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Highlight or Bookmark Feature of the Kindle Fire E-reader

If you find that perfect quote or a word you just have to read again at a later time, you can use the Highlight or Bookmark feature in the Kindle Fire e-reader.

To place a bookmark on a page, display the page and tap it to reveal the Bookmark button (a plus sign in the top-right corner of the page), and then tap the button. A small bookmark ribbon appears on the page.


To highlight text, press and hold your finger on the text. Small handles appear on either side. If you want to select additional adjacent text to be highlighted, press your finger on one of these triangular handles and drag to the left or right. When the entire phrase or paragraph you want to highlight is selected, press the selected text to display a menu, and then tap Highlight.


When you place a bookmark on a page or highlight text within a book, you can then display a list of bookmarks and highlights by tapping the Menu button in the Option bar and choosing My Notes & Marks. You can jump to the page indicated by a bookmark or to highlighted text by tapping an item in this list.


When you press text and see the menu, a brief definition appears from the pre-installed New American Oxford Dictionary. In the definition window, tap Full Definition to go to the full Oxford dictionary definition. Tap the Back button to return to the book.

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