How to Print Kindle Files

Written by michael butler
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How to Print Kindle Files
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With the Amazon Kindle, you may read documents in several formats, including .azw, .mobi, .prc, .txt, .rtf and .pdf. If you want to share a document from Kindle, you may either print a screen shot or print a clipping.

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Things you need

  • Kindle USB cord

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    Go to the Kindle page you want to print. Press "Shift" + "Alt" + "G" on the Kindle keyboard. This saves the current screen as a .gif image file.

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    Attach the Kindle to a computer with the USB cord. Click "Open in Windows Explorer to "View Files and Folders" in the Autoplay menu.

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    Locate the screen shot you saved in the "Documents" folder on the Kindle. Copy it to a computer. Open it in MSPaint or a similar program to print.

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    Open the periodical article you want to print on your Kindle. Press the "Menu" button, then select "Clip this article."

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    Connect your Kindle to your computer with the USB cable and select "Open in Windows Explorer to View Files and Folders."

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    Open "My Clippings.txt" in the Kindle "Documents" folder. Double-clicking the file opens it in your default text editor. You may then print the clipping.

Tips and warnings

  • You may not print out entire .azw documents. These are files in Amazon's proprietary, copy-protected format.
  • Portions of a book that you highlight on a Kindle will be saved to your clippings file.
  • You may not print most books by highlighting as there is a hidden limit to how much of a book you may save as a clipping. The limit varies from book to book, but is usually around 10 per cent.

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