Chapter 3 reading kindle documents, Understanding kindle display technology, Customising your text display – Kindle 2nd edition User Guide User Manual

Page 11: Comics and children's books, Zooming in on images

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Kindle User's Guide




Chapter 3

Reading Kindle


Chapter 3
Reading Kindle Documents

Understanding Kindle display technology

Your Kindle uses a high-resolution display technology called electronic ink (E Ink). The

display is reflective, which means you can read it clearly even in bright sunlight. E Ink

uses ink just like books and newspapers, but it displays the ink particles electronically.

A "flash" may appear when you turn pages. This is part of the process of updating the

electronic ink. By default, Kindle features faster, smoother page turns, minimising the

number of flashes. To refresh the page with every page turn, from the Home screen press

the Menu button, and then select Settings. You can page through the Setting's pages

using the Next Page

buttons located at the sides of the device. Use the Page Refresh

setting to set your preference.

Customising your text display

Your Kindle provides a quick way to adjust the appearance of books and periodicals. To

access those settings, use the Menu button when you are reading a document and select

Change Font Size. A dialogue box will appear that allows you to change the font size,

typeface, line spacing, number of words per line and orientation of the content on the

Kindle screen. To view a book with the fonts embedded by the publisher, turn on Publisher

Fonts. Selecting this option will disable Typeface controls.

Comics and children's books

Comics come alive with Kindle Panel View. Press the Next Page

or Previous Page

buttons to navigate through the panels for an immersive reading experience. Certain

comics support Kindle Panel View and will automatically open in this view. To exit Kindle

Panel View, press the Back button.

Children's books on your Kindle now feature Kindle Text Pop-Up to enhance the reading

experience. You can navigate between Text Pop-Up sections by pressing the Next Page

or Previous Page

buttons. Certain children's books support Kindle Text Pop-Up

and will automatically open in this view. To exit Text Pop-Up and return to normal reading,

press the Back button.

Zooming in on images

You can increase the size of an image in a Kindle book for easier viewing. First, use the 5-

way controller to position the cursor over the image. A magnifying glass with a plus sign

will appear on top of the image. Press the 5-way controller centre select button to zoom in