Produce & Publish Conversion Server

The Produce & Publish conversion server links desired applications - irrespective of platform - via a web service interface and provides all conversation operations as a central service

The Produce & Publish conversion server provides cross-platform and cross-application conversion services. Its core functionality is conversion from  HTML/XML to PDF via an external PDF converter. Additionally, the conversion server encapsulates conversion from Office formats (primarily DOCX).


  • Conversion of HTML/XML + CSS to PDF with one of the following converters:
    • PrinceXML
    • PDFreactor
    • PhantomJS
  • Conversion from DOCX/DOC/RTF to X(HTML) or XML via Openoffice/LibreOffice


  • Web service interface via REST API (HTTP or HTTPS)


  • Windows
  • MacOSX
  • Linux


  • free (additional costs may be incurred depending on PDF converter)

Source code and packet


Wir are using Plone in our school e.g. for the generation of school reports and protocols of class conference and have been searching for reliable solution for generating forms and reports. The product SmartPrintNG (now "Produce & Publish") is very suitable for our purposes due its flexiable configuration options. Andreas Jung gave a hands-on-training and communicate the relevant know-how in order to work effectively with SmartPrintNG (even for non-technical people like teachers).

Alois Mayr
Albrecht-Ernst-Gynmasium, Oettingen in Bayern