3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 5, 2012 12:31 PM by HumbleCorrespondent

    Page Count Wrong?

      I recently got nook tablet. All went well until when I was reading a book. I would turn the page, but the page number would not switch. When I flipped 2 pages, the nook would consider that I had one page. And also, I found out that the book I was reading did not have the same number of pages as it should. Can anyone help?

        • Re: Page Count Wrong?
          orb9220
          If you have publisher's default On then should get proper page number. But if you have off and change font & font size there is no way it can follow printed page numbers. As a page can now be spread out onto multiple screens.
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            • Re: Page Count Wrong?

              orb9220 wrote:
              If you have publisher's default On then should get proper page number. But if you have off and change font & font size there is no way it can follow printed page numbers. As a page can now be spread out onto multiple screens.
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              I tried this, and it did not seem to help with the book I am currently reading on my NT.  Pagination was inconsistent with the Publisher's Defaults set to "ON."  Page numbers are sometimes duplicated, and sometimes skipped.  In fact, it seemed to make little difference whether these defaults were set to "ON" or "OFF."  I did see a change in the margin width, however. 

               

                • Re: Page Count Wrong?
                  HumbleCorrespondent

                  deesy58 wrote:

                  orb9220 wrote:
                  If you have publisher's default On then should get proper page number. But if you have off and change font & font size there is no way it can follow printed page numbers. As a page can now be spread out onto multiple screens.
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                  I tried this, and it did not seem to help with the book I am currently reading on my NT.  Pagination was inconsistent with the Publisher's Defaults set to "ON."  Page numbers are sometimes duplicated, and sometimes skipped.  In fact, it seemed to make little difference whether these defaults were set to "ON" or "OFF."  I did see a change in the margin width, however. 

                   


                  From what I have seen, page numbers are determined in one of two ways.

                  1) In some e-books, a page number tag is used in the html to hard-code every page number.

                   

                  2) As was mentioned in a post above, some default formula is used to determine when the pages break. I believe this is determined by the e-reader software, but I don't rule out the possibility that a formula could be in the e-books 'manifest' page, or in some other place that has global information. I suppose this might be possibility 3).  A default formula comes into play when no page number tag is specified.

                   

                  Either way, the page breaks are used to approximate a physical page. The e-reader screen is smaller than a physical page so it takes multiple screens to cover one page, unless a particular page is short, like the final page of a chapter. That's why you see the same pager number on multiple screens.  This is true whether or not you use publisher defaults.  Changing defaults may affect how many screens it takes to cover a page, but even using publisher defaults, all of the e-books I have read have the same page number across multiple screens. 

                   

                  As far as matching page numbers to a physical page, if they do this, to know which edition they used, you would most likely have to match a provided id number (such as isbn) from the e-book to the physical edition.