Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Converting Pdf to Ipod Notes

Converting Pdf files to ipod notes can be a tricky one, as we have to first convert the pdf file to text file, before converting it to ipod notes format.

Step 1:

Converting Pdf file to html:

To do this, we utilize gmail’s free ‘pdf to html converter’ Engine. The trick is emailing yourself with the pdf file as an attachment. And then open the mail, find for the attachment file at the bottom, Click the link “View as HTML” to open the file in the new window or, Alternatively you can, Right click the link “View as HTML” and then save the file as html.

Here’s how to do it,

1. Compose a new message in Gmail (If you don’t have a gmail account, Get it now while it’s Free)

2. Enter your own email id in the ‘To’ field.

3. Attach the pdf file you want to convert. You can also attach more than one file, by Clicking the link “Attach another file”.

4. Now send the mail, and you’ll receive it immediately in the Inbox Folder.

5. Open the mail, and look for the attachment as shown below,

6. Now click the link “View as HTML”, the converted file opens in the new window, you can save it from the browser file menu. Or alternatively you can Right click the link “View as HTML” and save as html file within your inbox itself.

7. Note: when you click the “Download” link, the file is opened, just as an attachment, in the same pdf format.

Step 2:

Converting the HTML file to Ipod Notes Format:

Once the pdf file is converted into html file, the HTML file is again converted into text file using office package such as microsoft word. The text file is finally run through the ‘Ipod Notes Converter’ to get it in ipod notes format ready to upload to your ipod.

Here’s how to do it,

1.Open the HTML file in the Microsoft Word, and save it as a text file.
2.Now open the text file in the converter below, to finally convert it into ipod notes format.

Note: After uploading the file and clicking enter, you’ll be taken to a page within the ipod-notes website, where you can find the download file along with the installation instruction, to get it up and running on your ipod.

Convert text file to ipod Notes

Text file to upload:

Name of this file (make it short):

to upload your file and get it in ipod notes format.

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