Changing Word Docs and PDFs to html
Posted on 2014-01-25
I am talking to some people who write Word docs and publish them as PDF files all the time as attachments to blog posts. They were talking about wanting to do this - the letters/files etc. should be converted to html format so they are readable on the site. SOme of these documents are really long, like over 50 pages.
My first reaction is that this is a BAD idea. Sure, you can save a Word doc as html, but in my experience the html is bloated and crappy.
I know there are program that converts Word to html, but how are they? DO they work? Certainly the CSS on the site won't work if the correct classes and IDs are not applied.
Also, what is the matter with PDFs? Everyone has Adobe Reader.