Kindle and PDF files

  steve263000 15:19 10 Dec 2011

I have purchased the new Kindle and am in general very happy with it. However I am trying to put some PDF files on there for viewing my work stuff. I don't seem to be having any success with that side of it.

I tried to put them on directly without success and because I use PDF-viewer for my files and not acrobat they would not work.

I then download my files to acrobat on line and transferred them back to the computer separately as acrobat file and tried again. Without success. Has anyone had the same problems or is it just me?

The Kindle is the new small one for £89 by the way

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:27 10 Dec 2011

The older one £110 worked OK for me (not tried the new one yet) just put the pdf file into the Document folder on the Kindle.

  john bunyan 17:49 10 Dec 2011
  tullie 18:56 10 Dec 2011

You could download Calibre,then convert it to emobi in there,then send to the Kindle

  ton 01:26 11 Dec 2011

"You could download Calibre,then convert it to mobi" I wouldn't do this.

PDF files will convert to mobi with Calibre but it makes a very poor job of it.

I haven't got the new version of Kindle but the previous version will read PDF files.

Just copy them to the Documents folder on Kindle.

It has nothing to do with your PDF viewer.

I've just looked at Amazon site and this latest Kindle does read PDF files.

  steve263000 08:09 11 Dec 2011

Thanks for the replies. I have tried all of the above, (not Claibre) and nothing seems to work. The files shows up on the screen as being in there, but when I click on it to open it all I get is a blank screen

  beynac 10:46 11 Dec 2011

I believe that you have to email the files to your Kindle. john bunyan's link gives the details. Unfortunately, I cannot remember where I read this, but it must be worth a try.

  lotvic 11:20 11 Dec 2011

Just done it on mine, ordinary drag & drop or copy to 'Documents' folder on the Kindle.

Find Kindle is laboriously slow 30-45 seconds to go to the next page in a .pdf so maybe you are not waiting long enough for it to load before it can display.

  steve263000 08:11 12 Dec 2011

Thanks for the replies again. I have been looking at the Kindle again and it seems that the version that I have, (version 4) is not compatible with PDF files yet. Maybe it needs a software upgrade.

  lotvic 09:28 12 Dec 2011

But that is the one I have just got and put .pdf on....

"Content Formats Supported Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion"

"Documentation Quick Start Guide (included in box) [PDF]; Kindle User's Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF] "

Read the Technical Details ClickHere

  QuizMan 15:27 12 Dec 2011

I have downloaded PDF's to my new Kindle (v4). You need to be in wi-fi range. E-mail it to your Kindle e-mail address and have the word "convert" in the subjct line of the e-mail. Wait a couple of minutes and it should download it to the Kindle via wi-fi. See the bottom of page 112 of the user manual.

It worked for me, but it does not handle PDF's very well, especially if there are a lot of graphics in the document. In my experience, it handles Word documents better.

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