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September 21st, 2008, 08:42 PM
Hi, im new to ubuntu and i want to know how to convert an ebook in .chm format to .doc format. i have tried htmldoc but it didnt work. i dont know if im doing something wrong or im using the wrong software. really appreciate it if someone can help me out.

September 21st, 2008, 09:20 PM
i believe the program chm2pdf is in synaptic package manager.

September 21st, 2008, 09:33 PM
I couldn't find anything to convert a .chm to .doc, but htere is a utility in the repositories to canvert a chm file to a pdf. It is called chm2pdf. To install it:

sudo apt-get install chm2pdf

It is a command line tool so you have to open a terminal to use it:

man chm2pdf


September 21st, 2008, 10:00 PM
the man page is a bit overwhelming, while the program is quite simple to use. Lets say you have the file "Prentice.Hall.PTR.The.Official.Ubuntu.Book.Aug.200 6.chm"

The command would be:
sudo chm2pdf --webpage Prentice.Hall.PTR.The.Official.Ubuntu.Book.Aug.200 6.chm
You can also try the --book option.

June 20th, 2009, 08:34 AM
PS, and following up: I found this thread useful. Thx everybody.