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* Bulk convert a dozen ~200-page EPUB documents to PDFOscar Mayer
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`* Re: Bulk convert a dozen ~200-page EPUB documents to PDFEd Cryer
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 |`- Re: Bulk convert a dozen ~200-page EPUB documents to PDFOscar Mayer
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 by: Oscar Mayer - Tue, 20 Jun 2023 03:36 UTC

What's an easy way to convert a dozen approximately 200 page EPUB documents
to PDF format on Windows, preferably using free tools to do the conversion?

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 by: Paul - Tue, 20 Jun 2023 04:08 UTC

On 6/19/2023 11:36 PM, Oscar Mayer wrote:
> What's an easy way to convert a dozen approximately 200 page EPUB documents
> to PDF format on Windows, preferably using free tools to do the conversion?

https://pdf.easeus.com/pdf-converter-tips/convert-epub-to-pdf.html

Icecream PDF Converter - [Windows]

See if they have a trial ?

Icecream are in Cyprus, and their applications use
QT5 so they can be cross-platform. That does not
mean their market focus is cross-platform, it
just means they used QT5 as a platform to build
against. The idea would be you take a tube of glue,
some FOSS code, some QT5, and make a Windows application :-)
The application may become 100MB in size, instead of 3MB in size.
That's the penalty for making stuff that way.

Paul

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From: ed...@somewhere.in.the.uk (Ed Cryer)
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 by: Ed Cryer - Tue, 20 Jun 2023 10:14 UTC

Oscar Mayer wrote:
> What's an easy way to convert a dozen approximately 200 page EPUB documents
> to PDF format on Windows, preferably using free tools to do the conversion?

I'd use Calibre;
https://calibre-ebook.com/

Free, well designed, can do bulk conversions easily.

Ed

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From: mo0...@posteo.de (Marco Moock)
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Subject: Re: Bulk convert a dozen ~200-page EPUB documents to PDF
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2023 04:46:04 +0200
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 by: Marco Moock - Wed, 21 Jun 2023 02:46 UTC

Am 20.06.2023 um 12:14:31 Uhr schrieb Ed Cryer:

>> What's an easy way to convert a dozen approximately 200 page EPUB documents
>> to PDF format on Windows, preferably using free tools to do the conversion?
>
> I'd use Calibre;
> https://calibre-ebook.com/
>
> Free, well designed, can do bulk conversions easily.

I second the vote on Calibre which has to be the best doc converter alive.

There are 18 possible conversion formats inside of calibre.
(epub,azw3,mobi,docx,fb2,htmlz,lit,lrf,pdb,pdf,pmlz,rb,rtf,snb,tcr,txt,txtz,zip)

What may be especially useful is the conversion of anything to MS Word.
Specifically the PDF to MS Word docx format is a hard-to-find free feature.

While mature converters like Calibre have many ways of doing anything,
here are some steps I tested for the OP that worked on my installation.

1. Go to https://calibre-ebook.com/download_windows to install Calibre.
2. Create a folder of any name for your files - let's call it "epub2pdf".
3. Copy the EPUB files you wish to convert into that "epub2pdf" folder.
4. Right click on each EPUP to "Open With -> The main calibre program".
5. Insid of calibre, select all the imported books you want to convert.
6. In calibre, press the "Convert books" icon arrow on the top menu bar.
7. In the selection, choose "Bulk convert" (versus "Convert individually").
8. Set conversaion options as desired (or leave settings at the defaults).
9. Change the "Output format" at top from "EPUB" to "PDF" & press "OK".
10. With all input files selected, press the "Save to disk" icon at top.
11. The "Save to disk" option will also ask you to "Select folder".
12. Choose the "epub2pdf" folder which will contain the PDF results.

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 by: Oscar Mayer - Wed, 21 Jun 2023 06:19 UTC

On Wed, 21 Jun 2023 04:46:04 +0200, Marco Moock wrote:

> Am 20.06.2023 um 12:14:31 Uhr schrieb Ed Cryer:
>
>>> What's an easy way to convert a dozen approximately 200 page EPUB documents
>>> to PDF format on Windows, preferably using free tools to do the conversion?
>>
>> I'd use Calibre;
>> https://calibre-ebook.com/
>>
>> Free, well designed, can do bulk conversions easily.
>
> I second the vote on Calibre which has to be the best doc converter alive.
>
> There are 18 possible conversion formats inside of calibre.
> (epub,azw3,mobi,docx,fb2,htmlz,lit,lrf,pdb,pdf,pmlz,rb,rtf,snb,tcr,txt,txtz,zip)
>
> What may be especially useful is the conversion of anything to MS Word.
> Specifically the PDF to MS Word docx format is a hard-to-find free feature.
>
> While mature converters like Calibre have many ways of doing anything,
> here are some steps I tested for the OP that worked on my installation.
>
> 1. Go to https://calibre-ebook.com/download_windows to install Calibre.
> 2. Create a folder of any name for your files - let's call it "epub2pdf".
> 3. Copy the EPUB files you wish to convert into that "epub2pdf" folder.
> 4. Right click on each EPUB to "Open With > The main calibre program".
> 5. Inside of calibre, select all the imported books you want to convert.
> 6. In calibre, press the "Convert books" icon arrow on the top menu bar.
> 7. In the selection, choose "Bulk convert" (versus "Convert individually").
> 8. Set conversion options as desired (or leave settings at the defaults).
> 9. Change the "Output format" at top from "EPUB" to "PDF" & press "OK".
> 10. With all input files selected, press the "Save to disk" icon at top.
> 11. The "Save to disk" option will also ask you to "Select folder".
> 12. Choose the "epub2pdf" folder which will contain the PDF results.

Thank you both for those calibre suggestions and instructions.
I installed calibre and it worked in just a few minutes to convert to EPUB.

A few disjoint observations.
(1) Even though I told calibre to only create PDF the bulk convert also
created another epub along with the PDF plus docx, opf & a cover JPG.
(2) Choosing the same folder for the input & output files was a bad idea
as Calibre overwrote the original epub files without asking to do it.
(3) Calibre tries to prevent that by insisting you choose an empty folder.
But it didn't know I added some files after I had created that folder.
(4) If you don't say "yes" to the installer asking to modify context menus,
you don't get the menu items in the suggested Windows right click.
(5) You're probably better off saying "No" to the calibre installer asking
to add to Windows context menus because it adds three items to them.
Open with the calibre e-book editor
Open with the calibre e-book viewer
Open with the main calibre program
(6) You can't move to the next step after "convert" until the "jobs"
status at the bottom right goes to "0" (it starts at the # of books).
(7) There were very many options but I left everything at their defaults.
(8) I don't know how calibre is so fast but it only takes about half a
minute per 200 page book (give or take a bit). It's very efficient.

As someone stated, calibre is a great way to convert PDF to Microsoft Word
because the docx files were beautiful editable versions of the books.

As a test, I converted the 961 page 3rd edition Windows 10 All-in-one for
dummies PDF by Woody Leonhard to DOCX (that one took a few minutes to do).

The results were amazing. If anyone ever asks for how to convert PDF to
Microsoft Word, this has to be the best way ever to do that hard task.

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 by: Sean - Wed, 21 Jun 2023 08:17 UTC

On 20 Jun 2023, Ed Cryer <ed@somewhere.in.the.uk> posted some
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>> What's an easy way to convert a dozen approximately 200 page EPUB documents
>> to PDF format on Windows, preferably using free tools to do the conversion?
>
> I'd use Calibre;
> https://calibre-ebook.com/
>
> Free, well designed, can do bulk conversions easily.

If any of the books are DRM protected, Calibre can fix that with a plugin.
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/remove-drm-every-ebook-own/

You have to separately download apprenticealf's DRM Removal Tool for Ebooks
https://github.com/apprenticeharper/DeDRM_tools/releases
Name: DeDRM_tools_7.2.1.zip
Size: 447790 bytes (437 KiB)
SHA256: A8C637000094358D76B625391FCD7588086C5ABE5355154690AB59ECC73918B1

Unzip the folder and put it in the calibre installation directory.
Directory of DeDRM_tools_7.2.1
379,219 DeDRM_plugin.zip
2,198 DeDRM_plugin_ReadMe.txt
72,618 Obok_plugin.zip
2,220 obok_plugin_ReadMe.txt
4,323 ReadMe_Overview.txt

In Calibre, click "Preferences" & then "Advanced" & then "Plugins".
Push the button named "Load plugin from file" & select "DeDRM_plugin.zip".

There will be an "Are you sure?" warning telling you "Installing plugins is
a security risk. Plugins can contain a virus/malware. Only install it if
you got it from a trusted source. Are you sure you want to proceed?" which
you need to click "Yes" to.

Then you'll see a "Success" box saying "Plugin DeDRM successfully installed
under File type. You may have to restart calibre for the plugin to take
effect." where it gives you a "Restart calibre now" button to press.

There's one more step if you have a Kindle where you have to get your
serial number from your Kindle settings and with that serial number in
hand, go back to the Calibre "Preferences" & "Plugins" and expand the menu
underneath the entry named "File Type" & double-click on the "DeDRM" entry.
Of the types of Kindles listed, choose "eInk Kindle ebooks" and add your
Kindle serial number.

The DRM removal is the simplest part of the whole process.

Just drag and drop your ebooks from your eReader (or local drive) into
Calibre's main window - the software will automatically delete the DRM.

If you're pulling them from a Kindle, drag all the files associated with
each book and click None when warned about duplicates.

Unfortunately, Apple users keen to remove the DRM from their ebooks face a
much more limited choice of tools. See the article for details on that.
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/remove-drm-every-ebook-own/

To remove the DRM for Overdrive, you need the "ePub DRM Removal" tool.
https://www.ebook-converter.com/epub-drm-removal.htm
https://www.ebook-converter.com/download/epubdrmsetup.4.22.10316.exe
Name: epubdrmsetup.4.22.10316.exe
Size: 10543304 bytes (10 MiB)
SHA256: C7D57C6E96440164C94711F9348EE5E451915B814261D851FBD8D8B580204CD8

Which will give you five free Overdrive DRM removal processes.
https://www.ebook-converter.com/download/installepubdrm.htm

Then install Adobe Digital Editions & use it to open the Overdrive ebook.
https://www.adobe.com/solutions/ebook/digital-editions.html
https://www.adobe.com/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html
https://adedownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/digitaleditions/ADE_4.5_Installer.exe
Name: ADE_4.5_Installer.exe
Size: 9003224 bytes (8792 KiB)
SHA256: A21A9D5389728FDAC6A7288953DDDEEA774EF2BEE07F1CAF7EA20BBED8F5A2C6
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions 4.5

With the Overdrive ebook open in ADE, start ePub DRM Removal and select the
EPUB file you want to work with from the Digital Editions folder, and hit
the Remove button. Give the process a few seconds to complete, and you will
have removed the OverDrive DRM. You should then be able to send that ebook
to your Kindle and read it without issues.


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