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Old 10-09-2008, 05:16 PM   #1
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Bookmarks on BeBook

Does the Hanlin/BeBook have a "bookmark" function, so that for each book you can go straight back to the page you were on? I would regard that as essential, and maybe it's taken for granted, but I've been scanning all the comparison tables and ended up confused.

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Old 10-09-2008, 05:51 PM   #2
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Hi John,
The V3 doesn't have a bookmark function, meaning that you can't explicitly create a bookmark, but if you exit a book to read another it will "remember" the last page you read and present it when you open that book again.

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Old 10-10-2008, 12:28 AM   #3
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The BeBook will re-open any previously read document at the same position it was when it was closed.

In addition, bookmarks may be manually added using the 1-5 number keys; pressing the number key on the page that the bookmark refers to will delete the bookmark. Bookmarks can be updated by long-pressing the number keys. Long-pressing key 6 will bring up a list of bookmark details including text snippets for the document, you can navigate to the bookmark from this list if you wish.

5 bookmarks per document isn't much, but at least this basic facility is available.
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Thanks - that sounds quite adequate. I presume the bookmarks are preserved when the device is turned off and on again?

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Thanks - that sounds quite adequate. I presume the bookmarks are preserved when the device is turned off and on again?

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Yes, it most certainly is, even if you remove the battery the booksmarks are preserved.
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:41 PM   #6
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I presume the bookmarks are preserved when the device is turned off and on again?
Yes, they are, but with one remark. The bookmarks are saved when you quit from the book to bookshelf, so in some cases (V3 hangs up and restarts) they are not saved. But this situation is not so often.

If you turn off the device without quitting to bookshelf from the book - its all right, bookmarks stored.
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Hi John,
The V3 doesn't have a bookmark function, meaning that you can't explicitly create a bookmark, but if you exit a book to read another it will "remember" the last page you read and present it when you open that book again.

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I have a Hanlin v3 here and use bookmarks frequently. Holding down the numbers 1 - 5 will create a bookmark, pressing them goes directly to it, and holding the same number down whilst on the bookmarked page will clear them. I believe pressing 6 will bring up a list of current bookmarks in that book too.

I've converted my books to fb2 prior to loading them onto the hanlin though, so perhaps it's just the fb2 reader that supports the bookmark option.

I don't like the other formats as the rendering isn't as clean/justified, page numbers are missing or are not accurate for returning to (mobipocket) or the font and size options are too limited. Really wish the .lit and mobi viewers were as good as the fb2 one then it'd save the hassle of converting
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I have a Hanlin v3 here and use bookmarks frequently. Holding down the numbers 1 - 5 will create a bookmark, pressing them goes directly to it, and holding the same number down whilst on the bookmarked page will clear them. I believe pressing 6 will bring up a list of current bookmarks in that book too.

I've converted my books to fb2 prior to loading them onto the hanlin though, so perhaps it's just the fb2 reader that supports the bookmark option.

I don't like the other formats as the rendering isn't as clean/justified, page numbers are missing or are not accurate for returning to (mobipocket) or the font and size options are too limited. Really wish the .lit and mobi viewers were as good as the fb2 one then it'd save the hassle of converting
Nope, I use bookmarks in .LIT's without problems.
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I have a Hanlin v3 here and use bookmarks frequently. Holding down the numbers 1 - 5 will create a bookmark, pressing them goes directly to it, and holding the same number down whilst on the bookmarked page will clear them. I believe pressing 6 will bring up a list of current bookmarks in that book too.

I've converted my books to fb2 prior to loading them onto the hanlin though, so perhaps it's just the fb2 reader that supports the bookmark option.

I don't like the other formats as the rendering isn't as clean/justified, page numbers are missing or are not accurate for returning to (mobipocket) or the font and size options are too limited. Really wish the .lit and mobi viewers were as good as the fb2 one then it'd save the hassle of converting
Hi Joe,

Thanks, I stand corrected.
I remember trying to press the numbers while I was trying the V3 and it just jumped to some page, and I had assumed that it wase some "fixed" position on the book. It's nice to learn something new to do with the device

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Old 10-18-2008, 01:09 PM   #10
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I've converted my books to fb2 prior to loading them onto the hanlin though, so perhaps it's just the fb2 reader that supports the bookmark option.

I don't like the other formats as the rendering isn't as clean/justified, page numbers are missing or are not accurate for returning to (mobipocket) or the font and size options are too limited. Really wish the .lit and mobi viewers were as good as the fb2 one then it'd save the hassle of converting
What do you use to convert to fb2? My Bebook has just arrived and I want to try out all the format options. The only FB2 creator I've found so far is OOo FBTools, whose instructions are all in Russian.

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What do you use to convert to fb2? My Bebook has just arrived and I want to try out all the format options. The only FB2 creator I've found so far is OOo FBTools, whose instructions are all in Russian.

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Book Designer can convert to FB2. Also check the FB2 wiki page for more choices.

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