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I am looking for any package or tool to convert pdf files to chm. Is there such a tool?

I am running Ubuntu 13.04

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You can Download Calibre .Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books.

calibre supports the conversion of many input formats to many output formats. It can convert every input format in the following list, to every output format.

Input Formats: CBZ, CBR, CBC, CHM, DJVU, DOCX, EPUB, FB2, HTML, HTMLZ, LIT, LRF, MOBI, ODT, PDF, PRC, PDB, PML, RB, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT, TXTZ

Output Formats: AZW3, EPUB, FB2, OEB, LIT, LRF, MOBI, HTMLZ, PDB, PML, RB, PDF, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT, TXTZ

It does perform .pdf to .chm conversion The calibre manuals for conversion can be accessed here:

You Can download it here

After installation of Calibre,you can start it by typing the command calibre& in terminal there are two ways to use it:

  1. use the gui of the calibre .This is pretty straight forward.
  2. By using the command ebook-convert in terminal as follows

    ebook-convert filetobeconverted.pdf outputfile.chm -h

    if the file name has space then put it in parenthesis .For example (my book is this .pdf )

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  • humm.. thanks for your heads up. But I like .chm files for reading. Need to .pdf to .chm tool if any. – Arup Rakshit Jul 7 '13 at 6:30
  • put the needed link in your answer not in comment.. :) I never used this before,so what command should I run to make it happens from pdf to chm conversions. – Arup Rakshit Jul 7 '13 at 6:42
  • @Stormvirux: If this was ever possible with an earlier version of Calibre, it obviously now isn't! I've just installed version 4.99.4 on Ubuntu 20.04.1. The odd thing here is that even in your notes above, you clearly show that CHM is not in the list of Output Formats. Are you sure this ever worked? If you can prove this works, I'll remove my downvote. – AnthonyK Jan 25 at 7:23

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