, Headless Chrome, and LibreOffice and proudly runs […]

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[Solved] Accessing a secure page with a URL endpoint

February 4th, 2019 / by api2pdf /

We sometimes receive support requests asking how API2PDF can access a secure a page on your website when using the wkhtmltopdf/url or chrome/url endpoints as shown below. A secure page means that it is behind some kind of login wall. When using a URL to PDF endpoint, API2PDF will take your URL that you provided, […]

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API2PDF and HIPAA Compliance for PDF Generation

January 31st, 2019 / by api2pdf /

Intro HIPAA is a US law that governs data privacy and security of confidential medical patient records. Breach of HIPAA could yield immense fines and punishment. It is of utmost seriousness and organizations go to great lengths to ensure they are HIPAA compliant. We recognize that medical technology relies on PDF generation, and we receive […]

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