Monday, September 28, 2015

Kindle: Transferring Documents

When you attach a document to an e-mail and send it to your Kindle via your Kindle address, a Kindle e-book version of your document will appear on the carousel of your Kindle tablet. The original e-mailed document saves to your Amazon account and Amazon Cloud Drive.
The e-book version allows you the opportunity to review an e-book manuscript, blog, or any other documents on your Kindle. E-book manuscripts formatted in Microsoft Word will display on your Kindle as it does in the Amazon bookstore. You can feel confident that your reader receives a satisfactory reading experience before uploading your e-book to the Amazon marketplace. You can read, edit, and mark-up your document for typos and layout formatting; test text size and other attributes which are controlled by the reader; and listen to your e-book read aloud to you via the “text to speech” feature.
The original document/manuscript you sent to your Kindle via e-mail is on your Cloud Drive. Download the Amazon Drive App and the Microsoft Word App to your Kindle tablet. The Amazon App links your Amazon Account to your Kindle tablet. The Word Pro App enables you to open, edit, save the document to your Kindle, or to edit and send it back to the Amazon Cloud or another Cloud. You can also e-mail the edited document to yourself or others from your Kindle. As a Kindle tablet owner, you can authorize up to 50 contacts to send documents to your Kindle.
When using the Microsoft Word App there are two requirements (1) have WIFI enabled and (2) have both the Amazon Cloud and Microsoft Word Apps installed on your Kindle. The Amazon Cloud App can be added to computers, laptops, and tablets for easy access to documents anytime, anywhere,
You have full control and ability to work on and off line.

Manually transfer a document
Connect your Kindle via USB cord to your computer. The Kindle icon will appear the same as any other peripheral connected to the computer.
Click/tap the start menu>tap the Kindle icon.
Kindle files will appear.
Drag and drop the document into the DOC folder.
Disconnect your Kindle from your computer.
Open your Kindle.

Tap on the DOC folder to locate your document.
Research Made Easy
The most effective method of gathering information is using the Chrome and Evernote Apps.
Chrome has the ability to capture and save Articles from the web. This search engine works great for gathering and saving information to read anytime, anywhere.

Chrome is also available for both Windows and Mac computers. Send-to-Kindle Extensions are available on the Chrome which enables you to send internet articles directly to your computer.
Evernote is a very versatile App that stores notes, documents, pictures, sound byes, emails, and internet information. It can be installed on any computer, device, or smartphone and is great for gathering research information. Regardless of what computer, device, or phone you are on, you have all your information accessible to you anytime, anywhere. Evernote saves your information so you can work both on or off line.


Evernote is a very versatile App that stores notes, documents, pictures, sound byes, emails, and internet information. It can be installed on any computer, device, or smartphone and is great for gathering research information. Regardless of what computer, device, or phone you are on, you have all your information accessible to you anytime, anywhere. Evernote saves your information so you can work both on or off line.


Thursday, May 28, 2015

How to Remove Files from the Kindle Carousel

When you open a book from the Kindle book library, borrow a book from the public library, download a copy of a book from your Amazon Cloud, open an App, view a movie, view a picture or listen to a song, the file will automatically appear on the Carousel. Follow the instructions below to remove files from the Carousel.
Remove files
1. Hold your finger over the file that you want to remove from the Carousel until the option menu appears.
2. Remove finger.
3. Choose Device, Carousel, or Cloud from the options menu.
4. a. Carousel will remove from carousel but not from the device.
b. Device will remove file from your Kindle.
c. Cloud will permanently delete file from your Amazon account.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Kindle's Time-out Settings

The sleep feature saves battery power. When no activity has been detected on the Kindle screen after a specific amount of time, the screen and power will automatically turn off in order to save battery life.
Set-time limit
1. Flick your finger at the top right-corner of the home screen.
2. Tap the gear from the Quick-set menu.
3. Tap Display & sounds.
4. Tap display sleep.
5. Adjust the sleep time from 5 minutes to never (default is 15 min).
Caution: the never option eats up your battery.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Kindle Email Service

Did you know Amazon includes an e-mail service with the Kindle tablet? When you register your Kindle, Amazon automatically assigns you an e-mail address from which you can send documents directly to your Kindle device. Do not insert a subject line or message, simply attach a text file and send it to your assigned Kindle email address. Amazon will automatically deliver the document to your Kindle. The document will appear on the Carousel and in the Doc folder. Documents sent via e-mail can be read, edited, and shared from your Kindle.




Locate your Kindle email address
Tap the upper-right corner of the Kindle screen to open the Quick-set menu.
Tap the Gear icon to open the Main Settings menu.
Tap My Account option.
Your email address is listed beneath your Account name.


For detailed information see pages 19-23 in the Kindle User Guide. The Guide can be purchased at http://patriciagaydos.com.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

How to Edit a PDF file on a Kindle

Writing a manuscript is a challenging endeavor while editing is a daunting task. A smart method of proofreading and editing a manuscript is to convert your manuscript to a PDF (portable document format) and send it to your Kindle. The Adobe PDF Reader App includes markup options which allow you to edit anywhere, anytime. After completing your editing task, send the edited version to your computer, email, Evernote App, Dropbox, or any other cloud server via the share menu. It’s like having a fresh pair of eyes editing your work!

Edit and mark manuscript
1. Download and open Adobe PDF Reader App on your Kindle.
2. Open PDF version of your file.
3. Tap the top of screen to view option menu.
4. Tap the Edit icon to open the editing toolbar.







 Share edited version
1. Tap up- arrow to open share options.
2. Tap share.
3. Tap file destination.