If you are a heavy user of Chargify (as we are), you probably need to get information into your system when an event like payment or product change happens on Chargify’s end. Hopefully, you are aware that postbacks will no longer be available starting July 1st 2015, in favor of their webhook system... Continue Reading
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
From our research, wkhtmltopdf is the best open-source HTML-to-PDF tool. It is one of the few open-source projects built solely for HTML-to-PDF generation and uses a specifically modified version of the WebKit browser engine.
Your favorite PDF and XLS generation service turned five years old today! Five years is a LONG time on the internet, and we realized we’d never told DocRaptor’s origin story.
Take a trip with us, into the past. The year was 2010, and Expected Behavior was a younger company... Continue Reading
The below case study was written by EmWeb, an online educational platform that uses DocRaptor to convert complex course descriptions and heavily formatted tables into ready to print PDF documents.
We wrote a series of posts on using Google fonts with DocRaptor a while back. This has proven to be a popular series for us, and we’ve often heard from users who want to add Typekit fonts to their DocRaptor PDFs. This is easy enough to do, provided you have a DocRaptor account, a Typekit account, and the proper license for the font you want to use... Continue Reading
We’ve just deployed an update to DocRaptor that adds support for the opacity property on image elements, support for 16-bit TIFF images and a bug fix for SVG image elements.
Hungry for more details? Keep reading!
Image Opacity Support
You can now set opacity levels on images in your generated PDFs using CSS... Continue Reading