7 Best Free PDF To Flash Converter Software For Windows
Here is the list of best free PDF to Flash Converter Software for Windows. Using these software, you will be able to convert PDF to SWF easily. You can use these software for single as well as batch PDF to Flash conversion. Most of these software do not have advanced conversion options, but some of these provide distinct features that you may be looking for. For example, one of these software lets you choose page range of PDF files for conversion, while other lets you merge 2 or 4 PDF pages into a single page. One of these software to convert PDF to Flash lets you convert only selected pages of PDF.
In the following list, you will also find command line PDF to Flash converter software. Also, one of these lets you convert PDF to SWF, which is available on other computer on your network and save on your PC.
There are two types of output that these PDF to SWF converter provide. Some provide output that can play automatically like slideshow, while some provide output where you will have to navigate manually. All of these Flash files can be opened in any Flash player, such as: Shockwave Player.
Go through this carefully compiled list of PDF to Flash converter software to know more about them; you will also know how to convert PDF to Flash using these software.
My Favorite PDF to SWF converter:
I will vote for pdf2swf and Free PDF To SWF Converter from LotApps. These not only convert PDF to Flash, but also let you convert the pages of your selection. pdf2swf lets you choose random pages pf a PDF to convert, while Free PDF To SWF Converter has option to select a page range for conversion.
pdf2swf lets you convert PDF to Flash for free. Its USP is that you can preview the pages of added PDF and manually select the pages you want to convert. Simply open the PDF that you want to convert, then you will be able to view PDF pages along with thumbnails on the left side of the interface. If you want, you can convert all the pages or selected pages. In case you want to convert only selected pages, select the pages from the thumbnail panel. Then, go to File menu and click on the Save SWF (selected pages) option. Click on Save SWF (all pages) to convert all pages of the PDF, irrespective of the selected pages.
The output Flash file plays automatically when opened in a Flash Player.
Do note that, you can use this software to convert PDF to HTML as well.
Free PDF To SWF Converter
Free PDF To SWF Converter from LotApps lets you convert multiple PDF to SWF. You can either convert all the pages of PDF files, or set a page range for each PDF file in the list separately for conversion. Each PDF file will be converted to a separate Flash file. Moreover, you can set output quality and resolution of converted Flash file. There are other few Flash related options that you can set for output files, such as: Page Stop, Enable Links, and choose SWF version (6/7/8/9).
Simply add all the PDFs you want converted, define page range if required, and set other output parameters. When done, click on the convert button. You can access the output directory, right from the interface after conversion.
The SWF file plays automatically when opened in a Flash Player.
FlipPagemaker PDF to Flash
FlipPagemaker PDF to Flash is a free PDF to SWF converter for Windows. Its a dedicated tool to convert PDF to Flash and has 3 conversion modes:
- Batch Convert Mode: In this mode, you can convert a single PDF to Flash or batch convert PDF to Flash. Add the PDF file(s) you want to convert, and begin conversion.
- Hot Directories Mode: This mode lets you convert PDF files from a folder on another computer. Do note that the other computer must be on the same local network you are on, and also that it converts only the new PDF files being copied/moved to that folder; already existing PDFs will not get converted. All you have to do is browse and select a folder on other computer as Input folder. If the PC is password protected, you will have to enter respective User ID and password. The output folder can be set to any folder on your PC. Whenever a new PDF file is moved to that folder, it will get converted to Flash file and saved automatically. So, this software provides a nice folder monitoring option, wherein it keeps monitoring remote folder for a new PDF, and as soon as it finds one, it converts that to SWF.
- Command Mode: If you like working with Command Prompt, this software got you covered. It has a command line PDF to Flash converter. Here’s how to convert PDF to Flash in command line:
Open Command Prompt and navigate to the folder containing the installation files of this software. Now use the following syntax:
pdftoflashcmd.exe "<location of PDF file\PDF filename>" "<output folder location>"
If a file named test.pdf is saved in C:\Users\ListOfFreeware\Documents, and I want to save the converted file in E:\PDF, this is the command I will use:
pdftoflashcmd.exe "C:\Users\ListOfFreeware\Documents\test.pdf" "E:\PDF\"
After conversion, the SWF file will be saved in desired output location.
The three PDF to SWF conversion modes make this converter really desirable; however, there are no advanced options to convert only selected pages, change image quality, etc.
The saved SWF, when opened in a Flash Player, begins to play automatically.
Weeny Free PDF to Flash Converter
Weeny Free PDF to Flash Converter is another free batch PDF to Flash converter software. You can add single as well as multiple PDF files to the list of conversion. You can also enter the URL of an online PDF file if you have one. After adding all files, set an output folder to save the converted Flash files.
When the output SWF file is viewed, you can see it play and change the pages automatically.
Its another PDF to SWF converter without any advanced options.
PDFMate PDF Converter
PDFMate PDF Converter is a free PDF converter utility, which can convert PDF to Flash. You can even carry out batch PDF to SWF conversion by adding multiple files. Apart from Flash (SWF), it also lets you convert PDF to EPUB, TXT, Image, HTML, and DOC.
It includes some features that you will like. You can enable OCR to detect scanned text. Another option lets you merge PDF pages where you can shrink 2 pages to one page, shrink four pages to one page, or leave the pages as they are.
The output folder can be left to source folder or you can change it to a desired folder on your PC.
There are various other features that you will like about it, which are associated to conversion of PDF to other formats. You must give it a try if you regularly convert PDF to different formats.
Converted Flash file starts playing when opened with any Flash player / browser.
PDF To Flash SWF
PDF To Flash SWF is another PDF to Flash converter freeware. It converts one PDF file at a time. You will not find any option here other than adding a PDF for conversion. As soon as you select a file, a pop up window will ask you to select a folder to save the converted file. Continue with selection and the PDF will be converted to the designated output folder.
The output Flash file can be played in any Flash player. One advantage of this software is that output Flash file can be navigated using Previous and Next buttons. This is useful if you are trying to use the resulting SWF file in a presentation.
Print2Flash Free Edition
Print2Flash Free Edition lets you convert PDF to Flash pretty easily.
Do note that the Free version of the software adds a text line at the end of each page of converted document. The text says that it has been converted using Print2Flash, and can be ignored if its not being used for professional purposes. You can get rid of it by upgrading to the Pro version.
Talking about the software, you can use it to convert PDF to SWF as well as HTML. This software installs itself like a Printer on your PC, in the same manner like PDF Printers do. So, to use this, open a PDF in any PDF viewer, then go to the Print option there. Now, in the print window that will appear, select PDF2Print as the target printer. This opens the PDF in Print2Flash. Click on Save Flash option to begin the conversion. You will be asked to select the folder to save the converted Flash file.
To navigate through pages of output flash file, you will have to change pages manually. The flash will not play automatically.
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