Free PDF to Flash Page Flip converter
Extracted Page: http://www.codebox.es/pdf-to-flash-page-flipFree PDF to Flash Page Flip converter
Important: Known issues
In Google Chrome the upload field is broken. We're fixing this is a new version of the application. In the meantime use Firefox or Safari.
Some users have reported conversion problems with files containing complex backgrounds, especially when they come from a previous PowerPoint to PDF conversion. As for the current pdf2swf implementation, there is no known way to avoid this but replacing the background for a plainer one.
Sometimes the conversion fails returning a 404 error. We don't know the cause of this yet. If you are experiencing this problem, please get in contact and help us diagnose it.
What is it?
This BETA tool is basically a front end to these two open source software solutions:
How does it work?
Given a PDF file will chop it into separated SWF movies, one per each page found in the document. It will create an XML file with all the parameters needed to feed the book. Finally it will bundle altogether in a ready to use zip file.
What are the contents of the zip file?
- index.html Double click to see your movie. contains all necessary JS and HTML
- data/pages/ Every page converted to SWF
- data/pages.xml Relation of pages and configuration parameters passed to the flipping book
- swfobject.js Used in index.html for flash loading pourposes
- book.swf Book flash movie based on Dynamic Page Flip v2
- log.txt A conversion log. Basically the output of pdf2swf tool from swftools.com. Check it for clues if you are experiencing conversion problems
Why do you provide this service?
Dynamic Page Flip v2 is an awesome tool for PDF visualization. SWFTools is a great toolset for format conversion. For an average user without programming skills, combining these two solutions can be a painful task, thus this is just a front end for them.
Can I modify the contents of the output file?
Yes. In fact if you need to do some media substitution such as embed video, jpeg images or SWF movies, you have to do it manually. Place your content within the data/pages/ directory and edit data/pages.xml if you need to add/delete pages.
Font conversion problems
We are aware that some fonts won't convert to SWF properly, or even won't convert at all. If you are experiencing font conversion problems, a fast solution is to rasterize them.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Can I use this on my web site?
Yes. This is a free service and Dynamic Page Flip v2 and SWFTools are free and open source.
Can I use this offline?
Yes. All you need is a computer with flash player installed (as most of personal computers do). The page flipper can work stand alone launching it directly (double-click on book.swf) or within a web browser (double click on index.html).
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