Convert HTML to PDF with client side javascript and jquery

September 2nd, 2018 / by api2pdf /

It is rare, but there may be some situations where the only option you have to convert HTML to PDF or a URL to PDF is from the client-side javascript. Now there are some existing options such as jsPDF, but they are severely limited. An ideal situation would be to have access to wkhtmltopdf or […]

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Convert HTML to PDF with nodejs / javascript

September 2nd, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro Here at Api2Pdf, we are proud to announce a new client library for nodejs! Our node library makes it easy to convert HTML to PDF, URL to PDF, Word to PDF, and Merge PDFs together. We support a number of endpoints such as wkhtmltopdf, Headless Chrome, and LibreOffice. View the documentation for our Nodejs […]

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Convert EML to PDF API – Bulk convert email files to PDF

August 26th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro I can only imagine you reading this if you are an attorney or work for an attorney in some capacity. Perhaps you are a programmer and have been tasked with converting thousands of emails to PDF format. If so, you have come to the right place. If you only need to convert a single […]

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TCPDF Alternative for PHP

August 22nd, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro TCPDF is an open source library to convert HTML to PDF 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 TCPDF. With a pure PHP implementation, you run into serious […]

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Print header, footer, page numbers to PDF with wkhtmltopdf

August 21st, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro Adding a header, footer, and page numbers to your PDFs with wkhtmltopdf is rather straight forward. We provide a list of advanced options here. Wkhtmltopdf is a popular open source PDF rendering engine. The techniques described below will work for wkhtmltopdf as well as Api2Pdf. Api2Pdf is a web service that helps you convert […]

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Print header, footer, page numbers on PDF with Headless Chrome

August 21st, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro Surprisingly, if you are using Headless Chrome to generate PDFs, you may find that getting header html, footer html, and page numbers to appear is not completely obvious. There are two reasons for this: 1. You have set a flag to get the headers / footers to appear in the first place. If this […]

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Print page breaks with wkhtmltopdf or Headless Chrome

August 21st, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro It is quite common, when tasked with generating a PDF report, or PDF book of some kind that you are required to break up the PDF into separate pages, or items. Typically an item will span multiple pages, and you want the next item in the PDF to start on a brand new page, […]

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tinyMCE Save to PDF Plugin

August 15th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro TinyMCE is a battle tested and widely used WYSIWYG html editor. In this post we will discuss how to use our open source plugin for saving the document to PDF. Example Code + Demo Feel free to check out our github page for detailed step by step documentation. HTML Code The above HTML code […]

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WKHTMLTOPDF vs Headless Chrome – PDF Size Comparison

August 6th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Our mission at API2PDF is to help developers use AWS Lambda to generate PDFs from HTML as cheaply and quickly as possible.  Our two most popular rendering engines are WKHTMLTOPDF and Headless Chrome. Goal: Find out when it is cheaper to use WKHTMLTOPDF vs Headless Chrome. Testing Methodology In our analysis today we are going […]

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iTextSharp Alternative for Converting HTML to PDF in C# and Java

July 28th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Ten years ago, there were very few options to converting HTML to PDF. At the time, we were talking about a handful of PDF rendering engines such as ABCPDF, TCPDF, and iTextSharp. iText reigned supreme over the .NET and Java world. It provided free, open-source DLLs that you could include in your application and it […]

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