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Help using Adobe Digital Editions

Adobe Digital Editions is a free, third-party program that makes it easy to download protected ebooks on your computer or laptop.

Overview

ADE supports seamless fulfillment of ebooks across devices.

Just install the Adobe Digital Editions app on your Devices, then authorize it with your Adobe ID. Your downloaded ebooks will automatically sync to your mobile device.

Features

  • Multi-platform (PC, Mac, iOS, Android)
  • Full text search
  • Supports screen readers for ADA
  • Bookmark pages
  • Seamless sync of ebooks across devices: When you download an ebook on you computer, the ebook will be automatically downloaded to your other devices (activated using the same AdobeID).

How to install & configure ADE
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Transfer ebooks to ereaders using wired USB
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Requirements

  • Get Adobe Digital Editions for PC/Mac (link on the right).
  • Get an Adobe ID (link on the right).
  • Authorize Adobe Digital Editions with your Adobe ID.

Transcript:

An epub ebook has already been downloaded to the desktop.

  1. Double-click the ebook to open it in Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Click Library.
  3. Plug in your Nook.
  4. Unlock it, and make sure the message appears.
  5. Nook will appear in the device list.
  6. Drag and drop the ebook onto "Nook".
  7. Eject the Nook.
  8. Your ebook is ready for use.

 

Help

Adobe.com has full documentation.

Create an Adobe ID

If you've never used Adobe software, you will need to create an Adobe ID.

Install ADE

 

ADE isn't opening ebooks

Sometimes a "file association" error occurs on your computer, which prevents Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) from opening downloaded eBooks.

Follow the steps below to make sure that your computer opens ACSM files (which are used to download eBooks) in Adobe Digital Editions.

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  1. Windows 7 / Vista: Click Start, and type "Default Programs" into the search box and press Enter.
    Windows 8: Use the Search charm to search for "Default Programs."
    Windows 10: In the search bar at the bottom of the screen, type "Default programs" and select the result.
  2. Click Associate a file type or protocol with a program.
  3. Scroll down, and select the ACSM file type.
    Set associations window.
  4. The extension should be set to "Adobe Digital Editions [version number]" (under "Current Default"). If this is not the case, click Change program...
  5. Windows 7 / Vista: Select Adobe Digital Editions from the "Recommended Programs" list, or click the Browse button and select DigitalEditions from one of the locations listed at the end of this step.
    Windows 8: Select Adobe Digital Editions from the list, or select More options, scroll to the bottom of the pop-up window, and select Look for another app on this PC. Then, select DigitalEditions from one of the locations listed at the end of this step.
    Windows 10: Select Adobe Digital Editions from the list, or select More apps, scroll to the bottom of the pop-up window, and select Look for another app on this PC. Then select DigitalEditions from one of the locations below.
    Locations:
    • 64-bit systems: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions
    • 32-bit systems: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions
    Note: You can find your system type by searching for System on your computer. Select the option under "Control Panel".
  6. Click the OK button to save the changes.
  1. Find the ACSM file on your computer (by default, it will go in your Downloads folder), and control-click on it.
  2. Click Get Info.
    A file information window opens.
  3. Expand the Opens with section.
  4. Click the drop-down menu, and select Adobe Digital Editions.
  5. Click Continue and close the info window.

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