2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 10, 2012 9:46 AM by maraarto1 RSS

    how do you open a book on your library shelf?

    maraarto1 Community Member

      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

      Maraarto1

        • 1. Re: how do you open a book on your library shelf?
          Frustrated in AZ Community Member

          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

          works.

           

          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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          • 2. Re: how do you open a book on your library shelf?
            maraarto1 Community Member

            I tried that but only had 3 choices.....open, delete and sometig else I can't see right now.  anyway...programmers should lie writers consider wh0 they are writing for.  Some of us, (and who are people who read most?Oldsters, invalids, those who are not physically active) are stay at home and older and not so computer savvy.  If your program is too convoluted for lots of people , your product will not get used and your company will not make any money. Your product will fall by the waside infavor of more easily used programs.

            I will work it out because I am not the type to give up.  But I will not enjoy it.  Thanks for your help.

             

             

             

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            Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 07:32:40 -0600

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            Don't panic!  Things aren't that bad.... We all expect programs to work in a certain way, based on what we thinkthey should do and how they should do it.  BUT - we're users, notprogrammers, so what THEY think is what WE have to work with.  So, how harda program is to use has a lot to do with the differences in viewpoint arebetween the programmers and you.  You can ease the pain by reading the HELPsection in ADE (F1 key from Library view), which has explanations of how itworks. You can change the display order in Library mode easily.  The upper rightcorner of the screen has a box that shows you how the library items arebeing displayed now.  Put your cursor on the small arrow next to it.  Clickon 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 notfinish correctly.  That could happen for a number of reasons beyond thecontrol of ADE, including disconnection before the ebook was finalized, a'hiccup' during the download, an issue with the ebook's data and other notso common problems.  Try deleting the title from your Library anddownloading the ebook again.  That's all I can suggest, because I haven'tfound a way to 'fix' that situation without doing another download. ============

             

             

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