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Postby CrittersMinion » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:17 am

[Reposted from old comment system, from DoctorMandaBenson on Fri, 04 Feb 2011 21:00:36 0000]

Kindle and many other formats are done in such a way that the text can be rescaled depending on the size of the device (and how old the user's eyes are), so pages are going to be different lengths depending on how people are using it. It should be possible to have page numbers and other indicators are embedded in the document's display. Probably one of the stronger advantages of these formats is that you don't need a separate edition if you want it in large print.

What I find most offputting in a PDF file is when it's laid out like a sheet of A4, with really small text and huge margins all around the text box. Margins exist for printed books so the words don't disappear into the spine or get chopped off in the binding process, and are totally unnecessary in an electronic format. A PDF for on-screen reading should be readable fitted to the full page on a netbook or PDA screen, i.e. about the same size as the readable area in a book.
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Postby CrittersMinion » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:17 am

[Reposted from old comment system, from guest on Fri, 04 Feb 2011 17:37:01 0000]

I have a Nook and love it. Except! I like to highlight text for various reasons, and I love that it can do this, but it's very, very awkward to do.

I like that the Nook starts right up where I left off, so no bookmarking is needed for that. Going to other bookmarked pages is cumbersome.

Definitely agree about the page number thing!
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