Create printable newspaper-style PDFs from web articles and news feeds. Choose from 2-column A4 layout, or single-column A5 layout. Try it with the form above. See screenshots
PDF Newspaper is a free software PHP application for making simple, newspaper-style PDFs from web pages, feeds, and even OPML files. Designed to be run as a web service, but one which you control.
PDF Newspaper from FiveFilters.org includes:
After paying you will automatically receive an email with a download link to the zip package. The zip package contains a readme file with instructions for uploading the code to your web host via FTP.
We want our users to be free to examine and run the code behind FiveFilters.org however they like. So rather than simply invite you to sign up for API access, we've gone to great effort to make the software easy to use and install on your own hosting account.
Using our hosted service (Free, Premium) is the easiest option as we manage everything. You do not have to worry about staying up to date because we maintain the code and any changes we make will automatically be made available to you.
If, however, you have your own hosting account or manage your own server, the self-hosted option gives you the freedom to run the code and manage things yourself.
Note: We monitor our hosted service to prevent abuse. For developers needing to process very large amounts of data, we highly recommend downloading the self-hosted version.
To create a PDF from a web page or a feed, pass the URL (encoded) in the querystring to the following URL:
To customise the output, the following options can be appended to the querystring above (again, make sure to URL encode the values):
If you have an API key, add that to the querystring:
Note: When a valid API key is supplied, the service redirects to another URL to hide the API key - a key ID and unique hash replace the API key in the querystring. The API key should not be shared, so if you'd like to link to a PDF publically while protecting your API key, make sure you copy and paste the URL that results after the redirect.
PHP 5.2 or above is required. The code has been tested on local, shared hosting and cloud environments. We recommend you download and run our simple compatibility test before purchasing. It's a single (zipped) PHP file you can upload to your server and access through your browser. It will tell you whether your server is capable of running PDF Newspaper.
PDF Newspaper has been tested on Windows and Linux using the Apache web server. If you're a Windows user, you can try it on your own machine using WampServer. We have also tested the code with hosting services AppFog, NearlyFreeSpeech.NET and Dreamhost.
PDF Newspaper is written in PHP and relies on the following primary components:
Depending on your configuration and submitted URL, these secondary components may also be used:
The software components in this application are licensed as follows...
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