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Initial post: 24 Apr 2012, 22:16:27 BST
Samuel Ramos says:
1) Does somebody know what is the code on the lower left corner of a book? It always appears "Loc ###". The number is not the page.

2) Where can I see the page of a book whilst I am reading?

Posted on 24 Apr 2012, 22:19:31 BST
1) no idea sorry
2) if you press menu whilst in the book it will show you the page or location. Not all ebooks have page numbers though

Really intrigued by the first though never seen it myself!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2012, 22:23:22 BST
Cate says:
It's the location reference. Notice that it change as you move through the book.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2012, 22:32:02 BST
Samuel Ramos says:
But what is the Location? It changes but they are not continuous numbers.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2012, 22:36:15 BST
Cate says:
They won't be continuous numbers, but they will be consecutive. They are your reference for searching within a book. When you do a search, one of the search option is using locations as the criteria.

Posted on 24 Apr 2012, 23:02:37 BST
Knightmare says:
Locations are used instead of page numbers. Page numbers don't really work as you can adjust the font size, which will alter how many pages are in the book, so they use locations instead. You can get yourself back to the place you want to be in the book by using the Go to button on the menu and typing in the location number.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2012, 23:26:51 BST
K. A. Newton says:
Thank you so much for explaining locations and the now obvious reason for no page numbers (font sizes).

Some one had started a discussion about missing a percentage "something."

On the opposite side of the screen from Loc## is a numbered percentage which rises as you read. Took a while before I realised this shows the percentage of the book read.

These are the sort of things not shown in the user guide. Well I don't remember seeing them.

Posted on 25 Apr 2012, 01:03:53 BST
Knightmare says:
Glad I could be of some help. Another thing you might not realise is that when you look at the list of books on your home page, they have got little dots underneath them. This not only gives an indication as to how long the book is, but also the dots turn bold as you read the book.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2012, 02:04:25 BST
Samuel Ramos says:
Yeah! You are right, @Knightmare, the dots on home screen indicates the advances of the book. Thank you very much for that advice!

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2012, 06:50:10 BST
Denis Powell says:
Jorge, this is Amazon's official definition of "Location Numbers" from the "Help" page.

"Kindle books also mark your progress using locations. Location numbers are specific to each line of text so you can easily find a particular passage, regardless of changes you may make to text size."

If, while you're reading a book you tap at the top of the screen to bring "Menu" up you'll see the legend at the bottom right changes to read "Lox XXXX of YYYY". It's only of use if you want to go to a particular place in a book, in my opinion. The % number is more useful to me, although I miss the progess bar of earlier Kindles.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2012, 07:28:36 BST
Suze says:
I'm missing the progress bar as well. I'm hoping I get used to it soon, but as I used it to check how far I was from the end of the chapter I think I'll always miss it.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2012, 08:15:37 BST
Damaskcat says:
Suze - I miss the prgress bar too but I find now that I rarely look at the bottom of the page - it just sort of fades into the background especially as I think the numbers are in a smaller type face. I bet they removed it because a lot of people - not me - shouted about how it took up valuable reading space. I think the margins round the text are smaller too - but that could just be my perceptions.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Dec 2014, 21:34:33 GMT
Press the loc button

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2014, 01:37:13 GMT
CBRetriever says:
hopefully they figured it out back in 2012

and on the current kindles, you just tap on the location number and toggle through the options
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