XLS to PDF using Ruby

The Ruby gem for converting Excel documents to PDF files.

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XLS to PDF features

The Ruby SDK for converting Excel XLS documents to PDF files.

ConvertAPI Ruby library install

ConvertAPI provides a Ruby Gem that allows you to perform a XLS to PDF conversion with just a few lines of code. First, install the ConvertAPI Ruby SDK:

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:
gem 'convert_api'

Authenticate your Ruby library

You can obtain your secret key by signing up for a free account. Once you sign up, you'll receive 250 free conversions instantly! Grab your authentication secret from the account dashboard, and authenticate the ConvertAPI Ruby library like this:

# get your secret key here: https://www.convertapi.com/a/auth
ConvertApi.configure do |config|
   config.api_secret = 'your-api-secret'
end

Convert XLS to PDF using Ruby in no time!

Once you have your authentication in place, simply copy-paste this xls to pdf conversion code snippet into your Ruby project:

// Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI JavaScript Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-js

// Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI Node.js Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-nodejs

// Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI PHP Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-php

// Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI Java Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-java

// Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI C# Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-dotnet

# Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI Ruby Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-ruby

# Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI Python Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-python

// Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI Go Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-go

REM Code snippet is using the command line utility program: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-cli

<!-- For conversions with the multiple file result please refer to this example: https://repl.it/@ConvertAPI/HTML-Form-with-multiple-file-result -->

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You can try out advanced conversion parameters and test the conversion result online using our interactive demo tool. This tool will produce the same conversion output as if you were using the library from your solution, and it will auto-generate the code snippet for you!

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Conversion parameters

Password String

Sets the password to open protected documents.

WorksheetActive Bool

Set to convert active worksheet. If value is set False all worksheet will be converted.

WorksheetIndex Integer

Set worksheet index(number) to convert. If value is not set all worksheet will be converted.

WorksheetName String

Set worksheet name to convert. If value is not set all worksheet will be converted.

ConvertMetadata Bool

Convert document metadata like Title, Author, Keywords to PDF metadata.

ThousandsSeparator String

Thousands separator.

DecimalSeparator String

Thousands separator.

PageOrientation Collection

Page orientation.

Values:   default portrait landscape

PageSize Collection

Page size.

Values:   default letter lettersmall tabloid ledger legal statement executive a3 a4 a4small a5 b4 b5

AutoFit Bool

Auto fit columns and rows.

ClearPrintArea Bool

Clear the print area in the converting document.

Scale Integer

Set content scale value in percentage.

CompressPDF Bool

It tries to produce smaller output files but requires Adobe Reader 6, released in 2003 or newer, to view created PDF files.

Pdfa Bool

Create PDF/A-1b compliant document.

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