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Kindle DX and research papers

Discussion in 'Personal' started by oliverferret, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. oliverferret

    oliverferret New commenter

    Having had 100s of my books ruined by a recent flood at my home, I am thinking of spending some of the insurance money on a kindle instead.
    I would like something on to which I can download, read & annotate research papers - a search on google suggests that I need a dx. Has anyone got a kindle dx and can you buy them in the UK? Unless I'm being very stupid (which is possible) I can only see dx accessories on the amazon uk website and not the actual machine.
    If anyone has used a kindle dx in this way I'd be grateful for your opinion on how easy it is to use and any negatives. I usually download load research papers on to my computer in a word format rather than pdf which I gather you have to use for the kindle dx - what are the pros and cons of this? Also is the memory sufficient for a large number of papers?
    Thanks!
     
  2. oliverferret

    oliverferret New commenter

    Having had 100s of my books ruined by a recent flood at my home, I am thinking of spending some of the insurance money on a kindle instead.
    I would like something on to which I can download, read & annotate research papers - a search on google suggests that I need a dx. Has anyone got a kindle dx and can you buy them in the UK? Unless I'm being very stupid (which is possible) I can only see dx accessories on the amazon uk website and not the actual machine.
    If anyone has used a kindle dx in this way I'd be grateful for your opinion on how easy it is to use and any negatives. I usually download load research papers on to my computer in a word format rather than pdf which I gather you have to use for the kindle dx - what are the pros and cons of this? Also is the memory sufficient for a large number of papers?
    Thanks!
     
  3. Just had a look at the DX - one of the cons is that it doesn't preserve page numbers - could be an issue if you are trying to quote from it. I'm not sure if you can annotate though.
     
  4. oliverferret

    oliverferret New commenter

    Ignore this - I'm showing my ignorance here - I download them as pdf but save them in Word.
     
  5. You can annotate but you get "locations" rather than page numbers on books - not so sure about PDFs. You want to go onto the Books forum and find Theogriff's Kindle thread. I love my Kindle but I don't use it for PDFs but THeo knows everything about them!
     

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