Getting Started


Code Examples


Not using any of our example languages? Here are the basics, but let us know what you're using! That'll help us get the best examples.

Make a POST...

To make docs, send a POST request to this URL:

...with this payload

Here's an example POST body payload in JSON. Note that when sending JSON, you'll need to set an HTTP header for Content-Type as application/json.

  "test": true,                                                    // test documents are free but watermarked
  "document_content": "<html><body>Hello</body></html>",           // supply content directly
  // "document_url": "", // or use a url
  "type": "pdf",                                                   // pdf or xls or xlsx
  // "javascript": true,                                           // enable JavaScript processing
  // "prince_options": {
  //   "media": "screen"                                           // use screen styles instead of print styles
  //   "baseurl": ""                               // pretend URL when using document_content
  // }


Here's how to do it with curl:

curl \
  --fail --silent --show-error \
  --header "Content-Type:application/json" \
  --data '{"test": true,
           "document_url": "",
           "type": "pdf" }' > docraptor.pdf

With DocRaptor, it's fast and painless to convert HTML, CSS, and JavaScript into PDF and XLS documents. Just POST to our Docs API with your HTML content and some required parameters, either as a form serialized string or a JSON object.

Below are working code examples for creating documents. Our API reference lists all the generation options and our style and formatting guide will help make it look perfect.