Save a PDF as HTML

by Brad Selbst, Sales Director

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For most situations, it’s perfectly fine to offer PDF files as content online. In fact, a quick online search for PDF will show you that every day across the globe, content creators are doing exactly that—making PDF files available as viewable, sharable and downloadable content.

There are times, however, when you may want your PDF content to be in Hypertext Markup Language, aka, HTML. After all, HTML is the standardized system for tagging text files to achieve font, color, graphic, and hyperlink effects on web pages. One of the main reasons is that providing content in HTML enables that content to be responsive to the screen size of any device. Another is that doing so helps you track visits and page views using Google Analytics.

How to Convert PDF to HTML

If you’re using PDF editor software like Foxit’s PhantomPDF, converting PDF files to HTML is pretty straightforward. Here’s what you need to do.

1. Open the PDF

Launch PhantomPDF. Then, in the main interface, click the “Open File” button and select the PDF file you want to convert.

2. convert PDF to HTML

Simply select File > Save As and choose HTML as your format output.

3. Name the file

Specify the filename and location in the Save As dialog box, then click the Save As button.

That’s basically it. In this way, PhantomPDF will save your PDF as an HTML file.

What if you want to edit your PDF file first?

PhantomPDF is a great choice for converting PDF to HTML because it’s quick and easy to use. You’re done with the conversion process in a matter of minutes, maybe even seconds.

But what if you need to make changes to your PDF file before converting it to HTML? No problem. Because another thing PhantomPDF is known for is giving you the ability to edit PDFs.

So before you turn that PDF into HTML, you’ve got the option to edit text, add text, change objects, even add, delete or move images. There’s no need to go back to the original file. You’ll find the details right here.

So if you’re looking for a way to build the content of a PDF file into your website’s HTML, rest assured. With PhantomPDF, it’s easier than you think.


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