06-29-2010 09:16 PM
Does anyone know if the nook is able to read PPDF files (protected PDF)? The manual says that if I download ADE (Adobe Digital Editions) that I should be able to view files password-secure files ( my doc requires both a username and password to open). I called Nook Tech support and the guy on the other end was useless, he said he could help me and that I had to call Adobe cause it was their issue. I just want to be able to read a book for class without having to lug my laptop around everywhere.
Please anyone help, I am pulling my hair out this is so frustrating.
06-29-2010 11:27 PM
Are these college textbooks from the college's server, like the University of Phoenix? Several Nook owners have reported that these PDFs cannot be read on their Nooks.
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06-30-2010 09:47 AM - edited 06-30-2010 09:50 AM
There are various ways to protect PDFs. The NOOK can handle password-protected PDFs and Adobe DRM. If you need to type in a username and password, it can't handle that.
A small-screen e-reader is usually an exercise in frustration for PDFs anyway. The screen is too small to make much out when viewing at full-page, and there's no clean way to present the information in a larger format.
A small-screen e-reader is intended for reading narrative works such as fiction and pop non-fiction, that are just a stream of words that you read starting at the beginning and ending at the end. It's not usually a good fit for technical books, professional books, reference books, cookbooks, textbooks, and children's books.
08-03-2010 11:34 PM
I am having the same problem. I was able to read one of my text books from UoP, but I m having issues with my current one. Its utterly ridiculous because this is the sole reason I bought it.
To the guy who said the small readers are not good for text books, I have to disagree. I had no problems or issues with the one I was able to read.
B&N...you really need to fix this issue!
08-28-2010 03:37 PM
I agree, I bought the nook just to be able to read my textbooks from UOP. I did not try to return my nook as I had lost my receipt. I hope they can fix the issue soon!
08-28-2010 08:01 PM
Have you resolved your issue? It is quite simple but neither B&N nor Adobe tech support people are competent to resolve it. I actually found the solution on the Adobe Digital Editions user forum.
When you download books from sources other than B&N, they are somewhat "linked" to Adobe Digital Editions software which is available from Adobe for free and should be installed on your computer. However they do not clearly explain how it should be set up.
Once you install ADE (Adobe Digital Editions) on your computer. you can then plug in your Nook into the computer with the ADE software open. Normally it should ask you if you want to authorize this "device" and then when you click yes your Nook is authorized and it should allow you to read all your downloaded books.
Sometimes, (due to a glitch in ADE?), it does not. That is where the simple solution comes in.
1. Open ADE and then connect your Nook to the computer.
2. Go to the Computer folder in your computer and double click on the Nook "drive.
3. It should list all the folders and files on your Nook.
4. Look for the folder entitled something like adobe-digital-editions. This folder is installed on your Nook folder by ADE when ADE gets installed. It may vary but on my system, it was the first folder in the list. To double check, double click on the folder and it should contain two files, one of which refers to authorization or something similar. If it does you got the right folder.
5. Go back to the folder level and delete that Adobe folder.
6. Now unplug and re-plug your Nook and it should ask you if you want to authorize the "device" (i.e. your Nook). Click "yes" and you should be good to go.
Hope this helps you and all others with the same problem.
10-21-2010 06:09 PM
I just tried this and it doesn't let me view the ppdf files either. I still cannot view them on the Nook. This is extreamly frustrating, this was the reason I bought the Nook in the first place. If B&N happens to fix this problem, somebody please let me know! Thanks!
10-21-2010 06:12 PM
I also agree, reading my books from school on it was very convenient. Now I don't know what I am going to do with it, I'm so busy with school and work I don't have time to read anything else. I'm so disappointed, it sucks to not be able to use it anymore.
11-23-2010 11:38 AM
I asked someone in the store about this on Sunday and they told me of the software update that was to happen this week. Well I downloaded the update last night and tried to download the ppdf files I needed hoping it would work. Well when I tried to open the ppdf all I got was the title page of the book and the rest of the pages had joka printed on them in bold and nothing else. I don't know what is going on but I tried many things last night and spent 2 hours trying to get this to work!!! I give up!!! Anyone wanna buy a NOOK??? hahaha!!
11-23-2010 01:48 PM
Try removing the PDF file, check for new content, then adding the PDF file again...
Here is some additional information on PDF files:
You can change the font size for sideloaded ePub files, however in PDF files, it depends how the file and the text is configured in the file, whether the text is rendered as text or as a graphic image. If it is a graphic image in PDF, then the text size CANNOT be changed. The text size change also depends on other formatting, security and parameter settings that are set in the original PDF source file, which may limit whether the font size can or cannot be changed and how the text appears if the font size is changed.
Bottom line, is that yes, the font size should be able to be changed in PDF documents but it depends on each specific file.
12-03-2012 11:04 PM
I was experiencing the exact same problem. I copy and paste the text book into a word document and drag it over to my Nook. It is a lot of work, but it helps me to access my book on the go, which is what I need.