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eBook Library supports speed reading plus an eBookshelf Windows XP or Mac 10.2

eBook Library supports speed reading plus an eBookshelf. You can practice your speed reading skills using plain text eBook files with speeds between 50 wpm and 1500 wpm. Reading speed is set using four ranges (very slow, slow, medium, and fast) and a slider is provided to adjust the speed within each range. Speed settings are saved between sessions. Any plain text file may be used but eBook text files can be downloaded free from the internet. The user should copy just the eBook text, paste into a TextEdit file and save as plain text with Unicode UTF-8 encoding. This file is then used as a source file. Select this source by clicking on the "Choose New Source" button and navigating to the file. The line number of the line being displayed is shown together with the total number of lines in the source text file. You can pause and continue at any time. If you do not finish reading a text file, eBook Library will remember the last line read and provide this information when you relaunch to continue reading. In that case, you would click on the "Use Last Source" button to load text saved during the previous session after parsing. You may start reading at the beginning or at any line. You may select automatic or manual scrolling. When you first launch eBook Library, a folder titled "eBookshelf" is added to your Documents folder. The eBook menu includes a menu pick to help you find free eBooks on the internet, a menu pick to load a file from your eBookshelf and another menu pick to let you save a parsed text file to your eBookshelf. An eBook loaded from your eBookshelf appears in the display almost immediately. A Help window is available. Version 6.2.0 is Universal Binary.

Steps to make a text source file:

    * Find the text (eBook or otherwise) you want to read. Restrict your selections to plain text, us-ascii encoding (not iso-8859-1) and no compression. This is important!
    * Copy just the desired text.
    * Paste into a new TextEdit (or equivalent) file. (Windows XP users can use NotePad.)
    * Select TextEdit menu pick Format > Make Plain Text.
    * Save As Unicode (UTC-8) file with ".txt" suffix.
    * Use this file as the eBook Library text source file.

Universal Binary Version 6.2.2 (2.6 MB zip file) for Macintosh (OS 10.2 or later).

Version 6.0.0 (925 KB zip file) for Windows XP. 


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