How to Export a Word Document to Kindle | Digital Trends

If you prefer to review a Word document on your Kindle, there is a helpful export tool for this task. Whether you want to review a work document or read the latest chapters of your novel more conveniently, here’s how to export a Word document to Kindle.

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Use Word’s Send to Kindle feature.

The easiest way to export a Word document to your Kindle is to use Word’s built-in Send to Kindle feature.

Step 1: Open the Word document you want to send to your Kindle in Word for Windows. The Send to Kindle feature is not yet available in the web app version of Word, but Microsoft plans to introduce it in the future.

Step 2: Choose file > export > Send to Kindle.

Send to Kindle in Word.
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Step 3: You will then be asked to log in to your Amazon account. This allows Word to connect to your Kindle. You will also be asked to authorize sending from your computer to the Kindle.

Step 4: Next, decide how you want the file to be sent to your Kindle. You have the option to ship it “like a Kindle book,” with font sizes and page layouts customizable, just like a native Kindle eBook. It also supports handwritten notes using Kindle Scribe.

Alternatively, you can send it “as a printed document,” which leaves the layout and formatting the same as the Word document. This allows you to write directly on the page using Kindle Scribe.

Once you’ve decided, check the appropriate box and select it Send.

Note: However, if you make changes to the document on Kindle and send it back to your PC, those changes are not recorded. Microsoft plans to add support for this additional level of interaction in the future.

Send to Kindle in Word.
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Step 5: Wait a few minutes and your Word document should then be available in your Kindle library. If it seems like it’s taking a while, visit Amazon.com/sendtokindle to see the status of the file.

Why can’t I use the Send to Kindle command?

Microsoft released the Send to Kindle feature for Microsoft Word in April 2023. The feature’s rollout began with Insiders on its beta channel. The feature may not have been added to your version of Word yet. Try updating your Windows installation and Microsoft 365 to see if that adds the option.

How else can you send Word files to your Kindle?

If you can’t or don’t want to use the Send to Kindle feature to upload a Word file (or other document) to your Kindle, there are some alternative methods you can use.

  • Use Email to Kindle: Then go to “Manage content and devices on Amazon.” preferences > Personal document settings. In your, set the email address from which you want to send emails to your Kindle Approved Personal Documents Email List. Then simply send an email from the approved address to your Kindle email address with the document as an attachment and it will appear in your Kindle library.
  • Use a USB cable: Connect a USB cable to your Kindle and the other end to your computer. Then use File Explorer to copy or drag and drop the document into your Kindle library folder.

frequently asked Questions

Can you transfer Word documents to Kindle?

Yes, you can transfer Word documents to a Kindle. In fact, earlier in this article we discuss how this can be achieved using three different methods. If you navigate to the earlier sections of this article, you’ll learn how to send Word files to a Kindle using the Send to Kindle feature in Microsoft Word, using your Kindle email address to complete the task or use a USB cable to transfer Word files to your Kindle.

Are Kindle books still free?

Although not all Kindle books are free, Amazon still offers a number of free Kindle books. There are actually a number of ways to access Kindle books for free, including through your local library or through an Amazon Prime benefit. We even cover how to get Kindle books for free in our handy guide to reading on your Kindle without paying anything.

Which Kindle is the best?

This depends on your specific e-reader needs and budget. But no worry. We have a guide to point you in the right direction. Check out our guide to the best Kindles in 2024. With our list of the best Kindles, you’re sure to find the right one for you.

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