How to Convert ePUB to PDF

Convert your ebook file to PDF to make it easier to access

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If you want to view your EPUB files in a printable document, learn how to convert EPUB to PDF with an ebook converter.

How to Convert ePUB to PDF Online

When you’re looking for a quick and easy way to convert ePUB to PDF, try an online ePUB converter. There are several online ebook converters, and a popular online ePUB converter is Zamzar.

  1. Go to the Zamzar website.

  2. Select the Convert Files tab.

  3. In the Step 1 area, select Choose Files to open the Open dialog box.

  4. Select the ePUB file you want to convert to PDF.

  5. Select Open to add the file to the list of files to convert.

  6. In the Step 2 area, choose PDF from the dropdown list.

    A screenshot showing how to upload ePUB files to the Zamzar website
  7. In the Step 3 area, select Email when done if you want to receive an email with the link to the converted PDF file.

  8. Select Convert. You’ll be taken to another web page where you’ll see the status of the conversion.

  9. When the conversion is complete, select Download.

    A screenshot showing the converted PDF file ready to be downloaded from the Zamzar website
  10. The PDF file is downloaded to your computer.

Convert ePUB to PDF with a Desktop Ebook Converter

Online ebook converters don’t give you the ability to make changes to your ePUB file. When you want to add metadata or change the cover of your ebook, use a desktop ePUB converter. There are several desktop ebook converters, and a popular desktop EPUB converter is Calibre.

  1. Open Calibre.

  2. Select Add books to open the Select books dialog box.

  3. Select the ePUB file you want to convert to PDF.

  4. Select Open to return to the Calibre library.

  5. Select the ePUB file to highlight it.

    A screenshot showing how to add an ePUB ebook to the Calibre library
  6. Select Convert books to open the Convert dialog box.

  7. Select the Output format dropdown list, then select PDF.

    A screenshot showing how to convert ePUB to PDF using Calibre
  8. Change the metadata as needed.

  9. Select OK when you’re done to return to the Calibre library.

  10. Expand Formats and select PDF.

    A screenshot showing where to find the converted PDF file in Calibre
  11. Select the PDF file.

  12. Select Save to disk to save the PDF file to a folder on your computer, removable media, or cloud account.

How to Edit the Converted PDF File

If the PDF file doesn’t look the way you want, you could use a different ePUB to PDF conversion tool. Different converters produce different results. When you work with online and desktop ebook converters, you won’t know what you’ll get until you try.

Another alternative is to edit the PDF file. When you edit the PDF file yourself, you’ll be sure to get the exact results you’re looking for. There are several online PDF editors available. There are also desktop apps that can handle the editing job. Microsoft Word is a popular desktop app that edits PDF files and saves files in PDF format.

Here’s how to edit a PDF in Word:

  1. Open Microsoft Word.

  2. Go to File > Open.

  3. Navigate to the folder that contains the PDF file and select the PDF file. A warning dialog box opens.

  4. Select OK to convert the PDF into a format that can be edited in Word.

  5. Make any changes you want to the PDF file.

    While you’re making changes, the file is saved in Microsoft Word format.

  6. When you’re finished, select File > Export to save the file as a PDF.

  7. Select Create PDF/XPS to open the Publish as PDF or XPS dialog box.

    A screenshot showing how to save a file in PDF format in Microsoft Word
  8. Navigate to the folder you want to save the PDF file, then select Publish.

  9. The edited file is converted back into PDF format.