We Scan your PDF
So, how do we convert your PDF? 95% of the time, after we try a few things, we end up running OCR software (Optical Character Recognition) on it. Yes, just as if it were a print book. Believe it or not, this is faster and less expensive for you than if we use Adobe’s tools to “export to Word” or “export to HTML.” (If you've seen these tools, or those online "convert your file" websites, before you invest your time or money, please see our article here in the FAQ on that topic: There Is No Magic Way to Convert a PDF to eBook Form. We try this, of course, on every book, to see if we can save the client money. But usually, OCR is the best way, and produces the cleanest Word output.
Then we run comparison software which checks every single character in the output against every single character in your original PDF. Our accuracy is 99.95%, guaranteed. No conversion is ever 100%. This is one of the reasons that every client gets a review copy, to check. If we make errors in the conversion, we fix them at no charge to you.
Our output format from the OCR is Word. We export that scanned Word File to HTML. Then we export that file to HTML--and from that point, the process is the same as listed in the "From Word" section. Once the PDF has been OCR’ed and put into Word, we take that Word file and convert it to HTML. From that point forward, the process is identical to the process described for Word or other word-processed files as described here in the FAQ.