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Which Kindle Paperwhite model/generation do I have?

While impossible for me to find on my own, an external link brought me to this page by Amazon with hints as to how to identify which of the many Kindle models you may have: Which Kindle E-reader do I ...
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 - Reading progress line has disappeared

Have you tried tapping on the bottom left corner of the screen while reading a book? You can switch among various options: %, Loc %, time left in chapter %, time left in book blank (ie, your current ...
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Can I suppress Wikipedia lookup on a Kindle Paperwhite?

I share your pain and although I don't have a solution (almost in 2020...) I do have a viable explanation why they keep it this way. Two factors, based on my thinking: - They don't want to show an ...
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Can I only transfer files to my Kindle Paperwhite using the cable that shipped with the device?

Additionally, there are some USB cables that are with charge-only feature. They have less pins, usually a lot cheaper or come with devices that are not made for a pc-device storage connection. For ...
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Kindle paperwhite needs repair

I searched all over and could not find the solution until I came across a russian site http://kindle.zzweb.ru/paperwhite/repair/. Basicly it sates this: Connect the Kindle Paperwhite to a computer ...
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Trouble hooking up Goodreads with sideloaded ebook on Kindle Paperwhite

Here is a simplified solution for you. • Add your book to Calibre • Convert it to .azw3 • Download metadata for the right version • Make sure in the "ids" box you have the id from amazon.com (as ...
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Kindle paperwhite needs repair

Ok I found a solution for my problem: My kindle 4 non touch fell down from the table, and I had the screen "your kindle needs repair" and I did as above with DO_RESTORE_FACTORY, after that it was ...
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Annotation of non-Amazon books on Kindle Paperwhite

Update 2018: Got an epub book? Best way at the moment for most qualiity and support is renaming to .txt (or png?) and sending to kindle email adress with convert subject (doesn t even need convert ...
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How do I make the images larger for Paperwhite?

I can only speak generally about how images are converted in Kindle. I have not used MS Word to do it (I make my ebooks in HTML), but I have lots of insights about images in kindle and have done a lot ...
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Do I need an Amazon account to use a Kindle?

You don't need a credit Card to register your amazon account. With amazon account, it is much easier to send your personal books to your kindle: send books an an attachment to your personal amazon ...
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Can I only transfer files to my Kindle Paperwhite using the cable that shipped with the device?

I don't have a Kindle Paperwhite, but I have used other Kindle devices. The cable is generic. Any matching cable should work. Most of my file transfer I did by sending the books as email ...
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Auto-adding to a Collection when using a Send-to-Kindle email

Only thing you can control via email subject is whether to use Amazon's convert feature From https://www.amazon.com/sendtokindle/email PDFs can be converted to the Kindle format so you can take ...
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Pages do not always break in the same place, why?

I have experienced these kinds of problems several times on both e-ink devices and kindle apps on mobile devices. It has to do with the device's screen rendering and is probably separate from note-...
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 - Reading progress line has disappeared

Reading progress is now located when you press the Aa icon.
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Converting pdf with table of content to Kindle format

A few quick thoughts. First, if you are using a Kindle Fire tablet, there is no need to do a conversion. just download a PDF Reader app from the app store and read the file that way. If you are ...
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How to read .DOC with Kindle paperwhite

Apart from idiotprogrammer's answer, there are many methods that you can send the doc file to Kindle. You can convert it to PDF or use one of online doc to mobi convertors. Another interesting ...
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How to read .DOC with Kindle paperwhite

You are mistaken. If you upload a .doc to Amazon via Personal Documents Service, it should convert automatically -- no problem! https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=...
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Cannot find books added from PC onto Kindle

I am unclear if this is two separate questions, or the same question asked twice. The first question appears to be a question pertaining to locating 2 books transferred from a computer to a Kindle via ...
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Converting Kobo EPUB format to Kindle format

You can download the program Calibre. This is an eBook management program (Windows, Mac and Linux) which can sync ebooks from your PC to Kindle. Also, it will convert most files so they are compatible ...
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Kindle "Time Left in Book"

When in a book, tapping in the very bottom left of the screen will rotate through LOC, Page, Time left in Chapter, Time left in Book, and off. When in any mode other than off, the percent completion ...
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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?

This sounds like a limitation of the software, so you probably won't be able to get around it from the device. First, I recommend reporting this as a bug to Amazon. Don't expect them to fix it right ...
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Are there any games to Kindle Paperwhite 4?

Games (and Apps) for Amazon Kindle Paperwhite are known as an Active Content and you can search Amazon Store for them here. Some of these games are for money, some are free. However as stated here ...
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Changing my eBook reader. Any way to take my kindle books with me?

It depends if the books have DRM (Digital Rights Management) or not. If they do then you can only read them on Amazon devices or with a Kindle app on PCs Macs Android or ios. If not DRM then download ...
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Typical time needed to transfer books to Kindle 10th Paperwhite via email

I have had anything that resembles a commercial book be silently rejected, while clearly non-commercial documents (personal documents, scraped web serial novels) go through successfully (in about ...
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Converting Kobo EPUB format to Kindle format

You can use KindleGen from Kindle for the OS you are using. It'll create a mobi file for you from the epub source. It's available for Windows/Linux/Mac. It's also very small compared to the size of ...
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Converting PDFs results in fragmented sentences/paragraphs

I read on another forum that the best way to improve PDF conversion was to enable the heuristic processing. Hope this helps https://www.reddit.com/r/ebooks/comments/1hst5i/...
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Accessing Kindle Paperwhite With Shattered Screen

You can just connect it to PC and move files from document folder as backup. Later you can restore them to new device. Anyways you books bought from amazon will be available on cloud
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Converting pdf with table of content to Kindle format

Try this approach: Convert the PDF to Latex Modify the code (if necessary). Change the paper size (probably A5) in the code and export it to Kindle or PDF format.
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Converting pdf with table of content to Kindle format

To answer your first question. The .opf file holds the metadata that Calibre extracts from the (PDF) file when adding it to Calibre, as well as that metadata that you decide to edit on (author, title, ...
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