Api2Pdf Feature Announcement: Delete PDFs on Command!

January 26th, 2019 / by api2pdf /

Until now, API2PDF only stored your PDF for 24 hours and then the PDF will delete itself. This is great for most customers. However, by far, our most requested feature is the ability to delete the PDF right away. This is important for customers who have very high security needs around their PDFs. We are […]

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[Solved] Access denied | v2018.api2pdf.com used Cloudflare to restrict access

January 23rd, 2019 / by api2pdf /

This post is for individuals who are trying to connect to API2PDF via code. Depending on how you are connecting to API2PDF, or any service that is behind Cloudflare really, you might find that you are getting an error like so: Access denied | v2018.api2pdf.com used Cloudflare to restrict access. The owner of this website (v2018.api2pdf.com) […]

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ActivePDF Alternative for PDF Generation

January 19th, 2019 / by api2pdf /

Intro ActivePDF is a popular PDF manipulation product for .NET developers. They offer a suite of products, which among them, allow you to manipulate / edit existing PDFs, generate new PDFs, convert HTML to PDFs, extract data out of existing PDFs, compression, and converting PDFs to images just to name a few. It’s a powerful […]

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Aspose Alternative to PDF Generation

January 19th, 2019 / by api2pdf /

Intro Aspose PDF is a popular product for PDF creation and manipulation. Among the features it boasts include extracting text from PDFs, modifying the content of PDFs, and converting PDFs to any number of file formats. Add or remove watermarks, populate form field data, add headings and tables of contents. The list goes on. All […]

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Crystal Reports Alternative for PDF generation

January 19th, 2019 / by api2pdf /

Intro Crystal Reports is a product offered by SAP. The positives of this product is that it allows you, likely a small business, to connect to an existing data source, and then design how you want your output report to look like. It can export your design to PDF or over a dozen other popular […]

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Api2Pdf releases java client library to convert HTML to PDF and more!

January 9th, 2019 / by api2pdf /

Intro Since we released Api2Pdf, we have received many requests for a java client library. It’s been on our to-do list, but we just hadn’t gotten around to it yet. We have previous released libraries and SDKs for PHP, Python, C#, and node. You can now convert HTML to PDF with java using our java […]

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Best free PrinceXML alternative – Headless Chrome

December 27th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro PrinceXML is a popular library for converting HTML to PDF. It is often touted as the “best” HTML to PDF conversion tool currently on the market. However, it comes with an unbelievably hefty price tag of $3800 for installation on a single server. This is game over for most companies. Free Alternative to PrinceXML […]

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Convert HTML to PDF with Javascript and React

December 19th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro In a previous post, we provided guidance with how to generate PDFs from HTML and web pages with javascript and jquery. In this post, we provide a sample React component to convert HTML to PDFs using Headless Chrome or wkhtmltopdf. Api2Pdf is an HTML to PDF API that allows developers to generate PDFs at […]

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ReportLab Alternative for PDF generation in Python

December 12th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro Click here to start generating PDFs in Python now! Get going in just a few minutes! ReportLab has been around for a very long time and is one of the more popular options for generating PDFs in the Python programming language. According to its website, it receives 50,000 downloads per month and is included […]

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[Solved] Issue rendering UTF-8 or Unicode characters in HTML and PDFs

December 11th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro Api2Pdf is popular all over the world and therefore we have customers who need to generate PDFs in many different languages. One problem that has come up recently is that a customer needed to render characters from their native language: Dutch. Dutch has some special characters that require unicode or UTF-8. For example, these: […]

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