How to Change Orientation When Reading a Kindle

By C. Taylor

Amazon's Kindle can display text horizontally or vertically.
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Amazon's Kindle e-book reader enables you to conveniently carry multiple books, documents and research materials with you in a single, light-weight, electronic format. The Kindle offers several display options when viewing digital media, including page orientation. Changing the Kindle from its default portrait orientation to landscape mode enables you to view wider documents or fit more horizontal text in the window when zooming the display. Likewise, portrait orientation displays more text vertically.

Step 1

Press the "Menu" button. On models with an integrated keyboard, press the "Aa" button instead.

Step 2

Use the 5-Way navigational controller to highlight "Screen Rotation" and press the center button to select it.

Step 3

Highlight one of the four orientation options with the 5-Way controller and press the center button to select it. The options are graphically displayed, indicated portrait or landscape mode, with the buttons located top, bottom, left or right.