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Questions tagged [kindle-paperwhite]

A specific type of device manufactured and distributed by Amazon.

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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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In multilingual Word documents, why does Send to Kindle add letter-spacing before punctuations?

When Microsoft Word runs in multilingual mode, there's a dual selection of Complex Font (like Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, etc.) and Latin text font. If they don't match, when you send the ...
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kindle documents can't be found on a kindle device

Okay, so I transferred some books that I haven't purchased myself(my friend's books she purchased from amazon) and even though I see them on the folder on my computer, I can't find them on my kindle ...
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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 a read DjVu files on my kindle. I don't want to convert DjVu to PDF or MOBI. Is there a way I can do that?
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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 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 pulldown menu. Once the kindle switches off, I have ...
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converting kobo EPUB to kindle

How can i transfer/convert kobo ebooks on my pc for my Kindle Paperwhite/Kindle PC app? not very computer literate so if possible please use '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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cant find books added from pc into kindle

I have added 2 books from my pc into kindle into documents folder. I was able to read it. It only showed when i tapped on Home icon(the Pentagon symbol) but when I used to click on library it cant be ...
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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 what 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 ...
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How to install new font to Kindle 5.6.5

I have bought an Kindle paperwhite with version 5.6.5 and I want to know how to install new fonts to my device. I have seen that previously it was possible to just copy paste the font with a file and ...
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Collections Mangement of Kindle Paperwhite 3

I got my Kindle Paperwhite 3 yesterday and it's my first kindle. I found the collections is very usefull(which is similary to tags I guess?). Since kindle is slow, I want to group my hundreds of ...
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Converting a gmail email to kindle as readable document

I have a kindle paperwhite. I have html formatted email I'd like to read on my kindle. I tried several steps, but every time I try, I end with a document with pictures in it. Like pdf. Output is not ...
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Auto-adding to a Collection when using a Send-to-Kindle email

When sending an ebook to the @kindle.com email ID to add to your Amazon "personal documents", is it possible to specify a Collection-name somewhere in the email such that the book automatically goes ...
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Annotation of non-Amazon books on Kindle Paperwhite

What I know: Using e.g., Calibre, I can put E-Books which I bought in other stores than Amazon onto a Kindle Paperwhite (2013). Also, the Paperwhite supports PDF reading. My Question is: Can I ...
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What is the different compatible formats between Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire?

More specifically, I would like to know why this eBook is not compatible with the Kindle Paperwhite. It says that it is a print-replica with the additional features given by X-ray which is compatible ...