Advanced PDF to HTML converter

Advanced PDF to HTML converter


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.2
out of 9 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.9.9.16
File Size:
2.87MB
Date Added:
June 10, 2008
Price:
Free to try (Watermarks on images); $49.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
104,939
Downloads Last Week:
4
Additional Requirements:
Windows (all)

Editors' review

This program earns points for its ease of use and speed, although its conversion method places it out of the reach of average users. Advanced PDF to HTML Converter's main window is clear-cut and well arranged, so we doubt most folks will find themselves lost. After choosing a PDF you want to encode as HTML files, you select what format the application should use to save graphics and specify how you want it to handle vectors. You then can change the color of your pages' background and links and pick from one of three output templates. We'd also suggest tweaking the font size, as the default setting is too small for most people to comfortably read. In terms of output speed, the program does a fine job, quickly converting a large, complex PDF in only a few seconds. It had no problem keeping the formatting of the original file intact, but since it saves graphics and text for each page as two separate files, you'll have to know how to code to piece them back together. Although some folks might find Advanced PDF to HTML Converter useful as a simple extraction tool, users with programming experience will be able to tap its full potential.

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  • All Versions:

    2.2

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current Version:

    2.0

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 2 stars

    "Couldn't do what I needed"

    November 30, 2010   |   By rlgoodman

    Version: Advanced PDF to HTML converter 1.9.9.16

    Pros

    Simple, fairly easy to use

    Cons

    Seems to be challenged by complex PDFs

    Summary

    I tried to convert a PDF with a lot of illustrations to html. This program, like almost all of them I sampled, created a garbage html file in which almost all the illustrations were separated from their associated paragraphs. Most programs created a similarly jumbled file. I thought the file might be too difficult for an off-the-shelf program to convert, but one program, Click-to-Convert, did do the job quite well.

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  • 1 stars

    "No instructions. No e-mail response. Overcharged"

    May 28, 2010   |   By derftsur

    Version: Advanced PDF to HTML converter 1.9.9.16

    Pros

    1 time out of 20 it worked as indicated. Your chances of hitting the lottery are better. Could be good program. With no instructions, and no person to ask about the operation it is like learning to swim by being thrown into the water and hoping.,

    Cons

    I realize the pros have cons, but I could not come up with any reason to use this conversion, it is unlikely they will sell a sufficient quantity to pay for the development of a proper help system.

    Summary

    The purporse of the program is great. It it worked it would be even better. There are so many holes in the program it would cause it to sink faster than the Titanic.

    Programs have a number of issues. They must be usable without a 400 page manual. They should be intuiative. In other words they should have a tendency to lead one from one logical step to the next without that much help. Using a word to difine a word is definitely not the way to go. Eg. Type in an X. Put an X on the spot. That is not a way to define the proper way to give instructions.

    Believe me when I tell you that this could not be a personal attack. I can't find a person to ask anything, so this is quite out of the question. If I could use profanity, I would just use it to say how terrible the program is to use and that is a compliment.

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  • 4 stars

    "Works better than others I've Found so far."

    July 03, 2009   |   By DNWG

    Version: Advanced PDF to HTML converter 1.9.9.16

    Pros

    Converts lines in correct formats. Other programs fail at table line drawing, drawing borders through the text. This program, so far is the only one I have found that does this correctly.

    Cons

    After conversion, in an HTML editor it is not pure text - looks like stiched together editable pieces. No problem until you hit the enter key to insert a line. It fails. Saves each file in a separate folder - have to manually access each folder.

    Summary

    Good buy for the money I guess. I wouldn't pay more for it. Needs option to save html files all in one folder so you can batch process them easy after conversion ie import all to an html help authoring tool without having to open all the individual folders manually. Has valuable options to resize text during conversion. The navigation pane looks lousy and overwrites itself on screen, but I do not need that anyway.

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  • 2 stars

    "Does not do what it advertises"

    October 14, 2008   |   By poindexteriii

    Version: Advanced PDF to HTML converter 1.9.9.16

    Pros

    Nice side navigation frame

    Cons

    Takes snapshots of each pdf page and saves it as a jpg image of poor quality of over 750mB in size. The size will matter to dial up users which will have to spend 3 minutes per page to view.

    Summary

    Keep looking, this is not what you probably want yo use. You can do the same thing yourself at about 30 seconds per image and 1 line of html code. (minus the side navigation frame)

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