2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 18, 2012 1:58 PM by Frustrated in AZ

    Taking books from the library

    Kobomini123

      I am succsessful in getting books from the library for my Kobo Mini, but even with the Adobe Digital Editions, the file tries to open up to Adobe Reader X, and says its not compatible. I cant put any library books on my Kobo, and it wont let me use Adobe Digital Editions, even know I am using and Epub file. Help?

        • 1. Re: Taking books from the library
          sjpt Level 4

          There are various things that may be going wrong.

          You may need to post some more details, but here are some possibilities.

           

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          When you say even with the Adobe Digital Editions, the file tries to open up to Adobe Reader X do you mean

          1. With Digital Editions installed, clicking on a .acsm or a .epub file opens ir in Adobe Reader
          2. OR, Once the book is loaded into Digital Editions and you click on it within Digital Editions, it opens in Reader X.

           

          If you mean (1), then you need to make sure Windows or whatever OS you are using) opens .acsm or .epub files in Digital Editions,

          probably by right clicking on a file and using the 'open with' dialog.

          If you mean (2), I am afraid I'm not sure.

           

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          Have you registered the Kobo with your AdobeID?

          When you start Digital Editions with the Kobo plugged in, it should ask you to register.

          If it doesn't there could be a couple of issues.  Sometimes, readers seem to get half registered, or maybe it is registered to a different AdobeID. 

          CTRL+SHIFT+D to Digital Editions with the device plugged in should unregister it and resolve either of those.

          Restart Digital Editions and it will ask you to register.

           

          There seems to be a more complicated method needed sometimes where you have to delete some files on the device.

          If the above doesn't work, post again and I'll look up the details. (I think it was the 'Digital Editions' folder.)

           

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          Are you using Adobe Digital Editions 2.0, or an earlier version? 

          There appear to be quite a few bugs in 2.0. 

          I had a similar issue where I could not transfer library ebooks to a Sony PRS-350,

          and others have reported similar issues with Nook readers.

          (detilas in thread http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1111732?tstart=0 )

          I haven't noticed similar reports for the Nook, however, so this may well not help you.

           

          One librarian (mattrweaver1), did get ADE 2.0 to play properly in the end, see that thread; I never did.

          Uninstalling ADE 2.0 and installing 1.7.2 worked for me.

           

          Version 1.7.2 is a little difficult to find,

          I found it for PC at http://www.tucows.com/preview/853736/Adobe-Digital-Edition-For-EBooks

          I'm not sure where there is a Mac version.

          • 2. Re: Taking books from the library
            Frustrated in AZ Level 4

            Files are associated with programs by the operating system.  .epub files

            should not be associated with Reader.  You can change that....

             

            Use Windows Explorer (NOT Internet Explorer) to look at the Digital

            Editions library.  Find the particular ebook that's giving you an issue,

            and put your cursor on it, then right-click.  A drop-down menu should

            appear.  One of the choices in that meu should be 'Open With'.  Click on

            that choice, and another drop-down menu should appear.  Click on Adobe

            Digital Editions, and the ebook should open in ADE.  You might see a

            message asking if you want ADE to open that particular type of file

            always.  If it comes up, click Yes, and you're set.

             

            Hope this helps!

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