You have to dig a bit to find the All version page. Select your OS (but remember to say XP if you are using Vista - Reader 7.0 is not officially supported on Vista). and then select the version you want
I have just been sent a test-book by BooksonBoard. it is in Adobe ePub format, not ADE-pdf. It does have a front cover and illustrations inside. The problem I was having with a previous version was the lack of images. This different download seems to have solved one of my problems, plus the registered number of pages has dropped from 172 down to 73.
All I need now is for someone to convert all the other books to ePub. What chance???
I know this is not the answer to the problem, but it seems there IS a solution out there.....
This is the latest response from BooksonBoard. I suspect that this will be the 'common' response from most eBook outlets.
Covers displayed on our site arrive in the meta data feed. It is up to the publisher whether they attach these cover images to the eBook file itself. Most publishers do, but some do not. If you are experiencing an issue with images which should be included within the eBook file, it is likely that the publisher has not formatted these such that they are compatible with the firmware of the device.
As a bit of a workaround, if you just want to replace the image that ADE displays in the library view. The cached .png file is under your (My) Digital Editions folder in the Thumbnails folder usually in the form Book_Name_Here.png. Close ADE, download your preferred cover image from wherever you want - the bookseller, google, etc..., and save it as a .png file, replace the file in the Thumbnails folder, and then when you launch ADE you should see the new image in the library view.
Unfortunately this wont help you at all, if you want to see cover graphics in the reading view.
Using Windows Vista, I download PDF's to my computer from various library locations (for example, http://www.archive.org/download/devisesetembleme00lafeu/devisesetemble me00lafeu.pdf).
Then I open them with Acrobat 10.0.1, and they display just fine.
Then, using ADE 188.8.131.521, I use Add Item to Library to put them in the list of ebooks in my library -- and the images do not display at all when I open the book. In Item Info on ADE, I get "Document uses unsupported PDF feature."
I see reports of this problem (many quite furious) dating back for years. I am stymied. Is this a DRM issue -- I didn't formally "buy" or "borrow" the book? Is this a JPEG2000 issue? Is this because ADE knows that PDF's are not suitable for many small ereaders, so it doesn't even try to support them? Some discussions seem to say that I may have to uninstall my Adobe Reader 10 and downgrade (retrograde?) to an earlier Reader.
ADBE, please: (1) explain the current status of the issue and (2) fix it so that any PDF viewable in the latest Acrobat reader is also viewable in ADE.
I too am having problems with this, and it is now 2012. This issue has been going on for at least 5 years I see by all the messages. Is there any relief in sight here? I am using ADE 184.108.40.2061. I have nearly 800 "books" in my library. I have been downloading and creating my own documents for about a year now, and I didn't have this issue until just recently. Lately, more and more "books" have been unable to display in ADE, but yet are perfectly readable in Adobe Reader. You would think that they would both be able to read the same sort of documents. I would prefer to read them in ADE, as I can organize them in the library view.
Oh, and I realize this next problem is a known issue as well, but I wish you could fix ADE so it doesn't slow down so badly when you get a high number of documents. With nearly 800 documents my computer comes to a complete stand still at times. I have to use the task manager to "end program" and then restart it. Quite annoying.
Please Adobe, can you once and for all fix these problems.
Remember that the software - any software - has limitations. ADE's are
spelled out in the HELP section (F1 key from Library view). Not all
features of Adobe Reader are included. You should know this, and not
assume that ADE will do what you think it should do - whether the tech's
are working on an expanded version or not. Whining about an 'unresolved
issue' ignores your responsibility to make sure that the software you use
will work for the purposes you intend it to.
ADE was not designed to support the digital version of the New York Public
Library either. If you need more oomph in your ereader library support,
then you should check out software that's designed with enough robustness
to support libraries such as Overdrive and Bluefire Reader. They will
run on your equipment, and interface in much the same manner as ADE with
sources for ebooks....
You know what? You are right. I should have looked things over more before installing ADE. The reason I didn't, and that I installed ADE in the first place was that my local library recommended it for use with their digital library and provided it for download. And at the time, I wasn't very knowledgeable about ebooks and ebook readers. It worked fine for that, and to start with my own library wasn't that large. However, I do a lot of research into aviation and military history and my library has grown quite large due to that. I guess I am outgrowing it. Anyway, after seeing your message, I started looking closer at e-book reading software, and after checking out your suggestions, which are not suitable for my situation. I have decided to replace ADE with a program that at least for now looks to be more suitable than ADE. Calibre has more features and appears to be able to handle a larger library. We'll see how it works out after I transfer my library
over. There are a couple of things that I like better about ADE,(such as ADE's bookshelf view, and I don't particularly like Calibre's folder structure) but they are outweighed by the features that Calibre has. Thank you for making me look a little closer at the choices available to me.
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