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how to copy and paste on Kimdle Fire

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Initial post: Jan 21, 2012 9:11:09 AM PST
Sue L. Boyer says:
Anybody know how to copy and paste on Kindle Fire?

Posted on Jan 21, 2012 9:26:19 AM PST
Eric135 says:
Long press on text you wish to copy/cut. You'll get orange "brackets" which you drag to include the text you're afte (this takes some dexterity, or a stylus). Then long press again and the text is sent to your clipboard (I don't know why/how but sometimes you get a pop up screen to select cut vs copy). Go to the location you want to paste to and long press again. You'll get a popup and can select paste.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2012 11:56:23 AM PST
Sue L. Boyer says:
Hey! I just figured it out after playing with it for an hour. But thank you for your help.

Posted on Jan 21, 2012 12:03:11 PM PST
Sue L. Boyer says:
I finally figured out how to copy and paste. I never did get a window giving the option to copy, though. Just highlighted the text I needed, closed it and opened the comment box in Facebook. Did a long press which did give me the paste option.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2012 12:22:06 PM PST
mikeobrien says:
Press and hold your finger down until you get a menu

Posted on Jan 21, 2012 12:27:30 PM PST
Paxton says:
One probably doesn't get the options to cut or copy, if the text is in a read-only file, like a web page. If the text CAN be deleted, you probably get the option to cut or copy, otherwise it would make sense to just do the copy as opposed to displaying only one available option.

Posted on Jan 21, 2012 1:20:17 PM PST
If you have the kindle app on your pc, is there a way to print pages from a book?

Posted on Jan 21, 2012 1:21:38 PM PST
CrowGirl says:
I don't believe so.

Posted on Jan 21, 2012 1:39:38 PM PST
Joan Long says:
Hi Lorraine,
Yes, there is a way --
Go to this link:

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2012 7:51:50 PM PST
Wil says:
Yes, but not natively. I use a third party screen capture program, like Snagit. Create a jpeg image, then run the image through a OCR program to have as editable text, I can copy paste where ever I want. I do the same thing on my Iphone, it works great.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2012 4:51:22 AM PST
Thanks, I will give it a try.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 6:27:32 AM PST
I could do this with my older kindle fire, but can't figure it out on the hd version. would you know how to do it with this one.

Posted on Feb 8, 2013 2:57:34 PM PST
tara says:
I figured out how to copy and paste on facebook with the Kindle Fire HD. It doesn't work in the Facebook app. It only works on the full or mobile facebook site. Press and hold the text...then drag.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2013 8:30:49 AM PST
John C Orton says:
Yes, you can by simply highlighting the text and then copying to your clipboard. Then copying what is in the clipboard to a printable document such as Microsoft Word. Print from there.
I do not know why the Kindle Fire will not let you do this from an e-book but your PC app will.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2013 8:36:25 AM PST
A. Dietz says:
John, you're responding to a post from over a year ago.

Posted on Mar 18, 2013 1:51:47 PM PDT
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Posted on Mar 18, 2013 2:20:16 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2013 2:52:37 PM PDT
A. Dietz says:
Juanita, your question doesn't have anything to do with the topic of this discussion. Please start your own discussion rather than hijack someone else's with a totally unrelated question. Thanks.

Posted on Mar 6, 2014 10:13:12 AM PST
I'm having trouble with copy and paste on my Kindle Fire HDX. I watched the YouTube video on How2Tech and it was very helpful except..... the Cut, Copy, Paste menu doesn't come up when I tap the highlighted text. It just turns off the highlight. I am trying to copy a "Select all" text. Any clues?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2014 6:20:29 PM PST
How do you copy and paste long text without the copy and paste option going away?

Posted on Jan 4, 2015 4:16:26 PM PST
bebet says:
I want to copy a message sent to me on my kindle to my facebook page on my kindle not gonna use a computer

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2015 4:39:37 AM PDT
V. Lee says:
I'm having the same problem. Did u figure it out?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2015 1:51:39 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 18, 2015 1:52:47 PM PDT
carelcarel says:
Sometimes I regret not reading instructions;). By luck, I discovered that just PRESSING the stylus on
the phrase, it says, "copy." ;) Pressing it, on where I want the "copy" to go, it says "paste." One press,
and it's done. Easy, really...but will it teach me to read instructions? Probably not;).
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