Convert powerpoint to PDF with Python and LibreOffice

November 17th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro In this article we are going to demonstrate how easy it is to convert a powerpoint file (ppt, pptx) to a PDF file using Python and the Api2Pdf LibreOffice API endpoint. Api2Pdf is a REST API that makes it easy to generate PDF files from HTML, URLs, and Microsoft Office files. Api2Pdf exposes an […]

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Save a Web Page as PDF – WordPress Plugin

November 12th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro Api2Pdf proudly announces the release of a brand new WordPress Plugin – Save Page to PDF. The purpose of the plugin is to make it easy to add a “Print to PDF” button on any page or article of your WordPress site. If you click the button, it will take the current page and […]

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Using custom fonts with wkhtmltopdf and Headless Chrome

November 12th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro Using custom fonts with wkhtmltopdf or Headless Chrome is pretty straight forward, but there are a few caveats. First, it is important to know what fonts Api2Pdf supports out of the box with both endpoints. By default, if you do nothing but go to the home page of Api2Pdf and print the below HTML […]

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The journey of migrating PDF generation to a serverless architecture

November 6th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Api2Pdf is a REST API that helps application developers generate PDFs at massive scale. It was co-founded by myself, Zack Schwartz, and my partner Kunal Johar. The two of us also run another company called OpenWater. OpenWater’s customers live and die by PDFs. And they are not normal PDFs either. Often times, the PDFs are […]

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Debugging Amazon S3, Lambda, Timeouts, ContentOperationNotPermitted, wkhtmltopdf, and Headless Chrome

November 1st, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro You ever run into a bug that is so perplexing you don’t even know where to begin? I’d like to share a story that happened this week. As you may know, Api2Pdf runs on AWS Lambda. AWS Lambda is Amazon’s serverless compute service that lets you scale to countless requests very easily. Our two most […]

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[Solved] Could not install package ‘Api2Pdf 1.0.1’. Project that targets ‘.NETFramework,Version=v4.5.1’

October 26th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro You may get this error if you are trying to install a package via NuGet into your .NET application. The full error reads something like: Could not install package ‘Api2Pdf 1.0.1’. You are trying to install this package into a project that targets ‘.NETFramework,Version=v4.5.1’, but the package does not contain any assembly references or […]

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[Solved] ContentNotFoundError wkhtmltopdf exited with code 1

October 26th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Video Instruction of Problem Intro If you are using wkhtmltopdf, an open source HTML to PDF library, you might find that sometimes you receive a “ContentNotFound wkhtmltopdf exited with code 1” error. The error is common and can be easily solved. We see it happen frequently with Api2Pdf customers and so we wanted to write […]

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Convert HTML to PDF with C# and .NET Core

October 18th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro .NET Core (dotnetcore) is all the rage now and it truly is the future of Microsoft’s .NET Framework. It is cross-platform, lightweight, and wicked fast. Api2Pdf’s web portal is built on .NET Core. So we love it. However, libraries that work with PDF manipulation have been slow to roll out .NET Core compatible versions. […]

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FPDF Alternative for PHP for Generating PDFs

October 10th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro FPDF is an open source library to generate PDFs in PHP. There are some key advantages to this. No external dependencies — can generate basic PDFs straight from PHP code. Free This might be okay for some, but there are issues with FPDF. With a pure PHP implementation, you run into serious problems. You […]

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Merge PDFs together with Python on AWS Lambda

October 10th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro Api2Pdf is a REST API that allows you to generate PDFs at massive scale. Among the functions that Api2Pdf provides, merging PDFs together is one of the more popular capabilities. It is quite simple to do in Python, and this article will show you how. Merge PDF API In order to merge PDFs together, […]

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