INDD CS4 or PDF to html

Is there a way to convert an INDD CS4 document or a PDF to html?

I had thought this was possible, but so far my results are less than stellar!

Thanks.

Bob


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Robert, you may have some success with Acrobat Pro. In version 9 (for example), you can File / Export a PDF to HTML 3.2 or 4.01 with CSS 1.0.
It’s by no means perfect though, so it will depend how complicated your PDF is I would assume. You can PM me a CS4 file or PDF and I will take a look if you wish.
Hope this helps.

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Hi, Kryten…

I have Pro version 9 and it produces a file that needs a lot of work (pretty much starting from scratch), so we skipped that.

We had a document that we wanted to have in html and PDF. We wound up copy and pasting the document into our blog one post at a time.

Worked good enough.

Wish there was a more accurate method, though to covert a PDF or INDD file to a decent html version.

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Not that I’m aware of. The problem is that the document flow is
completely different in the two models, so anything that regards the
PDF at its native code level will produce some really janky HTML from
it, and anything that regards the PDF at the image level will mostly
just create a screenshot of it. Presumably you don’t want that, but if
you do, it’s really easy on any server that has ImageMagick installed:

/usr/bin/env convert 'yourfile.pdf' 'yourfile.png'

Put that in at the command line (when you’re shelled into the same
folder as the file) or use a PHP shell_exec command or similar to run
the shell command instead. (If you do the latter, you’ll want to be
sure to put complete root-relative paths to your input and output
files, and you’ll also want to make sure that the Web server user (www
or something like that) has the write permissions for the folder where
you’re saving the result.)

Walter

On Jul 31, 2011, at 9:37 AM, Robert B wrote:

Hi, Kryten…

I have Pro version 9 and it produces a file that needs a lot of work
(pretty much starting from scratch), so we skipped that.

We had a document that we wanted to have in html and PDF. We wound
up copy and pasting the document into our blog one post at a time.

Worked good enough.

Wish there was a more accurate method, though to covert a PDF or
INDD file to a decent html version.

Bob


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Fortuitously this came in today as a half price offer!

iOrgsoft PDF to Html Converter for Mac

http://www.macsoftwarespotlight.com/

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Hey, thanks for the heads up.

I’ll see if we thing it’s necessary to buy. Right now, we only had the one doc to convert, but at that price, it might be worth having something like that around.

Thanks again, Dave.

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The Free trial allows you to do 5 pages

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