Technologies for Generating Automated Dynamic PDFs

Technologies for Generating Automated Dynamic PDFs

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Any firm looking to engage with customers through personalization can benefit significantly from effective dynamic documents. Customized statements, invoices, welcome letters, and product schedules are examples of the various formats these papers might take.

Organizations, however, may need more time, money, and resources due to production issues with dynamic documents. The potential technological options that firms may have will be examined in this article. Three technology strategies are highlighted here.

1.      Word To PDF Converter, And So On

This category groups the different approaches that let a user create a template in a program like MS Word, specify the template's dynamic elements, and then call the template with the data.

The newly formed document is subsequently turned into a PDF by the software. Each solution must be assessed separately because it has distinctive qualities.

The usability of template building and the simplicity of integration for the development team should be the main focuses of the evaluation. Additional significant elements to take into account while comparing each option are PDF quality and cost.

As producing dynamic charts and dynamic tables with user-provided data may prove to be complex and incompatible with some solutions, it is imperative to compare specific features of each key to the unique business demands.

The most crucial factors to consider while choosing a suitable strategy are the proposed solution's price and convenience of usage. In the end, both will increase a user's business expenses.

2.      PDF to HTML

Writing the template in HTML and CSS and then turning it to PDF by using Soda PDF is a standard method for creating dynamic documents. To accomplish this, a user must have a solid understanding of HTML and CSS. The majority of the solutions use an open-source HTML to PDF-converter.

The quality of PDF documents produced has occasionally been subpar; however, as new versions have been released and are still being issued, this has improved over time. It might be like putting together a jigsaw piece to convert HTML to PDF.

In most cases, users create an HTML page that serves as a template and then use another piece of software to alter the HTML with data dynamically.

One drawback of this strategy is that developers will have to employ various technologies to produce the papers, with their ability to choose mainly being constrained by their technological stack.

Since HTML and CSS are well-known frameworks, developers frequently choose this method to create dynamic PDF documents. However, we advise against employing this strategy.

It might resemble putting together a jigsaw puzzle that needs a lot of testing and fiddling on the part of the developers, leading to the requirement for another codebase to be maintained.


Any organization can greatly benefit from dynamic documents. Effective dynamic document creation depends on the template's quality and the conversion technique employed.

While effective outcomes can be obtained from various solutions and service providers, firms must exercise due research. Business-specific requirements, including custom formatting demands for dynamic charts and tables, must be considered during the due diligence.

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