Html Converter

Written by Kevin Tavolaro
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If you've ever posted any HTML content online, you probably know that there can be a big difference in appearance between the web content you created and the way it appears on the Internet. You might have also experienced websites that seem to have been haphazardly renovated, with overlapping text, broken headings, partially displayed images, and other problems. HTML files are heavily influenced by their environment, meaning that many aspects of their appearance are determined by the browser being used to view them. While skillful designs and layouts can significantly reduce the possibility of random, unintentional alterations every time the site is viewed, the format is far from flawless when it comes to preserving the integrity of the data it presents.

When an HTML page is opened in a browser such as Internet Explorer, its text and layout can be resized, realigned, and generally disturbed as the browser is expanded, reduced, or scrolled through. This is because the format is subject to the text specifications of the browser. If you have a small box featuring a few paragraphs of text on your website, and you created the text using a certain size font, your entire layout can be thrown off if someone viewing your site has their browser set to a much larger font size, as the data may no longer fit in the box, and may start to overlap or realign itself as a result.

Using HTML Converters

PDF documents were created to offer cross-platform accessibility and secure preservation of document appearance. If you send a client an HTML invoice, they may become confused if the billing and inventory details are scattered across their screen due to incompatible browser settings. However, if you send a PDF-based invoice, your customer will be able to view it clearly (using a freeware PDF reader from Adobe), as the original formatting is sure to remain intact. All parts of a PDF file, including the layout, font, and images are embedded in the file, solidifying their position, and enabling the document to be accessed across platforms.

If you plan on distributing or archiving electronic documents created in HTML format, you can benefit by converting the files into PDF documents. Not only will you be certain that your document can be viewed by users on all platforms, but you will be able to ensure that your data maintains its visual integrity, rather than being reinterpreted by each recipient's software.


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