Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is an eBook reader. You will need to have this free software installed on your computer to download and view the eBook (PDF or ePub).
Installing Adobe Digital Editions
The following steps will take you through the process of installing ADE onto your computer if you don’t already have it.
Click on the download link below to download the version of ADE for your computer. http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html
An ADE Installer.exe file will be downloaded on your computer.
Double click the ADE Installer.exe file that you need to download and follow the instructions to install ADE.
If you get a Windows security warning, click Run:
In the ADE installer window accept the ADE license agreement:
Download and install .Net Framework
On a PC it is possible that you may not have the correct version of the .Net Framework, the install process will prompt you to install this. You may see the following screen.
If prompted, click Yes. You will be taken to the download website. Click Download button on the web page to download the .Net Framework installer file.
Save the downloaded file dotnetfx35setup.exe on your computer. Once saved, run the file.
You may be asked to restart your computer.
Download the eBook link file
Once you have installed Adobe Digital Editions on your computer, click on link provided and this will begin the download process.
The download process will start by downloading a file to your computer. This is the [URLLink.acsm] file
Save the file (URLLink.acsm) on your computer and double click the URLLink.acsm file, it will open Adobe Digital Editions.
Authorise ADE with Adobe ID to download your eBook
To download and view the eBook, you need to authorise your computer with your Adobe ID. If you do not have an Adobe ID, you will need to create it now.
Select Adobe ID from drop down:
You will be taken to the Adobe website for creating an Adobe ID. Please fill out the form and create the Adobe ID.
Enter the newly created Adobe ID and Password in the authorisation dialog box and click Authorize.
Once your computer has been authorised, ADE will download your eBook on the computer.
Once your eBook has been downloaded, it will automatically open in ADE. You can now read your eBook on Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.
Launching ADE and reading your eBook
As long as your computer is authorised with your Adobe ID, the next time you want to read your eBook you do not need to follow the above steps, you can directly launch ADE from the start menu and start reading the eBook that you had downloaded.
Every time you get a new eBook, you will need to download the link file and open it in ADE. ADE will automatically download your eBook and you can start reading.
To launch ADE, click Adobe Digital Editions in the Start menu.
Your eBook will be listed under “all items” in the bookshelf. Double-click on the book icon to launch it.