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how do you open a book on your library shelf?

Aug 9, 2012 7:55 PM

Tags: #adobe_digital_editions

Adobe digital editions is unnecessarily difficult to use.  It doesn't have to look like a library it just has to work.  I cannot seem to open a book or change the list on the shelf.  I want to change the order of the list and cannot do that.  Listen guys just make it easier.  Highlight your choice, select it and voila open it...and start reading.    ?  I downloaded a book and can't open it ---then all the way on the right side of the page it says missing.  How is it missing? It is on my list.

someone please Help.

Thank you


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    Aug 10, 2012 6:32 AM   in reply to maraarto1

    Don't panic!  Things aren't that bad....


    We all expect programs to work in a certain way, based on what we think

    they should do and how they should do it.  BUT - we're users, not

    programmers, so what THEY think is what WE have to work with.  So, how hard

    a program is to use has a lot to do with the differences in viewpoint are

    between the programmers and you.  You can ease the pain by reading the HELP

    section in ADE (F1 key from Library view), which has explanations of how it



    You can change the display order in Library mode easily.  The upper right

    corner of the screen has a box that shows you how the library items are

    being displayed now.  Put your cursor on the small arrow next to it.  Click

    on that arrow, and a drop-down box will show you what your options are -

    all seven of them.


    If an ebook is 'missing', it could be that the download process did not

    finish correctly.  That could happen for a number of reasons beyond the

    control of ADE, including disconnection before the ebook was finalized, a

    'hiccup' during the download, an issue with the ebook's data and other not

    so common problems.  Try deleting the title from your Library and

    downloading the ebook again.  That's all I can suggest, because I haven't

    found a way to 'fix' that situation without doing another download.



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