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#1 D.S.Moses Nickerson

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 03:55 PM

I've been reading through several accordance modules over the summer. I find it much easier to use "page down" rather than constantly double tracking with my eyes while scrolling, or scrolling at the end of the page and breaking my "reading flow" to do so.

Sometimes when using page down, headings and other features will cause the last line of the page to only display partially. However, even if all but the bottom of the letters are visible, when page down is pressed it will repeat the line at the top of the next page. Though this is by no means an insurmountable obstacle to reading, it does become a bit obnoxious after a while.

My suggestion would be to have an option (if not the default, I'm not sure that partial lines are really helpful to anyone) where only complete lines would be displayed (similar to Kindle etc.) rather than partial lines. This would greatly aid those inclined to read by pages rather than scrolling.
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#2 Rick Bennett

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 08:06 AM

I've been reading through several accordance modules over the summer. I find it much easier to use "page down" rather than constantly double tracking with my eyes while scrolling, or scrolling at the end of the page and breaking my "reading flow" to do so.

Sometimes when using page down, headings and other features will cause the last line of the page to only display partially. However, even if all but the bottom of the letters are visible, when page down is pressed it will repeat the line at the top of the next page. Though this is by no means an insurmountable obstacle to reading, it does become a bit obnoxious after a while.

My suggestion would be to have an option (if not the default, I'm not sure that partial lines are really helpful to anyone) where only complete lines would be displayed (similar to Kindle etc.) rather than partial lines. This would greatly aid those inclined to read by pages rather than scrolling.


Unrelated to your specific issue with page down…have you tried the auto-scrolling feature for reading? In prefs you can adjust the speed, then cmd-click on the down scroll arrow.

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Edited by RickBennett, 09 June 2010 - 08:06 AM.

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#3 D.S.Moses Nickerson

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 09:59 AM

Unrelated to your specific issue with page down…have you tried the auto-scrolling feature for reading? In prefs you can adjust the speed, then cmd-click on the down scroll arrow.

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I have not, but I'll check it out.
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 11:19 AM

Unrelated to your specific issue with page down…have you tried the auto-scrolling feature for reading? In prefs you can adjust the speed, then cmd-click on the down scroll arrow.

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Somehow I missed that you could autoscroll with Accordance. I just checked it out and it works great! instead of a jerky scroll and holding your finger on the arrow to keep it moving, you get a much smoother read which you can stop and start at any time!! What a difference! Now I know why I spend so much time watching the forum! Thank you so much for posting this!!




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