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Old 11-23-2010, 07:27 PM   #1
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Synch Questions Nook PC and Nook

How do I synch my books between Nook for PC and my Nook?

Specifically, I'm looking to synch the last page read for books that I'm reading on the two platforms.

Also, how do you delete books from the software Nook for PC?
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:31 PM   #2
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As far as I know last page read syncing should just work on the nook color. On the original nook it should just start working if you've updated to software 1.5.

You can only archive and unarchive books from the nook or the pc software. To delete a book you have to log into the BN site and do it there.
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Question... Does synching work with sideloaded books?
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Old 11-24-2010, 08:56 PM   #4
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Nope.
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:04 PM   #5
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Trying to find the same answer on Syncing

Where can a person find out how to sync a Nook Color to an Iphone? B&N's website doesn't explain it and yet they brag about that feature.
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:21 PM   #6
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How do I synch my books between Nook for PC and my Nook?

Specifically, I'm looking to synch the last page read for books that I'm reading on the two platforms.

Also, how do you delete books from the software Nook for PC?
http://images.barnesandnoble.com/pim..._NOOK_v1_5.pdf

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Old 11-25-2010, 08:24 AM   #7
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Apparently this isn't available for the Nook Color

I appreciate the reference Ken, but looks like syncing isn't available for the Nook Color, yet. The Nook Color has it's own manual, though I did look at the page reference you gave me to see if something similar was available.

I would have thought B&N would have had this feature in the Nook Color for sure at it's debut.
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I appreciate the reference Ken, but looks like syncing isn't available for the Nook Color, yet. The Nook Color has it's own manual, though I did look at the page reference you gave me to see if something similar was available.

I would have thought B&N would have had this feature in the Nook Color for sure at it's debut.
Yeah, you'd think it would be at the top of the list, as it should have been for the grayscale Nook in the first place. I guess "internal" syncing of a single person's readers/devices is more of a priority for us than for B&N. Social-network sharing probably sucked up the programming time from things like that. I suppose social networking might make B&N some money, but me being on the same page with myself probably won't.
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Yeah, you'd think it would be at the top of the list, as it should have been for the grayscale Nook in the first place. I guess "internal" syncing of a single person's readers/devices is more of a priority for us than for B&N. Social-network sharing probably sucked up the programming time from things like that. I suppose social networking might make B&N some money, but me being on the same page with myself probably won't.
Well, I just found on B&N's own website, half way done, on their comparison chart, that the Nook Color is supposed to sync between devices. They even point this out before the update for the regular Nook.

So now they either misspoke, or it's buried somehow.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook/compare/index.asp
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:14 AM   #10
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http://img1.imagesbn.com/PImages/noo..._NOOKcolor.pdf page 31, at the bottom under "Jumping to Last Page Read."

It looks like it does it more or less automatically, with no on/off setting as with the grayscale Nook 1.5.
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http://img1.imagesbn.com/PImages/noo..._NOOKcolor.pdf page 31, at the bottom under "Jumping to Last Page Read."

It looks like it does it more or less automatically, with no on/off setting as with the grayscale Nook 1.5.
That's correct. I had thought it would be the same with the original nook once the update was installed, but I didn't know there was an on/off option for the original.
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:59 AM   #12
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I just read that too late last night. If I read it carefully, that brief paragraph seems to say it will sync the Nook Color to the last page read on the Nook app. I am not sure that is the same thing as syncing the last page on the Nook app to the Nook Color.

Is it one directional? I tried it again last night with no success. I even pressed the double arrow icons.

Nook support shared the following via email, "The synchronize is automatic with both devices. If you have Wifi connection then the Nook color will sync when you turn it on or when sync your library (click on the arrow chasing it's tail in the lower left). The iphone should sync when you start your application or when you sync your library."}

Has anyone tried it and under what conditions? Do you have to read so many pages or chapters? I tried two different books, but not too many pages further into each.

Also, I am using the Itouch - Iphone app with wireless working at home.

I hope I am helping someone as you are all helping me.
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:55 PM   #13
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Update: B&N after several emails requested I called them. I just got off the phone with their technical support. I have not ever quite experienced anything quite like it. He wasn't from India, but I thought I was talking to a robot. He must have been reading almost directly from a script.

Basically he told me the only syncing the Nook Color does is with the PC Desktop Nook application and the older Nook. It does NOT according to him snyc with any other device, like the Iphone and Itouch.

I just thought I would pass on for now the official party line form B&N tech support.
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:22 AM   #14
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Update II: By the little feedback, either this syncing isn't too important to people or they have mastered it. For those like me who may have had trouble, and B&N support was not profitable, I found out the solution last night while trying different steps.

I work in IT so the problem sort of makes sense. In Windows, someone else normally cannot modify a file that you are in. You have to close it for them to edit it.

So far for the Nook Color, that also seems to be the case. You have to close the book you are in, but that is not done simply by closing the eBook and going to the Library. {That's where B&N leave you.}

As you know, when you go back to that same book from the Library, it takes you where you left off. So it's not really closed per my observation. To close it for syncing you have to actually open another eBook for a brief moment. That takes the eBook you want to sync out of the loop so to speak.

Then you can go ahead and press those sync symbols - the double arrows - on your different devices, and to your joy, they will open up on the last page read.

I've tried this many times now and it works both ways. The key is not to open the book you wish synced before you open and close another book first.

I know it's odd, but it works. Probably a bug in the software as I don't know if the Kindle has this problem.

Hopefully a future update can make this more simple.
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:13 PM   #15
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Awesome, I was having problems syncing from my nook color to my classic nook and back to the color
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