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Old August 8 2008, 03:13 AM   #62
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Re: Where have all the ebooks gone?

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Hey, I know this is off-topic, but I have a really random question about the Kindle. Does it tell you how many pages the book you're reading has (based on your chosen text size, obviously) and which page you're on while you're reading? Thanks.
Enh, I don't care about the off-topicness.

The Kindle doesn't use pages, since the font size is user-selectable and that affects the pagination. So instead, each "page" you see on screen has a Location reference at the bottom. Right now, for instance, I'm on location 2094 through 2099 of Dawn of the Eagles.

That way, I can go to any of my friends with a Kindle and say "Check out location 1138 in this book I'm reading" and when they load the book and choose "Go to Location 1138", it will jump to the same spot I'm at.

In the "Go to Location" menu, it shows you how many locations there are, so you can get an idea of how far you are in the book, and how much you have left to read.

There's also a progress bar at the bottom of the page to show you how far you've read through the eBook. It's a small bar, so it doesn't get in the way or distract you from reading.

Oh, and nice to meet a fellow Browncoat, by the way.
Very cool. And your friend would have to have text formatted the same size to get the same location numbers, or are they independent of size?

And thanks
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