Shared PDF rendering environment (work-in-progress)
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work-in-process, collaborative editing space for PDF making using pads

Install a new instance on the server

git clone

cd pad2pdf

python3 -m venv venvfolder

source ./venvfolder/bin/activate

pip install -r requirements.txt

update the pad links in the templates, see templates/


  • init etherpump (etherpump init)
  • configure the webserver to listen to the port of the flask application, for example with a subdomain (cp /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/ /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/
  • expand the current https certificate for this subdomain, using Letsencrypt
  • restart nginx (sudo service reload nginx)
  • to keep the flask application running in the background: add the new instance of pad2pdf to supervisor (cp /etc/supervisor/conf.d/previousexample.conf new.conf)
  • restart supervisor (sudo service reload supervisor)

and then:

go to the URL in the browser!