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Old 10-29-2009, 07:28 PM   #1
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bookmarks-how do e-devices handle them?

Hi,

thanks for reading my post. There is one thing I would love to learn about e-devices and that is - how do they handle bookmarks? I love to use post-it bookmarks in real books to mark the lines where an excerpt that interests me begins. That is usually enough for me to use my bookmarks quickly later. I don't need to highlight the text itself. I love this so much I can't imagine profiting from an e-book without an ability to insert such bookmarks. I would love to know - is this a common thing with today's e-devices or is it completely sci-fi?

Many thanks in advance!

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Old 10-29-2009, 07:51 PM   #2
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Almost all ebook devices have a way to bookmark, even the ones that don't allow highlighting. (I'd say "all," but I can't swear to that.) It's very easy to mark a page to go back to later. Different readers have different limits on how many pages can be bookmarked.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:08 PM   #3
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Almost all ebook devices have a way to bookmark, even the ones that don't allow highlighting. (I'd say "all," but I can't swear to that.) It's very easy to mark a page to go back to later. Different readers have different limits on how many pages can be bookmarked.
Thanks for replying and I am sorry I may have sounded confusing. Bookmarking a page is not an option I am looking for at all. I need the bookmarks to be placed on specific lines (or words of course) - if that is at all possible?

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Bookmarking a page is not an option I am looking for at all. I need the bookmarks to be placed on specific lines (or words of course) - if that is at all possible?
On the Kindle, a new bookmark is created at the top of the current page. Since the page size depends on the font size, this could be anywhere in the ebook. If you want a particular line or word, this would be a highlight - which are also available on the Kindle. You can display and search the highlighted text (it is stored in a plain text file) and go back to a highlight. There is a per book "clippings" limit, which I think applies to highlights as well.

On the Hanln V3 and V5 (EZ Reader's, BeBook's, and other names) using mobile Adobe Digital Editions, a bookmark is at the top of the "physical" page. Which is an actual page in a PDF and a fixed amount of text by default in an ePub.

I'm not sure about other Readers, but it makes sense to me that a bookmark marks a page and a highlight marks a passage of text. Some Readers don't have highlighting. See Wiki: E-book Reader Matrix, which has a "Note taking / highlighting / underlining" row.
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Wow! Thank you!!

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