5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 8, 2014 8:07 AM by sjpt RSS



      I have Adobe Digital Editions for an epub reader.  I need to be able to highlight text and add marginal notes.  How can I do this?


      Message was edited by: craigheadservices

        • 1. Re: Epub
          sjpt Community Member

          If you select text in ADE and right click you can choose 'highlight' or 'add note to text'

          It will appear in the left pane under 'Bookmarks'; the left pane can be toggled on/off using ctrl-T while in reading mode (cmd-T on Mac)


          If you want to do it on an ereader device, it depends on the device.

          I think the notes are transferred with the book to a device, but not sure.

          • 2. Re: Epub
            craigheadservices Community Member

            My version of ADE does not allow me to do this to an epub file.  When I right click it just brings up settings for a web cam.  Weird.  Do I need a different version of ADE?

            • 3. Re: Epub
              sjpt Community Member

              Looks like you have the older, more reliable v1.7.2.  I suggest you stay with it.

              (V2.0 came out over two years ago, and V2.0.1 is the current version, but both are riddled with bugs)


              in v1.7.2, swipe an area of text and use ctrl-B to add a marginal note, or just leave the note itself blank to get a highlight.

              Or swipe text and use the 'Create Bookmark' icon with the red strip down in (near top right).

              • 4. Re: Epub
                craigheadservices Community Member

                Still doesn't work.  Thanks for trying.

                • 5. Re: Epub
                  sjpt Community Member

                  Odd.  It will be cmd-B on a Mac, apart from that I don't see why it wouldn't work.

                  Can you confirm under 'Library/About Digital Editions' or 'Reading/About Digital Editions' which version of ADE you have?