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How to save a whole story as an ePub or PDF

Below are instructions on how to save whole stories (or just chapters) as either ePub or PDF files.

If you have any problems, please let us know.

Step 1. Download & Install Google Chrome
In these steps we use Google Chrome as our web browser because you'll need to use Google Chrome Extensions.
Every tool you see here is free, and Google Chrome is a very safe browser, so you won't have any problems :)

Download Chrome
(click to go to download page)

Step 2. Download & Install Google Chrome Extensions
For ePub files - dotEPUB
For PDF files - Print with CleanPrint

You will now see the following (or just one if you only chose one) in your Extensions list (Tools > Extensions)
Google Chrome Extensions

Step 3. Go to CHAPTER 1 of the story you're wanting to save and click on Story next to the printer options
(You could also click on Chapter, if that's all you're wanting to turn in to an ePub or PDF)

Click on the story you want

Step 4. Click Cancel
For those with installed programs that have a Print to PDF option built in when you go to print things,
selecting that will save as PDF and allows you to skip the rest of the steps, providing it is a PDF you're after.

If you're wanting an ePub file or don't have the Print to PDF option, click Cancel and continue on..

Cancel or Print to PDF

Step 5. Decide if you want ePub or PDF

Save Options
The buttons for the extensions you installed earlier are up in the top right corner

ePubdotEPUB (ePub) - ePub files are great for eReaders. You can change font type and size (providing that is a feature of the eReader). They're also much smaller in file size.
PDFPrint with CleanPrint (PDF) - PDF files are quite large, but some eReaders display them well. PDFs can be viewed on almost any device.


ePub Instructions

Click the dotEPUB button.

If the story is too big, you will get a warning. Click OK.

ePub Warning

If the story is REALLY too big, you'll get another warning and unfortunately this means you can't save the story as an ePub as a whole.

ePub Warning 2

You CAN go back to Step 3 though and select Chapter instead of Story, and just save each chapter. It'll take longer obviously, but it'll get the job done.

However, assuming everything went ok and you either got the original warning or not, the file should have automatically saved,
and you should now be able to see it down the bottom left of your screen in the download bar.

ePub Saved

Now you can go in to your Downloads folder and your ePub file will be there waiting. And that's it! :)


PDF Instructions

Click the Print with CleanPrint button.

First you'll see this:

Waiting

If the story is too big, you'll get a 'Server unable to process request.' message, meaning this isn't going to work, sorry.

PDF Warning

However if you desperately want a PDF, you can always go back to Step 3 and select Chapter instead of Story and just save each chapter.
It'll take longer obviously, but it'll get the job done.
That, or if you have or know someone who has the ability to Print to PDF like in Step 4, do it that way. It'll work no matter what size the story is.

Assuming everything went ok though and the story isn't too big, a window with your options should have popped up.
You can go through and highlight and delete sections you don't want saved if you like.

PDF Options

Once you're happy with what will be saved, click the pdf button on the left.

PDF Button

The file will now be down the bottom left of your screen in the download bar, but it'll probably have a warning message. Click Keep.

PDF Saving Warning

Then you'll see it saved.

PDF Saved

Now you can go in to your Downloads folder and your PDF file will be there waiting. You might want to rename it though.. The naming system is a little weird for PDFs.

And that's it! :)

Again if you have any problems with any of this, please contact us and we'll help out the best we can. :)

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