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Initial post: Sep 30, 2011, 10:06:47 AM PDT
Just Ducky says:
I can cut and paste PDF doc to the kindle, but it won't show MS word doc once copied to the kindle. yes I eject after copying

is there a way to do this? there are no instructions in guide book

Posted on Sep 30, 2011, 10:10:46 AM PDT
T. Cook says:
Page 93 of the User Guide "Converting and Transferring Your Documents".

Posted on Sep 30, 2011, 10:21:09 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 30, 2011, 10:21:35 AM PDT
McWriter356 says:
Email your word documents to your kindle with your kindle supplied email address. It's free of charge if you are using Wi-Fi, and Amazon coverts the documents for you. It's much easier.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011, 10:30:49 AM PDT
Just Ducky says:
I have a kindle3 guide. i founnd "10.3 Transferring Personal Documents" on page 163. I followed instruction and still cant view ms word doc on kindel. the doc file on the kindle shows the doc as loaded. but, the doc is not visible on the kindle after ejection.

Any other thoughts. Thanks, Don

Posted on Sep 30, 2011, 10:42:22 AM PDT
Mary Ellison says:
The Word document must be an attachment to the email, not pasted into it.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011, 10:54:22 AM PDT
Just Ducky says:
can i e-mail myself and then transfer.

i wonder why amazon makes you jump through extra hoops for Word docs and not for pdf files.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011, 4:09:52 PM PDT
Denis Powell says:
Just Ducky, I use exactly the same procedure for both pdfs and Word docs. I locate the file on my PC, right click, select Send To and then Mail Recipient. Up pops an email pro forma with the file already attached. I enter my address, put convert in the subject line and delete the default wording from the body of the email. It only takes seconds to do and I've never thought of it as jumping through hoops. If I don't want the pdf converted then I leave the subject field blank.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2012, 7:58:19 PM PST
peter says:
How long does it take to convert the file? then does it just automatically appear with your other downloaded material?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2012, 11:55:53 PM PST
Denis Powell says:
Peter, I think the time it takes for the file to appear on your Kindle (as a book on the Home page) depends on how busy Amazon is at the time. I've only had to wait a minute or so for most but it's taken nearly 10 minutes on occasion. Unconverted pdfs, or books in .mobi format etc., take under a minute. I buy ebooks from retailers other than Amazon and I believe you can attach up to 10 files to each email. The files come through to the Kindle individually over a couple of minutes and get stored in the Personal Documents section of the Library too.

Posted on Jan 26, 2012, 2:16:06 AM PST
Beanb41 says:
I use a free pdf convertor found on the internet, convert my word docs to pdf ans transfer them to my Kindle via the USB port. The free pdf convertor is Foxtab pdf convertor

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2012, 3:02:02 AM PST
S. Prewitt says:
Just Ducky,

I suggest you use Amazon's new (and free) "Send to Kindle for PC" software to send MS Word documents from your PC to your Kindle. Very easy, works great.

Here's the text of Amazon's announcement:

Sending and reading your personal documents on Kindle is now easier than ever.

We are excited to announce "Send to Kindle for PC", adding another convenient way to send documents to your Kindle device and supported apps from Windows Explorer and many other Windows applications. From Windows Explorer, simply right-click on one or more documents and choose Send to Kindle. From any other Windows application that can print, select Print and choose Send to Kindle.

You can also simply archive documents in your Kindle Library for re-download later. Your last page read along with bookmarks, notes and highlights are automatically synchronized for your documents (with the exception of PDFs) across your Kindle devices and supported apps.

"Send to Kindle for PC" is available for free download at Support for Mac is coming soon. As always, you and your friends can continue to send documents to your Kindle by e-mailing them to your Send to Kindle E-mail address.

Learn more

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2012, 3:07:41 AM PST
Denis Powell says:
Bean41, that's certainly one way of doing it but you can't adjust the font size of pdfs so I still prefer to have Amazon convert to azw for that function alone.

Posted on Jan 26, 2012, 3:12:52 AM PST
Kribu says:
You can also save the Word documents as .rtf files and then convert them to mobi with Calibre (and then just copy & paste to the Kindle documents folder or use Send to Kindle or e-mail the mobi file). As said above, PDF isn't necessarily the best format for the Kindle, with its non-scalable font size and lack of reflow, so if you're already converting your docs yourself, it would make a lot more sense to convert them into a Kindle-friendly format.
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