Adobe Digital Editions overview
Adobe Digital Editions is a free application for reading publications in PDF and EPUB format. It is available on the Windows, Mac and iOS platforms. This article is about the Windows version of Adobe Digital Editions.
The features of Adobe Digital Editions include full EPUB 3 support including media overlays, full text search, full screen reading, bookmarking, highlighting, note taking as well as support for a number of languages. The accessibility support has greatly improved for screen reader and keyboard only users.
Check out the following to know more about this reader.
Adobe Digital Editions can be used to read unprotected EPUB files from any source. In addition, books protected by the Adobe DRM (Digital Rights Management) including publications from the OverDrive service and books purchased from vendors such as Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Waterstone, and other booksellers can be read in Adobe Digital Editions. It has support for high contrast modes, re-sizing of book text and complete keyboard access to user interface.
Some useful keystrokes
|Ctrl+I||Opens Item Info dialog box|
|Ctrl+L||Switches to Library Mode|
|Ctrl+O||Opens Add Item dialog box|
|Ctrl+R||Opens book and Switches to Reading Mode|
|Ctrl+=||Zooms in (for PDF documents) Increases font size (for EPUB documents)|
|Ctrl+-||Zooms out (for PDF documents) Decreases font size (for EPUB documents)|
|F2||Renames bookmark or annotation in Bookmark Panel|
|Ctrl+F7||Opens the links window (For EPUB document)|
|Ctrl+Home, Shift+Ctrl+Page Up, Shift+Ctrl+Up Arrow||Goes to first page of document|
|Ctrl+End, Shift+Ctrl+Page Down, Shift+Ctrl+Down Arrow||Goes to last page of document|
|Ctrl+B||Adds a bookmark at the top of current screen|
|Ctrl+Alt+C||Collapses All items in TOC panel|
|Ctrl+Alt+E||Expands All items in TOC panel|
|Ctrl+Shift+F||Toggles full screen|
|Ctrl+F||Moves keyboard focus to find control in toolbar|
|Ctrl+G||Finds next instance of text in find control|
|Shift+Ctrl+G||Finds previous instance of text in find control|
|Ctrl+Shift+H||Shows/Hides page numbers|
|Ctrl+Shift+O||Copies ebook to Digital Editions library|
|Ctrl+P||Opens Print dialog box|
|Ctrl+Shift+P||Opens Go to Page dialog box|
|Ctrl+T||Shows/Hides Navigation Panel|
|Ctrl+W||Go to Library|
|Ctrl+Shift+T||Switch to Single-page, Double-page|
|Ctrl+Shift+K||Start, Stop Playing Media Overlay|
Note: If JAWS is launched, the Up/Down/Left/Right arrow keys will be redefined for JAWS.
JAWS/NVDA SCREEN READER (WINDOWS ONLY)
|Left Arrow||Says prior character|
|Right Arrow||Says next character|
|Ctrl+Left Arrow||Says prior word|
|Ctrl+Right Arrow||Says next word|
|Up Arrow||Says prior line|
|Down Arrow||Says next line|
|Insert+Down Arrow||Says all|
|Page Up||Increases voice rate during Say All (JAWS Say All mode). Move to previous page (others)|
|Page Down||Decreases voice rate during Say All (JAWS Say All mode). Move to next page (others)|
|Insert+T||Says window title|
|Insert+B||Reads dialog box window from top to bottom|
|Insert+E (JAWS only)||Says default button of dialog box|
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