Chapter 4 getting more from your kindle paperwhite, Carrying and reading personal documents, Reading kindle content on other devices – Kindle Paperwhite (2nd Generation) User Manual

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Kindle Paperwhite User's Guide, 3rd Edition


Chapter 4

Getting More From Your Kindle Paperwhite

Chapter 4
Getting More From Your Kindle

Carrying and reading personal documents

Your Kindle makes it easy to take your personal documents with you, eliminating the need
to print them. You and your approved contacts can e-mail documents to your Kindle. To
locate your Send-to-Kindle E-mail address, tap the Menu button and select Settings. On the
Settings page, select Device Options, Personalise Your Kindle and then Send-to-Kindle E-
mail. Your e-mailed personal documents will be backed up in your Kindle Library and ready
to download at any time when Personal Document Archiving is enabled. To learn more
about this feature and enable Personal Document Archiving, go to the Manage Your
Content and Devices page (accessible from


You can send Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX), PDF, HTML, TXT, RTF, JPEG, GIF, PNG,
BMP, PRC and MOBI files to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format. You can add
notes, highlights and bookmarks, which are synchronised across devices, together with the
last page you read, via our Whispersync technology. Synchronisation of notes, highlights,
bookmarks and last page read is available only for personal documents archived in Kindle
format. You can also read documents in PDF and TXT format natively.

Reading Kindle content on other devices

You can synchronise your Kindle books with other supported devices you own and Kindle
reading applications. Amazon's Whispersync technology keeps track of the last reading
location in each book. For example, you can read a few pages using the Kindle application
on your iPhone, iPad or Android device and then pick up right where you left off when you
return to your Kindle. For a complete list of supported devices and Device Synchronisation
settings, go to


Sharing comments via social networks

The share feature enables you to share books, Kindle highlights and comments with friends
via social networks, including Goodreads on Kindle. To link your Kindle to your social
network accounts and enable sharing, tap the Menu button and select Settings. On the
Settings page, select Reading Options, then Social Networks.

Once you have set up the sharing feature, from within a book you can select Share from the
secondary toolbar and enter a message and share it with your social network. To access the
sharing feature when you select text, press and hold on text, then drag your finger across
the screen to select it. If you select a sentence or multiple words, a dialog box will appear
with an option to share. If you select a single word, a definition of the word displays and
options include Search and More. Tap the More button to share the selected text.