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Old 12-09-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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Bookmarks and Clippings from K Keyboard to PW2

Xmas came early for me this year and so I am now the happy owner of a PW2.

I am about to move my favourite books to the PW2 and my question concerns the bookmarks you can set.

As I understand it these are stored in special files associated with the book file?
So it is not enough to simply copy the myclippings file.

Can I somehow backup the bookmarks and move the to the PW?
I plan to have the same files and collections.

The PW is jailbroken (is that even a word?) like the Keyboard was.
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If you have sync turned on, they will be synced to the new Kindle when you download the book.

The My Clippings.txt file is just an extra copy of the bookmarks, etc., and not related to the copy stored in the books at all. That won't sync; you'd have to copy it yourself, if for some reason you wanted to keep it on the new Kindle. I often delete mine to clear it out. It gets recreated the next time you set a bookmark, or create a highlight or note.
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:52 AM   #3
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If you have sync turned on, they will be synced to the new Kindle when you download the book.

The My Clippings.txt file is just an extra copy of the bookmarks, etc., and not related to the copy stored in the books at all. That won't sync; you'd have to copy it yourself, if for some reason you wanted to keep it on the new Kindle. I often delete mine to clear it out. It gets recreated the next time you set a bookmark, or create a highlight or note.
What Susan said... but unlike her I copy my clippings file from kindle to kindle, I have all my notes from all the way back to my original k2.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:15 AM   #4
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I wonder something related to this: Can I get a list of all clippings and bookmarks somewhere?
All I can find is the narrow list of bookmarks on the right side when I open it, and that thing gets sort of annoying because all I can see is the bookmarked position, I can't name the entries or anything.

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Old 12-10-2013, 11:16 AM   #5
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In the "My Clippings" file on your Kindle.
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:24 AM   #6
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I wonder something related to this: Can I get a list of all clippings and bookmarks somewhere?
All I can find is the narrow list of bookmarks on the right side when I open it, and that thing gets sort of annoying because all I can see is the bookmarked position, I can't name the entries or anything.
You can see all your notes and highlights here:

https://kindle.amazon.com/your_highlights

You do not need the Clippings file at all. At that web site you can make changes, use review flash cards for memorizing them and do all sorts of other things with them. I have never opened the Clippings file and just ignore it.

That site has notes and highlights from every Kindle you ever owned and is searchable as well. You can add notes to highlights there.

I use that site to copy and paste to chat rooms and Forums for discussion purposes.

I am not sure if that site is available to Kindle owners located outside America or for side loaded books not purchased from Amazon. Others here will have to find out on their own.

I believe notes and highlights are only synced once every 24 hours.

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Old 12-10-2013, 02:50 PM   #7
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You can see all your notes and highlights here:

or for side loaded books not purchased from Amazon. Others here will have to find out on their own.
As long as the book was put in the personal doc archive it does also show its highlights there. I am reading one of the ones I used "send with kindle' and it shows the highlights I have done.

Its a great site, I think many don't know about it though. For fun I went all the way back to my first highlight. It took a while as it was in February 2009. So it took me apparently 3 months to figure out or have the need to highlight or note anything on my K1.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:46 PM   #8
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You can see all your notes and highlights here:

https://kindle.amazon.com/your_highlights

You do not need the Clippings file at all. At that web site you can make changes, use review flash cards for memorizing them and do all sorts of other things with them. I have never opened the Clippings file and just ignore it.

That site has notes and highlights from every Kindle you ever owned and is searchable as well. You can add notes to highlights there.

I use that site to copy and paste to chat rooms and Forums for discussion purposes.

I am not sure if that site is available to Kindle owners located outside America or for side loaded books not purchased from Amazon. Others here will have to find out on their own.

I believe notes and highlights are only synced once every 24 hours.
That site is a good backup place if you lost or did not transfer your clippings file kindle to kindle. But as you stated side loaded books or those not uploaded to Amazon do not get their notes and highlights uploaded. Which is the main reason why I transfer my clippings file between kindles.

I mainly use the clippings file but the website is the easiest to read because the clippings file updates as notes/highlights are added to it, so if you happen to go back to a book and add or change a note, the same book could have notes all over the file.

A few months back I cleaned up my clippings file to put all the notes together and to alphabetize them. Needless to say it took me hours to do this.
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Ok, thanks.

Something else - is there no other option to jump to the next (or previous) chapter but the "go to" menue?
On the keyboard Kindle you just pressed a navigation key to jump to the next chapter (or back).
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Ok, thanks.

Something else - is there no other option to jump to the next (or previous) chapter but the "go to" menue?
On the keyboard Kindle you just pressed a navigation key to jump to the next chapter (or back).
Just sweep up with your finger from the bottom of the page and you can go forward or backward a chapter using the arrows for the PW 2013.

On the HDX 2013 a similar sweep from an eBook page up will reveal your four favorite apps to jump to immediately if you first tap and then do the sweep in portrait mode.

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That site is a good backup place if you lost or did not transfer your clippings file kindle to kindle. But as you stated side loaded books or those not uploaded to Amazon do not get their notes and highlights uploaded. Which is the main reason why I transfer my clippings file between kindles.

I mainly use the clippings file but the website is the easiest to read because the clippings file updates as notes/highlights are added to it, so if you happen to go back to a book and add or change a note, the same book could have notes all over the file.

A few months back I cleaned up my clippings file to put all the notes together and to alphabetize them. Needless to say it took me hours to do this.
On another thread I saw the following website being mentioned: http://www.clippingsconverter.com/

Apparently it will do all this for you, and supports exporting as Excel.
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On another thread I saw the following website being mentioned: http://www.clippingsconverter.com/

Apparently it will do all this for you, and supports exporting as Excel.
That site is indeed highly recommended. Upload your Clippings there (of course, always keep a backup) and start using your PW2. When you start uploading to clippingsconverter from the PW2 clippings, it will merge your new clippings so you keep a coherent record of everything you’ve ever highlighted on your Kindle (not for annotations from reading apps though, which is way I still think it’s very important that Kindle for PC/Mac starts supporting personal docs as well and that you get to copy from them, so everyone should write Amazon )...
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On another thread I saw the following website being mentioned: http://www.clippingsconverter.com/

Apparently it will do all this for you, and supports exporting as Excel.
I've tried this site and a few others, unfortunately since my clippings file had notes and such from different kindles, which of course used different formats, it didn't work to well for me. I had to stick to a good ole-fashioned manual process.
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I've tried this site and a few others, unfortunately since my clippings file had notes and such from different kindles, which of course used different formats, it didn't work to well for me. I had to stick to a good ole-fashioned manual process.
Which is why it’s advisable to start a new file with every new Kindle...
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Which is why it’s advisable to start a new file with every new Kindle...
Advisable, but not doable, not only do I have a lot of notes/highlights/BMs that I wish to take with me, but I also re-read and I like them to be updated through each device. Personally I would love it if when you add a new one to each book, when that is saved to the clippings file, it would also save the pre-existing ones as well, but I can live with the way things are now.
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