Is there any way to be able to convert acsm files to some format from which we can read these ebooks by sending them to our pdas with Adobe Reader for Palm OS? I loved checking out Adobe ebooks from my local library and reading them on my pda, and rarely had any problems...until the end of March, when Adobe changed everything. I don't like to read books on my computer. Has Adobe made any provisions for those of us who specifically bought Adobe ebooks to read on our pdas, but now find we cannot because of the new file format?
thanks so much!
p.s. I have no problems opening the books with Digital Editions (but I don't want to read them on my computer). Why did Adobe (also) change the format so that the ebooks will no longer even open with Adobe Acrobat 8 professional?
I have a Mac and due to digital edition my e-books will not open in anything else, however if you go to Mac system preference (Apple Menu), then to 'Speech' then press 'text to speech' button tick the following box ' Speak selected text when key is pressed' then choose your activation key(s) example cmd (apple command)+A
once you open Adobe digital editions just highlight what you want read aloud, then press your activation key(s), and then the Mac will read it to you!
Hope this helps.
Here is a 'backdoor' technique to have Digital Edition 'Read Out Loud'
-Take a screen capture (or screen shot) of the page in Digital Edition.
-Open the screen capture in a program that does OCR (I use Acrobat Pro)
-OCR finds the outline of text and allows you to highlight that text.
-Play highlighted text through a 'text to speech' program.
-Repeat, per page
It may sound like a pain, but I do this technique on my Mac, in a matter of seconds.
Sadly, you can't just do the 'play selected text' option on the Mac.
This is because the Mac processes the "speech" command as "copying/pasting," which is disabled on many ebooks.
I have an annoying case of dyslexia so this 'backdoor' approach is kind of my only option.
I guess you're not having Digital Edition do anything but present the text so you can take a screen capture of it... but whatever.
Hope this helps.
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