Page Numbers on Kindle?

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Re: Page Numbers on Kindle?

Post by lisalynn » 15 Apr 2019, 09:14

We just have to retrain ourselves to note locations instead of page numbers to return to a particular passage.

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Post by srividyag1 » 16 Apr 2019, 12:40

The explanation of "locations" was wonderful. I think we are scared of the unknown, hence we need to have page numbers. If we don't see page numbers, we are not quite sure how far along we are or how much we have accomplished and how far we still have to go. So, we have the abstract sense of a blob rather than the concrete structure of a book. This might probably be the reason why I prefer page numbers and I feel very satisfied when my ebook has page numbers, rather than when there are only locations. It might just be my quirk, though :D
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Post by BarryEM » 16 Apr 2019, 15:56

This is a problem that the Android app Moon+ reader has solved best, I think. Instead of trying to ignore the fact that the amount on a screen changes when you change the font or line spacing it uses that. At the bottom of each page it has (n/nn) where n is the number of screens into the chapter and nn is the number of screens in the whole chapter. Then to the right is the percentage through the book.

By using this you get a good feeling for where you are in a chapter and how many screenfulls you have left. I think you can get a reading for the book as a whole or by chapter but I use chapter so this is what I'm used to.

This isn't some abstract number. It's where you are now with this device and this font and this spacing and these margins. I wish Kindle would adopt something like this.


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Post by YL_Eytka » 17 Apr 2019, 14:02

I loathe the 'location' system so much, I do understand how it can be useful, but man the numbers going from a 71 to a 77 really grates on me.

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Post by DeniG11 » 17 Apr 2019, 16:08

I agree - I really do wish that there were always page numbers - perhaps they could do this in addition or as an option to location #s?

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