Converting HTML to PDF, PDF to HTML – A Primer

Converting from one format to another is a growing trend as the electronic world grows. Using HTML and PDF as examples, we’ll show you how converting back and forth between formats can enrich the user’s experience with electronic documents and provide more options for their needs.

For instance, these two images of the same document are in the PDF and HTML format.

HTML and PDF - Some Similarities

Just like PDF, HTML is platform independent. That means that both HTML and PDF files can be viewed on any device using any operating system - Microsoft Windows, MAC OS X, Linux, Android, iOS, and so on. The most common way to read and utilize HTML documents is using web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.

One more similarity between the PDF and HTML is that a wide range of programs can be used to create these types of files. The most professional way to create PDFs is using the powerful PDF conversion software which features PDF creation abilities like Able2Extract. Great PDFs can also be made using quick and easy online PDF creators or mobile PDF tools. Investintech, for example, offers free online and mobile PDF creation. Apart from that, many other programs can generate PDFs, like Microsoft Word, Autodesk’s AutoCAD, Google Documents, and many others.

Likewise, HTML files can be created in multiple ways. One popular method for creating web-pages is using the WYIWYG editors that don’t require virtually any knowledge of HTML (HyperText Markup Language).

Beside ubiquitous popularity and some obvious similarities between PDF and HTML file formats, they are inherently different and one can serve you better than the other in specific situations, as already mentioned above. For instance, you may want to repurpose your PDFs.

How to Convert PDF to HTML and Vice Versa

Investintech develops PDF conversion and creation software which can convert multiple formats easily. For instance, with Able2Extract PDF Converter users can convert HTML to PDF in one of two ways:

  1. via the print driver, or
  2. using its friendly graphical user interface.

Thanks to this conversion option, users can quickly save web-pages for offline viewing, archiving or even further conversion to other file formats.

Beside turning HTML to PDF, Able2Extract also offers quick and accurate conversion of PDF to HTML. Using this handy functionality, users can easily generate HTML files from their archived PDF books, presentations and other documents.

Anyone interested in trying these conversions is welcome to download and use Able2Extract free for 7 days.