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Old 12-31-2010, 07:01 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by nesler View Post
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.
But why do you want page numbers when they are only an arbritary number with no meaning? Even if you are the only one reading the book you cannot find the position in your own book.

And if it is only used to see how far you are in a book any number is good enough. Percentage would be fine, but position also. And the last one has the advantage that it is more or less exact for everybody.

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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.
If we have the same book, page 123 line 5 is exact the same text for us both. You cannot change the layout of a pBook on the fly after it is printed.

The only thing you can say for al books is Chapter 12, section 3, line 5.
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