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Old 10-06-2010, 05:32 PM   #1
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Not able to GoTo chapters in some books

Some books that I've downloaded, mostly older public domainers, won't allow me to skip from chapter to chapter.
Also, I can't bookmark in those books. I have to remember the location every time I put the book down for more than a couple of minutes.
Any suggestions?
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:37 PM   #2
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Have they been downloaded from here, Phil?


You kindle should remember at least where you left off.

Depending on how it was formatted, you might not have a clickable TOC.
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:41 PM   #3
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Not having the special chapter marks is not unusual, but I've never heard of not being able to bookmark. Does it just not work? Which Kindle do you have? Are you bookmarking from the menu or using Alt+B?
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:15 PM   #4
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Calibre (MOBI to MOBI conversion) will add way points for chapter skipping. The AZW/MOBI has to be DRM-free first though.
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:33 PM   #5
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Some books that I've downloaded, mostly older public domainers, won't allow me to skip from chapter to chapter.
Also, I can't bookmark in those books. I have to remember the location every time I put the book down for more than a couple of minutes.
Any suggestions?
Thanks.
Phil
Just out of curiosity... when you say you cannot bookmark, do you mean that literally, i.e. Alt + B, or selecting add a bookmark from the menu? If you simply leave the book, allowing the Kindle to go to sleep, the same page you were last reading should reappear when you wake up the Kindle. Also, if you exit a book, navigate to another area, such as the home page, and then click on that book title, does it not open to the last page you were reading?
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:29 AM   #6
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Just out of curiosity... when you say you cannot bookmark, do you mean that literally, i.e. Alt + B, or selecting add a bookmark from the menu? If you simply leave the book, allowing the Kindle to go to sleep, the same page you were last reading should reappear when you wake up the Kindle. Also, if you exit a book, navigate to another area, such as the home page, and then click on that book title, does it not open to the last page you were reading?
If I let it go to sleep, it does not re-open at the same page I was last reading.
If I exit the book and navigate to the home page, then click the book title, it goes to the book cover.
I have not attempted to literally bookmark the page before exiting. I'll try that and see.
Thanks.
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:44 PM   #7
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What you're describing is not normal behavior. Try doing a Restart (not Reset to Factory Defaults!), Home/Menu/Settings/Menu/Restart. This may solve your issue. If not I would suggest contacting Kindle CS. They may help you troubleshoot it or just send you a new one.
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:23 PM   #8
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If this is only occurring with some books, mostly those in the public domain, then it could very well be an issue with the books and not the Kindle. It is possible that whoever converted the books to MOBI did such a bad job that they don't work correctly. Some free book sites have a notorious reputation for having badly formatted books. The books you find here on MR a usually well formatted.
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