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Old 02-06-2019, 02:00 AM   #27
davidfor
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Originally Posted by FrustratedReader View Post
Ugly code or ugly to use?
Ugly code and produces ugly results that I have no desire to fix.
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Obviously you don't write and edit novels and read lots of books compared to programming. It works fine to copy & paste.Less time to reformat than the Annotations Plugin needs to simply have a list of books. Very handy to select ONE book, click click click and Ctrl V in the text edit window. Very complete info too: Internal chapter number, chapter heading text, % distance into chapter, highlighted source and note. All in desired order.
It works, that is about all I can say about it. And the only reason I've bothered to leave it in.
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It would be trivial to format in Calibre as below, BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER, it's really simple to reformat after copy/paste. You can see some source text is deleted and internal chapter label changed to Loc. Some novels don't hhave the word chapter in heading, or even numbers.
Sample (The * or X means annotation edited in or ignored)
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Loc 10 Chapter 11: Tracking: 50.0%
  Src: They do, Freyja and
*   Note: That's true,
(edited for to save space)
And that formatting would need the information to all be there. And the Annotations plugin uses styles to show the difference between each part.
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Yet again you make stupid assumptions.
Can you be explicit and tell me what the assumption was? That you didn't do the research, or that PDF was a prime reason for buying the ereader? The latter was what you appeared to state in your previous post. And I quote: "I bought it for PDFs". The former was because of that statement. It's a fairly reasonable conclusion that you didn't do the research needed.
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The best PDF eink reading solution used to be a Sony for drawing offices, about $1200 then reduced to about $800 when discontinued. There is a replacement. I can't justify it just for PDFs and it didn't exist when I bought my Kindle PW2. The Kindle 9.7" DXG sounded plausible but was discontinued for a while.
Or is my "stupid assumption" that I don't know enough about the larger e-ink devices to comment on how well they work? If so, that's a really weird thing for you to be stating.
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I have tablets and laptops. Since forever (1998 anyway for laptops). LCD screens are ghastly for reading for hours. My 2002 Laptop was/is 1600 x 1200 and STILL better than new 1920 x1080 models for A4 due to height and it's totally non-reflective. Still best LCD I've ever used to read PDFs. I read eBooks on it too before my first eink eReader. I use a 2017 model laptop with Linux Mint to work on.

I got a Kindle DXG on special offer from Amazon not long after my original paperwhite, which my wife got, and then my grandson when she got a PW3.

I bought the Kobo Aura H2O at release because the SD card slot would solve PDF storage issue (not enough space on DXG). I bought it primarily for reading ebooks and proofing as the lack of touch made the DXG awkward. The resolution and 6.8" sounded feasible. Really it's fine for smaller format books and A5 manuals, but not for the 1000s of A4 service booklets and 100s of old UK magazines.
The Sony large PDF eink are for drawing offices, etc, they need a special application (no mass storage mode) and don't do ebooks.

Maybe you should research what users beyond ordinary readers need and outside of the bubble of mass market Kindle & Kobo. Really with 90% of ebook sales, non-Kindles will be niche or doomed. Regulatory failure.

No, LCD or OLED tablets and laptops are not a solution for people reading for prolonged periods. I've tried. Maybe if they had properly matt screens it would help. Shiny is cheaper and looks better in the shop.
Even so most need PSU to give anything like 10 hours use.
And absolutely none of that has anything to do with what I said. My statement was simple: NO ONE recommends reading PDF on smaller e-ink ereaders. Why? Because none of them do it very well. As I simply stated, if you had asked, "What ereader should I get to read PDFs?", the answer would have been, "Get a tablet". And for lots of reasons: size, power, navigation, colour display, price. And if you had stated what sort of PDFs you were reading (A4 sized, scanned pages), the answer would have been, "Don't even look at small ereaders, GET A TABLET".

Do people suggest devices like the Sony you refer to? Yes, but they tend to be excluded quickly for exactly the reasons you stated: price, limited format support, limited software support.
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