How to print an entire CHM File?

Have you ever tried printing an entire CHM file from Windows? Chances are the file won’t print properly. This is a known bug, and there’s a workaround to printing an entire CHM file easily.

How to print the whole of a CHM file?

Here are the steps you need to take if you want a full CHM file to be printed:

  • First, open the CHM file. It should open up in the default CHM Viewer
  • Click on the topic you want to print
  • Click the ‘Print’ button in the CHM Viewer Toolbar
  • You’ll be asked if you want the particular selection alone, or also all the topics under the heading. Make a selection and click ‘OK’
  • In the Window that appears, DO NOT click the ‘Print’ button
  • Instead, navigate to C:\Documents And Settings\[Your User Name]\Local Settings\Temp\
  • Now, you should see a .HTM file with a name like ~hh3256.htm
  • Double-Click on the file and wait for it to open in a browser like Internet Explorer
  • The file should contain the parts of the CHM file that you wanted to print
  • Go to File >> Print and get the file printed!

So, that is how you print multiple pages/topics from a CHM file.

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Shankar Ganesh

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