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Kindle Fire HD - clippings/ notes/ highlights available offline?

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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 3:03:04 AM PST
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Posted on Jan 16, 2013 2:56:29 AM PST
C MACLAY says:
wow. glorious knowledge

Posted on Jan 14, 2013 11:54:47 PM PST
J. Tracy says:
I think I may have a solution to being able to export notes...

I stumbled across this method because I became frustrated....really frustrated with the fact I couldn't get my Amazon Kindle TTS(text to speech) working for PDF documents. I've hundreds of business books on PDF that I wanted to read aloud and I got mad because the PDF viewer is worthless and doesnt allow TTS. I ended up buying EZPDF Pro (available in the Amazon App store) because I could have the text read aloud. I couldnt seem to get it to work write so after paying for the app I dumped the idea and called it a lost cause because I couldnt get it work right.

I ended up selecting all the text from the pdf and pasting into a text document. That way I could have it read back to me and I couldnt make highlights and notes to export. I read the whole book in a week (Kindles are freaking awesome), but I ran into the same problem as everyone else. I couldnt get the d*mn notes and highlights to export. This is about hour number 4 I've spent researching a solution. I'm pretty sure I'm screwed on any previous books I've taken notes on BUT...going forward if you convert your books to PDF format YOU CAN EXPORT NOTES THROUGH EZPDF PRO!

Drum roll please....Here's the solution....

(1) Download EZ PDF Pro ($1.99)
(2) Convert your personal document to PDF using Word or Calibre (
(3) Plug in your USB Cord and upload your document into your Kindle Fire 'Books' or 'Documents'
(4) Read your document via the EZ PDF Pro application (or have it read back to you - the TTS function actually works awesome via the voice icon at the bottom right of the screen)
(5) Take your notes and highlights and have them exported to you in one of the following 4 different formats
-XFDF - Save as File
-XFDF - Send To
-PlainText - Save as File
-PlainText - Send To <-----My Personal Favorite

You can toggle on each and every highlight and note you make so you can send them all or one highlight or clipping at a time.

Problem solved :)

I don't think this will help anyone for past highlights and notes, but for the future - you shouldn't be frustrated owning a Kindle Fire :)

If you found this helpful - Don't be bashful in throwing me a buck or two via Paypal (

Using this will save you from going back to a previous Kindle version or wanting to set fire to your Fire.

Happy trails

- Josh

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2012 1:51:00 PM PDT
The Fires do not have a .txt file like the e-ink Kindles do. I miss that feature.

Initial post: Sep 24, 2012 1:33:30 PM PDT
C MACLAY says:
The ad for the Kindle Fire HD says that clippings/notes/highlights will be saved online if you are connected wirelessly. This might be a stupid question, but I was wondering if these clippings/notes/highlights were also saved offline on the tablet? I live in a place without internet, so I would need to be able to save clippings on the tablet, and move it onto a PC later. I know the older kindles had a simple .txt file. Does the new version have the same (or something like it)? Thanks so much for your help
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