Submitted by D W
Assigned to poppler-bugs
I am using pdftohtml to reformat e-books in PDF format for easier reading on handheld devices.
The handheld Adobe reader software supports a "reflow" mode in which the PDF text is adjusted to the screen size, just like normal HTML text. In this mode, paragraphs are preserved as paragraphs and the lines wrap at the width of the screen, so it is not necessary to scroll the document or have lines broken in their original spots in the document. Reading documents in reflow mode is a huge improvement, especially on small screens, and it would be an very useful addition to pdftohtml.
I have been testing a patch someone else wrote and posted at http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/poppler/2008-September/004126.html I have been testing it and it works pretty well, although it's not perfect, perhaps it could be applied a first step?