DocRaptor has fantastic support for modern HTML and CSS, but it’s easy to run into issues when you’re creating PDFs instead of web pages. Maybe you’re having a problem with a generated table of contents, setting the correct page size, or getting a troublesome table to align correctly. Our help center has the answers to those questions and more! .. Continue Reading
We are pleased to announce that Prince 10 is now available for all DocRaptor PDF customers. You can use the version attribute in your API calls, or simply change your default version to 10 to take advantage of new features and better performance today!
You can find your current default Prince version in on your settings page, right under your API key... Continue Reading
The gem referenced in this document is out of date. Please see our new Ruby gem documentation!
One of our new users recently added DocRaptor to his Rails app. Ryan was kind enough to document his process, and he thought a step-by-step guide for Ruby on Rails would be awesome content for our blog... Continue Reading
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.