The original post was:
"I am trying to download an e-book from my local lending library, following
the instructions of my Kobo, so that I can transfer it to my Kobo
e-reader. My computer is trying to open the file as a PDF, which is not
the format of the e-book. Is there any way I can change this so that it
can be downloaded into Adobe Digital Editions and subsequently onto my Kobo
There are several things to discuss here. Let's start with the ebook from
the lending library. I assume that you were successful in downloading it
to your computer. What format did you download? It appears that it was
not a PDF. DE works with PDF's, but the downloads from libraries are
usually in EPUB format. During the download, you can specify which program
you want to use to process the file. Right click on the file name, and a
drop-down menu should appear with a choice to "Open With". If you click on
that choice, then you should see a list of programs that would open the
file. Digital Editions should be in the list, and you can click on it.
Pick 'SAVE' as the option, and the ebook should end up in the DE library.
It seems that Windows associates Adobe Reader with EPUB files every once in
a while, and this should fix that for you.
Next up - the Kobo Touch. It's a supported device, so the process for
interfacing it with Digital Editions is relatively straightforward. I
don't know from the message context whether you've ever done this before,
or whether the KOBO Touch is new to you. If it's new, you need to register
it with B&N, and you should use your Adobe ID to do that, to make it easier
for Digital Editions. Once registered, then you can hook it up to your
computer and make sure that Windows recognizes it and gives it a drive
letter. Then, you can start DE. The Touch should show up on the left hand
side of the Library view, as a 'bookshelf'. At that point, you can drag
and drop the titles from the library onto the Touch. When you're done,
close DE. Then watch the Touch screen to see when it completes updating
for the new content. When it's done, you can unattach it from your
computer, and start reading the ebooks.
Hope this helps!