How-to: Six Easy Steps to Creating a PDF for Off-line Studying of WGU E-texts using Ubuntu Linux

Introduction

I was recently presented with the challenge of figuring out how to convert content from an online text book that I use at Western Governors University (WGU) so that my sister could study when she didn't have access to Internet access in rural Indiana.

Below, you will see my process using Ubuntu Linux.

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To my wife and children:

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