I need a good, preferably free one. Which one do you recommend? I see a lot of XXX to PDF converters, but rarely the oposite. The goal is to convert a .doc or .docx Word file into a good formatted html, because manually editing the html code to fit is a real hassle.
i don't know about PDF, but if you give me a DOC, i will just open it with MS Word and save it as HTML.
complete with CSS and images.
Yes, use any of the PDF2DOC converters and export to HTML from MS Office/Open Office...
for doc to html, you've got openoffice.org for one.
Frankly, converting stuff out of PDF into a document format is justa bout ALWAYS going to be an exercise in frustration. They can SOMWHAT reliably be converted into unformatted text (providing the document is fairly simple) but I've NEVER seen a convesion to DOC or HTML or ODF that even approaches useful.
The main goal is to convert a beautifully formatted Word .doc or .docx document into a fairly identical HTML document, because formatting the HTML is just a hassle.