Notes and highlights – Kindle Paperwhite (2nd Generation) User Manual
Kindle Paperwhite User's Guide, 3rd Edition
Reading Kindle Documents
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Notes and highlights
You can add notes and highlights by pressing and holding on text, then dragging your finger
across the screen to select it. Highlighting tips:
To highlight over to the next page, drag your finger to the bottom right corner of the screen
and the page will turn. You can highlight across multiple pages by continuing to drag your
finger to the bottom right corner of the screen.
To highlight to the previous page, drag your finger to the top left corner of the screen and
the page will turn. You can highlight across multiple pages by continuing to drag your
finger to the top left corner of the screen.
To edit the range of your highlight after you have selected it, press and hold on the handle
at the start or end of the highlight and drag your finger across the screen to the desired
location. Handles only appear when you have selected two or more words for most device
If you select a single word and want to add a note, tap More and select Add Note.
Additional options can include highlighting the selected text, sharing with friends on
Goodreads on Kindle and other social networks, searching Wikipedia, translating the
selected word, searching, or reporting an error with the content.
If you select a sentence or multiple words, a dialog box will appear with options to Add
Note, Share, Highlight, and More. Tap More for other options, including Wikipedia,
Translation, and Report Content Error.
Notes will appear as superscripted numbers within the text. To view a note the next time
you visit that page, simply tap on the number. You can view all of your notes and highlights
by tapping the Go To option on the secondary toolbar when reading, then tapping the
Notes tab. The notes and highlights closest to your current reading location will display first
in the list. You can also view notes by tapping the Menu button and selecting Notes.
If several other Kindle users have highlighted a particular passage in the book you are
reading, you will see that passage underlined. To turn off these highlights, tap the Menu
button and select Settings. On the Settings page, select Reading Options, Notes & About
This Book, and change the Popular Highlights setting. You can also display notes and
highlights from people that you follow on