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Old 11-14-2011, 07:43 PM   #331
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the New Oxford did not have a definition for "floccinaucinihilipilificator" (found in the book I'm currently reading.

but this
http://oxforddictionaries.com/defini...lipilification
was found online
Reading a lot of Heinlein, are we?
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:02 AM   #332
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Just a question about the newest Stanza (3.2).
I'm on the 4S running iOS 5, love that stanza is finally alive again, but now whenever I return to the library page it will always bring me back to the top of the list. It's a small problem, but having 230+ books on the list and it keeps bringing me back to the top is a bit annoying.

My question is that, is there an option to make it so that it will go back to the last book I opened instead of always taking me back to the top?
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:48 AM   #333
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Reading a lot of Heinlein, are we?
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:56 AM   #334
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Still dead for iOS4

I don't know if it's only me, but Stanza latest version 3.2 doesnt work on my Ipad2.
It is still iOS4.3.3, not updated since it is jailbroken (waiting for JB in iOS5).

I launch it and it returns after an instant to the home screen. The app results still running, but cannot be accessed.


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Old 11-17-2011, 10:46 AM   #335
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I don't know if it's only me, but Stanza latest version 3.2 doesnt work on my Ipad2.
It is still iOS4.3.3, not updated since it is jailbroken (waiting for JB in iOS5).

I launch it and it returns after an instant to the home screen. The app results still running, but cannot be accessed.
Not just you. Stanza 3.2 only works on iOS5. Hopefully, you kept an older version of Stanza on iTunes on your PC.
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:30 PM   #336
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Is it just me or does anyone experience a problem when pinching (zoom in/zoom out) on PDF files? I have Stanza on an iPad 2 runnning iOS 5, and it's the only problem I'm having right now. Pinching works okay on ePubs though.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:27 PM   #337
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Not just you. Stanza 3.2 only works on iOS5. Hopefully, you kept an older version of Stanza on iTunes on your PC.
of corse I didnt
do you know of any other way???


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Old 11-17-2011, 07:02 PM   #338
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Is it just me or does anyone experience a problem when pinching (zoom in/zoom out) on PDF files? I have Stanza on an iPad 2 runnning iOS 5, and it's the only problem I'm having right now. Pinching works okay on ePubs though.
Known to be broken on non-epub files, yes.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:37 AM   #339
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wow Philanthrop. Thanks to both you and Cruizer. I just ran into this last night. I was so tired, I thought there was just a "normal" crash. I appreciate knowing it's not, so thank you both for posting.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:55 AM   #340
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I haven't systematically tested this yet, but searching on words does not seem to work properly--it will identify the place, but when you tap on it, Stanza goes somewhere else. It's much like Shubooks in that regard.
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I haven't systematically tested this yet, but searching on words does not seem to work properly--it will identify the place, but when you tap on it, Stanza goes somewhere else. It's much like Shubooks in that regard.
You have to "aim" very, very carefully (or grow smaller fingers! ;-) ). It's not a bug but the touch UI being very sensitive.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:36 AM   #342
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or you can download it again from website.
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:46 PM   #343
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I accidentally upgraded to the latest version of Stanza on my 4.3.3 and now I can't read any books. Is there any way to get the previous version of stanza?
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:26 AM   #344
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Stanza and iBook

After the sad, tragic loss of Stanza, I experimented with iBooks. It doesn't have anything like the bells and whistles of Stanza, but it is an awful lot prettier. Being forced to explore, I found a few things on iBooks that I didn't know about. For instance, like Stanza, it has Groups, though it doesn't have an automatic "currently reading".

Did Stanza always have the editing facilities it has now? Did I miss them all this time? And the ability to let you add your favorite eBook sources?

Anyhow, just thought I would mention that I am now torn between iBooks and Stanza.

It is a worry that maybe, when the inevitable system updates come, Stanza will yet again become unusable.

I guess nothing is perfect.

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After the sad, tragic loss of Stanza, I experimented with iBooks. It doesn't have anything like the bells and whistles of Stanza, but it is an awful lot prettier. Being forced to explore, I found a few things on iBooks that I didn't know about. For instance, like Stanza, it has Groups, though it doesn't have an automatic "currently reading".

Did Stanza always have the editing facilities it has now? Did I miss them all this time? And the ability to let you add your favorite eBook sources?

Anyhow, just thought I would mention that I am now torn between iBooks and Stanza.

It is a worry that maybe, when the inevitable system updates come, Stanza will yet again become unusable.

I guess nothing is perfect.

Kat
iBooks has plenty of its own problems
  • No "night" or white-on-black mode (sorry, invert colors via the accessibility settings is not a valid option). This one right here is a deal-breaker. The rest are just icing.
  • Gigantic margins. Like ridiculously huge. That's not so terrible on an iPad, but on a phone or ipod it's terrible. This is a direct result of the useless chrome iBooks uses to look more like a paper book. If the stack of page edges actually reflected your position in the book I might overlook it, but they don't are just there for show. Form follows function, not the other way around. Apple got this wrong. The rest of the software industry toyed with the "make the interface look like a real object" concept back in the 90s but stopped because they realized that's dumb. Apple shouldn't have tried to bring it back.
  • Limited font selection.
  • Limited customization (spacing between paragraphs, indentation, line spacing, etc)
  • The iBooks store is pretty bad, and though they chose to use industry-standard EPub they've wrapped it in their own DRM. And their EPub implementation has plenty of issues and not standard behaviors, often breaking on perfectly valid books.
  • No OPDS support. Calibre's content server is so much more convenient than having to push stuff to iTunes to sync.

Lastly, and this is a big one, don't forget that iBooks is the whole reason we have the whole Agency Pricing cartel scheme. If not for that, we'd be able to buy new ebooks for $10 or less, other sellers could compete on price, run sales without publisher approval, etc. Even if iBooks was the most perfect ereader in the world, I'd never use it simply because of that. It's set the industry back at least 5 years, if not more, and it will be a long, hard uphill struggle just to get back to the state the industry was in 2009.

Support other readers that are actively working to push the industry forward, not hold it back like Apple's doing.

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