You Can Now Ship Microsoft Phrase Paperwork On to the Kindle Scribe

The Kindle Scribe is getting an necessary replace. Customers will now be capable of ship Microsoft Phrase paperwork on to Amazon’s first E Ink pill as a part of a brand new software program replace that begins its rollout on Monday. Different enhancements embrace adjustable distinction for PDFs, a brand new two-column show for studying in panorama mode, and the power to get a chicken’s-eye view of your notebooks the place you may add, transfer or delete particular person pages. 

This marks the primary time that customers will be capable of benefit from Amazon’s partnership with Microsoft Phrase, regardless that it is a function that is been touted for the reason that Scribe was first introduced final September. Customers with a Microsoft 365 subscription can now share a doc to the Scribe straight from the Phrase app by heading to the File menu and scrolling all the way down to Export and clicking on Ship to Kindle. Customers will even be capable of add the Ship To Kindle perform to the fast entry toolbar on Phrase. When you’re able to ship, you will have the choice of selecting to ship it “like a printed doc,” which helps you to handwrite notes straight on the web page, or the “like a Kindle e-book” possibility, which permits handwriting solely through the sticky notes app. 

CNET discovered the sticky notes app to be notably irritating after we reviewed the Scribe in December. Amazon would not let customers write straight on the web page in most of their content material, as a substitute forcing folks to handwrite on sticky notes as a substitute. You will have to carry down the pen to spotlight a phrase, then faucet the sticky notes possibility that seems from the popup menu. When you write your be aware, the sticky be aware will disappear from the web page. You will want to enter your Notes and Highlights part to be able to see what you wrote, and whereas a hyperlink will convey you again to the web page on which the be aware was written, it will not level you on to the situation of the be aware — an actual downside when you have a couple of be aware on a web page. 

Whereas the most recent replace to the Scribe would not repair this concern, it does provide the choice to bypass it on Microsoft Phrase paperwork by utilizing the ship “like a printed doc” possibility. At present customers can solely write straight on the web page with PDFs and now Phrase paperwork which are despatched to the Kindle via this new methodology. 

That is in stark distinction to Kobo’s philosophy. The Kindle rival lately launched a model new to Kobo Elipsa 2E E Ink pill, which comes with an improved pen and note-taking features. The Elipsa 2E, like the unique Elipsa, lets customers write straight on the web page of any Kobo book — together with those you will get out of your native library. We’re within the technique of testing the Elipsa 2E and can have the complete overview quickly. 

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