Generate PDF and Word documents from template, using node.js and the livedocx webservice
Node-livedocx allows developers to generate documents by combining structured data from node.js with a template, created in a word processor. The resulting document can be saved as a PDF, DOCX, DOC or RTF file. The concept is the same as with mail-merge.
This library may be used as 'middleware': just pass a callback function. Any error in the generation process will be propagated as the first argument of the callback function. See example below.
var fs = require'fs' livedocx = require'node-livedocx' options;options =template: fsreadFileSync'my_template.docx'toString'base64'variables:foo: 'bar'something: 'else'livedocxoptionsif errreturn console.log'Something went wrong!' err;fswriteFile'result.pdf' resultBuffer;;
Step 1: Sign up for an account
Before you can start using LiveDocx, you must first sign up for an account, see:
(250 free documents per day, see http://www.livedocx.com/pub/pricing for additional plans)
Step 2: Install node-livedocx.
npm install node-livedocx
Step 3: Assign your options (username, password, template and variables) and your callback function.
The callback function receives any errors and a Buffer-object for the resulting document.
See example/index.js for a full example on how to set these variables properly
Step 4: Learn more
For more information on template options, see http://www.livedocx.com/pub/documentation/templates.aspx
For more information on the used web service, see http://www.livedocx.com/pub/documentation/api.aspx
username: 'my_username' // REQUIRED: your username @password: 'my_password' // REQUIRED: your password @template: 'SGVsbG8gV29ybGQ=......' // REQUIRED: A base64 encoded string version of a binary file, see example/index.js for an exampletemplateFormat: 'DOCX' // Default: DOCX. Describe the type of template used. May be one of DOCX, DOC, RTFresultFormat: 'PDF' // Default: PDF. Describe the type of result document. May be one of DOCX, DOC, RTF and PDFvariables:foo: 'bar' //all your document variables
The author is not in any way related to the Livedocx service or the company behind that service.