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Author Topic: how to best keep track of your ebook page numbers  (Read 3074 times)

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how to best keep track of your ebook page numbers
« on: March 22, 2009, 01:35:24 PM »
Hi,

like not too many others, I'm reading *at least* a dozen books parallel - 4 pages here, 10 pages here, then 2 pages in yet another book. (None of which are fiction by the way.)

With regular (paper) books I can just use a physical bookmark, but for PDF files? Adobe Reader doesn't seem to have an option to open books where you closed them, are there other solutions out there?

Keeping track of page numbers in a txt file is cumbersome and not really the most elegant solution I can think of. If you ever faced this challenge, what did you do?

PS: no, my brain has no problems keeping track of the various content  8)

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Re: how to best keep track of your ebook page numbers
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009, 02:01:02 PM »
This probably isn't any help, but I think if you own Adobe Acrobat (which is expensive) you can add bookmarks to PDF files.


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Re: how to best keep track of your ebook page numbers
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2009, 03:24:05 PM »
foxit reader has bookmarks - works depending on the pdf file, if it's protected or not (i think). if so, i bet there's a tool that unprotects pdf files.

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Re: how to best keep track of your ebook page numbers
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2009, 05:24:41 AM »
Thank you both.

In the best of all worlds, the solution wouldn't be invasive, but I'll take a closer look at Foxit Reader now.

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Re: how to best keep track of your ebook page numbers
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2009, 05:44:18 AM »
I'll use Foxit Reader for now to see how it works for me.

Should others want to try it: page 102 @ http://foxit.vo.llnw...tReader30_Manual.pdf is about bookmarks.

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Re: how to best keep track of your ebook page numbers
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2009, 06:18:17 AM »
Update  8)

I 'fixed' an annoying 'bug' in Foxit Reader, posting my AutoHotkey solution here in case others might want to use it too:


;2009-03
;make the space key work the same way in Foxit Reader as in Adobe Acrobat (and not "jump to next page")
$Space::
SetTitleMatchMode, 1
IfWinActive, ahk_class classFoxitReader
  Send {PgDn}
else
  Send {Space}
return


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Re: how to best keep track of your ebook page numbers
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2009, 06:49:37 AM »
Haaa, and it gets better! :D

Foxit Reader -> Preferences -> General -> History -> Restore last view settings when reopening

Remembers the last position without having to create bookmarks. :Thmbsup:


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Re: how to best keep track of your ebook page numbers
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2009, 10:01:43 AM »
Haaa, and it gets better! :D

Foxit Reader -> Preferences -> General -> History -> Restore last view settings when reopening

That feature is also available in Acrobat 8, but then I have the pro version. I also use 'stamps' to go to where I left off.
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