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Old 06-05-2013, 11:31 PM   #1
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pdf2htmlEX: A precise PDF to HTML converter

Many people describe it as a perfect tool. It's a pity that it doesn't have a windows version. I hope maybe people here can compile one?

here is the demo link, check them out for yourself.

Typography http://coolwanglu.github.io/pdf2htmlEX/demo/geneve.html

Formula http://coolwanglu.github.io/pdf2htmlEX/demo/cheat.html

Magazine http://coolwanglu.github.io/pdf2html...ssue65_en.html

http://coolwanglu.github.io/pdf2htmlEX/demo/demo.html
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:35 AM   #2
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It seems to use almost exclusively javascript code. The actual page is something like this:

Code:
<body>
<div id="sidebar">
<div id="outline">
</div>
</div>
<div id="page-container">
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</body>
Pretty useless for ebook conversion, I'd say.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:25 AM   #3
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Why? Since it produces html, then we can convert the html to whatever we like, right?
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:51 PM   #4
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But the HTML is just what I showed, all the content is generated through javascript, and I guess converting this javascript to something else is quite similar to converting from the original PDF.
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I agree. That tool essentially converts "objects in PDF format" to "objects in HTML format", where "object" more or less means "a box containing text with (x, y) coordinates".

Try scaling the font in any of the examples (most notably, the math cheatsheet one), and you will get the idea of why this approach is not "right" if you really want to produce a (reflowable) eBook.

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Many people describe it as a perfect tool. It's a pity that it doesn't have a windows version. I hope maybe people here can compile one?
Compiling for Windows requires a port of the Poppler PDF rendering library. You might contact the author of PaperCrop (Taesoo Kwon) since he has ported Poppler for that.
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Here is the Windows Version,
http://soft.rubypdf.com/software/pdf...windows-verion




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Many people describe it as a perfect tool. It's a pity that it doesn't have a windows version. I hope maybe people here can compile one?

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