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Offline Puddleduck Reading Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
19 Jan 2011, 03:21 PM | Post: #21

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RE: Kindle FAQ October 2010

I've got my new Kindle and am having great fun using it.

I've been doing all I can to get as much text on screen as possible. I followed the advice for changing the margin size from 40 to 10 and it worked fine using Wordpad (I did make a backup first). Perhaps it worked because I have Windows 7 (64 bit).

I have a query about the collections on the home page, once you have put books in collections do they have to show as separate items on the screen as well?

Keep up the good exchange of info everbody. Big Grin
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Offline Alex Reading A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
19 Jan 2011, 03:28 PM | Post: #22

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RE: Kindle FAQ October 2010

(19 Jan 2011 03:21 PM)Puddleduck Wrote:  I have a query about the collections on the home page, once you have put books in collections do they have to show as separate items on the screen as well?

Keep up the good exchange of info everbody. Big Grin

Hi Puddleduck

At the top of your home screen it should say 'Showing all x items by ...' and then you can tell it to show them by collection, title or author (highlight this line on the home page and scroll right to access the other options.)

If you choose collections then it will only show the folders you have created plus any items you have that haven't been placed in any collection. If you choose either title or author it will show everything individually, as well as your collection folders.

Depending on how you've named your collections they may not all be at the top of the list in title or author view as they get treated alphabetically. People get round this by starting their collection names with a symbol like ~ or - so that they get put at the top of the list.

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Offline Puddleduck Reading Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
19 Jan 2011, 11:38 PM | Post: #23

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RE: Kindle FAQ October 2010

(19 Jan 2011 03:28 PM)Alex Wrote:  
(19 Jan 2011 03:21 PM)Puddleduck Wrote:  I have a query about the collections on the home page, once you have put books in collections do they have to show as separate items on the screen as well?

Keep up the good exchange of info everbody. Big Grin

Hi Puddleduck

At the top of your home screen it should say 'Showing all x items by ...' and then you can tell it to show them by collection, title or author (highlight this line on the home page and scroll right to access the other options.)

If you choose collections then it will only show the folders you have created plus any items you have that haven't been placed in any collection. If you choose either title or author it will show everything individually, as well as your collection folders.

Depending on how you've named your collections they may not all be at the top of the list in title or author view as they get treated alphabetically. People get round this by starting their collection names with a symbol like ~ or - so that they get put at the top of the list.

Hopes this helps Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

Alex Smile

That's great thanks.
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Offline neuromancer Reading Blue Remembred Earth by Alastair Reynolds
26 Jan 2011, 09:01 AM | Post: #24

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RE: Kindle FAQ October 2010

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I'm a new Kindle owner and this is a dumb newbie question...

Can I use my Kindle mains charger in countries that have a different voltage than the UK? I don't have to think about this kind of thing with PCs any more, they simply adjust. Is the Kindle the same or do I need some kind of travelling user mains charger?

I thank you for your kind indulgence
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26 Jan 2011, 01:27 PM | Post: #25

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RE: Kindle FAQ October 2010

(26 Jan 2011 09:01 AM)neuromancer Wrote:  I'm a new Kindle owner and this is a dumb newbie question...

Can I use my Kindle mains charger in countries that have a different voltage than the UK? I don't have to think about this kind of thing with PCs any more, they simply adjust. Is the Kindle the same or do I need some kind of travelling user mains charger?

I thank you for your kind indulgence

You should just need an adaptor as far as I'm aware, to allow you to adjust to the local plug/socket shape. Although I'll admit my kindle hasn't been out of the country since I got it so someone else may be able to give you a definitive answer. Do Amazon do an international kindle charger?
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Offline neuromancer Reading Blue Remembred Earth by Alastair Reynolds
26 Jan 2011, 01:35 PM | Post: #26

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RE: Kindle FAQ October 2010

(26 Jan 2011 01:27 PM)Alex Wrote:  You should just need an adaptor as far as I'm aware, to allow you to adjust to the local plug/socket shape. Although I'll admit my kindle hasn't been out of the country since I got it so someone else may be able to give you a definitive answer. Do Amazon do an international kindle charger?

I'm hoping you're right
Offline JulB
01 Feb 2011, 08:47 PM | Post: #27

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RE: Kindle FAQ October 2010

I have a universal charger (I bought at the airport) and use the USB to charge mobile phones, camera, kindle etc. You get connections for europe and USA and the one I have has two USB points - useful to charge phone and kindle at the same time.
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RE: Kindle FAQ October 2010

Suggest you mention in the FAQ for dictionaries that some other dictionaries and thesauri (?) will function as the default. The advert for it should tell you.
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21 Feb 2011, 06:43 PM | Post: #29

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RE: Kindle FAQ October 2010

Hello I'm a newbie and my question is :- do I have to turn my Kindle completely off when flying ie for take off and landing. Thank You Heather xxx
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21 Feb 2011, 06:47 PM | Post: #30

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RE: Kindle FAQ October 2010

(21 Feb 2011 06:43 PM)Heatherb88uk Wrote:  Hello I'm a newbie and my question is :- do I have to turn my Kindle completely off when flying ie for take off and landing. Thank You Heather xxx

As long as WiFi is off, it should be fine. Welcome to KUF, by the way. Hope you find lots to enjoy here. Hello
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