Learn about the ADE support for PDF/A, and EPUB 3 formats, and how you can get started using Adobe Digital Editions to read eBooks and other publications.

Overview

Adobe® Digital Editions software offers an engaging way to view and manage eBooks and other digital publications. Digital Editions also supports industry-standard eBook formats, including PDF/A and EPUB.

Features

Adobe Digital Editions supports all EPUB versions such as EPUB 2, EPUB 2.0.1, and EPUB 3.0 including its four specifications:

  • EPUB publications 3.0
  • EPUB Content Documents 3.0
  • EPUB Open Container Format 3.0 (OCF) and
  • EPUB Media Overlays 3.0

Adobe Digital Editions also supports PDF format.

Refer to the following list of new EPUB 3 features supported by Adobe Digital Editions across different platforms:

Feature

Mac

Win

Canvas

Supported

Supported

MathML

Supported

Not supported

Internal link

Supported

Supported

Background css

Supported

Supported

Audio

Supported

Supported

Video

Supported

Supported (progressive download not available)

Progress

Supported

Supported

Mark

Supported

Supported

Thead tbody

Supported

Supported

Section

Supported

Supported

Summary

Supported

Supported

Detail

Supported

Not supported

Bdi

Supported

Not supported

Wbr

Supported (on par with other readers)

Not applicable

Aside

Supported

Supported

Header footer

Supported

Supported

Source

Supported

Supported

Embed

Supported

Supported

Font embed

Supported

Supported

Css animation

Supported

Supported

External link

Supported

Supported

Cover image in library

Not supported

Not supported

Svg cover image

Supported

Supported

Epub:type

Supported

Supported

Epub:switch

Supported

Supported

Epub: trigger

Supported

Supported

Svg in xhtml

Supported

Supported

Svg in spine

Supported

Supported

Contained scripting

Supported

Supported

Spine level scripting

Supported

Supported

In spine navigation

Supported

Supported

Page list navigation

Supported

Supported

Fixed layout xhtml

Supported

Supported

Fixed layout svg

Supported

Supported

Mixed fixed layout (fixed/ reflowable)

Supported

Supported

Page progression directions

Supported

Supported

Font obfuscated

Supported

Supported

@hidden

Supported

Not supported on IE 10 (works on IE 11)

Ncx fallback

Supported

Supported

Alternate stylesheet

Supported

Supported

Media overlay

Supported

Supported

html5 ruby element

Supported

Supported

Get started with Adobe Digital Editions

Get started with installing, and using Adobe Digital Editions. For more information on system requirements, installation, authorization, and transferring books, see Get started with Adobe Digital Editions.

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