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Sep 13, 2008

Kindle News: Kindle snags exclusive for new biographies of Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain.  Jim Cheshire's Decoding the Kindle is released.

Tech Tip: How to highlight a section of text which begins on one screen and ends on the next. Also, Jan Zlendich's tip for helping your Kindle make it home if you leave it somewhere.

The "What's on Your Kindle Interview?": Heather Hollick of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with a clever way to move lots of reading material from the web to the Kindle as .pdf files.  UPDATE: Here are some items on Heather's Kindle:
   Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
   Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life by Steve Martin
   The Huffington Post blog.

Kindle Quote: Human Smoke by Nicholson Baker.

Kindle Comments: Al, and Bryce Craig of Santa Barbara, California.

Music for my podcast is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording, courtesy of IODA Promonet.

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Pat Hawn
twelve and a half years ago

I was listening to the podcast and it stopped suddenly when Heather was describing her keyboard shortcut for reading \"massive amounts\" of web content. I tried on iTunes and then direct download from your site and wasn\'t able to get past that point. I\'ll try again later today, but I wanted you to know about the problem I\'ve experienced.

twelve and a half years ago


Here are the steps to add the keyboard shortcut to your Mac to Save As PDF.

1. Open System Preferences from the Apple Menue
2. Click \"Keyboard & Mouse\"
3. Click \"Keyboard Shortcuts\"
4. Scroll down the window to the area at the bottom where you can add your own shortcuts.
5. Click on \"All Applications\"
6. Click the \"+\" symbol in the lower left
7. Enter \"Save As PDF...\" in the Menu Item box (without the quotes)
8. Enter \"⌘P\" as the keyboard shortcut. That is the Apple Command key - without the quotes.
9. Click \"Add\" and close the Systems Preferences box.

Go to your favorite news site and look for an article with the \"Print\" link. Click \"Print\" to get the clean, formatted version of the page and then hit ⌘P twice.

twelve and a half years ago

Heather and Ron, thanks! I have a PC...I wonder if this would work for me? I sometimes end up turning my web browsing stuff (or the NYT) into a Word doc and emailing it to my Kindle...seems like the same process.
BTW, I was able to get the podcast to work correctly this evening. I think my Internet connection was a bit wonky today.
Keep up the good work!