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MZ123
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Moving quickly through ebook

New Nook user, and I can't find any way to do this: Say I want to flip rapidly forward (or back) through the book. "Search" will work if I know a phrase that appears near the section I want. There needs to be a way to go to a specific page number, or at least a general point in the book.

 

I understand that, for example, page 120 in the Nook book won't be the same as page 120 in a dead tree version, so page number navigation would be an imprecise tool - but if you know the hardback is 300 pages and the Nook has 400 pages, and you want to go to about halfway, you could go to page 200 and then page backward or forward a few times to get to the desired section.

 

What I've seen in ereader apps on my iPod and phone is a progress bar - you can slide a pointer to the left or right to move rapidly back or forward in a book and move to that section of the book. Again, imprecise but a LOT better than taptaptaptaptaptaptaptaptaptaptap ad nauseam to get to a different section.

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Re: Moving quickly through ebook


MZ123 wrote:

New Nook user, and I can't find any way to do this: Say I want to flip rapidly forward (or back) through the book. "Search" will work if I know a phrase that appears near the section I want. There needs to be a way to go to a specific page number, or at least a general point in the book.

 

I understand that, for example, page 120 in the Nook book won't be the same as page 120 in a dead tree version, so page number navigation would be an imprecise tool - but if you know the hardback is 300 pages and the Nook has 400 pages, and you want to go to about halfway, you could go to page 200 and then page backward or forward a few times to get to the desired section.

 

What I've seen in ereader apps on my iPod and phone is a progress bar - you can slide a pointer to the left or right to move rapidly back or forward in a book and move to that section of the book. Again, imprecise but a LOT better than taptaptaptaptaptaptaptaptaptaptap ad nauseam to get to a different section.


I assume you mean on the e-ink gen 1 nook.

 

if so, on the bottom color screen section (while your book is open) press Go To and then PAGE (or chapter or cover...)

 

so there is that functionality

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Re: Moving quickly through ebook


MZ123 wrote:

New Nook user, and I can't find any way to do this: Say I want to flip rapidly forward (or back) through the book. "Search" will work if I know a phrase that appears near the section I want. There needs to be a way to go to a specific page number, or at least a general point in the book.

 

On N1E (original Nook) Go to page works pretty well - it gives you a slider bar, and when you pause the bar it will refresh to the page you have stopped and you can look at the page.  Very fine navigation (2-5 pages) is imprecise though, but if you use the hardware forward and back you then lose the slider bar and have to start it up again.

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Re: Moving quickly through ebook

Not that it will help you now, but it looks like it will be easier to jump forward and backward multiple pages with the new NOOK (2nd Edition).  You simply hold down the page turn buttons.


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Re: Moving quickly through ebook

 

Thanks all! I have a Nook Color - and figured it out a day or so after I posted. When I tap on the bottom of the screen while reading, to bring up the menu choices (content, search etc.), it shows a drag bar exactly like what I was thinking of. Not as precise as "go to page X" but definitely better than nothing.