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Old 07-11-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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Red face Kobo 2.0 and Mobi format books

Hi guys,

Been reading through the other 2.0 thread but couldnt find these specific issues:
1- I was reading a series by Feist in mobi format. After the firmware patch I am not able to get past the first page anymore; flipping to page 2 it just goes back to the homescreen without anything else. Some other mobi formatted books are still ok. I tested some mobi books on my wifes kobo touch and she has the same some mobi books read ok and others display the same behaviour.
2- I cant add any book to a shelve nor create a new one, it just forgets anything I entered or added.
3- adding anything to the shortlists also does nothing, does not get remembered.

Hope someone knows what's going on, thanks in advance !
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Mobi was never wonderful on the Kobo. Grab yourself a copy of Calibre and convert to ePub.
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Hi guys,
2- I cant add any book to a shelve nor create a new one, it just forgets anything I entered or added.
3- adding anything to the shortlists also does nothing, does not get remembered.

Hope someone knows what's going on, thanks in advance !
Signing out of your account on the device go to Settings==> Account (which keeps your books in place, but replaces the Db) fixes problems like this.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:07 PM   #4
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Ok been using Calibre and now tried converting first, looks ok now... but strange I used to be able to read the book ok, after the update impossible...

I'll try the account workaround brb
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:19 PM   #5
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Yup works, good one, thanks a million !!
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:25 PM   #6
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One little thing not so huge but still...
I converted the mobi to epub, but it seems the page numbers are off ?
some pages it stays on the same page number ?
probably something during conversion ?
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It's a common occurrence. Page numbering is so dependent on font size. It's not at all unusual for there to be more than one page. If you have the little margins numbers turned on (pick the wrench from the bottom menu, then advanced page 2) you will get numbers based on a formula that counts characters.
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ah ok thanks
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It's a common occurrence. Page numbering is so dependent on font size. It's not at all unusual for there to be more than one page. If you have the little margins numbers turned on (pick the wrench from the bottom menu, then advanced page 2) you will get numbers based on a formula that counts characters.
Strange I've been under the impression that both the bottom of the screen page count and the right (your right) hand side of the screen count the characters and base page counts on that. I believe it's something like every 1000+ characters = 1 page. The difference between the two ways is that the right side page count is placed on the line where the count would end. It has absolutely nothing at all to do with font size (at least in the .17 firmware), unless this is another change made in the 2.0 firmware if so I stand corrected and would then again be glad I downgraded...
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Page numbering has not changed. But the reason you sometimes get the same number at the bottom of the page is because the number of page turns is not the same as the page numbers. For example, recently I read a book that required 2800 page turns. It only had 700 or so actual pages. I misspoke earlier and should have differentiated between page numbers and page turns.
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Ahh yes, definately font size would affect page turns.
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