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August 3, 2011 12:33 AM   Subscribe

Where's the best place online to gather simple reference lists and charts to transfer to my Kindle 2, likely as PDFs or monospaced text? Stuff like US presidents and World Series winners, with enough basic info on each line to fit the screen's width. Is there a site that specifically has stuff like this for the Kindle? Google searches for "Kindle reference "and "Kindle lists" don't really help. Thanks.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Not sure but 90 seconds after I read your question I had the 2011 World Almanac and Book of Facts on my Kindle, and $7.70 less in my bank account. So thanks!

(In other words, would that solve your problem?)
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 5:05 AM on August 3, 2011

Copy list from Wikipedia (or whatever online source), paste in MSWord, adjust formatting if necessary (tables don't show up well because of the font resizing), save, attach and email to TheSecretDecoderRing@free.kindle.com.
posted by JeremiahBritt at 6:50 AM on August 3, 2011

I got a copy of the 2010 CIA Worldfact book from Project Gutenburg for my Nook for free. They have Kindle formats there so no need for PDFs.

Also if you download CutePDF (free and very handy) you can print any document into PDF format so you so you can pretty much use any file you can print to make your own PDFs. Of course that doesn't help you find the data, but it does mean you can set it up however you like once you get it.
posted by wwax at 9:46 AM on August 3, 2011

Response by poster: (In other words, would that solve your problem?)

I forgot to mention actual e-book suggestions, although I figured there were cheaper alternatives, even if it took a small amount of effort. I just got a sample of the almanac, and the reviews are right, the lists and charts are too hard to read without having to zoom in. Guess I'll have to try something else.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 12:04 AM on August 4, 2011

Best answer: Kindlepedia. Go nuts.
posted by timepiece at 6:41 PM on August 13, 2011 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Kindlepedia. Go nuts.

Seems like the best solution for now, thanks. It works pretty well, and it's nice to see it even saves pictures. But of the few I tried so far, the presidents page seems to make it hang, although it's not particularly dense.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 3:01 AM on August 19, 2011

http://www.cheat-sheets.org/ but I don't know how well the PDFs there will display on Kindles.
posted by Kyol at 9:26 PM on August 22, 2011

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