4 Replies Latest reply on May 14, 2015 9:09 AM by Pafnooty

    Can't search a digital editions textbook - please help!

    Pafnooty

      I purchased a digital edition of a textbook (if it matters, it's An Introduction to Modern Cosmology by Andrew Little, published by Wiley) and it opens perfectly well in the Adobe Digital Editions software (I'm on a PC running Windows 8.1) and although I can type a search term in the search field, nothing happens. 

       

      Any suggestions?  The reason I bought a digital edition was to be able to search, so this has been a problem.

       

      Thanks!

       

      Ed

        • 1. Re: Can't search a digital editions textbook - please help!
          shreya Adobe Employee

          ok,please check below things:


          Please check the following:

          1. Open the file in Adobe Digital Editions.

          2. Go to File -> Item Info

           

          Check the file extension under location ,whether its pdf or epub.

           

          Are you trying to search using search list like:

           

           

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          or Search box like:

           

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          Thanks !!

          • 2. Re: Can't search a digital editions textbook - please help!
            Pafnooty Level 1

            I'm trying to search from the square box on the right.  The search on the left just searches the text doesn't do anything.  It's a pdf file ... that's what I got when I downloaded the book.  However, I can't open it in Acrobat XI Pro; it only opens in Adobe Digital Editions which I installed as instructed.

             

            Thanks!

             

            Ed

            • 3. Re: Can't search a digital editions textbook - please help!
              Pafnooty Level 1

              Mis-typed: The "spyglass" search on the left (the sidebar that shows the bookmarks) doesn't respond at all. 

              • 4. Re: Can't search a digital editions textbook - please help!
                Pafnooty Level 1

                A little history and more information...

                 

                I was in a hurry (big paper due) when I bought it so I didn't pay a lot of attention to where I got it from.  I just dug around and saw that I got it through Google Books. Search from Google Books in a browser works ok, but the text was breaking up and unreadable when I tried to make it larger (text was pretty small); there was an option to download a pdf, which I did. It downloaded with a filetype acsm, and then when I opened that in Adobe Digital Editions, it downloaded a pdf.  I just did another download, with the same results, but search still doesn't work


                The text is easy to size and read in Adobe Digital Editions so I've been using that, but then I found that the search didn't work.

                 

                Thanks!

                 

                Ed