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Html to PDF conversion is text still text or is it bitmap?

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48183 Aug 22,2006 05:26 AM UTC Aug 22,2006 07:10 AM UTC WinForms 1
Tags: PDF
Jason Finch
Asked On August 22, 2006 05:26 AM UTC

I am unable to find the answer from the product description. When converting a HTML page with text & graphics on it, does the essential pdf keep the text & graphics as separate objects or is it all converted into a graphic/bitmap image.

For example if I converted http://microsoft.com from HTML to a PDF would the text still be searchable inside the PDF?

Thanks in advance,

Bhagya T [Syncfusion]
Replied On August 22, 2006 07:10 AM UTC

Hi Jason,

Thank you for your interest in Essential PDF.

The conversion of HTML page to an PDF document is done as follows:

1. The HTML page is first converted to an bitmap image or a Metafile.

2. Then the image is drawn into the PDF document.

As the HTML page is converted to an image, the text may not be searchable inside the PDF.

Here is a sample for your reference:




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