1. Download the software
You may have already downloaded the Xpdf
tools while watching one of my earlier videos in the series, but there has since been an upgrade from Version 3 to Version 4 and there is a new download site:
Visit that site and download the pre-compiled Windows binary ZIP archive, then unzip it.
2. Locate the documentation folder for the Xpdf utilities
Go to the folder where you unzipped the downloaded ZIP file and find the doc
3. Read the documentation for the PDFtoHTML tool
Go into the doc
folder and find the pdftohtml.txt
It is a plain text file. Open it with any text editor, such as Notepad, and read it. This is the documentation for the PDFtoHTML
4. Set up a test folder
Create a test folder.
from the unzipped bin32
folder into your test folder.
Copy a sample PDF file into your test folder, preferably one with numerous pages.
5. Set up a command prompt for testing
Open a command prompt window.
Navigate to your test folder.
Issue a DIR command in the command prompt to be sure that only two files are in it - the PDFtoHTML executable and the sample PDF file.
6. Run the PDFtoHTML utility
Issue the following command in the command prompt:
pdftohtml TestFileName.pdf HTMLfolder
If you receive the following error messages, ignore them:
Config Error: No display font for 'Symbol'
Config Error: No display font for 'ZapfDingbats'
Issue a DIR command and verify that the HTML folder was created.
7. Test the created HTML
Use Windows/File Explorer (or whatever file manager you prefer) to go into the created HTML folder.
Open the index.html
Look at the HTML pages and verify that the conversion worked correctly.
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