Mobileread
What do you think?
#21  tompe 12-30-2007, 06:39 AM
Quote HarryT
What use would page numbers be on a device which allows you to select a limitless range of different fonts and font sizes? They would be different for everybody!
They would be useful. I for exempla find it extremely irritating that I cannot se how long a book I start reading is. I use mostly the same font and size so it would be real useful to know the number of pages so i can se how long time it will take to read the book. And to see the page number when you read is good for pacing.
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#22  HarryT 12-30-2007, 08:20 AM
That's a restriction of the particular reading device, of course, rather than of the books themselves. Many other versions of the MobiPocket Reader (eg the Pocket PC and Windows versions) do display a current page number.

The Gen3 will show you the total number of pages in the book, but not the current page number.
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#23  tompe 12-30-2007, 08:35 AM
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The Gen3 will show you the total number of pages in the book, but not the current page number.
But it is rather inconvenient to get this number. You have to select goto page and when you are there I have not found any way to get back to the book except to press the back button on the side.

I wonder how it would be to put some page number in the book. You could put it for example at each new chapter and you could calculate it by using the number of pages in the hardcover edition as a base. Hm, maybe i should add that as an option to the Mobiperl programs...
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#24  HarryT 12-30-2007, 09:24 AM
Many of the original PG books DO have page numbers in. I always remove them from the e-books that I create because I find that, for me personally, they detract from the reading experience.
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#25  JSWolf 01-08-2008, 10:08 AM
Quote tompe
They would be useful. I for exempla find it extremely irritating that I cannot se how long a book I start reading is. I use mostly the same font and size so it would be real useful to know the number of pages so i can se how long time it will take to read the book. And to see the page number when you read is good for pacing.
Since page numbers do seem rather important to you, why did you not go for a 505 that has page numbers?
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#26  tompe 01-08-2008, 12:59 PM
Quote JSWolf
Since page numbers do seem rather important to you, why did you not go for a 505 that has page numbers?
Isn't that a really stupid question? I do not live in the US so I do not like to buy thing that are not available. And I could not stand a reader without a dictionary.

What makes you believe that all wishes are equally important? Or are you payed by Sony to write this?
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#27  julia 01-08-2008, 01:24 PM
Quote JSWolf
Since page numbers do seem rather important to you, why did you not go for a 505 that has page numbers?
that's a bit blunt. for some of us it makes sense to have pagenumbers and for some of us it doesn't.

and i agree with tompe here, living outside the usa leaves you with less options! apart from that sony doesn't support mobipocket as well.
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#28  montsnmags 01-30-2008, 12:48 AM
Quote JSWolf
You are very welcome Laurel. I believe the ilIad also has the same problem with accents.
It sure does, Jon. As a new Iliad owner, I couldn't get the "Rubaiyat" to open. I couldn't figure out why, and assumed some sort of insurmountable incompatibility. However, after doing some significant tracking down (okay, I should have just read the notes in the thread it is posted in ), it now works fine.

Thanks to all (for making it available, and for solving my problems...or at least the problems within your ken. For the rest, there's medication. )

Cheers,
Marc
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#29  Strether 03-11-2010, 03:17 PM
Reading the various Kindle forums, I frequently come across people who are using Feedbooks, when they can find the books they want there, because of the formatting. In particular, people seem to prefer the chapter dots that allow you to navigate through the book easily, at least on a Kindle.

I don't have that many books that I've formatted for Mobileread, but when Kovid is able to find time to act on a bug that I've given him a ticket for, I'll go through mine and reformat them.

As it is now, taking a PRC file and converting it to a Mobi file, paragraphs that start with an italicized word don't get indented. This includes any poetry that is italicized. I've recently found that words in bold type react the same way, no idea why. Looking at the books with a text editor doesn't give me a clue as to why Calibre is acting the way it is.

Jim
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