3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 6, 2012 11:50 AM by Frustrated in AZ

    Kobo e-reader

    mpal25

      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 Touch

        • 1. Re: Kobo e-reader
          Claudio González Most Valuable Participant

          I would try asking in the Digital Editions foru,

           

          http://forums.adobe.com/community/adobe_digital_editions

          • 3. Re: Kobo e-reader
            Frustrated in AZ Level 4

            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

            Touch"

             

            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!

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