Easily convert a PDF to HTML.

A person converts a PDF to HTML for online viewing

Whether for a school project, work, or personal use, it’s a snap to convert a PDF to HTML for the web.

Perhaps you work for a nonprofit, and you need to share an updated document about an upcoming fundraiser. You could send out a mass email with a PDF attachment to your subscribers, but you want to reach a wider audience. For maximum range, you can change that PDF to an HTML page on the web.

Once converted, people can find your document’s content in a web search, and you can even share it on social media. With Adobe Acrobat on your desktop, it’s super easy to make this happen.

How to convert a PDF into HTML.

Converting your PDF to HTML makes it more widely accessible and even searchable on the web. You can use PDF to publish many different types of information in HTML, and viewers of your PDF will be able to share it very easily. The quickest way to convert your PDF is to open it in Acrobat.

Follow these steps to convert PDF to HTML:

  1. Open Acrobat.
  2. Choose Export To from the File menu.
  3. Select HTML Web Page.
  4. Your PDF will automatically convert and open in your default web browser.

For more nuanced options, begin with your PDF open in Acrobat and click on the Export PDF tool on the right. Choose HTML Web Page — you’ll see options for a single HTML page or multiple pages, among other ways to fine-tune the result. Then, just hit Export to convert, and the page will open in a browser.

However you choose to convert your PDF to HTML, you’ve now expanded your audience, and the possibilities are endless.

How to embed PDF into HTML.

When you embed something into an HTML page, it’s fully visible without the viewer having to click on a link or open a new window to view it. An embedded PDF can be better than an image or screenshot of your PDF because you can also interact with it directly in your HTML. You may want your PDF to be embedded in an HTML page so it’s easier for visitors to your page to view, read, and interact with the PDF.

To embed a PDF, you can use code to specify how the PDF will appear on the web page, whether it can be downloaded, and how visitors to the web page can interact with the PDF.

For the simplest way to embed PDF into HTML, use Adobe’s free PDF embed tool for developers. You can also check out a demo of the tool by Adobe.

If you prefer to write the code yourself, you can use the <embed>, <object>, <a>, or <iframe> tags.

PDF to HTML using Python.

Python is a popular programming language that can be used to create many different types of programs, from apps to websites to data analysis. This is known as a general-purpose language. Python is friendly for beginners in programming, so you might have started off with learning Python.

If you’re using Python to build an HTML file or webpage and you want to use Python to convert PDF to HTML, you can do it with this simple script:

This script uses the ‘pdfkit’ library to convert the PDF file to HTML. To use this script, you will need to install the ‘pdfkit’ library by running the following command:

pip install pdfkit

You can then use this simple Python script to convert a PDF file to HTML:

import pdfkit

# Read the PDF file

pdf_file = open(‘my_pdf_file.pdf’, ‘rb’)

# Convert the PDF to HTML

html_file = pdfkit.from_pdf(pdf_file, “my_html_file.html”)

# Close the PDF file


Once you have installed the ‘pdfkit’ library, you can run the above script by saving it to a file (example: ‘convert_pdf_to_html.py’) and running it using the Python command:

python convert_pdf_to_html.py

Running this script will convert the PDF file named “my_pdf_file.pdf” to an HTML file named “my_html_file.html.” You can always modify the script to use different file names or to customize the HTML output.


With your PDF on the web, it’s easier for your audience to access it, and you don’t need to distribute the PDF to specific people. And once you have a PDF embedded neatly in your HTML, it will be easier than ever for people to access and interact with it.

Besides converting PDF to HTML, Adobe Acrobat has many features that will help you make the most out of your PDFs. Adobe is the creator of the PDF and has the strongest PDF tools to meet all of your needs. Take a moment to explore everything you can do with Acrobat to edit, merge, sign, share, and create your PDFs today.