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Kindle Clippings

Fri, 09 Sep 2011

As I noted in this earlier post, it is dead useful to be able to mark up paragraphs of interest which are filed under "Notes". When you sync your Kindle these marked locations get stored on your account and then automatically synchronised to any other Kindle readers on the account (e.g. Android, Windows). So its quite nice to fire up the Windows version, see where you got to reading and the paragraphs you marked as useful. What you can't do on Windows is copy the paragraph text and then annotate etc when writing. The obvious reason being that it would enable large chunks of the book to be copied. There are a few clunky semi-work arounds but nothing particularly useful.

The solution though is rather simple.... on the Kindle itself a "MyClippings.txt" file is stored in the Documents folder. And yes, this does store the actual marked-up text itself. For short sections that you want to quote in an essay or use to augment notes its useful.

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