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Convert an HTML document to PDF from a URL in Node with Bent

In this guide, we'll show you how to convert HTML documents to PDFs using PDFShift's API. This is a straightforward process that can be accomplished with just a few lines of Node code.

const bent = require('bent')
const fs = require('fs');

// You can get an API key at
api_key = 'sk_xxxxxxxxxxxx'

params = {
    source: '',

const post = bent('', 'POST', 'json', 200);
const response = await post('', params, {Authorization: 'Basic ' + Buffer.from('api:' + apiKey).toString('base64')});

if (response.status >= 400) {
    throw new Error(`Request failed with status code ${response.status}: ${}`);

const getBuffer = bent('buffer')
fs.writeFileSync('result.pdf', await getBuffer(response));

console.log('The PDF document was generated and saved to result.pdf');

With this Node script, you can effortlessly convert HTML documents from a URL to PDF files using PDFShift's API. Happy coding!

For further details on the source property and its usage, please refer to our dedicated documentation.

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