Author: Team DocRaptor

New: Pipeline 8 with CSS Variables and Prince 13

Today, we’re releasing Pipeline 8 with support for Prince 13, a major upgrade to our HTML-to-PDF conversion engine. As a reminder, to avoid any breaking changes, we never automatically upgrade your documents. Existing users will need to test and upgrade to Pipeline 8 in order to use Prince 13.

You can change your default pipeline in your account settings page, or via the pipeline parameter in your API calls... Continue Reading

Saying Goodbye to the First DocRaptor Pipelines

DocRaptor is over 10 years old, and we’ve supported our original Pipeline version for the last 10 years, by running it side by side with later releases. Our newer Pipelines include many upgrades and bug fixes, including CSS Flexbox support. 

As we look forward to Pipeline 8, it’s clear that supporting those early Pipelines is no longer practical... Continue Reading

Managing Errors in your HTML to PDF Pipeline

When you view an ordinary web page, many errors may occur without your knowledge. The page itself may fail to load, or resources (such as images and stylesheets) may fail to download, be sent using bad encoding, have unknown MIME types, or any number of other common errors.

As long as the page loads, your browser attempts to display the page and it ignores any errored images or stylesheets... Continue Reading

DocRaptor vs PDFreactor

DocRaptor vs PDFreactor

PDFreactor is a fantastic HTML to PDF engine, and provides several features that DocRaptor does not yet support. However, DocRaptor has an entirely different pricing and delivery model that many organizations find a better fit. Here’s a summary of the differences between DocRaptor and PDFreactor:

  1. Do you want PDF forms, thumbnails, digital signatures, or 508 accessibility compliance?
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DocRaptor vs PhantomJS

DocRaptor vs PhantomJS

PhantomJS is a “headless browser” (a web browser, just for programming, without a visible interface). Exporting screen captures to PDF, PNG, and JPG is just one of many PhantomJS features. DocRaptor uses PrinceXML, an engine designed specifically for creating PDFs. PhantomJS is built on the WebKit browser, as does the other major open-source PDF generator, wkhtmltopdf... Continue Reading

DocRaptor vs PrinceXML

DocRaptor vs PrinceXML

PrinceXML is part of the backend processing engine for DocRaptor. All PDFs created by DocRaptor use PrinceXML as the rendering engine. We love the PrinceXML product and their team. They recommend DocRaptor as a cloud solution and we recommend Prince for all self-hosted PDF generation.

So what’s the difference between DocRaptor and Prince?.. Continue Reading