Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ask Mrs. Wizard - Copy and Paste?

Dear Cindy,
I came across the following advice on one of Amazon’s Kindle pages on getting started with “Kindle for PC” :

Copying Text
You can copy text from books, highlights, and your personal notes in Kindle for PC. To copy, select the text you’re interested in and choose “Copy” from the menu that appears. You can then paste the text into a blank document or other location by right-clicking and choosing “Paste,” or using the keyboard shortcut CTRL + V.

But I can’t get it to work at all. I cannot find the ‘copy’ tab in the menu that appears when I highlight an extract.
I need to be able to copy texts into ordinary Word files. Someone suggested I write to you to ask your advice.
Sorry to bother you. Tim
No problem Tim... glad to hear from you. Questions keep my brain exercised :)

The text you are talking about (that you sent) is only going to apply to a Windows computer. It looks like it is referring to the software itself (Kindle for PC)...  I have mine opened now and a book open... highlight some text ...

It looks like all you have to do is highlight the text you want... no need to right click or anything. You should see a menu appear right on the text. One of the choices is to copy... choose that and the text will be sent to your clipboard (windows memory).

You should then be able to open a word document (or start a new blank document), put the cursor where you want the text to go, then either use the keyboard command CTRL+V (to paste) or right click where the blinking cursor is and choose paste.

Here's what it looks like on mine:
6-28-2011 9-40-09 AM.jpg

Warmest Regards,

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