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Free PDF to HTML Converter

EDITED: Promotion is now closed.

There are 14 hours and some odd minutes left in this promotion so if you have an eBookwise or some other device that does not read PDFs, go download this program right now. You may not need the program now, but it may come in handy in the future. PDF to HTML Converter Pro usually costs $50. I haven’t tried it out, but a free program is a free program.

Via Teleread.org.

Edited to Add: Directions on how to install and register after the cut.

You must install the program before the giveaway period ends. You do this the following way.

Step 1: Download the program.

Step 2: Extract the contents. (You should be able to “right click” the folder and select “Extract” on most WindowsXP computers.

Step 3: DO NOT CLICK SETUP. Click on My Computer or go to Start/My Documents. Paste the following “C:\Documents and Settings” into the Address Bar.

Documents and Settings

Step 4: Open the folder “All Users” and then the folder “Application Data”. Your address bar should look like the picture.

Documents and Settings

Step 5: You need to create a new folder here. Right click inside the “Application Data” folder and choose “New” and then “New Folder”

Documents and Settings

Step 6: Rename the “New Folder” to “IntraPDF”

Documents and Settings

Step 7: Go back to step 2. In the folder that was created when you “extracted” the contents, you should see a file called “pdf2html.data”. This file needs to be copied and pasted in to the “IntraPDF” folder.

Documents and Settings

Step 8: Once the “pdf2html.data” is copied and pasted into the “IntraPDF” folder. Go back to step 2 and the folder that was created when you “extracted” the contents and double click on the “setup” icon. This should run the PDF to HTML Converter program.

Step 9: At the end of the installation, it will give you 3 choices. Pick the “Register” choice. At the registration screen, enter the following:

Serial Number: AQBDWG-ENQQH-WC9DP-VBV5C-4EBAX-9JHMU
Username: Giveawayoftheday

Documents and Settings

If you need additional pictures or help, please feel free to post in the comments section.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

14 Comments

  1. David Rothman
    Apr 08, 2007 @ 10:33:39

    Best of luck to my fellow DA fans in cracking the activation mystery associated with this freebie! I’ve published tips at http://www.teleread.org/blog/?p=6398. If things are unclear, ask questions in the comment area below my post. Please note that this stuff is for the semitechnical at the least. Newbies most likely will be wasting their time. What a shame that the company giving away the software didn’t do a better job of explaining activation.. – David

  2. Roslyn
    Apr 08, 2007 @ 11:03:34

    As usual, not for Macs. Ho-hum.

  3. Jane A.
    Apr 08, 2007 @ 11:52:31

    I already have the Amber PDF Converter. Wouldn’t that accomplish the same thing? It’s relatively inexpensive at $12.95 and was easy to install. This program looks like another mind bender than I’d spend another chunk of my day figuring out. I am so not good at this kind of thing. :0

  4. Anji
    Apr 08, 2007 @ 12:23:44

    I followed the steps but it didn’t prompt me to register. To do that, click on the About option (under Help), and the registration window pops up.

    Quick question: When converting, it takes each page in the PDF and turns into a separate HTML file. Is there any way to set it up so it creates just one HTML file (instead of 200 separate pages)?

  5. Angie
    Apr 08, 2007 @ 12:43:59

    I have the Amber PDF converter too, but for giggles I downloaded this one. I got it registered no problem (even with the evils of Vista toying with me) but I’ll be damned if I can get a converted file to actually open/work. I’ll have to play with it more.

  6. Angie
    Apr 08, 2007 @ 12:45:23

    Quick question: When converting, it takes each page in the PDF and turns into a separate HTML file. Is there any way to set it up so it creates just one HTML file (instead of 200 separate pages)?

    I *think* if you go to frames and navigation and select “no frames” it will create one document, but I can’t say I’m an authority on the subject. But it’s worth a try :)

  7. Jane
    Apr 08, 2007 @ 12:56:06

    Yes, Angie – that worked for me. Changing it to frames and then checking the “ignore images” option under “Raster images”.

  8. Anji
    Apr 08, 2007 @ 13:10:15

    [quote comment="26220"]Yes, Angie – that worked for me. Changing it to frames and then checking the “ignore images” option under “Raster images”.[/quote]

    Thanks, that worked!

    Another question – is anyone else losing quotation marks and ever so often, the first letter in a sentence when converting the PDF to HTML? I have lots of hes that used to be Shes.

  9. Jan
    Apr 08, 2007 @ 17:15:12

    Thanks! This will be really useful.

  10. TeddyPig
    Apr 08, 2007 @ 18:11:34

    Well HTML code uses quotation marks for a certain type of descriptor so yeah the translation might lose some.

  11. TeddyPig
    Apr 08, 2007 @ 18:12:05

    Thanks for the gum ball mickey!

  12. Angelle
    Apr 08, 2007 @ 21:18:42

    Interesting.

    It didn’t ask me to give license / registration info. It just did it by itself.

  13. Anji
    Apr 09, 2007 @ 06:57:19

    [quote comment="26237"]Interesting.

    It didn’t ask me to give license / registration info. It just did it by itself.[/quote]

    It did the same thing for me – but double check that you’re registered (click on About (it’s under Help on the left-hand side) and enter the registration information. Otherwise you might end up with a whole bunch of DEMO watermarks on your converted documents.

  14. Nick
    Jun 30, 2008 @ 21:32:41

    I find another great tool for coverting pdf fo html. PDF to HTML Batch Converter is a useful pdf tool, the converter produces fully functional HTML documents with text, pictures, graphics, table, links and bookmarks, using the original PDF document formatting, and it is more suitable for Internet ublishing.

    http://www.sharewarecheap.com/PDF-to-HTML-batch-converter-command-line_software_1702.html

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