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Old 03-04-2011, 11:24 PM   #1
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kindle question

Hi All,

I'm Canadian. I'm confused by Amazon's information. Can someone tell me a bit more about this.

If I want to upload Word docs onto the device, can I convert them to the kindle format? I'm confused b/c the website says Canadians can't send files via wi-fi and the directions for conversation are via wi-fi. Is there a way to convert them when you upload them via USB? Or can you use another program to convert them and then upload them?

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Old 03-04-2011, 11:31 PM   #2
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You can send the word document to Amazon using email and they will email you back a fully compatible file that will work on your Kindle. There is a free version and a paid version for this. Then you just copy it over via USB. There are also free applications available that can convert Word documents as well.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:20 AM   #3
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Do Canadians have access to this email feature?
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:22 AM   #4
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I suppose, it's just email
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:55 AM   #5
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Slightly off-topic here, if I may.... we Canadians struggle with another disadvantage too: some free books cannot be downloaded. Example: http://www.amazon.com/Great-Expectat...igital-text_56

Anyone found a workaround? Maybe change our country of residence in our Amazon account, temporarily?
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Slightly off-topic here, if I may.... we Canadians struggle with another disadvantage too: some free books cannot be downloaded. Example: http://www.amazon.com/Great-Expectat...igital-text_56

Anyone found a workaround? Maybe change our country of residence in our Amazon account, temporarily?
If you're searching specifically for this book, you can download it here at http://www.archive.org/details/great...atio00dickgoog and transfer it then to your e-reader . Many free books can be found there or at gutenberg.org .

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Thanks, Bookscanning.co; I don't particularly want that book, just wondering if there is a workaround.
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:07 AM   #8
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Hi Kayak - you might find the following thread helpful:

Personal Document Service via Whispernet in Canada
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