Converting .pdf to .chm or .html

Devin Whalen devin-Gq53QDLGkWIleAitJ8REmdBPR1lH4CV8 at
Mon Jul 12 19:14:49 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-07-12 at 15:03, Devin Whalen wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-07-12 at 14:49, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 12, 2004 at 02:06:00PM -0400, Devin Whalen wrote:
> > > Does anyone know if there is a program that converts pdf files to chm
> > > files...or to html?  I know you can go the other way but I can't seem to
> > > find anything that does what I want.  For some reason this doesn't sound
> > > possible to me but I figured I would ask just in case :).  I just hate
> > > reading large documents in pdf format because you have to scroll through
> > > many pages to get where you want whereas with html or chm files you can
> > > click on the table of contents and quickly get where you want.  This
> > > could be a windows or Linux based program....preferably Linux based
> > > though.
> > 
> > A well made PDF allows you to just click the table of contents too.  No
> > tool can automatically make a PDF better if it didn't already contain
> > such info, and hence nothing can auto convert it to some other format
> > and magically give it that feature.
> > 
> > Lennart Sorensen
> > --
> I just tried it in Adobe Acrobat and it was fine.  If I click on a table
> of contents entry I am whisked away to that page.  So, it seems that it
> is the pdf viewers I use on linux and not the pdf file itself :(.
> Later

Sorry for sending so many emails regarding this stupid question I had.
But I wanted to send one more stupid email to end off the thread.  I
found out you can get Acrobat Reader for Linux. I downloaded it and it
works great.  All hyperlinks work fine.  Makes for much easier reading
:).  Thanks for everybody's help with this.  Just in case anyone else is
looking for it go here:


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