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Converting HTML ebook to pdf

 »Converting HTML ebook to pdf, or even should I?
 
Henry I've Googled and Googled and Googled for an answer to my ebook question until I am absolutely exhausted from slogging through all the BS and sales pitches.

Now I have discoverd this wonderful forum and have high hopes of getting some answers for which I will be very appreciative. Maybe someday I will be able to return the favour.

First, I do pretty well designing websites using HTML via my HTML editor: EditPadPro.  So I am pretty much adament about wanting to design my ebooks using HTML. This will be a series of small (rarely more then 20 pages) dog training manuals which I hope to sell on my Dog Training website. They will be heavily illustrated with photos.

Questions:
1. How do I get these HTML ebooks converted to pdf?
2. Should I even convert them to pdf? (Note: I am not very concerned bout security of the content.)
2. If  I can, and/or do, convert to pdf, will they look EXACTLY the same way they look on my IE browser?
Any help or advice will sincerely appreciated.


Posted on: 6:19 am on November 8, 2008
rlemire Henry;

If you feel comfortable creating your eBook in HTML, I'd suggest sticking with that. All of my own work is done in HTML because I'm used to that format and I find the results predictable.

However, it's fairly easy to create PDF formatted documents from your HTML content. All you need is a virtual PDF printer software that outputs a PDF document. There are even a few freeware programs to do this. I've never tried it but the Go2PDF softwarehttp://www.go2pdf.com/product.htmllooks interesting.

One advantage of using PDF is that your graphic images can be better protected in a PDF document than in an HTML eBook. Unfortunately PDF files are an overall security risk unless you use my HYPrLock security software.

You should also consider that PDF documents can be opened in both Windows and Macs but HTML eBooks or eBooks created from PDF files can only be opened in Windows.

The results of converting your HTML documents into PDF format depends on how you've created your HTML content. You can rarely get good results converting a good HTML web page to a PDF file. You usually need to modify your HTML content so you get a good PDF document.  

Ron


Posted on: 5:02 pm on November 14, 2008
AlacratStore I have downloaded textbook (ebook) but its in zipped html ebook.. what should i do to convert it into pdf ebook? and to compile it into one single pdf document?I need simple and easy way .

Posted on: 3:32 pm on September 14, 2012

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