Kindle User's Guide

Kindle User's Guide free pdf ebook was written by on September 21, 2011 consist of 21 page(s). The pdf file is provided by kindle.s3.amazonaws.com and available on pdfpedia since December 23, 2011.

kindle user's guide 2 contents contents chapter 1 getting started.. 5 using the controls...

x
send send what is readshare?


Thank you for helping us grow by simply clicking on facebook like and google +1 button below ^^

Kindle User's Guide pdf




Read
: 7788
Download
: 325
Uploaded
: December 23, 2011
Category
Author
: anonymous
Total Page(s)
: 21
Kindle User's Guide - page 1
You're reading the first 10 out of 21 pages of this docs, please download or login to readmore.
Kindle User's Guide - page 2
Kindle User’s Guide Contents 2 Contents Chapter 1 Getting Started ........................................................................... 5 Using the controls .................................................................................... 5 Charging the battery ................................................................................. 6 Status indicators ...................................................................................... 6 Wi-Fi status indicators ................................................................................. 6 Battery status indicators ............................................................................... 6 Activity indicator ........................................................................................ 7 Setting up your Kindle ............................................................................... 7 Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers ....................................................... 7 Screensaver ............................................................................................. 7 Home screen............................................................................................ 7 Chapter 2 Acquiring & Managing Kindle Books ................................................. 8 Shop the Kindle Store anytime, anywhere ....................................................... 8 Managing your Kindle library ....................................................................... 8 Creating collections .................................................................................... 8 Removing content ...................................................................................... 8 Chapter 3 Reading Kindle Documents ........................................................... 10 Understanding Kindle display technology ...................................................... 10 Customizing your text display ..................................................................... 10 Zooming in on images .............................................................................. 10 Interacting with your documents ................................................................. 10 Viewing page numbers and progress ............................................................ 11 When you’re finished reading ...................................................................... 11 Chapter 4 Getting More From Your Kindle ....................................................... 12 Customizing your Kindle settings ................................................................. 12 The Settings contextual menu .................................................................... 13 Viewing other types of files ........................................................................ 13 Reading Kindle documents on other devices ................................................... 13 Sharing comments via social networks .......................................................... 13 Loaning Kindle books ............................................................................... 13 Using Kindle with your computer ................................................................ 14
Kindle User's Guide - page 3
Kindle User’s Guide Contents 3 Chapter 5 Finding Additional Assistance ........................................................ 15 Appendix A Product Information .................................................................. 16 Safety and Compliance Information .............................................................. 16 Maintaining Your Kindle ............................................................................. 16 Servicing Your Device ................................................................................ 16 Battery Safety ......................................................................................... 16 Wireless Safety and Compliance .................................................................. 16 Turn Off Wireless When Flying ..................................................................... 17 Using Your Kindle Around Other Electronic Devices ........................................... 17 Steps to Minimize Interference .................................................................... 17 Watch for Signs ...................................................................................... 17 FCC Compliance Statement for Model Number D01100, FCC ID: ZEG-0725 ............... 17 Information regarding Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy for Model Number D01100, FCC ID: ZEG-0725 ...................................................... 18 Canadian Compliance Statement ................................................................. 18 EU Declaration of Conformity ..................................................................... 18 Additional Information for Kindle Users ............................................................. 19 Recycling Kindle Properly ............................................................................. 19 Product Specifications .............................................................................. 19 KINDLE LICENSE AGREEMENT AND TERMS OF USE ........................................... 19 ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ................................................................... 19 Additional Information ................................................................................. 20 Patent Notices ........................................................................................ 21 Copyright and Trademark Notices ................................................................. 21
Kindle User's Guide - page 4
This short, informative guide will familiarize you with many Kindle features, and can generally be read in less than 10 minutes. Additional help is available on the Kindle Support website (www.kindle.com/support), including a printable PDF version of this guide. on the sides of the device to keep reading. To leave this guide, press the Home Press the Next Page button . If you want to read this guide again, look for Kindle User’s Guide on your Home screen. button
Kindle User's Guide - page 5
Kindle User’s Guide Chapter 1 Getting Started 5 Chapter 1 Getting Started Using the controls You need to learn only a few simple controls to navigate around your Kindle to download and read books, magazines, and newspapers. To the sides of the screen are the Next Page and Previous Page buttons. Both buttons are available on each side so you can hold your Kindle with either hand while reading. Your Kindle has the following buttons and a micro-USB port: Back button: Use this button to retrace your steps. For example, you can follow a link from a book, then press the Back button to return to your place in the book. Keyboard button: This button brings up an onscreen keyboard for entering text. Use the 5-way controller to navigate the keyboard. You can dismiss the keyboard by pressing the keyboard button. When searching for a title or author, press the keyboard button, enter your search string, and select the return key on the onscreen keyboard to initiate the search. 5-way controller: The 5-way controller enables you to quickly perform many common tasks on your Kindle. It has a center select button plus four arrows. To scroll up or down on a page, use the Up and Down arrows. When reading a book with chapters, you can use the Left and Right arrows to skip through chapter by chapter. You can also use the Left and Right arrows to move the cursor along a line of text. To select a menu item, press the Up or Down Arrow until the item you want is underlined, then press the center button to select it. Menu button: This button displays a menu of options. The menus are contextual, which means they change to offer appropriate options depending on what you’re currently doing with the device. For example, when you’re reading a book, the menu lets you go to another part of the book, search its contents, add a bookmark, etc. On the Home screen, menu options include viewing archived items and organizing your Kindle materials into groups (collections).
Kindle User's Guide - page 6
Kindle User’s Guide Chapter 1 Getting Started 6 Home button: This button takes you to the Home screen, where you’ll find a list of the books and other content stored on your Kindle. Power button: To turn your Kindle on, press the power button. To put your Kindle in sleep mode, press and release the power button; the screensaver appears on the display. To wake up your Kindle, press the power button. To turn off your Kindle, press and hold the power button for seven seconds until the screen goes blank. If your Kindle does not power on or is unresponsive during use, you can restart your device by pressing and holding the power button for 20 seconds. Micro-USB/power port: You can use the supplied USB cable to connect your Kindle to a computer for charging the battery and transferring files, including personal documents, to your Kindle. Charging the battery Charge your Kindle by plugging the supplied USB cable into a power source, such as a computer or the Kindle power adapter (sold separately). A lightning bolt should appear on the battery icon at the top of the Home screen. The indicator light on the bottom edge of the device will turn amber while charging and green when the battery is fully charged. Charging should take less than three hours. You can use your Kindle while it is connected via USB and charging from your computer, by unmounting or ejecting it so that Kindle exits USB drive mode. Windows Vista and 7: Click the Start button, select “Computer” from the options, right-click on the Kindle drive icon, and select “Eject” from the pop-up menu. Windows XP: Right-click on the “Safely remove hardware” icon in the lower right-hand corner of the task bar and follow the on-screen instructions to remove Kindle. Mac OS: Ctrl-click on the Kindle device icon and choose “Eject. Your Kindle will then exit USB drive mode and display the Home screen. You’ll see a lightning bolt on the battery status icon that indicates your Kindle is still charging. If the charge indicator light does not come on, make sure that the USB cable is fully inserted into your Kindle and into the USB port. Status indicators At the top of every screen, you’ll see indicators that inform you about the status of various Kindle services. Wi-Fi status indicators Your Kindle has a strong Wi-Fi signal and the Whispernet service is active. The more bars that are filled in with black, the stronger the Wi-Fi signal. Your Kindle is checking for available Wi-Fi networks. Battery status indicators The Kindle battery indicator shows the various states of the battery as it discharges. Note that subscribing to multiple blogs that update frequently may increase power consumption and decrease the battery life. A weak Wi-Fi signal can also increase power consumption.
Kindle User's Guide - page 7
Kindle User’s Guide Chapter 1 Getting Started 7 Activity indicator This indicator appears in the top left corner of your Kindle screen when the device is busy downloading new content, checking for new items, searching for an item, opening a large PDF file, or loading a web page. Setting up your Kindle If you’re reading this guide, you’ve probably completed the Kindle setup process, which includes connecting to a Wi-Fi network and registering your Kindle to an Amazon account. If you haven’t done these steps yet, go to the Home screen now, select Set Up Your Kindle, and follow the onscreen prompts. Once you have completed the setup process, Set Up Your Kindle will no longer appear on your Home screen. About Wi-Fi connections: Books, magazines, and other materials are delivered directly to your Kindle via its built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. You can connect to networks at home or at Wi-Fi hotspots around the world. To view available Wi-Fi networks, from the Home screen, press the Menu button and select Settings. On the Settings page, select “view” next to Wi-Fi Network. Identify the network you want to use, then select “connect. If you see a lock symbol next to “connect, the network requires a password. About registration: If you bought your Kindle online using your Amazon account, or you’ve already gone through the Kindle setup process, the device is registered and ready to use. To verify this, press the Home button and check whether your Amazon user name is in the upper left corner of the Home screen. If it says “My Kindle” your device is not registered. Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers For Kindle with Special Offers, you will receive special offers and sponsored screensavers that only display on Kindle’s home screen or screensaver—not within a book. Note that special offers & sponsored screensavers are not available in all countries. Screensaver When your device is sleeping, Special Offers and Sponsored Screensavers will be displayed on your screensaver. To wake your Kindle, simply press the power button or, to see more details on the special offer, press and hold the center of the 5-way controller. Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers are updated regularly when your Kindle is connected to Wi-Fi. Home screen Special Offers will be displayed at the bottom of the Home screen. This feature is only available for Kindle with Special Offers. To view additional details, navigate to the banner and press the center of the 5-way controller. All available Special Offers and sponsored Screensavers are saved on your Kindle. To view all available special offers: 1. Press the Home button, then press the Menu button. 2. Navigate to “View Special Offers” by moving the 5-way controller down, then press the 5-way controller to select. 3. Navigate to the item you want to view by moving the 5-way controller down, then press the 5-way controller to view details. Note that if you buy a special offer when your Kindle is offline, your order will not be processed immediately. The purchase will be queued and the transaction will be automatically completed the next time you connect to a network.
Kindle User's Guide - page 8
Kindle User’s Guide Chapter 2 Acquiring & Managing Kindle Books 8 Chapter 2 Acquiring & Managing Kindle Books Shop the Kindle Store anytime, anywhere The Kindle Store offers a wide selection of reading material including books, newspapers and magazines. To access the store, select Shop in Kindle Store from any menu (make sure you have turned wireless on). Use the 5-way controller to navigate through the store. You can search for a title, browse by category, check out the latest bestsellers or view recommendations personalized just for you. The Kindle Store lets you see details about titles, read customer reviews and even download book samples. When you decide to make a purchase, the Kindle Store uses the secure Amazon 1-Click payment method. To learn more about setting up your 1-Click payment method on your Manage Your Kindle page, go to www. kindle.com/support. After you order, the Amazon Whispernet service delivers the item directly to your Kindle via your Wi-Fi connection. Books are downloaded to your Kindle immediately, generally in less than 60 seconds. Newspapers and magazines are sent to your device as soon as they’re published—often even before they’re available in print. If your Kindle had wireless on prior to going to sleep, it will continue to receive your regularly scheduled subscriptions while in sleep mode. If your Kindle is not connected to a Wi-Fi network when a new issue of a periodical becomes available, that issue will be delivered automatically the next time you connect. Managing your Kindle library Kindle can store thousands of digital books, personal documents, newspapers, blogs, and magazines, which are referred to collectively as “content” throughout this guide. To display a list of content on your Kindle, press the Home button. Pressing Menu from the Home screen displays how much free space you have available for storing content. By default, your content is sorted by most recent first, meaning all of the new items and the content you are currently reading are at the top. You can change how the Home screen is sorted by pressing the Up Arrow on the 5-way controller until the sort options are underlined, then pressing the Right Arrow on the 5-way to display the sort options. If your Home screen is sorted alphabetically by either title or author, you can press a letter key and then the center button of the 5-way to go to the first item starting with that letter. The Manage Your Kindle page on Amazon offers a handy way to view and manage your Kindle content, settings, and account using a web browser. To learn more, go to www.kindle.com/ support. Creating collections You’ll probably reach a point where you want to group items for easier access. The Collections feature lets you do this. Create a new collection by pressing the Menu button while on the Home screen. Select Create New Collection, then use the onscreen keyboard to type a name for the collection. You can add as many items as you like to each collection, and you can add an item to more than one collection. Removing content To delete an item from your Kindle, underline its name on the Home screen and press the Left Arrow on the 5-way controller. When a warning displays, press the center button of the 5-way to confirm the deletion.
Kindle User's Guide - page 9
Kindle User’s Guide Chapter 2 Acquiring & Managing Kindle Books 9 Copies of all your books, recent issues of newspapers and magazines, and personal documents are archived on Amazon’s servers. If you wish to retrieve content that you’ve removed, select Archived Items from the Home screen, then choose the item(s) you want to restore to your Kindle. Use this same method to download previously purchased content to a new Kindle. Amazon does not store older issues of periodicals. If you want to back up those items, you’ll need to do so manually. See “Using Kindle with your computer” for more information.
Kindle User's Guide - page 10
Kindle User’s Guide Chapter 3 Reading Kindle Documents 10 Chapter 3 Reading Kindle Documents Understanding Kindle display technology Kindle uses a high-resolution display technology called electronic paper. It works using ink just like books and newspapers, but it displays the ink particles electronically. You may see a “flash” when turning pages. This is part of the process of updating the electronic ink that Kindle uses to display text and graphics. Customizing your text display Kindle provides a quick way to adjust the appearance of books and periodicals. To access those settings, press the Menu button when you’re reading a document and select Change Font Size. A dialog box will appear that lets you change the font size, typeface, line spacing, number of words per line, and orientation of the content on the Kindle screen. You can also change the orientation when you aren’t reading a document, such as on the Home screen. Simply press the Menu button and select Screen Rotation. Zooming in on images You can increase the size of an image in a Kindle book for easier viewing. First, use the 5-way controller to position the cursor over the image. A magnifying glass with a plus sign will appear on top of it. Press the 5-way controller to zoom in. To return to your content, press the 5-way controller or any key or button except the Home button. You can also use zoom on any web page. Interacting with your documents Your Kindle gives you access to features that aren’t available with printed materials, such as instantly viewing word definitions and searching for specific content. Just as with a traditional book, you can also highlight favorite passages, add notes, and create bookmarks. Dictionary: Your Kindle includes two dictionaries: The New Oxford American Dictionary (the default) and The Oxford Dictionary of English. Simply place the cursor in front of any word you want defined. To see a longer definition, press the center button of the 5-way controller and select “full definition” from the displayed options and press the center button of the 5-way controller. To change the default dictionary, use the menu on the Settings page. Your dictionaries may differ depending upon the language you select. Search: Press the Keyboard button to display the keyboard and type the text you want to search for, then press the keyboard button to dismiss the keyboard. Right click the 5-way controller to select the find option, then press the center select button of the 5-way controller to display the search results. You can also search other content on your Kindle, the Kindle Store, Google, Wikipedia, or the built-in dictionary by using the Right Arrow on the 5-way controller to scroll past “find” and choosing the type of search you want. Highlights: Place the cursor where you want to start the highlight. Press the center of the 5-way controller and select the “start highlight” option. Scroll the cursor to the end of the text you want to highlight and press the center button again and select the “end highlight” option. The highlighted text is underlined. It is also added to a file on the Home screen called My Clippings. If several other Kindle users have highlighted a particular passage in the
You're reading the first 10 out of 21 pages of this docs, please download or login to readmore.

People are reading about...