How to Resize a PDF for Kindle

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How to Resize a PDF for Kindle
Resizing an ebook on a Kindle will make it easier to read. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

The Kindle electronic reader made by Amazon comes in three versions that have improved vastly since they first debuted. The Kindle can read only books that are formatted properly. The original Kindle could only read PDFs after conversion, but the more recent models are capable of handling them without conversion. However, you can resize the font on a PDF for Kindle only if it is converted first through Amazon.

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    Open the email client that you use on your computer.

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    Begin a new message and click "Attach." The method for sending attachments will vary depending on the client you use.

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    E-mail the PDF as an attachment to "" if it is not already in the Kindle format. If the three-letter file extension is ".azw," it is already in the proper format. Replace "yourname" with the name under which you registered the Kindle. In the subject line, type "Convert."

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    Check your computer's e-mail inbox after a few minutes to retrieve the converted PDF. Amazon will convert it free of charge and send it directly to the Kindle wirelessly.

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    Open the PDF on the Kindle.

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    Move the five-way controller to position the cursor over an image on the screen.

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    Press down on the button to zoom in on the image.

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    Change the text size by pressing the key with the upper case and lower case "A."

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    Move the cursor to pick a different size and then press down on the controller to confirm the change.

Tips and warnings

  • If your Kindle is connected to 3G instead of Wi-Fi, use the following address instead: Amazon will convert the documents and send them directly to the Kindle for a fee.

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