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  Adobe Digital Editions  

What follows are download links, system requirements, and installation and activation instructions for Adobe Digital Editions. Click the topic heading to hear the information in which you are interested. Each topic is followed by a back to top link that leads back to the list of topics.

Download Adobe Digital Editions To download Adobe® Digital
Editions, click here.
Download OverDrive Media Console

To download OverDrive® Media
Console™ for Android™ or iPhone®
click here.
(Does not support Adobe PDF eBooks)

Adobe Flash Player To download Adobe® Flash Player, click here.
 

System Requirements for Adobe Digital Editions for Macintosh®

  • Operating Systems:
    • Mac OS X® v10.6
    • Mac OS X v10.5
    • Mac OS X v10.4.10
  • Supported Browsers:
    • Safari 4 (or newer)
    • Firefox 3.0 (or newer)
  • Additional Software: Adobe® Flash® Player 9 (or newer)

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System Requirements for Adobe Digital Editions for Windows®

  • Operating Systems:
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Vista®
    • Windows XP SP2
  • Supported Browsers:
    • Internet Explorer® 6 (or newer)
    • Firefox® 2 (or newer)
  • Additional Software: Adobe® Flash® Player
    • Windows Vista (or newer) requires Adobe Flash Player v9.0.28 (or newer)
    • Windows XP requires Adobe Flash Player v7.0 (or newer)

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System Requirements for OverDrive Media Console for Android™

  • An Internet-connected device running Android v1.5 (or newer)
  • A minimum 1.0 MB of free disk space for the application

OverDrive Media Console for Android is also available for download at Android Market.

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System Requirements for OverDrive Media Console for iPhone®

  • An Internet-connected device running iOS v4.0 (or newer)

OverDrive Media Console for iPhone is available for download at the App StoreSM. To download OverDrive Media Console from the App Store, click here.

If you experience issues after updating, please restart your device…

  1. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on the top of the device until the red slider appears.
  2. Slide the slider and wait for the device to shut down.
  3. Press the Sleep/Wake button again to restart.

If this does not resolve the issue, please uninstall and reinstall the app. If you continue to have problems, please contact support.

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Download and Installation Instructions for Adobe Digital Editions for Macintosh

  1. Click here to go to the Adobe Digital Editions download page.
    Adobe Digital Editions requires Adobe Flash Player 8 (or newer). To download and install Adobe Flash Player, click here.
    JavaScript must be enabled in your browser to install Adobe Digital Editions. For instructions on enabling JavaScript in your web browser, click here.
  2. Under the 'Download and Install' heading, click 'Install Adobe Digital Editions'.
  3. Click 'Install'.
    The 'Adobe Digital Editions Installer' screen is displayed.
  4. Click 'Yes' in the 'Adobe Digital Editions Installer' screen to download Adobe Digital Editions.
    The 'Adobe Digital Editions License' screen is displayed.
  5. If you accept the terms of the license agreement, click the 'I Agree' button.
    Adobe Digital Editions is installed. Adobe Digital Editions opens and installation is complete.

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Download and Installation Instructions for Adobe Digital Editions for Windows

  1. Click here to go to the Adobe Digital Editions download page.
    Adobe Digital Editions requires Adobe Flash Player.
  2. Under the 'Download and Install' heading, click 'Install Adobe Digital Editions'.
  3. Click 'Install'.
    The 'Adobe Digital Editions Installer' screen is displayed.
  4. Click 'Yes' in the 'Adobe Digital Editions Installer' screen to begin the download of Adobe Digital Editions.
    The 'Adobe Digital Editions License' screen is displayed.
  5. If you accept the terms of the license agreement, click the 'I Agree' button.
    Adobe Digital Editions is installed. Adobe Digital Editions opens once installation is complete.

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Should I activate Adobe Digital Editions anonymously or with an Adobe ID?

Activating Adobe Digital Editions using an Adobe ID allows you to do more with Adobe eBooks, such as downloading them on multiple computers and transferring them to supported portable devices. However, this is a matter of personal preference. Before deciding, please consider the following…

If you use anonymous activation, note these limitations…

  • You will only be able to read a downloaded Adobe eBook on a single computer.
  • You can activate using an Adobe ID at any time. However, if you activate Adobe Digital Editions with an Adobe ID which has already been used on another computer, the Adobe eBooks you originally downloaded while using anonymous activation will no longer work.

If you use an Adobe ID…

  • You will be able to download an Adobe eBook on up to 6 computers/devices that have been activated with the same Adobe ID.
  • You will be able to transfer Adobe eBooks to supported eBook devices activated with the same Adobe ID.

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How do I activate Adobe Digital Editions anonymously?

  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
    The 'Setup Assistant' dialog box is displayed.
  2. Click 'Continue'.
    The 'Authorize Computer' screen is displayed.
  3. Select 'Don't Authorize Computer'.
  4. Click 'Activate'.
    You are prompted to confirm that you do not want to use an Adobe ID.
  5. Select 'Continue'.
  6. Click 'Finish' to close the 'Setup Assistant' dialog box.

You may choose to activate with an Adobe ID at any time by choosing the 'Authorize Computer' option in the 'Library' menu.

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How do I activate Adobe Digital Editions using an Adobe ID?

  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
    The 'Setup Assistant' dialog box is displayed.
  2. Click 'Continue'.
    The 'Authorize Computer' screen is displayed.
  3. Enter your Adobe ID (email address) and password.
    If needed, get an Adobe ID.
  4. Click 'Activate'.
    Your computer is activated to your Adobe ID.
  5. Click 'Finish' to close the 'Setup Assistant' dialog box.

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How do I activate OverDrive Media Console for Android™?

  1. Open OverDrive Media Console.
  2. Select Menu > App Settings.
    The 'App Settings' screen is displayed.
  3. Under 'eBook Options', enter your Adobe ID (email address) and password.
    If needed, get an Adobe ID.
  4. Click 'Authorize'.
    Your device is authorized.

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How do I activate OverDrive Media Console for iPhone®?

  1. Open OverDrive Media Console.
  2. Select Manager > Settings.
    The 'Settings' screen is shown.
  3. Under 'Adobe Account', select 'Activate with Adobe ID'.
    The 'Adobe Activation' screen is shown.
  4. Enter your Adobe ID (email address) and password.
    If needed, get an Adobe ID.
  5. Click 'Activate'.
    Your device is authorized.

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How do I activate a supported eBook device using an Adobe ID?

  1. Connect the eBook device to your computer.
  2. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
    Adobe Digital Editions launches and detects the eBook device. The 'Device Setup Assistant' dialog box is displayed.
  3. Click 'Authorize Device'.
    Adobe Digital Editions activates the eBook device. You can now transfer DRM-protected Adobe eBooks to the device.

Adobe Digital Editions and the eBook device must be activated with the same Adobe ID to transfer DRM-protected Adobe eBooks to the device.

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Enabling JavaScript in Your Web Browser for Macintosh

The steps you take to enable JavaScript depend on which web browser you are using.

If you are using Safari 4.0 (or newer)…

  1. In Safari, select Safari > Preferences.
    The 'Preferences' dialog box is displayed.
  2. Click the 'Security' icon.
  3. Check the 'Enable JavaScript' option.
  4. Close the 'Preferences' dialog box.
  5. Close and restart Safari.

If you are using Firefox 3.0 (or newer)…

  1. In Firefox, select Firefox > Preferences.
    The 'Preferences' dialog box is displayed.
  2. Click the 'Content' icon.
  3. Check the 'Enable JavaScript' option.
  4. Close the 'Preferences' dialog box.
  5. Close and restart Firefox.

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Enabling JavaScript in Your Web Browser for Windows

The steps you take to enable JavaScript depend on which web browser you are using.

If you are using Internet Explorer 7.0 (or newer)…

  1. In Internet Explorer, select Tools > Internet Options.
    The 'Internet Options' dialog box is displayed.
  2. Click the 'Security' tab.
  3. Ensure that the 'Internet' zone is highlighted and click the 'Custom Level…' button.
    The 'Security Settings - Internet Zone' dialog box is displayed.
  4. Scroll to the 'Scripting' section. Under 'Active scripting' select 'Enable'.
  5. Click 'OK' in the 'Security Settings - Internet Zone' dialog box.
  6. Click 'OK' in the 'Internet Options' dialog box.
  7. Close and restart Internet Explorer.

If you are using Firefox 3.0 (or newer)…

  1. In Firefox, select Tools > Options….
    The 'Options' dialog box is displayed.
  2. Click the 'Content' icon.
  3. Check the 'Enable JavaScript' option.
  4. Click 'OK' in the 'Options' dialog box.
  5. Close and restart Firefox.

If you are using Safari® 3.0 (or newer)…

  1. In Safari, select Edit > Preferences.
    The 'Preferences' dialog box is displayed.
  2. Click the 'Security' icon.
  3. Check the 'Enable JavaScript' option.
  4. Close the 'Preferences' dialog box.
  5. Close and restart Safari.

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