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Initial post: Feb 28, 2013 5:16:06 AM PST
My school (2200 students) has recently adopted Google Chrome Books as the technology choice. All students have the devices. I am having a problem with the Kindle cloud reader because the search button (the icon is a magnifying glass) does not appear in the set of functions as it does on the Kindle and the iPad apps. Without the search feature in the text of a book, it is difficult to have a group of 30 students find a page and paragraph in the text. How do I get Amazon to include that button? Or do I simply have to buy books from Google? It seems that Amazon would like to sell books to such a large audience.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2013 5:25:07 AM PST
MikeJW says:
Ask Amazon?

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 11:05:01 AM PST
KV says:
In the menu bar at the top of the page, there is an icon that looks like an open book. When you click on the icon, a drop-down menu appears, listing options like Cover, Table of Contents, Beginning, Location, and Book Extras. When you select Location, you are able to type in the numerical location to which you would like to navigate.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2013 7:31:26 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 28, 2013 7:35:27 AM PDT
aetherwalker says:
"Location" however does not allow someone to search for future (or past) references to a key word or if someone notes a specific phrase they remember, but not a page, you can not back-track to the page. The ability to search is a vast improvement on printed text. Leaving it out makes the app infinitely less useful. I imagine many users will switch to other methods of reading simply because this option isn't present.

As a note, the installed version ( ) DOES have search.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2013 8:18:17 AM PDT
Dragi Raos says:
Virginia, for some reason Amazon did not include in-book search in their Cloud Reader - I think that's the only version of their reader without this feature. The workaround it to tell students to go to a particular location, but then the instructor will have to have a Kindle device or installable Kindle reader app.

Posted on Aug 11, 2013 1:35:54 PM PDT
hurrah hurrah they put it in today. Good job Virginia!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2013 1:42:32 PM PDT
Dragi Raos says:
Uh, they did? They indeed did!

Posted on Dec 6, 2013 7:23:04 AM PST
Are you saying they put in the in Cloud Search for Books on Chromebook?

I am considering getting a ChromeBook, in place of my computer? Any comments on that, I just need something simple to use.
So you are saying you can print from the Chromebook, I had previously downloaded the HP E on my Kindle Fire HD, but I haven't tried to print from it. Do you know anything about it? I am not very computer literate. Thanks for any feedback, it will be appreciated.
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