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This material is archived primarily from Email tips distributed to my own home computer friends here in Ocala, dated 2015-2017. Updates to this material are scheduled for CY 2018.

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E-Reader User Manuals

E-Reader User Manuals for Nooks & Kindles

One of the best features of electronics websites today is the addition of user guides or owner's manual documents to most manufacturers' websites.

Most companies now do not package these publications with the item they sell, but instead will post them online.

Whether it's a computer or tablet or smartphone, or a peripheral device such as mouse and keyboard set, cam, monitor or other item, if there is a guide or manual available you probably will find it on the manufacturer's website.

Usually you will find the guide or manual you seek under "Support", typically a main category link at the top of a manufacturer's main web page.

These documents usually are available in PDF format. Usually a PDF document opens up on a computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

E-readers from Barnes and Noble have user guides as well. Each generation of Nook, Kindle or comparable tablet device has its own guide.

Barnes and Noble's "Nook" series and Amazon's "Kindle" series are the main e-readers that most people use.

Here is a link to Barnes and Noble's page for getting a User Guide for your Nook e-reader: https://help.barnesandnoble.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3603/kw/Nook%20user%20manual

Here is a link to Amazon's page for getting a User's Guide for your Kindle e-reader or Fire Tablet: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_bc_nav?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200317150

Usually if you click to download such guides they will be saved to your own User "Downloads" folder. Occasionally they get saved inadvertently to other folders, such as "Documents" and "Pictures", or to subfolder you recently had open. To ensure that a guide gets saved to "Downloads", after you click to download you can choose "Save As" when prompted, and that will give you a display where you can confirm or change the destination folder.

One caveat - Be wary about downloading guides or manuals from anyplace other than the manufacturer's own website. Many third party websites claim to have manuals, guides, drivers, installations software or the like available to download. Many third party sites actually download a variety of junkware on your computer, a kind of a bait and switch that may end up compromising your machine.