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Old 02-11-2009, 08:35 PM   #1
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Question Page number oddity

I'm reading the Jo Walton story downloaded from, using the small font size.

Page 1 of 10 is the cover. Page 2 of 10 is an illustration. Page 3 of 10 starts the story. When I press the page forward button, I get the next page of text but the bottom of the screen still says 3 of 10. When I press page forward again it advances the text and the bottom of the screen says 3-4 of 10. The next page forward says 4-5 of 10, then 5 of 10, then 5-6 of 10.
It actually took 16 page turns for what the reader says is 10 pages.

Also, I'm used to seeing the total number of pages increase if I increase the font size. This stayed at __ of 10 regardless of which size I used.

What is the reader counting as a "page"? Is this an epub issue? Is there any way to tell how long a story is since the number of "pages" doesn't match how many page turns it will take to read it?

(I liked the story BTW )
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