A few more bits of information please. Adobe Digital What? Please let us know your OS as well.
It is Adobe Digital Editions and I have windows Vista. I want to use it to download ebooks.
Moving this discussion to the Adobe Digital Editions forum.
Wordgirl, I'm not sure what you mean by 'authorize Adobe Digital' Editions
to your computer. I read the thread, and have the information you've
provided, so let me start at one point, and maybe it will make sense.
Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is downloaded from Adobe.com and installed on
your computer. You start by going to Adobe.com, registering and getting an
Adobe ID and password. Then you download ADE and it will install. If you
haven't registered with Adobe, you can still download and install it, but
it won't be a registered copy, and you could get a message telling you that
you need to register with Adobe before it will work correctly.
Starting there, if your Windows Vista security is 'turned off', and so is
your firewall, you're exposed. You don't need to do that in order to
register and then install ADE. If you had Windows 7, there are some
settings that need to be tended to.
Did you register with Adobe and get an Adobe ID first?
I did get an ID when I downloaded ADE. I get the message when I try to open the ebook I downloaded. It takes me right to the instructions from ADE about how to use it and then it prompts me to authorize my computer. I put in my id, which works when I go to the website, but it stops and tells me I am not connected to the internet and to try again when I am. Of course I am connected the whole time.
Aha! More information!
One more question: did the ebook download without messages, and appear in
ADE's Library view?
Here's why I ask. There are certain parameters that a publisher or
distributor can set in the ebook's digital rights. If they did something
that requires a password for the ebook, you might get this kind of
message. Also, if the ebook is a loan from a library, then the library has
not set its parameters correctly.