Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX.

He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.

Setup up an online PDF to HTML5 converter for your Network

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IDRsolutions Free online PDF to HTML5 converter

Since we launched our free online PDF to HTML5 converter (which provides a simple web page so that users can upload a PDF and convert it into HTML5), we have lots of visitors and lots of questions…

PDF to HTML5 converter

‘Can we run it inside our network?’

We have also had inquiries from Companies and Universities about the possibility of making it possible to set up something similar on their own servers so they they can run something similar inside their own setup (where they can control access, prevent files crossing the Internet, choose what maximum file size to allow).

Our solution…

So we have written some code and tutorials to make it easy to setup and maintain a cutdown version. You can set up your server inside your firewall and allows your users to convert PDF files to HTML5.

The code you need to turn this into your own online server is freely available under the LGPL license on Github. So you can download and modify the code. If you have any suggested patches or enhancements, do let us know.

You will need a server license on our PDF to HTML5 converter (it is a yearly fee as we are allowing you to run our SaaS on your systems – if you want a totally free solution to view PDF as HTML5 have a look at the excellent PDF.js). 

How do we use it?

1. Click here for the Github page and download the project.

2. Download a copy of the free trial jar (or the full version if you already have a license).

3. Read the PDF to HTML5 Viewer Tutorials for the step-by-step tutorial on how to setup and install.

Support and enhancements?

If you have any general questions, we will try to answer them on our HTML5 support forums.

We will post updates to the code on GitHub. This code is being released under an LGPL license without warranty or support. If you would like support of features added, please contact us to discuss exact costings.

What about multiple servers or other licenses?

If you find you need more capacity and want additional servers, you just need to have additional server licenses (which are discounted).

It will also work with the OEM release.

Any other questions?

Please feel free to comment here or contact us.

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Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX.

He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.

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