The Amazon Kindle does a great job displaying eBooks. You can also use it to read Microsoft Word, Notepad and PDFs to your Kindle for easy reading too. Here’s how.
The Amazon Kindle does a great job displaying eBooks. You can also use it to send Microsoft Office documents and PDFs to your Kindle for easy reading too. Here’s how.
First, you need to download Send to Kindle on your windows computer.
Installation is a one-click process. Launch the Sent to Kindle executable file and click Install.
Next, register your kindle by entering your Amazon account credentials.
Send to Kindle is actually a shell extension for Windows. To send a document to your Kindle right click on it and select Send to Kindle from the context menu.
The Send to Kindle screen comes up. Enter the Title and Author fields, select to deliver over Wi-Fi or Whispernet. Sending it via Wi-Fi is free.
Then select the device(s) you want to send the document to. Here I’m sending the PDF to my Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire. You can send your documents to any Amazon Kindle or iPad, iPhone or iPod touch that has the Kindle software installed.
A progress screen is displayed while your document is uploaded.
After the upload is complete, the following message appears. The Amazon software will format the document so it displays well on your Kindle.
Make sure your Kindle is connected to your WiFi network. After a few minutes, you’ll see the document is being delivered to your Kindle. Here the PDF is being sent to my Kindle Touch.
When it’s complete, your document will display on your reading list.
Another way to get your Office documents delivered to your Kindle is to use the Print To option. While in a document, click the option to print. For Printer Name select Send to Kindle from the drop-down menu. Click Print.
Then go through the same steps to send the document to you Kindle shown above.
One problem I had was with PDFs, some of them didn’t render correctly on the Kindle Touch. The text was too small. If I enlarged it, the document wouldn’t fit on the page. I found it best to read on the Kindle Fire in Landscape View.
This works with Microsoft Word, Notepad and PDFs and Pictures. It does not work with Excel or PowerPoint documents.