2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 8, 2010 5:36 AM by Jon Walker
CathyAnne5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I am a graduate student and I am very excited about using the iPad to store my PDFs and books. I was messing around with my boyfriend's iBooks purchases and I wanted to see the actual page numbers (as if they were in the actual book) for citation purposes. Is there a way to do this or is this going to be a very expensive toy to just play with?
  • captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,265 points)
    This "kind of works". If you start a chapter it will give you xx of xx pages and how many pages left in this chapter. The problem is if you change the font size then all this information goes away. Also if you reference a particular page, it depends on the users font size as what page it really is.

    Just one of the drawbacks to electronic books.
  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,940 points)
    Is there a way to do this or is this going to be a very expensive toy to just play with?

    TO EXPAND...
    It has nothing to do with the device, it is up to the eBook creator/publisher. If actual page number references were embedded in the original HTML/XHTML file used as the source (i.e., usually as square bracketed numbers in the right margin), then the ePub document will display them also irrespective of font size/text re-flow. If not available, you may be better off purchasing a PDF version of the volume in question if it correctly images/is based on the printed text. In this case, the page numbers are real page numbers for that edition no matter which reader and/or scaling is applied.