Convert PDF to HTML without losing text or format.
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A beautiful demo is worth a thousand words

  • Bible de Genève, 1564 (fonts and typography): HTML / PDF
  • Cheat Sheet (math formulas): HTML / PDF
  • Scientific Paper (text and figures): HTML / PDF
  • Full Circle Magazine (read while downloading): HTML / PDF
  • Git Manual (CJK support): HTML / PDF

pdf2htmlEX renders PDF files in HTML, utilizing modern Web technologies. Academic papers with lots of formulas and figures? Magazines with complicated layouts? No problem!

pdf2htmlEX is also an online publishing tool which is flexible for many different use cases.

Learn more about who and why should use pdf2htmlEX.


  • Native HTML text with precise font and location.
  • Flexible output: all-in-one HTML or on demand page loading (needs JavaScript).
  • Moderate file size, sometimes even smaller than PDF.
  • Supporting links, outlines (bookmarks), printing, SVG background, Type 3 fonts and more...

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pdf2htmlEX, as a whole package, is licensed under GPLv3+. Some resource files are released with relaxed licenses, read LICENSE for more details.


pdf2htmlEX is made possible thanks to the following projects:

pdf2htmlEX is inspired by the following projects:

  • pdftohtml from poppler
  • MuPDF
  • PDF.js
  • Crocodoc
  • Google Doc

Special Thanks

  • Hongliang Tian
  • Wanmin Liu