program to convert PDF files into HTML, XML and PNG images


pdftohtml [options] <PDF-file> [<HTML-file> <XML-file>]


This manual page documents briefly the pdftohtml command. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

pdftohtml is a program that converts PDF documents into HTML. It generates its output in the current working directory.


A summary of options are included below.

-h, -help Show summary of options.

-f <int> first page to print

-l <int> last page to print

-q do not print any messages or errors

-v print copyright and version info

-p exchange .pdf links with .html

-c generate complex output

-s generate single HTML that includes all pages

-dataurls use data URLs instead of external images in HTML. No available in all platforms

-i ignore images

-noframes generate no frames. Not supported in complex output mode.

-stdout use standard output

-zoom <fp> zoom the PDF document (default 1.5)

-xml output for XML post-processing

-noRoundedCoordinates do not round coordinates (with XML output only)

-enc <string> output text encoding name

-opw <string> owner password (for encrypted files)

-upw <string> user password (for encrypted files)

-hidden force hidden text extraction

-fmt image file format for Splash output (png or jpg). If complex is selected, but -fmt is not specified, -fmt png will be assumed

-nomerge do not merge paragraphs

-nodrm override document DRM settings

-wbt <fp> adjust the word break threshold percent. Default is 10. Word break occurs when distance between two adjacent characters is greater than this percent of character height.

-fontfullname outputs the font name without any substitutions.


pdfdetach(1), pdffonts(1), pdfimages(1), pdfinfo(1), pdftocairo(1), pdftoppm(1), pdftops(1), pdftotext(1) pdfseparate(1), pdfsig(1), pdfunite(1)


Pdftohtml was developed by Gueorgui Ovtcharov and Rainer Dorsch. It is based and benefits a lot from Derek Noonburg's xpdf package.
This manual page was written by Søren Boll Overgaard <boll@debian.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

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