9 Replies Latest reply on Aug 6, 2011 8:58 AM by Kraut&Rüben

    Highlighting and underlining text in a purchased textbook using Adobe DE

    kztec2010

      This is the same issue that I have with the Adobe Reader. I am not certain if it is a permissions issue, in some cases in might be, or Adobe just wants you to upgrade to another edition of their software to underline or highlight .pdf files. In this case I purchased and downloaded a textbook from Cisco and then had to download and install Adobe DE to view the file. This has been an unanswered question for a long time.  So what is the process or procedure to I have to follow to be able to highlight this book. I like digital books because I can store and view them on my laptop, but when I am studying I like to underline etc.

      Thanks, kztec2000

        • 1. Re: Highlighting and underlining text in a purchased textbook using Adobe DE
          Frustrated in AZ Level 4

          ADE has Reader components built into it.  Check the FAQ's on the Help page

          for more information.  It might be a 'level' compatibility problem.

           

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          • 2. Re: Highlighting and underlining text in a purchased textbook using Adobe DE
            Kraut&Rüben

            Yes, this is very frustrating. I'm used to Adobe Acrobat Pro and hoped for the same features in Acrobat DE. As it states on theAcrobate DE website:

            Powerful markup features

            Add bookmarks to PDF or EPUB documents so that you can quickly  navigate around a document. You can also highlight text and add comments  for future reference within your digital publications.

             

            The "find" option is not working either. As previous frustrated customers and users mentioned - this is not a copyright issue! Adobe, please fix it, you do such great work otherwise.

             

            Best,
            *****&Rüben

            • 3. Re: Highlighting and underlining text in a purchased textbook using Adobe DE
              Frustrated in AZ Level 4

              If you read the FAQ's for ADE, you'll see that the current edition

              incorporates features in Reader 5, but not higher.....  I agree that they

              should incorporate a much more current version.

               

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              2011/8/5 *****&Rüben <forums@adobe.com>

               

              >

              Yes, this is very frustrating. I'm used to Adobe Acrobat Pro and hoped for

              the same features in Acrobat DE. As it states on theAcrobate DE website:

              h4. Powerful markup features

              Add bookmarks to PDF or EPUB documents so that you can quickly  navigate

              around a document. You can also highlight text and add comments  for future

              reference within your digital publications.

              >

              The "find" option is not working either. As previous frustrated customers

              and users mentioned - this is not a copyright issue! Adobe, please fix it,

              you do such great work otherwise.

              >

              Best,

              *****&Rüben

              >

              • 4. Re: Highlighting and underlining text in a purchased textbook using Adobe DE
                Kraut&Rüben Level 1

                We have reader 10.1 now - so the statement on the website is kind of

                misleading. Or how should I see that?

                • 5. Re: Highlighting and underlining text in a purchased textbook using Adobe DE
                  Frustrated in AZ Level 4

                  No, the statement isn't misleading.  It's telling you that the Reader

                  functions that ADE supports are those incorporated in Reader through its

                  version 5.  IOW, when they created the software, they built in those

                  functions - and haven't incorporated more recent functions in their

                  upgrades.  To put it a different way, Adobe has Reader 10.1 in the

                  marketplace, but it's not built into ADE.

                   

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                  2011/8/5 *****&Rüben <forums@adobe.com>

                   

                  >

                  We have reader 10.1 now - so the statement on the website is kind of

                  misleading. Or how should I see that?

                  >

                  • 6. Re: Highlighting and underlining text in a purchased textbook using Adobe DE
                    Kraut&Rüben Level 1

                    Sorry to hear that. But thanks for the information. There is nothing to do

                    I guess, then to buy the book again, as an old fashioned hard copy. Or do

                    you have other suggestions?

                     

                    Thanks!

                    • 7. Re: Highlighting and underlining text in a purchased textbook using Adobe DE
                      Frustrated in AZ Level 4

                      Wish I had more experience in that area, but I just read for pleasure.

                       

                      There is other software that will manage ebooks, and perhaps one of your

                      fellow students can suggest a package that has those features in it.  BUT -

                      and it's a pretty sizeable 'but' - the publisher of the ebook assigns

                      digital rights to it, which can limit what you can do, such as copying,

                      printing or even loading the ebook onto an ereader.  You can check those

                      rights if you have the ebook loaded to ADE by placing your cursor on the

                      name of the ebook.  A small arrow will appear next to the name.  Place your

                      cursor on that arrow and a drop-down menu will appear.  Choose 'Item Info'

                      and click on it.  A popup will show you what digital rights are assigned to

                      the ebook.

                       

                      The industry has been at this electronic media thing for more than a dozen

                      years now, but it's still somewhat primitive - no matter whose software you

                      use.

                       

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                      2011/8/5 *****&Rüben <forums@adobe.com>

                       

                      >

                      Sorry to hear that. But thanks for the information. There is nothing to do

                      I guess, then to buy the book again, as an old fashioned hard copy. Or do

                      you have other suggestions?

                      >

                      Thanks!

                      >

                      • 8. Re: Highlighting and underlining text in a purchased textbook using Adobe DE
                        kztec2010 Level 1

                        Thank you everyone for your support. Have a great weekend!!!

                         

                         

                        Thank You

                        Kevin Zaharas

                        Information Technology Consultant

                         

                         

                        From: Frustrated in AZ <forums@adobe.com>

                        To: kevin zaharas <kztec2000@yahoo.com>

                        Sent: Saturday, August 6, 2011 7:13 AM

                        Subject: Highlighting and underlining text in a purchased textbook using Adobe DE

                         

                        Wish I had more experience in that area, but I just read for pleasure.

                         

                        There is other software that will manage ebooks, and perhaps one of your

                        fellow students can suggest a package that has those features in it.  BUT -

                        and it's a pretty sizeable 'but' - the publisher of the ebook assigns

                        digital rights to it, which can limit what you can do, such as copying,

                        printing or even loading the ebook onto an ereader.  You can check those

                        rights if you have the ebook loaded to ADE by placing your cursor on the

                        name of the ebook.  A small arrow will appear next to the name.  Place your

                        cursor on that arrow and a drop-down menu will appear.  Choose 'Item Info'

                        and click on it.  A popup will show you what digital rights are assigned to

                        the ebook.

                         

                        The industry has been at this electronic media thing for more than a dozen

                        years now, but it's still somewhat primitive - no matter whose software you

                        use.

                         

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                        2011/8/5 *****&Rüben <mailto:forums@adobe.com>

                         

                        >

                        Sorry to hear that. But thanks for the information. There is nothing to do

                        I guess, then to buy the book again, as an old fashioned hard copy. Or do

                        you have other suggestions?

                        >

                        Thanks!