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From Rory O'Farrell <>
Subject Re: AOO, pdf and kindle (was: Re: Is this working?)
Date Thu, 07 Jun 2012 17:02:15 GMT
On Thu, 07 Jun 2012 17:53:00 +0100
Mike Scott <> wrote:

> On 01/06/12 19:29, Bonnie Hendricks wrote:
> > LOL! Thanks!! I'm just into writing books . Does anyone there know if the
> > Kindle "thing" at amazon can read files from Open Office? I'm not about to
> > buy Word from Microsoft again ... After installing several times due to
> > hard drive crashes and trying to put it on a new computer ... I was
> > informed I had used up my opportunities to install. I paid $149 for that
> > CD!! Shall we talk about greed?
> If it will read a pdf, you can always export as pdf (or use a 
> pseudo-printer, which has some advantage) from within AOO.
> My own reservation is that AIUI you have to email everything to Amazon 
> for downloading to your kindle, which (a) is stoopid on sundry counts, 
> and (b) gives them access to everything you read. OT I know, but while 
> we're here, can anyone confirm/deny this please?
> (PS. it's a good idea not to hijack a thread; it's also good to set the 
> subject line appropriately for the content!)
> -- 
> Mike Scott
> Harlow, Essex, England

Google for and look at Calibre.  It will readily convert OpenOffice .odt files to almost any
ebook format and alow one to download direct to the Kindle by USB.  No need to go near Amazon
or anybody else.

Rory O'Farrell <>

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