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Old 10-23-2009, 12:50 AM   #1
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Is this just a flaw with e-books or am I doing something wrong?

One major downside with the kindle and ereaders in general. Some sci-fi books have a glossary in the back that has certain terms basically made up for the book (dune, anthem). It is a pain in the ass to flip back there with the kindle. I wish they made a way to load the glossary of the book into the kindles built in dictionary. Or am I doing something wrong and there is a way?
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:47 AM   #2
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first, note the "location" number you are at, then go to the directory. the directory "should" have a clickable location option. note that number. find the item that you are looking up, click the location option, enter the first set of numbers, and there ya' go. you need to note your location number each time, but after that it is much more simple
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:55 AM   #3
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You should be able to use the back button to jump back.
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:48 AM   #4
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Exactly. If you're lucky, the glossary will be the last thing in the book. So if you type in the term, you get a list of all the times the term is listed in the book, and the last one would be in the glossary. Select that one and read it. Then hit the back button and you are at the same place you were reading! It works very well.

I have a book with a cast of characters in the front, a novel (Sacred Games), and it works similarly. If I forget who the character is (and there are lots of them), I do the same search described, and the FIRST find is the description of that character or name!

Note that other times a term is mentioned, what is said might well be of interest. So the find feature gives you a sort of instant-access, instant-return ability that is very handy.

(Now, if only it would automatically search for the word I was at when I started looking, so I didn't have to type the word in at all, that would be even better.)
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if you highlight the word and then press space, it gets around needing to type in the word.. a bit of a short cut...
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