Cheat Sheets

This is the "How to" page.  If you need step-by-step instructions, you're in the right place. 
CAUTION!!  These cheat sheets worked when I wrote them, but changes to hardware, software, and firmware can make any of them obsolete in a heartbeat. 
Use caution as you follow them, and be willing to improvise or even bail out, if the changes are too great. 
If you have a newer, better, or different cheat sheet, please send it to me.
Got comments, corrections, or additions?  Send 'em to alcarlson713@yahoo.com
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How to install and use Adobe Digital Editions for EPUB eBooks. Covers the process, the advantages, the pitfalls, and the workarounds.  35k v. 10 Mar 12, 2012, 10:43 AM carlsoa@tblc.org
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Getting an OverDrive e-book onto your Nook is annoyingly complicated the first time you do it. After that it’s simple. So, let’s get the hard part over with. This cheat sheet will walk you through installing Adobe Digital Editions, getting an Adobe ID, and “authorizing” your PC with that ID.  263k v. 1 May 20, 2013, 3:10 AM Jessica Riggins
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OverDrive's brief guide to using a smart phone or eReader to enjoy OverDrive eBooks. Halfway between a general guide and a detailed cheat sheet.  Omits the Kindle, so see our separate guides for that eReader.  2219k v. 3 Mar 6, 2012, 11:21 AM carlsoa@tblc.org
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  42k v. 1 Jun 30, 2014, 2:00 PM Matt Smith
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How to install OverDrive Media Console for audiobooks and update the Windows Media Player security.  29k v. 3 Mar 6, 2012, 11:21 AM carlsoa@tblc.org
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How to put OverDrive audiobooks onto an iPod Shuffle. The Shuffle is a good audiobook choice for blind readers, because it can be operated entirely by touch.  174k v. 2 Mar 6, 2012, 12:14 PM carlsoa@tblc.org
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How to sideload an OverDrive mp3 Audiobook to a Kindle  43k v. 2 Mar 1, 2012, 12:27 PM carlsoa@tblc.org
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Getting an OverDrive e-book onto your Nook is annoyingly complicated the first time you do it. After that first time, it’s simple. So, let’s get it over with.   Apr 25, 2013, 4:35 AM Jessica Riggins
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  2003k v. 2 Jul 22, 2013, 7:21 PM Jessica Riggins
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How to sideload an OverDrive eBook to an iPad using Bluefire. For OverDrive eBooks, Bluefire has been supplanted by the new OverDrive Media Console for iPad. But Bluefire is still a nice eBook reader.  32k v. 2 Mar 1, 2012, 12:21 PM carlsoa@tblc.org
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How to load an OverDrive Kindle e-book onto your Kindle or onto any device that has the Kindle App.   29k v. 2 Mar 1, 2012, 12:22 PM carlsoa@tblc.org
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How to get an OverDrive eBook from the library web site to your Nook.   84k v. 2 Mar 1, 2012, 12:23 PM carlsoa@tblc.org
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How to get an OverDrive eBook from the library web site to a PC, then sideload it to a Sony Reader   127k v. 2 Mar 1, 2012, 12:24 PM carlsoa@tblc.org
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  45k v. 1 Jul 22, 2013, 7:22 PM Jessica Riggins
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How to get an OverDrive eBook published by Penguin onto your (physical) Kindle. (Penguin no longer allows wireless transfer of eBooks to Kindles.) If all of your Kindles are virtual, this will not work.  29k v. 5 Mar 8, 2012, 10:31 AM carlsoa@tblc.org
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In order to read an EPUB format e-book from OverDrive on your e-ink Nook, Kobo, or Sony Reader, you will—in most cases—have to download it to your PC first, then “sideload” it to your e-reader. This cheat sheet tells you how to do that. It assumes that you have already loaded Adobe Digital Editions on your PC, have gotten an Adobe ID, and have authorized your PC. We have a separate cheat sheet for those steps.  75k v. 1 May 20, 2013, 3:11 AM Jessica Riggins
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How to efficiently transfers an OverDrive WMA Audiobook file to your iPod or iPad  29k v. 3 Mar 6, 2012, 11:18 AM carlsoa@tblc.org
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How to use library PC's to download EPUB e-books and get around Adobe Digital Editions' constraints.  31k v. 2 Feb 2, 2012, 12:06 PM carlsoa@tblc.org
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