Reading kindle documents on other devices, Sharing comments via social networks, Lending kindle books – Kindle 2nd edition User Guide User Manual

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Kindle User's Guide




Chapter 4

Getting More From Your


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 documents on other devices

You can synchronise your Kindle books with other supported devices you own. Amazon's

Whispersync technology keeps track of your 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 where you left off when you return to your Kindle. To

learn more about supported devices, go to

Sharing comments via social networks

You can share your Kindle notes and highlights with friends using social networks such as

Twitter and Facebook. To link your Kindle to your social network accounts, from the Home

screen use the Menu button and select Settings. On the Settings page, select "manage"

next to Social Networks. (This feature is not available in all countries.)

Lending Kindle books

In many cases, you can share your favourite book with any friend who has a Kindle or

uses a Kindle application on another supported device. Each eligible Kindle book can be

loaned once for up to 14 days. You cannot read the book yourself during the loan period.

It is up to the publisher or rights holder to determine which titles are eligible for lending.

For more information about lending a book, go to

Borrowing Kindle books from your local library

Kindle books are available at more than 11,000 libraries across the US. You can check

out a Kindle book from your local library and read it on any generation Kindle device or

free Kindle reading app.

When you borrow a Kindle public library book, you'll have access to all the unique features

of Kindle books, including real page numbers and Whispersync technology that

synchronises your notes, highlights and last page read. After a library book expires, if you

check it out again or choose to purchase it from the Kindle Store, all of your annotations

and bookmarks will be displayed again. Note that library books can only be downloaded

using Wi-Fi. This feature is not available in all countries.

Using Kindle with your computer