Frustrated Technically

12 Oct


The question seemed simple “Can I send a PDF file to my Kindle?” Of course my first course of action was to ask the great oracle that is Google. The first page of potential answers contained those comforting words “easy” and “simple”, that should have sent the klaxons of doom going off at ear splitting decibels.

Apparently it’s just three manageable steps. 1 make sure your email is added to the accepted list  in ‘manage devices & settings’ [done]   2 find your kindle’s email [done].  3 send email with attachment from your accepted email to your kindle email [done] …… Aaaaand ta-da, all done.

But it didn’t.

Of course, it didn’t, any “easy and simple” instructions aren’t.

Back to Google, read through another dozen articles all giving the same three instructions. Try them again, still no document appearing on kindle screen.  Scroll through the archive list on Amazon (all two hundred and twenty titles) incase it gets put there [nope].  Read through another few articles, consider an online chat to find out the all important vital fourth step that’s missing.  Turn over and sleep on it.

Next day, look for answers on Google again, find a little added extra some add to step 3 put ‘convert’ into email subject line.  Step 4 Check ‘Doc’s’ on archive lists on Amazon ‘Manage devices & settings”. Step 5 send from archive to required device.

Guess what………………………..It worked!!!

It’s not just me, Is its? Not because I’m getting older and technology is getting younger? 


Posted by on October 12, 2017 in General, Grumble, Tech


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5 responses to “Frustrated Technically

  1. Bushka

    October 12, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Good! Got it to work. I’ve never had a problem…. 😉 Hugs!

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    • AnneMarie

      October 12, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      They were not automatically appearing on the kindle home screen. I had to reload them from the archive list. Got it sorted now.

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  2. menhir1

    October 12, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    A well paced, well written piece. As I paced through it, I thought to myself, Aha, there’s bound to be just one step that has been either missed, or left out of the instructions.

    I remember doing something similar with a transfer into my very early Kindle, a few years ago. I got instructions by email from the person cyber mailing me a book to share. “Share’ is/was an important descriptor as it relates to a particular allowable function, since, said book was not a direct purchase from Amazon. Fortunately, as friend had written the instructions, they were accessible, do-able and much to my surprise, it all worked. It was a big, big, book which got read over time. I haven’t ‘shared’ since and have forgotten how it was effected. Your experience with the steps rings bells.

    It is just you, or, is technology getting younger. That’s an esoteric and intangible question. It’s not the same as asking if policemen are looking younger. We’re the generation that generated the technology, it develops with us! The generations following us have had scramble on board. We’re far more competent than the question suggests, not that the youngsters would have you believe it.

    Delighted you got your PDF. Now we all know who to ask. 🙂


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    • AnneMarie

      October 12, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Somehow these days, when it comes to getting tech to do straight forward things, it seems more of a head scratch than it used to be. It feels like five years ago, bish bash bosh job done, but nowadays it’s try, goes wrong, try again, does something weird, think, read, cogitate, find a foot note hidden with the light bulb moment to get the task achieved.

      Tech might be evolving, but quicker than I am, lol.

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  3. deacongill

    October 13, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    You have my sympathy! I’m always finding that there’s just one little step I haven’t noticed or don’t know, which prevents my getting done what I want. Well done on persisting!

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