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epub viewer: How can i see page number
#1  wolfkin 05-13-2015, 01:28 PM
So I track my reading at Goodreads.com and when I go to update my status on a book they accept percentage or page number. I'm not sure what the position metric is in the upper left of the viewer it doesn't appear to be lines or paragraphs or pages. The best I can do is do the math I'm at 11.7/647 I'm 2% of the way into the book. Is there anyway to just get the viewer to display percentage or page?
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#2  eschwartz 05-13-2015, 01:59 PM
Percentage could be added, maybe.

Pge numbers are competely arbitrary and depend on format (pb/hb/eb), screen font and margin sizes (if eb) and any other factors, which make them incredibly useless.
I think calibre uses number of page turns at the current ebook-viewer settings. EDIT: Nope. Some other calculation, clearly.
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#3  phossler 05-13-2015, 04:04 PM
If you hover over the xx.x / yyy, it displays the percentage

Is that what you were looking for?
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#4  wolfkin 05-13-2015, 10:53 PM
Quote eschwartz
Percentage could be added, maybe.

Pge numbers are competely arbitrary and depend on format (pb/hb/eb), screen font and margin sizes (if eb) and any other factors, which make them incredibly useless.
I think calibre uses number of page turns at the current ebook-viewer settings.



yeah I suspected that about page numbers. From what I know of the epub format I really doubted there was any specific demarcation of pages. So yeah percentage would be perfect.


Quote phossler
If you hover over the xx.x / yyy, it displays the percentage

Is that what you were looking for?


Basically yes. Considering how useful that number is and how useless the other numbers are to me as a reader. I can't use them to turn to specific points or anything is there any way to change those number to percentage. Even if I wanted to scan for a section of the book I could better do it with the percentage vs the current numbers.
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#5  eschwartz 05-13-2015, 10:59 PM
Well, I didn't realize the percentage was in the popup. So the only thing left I guess is a request to Kovid Goyal that there be an option to display that percentage instead of the page numbers.
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#6  kovidgoyal 05-13-2015, 11:58 PM
Those numbers are needed, as they serve as a reference to go to the current location in the book. You can type them into the bar at the top and it will take you to the corresponding location.

As for displaying percentages, it's not really something I hvae felt the need for because:

1) It can be estimated roughly by looking at the scrollbar or using the numbers
2) The precise value is available via hovering over the numbers.
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#7  eschwartz 05-14-2015, 12:47 AM
I suspect most people don't want to bother doing the math in their heads, and it isn't uncommon for reader apps to offer a choice of how to display the progress.

On a purely cosmetic level, I think it would be nice to have the option to display percentage without mousing over to the progress indicator.
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#8  theducks 05-14-2015, 11:31 AM
IMHO The one thing that Amazon got right on my K4NT was the progress line:
A (darkened) completed bar with Pips at all chapter (TOC?) marks

My old PEz uses ADE blocks (current/of total)
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#9  phossler 05-14-2015, 12:57 PM
If you turn on Reference Mode, there's a unique number that seems to be based on the File number dot Paragraph Number

Also the Goto will take you to that paragraph (12.220 for example)

However there doesn't seem to be any collelation between the pseudo-page numbers and the reference number

Still, might be an option
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#10  duns 11-20-2019, 06:34 AM
Quote phossler
If you turn on Reference Mode, there's a unique number that seems to be based on the File number dot Paragraph Number

Also the Goto will take you to that paragraph (12.220 for example)

However there doesn't seem to be any collelation between the pseudo-page numbers and the reference number

Still, might be an option
For my intellectual work I need to get an exact reference for a quote: with calibre viewer on PC I can, as you say, but in an android smartphone/tablet how could I do?
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