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 localhost

February 12th, 2019 / by api2pdf /

Fixing the Issue localhost is your development machine. If you send a url to a PDF to API2PDF that is localhost, there is nothing API2PDF can do. Localhost is your own machine, and API2PDF lives in the cloud on AWS Lambda, so it has no access to your file. That is why when you send […]

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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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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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