Convert Adobe Digital Editions to PDF

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To convert Adobe Digital Editions to PDF, you have to deal with Digital Rights Management (DRM) first. The eBooks which are sold nowadays often come encrypted with DRM. This is a way for publishers to restrict the way in which you use your downloaded content , primarily with the goal of preventing piracy. However, ebook DRM locks ebooks into certain platforms so that you can only read your purchased ebooks on specific apps and devices. That is to say, you can not copy and read it on other devices. So it's incredibly hard to do what you want with your files. Adobe Digital Editions implements a proprietary scheme of Adobe Adept DRM (we usually say Adobe DRM). And so the Adobe Digital Editions ebooks can only be read through Adobe Digital Editions. You cannot copy and transfer the files to other places. That's really inconvenient.

book with drm problem

If you can remove the Adobe DRM and convert Adobe Digital Editions to PDF, you can transfer and read your ebooks on other devices. You can share ebooks with your friends, copy your files and print Adobe Digital Editions to PDF as well. And so, don't hesitate to convert Adobe Digital Editions to PDF. No matter which way you choose to convert Adobe Digital Editions to pdf, you have to finish these steps below at first.

1: Download and install Adobe Digital Editions in your computer. Because only the ebooks that can be read normally in Adobe Digital Editions can be converted to PDF later.

2: Activate your computer with an Adobe ID.

3: Open your ebooks in your computer with Adobe Digital Editions. If the ebooks can be read normally , then they can be converted to PDF.

And next you can start to convert your Adobe Digital Editions to PDF. There are several ways below.

Convert Adobe Digital Editions to PDF Online

There are some online converters that can convert Adobe Digital Editions to PDF if you want to convert the files online. Here I recommend one good converter for you. That is Online eBook Converter.

online converter

pro: It's very easy and convenient for you to operate when you are online. This converter supports kinds of formats and it's free. Besides, if you want to print your Adobe Digital Editions to PDF, you can convert the books to PDF first and then print them out.

con: You cannot use this program when you are offline. That means you cannot convert Adobe Digital Editions ebooks to PDF when you cannot connect the Internet.

Convert Adobe Digital Editions to PDF Free

Also there are ways to convert Adobe Digital Editions to PDF free. Here I recommend Calibre. Convert Adobe Digital Editions to PDF Calibre, you need to download and install this tool.

1: Click here to download Calibre.

2: Run Calibre and click the "Add books" button at the top left corner to add books to it.

3: Click once on your selected book and then click the "Convert books" button.

convert ade to pdf with calibre

Then it will pop up a new window, and you can choose your output format as PDF at the top right corner of the new window. Click the "OK" button and it will convert your Adobe Digital Editions ebooks to PDF.

choose pdf format

It's easy to use Calibre to convert Adobe Digital Editions ebooks to PDF. If you want to print the converted PDF out or transfer it to other devices, you can also make it.

Convert Adobe Digital Editions to PDF Software (Win and Mac)

This part is the most important part to read. Here I wish to recommend a wonderful program for you — Epubor Ultimate Converter. It's a powerful program for you to remove DRM and convert ebook formats. Compared with the two ways above , this way is more efficient and complete. After you remove Adobe DRM and convert Adobe Digital Editions to PDF, you can enjoy your ebooks freely. You can print your PDF out or transfer to other devices. When you want to read the PDF files, you won't be restricted by the Internet, not like converting online. And you don't need to worry about the Adobe DRM anymore, because you can easily remove it with Epubor Ultimate Converter. Next I'll introduce the steps to operate it.

1: Download and install Ultimate Converter.

Download the tool for free:

2: Remove Adobe DRM

Run the program, then it will find your Adobe Digital Editions ebooks automatically. Drag the books to the right part of the program directly, then it will remove the books' DRM within seconds.

3: Convert to PDF

Choose the output format as PDF at the bottom of the interface, click once on your successfully decrpted book. Then click "Convert to PDF" button. The files will be converted to PDF immediately.

convert adobe digital editions to pdf

You can see this way is much better than the previous two ways to convert Adobe Digital Editions to PDF. It can solve the DRM and format problems at one time. This program operates quickly, it can help you get the PDF files within seconds!


works for Epubor and writes articles for a collection of blogs such as ebookconverter.blogspot.com.

06/20/2015 01:13:21
Thank you, that is really helpfull
03/9/2016 12:15:58
Thank you !! This helped me
04/17/2016 16:10:37
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05/14/2016 13:26:02
09/8/2016 11:58:49
This didn't work at all
10/10/2016 15:54:16
LOVE IT! Seriously, wonderful!!!!!
10/11/2016 02:33:33
11/20/2016 11:04:32
SUPERB! Wasn't really expecting it to work. But it sure did!
01/21/2017 02:36:07
Worked awesomely!!!!!  Would definately recommend.
03/5/2019 01:14:20
never recommand it is fuck they only convert a small peace assfuckers
03/7/2019 09:50:08
Thank you for using Epubor trail version. The trial version allows you to decrypt and convert 20% content of each book.
05/4/2017 14:21:36
Really awesome tool
05/4/2017 14:21:39
Really awesome tool
01/9/2018 03:09:21
Do I need to have an Adobe ID to get this method to work?
01/10/2018 10:17:01
Yes. You should ensure this book can be read in ADE AT FIRST.
01/9/2018 03:46:21
I had high hopes for this, but it doesn't work for Digital Editions at all.
01/10/2018 10:28:10
Please contact support@epubor.com about this issue. They will help you fix your problem. Please describe your problem clearly in your email.
04/29/2018 15:11:52
None of the above worked. Epubor is a scam. They want your money!
01/11/2019 04:58:34
chapeau bas!
02/9/2019 00:33:31
Using Calibre, you must FIRST open the .acsm file in Adobe Digital Editions, so that the DRM-protected file is now a .pdf file in the Documents\My Digital Editions folder. Then in Calibre you Add THAT .pdf file (NOT the .acsm file), which creates another DRM-free .pdf file in Calibre's own Library (that is, in its own folders). So you do not need to convert it. But "just to be sure", you can convert that .pdf to a another .pdf with a slightly different name.
02/16/2019 05:17:29
Thanks for allowing scabs to rip off authors and publishers
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