Before getting started, let us first see what these both terms mean. PDF is basically an acronym for Portable Document Format. It is a proprietary format of files which are built up by Adobe Systems. Files in these formats have an extension in PDF. It is very popular in desktop publishing. This system leads to a two dimensional documents. PDF will look the same in spite of the operating system or the hardware changes. Adobe Acrobat Reader facilitates reading of the PDF files. On the other hand, HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. These files have HTML or HTM extensions. This language is for the description of the semantics, structure and appearance of the document. It is usually used to make web pages in different browsers like Mozilla and Internet Explorer etc. In case you do not have Adobe Reader, even then you can see the PDF files as HTML files. It is due to the fact that every computer has a web browser therefore each of them can handle HTML files in an effective way.
These days, there are many types of software available in the markets that allow users to convert files in PDF to HTML. An easy way to convert PDF document to HTML is using the Adobe System websites. You will be required to upload the PDF file to a website in the form of URL of the file that is required for conversion. As soon as the file is converted, it will be displayed in your web browser.
Another way is to locate a good freeware, commercial software package or shareware to do such conversions from PDF to HTML. When we use freeware or shareware for this purpose, then their ad may be included in the resulting document. Most of the people do straight forward conversions from PDF to HTML. Some convert PDF file to a document that becomes an intermediate format like MS-word format or rich text format. After this, they convert it in to HTML.
Sometimes, people extract the text only from the PDF document and return it as a text file. If one knows how to use HTML, then you can very easily edit the file with the help of the notepad. It will also enable you to add the required HTML tags and will allow you to save the file in an HTML extension. It will help you in viewing the text as a web page.