Questions tagged [kindle-paperwhite]

A specific type of device manufactured and distributed by Amazon.

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How can I download a TED transcript to a Kindle Paperwhite

How can I download a TED transcript to a Kindle Paperwhite so I am able to read the entire presentation, not just the introduction or synopsis (as I am seeing now)?
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Kindle's sleep mode: keeping last page on screen

Since it is E-ink, is there a way to keep the last page read on screen instead of screensaver/ad? (And if not, why not? it is a killer feature...)
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No progress report display

The progress report display has disappeared from my Kindle Paperwhite screen. I have tried tapping on the bottom left corner of the screen, as suggested in other posts, but it just turns the page. Is ...
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How do I use calibre to create page-numbered ebooks for Kindle?

I know Kindle can use APNX files for page numbering, and I've been told Calibre can generate those for AZW books, and I actually followed a tutorial on Reddit where they tell you to go to Calibre's ...
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How can I transfer data from kindle to computer without a cable?

I use kindle without using a USB cable most times. But when I want to export the myclippings.txt file, I have to use a cable to connect to computer. I know there is a quick way to export notes, which ...
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Can you access Audible through Kindle for kids on the Paperwhite?

I am looking at getting a PaperWhite for my daughter, and it would be good to access Audible through it, which is a feature of the new Paperwhite. However, it doesn't say if it is available anywhere ...
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On a Kindle e-reader with LTE/Cellular, can I turn off LTE but keep WiFi on?

With my phone, I frequently turn off cellular (with airplane mode) and then turn WiFi on. This is great for saving battery life but still letting my access the internet. It seems like with a Kindle (...
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How can I control wikipedia settings on kindle paperwhite (5th gen)?

My own first response is "you can't." Except possibly by factory reset which is a pain. I got no joy from chat with an Amazon "expert." The problem: In the last few days whenever I highlight a word on ...
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How to enable wordwise for sideloaded ebooks on kindle Paperwhite 2017 model?

Is there a way to enable wordwise options for sideloaded ebooks on kindle Paperwhite 2017 model. I love to do if it any Thanks
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Setting Kindle date without WiFi

On my Kindle Paperwhite, the My Clippings.txt contains dates like this one: - Your Bookmark on Location 187 | Added on Monday, February 29, 2016 1:56:50 PM I can set the time (hour:minutes) in the ...
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Un tech savvy user needs help

My mother is 100 and has macular degeneration. Her eye doctor recommended the Kindle Paperwhite. She has never used a computer and I bought a Paperwhite and set it up for her. The backlighting and ...
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Safari Books Online on Kindle Paperwhite experimental Browser

This questions if for someone with a subscription in https://www.safaribooksonline.com and a Kindle Paperwhite, Does is it possible to read a book from safari books online on the browser of the Kindle ...
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Is there a way to convert an cbz / epub / pdf comic to support Amazon's “panel reading”?

I got some CBZ/Epub comics from Humble Bundle, and I'm trying to replicate the functionality of comics bought directly from Amazon, where I can double tap a panel to display it full screen, and as I "...
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When an Amazon account contains more than 1023 purchased Kindle books, how do you access the books beyond the 1023rd book?

When the Kindle Paperwhite is synced with the Amazon account, it never syncs beyond 1023 (2^10 - 1) books. How do you access books beyond the 1023rd book in an Amazon account on a Kindle Paperwhite?
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light at maximum normal?

I just got a 6th generation Kindle paperwhite and I have to have the light up to the maximum to get a decent light to read it during the daytime indoors. Is this normal? Why would it not have a ...
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Disable 3G wireless access on a Kindle Paperwhite

Is there a way to disable the 3G cellular access to preserve the battery while keeping the wifi access? Airplane mode kills both the cellular and the wifi.
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How to read DjVu files on Kindle?

I want to be able to read DjVu files on my kindle. I don't want to convert DjVu to PDF or MOBI. Is there a way I can do this?
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Kindle collections and books not synching properly

I'm trying to organize my books and collections through the "Manage your content and devices" on the amazon.com website. Frequently, I have success. But recently I've been getting very frustrated. ...
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Endnote formatting when using epub and kindlegen

I try to use ePub formatting as below. This is based on the output of the pandoc tool. <div id="chapter-two" class="section level1"> <h1>Chapter Two</h1> <p>Chapter two has ...
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Kindle “Time Left in Book”

I have a Paperwhite, and I like to have 'percentage left' on the page as I am reading. To switch this on, I have to go to Font size and select from a pull-down menu. Once the Kindle switches off, I ...
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Converting Kobo EPUB format to Kindle format

How can I transfer/convert Kobo ebooks on my PC for my Kindle Paperwhite/Kindle PC app? I'm not very computer literate so, if possible, please use the 'kiss principle' as much as possible.
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Converting PDFs results in fragmented sentences/paragraphs

I'm using Calibre to convert a PDF document to amazon paperwhite, The issue I'm experiencing is that some of the sentences are split among multiple lines to the point where sometimes each word is on ...
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Accessing Kindle Paperwhite With Shattered Screen

I brought a Kindle last autumn. So far I have only loaded a few books onto it. However my partner has shattered the screen. Is there any way I can pull the books off - two are particularly important - ...
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How to read .DOC with Kindle paperwhite

It's said that only a few types of files are supported on Kindle including .azw, .azw1, .txt, .mobi, and .prc. However some of my .DOC files are still shown on Kindle, while other .DOC files are not. ...
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Cannot find books added from PC onto Kindle

I have added 2 books from my PC onto my Kindle, into the Documents folder. I was able to read it. It only showed when I tapped on the Home icon (the Pentagon symbol), but when I click on Library it ...
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Finding a shortcut for my current read?

How do I find my current read easily when it's not on my library? I though there might be a quick shortcut. Thank you!
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Kindle repair code 2 but cannot connect to computer

I have a Kindle 5.8.1 with the dreaded repair code 2. This I can fix but when I connect the device to my computer it will not come up as the Kindle and the best I can get is "Do you want to format ...
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Kindle paperwhite screensaver consuming power

I have just purchased the latest gen kindle paper-white (2016 300ppi) and received a case with a magnetic cover. Doing a little testing with the magnet in the corner, I can see that even when I turn ...
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converting hebrew books

I have a hebrew word file, which I want to read on my kindle. I tried converting it to epub/azw3, and all went well, except for the directions of the book. Hebrew is supposed to be read right to left, ...
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What is the Paperwhite 3 Collections Cover Size?

What is the size of the collections "cover" on the Kindle Paperwhite 3? I'd like to resize the book covers so that everything is the same size. It's OCD I know...
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Converting pdf with table of content to Kindle format

To convert the pdf using Calbre I use : Click 'Add Books' and add pdfs to library Save To Disk -> Save Only MOBI format to disk -Once saved the folder location of converted file should open. Send ...
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Can my Kindle paper white read a flash drive

If I had a 30GB flash drive, can I load it with ebooks and then stick it to my kindle paper white? Will the kindle be able to read the books?
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Which Kindle Paperwhite model/generation do I have?

I need to determine which firmware update to download. The Amazon site is helpful if you know exactly which generation or model of Kindle you have. But they give no guidance as to how to determine ...
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 - Reading progress line has disappeared

Recently I've updated my Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2nd gen) to the 5.7.3 version. And everything was fine. But then suddenly while reading a book I'd noticed that a line with my current book reading ...
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Pages do not always break in the same place, why?

I have been reading a Kindle book (Code Complete 2 on the Kindle Paperwhite 7) and sometimes the following happens: When I turn the page, some of the content from the last page is repeated on the ...
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Turn of reading speed personalization on Kindle Paperwhite?

I know that I can reset personalized reading speed like this: How can I reset the reading speed data on a Kindle? But can I disable reading speed personalization? I want to be able to see how much is ...
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Kindle paperwhite and sharing quotes with goodreads for side-loaded books

I want to post quotes from my kindle paperwhite to goodreads but share button always disabled. I tuned progress posting and finding books in goodreads using this question and I found information that ...
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How do I make the images larger for Paperwhite?

I use pictures in my books. I try to keep it as simple as possible. No tricky formatting. To give you an idea, here's what it looks like in MS Word: All of them look pretty decent when you look at ...
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Kindle paperwhite ver.5.7.2.1 - how to bring back one-click book open?

I've recently upgraded (automatically) my PW2 to the specified software version and I just hate some of the new "features" of it. For example(the worst thing I found and could not fix yet), the book ...
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Book length indicator for Kindle Paperwhite firmware 5.7.2.1

My Kindle Paperwhite has been updated (automatically) to firmware 5.7.2.1 In the old firmware the length of the book was indicated by the number of dots below the book title. Bold dots indicated my ...
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Can I only transfer files to my Kindle Paperwhite using the cable that shipped with the device?

I read a lot of out of copyright (and sometimes out of print) books, which I download from Gutenberg.org and then transfer from my Mac to my Kindle, usually with the excellent Calibre app. I just ...
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Do I need an Amazon account to use a Kindle?

I am looking to buy a Kindle Paperwhite (7th gen). Do I need an Amazon account for it to work? I just want to put books on it from my PC. I cannot create an Amazon Account because I have no credit ...
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Cannot highlight text on my Kindle Paperwhite using a sample ebook

I have a sample ebook from Amazon on my Kindle Paperwhite but I cannot highlight its text due to the option being grayed out. Is there a way to fix this?
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Share directly transferred books with Kid Account

I have a new Paperwhite Kindle that I have used Calibre to manage directly transferring my ebooks. I setup a Kid Account for one of my children. When selecting book for my child to read I can only ...
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Can you defragment a Kindle Paperwhite?

Different websites say different things about defragmenting Kindles, the ones I found are all several years old, and some say defragmenting is a poor idea compared to re-indexing. How can you ...
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Should a shorter Kindle file have faster word look up?

Word look up takes a lot of my time (because I use Kindle to learn to read foreign languages). Various things seem to affect the speed of word look up though it is hard to be sure since so many ...
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Can a Kindle Paperwhite show metadata?

Can a Kindle Paperwhite show you the metadata on an e-book? I do not mean to edit the metadata, but just to see it. Or does just seeing the metadata already require special software like Calibre? ...
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Can I suppress Wikipedia lookup on a Kindle Paperwhite?

Reading Chinese on my Paperwhite I need to look up lots of characters. Often the Kindle offers me the Wikipedia lookup first and I have to swipe over to the translation or dictionary. Wikipedia is ...
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sharing books on kindle is not allowed [closed]

The loaning of books option is not allowed on all amazon sites. It seems like it is allowed only on the US site. I could not fin this restriction on their loan books documentation. Why is their such a ...
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DIN A5 PDF on Kindle Paperwhite 2

What PDF paper sizes does Kindle Paperwhite 2 supports? I'm generating a ebook from sources, so I can specify a size. But when I use any paper size (like A5, or B7) different from default (portrait ...