Blender Help says I can download the Blender 2.78 Manual for offline use - how - where?
There is a link for the online documents here: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev . I'm not sure why it doesn't work, but there is a link to download a zip file, but the actually link tag isn't working in the wiki. For now, you can download directly, I guess: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/blender_manual.zip
make.bat file in the blender documentation subversion repository includes a "make epub" option that will use their tooling to build a local epub file locally. It's reasonably easy to do this same thing on Mac or Linux box if that's your platform.
A step-by-step of what I did was:
svn checkout https://svn.blender.org/svnroot/bf-manual/trunk/blender_docs
pip install -r requirements.txt
and I added this to the local
epub: .FORCE .SPHINXBUILD_EXISTS # './' (input), './epub/' (output) QUICKY_CHAPTERS=$(QUICKY_CHAPTERS) \ $(SPHINXBUILD) -b epub $(SPHINXOPTS) ./manual "$(BUILDDIR)/epub"
make epub generates an epub file into