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 ====== Toronto Library eBooks using Adobe Digital Editions ====== ====== Toronto Library eBooks using Adobe Digital Editions ======
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 <​note>​These instructions are actually for Mint 17 Xfce -- but hopefully they are written in a generic enough manner to work with any Ubuntu 14.04LTS based Linux Distribution.</​note>​ <​note>​These instructions are actually for Mint 17 Xfce -- but hopefully they are written in a generic enough manner to work with any Ubuntu 14.04LTS based Linux Distribution.</​note>​
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 +===== Document Context =====
 +This Document contains my **summary notes** for how to use Wine to install the Windows version of Adobe Digital Editions -- to be able to borrow & read eBooks from the Toronto Public Library.
 +
 +Adobe Digital Editions is used to access **only Printed type eBooks**. For Audio eBooks, the Windows OverDrive application (which is different from the Windows 8 OverDrive application) would need to be installed -- again using Wine to do that on Linux PCs.
 +
 +Since other Public Library Systems use Adobe Digital Editions to permit borrowing eBooks on-line, hopefully this document will be of use to a far greater audience, than just Toronto Ontario.
  
 ===== Needed Account Information ===== ===== Needed Account Information =====
  
-  * To use eBooks from the Toronto Public Library, you need to have a valid/​active Toronto Library card-- and you need to know your 4 digit PIN#. If you don't have either of those, then please contact the Toronto Public Library.+  * To borrow ​eBooks from the Toronto Public Library, you need to have a valid/​active Toronto Library card-- and you need to know your 4 digit PIN#. If you don't have either of those, then [[http://​www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/​books-video-music/​downloads-ebooks/​ebooks-faq.jsp|please contact the Toronto Public Library]].
  
-  * To use Adobe Digital Editions to read a DRM (Digital Rights Management) eBook will require having and using an account with adobe.com. To sign up for one use the following link:\\ www.adobe.com/​ca/​account/​sign-in.adobedotcom.html+  * To use Adobe Digital Editions to read a DRM (Digital Rights Management) eBook will require having and using an account with adobe.com ​(your Adobe ID).To sign up for one use the following link:\\ www.adobe.com/​ca/​account/​sign-in.adobedotcom.html 
 + 
 +<note tip>​**Please Note:** Adobe Digital Editions will use your **Adobe ID** (your Adobe Account) **to Authorize the computer**. So only one (1) Adobe ID should be used with each User Login on a Linux PC.</​note>​
  
 ===== Install Needed Wine Packages ===== ===== Install Needed Wine Packages =====
 <note important>​ <note important>​
-If a Linux PC is using Nvida video -- and that is using the nvidia 331 video driver -- then just installing wine will **uninstall** your video driver. To install Wine **and leave the Nvidia ​drive installed**,​ use the following alternate instructions:<​code>​+If a Linux PC is using Nvidia ​video -- and that is using the nvidia 331 video driver -- then just installing wine will **uninstall** your video driver. To install Wine **and leave the Nvidia ​driver ​installed**,​ use the following alternate instructions: ​(Run the following commands-- 1 at a time -- in a Terminal window)<​code>​
 sudo apt-get install nvidia-cuda-toolkit sudo apt-get install nvidia-cuda-toolkit
 sudo apt-get install ocl-icd-opencl-dev sudo apt-get install ocl-icd-opencl-dev
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 </​code>​**Source:​** [[http://​askubuntu.com/​questions/​449507/​nvidia-libopencl1-331-has-to-be-removed-before-installing-wine|nvidia-libopencl1-331 has to be removed before installing WINE]] </​code>​**Source:​** [[http://​askubuntu.com/​questions/​449507/​nvidia-libopencl1-331-has-to-be-removed-before-installing-wine|nvidia-libopencl1-331 has to be removed before installing WINE]]
 </​note>​ </​note>​
-  * Using the Mint **Software Manager** or **Ubuntu Software Centre** do the following:​ +  * Using the Mint **Software Manager** or the **Ubuntu Software Centre** do the following:​ 
-    ​* **Install** ''​wine''​ ← (**see the above note**+    * **Install** ''​wine''​ ← (see the above note) 
-    ​* **Install** ''​winetricks''​ +    * **Install** ''​winetricks''​ 
-    ​* **Install** ''​wine-mono0.0.8''​ ← Search for "​mono"​+    * **Install** ''​wine-mono0.0.8''​ ← Search for "​mono" ​... (see the below note) 
 +<note warning>"​The **Mono** package should always be **removed before installing native .NET**. This can be done with the following command-line:"​ (in a Terminal Window)<​code>​ 
 +wine uninstaller --remove '​{E45D8920-A758-4088-B6C6-31DBB276992E}'​ 
 +</​code>​ 
 +**Do not** install ''​wine-mono0.0.8''​ if .Net is already installed in Wine on your system! (ADE 1.7.2 needs .NET 3.5sp1)\\ <​sub>​**Source:​** [[http://​wiki.winehq.org/​Mono|WineHQ Wiki -- Mono]]</​sub>​ 
 +</​note>​
  
 ===== Download ADE 1.7.2 ===== ===== Download ADE 1.7.2 =====
-  * Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.2 is an older version, but that is still the version that works best with Linux PCs. (Newer versions can be very problimatic ​to get installed and working using Wine.)+  * Adobe Digital Editions 1.7.2 is an older version, but that is still **the version that works best with Linux PCs**. (Newer versions can be **very** difficult ​to get installed and working ​correctly ​using Wine.)
  
   * The "​Official"​ download link for the needed install file is:\\ http://​download.macromedia.com/​pub/​developer/​digitalpublishing/​digitaleditions_172.exe   * The "​Official"​ download link for the needed install file is:\\ http://​download.macromedia.com/​pub/​developer/​digitalpublishing/​digitaleditions_172.exe
  
 ===== Install ADE 1.7.2 using Wine ===== ===== Install ADE 1.7.2 using Wine =====
-**Source:** [[http://​robert.penz.name/​440/​howto-install-adobe-digital-editions-on-ubuntu-12-04-and-use-it-with-an-e-book-reader/​|Howto install Adobe Digital Editions on Ubuntu 12.04 and use it with an e-book reader]]+**Source:** [[http://​robert.penz.name/​440/​howto-install-adobe-digital-editions-on-ubuntu-12-04-and-use-it-with-an-e-book-reader/​|Howto install Adobe Digital Editions on Ubuntu 12.04 and use it with an e-book reader]] ​... with install screenshots
  
 +==== Install Adobe Digital Editions ====
   * in the user **Downloads** folder, right click on **digitaleditions_172.exe** and select "Open With Wine Windows Program Loader"​.   * in the user **Downloads** folder, right click on **digitaleditions_172.exe** and select "Open With Wine Windows Program Loader"​.
-    * Note: On right-click,​ this selection could possibly be in a sub-menu.+    * Note: On right-click, ​if you cannot find this menu-item, then the selection could possibly be found in a (right-click) ​sub-menu
 +  * **Adobe Digital Editions Setup** windows: 
 +    * For the "​Select components to install:"​ window, just press the "​**''​Next''​**"​ button 
 +    * For the "​Destination Folder"​ window, just press the "​**''​Install''​**"​ button 
 +    * Once the Setup shows as Completed, just press the "​**''​Close''​**"​ button 
 +  * **Adobe Digital Editions Install** window: 
 +    * To use this program, you must accept the "Legal Agreement"​ ... so select the "​**''​I Agree''​**"​ button to do that 
 +  * Adobe Digital Editions **Setup Assistant** windows: 
 +    * The 1st window just states this is the Setup Assistant ... so select the "​**''​Continue''​**"​ button 
 +    * The 2nd window is used to Authorize the computer using your Adobe ID 
 +      * ensure "​Authorize Computer (Recommended)"​ is SELECTED 
 +      * enter your Adobe ID e-mail address 
 +      * enter your Adobe ID password 
 +      * select the "​**''​Activate''​**"​ button 
 +    * The 3rd screen provides a link to the Adobe Digital Editions Library ... so just select the "​**''​Finished''​**"​ button 
 + 
 +==== Configure Wine so eBooks are Correctly Accessed ==== 
 +<note tip>On my own PC, I created an **eBooks** folder in my home directory. So please replace [ebooks] in the below with the folder where you will be storing your ADE ebook (.acsm) files.</​note>​ 
 +  * "The Adobe Digital Editions is running but it does not see the e-book reader. (When trying to open a .acsm file) For this we need to start the program “Wine Configuration"​ 
 +    * In the "Wine Configuration"​ window >> select the "​Drives"​ tab 
 +    * Select the "​**''​Show Advanced''​**"​ button 
 +    * Select the "​**''​Add''​**"​ button 
 +      * For **Drive Letter:** select **''​E''​** (for **e**book drive) >> then select the "​**''​OK''​**"​ button 
 +      * For **Path:** select **''/​home/​[ebooks]''​** >> the "​**''​Browse''​**"​ button can be used to help do this 
 +      * For **Type:** select **''​Floppy disk''​** 
 +      * Select the "​**''​OK''​**"​ button 
 + 
 +===== Borrow & Read Toronto Public Library eBooks ===== 
 +  * To access the Toronto Library eBooks, go to:\\ http://​toronto.lib.overdrive.com/​ 
 +    * On the Top Right of that page, select the "Sign In" link 
 +      * Enter your Library Card number (from the back of the card) 
 +      * Enter your 4-digit PIN # (you need to know this) 
 +      * Select the "​**''​Sign In''​**"​ button 
 +  * No proceed to Find & Borrow an ebook.
  
 +  * Move the Downloaded .acsm file from **Downloads** to the folder you configured as **Drive E:** (in Wine)
 +  * Double-click on the .acsm file, to add that eBook to your Adobe Digital Editions ebook reader
 +<note tip>The .acsm file just** permits downloading the actual ebook by Adobe Digital Editions**. So your PC **must** be connected to the Internet while loading any new ebook into Adobe Digital Editions.\\ \\ Then Adobe Digital Editions can "just be opened",​ to access that already loaded ebook from within your ADE Library.</​note>​
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