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#42052 06/13/04 05:13 AM
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Hi, I have been reading Oprah's new book pick, Anna Karenina on a site that has online fiction books. I wanted to PR the ch's but after you finish reading the ch, there is no button to click,that I can see, that says next. Instead, I have to go back & then click on the next ch. So I have been previewing & then PR each ch & then reading it. Do you think that I should try to PR the entire book on the computer, even if flow is interruped? Toby






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I've never PR'd chapter by chapter on the computer but as long as you get into state each time and do your usual routine I don't think it would matter.






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Toby,

I have a technique that could help its the one I use for reading the forums and geting through 20 or 30 web sites in a search as well as reading books that are chapter per page web sites.

I never just click on a link on the main page.

First page of the 'book' usually lists all the chapter links. I right click the first 10 open them in a new window (IE) new tab (netscape) I personally perfer netscape, then I PhotoRead one tab after another, then I can go back SR& Dip each chapter, when done I just close the tab... the orignal page is still there so I can right click and open the next 10 pages or so.

I prefer netscape because it's not unusual for me to have 5 windows open and each window has between 5 and 15 tabs open that's between 25 and 50 web pages.

I wind up with a lot open when I'm chatting on MSN I'm often asked to look at this or that and I hate losing what I'm doing so I open a new browser or tab to view those pages. I can keep reading while pages are loading in the background.

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Thanks you both for your advice!! Alex, I'm going to try out your method. I'm familiar with the name, netscape, but haven't used it. I'm a bit computer illiterate. I am already using AOL & MSN. Would I have to pay a monthly charge to use netscape? Toby






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There's a browser that's even better than Netscape IMHO, Firefox. It's based on Netscape code but it's updated, open source, and free. Get it here: http://www.mozilla.org






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Many thanks Scribe!! Toby






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No problem! I highly recommend the following two extensions, TabBrowser Extensions and NeedleSearch.

I could never go back to IE after using Firefox.






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Last time I tried Mozilla it gave me troublebut I think that was because is was still being tested.

Toby hope you avoid firefox because that one is still being tested. If you are not computer literate I recommend avoiding software that starts with 0. and tells you it's beta or a test release. No doubt this will be an excellent browser once released but not one for computer beginners.

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Good advice as usual, Alex.

There is a difference between the nightly builds that are in active development and the milestone releases. I have to say that 0.8 is very stable. It has an installer/uninstaller and keeps to itself in terms of playing nice with other software.

Of course, it is still beta and there are bugs being reported. I definitely wouldn't recommend the nightly builds to anyone who isn't a programmer, but I've had no problems with the milestone versions.






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Thanks Alex & Scribe for your help. Scribe, I do not know what you are talking about. Betta??? LOL I do know that computer lingo is a language in itself. Alex, thank you for stearing me in the right direction. BTW, I tried to right click the links on the front page, but it didn't work, There was no links to the chapters on the first page of Ch. 1. I still think that's a great idea to try out for other computer reading. Thanks, Toby






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