html to pdf using c#

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Hi,

Can you please advise if you any API to be used in our C# application to convert from HTML to PDF ?

Cheers,

Ram

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Most Valuable Participant , Apr 04, 2019 Apr 04, 2019
You definitely can’t use Acrobat. It is not licensed for web server use.

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Apr 04, 2019 Apr 04, 2019

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What environment?

- Web server?

- Single user owning Acrobat Pro license, running tool interactively?

- Background task?

- Users with Acrobat Reader only?

- Other?

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Apr 04, 2019 Apr 04, 2019

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Hi,

Please see my responses below.

- What environment?

It needs to be used in our web application developed using ASP.NET (C#)

- Web server?

IIS

- Single user owning Acrobat Pro license, running tool interactively?

See response below

- Background task?

Yes, acrobat API or software we can install on the server where IIS is hosted so that the web application that we developed can talk to the software in converting the HTML to pdf and get the document downloaded to users based on the user actions on the webpage.

- Users with Acrobat Reader only?

Yes

- Other?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 04, 2019 Apr 04, 2019

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Here's a google search for HTM to PDF

https://www.google.com/search?q=HTML+to+PDF&oq=HTML+to+PDF&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60j69i65l3j69i61.307...

You'll find a couple of C# SDKs in there.

I would stick with a pre-built application. Writing this with a low level PDF library would be a huge job.

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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Hi,

I knew there are a lot of C# SDKs available. But, can you please confirm if acrobat doesn't provide any APIs to call from other programming languages (such as C#, JAVA etc.) to convert from HTML to PDF ?

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Apr 04, 2019 Apr 04, 2019

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Why yes, Acrobat does  provide access to this functionality. Simply directing Acrobat to open an URL will cause it to convert HTML to PDF. 

Look at the Acrobat InterApplicaiton Communication API:

Acrobat DC SDK Documentation

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
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Thanks for your response. Please advise if you have any samples in C# on how to use InterApplication Communication API.

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You definitely can’t use Acrobat. It is not licensed for web server use.

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Ahhh, I missed those answers.  You cannot use Acrobat for this. You'll need a 3rd Party tool.

That said, since it's operating from a server script, you could probably use one of the online services for this.

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
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Thanks Thom. I would look for some third party tools.

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