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Old 07-27-2012, 12:06 PM   #1
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about the K4NT 4.1.0 update

Good evening.

I have been following the debate about the pros and cons of updating the K4NT firmware to 4.1.0.

I was wondering if those of you who installed the update noticed any significant improvement when viewing PDF files. I am concerned because apparently there is no way to revert to the previous firmware once the update is installed, other than by jailbreaking the Kindle.

Thank you.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:28 PM   #2
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The "biggie" is that it gets you KF8 support.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:57 PM   #3
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What are the cons?
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:59 PM   #4
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Some people dislike the fact that "Turn off Wireless" has been renamed "Airplane Mode" and moved off the menu that's available when reading a book (ie, you have to return to the Home screen to turn wireless on and off).
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:08 AM   #5
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And don't forget the line height bug. All of that white space and that extra small font.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:14 AM   #6
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For me it's the Airplane mode. You have to go to:
Home\Menu\Settings to turn it on. Turning on Airplane mode is another word for turning off Wireless. You can't do this in a book or from the homepage but you can turn Airplane off from there.

It makes no sense.
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And don't forget the line height bug. All of that white space and that extra small font.
Hardly a big deal, IMHO. I don't find the line spacing objectionable personally, but if you do, just change the spacing option from "wide" to "medium".
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Hardly a big deal, IMHO. I don't find the line spacing objectionable personally, but if you do, just change the spacing option from "wide" to "medium".
Doesn't work on the K4. You can't change line spacing or margins in a KF8. At least on the ones I own.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:21 AM   #9
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That's strange. On the Touch you can, and I thought the settings features were the same on the K4.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:26 AM   #10
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That's strange. On the Touch you can, and I thought the settings features were the same on the K4.
I click the settings but it doesn't do anything. It's the same way on the Kindle Fire. It also forces you to use the publisher's font.
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Blossom, does the caliber collections plugin allow you to over ride kf8 publishers fonts on your k4nt?
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Blossom, does the caliber collections plugin allow you to over ride kf8 publishers fonts on your k4nt?
Nope it doesn't. The only way to do that is to remove DRM and put it in Calibre and reconvert.
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I click the settings but it doesn't do anything. It's the same way on the Kindle Fire. It also forces you to use the publisher's font.
I'm currently reading a KF8 book on my Touch - Bill Bryson's "The Lost Continent". It shows in Calibre as "AZW3", which means it's KF8, right? The Touch definitely lets me change its line spacing.
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I'm currently reading a KF8 book on my Touch - Bill Bryson's "The Lost Continent". It shows in Calibre as "AZW3", which means it's KF8, right? The Touch definitely lets me change its line spacing.
Right. I don't have a touch but a K4 and Kindle Fire that allows KF8. I can't change anything but font size.
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Doesn't work on the K4. You can't change line spacing or margins in a KF8. At least on the ones I own.
I checked with a couple of books on KF8 (I also have a K4NT) and I can change the line spacing, but not the margins.
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