Its the worst programme i've ever worked with and one day it will be the death of me. Currently using it Trying to read and highlight on my economics text book.. it is fast sucking me dry ;'(
I reject your apology. It deserves to be recognized as the steaming pile that it is. A decade later, nothing has changed.
Honestly. Reading this at least makes me feel better.
I'm using this as my only copy of the book, and at this point I would be happy if it let me scroll faster than my grandma after smoking a phat G of purple knurple straight to the dome.
It moves an inch at a time every 15 seconds, then freezes.
I was excited to find they had an iPhone app, alas, if I try to flip to a certain page the viewer shuts of completely, and if I search more than once the app completely crashes.
Honestly well done Adobe, it was worth it for the lulz. My money spent on the book however, most certainly was not.
I agree. I can't stand this piece of crap either. It's overly slow, scrolling sucks, zooming sucks and all of these make it really hard to find what you're looking for. On top of that, when you type in a page number, it is like 15 pages off, forcing you to scroll up or down. And the scrolling really is the worst I've ever seen, it literally takes like 5 seconds just to scroll to the next page. And that's absolutely ridiculous. Sometimes our professor will switch pages in the book a lot, and by the time I can find the problem she's already on another page. Incredibly frustrating. Do yourself a favor and stay away from Adobe Digital Editions like the plague. I won't buy an eBook again if I have to use this stupid Digital Editions crap.
Adobe have effectively "stolen my property" my e-books (mostly Wiley Publications) were originally purchased from Amazon and Adobe in PDF not digital editions. I bought them in PDF because that's the way I wanted them so I could use read aloud or print extracts. And along came Adobe who entered my home without my authority and put a padlock around my bookshelf, only the threat of legal action got my books back (Both Amazon and Adobe don't do redownloads for previously purchased books, and neither do Wiley) following the installation of Vista when DRM refused to authorize my books claiming it wasn't the original computer. All I had done was upgrade to Vista.
Now the nightmare is back, I had to reinstall my operating system due to failure of essential parts of the software and again Adobe have decided to nick my property again all my WILEY publications have been lost.
I buy NO Adobe, Amazon, Wiley products because if I am swindled I don't get swindled again. Long stretches in jail for the crooks running these companies!!!!!!
I agree that Digital Edition is really poorly made - imagine a real paperback book being so complicated to open and with such a bad non intuitive userinterface? We can do so many things today - I wish the programmers of the world would get that interface is the most important thing of every tool!!!
Digital editions Sucks.!!! I cant say it enough. Want to know how I really feel????
Digital editions Sucks.!!! I cant say it enough. Want to know how I really feel????
Why I cant copy fragments of the content!!!!?????
I am a researcher and I want to use quotations!!!!!
I don't want to type letter by letter....Thats why I tought this plataform will help me the homework of typing everything but is not working.
At the begining it was working now its says that is not aloud!!!!!
Can you please helP?????
Why I cant copy fragments of the content!!!!????? I am a researcher and I want to use quotations!!!!! I don't want to type letter by letter....Thats why I tought this plataform will help me the homework of typing everything but is not working. At the begining it was working now its says that is not aloud!!!!! Can you please helP????? please Ernest.
PLEASE WRITE ME TO THIS ADRESS... BY THE WAY I CANT CHANGE MY DEFAULT ADRESS I ALREADY TRY nd is not workinggggg!!!!!!
very bad design if I want to actualize my profile....it dosnt give me the posibility to change my email......bad bad plataform!...
Yes D E SUCKS!!!!!
Please some one reply....or show me that DE dosent suck!...
I can copy any fragment for my research...and why it was working the first day....now copy is not working this software is bbbbbbaaaaadddd!...
Yes Digital Editions SUCKS SO BAD!!!!!
Please someone reply to me....or show me that Digital Editions is great!..
I can copy any fragment for my ebook.... for my research...and why it was working the first day??????....
now copy is not working this software is bbbbbbaaaaadddd!...so BAD!.....people don´t use this until we fix this type of problems!...
Please send me an email to this address...
This is truely the worse reader I have used on my pod, hands down bar none, all comments are true here and adobe can do a better job and should, they are getting tax payers money and for that providing a really bad product and should be both embarrassed as well as ashamed.
After using the apple reader and the kindle reader then using this you just have to say are you kidding me?
My two cents
I agree , this f**sucks. Thanks for waisting my time adobe. Ass tards..
I agree. Navigating is awful. On my Mac, scrolling virtually does not work, it is incredibly slow and choppy. It is the Adobe software because I'm on OSX 10.7 with a quad core i5 and 32 Gigs of RAM. Scrolling works great on my 8 year old windows XP machine though. Something is very very wrong with that. Also, what's the point of being able to highlight and take notes in my study book if they don't sync to my other devises? Also, there is no practical solution for the iPhone or iPad. I ditched the laptop years ago and I'm stuck studying and taking notes at home on my iMac that doesn't scroll. There also is no feature to click to the next page, I have to type in the page number. Worst software I have ever used. I can't desire if I'm more upset with Adobe or with the Publisher for not providing the book through Apple, Amazon, or Kindle.
I agree that ADE is a poor bit of software in many ways; but not going into that more here.
Apple and Kindle are both more restrictive than Abobe DRM,
though more convenient if your usage pattern and devices happen to fit their limitations.
Also, there is no practical solution for the iPhone or iPad.
Have you tried the Bluefire app? I haven't found any books that ADE will read on the PC but Bluefire won't read on the iPad.
Transferring books to iPad is a bit awkward (iTunes, Dropbox or email work),
but that is because of Apple's absurd limitations on the way transferring files work rather than a fault of ADE or Bluefire.
Since there are really no helpful comments on how to fix this issue posted here, even though it is old, I have found a solution. I am only replying since someone else will probably Google this problem in the near future and read through the whole forum, hence how I arrived here today. My solution was to download ePub converter (5-day free trial) and this application will allow you to convert your .acsm file into PDF, Kindle reader format (suggested; awesome reader w/ useful features) and about 3 or so more different file formats. There is more information listed on the application website, which you can access here:
I hope this fixes future problems as I'm sure everyone who has posted here no longer has this problem. BTW, that first post was F***ING hilarious! Definitely the red-headed step child of Adobe products.
I thought it was me ! I downloaded this, an adjunct from my Google Books, hoping for some better nav, a bookmark system, copy to printers. Whoa -- Adobe put out a real stinker on this. I guess when you're as big as Adobe, you can put out anything and the followers will gobble it up,. ex. microsoft operating systems. Ok, don't need to get started on that rant. But thanks for the post, will be removing this Adobe product immediately.
No, you are totally right. This software is a piece of crap. I think it a severe memory leak or something, although, shut down and restarting computer didn't work. I spent $70 for a digital copy of my textbook to read. They required this program. Now I can't probably highlight. When I do it crashes (not responding) and then continues to function, after EVERY. SINGLE. right click to create note or highlight. Scrolling to the next page itself takes like 5 seconds. So this is my scenario: Reading, -right clicks-, program crashes-, -right click menu appears-, -selects option-, waits several seconds-, -text highlights-, -repeat-, I go to next page, wait another 5 seconds. Ok, its 5 seconds, but compared to nanoseconds programs are supposed to respond? I'm kinda annoyed. Please Adobe look into this. I have a midterm coming up and I am studying for it through this text.
Just used it for the first time and it is nothing but garbage, i wish i had tested this before buying a god damn book on google play. Horrible, how am I suppose to read this book now? anyone reading this, Dont even try ......
Like many others, I also bought a book of a few hundred pages for my studies. Imagine my shock when realizing that I can't highlight text, it just doesn't work; nor can I skip pages! I'm absolutely enraged!!!!!
Five years after the original post and users are still expressing their disgust with this application. Let me add my complaint to the pile: scrolling, zooming, and navigation in general are absolutely terrible. The application is unpleasant in general. The last complaint isn't directly Adobe's fault but the custom published material I'm viewing in DE is incredibly expensive and this terrible app is the only way to view it. On top of that, my ability to print has suddenly disappeared despite the content still being authorized. Adobe, if you could spare 0.01% of the resources you are devoting to Creative Cloud to fix this broken application you would improve the educational experience of thousands of students. Right now, ignoring this problem is actually harming education in some quantifiable sense for those who are forced to use this DRM app.
I know!!! I absolutely cannot even fathom how this application is still in such a horrific state, and yet it is still being used by publishers!!
Adobe Reader can scroll and zoom normally, why is ADE so deficient in these simple functions? Isn't that the main function of an application like this? To allow one to view and navigate documents?? Zoom is locked to a couple terrible levels and does not allow free-zooming. Scrolling is slow and inefficient. Arrow keys to navigate randomly jump the page around and are inconsistent. Page links within documents bring you to a location where a portion of the section is cut off (and then you must try to use the horrific arrow key navigation to scroll up slightly, only to jump up several pages at intermittent keystrokes!!).
This unusable application is preventing me from learning!!! I will avoid ADE like the plague from here on out and tell everyone else I know to do the same!!