Update Notes of HTML Converter Command Line (from v2.6 to 3.0)

HTML Converter Command Line (htmltools) has been updated from v2.6 to 3.0. Please check the following new features of the 3.0 version:

• Capture HTML contents from IE. Save the extracted contents to Windows Enhanced Metafile (EMF) and render it to a PDF file directly without using any additional parameters.
• Download HTML Contents, parse the HTML tree and render every elements to a PDF file. The parameter -html2pdf2 is designed for this function.
• Use the Webkit engine to render web page to PDF file. The parameter -webkit is designed to realize this function. This parameter is very useful when you need to convert some webpages which are not supported by IE or Firefox.
• Convert a webpage to a multi-page TIFF file.
• Enable output PDF file or image file to fit the specified height and width, or a standard file size automatically.

-webkit : use the Webkit engine to convert HTML and web pages to PDF files.

-multipagetif : convert an input HTML or RTF file to a multipage TIFF file.

-fitpage : scale page content to fit the PDF paper automatically.

Examples:

htmltools.exe -webkit "http://www.verypdf.com" D:\out.pdf

htmltools.exe -multipagetif C:\test.rtf C:\test.tif
htmltools.exe -multipagetif -bitcount 1 -xres 300 -yres 300 C:\test.rtf C:\test.tif

htmltools.exe -fitpage -width 612 -height 792 -emfheight 792 C:\in.htm C:\out.pdf
htmltools.exe -fitpage -width 612 -height 792 -pageheight 792 C:\in.htm C:\out.pdf

Please Compare the conversion time and effects by using the old version and new version to convert http://www.verypdf.com respectively.

Why the Parameter “-webkit” is Designed?

WebKit is a layout engine designed to allow web browsers to render web pages. And this technology now is used by Safari, Chrome and Opera. The parameter “-webkit” enables the Webkit engine to convert HTML and web pages to PDF files fast and accurately. The principle of this parameter is that it will make the Webkit engine to convert HTML and Web page to PDF or images directly. For some computers where no IE or Firefox browser is installed, this parameter is a solution. When you convert HTML file with some specail characters, please add this paramter which can help you to render the HTML correctly.

Why the Parameter “-multipagetif” is Designed?

In the 2.6 version, the software cannot convert any webpage to a multipage TIFF file. Now in the HTML Converter Command Line v3.0, it comes true. The latest version enables you to convert webpages to single-page TIFF files and multi-page TIFF files.

Why the Parameter “- fitpage” is Designed?

In the 2.6 version, the software cannot convert webpages to PDF based on the specified PDF page size. The new version solves this problem. Say if you specify the page height is 792, the output PDF file can fit the height automatically. Thanks to this parameter, the whole webpage can be converted into output file without cutting parge margins anymore.

Some Recommended Tools

After the HTML to PDF conversion, you may need to print the output files. The folloiwng are some realeted tools which might be useful for you.

For printing HTML file to PDF file using MS Internet Explorer (MS IE) engine, please try the software
docPrint Pro, docPrint SDK, PDFcamp Printer or DocConverter COM.

For printing HTML file to PDF file or other formats using MS Internet Explorer (MS IE) engine though virtual printer, please try the software VeryDOC HTML Print to Any Converter. And HTML to Any Converter Command Line does use Webkit technology to render HTML file to PDF and other formats.