The eBooks on FORMED are available in one of the following file formats. Not all the books are available in each of the below file types.You will need a particular program or App in order to open these files on your computer, tablet or smart phone. 

  1. .PDF file - This file type can be opened using a PDF reader, the most popular being Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  2. .prc file - This file type can be opened by a .prc file reader or by Kindle Readers or the Kindle App
  3. .EPUB file - This file type can be opened by various different Apps including iBooks (Apple), Google PlayStore, Nook App, and an.EPUB specific reader Apps. 



Please review the below options for accessing one of FORMED eBooks on your device:


Reading an eBook on a PC: 

  1. Download the eBook as a PDF and open using a PDF reading program 
  2. Download the eBook as a .prc file and open through the Kindle App (This App does not come standard on your computer and will need to be downloaded from Amazon.com)
  3. Download the eBook as a .EPUB file and open it through a EPUB Reader for Windows (This type of reader does not come standard on your computer and will need to be downloaded from the internet) 


Reading an eBook on a Mac:

  1. Download the eBook as a .EPUB file and open it using the iBooks App/Program (This App comes standard on most Apple products) 
  2. Download the eBook as a .prc file and open through the Kindle App (This App does not come standard on your computer and will need to be downloaded from Amazon.com)


Reading an eBook on a iPad/iPhone 

  1. Download the eBook as a .EPUB file and open it using the iBooks App/Program (This App comes standard on most Apple products) 
  2. Download the eBook as a .prc file and open through the Kindle App  (This App does not come standard on your computer and will need to be downloaded from Amazon.com)


Reading an eBook on an Android Phone/Tablet 

  1. Download the eBook as a .EPUB file and open it through the Google PlayStore. Within the PlayStore you will find your saved eBooks in the "My Books" section. 
  2. Download the eBook as a .EPUB file and open it using an EPUB Reader App, like the Universal Book Reader App.


Reading an eBook on a Kindle Reader 

FORMED cannot be accessed directly on a Kindle Reader/Fire because of the SILK browser, which is not compatible with our site. For this reason we recommend that you download the .prc file to your computer and then transfer it to your Kindle Reader/Fire using the below method:

  1. Send to Kindle feature - Click Here for more information


*Kindle may treat your.prc file as a document rather than a book. For this reason, the eBook downloaded from FORMED may be located in a documents folder on your Kindle Reader/Fire or in the App.