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Re: Elves just want to have fun!
« Reply #325 on: April 30, 2010, 01:35:00 am »
The Kindle app was the first thing I downloaded :D
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #326 on: April 30, 2010, 02:52:12 am »
    Morning, everyone. Hmmm...methinks it's time to go and count posts.
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #327 on: April 30, 2010, 05:11:48 am »
    Then I had best give you more posts to count...

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    « Reply #328 on: April 30, 2010, 05:25:21 am »
    I LOVE to count!

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #329 on: April 30, 2010, 05:37:15 am »
    Winter, what I've found with all the Kindle apps (on the PC, on the iTouch and on the iPad) is that they are limited as to what you're used to on the Kindle itself.  I like to highlight passages as I read and I like to search for something I may remember from before that is important now...neither of those can you do using the app.  It's good for just reading and it will sync to Amazon and keep your place across all platforms which is nice, but you can't beat doing the reading on the Kindle.   ;)

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #330 on: April 30, 2010, 08:12:14 am »
    That's right, though I seldom use other things than reading. But it is great for places where the kindle is to big to handle. Like when walking my cats..:)
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #331 on: April 30, 2010, 09:01:53 am »
    I think someone has been nipping at the honey again.

    But then the title of this thread is Elves just want to have fun.

    Just sayin.....

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #332 on: April 30, 2010, 10:56:19 am »
    Winter, congrats on the Iphone!  Everyone I know who has one just loves it!  I have the ipod Touch and I do like it.  I don't have wi-fi at my house (we live out in the boonies) but do at work, so I can check email and look stuff up on amazon and I also have the QVC app - love it!  I only read about 2 books on the kindle app, reading on a backlit screen really hurts my eyes, even playing games for long periods of time really strains them.  (But I can read for hours and hours and hours on my precious Annabelle with no problems!)

    I just found out about the new update coming and I am so excited! I can't wait to get it!  Now I have to look at my excel spreadsheet and make a list of what I'm going to name my collections .....  So much organizing to do and so little time ....

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #333 on: April 30, 2010, 11:02:21 am »
    I looked at the tag names I have been using on my K2. I am going to work on a shorter list for my Collection names. ;D

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #334 on: April 30, 2010, 11:50:27 am »
    I would have been nice if the new update synced with Calibre and used the tags there for categories.  But at least it's something. 

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #335 on: April 30, 2010, 12:15:49 pm »
    I don't think Amazon is going to try to sync with 3rd party software, but I wouldn't be surprised if the author of Calibre does implement something like that once the updates are released.  He seems to be very proactive, with weekly updates.  If that happens, though, I think I'm going to revisit my categories in Calibre before I use them on the Kindle.  I wonder if we'll be able to have subcategories...  ie categories Fiction, Nonfiction.  Then under fiction, categories for fantasy, science fiction, mystery, suspense...  and what about read and unread?  Hm this could get complicated.

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #336 on: April 30, 2010, 12:19:04 pm »
    From what I've seen, you can have categories and subcategories and (really useful) you can have one book in multiple categories.  I can't wait to get home from work and turn on my Whispernet to see if it's there waiting.  Looks like some people are getting it now.

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #337 on: April 30, 2010, 03:11:51 pm »
    From what I've seen, you can have categories and subcategories and (really useful) you can have one book in multiple categories.  I can't wait to get home from work and turn on my Whispernet to see if it's there waiting.  Looks like some people are getting it now.
    ibrewalot, where did you see the subcategories? I thought I read that there are categories and that one book can be in multiple categories. I did not read that a category could have subcategories.

    After reading that the people getting the early updates have DX's, I am tempted to turn WN on for DH's DX. (Mine has been on since the announcement. ;))

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #338 on: April 30, 2010, 04:09:47 pm »
    Wow wow wow !!! Where did you here about the update thing? That would be great!!
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #339 on: April 30, 2010, 04:11:50 pm »
    I AM
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    I have absolutely NO idea what y'all are talking about!  :P
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #340 on: April 30, 2010, 04:53:09 pm »
    Amazon is in the process of rolling out the much anticipated update to our Kindles that will, among other things, allow us to better organize/categorize the books on our Kindles.  Here's a link to the announcement on the Amazon website:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=200324680&tag=kwab-20

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #341 on: April 30, 2010, 05:10:55 pm »
    Some people have gotten an early update for testing purposes. Update 2.5 Screenshots but most of us will not have this on our K2 and KDX until end of May. There have been statements that there will be some form of Collections for the K1s at a later time. However that is from the discussions on Amazon; not sure if it has been confirmed.

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #342 on: April 30, 2010, 05:21:02 pm »
    I AM
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    I have absolutely NO idea what y'all are talking about!  :P

    That makes two of us..
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #343 on: April 30, 2010, 05:39:00 pm »
    This is the update that Amazon promised last year that would be available in the first half of 2010 to improve the ability of Kindle owners to organize their content, i.e. the much requested "folders" or "tagging". The Collections will function like "tagging" since a single document can belong to zero, one, or more Collections.

    There are other features that will be in the update as well. The other one that DH and I are most looking forward to is the ability to Zoom and Pan on PDF documents. There will be 5 sizes: Fit to Screen (what we have now), 150%, 200%, 300%, and Actual Size. DH will also like the 2 new larger font sizes and improved clarity.

    EDIT: The Zoom and Pan will not work on images in books. This means that if a map of Alterra is available as a PDF file, we would be able to zoom in and see details up to 300% or Actual Size. However the maps in a book could not be zoomed any more than is currently possible (fit to screen).

    Second EDIT: Maps were the very first thing I thought of when I saw the announcement about Zoom and Pan of PDF documents. (Origami diagrams were second and DH's model railroad magazines were third.  ;D)
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #344 on: April 30, 2010, 06:15:21 pm »
    I must have read it wrong earlier...could have sworn I saw sub-collections, but here's a quote from someone that has it already and set up collections:

    One drawback to the Collections feature - no sub-folders.  You can't create a sub-Collection within another Collection.  The ability to sort by author within a collection does help keep series together but sub-collections would have been nice.

    <EDIT> ...however, in the screen shot thread was:

    Quote from: Linjeakel on Yesterday at 02:16:34 AM
    Also, is it possible to have subfolders within Collections?

    I just talked to customer service and they said you can put folders within folders.


    Guess we'll have to wait to get it and try it out.
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #345 on: April 30, 2010, 11:19:36 pm »
    Thanks ibrewalot. I will be happy with Collections whether or not subfolders exist. ;D

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #346 on: May 01, 2010, 06:28:54 am »
    I believe there is a later posting that confirms that there are NOT subfolders.
    And a remark that CS told them wrong.

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #347 on: May 01, 2010, 07:45:10 am »
    It's at least a start.  Anything that will help me group my books will be helpful.

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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #348 on: May 01, 2010, 10:51:36 am »
    Hey :D How are you guys?
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    Re: Elves just want to have fun!
    « Reply #349 on: May 01, 2010, 12:34:13 pm »
    Good, thanks. How about you?
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