Re: Acrobat 5.0 PDF to HTML

From John R. McPherson
DateSat, 20 Apr 2002 10:50:33 +1200
Subject Re: Acrobat 5.0 PDF to HTML
In-Reply-To (9A49898D4307D411B5D200C00D016CE86252CB-us-postoffice-ci-org)
On Fri, Apr 19, 2002 at 08:46:51AM -0600, Gordon Mullenix (US-ChiMin) wrote:
> During the build process, my PDF files (procuced by importing from scanner
> by Acrobat 5.0) fail to convert to HTML.
> Does the PDFPlug work with files produced by Acrobat 5.0?

Hi,
the PDF plugin should "work" with any pdf file, regardless of what
program produced it. Whether there is any extractable text within that
PDF file is another matter. When you use Acrobat with a scanner, it is
only creating images of the text. The pdftohtml converter can't
extract text from images. I know that some versions of Acrobat
actually do some Optical Character Recognition when you scan in
documents, and this text can be extracted, although it normally has
quite a few spelling errors.

John McPherson