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Initial post: Jan 28, 2012 7:29:53 PM PST
how to transfer a pdf file on my Mac desktop to kindle keyboard

Posted on Jan 28, 2012 7:34:07 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 28, 2012 7:34:20 PM PST
As outlined at http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200728710#recognize

Once you've connected your Kindle to a computer using a USB cable, your Kindle will appear in the same location as external USB drives usually appear. For Windows users, this is typically in the "Computer" or "My Computer" menu. For Mac users, the drive will appear on the desktop.

Open the Kindle drive. You will see several folders inside, one of which will be named "documents." This is the folder you will move the downloaded file into.

Locate the file and copy it into the documents folder. You can generally copy files by clicking and dragging the file to the folder.

Safely eject your Kindle device from your computer and unplug the USB cable. Your content will appear on the Home screen.

Posted on Jan 28, 2012 7:54:56 PM PST
thank you Bruce Boyle. The file does appear in my kindle on my Mac desktop but I can not find it in my kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2012 7:56:52 PM PST
If you dragged it to the documents folder on your Kindle it should appear on your home page on the Kindle Keyboard.

Posted on Jan 28, 2012 8:25:02 PM PST
it should but it does not. bugga

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 29, 2012 10:03:46 AM PST
Hi Bruce Boyle: the item I am trying to load onto my kindle is the guide to a canon powershot camera. I can see the guide when I open kindle on my imac but I can not get it to appear on my kindle. Very frustrating & a puzzle

Posted on Jan 29, 2012 10:14:11 AM PST
There's no reason it shouldn't work - I've done exactly that with several manuals, including at least one from Canon. The other approach to get it on your Kindle is to email it as an attachment to your Kindle's delivery address. That will use the Personal Document Service to format and deliver it. See http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_k4land_trans_pdocs?nodeId=200728710#pdocs

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 29, 2012 8:42:49 PM PST
At this time, the only Kindle reading application supported by Send to Kindle for PC is the Kindle App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. So it seems I am out of luck for my Mac. No?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2012 9:42:46 AM PST
I thought you were sending it FROM the Mac to the KK? The KK is definitely supported. It doesn't matter what you're sending it from, as long as you can send email with attachments.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2012 10:34:33 AM PST
Thank you for your replies; you are very patient, much appreciated by a dummie!. Apparently I can not send to kindle from a Mac. "Send to Kindle for PC is available for download at http://www.amazon.com/sendtokindle. Support for Mac is coming soon. Learn more about Send to Kindle for PC."

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2012 10:37:35 AM PST
 Ann says:
Yes, this is true for the "Send to Kindle" application. However, you can still send personal documents to your Kindle from your Mac via email. See http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_200767340_s2kemail?nodeId=200767340#s2kemail

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2012 11:31:12 AM PST
Ok, I now have the Canon users manual in my kindle on my desktop but I can not get it into my kindle. Alas!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2012 11:53:25 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 30, 2012 11:54:12 AM PST
Ok, I'm not even sure how you did that. Do you know the email address for your Kindle Keyboard? If not, go to http://www.amazon.com/myk and click "Manage Your Devices" on the left. That will show you (among other things) the email address for your Kindle.

Next, send an email to that address with the manual as an attachment. It will take a few minutes but if your Kindle is connected via WiFi the manual ought to appear on it eventually.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2012 12:18:06 PM PST
we are in the boonies; we do not have WiFi

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2012 12:31:53 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 30, 2012 12:42:13 PM PST
 Ann says:
Okay, without wifi, you'll have to transfer the file from your computer to your Kindle via a USB cable. Go back up to Bruce's very first reply in this thread. Follow the directions.

Edit: Just noticed that you mention "kindle on my desktop" several times. Do you mean the Kindle Reading App.? If so, that should *not* be part of the process. Were you trying to somehow move the file to or from the Reading App. instead of moving it from your computer to the Kindle device?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2012 2:13:24 PM PST
reading app?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2012 2:22:46 PM PST
Meaning Kindle for Mac - that's a reading app, as opposed to a device like your Kindle Keyboard.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2012 3:44:47 PM PST
Thanks Bruce, my Kindel emails keep bouncing back undelivered. Wot else can go wrong? I tripple checked the address and sent it a few times.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2012 9:01:02 PM PST
a genius friend came over and said I needed .pdf not pdf; he was right and I was able to transfer the Canon manual to the kindle. Thank you all for the help

Posted on Jan 30, 2012 10:15:43 PM PST
plain jane says:
Did you know if you send a pdf to your Kindle you won't be able to enlarge the font? If you send the pdf to your Kindle and put "Convert" in the subject line, Amazon will convert it so you will be able to enlarge the font and treat it like any other book?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2012 10:18:56 PM PST
plain jane says:
Oh, bristol foster
You can also send it to Amazon and have them convert it and send it back to your email then you can use your usb cord and put on your Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2012 9:49:51 AM PST
thank you!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2012 3:44:23 PM PST
Oh Plain Jane: I email amazon three times with the email address they gave me and with the pdf file (print too small) asking for 'convert' and I get no reply!

Posted on Jan 31, 2012 4:28:51 PM PST
plain jane says:
Give me some time to look for the directions for that and I will get back to you.

Posted on Jan 31, 2012 4:40:58 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 31, 2012 4:44:03 PM PST
plain jane says:
Okay, found it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_pdocfees_myk_us?nodeId=200505520#fees

Copy and paste this into the address bar above.

The directions are in a note at the bottom. Read it all and you will learn all about it.

Let me know how it goes.
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