Adobe Digital Editions are specially-formatted electronic books (ebooks) that can be read in two ways: through the stand-alone Adobe Digital Editions program or through Adobe Acrobat Reader, also known as Adobe Reader. With a few preparations, both programs can work together. Details can change slightly depending on which versions of the programs you use.
Download and install the latest version of the free Adobe Reader (see Resources). You need version 8.0 or later.
Download and install the latest version of the free Adobe Digital Editions (see Resources).
Run Adobe Reader.
Choose the "File" menu and then "Open" to display the "Open" dialog box.
Navigate to the Digital Editions folder. By default, this folder is under "My Documents" and is called "My Digital Editions."
Click on the desired title to select it. Digital Editions are stored as PDF files. This example uses HUCKFINN.PDF.
Click the "Open" button to open the title in the Reader window. You can navigate through the file like any other PDF document.
Choose the "File" menu and then "Digital Editions." A dialog box asks if you want to launch Adobe Digital Editions.
Click the "OK" button to display the "Digital Editions" window. The titles of available books appear in the main window.
Double-click the icon of the book you want to read. The book opens in the main window.
Things You'll Need
Adobe Reader, version 8.0 or later
Adobe Digital Editions program and ebooks
If you don't have access to ebooks from a third party, you can find samples on the Adobe website.