August 10, 2012

RealObjects’ Newest PDFreactor Makes Appearance

When it comes to converting HTML to PDF in terms of server-side creation, a lot of people like to turn to RealObjects’ PDFreactor. Those who like PDFreactor should be abundantly happy to discover that the new version—Version 6—has emerged and is currently available.

PDFreactor offers a variety of conversion tools, including providing support for several emerging forms of Web communication, including the W3C (NewsAlert) Web Standards like JavaScript, Web Fonts and of course, HTML5. More specifically, PDFreactor version 6 also includes HTML5 Canvas support, which also allows for the use of several JavaScript libraries like Prototype, Flotr2 and Modernizr, among others.

Electronic publishing processes, as well as workflows, get a substantial boost to their own operations, using CSS (NewsAlert) knowledge, as well as previously-made investments in CSS-based style sheets, to help reduce costs involved in automating web-to-print. That’s a big chunk of why this is so valuable at the server-side level, but it also helps that it’s useful for everything from data-heavy documentation all the way to complex documents with plenty of images and formatting styles.

Since it’s written entirely in Java, PDFreactor has plenty of room to operate in several different operating systems, application servers and environments. Those interested in getting their hands on the newest version can do so through RealObjects, and pricing begins at $2,950. This includes plenty of extras like support and maintenance, and can be obtained with volume discounts or discounts for educators. Those unsure, meanwhile, if they want to leave their current software for PDFreactor will have an opportunity to check out a series of sample documents generated via the program, as well as full product demos and access to a full 30 day evaluation version.

Given that RealObjects is currently used by more than 2,500 different corporate customers across 40 different countries, RealObjects, and by extension PDFreactor, has plenty going for it. So for those looking for a way to turn HTML documents into PDF, PDFreactor is going to be one to check out.

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Edited by Rachel Ramsey


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