PDF to HTML?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dpaanlka, May 31, 2006.

  1. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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  3. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    A PDF is a metafile format, HTML is not. HTML isn't good with extended markup. Look how poorly some web building utilities code pages. Though, HTML was designed from SGML, which was for electronic publishing.

    It won't be perfect, but thy this Adobe Convert PDF to HTML Tool.

    Formatting will not hold well, if at all, and all of the great features of metafiles will likely be lost. For instance you couldn't imbed and application, font, etc...

    It was once possible to convert a PDF to Text using OS Xs printing menu, but heck if I see it anymore. Maybe it was a an app.

    I don't know if Adobe Acrobat can save as an HTML file, but it seems it should.

    At worst, you could convert the PDF to another graphic format and set that as the background for a web page. Otherwise, most browsers can access a PDF.

    Why HTML? and How cool is this. I hope I am wrong. This would be a great tool.

    [EDIT] I may stand corrected Rokem.
     
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    well i just tried out their utility for the second time and a fatal error and it failed the conversion. :eek: o well hope it works for your need.
     
  5. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    Well, in my version of Acrobat (5.0.10) I can export all the images of a PDF (as JPEG, TIFF or PNG) and save the document as RTF... from there I could build an HTML document... but it isn't straight forward.
     
  6. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    You might be able to script a droplet that can do the conversion.

    In the short term, a 30 day trial of program should work to batch RFTs to HTML.

    There is also this Pearl app, but it's for text to HTML.

    This might not instantly help you, but it is at least a bump.
     
  7. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    i would say he wants to keep images, formating, etc. Short of recreating the pdf in html by hand their's no good universal way to do it, as you might of read on one of my earlier post adobe's own supported utility failed on me with a fairly simple pdf.
     

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