Social Ink is a full-service graphic and web design and development shop in the middle of Brooklyn’s tech triangle. For almost 12 years they’ve worked with nonprofit, social justice, and educational organizations who do good work in NYC, the US, and internationally. Here’s what they had to say about DocRaptor:
At DocRaptor, we’ve always strived to help you make perfect PDF and Excel documents. Over the years, we’ve built up several internal tools to help debug document issues. We’ve now integrated that functionality directly into the document log, so you’ll have better visibility into conversion problems. Specifically, the improved document log lets you:
- See any asset loading errors
- See where in the generation pipeline a document failed
- See the API parameters submitted with your request
Today we are releasing the latest update to DocRaptor’s PDF engine; Pipeline 6 is now on Prince 11.2. This upgrade is the new default and anyone using Pipeline 6 will begin using the new version automatically. New improvements with this release include but are definitely not limited to:
- Much improved Opacity support for CSS
- New @prince-overlay @page region for use with watermarks and other overlays
- Support for SVG masks
- Various CSS and SVG bug fixes and performance enhancements
We’ve just released support for Prince 11, latest version of the engine we use for rendering HTML to PDF. To upgrade, you’ll need to use DocRaptor Pipeline #6.
You can change your default pipeline in your account settings page, or via the
pipeline parameter in your API calls. Using the account setting is more convenient, while the parameter lets you test your documents before upgrading your entire account... Continue Reading
As part of DocRaptor’s ongoing quest to make HTML to PDF and HTML to XLS(X) as easy as possible, we recently released the new DocRaptor Pipeline promising it would smooth upcoming feature releases. Here’s one of those promised feature releases!
When we started DocRaptor over 6 years ago, we made the simplest thing that could possibly work. It solved our need for easily producing consistently beautiful documents and it gave us the chance to see if other people also had this problem. It turns out lots of people did :)
Over the years, DocRaptor has become more complex internally... Continue Reading
Given the recent tumult concerning US-EU privacy agreements, we thought it would be useful to review DocRaptor’s privacy standards and our experience joining the new Privacy Shield program (if you just want to learn about joining Privacy Shield, scroll towards the bottom).
Bootstrap is the most popular front-end framework for developing websites. We see a lot of customers using Bootstrap to format invoices and reports while converting them from HTML to PDF with DocRaptor. However, there are several common issues you may run into when using Bootstrap 3 with DocRaptor:
Bootstrap is very opinionated in media print mode
In print mode, Bootstrap makes following adjustments:
- All columns become full-width
- All colors are removed
- All background shading is removed
These changes, while reasonable for physically printing a web page, may surprise you if you’re trying to make a PDF invoice or report... Continue Reading
DocRaptor is now available as a task within Kotive workflows! Kotive enables anyone – including non-technical people – to automate and control the flow of tasks within their business. Setting up your document does require some HTML knowledge, and you’ll be limited to making PDFs based on other Kotive integrations, but you no longer need to be a programmer to create basic PDFs with DocRaptor... Continue Reading
We are very excited to announce officially supported clients for 5 programming languages!
These clients support 100% of our HTML to PDF and HTML to XLS API. They will be updated whenever we add new options. So you can follow the projects on GitHub to see when we make improvements.
You can start using these clients today... Continue Reading