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Old 04-11-2010, 08:55 PM   #1
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Question Change default page opening for books never opened?

It appears that most ebooks are set to open at the first chapter, not at the cover or even the prologue if one exists. Is there a way to change this somewhere in the metadata? Where is this default location hiding?
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It appears that most ebooks are set to open at the first chapter, not at the cover or even the prologue if one exists. Is there a way to change this somewhere in the metadata? Where is this default location hiding?
I don't have a Kindle or a Nook but using the Calibre viewer, the Sony 505 or ADE I have never found an ebook that did not open at the very first page or the cover if it has one.

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All books open for me at the cover (or first page if there is no cover)!

You might want to give more information such as the format of books and what you are trying to read them with that is showing the behavior you describe.
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Sure. Amazon Kindle e-books and B&N e-books. I read on my Kindle and nook.
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Sure. Amazon Kindle e-books and B&N e-books. I read on my Kindle and nook.
You still haven't said what format of ebook your referring to. Maybe we can hear from other Kindle or Nook owners.

I admit my ignorance of these devices but I do not believe that the books on these devices default to anything but the first page.

Maybe you or someone reading this can more clearly define what you are experiencing.
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Kindle book are generally in Mobipocket format, though Amazon uses the .azw extension. They almost always default to the first chapter when the ebooks are first opened. We have had many threads about it on KindleBoards, but we have yet to determine what exactly is triggered in the conversion to cause this behavior.
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Kindle book are generally in Mobipocket format, though Amazon uses the .azw extension. They almost always default to the first chapter when the ebooks are first opened. We have had many threads about it on KindleBoards, but we have yet to determine what exactly is triggered in the conversion to cause this behavior.
Does this occur with books on the Nook too?
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