Prompt reply by Adobe staff. Apparantly there is a command, "Ctrl+Shift+D" which enables one to deauthorize a pc/laptop, leavit free to be authorized afresh with the donor's details. Does raise the question why such a command is not shown in the Library menu, and how many other commands may be lurking secretly.
Hmmm.... Lemme think......
A disclaimer: I'm an old fart who's been working with computers since the
stone age (1967). Some things change - some do not, regardless of the
technology. And my experience with ADE and ebook readers is limited to what
I've been doing since the beginning of this year. So, what I can tell you
is more theoretical than experience.... With that in mind:
Ebooks may simulate real books, but that doesn't mean you can do the same
things with them. Once you download a book to a particular device (PC, MAC
or ereader), the computer and the software register it according to the
'tags' created by the publisher. You can see those tags if you click on the
very tiny drop-down box in the upper left corner of the book's cover in
Library view. Click on 'Item Info'. You'll see the permissions the
publisher has set up, such as reading on devices, copying and printing. If
you can copy the book, then you could use PC or MAC tools to copy it to a
thumb drive, then take it to the other computer and download it into their
ADE library, making sure it goes in the same folder name on the other
computer. If the publisher doesn't allow copying, there are electronic
'tags' built into the file on your computer that will not let the book be
opened on any other computer. And that sounds like what's happening to
Short of buying their own copy, the only solution I can think of is sharing
the computer.... Sorry!
Tom Bell (Frustrated in AZ)
Thanks for taking the trouble to respond.
I did in fact get an answer from Adobe support that enabled me to achieve what I wanted. I have put the relevant facts on the forum. It's not perfect but enough to achieve what we need.
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