Author: James Paden

New: Pipeline 7 with Flexbox Support and Prince 12

Today, we’re releasing Pipeline 7 with support for Prince 12, 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 7 in order to use Prince 12.

You can change your default pipeline in your account settings page, or via the pipeline parameter in your API calls... Continue Reading

Improved Document Debugging Tools

At DocRaptor, we’ve always strived to help you make perfect PDF and Excel documents. Over the years, we’ve built up several internal tools to help debug document issues. We’ve now integrated that functionality directly into the document log, so you’ll have better visibility into conversion problems. Specifically, the improved document log lets you:

  • Download your document input and output, as well as the HTML rendered by JavaScript processing
  • See any asset loading errors
  • See where in the generation pipeline a document failed
  • See the API parameters submitted with your request

We also released a new API parameter that logs JavaScript console messages, instead of causing a document failure... Continue Reading

Privacy at DocRaptor: Why and How We Joined the New US-EU Privacy Shield Program

Given the recent tumult concerning US-EU privacy agreements, we thought it would be useful to review DocRaptor’s privacy standards and our experience joining the new Privacy Shield program (if you just want to learn about joining Privacy Shield, scroll towards the bottom).

DocRaptor Privacy

As you can imagine, DocRaptor’s HTML to PDF conversion service sees a lot of private documents, from financial reports to legal paperwork... Continue Reading

Making PDFs with Bootstrap 3 and DocRaptor


Bootstrap is the most popular front-end framework for developing websites. We see a lot of customers using Bootstrap to format invoices and reports while converting them from HTML to PDF with DocRaptor. However, there are several common issues you may run into when using Bootstrap 3 with DocRaptor:

Bootstrap is very opinionated in media print mode

In print mode, Bootstrap makes following adjustments:

  • All columns become full-width
  • All colors are removed
  • All background shading is removed

These changes, while reasonable for physically printing a web page, may surprise you if you’re trying to make a PDF invoice or report... Continue Reading

Using DocRaptor Without Programming

DocRaptor is now available as a task within Kotive workflows! Kotive enables anyone – including non-technical people – to automate and control the flow of tasks within their business. Setting up your document does require some HTML knowledge, and you’ll be limited to making PDFs based on other Kotive integrations, but you no longer need to be a programmer to create basic PDFs with DocRaptor... Continue Reading