ePUB Reader for Windows is an application developed by HAN Software, which allows users to view ePUB files on their PC. As a result, users can read e-books without needing to use a specialist e-book reading device. In addition, the software also allows users to convert ePUB files into the more PC-friendly PDF format.
The software available for download is a free demo version of ePUB Reader for Windows, allowing users to sample the application before they buy. The free trial lasts for seven days and all of the features available in the full paid edition of the software are available for the full duration of the trial period.
It is 100 percent safe to both download and install the software. The application has been independently verified to contain no viruses, spyware, malware or any other malicious security threats.
In order to install ePUB Reader for Windows, download the setup file to a familiar location on your computer, such as your desktop, and then run it. This will launch the installation wizard. From there, simply follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup process.
The ePUB file format is short for 'electronic publication' and is a standard e-book format, developed by the International Digital Publishing Forum. The format has the .epub file extension, is intended to be viewed on smart phones, tablets or dedicated e-book readers and is the most widely-supported independent e-book file format.
The ePUB Reader for Windows software provides support for ePUB texts written in a variety of different languages, including English, French, German, Chinese and Japanese.
Although the application is primarily designed to support the viewing of ePUB files, it is also able to convert files into the PDF file format, which is more widely used for viewing documents on a PC.
In order to convert an ePUB file to the PDF format, launch the application, click on the 'Open' option and select the file in question. Once the file has been opened and is displayed, click on the 'Convert' option and follow the on-screen instructions. A new PDF file will then be created, while the original ePUB file will remain in tact.
Since its initial launch, the software has had five major updates, as well as some more minor fixes. However, the software is now thoroughly tested and fully functional, so updates are expected to be less frequent in the future.
Occasionally, users may experience an issue with the display of certain symbols and special characters. The best way to fix this is to launch Internet Explorer, open up any website, right-click, go to 'Encode' and select 'Unicode (UTF-8)'. After closing Internet Explorer and re-launching the ePUB Reader, the issue should be resolved.