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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Optimizing Azure Functions to avoid the 300 connection limit

December 2nd, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro Api2Pdf is a web service for generating PDFs from HTML, URLs, and Offices files. In order to scale to millions of requests, our backend runs on a serverless architecture. Our infrastructure is comprised of three main components: Web App, located at and built on .NET Core. The portal allows you to pay for […]

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HTML to PDF with Python and wkhtmltopdf or Headless Chrome

November 22nd, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro In this article we will cover converting HTML to PDF format with Python with just a few lines of code and the Api2Pdf API. Api2Pdf is an HTML to PDF API built on AWS Lambda that allows you to produce PDFs at massive scale. Api2Pdf offers both wkhtmltopdf and Headless Chrome as options to […]

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Merge PDFs together with C# and .NET Core

November 18th, 2018 / by api2pdf /

Intro In this article we are going to cover how to merge PDFs together with C# and .NET Core with just a few lines of code using the Api2Pdf dotnet client library. Api2Pdf is a REST API that makes it super easy to generate and combine PDFs. You can view the full documentation of the […]

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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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