activePDF WebGrabber Overview
Programmatic HTML to PDF Conversion
activePDF WebGrabber is the industry-leader in reliable, multi-threaded HTML to PDF conversion. Capable of converting HTML from files, streams, and URLs, WebGrabber enables you to easily transform web based content to high-quality, standards-compliant PDF output.
Supporting business applications ranging from simple conversions and web-based reporting, to high-volume transactional processing such as invoicing and mass mailings, WebGrabber's simple to use COM and .NET APIs will have you up and running in no time. Visit our examples site to see how easy it is to integrate with C#, ASP, VB, PHP, Ruby and more.
Two Engines for the Price of One
activePDF WebGrabber is the only server-based HTML to PDF converter offering you the choice between our Native (WebKit) engine or the Internet Explorer engine. Engine type can be set system-wide, or on a job-by-job basis, providing you with unparalleled balance between fidelity and performance, all from a single product.
Enhanced Document Usability
In addition to providing exceptional HTML to PDF conversion capabilities, WebGrabber enables you to take your web content a step further, customizing output page dimensions, adding elements such as page numbering, headers & footers, text and image stamps or watermarks and more. You can easily use WebGrabber to create highly interactive documents, converting HTML form fields to their PDF equivalents, embedding Flash® movies and more.
PDF Feature and Standards Support
WebGrabber conversion engines generate output that is 100% compliant with the PDF ISO standard, along with the PDF/A AND PDF/X standards. In addition, WebGrabber offers built-in support for PDF encryption, including AES encryption, as well as digitally signing PDF output, providing you a higher level of document security and integrity. Additional PDF features such as document information, view mode, linearization and more, enable you to use WebGrabber to customize a wide variety of output options to meet the demands of your end users.
Enterprise Class Performance
At activePDF, we specialize in designing products from the ground up with server-side deployment in mind. Obsessed with performance, we've engineered WebGrabber specifically for use in high-volume, multithreaded environments, providing you a product you can trust to perform in your mission critical applications.
Additionally, WebGrabber provides a remote submission component that simplifies the task of transmitting conversion jobs between machines, enabling you to separate your conversion processing from your application server.
Flexible, Cost-effective Licensing
activePDF WebGrabber is licensed per operating system instance, with no per user or per document fees. Need to distribute WebGrabber with your application? With competitively priced OEM, Volume Licensing options available, you can deliver the exact functionality your users demand, without breaking the bank. In addition, our subscription-based activePDF Developer Program allows you to deploy activePDF software for test and development purposes, at a fraction of the cost of perpetual licenses.
activePDF WebGrabber System Requirements
|Microsoft™ Internet Explorer Version||Microsoft Windows Server™ Supported Version|
|Internet Explorer 7||yes||yes||no||no|
|Internet Explorer 8||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Internet Explorer 9||limited*||limited*||limited*||limited*|
|Internet Explorer 10||no||limited*||limited*||yes|
|*||This version of Internet Explorer may not be optimal for every usage scenario. Refer to the article activePDF WebGrabber Conversions with Internet Explorer 9 for further details.|
activePDF WebGrabber Features
activePDF WebGrabber can be used to convert your HTML content directly to PDF from your server-based applications - perfect for generating portable versions of your web-based reports, invoices, statements and other documents.
Ease of Integration
Performance & Management
PDF Output Options