How to Add a PDF to Your Nook

By Michelle Carvo

Your computer recognizes the Nook as a removable drive.
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Although the Nook is connected to a vast online marketplace of downloadable e-books, some Nook owners may want to add their own documents to the device. Documents that you can add to the Nook include PDFs, which can be books or other shorter documents. PDFs on the Nook can be read just like any other purchased book, and you can sync the device, copying the documents from your computer to the Nook.

Plug the microUSB cable into the corresponding port on your Nook.

Plug the other end of the microUSB cable into an open port on your desktop computer or laptop.

Press the “Power” button on your Nook to turn on the device.

Navigate to the folder that contains the PDF file you want to add to the Nook. Right-click on this file and select “Copy.”

Double-click the “Computer” icon on your desktop.

Double-click the “Nook” drive icon in the “Drives with Removable Storage” section.

Double-click the “Books” or “Documents” folder on your Nook’s drive. Double-click the “Books” folder if you are adding a book in PDF format; double-click the “Documents" folder if you are adding a PDF document.

Right-click within the folder and select “Paste” to add the PDF to your Nook. Wait for the transfer dialog box to close and then unplug the Nook from your computer.