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Initial post: Nov 21, 2011 2:36:31 PM PST
P. Cornett says:
Having encountered difficulties in highlighting between pages on the IPod Touch Kindle App, I was disappointed to find that the Kindle Touch does not seem to have an intuitive way to highlight text that happens to appear between pages.

Does anyone know how to highlight text in between pages other than increasing or decreasing the font size (and just hoping that the text fits on one page)?

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 1:33:53 PM PST
Emma Simon says:
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Posted on Nov 23, 2011 4:30:22 PM PST
AC Sue says:
If there's an elegant way to do this I haven't discovered it. The only way I've been able to do it is to change the font size so that all of the text I want is on the same page.

Posted on Nov 24, 2011 8:54:03 PM PST
Bron Taylor says:
bump... doesn't anyone from Amazon have a comment about this issue? This is a critical functionality that is missing from the newest kindle that was available for the keyboard kindle.

Posted on Nov 24, 2011 9:54:28 PM PST
It's not on the Fire either. It's probably something to do with using touch, since you have to touch both to turn the page and to mark the end of what you are highlighting, and it can't tell which you are trying to do. At least, that's my guess.

Posted on Nov 27, 2011 5:19:56 AM PST
Michael R says:
This would be a good moment for Amazon Tech Support to turn up with an answer that doesn't involve making the font really small. Highlighting across pages is a problem with the Kindle touch, which otherwise is fantastic.

Posted on Nov 27, 2011 5:48:50 AM PST seemed much easier to highlight in general as well as across page with the previous version by using the controls located on the left + right of the device OR the cursor wheel.

Posted on Nov 29, 2011 10:20:43 PM PST
Yeah this is lame. Update please. Also, I think the power switch was much harder to mistakenly hit than the power button.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2011 7:46:06 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2011 7:46:36 AM PST
I agree. Perhaps it would be better positioned at the top.

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 3:56:00 PM PST
tfitzsimons says:
I agree. Very annoyed at this lack of functionality.

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 4:03:46 PM PST
Logician says:
If you want to highlight across pages, first turn to the second page. Note the location number. Subtract a couple locations (depending on how much text was on first page). Then "Go To" that location. That will bring the beginning of the section to be highlighted toward the top of the screen which should make the entire selection on a single page.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2011 7:56:52 AM PST
Will do but kind of a pain in the butt!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2011 2:54:07 PM PST
Logician says:
You're not wrong.

Posted on Dec 17, 2011 4:58:00 AM PST
Yeah.. you think the designers would have actually read one before they finished it haha.. I discovered the problem immediately. Easy solution would be to add a start hightlight end highlight function

Posted on Dec 17, 2011 10:39:56 PM PST
Kevin Murray says:
Yes, I highlight to the end of one page, then again from the top of of the other, but I do miss continuous highlighting.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2011 7:00:14 AM PST
The problem with that is that depending upon the publishes whims, this may count towards your 'highlighting allotment'. Each book has a maximum limit on the amount of highlightin can be done to a text. From what I can gather this varies from book to book OR publisher to publisher. For some it may be a simple count, for others volume, etc. So, in the case where you have to break across pages, you are counting 2 highlighting instances rather than just 1.

Posted on Dec 25, 2011 1:57:30 PM PST
KCN6306 says:
Starting to wonder why I got a KT when I can't highlight between pages or have horizontal orientation. Pay more, get less?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2011 3:05:17 PM PST
Teller says:
Yes, it's a real step back. I've moved back to my Kindle Keyboard, until they fix the programming.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 7:47:31 AM PST
As did I...using the 3G with keyboard for now.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2012 6:26:30 PM PST
Moved back to kindle 3 as well!!! Kindle Touch would be great if you could highlight across pages. I am also pissed at Kindle for not allowing me to highlight blogs! Why does Amazon not allow me to highlight whatever content I want? I mean I can highlight the New York Times but not the New York Times Latest Blog!

Posted on Jan 5, 2012 7:38:29 AM PST
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Posted on Jan 5, 2012 7:52:12 AM PST
There's no way to highlight across pages with a touch screen kindle (or the computer reader app) other than changing font size so all the desired text is on the same page.

Posted on Jan 5, 2012 9:12:02 AM PST
Kevin Monroe says:
I don't have a Kindle Touch - I have a K-Keyboard. But occasionally I have two sets of hilighted text near each other, and want to join them. I hilight from the last word or so in the first set to the first word or so in the send set. This joins the two sets of of hilighted text into one. From then on, it acts as a single hilighted group of text.

So, try hilighting the text on the first page, then hilight the text on the second page. Then change the font size to something smaller so that the end of the first set and the beginning of the second set are both on the same page. Hilight the last few words of the first set along with the first few words of the second set, and that should join them.

Giive it a try - it's not elegant, but I'm curious to know if it works on the Touch like it does on the K-Keyboard.
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