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Old 12-25-2012, 04:57 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Faterson View Post
Well, the highlighting really is problematic. To illustrate, the two screenshots below... I wanted to highlight a great piece of dialogue in a Kir Bulychev story, and it turned out that instead of a single highlight, I had to make 5 (!) of them in Marvin (and Stanza and many other iOS e-readers behave similarly, so it's not a Marvin issue per se):
  1. first, highlight the end of the first paragraph
  2. highlight the next 4 paragraphs
  3. highlight the remaining text on the screen
  4. highlight the rest of the current paragraph on the following screen
  5. highlight 3 more paragraphs
And so, I end up with 5 separate highlights instead of 1. (Not visually, but they are separate in the list of highlights and in the XHTML export of highlights.) I would even have ended up with 6 separate highlights if I only wished to highlight the first few words in the final paragraph, instead of the entire final paragraph.

It's not a show-stopper for me, just annoying. Apple should get rid of that obligatory "paragraph snapping" Kris mentioned.
The Kindle for iOS app allows a single highlight across multiple paragraphs, so it can be done in iOS. It doesn't allow a highlight across multiple pages, but until recently none of the Kindles allowed that either so it might just be laziness on Amazon's part.
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