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Page number and X-ray not immediately available

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Initial post: Nov 17, 2012 5:30:18 PM PST
Mark says:
I'm enjoying my Paperwhite with the X-ray feature, but I've noticed that X-ray and page numbers (when enabled for the particular book) are NOT available as soon as you download the book. I assume that some sort of indexing is being done in the background. After a while, page numbers appear and X-ray is enabled. You just need to be patient. I haven't bothered to time the process, but my rough estimate is 5 to 10 minutes or more.

Posted on Nov 17, 2012 6:26:31 PM PST
Fud53 says:

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 4:39:59 AM PST
funny says:
I've noticed that.

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 4:50:44 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
and they're not available if you download via usb and never turn on your wireless and sync

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2012 5:33:34 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
That's interesting. I wonder why.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2012 8:16:54 AM PST
The Blade says:
AFAIK, it is because there is a separate file that contains that info. If you sideload, you usually sideload just the .azw file. When you sync, you pull in the appropriate files for a variety of other functions. Indexing links the files.

At least I think that is how it works. Some speculation on my part, admittedly.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2012 8:23:29 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
That seems logical.

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 8:31:06 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 18, 2012 8:31:36 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
quite true - I ran an experiment the other day on a book I knew had xray and page numbers

1. sideload vi usb = no page numbers and no xray
2. sync and voila, they appeared
3. download wirelessly and they were there

and a separate folder was created that held the associated files
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