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PRS-T2
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Getting started..................................................5
Welcome!....................................................................... 5
Wireless Connectivity..............................................12
Battery...........................................................................32
Installing Reader software
(Reader for PC/Mac).................................................40
Turning the Power On/Off.....................................43
Parts and Controls.....................................................46
Basic Operations..............................................54
[Home] Screen............................................................54
Adding/Getting Content.................................72
Adding Content.........................................................72
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Browsing Content Lists...................................75
Content Lists...............................................................75
Reading............................................................91
Reading Books...........................................................91
Organizing.................................................... 130
Organizing Your Content......................................130
Using Collections....................................................137
Other Applications....................................... 147
All Notes.....................................................................147
Web Browsing..........................................................151
Dictionary..................................................................171
Handwriting..............................................................176
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Text Memo.................................................................183
Pictures.......................................................................188
Evernote.....................................................................198
Facebook....................................................................204
Settings......................................................... 207
Changing the Settings..........................................207
Other Information........................................ 217
Troubleshooting......................................................217
Precautions................................................................232
Legal Notice..............................................................250
Appendix....................................................................253
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Getting started
Welcome!
About your Reader™
Enjoy the most natural and intuitive reading
experience Sony has to offer. This is e-reading.
Unplug and unwind. Wi-Fi® functionality lets you
download books directly via your Reader™.
Superior touchscreen. Bookmark, highlight and
take notes on the high-contrast e-paper screen.
Read clearly under direct sunlight.
Zoom. Easily adjust the font size, or zoom into
images for a closer look.
Dictionary and Wikipedia®. Simply tap and hold a
word to look up its definition, translate it or learn
more from the Wikipedia Web site.
You can also:
Personalize the standby screen with either your
favorite pictures or the cover of the last-read book.
Create your own collections and organize your
books by bestsellers, favorites, genre and more.
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Welcome!
About this guide
Please read the Quick Start Guide and Important
Product Information in this package to help you
get started.
This User Guide describes key features of your
Reader. You can also find this guide in [Books] on
your Reader. You can find the User Guide in your
language at the support PC Web site.
http://support.sony-europe.com/eBook/PRS
Note
Screenshots in the User Guide may depict screens
different from your Reader.
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Welcome!
Searching for a specific topic in this User Guide
Use the [Table of Contents] feature of your Reader
to search for topics, and then tap a topic to jump
to it.
While viewing this User Guide on your Reader,
press the (Menu) button  tap [Navigate Page]
 [Table of Contents] to view the Table of
Contents.
You can also tap the page number at the bottom
of the screen  tap [Table of Contents].
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Welcome!
Jumping to a linked section in this User Guide
Tap the link to a chapter or section indicated with
a highlight to open the page.
To return to the page you were previously viewing,
while viewing a book, tap
after tapping a link.
To hide the
/
icons, press the (Back)
button.
Changing the font size
You can adjust the font size to improve legibility.
See Details.
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Welcome!
Reader Features and Functions
Transferring content from your computer
To enjoy books and pictures on the Reader, use
the supplied Reader software to transfer them
from your computer to the Reader. See Details.
You can also use the Reader software to backup
and manage the content on the Reader.
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Welcome!
Useful features
Wi-Fi network access Details
Wikipedia Details
Use the Web browser for internet access Details
Use Evernote Details
Use Facebook Details
Annotation Details
Add bookmarks Details
Highlight words Details
Handwrite notes on a page Details
Resize
Adjust font size Details
Change the page view mode Details
Zoom in Details
Adjust content view Details
Search
Find notes Details
Find pages with a keyword Details
Search content via keyword Details
Jump to pages Details
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Welcome!
Dictionary Details
Look up words while reading Details
Look up words in a dictionary Details
List previously looked-up words Details
Collections Details
Supplementary applications
Handwriting Details
Text memo Details
Picture viewer Details
Evernote Details
Facebook Details
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Wireless Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity
Join a Wi-Fi® Network
To connect to the internet wirelessly, set up a wireless
(Wi-Fi®) internet connection with the following steps.
Preparing to set up a Wi-Fi connection
Before connecting to an access point, turn on [Wi-Fi]
on the Reader.
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Wireless Connectivity
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Applications]
 [Settings]  [Wireless Network Settings].
2
Check the check box to the right of [Wi-Fi] to
turn on the Wi-Fi network.
A check indicates that [Wi-Fi] is turned on. Wi-Fi is
turned off by default.
Alternatively, you can tap the status bar  [Wi-Fi].
See Details.
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Wireless Connectivity
Tip
Turn off [Wi-Fi] when it is not in use in order to extend
the battery life of the Reader.
Turn on [Wireless Standby] when you want to extend
the battery life. See Details.
Wi-Fi status icons
The following icons in the status bar indicate the status
of the Wi-Fi connection.
Icon
Status
Wi-Fi is activated. The number of bars indicates the
Wi-Fi signal strength.
The Wi-Fi network feature of the Reader is in
standby mode. See Details.
There is no Wi-Fi access point.
The [Wi-Fi] setting is turned off.
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Wireless Connectivity
Choosing a connection type
Depending on your Wi-Fi environment, connect to an
access point via one of the following methods.
The following questions will determine the most
suitable case for setting the Reader’s Wi-Fi network
connection.
 Internet
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Wireless Connectivity
*WPS: Wi-Fi Protected Setup
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Wireless Connectivity
Case A
A WPS-compatible Wi-Fi router with WPS button
Details
Case B
A WPS-compatible Wi-Fi router with PIN input Details
Case C
Connecting to a Wi-Fi router without WPS support
Details
Case D
Connecting to an available Wi-Fi network Details
Manual setup
Set up a Wi-Fi network connection manually; connect
to an access point for which the SSID is set to be
invisible. See Details.
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Wireless Connectivity
Case A: A WPS-compatible Wi-Fi router with WPS
button
The Reader is compatible with WPS (Wi-Fi Protected
Setup), which lets you easily make a Wi-Fi connection
using the “WPS” or “Connect” button on your WPScompatible Wi-Fi router. Make sure to turn on [Wi-Fi]
and tap [Wi-Fi Settings] on the [Wireless Network
Settings] screen. Alternatively, you can turn on [Wi-Fi]
by tapping the status bar and tapping [Wi-Fi Settings].
1
Tap [WPS Push-Button Configuration]  [Start].
2
On your Wi-Fi router, press the “WPS” or
“Connect” button within 2 minutes.*
The Reader automatically attempts to establish a
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Wireless Connectivity
Wi-Fi connection.
* The name of the button on your Wi-Fi router may vary.
“WPS” or “Connect” button
3
After the Reader screen shows the setup
completion, tap [OK].
The wireless connection status is displayed in the
status bar. See Details.
For more technical notes, see Details.
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Wireless Connectivity
Case B: A WPS-compatible Wi-Fi router with PIN input
If your WPS-compatible Wi-Fi router does not support
push-button configuration, connect by using a PIN
(Personal Identification Number). Make sure to turn on
[Wi-Fi] and tap [Wi-Fi Settings] on the [Wireless
Network Settings] screen. Alternatively, you can turn
on [Wi-Fi] by tapping the status bar and tapping [Wi-Fi
Settings].
1
Tap [Add Wi-Fi Network]  [WPS PIN Method] 
[Start].
A PIN will be shown on the screen of the Reader.
Enter the PIN into your Wi-Fi router.
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Wireless Connectivity
Refer to your Wi-Fi router’s instruction manual for
further details.
2
After entering the PIN, tap [OK] on the Reader.
After a moment, the Reader connects to the
wireless network automatically.
The wireless connection status is displayed in the
status bar. See Details.
For more technical notes, see Details.
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Wireless Connectivity
Case C: Connecting to a Wi-Fi router without WPS
support
Make sure to turn on [Wi-Fi] and tap [Wi-Fi Settings] on
the [Wireless Network Settings] screen. Alternatively,
you can turn on [Wi-Fi] by tapping the status bar and
tapping [Wi-Fi Settings].
1
Tap [Scan].
The available access points are listed under [Wi-Fi
Networks].
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Wireless Connectivity
Item

Description
Network SSID

Security type

Page indicator

Page turn icon

Wi-Fi is activated and the Reader detects an
unsecured network.
Wi-Fi is activated and the Reader detects a secured
network. The Wi-Fi router to which you want to
connect requires a password. A password may also
be called a WEP key/WPA key/encryption key/
network key, etc.

2
Tap your Wi-Fi router’s SSID (Service Set
Identifier) in the [Wi-Fi Networks] list. For
details on determining your Wi-Fi router’s
SSID, refer to your Wi-Fi router’s instruction
manual.
3
If prompted for a password, tap the input area
and type in the password using the on-screen
keyboard.
4
Tap [Connect].
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Wireless Connectivity
The Reader connects to the Wi-Fi network.
The wireless connection status is displayed in the
status bar. See Details.
For more technical notes, see Details.
Case D: Connecting to an available Wi-Fi network
Some public wireless access points, or “hotspots”, are
open and you can simply connect to them. Make sure
to turn on [Wi-Fi] and tap [Wi-Fi Settings] on the
[Wireless Network Settings] screen. Alternatively, you
can turn on [Wi-Fi] by tapping the status bar and
tapping [Wi-Fi Settings].
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Wireless Connectivity
1
Tap [Scan].
The available access points are listed under [Wi-Fi
Networks].
Item

Description
Network SSID

Security type

Page indicator

Page turn icon

Wi-Fi is activated and the Reader detects an
unsecured network.
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Wireless Connectivity
Item

Description
Wi-Fi is activated and the Reader detects a secured
network. The Wi-Fi router to which you want to
connect requires a password. A password may also
be called a WEP key/WPA key/encryption key/
network key, etc.
2
Tap your Wi-Fi router’s SSID (Service Set
Identifier) in the [Wi-Fi Networks] list.
3
If prompted for a password, tap the input area
and type in the password using the on-screen
keyboard.
4
Tap [Connect].
The wireless connection status is displayed in the
status bar.
5
The [Browser] application may start
automatically to connect to a public access
point. Otherwise, start the [Browser]
application manually; press the (Home)
button, tap [Applications]  [Browser].
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6
The browser screen may show further
information about completing the connection.
Follow any instruction(s) where applicable.
For more technical notes, see Details.
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Wireless Connectivity
Manually setting a Wi-Fi connection
You can set up a Wi-Fi network connection manually
by inputting the required information for connection.
Make sure to turn on [Wi-Fi] and tap [Wi-Fi Settings] on
the [Wireless Network Settings] screen. Alternatively,
you can turn on [Wi-Fi] by tapping the status bar and
tapping [Wi-Fi Settings].
1
Tap [Add Wi-Fi Network].
2
3
Tap [Manual Registration].
Tap the [SSID] input area and type in using the
on-screen keyboard.
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4
Tap the [Security Method] menu (the default
value is [Open]), and then tap the supported
security type.
5
Tap the [Password] input area and type in your
password using the on-screen keyboard, and
then tap [Done]  [Save].
6
Tap the saved network SSID in the [Wi-Fi
Networks] list on the [Wi-Fi Settings] screen.
7
If prompted for a password, tap the input area
and type in the password using the on-screen
keyboard.
8
Tap [Connect].
The Reader connects to the Wi-Fi network.
The Wi-Fi connection status is displayed in the
status bar. See Details.
For more technical notes, see Details.
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Wireless Connectivity
General notes on Wi-Fi connectivity
Tap and hold a network SSID in the [Wi-Fi Networks] list to
display the access point’s status and related information.
Before connecting to a wireless network, check all
requirements, user name and/or password details with the
internet/Wi-Fi service provider.
You can configure up to 20 Wi-Fi network connections.
The Reader does not support certain custom Wi-Fi network
security systems. For details, contact the internet/Wi-Fi
service provider.
If you edit the password of a Wi-Fi network to which you
are currently connected, the Reader will attempt to
reconnect to the Wi-Fi network using the new password.
To use a static IP address, press the (Menu) button  tap
[Advanced] in the [Wi-Fi Settings]  tap [Use Static IP]. Do
not change this setting unless instructed to by a network
administrator, as the Wi-Fi network connection may not be
established correctly.
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If an access point’s SSID (Service Set Identifier) is private,
enter Wi-Fi connection information manually.
The access point may filter access by MAC address. Check
the MAC address by pressing the (Home) button  tap
[Applications]  [Settings]  [About]  [Device Information],
then register the MAC address with the access point to
establish a Wi-Fi connection.
When you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, you can also
display speed, security and other Wi-Fi network details by
pressing the (Menu) button and tapping [Connection
Information] in the [Wi-Fi Settings] screen.
An access point, once configured, can be connected to
again simply by tapping it in the [Wi-Fi Networks] list and
tapping [Connect].
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Battery
Battery
Charging the Reader
The charge/battery status icon at the right side of the
status bar shows the battery level. See Details.
If it is low, choose one of the methods in the following
sections to charge the Reader.
USB connector
Charge/Busy indicator
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Battery
Charging via your computer
1
2
Power on your computer.
Connect the Reader to your computer with the
supplied USB cable.
Wait until the below screen is displayed.
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Battery
To
Install the
Reader
software,
or transfer
data
Description
Tap [Yes] to install the Reader software, or
transfer files from your computer to the Reader
while charging. The Reader cannot be operated
during transfer.
After the USB storage screen is displayed on the
Reader, it is detected on your computer, and the
“READER” and “SETUP” drives appear on your
computer.
When the icon* turns into the
icon,
charging is complete.
When charging is complete, disconnect the USB
cable from the Reader and your computer.
After a short time, the [Home] screen will
appear.
* This icon is only displayed when the Reader is
in data transfer mode.
Charge the Tap [No], or press the (Back) button, to return
to the previous screen.
Reader
Alternatively, press the (Home) button. The
[Home] screen appears. When the
icon turns
into the
icon, charging is complete.
In this mode, the Reader is not detected by your
computer*. When charging is complete,
disconnect the USB cable from the Reader and
your computer.
* This situation may vary, depending on the
settings of your computer.
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Battery
Note
Do not set the Reader to data transfer mode while
downloading via a wireless connection.
Your computer must be turned on to charge the Reader.
The Reader will not be charged if your computer enters
sleep mode or standby mode. Keep your computer turned
on with a stable and continuous power supply while
charging the Reader.
The (Power) button cannot be used when the Reader is
connected to your computer and charging.
If you turn off the Reader by tapping [Settings]  [Device
Shutdown] while in charging mode, the Reader will stop
charging.
Tip
You can also charge the Reader using the AC Adapter
(PRSA-AC10/PRSA-AC1A, sold separately). This method of
charging will take approximately 2 hours to fully charge
the battery.
To change from charge mode to data transfer mode, tap
the status bar to display the notification window  tap
[USB connected]  [Yes].
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Battery
Charge/Battery status icon
The charge/battery status icon shows the charging
status or approximate remaining charge of the battery.
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Battery
Icon

Description
Four bars indicate a fully charged or almost-fully
charged battery. The number of bars decreases
with the battery’s charge. Zero bars indicate
that the battery has almost no remaining
charge.

The battery is fully charged.

The battery is charging.
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Battery
Maximizing Battery Life
There are many ways to conserve battery power. To
extend battery life:
If you have no plans to use the Reader, completely
power off the Reader.
Do not leave the Reader with the battery depleted
for a prolonged period of time. Battery capacity may
be affected.
Use and store the Reader at room temperature, or
within the recommended temperature range of 5°C
to 35°C (41°F to 95°F).
Turn off Wi-Fi when no wireless communication is
necessary.
Turn on [Wireless Standby] when you want to extend
the battery life.
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Battery
Power-consuming operations
The following may require more power than normal
reading operations.
Wi-Fi communications
Constantly updating the [Wi-Fi Networks] list
Displaying graphic-intensive books, files or Web sites
Displaying a slideshow with a short interval setting
Using a microSD card
Frequent insertion and removal of a microSD card
Having a large volume of content stored on a
microSD card
Annotations, keyword searches and dictionary
searches
The Wi-Fi network feature of the Reader is not in
standby mode.
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Installing Reader software (Reader for PC/Mac)
Installing Reader software
(Reader for PC/Mac)
Installing Reader software (Reader for
PC/Mac)
1
Turn on your computer, connect your
computer to the internet, and then connect the
Reader to your computer using the supplied
USB cable.
Make sure you have administrator access to your
computer.
2
When [Do you want the computer to recognize
this device?] appears, tap [Yes]. See Details.
3
To install on Windows computers:
From your computer, click on the “Start” menu
“Computer” (“My Computer” for Windows XP users)
double-click the “SETUP” drive double-click “Setup
Reader for PC”.
To install on Mac computers:
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Installing Reader software (Reader for PC/Mac)
When the Reader is connected to your Mac, the
“SETUP” and “READER” drives will appear on the
desktop. Double-click the “SETUP” drive doubleclick “Setup Reader for Mac”.
4
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete
the installation of the Reader software.
For details on transferring content to the Reader
and syncing, refer to the [Help] menu of the Reader
software.
5
When transfer is complete, click “Disconnect”
on the Reader software, and then disconnect
the USB cable from the Reader. After a short
time, the [Home] screen will appear.
Content will be sent to its corresponding
application based on the file format of the content.
Personal documents other than pictures files will be
sent to the [Books] application.
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Installing Reader software (Reader for PC/Mac)
Tip
When you transfer data to the microSD card, insert
the microSD card to the Reader in Step 2.
For details on the system requirements for the Reader
software, see Details.
For details on supported file formats, see Details.
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Turning the Power On/Off
Turning the Power On/Off
Turning the Power On/Off
 (Power) button
Charge/Busy indicator
Turning on the power
1
Press the (Power) button.
If the battery is completely depleted, power will not
be supplied to the (Power) button, and you may
not be able to turn on the Reader. In this case, the
Charge/Busy indicator may blink red 3 times.
Connect the Reader to your computer via the
supplied USB cable; the Reader will automatically
turn on immediately. Wait until the Reader turns on
before trying to operate it.
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Turning the Power On/Off
Shutting down/turning off the power completely
1
Press and hold the (Power) button for about
3 seconds.
2
Tap [Yes] to turn off the Reader.
Completely turning off the Reader can preserve
battery power longer than sleep mode when you
are not using the Reader for a prolonged period of
time.
The same operation can be done via [Settings].
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Applications]
 [Settings]  [Device Shutdown]  [Yes].
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Turning the Power On/Off
Sleep mode
To save battery life and prevent unintentional
operation of the touchscreen, set the Reader to sleep
mode by pressing the (Power) button. The standby
screen appears. You can personalize the standby
screen. See Details.
To wake the Reader, press the (Power) button again.
Automatic power-saving modes
The Reader will enter sleep mode after 10 minutes of
inactivity. After 3 days in sleep mode, the Reader will
shut down/power off automatically. The automatic
power-saving modes cannot be turned off.
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Parts and Controls
Parts and Controls
Overview
This section describes the features and controls of the
Reader.
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Parts and Controls
Touchscreen
 (Menu) button
 (Back) button
 (Home) button
< > (Page turn) buttons
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Parts and Controls
Charge/Busy indicator
 (Power) button
 Micro USB connector
RESET button
microSD card slot
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Parts and Controls
Supplied accessories
USB cable × 1
Stylus × 1
Use the stylus for drawing and tapping on the
touchscreen.
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Parts and Controls
Buttons
(Power)
Turns the Reader on/off, and sets it to sleep mode. See
Details.
< > (Page turn)
When reading a book: Press either button to turn the
page back or forward, respectively. Press and hold
either button to turn pages continuously.
When using the Web browser: Press either button to
scroll the page up or down, respectively.
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Parts and Controls
(Home)
Displays the [Home] screen.
(Back)
Returns to the previous screen, or returns to the
content list from a book. Also closes the on-screen
keyboard or a dialog box/navigation bar/tool bar.
(Menu)
Displays the available option items.
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Parts and Controls
microSD Card Slot
The microSD card slot is located on the lower-right side
of the back of the Reader. Hold the microSD card with
the contacts facing down and the arrow pointing
toward the microSD card slot, and then insert it until it
clicks into place. The access indicator lights up in
orange while the Reader is accessing the microSD card.
Close the slot cover when using a microSD card.
You can format the microSD card if necessary. See
Details.
Note
Do not remove the microSD card while the access indicator
is lit.
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Parts and Controls
Access indicator
Slot cover
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Basic Operations
[Home] Screen
Applications and the [Home] Screen
Press the (Home) button to display the [Home]
screen. The [Home] screen has the following
applications.
The displayed icons may vary depending on the
country/region setting.
Status bar
Last read item
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[Home] Screen
Recently added books
Applications
The [Applications] screen appears when you tap
[Applications] on the [Home] screen.
Status bar
Applications
Tip
The most recent book that you opened is shown under
[Continue Reading] on the [Home] screen. Tap it to
continue reading where you previously left off.
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[Home] Screen
The four most recent books that have been added to the
Reader are displayed under [Recently Added] on the
[Home] screen. Tap one to start reading it.
Application
Description
[Bookshelves]
Tap [Bookshelves] to show the [Books]
content list by factory default.
Alternatively, tap the top-left corner of
the screen or press (Menu) button 
[Choose Bookshelf ] to show the following
pop-up menu.
[Books]
[Collections]
[Evernote]
[All Notes]
Lists the bookmarks/annotations made
on the books. See Details.
[Applications] Lists the applications.
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[Home] Screen
Application
[Browser]
[Dictionary]
[Handwriting]
[Text Memo]
[Pictures]
[Settings]
[Evernote
Setup]
[Facebook
Setup]
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Description
Launches the Web browser. See Details.
Allows you to look up a word in the
dictionary. See Details.
Allows you to use a drawing pad for
drawing. See Details
Allows you to use a notepad for typing
memos. See Details.
Shows pictures in the Reader and, if
inserted, the microSD card. See Details.
Displays the items for setting the Reader.
See Details.
Sign in to upload your highlights, pictures
and handwritten notes to Evernote cloud.
See Details.
Log in or Log out to post book
information, favourite passages and
collections with your comments to
Facebook. See Details.
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[Home] Screen
Status bar
The status bar shows the current status of the Reader,
such as Wi-Fi status, the battery level and the status of
downloading files.
The following items are displayed in the status bar.
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[Home] Screen
Icon
Indication
Connected via the USB cable.
Connecting to a network.
A download is in progress. When multiple
downloads are in progress, the number of
downloads is displayed next to this icon.
This icon is also shown when downloading the
firmware update.
A download has completed.
If downloading fails, the (Fail) icon is displayed.
The icon disappears when you open the
notification window and tap [Clear], or when you
tap the downloaded items in the [Notification] list.
This icon is also shown when firmware download
is complete.
Evernote synchronizing in progress.
Evernote synchronizing completed.
If synchronizing fails, the (Fail) icon will be
displayed. The icon disappears when you open the
notification window and tap [Clear], or when you
tap a synchronized item in the [Notification] list.
The icon appears when Evernote synchronizing
stops.
Updating database.
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[Home] Screen
Wi-Fi network signal strength. See Details.
Current battery level. See Details.
The icon appears when new firmware is found.
Note
Depending on the situation, not all icons will be displayed
at once.
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Tip
When you press the (Menu) button from the [Home]
screen, the time is displayed at the left side of the status
bar for approximately 5 seconds.
Notification window
Tapping on the status bar reveals the notification
window, which contains network-related items and
other current operations.
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Item









Description
Turn [Wi-Fi] on/off. See Details.
Go to the [Wi-Fi Settings] screen. See Details.
Displays the status of items that are downloading
from the Web.
The progress bar indicates how long an item
download will take from the Web.
Displayed when Evernote synchronizing is in
progress.
Enter data transfer mode. See Details.
Item for which downloading has completed. Tap
to open the item.
Item with which Evernote synchronizing has
completed. Tap to open.
Displayed when new firmware is found.
Displayed when notifications are displayed. Tap to
clear the notification list. The (Download
complete) icon, (Evernote sync complete) icon,
(Evernote sync failed) icon and (New
firmware is found) icon also disappear from the
status bar.
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Depending on the status of the Reader, other items
may also appear in the notification window.
Press the (Menu) button to close the notification
window
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Touchscreen Operations
The touchscreen recognizes the following gestures.
You can also use the supplied stylus for more precise
touchscreen operation.
Operation with the stylus makes it easier to select
small items or specific areas of text.
Tap
Tap an icon, a button or a menu item and raise your
finger quickly to select or perform an action.
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Tap and hold
Tap and hold your finger to select a word and display a
pop-up menu for further operations.
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[Home] Screen
Tap, hold and drag
Touch and hold your finger to the display and drag
your finger; you can select a group of text and display
a pop-up menu for further operations.
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Swipe
Slide your finger gently and swiftly on the touchscreen
to turn the page; you can turn the page forward by
swiping to the left, or backward by swiping to the
right. You can also navigate pages of content lists.
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Swipe and hold
To turn multiple pages continuously, swipe and hold
your finger on the screen. Release your finger to stop.
Pinch
Pinch your fingers in or out to zoom in or out of the
current page or image.
Note
 To exit zoom mode, press the
(Back) button.
Drag
Touch and drag your finger to reposition a zoomed-in
page or image. The page or image is repositioned after
you release your finger.
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On-Screen Keyboard
The on-screen keyboard is used when you need to
type. If the keyboard does not automatically appear,
tap the input area on the screen.
On-screen keyboard layout
Input area
Keyboard history
Current word input box
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 Shift key/[ALT]
 [?123]/[ABC]
 Space
 (Search icon)/
 Backspace
To
Input text
Delete a character
Finish typing
Insert line feed
Switch the keyboard
type
(Line feed icon)/[Go]
Do this
Tap the input area.
Tap
.
Tap [Go]/[Done].
Tap the
key. The
key is
enabled only when multi-line
input is available.
Tap [?123] to display the symbol
keyboard. Tap [ALT] to switch to
additional characters. Tap [ABC] to
return to the alphabetical keys.
Tap and hold [?123]/[ABC].
Switch between
QWERTY input and
Cyrillic character input
Capitalize a single letter Tap . Tap and hold to activate
caps lock. To cancel, tap again.
Enter a space
Tap the space key.
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To
Enter a previously
registered word
Do this
A list of words you registered to
the keyboard history* displayed
next to the current word input box.
Tap the desired word to enter it.
Tap and hold the current word
input box to register the word in it
to the keyboard history. (The word
must consist of at least 3 letters.)
Move the cursor in the Tap the location to which you want
input area
to move the cursor.
Type extended
Tap and hold a key and choose one
characters
from the keys.
* To clear the keyboard history, press the (Home) button
 tap [Applications]  [Settings]  [Initialization]  [Clear
Keyboard History].
Note
The available types of keyboards and input methods differ
depending on the application.
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Adding/Getting Content
Adding Content
Adding Content
Transferring content via the Reader software (Reader
for PC/Mac)
You can use the Reader software to transfer books and
pictures to the Reader. You will need to install the
Reader software and organize content on your
computer in advance. You can also backup the
contents on the Reader to the Reader software.
Transferring content via drag-and-drop
You can directly transfer content by drag-and-drop to
your computer.
1
Connect the Reader to your computer using
the supplied USB cable.
Make sure the Reader is in a state that can transfer
data. See Details.
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2
For Windows users, click on the “Start” menu 
“Computer” (“My Computer” for Windows XP
users  double-click the “READER” drive, and
then drag and drop your data onto the
“READER” drive.
For Mac users, double-click the “READER” drive, and
then drag and drop your data onto the “READER”
drive.
3
When transfer is complete, use the safely
remove hardware function of your computer
before disconnecting the USB cable from the
Reader and your computer.
Content will be sent to its corresponding
application based on the file format of the content.
Personal documents other than pictures files will be
sent to the [Books] application.
Note
Content transferred via drag-and-drop may not be
displayable on the Reader, or thumbnails of the content
may not be properly displayed on the Reader. Sony
recommends that you transfer data via the Reader
software.
Do not delete any system default folders created by the
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Reader on the “READER” drive, the “SETUP” drive or the
microSD card.
If you disconnect the USB cable while data is being
transferred, data corruption may occur. To disconnect the
Reader or the microSD card when the Reader is connected
to your computer, make sure to use the safely remove
hardware function of your computer, and then disconnect
the USB cable.
Do not format the Reader or your microSD card via your
computer. If you have formatted the Reader or microSD
card on your computer, the Reader may not be able to
display transferred content. In this case, use the Reader’s
[Format Memory] function to reformat the Reader and your
microSD card. See Details.
Tip
When you transfer data to the microSD card, insert the
microSD card to the Reader in Step 1, and drag-and-drop
to the microSD (removable disk) drive in Step 2 above.
For details on the system requirements for the Reader
software, see Details.
For details on supported file formats, see Details.
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Browsing Content Lists
Content Lists
Browsing Content List Pages
The Reader organizes content by content type and file
format using applications. For example, books or your
personal documents (such as PDF files or text files) are
stored in the [Books] application and pictures in the
[Pictures] application, etc.
Content list pages allow you to sort content, as well as
search content on the Reader.
The following instructions use the [Books] application
as an example.
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Tap to choose the bookshelf
Status icons
Tool icons Details
Page indicator
Page navigation icon
Tip
Depending on the application, several tools are available
for content list pages. See Details.
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Status icons
Icon
Description
The item is stored on the microSD card.
The item is protected from deletion. See Details.
The item has not been opened.*
* This icon is displayed for books only.
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Navigation
Navigation
method
Page
indicator
Page
navigation
icon or the <
(Previous)
button
Page
navigation
icon or the >
(Next) button
Description
Display the page jump panel. See Details.
View the previous page or item.
View the next page or item.
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Browsing in Thumbnail View and List
View
Content can be displayed as individual thumbnails or
in a list.
The following instructions use the [Books] application
as an example.
Thumbnail view icon
List view icon
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1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Bookshelves]
 tap [Books].
2
Tap or .*
displays thumbnails of content.
displays a list of content.
* Some applications only allow list view.
Adjusting the title view
The titles of some books may be cut off if they are too
long. To avoid this, you can set the Reader to display
titles across two lines instead of one line.
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 List view
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Bookshelves]
 [Books]  (List view)  press the (Menu)
button  tap [Title (2 Line View)].
Titles are displayed on two lines.
Tip
 When you tap [Bookshelves], any previously displayed
content from [Books], [Collections] and [Evernote] will be
shown.
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Using the Page Jump Panel in Content
List Pages
Content list pages can be turned conveniently via the
page jump panel.
Page jump bar
Page skip icon
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To use the page jump bar
1
When viewing a content list page, tap the page
indicator at the bottom of the screen.
2
Tap and slide the bar left or right to navigate
back or forward.
Press the (Back) button to hide the page jump
panel.
Skipping 10 pages at a time
When the page jump bar is displayed, tap << or >>
(Page skip) to skip back 10 pages or skip forward 10
pages at a time.
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Finding Content with a Keyword
You can find a specific item quickly with a keyword
search.
You can locate a book or author of a book on the
Reader via the [Books] application, or search for
annotations via the [All Notes] application, etc.
The following instructions use the [Books] application
as an example.
 Search icon
1
Press the (Home) button  tap
[Bookshelves].
2
Tap ; the keyword input area and the onscreen keyboard appear.
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3
Input a search keyword and tap .
The view shows only the items that satisfy the
search criteria.
To exit the search result view, press the (Back)
button.
Note
 Some applications do not support keyword searching.
 The available search target varies among content types.
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Posting Book information to Facebook
You can post the book information to Facebook.
1. Press the
(Home) button  tap [Bookshelves]
 tap and hold the book that you wish to post.
2. Tap [Post to Facebook].
The selected book information is posted to
Facebook.
Note
Before posting to Facebook, you need to log in. Press the
(Home) button  tap [Applications]  [Facebook Setup].
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Content Lists
Tools
Below is a list of the tools available on each
application’s content list page.
Not all tools are available in each application.
Tool icon
Description
Changes the view between the thumbnail
view and the list view. See Details.
Changes the sort order.
Finds content with a keyword. See Details.
Creates a new collection.
Specifies the notes type to view in the list.
Creates a new drawing.
Creates a new memo.
Synchronizing with Evernote. See Details.
During syncronization, the icon will change
to
(tap to stop syncronization).
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Using
(Menu) Items
Below is a list of option items available when you press
the (Menu) button on each application’s content list
page.
Not all options are available in each application.
Option
Description
[Add to Collection] Adds one or more books to a
collection. See Details.
[Delete Books]
Deletes one or more books from the
Reader. See Details.
[Protect Books]
Protects one or more books from
deletion. See Details.
[Title (1 Line
Displays the full title string without
View)]/[Title (2
truncating it. See Details.
Line View)]
[Choose
Open the pop-up menu and you can
Bookshelf ]
choose from following submenu.
[Books] Displays the book.
[Collections] Displays the collections.
[Evernote] Displays items downloaded
from Evernote.
[Move to
Moves one or more books to a
Collection]
collection.
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Option
Description
[Remove Content] Removes items from a collection that
you have created. See Details.
[Rename
Renames a collection. See Details.
Collection]
[Post to Facebook] Posts a book collection information.
See Details.
[Organize to
Moves one or more items of [Default
Collection]
Collection] to other collections created
by the user. See Details.
[Sync]
Synchronizing with Evernote. See
Details.
[Delete Notes]
Deletes one or more notes.
[Delete Memos]
Deletes one or more text memos. See
Details.
[Protect Memos]
Protects one or more text memos. See
Details.
[Delete Drawings] Deletes one or more drawings. See
Details.
[Protect Drawings] Protects one or more text memos/
drawings. See Details.
[Delete Pictures]
Deletes one or more pictures. See
Details.
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Option
[Settings]
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Changes the slideshow interval. See
Details.
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Reading Books
Opening a Book
1
Press the (Home) button  tap
[Bookshelves].
The [Books] content list opens. See Details.
2
Tap a book.
The book opens.
You can also open a book by tapping and holding
the book you want to open.
To navigate within a book, see Details.
Tip
When [Collections], [Purchased Content] or [Evernote]
appears, tap the top-left corner of the screen to show
[Books]. Alternatively, press the (Menu) button  tap
[Choose Bookshelf ] to show [Books].
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Page Navigation
There are several ways to navigate through books.
Tap to add a bookmark Details
Tap and hold to add a note
Draw a handwritten note Details
Tap and hold to open option items Details
Swipe the screen to turn the page
Tap to open the page navigation panel.
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Tip
If you select the [Refresh Display] checkbox from
[Application Preferences], the display refreshes at each
page turn. See Details.
Using the page navigation panel
Page indicator
1
Tap the page indicator, or press the (Menu)
button  tap [Navigate Page] to open the page
navigation panel.
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Using the paging bar
Paging bar
Slider
Tap on a point on the paging bar to jump to a page
that corresponds with that point.
Tap and drag the slider.
To close the page navigation panel, press the
button.
Using [Table of Contents]
1
2
Tap [Table of Contents].
To return to the book page, press the
button.
(Back)
(Back)
Tap to open the selected chapter or section.
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Using [Enter Page #]
1
Tap [Enter Page #] to enter the page number
with the on-screen numeric keyboard, and tap
[OK].
Jumping to viewed pages
1
Tap [Previous View].
The
/
(Page history) icons are displayed.
2
Tap
to go backward in the page display
history. Tap
to go forward in the page
display history.
To cancel page history, press the (Back) button.
Tip
 This is the same operation for when you tap on a
highlighted link.
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Appearance
Changing the orientation
You can view books in either portrait or landscape
mode.
1
When viewing a book, press the (Menu)
button  tap [More]  [Orientation].
The screen orientation changes.
Portrait mode
Landscape mode
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Note
The orientation can be changed for the [Books], [Browser]
and [Pictures] applications. Changing the orientation in
one application does not affect the orientation setting of
the other applications.
Changing the font and font size
You can change the font and font size to your
preference.
1
When viewing a book, press the
button  tap [Font].
The font bar is displayed.
2
To change the font size, tap on one of the font
size icons. The book will be updated to apply
the specified font size.
Press the (Back) button when done.
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3
To change the font, tap [Original] and select
from one of the fonts in the list.
Press the (Back) button when done.
The book will be updated to apply the specified font
and font size.
Note
The font size and font of some content with embedded
fonts may not change.
When you select other than the [Original] font,
performance may be slightly lower when opening books or
turning pages.
When you select other than the [Original] font, boldface/
italics/italicized boldface may not be displayed correctly.
Tip
You can change the default font for all content in the
[Books] application. See Details.
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About PDF files
The Reader provides the ability to display most textbased PDF files in several font sizes. Documents are
displayed in the default font position with their
original layouts.
Due to the complex nature of PDF files, in certain
situations when you change the font size, only text will
appear. This is because some tables and graphics may
be reformatted and altered during the reflow process.
Also, in cases where PDF files are created using image
data only, there is no text to reflow or resize.
In these cases, if retaining the original layout of a PDF
file is required, Sony recommends that you view the
PDF file at its original font size.
To display the original layout
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Note
If you modified the default font size with [Font Size
Preference] under [Settings], return it to its original layout
to view PDF files normally.
To view the document in a different size, use the zoom in
function.
When you view PDF files in other than their original layout,
some functions such as highlighting or searching may not
work correctly.
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Changing the page mode
You can change the page viewing style for PDF files.
This is convenient for viewing pages with text
arranged in columns.
This mode remains active as you continue reading. The
setting applies only to the currently open book.
1
When viewing a book, press the (Menu)
button  tap [Customize View]  [Page Mode].
The [Page Mode] screen appears.
2
Choose from one of the following options.
Option
[Original]
[2-Column
Split]
[3-Column
Split]
[Fit
Landscape
Width]
Description
Set to the default view.
Splits the page into two columns and two
rows.
Splits the page into three columns and two
rows.
Displays the page fit to landscape view.
Note
In order to attach a handwritten note, the page mode
needs to be restored to [Original].
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Cropping a page
You can crop the page margins to create a wider
viewing area. This is convenient for viewing pages that
have large margins.
This mode remains active as you continue reading. The
setting applies only to the currently open book.
1
When viewing a book, press the (Menu)
button  tap [Customize View]  [Crop Page].
2
Choose from one of the following options.
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Option
[Uncrop]
[Manual]
[Auto]
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Description
Disables cropping.
Allows you to adjust the crop area
manually by dragging arrows at the
corners. Tap [Done] to set the area, or
tap [Cancel] to cancel editing the crop
area.
Automatically crops the margins of a
document.
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Adjusting the brightness and contrast
A page that is hard to read, such as a scanned or colorconverted document, can be made more readable by
adjusting the brightness and contrast. This mode
remains active as you continue reading. The setting
applies only to the currently open book.
1
When viewing a book, press the (Menu)
button  tap [Customize View]  [Adjust View].
2
Choose from one of the following options.
Option
[Original]
[Saturated]
[Details]
[Brighter]
[Darker]
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Displays the page in the original quality.
Improves readability by emphasizing
contrast.
Backlight compensation; brings up details
in a dark area.
Increases the brightness.
Decreases the brightness.
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Option
[Custom]
Description
Create a custom setting. Tap (Settings)
to adjust (Contrast) and (Brightness).





Press the
Contrast
Brightness
Slider
Lower
Higher
Tap (Lower) or (Higher), or tap on the
slider.
Tap [Restore] to revert to the previously
saved custom settings.
(Back) button when done.
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Zooming in
Use the zoom function when you want to temporarily
zoom in on part of a page.
The viewer shows the zoom bar and viewing position
indicator while in zoom mode.
Pinch out to zoom in.
Pinch in to zoom out.
To exit zoom mode, press the (Back) button.
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Annotations
Bookmarking a page
You can bookmark a page and take a note so that you
will remember what the bookmark is for.
1
Tap the top right corner of the page.
Tip
To search, sort and view all annotations across all books,
use the [All Notes] application. See Details.
To search annotations for the currently open book, press
the (Menu) button  tap [Notes].
Adding text notes
1
2
3
4
Tap and hold the bookmark.
Tap [by Keyboard].
Type the notes using the on-screen keyboard.
Tap [Save].
The icon appears on the bookmark, indicating that a
note is attached.
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Adding handwritten notes
1
2
3
Tap and hold the bookmark.
4
Tap [Save].
The icon appears on the bookmark, indicating
that a note is attached.
Tap [by Drawing].
Draw with the stylus or your finger on the
drawing pad.
To erase, tap (Erase), and then tap the line(s) you
want to erase.
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Notes on handwriting
While writing, make sure that you are not touching another
area on the touchscreen; this could affect the notes that
you write with the stylus or your finger.
To ensure that your notes are correctly saved, do not
handwrite notes too close to the edge of the touchscreen.
If you experience difficulties when handwriting or drawing
on the Reader:
 avoid applying excessive pressure to the
touchscreen.
 try not to handwrite or draw too quickly.
 this functionality is not designed for very detailed
drawings or for writing small characters.
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Editing notes
1
Tap and hold on the bookmark.
The notepad or the drawing pad opens.
2
Tap [Edit].
The on-screen keyboard or the drawing pad opens.
3
4
Edit the note.
Tap [Save].
The notepad or the drawing pad closes, returning
to the viewer.
Removing a bookmark
1
Tap the bookmark.
Tip
This will remove the bookmark and any note attached to it.
To delete only a note, tap and hold the icon and tap
[Delete]  [Yes].
To delete all bookmarks in the current book, press the
(Menu) button  tap [Notes]. See Details.
To delete annotations across all books, use the [All Notes]
application. See Details.
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Highlighting words on a page
You can highlight words and take notes.
1
Tap and hold the first word and drag across to
the last word of the section you would like to
highlight.
The pop-up menu appears.
Pop-up menu
2
Tap [Highlight].
The selected words are now highlighted.
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Tip
To search, sort and view all annotations across all books,
use the [All Notes] application. See Details.
To search annotations for the currently open book, press
the (Menu) button  tap [Notes]. See Details.
Adding text notes or handwritten notes to a highlight
1
Tap and hold a highlighted word.
The pop-up menu appears.
2
3
Select [Note].
Select from [by Keyboard] and [by Drawing].
Create a note.
For a text note, see Details.
For a handwritten note, see Details.
4
Tap [Save].
The icon appears at the beginning of the highlight,
indicating that a note is attached.
Editing notes on a highlight
1
Tap and hold at the beginning of the
highlight.
The pop-up menu appears.
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2
Tap [Note]  [Edit].
The on-screen keyboard or the drawing pad opens.
3
4
Edit the note.
Tap [Save].
The notepad or the drawing pad closes, returning
to the viewer.
Removing highlights
1
Tap and hold at the beginning of the
highlight.
The pop-up menu appears.
2
3
Tap [Remove Highlight].
Tap [Yes] when prompted.
Tip
This will remove the highlight and any note attached to it.
To delete only a note, tap and hold the icon, tap [Note] 
[Edit]  [Delete]  [Yes].
To delete all annotations in the current book, press the
(Menu) button  tap [Notes]. See Details.
To delete annotations across all books, use the [All Notes]
application. See Details.
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Handwriting a note on a page
You can use the stylus or your finger and draw directly
on a page.
1
2
Press the
(Menu) button.
Tap [Handwriting] and use the stylus or your
finger to draw a line.
Note
While writing, make sure that you are not touching another
area on the touchscreen; this could affect the notes that
you write with the stylus or your finger.
To ensure that your notes are correctly saved, do not
handwrite notes too close to the edge of the touchscreen.
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 If you experience difficulties when handwriting or drawing
on the Reader:
 avoid applying excessive pressure to the
touchscreen.
 try not to handwrite or draw too quickly.
 this functionality is not designed for very detailed
drawings or for writing small characters.
To delete a drawn line
Tap (Erase) and drag across the drawn line.
Press the (Back) button when you are done to continue
reading.
Tip
 To delete all annotations in the current book, press the
(Menu) button  tap [Notes]. See Details.
 To delete annotations across all books, use the [All Notes]
application. See Details.
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Hiding annotations
You can set the viewer to show or hide the annotations
that you have made to the book. This is convenient for
when a highlight overlaps with a link.
1
Press the (Menu) button.
The option items appear.
2
3
4
Tap [More].
Tap [Settings].
Tap [Show Notes].
Check the checkbox to show annotations.
Uncheck it to hide annotations.
5
Press the
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Finding annotations within a book
You can search and view all annotations (bookmarks/
highlights/handwritten notes) in the currently open
book.
To search, sort and view all annotations across all
books, use the [All Notes] application. See Details.
1
Press the (Menu) button  tap [Notes].
The annotations in the book are listed.
Press the (Back) button to return to the book.
Note icons
Filter note type
Search icon
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 Headline (the highlighted text, the text note, the
beginning text of the bookmarked page, or the
beginning text of the page with the handwritten
note)
 Page number of the note
Press the (Back) button to return to the book.
2
Tap a note in the list.
The page containing the selected note is displayed.
Note icons
Bookmark only
Bookmark with text notes
Bookmark with handwritten notes
Handwritten note on a page
Highlight only
Highlight with text notes
Highlight with handwritten notes
Filtering
1
Tap (Filter)  tap one of the annotation
types.
Annotations of the type that you select are shown.
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Searching for notes via keyword
You can perform a search for all or one of the specific
note types.
The search target changes depending on the type of
annotation that is being searched.
Item type
For
[Bookmark]
items
Target
 Bookmarks only: The first 100 characters
of bookmarked pages are searched.
 Bookmark text notes: Entire text notes are
searched.
 Bookmark handwritten notes: The first
100 characters of bookmarked pages are
searched.
For
 The first 100 characters of pages with
[Handwriting] handwriting on them are searched.
items
For
 Highlights only: The highlighted words
[Highlight]
are searched.
items
 Highlight text notes: Entire text notes are
searched.
 Highlight handwritten notes: The
highlighted words are searched.
1
Tap
(Search).
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2
Type a search keyword using the on-screen
keyboard.
3
Tap (Search) next to the search box.
The [Search Results] view is shown.
The view shows notes that satisfy the search criteria.
Press the (Back) button to return to the [Notes] list.
Note
 If you apply a filter before searching, the search will be
performed only on the filtered items.
To delete annotations
1
Press the (Menu) button  tap [Delete
Notes]. See Details.
To delete all annotations
1
Press the (Menu) button  tap [Delete Notes]
 press the (Menu) button  tap [Select All]
 [Done]  [Yes].
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Using (Menu) Items
Press the (Menu) button from the [Notes]/[All Notes]
list to select an option.
Option
[Delete
Notes]
Description
Deletes one or more notes from the Reader.
See Details.
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Uploading Highlighted Words on a
Page to Evernote
You can upload highlighted words and take notes to
Evernote.
1
Tap and hold the first word and drag to the last
word of the section you would like to upload.
The pop-up menu appears.
2
Tap [Send to]  [Evernote]
The selected words are now uploaded.
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Note
Before uploading to Evernote, you need to log in. Press the
(Home) button  tap [Applications]  [Evernote Setup].
Tip
Before you upload the highlighted words, you can also
upload with your memo in the preview screen.
If the highlighted words are attached with text notes or
handwritten notes, you can upload those, too.
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Using the Dictionary
The Reader has built-in dictionaries to assist you with
looking up the definition of a word on a page.
You can choose one of several bilingual dictionaries to
use. See Details.
Only the dictionaries included on the Reader can be
used. New dictionaries cannot be installed or added.
1
Tap and hold a word on a page.
The dictionary panel is displayed at the bottom.
Title of the current dictionary. Tap to change the
dictionary.
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Definition area. Tap to open the dictionary
viewer. See Details.
Tap to display a list of candidate words. See
Details.
2
Tap the definition area. The definition is
displayed in the dictionary viewer.
To go to the next page, either swipe or press the <
or > (Page turn) buttons.
Press the (Back) button to return to the book
page.
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Finding Pages with a Keyword
You can find pages that contain specific words using a
keyword search.
1
Tap and hold a word, and tap [Search]  [in This
Book] in the pop-up menu.
2
A page that includes the keyword for which
you searched is displayed.
Tap
or
to display to the previous/next
page that contains the selected keyword.
To cancel, press the (Back) button.
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Tip
You can find the definition of a word and more at the
Wikipedia and Google Web sites. Tap and hold a word 
tap [Search]  [Wikipedia] or [Google]. The [Browser]
application will open to the Wikipedia or Google Web site
and search for the word. (A Wi-Fi network connection is
necessary. See Details.) To return to the book, press the
(Menu) button  tap [Continue Reading].
You can also directly enter the keyword for a search.
1
When viewing a book, press the (Menu)
button  tap [More]  [Search], and enter the
keyword using the on-screen keyboard.
Note
When using the Book Viewer’s keyword search, Latin
alphabet searches make no distinction between uppercase
and lowercase letters, but Cyrillic alphabet searches make
this distinction.
Searches from other than the [Books] content list, such as
from the [Collection] or [Notes]/[All Notes] lists, make no
distinction between uppercase and lowercase letters,
including when searching in Cyrillic.
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Changing Book Page Settings
The following settings are available for the current
book issue you are reading.
1
When viewing a book, press the (Menu)
button  tap [More]  [Settings].
2
Choose from one of the following options.
Option
[Show Notes]
Description
This is convenient when notes are
obscuring your view of the text. See
Details.
[Info]
Information for the book that is currently
open is displayed.
To return to the book, press the
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Using
(Menu) Items
Below is a list of option items available when you press
the (Menu) button from the book viewer.
Option
[Navigate Page]
[Notes]
[Font]
[Customize View]
[Handwriting]
[More]
[Search]
[Post to Facebook]
[Orientation]
[Settings]
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Description
Selects a method for navigating
through a book. See Details.
Displays a list of annotations in the
book. See Details.
Changes the font and font size. See
Details.
Adjusts the page mode (see Details),
crops the page margins (see Details)
or adjusts the brightness (see Details).
Allows you to draw on a page. See
Details.
Displays more option items.
Finds pages with a keyword. See
Details.
Post the highlighted text with your
comments. See Details
Changes to portrait or landscape
mode. See Details.
Changes book settings. See Details.
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Organizing Your Content
Deleting a Single Item
You can delete individual items.
The following instructions use the [Books] application
as an example; this feature is also available in other
applications.
1
2
Press the
3
4
Tap [Delete].
(Home) button  tap [Bookshelves].
Tap and hold an item.
The option items appear.
Tap [Yes] when prompted.
The item is deleted from the Reader.
Note
If [Books] is not shown, press the (Menu) button  tap
[Choose Bookshelf ] to show [Books].
Depending on the application, it may not be possible to
delete certain files.
Sony recommends that you create a backup of the
contents of the Reader using the Reader software before
deleting an item.
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Deleting Multiple Items at Once
You can delete multiple items at once. This is
convenient for clearing up space on the Reader.
The following instructions use the [Books] application
as an example; this feature is also available in other
applications.
1
2
Press the
(Home) button  tap [Bookshelves].
Press the
(Menu) button.
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3
Tap [Delete Books].
Boxes appear next to the thumbnails or list entries.
Box
Protect icon
Selected number of items
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4
Tap to check the items to delete.
You can press the (Menu) button  tap [Select
All] if you wish to delete all items.
5
6
Tap [Done].
Tap [Yes] when prompted.
The selected items are deleted from the Reader.
Note
If [Books] is not shown, press the (Menu) button  tap
[Choose Bookshelf ] to show [Books].
Depending on the application, it may not be possible to
delete certain files.
Sony recommends that you create a backup of your files
using the Reader software.
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Protecting a Single Item
You can protect an item so that you will not delete it
accidentally.
The following instructions use the [Books] application
as an example; this feature is also available in other
applications.
1
2
Press the
(Home) button  tap [Bookshelves].
Tap and hold an item.
The option items appear.
3
Tap [Protect].
You can remove the protection from the item in the
same manner. Tap [Unprotect] in Step 3 above.
Note
If [Books] is not shown, press the (Menu) button  tap
[Choose Bookshelf ] to show [Books].
This protection feature works only on the Reader. Protected
content may still be deleted via your computer.
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Protecting Multiple Items at Once
You can protect one or more items at once.
The following instructions use the [Books] application
as an example; this feature is also available in other
applications.
1
2
Press the
(Home) button  tap [Bookshelves].
Press the (Menu) button  tap [Protect
Books].
Boxes appear next to the thumbnails or list entries.
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Box
Protect icon
Selected number of items
3
Tap the box of the item to be protected.
Selected items are indicated with a protect icon.
You can press the (Menu) button and tap [Select
All] if you wish to protect all items.
4
Tap [Done].
The protect icon appears next to the protected
items. You can remove protection in Step 3 above
by tapping items with the protect icon.
Note
If [Books] is not shown, press the (Menu) button  tap
[Choose Bookshelf ] to show [Books].
The protection feature works only on the Reader. Protected
content may still be deleted via your computer.
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Using Collections
Creating a Collection
A collection is a custom set of books and other items
that you create from items on the Reader. It is a unique
and convenient way to organize your items.
You can organize and personalize your content by
creating collections by subject matter, date, genre or
anything that best suits your purpose.
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1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Bookshelves]
 [Collections].
Create a new collection
Search by collection name
2
3
Tap
4
Select the location to store the collection.
A new collection is added to the [Collections] list.
.
Enter a collection name using the on-screen
keyboard and tap [OK].
Tip
You can also create and sync collections with the Reader
software. For details, refer to the [Help] menu of the Reader
software.
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Adding Items to a Collection
You can add items to existing collections.
From the [Collections] application
1
2
3
Press the
4
5
Select the collection that you wish to move.
6
Tap [Done].
(Home) button  tap [Bookshelves].
Tap [Default Collection].
Press the (Menu) button  tap [Organize to
Collection].
Select one or more books from the list.
Selected items are indicated with check marks.
From the [Books] application
1
2
Press the
(Home) button  tap [Bookshelves].
Press the (Menu) button  tap [Add to
Collection].
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3
Tap a collection that you have created that
appears in the list.
4
Select one or more books that you wish to add.
Selected items are indicated with a check.
5
Tap [Done].
Note
A collection and its items must be stored in the same
location. For example, if the book is stored on the Reader’s
internal memory, you may not add items stored on a
microSD card to the collection.
Tip
Any books that have not been added to a collection are
contained in [Default Collection].
When you add a book to a collection, it is moved from
[Default Collection].
When moving an item from [Organize to Collection] or
[Add to Collection], you can create a new collection to
move the item to. To create a new collection, tap in the
upper-right corner of the screen.
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Removing Items from a Collection
You can remove one or more items from a collection
that you have created.
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Bookshelves]
 tap a collection that you have created 
press the (Menu) button  tap [Remove
Content].
You can also tap and hold an item  tap [Remove].
2
Tap one or more items.
Selected items are indicated with a check.
3
4
Tap [Done].
Tap [Yes] when prompted.
The selected item(s) will be removed from the
collection.
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Note
If you have deleted an item from [Books], it will be
automatically removed from all of the collections with
which it was associated.
Removing items from a collection does not delete them
from the Reader or their stored locations.
If you remove an item from a collection that does not exist
in other collections, its original will be moved back to the
[Default Collection] in the Reader. If you remove an item
that exists in another collection(s), it will remain in the
other collection(s), and not be moved back to the [Default
Collection].
Tip
You can remove all items at once. After completing Step 1
above, press the (Menu) button  [Select All].
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Renaming a Collection
You can change the name of a collection.
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Bookshelves]
 tap a collection that you have created 
press the (Menu) button  tap [Rename
Collection].
You can also tap and hold a collection that you
have created  tap [Rename].
2
Enter a new name for the collection using the
on-screen keyboard.
3
Tap [OK].
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Deleting a Collection
You can delete a collection that you have created.
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Bookshelves]
 press the (Menu) button  tap [Delete
Collections].
You can also tap and hold a collection that you
have created  tap [Delete].
2
Tap the collection to be deleted.
Selected items are indicated with a check.
3
4
Tap [Done].
Tap [Yes] when prompted.
The selected item(s) will be removed from the
collection.
Note
Deleting a collection does not delete content from the
Reader or their stored locations.
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Posting a Collection to Facebook
You can post your book collection information to
Facebook.
1. Press the
(Home) button  tap [Bookshelves]
 tap the collection that you have created 
press the (Menu) button  tap [Post to
Facebook].
The collection information is posted to Facebook.
Note
Before posting to Facebook, you need to log in. Press the
(Home) button  tap [Applications]  [Facebook Setup].
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Using
(Menu) Items
Below is a list of option items available when you press
the (Menu) button from a collection list.
Option
[Delete
Collections]
[Choose
Bookshelf ]
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Deletes collections that you created. See
Details.
Shows the following pop-up menu.
Alternatively, tap the title or press
(Menu) button  [Choose Bookshelf ].
[Books]
[Collections]
[Evernote]
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All Notes
Finding Annotations Across All Books
You can use [All Notes] to find annotations across all
books. The application stores all annotations including
bookmarks, highlights and drawings that you have
added on pages. Tap an item in the list to jump to the
page on which that annotation is located.
1
Press the
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Note icons Details
Filter note type Details
Sort icon; sort by date, title or file name
Search icon Details
Headline (the highlighted text, the text note, the
beginning text of the bookmarked page, or the
beginning text of the page with the handwritten
note)
Annotation creation date, book title, page
number
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2
Tap a note in the list.
The page containing the selected note is displayed.
To return to [All Notes], press the (Back) button.
To delete annotations, see Details.
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Uploading Annotations Across All
Books to Evernote
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [All Notes] 
tap and hold the note that you wish to upload
in the list.
2
Tap [Upload to Evernote].
The note is uploaded to Evernote.
Note
Before uploading to Evernote, you need to log in by
[Home]  [Applications]  [Evernote Setup].
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Web Browsing
Browsing the Web
The Reader has a Web browser that enables you to visit
Web sites and download files and images directly to it.
1
2
Make sure that Wi-Fi is set up and turned on.
3
Navigate to a Web site.
Tap (Bookmarks)  tap one of the bookmarks.
Press the (Home) button  tap [Applications]
 [Browser].
Tap the URL box and type the URL address using the
on-screen keyboard, and tap [Go].
4
Browse the Web site.
Press the < (Previous) button to scroll up.
Press the > (Next) button to scroll down.
Tap and drag to move the view area.
Press the (Back) button to go back to the previous
Web page.
Note
You must agree to the terms and conditions before using
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[Browser]. Please read the terms and conditions carefully.
When you tap [Accept], [Browser] opens.
Tip
You can press the (Menu) button  tap [Continue
Reading] to return to the last read page of your last read
book.
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Browsing Tools
Zooming in
While in zoom mode, the zoom bar is shown at the
bottom-right of the screen.
Pinch out to zoom in.
Pinch in to zoom out.
Double-tap to fit the page to the window size.
To exit zoom mode, press the
(Back) button.
Capturing a screenshot
You can capture the current page as a screenshot.
1
When viewing a Web page, press the (Menu)
button  tap [More]  [Capture Screenshot] 
[OK].
Screenshots are stored in the [Pictures] application.
See Details.
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Downloads
When you click a download link, the item will be
downloaded onto the Reader.*
You can view the download history by pressing the
(Menu) button  tap [More]  [Downloads].
* Only supported file types can be downloaded. For
supported file types, see Details.
Downloading a linked file
You can download a file behind a link without opening
it in the browser window.
1
2
Tap and hold the link  tap [Save Link].
Tap [Yes] when prompted.
Depending on the Web site, a file may begin
downloading once you tap the download icon.
The downloaded file can be found in the [Books]
application.
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Downloading an image
You can download an image displayed in the browser
window.
1
2
Tap and hold the image  tap [Save Image].
Tap [Yes] when prompted.
Viewing download progress
You can view items that you are currently downloading
or have recently downloaded.
1
When an item is downloading, an icon
indicating that the download is in progress
appears in the status bar.
Tap the status bar to open the notification window.
See Details.
Items that you are currently downloading are listed
under [Ongoing].
Recent items that have been downloaded and
recent items which were not downloaded
successfully are listed under [Notification].
2
Press the
page.
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Cancelling a download
You can cancel a download that is currently in
progress.
1
When viewing a Web page, press the (Menu)
button  tap [More]  [Downloads].
You can also tap the status bar  tap the item
currently downloading under [Ongoing].
The download history opens.
2
Tap and hold an item  tap [Cancel Download],
or press the (Menu) button  tap [Cancel
Download].
To return to the Web page, press the (Back) button.
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Opening a downloaded file/image
You can view the files downloaded from a Web site.
Downloaded files are stored in [Books] or [Pictures],
depending on the file type.
1
When viewing a Web page, press the (Menu)
button  tap [More]  [Downloads].
You can also tap the status bar  tap the item
currently downloading under [Notification].
2
Tap a downloaded file, or tap and hold an item
 tap [Open].
The Reader opens the file in the appropriate
application.
To return to the Web page, press the (Back) button.
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Deleting a downloaded file
You can delete downloaded files.
1
When viewing a Web page, press the
button  tap [More]  [Downloads].
(Menu)
2
Tap and hold an item  tap [Delete].
The file is deleted from the Reader.
Depending on the file type, files can also be deleted
from their respective applications.
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Multiple Windows
Opening a new window
1
When viewing a Web page, press the (Menu)
button  [More]  [Windows]  [New Window].
A maximum of 3 windows can be open at one time.
If [New Window] is not displayed, tap [Close] in the
Window list.
Opening a link in a new window
Instead of the current window, you can open a link in a
new window so that you can keep the current window
open.
1
Tap and hold a link  tap [Open in New
Window].
The link opens in a new window.
A maximum of 3 windows can be open at one time.
After the third window is opened, [Open in New
Window] is not displayed.
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Changing the browser window in view
When you have more than one browser window open,
you can change the window in view.
1
When viewing a Web page, press the
button  tap [More]  [Windows].
2
Select another browser window.
(Menu)
Closing a browser window
You can close browser windows.
1
When viewing a Web page, press the
button  tap [More]  [Windows].
2
Tap [Close].
The window is closed.
(Menu)
Note
If there is only one browser window open and you tap
[Close], the browser home page is automatically opened.
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Bookmarks and History
Bookmarking a Web site
You can bookmark your favorite Web sites so that you
can return to them quickly.
1
2
Visit the Web site that you wish to bookmark.
3
Optionally, edit the bookmark name by
tapping the text input area under [Name] and
using the on-screen keyboard. See Details.
Add the current site to the bookmarks as
follows:
Tap next to the URL box  tap [Add Bookmark...].
4
Tap [OK].
The current Web page is now added to the bookmark
list.
Opening a bookmarked Web site
You can quickly return to your favorite Web sites using
bookmarks.
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1
When viewing a Web page, tap
URL box.
The bookmark list opens.
2
Tap the bookmark to open it.
next to the
Editing a bookmark
You can change a bookmark name or the address
(URL) if necessary.
1
When viewing a Web page, tap
URL box.
The bookmark list opens.
2
Tap and hold the bookmark that you wish to
edit  tap [Edit Bookmark].
3
Edit the bookmark name/location by tapping
the text input area under [Name]/[Location]
and using the on-screen keyboard.
next to the
4
Tap [OK].
To return to the Web page you were browsing, press
the (Back) button.
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Deleting bookmarks
You can remove bookmarks from the bookmark list to
keep only the ones you need.
1
When viewing a Web page, tap
URL box.
The bookmark list opens.
2
Tap and hold the bookmark that you wish to
remove from the list  tap [Delete Bookmark].
next to the
3
Tap [OK] when prompted.
The bookmark is removed from the list.
To return to the Web page you were browsing, press
the (Back) button.
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Opening a previously visited Web site
You can view a list of Web sites that you have
previously visited.
1
When viewing a Web page, tap
URL box.
2
Tap [History].
A list of sites that you have previously visited opens.
3
Tap an item to open it in the browser.
next to the
Deleting browsing history items
You can remove entries from the browsing history.
1
When viewing a Web page, tap
URL box.
2
Tap [History].
A list of sites that you have previously visited opens.
3
Tap and hold the entry that you wish to
remove from the list  tap [Remove from
History].
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4
Press the (Back) button to return to the Web
page you were browsing.
Tip
You can delete all browsing history items by pressing the
(Menu) button  tapping [Clear History] in Step 2.
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Uploading an Address of a Website to
Evernote
You can upload the address of your favorite Websites
to Evernote.
1
Visit the Web site that you wish to upload the
address of.
2
Press the (Menu) button  tap [More] 
[Upload to Evernote].
The Website address is uploaded to Evernote.
Note
Before uploading to Evernote, you need to log in. Press the
(Home) button  tap [Applications]  [Evernote Setup].
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Web Browsing
Browser Settings
You can change the following browser settings to your
preference. When viewing a Web page, press the
(Menu) button and tap [More]  [Settings] to change
the settings.
Setting
[Default Zoom]
[Open Pages in
Overview]
[Text Encoding]
[Block Pop-up
Windows]
[Load Images]
[Auto-fit Pages]
[Enable
JavaScript]
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The default zoom ratio. Set to “Medium”
by default.
Opens the page scaled to the window
size. Enabled by default.
Set to “Unicode (UTF-8)” by default. The
browser supports the following
encodings:
Latin-1 (ISO-8859-1)
Unicode (UTF-8)
Blocks pop-up windows. Enabled by
default.
Loads images on a Web page. Enabled
by default.
Formats Web pages to the window size.
Enabled by default.
Enables JavaScript. Enabled by default.
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Web Browsing
Setting
[Set Home Page]
[Page
Information]
[Clear Cache]
[Clear History]
[Accept cookies]
[Clear All Cookie
Data]
[Remember Form
Data]
[Clear Form Data]
[Remember
Passwords]
[Clear Passwords]
Description
Sets the default Web page to display.
You can set the currently opened Web
page as your home page.
Displays the details of a Web page.
Empties the cache.
Deletes the browsing history.
Accepts cookies from Web sites. Enabled
by default.
Removes all cookies.
Allows the browser to remember the
form history. Enabled by default.
Empties the search and form history.
Allows the browser to remember some
entered passwords. Enabled by default.
Deletes the passwords saved by the
browser.
[Reset to Default] Restores the default settings, and
deletes all browser data.
[Legal
Displays the terms and conditions of use
Information]
of the browser.
To return to the Web page you were browsing, press
the (Back) button.
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Web Browsing
Using
(Menu) Items
Below is a list of option items available when you press
the (Menu) button from a browser window.
Option
[Browse Home]
[Refresh]
Description
Displays the home page. See Details.
Updates the content displayed on the
Web page.
[Forward]
Advances to a previously viewed
page.
[Orientation]
Changes to portrait or landscape
mode.
[Continue Reading] Closes the [Browser] application and
returns to the last read page of your
last read book.
[More]
Displays more option items.
[Windows]
Opens the window list. See Details.
[Upload to
Uploads the addresses of your
Evernote]
favourite websites.
[Capture
Captures a screenshot of the current
Screenshot]
Web page. See Details.
[Downloads]
Opens the download history. See
Details.
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Option
[Settings]
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Changes browser settings. See
Details.
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Dictionary
Dictionary
Using the Dictionary
You can choose one of several embedded dictionaries
to use.
Only the dictionaries included on the Reader can be
used. New dictionaries cannot be installed or added.
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Applications]
 [Dictionary].
2
Type a word that you wish to look up by using
the on-screen keyboard.
The list of candidate words is displayed.
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 Title of the current dictionary
 List of candidate words
3
Tap one of the candidate words.
The definition is displayed in the dictionary viewer.
To look up another word, tap (Search) in the
dictionary viewer.
Tip
 In the dictionary viewer, tap and hold another word to look
that word up in the dictionary.
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Changing the Dictionary
You can choose a different dictionary.
The dictionary can also be changed as you look up a
word.
1
Press the (Menu) button  tap [Change
Dictionary].
2
3
Tap one of the dictionaries.
The dictionary is changed, and the list of
candidate words or the dictionary viewer for
the dictionary to which you changed is
displayed.
When you change the dictionary in the [Dictionary]
application, the dictionary used when you look up
a word in the [Books] application also changes.
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Dictionary
Listing Previously Looked-up Words
You can view a list of words that you have previously
looked up in the selected dictionary.
1
When a dictionary is open, press the (Menu)
button  tap [Word Logs: Dictionary].
A list of words that you have previously looked up
opens.
2
Tap a word to look it up in the dictionary.
Deleting items in the look-up history
You can delete words that you have previously looked
up.
1
Press the
Logs].
2
Tap the items that you want to delete.
A check appears next to selected items.
(Menu) button  tap [Delete Word
3
Tap [Done]  [Yes].
To return to the dictionary viewer, press the
button.
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Dictionary
Using
(Menu) Items
Below is a list of option items available when you press
the (Menu) button from the dictionary viewer.
Option
[Previous
View]
[Change
Dictionary]
[Font]
[Word Logs:
Dictionary]
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Opens a previously looked-up word in the
dictionary viewer after you have looked up
another word from the dictionary viewer.
Changes to another dictionary and
searches again.
Changes the font size of the candidate
words list and the definition viewer.
Displays a list of previously looked-up
words. See Details.
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Handwriting
Handwriting
Creating a Drawing
You can use the [Handwriting] application to create a
drawing.
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Applications]
 [Handwriting].
 Create a new drawing.
2
Tap at the upper-right corner of the screen.
The canvas opens.
3
Draw in the drawing area with the supplied
stylus or your finger.
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 Pencil tool
 Eraser tool
 Drawing area
To erase a line, tap
line.
4
 tap or stroke a part of the
Tap [Save].
Note
 While writing, make sure that you are not touching another
area on the screen. This could affect the notes that you
write.
 To ensure that your notes are correctly saved, do not draw
too close to the edge of the canvas.
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If you experience difficulties when drawing on the Reader:
 avoid applying excessive pressure to the screen.
 try not to draw too quickly.
 this functionality is not designed for very detailed
drawings or for writing small characters.
Tip
If you tap [New] while creating a drawing, the current
drawing is saved, and a new canvas opens.
These drawings will be saved only in the internal memory.
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Editing an Existing Drawing
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Applications]
 [Handwriting]  tap the drawing that you
wish to edit.
2
Edit the drawing.
You can use the supplied stylus or your finger.
To erase a line, tap (Erase)  tap or stroke a part
of the line.
3
Tap [Save].
Tip
 If you tap [New] while creating a drawing, the current
drawing is saved, and a new canvas opens.
 These drawings will be saved only in the internal memory.
 To delete the currently viewed drawing, press the
(Menu) button  tap [Delete Drawing]  [Yes].
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Deleting/Protecting a Drawing
You can delete or protect drawings.
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Applications]
 [Handwriting].
2
Press the (Menu) button  tap [Delete
Drawings] or [Protect Drawings].
To delete drawings, see Details.
You can also delete a drawing after step 1 by
tapping and holding it. See Details.
To protect drawings, see Details.
You can also protect a drawing after step 1 by
tapping and holding it. See Details.
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Capturing a Screenshot
The Reader allows you to capture a screenshot of a
drawing and store the image as a picture file.
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Applications]
 [Handwriting]  tap a drawing.
2
Press the (Menu) button  tap [Capture
Screenshot]  [OK].
You can view your captured screenshots by the
[Pictures] application.
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Using
(Menu) Items
Below is a list of option items available when you press
the (Menu) button from the [Handwriting] content
list.
Option
[Delete
Drawings]
[Protect
Drawings]
Description
Deletes one or more drawings from the
Reader. See Details.
Protects one or more drawings from
deletion. See Details.
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Text Memo
Text Memo
Creating a Text Memo
You can use the [Text Memo] application to create a
memo.
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Applications]
 [Text Memo].
 Create a new memo.
2
Tap at the upper-right corner of the screen.
A notepad opens.
3
4
Type a memo using the on-screen keyboard.
Tap [Save].
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Tip
If you tap [New] while creating a memo, the current memo
is saved, and a new notepad opens.
Newly created memos will be saved only in the internal
memory.
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Editing an Existing Memo
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Applications]
 [Text Memo]  tap the memo that you wish
to edit.
2
Tap [Edit].
The on-screen keyboard opens.
Edit the memo using the on-screen keyboard.
3
Tap [Save].
Tip
If you tap [New] while creating a memo, the current memo
is saved, and a new notepad opens.
Newly created memos will be saved only in the internal
memory.
To delete the currently viewed memo, press the (Menu)
button  tap [Delete Memo]  [Yes].
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Deleting/Protecting a Memo
You can delete or protect one or more memos.
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Applications]
 [Text Memo].
2
Press the (Menu) button  tap [Delete
Memos] or [Protect Memos].
To delete memos, see Details.
You can also delete a memo after step 1 by tapping
and holding it. See Details.
To protect memos, see Details.
You can also protect a memo after step 1 by
tapping and holding it. See Details.
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Using
(Menu) Items
Below is a list of option items available when you press
the (Menu) button from the [Text Memo] content
list.
Option
[Delete
Memos]
[Protect
Memos]
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Deletes one or more text memos from the
Reader. See Details.
Protects one or more text memos from
deletion. See Details.
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Pictures
Pictures
Viewing Pictures
You can use the [Pictures] application to view pictures
one by one or as a slideshow. You can also select the
picture of your choice for the Reader’s standby screen.
For details on setting pictures to the standby screen,
see Details.
For details on transferring pictures to the Reader, see
Details.
For details on supported file types, see Details.
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1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Applications]
 [Pictures].
To browse the pictures list, see Details.
Tool icons Details
2
Tap a picture.
The picture viewer opens.
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Picture viewer navigation
Perform the following operations with a picture open.
To
Go to the next
page
Do this
Go to the
previous page
Press the < (Previous) button.
Swipe right.
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Swipe left.
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Pictures
Changing the Orientation
You can adjust the view to either portrait or landscape.
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Applications]
 [Pictures].
2
Tap a picture  press the (Menu) button 
tap [Orientation].
The orientation switches between landscape and
portrait mode.
Pictures are shown in the orientation that you have
specified.
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Zooming in on a Picture
You can zoom in on pictures for easier visibility.
The viewer shows the zoom bar and viewing position
indicator while in zoom mode.
Pinch out to zoom in.
Pinch in to zoom out.
You can drag on the screen to move the viewing
position.
To exit zoom mode, press the (Back) button.
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Viewing Pictures in a Slideshow
The slideshow displays pictures one by one in the
current sort order. You can also specify the display
interval.
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Applications]
 [Pictures].
2
Tap a picture  press the (Menu) button 
tap [Slideshow].
The slideshow starts from the current picture.
To stop the slideshow and return to the viewer
Press the (Back) button.
Tap on the picture.
To change the slideshow interval
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Applications]
 [Pictures].
2
Tap a picture  press the (Menu) button 
tap [Settings]  [Slide Duration]. Choose from
one of the following displayed items.
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3
Press the (Back) button to return to the
picture viewer.
The selected interval is now applied when you start a
slideshow.
Tip
You can also change the slideshow interval from the
[Settings] application. See Details.
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Uploading a Picture to Evernote
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Applications]
 [Pictures].
2
Tap and hold a picture.
The pop-up menu appears.
3
Tap [Upload to Evernote].
The picture is uploaded to Evernote.
Note
Before uploading to Evernote, you need to log in by
[Home]  [Applications]  [Evernote Setup].
Tip
You can also upload the selected picture by pressing the
(Menu) button  tap [Upload to Evernote].
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Deleting Pictures
You can delete one or more pictures.
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Applications]
 tap [Pictures].
2
Press the (Menu) button  tap [Delete
Pictures].
To delete pictures, see Details.
You can also delete a picture by tapping and
holding it. See Details.
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Using
(Menu) Items
Below is a list of option items available when you press
the (Menu) button from the [Pictures] content list.
Option
[Delete
Pictures]
[Settings]
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Deletes one or more pictures from the
Reader. See Details.
Changes the slideshow interval. See
Details.
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Evernote
Using Evernote
You can download notes from a dedicated Evernote
Notebook and view them in ePub format on the
Reader. You can also upload highlighted words,
pictures and written notes to Evernote.
To upload highlighted words on a page, see Details.
To upload a picture, see Details.
To upload annotations for all books, see Details.
To upload an address of a website, see Details.
Note
You need to create an Evernote account in order to use
Evernote. Refer to the Evernote website. Evernote account
creation is also possible with the Reader when connected
to a Wi-Fi network.
Highlighted words may not be uploaded where a limitation
is applied.
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Creating a new account
If you have not created an Evernote account yet, you
will need to, in order to get started.
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Applications]
 [Evernote Setup].
An Evernote settings screen for signing in appears.
2
Tap [Create Account].
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3
Tap the input area and type the email address,
username and password using the on-screen
keyboard.
4
Tap [Register].
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Sign in to Evernote
If you have an Evernote account, you can use it by
typing your username and password.
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Applications]
 [Evernote Setup].
An Evernote settings screen for signing in appears.
2
Type your username and password using the
on-screen keyboard.
3
Tap [Sign In].
An Evernote settings for configuration appears.
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Evernote Settings
Sign out from Evernote.
Select the notebook to be downloaded from
Evernote to the Reader.
Select the notebook to be uploaded from the
Reader to Evernote.
Check this box to download notes created with
Evernote Clearly to the Reader.
Check this box to synchronize notebooks on the
Reader with Evernote, when the Reader is restarted.
Synchronize notebooks and update.
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Synchronizing in the Evernote list page
You can synchronize notebooks easily in the Evernote
list page.
1
2
Make sure that Wi-Fi is set up and turned on.
3
Tap at the top of the screen.
Synchronization with Evernote starts.
Press the (Home) button  tap [Bookshelves]
 [Evernote].
Note
 If you delete Evernote cloud content that has been
synchronized, the same content on the Reader is also
deleted.
Tip
 When [Books] or [Collections] appears, tap the top-left
corner of the screen to show [Evernote]. Alternatively, press
the (Menu) button, then tap [Choose Bookshelf ] to
show [Evernote].
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Facebook
Using Facebook
You can post book information, such as title, author
and publisher (when available) to Facebook.
You can also post a list of your book collection with
your comments .
These posted items can then be viewed on Facebook.
To post a book information, see Details.
To post a collection, see Details.
Note
You need to create a Facebook account in order to use
Facebook. Refer to the Facebook website.
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Log In to Facebook
After you have created your account, type in your
email address and Facebook password.
1. Press the
(Home) button  tap [Applications]
 [Facebook Setup].
The web browser opens.
2. Type your email address and Facebook
password using the on-screen keyboard.
If a screen for authorization appears, confirm your
acceptance.
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3. Tap Log In button on the web page.
Note
Before posting to Facebook, you need to log in by
this screen.
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Settings
Changing the Settings
Changing the Settings
The [Settings] application allows you to personalize
the Reader, set the date and time, configure the Wi-Fi
connection, and change the standby screen and other
Reader settings.
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General Settings
Setting
[Page Turn
Preference]
[Menu Language]
[Keyboard]
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Sets the swipe direction for turning
pages.
Sets the menu language.
Sets the on-screen keyboard layout.
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Changing the Settings
Wireless Network Settings
Setting
[Wi-Fi]
[Wireless
Standby]
Description
Turn Wi-Fi on/off. See Details.
Wireless standby helps avoid unnecessary
battery consumption caused by wireless
communication. If you do not perform any
wireless operations for more than 10
minutes, the wireless feature automatically
enters standby mode.
Note
Accessing the [Browser] application from
wireless standby mode takes more time
than accessing when the Reader is
connected to the wireless network.
If you deactivate wireless standby, the
Reader retains a wireless connection at
all times, resulting in higher battery
consumption.
[Wi-Fi Settings] Wi-Fi settings enable the Reader to use
local Wi-Fi networks to connect to the
Internet. See Details.
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Application Preferences
Setting
[Books]
[Dictionary]
[Picture]
[Browser]
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Sets preferences for all books. You can
adjust the default font size.
[Refresh Display]: Refreshes the display at
each page turn*.
* Even if the [Refresh Display] check box is
not selected, the screen may still flicker, to
prevent after-image.
Specifies the default dictionary.
Sets the slideshow interval.
Sets the browser preferences.
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Date and Time Settings
Setting
[Date]
[Time]
[Date
Format]
[24-Hour
Format]
[Time Zone]
Description
Sets the date.
Sets the time.
Sets the date format.
Check to display time in 24 hour-format.
Sets the time zone.
Tip
When you start the Reader software and connect the
Reader to your computer, the Reader’s time setting is
updated to match your computer’s time.
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System Management
Setting
Description
[Device Lock] Sets a 4-digit PIN for the Reader to prevent
unauthorized use.
To set [Device Lock] to [On], input your 4digit PIN  tap [Continue] to enter it again 
tap [OK]. When [Device Lock] is set to [On],
you must unlock the Reader with the 4-digit
PIN when waking up the Reader from sleep
mode, or when turning on the power.
To set [Device Lock] to [Off ], input your 4digit PIN and tap [Continue].
Note
Sony recommends that you make a note of
your password and keep it in a safe place
separate from the Reader.
If you forget your password, contact Sony
Customer Support. Note that in unlocking
your device, all content on it will be erased.
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Setting
[Standby
Screen]
Description
Sets standby screen preferences.
[Type of Image]: You can select whether to
display the cover of the last read book or
pictures from the [Pictures] application.
When you select [Selected Pictures],
continue by tapping [Select Pictures]  tap
to add a check next to the pictures you want
to display  tap [Done].
[Show Message]: You can select whether to
display a message about waking up the
Reader from sleep mode on the standby
screen.
[Download Sets the destination for files downloaded
Destination] from the browser. Select between [Internal
Memory] and [SD Card].
[Check for
Check the update information.
Updates]
[Demo
Mode]
Sets the Reader to the Demo Mode.
To enter the Demo Mode, check the
checkbox next to [Demo Mode].
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Initialization
Setting
[Restore Defaults]
[Clear Keyboard
History]
[Format Memory]
Description
Restores the default Reader settings.
Deletes words registered to the onscreen keyboard history.
Allows you to format the Reader’s
internal memory and the microSD card.
Note
If you have formatted the Reader or
microSD card on your computer, the
Reader may not be able to display
transferred content. In this case, use
the Reader’s [Format Memory] function
to reformat the Reader and your
microSD card.
When either memory is formatted,
content download stops.
Tip
Before formatting, make sure to backup
data you wish to keep to your
computer via the Reader software.
Note that protected content will also
be deleted when you format it.
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Changing the Settings
About
Setting
[Device
Information]
Description
Displays the device details including the
memory capacity, Adobe DRM
authorization and MAC address in use.
[Legal
Displays trademark and copyright
Information]
information.
[End User License Displays the terms and conditions on use
Agreement]
of the Reader.
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Changing the Settings
Device Shutdown
Enables you to shut down (turn off ) the Reader, instead
of leaving it in sleep mode.
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Other Information
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Tips
Troubleshooting tips may help you quickly resolve
technical issues.
1
2
Charge the Reader completely.
Reset the Reader.
Press the RESET button with a small pin or clip.
The screen will freeze; the Reader will not restart
automatically.
Press the (Power) button, and the startup screen
appears.
Note
The bookmarks, highlights, handwritten notes or the
setting information may be deleted by resetting.
Do not push the RESET button with a breakable point, such
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as the graphite of a mechanical pencil. It can cause the
RESET button to be blocked.
3
Comprehensive support and troubleshooting
information is available at the support PC Web
site. See Details.
Support PC Web Site
For comprehensive support and troubleshooting
information, visit the support PC Web site.
Support PC Web
http://support.sony-europe.com/eBook/PRS
Reader Device
Power On/Off
The Reader cannot turn on.
The Reader cannot be operated if connected to your
computer and set to data transfer mode. Use the safely
remove hardware function of your computer, and then
disconnect the USB cable from the Reader.
Moisture condensation may have occurred. Wait for a few
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hours and then turn on the Reader.
If the battery is completely depleted, power will not be
supplied to the (Power) button, and you may not be able
to turn on the Reader. In this case, connect the Reader to
your computer via the supplied USB cable; the Reader will
turn on immediately. If the Reader does not turn on, press
the (Power) button. If the Charge/Busy indicator blinks
red 3 times, disconnect the USB cable from the Reader,
then reconnect approximately 5 minutes later.
The Reader cannot turn off or enter sleep mode.
If the Reader screen freezes and stops responding, the
(Power) button will also not work. In this case, reset the
Reader. See Details.
The Reader automatically enters sleep mode or turns off.
To conserve the battery’s charge, the Reader includes
automatic power saving modes. The Reader will enter sleep
mode after 10 minutes of inactivity. After 3 days* in sleep
mode, the Reader will shut down/power off automatically.
* If the battery’s charge is low, the Reader may
automatically turn off within 3 days. However, when
viewing a slideshow, this feature does not work. The
automatic power saving modes cannot be turned off.
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Battery
Cannot charge the Reader.
If you use other than the supplied USB cable to charge the
Reader, it may not charge correctly. To charge the Reader,
use only the supplied USB cable and, optionally, the AC
Adapter (PRSA-AC10/PRSA-AC1A, sold separately). See
Details.
If you are charging from the USB port on your computer,
make sure that the Reader is connected directly to the USB
port with the supplied USB cable. Do not use a USB hub.
The battery has not been given enough time to fully
charge. Charge the Reader until the
icon changes to the
icon. (The charge icon does not indicate the remaining
battery power while charging.)
Your computer must be turned on to charge the Reader.
The Reader will not be charged if your computer enters
sleep mode or standby mode. Keep your computer turned
on with a stable and continuous power supply while
charging the Reader.
If your computer enters sleep mode while the Reader is
connected and charging, the Reader battery’s charge will
gradually drain, the Reader will shut down and the Reader’s
battery will not charge. In this case, disconnect the USB
cable from the Reader, wake the computer from sleep
mode, and then reconnect the USB cable to the Reader.
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Your computer may not be supplying sufficient power. If
you connect the Reader to your laptop computer, maintain
a stable and continuous power supply to the laptop
computer while charging the Reader.
If the ambient temperature is too cold or too hot for the
Reader to charge, adjust the room temperature to between
5°C (41°F) and 35°C (95°F), disconnect and reconnect the
USB cable.
Battery life seems short.
The Reader may not have been charged fully. Make sure
that you charge the Reader until
changes to .
The operating temperature is below 5°C (41°F). This is due
to the battery characteristics and not a malfunction.
The Reader requires power while in sleep mode. If you are
not planning to use the Reader, turn it off instead of
leaving it in sleep mode.
If you are not browsing on the Web, exit [Browser] by
pressing the (Home) button.
The Reader battery gradually discharges when not in use
for a prolonged period of time. Before turning on the
Reader after a prolonged period of disuse, charge the
Reader again.
If you are not using wireless communications, turn off WiFi. See Details.
If you are charging the Reader by data transfer mode and
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the computer enters sleep mode or standby mode, the
Reader will be unable to charge, and the battery may drain.
When charging the Reader, confirm that your computer is
on, and completely charge the Reader before using it. See
Details.
Touchscreen
The Reader does not wake up or start immediately.
In cold temperatures, the touchscreen may respond slower
than usual. This is due to the touchscreen characteristics
and is not a malfunction.
After resetting or turning off the Reader, it may take time
for the startup screen to appear.
The screen does not respond.
Reset the Reader. See Details.
The screen responds slowly.
If the touchscreen becomes dirty, it may not function
correctly. Clean the touchscreen with a soft cloth, such as a
cleaning cloth for eyeglasses.
In cold temperatures, the touchscreen may respond slower
than usual. Turn off the Reader and leave it for a few hours
until it adjusts to the ambient temperature.
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Wireless Connectivity
Wi-Fi connection
The Reader does not connect to the Wi-Fi network.
The network feature could not be turned on because the
remaining battery power is too low. Charge the Reader for
a few minutes, and then try again.
Make sure that Wi-Fi is turned on and check the signal
strength of the access point.
Scan the available access points in the vicinity and select a
new one.
Make sure that the security method (WEP/WPA), the static
IP address and the proxy settings are correct.
The access point is using an unsupported security method
or encryption key.
Public Wi-Fi networks may require a user ID and password.
In this case, you must enter a correct user ID and password
to establish a network connection.
The access point has the MAC address filter enabled. To
check the MAC address, press the (Home) button  tap
[Applications]  [Settings]  [About]  [Device
Information]. Make sure that this MAC address is accepted
by the access point.
The Wi-Fi network settings of the access point are not
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correct. Adjust the settings as described in the manuals
that came with the access point and in any information
provided by the network administrator.
The Reader is too far from the access point. Move the
Reader closer to the access point and scan again.
Obstacles such as walls, metal or concrete between the
Reader and an access point may adversely affect the
connection. Try moving the Reader to a different location
and scan again.
There is other equipment nearby using the 2.4 GHz
frequency band (such as a cordless phone, a microwave
oven, or Bluetooth computer equipment). Move the
equipment away or turn it off.
The Wi-Fi network service is temporarily not available or
degraded. Check with the network administrator for the
status.
Cannot find the access point in the Wi-Fi networks list.
The access point you want to use is set to not broadcast its
SSID to users. In this case, the access point may not be
shown on the Wi-Fi network list. Tap [Add Wi-Fi Network]
and enter the SSID manually. See Details.
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Browser
The Web page is not displayed properly.
The Wi-Fi network connection may have been interrupted.
Make sure that Wi-Fi is turned on and set up correctly,
check the signal strength of the access point, and then
refresh the Web page.
Due to the vast range of standards and technologies used
to design Web pages, it is not possible to guarantee that all
pages will be displayed correctly.
When you pinch in/out to zoom in/out a web page, the
screen may be too light to read. This is not a malfunction.
Cannot change the font size.
The font size does not change if it is specified by the Web
page. You can use the zoom feature to enlarge the page
display.
When you pinch in/out to zoom in/out a web page, the
screen may be too light to read. This is not a malfunction.
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Reading Books
Cannot open a book.
You must be the account holder who purchased the book
to read it.
The transferred book may be protected by digital rights
management; in this case, the Reader and the computer
must first be authorized. For details, refer to the [Help]
menu of the Reader software.
The book may be protected by unsupported digital rights
management technology.
The book may be in an unsupported file type. For details
on supported file types, see Details.
“Continue Reading” does not work, or the bookmark is missing.
If the file status has changed (such as in the following
cases), data under [Continue Reading] or notes may be
deleted.
 A text/PDF file is edited.
Cannot find content on the Reader.
If you have formatted the Reader on your computer, the
Reader may not be able to display transferred content. In
this case, use the Reader’s [Format Memory] function to
reformat the Reader. See Details.
Although protected on the Reader, books may be deleted
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if you sync the Reader after they have been deleted from
the Reader software.
If you delete or modify folders or files in the “database”
folder on your computer, content or notes may be deleted.
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Viewing Pictures
Cannot view a picture.
The picture may be in an unsupported file type. For details
on supported file types, see Details.
If the size of a picture that you transferred with the Reader
software is too large, a thumbnail may not be created on
the Reader and the picture may not be displayed in the
[Pictures] content list. In this case, delete the picture via the
Reader software.
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Connecting to your Computer
The computer does not detect the Reader.
After connecting the Reader to your computer via the USB
cable, you must set the Reader to data transfer mode. See
Details.
It may take a while for the computer to detect the Reader.
Make sure that the Reader is connected directly to the USB
port with the supplied USB cable. Do not use a USB hub.
Try connecting to a different USB port on the computer.
Try disconnecting the Reader and connecting it again.
If none of the above solves the problem, reset the Reader.
See Details.
Cannot sync content with the Reader.
The Reader may not have been authorized. Authorize the
Reader first. For details, refer to the [Help] menu of the
Reader software.
There may not be enough space on the Reader or the
memory card. Check [About] for the amount of free space
on internal memory. See Details. Delete some content, or
copy it to the Reader software to make some space on the
Reader or the memory card.
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microSD Card
The Reader does not detect the microSD card, or cannot open an
item stored on the microSD card.
If you have formatted the microSD card on the computer,
the Reader may not be able to display transferred content.
Use the Reader to format the microSD card. See Details.
It may take a while for the Reader to detect the microSD
card and load all files stored on it. Wait a little longer after
inserting the microSD card to the card slot.
Make sure that the microSD card is supported by the
Reader. See Details.
Make sure that the microSD card is inserted properly. See
Details.
Make sure that the gold contact point of the microSD card
and the card slot are clean. If dirty or dusty, clean them
carefully.
The Reader may not have been authorized. Authorize the
Reader first. For details, refer to the [Help] menu of the
Reader software.
Data transferred via drag-and-drop may not be displayable
on the Reader, or thumbnails of the data may not be
properly displayed on the Reader. Sony recommends that
you transfer data via the Reader software.
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Cannot save the book or other items on the microSD card.
The Reader does not offer a feature that enables you to
move files to or from the microSD card. You need to use the
Reader software to do so.
Cannot delete the book or other items from the microSD card.
You cannot delete the file if it is read-only. You must use
the computer and remove the read-only attribute from the
file.
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Precautions
Safety Information
Protected content
Protected content is limited to personal use only. Use
of the content beyond this limit requires permission of
the copyright holders.
Handling the Reader
In order to comply with FCC radio-frequency radiation
exposure guidelines for an uncontrolled exposure, this
device and its antenna must not be co-located or
operating in conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter.
If the Reader causes interference to radio or television
reception, turn the Reader off and move it away from the
radio or television.
Refrain from using the Reader according to the in-flight
announcements during take off or landing in an aircraft.
Do not drop, or put any heavy object on top of the Reader
or apply a strong shock to the Reader. It may cause a
malfunction or damage.
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Never subject the Reader to extremes of light, temperature,
moisture or vibration.
If part of the Reader that generates heat contacts your skin
for a prolonged period, you may suffer from symptom of
burn, such as redness, swelling, even if temperature is
moderate. Avoid prolonged contact, especially if you have
sensitive skin.
Do not leave the Reader on an unstable surface.
Do not poke people using the supplied stylus.
Do not treat or use the supplied stylus roughly, such as
bending it, or scratching the touchscreen with it.
Use the supplied stylus only for touchscreen operations.
Do not use the stylus if it is damaged or deformed.
If any object is placed on the touchscreen, it may cause a
malfunction. When not in use, leave the Reader in sleep
mode, or turn it off.
When using the Reader internationally, it is your
responsibility to ensure that the Reader is used in
compliance with the following specifications:
AC voltage
Wireless products regulations
Other safety regulations or requirements
Be sure not to short-circuit the terminals of the Reader with
metallic objects.
Never leave the Reader exposed to high temperature, such
as in a car parked in the sun or under direct sunlight.
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Avoiding water and moisture
Note that condensation may form temporarily in cases
such as when the player is moved quickly from a lowtemperature environment to a high temperature
environment or used in a room that has a heater just
turned on. Condensation creates a phenomenon where
moisture in the air adheres to surfaces such as metal
panels, etc., and then changes to liquid. If condensation
forms in the Reader, leave it turned off until the
condensation disappears. If you use the Reader with
condensation present, a malfunction may result.
The Reader is not waterproof. Remember to follow the
precautions below.
Be careful not to drop the Reader into a sink or other
container filled with water.
Do not use the Reader in humid locations or bad weather,
such as in the rain or snow.
Do not get the Reader wet.
If you touch the Reader with wet hands, or put the
Reader in a damp article of clothing, the Reader may
get wet and this may cause a malfunction.
Charging the Reader
Heat may build up in the Reader while charging, or if it is
used for an extended period of time.
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Use the supplied USB cable or the optional AC adapter
(PRSA-AC10/PRSA-AC1A, sold separately) only. Do not use
other USB cable and AC Adapter.
Never wrap the Reader in anything when it is being
charged. Heat build-up in the Reader may cause
malfunction or damage.
If the battery quickly runs out of power after being fully
charged, it may be reaching the end of its life and should
be replaced. Consult Sony Support Center.
Wi-Fi connectivity
The Wireless LAN functionality has passed Wi-Fi
certification and complies with the interoperability
specifications established by WFA (Wi-Fi Alliance).
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Cleaning the Reader
Clean the Reader with a soft cloth, such as a cleaning cloth
for eyeglasses. Make sure that there is no dust or dirt on
the soft cloth, as the Reader may be damaged.
Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or
solvent, such as alcohol or benzene, as it may mar the
finish of the case.
Wipe the stylus with a dry cloth when it gets dirty. Tapping
or dragging on the touchscreen using a dirty stylus may
damage the surface.
Be sure to keep the Reader away from water or spills.
Touchscreen
Do not apply excessive pressure to the touchscreen. The
color or lighting may become blurred or uneven, and the
Reader may become damaged.
When using the Reader in a cold environment, thin lines
may appear on the touchscreen. This is not a malfunction.
The outside cover of the touchscreen is made of glass. This
glass could break if the Reader is dropped on a hard
surface or receives a substantial impact. It could also be
damaged by scratching and abrasion while being carried in
a bag. If you are concerned about damages to the
touchscreen, you can use a protective case (sold
separately).
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Wireless feature
Turn off the wireless feature when you are in a location in
which radio communications are prohibited. When you are
in such a location, you must obtain permission from the
appropriate authorities before enabling the wireless
feature of this device.
Turn off the wireless feature in health care facilities where
any regulations posted in such areas instruct you to do so.
Hospitals or health care facilities may be using equipment
that could be effected by radio frequency (RF) energy
which is generated by wireless communication.
Do not use your Reader near medical equipment without
first obtaining permission to do so.
General notes on using the Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) function.
In some countries or regions, use of Wi-Fi products
may be restricted by the local regulations (e.g.
limited number of channels).
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Applications on the Reader
Disclaimer: In no event will SONY be liable for any
financial damage, or loss of profits, including claims
made by third parties, arising out of the use of the
software supplied with this Reader.
Sony is not responsible for incomplete recording/
downloading or damaged data due to problems of
the Reader or computer.
Copyright laws prohibit reproducing the software or the
manual accompanying it in whole or in part, or renting the
software without the permission of the copyright holder.
The software provided with this Reader cannot be used
with equipment other than that which is so designated.
Due to continued efforts to improve quality, software
specifications may be changed without notice.
Please note that, due to continued efforts to improve
quality, software specifications may be changed without
notice.
Operation of this Reader with software other than that
provided is not covered by the warranty.
By updating the Reader device software, you can ensure
your Reader has the latest features. The latest software
updates can be performed by going to the [Help] menu of
the Reader software and clicking [Check for Updates].
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Depending on the types of the text and characters, the text
shown on the Reader may not be displayed properly. This is
due to:
− The capacity of the Reader.
− The Reader is not functioning normally.
− Content information is written in the language or the
character that is not supported by the Reader.
The ability to display the languages on your Reader will
depend on the OS installed on your computer. For better
results, please ensure that the installed OS is compatible
with the desired language you want to display.
− We do not guarantee all the languages will be able to be
displayed properly on your Reader.
− User-created characters and some special characters may
not be displayed.
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About Pre-installed Sample Content
Sample content is pre-installed in the Reader so that
you can try them out right away.
The pre-installed sample content is for the purpose of
trial reading and viewing.
Note
You will not be able to restore the pre-loaded samples
once you delete them from the Reader. Sony does not
supply any replacement samples.
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Reader Disposal Reference
The built-in rechargeable battery of the Reader is
recyclable. Do not remove the battery yourself; consult
Sony Support Center.
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the European Union and other European
countries with separate collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product shall not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to
the applicable collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this
product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent
potential negative consequences for the environment
and human health, which could otherwise be caused
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by inappropriate waste handling of this product. The
recycling of materials will help to conserve natural
resources. For more detailed information about
recycling of this product, please contact your local
Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or
the shop where you purchased the product.
Applicable accessories: USB cable, stylus
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Disposal of waste batteries (applicable in the
European Union and other European countries with
separate collection systems)
This symbol on the battery or on the packaging
indicates that the battery provided with this product
shall not be treated as household waste.
On certain batteries this symbol might be used in
combination with a chemical symbol. The chemical
symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb) are added if the
battery contains more than 0.0005% mercury or
0.004% lead.
By ensuring these batteries are disposed of correctly,
you will help prevent potentially negative
consequences for the environment and human health
which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate
waste handling of the battery. The recycling of the
materials will help to conserve natural resources.
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In case of products that for safety, performance or data
integrity reasons require a permanent connection with
an incorporated battery, this battery should be
replaced by qualified service staff only.
To ensure that the battery will be treated properly,
hand over the product at end-of-life to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment.
For all other batteries, please view the section on how
to remove the battery from the product safely. Hand
the battery over to the applicable collection point for
the recycling of waste batteries.
For more detailed information about recycling of this
product or battery, please contact your local Civic
Office, your household waste disposal service or the
shop where you purchased the product.
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Additional Information
The following information is only applicable to
equipment sold in countries applying EU directives
The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation,
1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The
Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety
is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61,
70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or guarantee
matters please refer to the addresses given in separate
service or guarantee documents.
EU Declaration of Conformity
Hereby, Sony Corp., declares that this equipment is in
compliance with the essential requirements and other
relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. For details,
please access the following URL:
http://www.compliance.sony.de/
This product is intended to be used in the following
countries. AT/BE/CH/DE/DK/ES/FI/FR/GB/IE/IT/NL/NO/
SE
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The Wi-Fi feature shall exclusively be used inside
buildings.
France: The Wi-Fi feature of this Reader shall exclusively
be used inside buildings. Any use of the Wi-Fi feature
of this Reader outside of the buildings is prohibited on
the French territory. Please make sure that the Wi-Fi
feature of this Reader is disabled before any use
outside of the buildings. (ART Decision 2002-1009 as
amended by ART Decision 03-908, relating to radiofrequencies use restrictions).
Italy: Use of the RLAN network is governed:
with respect to private use, by the Legislative Decree of
1.8.2003, no. 259 (“Code of Electronic Communications”). In
particular Article 104 indicates when the prior obtainment
of a general authorization is required and Art. 105 indicates
when free use is permitted;
with respect to the supply to the public of the RLAN access
to telecom networks and services, by the Ministerial Decree
28.5.2003, as amended, and Art. 25 (general authorization
for electronic communications networks and services) of
the Code of electronic communications.
Norway: Use of this radio equipment is not allowed in
the geographical area within a radius of 20 km from
the centre of Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard.
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You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
Notes on microSD Cards
SD cards are made to standards and are commonly
used as storage media for portable devices. microSD
and microSDHC cards are members of the SD card
family.
The Reader supports the following card types.
microSD and microSDHC cards
Up to 32 GB
microSD cards of up to 32 GB has been tested to work
with the Reader; however, not all microSD cards are
guaranteed to work.
Precautions
Insert into the correct slot with the card’s label side up until
it clicks into place.
To avoid a choking hazard, keep the microSD card out of
the reach of children.
Do not touch the gold contact point of the microSD card.
Do not disassemble or modify a memory card.
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Do not allow a memory card to get wet.
Avoid the following to prevent data damage. Sony does
not provide any guarantee for damaged data.
− Remove a memory card or turn off the Reader while
reading or writing data.
− Operate the Reader in the location where static charge
or electrical noise is present.
Do not strike, bend, drop, disassemble, open, crush,
deform, puncture, shred, microwave, incinerate or paint
the microSD card.
Do not use force, a thin stick or tweezers to remove the
microSD card. If you cannot remove the microSD card,
contact customer support.
Do not remove the microSD card or turn off the Reader
while data on the memory card is being edited or accessed.
Otherwise, edited data will not be saved.
Do not insert a deformed microSD card into the Reader.
If a memory card is formatted by your computer, it may
become unusable on the Reader and “Reader for PC/Mac”.
When formatting a memory card, format it using the
Reader (see Details). If a format process is executed, all the
files, even including write-protected image files, will be
deleted.
If you change or erase a folder name via computer, or move
a file to a folder other than “database”, there is a possibility
that data recorded in a memory card might be lost or
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become unreadable by this product.
You can use a microSD card (less than 2 GB) and
microSDHC card (less than 32 GB), but CPRM (Content
Protection for Recordable Media) is not supported.
microSDXC card is not supported.
FAT (File Allocation Table) is supported.
exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table) is not supported.
Formatting a microSD card
You can use the Reader to format a microSD card if
necessary.
WARNING
Formatting the microSD card will delete all files stored
on it. You can use the Reader software to backup files.
Files that you have set protection for via the Reader’s
applications will also be deleted.
1
Press the (Home) button  tap [Applications]
 [Settings]  [Initialization]  [Format
Memory]  [SD Card].
2
Tap [Yes] when prompted.
To cancel, tap [No].
It may take a few minutes to finish formatting the
microSD card.
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Legal Notice
Legal Notice
Legal Notice
The contents of each book pre-loaded on this
product are copyrighted works, edited with the
cooperation of the publisher.
Copyright laws prohibit copying the data of this
product or the contents of this manual (illustrations,
related documents, etc.) in whole or in part without
the permission of the copyright holder. Additionally,
use of the data of this product or the contents of this
manual is not allowed without Sony’s permission
except for personal use.
Sony, the Sony logo, “Reader”, “BBeB” and their logos are
either trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
EPUB is a registered trademark of the IDPF.
Frutiger, Univers, Helvetica and Palatino are trademarks of
Linotype Corp. registered in the United States Patent and
Trademark Office and may be registered in certain
jurisdictions in the name of Linotype Corp. or its licensee
Linotype GmbH.
Bitstream is a registered trademark, and Dutch, Font
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Fusion, and Swiss are trademarks, of Bitstream Inc.
Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and Windows Media
are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and / or other countries.
Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other countries.
This PRS-T2 contains Adobe® Reader® Mobile software
under license from Adobe Systems Incorporated, Copyright
© 1995-2011 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights
reserved. Adobe and Reader are trademarks of Adobe
Systems Incorporated.
This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL
Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit. (http://www.
openssl.org/) Copyright© 1998-2011 The OpenSSL Project.
All rights reserved. This product includes cryptographic
software written by Eric Young (eay@cryptsoft.com). This
product includes software written by Tim Hudson (tjh@
cryptsoft.com). For details on OpenSSL License, refer to
[End User License Agreement] in [About] at [Settings] on
the Reader.
Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo, WPA, WPA2 and Wi-Fi
Protected Setup are trademarks or registered trademarks
of Wi-Fi Alliance.
Facebook is a trademark of Facebook, Inc.
EVERNOTE, Evernote Clearly, the Evernote elephant logo
and REMEMBER EVERYTHING are trademarks of Evernote
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Corporation, and used under licence.
Contains Reader® Mobile technology by Adobe Systems
Incorporated.
Google is a trademark of Google Inc.
All other system names and product names appearing
in this document are the registered trademarks or
trademarks of their respective owners. Further, the
trademark ™ and registered trademark ® symbols are
not indicated throughout this document.
Program © 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012 Sony
Corporation
Documentation © 2012 Sony Corporation
4-435-719-41(1)
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Appendix
Appendix
Specifications
Model name
PRS-T2
Power source
Built-in rechargeable battery: 3.7 V DC, 1000mAh
USB powered from a computer or the optional AC Adapter
PRSA-AC10/PRSA-AC1A (sold separately) via the supplied
USB cable.
Battery life (continuous page turn)
Maximum Battery: Approximately 30,000 continuous page
turns when reading only.*
* Measured using a text based content in ePub format and a
fully charged battery, consecutive page-turns at
approximately one second per page under the
recommended operating temperature. Actual battery life
may vary based on usage patterns and individual device.
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Charging time
Computer-based charging: Approximately 2.5 hours
AC Adapter PRSA-AC10/PRSA-AC1A(sold separately)-based
charging: Approximately 2 hours
Internal memory capacity (for data storage)
Approximately 1.3 GB after initial setting.
Depending on size of pre-loaded excerpts, available memory
capacity may vary.
Operating/Charging temperature
5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Approximately 110 × 173 × 9.1 mm (4 3/8 × 6 7/8 × 3/8
inches)
Mass
Approximately 164 g (5.8 oz.)
Display
152.4 mm (6 inch) diagonal electrophoretic display
600 × 800 pixels, 16-level grayscale
Wi-Fi
Wireless standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n compliant
Wireless security: WEP (Open System), WEP (Shared Key),
WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK (TKIP), WPA2-PSK
(AES)
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Expansion slots
microSD card slot
See Details for supported card types and precautions.
Supplied items
USB cable × 1
Stylus × 1
Quick Start Guide
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Supported File Types
The following files can be managed on the Reader software
and transferred to the Reader device.
However, depending on the file size and format, it may not
be possible to view/display/play some data.
Books
EPUB files (.epub)
EPUB (OPS version 2.0) supported.
PDF files (.pdf )
Support is based on the PDF 1.6 specification.
Text files (.txt)
FB2 files (.fb2)
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Pictures
JPEG files (.jpg, .jpeg)
GIF files (.gif )
PNG files (.png)
BMP files (.bmp)
Note
If the size of a picture that you transferred with the Reader
software is too large, a thumbnail may not be created on
the Reader and the picture may not be displayed in the
[Pictures] content list. In this case, delete the picture via the
Reader software.
For an animated GIF file, only the first frame will be shown.
System Requirements
The Reader software will work with the following
operating systems.
Operating System
Details
Microsoft Windows Windows 7 Starter
7 (32/64-bit)
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Ultimate
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Operating System
Details
Microsoft Windows Windows Vista Home Basic with
Vista (32/64-bit)
Service Pack 2 or later
Windows Vista Home Premium with
Service Pack 2 or later
Windows Vista Business with Service
Pack 2 or later
Windows Vista Ultimate with Service
Pack 2 or later
Microsoft Windows Windows XP Home Edition with
XP (32-bit only)
Service Pack 3 or later
Windows XP Professional with Service
Pack 3 or later
Mac OS X 10.7 (64bit only)
Mac OS X 10.6
(32/64-bit)
Mac OS X 10.5 (32bit only)
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Windows XP Media Center Edition
2004 & 2005 with Service Pack 3 or
later
Mac OS X version 10.7 or later
Mac OS X version 10.6.6
Mac OS X version 10.5.8
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The Reader software also requires at minimum the
following computing environment.
Requirement
CPU
RAM
Free space on hard
disc
Screen
Network
Details
1 GHz Intel processor
512 MB
250 MB or more*
1,024 x 768 display resolution with
24-bit color
Broadband internet connection
* Depending on the content amount, more space may be
required.
Note
The Reader software is not supported with the following:
 An operating system other than those listed above
A personally built computer or operating system
A multi-boot environment
A multi-monitor environment
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