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Initial post: Nov 7, 2010 3:57:35 PM PST
K. Cole says:
Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6" Display, Graphite - Latest Generation
Can the Kindle be used to store recipies - has anyone used it for this?

Posted on Nov 7, 2010 4:01:29 PM PST
I guess it could. I have cookbooks on mine, but I don't see why you couldn't convert your own from a word document to a pdf and put them on your kindle.

Posted on Nov 7, 2010 4:21:37 PM PST
Bubba says:
you could also create text .txt files of the recipes and tranfer the .txt files to your Kindle.

Posted on Nov 7, 2010 6:12:30 PM PST
I've done this. Put them in a collection. I sent them to amazon to convert and the print is better.

Posted on Nov 7, 2010 7:31:01 PM PST
Daisy says:
You can type your recipes using Microsoft Word, save the document, and then save the file as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf document.

Then, transfer the .pdf file to your Kindle via the USB cable.

I've done this with several documents, and it works perfectly.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2010 11:22:36 PM PST
Dragi Raos says:
If you take PDF path, make sure you use a big font in the original document. I prefer doing my own mobi/prc book creation using free Mobipocket eBook Creator.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2010 12:21:16 AM PST
JJulieJ says:
Dragi,

"make sure you use a big font in the original document" - eg?

Posted on Nov 8, 2010 12:34:47 AM PST
Philip Chen says:
Don't forget that if you use the PDF format, you can update the recipes stored in the Kindle by appending subsequent PDFs as a "combined" PDF using Adobe Acrobat and only have one document in your Kindle.

Posted on Nov 8, 2010 12:35:24 AM PST
Darren says:
JJulieJ

Dragi was saying that because Word in the US defaults to 11" size paper size - so if you saved using normal 11 or 12 point text it would be tiny and too small to read on the resulting PDF you save.

Rather than using a big font, I just set the paper size to the size of the Kindle screen in Word prior to copying text over. Same difference I suppose.

Posted on Nov 8, 2010 1:12:53 AM PST
Paxton says:
I have done this with several family recipes, using a standard format for each. I used MS Word and gave a specific font size for heading, ingredients and instructions and listed whose recipe it is. Made this as a sort of template and used the same template for all the recipes I made. I named each file "Recipe: xxx" so they would sort together and then sent each to Amazon and had them sent wirelessly to the Kindle. As mentioned by others, you can add these to a collection, which I did using "Cookbooks/Recipes".

Posted on Nov 8, 2010 1:54:59 AM PST
Paxton ... Thanks for your input regarding recipes for the Kindle. I have copied the instructions you have given, and I'm going to give this a try real soon. This sounds exactly how I would like to set-up my collection. Oh, I think this will be real exciting to have some of my favorite recipes on my Kindle.

Thanks so much ... Joyce

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2010 2:30:32 AM PST
Dragi Raos says:
That is even better (being more exact).

Posted on Nov 8, 2010 3:36:04 AM PST
loriltx says:
The other thing you can do is simply send the PDFs to Amazon for "converting." If you do it this way, then the resulting document has all the formatting available to it through the Kindle, i.e., changing the font sizes.

Posted on Nov 8, 2010 4:14:53 AM PST
Laura Freed says:
This came up a week or so ago in a cookbook thread! Several people mentioned they converted/transferred recipes to their Kindle. I tried it and I LOVE it:>) I keep it propped up on top of the microwave - it's perfect height and so easy to read!

Also - it's a great way to share recipes w/friends or other family members who own a Kindle!

Laura
Fleeing Famous (SpellBound Cafe)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2010 6:29:58 AM PST
K. Cole says:
Is there a charge for this?

Posted on Nov 8, 2010 7:39:22 AM PST
loriltx says:
K. Cole-there is a charge but it is nominal. I think $.15 per megabyte.

Posted on Nov 8, 2010 12:33:37 PM PST
krystalspin says:
@K.Cole
If you send your file to <yourname>@kindle.com with Convert as the subject, the conversion will be sent to your Kindle for $0.15/megabyte BY 3G.

If you send your file to <yourname>@free.kindle.com with Convert as the subject, the conversion will be sent to your Kindle for free by WiFi (if you have a K3) and by e-mail to your registered address on your computer, for transfer to your Kindle via USB cable.

Either way, the address you send the file FROM must be in your accepted e-mail address list as maintained on your ManageYourKindle page. That's to eliminate spam routed to your Kindle.
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