I, too have put manuals on my smartphone, but they are too small to read and it is hard to flip through the pages. I had thought of getting a Kindle and putting all of my manuals on it, but I'll bet there is no fast navigation to a particular page on the Kindle either, since the .pdf manual on the disc isn't set up so you can click on an entry in the table of contents or the index and be taken to the page, plus I don't want to have to carry even an extra Kindle to the places I take the camera. The notebook won't work for me because I wanted the small camera just so I wouldn't have to carry too much.
I know lots of people have looked at this, so there is probably no solution for me, but thanks to all of you anyway. All I want is the original manual, in its small size, in print. I told Canon I was willing to pay for it.