The simplest way to get Logos books onto your Kindle

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Mar 5 2014 10:39 AM

We've had a few Logos to Kindle guides, but most of them are quite complex. This one is simple, and will include both images and hyperlinked footnotes.

Step one: Download the Send to Kindle App for Mac or PC.

Step two: Go to Print/Export in the Logos Resource of your choice, and choose "Save as file: Rich Text Format".

Step three: Right-click on the file you've just created and choose "Send to Kindle".

That's it!

Bonus step for long extracts: There's a 100 page limit on exports from Logos. To maximize this, switch to the newly installed send to Kindle printer, and then switch to A2 paper. Don't click the print button, but do your export as before. Now you'll get about four times as much text in your 100 pages, without spoiling your document's integrity.

STEP TWO:

STEP THREE:

RESULT:

 

BONUS TIP:

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David Salazar | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 5 2014 2:14 PM

nice.  Hadn't realized that kindle had come our with all these different ways to send to kindle.

And great tip on how to includes more info per page using a2

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Darcy S. Van Horn | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 5 2014 2:38 PM

Thanks for the info about the Send to Kindle app, Mark.  Unfortunately, I can't get it to recognize Table of Content headings in documents I send to Kindle by this means.  It is simpler than my usual method which involves selecting and copying the full document to a Word doc, then formatting the chapter titles as headings in the Word style menu, then saving as html filtered, then importing into Sigil and saving as an epub, and finally, importing into Calibre and saving as a Kindle book (azw format).  Admittedly, this is a much more complex process (though it's not as bad as it sounds).  However, the benefit is that it gives me a Logos book I can read on my Kindle with functioning footnotes AND a functioning Table of Contents.  Still hoping Logos will come up with a 'Send to Kindle' feature in the software that will include the same functionality.  Until then, I'll probably keep doing it the long way, at least for books where I will want to navigate around the chapters (not needed for fiction, where I tend to read from beginning to end without backtracking).  Blessings.  And thanks for all the help and input you give us on the forum regarding making the most out of Logos!

In Him,

Darcy

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Jerry Bush | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 5 2014 4:12 PM

This sounds great, Mark!

I cannot find an "A2" option in the Logos list though. I see others, but not this one.

Can anyone help?

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 5 2014 6:08 PM

Jerry Bush:
I cannot find an "A2" option in the Logos list though.

I didn't see it either.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 5 2014 6:12 PM

Jerry Bush:
I cannot find an "A2" option

Is this something unique to the UK?

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David Salazar | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 5 2014 6:53 PM

change the printer to the send to kindle option and then you should be able to choose A2.

if you have a pdf printer driver, you should also see tons more options in sizes

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 6 2014 1:46 AM

David Salazar:
if you have a pdf printer driver, you should also see tons more options in sizes

PDF drivers even allow you to set custom sizes.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 7 2014 4:45 AM

Darcy S. Van Horn:
Unfortunately, I can't get it to recognize Table of Content headings in documents I send to Kindle by this means.  It is simpler than my usual method which involves selecting and copying the full document to a Word doc, then formatting the chapter titles as headings in the Word style menu, then saving as html filtered, then importing into Sigil and saving as an epub, and finally, importing into Calibre and saving as a Kindle book (azw format).

The "Send to Kindle" app can still saves you a time and effort, and eliminate the need for Sigil and Calibre, even if you want headings:

  1. Follow the instructions above to create an RTF.
  2. Open the RTF in Word, and create the headings using "Select Text with Similar Formatting".
  3. Save as .rtf or .docx and send to Kindle (.docx is probably better).

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Fr Devin Roza | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 7 2014 5:55 AM

Nice find. Thanks, Mark.

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Todd Frusti | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 7 2014 6:41 AM

Very cool.  Thanks for sharing this!

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Jim | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 7 2014 11:08 AM

This doesn't make much sense. First of all unless you first highlight a text, printing it, no matter what option you select will only output one page of the resource which seems to have rather limited application for sending to Kindle.

Secondly, when using the Send To Kindle "printer" you say not to use the print button but to export as before. What does that mean? Select the export to file? If so what use is that?

You raise a basic issue I have with Logos. I dearly love Logos for exegetical study and for resources that are keyed by Bible verse. But if I want to read a general book, I'd rather have hard copy or use my Kindle. It would be wonderful if Logos provided Kindle versions of many books written in prose. They could make it available at very low cost to anyone who already owns the book in Logos, or at a higher price if you don't already own the book in Logos. I'd gladly pay $1-2 for a Kindle version of certain books that I already own in Logos. Basically I don't like reading a book on my computer and don't own a tablet and would never read a book on a phone.

Have a great day,
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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 7 2014 11:41 AM

Jim:
First of all unless you first highlight a text, printing it, no matter what option you select will only output one page of the resource which seems to have rather limited application for sending to Kindle.

Use the options in the left hand column to choose the text you want. You could enter pg 1-999, for example, which is quick (but will probably miss the front matter). Or right-click each section and add all to the print run.

Jim:
Secondly, when using the Send To Kindle "printer" you say not to use the print button but to export as before. What does that mean? Select the export to file? If so what use is that?

Export as RTF, and send the RTF to Kindle, as explained in steps two and three.

Jim:
It would be wonderful if Logos provided Kindle versions of many books written in prose.

Hopefully, it's coming.

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Darcy S. Van Horn | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 7 2014 1:32 PM

Mark Barnes:

Darcy S. Van Horn:
Unfortunately, I can't get it to recognize Table of Content headings in documents I send to Kindle by this means.  It is simpler than my usual method which involves selecting and copying the full document to a Word doc, then formatting the chapter titles as headings in the Word style menu, then saving as html filtered, then importing into Sigil and saving as an epub, and finally, importing into Calibre and saving as a Kindle book (azw format).

The "Send to Kindle" app can still saves you a time and effort, and eliminate the need for Sigil and Calibre, even if you want headings:

  1. Follow the instructions above to create an RTF.
  2. Open the RTF in Word, and create the headings using "Select Text with Similar Formatting".
  3. Save as .rtf or .docx and send to Kindle (.docx is probably better).

Have tried to create the headings using the 'Select Text with Similar Formatting' method you suggested, but still haven't been able to get it to work.  Saved the file as a .docx and used the Send to Kindle feature, but the Table of Contents did not function once I received the book on my Kindle.  I know I did it right because I converted the same file the usual way using Sigil and Calibre, and it works fine on my Kindle.  So I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but the ToC hasn't worked for me.  Wondering if you've managed to get it to work for you, Mark?  Thanks.

Darcy

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