Okay, so I’ve got Dropbox with a whole bunch of tech books in CHM format. I am familiar with Calibre. It is a great product with a lot of great features.
When using an iPad Mini and running Calibre on a MacBook Pro. All my CHM ducuments has a lot of images and I noticed that some of the images are being cut off...well let me explain further...a lot of images are being split up between two pages...part of the image will be on one page and when you get to the next page the rest of the image is there. So is there any other ways to view all my CHM files properly on Mac, iPad or iPhone?
In business you may sometimes receive documents saved in CHM format, which is a format of help files developed by Microsoft for publishing help manuals with their software and application releases. If you're working on a PC then that's no problem -- the files are easy to read -- but if you need to browse them on Mac, iPhone, iPad or Andriod devices you may need to get a CHM reader or you can use a CHM to PDF Converter which can convert CHM to the most popular document format – PDF.
CHM file is a file with .chm extension; CHM stands for Microsoft Compiled HTML Help. Such files are optimized for reading. In CHM file a number of HTML help files are compressed, compiled and indexed. CHM files are used mostly as software manual.
My Personal Experience of Converting CHM to PDF
I have an iPad. And several days ago, I got some CHM files from one of my client. I can't read it on my iPad, and I can't even add them to my itunes library. So I began to search for ways to read CHM files on Mac or my iPad, the only results I get is that I may need to get several apps. One to help read files on Mac, one to help me read files on iPad. For uers who need to read CHM on android they have to get one again… what a waste.
Then, it can to my mind that: Once I convert CHM files to PDF, I can easily read the files on Mac, iPad, Andriod, etc. Below is the apps I have tried when searching “Convert CHM to PDF”, for users who have a large collection of CHM files, I do recommend they use the desktop options below. Which is safer and gives a good results.
In my tests I tried some of the most famous online conversion sites including Zamzar.com, Online-convert.com. Using these online service you have to provide your email address, upload the CHM file to web, and then you go to your email and copy the download link to get the files you need. There are no obvious differences among the conversion results, you have to compromise on some of the images, and for some complex files, you do need to rework the layout.
In search for a good desktop option, I also test the free and popular Calibre you have metioned in your letter, the results, which turn out the same as you state, I get a files which lost most part of the layout. After a little searching I found Cisdem CHM to PDF Converter for Mac, which gives a very good results, and I can also convert files in batch with this app.
Cisdem CHM to PDF Converter is a simple yet useful app which can convert CHM files to PDF format with high-quality and fast speed.
Run the converter on your Mac. Then drag-n-drop to load in CHM files. You are able to add multiple CHM files at a time for batch converting to PDF formats on Mac.
Tips: You can Select "Merge into one PDF" option to decide whether to combine all imported CHM files according to your own needs.
Simple click "Convert" to convert the imported CHM to PDF. Once the conversion is finished, attach your iPad/iPod/iPhone to Mac and sync it with iTunes. Open the folder where you have saved the converted PDF files, drag and drop the converted PDF documents into iTunes library for syncing to Apple devices.
You may want to convert a Word to PDF for convenient reading and distribution with its high portability. But it is quite difficult to convert a Word to PDF without quality loss, such as sacrificed formatting image resolutions. Here several options are given to process Word to PDF conversion with high quality preserved.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could magically turn the web pages you want to save or share with your client while email into PDF files? But many users don’t know how to save WebPage as PDF on Mac. Here we’ll show you three methods to do so. All of them are very easy. Follow the steps below and you will master quickly. Booyah:
As the most common file format, PDF is widely used in work and life since it can be converted to a varity of other file format directly, and it also can be used in all oparating systems, including Mac, Windows, etc. Now that PDF file is so practical, for Mac users, how to make a PDF on Mac is a question. Actually, creat PDF files on Mac isn't all that complicated.
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