A Quick backgrounder on the HTML Format

What is HTML?

First developed in the early 90s, HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is the set of markup symbols, or coded language, used to create web pages. You could think of it as the blueprint underlying a web page in a browser.

HTML is a platform-independent language and is therefore appropriate for representing information from a wide range of domains. It is most commonly used to write and display documents on the World Wide Web.

Basically, what the markup language does is tell a web browser exactly how to display the content of a web page to the viewer. It does this by using individual markup codes, or tags to designate where and how specific elements such as words, headings, hypertext links, titles and images are supposed to be displayed. Each individual element is mapped out using HTML making the structure of a document its primary concern.

The appearance of an HTML file is determined by markup tags, the monitor, and the settings of the browser-- an HTML document may look great on a system used to create it but might appear different on the software and/or hardware used to view it.

For users looking to convert PDF to HTML, Investintech has a conversion software product available called Able2Extract. This is a very smooth PDF Converter that easily translates PDF content into HTML web pages. It is easy to navigate, so users of any computer skill level can manage its user-friendly interface.

The PDF to HTML conversion process in Able2Extract consists of 3 steps:

  1. opening the PDF file,
  2. selecting the whole document or only parts of content for conversion,
  3. and clicking on HTML.

Users looking for a wider range of conversion options can test Able2Extract’s PDF creation services and conversion to other popular formats such as MS Word, Excel, AutoCAD, etc.