Answered By: Winnifred Wong
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2015     Views: 387

For Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), all options should work by following instructions below.

For Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), only "Quick access" option will work, "Standard Access" and "download a copy" will not work due to the lack of a 64 bit plugin release by FileOpen.


You need to have Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) already installed in your computer.

When you are installing the FileOpen DRM plugin to view rights protected E-books from Taylor and Francis, you should check that your Security & Privacy settings in Preferences will allow you to download applications from any developer (not just from Mac approved ones).

Allow anyapplication

After amending your Preferences, download the FileOpen plugin to your hard-disk, and then try to access the e-book using Safari browser. If it still doesn't work, then you should switch to Firefox or Chrome browser. The plugin works best on Firefox.

Currently, you can only read the e-books online (i.e. Quick Access). The publishers are working on a solution for Mac users to have Standard Access and Download a Copy. 

Once you're happy with the DRM plugin, you should go back to your Preferences and revert to the old settings.

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