When you read books on Kindle, there are quotes and sayings that can blow your mind and might want you to save for future wisdom or self-help. If you’re new to Kindle, you may want to explore this amazing option that lets you save inspiring text. Well, it’s the conventional copy-and-paste feature on Kindle. So, how to copy and paste on Kindle Paperwhite?
To copy, simply highlight the text you’d like to copy and select the ‘Copy’ option from the pop-up menu that appears. Then, open the document or page you’d like to paste the text into and press and hold on to the spot where you’d like it to be pasted. Select ‘Paste’ from the pop-up menu that appears, and your text will be copied over.
In this article, let’s look at other ways to copying and pasting text from the Kindle app being accessed via different devices and OS platforms.
Copying And Pasting On Kindle
Copying and pasting on a Kindle Paperwhite is easy. You can use the touchscreen to select, copy and paste text quickly.
How To Copy On Kindle
To copy a section of the text, follow the steps below:
1. Tap on the text you want to copy. A blue box will appear around it.
2. Touch and hold until an action menu appears with options for “Copy” or “Select All.”
3. Tap “Copy” to save the highlighted section in your clipboard.
How To Paste On Kindle
To paste the copied text, follow the steps below:
1. Place your cursor where you’d like to insert the copied text.
2. Touch and hold until an action menu appears with options for “Paste.”
3. Tap “Paste” to insert the text from your clipboard into the document or page you are viewing on your Kindle Paperwhite.
Keyboard Shortcuts To Copy And Paste On Kindle
You can also use keyboard shortcuts to copy and paste on a Kindle Paperwhite:
1. To copy, press “Ctrl + C” (Windows) or “Command + C” (Mac).
2. To paste, press “Ctrl + V” (Windows) or “Command + V” (Mac).
Once you get used to it, copying and pasting on a Kindle Paperwhite is easy and quick! You can save time by quickly transferring text sections from one document to another.
Copying And Pasting Media On Kindle Paperwhite
You can copy and paste images and other media on your Kindle Paperwhite.
- Simply tap and hold the image until an action menu appears with options for “Copy” or “Select All.”
- Then, go to the document or page you want to insert the copied content into and press “Paste” from the action menu.
Note: Not all Kindle formats support copy-and-paste capabilities, so double-check with the instruction manual before attempting copy-pasting.
Also read: Why is Kindle in safe mode?
Why Am I Not Able To Copy And Paste On Kindle
Copying and pasting using Kindle is supported on most versions but can malfunction due to these reasons – unsupported file format, wrong Kindle settings, or software not updated. You can restart your Kindle before fixing each of the reasons.
- Make sure that you’re in a supported format
Some Kindle books and documents may not support the copy-and-paste feature. If you’re unable to copy and paste text from a specific book or document, it may be due to the formatting of the file.
2. Check your Kindle settings
If you’re using a Kindle Paperwhite, tap the “Menu” button in the top-left corner of the screen, tap “Settings,” then tap “Reading Options.” Under “Touchscreen Mode,” make sure that “Continuous Scrolling” is selected. This will allow you to tap and hold to highlight text.
3. Restart your Kindle
If you’ve tried the above steps and are still unable to copy and paste, try restarting your Kindle. To do this, hold down the power button for a few seconds until the power menu appears, then tap “Restart.”
4. Check for updates
It’s also possible that there is a software issue with your Kindle that is preventing the copy and paste feature from working properly. To check for updates, tap the “Menu” button in the top-left corner of the screen, tap “Settings,” then tap “Device Options.” Tap “Software Update” and follow the prompts to install any available updates.
How To Copy And Paste From Kindle On iPad
To copy text, simply open the book you want to copy from by tapping it in the Kindle library. Now, select the text you want to copy by double tapping it with one finger until a menu appears with several options. From this menu, tap the “Copy” option (represented by two overlapping square boxes). Your selection should then be copied to your iPad’s clipboard for pasting elsewhere.
How To Paste From Kindle on iPad
To paste your selection, go wherever you want to paste it and hold down until another menu pops up. Tap “Paste” (again represented by two overlapping square boxes), and the selected text should appear in the same format as originally written.
How To Copy And Paste Images From Kindle On iPad
You can also copy and paste images from Kindle books on your iPad.
To do this, simply tap the image you’d like to copy until a menu appears with several options. Then, select “Copy Image” (represented by two overlapping photos). The image will then be copied onto the clipboard of your iPad and can be pasted elsewhere, just like text.
Also read: Why will Kindle only download samples?
How To Copy And Paste From Kindle On Mac
The first step is to open the Kindle app on your Mac.
Click the arrow next to the book title, located at the top of the window, and select “Copy Text” from the drop-down menu. This will copy all text within that page or chapter into your clipboard.
Next, go to the program you want to paste into (for example, Word or Pages) and press Command+V (or right-click + Paste). This will paste in all the text you selected from your Kindle document.
And you’re done!
With just a few simple steps, you can easily copy and paste text sections from your Kindle documents onto your Mac.
Also read: Why is my Kindle book blank?
Can You Copy And Paste On All Kindle Models
Kindles with a touchscreen, like Kindle Paperwhite (4th Generation) or Kindle Oasis (2nd & 3rd Generations), will let you copy and paste by tapping and holding on to a word until it’s highlighted in blue. Then, select Copy at the top of your screen to save the text onto your clipboard.
To paste it elsewhere, tap where you want to add text and select Paste from the menu bar that appears at the bottom of your screen.
If you’ve a Kindle Keyboard (3rd Generation), press and hold down Shift + Sym simultaneously while dragging over text to highlight it.
You can then press the Menu key and select Copy from the pop-up window. To paste, simply press the Menu key and select Paste from the pop-up window.
Note: Some Kindle models may not have a clipboard feature. In this case, you will need to copy and paste text manually by retyping it or using a different method.
Where Do Copied Text Store On Kindle
Copied text on a Kindle Paperwhite is stored in a clipboard. This clipboard can be accessed by selecting the “Go To” button, then selecting “Clipboard” from the menu that appears. Here, you will see all of the copied text, which can easily be pasted into another page or document.
When you copy the text on a Kindle Paperwhite, the text is temporarily saved to the clipboard and is available to be pasted elsewhere until you copy or cut new text or power off the device.
How To Access Clipboard On Kindle
Tap and hold on to the screen where you want to paste the text. Tap the “Paste” option that appears. However, the clipboard has content only until you turn off Kindle. If you’ve turned off and then turned Kindle on, you can see an empty clipboard.
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