pdf to html?
Posted on 2006-06-19
Running coldfusion mx7, plus php extensions installed.
What I want to do is dynamically create an html document from a pdf file. I am curious if there is a public API for this type of conversion. I know that google employs this technology in Gmail for their "view as html" links. I have a stand alone copy of the pdftohtml opensource project that utilizes ghostwriter, but i want to eliminate that step. I have > 250 ever changing pdf files that i want to be able to display in my site upon request in the stead of using a embedded pdf (there is a reason, the print button points to a print version of the pdf, whereas the 'web' version has more content [links, reference materials, etc] that i want to just display as html and not give the user the ability to print.
So the question is, are there any server-side API's that can be used for conversion of pdf's to html on-demand? examples of use?
most people want to go the other way from html -> pdf (and i love the cfdocument feature for this)... i just want to go the opposite way.