RealObjects PDFreactor 9 Released

The leading HTML to PDF conversion engine just got even better: PDFreactor 9 is now available.

PDFreactor 9 is a major upgrade with great new features and improvements:

  • Flexible Box Layout (experimental)
  • PDFreactor now supports the following CSS(3) features:
    • box-shadow
    • text-shadow
    • filter
    • “blank”, “recto”, “verso” page pseudo classes
    • opacity
    • word-spacing
  • Web service improvements
    • RESTful monitoring API
    • Support for callback URLs for events during conversion
    • Support for configurable API keys to authenticate clients
    • Support for zipped asset packages containing the input document an its resources
  • Improved JavaScript support.
  • Raster Image Output can now be configured to output grayscale images.
  • PDFreactor now supports “systemd” in Linux installer

For more information about PDFreactor 9, please visit Make sure to check out the samples, highlighting the new features.

For a full list of changes and corrections see the changelog.

Important release notes und upgrading information can be found in the readme.

The PDFreactor 9 installation packages are available for download in the download area.

Upgrading to PDFreactor 9

The new version is a free upgrade for all PDFreactor customers with a valid support and maintenance subscription. A version 9 license key is required and should be requested at or here. PDFreactor 9 will not work with PDFreactor 8 or older license keys.

If you do not have a valid support and maintenance subscription, please contact to purchase an upgrade.

When upgrading to PDFreactor 9, you might have to update your integration code or documents. Please make sure to consult our migration guide.