Gmail hack: convert PDF to HTML

Ever wanted to convert a PDF to HTML, but didn’t feel like paying for a converter utility?

Well, cast aside those thoughts of giving up your cash, because “Gmail”: may have the answer…

If you have a “Gmail”: account, you can follow these simple steps:

# Mail a PDF to your Gmail address.
# View the email in the Gmail web client.
# Select “View as HTML” in the attachment area.

Gmail PDF-to-HTML hack

The converted document will be missing most of its formatting, and you’ll miss any images it contained, but you can now save the HTML to your computer.

Author: Ben Hourigan

Ben Hourigan is a novelist from Melbourne, Australia. His books Kiss Me, Genius Boy and My Generation’s Lament are Amazon category bestsellers, and are available wherever good books are sold online. Ben also works as an editor, copywriter, and self-publishing consultant at his own firm, Hourigan & Co. For news and book release updates, sign up to his email newsletter.