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Old 01-21-2010, 01:42 AM   #181
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:38 AM   #182
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Hey guys,

great thread! I've been using the PP for almost a month. I would love to see a percentage (it's been mentioned), but in the file list. I'd like to see just how far into a book i am without having to load the book. This could be configurable, so maybe seeing either a percentage or numbered. ie: 58% or 265/478

I'd also love to be able to see the book's cover and synopsis from the file list also. If using Calibre, it should already be in the meta data.

Both have been mentioned before, but thought i'd add my support and variations.

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Old 02-12-2010, 05:24 PM   #183
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AS FOR MY IDEA... I would like to see the ability to turn Flash refresh off like on the GEN3 then it looks like the words just change instead of a whole flash of the page.... much nicer on the eyes....me thinks.
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Old 02-15-2010, 01:16 AM   #184
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I've finished a book on my reader since I got it. I would also like to suggest some sort of percentage that lets you know how far into the book you are. It's really weird not knowing if you're 50 pages from the end or 2 pages from the end. It would also avoid putting the book down when you only have 2 more pages to go instead of simply finishing those 2 pages and the book.

A percentage would work, but a page number like 230/545 would work even better. I don't think this should be displayed on the screen at all times, but it could be displayed when pressing the menu button or something like that. I don't believe it'd be too hard ti implement either.
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:09 AM   #185
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I've finished a book on my reader since I got it. I would also like to suggest some sort of percentage that lets you know how far into the book you are. It's really weird not knowing if you're 50 pages from the end or 2 pages from the end. It would also avoid putting the book down when you only have 2 more pages to go instead of simply finishing those 2 pages and the book.

A percentage would work, but a page number like 230/545 would work even better. I don't think this should be displayed on the screen at all times, but it could be displayed when pressing the menu button or something like that. I don't believe it'd be too hard ti implement either.
The pages (really, screens) 230/545, don't work like you think the do
They are a best-guess of the book length of the book at the opening font size.
If you make the font bigger (needs more screens), the numbers do not always reflect the change.
I have seen a book that said xxx/750 that I switched fonts bigger,
go 749/750, 750/751 ... all the way to 1024/1025, 1025/1025

I strongly lean towards % of File (images will skew this slightly, but it will remain stable
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Old 02-15-2010, 12:19 PM   #186
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I've finished a book on my reader since I got it. I would also like to suggest some sort of percentage that lets you know how far into the book you are. It's really weird not knowing if you're 50 pages from the end or 2 pages from the end. It would also avoid putting the book down when you only have 2 more pages to go instead of simply finishing those 2 pages and the book.

A percentage would work, but a page number like 230/545 would work even better. I don't think this should be displayed on the screen at all times, but it could be displayed when pressing the menu button or something like that. I don't believe it'd be too hard ti implement either.
You will be happy to learn that this is already implemented in PDF and ePUB files. Just press the menu button just as you suggested.

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Old 02-15-2010, 02:22 PM   #187
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You will be happy to learn that this is already implemented in PDF and ePUB files. Just press the menu button just as you suggested.

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I believe it also works with fb2 files.

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Old 02-15-2010, 02:40 PM   #188
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Thanks guys! Now that I notice those page numbers, I'm happy. Even if, like theducks mentioned, those numbers become inaccurate once you change the font size, they are still very helpful because if you transform them into a percentage, they are still accurate. So for all intent and purposes, they do what they're supposed to (if you don't mind doing some quick calculations in your head).

I can't speak with certainty, but I don't believe it would be too difficult to fix this problem. The page numbers are calculated when the ebook is opened, correct? I'm guessing this is a reason of the loading time it takes an ebook to open. I'm assuming it would be too difficult to re-calculate those numbers each time the font size is changed, but those numbers should be re-calculated every time the ebook is opened. We have the advantage of the reader remembering the font size settings when you turn it off, right? So when you re-open the ebook to continue reading, it knows what size font it is set at, and so it should calculate the page numbers based on that font size, and not the original size. I, personally, only change the font size at the beginning, and I stick with the same size until I finish the book. So if this is implemented, it would work perfectly for me, and all other users who don't change their font size all the time.
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:30 PM   #189
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Well I got my PP today and after having it out of the box for only 5 min I have found on thing that is going to drive me nuts. There needs to be a way to swap the functions of the 9 and 0 buttons with the menu/ok buttons. I find that when holding the unit in my right hand that my thumb falls naturally on the big round buttons so they would be best in my opinion for page turning.
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Try your Index finger on the scroll wheel on the side. I use that more when holding in my right.
I use the Page turn buttons when I hold in my left and almost never use the 9,0 buttons.
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You will be happy to learn that this is already implemented in PDF and ePUB files. Just press the menu button just as you suggested.

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Which means nothing if the numbers are not right. For instance, I have read quite a few MOBI files and I have yet to read one that has the right page count. That feature is most annoying because it is defective and does not work. If it DID work, it would be most valuable!

I have also noticed the progress bar in FB2 reader is always spot on. But there is also a bug in that (ARGH!) in that it is not possible to move the bar to the bottom of the page. It is only visible when it is set to be on top. A minor problem, yes, but still annoying.
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Which means nothing if the numbers are not right. For instance, I have read quite a few MOBI files and I have yet to read one that has the right page count. That feature is most annoying because it is defective and does not work. If it DID work, it would be most valuable!
Well he hasn't mentioned MOBI, so that's probably why you're having trouble with it. But like I've said above, if you transform the numbers into a percentage, it should be fairly accurate. So if it says 100/300 it means you're a third into the book.
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Well he hasn't mentioned MOBI, so that's probably why you're having trouble with it. But like I've said above, if you transform the numbers into a percentage, it should be fairly accurate. So if it says 100/300 it means you're a third into the book.
I am reading a PDF book ("Do Cats Hear With Their Feet?" and it turns out, yes they do!) which tells me I have 241 pages. (Or screens?) I am eager to get to the end just to see how accurate this is on PDF.
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Try your Index finger on the scroll wheel on the side. I use that more when holding in my right.
I use the Page turn buttons when I hold in my left and almost never use the 9,0 buttons.
That would work for me if the scroll wheel were about 1/2" lower other wise when holding it comfortably my thumb covers the corner of the screen.
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Have to cordially disagree. I have three ebook readers and have tested the K1, Opus and two others and think the PP is excellent ergonomically.... then Again. I read it mostly in Landscape mode..as I do most books... you might want to try that...may help ...????!!!
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