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Best App for Complex PDF to HTML?

Posted on 2004-11-01
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I have about 100 really nasty photo intensive advertising PDF's that I need to convert to HTML pages. I've taken screenshots of some of them but this will take forever. I have the budget to spend some money to purchase a program to convert the docments but most of the apps I have tried have not done well in converting these complex images and text layouts. Something that is more snapshot based may work the best for retaining the layout. I just need some suggestions of programs I might try. Thanks All
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    by:daniel416
    mac or pc?
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    by:Swylen
    Sorry. PC running WIN2000. Bandwidth is a concern as well as the reason I'm converting them to HTML is because we cant have thousands of people DLing 5 meg PDF's at all times. Some apps are more efficient than others. I just have to find a good balance between size and quality.
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    by:daniel416
    would a jpeg be sufficient? i'm thinking you can make a photoshop action to do a batch convert to jpg, then have an html template to load the correct image with a javascript script.
    can someone confirm that photoshop can read pdfs? i'm pretty sure, but i'm not in front of it right now to confirm.
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    by:Lobo042399
    Yup, Photoshop can read PDF files. If they contain vectors Photoshop will rasterize them.
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    by:Swylen
    That's a bit above my budget. Something like this is what I'm looking for. This app only screwed up about 10% of my PDF's
    http://www.bcltechnologies.com/document/products/magellan/magellan.htm

    I have an old version of Photoshop 6. I don't see a batch option to save PDF's as jpg's. Can you add such a script to this version of Photoshop?
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    Swylen,

    Yes. You can create an Action (which is a recorded macro) to Save As JPG. Then you use the Automate feature in Photoshop to run the Action in the contents of a whole folder.

    Good Vibes!

    Lobo
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    by:Swylen
    Thanks Guys, I was able to figure out how to make a macro in Photoshop version 6. Saved me a whole bunch of busywork.
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    by:Lobo042399
    Thanks Swylven. Glad to be of help.

    Good Vibes!

    Lobo
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