2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 13, 2013 11:39 PM by ebertx4

    Copy command is crashing


      I donwloaded a epub formatted book. I viewed it in Adobe Digital Editions version 2.0.67532.

      Highlighted some text and pressed ctrl-c to copy. ADE application crashed.

      I restarted it. Highlighted text. Right click and Select copy. ADE crashed.

      This bug is easily reproducible.


      Please let me know if there is a workaround for this issue.

        • 1. Re: Copy command is crashing
          sjpt Level 4

          This is clearly a bug; it shouldn't crash.

          Does ctrl-C for copying do exactly the same?


          Check the properties of the book.  It may be that copying is not allowed.

          (On ADE 1.7.2 properties can be accessed using ctrl-i; probablythe same ADE2.0 as well).

          In that case, there is no easy (or legal) workaround.

          You could use a screen scraper such as http://sourceforge.net/projects/capture2text/?source=dlp

          While not strictly legal most people would be accept that as reasonable for small a small amount of text.



          ADE1.7.2 gives a clear 'Permissions set by the publisher of this item restrict copying' message

          when attempting to copy from a copy protected book.


          When you look at the info you should see something like

          Permissions set by the publisher

          • Allow viewing: on any device
          • Allow copying: not allowed
          • Allow printing: not allowed
          • 2. Re: Copy command is crashing

            I had the same issue in Windows 7.  In my case, running Adobe Digital Editions as admin resolved the issue.