Some GCU eBooks may require you to download Adobe Digital Editions to read them. These files will end with a .epub file extension. The download and installation process is very quick and should only take a few minutes to complete.
Start by navigating to https://www.adobe.com/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html and click the link for 4.5.11 Windows (8.24 MB).
Once you have clicked the link, you may be able to run the installer directly from your browser or it may download to your Downloads folder. The installation file is named ADE_4.5_Installer. Locate the installation file and double-click it to begin the installation process.
When you open the file, it will ask you if you would like allow the app to make changes on your device. Select Yes to continue.
Next, you will be presented with a Licensing Agreement. You must check the box I agree to the terms in the License Agreement to continue. Once the box is checked, click Next.
Here are a few options for the installation. You can choose which file types to open with Adobe Digital Editions and if you would like shortcuts to the program located in the Start Menu, on the Desktop, or any Quick Launch shortcuts. We recommend choosing the first option, Associate .acsm and .epub file types, but the rest are up to you! Once you have made your selections, click Next.
You need to tell the installer where you would like Adobe Digital Editions installed. You can choose an alternate location if you want by clicking Browse... or you can leave the default location and click Install to continue.
Adobe Digital Editions will begin installing on your computer. Once the progress bar is full, click Close to complete the installation.
After you finish the installation, Adobe Digital Editions will automatically open. You’re all set! It may be helpful to restart your computer after installing Adobe Digital Editions if you run into any trouble opening your eBook.
Start by navigating to Download Site and click the link for 4.5.11 Macintosh (22 MB).
Once you have clicked the link, you may be able to run the installer directly from your browser or it may download to your downloads folder. The installation file is named ADE_4.5_Installer.dmg. Locate the installation file and double-click.
The ADE 4.5 window will open. To begin the installation, double-click on Digital Editions 4.5 Installer.pkg.
Next, you will be prompted with the installation window. Select Continue to proceed.
On the Licensing dialog-box select Continue and you will see a notification asking you to agree to the conditions presented. Select Agree to continue.
After you agree, you will confirm the location for the software before installing. Select Install to begin installing.
Please note: you will need administrator privileges on your computer in order to install Adobe Digital Editions. Your administrator information is the username and password you use to unlock your computer.
After entering you administrator username and password, the installation will begin writing the files.
When the installation is complete, you will receive a message stating “The installation was successful. The software was installed.” Select Close to complete the process.
After selecting close, Adobe Digital Editions will automatically open. You’re all set! It may be helpful to restart your computer after installing Adobe Digital Editions if you run into any trouble opening your eBook.