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Product updates, tips & tricks


We added new methods to identify HTML documents stored in the input archive. Use these methods if the input archive contains multiple HTML documents.

We added new methods related to PDF metadata.

   HTML to PDF:

   PDF to PDF supports the same methods as HTML to PDF:


  • [Ruby] Fixed handling of UTF-8 options and binary input files.


  • Added the "Extract Meta Tags" option, which extracts meta information from the input HTML document and adds it to the output PDF.
  • Added the "Hide parameters" button in the plugin admin settings.


  • The default value of "Conversion Mode" has changed to "URL".


  • New numeral formats available in header and footer:
    • Eastern Arabic, Bengali, Devanagari, Thai, Chinese, Chinese formal, Vietnamese, Japanese and Korean.
  • pdfcrowd-body class is set on the <body> element which allows conversion specific CSS styling.


  • Fixed strings in auto-generated Python code in the API playground.


  • Added the "User-Created Drawings" option in the "Content" conversion mode. It enables to capture user-created canvas drawings.
  • Added the "Output Name" option. It enables to specify the output filename directly in the plugin settings. It can still be overwritten with a shortcode or a PHP function.


  • Fixed UTF-8 output filenames in MS Edge.
  • Fixed an error in "Send PDF via e-mail".

The new version brings new features, bug fixes and support for latest web standards.

We also released a new version of Pdfcrowd API client libraries (version 5.0.0) that use the new 20.10 converter. You can learn more about Pdfcrowd versioning.

New options available in version 20.10: