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How do I read a pdf on the Kindle DX? (link)

Built-in PDF Reader for Kindle DX

Your Kindle DX can display PDF documents without losing the formatting of the original file. Send PDF documents directly to your Kindle (via your @Kindle address) or drag and drop PDF files from your computer to your Kindle (when connected via USB). You can also magnify PDFs by viewing them in landscape mode.

Some features are not currently supported, including annotations, Text-to-Speech, and zooming and panning.

Option to Convert PDF Files to Kindle Format

If you prefer to have your personal PDF documents converted to the Kindle format so you can take advantage of Kindle functionality such as variable font size, annotation, Text-to-Speech, etc., type "Convert" in the subject of the e-mail when you submit your personal document to your @kindle.com address.

Image-heavy PDF files are presented in landscape orientation and don't work with devices that have auto-rotation, so those will be delivered in the Kindle format.

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What is a Kindle? (link)

The Amazon Kindle is a wireless reading device that is lighter and thinner than a paperback, but can hold hundreds of books, newspapers, magazines, blogs and other types of content. The device uses cell phone technology to connect to the Internet, and can download entire books in a few minutes.

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What do I do if the Kindle is frozen? (link)
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How do I set up my account on a Kindle? (link)

1.    To begin using the Kindle, you will need to register it with your Amazon account. If you do not have an Amazon account, one can be easily created for free online. http://www.amazon.com/

2.     Use the 5-Way Control Knob to navigate the cursor to “Register” and click the control knob to select. Then type in your Amazon account email address and password to activate the device under your account and navigate down to “Select”. PLEASE BE SURE TO DEREGISTER THE DEVICE BEFORE RETURNING IT TO THE LIBRARY (see steps 6 and 7).

3.     In order to view items currently on the Kindle, hit the “Home” key and if the top of the screen does not say “Showing All ~ Items”, go to the top of the screen and navigate the cursor left to scroll between “Personal Documents” (PDFs, etc), “Subscriptions” (Newspapers, Magazines, and Blogs), “Books” (Amazon Kindle Books), and “All My Items” (All Items). Select the type of content you want, and browse.

4.     In order to put new content on the Kindle, you can either purchase and download content wirelessly from Amazon in the Kindle Store (accessed by hitting the “Menu” button and selecting “Shop in Kindle Store”), or you can add content directly by plugging it into your computer through the provided USB cable. Once you have plugged in the kindle to your computer, simply moved the desired files into the “Kindle” folder that will appear automatically under My Computer, and they will appear under “Personal Documents” on the Kindle.

5.     While viewing a document, flip between pages using the “Prev Page” and “Next Page” buttons. You can also using the “Aa” key on the keyboard to change the size of the font, screen rotation, and Text-to-Speech options.

6.     Before returning the Kindle, please check in “Personal Docs” (see step 2) to ensure that all of your documents have been deleted (navigate down to the document and press the directional knob to the left, then select delete, and confirm deletion) to ensure your items will not be left for future patrons.

7.     Before returning the Kindle, PLEASE BE SURE TO DEREGISTER THE DEVICE FROM YOUR AMAZON ACCOUNT. This is to ensure that no future patrons could accidentally access the Amazon Store through your account to purchase books or other content. Hit the “Menu” button, and scroll down to “Settings”. Once in the “Settings and Device Information” screen, navigate to and select “Deregister” and select “OK” in the following dialogue box.

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How do I connect my Kindle to the wireless? (link)
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How do I convert an inDesign file to a pdf? (link)

A user followed the steps here and was able to convert and send document as pdf.

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How do I connect my Kindle Fire to the wireless? (link)

Click the small button by the USB port on the bottom to turn on the screen. Swipe the yellow arrow left to unlock.

When the main screen appears, touch the small gear icon in the upper right. When the settings menu drops down, touch “Wi-Fi”.

Pull down if necessary, and touch WLUsec in the network list. When the form comes up, leave PEAP and select “MSCHAPv2” under Phase 2 Authentication, scroll on down, and put your AD username in the Identity box (ad\username). Type your AD password into the Password box, and touch Connect at the bottom. It should connect easily within a moment or two.

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How to I create a PDF from a Word Document? (link)

1. Open the Word Document.

2. Click on File in the upper Left hand corner.

3. Click on Save As

4. Choose PDF from the Save as type drop down.

5. Name the file and click save.

The PDF will be created in the same folder as the original word document.

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How to I combine mutliple PDFs into one file? (link)

1. Open Adobe Acrobat Professional (White Icon with a Red A)

2. Click on the "Create PDF" Button

3. Choose "Create from Multiple Files"

4. In the Add Files Section, Click on Browse and browse to the files you want to add.

5. When you are done adding files, you may arrange the files in the order you choose.

6. When you are done, Click Ok. 

7. The PDF will combine all the files, click on Save to safe your file.

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How do I activate my Adobe PDF Toolbar in Word 2010? (link)

Office 2010 applications
    Click the File tab, and then click Option.
    Click Add-Ins on the left side of the dialog box.
    Do one of the following:
        If PDFMOutlook or Acrobat PDFMaker Office COM Add-in is not listed, choose COM Add-Ins from the Manage pop-up menu and click Go.
        If PDFMOutlook or Acrobat PDFMaker Office COM Add-in is listed under Disabled Application Add-ins, select Disabled Items from the Manage pop-up menu and click Go.

    Select PDFMOutlook or Acrobat PDFMaker Office COM Add-in and click OK.
    Restart the Office application.

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How do I compress a PDF (Adobe)? (link)

1. Open the File in Adobe Acrobat Professional (American Paint).

2. Go to Document and then Reduce File Size.

3. When asked about compatibilty, leave it compatiable with only the most recent version.

4. Give it a file name and save.

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How do I save a Prezi as a pdf? (link)
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Word won't save as a pdf, what can I do? (link)
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How do I reduce the file size of an Adobe Acrobat PDF document? (link)

If you are scanning texts into Acrobat, it's good practice to take the following steps before sharing them so that the file size will be smaller and the document easier to download and print: 

1. Document > OCR Text Recognition > Recognize Text Using OCR (this recognizes the text and reduces the file size a lot)

2. Document > Reduce File Size, then choose Acrobat 7.0 (this is the backwards-compatibility issue mentioned above)

3. Document > Optimized Scanned PDF, then make sure the indicator is somewhere in the middle between Smaller File and Higher Quality. 

Applies To: Faculty, Staff, Students

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In Outlook, how do I increase the font size of a reply message? The font is so small, I can hardly read it. (link)

1.     On the File menu, click Options.

2.     On the Mail tab, click Stationery and Fonts (4th option from the top).

3.     On the Personal Stationery tab, under Replying or forwarding messages, click Font.

4.     On the Font tab, change the font options to what you want to use for future messages. 

5.     Click OK on the Fonts, the Signatures and Stationery, and the Options dialog boxes.

When you reply to or forward a message, the new settings will take effect.

Applies To: Faculty, Staff

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