Wish You Could Read Wikipedia Articles Offline? You Can!

Posted by BNMC Engineering on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 @ 11:00 AM


How many of us, when we hear something on the radio or see something on TV that we don’t know much about, Google it and read the Wikipedia entry on that subject? We admit—we do it all the time. Recent Wikipedia entries consumed include, “Nicki Minaj,” “Jehovah’s Witnesses,” and “Cat Behavior.” Oh, like yours are any less random…

If you enjoy reading Wikipedia (and really, who doesn’t, even if you know it might not be 100% accurate), there’s a way you can save the articles and read them later on your phone, tablet or other e-reader (with the exception of the Kindle). You simply have to export the articles as ePUB files. Here are the abbreviated instructions. For the full instructions, go to this article on Digital Inspiration.

  • Go to the Wikipedia page you want to read later and select Book Creator from the sidebar menu.
  • Click “Add this page to your book” to add that article to your newly-created eBook.
  • Continue to another Wikipedia page you’d like to read later and repeat step two.
  • Once you’re done selecting all the pages you’d like to read, click the Show Book link, title the book and download it in the ePUB format.

This only works if you plan to read the articles on a device. If you’d rather print them out, use the PDF creator. 

Tags: Wikipedia, Wikipedia Tricks, Wikipedia Articles on E-Readers