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You can create a special ebook based on your favourite Wikipedia articles

Should you have a long journey ahead and need to pass the time.

Image: Wikipedia

WIKIPEDIA CAN BE a great way to waste time and learn something new but like all things, it takes a long time to properly read through articles

Say you want to save an article on Mario, but you don’t have the time and you don’t want to use up mobile data to read it on the way home. Sure you can save articles offline through the Wikipedia app, but there’s another way that could be handier.

Why would you convert these pages into a PDF? If you have a Kindle or ereader, it’s easier on your other devices to read it on a low-powered device, meaning it will last longer and you can pass the time without having to worry about this.

So how do you do this? When you’re on the article you want to read later, look at the side menu and scroll down to Print/Export.

Export as PDF Source: Wikipedia

You will see the option to ‘Download as PDF’. Select that, wait for it to convert and download it. Now you can save it on your PC, tablet or Kindle and read it later.

Mario PDF An example of a PDF generated from Wikipedia. Source: Wikipedia

If there are a couple of articles that you want to read, you can take it a step further and turn it into an eBook. Just above the ‘Download as PDF’ option is ‘Create a book’. Click on it, and select Start Book Creator.

Now when you visit a page, you will see a toolbar at the very top of the page allowing you to save them for further use.

Book Creator toolbar Source: Wikipedia

When you’re finished, click on show book and you will be able to convert it into a PDF or plain text document. Now you have your own custom book that you can refer to any time you wish.

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Quinton O'Reilly

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