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Old 10-24-2007, 11:43 AM   #1
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Text search in PRS500

I am a new owner of a Sony PRS500 and a newbie on this site. Also own EBW1150 and Palm TX. Use all of them for reading.

Question - Is there any hack making it possible to search for text in the PRS500? If I read on my TX while waiting for appointment, I need to be able to find my place in the PRS500 when I get back home.

Thanks for any info.

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Old 10-24-2007, 12:47 PM   #2
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Hey, ebookfab, welcome to MobileRead!

I'm afraid there aren't any existent text search hacks for the Sony Readers, and if it were possible to do via a simple hack, I expect we'd have seen one by now.

I can offer a suggestion that may or may not be helpful to you.

You can do the search of your text in the Connect Software on your PC. That will get you to the right page, and you can then re-transfer the book to your 500, which will get you on the right page in it.

It's not a particularly eloquent work-around, but it may be good enough for what you need to do, you'll have to decide that for yourself, of course.
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You can search using Connect (or Ebook Library) and then go to the same page on the 500. But remember to have the font size set the same in the emulator as you do for the book on the 500. The other trick is to end your reading on the TX art a chapter boundary and just go to that chapter on the 500.
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:29 PM   #4
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Thank you. While not "eloquent" it is a work-around that works and I appreciate hearing from you.

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