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Adobe Digital Editions: How to "copy and paste"?

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posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 02:47 PM
Does anyone know how to "copy and paste" from Adobe Digital Editions texts?

Recently I downloaded a book from Adobe Digital Editions,


It opens using the Digital Editions reader and is designated a .pdf file, but when I try to highlight a passage in the text with the cursor in order to copy it for commentary in a post, the text does not highlight and I cannot copy it to Notepad to integrate the quote into the text of my post.

I've tried to open this .pdf in Acrobat Reader, where one can "copy and paste", but it won't open. I get a "file corrupt" message. I don't think the file is corrupt because it does open in Digital Editions reader. There is some other issue built into the Digital Editions file.

Can anyone help me with this? As usual, all help appreciated.
edit on 19-11-2015 by ipsedixit because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 02:54 PM
a reply to: ipsedixit

Seen that before, they sold it to you 'locked' for recopying, you have to take a screen shot of text to reprint… which is a breach of contract.

I hate it when that happens…

posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 02:56 PM
a reply to: intrptr

I was thinking something along those lines. Ugh!

(Does slow buurrrrrn.) Adobe. Adobe, I tell ya!


posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 03:08 PM
a reply to: ipsedixit

I am pretty sure they protect their documents .

Restrict the way people can use your PDF file. Easily prevent them from editing and
copying information, or fine-tune file permissions to limit other activities like printing,
commenting, form filling, and adding pages

The acrobat software is capable of it i am quite sure they used it!
look up how to tell if it is protected and see if you can unprotect it (I doubt it) they want you to read it only.

posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 03:12 PM
a reply to: ipsedixit

Here ya go mate!

edit on 19-11-2015 by swanne because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 03:14 PM
a reply to: RunjimRun

Right. I was hoping for a known work around. Just fiddling with their password protected computer authorization process was, as my grandmother used to say, a PINTA.

Thanks for the response.

posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 03:16 PM
a reply to: swanne


I thought of that one. It's like going back to school where I had to type out all my quotes, back in the late 1960s. Science marches on with Adobe, particularly the science of digital rights management.

posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 03:23 PM
a reply to: ipsedixit

Yeah... Now you know why I personally never use pdf files. Text files (.txt) are plain but at least you can do whatever you want with it, and are universal (Mac's TextEdit, Window's Notepad, heck, you can even read them with your internet browser).

posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 03:25 PM
Try this, right click on the pdf file, click on open with, click reader.
Reader lets me cut and paste, but I think reader is only on Windows 8and up.

posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 03:30 PM
a reply to: muSSang

I have windows 10 Home Premium, but I don't see an app called "reader". Am I missing something? Is that the complete name for it?

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