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I just fell in love with my Kindle all over again!

 
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iluvarake



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:16 pm    Post subject: I just fell in love with my Kindle all over again! Reply with quote

I successfully emailed several books from my laptop to it. RTF and HTML files. PDFs don't seem to work but with Calibre's help I'll be able to get a lot of the books I have on it. So much easier to read than on the laptop! If only my Adobe Digital Editions could transfer.
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merryweather



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, I'm a know-nothing computer person--is there something online that gives you step by step instructions? I've got a few books on my computer but don't know how to go about sending them to the Kindle.
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iluvarake



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you go to the Manage your Kindle page and look under the Personal Documents heading it has an email address for your kindle. You just email the document to that email address and it sends the doc to your kindle via wifi. Be sure to use the address that ends in @free.kindle.com or there might be a charge. It only works for some types of docs, but if you use Calibre it will convert a lot of formats into usable docs.

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The Kindle Personal Document Service can convert and deliver the following types of documents:
Microsoft Word (.doc)
Rich Text Format (.rtf)
HTML (.htm, .html)
Text (.txt) documents
Archived documents (zip , x-zip) and compressed archived documents
Mobi book

Images that are of type JPEGs (.jpg), GIFs (.gif), Bitmaps (.bmp), and PNG images (.png).
Adobe PDF (.pdf) documents are delivered without conversion to Kindle DX, Second Generation and Latest Generation Kindles.

The following document types are converted and delivered on an experimental basis:
Microsoft Word 11 (.docx)
Adobe PDF (.pdf) for First Generation Kindles

If the document that failed belonged to one of the above document types, please ensure the document is not password protected or encrypted. Note that the Latest Generation Kindles support password protected PDFs.

Helpful tips for personal document attachments:

The file size of each attached personal document should be less than 50MB (before compression in a ZIP file)
The email submitted should not contain more than 25 attached personal documents


You can learn more about transferring personal documents to your Kindle in our help pages:
http://www.amazon.com/kindlepersonaldocuments/

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merryweather



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you--I'll give it a go. Smile
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