Free Bootstrap 4 HTML Template for Displaying Database Records to PDF

October 7th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro The following HTML template is excellent if you have a need to print any of the following items to PDF. Generic application form Job application form Contest submission form Award submission nomination form Grant application form Scholarship application form Any kind of database record or form submission If you are a developer, you likely […]

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Solution for overlapping content when generating PDFs with table headers and footers

September 10th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Developers often run into an issue when converting HTML to PDF that contains tables. The issue is that if the content runs onto the next page, the table headers (<thead>) and footers (<tfoot>) are repeating and overlapping on each other when they shouldn’t be. This happens on both wkhtmltopdf and Headless Chrome. In fact, it […]

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OpenStreetMap + LeafletJS + PDF

September 5th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Introduction Generating a map is hard enough.  Google has recently clamped down on their APIs which has left developers scrambling for open source solutions.  In today’s article we will take a look at how to embed an OpenStreetMap tile into a PDF using LeafLet.js. For our example, we have taken an example from the Leaflet.js […]

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Adding a Watermark with WKHTMLTOPDF

September 5th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Introduction If you are on this article, you already know what a watermark is, but just to be sure, it is a way of adding an image to a document to show where it was generated from or to avoid tampering for some reason.  A common use of watermarking is to add the word DRAFT […]

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CKEditor Save to PDF Plugin

September 4th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro CKEditor4 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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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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