Free HTML to PDF

Free HTML to PDF

  
Hello Network!

I need to implement a solution that will allow an eSpace to generate a PDF. I would like to "pass" to the PDF generator an HTML page, that would be converted to PDF and available for download / send over e-mail.

I've already found solutions in the Network Forum, but all of them were charged.

Does anyone know and tested any free version of a PDF generator on an Outsystems application?

Thanks in advance,
Pedro

Hi Pedro

 

Not sure if anyone ever used it, but there's simple HTML to PDF converter sample in C# done with iTextSharp on code project at http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cs/pdfizer.aspx.

 

The iTextSharp (http://itextsharp.sourceforge.net/) is a free PDF generator API, ported from the free Java iText PDF generator library. So there's possible the Java version too.

 

It sounded a simple enough way of doing what you want.

 

Check it out, and feel free to provide feedback or even upload a solution with it.

 

Cheers

 

Miguel Simões João

Hi Miguel,

Thank you for the reply.

I was a bit sceptic with PDFizer because the latest release has been in 2004.

As I tried it with really simple pages everything went fine. Once i tried to add a really simple table the PDF library threw an exception. The same happens with any page which is more complex.

PDFizer wasnt unfortunately approved :(

We are still looking for a solution, so in case someone can help, we will appreciate! ;)

Kind regards,
Pedro Nunes
I recommend you this html to pdf converter
I remember that someone in this forum posted an extension/ solution wich uses wkhtmltopdf but i can't find that post or component. It uses also extension Network Filesystem. Help ?



EDIT: found it; http://www.outsystems.com/NetworkForums/ViewTopic.aspx?Topic=Outsystems-to-PDF

Hope it would be useful

Cheers