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To install the API client library to your local Maven repository, simply execute:

mvn install

To deploy it to a remote Maven repository instead, configure the settings of the repository and execute:

mvn deploy

After the client libarary is installed/deployed, you can use it in your Maven project by adding the following to your pom.xml:



See examples for runnable examples with file output, error handling, etc.

import com.docraptor.*;

public class Sync {
  public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
    DocApi docraptor = new DocApi();
    ApiClient client = docraptor.getApiClient();

    Doc doc = new Doc();
    doc.setTest(true);                                                   // test documents are free but watermarked
    doc.setDocumentContent("<html><body>Hello World</body></html>");     // supply content directly
    // doc.setDocumentUrl(""); // or use a url
    doc.setDocumentType(Doc.DocumentTypeEnum.PDF);                       // PDF or XLS or XLSX
    doc.setName("docraptor-java.pdf");                                   // help you find a document later
    doc.setJavascript(true);                                             // enable JavaScript processing
    // prince_options = new PrinceOptions();
    // doc.setPrinceOptions(prince_options);
    // prince_options.setMedia("screen");                                // use screen styles instead of print styles
    // prince_options.setBaseurl("")                     // pretend URL when using document_content

Docs created like this are limited to 60 seconds to render, check out the async example which allows 10 minutes.

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