djvu to PDF (or how to print using Macdjview ?)

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  1. TheBrazilianGuy macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2006
    Does someone know how to convert from djvu format to PDF ?

    Someone told me to convert to PDF using the Print option from
    Macdjview but this option is not active (or not available).


  2. mdriftmeyer macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2004
    Pacific Northwest
    Go to for the DJVUPlugin Universal in OS X.

    In Preferences set the menu to always be visible and then when you load a document, select the Print Icon and pick the desired printer you have configured. Once Print Panel is loaded, select SAVE AS->PDF.
  3. TheBrazilianGuy thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2006
  4. TheBrazilianGuy thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2006
    I have the universal version but there isn't any Preference option available.
    Page Setup is also inactive.

    Any ideas ?
  5. muhua33 macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2007
    at the bottom there are icons, click on the printer icon and then follow the directions as listed before

    hope that helps
  6. acadie macrumors newbie


    Jun 5, 2007
    bitmap pdf

    unfortunatly - it creates a bitmap pdf - the text is not editable any longer. A 1MB djvu file converts to a 60MB bitmap pdf... not very usable

    anybody know of another way to convert it without sacrificing the text?
  7. Avvarroch macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2007
    I'm still straggling to make this work and to no avail. Pressing the print button at the lower left corner gives just this. What am I doing wrong? Where is the option to print it as a pdf?

    Thanks in advance.

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  8. Am3822 macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2006
    Groningen, The Netherlands
    DJvu plugin host

    Slightly off topic -- has anyone encountered problems with DJVu plugin host version 6.0 (i.e., it won't open djvu files) following the 10.4.11 upgrade?
  9. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2003
    Cambridge, MA
    Okay so the program you want is djview. It works in leopard and it allows you to export djvu files to pdf: Does anyone know if djvu will ever be natively supported with quick look and preview? Part of me wants to convert my djvu files to pdf but it significantly increases the size (1.5mb to 9 mb)
  10. macrumorino macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2007
    Yep, thanks to the "upgrade" to Safari 3.0, my djvu files now show up as blanks.

    So to read them, one has to use one of the alternative djvu readers (you'll find them on

    Lizardtech has released some beta to deal with this problem, but I have not bothered to install it because, among other things, it lacks local file access.

    The puzzle--and it's really a hard puzzle--is why something that used to work more or less fine got broken this badly.

    So for the moment, I'm keeping Tiger at 1.4.10, and for this reason (and others as well) Leopard is not yet installed on my Apples.
  11. spokeinthewheel macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2010
    I know this is a whole 3 years late but I really struggled to convert djVu to PDF (WHAT an inconvenient software, god!) because of a lack of working information- and the LizardTech plug-in links on this forum had expired.

    The first thing to do would be download djview-4.5-universal (I'm not sure if this functions with other NEWER versions of djview) available here:

    Once using this version of djView everything is a lot simpler, including printing. To save to PDF simply select File/Export As.
  12. bourzoufd macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    Wow thank you spokeinthewheel !! i've been looking for this for days and days ! Even if it's 3 years late it's still helpful ;-)

  13. ciarabelle macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2009
    VA, USA
    Thanks SO much i was at a loss as to how to convert the djvu files i have - -and i couldn't even view them even after i installed the "official" plug-in.. :)

    the export in the open source app works awesome. :)

  14. zrbecker macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2009
  15. analytical44 macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2008
  16. pekingli macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2010
    What a pity lizardtech stopped supporting MAC OSX now. We can only try old version of viewer and work out any problem by ourselves, which is too hard.
    I have a djvu file than can only be viewed in MacDjViwe, which doesn't have
    print feature. While trying this djview 4.5, I get error message everytime I turn a page. Although the program still display all pages, printing generates error.
    Does anyone know other viewer so I can give my file another try?
  17. coccoinomane macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2010
    That's cool, thank you... but still no OCR support! Any text information contained in the DjVu file is lost after the conversion to PDF.

    Does anybody knows a workaround for this?


  18. telecomm macrumors 65816


    Nov 30, 2003
    Installing DjView works just fine (despite the files being last updated in 2009), but that site sucks.

    One day later...

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  19. brakertech macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    How to convert djvu to searchable pdf on a mac

    I created a howto article (with lots of screenshots) that details using DjVuLibre to export the djvu as a PDF and use the OCR function to make the PDF searchable.

    Here's the link:

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