Answered By: ic
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2017     Views: 677

Before Downloading Textbooks

  1. Download Adobe Digital Editions

  1. Install Adobe Digital editions (if you have already done this proceed to step 3)

2.1 Double click on Digital Editions Installer 4.5 .pkg

2.2 Click Continue twice

2.3 Agree to the licence agreement, click Install

  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions
  2. Click on Help then Authorize this Computer
  3. Put in your Adobe ID (the email address you used to create your Adobe ID) and password.

Note: This is NOT your western ID but something you need to make using the create an Adobe ID link (circled above). For further information regarding Adobe IDs please visit the Adobe website.

6. Click Authorize

Download your Textbook

  1. Go to your textbook via the link provided in vUWS. (You will find it under the unit then 'Readings and Resources' on the left hand side.) 
  2. Click on Full Download
  3. Click on Continue in the Sign in to Ebook Central to download books popup window
  4. Put in your western ID and password (NOT your adobe ID) and click submit.
  5. This will take you back to the book page where you click on Full download.
  6. In the popup window choose Laptop Desktop.
  7. Select I'm using my Own Computer, click on Continue
  8. The next window says you need Adobe digital editions, click Done with this step
  9. Click Download
  10. Click Save File (note the name and location)

Opening your Textbook

  1. Go back to Adobe Digital Editions
  2. Click on File then Add to Library
  3. Browse to the downloaded file. If the file you downloaded is an Adobe Content Server Message ( ASCM) file, you will need to select that in the bottom of the window.

  1. Once you have found the file, select it and click add
  2. The file will then download (this may take a few minutes)
  3. Your textbook will open.
  4. When you are finished reading click on Library in the top left hand corner. All documents will be displayed  in your library, so every additional textbook you download will appear there.


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