KindleToday points us to a New York Times article with a tip on How to Move Your Own Documents to Kindle. By "Your Own" they mean reports or memos you've created yourself with Microsoft Word.
What they describe is well presented. I'd explained some of this in a previous Kindleworld blog article, and since I included links in it, I'll include some of that here, with slight re-wording. See the NYT article for other details, including other formats that will work for this.
For your own WORD Docs and even for more complex pages from the Web (multi-column, for example), you can Highlight text you want, Copy it, open up Microsoft WORD, Paste the copied section to a new blank document, and Save the file.
Just make sure your margins will work with the Kindle screen in portrait orientation if you intend to read it in vertical mode, or make sure they work with the Kindle screen in the wider view offered by the Kindle's Landscape mode. This will all depend on the font size you decide to use. Use narrower margins to be on the safe side so that you don't need to experiment as much.
The saved WORD Doc file can then be sent to [you]@kindle.com, etc., and Amazon will send it back, converted for the Kindle. That's just one of many ways to do it.
Be sure to set up a [you]@kindle.com address first, of course. This is done at your Amazon "Manage Your Kindle" page near the top at the left. Here's a guide for using that management page.
You can then email these new Doc files to [you]@kindle.com (direct to your Kindle). Amazon charges 15c per megabyte per file, rounded up, to send one of your personal documents (non-Amazon books) direct to your Kindle, after a conversion by Amazon if needed.
You can instead email items to [you]@free.kindle.com -- at no cost, as implied -- and then use the usb cable to move the converted files to your Kindle or Kindle DX.
(Other alternatives are to do it yourself, converting the file with MobiPocket Reader or saving the Doc file to HTML in WORD and converting it through Calibre, though these would take more time. But you'd have some control over the layout.)
This is one of my favorite Kindle capabilities, as I often look up places I'm visiting on a weekend and then I send the info and even things like boat schedules to my Kindle. This came in handy when I wanted to take a different boat back from Angel Island after deciding to stay there longer than first intended. I turned on the Kindle's 3G wireless while at the Angel Island store, googled the Tiburon ferry and got the boat schedule and directions to the ferry from where I was.
Also, I had earlier copied Yahoo map driving directions from home to the ferry site and back, and did put those on the Kindle also.
When I got back, I made an intro page of the trip for friends in simple webpage format and then while using a browser to view it, I highlighted and copied it to a narrow-column DOC file and put it on the Kindle as a memento.
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