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Old 01-09-2011, 08:13 PM   #1
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Sony Reader was not as Easy!

Ok the Sony! I loved the touch screen but i had some issues playing with it in the store.

1) The top menu (which allows you to highlight and erase highlight and draw a line) disappeared and i could not get it to reappear. So I felt extremely limited.

2) I could not figure out how to save a note and edit it. It did not work.

3) I could not figure out how to play with the search features.

The Sony seemed much more complicated to operate than the Kindle. But i loved the touch screen.

Any suggestions as to what i might do?
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:49 PM   #2
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1. its a bottom menu. The easiest way to highlight a word is to tap the word twice and then select highlight word (button looks like a highlighter).
2. Hit the physical options button then Notes>Create/Edit an use the menu options that appear at top.
3. Hit that same options button and select search then type in the word and hit the search button.

After using my parents kindle, I honestly think the sony is better for just reading but yes, if your not very tech savvy go with a kindle.

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Old 01-10-2011, 09:26 AM   #3
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Thanks very much. I'm going to print these instructions out and try them again at the store.

I noticed that the Kindle has a separate clippings file. When you highlight something or add a note, i think it is all stored in a clippings file. I think this is pretty cool. Does Sony have anything similar?

Thanks!
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:51 AM   #4
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Depending on which store you are at, the Sony's may be crippled. My experience at Best Buy was that most of the features were not accessible.
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You are right. I think that was largely my experience too. The Nook even kept getting stuck. We had to restart it several times. But I'll give it another try. BB is the only store i know selling it.
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Thanks very much. I'm going to print these instructions out and try them again at the store.

I noticed that the Kindle has a separate clippings file. When you highlight something or add a note, i think it is all stored in a clippings file. I think this is pretty cool. Does Sony have anything similar?

Thanks!
Tap "All Notes" from Sony's home screen to view the notes made or sync'ed to the Reader. You can sort the entries in multiple ways (by date, by book, by type, etc.). The Sony Reader Library application also allows you to export a book's notes to your computer (open a book and click the page with a green arrow icon).

Kindle's My Clipping.txt holds a copy of each note, highlight and bookmark like log entries, in chronological order. If the book was a Kindle Store purchase, annotations are also copied to Amazon's servers and will follow the book each time it's downloaded. Server notes are viewable at https://kindle.amazon.com/home/welcome and your highlights will become part of the "Popular Highlights" feature, unless you opt out. Kindle offers no method of exporting a book's notes to your computer (although you can print from kindle.amazon.com or cut and paste from My Clippings.txt if you want to).

I prefer Sony's method, it works especially well when I'm annotating multiple documents for research or study purposes. On Sony, I use a pre-fix to categorize my notes and then I can sort them by comment to see all of the related notes across all of my books. I also appreciate being able to export my notes instantly.
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