View Full Version : .pdf conversion tool

2004-Nov-19, 11:03 AM
When researching this thread (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=367874#367874) I came across a .pdf conversion tool. As it might have a wider interest I've posted the link here. (http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/access_simple_form.html) Not particulary fast and it converts to HTML on the fly but it handled 22 pages without a hitch.

Am I the only one who hates that grubby little gripper and slide bar pagination that Adobe uses?

2004-Nov-19, 02:59 PM
No, I hate the little hand thingy too, but have mostly gotten used to it. More often than not, I use the arrow keys and page up and page down. I also use xpdf, which I don't remember being as annoying (though I'm not on my computer now, so I can't fire it up to remind myself).

Generally, the only reason I use .pdf is because it is smaller than .ps and you can't count on everyone being able to read .dvi :-?

I don't think that I find anything about .pdf annoying enough to bother with converting to HTML though.

2004-Nov-19, 03:50 PM
On my linux box, I have a tiny console program called 'PDF2HTML' or whatnot; it comes in handy. I'm not a fan of Xpdf on linux; its faster than Adobe but for whatever reason...

On windows, I just wait for the annoying Adobe Reader to load.

2004-Nov-19, 06:30 PM
Clicking on the 'T'-box (for Text, next to the magnifying glass) gets rid of the 'hand', but you still have to remember to do it.