Long-standing OEM partnership between RealObjects and K15t – PDFreactor® leverages Scroll PDF Exporter and enables professionally styled PDF exports directly from Atlassian Confluence

Since the start of K15t’s partnership with RealObjects and the use of PDFreactor® within Scroll PDF Exporter, the app has been able to develop into a mainstay for generating PDF file format exports from Atlassian Confluence. The PDFreactor® library is a powerful tool for generating high-quality PDFs from HTML documents, and switching to this library opened up further feature possibilities that could be utilized in the app. This change has benefited both the users of the app in Confluence and also those at K15t who develop, maintain, and support the app.

The selection to use the PDFreactor® library came after evaluation of many other alternatives, but none of which could outperform the reliability and consistency for converting HTML documents into professionally styled PDFs. The decision to use the library was made much easier due to PDFreactor® providing advanced support for page layouting and CSS styling. Additionally it provides fine control over what kind of network and file access is allowed during a conversion which Scroll PDF Exporter has been able to capitalize on for enhanced security.

The key benefits of using the PDFreactor® library lie within its ability to accurately render complex layouts and designs, providing extensive customization options and offering a range of advanced options for scalability, export stability and security. Subsequently, export templates created in Scroll PDF Exporter can be applied to Confluence content ensuring that users have full control over the appearance of the PDF output. Overall, the combination of Scroll PDF Exporter and RealObjects PDFreactor® makes it easy for Atlassian Confluence users to export their pages as professionally styled PDF documents. Together they form a powerful and reliable tool for anyone looking to create high-quality PDFs from Atlassian Confluence.

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About K15t

K15t is a software company based in Stuttgart Germany, that specializes in developing solutions for Atlassian products, such as Jira and Confluence. As an Atlassian Platinum Marketplace Partner, K15t offers a range of apps and integrations that enhance the functionality of these tools. K15t helps teams to unleash the potential of their products and creates solutions to help them better educate and enable their customers. The Scroll Apps for Confluence help teams modernize how they author and manage content and
documentation, while Backbone Issue Sync for Jira enables project collaboration across departmental and B2B boundaries. In addition, Orderly Databases for Confluence Cloud supports keeping content structured and consistent across Confluence.

About RealObjects

RealObjects (www.realobjects.com), founded in 2000, provides W3C standard-compliant, cross platform software tools for electronic publishing, content authoring and web-to-print.

Its W3C standards-based publishing solution PDFreactor is an industry-recognized flagship product, which is used for server-side conversion of HTML to PDF whenever electronic and typeset-quality print output of business content is required. It is the perfect printing component for web applications, incl. database publishing, web-to-print, PIM, DMS, MDM, DAM, WCMS, VDP etc.

RealObjects tools have been used by about 3000 corporate customers in over 40 countries, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises, educational institutions as well as government and non-profit organizations. Several major accounts have deeply integrated RealObjects technology into their toolsets and solutions. A network of strategic business alliances, resellers and OEM partners/customers has been established over the years.


Michael Jung
RealObjects, Managing Director
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