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Adobe Digital Editions is an application designed for reading eBooks and similar publications such as digital newspapers. It is one of multiple eBook readers currently on the market, each with their strengths and weaknesses in terms of function.
The application is designed primarily to run EPUB and PDF formats. It is not compatible with MOBI files, the format used by Kindle. If you have downloaded a MOBI file from the Internet and would like to read it with Digital Editions, you will need to convert it to a readable filetype. Multiple online services provide this function.
The application has been released onto four platforms: Windows, Android, iOS and Mac OS. A Linux port also went into production in 2007, but development has stalled and it has yet to reach the beta stage.
No. The process of downloading Digital Editions, installing it on your device and using it to read eBooks is completely free.
The latest version of Digital Editions includes extensive fixes to security and vulnerability. Because of this, anybody using an older version of Digital Editions is strongly advised to update to the latest release.
This is the error message that comes up when there is no record of a loan found on the present device. In most cases, it results from the user trying to open a borrowed book after it has expired or been returned. The best solution is to get in touch with the provider of the eBook in question.
When it becomes necessary for you to authorise Digital Editions, the application will automatically prompt you to do so. To authorise the software without this prompt, simply click Hel, then Authorize. The resulting dialogue box will ask you to enter your Adobe ID.
Yes, it is possible to use a screen reader in conjunction with Digital Editions. Multiple screen reading applications across different operating systems are supported by Digital Editions. These include VoiceOver, JAWS, NVDA and Window-Eyes.
Using Digital Editions to print a document is straightforward, so long as the publisher has authorised this process. Once you have opened a book, simply click the "print" icon on the display and follow the on-screen instructions.
The PDF technology included with Digital Editions is optimised for smaller-scale systems, and downplays graphics and high fidelity in favour of simple readability while onscreen. This means that PDF files will sometimes look quite different between Digital Editions and Acrobat, as the latter is designed to show all relevant detail.