Convert HTML to PDF

Overview

The 'Convert HTML to PDF' flow action converts either HTML files (.html), HTML data or HTML data retrieved from a URL to a PDF document. 

Default Parameters

The default 'Convert HTML to PDF' flow action parameters are detailed below:

  • PDF Filename: The filename to assign to the resulting PDF document (including file extension).
  • Filename: (Optional) The HTML filename to be processed (including file extension).
  • File Content: (Optional) A Base64 encoded representation of the HTML (.html) file to be processed.
  • HTML Data: (Optional) Enter the HTML data to convert to a PDF document. 
  • HTML URL: (Optional) The web address to the web page which will be converted to a PDF document.

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Either 'HTML Data' or 'HTML URL' or 'Filename' and 'File Content' parameters are required to create a PDF document. 

Please refer to the Obtaining the 'File Contents' Parameter article for guidance on how to obtain the 'File Content' parameter ready to provide to an Encodian flow action. 

Additional Guidance

Please ensure externally referenced style sheets and JavaScript files are removed from the HTML data or HTML files prior to conversion, please use inline styles. 

Rendering HTML URL's with complex layouts governed by CSS and JavaScript are unlikely to be rendered and converted into PDF document as a replica of the page rendered within a browser

Advanced Parameters

The advanced 'Convert HTML to PDF' flow action parameters are detailed below:

  • Decode HTML Data: Sets whether the 'HTML Data' provided should be decoded prior to conversion. 
  • Final Operation: Sets whether the this is last Encodian flow action.

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Please refer to the Flow Action Return Options: File Content vs. Operation ID article for further details on the 'Final Operation' parameter.

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