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Initial post: Dec 2, 2011 10:14:35 AM PST
OrkoLives says:
I'm trying to put a Word document on to my Fire and it isn't showing up on the Fire. I have connected the Fire to my PC using a micro-B USB cable. The Word document is saved to my PC with the .doc extension. I drag and drop the .doc over to the Fire and save it in the Document s folder, the .doc does show in the Documents folder. However, when I unplug the USB and go to retrieve the .doc on the Fire the transferred document does not show.

As a side note when I use the same setup to transfer some mp3 everything worked.

Posted on Dec 2, 2011 10:20:48 AM PST
Mary Jane says:
I think it is because the Fire does not read Word documents natively. You need a program (or ap) that can read it. I put a bunch of Word and PDF files in my documents folder. I don't see the Word docs, either, but I can see the PDF's. I have to use a program such as QuickOffice to open the Word docs.

Posted on Dec 3, 2011 8:36:47 AM PST
OrkoLives says:
I did some more testing I used the same set up on two other pc's and I still could not load a Word .doc using USB. But if I email a Word .doc to the Kindle Fire I can see it the Docs folder and when I open it it's formatted properly and readable. This is weird I hope the next update fixes it.

Posted on Dec 15, 2011 4:34:19 AM PST
Mike P says:
I added a pdf to the docs folder and it is not showing up in the menu. Any ideas?

Posted on Dec 25, 2011 5:35:33 PM PST
How do I create a word document in my kindle fire. I just bought one and I'm trying to create a word doc. It takes me to Quickword but after that it takes me to internal storage, recent documents, but there is no button to create a new one. I have no files in my recent document folders...any suggestions?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2011 7:34:19 PM PST
Audrey Fine says:
GOOD QUESTION!!!! Anyone know the answer????

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2011 7:39:29 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2011 7:39:49 PM PST
Iola says:
I don't have a Fire, but... surely you need to have Word loaded onto a Fire before you can create a Word document? If the Fire came pre-loaded with Microsoft software, it would be a lot more expensive.

Posted on Dec 28, 2011 8:51:11 PM PST
C. S. Jones says:
There are several office apps in the appstore. The free versions are for reading documents while the paid versions allow creation of documents.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2011 9:11:36 PM PST
Jelo says:
You have to upgrade to QuickOffice premium and you can create the document through the menu.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2011 9:13:01 PM PST
Jelo says:
Once you download the QuickWord app you should be able to find it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2011 9:34:32 PM PST
C. Scilley says:
You have to use an app to view Word Files. I like Office Suite Pro the best, but there are others that work as well.
Carolyn

Posted on Jan 5, 2012 3:25:23 PM PST
rockmom says:
my daughter just wants to be able to type up some stories or poems. is there a free app for creating pages? she's been using some color note pad, but she'd rather not. any help? thank you...

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 8:41:36 PM PST
http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57341862-285/how-to-put-your-documents-on-the-kindle-fire/?tag=mncol;txt

Posted on Mar 26, 2012 11:19:11 AM PDT
I was told by one of the techs at Best Buy that the Quickoffice app should allow me to create and store documents. It does not. Same problem as Nicolos--"How do I create a word document in my kindle fire. I just bought one and I'm trying to create a word doc. It takes me to Quickword but after that it takes me to internal storage, recent documents, but there is no button to create a new one. I have no files in my recent document folders...any suggestions?" The tech also said the Kindle Fire cannot have Word or any other app downloaded to it as there is not enough space available. One is supposed to use the Quickoffice.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2012 1:12:55 PM PDT
To create documents, I believe you have to upgrade to QuickOffice Pro.

Posted on Mar 26, 2012 1:14:32 PM PDT
Quickoffice Pro

Posted on May 5, 2012 9:47:39 AM PDT
What is the point of these forums if no one ever answers the question at hand? If you are experiencing this problem, don't post as it will achieve nothing and will trick people like me into reading pages of posts just to find out that we're all in the same boat.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 7:25:29 AM PDT
The exact same thing happened to me for the first time, last night.

I've transferred *.mp3 files to my Kindle Fire many times without a hitch. But, something happened that has me baffled. I've copied seven *.mp3 files from my computer to a sub-directory under music via USB cable. The computer "sees" all seven on the Kindle and can play them via the computer; however, the kindle only "sees" and displays only three of the seven files..

Now, get this: Those four "invisible" files were on the Kindle, before, and it displayed and played them just fine; however, I did some housecleaning and deleted them from one album and tried to copy them to another. Now, those four songs don't show up in the new album.

It is not a case of misplacing them on the Kindle. I've dragged and dropped seven files all in one operation and three of them show up on the Kindle. Four don't.

Now, get this. Those four "missing" files are listed deep down on the "Recent Additions" playlist as if they were never deleted in the first place; and, they play just fine. This won't work for me, however, because I need to access them quickly in an album.

I'm at my wit's end. Any ideas?

Orrin

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 12:32:17 PM PDT
I want to view my word docs as a web page on my kindle fire,
but when I open the doc the links do not work.
Any ideas?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2013 4:48:06 AM PDT
HERE'S HOW TO DO IT:
The document must be converted to a PDF. If you have a newer version of MS Word (i.e. 2007 or above), you must open the document then click the "Save as" button and save it as a PDF. Then you must go to the Amazon website and click "manage your Kindle." Somewhere on that page you'll find your specific Kindle's email address (it ends with a number@kindle.com). Write down this email address and save it. Next, open your personal email and send it to that address with the newly created PDF file attached. Give it a minute or so, then open the PDF file on your Kindle (or Kindle app). It's that simple. The beauty of doing it this way is that you don't need any fancy apps or connector cables. You can send documents from, say, your computer at work directly to your Kindle, if that's what interests you.

I have four devices associated with my Amazon account. I sent the PDF files successfully to my Kindle Fire and Android phone.

Shameless Plug: I am a published author. If this PDF-conversion process works for you, you can thank me be taking a peek at my book, EDEN'S SCARECROW. It's a hard-boiled murder mystery whereby a gifted homicide detective is wrongly accused of murder; he has just 72 hours to find the killer on his own, while on the run. Oh, and of course, it is available on Amazon (in the Kindle version too). Download a free sample chapter. Again, just take a peek at it. Thanks.
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