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User Guide
PRS-350
Digital Book Reader
©2010 Sony Corporation
4-257-507-11(2)
CONGRATULATIONS
Your Reader Pocket Edition™ comes with these
useful features:
Clear touch – a high quality touch screen that
allows you to navigate effortlessly by swiping
to turn pages, tap to bookmark, take notes
and highlight.
Font Zoom – increase or decrease the text
size to your preference, or zoom into images
to take a closer look.
Dictionary – simply double-tap a word to see
its meaning and to translate it.
Read on. There’s so much more.
Personalize the standby screen with your
favorite picture.
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Use the “Collections” feature to organize your
library on your Reader™ to find the book you
want to read.
Never lose track of time with the clock* view
(whenever the OPTIONS button is pressed).
* Set the time using the [Date and Time] setting ( 87).
For more details, please refer to this User Guide.
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Useful Features
Annotation
Bookmarking ( 39)
Highlighting word(s) ( 40)
Handwriting a note ( 41)
Adding a note ( 42)
Resizing
Adjusting the text size ( 47)
Changing a page mode ( 48)
Zooming in ( 49)
Adjusting Content View ( 52)
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Searching
Finding notes within a book ( 44), among
books ( 46)
Searching keywords ( 55)
Searching a book ( 34)
Jumping to a page ( 57)
Dictionary
When reading a book ( 60)
As an application ( 82)
List of previously looked up words ( 63)
Reading Periodicals ( 65)
Collection Management
Creating ( 68)
Adding contents ( 70)
Deleting ( 72)
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Other Applications
Handwriting ( 77)
Text Memo ( 80)
Picture Viewer ( 83)
Supported File Formats ( 113)
Specifications ( 19)
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Chapter 1
Getting Started............................................ 8-20
Parts and Controls....................................................... 8
Charging the Reader................................................12
Power Saving Tips.....................................................14
How to Get eBooks...................................................17
Support.........................................................................18
Specifications.............................................................19
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Getting Started
Parts and Controls
Power Switch
To
Action
Power on or wake up Slide to the right and release quickly.
from sleep mode*1
Enter sleep mode
Slide and release quickly. The standby
screen*2 appears.
Power off
When not in sleep mode slide and
completely
hold for more than 3 seconds. Follow
the instructions on the screen.
*1Battery consumption is minimized in sleep mode.
*2For details about [Standby Screen], see  91.
Charge/Busy indicator
Red: Charging in progress
Orange: When booting/shutting down/internal
memory access
Off: Off/Sleep mode/Reader in operation
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Parts and Controls
Stylus
For more precise operations, use the supplied stylus.
Insert fully into the holder when not in use.
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Touch screen ( 23)
Lightly tap the screen either with a finger, or the
supplied stylus to navigate.
<
> (Page Turn) buttons
Press < (previous) or > (next) to turn the page.
Press and hold < or > to turn pages continuously.

(Home) button ( 29)
Shows the [Home] menu.
 (Size) button ( 47)
Shows a utility to change text size, zoom a page and
select a page mode.
OPTIONS button ( 31)
Shows the menu for relevant optional functions.
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Parts and Controls
 Micro USB connector ( 12)
Used for transferring data and charging the Reader.
RESET hole ( 93)
Holes for optional cover attachment
With the same hole in the left top corner of the Reader,
an optional accessory cover can be attached.
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Charging the Reader
Charging the Reader
Charge your Reader by connecting it to your computer
with the USB cable (supplied).
The time to completely charge a depleted battery is about 3
hours with a USB connection, or about 2 hours by the
optional AC adapter (PRSA-AC1).
Begin Charging
Charge Completed!
Turns off
Charging time
up to 3 hours
Lights up in red
Charging complete
Charging battery*
* The screen will appear after about 5 minutes if charging starts
with a completely depleted battery.
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Charging the Reader
Note
The Reader only charges when the connected computer is
powered on.
The Reader cannot be operated when connected to a
computer via USB.
Status indicators during charging
Icon and message
[Charging battery]
[Charging complete]
[Charging stopped]
Status
Charging in progress. The battery
icon does not indicate remaining
battery power during charging.
Fully charged
The Reader is not charging its battery.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Tip
While charging with the optional AC adapter (PRSA-AC1),
appears in the status bar ( 30).
appears when
fully charged.
To check battery status in the status bar ( 30) during
use
Charging battery recommended
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Power Saving Tips
Power Saving Tips
Charging Battery
 To fully charge your Reader, continue
charging until indicator shows completion of
charge ( 12).
 Charging a completely depleted battery will
take 3 hours when connected to the USB
port of a powered on computer, 2 hours
when connected to the optional AC adapter
(PRSA-AC1).
 Operating your Reader while charging with
the optional AC adapter may extend time to
fully charge depending on how the Reader is
being operated.
Recommended Temperature
Please use your Reader within the recommended
operating temperature range ( 19).
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Power Saving Tips
More power requiring operations
The following cases may consume more power.
 Graphics intensive content
 Photo slideshow with a short duration
 ePub and PDF files partially conforming to
document standard
 Annotation, keyword search and dictionary
search functions
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Power Saving Tips
Tips to save Power
 If you do not use the Reader for more than
one day, power off the Reader completely
( 8, 86).
 Do not leave the Reader uncharged for a
prolonged period of time. This may reduce
the charging capability.
 We recommend the optional AC adapter
(PRSA-AC1). The performance of any third
party charger is not guaranteed.
 Please keep the Reader at normal
temperature operation ( 19).
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How to Get eBooks
How to Get eBooks
To purchase and transfer eBooks to your Reader, please
carry out the following initial steps.
1 Install Reader™ Library software.
2 Create an account at your Reader Store or your
eBook store.
3 Purchase and download eBooks.
4 Authorize your computer and Reader.
5 Select and transfer purchased eBooks to your Reader.
After the initial steps, you only need steps 3 and 5 to enjoy
more eBooks. Reader comes with step-by-step instructions
describing the above initial steps. Here is how to access the
instructions.
PC: From the “Start” menu, click “My Computer”
(“Computer” in the case of Windows Vista, Windows 7)
and then double-click the “READER” drive. Drag the
“How to get eBooks on Reader” file and drop it on the
desktop.
Mac: Double-click “READER” on the desktop, and drag
the “How to get eBooks on Reader” file and drop it on
the desktop.
Double-click the file to open it and follow the step-by-step
instructions.
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Support
Support
First, check “Troubleshooting” ( 93) and refer to the
Reader Library Help to resolve the issue.
Support Web site and contact list:
USA:
www.sony.com/readersupport
Phone number: 1-866-962-7669
Canada:
www.sony.ca/readersupport
Phone number: 1-877-899-7669
Europe:
support.sony-europe.com/eBook/PRS
Australia:
www.sony.com.au/support
Phone number: 1300-137-669
Warranty Information for Australia customers:
www.sony.com.au/warranty
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Specifications
Specifications
Model name
PRS-350
Power source
Built-in rechargeable battery: 3.7 V DC, 940 mA
USB communication: Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
Battery life (continuous playback)
Maximum Battery: Approx. 10,000 continuous page turns
when reading only *1
*1Measured 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.
User available capacity
Approx. 1.4 GB after initial setting
Depending on size of pre-loaded excerpts, available memory
capacity may vary.
Operating/charging temperature
41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)
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Specifications
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Approx. 104.3 × 145 × 8.5 mm (4 1/8 × 5 3/4 × 11/32 inches)
Mass
Approx. 155 g (5.47 oz.)
Display:
127.0 mm (5") diagonal electrophoretic display
600 × 800 pixel, 0.127 × 0.127 pixel/mm
16-level gray scale
Optional Accessories:
AC Adapter for Reader (PRSA-AC1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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Chapter 2
Basic Operation...............................................22
Reading Content..............................................36
Collections........................................................68
Applications.....................................................76
Settings............................................................85
Troubleshooting..............................................93
Appendix....................................................... 101
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Basic Operation
About the User Guide
When using your Reader to view this User Guide,
please note the following instructions.
To use the page links
Tap the page link to jump to the page directly
(e.g.,  4). To return to the previous page, press
OPTIONS  tap [Go to]  [Previous View].
To enlarge a page
See “Zooming in” ( 49).
Screen shots in this manual may be different from the actual
display in the Reader.
To use the link icons
Tap one of icons located at the bottom of the page to
view either “Table of Contents” or “Index”.
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Touch Screen
Touch Screen
You can perform various touch operations with a
finger or the supplied stylus. ( 9)
Single-tapping: for selecting an item
Double-tapping: for bookmarks ( 39), instant
dictionary search ( 60), word search ( 55),
highlighting ( 40), etc.
Example: creating a bookmark ( 39)
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Touch Screen
Tip
To delete a bookmark, double-tap it.
Swiping
In the page view, swiping the screen turns a page. To
change page turn preference, see  87.
Swiping and holding
Swipe and hold the page to turn pages repeatedly.
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Touch Screen
Dragging
In zoom-in mode ( 49), tap and drag to reposition
the displayed page. In the [Handwriting] ( 77)
application or [Create/Edit] function ( 41),
handwriting on the screen can be performed with the
supplied stylus ( 9) or a finger.
Double-tapping and dragging
Double-tap the first word, drag to the last word slowly
and release to select consecutive words ( 40).
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Touch Screen
On-screen keyboard
The on-screen keyboard is used for word search ( 55),
creating a text memo ( 42, 80), and dictionary search
( 62).
Input area
To
Edit
Delete a character
Finish inputting
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Tap to place the cursor.
to
Tap to place the cursor and tap
delete a character before the cursor.
Tap [OK], [Search] or [Done].
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Touch Screen
To
Insert line feed
Perform at input area
Tap [Return].
Note
[Return] is invalid with [Search].
Switch the keyboard Tap [123] to switch to the symbol
keyboard. To return, tap [Abc].
type
Switch the character Tap
to switch to the upper-case
type
to switch to
keyboard. Tap
additional characters.
Tap one of previously entered words
Input previously
shown below the input area.
entered words
Note
Keyboard history only records
(hyphened) words of 4 to 15 letters.
Numbers or other symbols are
excluded.
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Touch Screen
To input optional characters
Tap and hold an applicable character key will pop up
optional characters.
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Home Menu
Home Menu
Press the
menu.
(Home) button to display the [Home]
Last read content
Tap to list book(s) ( 36)
Newly loaded book(s)
Collection list ( 68)
Bookmarks and annotations
( 46)
Reader settings ( 85)
More applications ( 76)
Status bar ( 30)
Periodicals ( 65)
[Home] menu
Tip
 [New Delivery] appears when a periodical is transferred.
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Home Menu
About the status bar ( 29)
Icon
Description
Current text Size ( 47).
Current page position in landscape mode ( 54).
Current page position indicator when in either 2
or 3 column split mode ( 48).
Page Indicator. Tap this to jump to another page
( 57).
Current time indicator. Reader shows current time
in the middle of the status bar for 5 seconds after
the OPTIONS button is pressed and returns to the
previous display (either blank or page indicator).
An invalid operation.
Battery status indicator ( 13).
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OPTIONS Menu
OPTIONS Menu
Pressing the OPTIONS button ( 10) will display the
menu for related supplementary functions.
Items in the OPTIONS menu
The following items are listed in alphabetical order.
When displaying the OPTIONS menu, not all items
listed below will be shown in any given circumstance.
Item
[Add Content],
[Add to Collection]
[Add Bookmark]
[Adjust View]
Description/Reference page
Adds content to a collection ( 70).
Creates a bookmark on the page ( 39).
Adjusts how content is displayed
( 52).
[Change Dictionary] Shows a list of dictionaries to select.
[Continue Reading] Shows the last read page of the content.
[Delete Book],
Deletes the currently-viewed book,
[Delete Drawing],
drawing, issue or text memo from the
[Delete Issue],
Reader.
[Delete Memo]
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OPTIONS Menu
Item
[Delete Books],
[Delete Collections],
[Delete Drawings],
[Delete Issues],
[Delete Memos],
[Delete Notes],
[Delete Pictures]
[Delete Word Logs]
[Go to]
[Info]
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Description/Reference page
Selects and deletes books, collections,
drawings, issues, text memos, notes or
pictures from the Reader ( 74).
Selects and deletes previous
dictionary word searches ( 64).
[Previous View]: Jumps to the
previously viewed page ( 59).
[History]: Navigates previouslyviewed pages. ( 59)
[Select Page]: Jumps to another page
( 57).
[Table of Contents]: Displays the
table of contents.
Displays the content information.
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OPTIONS Menu
Item
[New Collection],
[New Drawing],
[New Memo]
[Notes]
[Orientation]
[Previous View]
[Protect Books],
[Protect Drawings],
[Protect Issues],
[Protect Memos],
[Protect Pictures]
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Description/Reference page
Creates a new collection ( 68),
a drawing ( 77) or a text memo
( 80).
[List]: Displays the [Notes] list in the
content ( 44).
[Create/Edit ]: Shows tools to
bookmark, highlight, handwrite and
remove annotations ( 41).
[Hide]/[Show]: Toggle displaying
annotations ( 59).
Toggles the screen orientation either
in portrait or landscape mode ( 54).
Returns to the previously viewed
page.
Protects books, drawings, issues, text
memos or pictures from accidental
deletion ( 75).
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OPTIONS Menu
Item
Description/Reference page
[Remove Bookmark] Deletes the bookmark on the page
( 39).
Removes content from a collection
[Remove Content]
( 73).
[Rename Collection] Changes the collection name ( 69).
[Return to List]
Shows content list.
Searches for either content title or
[Search]
words in the contents with the
keyword inputted by on-screen
keyboard ( 56).
[Select Standby Screen] Selects pictures for the standby screen
( 84).
Starts/Stops a slideshow of pictures
[Slideshow On]/
( 83).
[Slideshow Off ]
[Sort:]
Changes sort order of the list ( 36).
[View:]
Changes the appearance of the list.
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OPTIONS Menu
Item
Description/Reference page
Within either a book or a periodical,
[Word Logs: Book]
[Word Logs: Periodical] shows a list of the last 100 words
previously searched in the dictionary
( 63).
[Word Logs: Dictionary] Within a dictionary, shows a list of the
last 100 words previously searched
( 82).
Displays the previous/next OPTIONS
/
menu.
Tip
Pressing and holding the OPTIONS button for 2 seconds is
the same as tapping or pressing OPTIONS  tapping
[Return to List].
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Reading Content
Reading Books
Tap [Books] at [Home] menu to view a book list. Tap
a desired book to open.
Tap to previous page
Tap to change sorting order
Title
Date of
transfer
to Reader
Conditional icon
display ( 37)
Tap to open a book
Scroll bar
Tips
About the OPTIONS menu, see  31.
To transfer eBooks to the Reader, please see  17.
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Reading Books
Conditional icon
Icon
Condition
Newly transferred or unread content.
Protected content ( 75).
Days to the expiration date.
[Expired] is displayed when a book has
expired.
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Reading Books
Operation at page view
Swipe the screen to turn page
Double-tap
to bookmark
: Handwritten
memo. Tap to
show its
thumbnail. Tap
the thumbnail to
display in full size.
: An added
note.
Tap to view the
added note.
Double-tap to open Tap to jump to
dictionary/search/ another page
add highlight
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Annotation
Annotation
Bookmarking
Creating:
– Double-tap the upper right corner of page ( 23).
– From the OPTIONS menu: [Add Bookmark] ( 31)
– From the OPTIONS menu: [Notes]  [Create/Edit]
( 41)
Deleting: Double-tap a bookmark.
Adding a note in a bookmark: See  42.
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Annotation
Highlighting word(s)
Highlighting at page view:
– A word: Double-tap a word.
– Consecutive words: Double-tap and drag ( 25).
– At pop-up tool window, tap marker to highlight.
Quit
Marker
– Highlighting can be done in the OPTIONS menu:
[Notes]  [Create/Edit] ( 41).
Deleting:
– From the OPTIONS menu: [Notes]  [Create/Edit]
( 41).
Adding a note in a highlight: See  42.
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Annotation
Handwriting a note
Press OPTIONS  tap [Notes]  [Create/Edit] 
a stylus or finger to mark your note.
Marker
Pen
Eraser
 use
Bookmark
Auto save and quit
Lists notes in the content
( 44)
Deleting a drawn line/highlight: Tap
across the drawn line or highlight.
Notes
and stroke
While writing, make sure that you are not touching another
area on the screen – this could affect the notes that you
write with the stylus or your finger.
To ensure your notes are correctly saved, do not handwrite
notes too close to the edge of the screen.
If you experience difficulties when handwriting or drawing
on your Reader:
–avoid applying excessive pressure to the screen.
–try not to handwrite or draw too quickly.
–the notes functionality is not designed for very detailed
drawings or for writing small characters.
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Annotation
Adding a note
1
Tap a bookmark or highlighted word  [by
Drawing] or [by Keyboard].
To enter a handwritten note, tap [by Drawing].
Pen
Quit
Drawing area
Eraser
To enter a memo with typed in text ( 26), tap [by
Keyboard].
Note
When adding a note to the highlighted text in [Create/
Edit], unselect any annotation tool icon and then tap
the highlight.
2
Enter a note  tap [Done].
will be attached to the bookmark or highlight. To
view the added note, tap a bookmark or highlight
with .
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Annotation
Notes
While writing, make sure that you are not touching another
area on the screen – this could affect the notes that you
write with the stylus or your finger.
To ensure your notes are correctly saved, do not handwrite
notes too close to the edge of the screen.
If you experience difficulties when handwriting or drawing
on your Reader:
–avoid applying excessive pressure to the screen.
–try not to handwrite or draw too quickly.
–the notes functionality is not designed for very detailed
drawings or for writing small characters.
To edit a note
Tap a bookmark or highlight with
note  tap [Done].
 [Edit]  edit a
To delete a note
Tap a bookmark or highlight with
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 [Delete]  [Yes].
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Finding a Note
Finding a Note
Searching for notes within a book
1
Press OPTIONS  tap [Notes]  [List].
A list of all the bookmarks, highlights, and
handwritten memos in the current book appears.
Tap to change sort type
Headline
Annotated page number
Types of note ( 45)
Tip
2
About the OPTIONS menu, see  31.
Tap a note.
The page containing the selected note is displayed.
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Finding a Note
Icons and types of note in the [Notes] list
Icon
Types of note
Bookmark
Bookmark with a handwritten note
Bookmark with a text note
Highlight
Highlight with a handwritten note
Highlight with a text note
Handwritten memo
Tip
You can set to merge the notes of the Reader and Reader
Library when synchronizing. For further instructions, refer
to Reader Library Help.
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Finding a Note
Finding the notes in all contents
1
Tap [All Notes] at [Home] menu.
A list of all the bookmarks, highlights, and
handwritten memos in all contents appears.
Tap to change sort type
Headline
Annotated date/Book or
Periodical title/Issue date/
Annotated page number
Types of note ( 45)
Tip
2
About the OPTIONS menu, see  31.
Tap a note on the list.
The page containing the selected note is displayed.
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Resizing
Resizing
Press
( 10) for re-sizing.
Quit
Text sizes
Size indicator
Adjusting the text size: Select one of text size icons and
close.
Notes
When you view PDF files in a size other than [S], the
following may occur.
[S] size is the default font size. If another size is selected,
text size may not change correctly.
Functions such as highlighting, searching, or temporary
word selection may not work correctly.
The table and graphics may not be correctly displayed.
A page containing only images cannot be resized.
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Resizing
Changing a page mode
A page can be magnified by selecting the page mode.
1
2
Press
 tap [Page Mode].
Tap a desired item from the following.
[Page Mode] menu
[Page Mode] item
[Original]
[Margin Cut]*1
[2-Column Split]
[3-Column Split]
[Full Page]*2
Description
Displays the original page layout.
Removes the margins.
Displays the page in numerical order
by dividing the page into four.
Displays the page in numerical order
by dividing the page into six.
Expands the page to a full page.
*1Depending on the content, you may not be able to
enlarge a page.
2
* [Full page] mode is only effective when the screen is in
landscape display ( 54).
Note
In order to attach a handwritten memo, the page mode
needs to be restored to [Original].
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Resizing
Zooming in
The current page in view can be magnified. Also, the
magnification can be locked so that the desired setting
can be maintained. This feature is useful when reading
a book containing scanned images.
1
Press
 tap [ Zoom In].
Tip
Pressing and > simultaneously at the page view
screen instantly magnifies the page by 10%.
2
Drag the zoom slider, or tap + or – of the zoom
bar repeatedly until the page is zoomed to the
desired scale.
Zoom in
Zoom slider
Zoom out to the original size
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Resizing
Zooming a specified image or column to the
screen size
While in zoom-in mode, double-tap an image or
column which you wish to magnify.
The image or column size is magnified automatically to
fit the screen size, and the magnification is locked.
Tip
 When in zoom-in mode, you may move to the next/
previous page at zoom lock ([ Lock]) mode.
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Resizing
Using the zoom-in mode
Tap
To
Switch the screen orientation.
Fit the page width to the screen width.
Fit the page height to the screen height.
[
Lock]
[
Unlock]
/ / / *

Lock the zoom ratio and the magnified
area. The book can be read as it is.
Return to the zoom-in mode.
To keep the zoom locked screen, press
to quit. When opening the book next time
the zoom locked screen will be restored.
Scroll the page. You can also scroll the page
by dragging or tap on a page where you
want to zoom in.
Check which part on the page is displayed.
Return to original view.
* Displays when in zoom-in mode.
Note
In zoom-in mode, page links are not available.
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Adjusting Content View
Adjusting Content View
A page that is hard to read, such as a scanned or color
converted document, can be made more readable by
adjusting the brightness and contrast.
1
2
Press OPTIONS  tap [Adjust View].
Tap the desired item from the following.
Item
[Original]
[Saturated]
[Details]
[Brighter]
[Darker]
[Custom]
3
Description
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.
Custom setting mode ( 53).
Tap  to apply the setting and exit.
The change will only be stored in the content being
adjusted. Select [Original] when it is necessary to
restore the default setting.
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Adjusting Content View
Custom setting mode
1
Tap  drag the slider, or tap or
repeatedly until the page is adjusted to the
desired brightness and contrast.
Slider
Restores the value of
previous custom settings.
2
Tap  to apply the setting and exit.
The change will only be stored in the content being
adjusted. Select [Original] ( 52) when it is
necessary to restore the default setting.
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Screen Orientation
Screen Orientation
The screen orientation can be switched to either
portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) mode by
selecting [Orientation] in any OPTIONS menu.
To change the direction of screen rotation, see [Screen
Orientation] ( 88).
Portrait
Landscape
Position indicator
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Searching
Searching
By selecting a word(s)
To select a word, double-tap a desired word at page
view. To select consecutive words, see “Doubletapping and dragging” ( 25).
The following screen will appear.
Quit
Search
To cancel, tap  and tap anywhere on the page view.
To search the selected word(s), tap .
The search for result screen will appear. The results
are highlighted on the page.
To cancel, tap  and quit.
or
To navigate, tap
previous/next result.
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Searching
From the on-screen keyboard
1
Press OPTIONS  tap [Search]  input a word
using the on-screen keyboard ( 26)  tap
[Search].
The search result screen will appear. The results are
highlighted on the page.
2
Tap
or
to move to the previous/next
result.
To cancel, tap  and quit.
Tip
Before searching, a selected word can be modified.
Double-tap a word  press OPTIONS  tap [Search] 
modify the word in the input area of the on-screen
keyboard  tap [Search].
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Jumping to a Page
Jumping to a Page
By using the slider
Tap the page number shown in the status bar  drag
the slider, or tap a point on the page jump bar.
Quit
Page jump bar
Slider
Page number
Tip
Jumping to a page can be done from the OPTIONS menu.
Press OPTIONS  tap [Go to]  [Select Page].
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Jumping to a Page
By page number
Tap the page number shown in the status bar  [Enter
Page #]  tap the number keys to input a page number
 [Go]. You will jump to the specified page.
Input area
(Delete) key
If the input page number exceeds the number of
pages in the book, the Reader will show the last page.
If 0 is input, the first page will be displayed.
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Jumping to a Page
By tapping a link
The link appears highlighted on the screen. Tap the
link to jump to the linked page.
Note
If a hyperlink is covered with highlighting, press OPTIONS
 tap [Notes]  [Hide] to hide highlighting.
Returning to the previously displayed page
Press OPTIONS  tap [Go to]  [Previous View].
Jump to viewed pages
Press OPTIONS  tap [Go to]  [History] 
(previous view) or
(next view) .
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Using Embedded Dictionaries
Using Embedded Dictionaries
An instant search for a meaning or translation is
possible with the embedded dictionaries.
1
Double-tap a word.
The headline of the word definition is displayed.
Dictionary
Candidates
words ( 62)
Title of current dictionary
Definition area
Tips
Tap  to switch and search in another dictionary.
Reader comes with 12 embedded dictionaries.
–2 English dictionaries
–10 Translation dictionaries
An English word can be translated to French, German,
Spanish, Italian or Dutch, or vice versa.
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Using Embedded Dictionaries
2
Tap or the definition area.
The definition is displayed in-full in the dictionary
viewer. To go to the next page, either swipe the
screen or press < > (Page Turn) buttons ( 10).
Definition area
(Keyboard) ( 62)
Tips
Double-tapping a word in the definition area will look up
the selected word in the same dictionary. To return to the
previously viewed definition page, press OPTIONS  tap
[Previous View].
From the OPTIONS menu, following functions can be done.
–Changing to another dictionary and searching again.
–Listing previously looked up words in the selected
dictionary ( 63).
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Using Embedded Dictionaries
To list words with same head letters as previously
entered word
Tap or
(keyboard) ( 26).
The list of candidate words changes dynamically
whenever the word in the input area is modified.
Listed candidate words
Number of entries and
page number/total pages
Scrolls the page
Input area
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Using Embedded Dictionaries
Listing previously looked up words
1
At page view, press OPTIONS  tap [Word
Logs: Book].
The looked up words are listed in the order of most
recently looked up.
Word and definition
2
Tap a desired word.
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Using Embedded Dictionaries
To delete word logs
Press OPTIONS  tap [Delete Word Logs]  tap the
check box of each word to be deleted  [Done]  [Yes].
Tip
A list of looked up words within a dictionary can be also
viewed by pressing OPTIONS  tap [Word Logs: Dictionary]
when viewing the definition area ( 61) or the candidate
word list ( 62).
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Reading Periodicals
Reading Periodicals
You can read newspapers/magazines from
[Periodicals] in the [Home] menu.
1
Tap
[Periodicals] at [Home] menu.
Tip
The most recently transferred periodical is displayed as
[New Delivery] in the [Home] menu.
2
Tap a desired periodical to go to issue list.
Tip
About the OPTIONS menu, see  31.
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Reading Periodicals
3
Tap a desired issue in the list.
Tap to previous page
Tap to change sorting order
Issue date
Front page
headline
Conditional icon
display ( 37)
Tap to open an issue
Scroll bar
Tip
About the OPTIONS menu, see  31.
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Reading Periodicals
4
Use the navigation bar to read.
Operations on a section
Previous section
Return to the first page
Next section
Operations on an article
Previous article
Return to the first page
of the section
Next article
Tips
Annotations can be added ( 39).
About the OPTIONS menu, see  31.
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Collections
Collections
Creating
You can group desired content in Reader as a
collection.
1
Tap [Collections] at [Home] menu  [New
Collection].
[New Collection]
Tip
Press OPTIONS  tap [New Collection] to create a
collection.
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Collections
2
Enter the collection name using the on-screen
keyboard ( 26)  tap [OK].
A new collection is created in the [Collections] list.
Tip
You can create/sync a collection by Reader Library. For
details, refer to the Reader Library Help.
To change a collection name
In the [Collections] list, tap the collection  press
OPTIONS  tap [Rename Collection]  enter a new
collection name using the on-screen keyboard  tap
[OK].
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Collections
Adding contents
From the collections
1
Tap [Collections] at [Home] menu  tap a
created collection.
2
Press OPTIONS  tap [Add Content]  [Books]
or [Periodicals].
In the periodical list, select a periodical and then
select issues.
3
Tap the thumbnail of a desired content 
[Done].
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Collections
From either the books or issues list
1
In the books or issues list, press OPTIONS  tap
[Add to Collection].
2
In the collection list, tap a collection you want
to add the content.
3
Tap the thumbnail of the desired content 
[Done].
You can check added content in the collection list.
Tip
To select all books or issues, press OPTIONS in the [Add
Books] or [Add Issues] list  tap [Select All].
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Collections
Deleting a collection
Even if you delete a collection, all contents in the
collection will remain undeleted on the Reader.
1
2
3
Tap
[Collections] at [Home] menu.
Press OPTIONS  tap [Delete Collections].
Tap the check box of each collection to be
deleted  [Done]  [Yes].
Tip
Also, you can delete a collection using Reader Library. For
details, refer to the Reader Library Help.
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Collections
Removing contents
Even if you delete content in a collection, the
corresponding content will remain undeleted on the
Reader.
1
Tap [Collections] at [Home] menu  tap a
collection.
2
3
Press OPTIONS  tap [Remove Content].
Tap the thumbnail of each content to be
deleted  [Done]  [Yes].
Tips
To select all contents, press OPTIONS after step 2 above 
tap [Select All].
[Periodicals],
When you delete contents in [Books] or
corresponding contents are also deleted from relevant
collections.
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Deleting Content
Deleting Content
Example: [Books] list
1
Tap [Books]  press OPTIONS  tap [Delete
Books].
To delete: tap a book thumbnail with the blank
check box.
To delete all: press OPTIONS  tap [Select All].
To undelete: tap a book thumbnail with a checked
check box.
To unselect all: press OPTIONS  tap [Unselect All].
2
Tap [Done]  [Yes].
Selected number of items
(Protect)
Check box
Tip
You can also delete the currently viewed book. Press
OPTIONS in the page view  tap [Delete Book]  [Yes].
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Protecting Content
Protecting Content
Example: [Books] list
1
Tap [Books]  press OPTIONS  tap [Protect
Books].
To protect: tap a book thumbnail with .
To protect all: press OPTIONS  tap [Protect All].
To unprotect: tap a book thumbnail with .
To unprotect all: press OPTIONS  tap [Unprotect
All].
2
Tap [Done].
Selected number of items
(Unprotect)
(Protect)
Note
This protection feature works only on the Reader. Protected
content may still be deleted via your computer.
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Applications
Applications menu
The [Applications] menu provides useful functions,
such as creating a text or a handwritten memo, and
more.
Tap [Applications] at [Home] menu.
To list all pictures ( 83)
Latest pictures
To list/create handwritten note(s) ( 77)
Latest drawings
To use the currently selected
dictionary ( 82)
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memo(s) ( 80)
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Applications menu
Creating drawings
1
Tap [Handwriting] under
[Home] menu.
2
Tap [New Drawing].
[Applications] at
[New Drawing]
Tip
Press OPTIONS  tap [New Drawing] to create a
drawing.
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Applications menu
3
Draw in the drawing area with the supplied
stylus or your finger  tap [Done].
To erase a line, tap  tap or stroke a part of the line.
Pen
Eraser
Quit
Drawing area
Tip
If you tap [New], the current drawing is saved, and a new
drawing editor opens.
Notes
While writing, make sure that you are not touching another
area on the screen – this could affect the notes that you
write with the stylus or your finger.
To ensure your notes are correctly saved, do not handwrite
notes too close to the edge of the screen.
If you experience difficulties when handwriting or drawing
on your Reader:
–avoid applying excessive pressure to the screen.
–try not to handwrite or draw too quickly.
–the notes functionality is not designed for very detailed
drawings or for writing small characters.
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Applications menu
Viewing/editing created drawings
After step 1 ( 77), tap a drawing thumbnail to view.
Tap [Edit] and follow step 3 above.
To delete/protect a drawing(s)
Tap [Handwriting] under [Applications] at [Home]
menu, press OPTIONS  tap [Delete Drawings] or
[Protect Drawings].
To delete, refer to the example instructions for deleting
books in “Deleting Content” ( 74).
To protect, refer to the example instructions for
protecting books in “Protecting Content” ( 75).
Tip
After step 1 ( 77), tap a drawing thumbnail to view and
press OPTIONS  tap [Delete Drawing] to delete the
currently viewed drawing.
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Applications menu
Creating text memos
1
Tap [Text Memo] under
[Home] menu.
2
Tap [New Memo].
[Applications] at
[New Memo]
Tip
3
Press OPTIONS  tap [New Memo] to create a text
memo.
Enter text in the input area using the on-screen
keyboard ( 26)  Tap [Done].
Tip
If you tap [New], the current text memo is saved, and a new
text memo editor opens.
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Applications menu
Viewing/editing text memos
After step 1 ( 80), tap a memo to view. Tap [Edit] and
follow the step 3 ( 80).
To delete/protect a text memo in the list
Tap [Text Memo] under [Applications] at [Home]
menu, press OPTIONS  tap [Delete Memos] or
[Protect Memos].
To delete, refer to the example instructions for deleting
books in “Deleting Content” ( 74).
To protect, refer to the example instructions for
protecting books in “Protecting Content” ( 75).
Tip
After step 1 ( 80), tap a memo to view and press OPTIONS
 tap [Delete Memo] to delete the currently viewed memo.
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Applications menu
Using embedded dictionaries
1
Tap [Dictionary] under [Applications] at
[Home] menu.
The name of the currently selected dictionary is
shown at the top of the screen. To switch to another
dictionary, press OPTIONS  tap [Change
Dictionary].
2
Input a word using the on-screen keyboard
( 26)  tap a candidate word.
The definition is displayed in-full in the dictionary
viewer ( 61).
To list words with same head letters as the inputted
word
Tap
(keyboard) ( 62).
To list previously looked up words
Press OPTIONS  tap [Word Logs: Dictionary].
To delete word logs, see  64.
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Applications menu
Viewing pictures
You can view pictures stored in internal memory. Also,
you can set your favorite pictures to the standby
screen.
1
Tap [Pictures] under
[Home] menu.
2
Tap a thumbnail of desired picture on the list.
[Applications] at
Tips
About the OPTIONS menu, see  31.
See “Supported File Formats” ( 113).
To transfer pictures to the Reader using Reader Library,
refer to Reader Library Help.
To set slideshow
Press OPTIONS  tap [Slideshow On].
To set the duration of a slideshow, see [Slideshow] of
[Application Preferences] ( 88).
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Applications menu
To set as a standby screen
In the [Pictures] list, press OPTIONS  tap [Select
Standby Screen]  tap the thumbnail of candidate
picture  tap [Done].
The [Standby Screen] setting is configured from the
[Settings] menu ( 91).
Tip
When two pictures or more have been selected, the
displayed picture is changed every time the Reader enters
the sleep mode ( 8).
To zoom in a picture
Press ( 10) to switch to the zoom-in mode. Drag
the zoom slider ( 49) and scroll the picture by
dragging.
Tip
Double-tap where you wish to zoom in further. The
double-tapped area will be shown centered automatically
after zooming in.
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Settings
Changing Settings
Tap
[Settings] tab at [Home] menu.
[General Settings] ( 87)
[Date and Time]
[Date and Time Format]
[Page Turn Preference]
[Menu Language]
[Keyboard]
[Screen Orientation]
[Application Preferences] ( 88)
[Dictionary]
[Slideshow]
[System Management] ( 89)
[Power Management]
[Device Lock]
[Standby Screen]
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Changing Settings
[Initialization] ( 92)
[Restore Defaults]
[Clear Keyboard History]
[Format Internal Memory]
[About]
Displays system and legal information of the Reader.
[Device Shutdown]
Shuts down (power off ) the Reader completely.
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Changing Settings
[General Settings] menu items
[Date and Time]
Tap a field to change.
Input a number by tapping the numeric key pad.
Tap [OK] to apply the change.
Tip
The date and time of your Reader will be automatically
synchronized to your computer by the Reader Library after
connection.
[Date and Time Format]
Tap [Month-Day-Year] or [Day-Month-Year] to select
the date format.
Tap [12 hour] or [24 hour] to select the time format.
Tap [OK] to apply the changes.
[Page Turn Preference]
Sets the swiping direction to turn pages forward.
Swiping to left is default setting.
[Menu Language]
Selects the language of the Reader’s menu and
messages.
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Changing Settings
[Keyboard]
Selects a preferred on-screen keyboard.
[Screen Orientation]
Sets the direction to rotate when changing from
portrait to landscape mode.
[Application Preferences] menu items
[Dictionary]
Selects a default dictionary to use.
[Slideshow]
Sets the slideshow on/off and its duration up to 60
seconds.
Note
Slideshow may take a longer time to display depending on
the size of picture.
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Changing Settings
[System Management] menu items
[Power Management]
Power management helps avoid unnecessary battery
consumption.
Power management operates as follows:
After 10 minutes of inactivity, the Reader enters the
sleep mode automatically and battery consumption
is minimized.
After two* days of inactivity, the Reader
automatically shuts down and stops consuming
battery power.
* If battery power is at a low level, the Reader will shut down
within two days of inactivity.
Note
The Reader does not enter the sleep mode after 10 minutes
of inactivity even if [Power Management] is set to [On],
when:
–connected to a computer using the supplied USB cable
–charging with an AC adapter (PRSA-AC1) (optional)
–when a slideshow is set
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Changing Settings
[Device Lock]
Locks the Reader by setting a pass code.
Tap [On] to set a pass code.
Input a 4-digit number by tapping the numeric key
pad.
Tap [OK] to lock the Reader.
To unlock, input the pass code and tap [OK]. Then tap
[Off ] to unlock the Reader, and tap [OK].
Notes
[0000] is the factory setting.
You are recommended to make a note of your pass code
and keep it in a safe place separate from the Reader.
If you forget your pass code, contact your Sony Customer
Support ( 18); however, note that in unlocking your
device, all content on it will be erased.
When the [Device Lock] setting is activated, the Reader will
not be recognized by your computer, please set to [Off ]
before connecting.
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Changing Settings
[Standby Screen]
Sets the standby screen during the sleep mode. [Off ]
displays nothing in the sleep mode.
[Show picture]: Set [On] to show the selected
pictures on the standby screen. For details on setting
the pictures, see “To set as a standby screen” ( 84).
[Show message]: Set [On] to show messages on the
standby screen.
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Changing Settings
[Initialization] menu items
[Restore Defaults]
Restores the Reader to its default settings.
You will need to perform the initial settings after
restoring.
[Clear Keyboard History]
Deletes predictive words for the on-screen keyboard.
[Format Internal Memory]
Formats the internal memory of the Reader.
Formatting will erase all the contents in the storage.
Note
Before formatting, make sure to backup data you wish to
keep to your computer via Reader Library. Note that
protected content will also be deleted by formatting.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If the Reader does not function as expected, try the
following steps to resolve the issue.
1 Reset the Reader by pressing the RESET hole
with a small pin or clip  after 5 seconds, slide
the power switch to restart the Reader.
The content and settings stored on the Reader are
not affected by resetting.
Notes
2
3
The bookmarks, highlights, handwritten memos, or the
setting information may be deleted by resetting.
The screen will not change after pressing the RESET
hole. Slide the power switch to restart the Reader.
Do not push the RESET hole with a breakable point,
such as the graphite of a mechanical pencil. It causes
the RESET hole to be blocked.
Check the symptoms list ( 94).
If it is an issue regarding Reader Library, check
for information in Reader Library Help.
4 Look for information on the support Web sites
( 18).
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Troubleshooting
Symptoms
Power
Battery cannot charge.
If [Charging stopped] is displayed on the screen, check
the conditions to charge the Reader again ( 12). If
charging the Reader by connecting to your computer,
make sure your computer is powered on.
Charge the battery within the temperature range of 41°F
to 95°F (5°C to 35°C) ( 19).
Battery life seems short.
The operating temperature is below 41°F (5°C). This is due
to the battery characteristics and not a malfunction.
The Reader is discharged automatically even when not in
use for a prolonged period. It is recommended that you
charge the Reader again before turning on the Reader.
The battery was not been given enough time to charge
fully. Charge the Reader until the charge/busy indicator
turns off. (The battery icon does not indicate remaining
battery power during charging.)
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Troubleshooting
By sliding the power switch, the Reader enters sleep
mode in which the battery power is consumed slightly. To
minimize battery consumption, before entering the sleep
mode, slide and hold the power switch for more than 3
seconds to shut down the Reader.
The Reader cannot turn on.
Moisture condensation may have occurred. Wait for a few
hours and then turn on the Reader.
Battery power has been fully depleted. Charge the
Reader by connecting to the computer via the supplied
USB cable ( 12).
Screen
Display takes a long time to appear.
In a cold place such as outdoors, it may take time for the
display to appear. This is due to the display characteristics
and not a malfunction.
It may take a few moments for the Reader start-up screen
to appear after a reset or shutdown.
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Troubleshooting
The screen is frozen.
Reset the Reader by pressing the RESET hole. Then, slide
the power switch to turn on the Reader again ( 8).
Touch operation is not effective.
If condensation occurs in the touch screen, or dust
attaches to the touch screen, it may cause a malfunction.
For details, see “On Cleaning” ( 108).
If any objects are placed on the touch screen, it may
cause a malfunction. When not in use, leave the Reader in
sleep mode, or shut it down.
Reading contents
A book cannot be read.
If the book has an expiration date, confirm whether the
book has already been expired ( 37).
A book that has been transferred from your computer cannot be read.
Either the Reader, your computer, or both may not have
been authorized by Reader Library, refer to Reader
Library Help ( 17).
You may have tried to read the content owned by another
user. The content owned by another user may not have
been authorized.
The
authorization data may have been damaged as a

result of shutting down while reading a content. Deauthorize your computer and the Reader, then authorize
again via Reader Library. Refer to Reader Library Help for
further information.
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Troubleshooting
The book may be protected by unsupported digital rights
management. Check the book source for compatibility.
The book may contain an unsupported file format. Check
the file format compatibility ( 113).
[Continue Reading] does not work, or bookmarks are missing.
If the file status has changed (such as in the following
cases), data on [Continue Reading] or notes may be
deleted.
A Text/RTF/PDF file is edited.
You cannot find a transferred book.
Protected content on the Reader can be deleted if it is
deleted from your computer after being connected. It is
recommended to manage content using Reader Library.
Books being transferred to the Reader by synchronization
are deleted automatically if the same books are deleted
in Reader Library before synchronization. For details, refer
to Reader Library Help.
Do not delete folders or files from any of the “database”
folder in the Reader. The content or notes may be
deleted.
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Troubleshooting
Viewing pictures
A picture cannot be displayed.
Picture files that are not supported by the Reader cannot
be viewed. For details on supported picture files, see
“Supported File Formats” ( 113).
A large file size of picture may not be displayable, and its
file will not appear in the list. Delete the picture file using
Reader Library.
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Troubleshooting
Connection to the computer
The Reader cannot be operated.
The Reader cannot be operated when connected to a
computer via USB.
The Reader cannot be recognized by your computer.
A USB hub or USB extension cable is used for the
connection. Connection via an extension cable or USB
hub is not guaranteed. Connect the USB cable directly to
the computer.
Disconnect the USB cable from the Reader, then
reconnect it after a while.
If the Reader is locked, it will not be recognized by your
computer , set [Device Lock] to [Off ] ( 90).
While the Reader is connected to a computer, do not turn
on, restart, wake up from sleep mode, or shut down the
computer. These operations may influence the Reader
unrecognizable by the computer. Disconnect the Reader
from the computer before performing these operations.
Use the supplied USB cable.
There may be a malfunction with the USB port on your
computer. Connect the supplied USB cable to another
port on the computer.
It may take a while for the software to be recognized by
the computer. Wait for a moment.
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If none of the above solves the problem, press the RESET
hole of the Reader ( 93), turn on the Reader again, and
then reconnect the supplied USB cable.
Content cannot be transferred to the Reader from your computer.
There is not enough free space on the Reader memory.
Check [About] ( 86) for free space on internal memory,
then delete unnecessary data.
The Reader is not authorized. Authorize the Reader using
Reader Library. Refer to “Authorizing Your Computer and
the Reader Device for eBook Stores” in Reader Library
Help.
Reader Library does not recognize the Reader.
Disconnect the USB cable from the Reader, then
reconnect it.
The Reader becomes unstable while connected to a computer.
A USB hub or USB extension cable is used for the
connection. Connection via an extension cable or USB
hub is not guaranteed. Connect the USB cable directly to
the computer.
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Appendix
Precautions
Reader Disposal Reference
The built-in rechargeable battery of the Reader is recyclable. Do not remove the
battery yourself, consult Sony Support Center ( 18).
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 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.
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Precautions
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.
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-oflife 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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Precautions
Notice for customers: 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.
FCC Compliance Statement:
The following FCC statement applies only to the version of this model manufactured
for sale in the USA.
Other versions may not comply with FCC technical regulations.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
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Precautions
If you have any questions about this product:
Visit:
www.sony.com/readersupport
Contact:
Sony “Digital Book Reader” Customer Support at
1-(866)-962-7669
Write:
Sony Customer Information Service Center
12451 Gateway Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33913
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Model No.:
Responsible Party:
Address:
Telephone Number:
SONY
PRS-350
Sony Electronics Inc.
16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A.
858-942-2230
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
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Precautions
For customers in the USA and Canada
RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
Lithium-ion batteries are recyclable.
You can help preserve our environment by returning your used
rechargeable batteries to the collection and recycling location nearest
you. For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable
batteries, call toll free 1-800-822-8837, or visit http://www.rbrc.org/.
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking Lithium-ion batteries.
Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear side of the Reader. Record
them in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you contact
your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. ___________________________
Serial No. ___________________________
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Precautions
Safety Information
Recorded content is limited to private use only. Use of the content beyond this
limit requires permission of the copyright holders.
Sony is not responsible for incomplete recording/downloading or damaged data
due to problems of the Reader or computer.
Be sure not to short-circuit the terminals of the Reader with metallic objects.
If part of the device 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.
Please do not drop, do not add excessive power.
Never subject the Reader to extremes of light, temperature, moisture or vibration.
Never wrap the Reader in anything when it is being used with the AC adapter. Heat
build-up in the Reader may cause malfunction or damage.
Do not put any heavy object on top of the Reader or apply a strong shock to the
Reader. It may cause a malfunction or damage.
Do not leave the Reader on an unstable surface.
Do not expose the Reader to water. 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.
The screen is delicate and subject to cracking. Handle the Reader with care.
Do not poke people using the supplied stylus.
Do not treat or use the supplied stylus roughly, such as bending it, or scratching
the touch screen with it.
Use the supplied stylus only for touch screen operations.
Do not use the stylus if it is damaged or deformed.
 If any objects are placed on the touch screen, it may cause a malfunction. When
not in use, leave Reader in sleep mode, or shut it down.
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Precautions
Do not put any cards such as cash cards or credit cards with magnetic coding near
the magnet stored in the Reader. Otherwise, your cards may become impaired due
to the magnetic effect.
On heat build-up
Heat may build up in the Reader while charging, or if it is used for an extended period
of time.
On software
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.
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.
The software provided with this Reader cannot be used with equipment other than
that which is so designated.
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.
Depending on the types of the text and characters, the text shown on the Reader
Library may not be displayed properly on device. 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 Library 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 Library.
− User-created characters and some special characters may not be displayed.
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Precautions
Explanations in this manual assume that you are familiar with the basic operations
of Windows or Mac OS. For details on the use of your computer and operating
system, please refer to the respective manuals.
By updating the Reader device software, you can ensure your Reader has the latest
features. The latest software updates can be performed from the update menu on
Reader Library Help – “Check for Updates”.
About Pre-loaded Contents
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
 If you delete pre-installed sample content, you cannot restore it, and Sony will not supply any
replacement content.
On cleaning
Clean the Reader with a soft cloth, such as a cleaning cloth for eyeglasses.
If the Reader becomes very dirty, clean it with a soft cloth slightly moistened with
water or a mild detergent solution.
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.
Tapping or dragging on the touch screen using a dirty stylus may damage the
surface. Wipe the stylus with a dry cloth when it gets dirty.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright 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.
Besides individually enjoying, it is against the copyright law to use any picture you
recorded without prior consent of the copyright holder.
Sony, the Sony logo, “BBeB”, “Reader”, “Reader Pocket Edition” and their logos are
either trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
Bitstream is a registered trademark, and Dutch, Font 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-350 contains Adobe® Reader® Mobile software under license from Adobe
Systems Incorporated, Copyright © 1995-2009 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All
rights reserved. Adobe and Reader are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
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Copyright Notice
This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the
OpenSSL Toolkit. (http://www.openssl.org/) Copyright© 1998-2008 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 the book list on the Reader.
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 ©2010 Sony Corporation
Documentation ©2010 Sony Corporation
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GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
This product contains the following software covered by the GNU General Public
License (hereinafter referred to as “GPL”) and/or GNU Lesser General Public License
(hereinafter referred to as “LGPL”).
You may obtain, alter, and redistribute the source code of these software products.
busybox
dosfstools
freetype
intiscripts
kernel
linux-kernel-headers
make
MAKEDEV
modules
mtd
nandboot
procps
sourceryg++
tar
udev
util-linux
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GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
For the terms and conditions concerning GPL and LGPL, please refer to below.
The source code for these software products is available on Sony’s website. To
download, please visit the following URL: http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/
Please note that Sony accepts no inquiries concerning the content of the source
code.
For details on GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE, refer to “END USER LICENSE
AGREEMENT” in the book list on the Reader.
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Supported File Formats
Supported File Formats
The following file formats can be managed within
Reader Library and transferred to your Reader.
Book
EPUB file (.epub file extension)
EPUB (OPS version 2.0) supported
PDF file (.pdf file extension)
Support is based on the PDF 1.6 specification.
BBeB (.lrf or .lrx file extension)
Text file (.txt file extension)
RTF file (.rtf file extension)
Word file (.doc or .docx file extension)*1
*1In case of using Windows, you need Microsoft Word
installed on your computer. Word files will be
automatically converted to RTF files by Reader Library
during transfer to your Reader.
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Supported File Formats
Picture
JPEG file (.jpg or .jpeg file extension)
GIF file (.gif file extension)*
PNG file (.png file extension)
BMP file (.bmp file extension)
* For an animation GIF file, only the first frame will be
shown.
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System Requirements
System Requirements
Reader Library will work with the following operating
systems.
OS
Description
Microsoft Windows 7 Windows 7 Starter
(32/64 bit)
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Ultimate
Microsoft Windows Windows Vista Home Basic with
Service Pack 2 or later
Vista (32/64 bit)
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 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
XP (32 bit only)
with Service Pack 3 or later
Windows XP Professional with Service
Pack 3 or later
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004
& 2005 with Service Pack 3 or later
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System Requirements
OS
Apple Macintosh
(32 bit only)
Description
Mac OS X version 10.6.3 or later
Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later
Mac OS X version 10.4.11 or later
CPU
Windows: 800 MHz Celeron class
processor or better
Macintosh: Intel, PowerPC G3, G4 or
G5 processor
128 MB or more (minimum 512 MB for
Windows 7, Windows Vista)
Windows: 100 MB or more
Macintosh: 60 MB or more
Depending on the content amount,
more space may be required.
High Color or more, 1024 × 768 pixels
or more (True Color, 1280 × 1024
pixels, or more recommended)
USB port (High-Speed USB
Compatible), pointing device such as
mouse or track pad
RAM
Free space on hard
disc
Monitor
Other devices
Internet connection (broadband recommended, some fees
may apply) is also required on your computer.
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System Requirements
Reader Library is not supported by the following
environments:
– An operating system other than those included above
– Personally built computer or operating system
– Multi-boot environment
– Multi-monitor environment
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Table of Contents
CONGRATULATIONS.................................................2
Useful Features.........................................................4
Chapter 1
Getting Started
Parts and Controls.................................................................... 8
Charging the Reader.............................................................12
Power Saving Tips..................................................................14
How to Get eBooks................................................................17
Support......................................................................................18
Specifications...........................................................................19
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Chapter 2
Basic Operation
About the User Guide...........................................................22
Touch Screen............................................................................23
On-screen keyboard.........................................................26
Home Menu..............................................................................29
OPTIONS Menu.......................................................................31
Reading Content
Reading Books.........................................................................36
Annotation................................................................................39
Bookmarking......................................................................39
Highlighting word(s)........................................................40
Handwriting a note..........................................................41
Adding a note.....................................................................42
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Finding a Note.........................................................................44
Searching for notes within a book..............................44
Finding the notes in all contents.................................46
Resizing......................................................................................47
Changing a page mode..................................................48
Zooming in..........................................................................49
Adjusting Content View.......................................................52
Screen Orientation.................................................................54
Searching..................................................................................55
Jumping to a Page.................................................................57
Using Embedded Dictionaries...........................................60
Listing previously looked up words...........................63
Reading Periodicals...............................................................65
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Collections
Collections................................................................................68
Creating................................................................................68
Adding contents................................................................70
Deleting a collection........................................................72
Removing contents..........................................................73
Deleting Content....................................................................74
Protecting Content................................................................75
Applications
Applications menu.................................................................76
Creating drawings.............................................................77
Creating text memos.......................................................80
Using embedded dictionaries......................................82
Viewing pictures................................................................83
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Settings
Changing Settings.................................................................85
[General Settings] menu items.....................................87
[Application Preferences] menu items......................88
[System Management] menu items...........................89
[Initialization] menu items.............................................92
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting.....................................................................93
Symptoms............................................................................94
Appendix
Precautions............................................................................ 101
Copyright Notice................................................................. 109
GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE................................ 111
Supported File Formats..................................................... 113
System Requirements........................................................ 115
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122
Table of Contents................................................................ 118
Index........................................................................................ 124
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123
Index
Index
[2-Column Split]....................48
[3-Column Split]....................48
A
Symbols
(Home) button..........10, 29
OPTIONS button............10, 31
(Page Turn) buttons........10
(Size) button........10, 47, 84
[All Notes]...................29, 46
[Applications]............29, 76
[Books].........................29, 36
[Collections]...............29, 68
[Dictionary]................76, 82
[Handwriting]............76, 77
[Home]................................29
[Periodicals]...............29, 65
[Pictures]....................76, 83
[Settings]....................29, 85
[Text Memo]...............76, 80
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Index
About the User Guide.........22
Adding a note........................42
Adding contents...................70
Adjusting Content View.....52
All Notes............................29, 46
Annotation..............................39
Appendix.............................. 101
Applications...........................76
Applications menu...............76
[About].....................................86
[Add Content].................31, 70
[Add Bookmark].............31, 39
[Add to Collection]........31, 71
[Adjust View]...................31, 52
[Application Preferences]
..........................................85, 88
124
Index
B
Basic Operation.....................22
Battery status..................13, 30
Bookmarking.........................39
Books........................................36
[Brighter].................................52
[Books] list...............................36
Conditional icon..............37
Sort................................34, 36
[Search]...............................34
[Sort:]...................................34
[View:].................................34
C
Changing a page mode.....48
Changing dictionary
...................................31, 60, 88
Charge/Busy indicator
............................................ 8, 12
Charging the Reader...........12
Battery status....................13
Charge/Busy indicator
....................................... 8, 12
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Status indicators during
charging..........................13
USB connector..........11, 12
Changing Settings...............85
Collections.......................29, 68
Conditional icon...................37
Copyright Notice............... 109
Creating a collection...........68
Creating drawings................77
Creating text memos..........80
[Change Dictionary]............31
[Clear Keyboard History]
..........................................86, 92
[Continue Reading]..............31
[Create/Edit]....................33, 41
[Custom]..................................52
D
Default settings.....................92
[Restore Defaults].....86, 92
Deleting a collection...........72
Deleting Content..................74
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Index
Dictionary..................60, 82, 88
Changing dictionary
..............................31, 60, 88
[Word Logs: Dictionary]
.....................................35, 64
Drawing.....................41, 42, 77
[Darker]....................................52
[Date and Time].....................87
[Date and Time Format].....87
[Delete Book]..................31, 74
[Delete Books]................32, 74
[Delete Collections]......32, 72
[Delete Drawing]...........31, 79
[Delete Drawings].........32, 79
[Delete Issue].........................31
[Delete Issues]........................32
[Delete Memo]................31, 81
[Delete Memos]..............32, 81
[Delete Notes]........................32
[Delete Pictures]....................32
[Delete Word Logs].......32, 64
[Details]....................................52
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[Device Lock]...................85, 90
[Device Shutdown]..............86
[Dictionary].............................88
E
eBook store.............................17
F
Features..................................... 4
Finding a Note.......................44
Annotation........................39
Icons and types of note
in the [Notes] list..........45
Finding the notes in all
contents...............................46
[Format Internal Memory]
..........................................86, 92
[Full Page]................................48
G
Getting Started....................... 8
GNU GENERAL PUBLIC
LICENSE.............................. 111
126
Index
[General Settings]..........85, 87
[Go to].........................32, 57, 59
[History].......................32, 59
[Previous View]..........32, 59
[Select Page]..............32, 57
[Table of Contents].........32
H
Handwriting......41, 42, 76, 77
Finding a Note..................44
[Notes]...................33, 41, 44
Handwriting a note..............41
Highlighting word(s)...........40
Holes for optional cover
attachment..........................11
Home Menu............................29
How to Get eBooks..............17
[Hide]/[Show].........................33
[History]...................................32
Issues..................................66, 71
[Info]..........................................32
[Initialization]..................86, 92
J
Jumping to a Page...............57
Link................................22, 59
[Go to]...................32, 57, 59
[Previous View]..........32, 59
[Select Page]..............32, 57
K
[Keyboard].......................85, 88
L
Link.....................................22, 59
Listing previously looked up
words.....................................63
[List]....................................33, 44
M
I
Icons and types of note in
the [Notes] list....................45
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Index
Magazines........................29, 65
[Margin Cut]...........................48
[Menu Language].................87
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Index
N
Newspapers.....................29, 65
Note.............................39, 42, 44
Annotation........................39
Bookmarking....................39
Drawing.......................41, 42
Finding a Note..................44
Handwriting a note........41
Highlighting word(s)......40
[Notes]...................33, 41, 44
[New Collection]............33, 68
[New Drawing]...............33, 77
[New Memo]....................33, 80
[Notes]........................33, 41, 44
[Create/Edit]...............33, 41
[Hide]/[Show]...................33
[List]..............................33, 44
O
On-screen keyboard............26
[Clear Keyboard History]
.....................................86, 92
[Keyboard]..................85, 88
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Index
Operation at page view.....38
OPTIONS Menu.....................31
[Orientation]....................33, 54
[Original]...........................48, 52
P
Parts and Controls.................. 8
Periodicals........................29, 65
Pictures..............................76, 83
Slideshow.............34, 83, 88
Standby screen
..............................34, 84, 91
Supported File Formats
......................................... 113
Zooming in.................49, 84
[Select Standby Screen]
.....................................34, 84
[Slideshow On]/
[Slideshow Off ]......34, 83
[Slideshow].................85, 88
[Standby Screen]......85, 91
Power saving Tips.................14
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Index
Power management.....85, 89
Charging the Reader
............................................12
Power saving Tips............14
Power switch....................... 8
Standby screen
..............................34, 84, 91
[Device Shutdown].........86
Power switch............................ 8
Charging the Reader
............................................12
Standby screen
..............................34, 84, 91
[Device Shutdown].........86
Precautions.......................... 101
Protecting Content..............75
Conditional icon .............37
[Page Mode]...........................48
[Page Turn Preference].......87
[Power Management]
..........................................85, 89
[Previous View]
............................32, 33, 59, 61
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[Protect Books]...............33, 75
[Protect Drawings]........33, 79
[Protect Issues]......................33
[Protect Memos]............33, 81
[Protect Pictures]..................33
R
Reader Library.......................17
Reading Books.......................36
Reading Content...................36
Reading Periodicals.............65
Removing contents.............73
Reset..........................................93
RESET hole.......................11, 93
Resizing....................................47
[Remove Bookmark]............34
[Remove Content].........34, 73
[Rename Collection].....34, 69
[Restore Defaults]..........86, 92
[Return to List].......................34
129
Index
S
Screen Orientation...............54
Zoom-in mode.................51
[Orientation]..............33, 54
[Screen Orientation]
.....................................85, 88
Searching.........................34, 55
Searching for notes within
a book...................................44
Settings....................................85
Slideshow..................34, 83, 88
Sort.....................................34, 36
Specifications.........................19
Standby screen........34, 84, 91
Status bar................................30
Status indicators during
charging...............................13
Stylus.......................................... 9
Support....................................18
Supported File Formats
.............................................. 113
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Index
Symptoms...............................94
System Requirements...... 115
[Saturated]..............................52
[Screen Orientation].....85, 88
[Search].............................34, 56
[Select All]/[Unselect All]
.................................................74
[Select Page]....................32, 57
[Select Standby Screen]
..........................................34, 84
[Settings] menu.............29, 85
[Slideshow On]/
[Slideshow Off ]...........34, 83
[Slideshow].............................88
[Sort:]........................................34
[Standby Screen]...........85, 91
[System Management]
..........................................85, 89
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Index
T
Z
Text Memo.......................76, 80
On-screen keyboard.......26
Touch screen...................10, 23
Troubleshooting...................93
[Table of Contents]..............32
Zooming in......................49, 84
U
USB connector................11, 12
Useful Features........................ 4
Using Embedded
Dictionaries..................60, 82
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