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How to print .mobi & .epub on A4 or A5 white paper
#1  MGadAllah 10-28-2016, 11:59 AM
Hi,
I've a lot of .mobi and .epub ebooks and I need to print the books to study.
Thanks
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#2  DaleDe 10-28-2016, 12:46 PM
Printing is not a supported feature of either format. The best would be just to study them using your reader or on a pc. A PC would let you copy a page if you need to for a study reference. The only way to print the whole book would be to unpack it first, view the files in a browser and print from that. No guarantee that the images would follow or the formatting would be preserved.

Dale
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#3  MGadAllah 10-28-2016, 01:10 PM
Thanks for replying.
I've just goggled after my posting here and found this software EPubsoft ToolBox which enabled me to unlock and convert and print with ease.
But it is not free I am afraid.
Thanks
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#4  dwig 10-28-2016, 02:35 PM
Quote MGadAllah
Hi,
I've a lot of .mobi and .epub ebooks and I need to print the books to study.
Thanks
Open them in Calibre's ebook-viewer. The viewer has a "Print to PDF file" function that has rather reasonable controls and will usually produce a decent PDF for printing. You will have to open the resulting PDF in a full feature PDF reader (e.g. Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader, ...) to actually print the file.

Alternately, you could use Calibre to convert them to PDF.
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#5  MGadAllah 10-28-2016, 04:23 PM
Quote dwig
Open them in Calibre's ebook-viewer. The viewer has a "Print to PDF file" function that has rather reasonable controls and will usually produce a decent PDF for printing. You will have to open the resulting PDF in a full feature PDF reader (e.g. Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader, ...) to actually print the file.

Alternately, you could use Calibre to convert them to PDF.
Thanks for replying.
I will try it
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#6  MGadAllah 10-28-2016, 05:48 PM
- update -
I tried the software you mentioned.
I am afraid that it is producing a very large size file with a lot of pages.
The original .mobi file when I open it with any pdf viewer like sumatra it shows about 96 page counted by the software.
When I convert it using the EPubsoft ToolBox it converted the .mobi file to a .pdf file with a 243 pages while the software you suggested convert it to a new file with about 982 pages and each page is about few words and the font is very big.
Check attached files.
I've titled each image according to its software.
Check top left area of the image.
The result of the Epubsoft is accepted to me and I did print it and it is really working but the software is not free and it is only 30 days.
So does there is a way to get the same result from the software you suggested?
Calibre Library.png Epubsoft.png 
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#7  kovidgoyal 10-29-2016, 09:54 AM
https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/conversion.html#converting-to-pdf
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#8  MGadAllah 10-01-2019, 06:43 PM
I am sorry for posting a reply to an old thread.
I am still having the same problem and can not find a solution.
I've watched a lot of videos on YouTube and read many articles from different websites but always got a bigger size and lot of pages and big fonts.
I've read many threads here and some mentioned "Override page size" but I was not able to find this option at all.
Once again I am sorry for posting to an old thread.
I do hope you may help with some details.
I did read the manual but it seems that I can not set it correctly.
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#9  MGadAllah 10-01-2019, 06:49 PM
Hi,
Please I am trying to convert some .mobi & .epub to .pdf and always get a converted file with a lot of pages and font is very big.
I've tried to choose different output but always get the same.
Also I did read this section in the manual :
https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/conversion.html#converting-to-pdf
I did watched a lot of YouTube videos and read many articles but can not figure it out.
Please, may you help me.
Thanks
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#10  skillachie 10-01-2019, 10:29 PM
Quote MGadAllah
Hi,
Please I am trying to convert some .mobi & .epub to .pdf and always get a converted file with a lot of pages and font is very big.
I've tried to choose different output but always get the same.
Also I did read this section in the manual :
https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/conversion.html#converting-to-pdf
I did watched a lot of YouTube videos and read many articles but can not figure it out.
Please, may you help me.
Thanks
Whats your reason for converting from .mobi/.epub to a less flexible format like .pdf? What are the benefits for you?
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