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cbtengr
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Re: Nook - Go To Page Feature

Good point icebike.  If the nook can display the page you are on and the total number of pages, how hard would it be to add this feature?  You're reading a book without chapters, the nook has forgotten your bookmarks and won't go to the last page read - result, a lot of page turning!  If my 5 year old Palm T5 can do it, so should my nook.

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harkinat0r
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Re: Nook - Go To Page Feature

This is a much-needed feature.  I'm in the middle of The Count of Monte Cristo right now.  It's a 1200+ page eBook with (yikes) no recognizable chapters from the Nook's perspective.  There are chapters in the book but they don't show up on the "Go to chapter".  If Nook loses my page anywhere after page 600 or 700, I will probably throw it against the wall in unconsolable rage.  It hasn't happened yet, but it has me concerned to say the least.

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very-simple
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Re: Nook - Go To Page Feature

You may not be go to page or to go to chapter in that particular book, but you could (at least in theory) use the "find" feature to search for text and then search for "chapter 12" or however the chapters are labeled.  A bit roundabout, and I agree that a go to page feature is needed, but it's a pretty quick workaround in the meantime.  

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Cycling_Chef
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Re: Nook - Go To Page Feature

A GO TO a page number is the highest priority improvement on my list. Trying to remember "a bit of text" might work well for those with photographic memories or who don't have many other things to try to have to remember. I like the suggestions in this thread.

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edu500ac
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Re: Nook - Go To Page Feature

I can hardly believe how Nook is poorly designed. Even much cheaper products beat the Nook. I have many e-readers, most of them sold only in China. Of course, the Kindle 2 and the Kindle DX are very popular in the United States. The Sony Daily Edition reader is also easy to find in the USA, and it is a good buy, if one also gets an anti-glare filme (a very necessary add-on). The SD V2 is also a nice product. As for the Nook, it does not have dictionary, not even a fixed English dictionary, like the Kindle. No go to page. No notes. You cannot read books in popular and important languages like Chinese. You cannot even read a pdf file in an European language, like Ancient Greek; to make a long story short, even  a popular book like the Bible does not fit into  Nook. You need special software to insert books into the Nook.   Nook has a battery life shorter than Kindle, Sony or SD V2, to name a few readers. However, since my Nook was a gift from my wife, I use it more often than the Kindle or the SD V2. Therefore, it would be nice if B&N could fix a few of its short commings.

 

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FrogAlum
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Re: Nook - Go To Page Feature

 

edu500ac wrote:

I can hardly believe how Nook is poorly designed. Even much cheaper products beat the Nook. I have many e-readers, most of them sold only in China. Of course, the Kindle 2 and the Kindle DX are very popular in the United States. The Sony Daily Edition reader is also easy to find in the USA, and it is a good buy, if one also gets an anti-glare filme (a very necessary add-on). The SD V2 is also a nice product. As for the Nook, it does not have dictionary, not even a fixed English dictionary, like the Kindle. No go to page. No notes. You cannot read books in popular and important languages like Chinese. You cannot even read a pdf file in an European language, like Ancient Greek; to make a long story short, even  a popular book like the Bible does not fit into  Nook. You need special software to insert books into the Nook.   Nook has a battery life shorter than Kindle, Sony or SD V2, to name a few readers. However, since my Nook was a gift from my wife, I use it more often than the Kindle or the SD V2. Therefore, it would be nice if B&N could fix a few of its short commings.

 

 

Not even going to try other than to say so much of your information is totally false and/or irrelevant.

 

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QuiteTheCharacter
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Re: Nook - Go To Page Feature

You said it!

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Re: Nook - Go To Page Feature

 

edu500ac wrote:

I can hardly believe how Nook is poorly designed. Even much cheaper products beat the Nook. I have many e-readers, most of them sold only in China. Of course, the Kindle 2 and the Kindle DX are very popular in the United States. The Sony Daily Edition reader is also easy to find in the USA, and it is a good buy, if one also gets an anti-glare filme (a very necessary add-on). The SD V2 is also a nice product. As for the Nook, it does not have dictionary, not even a fixed English dictionary, like the Kindle. No go to page. No notes. You cannot read books in popular and important languages like Chinese. You cannot even read a pdf file in an European language, like Ancient Greek; to make a long story short, even  a popular book like the Bible does not fit into  Nook. You need special software to insert books into the Nook.   Nook has a battery life shorter than Kindle, Sony or SD V2, to name a few readers. However, since my Nook was a gift from my wife, I use it more often than the Kindle or the SD V2. Therefore, it would be nice if B&N could fix a few of its short commings.

 

 

 

-The nook has a dictionary

-The nook has notes

-You can use calibre and epub conversion to read in other languages (google it)

-I don't even know what you are trying to say with the bible thing

-Windows Explorer/Finder (mac) is not special software

 

I seriously doubt that you actually have a nook.

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Michael-V
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Re: Nook - Go To Page Feature

@edu500ac,

Your nook supports eBooks written in most Western European Languages, including French, German, Italian, and Spanish. It does not support characters from non-western alphabets. It also displays PDF documents in different languages and different character sets as long as the font is embedded in the file.

 

For more detailed information on the nook we suggest you visit our nook FAQ and Support page and click on Getting Started & FAQ (see link below):

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook/support/?bnit=H&cds2Pid=30195

 

Your Admin.,

Michael-V

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Schiefy
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Re: Nook - Go To Page Feature

I agree with much of what has been stated: a Go To Page feature is a must. Like others have noted, I have used a Palm device for several years with ebooks and my readers have universally (as far as I can remember) always had some sort of Go To Page function.

 

While I have not had any problem installing a Bible on my Nook I do have some difficulty using it to navigate due to its size. The Chapters navigation is almost as useless as trying to page forward through the book itself as each book of the Bible has chapters listed (as well as several front matter sections in my main Bible text) that you have to "scroll" through before getting to the book you want (and if it is somewhere toward the end of the 66 books and hundreds of chapters...well, you get the idea). I have had some moderate success with the "Find" feature but that still seems a bit clunky. I am sure my experience with my Bible text must be similar for anyone using reference texts as well.

 

So, while there are some workarounds for some of the navigation issues there are some additional tweaks that would help make the Nook a better reader (and I still believe it surpasses many of the capabilities of the Kindle such as memory card, sideloading and battery replacement--the main reasons I chose the Nook). A "Go To Page" feature would be a step in that direction as well as some shorter ways to navigate the larger Bible-like texts and/or reference texts (such as a tree structure navigation where you view the 66 books of the Bible, then expand the book you want to the individual chapters and maybe even verses--similarly for the reference texts).

 

In spite of these feature deficiencies at present, I still love my Nook and find myself reading more than I have done in quite a while with my dead tree versions (and I even worked at and managed a 300,000 volume used book store for several years!). As long as B&N remains responsive and continues to provide feature updates over time I am more than willing to patiently wait for the changes.

 

In the meantime, we need to keep recommending the Nook and buying eBooks from B&N to provide the continued incentive to keep the Nook moving forward (especially in challenging economic times and media overload)!!

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HelloitsAidaAle
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Re: Nook - Go To Page Feature

Depending on the book, all you have to do is tap the bottom of the page screen. A bar will come up that says content, search, share, text, brightness.

 

Just pick content and it lets you jump from page to chapters.

 

it lets you view the notes and highlights and bookmarks and all.

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Kathrynn
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Re: Nook - Go To Page Feature

Agreed.  I've been very disappointed in not being able to jump to a page.  The other day I was on page 63 on my Nook.  For some reason, it would not go to 64.  Each time I "turned" the page I went back to 61-62-63-61 and so on. I could manually go all the way back to 1, but could not go beyond 63. I was baffled as this had not happened to me before.  Thought it was the new book I was reading. 

 

Turned the Nook off and back on and had to flip forward 64 pages manually to get back to where I wanted and voila page 64 was there.  But flipping forward 64 pages was tedious.  I realize this was not page 64 of the actual book, but it was where I wanted to be on the ebook I was reading. I knew it, but the ereader wouldn't allow me to jump there.

 

:-(

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bklvr896
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Re: Nook - Go To Page Feature


Kathrynn wrote:

Agreed.  I've been very disappointed in not being able to jump to a page.  The other day I was on page 63 on my Nook.  For some reason, it would not go to 64.  Each time I "turned" the page I went back to 61-62-63-61 and so on. I could manually go all the way back to 1, but could not go beyond 63. I was baffled as this had not happened to me before.  Thought it was the new book I was reading. 

 

Turned the Nook off and back on and had to flip forward 64 pages manually to get back to where I wanted and voila page 64 was there.  But flipping forward 64 pages was tedious.  I realize this was not page 64 of the actual book, but it was where I wanted to be on the ebook I was reading. I knew it, but the ereader wouldn't allow me to jump there.

 

:-(


Not sure I understand, after you restarted the device, it still wouldn't let you use the go to page feature?  You don't say which Nook you are using.  The compliant you are responding to is from April 2010, before the N1E had a go to page feature.  The N1E has a slider to get you at least close to the page, the N2E has a go to Page feature, and NookColor has a slider.

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kittyhawk63
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Re: Nook - Go To Page Feature

Anyone reading this page will find that the Nook Color has a slider bar for going to pages of a book. All you have to do is touch the center of the page you are on and the slider bar will appear at the bottom of the page.

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