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Organising Your Kindle Keyboard Content
Content on the Home Screen
Sorting Content and Using Collections
Kindle Keyboard allows you to choose how the content on the Home screen is sorted.
To change how your content is organised on the Home Screen:
Here's a list of the Sort options available:
If you store a lot of content on your Kindle Keyboard, you can create collections to improve your organisation. A collection is a category you create on your Kindle Keyboard Home screen. You can then move your books, audiobooks, and personal documents from the Home screen to the collections you create. Your Kindle Keyboard will sort your content by collections after you create your first collection. Your Kindle Keyboard will need to have been connected wirelessly at least once in order to create a collection.
To create a collection:
To rename or delete a collection:
Note: Deleting a collection from your Kindle Keyboard does not change the content stored on your device. Items previously placed into the collection that are stored on your Kindle Keyboard will appear on the Home screen after the collection is deleted.
To sort your Home screen content by collection:
Managing Content in Your Collections
After you create one or more collections, you're ready to associate books, audiobooks, and personal documents on your Kindle Keyboard using those collections. Please note that subscriptions such as newspapers, magazines, and blogs cannot currently be added to collections on the Kindle Keyboard. Here are a few handy collection features:
To add or remove collection items:
To import a collection from another Kindle device:
Note: Importing a collection from another device does not import the books or other items to your Kindle Keyboard if they aren't downloaded already. However, books already on your Kindle Keyboard that are associated with a collection will automatically appear under that collection name on your Home screen.
Annotations: Highlights, Bookmarks, Clippings, Notes
Information about using Kindle Keyboard is also available in your Kindle Keyboard User's Guide you can download a copy on the Kindle Documentation page.
Overview of Annotations
(bookmarks, highlights, notes, clippings) you make on a Kindle book are
stored in your Kindle Library on Amazon.co.uk when your Kindle Keyboard is
connected to wireless. When you open the title on any registered
device, you'll be right where you were the last time you read and your
annotations will be included.
You can place a bookmark at any location and place multiple bookmarks in whatever you are reading. Select "View Notes & Marks" to return to any bookmarked location. Bookmarked pages have a "dog-ear" icon in the upper right corner.
To place a bookmark:
Tip: You can quickly create a bookmark by either holding down the Alt key and pressing the B key, or by moving the 5-way up or down to go into cursor mode and then pressing the 5-way controller twice.
To view a bookmarked location:
To remove a bookmark:
To remove several bookmarks at one time:
You can highlight text on the Kindle Keyboard like you would use a highlighter pen on paper and view them at any time by pressing the Menu button and selecting "View Notes & Marks". The text you highlight appears with a gray underline.
To highlight one or more lines:
To remove a highlight:
Viewing Popular Highlights
Amazon displays Popular Highlights by combining the highlights of all Kindle customers and identifying the passages with the most highlights. The resulting Popular Highlights help readers focus on passages that are meaningful to the greatest number of people. Some books don't have enough highlighting in them to have Popular Highlights. Popular highlights are marked with a gray dashed underline in your reading. You can see Popular Highlights for all books that have them at kindle.amazon.com.
To view Popular Highlights:
To turn Popular Highlights on and off:
Managing Popular Highlights
If you have a Kindle Keyboard device, you can turn off having your highlights in popular highlights by turning off Annotations Backup in Settings on your device. If you have a Kindle App, we will be adding this capability soon. Annotations BackUp backs up your annotations and last page read and syncs them across devices. You can also remove highlights you made previously from Popular Highlights.
To turn off Annotations Backup:
To remove previous highlights from Popular Highlights:
Kindle Keyboard allows you to add comments, make notes, and mark up passages just as you might in a printed book.
To add a note:
A superscripted number appears where you inserted your note. Notes are numbered in the order they appear in the content and update automatically if you add more.
To edit or delete a note:
You can "clip" an entire periodical article and save it to the "My Clippings" file.
To clip an article:
To view your clippings:
Editing the "My Clippings" File
All of your bookmarks, highlights, notes, and clippings are stored in the "My Clippings" TXT file on your Kindle Keyboard. You can transfer and copy the file to share and use your clippings.
To transfer the "My Clippings" file and open it on your computer:
If you wish, you can make changes to the file and transfer it back to your Kindle. Changing your "My Clippings" file does not affect any notes, bookmarks, or highlights you've made in the actual content. The next time you read the content, you can still use them for navigation and reference.
To remove the "My Clippings" file from your Kindle Keyboard:
Kindle Keyboard adds a new "My Clippings" file the next time you add a clipping or annotation to any content.
Sharing Highlights, Notes and Ratings on Facebook and Twitter
If you're reading and happen across a passage you'd like to share with friends or followers through social networking sites, Kindle Keyboard gives you the option to post it to Facebook or Twitter. You can also share your rating of any Kindle Book you're reading through your social media networks.
Registering Your Social Networks
Before you can share what you're reading, you'll need to link your Amazon.co.uk account to your account on Facebook or Twitter.
To manage your social networks:
Sharing on a Registered Network
Posting to Facebook or Twitter is as easy as highlighting a passage and adding a comment. When you select the share option, your comments will be sent automatically to your registered social networking sites, appended with a backlink to a web page showing the passage you highlighted.
To create a highlight and note to share:
If you don't have a Facebook or Twitter account associated with your Kindle account, you'll automatically be prompted to manage your social network registration before your message is posted. If you choose not to link your Kindle account to your social media networks, your highlights and notes will still be saved in the book, as well as at https://kindle.amazon.com.
To share from your existing notes and marks:
You can also navigate to a section in your book that contains a note or highlight, select it with your cursor, and press Alt + on the keyboard to share.
To rate a book and share via social media:On the final page of your book, you'll be given the opportunity to share what you thought of it via Twitter or Facebook.
You can rate the book at any time just by going to the final page. Press the "Menu" button, select "Go to" and select the "End" button.
You can also select "Tweet/share that you've finished this book" to let everyone know you've read it.
You can rate a book even if you haven't linked your Amazon.co.uk account to your social media accounts. Ratings are displayed at https://kindle.amazon.com/your_reading.
Note: You can only rate Kindle books purchased from the Kindle Store.
Searching on Kindle Keyboard
Kindle Keyboard's search function allows you to find related items in your content and on the Internet.
To perform a search:
Types of Searches
Here's a quick description of the available search options:
Viewing Search Results
Kindle Keyboard displays a Search Results page when the requested search is completed. Use the Next Page and Previous Page buttons if there are more results than fit on the current page. If your results contain a specific item or website, you'll be able to underline and select specific items using the 5-way controller.
Kindle Keyboard displays all titles that contain your search term(s) and shows total instances for your term(s) in each item to the left of the title. To see all results for a specific title, select it with the 5-way controller.
After you select a specific title from the search results or if you limited your search results to a specific title originally, you'll see a results page that displays all the locations where the search term(s) appear. You can select and view the locations listed using the 5-way controller. Use the Back button to return to your results page.
A Store search takes you to the Kindle Store where you can browse available titles.
When you look up the meaning of a word, Kindle Keyboard displays definitions from default dictionary. You can use the 5-way controller to select specific words within the definition to see them defined at the bottom of the screen.
When you're connected to Whispernet and select "wikipedia" or "google" as your search option, Kindle Keyboard opens Basic Web and displays the search results from the chosen website. If links are available, you can navigate to other web pages using the 5-way controller.
Setting Show and Sort Options
You can choose how the Kindle content listed on your Home screen is sorted.
Here's a list of the Sort options available:
To change how your content is organised on the Home screen:
Downloading New Content
If you just purchased content from the Kindle Store or are waiting for the most recent issue of a periodical to be delivered, you can use Kindle's Home menu to start the download.
To download content pending delivery:
If you use lose your wireless connection while downloading, the download will resume once you regain your wireless connection.
Downloading Archived Content
displays the items you've downloaded on the Home screen. If you have
Kindle content stored in your Kindle Library that isn't displayed, you
can download it from Manage Your Kindle on Amazon.co.uk when connected to wireless.
Removing Kindle Content
All books you purchase are automatically backed up on Amazon.co.uk. When you remove a book from your Kindle, it appears in your Archived Items.
To remove content:
To change your mind, press the back button to cancel.
To permanently remove content from your account:
Removing Personal Content
Personal documents you transfer to your Kindle are up at Amazon.co.uk. If you wish to keep a copy of personal items for backup before deleting them from your Kindle Keyboard, you'll need to save them to your computer or another storage device.
Removing Content with Annotations
you remove a Kindle book you bought from Amazon that is available for
re-download in your Kindle Library, we automatically save all of your
annotations for the book.
Keeping Subscription Content
Older issues of newspapers and magazines appear inside a grouping called "Periodicals: Back Issues". Selecting the grouping takes you to a screen that displays the back issues you have on your Kindle Keyboard.
To keep a back issue:
You will then see the word "keep" to the left of the issue title in Home.Learn how to organise your Kindle content, create collections, download Archived Items, remove Kindle content, add notes, highlights & bookmarks and share them on Facebook and Twitter.
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