Learn how to convert a PDF to an HTML web page.

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Do you have a PDF that would look great on your website? Learn how to convert a PDF to a web page in a few simple steps.

As every designer knows, file functionality depends on file format. Web pages are built using a file format called HTML. Because of this, HTML is one of the most widely used formats all across the world. Unlike PDF, HTML does not require a separate software platform to view or access the files. It can run in any internet browser, making your files easily accessible. Also, HTML files are typically smaller than PDF files. Converting files to HTML makes it simple to add content from a PDF directly to a web page. To transform your PDFs into web pages, all you need to do is resave them as HTML files. Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how.

Steps to turn a PDF into a web page.

Luckily, the process is fairly simple using a PDF editor like Adobe Acrobat. Just follow these five easy steps to convert your PDFs to web pages:

  1. Open the file you want to convert in your PDF editor.
  2. Select the Create & Edit button on the right-side toolbar.
  3. Click Export PDF at the top of the window.
  4. Choose HTML Web Page and select your options. Single HTML page will create one web page, no matter how long the PDF. Multiple HTML pages will create several web pages, split up based on the length of your PDF.
  5. Click Export and choose the folder where you want to save your new page.

You can repeat the process for as many PDFs as you want to convert. Don’t forget to rename your files before saving, so you won’t forget which HTML file is for which web page.

Once you create your HTML file, you can import it into your favorite website builder to create customized web pages that look exactly like the original PDF — links, headings, and all. Using HTML as a file format comes with many benefits:

Converting a document from PDF to HTML allows you to take advantage of this expanded file functionality. And it takes just a few simple steps to embed the PDF directly in a web page.

How to embed a PDF in a web page.

One way to embed a PDF in a web page is to use the HTML <embed> tag. This tag allows you to define the parameters for loading external content from the file. To embed your document using this technique, follow these steps:

  1. Specify the file path for the desired PDF (src).
  2. Specify the file type — in this case, PDF (type).
  3. Specify the content width, given as a percent (width).
  4. Specify the content height, given as pixels (height).
  5. Put each of these elements together using this code:

<embed src= “file_path/file_name.pdf” type=”application/pdf” width=”##%” height=”##px” />

Once your PDF is published online, you can share it easily with anyone — giving clients, customers, collaborators, and others access to your content. You’ll no longer need to send the file to each person individually. Instead, any user can view and interact with your content in a way that is accessible across all devices, languages, and browsers — all supported by the free, easy-to-use HTML file format.

Do more with your PDF.

Acrobat is widely known for its robust PDF capabilities. Using Acrobat to convert a PDF to new and varied file formats expands the functionality of PDF content across all types of business and design objectives. The benefits of HTML are vast. It is easily adaptable to mobile devices, and its smaller file size means faster download speed and easier storage. It does not rely on external software like PDF does, and it allows users to interact with content more directly. Take advantage of these benefits and fit your file form to your document’s optimal function.

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