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Old 09-09-2008, 11:59 AM   #1
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Dim around the edge

After enjoying my 505 for the past month, I finally tried reading a book with the text turned to a "landscape" orientation and noticed that the former margin areas (now the top and bottom lines) were a bit dim compared to the body of the text. Is this normal, am I seeing things, is my 505 having problems? I know I have had problems with some tasks I want to do with this unit and the books I read, but I thought I could turn the text 90 degrees without hitting a snag! Any help for me out there?
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:06 PM   #2
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Yes, it's normal. This is to show you where the last line was on the previous screen as you read.

It's part of the firmware.

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Thanks, Doctor. I feel better already!
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:17 PM   #4
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To elaborate on what Don said, in landscape mode, the Reader is showing you the same "pages" it does in portrait mode, but half a page at a time - first the top half of the page, and then the bottom half. The "dim" areas are the "overlap" between the top and bottom halves of the page.
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Did I not notice a change in the font size, even though the indicator remained the same? Is that a result of spreading the same characters over a greater area?
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