Nathan Howard

Nathan is a developer at IDRSolutions, focusing mainly on the development of HTML5 and Form support for the online PDF converter. He was a speaker and exhibitor at JavaOne 2013, co-presenting a session titled ‘Lessons Learned from Using GlassFish with NetBeans”. Nathan also enjoys writing technical blog-articles.

PDF Conversion Clinic: Saving and Loading your Custom Configuration

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The ability to save and load a custom conversion preset is one of the fantastic features our online PDF to HTML5 converter offers. This feature will save you time as it eliminates the need to configure the advanced options every time you wish to convert a PDF to HTML5.

In this article we will demonstrate how to save and load a conversion preset that you can then use for any future PDF to HTML5 conversion with our online PDF to HTML5 converter.

Part 1 : Saving Your Custom Configuration

Step One:

  • Navigate to the Online Converter.
  • Click the ‘HTML5 Logo’
  • Select a PDF you wish to convert by pressing the “Select File” button.
  • Choose a Common Conversion Preset by pressing one of the radio buttons.
  • Tick the checkbox “Show Advanced Customization Menu”

You should now see something like this:Preset

Step Two:

  • Choose your Advanced Settings by expanding a category and selecting an option. The categories can be expanded by pressing the buttons with a + on them.Example Settings
  • Once you have chosen your required settings, press the Upload & Convert button.

You should now see something like this:Converted

Step Three:

  • Now to save your settings, simply press “Save Current Configuration”.
  • A pop-up window will appear, press Save File.
  • Now press Ok.

You should see something like this:Saved

  • The configuration file will now be saved to your downloads folder as “PDFName.cfg”.

Congratulations! You just saved a configuration file that contains all of the conversion settings you chose! You can now load this configuration file whenever you want to convert a PDF to HTML5 and our online converter will use your saved settings. See Part 2 on how to load a saved configuration file.

Part 2 : Loading and Using Your Custom Configuration File

If you do not already have a saved configuration file, please complete Part 1 of this tutorial.

Step One:

  • Navigate to the Online Converter.
  • Click the ‘HTML5’ logo.
  • Select a PDF you wish to convert by pressing “Select File” button.
  • Choose the Common Preset Conversion “Click to reload saved configuration”.

You should see something like this:PresetLoad

Step Two:

  • Press the “Browse” button.
  • A popup window will appear, now browse to and select the configuration file you have saved.Load
  • Click the “Open” button.
  • Now simply press the “Upload & Convert” button.

You should see something like this:Loaded

Step Three:

  • Now press “View Online”  to see and test all of your loaded customization options in action!

This is the converted result of “EPICPDF.pdf”, using my saved configuration file “EPICPDF.cfg”.FinishedPDF

Congratulations! You have just loaded a saved configuration (.cfg) file that has all of your  customization options.

If you wish to further edit your configuration file then it’s simple! All you do is load your configuration file as described in Part 2 and then follow the steps in Part 1.

If you have a question or you would like us to convert a magazine for you to showcase the converter features, contact us. We will choose the most interesting and useful cases for our articles.

Happy Converting!

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Nathan Howard

Nathan is a developer at IDRSolutions, focusing mainly on the development of HTML5 and Form support for the online PDF converter. He was a speaker and exhibitor at JavaOne 2013, co-presenting a session titled ‘Lessons Learned from Using GlassFish with NetBeans”. Nathan also enjoys writing technical blog-articles.

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