Saturday, October 1, 2011

Kindle How To: Use the *Aa* Menu


This menu allows you to do several different tasks.  This is an important menu to know how to use and locate.  Here are the three *main* functions located in the Aa menu.

Change Font Size and Type:
  1. Turn on Kindle
  2. Open the ebook you are reading
  3. Locate the Aa button on the bottom right next to the space bar
  4. Click the Aa button; a menu will pop up
  5. Select the new font size (use the directional/arrow pad; there are 8 total to choose from)
  6. Click the back button or the Aa button again and continue reading
Change Screen Direction:
  1. Turn on Kindle
  2. Open the ebook you are reading
  3. Locate the Aa button on the bottom right next to the space bar
  4. Click the Aa button; a menu will pop up
  5. Select the new direction you wish to turn the screen (using the directional/arrow pad)
  6. Click 'back' or Aato go back to the book
Enable Text-to-Speech:
  1. Turn on Kindle
  2. Open the ebook you are reading
  3. Locate the Aa button the bottom right next to the space bar
  4. Click the Aa button; a menu will pop up
  5. Using the arrow pad, select 'turn on' (if available it will be darkened) next to 'text-to-speech'
  6. Click back or Aa to go back to the book; Kindle will begin reading to you
  7. To stop it, just click the menu button and hit stop
  8. Follow the same steps to turn it off, selecting 'turn off' instead
There are other options to change in this menu.  I don't usually change any of them, however play around with the settings to make reading more comfortable for you.  The settings will stay changed for every book unless you change them back.  Happy Reading!

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