How to Convert EPUB to PDF [Offline & Online Approaches]


Some users prefer the traditional PDF format than EPUB (Electronic Publication), since EPUB files are not convenient for printing. If you are one of them, you may be interested in how to convert EPUB to PDF. So, what tools can help you convert your EPUB files to PDF? How do you use the tools? All the information you need will be explained in this post to facilitate the conversion from EPUB to PDF with ease.

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Part 1. How to Convert an EPUB to PDF Offline

In this part, we will discuss two offline approaches on how to convert EPUB to PDF.

Tool 1. Coolmuster PDF Creator Pro

Which app can convert various file formats into high-quality PDF files? One of the answer is Coolmuster PDF Creator Pro, an effective PDF generation tool. It can swiftly convert EPUB files to PDF files without a network, and there is no quantity limit. Plus, it works for the coversion from Word to PDF, HTML to PDF, MOBI to PDF, Image to PDF, etc. In fact, with this tool, many files can be changed into PDF with ease.

Key Features

  • Support Multi-format: Convert various file formats, like Word, Text, Image, MOBI, EPUB, CHM, and HTML, into high-quality PDF files.
  • Integrate Content: Maintain the lossless quality of original text content, layout, formatting, images, fonts, hyperlinks, and other elements during the conversion process.
  • Batch Convert and Merge Files: Help users batch convert multiple files and merge them into a single PDF file.
  • Customize Files: Offer customization functions to users to set their preferences, including page size, document margins, etc.

How to change EPUB to PDF using Coolmuster PDF Creator Pro

01Once you've downloaded and installed Coolmuster PDF Creator Pro, open the application and choose "EPUB to PDF" from the drop-down menu in the top-right corner.

choose conversion type

02Import your files into the program for conversion by using the "Add File", "Add Folder", or drag-and-drop features into the application window.

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03Adjust the parameters on the right to suit your preferences. Then, click the "Start" button, and Coolmuster PDF Creator Pro will seamlessly convert your files into PDF format.

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Tool 2. Calibre

There is a free and open-source ebook management tool to assist you in converting and editing your electronic books. That is Calibre, a popular option to convert EPUB to PDF. What's more, it supports not only EPUB but also MOBI, TXT, HTML and AZW3, among others.

How to convert EPUB files to PDF with Calibre

1. Download and install Calibre from its official website, and then launch it on your computer. Click "Add books" in the toolbar to import your EPUB files.

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2. Choose the EPUB files and click "Convert books". On the convert screen, select "PDF" as the output format. Click "OK" to start the process.

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3. Once the conversion is finished, locate the PDF file in the Calibre Library. Next, you can customize the PDF output settings, such as page size and margins.

4. If you want to convert EPUB files in bulk, then on the Calibre Library interface, press the "Ctrl" + "A" key combination to select all files (if you don't want to convert all files, select the first file you want to convert, then hold down the "Shift" key and click the last file you want to convert, this will select the files you want to convert). Afterward, click on the drop-down menu next to the "Convert books" icon and choose "Bulk convert".

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Tip 1.

How to view your converted files in the Calibre Library: After the conversion is complete, a blue "PDF" will appear in the "Formats" option on the right. Click on it to open your converted PDF file.

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Tip 2.

Output folder path (your books are sorted by default according to the author):

C:\Users\Administrator\Calibre Library\

output folder path

Part 2. How to Convert from EPUB to PDF Online

In this part, we will discuss three online options for converting EPUB to PDF format.

These websites feature straightforward and user-friendly designs, making them easy to navigate. The usage generally follows these steps:

Step 1. Visit the website and upload your file.

Step 2. Adjust the conversion parameters based on your preferences.

Step 3. Click the "Start Conversion" option. Once the conversion is complete, you can download your file.

For this category of online tools, the advantages and disadvantages are quite evident:

Advantages Disadvantages
  1. No need to download specialized software, avoiding performance issues due to hardware configurations.
  2. Suitable for users with occasional and minimal task requirements.
  3. Many tools support uploading files from cross-platform sources such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
  1. Task speed heavily depends on your internet connection, making it less user-friendly for those with poor network conditions.
  2. Uploading and downloading files can be slow, especially for large files.
  3. Not suitable for tasks involving a large number of files or for users dealing with sensitive or private information.
  4. For tasks with a singular need, purchasing a Premium plan is not cost-effective.

Online Tool 1. tools.pdf24.org

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Website URL: https://tools.pdf24.org/en/epub-to-pdf

Configurable Parameters: None.

Maximum Number of Files: No limit found.

Maximum File Size per Task: No limit found.

Maximum Processing Time: No limit found.

Premium Pricing: Free.

Ads Included: None.

User Experience: ★★★★★

Online Tool 2. eBook2pdf.com

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Website URL: https://eBook2pdf.com/

Configurable Parameters: None.

Maximum Number of Files: 20.

Maximum File Size per Task: 50MB.

Maximum Processing Time: No limit found.

Premium Pricing: Free.

Ads Included: Yes.

User Experience: ★★★★☆

Online Tool 3. pdf2go.com

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Website URL: https://www.pdf2go.com/epub-to-pdf

Configurable Parameters: None.

Maximum Number of Files in Free Mode: 2.

Maximum File Size per Task in Free Mode: 100MB.

Maximum Processing Time in Free Mode: 30 minutes.

Premium Pricing:

  • Billed Monthly: $8.50/month
  • Billed Annually: $6.50/month

Ads Included: None.

User Experience: ★★★☆☆

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Part 3. FAQs About EPUB

Q1. What scenarios do I need to convert EPUB to PDF?

You may find the need to convert eBooks from the EPUB format to PDF in the following situations:

  • When you need to enhance your reading experience: For situations requiring preservation of the original layout, PDF format proves to be the superior choice.
  • When you want your device compatible with your documents: While EPUB eBooks are compatible with most reading devices and software due to their openness, Kindle does not support EPUB. PDF eBooks, on the other hand, are widely compatible across various reading devices and software, including Kindle.

Q2. What are the common formats for eBooks?

There are many formats for eBooks, and some common ones contains: TXT, EPUB, PDF, MOBI, and AZW3.

Q3. How is EPUB different from PDF?

EPUB is specifically designed for reflowable content, such as eBooks. PDF is intended for fixed-layout documents that preserve the original formatting and layout regardless of the device or screen size. Thus, EPUB is more flexible than PDF. However, for platform compatibility, PDF is better than EPUB. Besides, in file size, EPUB files tend to have smaller file sizes compared to PDF. For interactivity, both of them support hyperlinks, bookmarks, forms, and multimedia elements.

Q4. Can I read EPUB files on Kindle?

In fact, Kindle still doesn't support EPUB, but Amazon provides users with a service, called "Send to Kindle", which can help you convert EPUB to AZW. Thus, you can use this feature to change your EPUB files and then read them on your Kindle device.

Q5. How do I edit or modify an EPUB file?

If you want to edit or modifu your EPUB file, you need to use a specialized editor, such as Sigil, Caliber, eCub, etc. You can browse these tools first to learn about them. Then select one to edit your EPUB file.

Ending Part

Converting EPUB to PDF doesn't have to be a daunting task, thanks to the tools available at your disposal, like Coolmuster PDF Creator Pro. This desktop app allows you to complete the EPUB to PDF conversion on your PC at once, which is suitable when you intend to convert many files. Simply put, as long as you choose a right tool, you can make the conversion with ease.

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