Lagranger

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I've been waiting for a .chm reader (like iCHM) to show up on the iPad as well.

However in the meantime, I discovered what I consider to be an acceptable alternative -- use Calibre to convert your chm files to epub for use in iBooks. For the most part it does an excellent job, although some of my converted books did have a few formatting anomalies requiring tweaking with Sigil. (both Calibre and Sigil are freeware desktop apps used to convert/edit ebooks)

Hope this helps.
 

mikezang

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May 22, 2010
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I've been waiting for a .chm reader (like iCHM) to show up on the iPad as well.

However in the meantime, I discovered what I consider to be an acceptable alternative -- use Calibre to convert your chm files to epub for use in iBooks. For the most part it does an excellent job, although some of my converted books did have a few formatting anomalies requiring tweaking with Sigil. (both Calibre and Sigil are freeware desktop apps used to convert/edit ebooks)

Hope this helps.

Thanks for your suggestion, I will try.

Now I found some PDF books as the same as my chm books:)
 

slackpacker

macrumors 6502a
Start here: http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/

Anything else is not natively supported.

Your post is like the many posts that say nothing but tell the asker that they should look themselves. Your post is a wasted post because this is not what the asker was looking for. The Asker was looking for a program that you did not know about apparently and just decided to make a wasted post.... a useless post a nothing post.

To answer the post that you apparently did not no the answer for

IPAD CHM READER

Check out http://lazyapps.com/chmate/

Poster I hope this helps. I did not see anything else decent
 

mcdspncr

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Jul 2, 2011
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Does anyone have any other CHM to PDF conversion tips. I have tried Calibre and for some reason it won't even let my view my CHM doc. Besides using a CHM viewer and printing to PDF all 600+ pages separately are there any other possible solutions?
 

taipan61

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May 18, 2011
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Your post is like the many posts that say nothing but tell the asker that they should look themselves. Your post is a wasted post because this is not what the asker was looking for. The Asker was looking for a program that you did not know about apparently and just decided to make a wasted post.... a useless post a nothing post.

To answer the post that you apparently did not no the answer for

IPAD CHM READER

Check out http://lazyapps.com/chmate/

Poster I hope this helps. I did not see anything else decent

thank you for this one, for some reason i missed it when looking at the store
 

radiogoober

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Jun 7, 2011
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Does anyone have any other CHM to PDF conversion tips. I have tried Calibre and for some reason it won't even let my view my CHM doc. Besides using a CHM viewer and printing to PDF all 600+ pages separately are there any other possible solutions?

I ran into the same problem. I tried using iChm and Calibre, and both would only convert like the first 4 pages of a CHM.

Doh!
 

ahmedg

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Apr 21, 2020
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Answering after 10 years. (Probably you don't need it)

Anyway you can convert cmh to epub or pdf, and then open it up in your iPad
 

yewnix

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Oct 23, 2013
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Glad to find this old thread, as the suggestion to use calibre helped me, was able to convert to epub and import into apple books. I had also been able to convert to PDF via online website but of course you lose all the cross linking which is in a CHM et al format book.

note also support for the mac OS version you have, as site indicated builds for older OS. also the twitter account and other still seem active so just wanted to post this (2021) that app still seems alive even if CHM is dead.

also worthwhile to note is it actually is its own ebook reader/manager but i found the interface wonky like windows 3.1/95 era UI though edited metadata, cover etc was handy (googled for a better image) and then converted and exported and then imported into apple reader. supports many other readers too as their demo video shows.

final note, install is just drag/drop no installer to run, though on launch it creates a folder off your username root "Calibre Library" which you can use or delete or change to a diff location.
 

dwig

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Jan 4, 2015
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Glad to find this old thread, as the suggestion to use calibre helped me, was able to convert to epub and import into apple books. I had also been able to convert to PDF via online website but of course you lose all the cross linking which is in a CHM et al format book.

note also support for the mac OS version you have, as site indicated builds for older OS. also the twitter account and other still seem active so just wanted to post this (2021) that app still seems alive even if CHM is dead.
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calibre is definitely alive and well with regular updates. The best support site for it is the MobileRead forum at:
MobileRead is an "everything ebook" forum with a lot of info and advice on ebooks, everything from acquiring to editing to conversion. It is an excellent support site for both calibre and Sigil.
 
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