By default, webPDF uses Oracle's integrated "Outside In" toolbox in order to convert third-party formats (e.g., Office documents and image file formats) to PDF format. This toolbox is used both by the portal and by the "Converter" web service.
The external toolbox is located in the "outsidein/" subdirectory, found in webPDF's installation directory.
webPDF supports all file formats that can be loaded by “Outside In” and that can be stored in PDF format.
webPDF will automatically detect formats, i.e., you do not need to specify the file type of the file being converted. webPDF will not use the file extension as a basis when detecting formats, but will use the file contents as a basis instead. When a format is recognized, it will be assigned to the corresponding "mime-type" and the appropriate converter will be called.
You can find an up-to-date list of supported formats at:
As of this writing, webPDF uses version 8.5.3. of Outside In PDF Export.
Oracle Outside In PDF Export © 1993, 2016 Oracle.
The software is based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group.