|09-26-2009, 04:42 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2009
A few questions about the Kindle 1st gen
Since the Sony PRS-505s are hard to get a hold of now, I'm looking into the refurbished first generation Kindles offered by Amazon.com. I live in Canada so I won't be able to use the wireless capability.
From what I understand, I'll be able to drag-and-drop ebooks directly from my computer (a Mac) to the Kindle, via USB?
How are files organized/displayed on the Kindle: in folder format (like the Hanlin) or by title/author/etc (like the Sony models)?
Would I have to use a program like Calibre to convert my html/rtf/pdf files into formats that are recognized by the Kindle (which are txt and...?)?
The dictionary function is built-in and does not rely on wireless access, right?
|09-26-2009, 04:56 PM||#2|
Sir Penguin of Edinburgh
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: DC Metro area
Device: Shake a stick plus 1
|09-27-2009, 08:36 PM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Device: Kindle 1.0.8, iPod Touch, Kindle Keyboard
Let's say you hook your Kindle to your computer. You move e-books TreasureIsland.mobi, and TheWindInTheWillows.prc, into the documents folder. Then you create a folder called "Horse Stories" in the documents folder and you move BlackBeauty.prc, and MyFriendFlicka.mobi into "Horse Stories."
On your computer you will see, in the documents folder,
The Wind In the Willows
and a folder called "Horse Stories" that contains Black Beauty, and My Friend Flicka
When you disconnect your Kindle and start it up, you will see
The Wind In The Willows
My Friend Flicka
and no sign of the folder.
The Kindle can "see" the books in "horse stories" and can display their titles for you, and let you read them, but has no way to let you know that Black Beauty and My Friend Flicka were grouped together, separate from Treasure Island and The Wind in The Willows.
|09-28-2009, 11:56 AM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Device: treo, cybook, kindle, ipaq
And you have the option to order the book list on the kindle 3 different ways - by most recent (which orders them by which you've accessed most recently, either by reading in it or loading it on the kindle) or alphabetical by author or title.
|09-28-2009, 02:12 PM||#5|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Device: Kindle 3, Nexus 7
Re using Calibre to convert HTML, RTF, etc ....
It's true that Calibre will handle that chore with ease, but you don't have to use it with HTML -- provided the HTML is more-or-less straight text. Just change the file's extension to TXT. You won't preserve the graphics or any complex layout, but it's fine for reading things like ebooks downloaded from Project Guthenberg.
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