Yes you can read PDF documents on Kindle. It is compatible with this format. You only have to send the file to the amazon device to start reading it. This is useful in case you have notes to study, for example. Or if you have work documents that you need to read and review and you want to do it with the convenience of electronic ink instead of your mobile phone or tablet.
How to Send PDF Documents to Kindle
There are several ways to send PDF documents to the Kindle if you want to read them on Amazon’s ereader. We can do it by cable or through email if we have previously configured our Amazon account on the computer.
We can do it by email as long as we have the account configured. Amazon allows us to send documents to the library from the email that is assigned in “Kindle Personal Document Services”. Although there are some requirements: there are maximum 15 email addresses that we can have associated and from which we can send documents. In addition, we can send a maximum of 25 documents in the same email and a maximum size of 50 MB.
Once we meet these requirements, we have to configure the authorized emails from which we can send a PDF to the Kindle.
- We open the Amazon account
- We go to “Account and lists”
- choose the option “Manage content and devices”
- Tap on “Preferences”
- Seeks “Personal Document Setup”
- open this section
- go to “List of email addresses authorized to send personal documents”
- Tap on “Add a new authorized email address”
Here you can add the different addresses…
In addition, you will be able to modify your Kindle address if necessary.
- open settings
- Go to “Personal Document Setup”
- Tap on “Email settings for sending to the Kindle”
- Click on “Edit”
You will see a window where you can enter the address that you want to be associated with your Kindle and to which you will have to send the emails.
Once you have it, you simply have to send an email with the PDF file to that Kindle address associated with your account. Connected to the Internet, from the device you will see that document that you have sent.
From the computer
From the computer we can also do it using a USB cable. It is easy and fast although we depend on being connected and it gives us less freedom than email. But you can also do it with a PDF file.
- You connect the Kindle to the computer with a USB cable
- Open File Explorer and the Kindle folder
- Find the PDF file you want to send
- Copy and paste on the Kindle
O well, use the “Send to Kindle” tool which is more comfortable. Or programs like Caliber that allow us to transfer any file. Send to Kindle has an extension for Chrome and we simply have to drag the PDF document that we want to send to the electronic book and after a few seconds it will appear in the library for you to read. It is very fast and simple and allows you to send any document. In addition, you can submit articles or Internet publications. Of course, the maximum size of the file must be less than 200 MB.
Other supported formats
Beyond reading PDF, there are many other formats compatible with the Amazon ereader. It is compatible with AZW, the own format developed by Amazon in which we find the titles of the Kindle store and that we buy through the website, but also others.
All Amazon book readers support AZW3, AZW, TXT, MOBI, HTML, DOC and DOCX, JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG or PRC formats. Some of the most important are excluded, such as EPUB, the usual format for e-books. But you can convert from EPUB to any other format that is compatible with free programs such as Caliber.