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covert a PDF file to Web file to edit with Macromedia dreamwever 2004

Posted on 2009-04-20
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A designer designed a website in qurk and made a PDF file out of it. He also give me all the image files . This is only a 5 page static webpage. Is there a progrm that can onvert this to a web format. I have adobe acrobat 8 pro and that can export to html , but the layout gets all moved and the pictures and images are not in their place.  I also tried a program called "Dockdeskt and with that the layout comes out just fine, but when I open it in dreamweaver, the images and text are hard to edit and move. It looks like all the tex is linked and the images can't be edited.
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The designer has most likely given you graphics, not a webpage. To convert it to a webpage, you have to slice and dice the graphics, then use DW to build your webpage. There is no program that can intelligently convert a PDF file to a html file unless the PDF is a converted webpage. I'd say Acrobat Pro and Dockdeskt is just giving you a big image wrapped in html.

If you hired the designer to design a working webpage, then he/she has failed to deliver. If you only asked for graphic design and source files, then they have delivered and it's up to you to convert to html.
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If it is the second item mentioned by v2media, then it should have been specified by you, the person that would be doing the development, what format you expected the finished design to be in. Although, any designer that designs for the web should know that a PDF is pretty useless to work from.
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If you have all images, as you mention you must create table layout in DW, and insert your images into layout. It's hard to help without knowing the design look.
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@Hube02: "any designer that designs for the web should know that a PDF is pretty useless to work from", is a bit harsh. If it's a PS or ILL PDF, then the original text and vectors are contained in the pdf. However if it's a flattened image, THAT would be useless and furthermore I would say amateurish.

Can't really add more to this solution until info on the nature of the pdf is posted by netcomp.

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