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Old 06-02-2013, 10:24 AM   #1186
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Yeah, I ran across that for the first time last night. I had just opened up a new kepub (Richard Castle's A Gathering Storm) and it treated some of the Table of Content links like footnotes, with the preview window. Pretty neat.

One interesting thing I've noticed lately: If you follow an internal link in an epub, the "%read" part of the menu goes away and the "Previous location" link is back.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:35 AM   #1187
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I think it just a poor design choice. I find it extremly hard to traverse (tap on) footnotes on sideloaded epubs. I switched to keups a little while ago, and footnotes work very well now.
That's interesting. Now, if Kobo actually produced any of the books I want to use footnotes with, I'd be tempted to buy them!
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:59 AM   #1188
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Again, I ask for a low-battery warning to come up on the screen *before* the Touch goes comatose. Once again, I have just had a reading opportunity lost due to this inefficient system. My phones and my laptop tell me when the battery is getting low, so why doesn't my my e-reader?

Come on, Kobo - this has been asked for many times by many people. Get it sorted!!
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:12 AM   #1189
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Again, I ask for a low-battery warning to come up on the screen *before* the Touch goes comatose. Once again, I have just had a reading opportunity lost due to this inefficient system. My phones and my laptop tell me when the battery is getting low, so why doesn't my my e-reader?

Come on, Kobo - this has been asked for many times by many people. Get it sorted!!
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:29 AM   #1190
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:13 AM   #1191
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I think it just a poor design choice. I find it extremly hard to traverse (tap on) footnotes on sideloaded epubs. I switched to keups a little while ago, and footnotes work very well now.
I'm not sure I understand. You load a book in a different format on the kobo and suddenly tapping footnotes works fine? That's really weird, kepub is just a slightly modified epub..
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:11 AM   #1192
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... You load a book in a different format on the kobo and suddenly tapping footnotes works fine?
That's correct. Although there may have been a firmware change, I doubt it. I've always had troubles with footnotes in sideloaded epubs.
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... That's really weird, kepub is just a slightly modified epub..
Who knows what is going on. They may both be epubs, but my understanding is that they are using different rendering engines, the GUI is different, ...
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:04 AM   #1193
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That's correct. Although there may have been a firmware change, I doubt it. I've always had troubles with footnotes in sideloaded epubs.

Who knows what is going on. They may both be epubs, but my understanding is that they are using different rendering engines, the GUI is different, ...
Yep, that's my mean reason to use the Calibre Kobo TouchExtended driver.

For standard epubs the Adobe Digital Editions renderer is used, and as you found out (as did I) it handles footnotes very badly; I succeeded in getting to the note exactly once, instead of getting the normal touch screen action. For Kobo epubs they use the ACCESS renderer, which does it very nicely with a preview popup without fail.

As I read lots of non-fiction (which tends to use footnotes extensively), I switched to kepubs (a conversion which the TouchExtended driver can do on the fly when sending ebooks to the device if you want it to).
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:31 AM   #1194
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Yep, that's my mean reason to use the Calibre Kobo TouchExtended driver.

For standard epubs the Adobe Digital Editions renderer is used, and as you found out (as did I) it handles footnotes very badly; I succeeded in getting to the note exactly once, instead of getting the normal touch screen action. For Kobo epubs they use the ACCESS renderer, which does it very nicely with a preview popup without fail.

As I read lots of non-fiction (which tends to use footnotes extensively), I switched to kepubs (a conversion which the TouchExtended driver can do on the fly when sending ebooks to the device if you want it to).
I take it you are putting the blame (for ePubs) on ADE. I wonder if this is correct. I haven't seen many posts about other readers that use ADE having trouble with footnote navigation.
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:37 AM   #1195
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I take it you are putting the blame (for ePubs) on ADE. I wonder if this is correct. I haven't seen many posts about other readers that use ADE having trouble with footnote navigation.
You're right, I should have added 'on the Kobo'. But my main point stands: on the Kobo readers, the ACCESS/kepub renderer does a far better job with foot/endnotes than the ADE/epub one.

So if they are important to you (as they are to me), the TouchExtended Calibre driver is your friend
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:49 PM   #1196
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You're right, I should have added 'on the Kobo'. But my main point stands: on the Kobo readers, the ACCESS/kepub renderer does a far better job with foot/endnotes than the ADE/epub one.

So if they are important to you (as they are to me), the TouchExtended Calibre driver is your friend
That has been enlightening. Thanks, folks!
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You're right, I should have added 'on the Kobo'. But my main point stands: on the Kobo readers, the ACCESS/kepub renderer does a far better job with foot/endnotes than the ADE/epub one.

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Takeout the words ACESSS, ADE, and renderer and I agree, otherwise I disagree.

I assume "the renderer" is a piece of software/library that Kobo uses. Since other readers don't have problems with ADE and footnotes, I assume it's Kobo's problem.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:48 AM   #1198
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Yep, that's my mean reason to use the Calibre Kobo TouchExtended driver.

For standard epubs the Adobe Digital Editions renderer is used, and as you found out (as did I) it handles footnotes very badly; I succeeded in getting to the note exactly once, instead of getting the normal touch screen action. For Kobo epubs they use the ACCESS renderer, which does it very nicely with a preview popup without fail.

As I read lots of non-fiction (which tends to use footnotes extensively), I switched to kepubs (a conversion which the TouchExtended driver can do on the fly when sending ebooks to the device if you want it to).
Ahh thanks, I wasn't aware of the TouchExtended driver, will try it when I get home.

Still hope they'll fix the footnotes on ordinary epubs though
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Thinking on, footnotes on my Sony PRS-T1 required tapping the little numeral which would take me to a separate page, and then tapping a link to get back... if there was one.

Now I've got a Kobo and I'm using kepubs (via the Calibre extended driver) I'm getting the popup windows which are lovely.

I'd just accepted that it was different (better!) but I'd assumed it was just the books I was reading, since the Aura is new enough that I haven't read any of the same books on both yet.
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