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Why does ADE 1.8.3 let me download and view EPUB but not PDF or ACSM?

Aug 8, 2012 5:13 PM

I've got ADE 1.8.3 installed and authorised with my AdobeID on a 32-bit Win7 machine (on a corporate network).


I have also downloaded the three sample EPUB ebooks from ( without any issues.

However when I try to download the three sample PDF ebooks from that same link, I get the following error:




I also get the same error when trying to download ACSM or PDF ebooks from EBSCOHOST...

If I download EPUB sample ebooks from other sites they also open fine in ADE so it seems like a bug with specific file types.


Anyone else have this issue?


Look forward to hearing some suggesstions

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    Aug 31, 2012 10:05 AM   in reply to papatron

    ASCM's are not books, but a way to get books.  Obviously a server problem to wherever you licensed the book.  The ACSM is license info and points to the sites servers that run a copy Adobe Content server and request the actual book.


    I Just confirmed a book from my library which uses ACS, using ADE 1.8.3.

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