If you own a Kindle Paperwhite, you will know that the default reading orientation on the e-ink display is the Portrait mode. That is, while reading, you hold the device as you would a normal book. However, the great thing about reading on a digital device is that it provides you with a number of useful (or useless) tweaks that you can use to heighten the reading experience. You can, as an example, adjust the lighting and change the font type and size. Another thing that you are able to do on a Kindle Paperwhite is change the orientation of the screen. This gives you the ability to read books in landscape mode. So, how do you change the page orientation on a Kindle Paperwhite?
Changing the page orientation
The change the page orientation on a Paperwhite, you need to take the following steps;
- Go the book that you are reading
- Click on the top edge of the screen to bring out the menu.
- Chose Page Display
- Choose Font and Page Settings
- Click on the Page tab.
- Under orientation, choose the orientation that you prefer.
What happens then?
Switching the orientation allows you to hold the Kindle Paperwhite on its side while reading your books. One of the benefits of doing this is that the device feels easier to hold in one hand on its side. I know, this is going to be down to personal preferences. But at least, that’s how it feels to me. Surprisingly, you get more text on the screen when reading your books the normal way. So maybe landscape mode makes the font a bit bigger? Anyway, if that’s the case, it’s hardly noticeable. Anyway, that’s how to change the orientation on your Paperwhite to allow you to read your books in landscape mode.
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