Adobe Digital Editions Ebooks

Adobe Digital Editions Ebooks

To access an Adobe Digital Editions ebook, you first must install the free Adobe Digital Editions application here:

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Download Adobe Digital Editions

Please note that this application is NOT the same as Adobe Acrobat, which might be your device's default PDF viewer. If you try to download your ebook before you have installed Adobe Digital Editions, the download will fail and you will need to contact help@emond.ca for assistance.

After installing Adobe Digital Editions, view the "Instructions" tab above for the rest of the steps to access your ebook.


Looking for more information about Adobe Digital Editions ebooks?

The Instructions tab provides detailed instructions for downloading and accessing your ebooks.

The Specifications tab describes device compatibility, download requirements, usage limitations, and sales policies.

The Features tab explains how to highlight, annotate, search, and bookmark your ebooks.

The FAQ tab answers frequently asked questions and troubleshoots common problems.

If you have questions about our ebooks or require assistance with the download process, please email us at help@emond.ca or call 1-888-837-0815.

Buying an Ebook

  1. On a book's product page, scroll down to the “Prices and Formats” section and look for the Format: Digital options available.
    A 1-Year ebook gives you access to the book for one year, starting the day that you download the book. An Extended ebook never expires.
  2. On the ebook you want to purchase, click Add to Cart.
  3. Click on Cart in the upper right-hand corner of the page and follow the instructions to check out and buy.

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Downloading Your Ebook

Please note: Your should download your ebooks using a home Internet connection because some Internet servers (such as your school or business server) have firewalls that may block the download of unrecognized applications.

  1. Download Adobe Digital Editions from Adobe's website. This is required to access your ebook.
    Is your device compatible with Adobe Digital Editions? Most devices are, but check on Adobe's website to be sure that your device is compatible with Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Log in to your account on emond.ca.
  3. Click My Books in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
  4. Scroll down to Digital Redemptions/Purchases.
  5. Click the title of your book, then click View under the Content heading. Only click this once so that you do not use your additional download. The file to download is in .acsm format. Open this file with Adobe Digital Editions.
  6. You need to authorize your computer to use Adobe Digital Editions using an Adobe ID. If you authorize your computer with an Adobe ID, you can access your books from any device: cell phone, tablet, computer. On mobile devices, use the Adobe Digital Editions app to authorize the device using your Adobe ID. (For more information on mobile devices, see the instructions for Using Your Ebook on a Mobile Device listed below.)

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Downloading Your Ebook with a PIN Code

  1. Download Adobe Digital Editions from Adobe's website. This is required to access your ebook.
    Is your device compatible with Adobe Digital Editions? Most devices are, but check on Adobe's website to be sure that your device is compatible with Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Log in to your account on emond.ca.
  3. Click My Books in the upper right-hand corner of the page and follow the instructions under Redeem an Ebook Pin Code.

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Using Your Ebook on a Mobile Device

  1. Download the Adobe Digital Editions app.
  2. Sign in using your Adobe ID. You will see the books you have purchased.

If the Adobe Digital Editions app does not work, you can use a different app called Bluefire Reader:

  1. Download Bluefire Reader and log in using your Adobe ID.
  2. Download your ebook from your My Books page.
  3. Follow the instructions for Downloading an Ebook listed above.

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Format

Ebooks accessible in Adobe Digital Editions are provided in PDF format, described by Emond as an Adobe Digital Editions PDF. This format preserves illustrative diagrams and charts as well as sample forms and precedents, and also maintains pagination so that ebook page numbers correspond to hardcopy page numbers.

Compatibility

Emond ebooks that have been purchased as an Adobe Digital Editions PDF are accessible using only Adobe Digital Editions, a free, downloadable e-reader application. Adobe Digital Editions is required in order to access ebooks and load them onto smartphones, tablets, and computers. To download Adobe Digital Editions for free, click the link below:

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Adobe Digital Editions Instructions and Download

Adobe Digital Editions PDFs are compatible with most devices, including Apple (iOS and macOS), Windows, Android, and Kobo products. Click here to view the complete list of compatible devices. Please note that Emond ebooks are not compatible with Kindle eReaders.

Downloads

Once you have purchased your ebook, you have two downloads. For download instructions, please view the Instructions tab above.

Printing

Emond ebooks are print enabled, to a maximum of ten pages at a time at ten second intervals.

Ebook Licences

Ebooks may be purchased with either a 1-year or a lifetime licence. A 1-year licence gives you access to the ebook for one year from the date of download, and you have one year from the date of purchase to initiate your download. With a lifetime licence, your ebook will never expire. Once you have downloaded it, you will have access to it indefinitely.

Print and Ebook Bundles

Print and ebook bundles are available for purchase exclusively on emond.ca. Ebooks are automatically added to your account upon purchase. To access your ebook, log into your Emond account and navigate to “My Books” in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

Sales Policy

All ebooks are final sale.

Table of Contents and Bookmarks

Once you have opened your ebook in Adobe Digital Editions, you will be able to navigate directly to any chapter using the hyperlinked Table of Contents, or to the page of your choice using Bookmarks.

To access these options, open the Navigation Panel by clicking the list icon (pictured below) on the left-hand side of the navigation bar at the top your screen.

Image showing navigation panel

Once you have clicked this button, a panel will appear on the left-hand side of your screen displaying either the Table of Contents or your Bookmarks. Use the buttons to toggle between the two.

Image showing table of contents navigation

To bookmark a page, right-click anywhere on the page and select "Bookmark," or click the ribbon icon on left-hand side of the navigation bar at the top of your screen (pictured below). Once a page has been bookmarked, you can navigate directly to it from the Navigation Panel.

Image to create a bookmark

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Highlighting

To highlight an important section of text in your ebook, use your cursor to select the text you wish to highlight, then right-click and select the "Highlight" option:

Image showing highlighting function

Once you have highlighted a section, it will show up under Bookmarks in the Navigation Panel on the left-hand side of the screen (which you can open and close using the list icon on the left-hand side of the navigation bar at the top of the screen).

Image showing how to bookmark

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Creating Annotations

Once a section of text has been highlighted, you can create a note that corresponds to it. You may do so either by double-clicking on the entry in the Bookmarks section of the Navigation Panel, or by right-clicking on the highlighted text and selecting "Open Pop-Up Note"

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Keyword Searches

Search functionality allows you to perform keyword-specific searches to make navigating your ebook as efficient as possible. To do so, enter your search term(s) in the white box on the right side of the navigation bar at the top of your screen. Press enter. Use the white arrows to scroll through the results.

Image showing keyword search function

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Hyperlinked Case Citations

Most digital casebooks published after 2012 include hyperlinked citations that will direct you to the corresponding full-text judgment on CanLII.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need an Internet connection to see my ebook?
A: After you download your ebook, you do not need to be connected to the Internet to read it.

Q: How do I access an ebook that I already downloaded?
A: Once you have downloaded your ebook, you will be able to access it on your device by opening Adobe Digital Editions and viewing your Bookshelf. You do not need to be connected to the Internet to read your ebook.

Q: Why only 2 downloads?
A: If you authorize your computer using an Adobe ID, you only need to download the file once to see it on multiple devices. You will need the second download only if you choose to use Bluefire Reader, a different app that works with our ebooks.

Q: What if Adobe Digital Editions doesn't work on my computer?
A: You can use a different app called Bluefire Reader on Apple iOS, Android, and Windows PCs. The Bluefire Reader does not work on Mac laptops or desktop computers. Use your Adobe ID to log in. You will need to download the ebook file again from your My Books. (Do not use Google Chrome.) Then follow the instructions for downloading an ebook on the Instructions tab above.

Q: What do I do if I have problems?
A: Please email help@emond.ca or call 1-888-837-0815 for assistance.