"I picked up the phone, and the voice at the other end said,
'Rob, can you help me with a PDF file? I can't read it.' It was my
Beverly Hills attorney brother, who had received a 1MB PDF file via
his Web-based email client and didn't know how to download it and
read it, especially since he had no Acrobot reader installed. After
some mutual grumbling about Acrobat being an unnecessary step in
the document-reading process, I discovered a fairly painless
solution to the whole mess, thanks to a little-known program called
"pdftohtml converts a regular .pdf file into a series of
Portable Network Graphics (.png) files, indexes them with matching
HTML files, then packages the whole thing up into a convenient main
HTML file. You can view the main file with any Web browser and
click on the links to the individual pages..."
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