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Old 10-30-2009, 02:59 PM   #1
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Page number, bookmarks, and font size

Hey--
I'm a bit of a font geek -- and I'm nearsighted. I'm using .txt file on my Pocket Pro, and I've found a bit of a bug...

It uses 1 screenful = 1 page... however, when you change font sizes -- even using the zoom buttons -- it just goes to the same page number. However, if you make the font bigger, it puts you earlier in the book, since there are more pages.

Any way around this that hopefully doesn't involve converting all my books to a different format? It seems like a rather large bug...

-- J.P.
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:04 PM   #2
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If you increase font size it makes more pages

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Hey--
I'm a bit of a font geek -- and I'm nearsighted. I'm using .txt file on my Pocket Pro, and I've found a bit of a bug...

It uses 1 screenful = 1 page... however, when you change font sizes -- even using the zoom buttons -- it just goes to the same page number. However, if you make the font bigger, it puts you earlier in the book, since there are more pages.

Any way around this that hopefully doesn't involve converting all my books to a different format? It seems like a rather large bug...

-- J.P.
Dear J.P.:

If you increase the font size you will likely get the same page number as it may then be page 26-1, 26-2, and 26-3. So, the page will remain the same as it does not show the "-2".

Maybe I am not understanding. Can you put this a bit clearer for limited minds like mine so I can send it off to the afctory for an answer?
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:44 PM   #3
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Hey--
I'm a bit of a font geek -- and I'm nearsighted. I'm using .txt file on my Pocket Pro, and I've found a bit of a bug...

It uses 1 screenful = 1 page... however, when you change font sizes -- even using the zoom buttons -- it just goes to the same page number. However, if you make the font bigger, it puts you earlier in the book, since there are more pages.

Any way around this that hopefully doesn't involve converting all my books to a different format? It seems like a rather large bug...

-- J.P.
IIRC
Exit the book (It will remember font,usually )
Call the book back up. It will show a different page count.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:14 PM   #4
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Dear J.P.:

If you increase the font size you will likely get the same page number as it may then be page 26-1, 26-2, and 26-3. So, the page will remain the same as it does not show the "-2".

Maybe I am not understanding. Can you put this a bit clearer for limited minds like mine so I can send it off to the afctory for an answer?
In ePUB is behaves as you say but in other formats like PDB is behaves a J.P. says. It has always behaved that way and I have reported it months ago. The Jinke notion of a page is quite flawed. I can supply more details again if you need them.

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Old 10-30-2009, 06:20 PM   #5
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In ePUB is behaves as you say but in other formats like PDB is behaves a J.P. says. It has always behaved that way and I have reported it months ago. The Jinke notion of a page is quite flawed. I can supply more details again if you need them.

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Yeah -- I think it's any format that doesn't define pages itself that's buggy.

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Old 10-30-2009, 06:37 PM   #6
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Yeah -- I think it's any format that doesn't define pages itself that's buggy.

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Even the ones that do are buggy since it returns to the start of the application defined page instead of the page you bookmarked which could be several pages later. Bookmarks are difficult to use for this reason.

One solution I suggested to Jinke was to store the zoom level with the page number and then set the zoom when it returned to go to the same place. This doesn't address the flaws in the page numbering but does allow it to work as expected for bookmarks.

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Old 11-02-2009, 09:45 AM   #7
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I had problems with mobi format. I was reading some Xanth books, and it said 936 pages. When I finished, the last page switched to 769, or something. Dunno why. I am assuming that it configured the total pages based on something, but I duno what it was.
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:35 AM   #8
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Page numbers in Mobipocket Reader have always been buggy and always will be. So if you are looking for accurate page numbers with a Mobipocket format eBook, forget it.
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