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Initial post: Oct 7, 2011 12:26:18 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 7, 2011 12:35:39 PM PDT
PS56k says:
I seem to recall that our K3 was able to display page numbers with a recall to the menu while reading. Does this also work for the Kindle app for Android tablets ?

I happen to be reading a book that was just released - guessing it supported page numbers - and don't see them while on the Android, but will have to actually check on the actual Kindle K3.

Kindle K3 shows - 11% - (menu) pg 10/212 - loc 344/2962
Kindle app shows - (touch) loc 344... 11%

Posted on Oct 7, 2011 12:49:31 PM PDT
Not all books have page numbers, so that could be it. I don't have an Android device, so I don't know if it supports page numbers or not. I don't see anything that mentions it on the Android App Help page. If it doesn't support them now, it probably soon will.

Posted on Nov 20, 2011 5:34:12 PM PST
gk says:
How annoying. I thought that a simply translation process would work. Given 9684 screens in Daniel Dennett's "Breaking the Spell", I thought all I would need to do is look up the total pages of the book (464), then find page 81 (referred to in Appendix A) by dividing 9684 screens by 464 pages, then multiplying that screen-to-page ratio by 81 pages.

Unfortunately, it is not a 1-to-1 conversion. Apparently, whitespace is ignored in MOBI files, so the result of the above calculation would land me at screen 1690, which is no where near 1453, where the actual reference to Appendix A is located.

So yes, PS56k, Amazon must do as Susan says and add page numbers to the actual book before they can be supported. It seems silly they did not do this from the start.

The workaround is to text search the book (in this case, searching for "Appendix A", and then double-checking by searching the book on Amazon.com, gave the correct location).

Posted on Nov 20, 2011 5:37:37 PM PST
CLS10 says:
Kindle for Android does not have page numbers.

Posted on Nov 20, 2011 5:39:05 PM PST
Bixillarla says:
The android app does not support page numbers, text to speech or collections. The Kindle for PC recently added page numbers and collections.

Posted on Nov 20, 2011 5:53:09 PM PST
I think the Fire should support page numbers also, My Sony E reader has page numbers on every book I down load. Was disappointed the Fire did not display page numbers. Also I am disappointed the Fire does not display the Library due date. My Sony tells me how many days I have left on books I have checked out, on the Sony Book Menu. With the Fire I have to look on the Internet at my account and figue how many days I have left, Plus Amazon says I only have 2 weeks to read a book, but Overdrive allows 3 weeks. If you have 3 or 4 books out you need to know the due dates to plan your reading. As you have to get on the HOLD list at the Library, Overdrive, you have to take the books when avaliable, so you cannot control the dates, normally I am on Hold for several books and they all seem to wait 2 or 3 weeks and then become avaliable at the same time. kindle just needs a little more customer support products.

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 12:48:51 PM PST
eb says:
If Amazon is listening - please add page numbers to the Android App! The iphone app has them so it's not unique to the kindles. I would love page numbers on my phone.

Posted on Jan 14, 2012 6:12:14 PM PST
AvidReader says:
Yes, Android, please add page numbers! Us faithful Kindle App users would be very grateful!

Posted on Jan 14, 2012 6:45:44 PM PST
Lolo2459 says:
I'm not sure why page numbers is important? You can sync your phone to your Kindle and pick up on either one where you left off.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2012 5:50:52 PM PST
yes I can do that, but if I set something on the book or it has a problem, which has happened, I can lose my place in the book. Since this has happened to me I now look at the page number whenever I start reading, then if a problem happens I know about where I was at. Page numbers are easy to remember since I have been reading for 60 years and expect to see the page numer. The number the Kindle shows has nothing to associate it to, for me. Maybe I need to learn a new system, but why not show the page numbers? The Sony reader does!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2012 5:53:55 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
You can use the location numbers the same way. It is more accurate than page numbers.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2012 9:38:33 PM PST
T. Nelson says:
Because if you are doing a book study and you want to refer to a particular page, it makes it very difficult to do without page numbers.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2012 9:42:20 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2012 9:44:59 PM PST
T. Nelson says:
Because if you are doing a book study and you want to refer to a particular page, it makes it very difficult to do without page numbers.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2012 6:18:13 AM PST
I have picked up a few textbooks on my Android Kindle reader and I need the page numbers because my professor provides assignments by page numbers.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2012 6:21:16 AM PST
Why carry 5 books when you travel instead of one tablet. Isn't it in the best interest of Amazon to promote and support this technology? As I posted before, others such as professors refer you to a page number, but taking 5 textbooks on a business trip so you can study for classes is not feasable.

Posted on Jan 18, 2012 6:30:54 AM PST
M. Phelps says:
Provide feedback to Amazon requesting this feature. They will probably pay more attention to requests made that way than here.

I agree that this is annoying, It's not a huge deal for me personally, but there's no reason for the Android app, and hence the Kindle Fire, not to have this feature.

-Matt

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2012 7:27:30 AM PST
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Posted on Jan 18, 2012 8:01:41 AM PST
M. Phelps says:
In this case I think it's an Amazon issue. The same books, when viewed on an iPhone (for example), have page numbers, but when viewed on the Android app (or Kindle Fire) they do not.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2012 7:03:16 PM PST
K. Cluck says:
it is a pretty poor answer when someone has a problem with a digital reader to tell them the answer is to buy the physical book. I suppose Kindle must remain a device of casual readers who never have to reference their page number to anyone else--pretty short-sided. I do academic research and much of what I need is cheaper or free on Kindle, but the lack of page numbers makes them useless.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2012 7:16:29 PM PST
PS56k says:
adding and calculating the page numbers on a ereader and having them correspond to the main printed version is not always an easy task... Imagine changing the font, size, spacing on the ereader to something very large and then having to deal with several screens worth - all labelled "page 34"...

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2012 7:24:06 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 24, 2012 7:26:19 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2012 9:34:46 PM PST
Well i buy my text books for college here and i pay alot of money for them over a $100 alot of times and when our professor asks us to turn to a certain page i am unable to find it and that is very frustrating especially when we are going over test material

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2012 9:38:57 PM PST
Well i buy my text books for college here and i pay alot of money for them over a $100 alot of times and when our professor asks us to turn to a certain page i am unable to find it and that is very frustrating especially when we are going over test material

Posted on Oct 8, 2012 1:16:32 PM PDT
Some books have page numbers. Our kids Hunger Games books do, but I've got a text book that doesn't.
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