On 2015/07/27 12:30, Brian Barker wrote:
At 16:36 26/07/2015 -0600, Jerry Gonly wrote:
... I am using LO to read fiction which is downloaded from the
internet to my computer. Reading a long novel (>500 pages) and losing
your place when closing the book sucks. The work around that I
developed was to insert a string of "X" at the cursor point before
closing the novel. Then on reopening the book, having to do a search
for the string.
Remember there is a simpler way - which does not require modification
of the text.
To set a bookmark:
o Go to Insert | Bookmark... or click the Bookmark button on the
Insert toolbar. (You could set a keyboard shortcut for this action if
you preferred, of course.)
o Name the bookmark.
To return to the bookmark, either:
o Open the Navigator and double-click the bookmark name.
Or (more easily):
o Right-click the Page Number area at the left of the Status Bar and
click the bookmark name.
o Shift+F5 ("Restore Editing View") should return to the last editing
position - but this won't help for a document that you are merely
reading and not modifying, of course.
Here's another idea: export your text to PDF and display it in Adobe
Reader. There is a Preferences setting in Adobe Reader to "Restore
last view settings when reopening documents". I suspect this applies
only to those documents in the "recently used" list, but you can also
configure how many documents that contains.
I have been struggling with this for many years too.
(and I second the opinion "it sucks")
Although the offered solutions are "OK", they are still "clumsy".
Many years ago I used to work with WordPerfect.
It had a very simple AND convenient function of inserting a "quick mark"
at the cursor position whenever you save a file.
And there was a shortcut key to return to this location.
So sweat; no naming of bookmarks; no entering strings of characters and
doing a search etc.
If this was so easy decades ago, I fail to see, why we have to struggle
in this hi-tech age with all cumbersome "work arounds".
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