Use cases

Science Magazine

A magazine article created with the help of:

  • Regions
  • Web fonts
  • Transparent Colors

Page size: A4

PDF (5.6 MB)|HTML

Textbook

This book layout makes use of:

  • Dynamic page headers
  • Page orientation and styles of certain pages
  • Page breaks
  • Widows and orphans
  • Running table headers

Page size: A4

PDF|HTML|CSS

Tourist Brochure

A brochure trifold ready for the printer:

  • CMYK colors
  • TIFF images
  • PDF page boxes and printer marks
  • Webfonts
  • Transforms

Page size: A4 Landscape

PDF (14 MB)|HTML|CSS

Daily Newspaper

The front page of a newspaper, created with:

  • Web fonts
  • Multi-column layout
  • Floats
  • JavaScript (generated poll)

Page size: 325mm × 480mm

PDF (2 MB)|HTML|CSS|JS

Mortgage Calculation

A business document that uses Features like:

  • PDF Comments
  • Running Elements
  • JavaScript

Page size: legal

PDF|HTML|CSS|JS

JavaScript

Illustrates tables, graphs and charts of in the style of a scientific Report. Uses the Open Source JavaScript libraries “flotr2” and “Awesomizr”.

  • Using JavaScript libs
  • Styling with latest CSS3 properties
  • Advanced CSS selectors
  • Manipulating the HTML source with JavaScript

Page size: letter

PDF (6 MB)|HTML|CSS 1|CSS 2|JS

Official Form

The official W-8BEN form is used by foreign entities to certify their US tax withholding status.

  • Using CSS and HTML to lay out complex forms
  • Styled interactive forms

Page size: letter

PDF|HTML

Corporate Invoice

An Invoice sheet that uses:

  • Populating a document from an XML source with XSLT
  • Performing calculations with XSLT
  • Dynamically added subtotals

Page size: A4

PDF|XML|XSL|CSS

Technical Documentation

Presents a CSS designed to display W3C documents compliant to W3C’s XHTML 1.0.

  • Inserting page number of internal link targets
  • Complex 60+ pages document

Page size: A4

PDF|HTML|CSS 1|CSS 2|CSS 3

Children’s Novel

A novel layout that features:

  • Using JavaScript to create a table of contents and CSS to style it
  • Dynamic leaders and page numbers
  • Dynamic page headers
  • Large 150+ pages document

Page size: letter

PDF|HTML|CSS

PDFreactor Manual

The PDFreactor manual in DocBook format, a common Schema/DTD maintained by the DocBook Technical Committee of OASIS.

  • XML document using the DocBook Format
  • Styling DocBook based material with CSS
  • Page headers and footers
  • Footnotes

Page size: A4

PDF (2.5 MB)|XML|XSL|CSS 1|CSS 2|CSS 3

Real Customer Applications

Product Catalog

  • Cross-references
  • Table of contents
  • Multi-column layout
  • CSS transforms
  • Tables and floats
  • Printer marks
  • CMYK colors

Shows a 680+ page product catalog from Walter Bösch GmbH & Co KG. A Web-to-Print project done by the elements Group (pimcore GmbH) using PDFreactor embedded into Pimcore PIM, an open source enterprise product information management framework.

DIN A4 (32 MB)| more info about PDFreactor + Pimcore PIM

Product Catalogue

HRD Brochures

  • Multi-column layout
  • Sophisticated page design
  • Complex headers and footers
  • Background images

Brochures for HRD and training purposes, created from CMS data for website publishing by Schouten & Nelissen

DIN A4

HRD Brochures

Position Statements

  • Web fonts
  • Generated content
  • Multi-column layout
  • Page margins

Printer-friendly, journal quality position statements (full-length HTML) published by the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS)

US-Letter| case study

Curricula

  • Alternating page styles (left/right)
  • Dynamic headers and footers with chapter and subchapter title as well as page numbers
  • Multiple tables of contents
  • Justification with automatic hyphenation

Shows the 690+ page public curricula for the Bavarian secondary business schools provided by the Staatsinstitut für Schulqualität und Bildungsforschung (ISB)

DIN A4 (8MB)

Report

  • Highcharts
  • CSS print media query
  • JavaScript

Printable and sharable PDF reports for Reviews, Semantic Analysis, and Guest Surveys provided by ReviewPro

DIN A4

Book

  • Table of Contents
  • Printer marks
  • Graphs

High quality print ready PDFs of learning material and textbooks by EDGE Learning Media

DIN A4

Layout

Regions

A demonstration of the Regions layout feature. Includes various use cases, e.g. positioning reagions around images and into shapes.

  • Regions
  • Automatic hyphenation

Page size: A4

PDF|HTML|CSS

Multi-Column

A demonstration of the Multi-Column layout feature. Includes various use cases, e.g. a dictionary or a restaurant card.

  • Multi-column
  • Column span
  • Automatic hyphenation

Page size: A4

PDF|HTML|CSS

Footnotes

Demonstrates the usage of CSS3 footnotes in an HTML document.

  • Footnotes

Page size: A4

PDF|HTML

International

This document demonstrates the rendering capabilities of different writing systems and Unicode characters.

  • Bi-directional writing
  • Automatic Arabic shaping

Page size: A4

PDF|HTML

Markup

Compound Formats

Demonstrate how to add various compound formats to your PDF.

  • QR Codes and other bar codes
  • SVGs
  • Mathematical formulas with MathML

Page size: A4

PDF (2.5 MB)|HTML|CSS

Styled Forms

Demonstrates HTML forms and interactive PDF forms (sometimes refered to as AcroForms) capabilities of PDFreactor.

  • HTML and PDF forms
  • Styling forms
  • Automatic resizing of textareas

Page size: letter landscape

PDF (2.5 MB)|HTML

PDF Features

Bookmarks

Demonstrates how to create PDF Bookmarks

  • PDF bookmarks

Page size: A4

PDF|HTML

Comments

Demonstrates how to create PDF Comments.

  • PDF comments

Page size: A4

PDF|HTML

Accessibility

Demonstrates how to create tagged and PDF/A compliant PDFs

  • Tags
  • PDF/A

Page size: A4

PDF|HTML

Interactive Live Demonstrations

Business Cards

This interactive demo shows how PDFreactor can be used in an online Web-to-print application to process the layout and content of business cards.

The resulting printable PDF comes with crop marks and can directly be sent to a digital printer.

An image, dynamically generated using the Raster Image Output option, will show a preview of the resulting business card on-the-fly.

Dynamic Invoice

This demonstration shows how PDFreactor can be used to generate invoices on-the-fly. A form allows you to select articles and quantities from a fictional brewery.

The form will generate a XML file that is passed to PDFreactor via a Servlet. PDFreactor then converts the XML data by applying a XSLT style sheet and streams the result to a PDF document.

Raster Image Output

This interactive demo shows how the Raster Image Output option can be used to create images from your HTML documents.

You can generate quick previews or thumbnails as well as one long, continuous image that displays your document exactly like a screenshot from a browser.