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Old 12-30-2010, 05:38 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Ortep View Post
Unfortunately that is not correct. The number of characters on a page is dependend of the size of those characters and als of the 'type' So if you change any of those two characteristics, the pagenumber would change.

In essence: When you are reading your book in the morning in bright daylight you can close our book on page 300 0f 1200, and when you start reading in the evening when the light is low, you select a character size one notch biger you are suddenly on page 350 of 1400

So there is no real page number in an eBook. It is something that is left over from pBooks.
The only number that is fixed is the actual number of characters that you have read. And that is exactly what the position is...well devided bij 128 it is.
I'm well aware of the fact that adjustments in font size or style (or line spacing) would change the pagination. If you look closely at my original post, that's exactly what I want. The only reason to have universal consistency is if you need to refer someone else with the same file to a given spot. I don't have that need.

Pagination in print books is arbitrary. Depending on how you set fonts and margins and line spacings, the same text can be 200 pages or 500 pages. It's just nice to have an easily recognizable measure of progress. Location numbers don't satisfy that desire.
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