Online libraries
Open a new book from an online library
Open a book on a CD/DVD or USB storage device
Import a book on CD/DVD or USB storage device to "My Books"
Read information copied to the clipboard
Get more information about a book
Remove a book from My Books
Logout of an online library providing books
Devices & Folders
Settings


Online libraries

EasyReader provides access to books from a number of different online libraries. Some online libraries require you to register as a member before you can download and read the books they offer. You may be required to pay a subscription fee, and membership may be restricted to a particular country or region. There are some online libraries which provide access to books for free but this is mainly for books out of copyright.

Find out which libraries are available in EasyReader by visiting:
https://yourdolphin.com/en-gb/product/libraries?pid=8

Open a new book from an online library

You can use EasyReader to download, open and read books from online libraries.

To do this:

  1. Ensure you are connected to the Internet.
  2. Select the library you want to visit from the Side Bar. If the library is not listed, select "Manage Libraries" and add the library.
  3. If login is required, enter your username and password.
  4. Browse the books using the available categories or use the search box to help find a book. Note that not all online libraries provide search capabilities. In these cases, the search box will not be available.
  5. If you want to learn more about a book select "Information" ( Icon ).
  6. When you find a book you want to read, select "Download" ( icon ). During the download process you can select "Abort" ( icon ) to cancel the download.
  7. When download is complete, select "Play" ( icon ) to open the book. Alternatively, you can continue to browse and download more books. The books you download are added to "My Books".

If the online library you subscribe to supports an online library bookshelf then, after you login, you can go straight to "My Books" to read a book from your online library bookshelf. The changes you make in EasyReader are also synchronized with your online library bookshelf, for example, if you delete a book from "My Books" then you will also be removing this book from your online library bookshelf.

Open a book on a CD/DVD or USB storage device

You can open a book you receive on CD\DVD or on a USB device such as a USB Memory Stick or DAISY hardware player in EasyReader.

To do this:

  1. Insert the CD\DVD or USB storage device into the computer.
  2. Select the device from "Devices & Folders" in the Side Bar. Once selected, EasyReader will scan the device for content you can open.
  3. Browse the available books.
  4. If you want to learn more about a book select "Information" ( icon ).
  5. When you find a book you want to read, select "Play" ( icon ) to open the book.

Note that books you read from a CD\DVD drive or USB storage device do not appear in "My Books". To add a book from a CD\DVD or USB storage device to "My Books" requires you to first import the book. The import process copies the book from the storage device to the computer.

Import a book on CD/DVD or USB storage device to "My Books"

You can add a book on a CD\DVD or USB storage device such as a USB Memory Stick to "My Books" by importing the book. The import process copies the book from the storage device to the computer.

To do this:

  1. Insert the CD\DVD or USB storage device into the computer.
  2. Select "Open" ( icon ) and choose "Import from computer".
  3. In the "Open" dialog box, select the file type from the available list. If you do not know the type of file to select then choose "All files".
  4. Browse to the book location and select the book.
  5. Select the "Open" button. The copying process begins. You will receive confirmation when the import is complete.

Once complete, the book will be available from "My Books".

Read information copied to the clipboard

You can use EasyReader to read information you have copied to the clipboard.

To do this:

  1. Copy the information from the web site or document to the clipboard.
  2. In EasyReader, select "Open" ( icon ) and choose "Open from clipboard".

IMPORTANT: EasyReader does not save the information you choose to read from the clipboard. You must use an application like Microsoft Word to save the clipboard data as a file. It is then possible to use the "Import from computer" option in EasyReader to copy the file to "My Books". EasyReader supports many different file types including MS Word and Plain Text (see the Reference section for more information).

Get more information about a book

You can get more information about a book by selecting the book and choosing "Information" ( icon ). The information will include the title, author and size. The information may also include a synopsis, publisher, publication date and book ID. The additional information is dependent on the content provider.

Remove a book from My Books

You can remove a book from "My Books" by performing a Right Click on the book you want to remove and choosing "Delete" from the context menu that appears. You can also remove a book by selecting the book and pressing the DEL key.

EasyReader removes the book, and if supported, will update your online library bookshelf with the changes to your collection.

Logout of an online library providing books

By default, EasyReader remembers your login credentials and will automatically log you into your chosen libraries when you run EasyReader. You can log out of an online library by doing the following:

  1. Ensure you are connected to the Internet.
  2. Select "Manage Libraries" from the Side Bar.
  3. Select the library.
  4. Select the "Logout" button.
  5. If you also want to remove the library from the Side Bar, choose "Remove".

IMPORTANT: Logging out of an online library does not remove the books you downloaded from the library. If you wish to remove these books you must manually delete these books from "My Books".

Devices & Folders

Add folders to Devices & Folders

You can add your own folders to "Devices & Folders" in the Side Bar. When you select the folder, EasyReader will automatically scan the folder and subfolders and list all supported content. You may find this useful in a teaching or training environment, for example, you can add a folder that provides books on a specific subject for a particular class on a school network.
To add a folder:

  1. Select "Settings" from the Side Bar.
  2. In the "Add books from folders" option select the "Add" button.
  3. Select the folder location and choose "OK".
  4. Type a name for the folder and choose "OK". The name you give the folder appears in "Devices & Folders".
  5. Repeat until all folders are added.

Search for a book in a folder

You can search for a book in a folder. This can be extremely useful if the folder contains a large number of books.
To do this:

  1. Select the folder you want to search from the Side Bar.
  2. Enter the words in the search box and select "Search" ( icon ).
  3. If the search results show a large number of books then try using an alternative search term, for example, the author’s name or a unique word in the book title.

Sort the books in a folder

By default, EasyReader organises books in a folder using the "Latest" criteria. The "Latest" criteria puts the books you have most recently read and downloaded to the top of the list. You can change the order books appear by applying a different "Sort" ( icon ) setting.
To do this:

  1. Select "Sort" ( icon ).
  2. Select "Latest", "Title" or "Author".

EasyReader sorts the books in ascending alphabetical order and applies the setting to "My Books" and all "Devices & Folders". The change does not apply to "My Newspapers". "My Newspapers" always sorts publications alphabetically showing the most current edition first.

Send a book to an external device

You can copy a book that appears in "My Books" to an external device, such as a DAISY hardware player or USB storage device. This will allow you to listen to a book on the move or transfer a book to another computer.

To do this:

  1. Connect the hardware device to the computer.
  2. Right Click on the book you want to transfer to a device. A context menu opens.
  3. Select "Send to device".
  4. Select the device or drive you want to send the book to and choose "OK". EasyReader copies the book to the device and confirms when the process is complete.
  5. If the device does not appear in the list then choose "Cancel", check that the device is correctly connected to the computer and detected by Windows and then repeat the steps above.

Settings

Change the download folder for books

By default, EasyReader downloads books to the "My Documents\Dolphin EasyReader" folder. You can change the location where EasyReader downloads books in "Settings".

To do this:

  1. Select "Settings" from the Side Bar.
  2. In the "Download books to" option, select the "Browse" button.
  3. Select the new folder location and choose "OK".

IMPORTANT: EasyReader does not move the books from the previous folder to the new folder. You must import the books you want to read or add the current folder to "Devices & Folders" to make the books available for reading.

Log out of all online libraries when closing EasyReader

You can set EasyReader to logout of all online libraries when you close EasyReader. This is important, for example, if you are using EasyReader on a public or shared computer.

To do this:

  1. Ensure you are connected to the Internet.
  2. Select "Manage Libraries" from the Side Bar.
  3. Select "Logout from all online libraries when closing EasyReader" check box.

IMPORTANT: Logging out of an online library does not remove the books you downloaded from the library. If you wish to remove these books you must manually delete these books from "My Books".