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Not really possible to view things like "family trees" and plans of castles on my Kindle

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Initial post: Jun 29, 2013 10:36:11 AM PDT
Hi all
New to this forum so not sure if this has previously been discussed.My problem with my Kindle is when one tries to view "family trees" or illustrations they are impossible to make out on Kindle. I am currently reading enthralling book called "The Secret Rooms" by Catherine Bailey which contains family trees and plans of Belvoir Castle - my question is - is it possible to go to Amazon (kindle) web page for the book and see these properly? Hope this makes sense

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2013 10:39:06 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 29, 2013 10:40:21 AM PDT
Dittie says:
You might find those specific pages in the Look Inside from their product pages here on the web site. Probably the better option, though, would be to install Kindle for PC or Mac and then download the book to your computer. Also, google images might have what you're looking and more, still, they won't display any differently on the Kindle itself.

ETC typo

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2013 10:39:17 AM PDT
That is one drawback I've encountered with my Kindle - that maps and such don't render well. You can try downloading a Kindle app to your computer...the maps and family trees might display better.

Posted on Jun 29, 2013 10:58:41 AM PDT
Fuzzy says:
OP: Download the Kindle app on your computer. Graphics, photos, charts, etc. are much more readable. The Ipad is also very good for such downloads.

Posted on Jun 29, 2013 11:10:19 AM PDT
That is actually the publishers' fault for not formatting the maps and illustrations in such a way as to make them readable on a 6-inch screen.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2013 11:11:43 AM PDT
Dittie says:

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2013 11:23:36 AM PDT
**Meya** says:
I hope that was meant as a tongue in cheek response.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2013 11:25:05 AM PDT
Dittie says:
Really? Why change strategy now?

Posted on Jun 29, 2013 11:46:40 AM PDT
Carbonbased says:
This book?

The Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, and a Family Secret

In the US, it's a pre-order for December. Does the OP have it on her Kindle directly from the publisher?

The images would probably be better on a Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2013 10:30:09 AM PDT
Thank you for your suggestions - am not very computer literate but thanks all the same

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2013 10:34:03 AM PDT
Yes I do

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2013 10:44:46 AM PDT
Thank you for your suggestion - when I get some assistance I shall try downloading the Kindle app as most people seem to see this as the solution. Thanks again

PS Some strange replies received in reply to my question but then again I am not accustomed to using these "forums" so perhaps that is the norm?

Posted on Jun 30, 2013 10:56:45 AM PDT
Panger says:
As one fellow non-tech to another welcome. I would have been lost without this forum when I got my kindle three years ago. The strange replies are part of the forum; some are tongue in check and others can be rude but are generally shot down. Do not be shy
asking your questions. I now have a Kindle Fire which makes reading "charts" easier. Frankly I have never tried to download to my PC.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2013 10:57:18 AM PDT
Hahahaha! Yes, strange replies are the norm! ;-) You posted a question on the forum, and it's not uncommon for participants in the thread to chat amongst themselves. And for the chat to be completely unrelated to your original question.

Are you receiving emails? You can untrack the discussion so you won't receive any more.

You can download one of the free reading apps here:

Just pick the one that's right for your computer and operating system, and follow the prompts.

Posted on Jun 30, 2013 11:13:12 AM PDT
Charlie says:
The simplest way to see something full size is with PC or Mac via the cloud reader. Just point your browser to

Images, maps, charts and PDFs in general are problematic on the E Ink Kindles. Theoretically you can zoom and pan, but in practice this is rather awkward.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2013 11:21:11 AM PDT
Carbonbased says:
You might consider telling your publisher it should be "recommended for larger screens"
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