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Introducing FillPDF LocalServer, powered by Docker

We are excited to announce FillPDF LocalServer, a replacement for the current Java servlet that uses PHP/JavaBridge.

It uses Docker, meaning that it's fairly easy to set up regardless of platform. You only need to be able to install Docker.

Rather than the Drupal module accessing it over shared message passing, it provides a modern REST API. The updated Drupal modules simply make HTTP requests to this and process the result. It is nice and fast.

GDPR ✅

We haven't sent an email about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) because there was no need.

We only send out notifications to subscribers when necessary, e.g. if something is changing about the service or if they are near their usage limits. And even these emails can be disabled from their profile pages.

We've had a clear privacy policy from day one which outlines the data we collect. As mentioned there, we can remove your data by deleting your account if needed.

Join the FillPDF API private beta!

Join the private beta now at http://wiz1.us/fpsbeta, or read on for more information.

We've been working on upgrading the underlying stack powering FillPDF Service behind the scenes, and we want to get some early feedback.

Up until now, FillPDF Service has primarily been a companion service to the FillPDF Drupal module. The next version looks to change that.

Paid Help now available

If you are in need of professional assistance with FillPDF, FillPDF Service, or PDF manipulation, check out our new Paid Help offer: https://fillpdf.io/consulting.

Have a look at the Supporting Organizations section of the FillPDF Drupal module project page to get an idea of other clients who have worked with us before.

We place heavy emphasis on effective communication and setting clear expectations. As a result, we have high client satisfaction.

Billing bug fixed

Customers were seeing errors when managing their accounts from approximately May 17 until today. This is now fixed, and subscription billing has been caught up. If you were billed later than usual, this is why. Your next payment will be taken on the usual day. You can check this day in the right-hand side of your profile, where it says when your billing ends.

Image stamping now works with regular PDFs

Previously, image stamping only worked with LiveCycle ImageFIelds. We recently switched underlying technology for PDF merging, and while doing so, we were able to add support for Button fields in PDFs. The documentation pages have been updated to reflect this change.

We recommend using transparent button backgrounds for your image stamping fields.

Major FillPDF Service upgrade

FillPDF Service has undergone a large upgrade. With the upgrade comes some useful new features:

- You can now manage your subscription entirely by yourself. We have switched from PayPal to Stripe, and Stripe allows us to make subscription management this easy. Have a look at the new FAQ if you're wondering how plan changes work now.

Norwegian VAT support added

There used to be a message on the site saying that a VAT invoice would be sent separately to Norwegian customers. This is no longer necessary, and the shopping cart supports VAT directly.

After your payment has been received, you can also see the amount in NOK if you go to your account, click Orders, click your order, and click the link to view a printable invoice.

New how-to videos

We've finally recorded a couple videos using the module. These are task-based in nature, but they show it being set up and working to solve a real problem.

Making a contract template:

Updating the PDF used in the template:

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