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Writing Notes on Kindle


For Kindle owners who want to write notes in the books they store in their device, Kindle has an option called “My Clippings”. Here’s how to use it:

Step 1 – Learn to Highlight

  • 1. Scroll up to the beginning of the passage you want to select and press the select wheel.
  • 2. Select Add Highlight. A horizontal line will appear that will mark the beginning of the passage you want to highlight.
  • 3. Scroll down until you reach the end of the passage you want to highlight; there will be a box surrounding your selection.
  • 4. If you want to remove the highlight you just made, simply scroll over any given part of the highlighted section and press the select wheel, then select Delete Highlight and press the select wheel once more and the highlight box will no longer appear around the selected area.

Step 2 – Adding Notes

  • 1. Just like in highlighting an area, when you want to add a note, just scroll to the area you want to insert your note and press the select wheel.
  • 2. Choose Add Note. Use the QWERTY keyboard located at the bottom of your Kindle to type out the note. If you find it difficult to type with the keyboard, just treat it like the keyboard on your phone and use your thumbs to do the typing.
  • 3. When you’ve finished typing the note, scroll to Done and press the select wheel.

Step 3 – Deleting and Editing Notes

  • 1. In order to locate the note or notes you want to delete, just look for a text icon in the right-hand margin of the page you’re on.
  • 2. If you want to delete the note you wrote, just scroll over the content and choose either Edit Note or Delete Note.

Step 4 -Referencing Your Notes and Highlights

  • 1. Go to My Notes and Marks on your menu screen.
  • 2. Scroll to the note or highlighted section that you want to review and press the select wheel.

Note: The entries in your My Notes and Marks page shows the location number, highlighted section, and notes, in that order. If you have multiple pages of notes, just treat them like the books on your Kindle.

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