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How can we install it on our localhost ?

See original GitHub issue

Hello Johannes,

Thanks for pdf-to-markdown.

I was trying to install it on my localhost machine but didn’t success to make it running. Is it possible ?

I’ve made a clone of the git repository (git clone then fired a few npm statements (npm install, npm lint, …) but, once done, how can I start the interface ?

The src/index.html static page stays with the empty <div id="main"/> (seems logic) but, yeah, how can I install and run locally ?

Thanks a lot in advance !

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 6 years ago
  • Comments:11 (6 by maintainers)

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jzillmanncommented, Sep 5, 2017

@cavo789 Nice!

So even for the hosted version of its NOT true that you upload files to the internet. It’s a client side / javascript-only application, so none of your data leaves your machine.

You can try as follow:

  • Open up the page:
  • ‘Upload’ an non-critical pdf (so all javascript are fetched from the server)
  • Disconnect from internet
  • Refresh the page and ‘upload’ your critical PDF’s

So this is just for verification… once you’re trusting the app, you don’t need to disconnect anymore! To double check you could use chrome/firefox dev consoles to see whats going in and whats going out… There should be only in, no out!

Alternatively, you can also grab the files from and just open the index.html on your machine. Haven’t tried, but should work as well!

cavo789commented, Sep 5, 2017

Not your fault !!! 😉

On my localhost because a lot of .pdf that I’m maintaining contains HR private data.

I’m developing my own tool based on markdown files (called Marknotes; see my repository if you’re curious). The idea was to convert .pdf to .md so I can manage them through my interface.

By using an online tool like yours, we need to upload the file on the internet which is always a bad idea when the file contains sensitive informations; that’s why. I really prefer to self-host such applications.

Have a nice day.

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