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It is possible, but will need prior processing for optimal results. You can use the free tool k2pdfopt to optimize PDFs for your reader's display size. It can handle up to four columns, works with "normal" (using actual stings in the PDF) as well as scanned text and will turn your input PDF into a PDF with more pages optimized for your screen's size. Newer ...


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You can use the converter that Amazon gives you. Every Kindle device and Kindle app is associated with an email box (like firstname_abc123@kindle.com) and you may allow specific email accounts to send messages with attachments to it. If you send an email to your Kindle email account and attach a document (.mobi, .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .xls, .xlsx) it ...


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Kindle devices allow you to load non-Amazon files onto them; you can copy them directly to your device using a micro-USB cable, or have them sent to your device wirelessly, through Amazon's Kindle Personal Documents service. You are limited to the types of files supported on the Kindle: at present, these are .azw, .azw1, .txt, .mobi, and .prc. In addition, ...


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To convert a .docx file to another format, you should download a program called Calibre First you must add the .docx file to your Calibre library Then you need to select the book, and click on Convert books Select your output format (for Amazon Kindle, select AZW3), and click OK. After it has completed, the newly converted ebook will appear in your ...


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It depends on the style of PDF and the kind of Kindle you have. I have an older Kindle DX and I read two-column PDFs on it from time to time. In the end, I find it a bit difficult to read. The reason is that I must read the top half of one column, then go to the next page to read the bottom half, then jump back to the previous page to read the top half of ...


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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 have? From the blog post, How to Tell Kindle Paperwhite Generations Apart, I learned this: The first Paperwhite has big “Kindle” logo on back, versus “Amazon”...


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Hard to guess what information sends or what the device can do when connected via WiFi when this information is not open and probable it will not be. Take as an example this incident( article excerpt/ my emphasis): Amazon Erases Orwell Books From Kindle ... Digital books bought for the Kindle are sent to it over a wireless network. Amazon ...


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Amazon does still do the price matching, and that is the only way to get your book listed as free on their site. The advantage of Smashwords is in distributing to Apple and Sony. If you go to your e-book's details page on Amazon, you will see a link that says "tell us about a lower price". You can click that link and provide them a link to the product page ...


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From the tags on this questions, I'll guess that you're talking about a Kindle Paperwhite. I know it's possible to do this on a Kindle Fire as well; it's in Settings > More > Display > Screen Timeout there (screenshots here). On the paperwhite, and apparently many of the other Touch devices, there are commands that you can input in the search bar to do all ...


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Basically, they have no limit on how fast someone could actually read (supporting speed readers) but they do have a limit on how slow someone can read. That is, if someone takes 30 seconds to read a page, they will add that to their calculations, but if someone takes 5 minutes to read a page but only 20 seconds to read other pages then ignore the 5 minute ...


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Yes, you certainly can. The concerns about page size are correct, in normal mode the PDFs will be hard to read. But when you set landscape mode (menu -> screen rotation) they are quite comfortable to read. Proof (wikipedia site converted to PDF):


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I discovered an answer to this in this quora thread: The only way I've found to do this is to get the latest firmware for the Kindle Paperwhite and enroll yourself in "Kindle FreeTime". This is a program intended to restrict the content that children can read while tracking their progress. It provides reading time, books read, pages read, etc. Why this is ...


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Older Kindles On older generation Kindles (with keyboard) it is actually possible out of the box. You just have to store them in a very specific way. Create a folder named pictures in your Kindle's root directory. Create folders with arbitrary names for the collections you want to create. Copy the images into those collections. Press Alt+Z to start the ...


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As Ed Cottrell already stated there is no way to tell, especially if traffic is encrypted. There is at least one guy who analyzed the traffic over the course of ten hours. He could not find evidence for the sending of any logs. Instead the Kindle only sent the same package over and over again (real logs would change over time). Most people who claim that ...


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You can have it permanently published for free at Smashwords. Amazon used to do price matching, and this used to be the way to publish your book for free at Amazon. I am not sure if Amazon is still following this method, and no method could realistically be permanent in Amazon's ever changing business model. You will still need to check periodically. ...


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From the manual, it tells you that if you purchased the device through Amazon then they use your Amazon account information and register the product to you before they ship the device. Definitely not mining your wireless AP :) Registering your Kindle If you bought your Kindle online using your Amazon account, it is already registered to you. To ...


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There is a very easy way to do this with no extra software required. Since you asked about the Kindle specifically, you can just let Amazon take care of the conversion for you automatically. Fist there is one time configuration. From the Amazon website, load up Manage Your Kindle. From there find Personal Document Settings in the menus. The first heading on ...


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At least the following are supposed to work, although I haven't verified them: ;debugOn // verbose logging ;debugOff // non-verbose logging ~help ~usbNetwork // starts a Dropbear SSH server ;ReadingTimeOff - switches off the reading time display ;ReadingTimeOn - switches on the reading time display ;ReadingTimeReset - resets the reading time computation @...


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Go to 'Manage Your Content and Devices' on Amazon. In the 'Your Content' section on that page, locate the row for the book you wish to delete. In that the row, locate and click on the Actions button. Select the 'Delete' option. NOTE: Though your Kindle Library will list Audible audiobooks, as well as Kindle ebooks, you cannot use this method to delete ...


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.azw is basically .mobi with the possibility to add DRM. According to the wikipedia article you cited it even has less instead of more features. Since using DRM is kind of pointless if you also offer a DRM free .mobi version, there is no advantage. .kf8 supports some HTML5 and CSS3 features which the other formats don't. This allows creating more advanced ...


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I have found the best way to get it 100 percent working is this: If your book is not already in AZW3 format then convert it. (Has to be AZW3 and not just AZW.) Secondly, highlight the book and edit metadata. Once you are at that screen delete any other format that you have shown in the top right side leaving only AZW3. Delete the tags by hitting the recycle ...


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I have Windows 10 and also use the PC software. Mine are stored in my "Documents" folder in subfolder "My Kindle Content". That would ordinarily be "%HOMEPATH%\Documents\My Kindle Content", but I have changed the location of my Documents folder to another drive. On the Kindle app's toolbar go to "Tools|Options..." and click on the "Content" tab. Here you ...


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Interesting question. I'm sure a LOT of folks have the same issue. PDFs are what are known as non-reflowable formats. That is the text is printed at certain xy coordinates on the paper (gross simplification). When PDF was designed they never envisioned screen size to shrink to that of an iPhone. Hence the need to zoom/pan when reading PDFs. You just can't ...


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Lending only works on Kindle devices, not the apps. Specifically, there are two things that Amazon lets you do only with Kindle devices. First, Amazon Prime members can "borrow" books from the Kindle Library, which includes lots of bestsellers and older books, but only on Kindle devices. Second, users can lend many (but not all) books to other Amazon users. ...


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Amazon's Kindle for PC reader saves a copy of your books to your hard drive, once you download them. Note that you have to download them from the cloud; new books aren't downloaded to a device unless (1) you told Amazon to send that book to that device or (2) you downloaded the book from the app on that device. By default, the books are saved in this folder:...


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Yes, this can be done through the Kindle website: Go to https://kindle.amazon.com. At the top of the page click "Your Highlights." You may be asked to login, fill in the login information to the account your kindle is linked. Your highlights and notes should show, you may copy them anywhere you want.


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This appears to be a known issue with the Kindle Fire. I'm assuming it is also an issue for your model. I would suggest that you just broadcast your SSID. Most people report this is fixes the issue. If you are not broadcasting it for security reasons, that is what encryption and password are for. If someone wants to break into your network, hiding the SSID ...


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According to the Calibre supported formats list, .docx is one of the supported input types. For the Kindle, you probably want to use AZW as the output. So you should go to the Calibre website, follow the links to download the appropriate version, install it, and follow the directions on how to add your .docx file to your library and then convert it to AZW.


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I find it too bothersome to read most PDF's on a Kindle: there's nothing worse than electronic text that's immutable and illegible. The only satisfactory thing I have found is to export the text in a tagged format or in html (I have an old copy of Adobe Acrobat Pro), style it with CSS and then create a new Kindle-sized PDF (usually from a browser).


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As can be seen from the wide variety of answers, reading PDFs on Kindles is cumbersome at best. There are 2 reasons for this: PDFs are formatted for a fixed width and height that usually exceeds the resolution of E-ink Kindle devices, including the Kindle DX. E-ink readers work best when used with E-ink optimized fonts, which are generally not used in PDFs. ...


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