How can I print ACSM files?

Michelle Van Niekerk March 3, 2013

Can anyone please tell me how to print ACSM files?

  1. Justin Pot
    March 5, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    So this is possible, but illegal. Your file is protected by the author, but I always find it fascinating how easy it is to remove such protections. Consider this guide, for example:

    Don't use this. At all. Ever.

  2. Alan Wade
    March 4, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    This link gives you a step by step of what to do and how to do it:

  3. ha14
    March 3, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    ACSM (Adobe Content Server Message File) files are purchase tickets, contain a unique activation ID.
    you need to install adobe digital edition
    to get your ebook double click in your acsm file, hen ADE will download the real ePub book. The e-book file will be stored in the folder "My Digital Editions".
    The ebookin adobe digital edition, is most likely is a PDF document or epub, i think you cannot view them outside Adobe Digital Edition.

    • Michelle Van Niekerk
      March 4, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      Thank you. So, if I understand you correctly, it can basically not be printed or converted to a regular PDF file to print.

    • ha14
      March 4, 2013 at 8:48 pm

      ACSM is encrypted so that only Adobe server open it and read it, unless you know tech guys to use their brain to hack ACSM file, but this only will contain some activation numbers, the real ebook is stored within Adobe Server to be downloaded to your hardware once the validity of ACSM file is checked.

      this DRM protect the ebook from illegal distribution this why first it comes like ACSM file (to download the real EPUB or PDF) so that to be read in adobe digital edition.
      The security level of the eBook is set by the publisher, and the security system is controlled by the manufacturer of the eBook reader?

      now if you want to print your purchased ebook then this will be difficult unless you know someone from ADOBE, the publisher or the writer...or it is allowed to do so.

      Adobe Digital Editions supports printing (unless disallowed by the document itself). However, vector printing is not supported — instead, pages are printed as bitmaps, so the quality is not as sharp as if it were vectors. Also, for documents that contain SWF movie clips, only the initial frame of the movie prints, and it does not reflect any interactive changes you made in the movie clip inside Adobe Digital Editions.

      How to Convert Adobe Digital Editions to Acrobat Reader
      even you open it in Adobe PDF reader the security will not let you to print it, but you can take screenshots and depending the ebook, can be MANY SCREENSHOTS!

      if you succeed to remove the DRM (illegal, there should be some software for that) then you can do what you wish.