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Old 01-16-2007, 11:12 PM   #1
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Hello All,

I'm thinking of getting an iLiad but I'm not sure if the software is upto snuff, yet.

Hows does the iLiad handle lardge PDF files. From what I understand there is no goto function (yet.) So if there is say a 400 page reference document, how does one get to page 260? I though I saw on someone's video that on the lower right part of the screen there is a slider type thing and the person touched it with the stylus to jump to the middle of the document. Is this possible? Even if one cannot control exactly where the reader jumps to, this would be much better than going 5 pages at a time from the front of the document.

Also, I understand that if one closes a doc then reopens it the reader starts on the page it was at before. Is this the case? Even if a second document has been opened will th
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:28 PM   #2
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You can use the stylus to jump to the middle of the document, which gets you approximately where you want to go. For most large PDF documents, I've found this to be a fairly efficient way to navigate; for large scanned documents, it's slower, but not painfully slow.

If you close a document then reopen it, the reader does start again on the last viewed page, and remembers the zoom settings too, even if you've opened other documents in the meantime.
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I have loaded documents that have thousands of pages. As outlined above if you know which page you need to access you can uses the page bar.

Links in pdf's can be used. I modded a document of mine with a couple of links and it will work. This can be a time consuming and cumbersome process using Acrobat (I use 6, I don't know if the newer versions are easier).

Currently bookmarks do not function. See jaed's post on his program that will develop a table of links from the bookmarks in pdf files as a stop gap till iRex integrates bookmark support. I will be trying jaed's program when I get a chance.
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Old 01-17-2007, 11:27 AM   #4
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Thanks for the quick replies!

The jump to function does not seem to be very well documented. I'm glad I looked at the videos of the iRex, otherwise I would have thought there was no way to get to the middle, except by paging there.

Almagne

P.S. The battries on my keyboard died in mid-sentence last night! That's why the first message abruptly ended.
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