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Convert CHM to PDF

In 1997, the company Microsoft released its first version of the Microsoft Compiled HTML Help (CHM) format. From the very beginning, CHM was presented as a universal format for electronic contextual help files, bundled with program software.

At the present time, the CHM format has become widespread and used not only for the development of documentation, but also for the publication electronic books. Support for the CHM format is present in all modern versions of Microsoft Windows. However, different operating systems do not have the ability to view this format.

Converting documents from CHM to PDF gives you the ability to share books, technical documentation and manuals you have in CHM format for people who prefer reading texts on PDAs or smartphones and who have Macintoshes or computers running Linux.

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How to Convert CHM to PDF

  1. Download and install Universal Document Converter software onto your computer.
  2. Double click the CHM file to open it in Microsoft HTML Help Viewer.
  3. Right click the document and select Print... in the popup-menu:

    Right click the document and select Print… in the popup-menu:

  4. In the Print window select Universal Document Converter and press Preferences:

    In the Print window select "Universal Document Converter" and press Preferences:

  5. On the settings panel, click Load Properties.

    On the settings panel, click Load Properties

  6. Use the Open dialog to select "Text document to PDF.xml" and click Open.

    Use the Open dialog to select "Document to PDF.xml" and click Open

  7. Click the Print button to start converting from CHM to PDF. When the PDF file is ready, it will be saved to the My Documents\UDC Output Files folder by default.

    Converting in progress.

  8. The converted document will then be opened in Adobe Acrobat or another viewer associated with PDF files on your computer.

    Converted document in Adobe Acrobat.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: I need to convert text-only CHM to PDF format. How can I reduce the size of the PDF file?
A1: Please use the Document to PDF, Black&White, Multipage profile in step 5 in the instructions above.

Q2: How do I append all CHM documents I have to one multipage PDF?
A2: Please open the Output tab in the Printing Preferences window. Select Append all pages to existing PDF file in the Options drop down in the bottom part of the window.

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