02-07-2010 01:13 PM
I bought an ebook online this morning (a travel guide book), and downloaded it to my Adobe Digital Editions library. I plugged my nook into my PC and the ADE recognized it. I dragged the book into the nook, and it downloaded. But, when I try to read it, it either chops up the page into chunks with bits of images appearing on separate pages, or it gives me a whole page that's microscopic. Is there a way to display the page width, so I can scroll from top to bottom? Help! I leave tomorrow night, and don't have a magnifying glass!
Also, the guide as it downloaded is over 400 pages long. How do I get to page 278, without having to press the next page button 278 times? According goto function, there's nothing to go to.
02-07-2010 04:22 PM
If the publisher of the travel guide book didn't include any navigation within the document, the Nook has no way to skip forward quickly. A GoTo <Page> function is definitely needed. However, the publisher designed their eBook really bad.
eInk devices don't do well with scrolling, so no, there is no scroll option. The screen just doesn't refresh fast enough.
This document sounds like an image intensive PDF document. These don't play nice on the nook as PDFs were not built to be reflowed and the Nooks screen just isn't large enough to display the whole page at once, without minimizing it to the point of uselessness.
Sadly, none of this will help you get that document to be readable on the Nook. Since its DRMed, you can't just use Calibre to convert it to an ePub document... if you really, really want to do so, Google may be able to find some steps to help you liberate the book.