How To Transfer Documents To The Kindle Fire Tablet

Posted: Nov 25 2011, 3:11pm CST | by , in News | Android


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One of the cool things that you can do with your Kindle Fire Tablet and some of the other Kindle readers is receive emails with supported document types that can be read on your Kindle Fire. Sending documents to your Kindle Fire can be done by anyone, assuming you put the person that the file comes from into your approved senders list.

That is the first step to getting the documents. You can send them to your tablet via the address associated with the account your Kindle Fire is registered to. If you are like me and don’t use that account often, you can add as many other senders to your approved list as you like. To add senders you need to log into your Amazon account on your computer or the tablet and then go to "Manage my Kindle."

Once in the management area look under the Your Kindle Account area and click or touch the "Personal Document Settings." At the bottom of that list is a heading that says Approved Personal Document E-Mail List. You will see the address attached to your account already there. To add another email, touch the "Add a new approved email address" link. Then enter the email address. If the person with that address has already tried to send a document to your tablet before they were added, you will have to have them resend the document.

Once the person is added to the approved list and they send you a document, you will have to turn the tablet off and then back on to get it to check your email. The Kindle email address that people need to send documents to is noted on the documents header where it says Send documents to (then it lists the email). That is the address you give out to people that need to send docs to you. There is no provision for editing documents using the tablet.

The Kindle Fire supports:

  • Microsoft Word (.DOC, .DOCX)
  • HTML (.HTML, .HTM)
  • RTF (.RTF)
  • JPEG (.JPEG, .JPG)
  • Kindle Format (.MOBI, .AZW)
  • GIF (.GIF)
  • PNG (.PNG)
  • BMP (.BMP)
  • PDF (.PDF)

Once you read the document if you no longer need it all you need to do is put your finger on the document in the list and hold it there for a second. The pop up will open for "Add to Favorites" or delete.

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