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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book - But KINDLE VERSION has some problems, February 6, 2012
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This review is from: Spanish Made Simple: Revised and Updated (Spanish Edition) (Kindle Edition)
The rating is for the book itself, which is fantastic. It spends very minimal time on explanations and grammar notes - just what's necessary. Instead, it exposes you as much as possible to the language itself, through examples, starting simply, and quickly building on what you've learned (but not so fast that you're overwhelmed - at least I'm not). It feels like a very effective and gentle way to learn - not a lot of concentration has been required.

The kindle book includes tables, with, say, Epanish examples on the left, and English examples on the right. My Kindle 3/Kindle Keyboard has serious problems when a table is larger than a single page, in that when you hit "next page", it skips past the table. This makes it essentially unusable on a Kindle. :\ It works fine on Kindle Fire, and probably other non-Kindle device readers, but if you're buying this for a normal eInk Kindle, I can't recommend it currently (I don't know that it's the publisher/editor's fault, seems like more of a Kindle software glitch to me, although I do seem to remember Kindle formatting guidelines advising against the use of tables in eBooks).
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Initial post: Feb 28, 2012 6:31:57 AM PST
Reuben Dunn says:
Have you changed the orientation of the book from length to width? That might allow you to see the full tablle.

Just a thought.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2012 12:53:07 PM PDT
Micah Cowan says:
That would actually make things worse, since it was the length of the table that was the problem. The problem was that, if the full length of the table wasn't visible on screen, when you page over, you didn't get the rest of the table.

But I do remember that the Kindle formatting guidelines say not to use tables, so they probably shouldn't have done so.
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