Did you ever wanted to read your blog as a book offline. Yes. It is possible. You can download your entire blog on your computer and read articles accordingly. What if you wanted to transform your blog into a book, or more simply a Word document that you could edit before shipping off to printer. You can do this by opening each single post, copy, paste and finally print it. But, if you have a 10 year aged blog with 1000 of posts on it. In such situation, you’ll not want copy paste for 1000 posts. So, here is simple and detailed method to do the same thing easily.
I’ve written this article to help bloggers who are running their blog on Blogger dashboard. If you wish to export your blog from WordPress platform and convert it into an e-book then you might like to read Convert WordPress blog into a Book.
Just follow the below given steps and you’re good to go.
Get your blog exported from Blogger
You can go to Google Export Download Data page to download your blog to your computer. You can read FAQs before migrating your Google Data from their database to get clearer understandings of some issues.
1. Go to Google Data Download page. Here, you need to choose what product’s data you want to export and download. Mark all other product not to be included except blogs. Here, you will find all your blogs which you run assuming you’ve not deleted them. Expend the blog column and choose what blogs you want to export. Click next.
2. On the next page, you are given list of products you chosen to download. You can specify the type of file to be download out of .zip, .tgz and .tbz. You can also choose whether you want to download it to your computer or want to upload it to cloud storage account. You can download .zip file to fit this tutorial.
3. Sign in with your email account and download the archive to your local computer.
4. You will receive .zip file using export. Extract it with any .zip extractor. Extracted file will contain a YourBlog.atom file inside it.
Rename the file
Open the extracted file and copy the YourBlog.atom file to a new folder say MyBlogBook. Rename YourBlog.atom file to YourBlog.xml file format.
Download the style sheet and xsl template
Download style sheet from here and xsl template from here in order to transform your blog to a book. Download both file to folder MyBlogBook. Note that downloader files should be in the same directory where YourBlog.xml is located.
Change the location of stylesheet of YouBlog.xml file
By default, whenever you’ll open the file, it’ll download the style sheet from Blogger official website. So, we need to open the YourBlog.xml file with notepad, search for
<?xml-stylesheet href=”http://www.blogger.com/styles/atom.css” type=”text/css”?>
and replace the entire line with
<?xml-stylesheet href=”transform.xsl” type=”text/xsl”?>.
Opening .xml file with Safari or Internet Explorer browser
Open the YourBlog.xml file with these two browsers only Apple Safari or Internet Explorer. Though, Internet Explorer itself is a XML editor software. Other Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox may not display this well as these browser add their own styles to file. Read article in reverse order i.e. from older first to newer last.
Select all and paste it into MS Word
Now, the time comes when we can actually edit and print our blog on sheet. Just copy all articles from the Internet Explorer and paste it into the Word document. You’ll have to wait for a moment depending on the size of your blog.
Edit, save and print your blog
Once you copy and paste contents of your blog from internet explorer to word. You’ll be able to edit, save and print your copy of blog on sheets. Do whatever you want form resizing images to reformatting entire documents the way you want. Your blog in now in your hands. Done!!!
You can also download your other data from Google. Have patience when pasting contents from Browser to Word documents as it may take some time copying images from the web. This was the easy way to download your blog to your pc. Hope it helped you! If you still have doubt then ask me in comments below. Thanks for the read!