Convert a PDF for Kindle viewing, no software required

If you rely on a Kindle (or Kindle app) for reading, you probably know that it supports not only ebooks, but also PDFs. In fact, if you've done your homework, you also know that your Kindle (or Kindle app) has its own email address, meaning you can send any PDF straight to your device just by attaching it to an email. (You can find this address in the Kindle's Settings area.) Unfortunately, most PDFs arrive exactly as they are: static images that aren't optimized for Kindle viewing, and therefore require a lot of zooming and scrolling. If you ask me, they're almost unreadable in this state. But here's a little-known fact: Amazon will convert your PDF to raw text when you put the word convert in the subject line of the email. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2013-07-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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