Bug report: "Fetch Annotations" does not work on Kindle Paperwhite

Bug #1155098 reported by Shaun Talbot on 2013-03-14
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Bug Description

OS: Windows 7 x64.
Device: Kindle Paperwhite.

If I annotate a file by highlighting portions of the file, or adding a note, it would be great to be able to view the file, complete with annotations, on my PC.

However, the "Fetch annotations (experimental)" feature doesn't seem to work with my Kindle.

Here is how to reproduce the problem:

1. Highlight some text in a book on the Kindle Paperwhite. Lets call this "MyBook".
2. Connect Kindle Paperwhite to PC via USB port.
3. In Calibre, click "Device", right click "MyBook", then "Add Books To Library".
4. In Calibre, click "Library", right click "MyBook", then "Fetch Annotations (experimental)".
5. View "MyBook", the annotations do not appear.

Ideally, this process would be 100% transparent to the end user. If the user annotates a book on their Kindle, then plugs their Kindle into the PC, Calibre would pop up "New highlights and annotations in books on Kindle detected. Do you wish to copy these annotations into your library?".

At this point, it would copy the files in, and the viewer would display the book, exactly as it would display on the Kindle (with highlights and annotations).

Regards,
Shane

p.s. Calibre is amazing. You are doing the world an incredible service by writing this program, and by making ebooks easier to work with, you are helping to increase literacy, which will make the world a far better place.

p.p.s. It would be great if there was some way to actually copy the annotations the original source file, especially for .pdf files.

Fetching annotations is not supported on newer Kindles. This isn't
somethign I am interested in personally, patches are welcome.

 status wontfix

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Won't Fix

Hi,

Thank you for the swift response, and I completely understand that you have
to prioritize your time.

Shane.

p.s. Calibre is just awesome. Thank you for developing it.

On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 12:50 PM, Kovid Goyal <email address hidden>wrote:

> Fetching annotations is not supported on newer Kindles. This isn't
> somethign I am interested in personally, patches are welcome.
>
> status wontfix
>
> ** Changed in: calibre
> Status: New => Won't Fix
>
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> Title:
> Bug report: "Fetch Annotations" does not work on Kindle Paperwhite
>
> Status in calibre: e-book management:
> Won't Fix
>
> Bug description:
> OS: Windows 7 x64.
> Device: Kindle Paperwhite.
>
> If I annotate a file by highlighting portions of the file, or adding a
> note, it would be great to be able to view the file, complete with
> annotations, on my PC.
>
> However, the "Fetch annotations (experimental)" feature doesn't seem
> to work with my Kindle.
>
> Here is how to reproduce the problem:
>
> 1. Highlight some text in a book on the Kindle Paperwhite. Lets call
> this "MyBook".
> 2. Connect Kindle Paperwhite to PC via USB port.
> 3. In Calibre, click "Device", right click "MyBook", then "Add Books To
> Library".
> 4. In Calibre, click "Library", right click "MyBook", then "Fetch
> Annotations (experimental)".
> 5. View "MyBook", the annotations do not appear.
>
> Ideally, this process would be 100% transparent to the end user. If
> the user annotates a book on their Kindle, then plugs their Kindle
> into the PC, Calibre would pop up "New highlights and annotations in
> books on Kindle detected. Do you wish to copy these annotations into
> your library?".
>
> At this point, it would copy the files in, and the viewer would
> display the book, exactly as it would display on the Kindle (with
> highlights and annotations).
>
> Regards,
> Shane
>
> p.s. Calibre is amazing. You are doing the world an incredible service
> by writing this program, and by making ebooks easier to work with, you
> are helping to increase literacy, which will make the world a far
> better place.
>
> p.p.s. It would be great if there was some way to actually copy the
> annotations the original source file, especially for .pdf files.
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/calibre/+bug/1155098/+subscriptions
>

TentacleGuy (neuhaus-dodekatex) wrote :

Hi,

I'm highly interested in combining Highlights from my kindle paperwight to a pdf as well.

I think this is a highly needed feature - would it be complicated to implement it? Or shall we collect some money? (I would pay for it, if some other people also would donate something, it may be enough).

Sample files could be provided...

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