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.
Author: Team DocRaptor
We’ve recently launched a significant new upgrade to DocRaptor: document hosting!
Until now, DocRaptor’s HTML-to-PDF API returns a file that you are responsible for storing or sharing. With hosted documents, we’ll store and host the document on your behalf at a completely unbranded URL for as long as you want us to, or within the limits you specify... Continue Reading
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
Ullstein is a German book publisher and part of the Swedish Media Group Bonnier SA. One of their international bestsellers was Gut by Guila Enders. Every year they publish around 350 new printed books and 500 e-books. They also maintain a book review platform in both German (Vorablesen) and English (BookishFirst)... Continue Reading
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:
How do you use DocRaptor?.. Continue Reading
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
Creating PDFs with Drupal is now effortless with the DocRaptor Drupal PDF add-on for the Print module. DocRaptor is a commercial HTML to PDF API built specifically for making PDFs. Advantages of using DocRaptor over using open-source libraries include:
- Support & Document Log: PDF generation is tricky, especially with parsing engines that are designed for making web pages, not PDFs.
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:
- Do you want PDF forms, thumbnails, digital signatures, or 508 accessibility compliance?
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
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