I have searched the forums and not found this question answered.
When I purchase an e-book (on Google Play), I can usually download either epub or pdf versions. PDF books are not searchable in Adobe Digital Editions. The same book is searchable when I download the epub version, and if I add another pdf to my ADE library, it is searchable. It's just the books purchased on Google Play.
The problem is, I just bought a book that I need for my research and it is only available in PDF--no epub. The book is searchable in Google Play. But I will need to read it at times when I do not have wifi access (plus, having books all over the place wreaks havoc with my note-taking workflow).
Is this a known problem? How could a pdf not be fully featured in an *Adobe* product?
Solutions, workarounds, or sympathetic consolation welcome (in that order).
Using ADE 4.5.1 on a 2015 Airbook running Yosemite (10.10.5).
The problem ist the format of the eBooks some ebook so can not searchable. To check if not digital edition the problem you can check if works when you used a file of this: Sample eBook Library | Adobe Digital Editions