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Re: Help opening ebook files (epub, mobi, PDF, etc.)

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John Karanja 1 wrote: 08 Sep 2021, 05:07 1. PDF
2. Android 8.0
3. Yes
4. I usually download PDF files directly
to PDF reader.
5. Step 1.
6. Yes it reads " An error occurred while
loading the PDF."
7. I have tried to download that PDF file
with OBC Reader, but I did not
succeed.
Please try to download it to your PC, and then move it to your device.
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1. epub
2. PC
3. No.
4. I installed Epub and the page was opened but then it sent me straight to Amazon.
5. This is my first time reviewing. I tried Kindle but it is not available in my country.
6. No error message.
7. Yes and now I am trying for Epub.
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Karin Cobos wrote: 12 Sep 2021, 00:01 1. epub
2. PC
3. No.
4. I installed Epub and the page was opened but then it sent me straight to Amazon.
5. This is my first time reviewing. I tried Kindle but it is not available in my country.
6. No error message.
7. Yes and now I am trying for Epub.
You need the Nook App for that format, NOT kindle. You can try to convert it to PDF.
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1. Mobi
2. Mac Pc
3. No
4. Double clicked on the downloaded file.
5. This is the first time i have downloaded this file format
6. Error message "There is no application set to open this document"

I have a kindle e-reading device. generally i download the books from amazon directly to the kindle library. is there a way to do the same here?
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Shweta Shinde 1 wrote: 12 Sep 2021, 08:44 1. Mobi
2. Mac Pc
3. No
4. Double clicked on the downloaded file.
5. This is the first time i have downloaded this file format
6. Error message "There is no application set to open this document"

I have a kindle e-reading device. generally i download the books from amazon directly to the kindle library. is there a way to do the same here?
You need the Kindle App to open it on your PC. You can't download the books directly to your Kindle library, but you can move the file to your Kindle after downloading and saving it on your PC.
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Pdf
Android
Yes
File format error, file can't be opened
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Kimjoy22 wrote: 13 Sep 2021, 04:50 Pdf
Android
Yes
File format error, file can't be opened
You need to report it via your Update tab, then.
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1.Pdf
2.Android Phone
3. No
7.I tried Amazon Kindle but it didn't work for me.
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PavithraV wrote: 14 Sep 2021, 05:11 1.Pdf
2.Android Phone
3. No
7.I tried Amazon Kindle but it didn't work for me.
You need to answer all the questions to get help.
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1 epub
2 Huawei android phone
3 no
4 haven't tried reading any documents on this phone
5 i downloaded it successfully but there are some letters that are included instead of the TAB or SPACE.
6 no i haven't received any message regarding on the error
7 i have tried but i guess this phone is not compatible with some apps. I cant find the file manager, even the ebook but i have huawei book app installed
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Maan Soriano wrote: 16 Sep 2021, 14:08 1 epub
2 Huawei android phone
3 no
4 haven't tried reading any documents on this phone
5 i downloaded it successfully but there are some letters that are included instead of the TAB or SPACE.
6 no i haven't received any message regarding on the error
7 i have tried but i guess this phone is not compatible with some apps. I cant find the file manager, even the ebook but i have huawei book app installed
You need the Nook App to open it. If you can't use the Apps, you need to report it or quit the book via your Update tab.
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(1) Downloaded format EPUB
(2) For Desktop
(3) No
(4) Kept on clicking
(5) Yes
(6) Yes
(7) Yes
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Mahhes A wrote: 17 Sep 2021, 03:18 (1) Downloaded format EPUB
(2) For Desktop
(3) No
(4) Kept on clicking
(5) Yes
(6) Yes
(7) Yes
You need the App to open it.
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1. Pdf
2. Laptop
3. Yes
4. Click on download, open file, save to documents.
5. N/A
6. The file downloaded correctly and had the correct name of the book on it. When I opened the file I found a completely unrelated 3-page document (Fisher Investments Private Client Group - Executive Summary Q1 2020....
7. No
8. Yes
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