Blogging platforms such as WordPress are great for bloggers who are not very successful coders. You don’t have to be an HTML pro to be a blogger, but it is advisable to learn at least basics. The more you know – the better blogger you’ll be. When it comes to creating posts that will be interesting to visitors, bloggers have many options. There are tons of texts online about how to look for ideas and how to engage readers. One timeless tip for content creators is to reuse old, archived content in fresh and interesting ways. PDFs often come to mind when talking about archived content, because documents are often stored in this universal, compressed file format.
Going through their old PDFs users can find interesting presentations, research, data analysis, old academic papers containing fun facts, etc. These resources are especially useful for bloggers experiencing writer’s block or a fast-approaching deadline. Besides, if at some point you already put effort in creating that content, why not share some it with your faithful readers and possibly the whole world?
One way to reuse PDFs is to simply upload them. Embedding PDFs into WordPress, for example, is easy. The beauty of it is that most PDFs are readable and indexable by search engines, which means that everyone interested can discover your work and blog!
However, publishing PDFs online does have certain disadvantages compared to regular web-pages. For one, PDF pages are not easy to navigate, like web pages. Once someone lands on your PDF page, it might be difficult to find a way to other content on your blog. Also, PDFs could be long and difficult to break up into shorter, more user-friendly web pages. HTML pages can be customized according to the blogger’s preferences, while PDFs will be published as they are, without the option to change their content. Sometimes this is all you need.
But, in many scenarios when you want to:
- extract, edit and post online only selected parts of the PDF,
- get raw PDF content which you want to reformat and visually enhance and enrich for your readers, or
- work with scanned, image PDFs which are not readable and indexable by search engines,
the best and most effective way to reuse your PDFs on the blog is to turn PDF content to HTML first and customize it prior to publishing on the blog. The easy way to do this is via a smooth PDF to HTML converter, such as Able2Extract. This tool allows users to convert their PDF to HTML in three easy steps:
Step 2: Select the content that you want. As you can see in the image below, by selecting option “Area”, you get to pinpoint the section or part of the PDF your want to use for the web-page. Of course – should you want to convert the book or thesis and publish it on the blog or any website, go ahead and select “All”.
Bloggers who have lots of paper resources, digitized by scanning to PDF can use Able2Extract 8 Professional to convert scanned PDFs to HTML and then easily share with their readers and search engines alike.
The great thing about this tool is that it offers a variety of conversion options, not only PDF to HTML. Users can convert PDFs into Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCAD, OpenOffice formats, images, etc. and make use of the free trial version of the software for 7 days.