Read the Docs supports building multiple formats for Sphinx-based projects:
This means that every commit that you push will automatically update your PDFs as well as your HTML.
This is enabled by the formats key in our config file. A simple example is here:
# Build PDF & ePub formats: - epub - pdf
If you want to see an example, you can download the Read the Docs documentation in the following formats:
This functionality is great for anyone who needs documentation when they aren’t connected to the internet. Users who are about to get on a plane can grab a PDF and have the entire doc set ready for their trip.
The other value is having the entire docset in a single file. You can send a user an email with a single PDF or ePub and they’ll have all the docs in one place.