Export PDF files to HTML using Acrobat XI

Learn how to convert PDF to HTML, so the editable HTML file maintains images, tables, hyperlinks, and table of contents.

By October 24, 2013


In this tutorial, you'll learn how to convert PDF to HTML, so the editable HTML file maintains images, tables, hyperlinks, and table of contents. Learn more from the full courses at Udemy.com.

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Lori Kassuba

7, 2016-03-02 02, 2016

Hi sourav,

Please post more detail on your question here:



10, 2016-03-01 01, 2016

This code not helpfull me

Sharon Bowen

3, 2016-02-18 18, 2016

Hi thanks for the tutorial.  How do I create a link that other people can click on to see the document.  At the moment the html link is on my c drive, so if I give that file path say to one of my colleagues, the link does not work?


Lori Kassuba

7, 2015-07-14 14, 2015

Hi Tariq,

If you have the Pro. version of Acrobat you can use an Action to convert multiple files from PDF to HTML.



9, 2015-07-12 12, 2015


Thank you for your video, it’s very helpful. I have to convert 500 pdf to HTML, i’m wondering if it’s possible to automatize this operation.

Thanks in advance.


Lori Kassuba

5, 2015-06-08 08, 2015

Hi Anubhav,

You’ll need Acrobat and not just the free Reader to Save As HTML.



3, 2015-06-05 05, 2015

In my adobe acrobat xi Save as Other did not have html options. how do i enable it?

Lori Kassuba

5, 2014-07-15 15, 2014

Hi Jacqueline,

Not all layout can be replicated during the export process especially something like text over an image. You’ll probably need to fix it up in an HTML design tool or export the problem area as a JPEG image for your HTML file.



2, 2014-07-14 14, 2014

I have a pdf with text over a background image; how do I keep this format when converting to html with X1? So far my attempts have broken the layout. Thanks.

Lori Kassuba

3, 2014-07-09 09, 2014

Hi Richard Hettler,

As you’re probably aware PDFs can easily be viewed in any browser. However, if you want to convert numerous PDF files to HTML files, you can create an Action (with the Pro.) version. Here is a tutorial that explains how to create an Action:


Richard Hettler

3, 2014-07-08 08, 2014

Have numerous pdfs in my Google cloud which I would like to publish for viewing on the Internet-is there an easy answer to this?

Lori Kassuba

4, 2014-07-07 07, 2014

Hi Louise,

Yes, you can do this. Check out this tutorial - it’s for Acrobat X but the process is the same in Acrobat XI:



3, 2014-07-04 04, 2014

Can you convert PDF to Word - maintaining track changes completed in PDF.

Lori Kassuba

2, 2014-03-10 10, 2014

Hi Lisa,

Are you generating a single HTML page or multiple? Also, if you have a lot of graphics, this could be the problem. Does this happen if you uncheck “Include Images” in the Settings dialog?

Be sure to update Acrobat XI to the latest point update because there were some improvements made in this area.



7, 2014-03-05 05, 2014


Thank you for your video, it’s very helpful.  I am trying this with a PDF E-Book.. the book is about 350 pages. I want to convert it to mobi using the Kindle_gen program from Amazon.  My problem is that my file seems to get stuck on “reconstructing document” when I’m trying to save as an HTML file.  Could this be that it just takes a long time to reconstruct it since it’s a long document?  I think I’ve left it going about 10 minutes but since I can’t tell if it’s doing anything I wondered if it was freezing up.  Do you have suggestions or info on this particular problem? Thank you!

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