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Old 03-26-2014, 07:51 PM   #1
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Kindle Fire HD dictionary lookup doesn't work on PDFs

Hello all,
I could never manage to use dictionary lookup on my PDF documents. Do any of you have a similar issue? Is it a common bug?
Thank you very much!
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:24 PM   #2
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It seems PDF support is pretty lame. Which is surprising, since Fire supports Print Replica (PDF in mobi wrapper), which does let you do highlighting, text search, lookup, bookmarks, PDF links/TOC, and notes (for that matter so does the Paperwhite).

Fortunately there are much better apps for reading PDF on the Fire.

Unfortunately I don't think calibre (or any other available tool) can generate print replica so that we could perhaps turn on the 'hidden' pdf features. Probably a low priority.

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Thanks a lot for the answer tomsem.
This print replica, so you say it's impossible to create print replica pdf files for kindle right? Did I understand correctly?
Can you also recommend me a pdf reader for kindle fire that has dictionary look-up function?
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:26 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot for the answer tomsem.
This print replica, so you say it's impossible to create print replica pdf files for kindle right? Did I understand correctly?
Can you also recommend me a pdf reader for kindle fire that has dictionary look-up function?
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Ezpdf works. With Colordict you can look up word by touching it. Also recommend Freenote which give you ability to take flexible notes or paint on pdf.
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How can I install Colordict. I couldn't find any way to do that. Is there any way to install colordict without jailbreaking the kindle?
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How can I install Colordict. I couldn't find any way to do that. Is there any way to install colordict without jailbreaking the kindle?
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If you can get the actual APK, you can sideload it by turning on Unknown Sources in the settings.
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Sorry Jessica, but what is APK? Is it the colordict? Where can I install it?
I'm a complete newbie when it comes to the colordict, would be glad if you could help me.
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APK (application package file) is the "android-app.apk" file which you can open to install an app. It is the Android equivalent of a Windows "application.msi" installer.

Normally you don't see it, since Google Play/alternative appstore downloads the .apk invisibly during the install process. (That is why we use appstores, so we don't have to mess with this stuff. )

I have found it here: http://www.androiddrawer.com/3092/do...4-1-1-app-apk/ so you should be able to download that on your Kindle Fire and open "ColorDict_4.1.1.apk" to install.
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