How to View PDF on your kindle
Step 1: Send your pdf document to your Kindle device.
This can be done in one of 2 ways:
- By connecting to your computer through a USB port and dragging the file accross.
- By sending the file to your Kindle by email using your private address that you were given when you created your Amazon account. This will usually be of the format: Username@free.kindle.com or Username@kindle.com. The ‘free’ address is for users who do not have the 3G enabled version of Kindle. If this is you, you will only be able to pick up your pdf file the next time you are connected to a Wifi connection so that you can download it.
Step 2: Change the screen size and orientation.
PDF documents are designed to have A4 sized pages so if you are reading on the 6″ Kindle, a pdf document will be very small (image below).
Don’t worry though, Kindle allows you to change the size and orientation of your file. If you turn the file on it’s side and increase the size, you can read it fine.
Step 1: Open up the document and hit the Button with AA (circle 1 on picture below). This will open up the ‘Size and Orientation’ box.
Step 2: Select the document size. For this I recommend ‘Fit to width’ (circle 2 on picture) which is perfect for most PDF’s. This will also prevent you form having to scroll from left to right as you read along your kindle – a function which Kindle does not perform well.
Step 3: Change your screen orientation to one of the landscape types. As I am right handed I choose to have the buttons to my right (circle 3) but you can choose which is most convenient for you.
And that’s it – By following the simple instructions above you can configure your Amazon Kindle to read PDF’s effortlessly!