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Old 02-06-2009, 05:09 AM   #1
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The Question of Bookmarks, etc

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I only just realised that the 'intro' section is here... at the end of the forum, or else I'd have made my first post here.
I have occasionally read ebooks over the past couple of years, and have run into issues with bookmarks; perhaps I left, thinking that if I came back later the issues would have been resolved. However I have found that some remain:

It seems hard to make a bookmark when reading a book in html format; I can't do it.

The other format I quite like is the adobe reader one as it can be read on anything, but it seems now way to have a bookmark facility. And some ebooks are only available in this format.

The mobipocket has good bookmarks, and yet when I tried this on my Palm Treo a couple of years ago, I kept getting various other problems.

Well the long and the short is, I'm ready to have another stab at the thing. I have order a Cybook Gen3, which should be here soon.

Can a more experienced eBook user than me explain something about the question of bookmarking? After all it really is the sine qua non of the reader!

btw the way I have been doing it for years when working with pdf is to keep a separate text file alongside the ebook (on pc), the highlight the portion of text where I stopped reading, and paste it in an mark it with the date, etc. It's a bit long-winded and off-putting.

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PS: A friend looked at my machine and said "What a pity when you turn a page, there is no experience of turning"... I think he meant that he wanted to see the bottom right corner of the page curl a bit, so there's a visualisation of the page actually turning. I wonder if anyone every thought of that.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:41 AM   #2
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Pretty much all eInk devices offer bookmarking. On the Gen3, when you bookmark a page, you get a visual indication of it with a "folded down" page corner.

The refresh speed of an eInk screen is too slow to support page-turn "animations". Even if it wasn't, I suspect that it would get somewhat irritating rather quickly - I hope there would be a way to disable it .
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Pretty much all eInk devices offer bookmarking. On the Gen3, when you bookmark a page, you get a visual indication of it with a "folded down" page corner.
I think it's more like a ribbon, but nevermind
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Pretty much all eInk devices offer bookmarking. On the Gen3, when you bookmark a page, you get a visual indication of it with a "folded down" page corner.

The refresh speed of an eInk screen is too slow to support page-turn "animations". Even if it wasn't, I suspect that it would get somewhat irritating rather quickly - I hope there would be a way to disable it .
>"On the Gen3, when you bookmark a page, you get a visual indication of it with a "folded down" page corner."
OK. So how does one put in a bookmark when reading a pdf file? This seems to stump me.

>"I suspect that it would get somewhat irritating rather quickly"
Indeed. One would expect it to be tog-off-able, but there for those who want it.

btw machine is here.
Plugged into machine on Ubuntu, nothing came up. One hopes this is down to the fact that it needs a charge

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OK. So how does one put in a bookmark when reading a pdf file? This seems to stump me.
You can't, not until the feature is added to the firmware. Note that it's a problem of the software, not of the ebook or format.
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You can't, not until the feature is added to the firmware. Note that it's a problem of the software, not of the ebook or format.
Hi:
I'd have agreed there, and yet the free pdf called:

I AM THAT

by Nisargadatta Maharaj

is fully book-markable (it works too!) and the others are not.

Now isn't that a thing?

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