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Adobe Digital Editions

What is an Adobe® EPUB eBook?

An Adobe EPUB eBook is a digital version of a printed book that has been optimized for on-screen reading. The text in an EPUB eBook is reflowable, which means that you can change the font, resize the text, or alter the size of your display, and the text will rewrap itself to fit the available viewing area. Adobe EPUB eBooks also support embedded content, allowing, for instance, a Flash video to be embedded within an eBook. In order to use the DRM-protected Adobe eBooks available at this site Adobe Digital Editions must be installed and activated.

How is an Adobe EPUB eBook different from a PDF file?

Adobe EPUB eBooks offer reflowable text, which means that you can change the font, resize the text, or alter the size of your display and the text of the Adobe EPUB eBook 'reflows' to fill the available view area. This makes Adobe EPUB eBooks the optimal choice for reading eBooks on small screens. While some PDFs are reflowable on some devices (such as the Sony Reader), one of the main strengths of the PDF format is its ability to preserve the layout of complex documents.

What is Adobe® Digital Editions?

Adobe Digital Editions is a free eBook reader application used to read DRM-protected Adobe eBooks. Adobe Digital Editions must be installed and activated in order to use the DRM-protected Adobe eBooks available at most ebook sites.

How do I download Adobe Digital Editions?

Go to the download pages and follow the link for downloading ADE.

Does Adobe Digital Editions run on Windows and Mac?

Adobe Digital Editions runs on many Windows® and Macintosh™ computers. 

Does Adobe Digital Editions require additional software?

To use Adobe Digital Editions, Adobe Flash Player must be installed. The required version of Adobe Flash Player varies depending on operating system…

  • Windows Vista (or newer) requires Adobe Flash Player v9.0.28 (or newer).
  • Windows XP and Windows 2000 require Adobe Flash Player v7.0 (or newer).
  • Mac OS® X requires Adobe Flash Player 8 (or newer).

Additionally, JavaScript must be enabled in your browser to install Adobe Digital Editions…

How do I download Adobe Flash® Player?

I already have Adobe Reader installed. Should I uninstall it?

No, you do not need to uninstall Adobe Reader, but you must have Adobe Digital Editions installed. 

What is 'activation'?

Activation of Adobe Digital Editions allows you to read DRM-protected Adobe eBooks. The first time that you open Adobe Digital Editions, you must activate the program. Adobe Digital Editions can be activated anonymously, or by using an Adobe ID.

Should I activate Adobe Digital Editions anonymously or with an Adobe ID?

Activating Adobe Digital Editions using an Adobe ID allows you to do more with Adobe eBooks, such as downloading them on multiple computers and transferring them to supported portable devices. However, this is a matter of personal preference. Before deciding, please consider the following…

If you use anonymous activation, note these limitations…

  • You will only be able to read a downloaded Adobe eBook on a single computer.
  • You will not be able to download an Adobe eBook on more than one computer. After the initial download of an Adobe eBook, subsequent downloads of that title can only be completed on the same computer.
  • You will not be able to transfer Adobe eBooks to supported eBook devices.
  • You can decide to activate using an Adobe ID at any time. However, if you activate Adobe Digital Editions with an Adobe ID which has already been used to activate Adobe Digital Editions on another computer, the Adobe eBooks you originally downloaded when using anonymous activation will no longer work.

If you use an Adobe ID…

  • You will be able to download an Adobe eBook on computers that have been activated with the same Adobe ID (up to 6 computers/devices can be activated using the same Adobe ID).
  • After the initial download of an Adobe eBook, subsequent downloads of that title can be completed on computers activated with the same Adobe ID.
  • You will be able to transfer Adobe eBooks to a Sony Reader that has been activated with the same Adobe ID.

How do I activate Adobe Digital Editions anonymously?

If you prefer to activate Adobe Digital Editions anonymously…

  1. Select 'Continue'.

If you choose not to activate Adobe Digital Editions using an Adobe ID at this time, you may do so later.

How do I activate Adobe Digital Editions using an Adobe ID?

To activate Adobe Digital Editions using an Adobe ID…

How do I activate a supported eBook device using an Adobe ID?

To activate an eBook device using an Adobe ID…

Note that both Adobe Digital Editions and the eBook device must be activated with the same Adobe ID to transfer DRM-protected Adobe eBooks to the device.

Can I transfer Adobe eBooks to an Amazon® Kindle?

No. The Amazon Kindle does not currently support eBooks protected with Adobe DRM.

Can I transfer Adobe eBooks to a Barnes & Noble nook™?

Yes. To transfer Adobe eBooks to a Barnes & Noble nook, Adobe Digital Editions and the nook must be activated using the same Adobe ID.

Note that the display of Adobe eBooks on the Barnes & Noble nook may vary, depending on the nature of the content.

Can I transfer Adobe eBooks to a Sony® Reader?

Adobe eBooks can be transferred to supported Sony Readers with v1.1 firmware installed. To transfer Adobe eBooks to the Sony Reader, Adobe Digital Editions and the Sony Reader must be activated using the same Adobe ID. Also, you must have the Sony eBook Library software installed on your computer. 

Note that the display of Adobe eBooks on the Sony Reader may vary, depending on the nature of the content.

Can I transfer Adobe eBooks to Palm® and Pocket PC devices?

No. Adobe eBooks cannot be transferred to Palm and Pocket PC devices using Adobe Digital Editions.

Can I transfer Adobe eBooks to a iRiver Story?

Yes you can transfer documents to the iRiver story, please read here for detailed information http://www.iriver.com.au/iriver/index.cfm?pageID=2&sID=37&prodID=38&#

Can I transfer Adobe eBooks to other computers?

If you have activated Adobe Digital Editions anonymously, you are only able to read a downloaded Adobe eBook on a single computer.

If you have activated Adobe Digital Editions using an Adobe ID, you are able to transfer an Adobe eBook title to computers and devices that have been activated with the same Adobe ID.

How do I transfer Adobe eBooks to supported eBook devices?

To transfer Adobe eBooks using Adobe Digital Edition to your ebook reader, please connect the Ebook reader to your PC, optionally click "connect to computer" in case required. Once connected you will see an icon on the left side representing the reader. Simply drag books onto the ereader symbol to transfer books. 

Note that to transfer Adobe eBooks to a supported eBook device, Adobe Digital Editions and the eBook device must be activated using the same Adobe ID.

The display of Adobe eBooks on eBook devices may vary, depending on the nature of the content.



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