Carrying and reading personal documents, Reading kindle content on other devices, Sharing comments via social networks – Kindle Touch 3G User Manual

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Kindle User’s Guide


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, from the Home screen tap the Menu button and select
Settings. On the Settings page, tap Device Options and select Personalize Your Kindle. 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 the Personal Document Archiving feature, go to the Manage Your Kindle 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 synchronized across devices along with the last page
you read via our Whispersync technology. Synchronization 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 synchronize 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 Synchronization settings,
go to


Sharing comments via social networks

You can share your Kindle highlights with friends using social networks. To link your Kindle
to your social network accounts and enable sharing, from the Home screen, tap the Menu
button and select Settings. On the Settings page, tap Reading Options, then tap Social

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. You can also
access the sharing feature when you select text. To do this, press and hold on text, and 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 Show Full Definition, Highlight and More. Tap More to
access sharing. This feature is not available in all countries.

Using your Kindle with your computer

Your Kindle uses Amazon Whispernet to deliver books, periodicals, personal documents,
Kindle Singles, blogs, active content and audiobooks (the latter via Wi-Fi only) to your Kindle
without the need for a computer.

Some Kindle content, such as MP3 files, must be downloaded to your computer and
transferred to your Kindle using the supplied USB cable. If Wi-Fi is not available at your
location, you can use the same procedure for audiobooks.

When you first connect the Kindle to a computer’s USB port, it will appear as an external
storage drive or volume on the computer’s desktop. You’ll see a directory or folder called
“documents.” The “audible” directory is for your audiobooks, and “music” is for your MP3

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