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What is pdfme?

pdfme

An open-source, free PDF creation library written in TypeScript. It allows for declarative PDF creation using templates and works both on servers and browsers.

Since its beta release in February 2022, it has reached Version 3 by November 2023. On GitHub, it has garnered 1500 stars, and on npm, it sees about 10,000 downloads weekly, though there's some variation.

It's already integrated into various services worldwide, including electronic medical record creation, factory procedure manual production, and e-commerce custom packaging.

This article aims to explain the motivation behind developing pdfme.