MyPal A636N/A632N
User Manual
E2462
First edition V1.0
April 2006
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Getting Started .................................................. 1
Introducing MyPal ..................................................................................1
Installing and removing the battery ........................................................5
Connecting to a power source ...............................................................5
Setting up GPS ......................................................................................6
Additional storage ..................................................................................7
Activating MyPal ....................................................................................8
Basic screens on MyPal ........................................................................9
Chapter 2 Basics .............................................................. 11
Viewing system information ................................................................11
Entering information .............................................................................11
Finding and organizing information ......................................................18
Using the File Explorer .......................................................................18
Customizing your device ......................................................................19
Using simple applications ....................................................................27
Chapter 3 Synchronize and Enhance ............................. 31
Microsoft® ActiveSync®.........................................................................31
Synchronizing your device ...................................................................33
Installing other applications .................................................................38
Chapter 4 Microsoft® Pocket Outlook ............................. 39
Calendar ..............................................................................................39
Contacts ..............................................................................................42
Tasks ...................................................................................................45
Notes ..................................................................................................46
Messaging ...........................................................................................48
Chapter 5 Companion Programs .................................... 53
Word Mobile ........................................................................................53
Excel Mobile .......................................................................................56
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PowerPoint Mobile ..............................................................................58
Pocket MSN ........................................................................................60
Windows Media Player for Pocket PC .................................................64
Chapter 6 Internet Explorer Mobile ................................. 65
Using Internet Explorer Mobile ............................................................65
Mobile Favorites folder ........................................................................66
Chapter 7 Get Connected ................................................70
Connecting to the Internet ...................................................................70
Connecting to Work .............................................................................71
Setting up connections ........................................................................71
Ending a connection ...........................................................................73
Setting up a WAP gateway ..................................................................74
Using dialing rules ...............................................................................74
Using Terminal Services Client ............................................................75
Infrared (IR) connection .......................................................................76
Chapter 8 Bluetooth®........................................................78
Using Bluetooth ...................................................................................78
Bluetooth settings ................................................................................79
Bluetooth Manager ..............................................................................81
Remote device services .......................................................................82
Setting up High Quality Audio setup or Hands-free/Headset setup .....88
Setting up ActiveSync via Bluetooth ....................................................88
Chapter 9 Wi-Fi .................................................................89
Using Wi-Fi ..........................................................................................89
The Wi-Fi Manager ..............................................................................92
Appendix Notices .............................................................95
Federal Communications Commission Statement ...............................95
Canadian Department of Communications Statement ........................95
UL Safety Notices ................................................................................96
Checklist of Regulatory Statement ......................................................97
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MyPal A636N/A632N specifications
Processor
The latest Intel® XScale™ 416MHz Processor
Operating system
Microsoft® Windows Mobile™ 5.0 (Pocket PC)
Memory
128MB Flash ROM
64MB SDRAM (75MB user accessible)
Display
3.5-inch, brilliant transflective TFT LCD
65,000 Full-color, 16-bit display
QVGA, 240x320 resolution Touch Pad
Battery
1300 mAh removable/rechargeable Li-ion
Expansion slot
A636N: One slot - SD card slot (SDIO/SD/
MMC)
A632N: Dual slot - SD card slot (SDIO/SD/
MMC) and mini SD
Communication
Bluetooth® v2.0 EDR*
IR port: SIR
115.2kbps max. USB 1.1 Client
WLAN 802.11b/g (A636N only)
Audio
3.5 mm stereo
GPS
SiRF Star III / GPS chip with built-in GPS
Antenna
Size
122 mm x 73.2 mm x 18.8 (19.45) mm
Weight
186 grams (with battery)
(Specifications are subject to change without notice.)
* Visit www.asus.com for Bluetooth® v2.0 EDR update information.
To make this feature function, other devices connected must support
Bluetooth v2.0 EDR.
IMPORTANT
To avoid damaging your Pocket PC and accessories, it
is best to operate this unit (including the protection case)
within a temperature range of 20-30 oC (68-86 oF) and
50% humidity. Anything that goes beyond or below the
ideal temperature range may damage the unit, and may
shorten the battery life.
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Package contents
Your package includes several accessories for the Pocket PC. After
unpacking, check the items against the list below and make sure that they
are in good condition. If any item is missing or damaged, contact your dealer
or retailer immediately.
Standard items
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USB travel sync cable
AC adapter
Microsoft Companion CD: includes Microsoft® Outlook®
2002 and Microsoft® ActiveSync® 4.1
Stylus
Protection case
Removable/ rechargeable 1300mAh Li-ion battery
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Car kit (car holder and gooseneck)
Car charger
Warranty card
Optional accessories
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Stylus x 3 / package
• Car charger and converter
26-pin to DC in adapter
• Battery
External antenna
• Leather protection case
USB travel sync cable
AC adapter
Car kit (car holder and gooseneck)
Bluetooth keyboard
Stereo headset with microphone
Bluetooth headset
Chapter 1 Getting Started
Introducing MyPal
The ASUS® MyPal A636N/A632N is truly a good companion wherever
you go. Powered by a 416MHz Intel® XScale processor, equipped with
64MB SDRAM and 128MB Flash ROM, and bundled with the Microsoft®
Windows Mobile® 5.0 plus a host of useful utilities, you have everything
you need in your pocket!
MyPal A636N comes with additional Wi-Fi feature that allows you to
connect to wireless LAN and Internet. MyPal A636N has a single SD card
slot, whereas MyPal A632N comes with dual slots: SD and mini SD slots.
Front features
Power/Notification LED
Bluetooth/Wi-Fi/GPS
LED
LCD touch screen
Launch button
Notes button
Calendar button
Speaker
4-way Navigaition
button
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Mode/Task
Switcher button
Contacts button
Power LED - shows a steady red light when the battery is charging;
steady green when the battery is fully charged and the device is
connected to an AC power source.
Bluetooth/GPS/Wi-Fi LED - lights up blue when the Bluetooth® feature
is on; lights up green when GPS is on; lights up red when Wi-Fi is on
(MyPal A636N only).
LCD touch screen - allows you to enter, read, send, receive or edit
data by tapping on it. The screen lumination is increased or decreased
by changing the backlight settings.
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Speaker - allows you to hear alarms and other sound output from the
device.
4-way navigation button - functions like the four arrow keys on a
keyboard. This button allows you to move through the program icons,
folders, or files in a menu by scrolling up or down, left or right.
If ASUS® MyPal is bundled with GPS map software, you may use the
buttons to zoom in, zoom out and adjust the volume.
Launch button - functions like the enter/return key on a keyboard.
Press once to launch a selected program, list folder contents, or open a file.
Contacts button - opens your contacts list at any time.
Calendar button - opens the Calendar program at any time.
Mode Switcher button - allows you to switch between Today,
Windows Media Player and Rotate screen. The Mode Switcher button
can also function as a Task Switcher, which allows you to switch
between currently running programs on your device.
Notes button - opens the Notes program at any time.
Back features
Stylus
GPS antenna
Hold key
HOLD
Battery cover
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Stylus - used for tapping or writing on the LCD touch screen.
GPS antenna - used as a signal receiver that pinpoints your exact
location. This information is retrieved from satellites. Flip open this
panel when using the GPS. If signal reception is not strong enough,
you can connect an optional external antenna to the socket on the top
side of this panel.
Hold key - provides a safety measure to avoid users from accidentally
tapping the screen or turning on the device. Move the switch towards
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the word Hold to turn off the screen and prevent it from turning back
on even when you tap the screen or press a button. Move the switch
towards the opposite direction to disable this feature.
Battery cover - provides protection to the battery compartment of the
device.
NOTES
As a precaution, the Power button is automatically disabled
when you remove the battery cover. You can only turn on the
power when the battery cover is installed to the unit.
The battery cover is removable, and allows you to remove or
replace the main battery.
Side features
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Infrared (IR) port - allows you to copy or send data to another device
with an IR port. For a successful exchange of data, the IR port of both
devices must be properly aligned and facing each other within the IR
communication range.
Mini SD slot (A632N only) - accommodates a mini SD memory card.
Infrared (IR) Port
Mini SD card slot
(MyPal A632N only)
mini SD
Top features
Stylus
External antenna cover
SD
Power button
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SD card slot
(SD/SDIO/MMC)
External antenna cover - covers the external antenna port. If the GPS
signal is weak, connect an optional external antenna to the port.
SD card slot - accommodates an SD memory card, MMC memory
card or an SDIO interface card (e.g. 802.11b/g, modem, etc.)
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Power button - turns the device power on or off if you press the button
quickly.
NOTE
To shutdown the device, press the Power button for about
four seconds then tap Yes. All open files will be unsaved.
Bottom features
Sync and power cable
connector
RESET
Reset switch
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Headphone jack
Headphone port - connects to a headphone.
Sync and power cable connector - connect the 26-pin USB sync
cable directly to this connector to synchronize your device with your
computer.
This also charges the battery at the same time.
Reset switch - allows you to perform a soft reset in case the device
malfunctions, or when an application hangs. Press the tip of the stylus
on this switch to reset the system.
NOTE
To perform a clean reset, press
and hold the Speak(-) button
while simultaneously pressing
the Mode Switcher button
and pressing the stylus on the
reset switch.Then a warning
message appears. Press
to do clean reset, or press
to leave the operation screen.
Performing a soft reset will not
change the data in the device;
while performing a clean reset will
delete all data.
The GPS car kit
The GPS car kit includes:
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Car holder - holds the Pocket PC.
Gooseneck - securely attaches the Pocket PC to the carʼs windshield.
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Installing and removing the battery
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NOTE
Opening the battery cover automatically turns off the power.
There is a mechanism at the upper left side of the battery
compartment that switches the power off automatically when
you slide out the battery cover. This is a safety measure for
protecting the power circuitry, so please make sure not to
lose the battery cover.
Connecting to a power source
IMPORTANT
You need to charge the battery before using the device for
the first time.
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USB sync cable
26-pin device plug
Sync cable adapter
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AC adapter/ Power cable
NOTE
As soon as the power cable is connected to a power source,
the battery will start charging and the power LED will show a
steady red light. See “Changing the battery power settings”
in Chapter 2 on how to display the battery power status.
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Setting up GPS
To receive GPS signal:
Flip open the GPS antenna panel from the back of the device. You may
rotate the panel as illustrated below.
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For best signal reception, the GPS antenna panel should be
oriented parallel to the ground. If the GPS signal reception is
weak, purchase and use an optional external antenna. Flip
open the antenna cover that is above the panel, then plug in
the external antenna to the antenna port.
To use the GPS car kit:
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Vertical orientation
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Horizontal orientation
Gently bend the gooseneck when adjusting the
orientation. Do not forcibly bend the gooseneck. The
device must be carefully placed into the holder to avoid
damaging the 26-pin device connector and causing the
device to breakdown.
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Additional storage
MyPal A636N comes with the standard SD card slot while MyPal A632N
has an additional mini SD card slot. The SD card slot can be inserted
with SD or MMC memory cards. It also supports SDIO cards of various
functionalities including 802.11b/g, modem, etc.
Installing and removing SD/MMC/SDIO card
1. With the label side (usually the side with the card
manufacturerʼs name) face up, and the barcode/
serial number side face down, insert the card into
the SD card slot located on top of the device.
2. Push the card all the way into the slot until it fits
completely. If properly installed, the SD or MMC
card edge aligns with the top edge of the device.
SDIO cards usually have an extended part that
protrudes over the slot edge.
3. To remove, press the card slightly until it ejects
out. You may then safely remove the card.
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An SD/MMC/SDIO/mini SD card fits
only in one orientation, and slides
smoothly into the slot if inserted
correctly. DO NOT force the card into
the slot!
Installing and removing mini SD card
(for A632N only)
1. Flip open the mini SD card slot cover.
2. With the label side (usually the side
with the card manufacturerʼs name)
face up, and the barcode/serial
number side face down, insert the
Label side
card into the mini SD card slot located
on the left side of the device.
3. Push the card all the way into the slot until it fits completely.
4. To remove, press the card slightly until it ejects out. You may then
safely remove the card.
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Activating MyPal
You need to properly calibrate and activate your device before using
it. This process ensures accurate positioning when entering text and
selecting menus.
Calibrating and activating your device
1. Press the power button.
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Power button
2. The Welcome screen appears when
you turn on the device for the first time,
or after performing a clean reset. Tap
anywhere on the screen to continue.
NOTE
To perform a clean reset,
refer to the description on
page 4.
3. Tap the center of the cross to perform the align screen process. You
may have to do this step a few times to
properly calibrate.
NOTE
To launch the Align Screen
function at any time, tap
> Settings > System
tab > Screen icon > Align
Screen button.
4. Follow the succeeding on-screen
instructions.
5. Tap anywhere on the Complete screen
when you are done with the alignment
and settings. You are now ready to use
your device.
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Chapter 1
Basic screens on MyPal
Today screen
Normally, the Today screen appears when you turn on your device for the
first time each day.
NOTE
When the device is already on and the screen displays
another program, you may return to the Today screen any
time by tapping
> Today.
As shown in the sample below, the Today screen lets you see at a glance
the summary of the important information for the day.
Tap to set up or change network or modem connections
Tap to adjust the volume or mute all sounds
Tap to see the date, time, your next appointment,
and the battery level
Tap to open the Start
menu and to choose
from the available
programs
Tap to change the date and time
Your day at a glance
Tap to display the Bluetooth® menu
Tap to display the Wi-Fi® menu (MyPal A636N only)
Tap to shift display to landscape or portrait
orientation
Tap to open the
Calendar program
Tap to open the
Contacts program
Tap to open ASUS Status menu where you can
see common device status and settings (such as
backlight setting, battery level, memory usage,
and more)
From the Today screen, tap any of the listed items with the stylus to
display the details. See “Chapter 2: Basics” on how to modify the current
tasks or activities, or to add new items or information.
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Start menu
From the Start menu,
you can select
programs, settings, and
help topics.
To display the Start
menu, tap the
icon
from the top of the
screen.
Tap to open a program
Tap to open a recently
used program
Tap to open the Programs menu
Tap to open the Settings menu
Tap to display the Help topics
Menu bar
At the bottom of the screen of a program is the Menu bar. You can use the
menus and buttons on the Menu bar to perform commands and actions.
The menus and buttons vary depending on the programs you are using.
Pop-up menus
With the pop-up menus,
you can easily choose an
action for an item.
For example, you can use
the pop-up menu in File
Explorer to delete, copy,
or beam an item.
Tap and hold until the
pop-up menu appears
Tap the action that you
wish to perform
Tap outside the pop-up
menu to close it without
performing an action
To access a pop-up menu, tap and hold the stylus on the item that you
wish to perform action on. When the menu appears, lift the stylus, and
tap the action that you want to execute. To close the pop-up menu without
performing an action, tap anywhere outside the menu.
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The pop-up menus are also available in most other programs
on your device. However, the pop-up menu items vary
depending on the program or application.
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Chapter 2 Basics
Viewing system information
Your device allows you to easily display the built-in specifications.
NOTE
You cannot change the information you see in the system
information screens.
To display the system information:
1. Tap
> Settings > System tab > System Information icon
2. To display the device specifications, tap Device Info tab. This will
display various information such as the device ID, system memory, and
wireless capabilities.
3. Tap the Version tab to view other information about the device.
Entering information
You can enter information in your device in any of the following ways:
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Use the input panel to enter text using either the soft keyboard, the
Letter Recognizer, the Block Recognizer, or the Transcriber
Write directly on the screen with the stylus
Draw pictures on the screen
Speak into the device microphone to record a message
Use the Microsoft® ActiveSync® to synchronize or copy information
from your desktop computer to your device
Entering text using the Input Panel
Use the Input Panel to enter information in any program on your device.
You can either type using the soft keyboard or write using the Letter
Recognizer, Block Recognizer, or Transcriber. In either case, the
characters appear as typed text on the screen.
To show or hide the input panel, tap
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To type with the soft keyboard:
1. Tap
> Keyboard.
2. Tap the keys on the on-screen
keyboard with the stylus to enter
information.
Word completion feature
Tap to show or hide the input panel
Tap to display the input method options
Select an
input method
When you use the Input Panel and the soft keyboard, your device
anticipates the word you are typing and displays it above the Input Panel.
When you tap the displayed word, it is inserted into your text at the
insertion point. The more you use your device, the more words it learns to
anticipate.
To change options on the word
completion feature:
1. Tap
> Settings > Personal tab >
Input > Word Completion tab.
2. Make your desired changes then tap
ok.
To use Letter Recognizer:
Tap here if this is the word you wish to use
With the Letter Recognizer, you can write letters on the screen with the stylus
as you would on paper.
1. Tap
> Letter Recognizer.
2. Write a letter within the writing area.
When you write a letter, it is converted
to a typed text that appears on
the screen. For instructions and a
demonstation on using the Letter
Recognizer, tap
next to the writing
area.
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Chapter 2
To use Block Recognizer:
With the Block Recognizer, you can input character strokes that are similar
to those used on other devices.
1. Tap
> Block Recognizer.
2. Write a letter within the writing area.
When you write a letter, it is converted to a
typed text that appears on the screen. For
instructions and a demonstration on using
the Block Recognizer, tap
next to the
writing area.
To use Transcriber:
With Transcriber, you can use the stylus to write anywhere on the screen
as you would on paper. Unlike Letter Recognizer and Block Recognizer,
you can write a sentence or additional information. Pause after writing and
let Transcriber convert the written characters to typed characters.
1. Tap
> Transcriber.
2. Write anywhere on the screen.
For instructions and demonstration on
using Transcriber, with Transcriber open,
tap
at the lower right corner of the
screen.
To edit typed text:
1. Select the text that you wish to edit using either one of the following:
• drag the stylus over the text
• tap twice to select a word
• tap three times to select a paragraph
2. Tap Menu on the Menu bar and select an action, or use one of the
tools in the Input Panel to enter a new text.
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Writing on the screen
In any program that accepts writing, such as the Notes program, and in
the Notes tab in Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks, you can use the stylus to
write directly on the screen. Write the way you do on paper. You can edit
and format what you have written and convert the writing to text at a later
time.
To write on the screen:
1. Tap
> Programs > Notes > New
2. The screen displays a blank space with
lines to help you write.
3. Write your text.
NOTE
Some programs that accept
writing may not have the Pen
button. See the documentation
for that program to find out how
to switch to writing mode.
To edit your writing:
1. Tap and hold the stylus next to the text that you wish to select until the
insertion point appears.
2. In order to select a text, tap Menu > Draw. Make sure Draw has no
check mark beside it.
3. Drag the stylus across the text you want to select.
If you accidentally write on the screen, tap Menu > Undo Ink and try
again.
4. Tap Menu on the Menu bar then select an action, or use one of the
tools in the Input Panel to enter a new text.
To convert writing to text:
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Tap Menu > Zoom. From the list, tap a zoom percentage.
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If the conversion is incorrect, you can select different words from a list of
alternates or return to the original writing.
1. Tap and hold the incorrect word.
2. When the pop-up menu appears, tap Alternates to display a list of
alternate words for the selection.
3. Tap the word that you want to use, or tap the writing at the top of the
menu to return to the original writing.
Tap to return to your
original writing
Or, tap the word that
you want to use
Tips for getting good writing recognition
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Write neatly.
Write on the line and draw descenders below the line. Write the cross
of the “t” and apostrophes below the top line so that they are not
confused with the word above. Write periods and commas above the
line.
For better recognition, try increasing the zoom level to 300% using the
Tools menu.
Write the letters of a word closely and leave big gaps between words
so that the device can easily tell where the words begin and end.
Hyphenated words, foreign words that use special characters such as
accents, and some punctuation cannot be converted.
If you add writing to a word or change it after the word has been
recognized, the writing that you added will be included when you try to
recognize the writing again.
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Drawing on the screen
You can draw on the screen in the same way that you write on the screen.
The difference between writing and drawing on the screen is how you
select items and how they can be edited. For example, selected drawings
can be resized, while writing cannot.
To create a drawing:
1. Use the stylus to make a stroke that extends over three lines on the
screen. A drawing box appears around the stroke.
NOTE
If the drawing does not cross over three lines, the drawing
box does not appear.
2. Continue drawing. If your subsequent
strokes extend outside the box, you will
notice that the drawing box expands to
enclose all the strokes.
The drawing box indicates the
boundaries of the drawing
NOTE
To easily work on or view
your drawing, change the
zoom level by tapping
Menu > Zoom and
selecting your desired
zoom.
To edit your drawing:
1. Tap and hold the stylus on the drawing until the selection handle
appears. To select multiple drawings, drag to select the drawings you
want.
2. Tap and hold the selected drawing, then tap an editing command on
the pop-up menu or tap a command on the Menu.
3. Resize the drawing by dragging a selection handle to your desired
size.
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Chapter 2
Recording a message
In any program where you can write or draw on the screen, you can also
quickly capture thoughts, reminders, and phone numbers by recording a
message. In Calendar, Tasks, and Contacts, you can include a recording
in the Notes tab. In the Notes program, you can either create a standalone
recording or include a recording in a written note. If you want to include the
recording in a note, open the note first. In the Inbox program, you can add
a recording to an e-mail message.
To create a recording:
1. Tap
> Programs > Notes > Menu > View Recording Toolbar.
2. Hold your device with the microphone near your mouth or other source
of sound.
3. Tap (red button) to begin recording. To stop recording, tap . You
will hear two beeps when you stop recording.
4. The new recording appears in the Notes list, or as an embedded icon.
To play the recording, tap it from the list, or if embedded in a note, tap
the Speaker icon.
Speaker icon indicates an
embedded recording
Tap to begin recording
Tap to stop recording
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To change the recording format:
1. In the note list, tap Menu > Options > Global Input Options link >
Options tab.
2. Select your desired recording format from the Voice recording format
pull-down menu then tap ok when done.
NOTE
Compared to other settings, the Pulse Code Modulation
(PCM) provides slightly better sound quality but takes up 50
times more storage space than Mobile Voice recordings.
Finding and organizing information
The Search and Help features on your device helps you quickly locate
information.
Using the Search function
Type a word to find
To search for information:
1. Tap
> Help > Search.
2. Enter the text that you want to find,
select a data type, then tap Search
to start the search. To quickly find
information that is taking up space on
your device, select Larger than 64
KB in Type.
To use the Help feature:
1. Tap
> Help.
2. Tap a link to the topic that you wish to
display.
Tap to search for the word
Using the File Explorer
Topics found containing
the searched word
To use the File Explorer to find and organize files:
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Tap
> Programs > File Explorer icon to display the files in your
device.
Chapter 2
Customizing your device
You can customize your device by adjusting the settings, using the built-in
programs, and installing additional software.
To see the available options:
•
Tap
NOTE
> Settings > Personal or System tab.
Tap and hold the slider on the right side of the screen to
display other Settings icons.
Changing the date and time
To change the date and time settings:
1. Tap
> Settings > System tab > Clock & Alarms icon.
2. Under the Time tab, make your desired settings.
NOTE
Tap the More tab and select Display the clock in the title
bar in all programs to display the clock on the top right
corner of the screen all the time.
To change the alarm settings:
1. Tap
> Settings > System tab > Clock & Alarms icon > Alarm tab.
2. Make your desired settings.
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Changing the start menu
To change the menu items:
1. Tap
> Settings > Menus icon.
2. Check the box opposite the items that you
wish to appear on the Start Menu.
3. Tap ok.
NOTE
Items that are not added in
the Start menu can be found
in the Programs.
Changing the owner information
To change the owner information:
1. Tap
> Settings > Owner
Information icon.
2. Key-in the data that you wish to appear
on the Today screen.
3. Add notes to the owner information by
tapping the Notes tab.
4. Key-in your desired text.
5. Tap the Options tab, then select the
items that you wish to appear on-screen
whenever you turn on the device. Tap
ok when done.
Setting a password
To set a password for your device:
1. Tap
> Settings > Lock icon.
2. Check the box Prompt if device unused, then select the period from
the available options by tapping the down arrow.
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3. Select the password type, Simple 4 digit or Strong alphanumeric.
4. Key-in a password. If you selected the Strong alphanumeric type of
password, you need to key-in the password twice.
5. Tap the Hint tab to create a kind of reminder in case you forget your
password.
6. Tap ok when done.
Changing the screen display orientation
To change the screen display orientation:
1. Tap
> Settings > System tab > Screen icon.
2. Select your desired orientation, then tap ok.
Portrait orientation
Tap to change the screen display orientation
Landscape orientation
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To enable the ClearType feature:
1. Tap
> Settings > System tab > Screen icon > Clear Type tab.
2. Check the Enable Clear Type box, then tap ok.
To change the screen text size:
1. Tap
> Settings > System tab > Screen icon > Text Size tab.
2. Move the slider toward the Smallest or Largest until you attain your
desired text size. Tap ok.
NOTE
The slider is set on the middle by default.
Changing the screen theme
To change the screen theme:
1. Tap
> Settings > Today icon.
2. Select your desired theme from the available options.
or
Check the box Use this picture as the background, then tap Browse
to select an image from your picture files.
3. Tap ok when done.
To specify the items to appear on the Today screen:
1. Tap
> Settings > Today icon > Items tab.
2. Check the box opposite your desired items. Tap ok when done.
Changing the button assignments
To change the button assignments:
1. Tap
> Settings > Buttons icon.
2. Highlight a button by tapping on it.
3. Tap the down arrow to display the programs that you can assign to the
button.
4. Repeat steps 2 to 3 to change other button assignments.
5. Tap ok when done.
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To customize the button setttings:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Tap the Up/Down Control tab.
Tap the slider to your desired settings of Up/Down button reaction time.
Tap the Advance tab to set options for the key light and hold switch.
Tap ok when done.
Using Mode Switcher and Task Switcher
On the rightmost group of buttons on the device (see Chapter 1),
its right button functions, by default, as the Mode Switcher button which
allows you to quickly toggle between the Today screen, Windows Media
Player, and Rotate screen. The Mode Switcher box appears on-screen
when you press this button.
To customize Mode Switcher:
1. Tap
> Settings > System tab > Mode Switcher > Display
settings tab.
2. The three programs mentioned earlier are selected by default to be
included in the Mode Switcher box. You may remove a program by
deselecting the corresponding checkbox.
3. To change the ordering of the programs, tap
or
button.
4. Select the checkbox under
Mode Switcher box.
5. Tap ok when done.
if you want to add an Exit icon to the
If you want to change the button assignment to become the Task Switcher
button, follow the steps below. Task Switcher allows you to toggle between
currently running programs.
To enable Task Switcher:
1. Tap
> Settings > System tab > Mode Switcher > Basic tab, then
select Task Switcher.
2. Tap ok.
NOTE
Basics
In the Basic tab, you can increase the delay time for showing
the Mode Switcher or Task Switcher box to give you more
time to make selections.
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Setting the backlight
To set the backlight:
1. Tap
> Settings > System tab > Backlight icon.
2. Adjust the display brightness by dragging the slider towards Dark or
Bright until you achieve your desired screen brightness.
3. Tap the Advance tab and customize the backlight settings when using
battery power and AC power.
4. Tap ok when done.
Changing the battery power settings
To change the battery power settings:
1. Tap
> Settings > System tab > Power icon to display the battery
power status. This screen shows the detected percentages of the
remaining battery power. You may not change the information on this
screen.
2. Tap the Advanced tab to customize the settings for the battery to
conserve power.
3. Tap the CPU Mode tab to set the processing power to use when using
programs.
•
Maximum - allows better CPU performance. Set to this mode
when playing games or playing video. However, setting to Turbo
mode may reduce the battery life.
•
Normal - allows for a normal CPU speed and more stable
performance. Set to this mode when listening to MP3 audio files or
for applications that do not require very fast CPU speed.
•
Power Save - sets the CPU to a lower speed. This mode has
a lower CPU performance but extends the battery life. Set to this
mode when using text based applications such as Word, Excel, etc.
• For automatic power saving, tick the circle beside Auto. This
mode adjusts the CPU speed depending on the program that you
are running.
4. Tap ok when done.
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Selecting sounds and notifications
Your device can remind you of things you have to do in several ways. For
example, if you have set up an appointment in Calendar, a task with a due
date, or an alarm in Clock, you will be notified in any of the following ways.
•
•
•
A message box appears on the screen
A sound is played (you can select the type of sound)
A light flashes on the device
To set sounds and notifications:
1. Tap
> Settings > Personal tab > Sounds & Notifications icon >
Sounds tab then select the items that you wish to enable.
2. Tap the Notifications tab and set the event notification details.
3. Tap ok when done.
Changing the audio settings
To change the Audio settings:
1. Tap
> Settings > System tab > Audio icon.
2. Adjust the volume, balance, treble, and bass, and 3D settings by
dragging the slider to the left or to the right until you achieve your
desired sound output.
3. Tap ok when done.
NOTE
Tap the Default button to restore the default audio settings.
To change the Microphone settings:
1. Tap Mic tab from the audio settings screen.
2. In MIC Gain Control, choose either to manually adjust the gain control
or let the device automatically adjust the recording volume. Adjust the
volume to high or low by dragging the slider to the left or to the right.
NOTE
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Tap Default to revert to the default settings.
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Changing the wakeup settings
1. Tap
> Settings > Personal tab > Wakeup Source icon.
2. Check the boxes of the items to control what functions/conditions will
turn on the deviceʼs power. Pressing any one of the function buttons on
the front panel wakes up the device.
3. Tap ok when done.
Changing the USB settings
To change the USB settings:
1. Tap
> Settings > Connections tab > USB Settings icon.
2. Choose a USB Interface.
• Transmission as Network Interface - configures your device as
a network card so that you can connect it to a PC to browse the
Internet, etc.
• Transmission as Serial Interface - allows a serial connection
between your device and PC. Select this when using ActiveSync.
• Simulation as Card Reader - turns your device into a mass
storage unit similar to a card reader.
3. Tap ok when done.
To change the USB charging mode:
1. Tap USB Charger tab from the USB Settings screen.
2. Choose a USB charging mode.
• Slow Charging - to use this mode, your PC needs to support
100mA.
• Fast Charging - to use this mode, your PC needs to support
500mA.
3. Tap ok when done.
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To avoid overcharge, charging automatically stops after 5
hours. In Fast Charging mode, the device is able to be fully
charged within 5 hours, but in Slow Charging mode, it is
neccessary to connect the device again to the power source
to get it fully charged.
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Changing the memory settings
To display the memory allocation:
1. Tap
> Settings > System tab > Memory icon.
2. Tap ok when done.
To check the storage card memory:
1. Tap
> Settings > System tab > Memory icon > Storage Card tab
to display the memory information for the selected storage card.
2. If you wish to free storage card memory, delete some files from the
storage card. Use the File Explorer to delete files. See “Using the File
Explorer” for information.
To view the running programs:
1. Tap
> Settings > System tab > Memory icon > Running
Programs tab.
2. If you wish to free some system memory currently used by the running
programs, select a program then tap Stop.
To stop all running programs, tap Stop All.
Using simple applications
Your device includes several simple
applications that are useful in your day-today use of your device.
NOTE
The major applications that
came with the Microsoft®
Windows Mobile® 5.0 are
discussed in other chapters.
To access the applications:
1. Tap
> Programs.
2. Tap an icon to launch a specific
application program.
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Calculator
Tap the Calculator icon to use basic calculator functions.
Games
Tap the Games icon to display the available games.
Bubble Breaker
The main objective of this game is to burst all the bubbles. To do so, tap
two or more bubbles of the same color that are connected to each other.
The more bubbles you burst at a time, the higher your score.
Solitaire
The main objective of this game is to use all the cards in the deck to build
up four suit stacks in ascending order, beginning with the aces.
NOTE
For details on the game rules, see the Help information
on your device by tapping
> Help > Contents > Play
Games.
Pictures & Videos
Use Pictures & Videos to view pictures and play back videos of various
formats stored in your device or in a storage card. You can then send them
to your friends, view a slideshow of your pictures, play back the video or
set a picture as background on the Today screen.
Refer also to the online help on your device for more information on using
this feature.
To use Pictures:
1. Tap
> Programs > Pictures & Videos icon.
2. Tap the thumbnail of the picture or video that you wish to open.
3. When the picture or video appears on the screen, tap Menu to zoom
(zoom in, zoom out or fit the image to window), play slide show, edit
your picture or play back the video.
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4. Tap Menu > Set as Today Background... to use the picture as your
wallpaper in the Today screen.
or
Tap Menu > Beam picture... if you wish to send the picture to another
device with IR port.
5. Tap Send on the Menu bar to attach the picture to an e-mail.
To use Auto Correct:
•
Tap Menu > Edit > Menu > Auto Correct to automatically adjust the
picture.
NOTE
Tap Menu > Undo to reverse the last action made. Tap
Revert to Saved to reverse all actions done on the picture.
To rotate the picture:
•
Tap Menu > Edit > Rotate from the Menu bar. Each tap of Rotate
turns the picture 90 degrees clockwise.
To crop the picture:
1. Tap Menu > Edit > Menu > Crop.
2. Drag the stylus pen over the screen to
select the part of the picture you want to
retain.
3. Tap inside the crop box to crop the
picture.
4. Tap Undo to reverse the last action
made.
To save the picture:
•
Tap Menu > Save As in order to save the changes after editing the
picture.
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Checking Device Status
Quickly view essential device information such as storage usage and
battery life by using ASUS Status.
To open ASUS Status:
1. Tap the ASUS Status icon at the lower
right corner of the screen.
2. A menu opens displaying general
information about your device. Tap an
item to access more options for that
particular item.
To change Asus Status settings:
1. Tap the ASUS Status icon at the lower
right corner of the screen then tap
Setting...
2. Make the desired selections from
the available items. You can remove
items from the ASUS Status menu
by clearing the box beside the items
under Show Items.
3. Tap ok to make the changes.
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If you clear the box beside the Show system status icon, the
ASUS Status icon will not show on the Today screen. To make
the ASUS Status icon appear again, tap
> Settings >
System tab > ASUS Status icon.
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Chapter 3
Synchronize and Enhance
Microsoft® ActiveSync®
The Microsoft® ActiveSync® is one of the important bundled programs in
MyPal. With ActiveSync, you can synchronize the information on your
desktop computer with the information on your device. Synchronization
compares the data on your device with your desktop computer and
updates both computers with the most recent information. To get the latest
version of Microsoft® ActiveSync® , visit the website: www. microsoft.com/
windowmobile/help/activsync/default.mspx#disclaimer.
For example:
•
•
Keep Pocket Outlook data up-to-date by synchronizing your device
with Microsoft Outlook data on your desktop computer.
Synchronize Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel files between your
device and desktop computer. Your files are automatically converted to
the correct format.
NOTE
By default, ActiveSync does not automatically synchronize
all types of information. Use the ActiveSync options to turn
synchronization on or off for specific information types.
With ActiveSync, you can also:
•
•
•
Copy (rather than synchronize) files between your device and desktop
computer
Control when synchronization occurs by selecting a synchronization
mode. For example, you can synchronize continually while connected
to your desktop computer or only when you choose to synchronize.
Select which information types are synchronized and control how much
data is synchronized. For example, you can choose to synchronize
your appointments of the past two weeks only, appointments older than
two weeks are not synchronized.
For more information about using ActiveSync:
1. Start ActiveSync on your desktop computer.
2. On the ActiveSync menu bar, click Help > Microsoft ActiveSync
Help.
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Installing ActiveSync® on your computer
The ActiveSync program is already installed on your device. To
synchronize information on your device with your computer, you must
also install ActiveSync on your computer. Install ActiveSync from the
Companion CD that came with your product package.
NOTE
Before starting the ActiveSync installation, make sure that
you have Microsoft® Outlook® installed on your computer.
If you do not have Outlook, install the Microsoft® Outlook®
from the Companion CD. If you have Outlook 98 or Outlook
2000 installed, you are encouraged to update to the Outlook
bundled in the Companion CD.
To install ActiveSync on your computer:
1. Turn on your computer and monitor.
IMPORTANT
Do not connect your device to your computer until you
have finished installing ActiveSync.
2. Place the Companion CD into the optical drive of your computer. The
CD autoruns and displays the initial screen, then the Main Menu from
which you can start the installation.
3. Click on Start Here from the Main Menu.
4. Read the Overview before installing ActiveSync to make sure that you
perform the installation sequence correctly.
5. If you have not installed Outlook, install it now. Click Install Outlook
and follow the screen instructions to complete the installation.
6. Click Download Connection Wizard and read the overview to see
if you require the wizard. Follow the screen instructions to install the
wizard on your computer. Return to the Main Menu when done.
7. Click Install ActiveSync, then click Install.
8. When prompted, select Run this program from its current location
then click OK.
Or, click Open to launch the wizard that will guide you through the
installation.
9. Follow the instructions on the succeeding screens.
If you have previously installed ActiveSync in your computer, the
installation wizard detects it and prompts you with a message.
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Click Next to continue installing and replace the current version.
Click Cancel to quit and keep the current version.
10. Wait until the wizard finishes copying all the necessary files, and
updates your system.
NOTE
You may connect your Pocket PC to your computer right after
installing ActiveSync. Make sure that the Transmission as
Network Interface or Transmission as Serial Interface
option is selected in Settings > Connections tab > USB
Settings.
Synchronizing your device
Connecting your device to a computer
1. Connect the 26-pin device plug of the sync cable to the 26-pin
connector at the bottom of your device.
2. Connect the other end of the sync cable to a USB port on your
computer.
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2
Setting up a sync relationship
Immediately after you have completed the installation, the Sync Setup
wizard will start automatically to help you establish a sync relationship
and customize your synchronization settings. At this point, you can decide
exactly which types of information you would like to synchronize with your
computer.
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A sync relationship is a file that allows you to synchronize your
device with your desktop computer. This file is stored on your
desktop computer. An additional file that enables your desktop
computer to recognize your device is stored on your device.
To set up a sync relationship:
1. On the Synchronization Setup
Wizard screen, click Next.
2. Select the type of information
that you wish to synchronize,
then click Next. If you wish to
customize a synchronized item,
highlight the item then click
Settings.
On the Calendar Synchronization
Settings window, for example,
select from the options on how
you wish to synchronize the
appointments on your device with
your computer, then click OK.
3. Click Finish to complete the sync
relationship setup.
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Immediately after you set up a
sync relationship, ActiveSync
starts automatically and initiates
the first synchronization between
your device and your computer.
Refer to the succeeding
sections for more details on
synchronization.
Checking synchronized information
After your first synchronization, take a look at Calendar, Contacts, and
Tasks on your device. You will notice that the calendar information in
Microsoft Outlook on your computer was copied to your device, and the
information that you have on your device was copied to your computer.
NOTE
Open Microsoft Outlook on your desktop computer to see the
details of copied information from your device.
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Manually initiating synchronization
Once you have set up ActiveSync and completed the first synchronization
process, you can initiate synchronization from your device at any time.
To manually initiate synchronization:
1. Tap
> Programs > ActiveSync to display the ActiveSync screen.
Connection status
Tap to stop/start synchronization
Tap to change synchronization settings
2. To start synchronization, connect your device to your computer, then
tap Sync.
To end synchronization, tap Stop.
You may synchronize via IR (infrared port) or before changing
synchronization settings. To do this, you need to stop synchronization with
your computer first.
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For more information on synchronization, tap
ActiveSync screen, then tap Help.
while in the
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Synchronization options
The Microsoft ActiveSync program allows you to customize your
synchronization settings at any time. You can select the items to
synchronize, set the synchronization schedule, and specify the
synchronization rules.
To display the synchronization options:
•
•
From the ActiveSync window on your desktop computer, click on the
Options icon, or
From the menu bar, click on Tools, then Options.
To select items to synchronize:
1. Check the box beside the item that you
wish to synchronize.
2. Highlight a checked item then click on
Settings to specify synchronization
options for the item.
For example, highlight Calendar
then click on Settings to display the
Calendar Synchronization Settings
window. Customize the available
settings, then click OK when done.
3. Do the same for the other checked items.
NOTE
You cannot set the options for unchecked items.
4. Click OK when done.
To set synchronization schedule:
1. Click on the Schedule tab.
2. Select your desired synchronization schedule.
3. Click OK when done.
To specify synchronization rules:
1. Click on the Rules tab.
2. Select your desired settings from the available options.
3. Click OK when done.
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Installing other applications
The Companion CD packs a variety of useful applications. You may
install some of the applications directly from the CD and download other
available applications from the Internet.
To install applications from the Companion CD:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Place the Companion CD into the optical drive of your computer.
From the Main Menu, click Enhance Your Experience.
Read the Overview for the important notes.
Click Mobility to display the available items.
Click Pocket PC Applications to display the mobility programs
that you can install on your device, then click Details for installation
instructions.
6. Click Entertainment to display the available items.
7. Click Pocket PC Applications to display the entertainment programs
that you can install on your device, then click Details for installation
instructions.
8. Click Desktop Applications to display the entertainment programs
that you can install on your computer, then click Details for installation
instructions.
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Chapter 4
Microsoft® Pocket Outlook
Microsoft® Pocket Outlook includes Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Notes,
and Messaging. You can use these programs individually or together. For
example, you can use an e-mail address stored in Contacts to address
e-mail messages in Messaging.
Using ActiveSync®, you can synchronize information in Microsoft Outlook
or Microsoft Exchange on your desktop computer with your device. You
can also synchronize this information directly with a Microsoft Exchange
server. Each time you synchronize, ActiveSync compares the changes you
made on your device and desktop computer or server and updates both
computers with the latest information. For information on using ActiveSync,
see ActiveSync Help on your desktop computer.
You can switch to any of the Pocket Outlook programs by tapping
.
Calendar
Use Calendar to schedule appointments, including meetings and other
events. You can check your appointments in one of several views
(Agenda, Day, Week, Month, and Year) and easily switch views using the
View menu.
Tap to display or edit the
appointment details
Tap to change the
calendar display by Day,
Week, Month, Year or
Agenda
Tap to create a new
appointment
NOTE
You can customize the Calendar display, such as changing
the first day of the week, by tapping Menu > Options.
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Creating appointments
To create an appointment:
1. If you are in Day or Week view, tap your desired date for the
appointment,
2. Tap Menu > New Appointment.
Tap to select from a predefined text
Tap to select from previously
entered locations
Tap to specify the time of appointment
Tap to specify the date of appointment
Tap to add notes to the appointment
3. Using the input panel, enter a description and a location. Tap to select
the field.
4. If needed, tap the date and time to change them.
5. Enter other desired information. You will need to hide the input panel to
see all available fields.
6. To add notes, tap the Notes tab. You can enter text, draw, or create
a recording. For more information on creating notes, see the section
“Notes” later in this chapter.
7. When done, tap ok to return to Calendar.
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Tap Menu > Options... > Appointments tab to set the
device to remind you of all your new appointments. Your
device will remind you according to the options set in ,
Settings, Personal tab, Sounds & Notifications.
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Using the summary screen
When you tap an appointment in Calendar, a summary screen appears. To
change the appointment, tap Edit.
Appointment details
Notes/additional information
on the appointment
Tap to show beam, delete
and send via bluetooth
options for an appointment
Tap to change details of the appointment
Creating meeting requests
You can set up meetings with users of Outlook and Pocket Outlook. The
meeting request will be created automatically and sent either when you
synchronize Inbox or when you connect to your e-mail server.
To create a meeting request:
1. Tap Menu > Options > Appointments tab to indicate how you want
meeting requests sent.
2. If you send and receive e-mail messages through ActiveSync, select
ActiveSync.
To schedule a meeting:
1. Create an appointment.
2. In the appointment details, hide the input panel, then tap Attendees.
3. From the list of e-mail addresses you have entered in Contacts, select
the meeting attendees. Tap Add to select more contacts. Tap ok when
done.
The meeting notice is created automatically and placed in the Outbox
folder. For more information on sending and receiving meeting
requests, see Calendar and Messaging online help on the device.
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Contacts
Contacts maintains a list of your friends and colleagues so that you can
easily find the information you look for, whether you are at home or on the
road. Using the Bluetooth or the infrared port (IR) on the device, you can
quickly share Contacts information with other device users.
Tap and enter part of a name
to quickly find it on the list
Tap to display or edit the contact details
Tap to copy, delete, or share the
contact selected
Tap to select the category of
contacts you want to display
Tap to create a new contact
NOTE
To change the way information is displayed in the list, tap
Menu > Options.
Creating contacts
To create a contact:
1. Tap
> Contacts > New.
2. Using the input panel, enter a name and
other contact information. You will need
to scroll down to see all available fields.
3. To assign the contact a category, scroll
to and tap Categories, then select a
category from the list. On the contact
list, you can display the contacts by
category.
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4. To add notes, tap the Notes tab.
You can enter text, draw, or create a
recording.
For more information on creating notes,
see the section “Notes” later in this
chapter.
5. Tap ok to return to the contact list when
done.
Using the summary screen
Tapping a contact on the contact list displays a summary screen. To
change the contact information, tap Edit.
Contact details
Tap to display notes
Tap to change contact information
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Finding a contact
There are four ways to find a contact.
1. In the contact list, enter a contact name in the box under the navigation
bar. To show all contacts again, clear text from the box or tap the Undo
button to the right of the box.
2. Tap Menu > Filter and then select the type of contact that you wish
to display. To show all contacts again, select All Contacts. To view a
contact not assigned to a category, select No Categories.
3. To view the names of companies your contacts work for, in the contact
list, tap Menu > View By > By Company. The number of contacts that
work for that company will be displayed to the right of the company
name.
4. Tap
> Programs > Search. Enter the contact name, select
Contacts for the type, and tap Search.
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Tasks
Use Tasks to keep track of what you have to do. Tap Menu > Sort by or
Filter to sort or filter displayed tasks respectively.
Tap here to create and enter a new task
Indicates high priority
Tap to display or edit
the task details
Tap and hold to display a
pop-up menu of actions
and then tap the action
you wish to perform
Creating tasks
To create a task:
1. Tap
> Programs > Tasks > Menu >
New Task to display a blank task form.
2. Using the input panel, enter a
description.
3. Enter a start date and due date, or enter
other information by tapping the field
first. If the input panel is open, you will
need to hide it to see all available fields.
4. To assign the task to a category, tap
Categories and select a category from
the list. On the task list, you can display
tasks by category.
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5. To add notes, tap the Notes tab. You can enter text, draw, or create
a recording. For more information on creating notes, see the section
“Notes” later in this chapter.
6. Tap ok to return to the task list when done.
Using the summary screen
Tapping a task on the task list displays a summary screen. To change the
task details, tap Edit.
Task details
Tap to show or hide the task details
Notes/additional information on the task
Tap to change the task details
Notes
Quickly capture thoughts, reminders, ideas, and phone numbers with
Notes. You can create a written note or a recording. You can also include
a recording in a note. If a note is open when you create the recording, it
will be included in the note as an icon. If the note is displayed, it will be
created as a standalone recording.
You may change the default Notes options including the writing mode,
template, file storage, and record button action.
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Tap to change the sort order of the list
Tap to open a note or play a recording
Tap and hold to display a
pop-up menu of actions
Tap an action for the item
Tap to create a new note or
recording
To set the default input mode for entering note text:
1. Tap
> Programs > Notes > Menu > Options.
2. In the Default mode box, select one of the following:
• Writing if you want to draw or enter handwritten text in a note.
•
Typing if you want to create a typed note.
3. Tap ok.
NOTE
On the Options screen, tap
the other settings.
> Help to know more about
Creating notes
To create a note:
1. Tap
> Notes > New.
2. Create your note by writing, drawing,
typing, or recording. For more
information about using the input panel,
writing and drawing on the screen, and
creating recordings, see Chapter 2.
3. Tap ok to save the note and return to
the Notes list.
NOTE
Tap Menu > View Recording Toolbar to display recording
tools and make a recording.
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Messaging
Use Messaging to send and receive e-mail messages in one of these
ways:
•
•
Synchronize e-mail messages with Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft
Outlook on your desktop computer
Send and receive e-mail messages by connecting directly to an e-mail
server through an Internet service provider (ISP) or a network
Synchronizing e-mail messages
You can e-mail messages as part of the general synchronization process.
You will need to enable mail synchronization in ActiveSync. For more
information on enabling mail synchronization, see the ActiveSync online
help on your desktop computer.
During synchronization:
•
•
•
Messages are copied from the mail folders of Exchange or Outlook
on your desktop computer to the ActiveSync folder in Inbox on your
device. By default, you will receive messages from the past five days
only and the first 100 lines of each message.
E-mail messages in the Outbox folder on your device are transferred to
Exchange or Outlook, then send from those programs.
E-mail messages in subfolder must be selected in ActiveSync on your
desktop computer in order to be transferred.
NOTE
You can also synchronize e-mail messages with your desktop
computer from a remote location. For more information on
connecting your device, see Chapter 7.
Connecting directly to an e-mail server
In addition to synchronizing e-mail messages with your desktop computer,
you can send and receive e-mail messages by connecting to an e-mail
server using a modem or network card connected to your device. You need
to set up a remote connection to a network or an ISP, and a connection to
your e-mail server. For more information, see Chapter 7.
When you connect to the e-mail server, new messages are downloaded to
the device Inbox folder, messages in the device Outbox folders are sent,
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and messages that have been deleted on the e-mail server are removed
from the device Inbox folder.
Messages that you receive directly from an e-mail server are linked to
your e-mail server rather than your desktop computer. When you delete a
message on your device, it is also deleted from the e-mail server the next
time you connect, based on the settings you selected in ActiveSync.
You can work online or offline. When working online, you read and
respond to messages while connected to the e-mail server. Messages are
sent as soon as you tap Send, which saves space in your device.
When working offline, once you have downloaded new message headers
or partial messages, you can disconnect from the e-mail server and decide
which messages to download completely. The next time you connect,
Inbox downloads the complete messages you have marked for retrieval
and sends the messages you have composed.
When you connect to your e-mail server or synchronize with your desktop
computer, by default, you will receive messages from the last three days
only, and the mail is less than 0.5KB in size. If the mail size is larger than
0.5KB, you need to download it through hyperlink. The original messages
remain on the e-mail server or your desktop computer.
You can mark the messages that you want to retrieve in full during your
next synchronization or e-mail server connection. In the message list, tap
and hold the message that you want to retrieve. On the pop-up menu, tap
Download Message. The icons in the Inbox message list give you visual
indications of message status.
You can specify your downloading preferences when you set up the
service or select your synchronization options. You can change them at
any time.
•
•
Change options for Inbox synchronization using ActiveSync options.
For more information, see ActiveSync Help on your desktop computer.
Change options for direct e-mail server connections in Inbox on your
device. Tap Menu > Tools > Options. On the Accounts tab, tap the
account that you wish to change. Tap and hold the account and select
Delete to remove an account.
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Reading messages in Inbox
The messages you receive appear in your Inbox folder. By default, the
most recently received messages appear on top of the list. Unread
messages appear in boldface.
Tap to select email account, and the folder that you wish to display
Tap to select the sort order
for the messages
Tap and hold to display a
pop-up menu of actions
Tap Menu > Send/Receive
to send/receive e-mail
Tap an e-mail message from your Inbox to display it.
Tap to return to the message list
Tap to delete the message
Tap to reply to this message
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Tap Menu to see a list of
actions you can do with an
e-mail
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Composing messages
To compose a message:
1. Tap New to display a blank e-mail screen.
Enter the e-mail address here
Tap and move the scroll bar
up/down to show or hide the
complete message header
Type your text here
Tap to send the message
2. In the To field, enter the e-mail address of your recipient. You may
either type the e-mail address or select a name from the Contacts list
by tapping “To”.
If you wish to send a copy of your e-mail to other recipients, use the
stylus pen to scroll up to display the Cc: and Bcc: lines in the message
header.
The addresses in the To: and Cc: can be viewed by all recipients.
The addresses in the Bcc: are hidden from the recipients.
To address your e-mail to several recipients, type the e-mail addresses
separated by a semicolon. A semicolon is automatically added between
e-mail addresses if you select from your Contacts list.
All the names in the Contacts list with e-mail addresses appear in the
e-mail address book.
3. Enter a subject and compose your message.
4. Tap Send.
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NOTE
To enter preset or frequently used messages, tap Menu > My
Text and select your desired message.
To create or edit a preset message before adding it to
the message body, tap Menu > My Text > Edit My Text
Messages, select a message to change or select a blank line
at the bottom of the list, then enter your text and tap ok.
To save composed messages:
If you are working offline, the message is moved to the Outbox folder and
will be sent the next time you connect.
If you do not wish to send the message immediately, tap ok after
composing the message to save it to the Drafts folder.
When you are ready to send the message, open the Drafts folder and tap
the message. Tap Send to send the message.
Managing e-mail messages and folders
The behavior of the folders you create depends on whether you are using
ActiveSync, SMS, POP3, or IMAP4.
•
•
•
•
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If you use ActiveSync, e-mail messages in the Inbox folder in Outlook
will automatically be synchronized with your device. The folders you
create and the messages you move will then be mirrored on the server.
If you use SMS, messages are stored in the Inbox folder.
If you use POP3 and you move e-mail messages to a folder you
created, the link is broken between the messages on the device and
their copies on the mail server. The next time you connect, the mail
server will see that the messages are missing from the device Inbox
and delete them from the server. This prevents you from having
duplicate copies of a message, but it also means that you will no
longer have access to messages that you move to folders created from
anywhere except the device.
If you use IMAP4, the folders you create and the e-mail messages you
move are mirrored on the server. Therefore, messages are available
to you anytime you connect to your mail server, whether it is from your
device or desktop computer. This synchronization of folders occurs
whenever you connect to your mail server, create new folders, or
rename/delete folders when connected.
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Companion Programs
The companion programs consist of Microsoft® Word Mobile, Microsoft®
Excel Mobile, Microsoft® PowerPoint Mobile, Pocket MSN, and Windows
Media™ Player for Pocket PC.
To switch to a companion program on your device, tap Programs on the
menu, then tap the program that you wish to open.
Word Mobile
Word Mobile works with Microsoft Word on your desktop computer to
give you easy access to copies of your documents. You can create new
documents on your device, or you can copy documents from your desktop
computer to your device. Synchronize documents between your desktop
computer and your device so that you have the most up-to-date content in
both locations.
Use Word Mobile to create documents, such as letters, meeting minutes,
or trip reports.
Creating Word Mobile documents
To create a new Word document:
1. Tap
> Programs > Word Mobile to launch the application.
If you have existing Microsoft Word or Word Mobile documents in your
device, a list of the documents appears.
2. Tap New on the Menu bar to display a blank document.
3. Use any of the tools in the input panel to type your text.
NOTE
If you tap Menu > Options and choose a template, that
template appears with the appropriate text and formatting
already provided.
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Tap to save and close your document
Type your text here
Formatting toolbar
Tap to select an input method
Tap to show or hide the input panel
Saving Word Mobile documents
To save a Word Mobile document:
When you have finished editing your document, tap ok.
By default, the document is saved using the first line as the file name. For
example, if your first line in the document has the words Things to do,
these words appear as the file name in your Word documents list.
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To specify save options:
1. With the document open, tap Menu > File > Save As to open the Save
As screen.
2. Type a file name in the Name field.
3. Tap the down arrow in the Folder field, then select a folder where you
want to save the file.
4. Tap the down arrow in the Type field to select a file format.
5. Tap the down arrow in the Location field to indicate the location of
your saved file, either in the main memory of your device, or in a
storage card, if available.
6. Tap Save.
Opening an existing Word Mobile document
Word Mobile contains a list of the files stored on your device. Tap a file in
the list to open. To delete, make copies of, and send files, tap and hold a
file in the list, then select the appropriate action on the pop-up menu.
Tap to select the folder you want to display
Tap to change the
sort order of the list
Tap a document
to open it
Tap to create a
new document
NOTE
If you opened an existing Word file, tap Menu > File >
Rename/Move... if you want to change the file name, folder
and storage location to use for saving the file.
You can open only one Word Mobile document at a time.
When you open a second document, you will be asked to
save the current document first.
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Viewing documents
If you are opening a Word document created on a desktop computer,
select Wrap to Window on the View menu so that you can see the entire
document.
You can also adjust the viewing size of a document by zooming.
To zoom in or out of a document:
Tap View > Zoom, then select your desired percentage.
Excel Mobile
Excel Mobile provides fundamental spreadsheet tools, such as formulas,
functions, sorting, and filtering. To display the toolbar, tap View > Toolbar.
Cell contents appear here
as you type, or when you
select the cell
Tap to access view options
NOTE
Tap to open a menu of
Excel functions
You can open only one Excel Mobile document at a time;
when you open a second document, you will be asked to
save the first.
Creating an Excel Mobile document
1. Tap
> Programs > Excel Mobile.
2. Tap New to display a blank worksheet.
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If you tap Menu > Options in the file list and choose a
template, that template appears with the appropriate text
and formatting already provided when you create a new
worksheet.
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Opening an existing Excel Mobile document
1. Tap
> Programs > Excel Mobile to display a list of Excel Mobile
files.
2. Tap the file that you wish to open.
Saving an Excel Mobile document
To save an Excel Mobile document:
When you have finished editing your document, tap ok.
By default, your document is saved as Book1 as the file name. You can
change the file name to one that is more descriptive of your document.
See the procedure below for saving options.
To specify save options:
1. With the document open, tap Menu > File > Save As... to display the
Save As screen.
2. Change the file name by simply typing a new one in the Name field.
3. Tap the down arrow in the Folder field to select a folder where you
wish to place the file.
4. Tap the down arrow in the Type field to select a file format.
5. Tap the down arrow in the Location field to indicate the location
of your saved file, e.g. main memory, flash disk, or storage card, if
available.
6. Tap Save.
To rename/move a file:
1. With the document open, tap Menu > File > Rename/Move... to
display the Rename/Move screen.
2. Change the file name in the Name field.
3. Tap the down arrow in the Folder field to select a folder where you
wish to move the file.
4. Tap the down arrow in the Location box to select the folder location.
5. Tap ok when done.
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Tips for working in Excel Mobile
Take note of the following when working on large worksheets in Pocket
Excel:
View in full-screen mode to see as much of your worksheet as
possible. Tap View > Full Screen. To exit full-screen mode, tap
Restore.
• Show and hide window elements. Tap View > Show.
• Freeze and unfreeze panes on a worksheet. First select the cell
where you want to freeze panes. Tap View > Freeze Panes. You might
want to freeze the top and leftmost panes in a worksheet to keep
the row and column labels visible as you scroll through a sheet. To
unfreeze panes, tap View > Unfreeze Panes.
• Split panes to view different areas of a large worksheet. Tap View >
Split. Drag the split bar to where you want it. To remove the split, tap
View > Remove Split.
• Show and hide rows and columns. To hide a row or column, select a
cell in the row or column that you want to hide. Tap Menu > Format >
Row or Column > Hide. To show a hidden row or column, tap Menu >
Edit > Go To, and type a reference that is in the hidden row or column.
Tap Menu > Format > Row or Column > Unhide.
For more information on using Excel Mobile, tap
> Help.
•
PowerPoint Mobile
PowerPoint Mobile works with Microsoft PowerPoint on your computer to
give you easy access to copies of your PowerPoint presentations. Copy
PowerPoint presentation files from your computer to your device and view
them on-the-go. Synchronize presentation files in your computer and your
device so that you have the most up-to-date contents in both locations.
NOTE
You can only view PowerPoint presentation files in
PowerPoint Mobile.
Opening a PowerPoint presentation file
If you have previously copied PowerPoint Mobile presentation files into the
device, a list of the documents appear after you tap the PowerPoint Mobile
icon.
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To open a PowerPoint Mobile file:
1. Tap
> Programs > PowerPoint Mobile to display a list of
PowerPoint files.
2. Tap the file you wish to open.
Viewing a PowerPoint Mobile file
To go to the previous or next slide:
1. While viewing a PowerPoint file, tap the arrow on the lower-left side of
the screen to open the menu.
2. In the menu, tap Next or Previous to go forward or go back in your
PowerPoint Mobile file. Tap Go to Slide to immediately go to a specific
slide in your presentation.
NOTE
While viewing a PowerPoint file, you can also tap the screen
to go to the next slide.
To zoom in on a slide:
1. While viewing a PowerPoint file, tap the arrow on the lower-left side of
the screen to open the menu.
2. In the menu, tap Zoom In. In the lower-right side of the screen, drag
the red box with the stylus pen to go to a specific area on the slide.
3. Tap the magnifying glasses to zoom in or zoom out of the slide. Tap Fit
to Screen to fit the slide to the whole screen.
NOTE
When you are in a view other than Fit to Screen, the menu is
not available.
Viewing a Custom Show (slideshow)
1. While viewing a PowerPoint file, tap the arrow on the lower-left side of
the screen to open the menu.
2. Tap Custom Show then select the custom show you want to view.
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Setting show options
1. While viewing a PowerPoint file, tap the arrow on the lower-left side of
the screen to open the menu.
2. Tap Show Options. In the Orientation tab, select the slideshow
orientation you want to use.
3. Tap the Playback tab. Tap Override playback options for all files if
you do not want to use the embedded settings of a PowerPoint file that
you created in your desktop computer.
4. Select your desired options. When done, tap ok.
Pocket MSN
Pocket MSN on your device is an instant messaging program that allows
you to:
•
•
See who among your contacts is online and chat with them by sending
and receiving instant messages.
Access your hotmail account, if you have one, and send and receive
e-mails.
To use Pocket MSN:
You must have a Microsoft Passport™ account or a Microsoft Exchange
e-mail account.
You must have a Passport to use the MSN Messenger Service. If you have
a Hotmail® or MSN account, you already have a Passport. Once you have
obtained either a Microsoft Passport or Microsoft Exchange account, you
are ready to set up your account.
Sign up for a Microsoft Passport account at http://www.passport.com.
Get a free Microsoft Hotmail e-mail address at http://www.hotmail.com.
To open MSN Messenger:
1. Tap Pocket MSN on the Today screen then tap MSN Messenger.
OR
Tap
> Programs > Pocket MSN > MSN Messenger.
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Signing up in MSN Messenger
To sign in to MSN Messenger service:
1. Tap the Tap here to sign in link.
OR
Tap Sign In or Menu > Sign In.
2. On the MSN - Sign In screen, enter your e-mail address and password.
Then tap Sign In.
NOTE
If you already use MSN Messenger on your computer, your
contacts will show up on your device.
MSN Messenger contacts
The MSN Messenger screen shows all of your messenger contacts at a
glance, divided into Online and Not Online categories. From this view,
while connected, you can chat, send an e-mail, block the contact from
chatting with you, or delete contacts from your list using the pop-up menu.
To see others online without being seen, tap Menu > Block.
If you block a contact, you will appear offline but will remain on the blocked
contactʼs list. To unblock a contact, tap and hold the contact, then tap
Unblock on the pop-up menu.
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Tap a contact to start a chat
Tap and hold a contact to display a
pop-up menu where you can choose
to send e-mail to the contact, block the
contact, etc.
Chatting with contacts
Tap a contact name to open a chat window. Enter your message in the text
entry area at the bottom of the screen, or tap My Text to enter a preset
message, then tap Send. To invite another contact to a multi-user chat, tap
Menu > Invite, then tap the contact that you want to invite.
Tap to switch between chat
windows
Tap to change your MSN status
Tap to switch back to the
contacts list without closing a
chat
View full chat
Tap to add a new contact
Tap to choose a preset message
Tap to enter your own MSN
status
Enter
message here
Tap to invite more contacts to
your chat
Tap to send
message
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Tap to block a contact from
seeing your status
On the MSN Messenger
screen, tap
> Help for
more information.
Tap to display the current
contacts you are chatting with
Tap to change your display name
and customize other settings
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Using MSN Hotmail
With MSN Hotmail, you can access your hotmail mailbox on your Pocket
PC and send and receive e-mails.
To open MSN Hotmail:
1. Tap Pocket MSN on the Today screen then tap MSN Hotmail.
OR
Tap
> Programs > Pocket MSN > MSN Hotmail.
Tap to sort the messages
by order of message type,
sender name, etc.
Tap to display the
message folders
After selecting a
message, choose what
you want to do with the
e-mail from the menu.
Tap a message to
open it
Tap to create
a new e-mail
Tap to open the menu
Enter the recipientʼs e-mail address
Enter a subject
Enter the message
Tap to add a recipient from Outlook Contacts
Tap to attach an image, voice note, or file
Tap to choose a preset message
Tap to do a spelling check
Tap to save the message to the Drafts
folder for later editing
Tap to cancel the message without sending it
Tap to set the priority, language encoding,
and more for the message
Tap to send the e-mail
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On the MSN Hotmail screen,
tap
> Help for more
information.
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Windows Media Player for Pocket PC
Use Microsoft® Windows Media Player for Pocket PC to play digital audio
and video files that are stored on your device or on a network. To switch to
Windows Media Player for Pocket PC, tap
> Windows Media.
Tap to mute or enable audio
Tap to view in full screen
Tap to decrease/increase
volume
Tap to view the playlist
Tap to skip
to the next
file
Tap to skip to the beginning of the
current file or to the previous file
Tap to play/pause
Use Microsoft Windows Media Player on your desktop computer to copy
digital audio and video to your Pocket PC. You can play Windows Media
and MP3 files on your Pocket PC.
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For more information on using Windows Media Player for
Pocket PC, tap
> Help.
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Internet Explorer Mobile
Use Microsoft Internet Explorer Mobile to view Web or WAP pages in any
of these ways.
•
During synchronization with your desktop computer, download
your favorite links and mobile favorites that are stored in the Mobile
Favorites sub-folder in the Internet Explorer on the desktop computer.
• Connect to an Internet service provider (ISP) or network and browse
the Web. To do this, you need to create the connection first. See
Chapter 7 for information on creating a connection.
When connected to an ISP or network, you can also download files and
programs from the Internet or intranet.
Using Internet Explorer Mobile
You can use Internet Explorer Mobile to browse mobile favorites and
channels that have been downloaded to your device without connecting
to the Internet. You can also connect to the Internet through an ISP or a
network connection to browse the Web.
To launch Internet Explorer Mobile:
1. Tap
> Internet Explorer to
display the Mobile Services from
MSN.
2. Tap Menu > Home to display the
Internet Explorer Mobile with links to
some useful Web sites.
3. Tap any of the Web site buttons to
go to a specific site.
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Changing View settings
To change View settings:
1. Tap Menu > View then select view
options. Tap Full Screen, for example,
to set explorer window to full-screen
mode. To disable full-screen mode, tap
and hold anywhere on the explorer,
then select Full Screen again.
2. Tap Zoom to see another pop-up for
selecting your desired text size display.
Browsing the Internet
To browse the Internet:
1. Set up a connection to your ISP or corporate network using
Connections. See Chapter 7 for details.
2. Do one of the following to connect and start browsing:
• Tap Favorites on the Menu Bar, then tap the favorite that you wish
to view.
•
Enter the Web address in the Address Bar that you want to visit
then tap Go.
Mobile Favorites folder
Only the items stored in the Mobile Favorites sub-folder on your desktop
computer will be synchronized with your device. This folder was created
automatically when you installed ActiveSync.
Favorite links
During synchronization, the list of favorite links in the Mobile Favorites folder
on your desktop computer is synchronized with Internet Explorer Mobile on
your device. Both computers are updated with changes made to either list
each time you synchronize. Unless you mark the favorite link as a mobile
favorite, only the link will be downloaded to your device, and you will need to
connect to your ISP or network to view the content. For more information on
synchronization, see ActiveSync Help on the desktop computer.
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Mobile Favorites
If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 or later on your
desktop computer, you can download mobile favorites to your device.
Synchronizing mobile favorites downloads Web content to your device so
that you can view pages while you are disconnected from your ISP and
desktop computer.
Use the Internet Explorer plug-in installed with ActiveSync to create mobile
favorites quickly.
To create a mobile favorite:
1. In Internet Explorer on your
desktop computer, click Tools >
Create Mobile Favorite.
2. To change the link name, enter a
new name in the Name box.
3. Click OK. Internet Explorer
downloads the latest version of the
page to your desktop computer.
4. If you want to download
the pages that are linked to
the mobile favorite you just
created, in Internet Explorer
on the desktop computer, click
Favorites > Mobile Favorites,
then right-click a specific
mobile favorite item, then click
Properties. In the Download
tab, specify the number of links
deep you want to download. To
conserve device memory, go
only one level deep.
5. Synchronize your device and
your desktop computer. Mobile
favorites that are stored in the
Mobile Favorites folder in Internet
Explorer are downloaded to your
device.
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NOTE
You will need to manually download content or set a schedule
to keep the information updated on your desktop computer
and device.
Before synchronizing with your device, in Internet Explorer
on your desktop computer, click Tools > Synchronize. You
will see the last time content was downloaded to the desktop
computer, and you can manually download content if needed
or set a schedule to automatically update contents. To set a
schedule to update a specific mobile favorite, select a specific
mobile favorite from the list then click Properties button. On
the Schedule tab, you can set the mobile favorite to use a
specific schedule to update its content.
You can add a button to the Internet Explorer toolbar for
creating mobile favorites. In Internet Explorer on your desktop
computer, click View > Toolbars > Customize.
Saving device memory
Mobile favorites take up storage memory on your device. To minimize the
amount of memory used:
•
•
In the settings for the Favorites information type in ActiveSync options,
turn off pictures and sounds, or stop some mobile favorites from being
downloaded to the device. For more information, see ActiveSync Help.
Limit the number of downloaded linked pages. In Interner Explorer
on your desktop computer, click Favorites > Mobile Favorites, then
right-click a specific mobile favorite item you want to change, then click
Properties. In the Download tab, specify 0 or 1 for the number of
linked pages you want to download.
Viewing mobile favorites and channels
To view mobile favorites and channels:
1. Tap Menu > Favorites to display your list of favorites.
2. Tap a Favorites page that you wish to view.
You will see the page that was downloaded the last time you
synchronized with your desktop computer. If the page is not on your
device, the favorite is dimmed. You need to synchronize with your
desktop computer again to download the page to your device, or
connect to the Internet to view the page.
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Tap the favorite that
you wish to view
Tap to add or delete a
folder or favorite link
Adding/Deleting mobile favorites and folders
To add a favorite:
Tap Menu > Favorites > Add/Delete tab.
Tap the Add button to show the Add Favorite screen.
Type a name for the favorite that you wish to add in the Name field.
Type in the URL address in the Address (URL) field.
Choose a folder where to place the favorite from the Create in
selection box.
6. Tap Add to return to the Favorites screen, which now shows the
favorite that you added.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
NOTE
To delete a favorite, tap the favorite you want to delete then
then tap Delete button.
To add a folder:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Tap Menu > Favorites > Add/Delete tab.
Tap the New Folder button.
Type a name for the folder that you wish to create.
Tap Add to return to the Favorites screen, which now shows the
folder that you added.
NOTE
To delete a folder, tap the folder you want to delete then
tap Delete button.
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You can set up connections to the Internet and corporate network at work
to do such activities as browse the Internet or intranet, send and receive email and instant messages, and synchronize information using ActiveSync.
Connections can be made using a modem, wireless network, or
network (Ethernet) card. A modem connection can be used to set up
connections with an external modem, or through your mobile phone
network using a cellular line.
Your device has two groups of connection settings: My ISP and My Work
Network. My ISP settings are used to connect to the Internet, and My
Work Network settings can be used to connect to any private network,
such as a corporate network you use at work. Simply fill in the settings
and get ready to start connecting. For more information, see the sections
“Connect to the Internet” or “Connect to Work.”
You may also establish connection to another device with infrared (IR) or
Bluetooth features. For more information, see the section “Infrared (IR)
connection” later in this chapter, or “Chapter 8 Bluetooth® connection.”
Connecting to the Internet
To connect to the Internet:
1. Obtain the following information from your ISP: ISP server phone
number, user name, and password.
2. Tap
> Settings > Connections tab > Connections.
3. Under My Network, tap Add a new modem connection.
4. Create a modem connection. For more information, see section “Set
up modem connections.”
5. To start the connection, begin using the desired program. For example,
switch to Pocket Internet Explorer and browse a Web page. Your
device automatically connects.
NOTE
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To set up a network card or wireless network connection to
your ISP, add a new connection under My Work Network.
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Connecting to Work
1. Obtain the following information from your network administrator:
server phone number, user name, and password.
2. Tap
> Settings > Connections tab > Connections.
3. Under My Work Network, set up either a modem, network card,
wireless network, or VPN server connection. Refer to the section “Set
up connections” for the procedure.
4. To start the connection, start using a desired program. For example,
switch to Pocket Internet Explorer and browse to a Web page. Your
device automatically starts connecting.
Setting up connections
Modem connections
To set up a modem connection:
Obtain the following information from your ISP or network administrator:
telephone number, user name, password, domain name, and TCP/IP
settings.
If your device does not have access to a mobile phone network, insert a
modem card.
1. Tap
> Settings > Connections tab > Connections.
2. To create a new connection, in either My ISP or My Work Network,
tap Add a new modem connection, then follow the instructions in the
New Connection wizard.
3. To view additional information for any screen in the wizard or while
changing settings, tap
.
NOTE
To change modem connection settings in either My ISP or
My Work Network, tap Manage existing connections >
Modem tab. Select the desired modem connection, tap Edit,
and follow the instructions on the screen.
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VPN server connections
A VPN connection helps you to securely connect to servers, such as a
corporate network, via the Internet. Ask your network administrator for your
user name, password, domain name, TCP/IP settings, and host name or
IP address of the VPN server.
To set up a VPN server connection:
1. Tap
> Settings > Connections tab > Connections.
2. To create a new VPN server connection, in My Work Network, tap Add
a new VPN server connection, then follow the screen instructions.
3. To view additional information for any screen in the wizard or while
changing settings, tap
.
NOTE
To change existing settings, in My Work Network, tap
Manage existing connections > VPN tab. Select your
desired VPN connection under the VPN tab, tap Edit, then
follow the instructions on the screen.
Proxy server settings
If you are connected to your ISP or private network during synchronization,
your mobile device should download the proper proxy settings from your
PC. If these settings are not on your PC or need to be changed, ask your
ISP or network administrator for the proxy server name, server type, port,
type of Socks protocol used, and your user name and password.
To change proxy server settings:
1. Tap
> Settings > Connections tab > Connections icon.
2. Under My Work Network category, tap Setup my proxy server.
3. Check the boxes beside This network connects to the Internet and
This network uses a proxy server to connect to the Internet.
4. In the Proxy server box, enter the proxy server name.
5. To change the server and port settings for HTTP, WAP, Secure WAP,
and Socks, tap Advanced.
6. Tap ok when done.
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Network card connections
Use a network (Ethernet) card to connect directly to a network. Once
connected, you can view the Internet or intranet, or download e-mail.
You do not need to create a new connection on your device. For more
information, see your network administrator. Make sure to purchase and
configure a network card that is compatible with your device.
To set up a network card:
1. Obtain the following information from your network administrator: user
name, password, and domain name.
2. Insert the network card into your device.
3. The first time you insert the card, Network Settings appears
automatically so that you can configure the network card. If it does not
appear, or to change settings later, tap
> Settings > Connections
tab > Network Cards.
4. If you need to enter specific server information, tap the appropriate
adapter, and then tap Properties. Most networks use DHCP, so
you should not have to change these settings unless your network
administrator instructs you to do so.
5. If necessary, connect the network card to the network by using a
network cable. For information, refer to the documentation that came
with your network card.
6. To start a connection, insert the network card, and begin using a
desired program. For example, switch to Pocket Internet Explorer
and browse a Web page. Your device automatically starts connecting.
If you use your network card with two networks, such as a private
network at work and one at home for the Internet, you need to change
the network to which the network card connects.
NOTE
You may need proxy server and VPN connection settings. For
more information, see your network administrator.
Ending a connection
•
•
When connected via modem or VPN, tap
on the navigation bar,
then tap Disconnect.
When connected via cable or cradle, detach your device from the cable
or cradle.
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•
•
•
When connected via Infrared, move the device away from the other
computer or device.
When connected via a network (Ethernet) card, remove the card from
your device.
When connected via a wireless network, switch off the connection.
Setting up a WAP gateway
To access WAP sites through Pocket Internet Explorer, configure your
device to use a WAP gateway. Use the following steps to create a new set
of connections to the Internet with WAP gateway settings.
NOTE
Some device models do not support the WAP sites viewing
feature.
1. Get the following information from your ISP: ISP server phone
number, user name, and password. Also, contact your mobile phone
service provider and ask for your WAP gateway server name and port
number.
2. Tap
> Settings > Connections tab > Connections.
3. Tap Edit my proxy server. If a proxy server has not been set up, tap
Set up my proxy server.
4. In Programs that automatically connect to the Internet should
connect using, tap New and enter a name for the ISP connection.
5. On the Proxy Settings tab, select This network connects to the
Internet and This network uses a proxy server to connect to the
Internet.
6. If necessary, in the Proxy server box, enter the proxy server name.
7. Tap Advanced > WAP.
8. In the Server box, enter the WAP gateway server name. Under Port,
enter the port number. The most common WAP port number is 9201.
9. Enter any logon credentials required by the WAP gateway server.
Using dialing rules
Additional numbers may need to be dialed depending on your given
location when connecting. For example, if you want to dial from work, a 9
prefix must often be dialed, or an area code is needed.
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To avoid creating a new modem connection for each situation, set dialing
rules for the locations from which you often connect to. Three dialing
locations, Home, Mobile, and Work, have been created for you, and you
can create more. If a connection cannot be made, your device gives you
an opportunity to change the dialing location.
1. Tap
> Settings > Connections tab > Connections > Advanced
tab > Dialing Rules... button.
2. Tap the box beside Use dialing rules.
3. Select a location.
• Home - Dials the number as a local call without the prefix 9.
•
Work - Dials the number as local call with the prefix 9.
4. Tap Edit... button and make your desired changes.
5. Tap ok when done.
NOTE
To create a new location, tap New and follow the directions
on the screen. To view additional information, tap
.
Using Terminal Services Client
Use Terminal Services Client to log onto a computer and use all of the
programs available on that computer from your Pocket PC. For example,
instead of running Word Mobile, you can run the desktop computer version
of Word and access all of the .doc files on that computer from your device.
To have remote access to a computer, it must be running the Terminal
Services or Remote Desktop program in Windows 2000 or XP.
To connect and have remote access to a computer:
1. On your Pocket PC, tap
> Programs > Terminal Services Client.
2. Specify the server name that is used by the Terminal Services or
Remote Desktop program in the computer.
You can also select the server name from the Recent servers list if you
have previously connected to a computer.
3. To run a program from the computer that are specifically sized for use
with your Pocket PC, you can select the Limit size of server desktop
to fit on this screen option to better fit the program on the device
screen.
4. Tap Connect.
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Navigating within Terminal Services Client
The contents of the window on the computer may be too wide to fit the
screen of your Pocket PC. You may see two sets of scroll bars on your
device: one for scrolling the computer window contents, and one for
scrolling your deviceʼs Terminal Services Client screen. To scroll the
computer window contents, use the five directional buttons at the bottom
of the Terminal Services Client screen.
Logging off or disconnecting from the
remote computer
To log off without disconnecting from the computer:
1. On the computer window, tap Start > Shut Down.
The Shut Down Windows dialog box appears.
2. Tap Log off <username>, and tap ok.
To disconnect and end the remote session with the computer:
1. On the computer window, tap Start > Shut Down.
The Shut Down Windows dialog box appears.
2. Tap Shut down, and tap ok.
Infrared (IR) connection
Setting beam options
To set the beam options:
1. Tap
> Settings > Connections tab.
2. Tap Beam icon to display the Settings screen.
3. By default, your device detects incoming infrared (IR) beams and
prompts you to accept them. If you do not want your device to detect or
receive beans, clear the Receive all incoming beams check box on
the Settings screen.
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Receiving infrared beams
To receive a file via infrared beam:
1. When another infrared device within
range beams file or data to you, your
device receives the file or data and
prompts a receiving data status.
2. After data transmission, tap Yes to accept
or No to reject.
NOTE
Make sure to align the IR ports so that they are unobstructed
and within the required range. Received files are automatically
saved in the My Documents folder.
Sending infrared beams
To send a file via infrared beam:
1. Tap and hold a file to beam, then tap
Beam File... from the pop-up menu.
2. Align the IR ports of the devices so
that they are unobstructed and within a
close range. If the ports are not aligned,
a message appears asking you to do
so.
When an IR port is found, a screen
message appears indicating the
sending process.
The message Done appears when the
file transfer is complete.
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Chapter 8 Bluetooth®
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communications technology. Devices
with Bluetooth capabilities can exchange information without requiring a
physical connection. Unlike infrared, you do not need to line up devices
to exchange information through Bluetooth. The devices only need to be
within a range of about 10 meters (30 feet) in an open space environment.
You can even beam information to a device in a different room, as long as
it is within the specified range.
Bluetooth allows your Pocket PC to:
•
•
•
•
•
Locate other Bluetooth devices within the vicinity
Discover the services that those devices offer
Connect to, use, and disconnect from those services
Enable or disable individual services
Use security features including authentication, authorization, and
encryption
NOTE
If you experience problems using Bluetooth® in a landscape
display orientation, revert to portrait.
Using Bluetooth
The Bluetooth icon is located on the lower
right corner of the Today screen.
When Bluetooth is enabled (turned ON),
the icon is blue , and the Bluetooth LED
blinks blue.
When Bluetooth is disabled (turned OFF),
the icon is grayed with a red X on its lower
right corner .
Tapping the icon displays a menu that
allows you to:
•
•
•
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Turn Bluetooth on or off.
Open the Bluetooth Manager.
Customize Bluetooth Settings.
Bluetooth icon
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Bluetooth settings
To configure Bluetooth settings:
1. Tap > Bluetooth Settings.
2. Tap one of the tabs at the bottom of the
Settings screen to access and modify
various settings.
General
Allows you to:
•
•
•
•
Select or create a user profile.
Check the Bluetooth status (ON/OFF).
Turn Bluetooth ON or OFF.
Tap a link to the Bluetooth Manager.
Accessibility
Allows you to:
•
•
•
•
Specify a name that identifies your
Pocket PC as a Bluetooth device.
Check the Bluetooth Device Address
(BDA).
Specify whether to allow all other
Bluetooth devices or only paired
devices to connect to your Pocket PC.
Specify whether to allow remote devices
to detect your device.
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Services
Under Bluetooth Services, you may enable/disable services such as
File Transfer, Information Exchange, Serial Port, Personal Network server
and Audio Gateway. Tap a service from the list, then choose whether to
enable and share the selected service to other devices and whether to
require authorization as well as passkey authentication between Bluetooth
devices.
•
•
•
•
•
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File Transfer - allows other Bluetooth
devices to have access to files on your
Pocket PC and to perform file-related
operations such as to get files, delete
files, etc. Tap Advanced to set a target
directory on your device that remote
devices can access.
See the section “Remote device
services” for more information.
Information Exchange - allows you to
specify a contact to be sent to Bluetooth
devices when they request for your
business card. Tap Advanced, then
tap to choose a contact as your default
business card.
Serial Port - indicates the serial port address assignments. Tap
Advanced to check the current serial port addresses. These cannot
be changed. See the section “Remote device services” for details.
Personal Network Server - allows hosting of a Bluetooth-based
personal area network. See the section “Remote device services” for
details.
Audio Gateway - allows your Pocket PC to connect to a remote
headset or other audio device.
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Bluetooth Manager
The Bluetooth Manager allows you to pre-configure, manage, and use
various types of Bluetooth connections to connect to remote devices.
To open the Bluetooth Manager:
•
Tap
> Bluetooth Manager.
There are two tabs in the Bluetooth Manager:
•
•
My Shortcuts - displays a list of pre-configured connections, if any.
Tap New to make a new connection with other devices via Bluetooth.
Tap and hold a connection icon to open a pop-up menu containing
options for connecting to devices, disconnecting, checking connection
status, and more.
Active Connections - displays active incoming and outgoing
connections. Tap New to make a new connection. Tap and hold
a connection icon to open a pop-up menu containing options for
disconnecting from devices and for checking connection status.
Bluetooth Connection Wizard
The Bluetooth Connection Wizard helps you set up connections with
remote Bluetooth devices.
To launch the Bluetooth Connection Wizard:
1. Tap New from the Bluetooth Manager
Menu bar. The Bluetooth Connection
Wizard screen appears.
2. Select a type of connection that you
want to set up. Tap Next.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to set
up the connection.
NOTE
Bluetooth®
Refer to the device online
help for more information
on Bluetooth.
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Business Card Exchange
The Business Card Exchange feature allows you to send or receive a
business card to or from a remote device, or exchange business cards
with multiple remote devices.
To access Business Card Exchange:
1. Tap Menu > Business Card Exchange
from the Menu bar.
2. Select the action that you wish to make.
NOTE
On this screen, tap the link
Select the business card
to go to the Information
Exchange settings.
Remote device services
Wireless serial port
Using a Bluetooth serial port is equivalent to using a physical serial cable
connection between two devices. As with a physical connection, you have
to configure the application that will use the serial port.
To configure the Bluetooth Serial Port:
1. Tap > Bluetooth Settings > Services tab.
2. From the Services list, select Serial Port..
3. Tap Advanced. Note the assigned Outbound COM Port (port 8) and
configure the application that will use the Bluetooth serial port to send
data to this port.
NOTE
Refer to the applicationʼs documentation for more information
about configuring your applicationʼs Outbound COM port.
4. On the Bluetooth Managerʼs My Shortcuts screen, open the Bluetooth
Serial Port connection to the remote device.
5. Send/receive data from the application.
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Dial-up networking
The Dial-up Networking feature allows you to connect your Pocket PC to
another Bluetooth-enabled device through a phone line. Once connected,
you can browse the Internet, check/read emails, etc. on your Pocket PC.
The Bluetooth device that will provide the Dial-up Networking service
to your Pocket PC should have access to a telephone system, either a
hard-wired or a cellular connection, and capable of answering a call. Such
device can be a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone, Bluetooth-enabled
desktop computer attached to a telephone system, or Bluetooth modem.
To set up Dial-up Networking:
1. Tap > Bluetooth Manager.
2. Create a connection to the device that will provide telephone access.
See the section “Bluetooth Connection Wizard”.
3. On the My Shortcuts screen, tap and hold the newly created shortcut,
then select Connect from the pop-up menu.
4. On the first Bluetooth connection screen, double-tap New
Connection...
5. On the second Bluetooth connection screen, enter a name for the
connection, dial-up phone number, and the other prompted information.
Then tap ok.
6. Enter the required information on the succeeding screens.
Bluetooth File Explorer
The Bluetooth File Explorer appears automatically after a file transfer
connection is established. This feature allows you to do the following:
•
•
•
•
•
Navigate the directory structure of the remote device.
View the files and folders on the remote device.
Create new folders on the remote device.
Send files to, and copy or get files from the remote device.
Delete files from the remote device.
NOTE
Bluetooth®
The file operations on the remote device are limited to the
configured FTP root directory and subdirectories of the
remote device.
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The Bluetooth File Explorer also allows you to set a folder in your device
for receiving inbound files. You may configure this folder for each of your
connection shortcuts. See the section “To set a local folder”.
Bluetooth File Explorer menus
File
Send a File...
Create a Folder
Get
Delete
Tools
Set Local Folder
Refresh
To change the remote device folder:
1. To move down in the directory structure of the remote device, tap the
New Folder from the main window of Bluetooth File Explorer.
2. To move up in the directory structure of the remote device, tap the
down-arrow to the right of the currently selected folder and select the
New Folder from the drop-down list.
To create a folder on the remote device:
1. Select the folder in which you wish to place the new folder.
2. From the File menu, tap Create a Folder.
3. Enter a name for the new folder while the default name New Folder is
highlighted.
To send a file to the remote device:
1. From the File menu, tap Send a File... to display the Open screen.
The Open screen includes the following:
Folder - tap the down-arrow and select the folder that contains the file
you wish to send.
Type - default and only option is “All Files (*.*).
A list of files in the selected folder - tap a file that you wish to send.
Cancel button - abort the Send a File... operation.
2. Tap your desired operation.
The file that you selected is automatically sent when tapped, after
which the Bluetooth File Explorer re-appears.
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To get a file from the remote device:
1. Select the folder containing the file.
2. Tap the file that you wish to get or copy.
3. From the File menu, tap Get.
OR
Tap and hold the desired file and select Get from the pop-up menu.
The file is copied to the local folder listed in the Local Folder field at the
bottom of the screen.
To delete a file from the remote device:
1. Tap the file that you wish to delete.
2. From the File menu, tap Delete.
3. Tap ok in the confirmation dialog box.
OR
Tap and hold the desired file and select Delete from the pop-up menu
To set a local folder for incoming files:
1. From the Tools menu, tap Set Local Folder.
2. Use the drop-down menu at the top of the screen to go to your desired
folder.
3. Tap ok to return to the main screen of the Bluetooth File Explorer.
You will see the Local Folder field is updated to reflect the new folder
selection.
NOTE
The Local Folder information is associated with the currently
open shortcut and is saved with the active profile. You can
separately configure your Local Folder for each connection
shortcut.
To refresh the list of displayed files and folders on the remote device,
simply tap Refresh from the Tools menu.
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Send via Bluetooth
You can conveniently send your Outlook contacts, calendar items, and
tasks individually or collectively to the remote device via Bluetooth.
To send data via Bluetooth:
1. Tap
, then open either Contacts,
Calendar, or Tasks.
2. Tap and hold the item you wish to send
to the remote device, then tap Send via
Bluetooth from the pop-up menu.
OR
Tap Menu > Send via Bluetooth.
3. On the Select a Bluetooth Device
screen, tap the name of the destination,
then tap ok.
Dial via Bluetooth
The Dial via Bluetooth option allows you to select a contact from the
contacts list, and have your paired cell phone dial the contactʼs phone
number. If a contact has more than one phone number, select the number
that you wish to dial.
To dial via Bluetooth:
1. On the Contacts screen, tap and hold a contact and select Dial via
Bluetooth.
2. If your device is paired with more than one cell phone, or if a phone
is not yet selected, tap the phone icon next to Select a phone, and
choose the phone that you wish to use.
3. Select the number that you wish to dial, then tap Dial Number.
After the number is sent to the cell phone, the connection on the device is
closed.
After the cell phone completes the dialing process, you can use the phone
the normal way.
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Bluetooth Personal Area Network
A Bluetooth personal area network is a private, temporary, ad-hoc network
of up to eight (8) devices. A Bluetooth personal area network allows you to
easily exchange information that normally requires a TCP/IP network. Most
chat utilities, multi-player games, etc. are fully functional in a Bluetooth
personal area network environment.
Bluetooth private area networks are subject to the same security settings
(service availability, authorization, authentication, and encryption) that
govern other Bluetooth communications.
One Bluetooth device must be the host of the personal area network.
Other Bluetooth devices join the network as clients. The host can accept
and reject clients on an individual basis.
To set up a Bluetooth personal area network:
1. In the Bluetooth Manager, tap New >
Join a personal network.
2. On the wizard screen, select Host a
personal network, then tap Next.
3. Add remote devices to the Bluetooth
personal network, if desired.
a. Tap the Add button and select the
device that you wish to add.
b. Add other devices, if desired. There
can be up to eight devices, including
the host.
4. After adding devices, tap ok to
complete the setup and close the wizard.
NOTE
Bluetooth®
Adding devices is optional. You do not have to add devices to
the personal network while configuring the host. You can let
other devices join the personal network later.
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To join a personal network:
1. In the Bluetooth Manager, tap New >
Join a personal network.
2. On the wizard screen, select Join a
personal network, then tap Next.
3. Select the host of the personal network,
then tap Next to establish a connection
to the personal area network.
If you are asked to enter the IP network
settings, select Use server-assigned
IP address, then tap ok.
Setting up High Quality Audio setup or
Hands-free/Headset setup
1. Tap icon > Bluetooth Manager.
2. Tap New > High Quality Audio setup or Hands-free/ Headset setup >
Next.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
NOTE
Please ensure the Hands-free device you are trying to
connect to is ready to receive incoming connection requests.
Please refer to the deviceʼs manual for more information.
Setting up ActiveSync via Bluetooth
1. Tap icon > Bluetooth Manager.
2. Tap New > ActiveSync via Bluetooth > Next.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup. Please make
sure the COM Port number that is set on the ActiveSync program on
the computer is the same as the COM Port setting on MyPal.
4. On the Bluetooth Connection Wizard screen, select the name of the
computer to synchronize MyPal with then tap Next.
5. Select the COM Port setting used by the computer and tap Next.
6. Tap Finish.
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Chapter 9 Wi-Fi
MyPal A636N comes with a built-in Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi®) feature that
allows you to connect to wireless local area networks and the Internet.
Using the IEEE 802.11b/g standard for wireless LAN, MyPal A636N can
connect at speeds of up to 11 Mbps to an access point (Infrastructure
mode) or to another wireless device (Ad-hoc mode).
Using Wi-Fi
The Wi-Fi icon on the Today screen gives
you easy access to the Wi-Fi (Wireless
Fidelity) feature on your device. Tapping
the icon displays a menu that allows you
to:
•
•
Turn Wi-Fi on or off.
Configure Wi-Fi settings.
NOTE
You can use the
Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi
features simultaneously.
Wi-Fi icon
Turning on Wi-Fi
To turn on Wi-Fi:
1. Tap
> Enable Wi-Fi.
The Pocket PC then automatically
scans for all available wireless networks
within the Wi-Fi range.
2. From the list of detected wireless
networks, select a wireless network that
you want to connect the device to.
3. Select whether the wireless network
connects to The Internet or Work
network.
4. Tap Connect. The device then connects
to the selected network.
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Configuring wireless networks
To configure a wireless network:
1. After selecting a wireless network to connect your device to, tap
Settings.
The Settings screen then appears.
2. Tap Network Cards > Wireless tab.
3. On the Configure Wireless Networks screen, tap on an available
wireless LAN, then make your desired changes as necessary.
If the wireless LAN you want to connect to is not on the list, tap Add
New... Refer to the suceeding sections for details on how to add new
wireless LANs.
4. Tap ok when done.
To configure a network adapter:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Tap the Network Adapters tab.
Make your desired changes to the available adapters on the list.
Tap ok when done.
After changing the network adapter settings, a message appears
instructing you to remove then re-install the network card to have your
changes take effect. Tap ok to close the window.
Adding a wireless network
If the device fails to automatically detect the wireless network you want
to connect to, you can add the network provided you know the wireless
network settings. Ask for the wireless network settings from your network
administrator.
To add a wireless network:
1. Open the Configure Wireless Networks window by:
• Tapping on Settings in the Multiple Networks Detected callout.
OR
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Tapping
> Settings > Connections tab > Network Cards.
2. In the Wireless tab of the Configure Wireless Networks screen, tap
Add New.
3. In the General tab of the Configure Wireless Network screen, enter the
Network name by using the input panel.
Then choose whether the wireless network connects to The Internet
or Work network.
If you want to connect to another wireless device (Ad-hoc mode),
select the option, This is a device-to-device (ad-hoc) connection.
Otherwise, tap the Network Key tab to configure the wireless LANʼs
network security settings.
4. In the Network Key tab, select the Authentication and Data
Encryption settings of the wireless LAN you want to add.
NOTE
Inquire the network security settings from the network
administrator.
5. Tap the 802.1x tab to configure other network security settings.
6. Tap ok to add the wireless network.
The new wireless network is then added to the list under the Wireless
tab.
7. Tap and hold the stylus on the new wireless network in the list, then tap
Connect in the pop-up menu to connect your device to that network.
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The Wi-Fi Manager
The Wi-Fi Manager shows connection status and information on a wireless
network, and allows you to manually scan your area for available wireless
networks.
To open Wi-Fi Manager:
•
•
Tap
> WLAN Setting. Or,
Tap > Settings > Connections tab > Wi-Fi Manager.
There are four tabs in the Wi-Fi Manager:
Wi-Fi Status
This tab indicates whether Wi-Fi is currently connected, and shows
information about the wireless connection. Specifically, the following
information are displayed:
Status - shows the Wi-Fi connection status.
•
Connected
- the station is associated with one wireless LAN
device. This status also indicates the MAC
address of the device.
Disconnected - a previous link existed but no beacon was
received. The connection to the adapter is
terminated.
ESSID - shows the Extended Service Set Indenfier (ESSID) to which
the wireless device is connected. The text on this field is usually an
unreadable alphanumeric string.
•
BSSID - shows the Basic Service Set ID (BSSID) to which the wireless
device is connected. In ESS mode, this is the MAC address of the access
point to which your device is connected.
BSS Mode - tells you whether the device is connected to an access point
(Infrastructure mode) or to another wireless device (Ad-hoc mode).
Channel - shows the channel used by the wireless device.
IP Address - shows the IP address of the wireless device.
Signal Strength - shows the signal strength level between the Wi-Fi device
and the access point (or another wireless device) to which it is currently
connected.
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Setting
This tab allows you to define settings for
establishing a device-to-device wireless
connection as well as power saving
settings.
IP Info
This tab displays the deviceʼs Internet Protocol (IP) information including
the host name, domain, DNS server, IP address, etc.
In this tab, you can renew the IP address when the wireless network uses
the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). Tapping the Renew
button forces the device to refresh its server-assigned IP address. The
process may take several seconds while the system updates the IP
information.
You can also try to detect if the wireless device is currently connected to
the wireless network by tapping the Ping button.
Site Survey
This tab allows you to search for available
wireless networks within your location. Tap
the Re-scan button to scan all available
wireless networks and display the results
on the screen.
Each wireless network is preceded by an
icon for easy identification. The network
channel, RSSI, and BSSID are also
displayed in columns.
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Refer to the table of icon indications and column descriptions below.
Table of icon indications:
Icon
Indicates that the wireless network is
an Access Point with disabled Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption
an Access Point with enabled WEP encryption
an Access Point with disabled WEP encryption and MyPal is currently
connected to this network
an Access Point with enabled WEP encryption and MyPal is currently
connected to this network
a wireless device with disabled WEP encryption
a wireless device with enabled WEP encryption
a wireless device with disabled WEP encryption and MyPal is currently
connected to this network
a wireless device with enabled WEP encryption and MyPal is currently
connected to this network
ESSID - shows the Extended Service Set Indenfier (ESSID) of the wireless
network found in the search.
CH - shows the channel used by a wireless device.
RSSI - shows the Received Signal
Strength Indication (RSSI) transmitted by
each wireless network. This information
is helpful in determining which network
you wish to associate your device. This
signal is normally represented by a dBm
value.
NOTE
Icon
Link Quality
Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor
The icon may be green or orange. The green icon indicates
the signal received from IEEE 802.11b device, while the
orange icon indicates the signal received from IEEE 802.11g
device.
BSSID - shows the Media Access Control (MAC) address of the access
point, or the Basic Service Set ID (BSSID) in an ad-hoc mode.
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Appendix Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
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.
This device and its antenna must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter.
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 manufacturerʼs 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 to 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.
WARNING!
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the
graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations.
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the userʼs authority to
operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department
of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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UL Safety Notices
Required for UL 1459 covering telecommunications (telephone) equipment intended to
be electrically connected to a telecommunication network that has an operating voltage to
ground that does not exceed 200V peak, 300V peak-to-peak, and 105V rms, and installed or
used in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70).
When using the Pocket PC, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk
of fire, electric shock, and injury to persons, including the following:
•
•
•
Do not use the Pocket PC near water, for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen
sink or laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool.
Do not use the Pocket PC during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric
shock from lightning.
Do not use the Pocket PC in the vicinity of a gas leak.
Required for UL 1642 covering primary (non-rechargeable) and secondary (rechargeable) lithium
batteries for use as power sources in products. These batteries contain metallic lithium, or a
lithium alloy, or a lithium ion, and may consist of a single electrochemical cell or two or more cells
connected in series, parallel, or both, that convert chemical energy into electrical energy by an
irreversible or reversible chemical reaction.
•
•
Do not dispose the Pocket PC battery pack in a fire, as they may explode. Check with local
codes for possible special disposal instructions to reduce the risk of injury to persons due to
fire or explosion.
Do not use power adapters or batteries from other devices to reduce the risk of injury
to persons due to fire or explosion. Use only UL certified power adapters or batteries
supplied by the manufacturer or authorized retailers.
Replaceable batteries
If an equipment is provided with a replaceable battery and if replacement by an incorrect type
could result in an explosion (e.g. with some lithium batteries), the following applies:
– if the battery is placed in an OPERATOR ACCESS AREA, there shall be a marking close
to the battery or a statement in both the operating and the servicing instructions;
– if the battery is placed elsewhere in the equipmen, there shall be a marking close to the
battery or a statement in the servicing instructions.
The marking or statement shall include the following or similar text:
CAUTION
RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED
BY AN INCORRECT TYPE.
DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING
THE INSTRUCTIONS
Compliance is checked by inspection.
Operator access with a tool
If a TOOL is necessary to gain access to an OPERATOR ACCESS AREA, either all other
compartments within that area containing a hazard shall be inaccessible to the OPERATOR by
the use of the same TOOL, or such compartments shall be marked to discourage OPERATOR
access.
An acceptable marking for an electric shock hazard is (ISO 3864, No. 5036)
Equipment for restricted access locations
For equipment intended only for installation in a RESTRICTED ACCESS LOCATION, the
installation instructions shall contain a statement to this effect.
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Checklist of Regulatory Statement
15.21
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authorization to use the device.
CAUTION: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the userʼs authority to operate the equipment.
Prohibition of co-location
This device must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter
15.105 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Requirements, Part 15
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.
Regulatory information / Disclaimers
Installation and use of this Wireless LAN device must be in strict accordance with the
instructions included in the user documentation provided with the product. Any changes or
modifications (including the antennas) made to this device that are not expressly approved by
the manufacturer may void the userʼs authority to operate the equipment. The manufacturer
is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized
modification of this device, or the substitution of the connecting cables and equipment other
than manufacturer specified. It is the responsibility of the user to correct any interference
caused by such unauthorized modification, substitution or attachment. Manufacturer and
its authorized resellers or distributors will assume no liability for any damage or violation of
government regulations arising from failing to comply with these guidelines.
CAUTION: To maintain compliance with FCCʼs RF exposure guidelines, this equipment
should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator and
your body. Use on the supplied antenna. Unauthorized antenna, modification, or attachments
could damage the transmitter and may violate FCC regulations.
MPE Statement (Safety Information)
Your device contains a low power transmitter. When device is transmitted it sends out Radio
Frequency (RF) signal.
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Safety Information
In order to maintain compliance with the FCC RF exposure guidelines, this equipment should
be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator and your body.
Use only with supplied antenna. Unauthorized antenna, modification, or attachments could
damage the transmitter and may violate FCC regulations.
Caution Statement of the FCC Radio Frequency Exposure
This Wireless LAN radio device has been evaluated under FCC Bulletin OET 65C and
found compliant to the requirements as set forth in CFR 47 Sections 2.1091, 2.1093, and
15.247(b)(4) addressing RF Exposure from radio frequency devices. The radiation output
power of this Wireless LAN device is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits.
Nevertheless, this device shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact
during normal operation—as a mobile or portable device but use in a body-worn way is
strictly prohibit. When using this device, a certain separation distance between antenna and
nearby persons has to be kept to ensure RF exposure compliance. In order to comply with
the RF exposure limits established in the ANSI C95.1 standards, the distance between the
antennas and the user should not be less than 20cm.
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