Kindle Users guide
The Amazon Kindle is a device that lets you read books and articles on the go. However, it is much more than a simple reader. The most recent version of the Kindle lets you do things such as take notes while reading, set bookmarks for easy reference, highlight portions of text, as well as search the web for information. It is important to know that while it does allow you to get online to perform searches on sites such as Google and Wikipedia, or connect to social networking sites to share updates with others, it wasn’t primarily designed as a web browsing device like the Apple iPad. As such, it doesn’t support certain types of content such as Flash or Java applets.
The Kindle is also made to be as easy to use as possible. Amazon has put together a Kindle users guide which explains in details all of the features of the device as well as gives some useful advice on how to make the most out of your Kindle. The Amazon Kindle users guide can be downloaded as a PDF file on your computer or viewed on the Kindle itself, depending on how you prefer to view it.
Here is a summary of the Kindle users guide that will let you get started with the device quickly:
The main buttons that you will use to navigate your way around the Kindle will be the four buttons around the screen (previous page, two next page buttons, a home button) and the 5 way controller which lets you easily scroll through text.
To make the text on screen easier to read for you, you can adjust its size. Doing so is very simple and involves pressing the text key, located to the right of the space bar on the keyboard (Aa). It will then display all the text sizes available. You use the five way controller to select the text size that you want. You can also use this feature to enable the text to speech option, which will read out loud the text that is presented on the screen.
The Amazon Kindle has a built in accelerometer which changes the orientation of the display from portrait to landscape depending on how you position the device. There is no need to select any option from the menu, the device will do so automatically when it detects that the screen has been rotated. You can also lock the screen in portrait or landscape mode if you prefer, by pressing text key and choose one of the options to lock the display to.
The Kindle has a lot of interesting features which make downloading, reading and working with text easy and convenient. If you want to learn more about how they work and what they can do for you, take a look at the free Kindle users guide which is found on Amazon’s website. You will then be able to see for yourself everything that this e-reader can do for you. Don’t be afraid to experiment while learning how to work with the device.