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Old 12-30-2017, 02:08 PM   #1
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Kindle Voyage Questions

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recently my Kobo Glo died (my fault) and I bought a Kindle Voyage.. Well, IMHO the software is just stupid and I have a couple of questions for you:

1) Is is possible to show the REAL page numbers? I converted some epubs that I uses on my kobo (with real page numbers on them) and on my kindle they are completely messed up, like 200 pages on kobo --> 800 on kindle
2) Is there a way to set up the page turners for 2 hands usage? I mean, page turners on the right go forward, page turners on the left go back.. I don't really use it with one hand only..
3) How can I set the lockscreen image with my book cover?

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Old 12-30-2017, 02:16 PM   #2
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i,

recently my Kobo Glo died (my fault) and I bought a Kindle Voyage.. Well, IMHO the software is just stupid and I have a couple of questions for you:

1) Is is possible to show the REAL page numbers? I converted some epubs that I uses on my kobo (with real page numbers on them) and on my kindle they are completely messed up, like 200 pages on kobo --> 800 on kindle
2) Is there a way to set up the page turners for 2 hands usage? I mean, page turners on the right go forward, page turners on the left go back.. I don't really use it with one hand only..
3) How can I set the lockscreen image with my book cover?

Thanks!
1) There is no such thing as real page numbers in e-books. If you want the page numbers in your converted books to be approximately the same as on your Kobo, then use the Page Count plugin for Calibre and customize it as you like.

2) No. I don't quite get what's wrong with the default setting? Why can't you use both hands?

3) Not unless you jailbreak your Voyage.
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For number 2: The Voyage has a stripe and a dot on each side and you can change things in the settings. For me the stripe was page forward and the dot page backwards.
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Can you tell me where this plugin is and how to use it please?

For #2 I know that the stripe goes forward and the dot goes back, what I mean is that if I use it with two hands, I'd like the left stripe to go back and the right one to go forward..
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Can you tell me where this plugin is and how to use it please?

For #2 I know that the stripe goes forward and the dot goes back, what I mean is that if I use it with two hands, I'd like the left stripe to go back and the right one to go forward..
Do you have Calibre installed? The easiest way is to go to Preferences -> Plugins -> Get new Plugins. You'll get a list of plugins, one of which is the Page Count plugin. Install it. Afterwards, right-click on the plugin icon to customize. There are several different ways to do that. I use characters per page, but you could try Adobe Digital Editions version first. After customizing, click on the icon to run the plugin. If you're not satisfied with the result, try a different customizing option.

You also have to create a custom column in Calibre for storing page numbers. Calibre retrieves them from there when you send your book to your Kindle.
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Open Calibre > right click "Preferences" icon>choose option "Get plugins to enhance Calibre"

In the list find and install "Couunt Pages". On the bottom right portion of that Plugins list window you'll see "Plugin homepage" that takes you to MobileRead forum topic for selected plugin. Read the instructions.
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Tried with all the options but it's still off, like 200 pages.. What are your settings for the best result?
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Tried with all the options but it's still off, like 200 pages.. What are your settings for the best result?
I use 1550 characters per page, that's an average mass market paperback with not too tight line spacing. If you want hardcover page numbers, try 2500 or so.
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Thanks, that value kinda works for me as well..

What about the page turners? Is there a way to remap them as I like? I want to use the left side to go back and the right one to go forward since I use it with two hands..
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Don't think there is any way of remapping the pagepress buttons, your only alternative is to tap the left side of the screen with your left hand to go back instead of pressing the button.
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Or tap the dot with the left hand and the line with the right hand. ;-)
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Doh! How could I have missed that option.

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On a kindle go to the "Aa" where you set the fonts and such. There is a reading progress tab where you can set by page number if that ebook is able to have that feature. On my current book it is greyed out but the option is indeed on my kindle im asuming all kindles will have it. There is also a setting where you can set which button does the forward/backward page flips. there are sensors both sides i believe. if you are in the usa go to a bestbuy store to fiddle with one
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There is also a setting where you can set which button does the forward/backward page flips. there are sensors both sides i believe. if you are in the usa go to a bestbuy store to fiddle with one
I'm pretty sure the ability to map buttons is only available on the new Oasis--and not on the Voyages. I could be wrong though--I haven't updated to the most recent firmware on my Voyage.
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On a kindle go to the "Aa" where you set the fonts and such. There is a reading progress tab where you can set by page number if that ebook is able to have that feature. On my current book it is greyed out but the option is indeed on my kindle im asuming all kindles will have it. There is also a setting where you can set which button does the forward/backward page flips. there are sensors both sides i believe. if you are in the usa go to a bestbuy store to fiddle with one
Unless I am missing something, on my Voyage, which is 5.8.11, PagePress is under "Reading Options" in Settings. However it does not allow you to remap the buttons. You can change the sensitivity, disable the buttons, and select feedback (which I turned off).
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