Mio 558 User manual

Mio 558 User manual
User’s Manual
Part Number: 5615 1437 0003 R00
(July 2003)
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Table of Contents
Preface........................................................................................................v
1
Getting Started .............................................................................. 1
1.1 Hardware Features ..............................................................................1
Front Components ...............................................................................1
Back Components ...............................................................................3
Right-Side Components.......................................................................4
Top Components .................................................................................5
Bottom Components ............................................................................5
USB Cradle..........................................................................................6
1.2 Setting Up Your Pocket PC for Use.....................................................7
Performing Initial Startup .....................................................................7
Connecting to AC Power and Charging the Battery ............................8
1.3 Turning Your Pocket PC On and Off ...................................................9
Turning Off to Suspend........................................................................9
Turning On to Resume ........................................................................9
1.4 Installing Microsoft ActiveSync ..........................................................10
1.5 Expanding Your Pocket PC ...............................................................12
Using a SD/MMC Card ......................................................................12
Using a CompactFlash Card..............................................................13
Accessories .......................................................................................13
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Basic Skills .................................................................................. 14
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
Using the Stylus.................................................................................14
Using the Navigation Button ..............................................................15
Using the Scroll Dial ..........................................................................15
Today Screen ....................................................................................16
Status Icons .......................................................................................17
Navigation Bar and Command Bar....................................................18
Running Programs.............................................................................19
Pop-up Menus ...................................................................................20
Notifications .......................................................................................20
Entering Information ..........................................................................21
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Entering Text Using the Input Panel ................................................. 21
Writing on the Screen ....................................................................... 23
Drawing on the Screen ..................................................................... 26
Recording a Message ....................................................................... 28
Using My Text ................................................................................... 30
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Managing Your Pocket PC .......................................................... 31
3.1 Managing Power ............................................................................... 31
Low Battery Signals and Actions ...................................................... 31
Smart Power Management ............................................................... 32
Power-Saving Tips............................................................................ 34
3.2 Managing Memory ............................................................................ 35
Storage and Program Memory ......................................................... 35
Additional Memory ............................................................................ 35
3.3 Customizing Your Pocket PC............................................................ 36
3.4 Security ............................................................................................. 38
Setting a Password ........................................................................... 38
Certificates ........................................................................................ 38
3.5 Finding and Organizing Information.................................................. 39
3.6 Backing Up Data ............................................................................... 40
3.7 Adding or Removing Programs......................................................... 40
Adding Programs .............................................................................. 40
Removing Programs ......................................................................... 42
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Microsoft Pocket Outlook ........................................................... 43
4.1 Calendar: Scheduling Appointments and Meetings.......................... 43
Creating an Appointment .................................................................. 44
Using the Calendar Summary Screen .............................................. 45
Creating Meeting Requests .............................................................. 46
4.2 Contacts: Tracking Friends and Colleagues..................................... 47
Creating a Contact ............................................................................ 47
Finding a Contact.............................................................................. 49
Using the Contacts Summary Screen............................................... 49
4.3 Tasks: Keeping a To Do List............................................................. 50
Creating a Task................................................................................. 51
Using the Tasks Summary Screen ................................................... 52
4.4 Notes: Capturing Thoughts and Ideas .............................................. 53
Creating a Note................................................................................. 54
4.5 Inbox: Sending and Receiving E-mail Messages ............................. 55
Synchronizing E-mail Messages....................................................... 55
Connecting Directly to an E-mail Server........................................... 56
Using the Message List..................................................................... 57
Composing and Sending Messages ................................................. 59
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Managing Email Messages and Folders ...........................................60
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More Programs ............................................................................ 63
5.1 Microsoft ActiveSync .........................................................................63
Ways of Connecting to Your Desktop Computer...............................64
Synchronizing Data............................................................................64
5.2 Pocket Word ......................................................................................67
Creating a Document.........................................................................67
Working with Pocket Word Documents .............................................69
5.3 Pocket Excel ......................................................................................70
Creating a Workbook .........................................................................70
Working with Pocket Excel Workbooks .............................................71
5.4 MSN Messenger ................................................................................72
Setting Up to Use MSN Messenger...................................................73
Working with Contacts .......................................................................73
Chatting with Contacts.......................................................................74
5.5 Windows Media Player for Pocket PC...............................................75
5.6 Microsoft Reader ...............................................................................76
Getting Books for Your Pocket PC ....................................................76
Using the Library................................................................................76
Reading a Book .................................................................................77
Using Reader Features......................................................................78
Removing a Book ..............................................................................79
5.7 Pictures ..............................................................................................80
5.8 Additional Programs ..........................................................................81
eBackup .............................................................................................81
E-Viewer ............................................................................................82
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Getting Connected ...................................................................... 85
6.1 About Connections ............................................................................85
6.2 Wireless Network Connection............................................................85
Setting Up a Wireless Network ..........................................................85
Configuring Authentication Settings ..................................................86
Starting and Ending the Wireless Network Connection.....................87
Using the Pocket PC as a USB Dongle.............................................87
6.3 Modem Connection............................................................................88
Starting and Ending a Modem Connection........................................88
6.4 Network (Ethernet) Card Connection ................................................88
Creating a Network Card Connection................................................89
Starting and Ending a Network Card Connection..............................89
6.5 Bluetooth............................................................................................90
Selecting Bluetooth Mode..................................................................90
Bluetooth Information Exchange .......................................................91
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Bonding with Other Devices.............................................................. 91
Using a Bluetooth Phone as a Modem ............................................. 93
Turning off Bluetooth......................................................................... 94
6.6 Transferring Items Using Infrared ..................................................... 94
Sending Information.......................................................................... 94
Receiving Information ....................................................................... 95
6.7 Using Microsoft Pocket Internet Explorer ......................................... 96
Viewing Mobile Favorites and Channels........................................... 96
Browsing the Internet ........................................................................ 97
The Mobile Favorites Folder ............................................................. 97
Using AvantGo Channels.................................................................. 99
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Troubleshooting and Maintenance .......................................... 101
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
7.6
Resetting Your Pocket PC .............................................................. 101
Restoring Factory Default State...................................................... 102
Power Problems.............................................................................. 103
Memory Problems........................................................................... 103
Screen Problems ............................................................................ 105
Connection Problems...................................................................... 106
Cradle Connection Problems .......................................................... 106
Infrared Connection Problems ........................................................ 106
Modem Connection Problems ........................................................ 107
Network Connection Problems ....................................................... 107
7.7 Taking Care of Your Pocket PC...................................................... 109
General Guidelines ......................................................................... 109
Travel Guidelines ............................................................................ 110
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Regulatory Information ............................................................. 111
A.1
A.2
A.3
A.4
A.5
A.6
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Class B Regulations........................................................................ 111
European Notice ............................................................................. 112
About the AC Adapter ..................................................................... 113
About the Battery ............................................................................ 114
About the Infrared LED ................................................................... 114
About the Electrostatic Discharge................................................... 114
Preface
Welcome
Congratulations on purchasing this Windows® Powered Pocket PC. Due to the
size and capabilities of the device, you can keep your most important business
and personal information up-to-date and close at hand. Microsoft ActiveSync
increases the power of your Pocket PC by allowing you to synchronize the
information on your desktop or Microsoft Exchange Server with your Pocket
PC. Picture yourself in the following situations:
While walking with a colleague, your cell phone rings and your boss asks if
you two are free this afternoon for an emergency meeting. While your
colleague fumbles through his paper organizer, you press a button on your
Pocket PC and instantly see a list of today’s appointments and meetings.
You are quickly able to tell the boss your available times. For more
information on scheduling appointments and meetings, see Chapter 4.
You are meeting your friends tonight for dinner and a movie. You download
the latest movie information from the Internet to your desktop computer and
then synchronize it with your Pocket PC. At dinner, you pull out your
Pocket PC and review your movie options with your friends. For more
information on downloading Web pages to your device, see section 6.7.
A Calendar reminder alerts you that it is time to catch the bus. You grab
your Pocket PC and catch the bus just in time. Because ActiveSync keeps
the information on your Pocket PC up-to-date, you leisurely review your
task list, make notes about the new books and CDs you want to buy and read
and respond to e-mail messages. When you get back to the office,
ActiveSync transfers any task changes you made, your notes and your
e-mail message responses to your desktop computer. For more information
on ActiveSync, see section 5.1.
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You Pocket PC incorporates wireless network capability. You can connect
to the network without physical cables any time as long as you are within
the range of a wireless network. For information on wireless network, see
section 6.2.
Your Pocket PC incorporates Bluetooth capability, allowing you to
conveniently exchange information between Bluetooth devices. For
information on Bluetooth, see section 6.5.
About this Manual
This manual contains comprehensive information of your Pocket PC to help you
operate the device.
Throughout the manual, the following conventions are used to distinguish
elements of text.
NOTE: provides additional hints or information that requires special attention.
CAUTION: identifies important information which, if not followed, may result in loss of data
or damage to your device.
Any name of menu, command, icon or button that you can see on the screen is
shown in a bold typeset. For example:
On the Start menu, tap Settings.
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Where to Find Information
For information on
See this source
First time startup
Quick Start Guide
Programs on your Pocket PC
This User’s Manual or online Help on your
Pocket PC
Additional programs that can be
installed on your Pocket PC
Companion CD or other CD(s) supplied
with your Pocket PC
Connecting to and synchronizing
with a desktop computer
Section 5.1 of this manual or ActiveSync
Help on your desktop computer
Troubleshooting
Chapter 7 of this manual or online Help on
your Pocket PC
Last-minute updates and detailed
technical information
The Read Me files in the “Microsoft
ActiveSync” folder on your desktop
computer or the Pocket PC Companion CD.
The latest on Windows Powered
Pocket PCs
The Microsoft Mobile Devices Web site:
www.pocketpc.com
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1 Getting Started
This chapter introduces you to the external components of your Pocket PC and
guides you through the process of setting up your Pocket PC for use.
1.1 Hardware Features
The illustrations below introduce you to the various buttons, connectors, ports
and features of your Pocket PC.
Front Components
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Ref
Component
Touch Screen
Description
Displays the output of your Pocket PC. Tap the screen with
the stylus to select menu commands or enter information.
Program Buttons Each of the four buttons provides a quick way to run a
specific program. By default, they are Notes,
Calendar and Tasks buttons. The buttons
Contacts,
are customizable.
Power Button
Turns your Pocket PC on or off by pressing briefly.
Turns the screen backlight off by pressing and holding.
Navigation
Button
Moves up, down, left or right by pushing the button toward
the corresponding direction.
Selects by pressing.
Speaker
Sends out music, sounds and voice.
Charge Indicator Steady amber indicates that battery charging is in progress.
Steady green indicates that the battery is fully charged.
Notification
Indicator
Flashing red informs you of scheduled appointments,
alarms and reminders.
Steady green indicates wireless network is in use.
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Back Components
Ref
Component
Description
Reset Button
Restarts your Pocket PC.
Battery Lock
Locks the battery in place.
Battery
Supplies power to your Pocket PC when external power is
not connected.
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Right-Side Components
Ref
Component
Scroll Dial
Description
Moves up or down in the menu by rotating up or down.
Enters the selection by pressing.
Record Button
Records voice notes by pressing and holding.
SD/MMC Slot
Accepts an SD (Secure Digital) or MMC
(MultiMediaCard) card for removable storage.
Power Connector Connects to the AC adapter if you are not using the cradle.
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Top Components
Ref
Component
Description
Headphone
Connector
Connects to a pair of stereo headphones.
CompactFlash
Slot
Accepts a CompactFlash card for enhanced functions.
Stylus
Tap on the touch screen to make selections and enter
information. Pull the stylus out of its slot to use and store it
in the slot when not in use.
Microphone
Receives sound and voice to record voice.
IR Port
Beams files to other mobile devices.
Bottom Components
Ref
Component
Description
Mini-USB
Connector
Connects to a USB peripheral device through a
converter.
ActiveSync
Connector
Connects to your desktop compute for synchronizing
data.
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NOTE:
By default, the mini-USB connector is not enabled. Enable the connector before using a
USB device. (See “Smart Power Management” in section 3.1 for instructions.)
Before connecting a USB device, make sure that the device is compatible with your
Pocket PC. You may need to install specific USB drivers supplied by the product
manufacturer.
USB Cradle
The USB cradle provides a convenient way to charge your Pocket PC and
synchronize data with a desktop computer.
Cradle Front
Ref
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Component
Cradle Back
Description
Pocket PC Connector
Connects to your Pocket PC.
Battery Charge
Indicator
Glows when the additional battery is being charged
and turns off when the battery is fully charged.
Battery Connector
Accepts an additional battery (available as an
accessory) for charging.
USB Connector
Connects to the USB port of a desktop computer for
data synchronization.
Power Connector
Connects to the AC adapter.
1.2 Setting Up Your Pocket PC for Use
Performing Initial Startup
Initial startup includes setting the backup battery switch, installing the battery,
and completing the Welcome Wizard.
1. The backup battery switch should be set to the ON position for normal
operation. Pull out the stylus and use it to slide the battery switch in the
battery compartment to the ON (right) position.
CAUTION: Always leave the backup battery switch in the ON position for normal
operation. Changing the switch will cause your data to be lost.
2. Fit the battery into the compartment. The battery lock should click into
place.
3. Your Pocket PC will automatically turn on and display the “Welcome”
screen.
NOTE: In case your Pocket PC didn’t automatically turn on, use the stylus to firmly press
the RESET button at the back of your Pocket PC to turn it on.
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4. To begin the “Welcome” Wizard, tap the screen with the stylus and follow
the onscreen instructions to complete the wizard. The wizard presents a
brief orientation to Microsoft® Windows® for Pocket PC, helps you align
the touch screen and prompts you to select your city and time zone.
Connecting to AC Power and Charging the Battery
Fully charge the battery before starting to use your Pocket PC for the first time.
1. Connect to AC power. You can connect either with or without the cradle.
With the cradle
Slide your Pocket PC into the cradle.
Connect the appropriate end of the AC adapter to the power connector
on the cradle cable.
Plug the other end of the AC adapter into a wall outlet.
Charge Indicator
Without the cradle
Connect the appropriate end of the AC adapter to the power connector on
the left side of your Pocket PC and the other end into a wall outlet.
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2. The charge indicator glows amber when charging is in progress. Do not
disconnect your Pocket PC from AC power until the battery is fully
charged, as indicated by the amber indicator turning into green. This will
take a couple of hours.
NOTE: It is recommended that you keep charging for at least 24 hours when charging
your Pocket PC for the first time. This ensures the backup battery in a fully-charged state.
Whenever possible, keep your Pocket PC connected to the AC adapter and a
power source. Doing so keeps the battery charged.
1.3 Turning Your Pocket PC On and Off
After the initial startup, your Pocket PC enters a suspend state when you turn it
off and resumes when you turn it on.
Turning Off to Suspend
You suspend your Pocket PC by briefly pressing the power button on the side of
your Pocket PC.
By default, your Pocket PC will also automatically suspend after 3 minutes of
inactivity when operating on battery power. (To change these settings, tap
Settings
System tab
Power icon
Advanced tab.)
Turning On to Resume
You resume your Pocket PC by briefly pressing the power button. You can also
press one of the program buttons to resume.
NOTE: If you just removed and replaced the battery door, you can turn on you Pocket PC
only with the power button.
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1.4 Installing Microsoft ActiveSync
You can use Microsoft ActiveSync technology to synchronize information on
your desktop computer and/or a Microsoft Exchange Server with the
information on your Pocket PC. ActiveSync compares the information on your
Pocket PC with the information on the desktop computer and/or the server and
updates all locations, keeping you up-to-date with the most recent information.
ActiveSync is already installed on your Pocket PC. You need to install
ActiveSync on your desktop computer. Follow the procedure below:
CAUTION:
Before installation, make sure that you have Microsoft Outlook installed on your desktop
computer. If you do not have Outlook or your version of Outlook is earlier than the
version provided on the Companion CD, install Outlook from the Companion CD.
Do not connect your Pocket PC to your desktop computer before ActiveSync is
installed.
During the New Partnership setup, select “Synchronize with this desktop computer.” Do
not select “Synchronize with Microsoft Mobile Information Server and/or this desktop
computer” unless you are sure that your company is running Microsoft Mobile
Information Server 2002 or later. Contact your network administrator or ISP for detailed
information.
1. Turn on your desktop computer.
2. Insert the Companion CD into the CD-ROM drive of your desktop
computer.
3. Click the arrow on the first screen to enter the main screen and click Start
Here.
4. In the “Start Here” screen, click Install ActiveSync 3.7 on the left column.
5. In the “Install ActiveSync 3.7” screen, click Install to start installation.
6. In the “File Download” screen, click Open if your operating system is
Windows XP or click Run this program from its current location if your
operating system is Windows 2000/Me/98.
7. Follow the onscreen instructions to install ActiveSync.
8. When prompted, connect your Pocket PC to your desktop computer. Slide
your Pocket PC into the cradle. Connect the cradle cable to a USB port on
your desktop computer.
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Desktop Computer
9. The “Add New Hardware Wizard” should automatically install the USB
driver. (If you need to specify the location of the driver, click Browse and
select the CD-ROM drive containing the Companion CD.)
10. Follow the onscreen instructions to establish a partnership and synchronize
your Pocket PC with your desktop computer.
After your first synchronization, the data you have stored on your desktop
computer such as Calendar, Contacts and Tasks is copied to your Pocket PC.
You are now ready to take it along with you when you go.
For more information on ActiveSync, see section 5.1.
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1.5 Expanding Your Pocket PC
Using a SD/MMC Card
Your Pocket PC has a SD/MMC slot where you can insert an optional Secure
Digital or MultiMediaCard storage card. With the removable memory, you can
store or backup your data and exchange data with other devices. In addition, the
slot supports SD IO card that is compliant with the bsquare solution.
To use a SD/MMC card, insert it into the slot, with the
connector pointing to the slot and its label facing the front
of the Pocket PC. Follow the instructions supplied with
the card for more information.
To remove a card, first make sure that no application is
accessing the card, then slightly push the top edge of the
card to release it and pull it out of the slot.
NOTE:
A storage card is also called a memory card.
Make sure that no foreign objects enter the slot.
Keep a SD or MMC card in a well-protected box to avoid dust
and humidity when you are not using it.
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Using a CompactFlash Card
Your Pocket PC has a CompactFlash slot where you can
insert a CompactFlash Type I or II card. You can use a
CompactFlash card for functions such as memory, storage,
modem and network.
To use a CompactFlash card, insert it into the slot, with the
connector pointing to the slot and its label facing the front
of the Pocket PC. Follow the instructions supplied with the
card for more information.
To remove a card, first make sure that no application is
accessing the card, then pull the card out of the slot.
NOTE:
Make sure that no foreign objects enter the slot.
Keep a CompactFlash card in a well-protected box to avoid
dust and humidity when you are not using it.
Accessories
By purchasing accessories designed for your Pocket PC, you can expand the
capabilities of your Pocket PC, replace lost parts or facilitate your operation.
NOTE:
Contact your dealer for the availability of accessories from the Pocket PC manufacturer.
The use of unauthorized accessories will void your Warranty.
Depending on your choice of purchase, you may already have the following
accessories:
Protective Cover
Store your Pocket PC in the cover when you are carrying it on the road.
Headphone
Use the headphone to output the sound and voice from your Pocket PC.
Mini-USB Converter
With the converter, you can connect a USB device to your Pocket PC.
For detailed information on using the accessories, see the instructions supplied
with the accessories.
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2 Basic Skills
This chapter familiarizes you with the basic operations of your Pocket PC such
as using the stylus, navigation button, scroll dial, Today screen, menus and
programs. You will also know how to enter information.
2.1 Using the Stylus
The stylus is your tool for communicating with your Pocket PC. You use it to
navigate and select objects on the screen.
Pull the stylus out of the slot and extend it for ease of use. Store it in the slot
when not in use.
Tap
Touch the screen once with the stylus to open
items and select options.
Drag
Hold the stylus on the screen and drag across
the screen to select text and images. Drag in a
list to select multiple items.
Tap and hold
Tap and hold the stylus on an item to see a list
of actions available for that item. On the
pop-up menu that appears, tap the action you
want to perform.
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2.2 Using the Navigation Button
With the navigation button, you can move up, down,
left and right within a menu. This is particularly useful
for one-hand operation.
Up
Left
To move in a direction, simply push the button toward
the corresponding direction.
To activate the selected item, press the button.
Right
Down
2.3 Using the Scroll Dial
With the scroll dial, you can scroll within a menu and activate the selected item.
This is particularly useful for one-hand operation.
Up
To scroll up or backward within a menu,
rotate the scroll dial upward and then release
it.
To scroll down or forward within a menu,
rotate the scroll dial downward and then
release it.
Down
To activate the selected item, press the center
of the dial.
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2.4 Today Screen
When you turn on your Pocket PC for the first time each day (or after 4 hours of
inactivity), you will see the Today screen. You can also display it by tapping
and then Today. On the Today screen, you can see at a glance important
information for the day.
Tap to connect.
Tap to change volume or mute all sounds.
Tap to switch to a
program.
Tap to change date and time.
Your day at a glance.
Tap an item to access associated
program so that you can view or
change information.
Tap to create a
new item.
Tap to view connection status.
NOTE: You can customize what is displayed on the Today screen by tapping
Settings Personal tab Today icon.
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Status Icons
When the Today screen is displayed, you may see the following status icons on
the Navigation bar or Command bar. In most cases, you can tap a status icon to
display the associated control panel or more information related to the item. For
example, tap a battery status icon to open the Power control panel.
Upper
Icons
Meaning
Lower
Icons
Meaning
Speaker is on.
Connected to a desktop computer.
Speaker is off.
None of the below functions is
activated.
Battery is charging.
Wireless network is activated.
Battery is low.
Bluetooth is activated.
Battery is very low.
USB Dongle is activated.
Battery is fully charged.
One or more e-mail messages
were received.
Connection is active.
Connection is not active.
More icons to be displayed
than there is room to display
them. Tap the icon to view all
status icons.
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2.5 Navigation Bar and Command Bar
The Navigation bar is located at the top of the screen. It displays the active
program and current time and allows you to switch programs and close screens.
The Navigation bar and Start menu:
Tap to quickly select a program you
have recently used.
Tap to select a program.
Tap to see additional programs.
Tap to customize the Pocket PC.
Use the Command bar at the bottom of the screen to perform tasks in programs.
The Command bar includes menu names, buttons and the Input panel button. To
create a new item in the current program, tap New. To see the name of a button,
tap and hold the stylus on the button. Drag the stylus off the button so that the
command is not carried out.
The Command bar:
Input panel button.
New button.
Menu
names.
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Buttons.
2.6 Running Programs
You can switch from one program to another during your work session without
closing any program. To switch to a program, you can:
at the left-top corner of the screen and select from the Start menu.
Tap
(To customize which programs you see on the Start menu, tap
Settings
Personal tab
Menu icon.)
and then tap Programs to access additional programs. Tap the
Tap
program icon to run a program.
Press a program button on the front of your Pocket PC. The icons on the
buttons identify the default programs they are associated with. (To
customize which programs are associated with the buttons, tap
Settings
Personal tab
Button icon.)
The table below contains a partial list of the programs and their icons.
Icon
Program
Description
ActiveSync
Synchronize information between your Pocket PC and
desktop computer.
Calendar
Keep track of your appointments and create meeting
requests.
Contacts
Keep track of your friends and colleagues.
Inbox
Send and receive email messages.
Pocket Internet
Explorer
Browse Web and WAP sites and download new
programs and files from the Internet.
Notes
Create handwritten or typed notes, drawings and
recordings.
Tasks
Keep track of your tasks.
Windows Media
Play digital audio and video files.
Pocket Excel
Create new workbooks or view and edit Excel
workbooks created on your desktop computer.
Pocket Word
Create new documents or view and edit Word
documents created on your desktop computer.
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2.7 Pop-up Menus
With pop-up menus, you can quickly choose an action for an item. For example,
you can use the pop-up menu in the contact list to quickly delete a contact, make
a copy of a contact or send an email message to a contact. The actions in the
pop-up menus vary from program to program. To access a pop-up menu, tap and
hold the stylus on the name of the item that you want to perform the action on.
When the menu appears, lift the stylus and tap the action you want to perform.
Or tap anywhere outside the menu to close the menu without performing an
action.
Tap and hold to display the
pop-up menu.
Lift the stylus and tap the action
you want.
Tap outside the menu to close it
without performing an action.
2.8 Notifications
Your Pocket PC reminds you in a variety of ways when you have something to
do. For example, if you have set up an appointment in Calendar, a task with a
due date in Tasks or an alarm in Clock, you will be notified in any of the
following ways:
A message appears on the screen.
A sound, which you can specify, is played.
The notification indicator flashes in red.
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To choose reminder types and sounds for your Pocket PC, tap
Personal tab
Sounds & Notifications icon.
Settings
2.9 Entering Information
You have several options for entering new information:
Use the Input panel to enter typed text, either by using the soft keyboard or
other input methods.
Write directly on the screen.
Draw pictures on the screen.
Speak into the microphone to record a message.
Entering Text Using the Input Panel
Use the Input panel to enter information in any program on your Pocket PC.
You can either type using the soft keyboard or write using the soft keyboard,
Block Recognizer, Letter Recognizer or Transcriber. In any case, the characters
appear as typed text on the screen.
To show or hide the Input panel, tap the Input panel button. Tap the arrow next to
the Input panel button to see your choices.
Select an input method.
Tap to see your choices.
Input panel button.
When you use the Input panel, your Pocket PC anticipates the word you are
typing or writing 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 Pocket PC, the more words it learns to anticipate.
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Tap here if this is
the right word.
NOTE: To change word suggestion options, such as the number of words suggested at
Settings Personal tab Input icon Word Completion tab.
one time, tap
Block Recognizer
With Block Recognizer, you can use the stylus to input characters using strokes
that are similar to the Palm™ Graffiti® method.
To type with Block Recognizer:
1. Tap the arrow next to the Input panel button and then tap Block Recognizer.
2. Write a letter in the box.
When you write a letter, it is converted to typed text that appears on the screen.
For specific instructions on using Block Recognizer, open Block Recognizer
and then tap the question mark next to the writing area.
Letter Recognizer
With Letter Recognizer, you can write letters using the stylus just as you would
use a pen on paper.
To type with Letter Recognizer:
1. Tap the arrow next to the Input panel button and then tap Letter Recognizer.
2. Write a letter in the box.
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When you write a letter, it is converted to typed text that appears on the screen.
For specific instructions on using Letter Recognizer, open Letter Recognizer
and then tap the question mark next to the writing area.
Transcriber
With Transcriber you can write anywhere on the screen using the stylus just as
you would on paper. Unlike Letter Recognizer and Block Recognizer, you can
write a sentence or more of information; then, you pause and let Transcriber
change the written characters to typed characters.
To type with Transcriber:
1. Tap the arrow next to the Input panel button then tap Transcriber.
2. Write anywhere on the screen.
For specific instructions on using Transcriber, open Transcriber and then tap the
question mark in the lower-right corner of the screen.
Writing on the Screen
In any program that accepts writing—such as the Notes program and the Notes
tab in Calendar, Contacts and Tasks—you can use your 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 information to text later.
Writing
To write on the screen, tap the Pen button to switch to writing mode. This action
displays lines on the screen to help you write.
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Tap the Pen button and use
your stylus like a pen.
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.
Editing Your Writing
If you want to edit or format writing, you must first select the writing and then
edit it.
1. Tap and hold the stylus next to the text you want to select until the insertion
point appears. Without lifting, drag the stylus across the text you want to
select.
2. You can also select text by tapping the Pen button to deselect it and then
dragging the stylus across the screen.
3. Tap and hold the selected words and then tap an editing command (cut,
copy or paste) on the pop-up menu or tap the command on the Edit menu.
If you accidentally write on the screen, tap Tools
Undo and try again.
Converting Your Writing to Text
1. If you want to convert only certain words, select them before going to the
next step.
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2. To convert writing to text, tap Tools Recognize or tap and hold the selected
words and then tap Recognize on the pop-up menu. Your writing is turned
into text.
If a word is not recognized, it is left as writing.
Select the text you want to
convert and tap Recognize
on the pop-up menu.
The writing is turned into
text.
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 (tap one word at a time).
2. On the pop-up menu, tap Alternates. A menu with a list of alternate words
appears.
3. Tap the word you want to use or tap the writing at the top of the menu to
return to the original writing.
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Tap to return to your original
writing.
Or, tap the word you want to use.
Some tips for getting good recognition are listed below:
Write neatly.
Write on the lines 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, use the Tools menu to increase the zoom level to
300%.
Write the letters of a word close together and leave big gaps between words.
Hyphenated words, foreign words that use special characters such as
accents some punctuation cannot be converted.
If you add writing to a word to change it (such as changing a “3” to an “8”)
after you attempt to recognize the word, the writing you add will not be
included if you attempt to recognize the writing again.
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.
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Creating a Drawing
1. To create a drawing, cross three ruled lines on your first stroke. A drawing
box appears.
2. Subsequent strokes in or touching the drawing box become part of the
drawing. Drawings that do not cross three ruled lines will be treated as
writing.
The drawing box indicates the
boundaries of the drawing.
Pen button.
NOTE: You may want to change the zoom level so that you can more easily work on or
view your drawing. Tap Tools and then choose a zoom level.
Editing Your Drawing
If you want to edit or format a drawing, you must select it first.
1. Tap and hold the stylus on the drawing until the selection handle appears.
To select multiple drawings, deselect the Pen button and then drag to select
the drawings you want.
2. Tap and hold the selected drawing and then tap an editing command (cut,
copy or paste) on the pop-up menu or tap the command on the Edit menu.
3. To resize a drawing, make sure the Pen button is not selected and then drag
a selection handle.
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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 Contacts, you can include a recording in the Notes tab. In the
Notes program, you can either create a stand-alone 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 email
message.
To create a recording:
1. Hold the Pocket PC’s microphone near your mouth or other source of
sound.
2. Press and hold the record button on the side of your Pocket PC. If the
speaker is not muted, a beep indicates that your Pocket PC is recording. The
Notification indicator glows red while recording is in progress.
3. While holding down the record button, speak into the microphone.
4. To stop recording, release the Record button. Two beeps will sound. The
new recording appears in the note list or as an embedded icon.
NOTE: You can also make a recording by tapping the Record button on the Recording
toolbar.
To play a recording, tap it in the list or tap its icon in the note.
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Indicates an embedded
recording.
Tap to begin recording.
Tap to show or hide the
Recording toolbar.
Recording Formats
Your Pocket PC supports several formats for voice notes. The formats vary in
both the quality of the recording and the size of the sound file. When selecting a
recording format, you should consider the quality you need as well as how much
storage memory the recording will use on your Pocket PC.
Not all recording formats are compatible with other software or computers. If
you will share your recordings with others or transfer a recording to your
desktop computer, be sure to choose a recording format that is supported by the
software used to play recordings on the other computer.
The PCM format offers the highest quality recording and is compatible with all
Pocket PC models, other Windows-powered mobile devices and desktop
computers that use Windows operating systems. The GSM 6.10 format is
compatible with all Pocket PC models and other Windows-powered mobile
devices, but may not work with desktop computers.
To select a recording format:
1. Tap
Settings
Input icon.
2. On the Options tab in the Input control panel, select a voice recording format
from the drop-down list.
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The list of recording formats on your Pocket PC indicates the sample rate,
whether the format is stereo or mono and how much storage memory is required
per second of recording. You may need to experiment with different sample
rates and formats to determine which format best suits your voice.
Using My Text
When using Inbox or MSN Messenger, use My Text to quickly insert preset or
frequently used messages into the text entry area. To insert a message, tap My
Text and then tap a message.
Tap to select a
prewritten message.
NOTE: After inserting a My Text message, you can add text to it before you send the
message.
To edit a My Text message, tap Tools Edit My Text Messages. Select the
message you wish to edit and make desired changes.
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3 Managing Your Pocket PC
This chapter tells you how to effectively manage power, memory, settings, data
and programs of your Pocket PC.
3.1 Managing Power
You must maintain a continuous power supply to your Pocket PC to retain your
data, including any information, programs or settings that you added to your
Pocket PC.
A fully charged battery should provide power for up to 12 hours of use. The
operating time of a fully charged battery depends on how you are using the
Pocket PC. Some functions, such as using multimedia or operating a SD/MMC
or CompactFlash card, may consume the battery power considerably.
Low Battery Signals and Actions
CAUTION:
Though your Pocket PC can retain data for 72 hours after its battery runs completely out
of power, you must constantly charge the battery of your Pocket PC. This can prevent
data loss or damage to the battery caused by the battery’s being kept in a discharged
state for too long.
When you recharge the battery upon a warning of low power, you should charge for at
least 30 minutes to one hour. If you unplug the AC adapter soon, you may not have
sufficient battery power for your operation.
You can monitor the battery power by tapping
Settings System tab
Power icon. The remaining power is displayed on a status bar in the Power
control panel.
When the battery is low, your Pocket PC will pop up a warning message. You
should save your data and recharge the battery immediately upon a warning of
low power; otherwise your Pocket PC will turn off automatically. You need to
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connect the Pocket PC to external AC power for charging before you can use it
again. If the battery completely runs out of power, you will lose any
information, programs or settings that you added.
Smart Power Management
Supplied with your Pocket PC is a tool called “Mitac Utility.” This utility helps
you effectively manage power to prolong the battery’s operating time.
Settings
System tab
Mitac Utility. The tool consists of five tabs:
System, Smart Battery, Wireless, WakeUp, and FlashDisk. They are described as
Tap
below.
System
This page shows the program information. It does not contain any adjustable
items.
Smart Battery
Select a mode from the following four options.
Auto Pocket PC will automatically adjust the CPU speed according to the
need of the current operation.
Low Performance The CPU always runs at a lower speed, thus extending
the battery life.
High Performance The CPU always runs at normal speed, thus providing
standard battery life.
Superior Performance The CPU always runs at a high speed, thus
shortening the battery life.
Wireless
Select a mode from the following three options.
Active Mode The wireless network module built in your Pocket PC is on at
all times after it has been initialized.
Power Saving Mode The wireless network module will automatically
enter normal power saving mode whenever appropriate.
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Deep Power Saving Mode (default) The wireless network module will
automatically enter high power saving mode whenever appropriate.
WakeUp
Check the desired item(s).
CF slot powered off during sleep mode
Sets if the Pocket PC will stop the power supply to the CompactFlash slot
when the Pocket PC is suspended. (The default setting is unchecked.)
SD slot powered off during sleep mode
Sets if the Pocket PC will stop the power supply to the SD/MMC slot when
the Pocket PC is suspended. (The default setting is unchecked.)
USB Hub disable
Sets if the mini-USB connector is disabled. (The default setting is checked.)
You can also select the events for waking up your Pocket PC. Check the desired
item(s). (The default settings are all checked.)
Application buttons
Record Button
SD/MMC Card insertion/removal
CF card insertion/removal
USB Plug-In/removal
FlashDisk
If you wish to format the “My Flash Disk” built into your Pocket PC, check
Format My Flash Disk and reset your Pocket PC. (For information on My Flash
Disk, see section 3.2.)
CAUTION: Formatting will erase all data stored in My Flash Disk.
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Power-Saving Tips
Follow these suggestions to maximize the battery’s operating time, particularly
when you are relying solely on the battery power for extended time periods.
Suspend frequently.
By default, the screen backlight will automatically turn off and the Pocket
PC will also turn off when it has been idle for a period of time. You can
shorten the length of the idle time using
Settings System tab
Power Advanced tab to set up.
Press the power button to turn off your Pocket PC when it is not in use, even
for a short time. You can also manually turn off the backlight by pressing
and holding the power button.
Turn off functions not needed or adjust settings.
Lower the volume.
Do not enable sounds or light flashing except for the most necessary
notifications. (Tap
Settings Personal tab
Sounds &
Notifications icon to set up.)
Remove the SD/MMC or CompactFlash card, if installed, from the slot
if you are not using it.
Avoid power-consuming situations such as:
When connecting your Pocket PC to your desktop computer (Your
Pocket PC will not auto-suspend while it is connected.)
When using a modem or other peripheral
When monitoring infrared transfers (Although you can set your Pocket
PC to constantly monitor the IR port for files sent from other devices,
doing so will quickly drain your battery.)
When playing sound or music
When recording.
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3.2 Managing Memory
Storage and Program Memory
Files, settings and data that you add to your Pocket PC are stored in RAM
(Random Access Memory). The RAM on your Pocket PC is shared between
storage memory and program memory.
Storage memory
Storage memory is used to store the data you create and additional programs
you install.
Program memory
Program memory is used to run programs on your Pocket PC.
Your Pocket PC automatically manages the allocation between storage and
program memory. However, in some situations, such as when the memory is
running out, your Pocket PC may not be able to automatically adjust the
allocation. (For information on solving memory problems, see section 7.4.)
Additional Memory
Your Pocket PC has an internal memory called My Flash Disk, with
approximately 32MB capacity. You can use this space to store data or programs.
In addition, you can buy storage cards for backup, storage, archives or to
transfer large files to other devices. Depending on the type of the storage card
inserted, you can find the MMC Disk, SD Disk or CF Disk folder, listed under My
Device in the File Explorer application.
Data stored on a storage card will be saved, even if your Pocket PC loses power.
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3.3 Customizing Your Pocket PC
NOTE: Incorrect settings may cause your system to malfunction. Make sure that you fully
understand the function of a certain item before any adjustment.
You can customize the settings of the Pocket PC to your own preferences. Tap
Settings. You can tap any of the icons on the Personal, System or
Connections tabs for the options. The items you can customize are described as
follows:
Tab
Personal
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Items
Buttons
Descriptions
To assigns programs to the hardware buttons and set
the repeat rate of the scroll dial.
Input
To set up items related to Block Recognizer, soft
keyboard, Letter Recognize, Transcriber input
methods and voice recording format.
Menus
To customize what appear on the Start menu and to
enable a pop-up menu from the New button on the
Today screen.
Owner
Information
To enter your personal information.
Password
To set a password for security. (See the proceeding
section for more information.)
Sounds &
Notifications
To set the conditions and types of the sounds, system
volume and ways of notifications.
Today
To select the information you want displayed on the
Today screen and to select a desired theme for the
background.
Tab
System
Items
About
Descriptions
To show the hardware information of the Pocket PC
and to define the device name that your Pocket PC
uses for identifying itself to other computers.
Backlight
To adjust the brightness level of the display and to set
the automatic turnoff for power saving purposes.
Certificate
To establish your identify or the identify of other
computers. (See the proceeding section for more
information.)
Clock
To change the time and date and to set alarms.
Memory
To temporarily adjust the allocation between storage
and program memory, to view the memory on the
storage card (if installed) and to manually stop a
program if it becomes unstable or program memory is
low.
Power
To show the remaining battery power and to set the
time for the Pocket PC to turn off automatically.
Regional
Settings
To specify the region of your location and the formats
of the number, currency, time and date.
Remove
Programs
To remove programs you added to the RAM of your
Pocket PC.
Screen
To adjust the touch screen for accurate screen taps
and to enable ClearType feature for easier reading of
text in programs that support ClearType.
Connections Beam
Connections
To send and receive information and files between IR
ports. (See section 6.6 for more information.)
To set up or change connection information. (See
sections 6.2 to 6.4 for more information.)
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3.4 Security
Setting a Password
A password can safeguard your Pocket PC against unauthorized use. Follow this
procedure to set a password:
1. Tap
Settings
Personal tab
Password icon.
2. Check the Prompt if device unused item and select a value to set the time for
the Pocket PC to prompt for password after idling.
3. Select the type of password you would like to use. You can set a four-digit
password or a long password containing a combination of at least seven
characters, digits or punctuation
4. Tap the digits or characters to set your password.
5. To keep a hint for yourself in case you forget your password, tap the Hint
tab and enter your hint.
6. Tap OK.
NOTE: You need to clear the memory of your Pocket PC if you eventually forget the
password. (See section 7.2.)
Certificates
Certificates help establish your identity when you are logging onto a secured
network, such as a corporate network. Certificates also help establish the
identity of other computers, such as servers, with which you connect. This helps
prevent unauthorized users from accessing your Pocket PC and information.
You can store two types of certificates on your Pocket PC:
Personal Certificates establish your identity.
Root Certificates establish the identity of servers with which you connect.
Your Pocket PC may include a set of preinstalled certificates. To manage and
view certificates, follow this procedure:
1. Tap
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Settings
System tab
Certificates.
2. Tab Personal or Root tab according to your need.
3. The list displays the name of the certificate issuer and the expiration date.
To view more information about a certificate, tap it in the list.
4. To delete a certificate, tap and hold it in the list and then tap Delete.
3.5 Finding and Organizing Information
The Find feature on your Pocket PC helps you quickly locate information.
To find a file, tap
Find. Enter the text you want to find, select a data type
and then tap Go to start the search.
NOTE: To quickly find information that is taking up storage space on your Pocket PC,
select Larger than 64 KB under Type.
You can also use the File Explorer to find files on your Pocket PC and to
organize these files into folders. Tap
Programs File Explorer icon.
Tap to change folders.
Select the sort order for the list.
Tap the folder name to open it.
Tap and hold to create a new folder.
NOTE: You can move files in File Explorer by tapping and holding the item you want to
move, tapping Cut or Copy on the pop-up menu, browsing to the new location and then
tapping Paste.
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3.6 Backing Up Data
To prevent loss of data, you should back up your Pocket PC frequently. Your
Pocket PC comes with two programs for backing up data:
Microsoft ActiveSync
ActiveSync enables you to back up data to your desktop computer. You can
back up all data on your Pocket PC or only your PIM databases (Calendar,
Contacts and Tasks). You can set ActiveSync to back up automatically each
time you connect or you can back up manually, whenever you choose. For
more information, see ActiveSync Help on your desktop computer.
eBackup
A utility called eBackup is supplied with your Pocket PC to let you easily
back up data. (See section 5.8 for instructions.)
3.7 Adding or Removing Programs
Programs added to your Pocket PC at the factory are stored in ROM (Read-Only
Memory). You cannot remove the programs and you will never accidentally
lose ROM contents. All other programs and data files added to your Pocket PC
after factory installations are stored in RAM.
You can install any program created for your Pocket PC as long as your Pocket
PC has enough memory. The most popular place to find software for your
Pocket PC is on the Pocket PC Web site (http://www.pocketpc.com).
Adding Programs
To Add Programs Using ActiveSync
You will need to install the appropriate software for your Pocket PC on your
desktop computer before installing it on your Pocket PC.
1. Determine your Pocket PC and processor type so that you know which
version of the software to install. Tap
Settings
System tab
About
icon Version tab and make a note of the information in Processor.
2. Download the program to your desktop computer or, if you have a CD or disk
containing the program, insert the CD or disk into your desktop computer.
You might see a single *.xip, *.exe *.zip file, a Setup.exe file or several
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versions of files for different device types and processors. Be sure to select the
program designed for the Pocket PC and your Pocket PC processor type.
3. Read any installation instructions, Read Me files or documentation that
comes with the program. Many programs provide special installation
instructions.
4. Connect your Pocket PC and desktop computer.
5. Double-click on the *.exe file.
If the file is an installer, the installation wizard begins. Follow the
directions on the screen. Once the software has been installed on your
computer, the installer automatically transfers the software to your
Pocket PC.
If the file is not an installer, you will see an error message stating that
the program is valid but it is designed for a different type of computer.
You will need to move this file to your Pocket PC. If you cannot find
any installation instructions for the program in the Read Me file or
documentation, use ActiveSync Explore to copy the program file to the
Program Files folder on your Pocket PC. For more information on
copying files using ActiveSync, see ActiveSync Help.
NOTE: You can also use Pocket Internet Explorer to download some programs from the
Internet directly to your Pocket PC if your Pocket PC is connected to Internet.
Once installation is complete, tap
switch to it.
Programs and tap the program icon to
To Add a Program to the Start Menu
Use one of the following methods to add a program to the Start menu.
Tap
Settings Menu icon and tap the check box for the program. If
you do not see the program listed, use any of the following two methods.
If you are using File Explorer on the Pocket PC:
Tap
Program File Explorer icon and locate the program (tap the
folder list, labelled My Documents by default and tap My Device to see a list of
all folders on the Pocket PC). Tap and hold the program and tap Cut on the
pop-up menu. Open the Start Menu folder located in the Windows folder,
tap and hold a blank area of the window and tap Paste on the pop-up menu.
The program appears on the Start menu.
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If you are using ActiveSync on the desktop computer:
Use the Explorer in ActiveSync to explore your Pocket PC files and locate
the program. Right-click on the program and then click on Create Shortcut.
Move the shortcut to the Start Menu folder in the Windows folder. The
shortcut appears on the Start menu.
Removing Programs
To remove a program from your Pocket PC:
1. Tap
Settings
System tab
Remove Programs.
2. Select the program in the list then tap Remove.
If the program does not appear in the list of installed programs, use File
Explorer on your Pocket PC to locate the program, tap and hold the program and
then tap Delete on the pop-up menu.
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4 Microsoft Pocket Outlook
This chapter tells you how to use Microsoft Pocket Outlook that includes
Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Notes and Inbox. You can use these programs
individually or together. For example, e-mail addresses stored in Contacts can
be used to address e-mail messages in Inbox.
4.1 Calendar: Scheduling Appointments and
Meetings
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 set Calendar to remind you of appointments with a sound
or other method. Appointments for the day can be displayed on the Today
screen.
Tap
Calendar or press the
to the program.
Calendar button on your Pocket PC to switch
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Tap to go to today.
Tap to display or edit the
appointment details.
Tap to create a new appointment.
NOTE: You can customize the Calendar display (for example, change the first day of the
week), by tapping Tools Options.
Creating an Appointment
1. In Day or Week view, tap the desired date and time for the appointment.
2. Tap New.
Tap to return to the calendar (the
appointment is saved automatically).
Tap to choose from predefined text.
Tap to choose from previously entered
locations.
Tap to select a time.
Tap to select a date.
Notes is a good place for maps and
directions.
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3. Using the Input panel, tap first to select the field, and then enter a
description and a location.
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. You can also do the followings with regard to this appointment:
Add a note.
Create an all day event.
Set a reminder.
Make the appointment recurring.
Assign the appointment to a category.
Send a meeting request.
Beam the appointment.
For more information, tap
Help.
7. Tap OK to return to Calendar.
Using the Calendar Summary Screen
When you tap an appointment in Calendar, a summary screen is displayed. To
change the appointment, tap Edit.
View appointment details.
View notes.
Tap to change appointment.
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Creating Meeting Requests
You can use Calendar to set up meetings with users of Outlook or Pocket
Outlook. The meeting notice will be created automatically and sent either when
you synchronize Inbox or when you connect to your email server. Indicate how
you want meeting requests sent by tapping Tools Options. If you send and
receive email messages through ActiveSync, select ActiveSync.
To schedule a meeting:
1. Create an appointment.
2. In the appointment details, hide the Input panel and then tap Attendees.
3. From the list of email addresses in Contacts, select the meeting attendees.
The meeting notice is created automatically and placed in the Outbox folder.
For more information on sending and receiving meeting requests, see Calendar
Help and Inbox Help on your Pocket PC.
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4.2 Contacts: Tracking Friends and Colleagues
Contacts maintains a list of your friends and colleagues so that you can easily
find the information you are looking for, whether you are at home or on the
road. Using the IR port on the Pocket PC, you can quickly share Contacts
information with users of Pocket PCs and other mobile devices.
Tap
Contacts or press the
to the program.
Contacts button on your Pocket PC to switch
Select the category of contacts you
want displayed in the list.
Tap and enter part of a name to quickly find it
in the list.
Tap to see additional phone numbers and
e-mail addresses.
Tap to display or edit the contact details.
Tap and hold to display a pop-up menu of
actions.
Tap to create a new contact.
NOTE: To change the way information is displayed in the list, tap Tools
Options.
Creating a Contact
1. In Contacts, tap New.
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Tap to return to the contact list (the
contact is saved automatically).
Scroll to see more fields.
Notes is a good place for
maps and directions.
2. Using the Input panel, enter a name and other contact information. You will
need to scroll down to see all available fields.
3. You can also do the followings with regard to this contact:
Add a note.
Assign the contact to a category.
Send an e-mail to the contact.
Synchronize the contact.
Beam the contact.
For more information, tap
Help.
4. Tap OK to return to the contact list.
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Finding a Contact
There are four ways to find a contact:
Tap
Find, enter the contact name, select Contacts for the type then tap
Go.
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 button to the
right of the box.
In the contact list, tap the category list (labeled All Contacts by default) and
select the type of contact that you want displayed. To show all contacts
again, select All Contacts. To view a contact not assigned to a category, select
None.
To view the names of companies your contacts work for, in the contact list,
tap View By Company. The number of contacts that work for that company
will be displayed to the right of the company name.
Using the Contacts Summary Screen
When you tap a contact in the contact list, a summary screen is displayed. To
change the contact information, tap Edit.
View contact details.
Tap to view notes.
Tap to change contact information.
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4.3 Tasks: Keeping a To Do List
Use Tasks to keep track of what you have to do.
Tap
program.
Tasks or press the
Tasks button on your Pocket PC to switch to the
Select the category of tasks you
want displayed in the list.
Select the sort order of the list.
Inidcates high priority.
Tap to display or edit the task
details.
Tap and hold to display a pop-up
menu of actions.
Tap to create a new task.
NOTE: To change the way information is displayed in the list, tap Tools
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Options.
Creating a Task
1. In Task, tap New.
Tap to return to the task list (the task
is saved automatically).
Tap to choose from
predefined subjects.
Notes is a good place for
maps and directions.
2. Using the Input panel, enter a description.
3. You can enter a start date and due date or enter other information by first
tapping the field. If the Input panel is open, you will need to hide it to see all
available fields.
4. You can also do the followings with regard to this task:
Add a note.
Set a reminder.
Make the task recurring.
Assign the task to a category.
Beam the task.
Synchronize the task.
For more information, tap
Help.
5. Tap OK to return to the task list.
NOTE: To quickly create a task with only a subject, tap Tools
to add a new task. Enter your task information.
Entry Bar
Tap here
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Using the Tasks Summary Screen
When you tap a task in the task list, a summary screen is displayed. To change
the task, tap Edit.
View task details.
Tap to show and hide additional
summary information.
View notes.
Tap to change task information.
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4.4 Notes: Capturing Thoughts and Ideas
Quickly capture thoughts, reminders, ideas, drawings 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 list is displayed, it will be created as a
stand-alone recording.
Tap
program.
Notes or press the
Notes button on your Pocket PC to switch to the
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 to record.
Tap to create a new note.
Tap to show or hide the
Recording toolbar.
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Creating a Note
1. In Notes, tap New.
NOTE: You can create a note by using a template. Tap the folder list (labeled All Folders
by default) and then Template. Tap the template you want to use and make your changes.
2. Create your note by writing, drawing, typing and recording. For more
information about using the Input panel, writing and drawing on the screen
and creating recordings, see section 2.9.
Tap to return to the note list (the
note is saved automatically)
Tap to show or hide the input panel.
Tap to write on the screen.
Tap to add a recording to the note.
3. You can also do the followings with regard to this note:
Beam the note.
Send the note via e-mail.
Create a template
For more information, tap
4. Tap OK to return to the note list.
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Help.
4.5 Inbox: Sending and Receiving E-mail Messages
You can use Inbox to send and receive email messages in two ways:
By synchronizing email messages with Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft
Outlook on your desktop computer.
By connecting directly to an e-mail server through an ISP (Internet Service
Provider) or a network. This method requires an optional modem or
network card.
Tap
Inbox on your Pocket PC to switch to the program.
Synchronizing E-mail Messages
E-mail messages can be synchronized as part of the general synchronization
process. To do this, you need to enable Inbox synchronization in ActiveSync
For information on enabling Inbox synchronization, see ActiveSync Help on the
desktop computer.
During synchronization, the following occurs:
Messages are copied from the mail folders of Exchange or Outlook on your
desktop computer to the ActiveSync folder in Inbox on your Pocket PC. By
default, you receive messages from the past three days only, the first 100
lines of each message file attachments of less than 100 KB in size.
Email messages in the Outbox folder on your Pocket PC are transferred to
Exchange or Outlook and then sent from those programs.
The messages on the two computers are linked. When you delete a message
on your Pocket PC, it is deleted from your desktop computer the next time
you synchronize.
Email messages in subfolders in other e-mail folders in Outlook are
synchronized only if they have been selected for synchronization in
ActiveSync
NOTE: You can also synchronize email messages with your desktop computer from a
remote location. For more information, see section 5.1.
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Connecting Directly to an E-mail Server
You can send and receive email messages by connecting to a POP3 or IMAP4
e-mail server if you can connect to your ISP or local area network. (For
information on connection, see sections 6.2 to 6.4.)
Setting up an Email Service
You can use multiple email services to receive your messages. For each email
service you intend to use, first set up and name the email service. If you use the
same service to connect to different mailboxes, set up and name each mailbox
connection.
In Inbox, tap Acccouts New Account. Follow the directions in the New Service
Wizard. For an explanation of a screen, tap at the upper right corner of the
screen.
NOTE: You cannot add a new service while connected. Tap Accounts
disconnect.
Disconnect to
When you connect to the email server, new messages are downloaded to the
Inbox folder on your Pocket PC, messages in the Pocket PC Outbox folder are
sent messages that have been deleted on the email server are removed from the
Inbox folder on your Pocket PC.
Messages that you receive directly from an email server are linked to your email
server rather than your desktop computer. When you delete a message on your
Pocket PC, it is also deleted from the email 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 email server. Messages are sent as soon as you
tap Send, which saves space on your Pocket PC.
When working offline, once you have downloaded new message headers or
partial messages, you can disconnect from the email server and then 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.
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Using the Message List
Messages you receive are displayed in the message list. By default, the most
recently received messages are displayed first in the list.
Select the service and folder
you want to display.
Select the sort order for messages.
Tap to open a message.
Tap and hold to display a pop-up
menu of actions.
Tap to connect and to send and receive e-mail.
Tap to connect to the selected service.
When you receive a message, tap it to open it. Unread messages are displayed in
bold.
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Tap to return to the message list.
Tap to delete this message.
Tap to view the previous or
next message.
Tap to reply to or
forward this message.
When you connect to your email server or synchronize with your desktop
computer or server, by default, you will receive messages from the last three
days only, the first 100 lines of each new message file attachments of less than
100KB in size. The original messages remain on the server or your desktop
computer.
You can mark the messages that you want to retrieve in full during your next
synchronization or email server connection. In the message list, tap and hold the
message you want to retrieve. On the pop-up menu, tap Mark for Download. The
icons in the Inbox message list give you visual indications of message status.
You 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.
Change options for direct email server connections in Inbox on your Pocket
PC. Tap Accounts Accounts and tap the service you want to change. Tap
and hold the account and tap Delete to remove an account.
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Composing and Sending Messages
1. In Inbox, tap New.
2. In the To field, enter an email address of one or more recipients, separating
them with a semicolon. If the address is already in your contact list, you can
tap To or the
Contacts button in the Command bar to select the e-mail
address.
Tap to send the message.
Tap to show or hide the
complete header.
Tap to show or hide the
recording toolbar.
Tap to display the contact list.
Tap to insert common messages.
3. To select a service, tap the DOWN arrow to display more header
information. In the Account list, select ActiveSyn or the desired e-mail
account.
4. Enter your message. To quickly enter common messages, tap My Text and
select the desired message.
5. To check spelling, tap Edit
Spell Check.
6. If you want to attach a file to the message, tap Edit
select the desired file.
Add Attachment and
NOTE: OLE objects cannot be attached to Inbox messages.
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7. Tap Send when you have finished the message. If you are working offline,
the message is moved to the Outbox folder and is sent the next time you
connect.
The message is placed in the Outbox folder on your Pocket PC and will be
delivered in one of two ways:
The message is transferred to the Outbox folder in Exchange or Outlook on
your desktop computer and sent the next time you synchronize.
The message is transferred to your email server the next time you connect.
In Inbox, make sure the appropriate service is selected on the Accounts
menu. Then tap the Connect button (or Connect on the Accounts menu).
Managing Email Messages and Folders
Each e-mail service account has its own folder hierarchy with five default
folders: Inbox, Outbox, Deleted Items, Drafts and Sent Items. The messages you
receive and send through the mail service are stored in these folders. You can
also create additional folders within each hierarchy.
The Deleted Items folder contains messages that have been deleted on your
Pocket PC. The behaviour of the Deleted and Sent Items folders depends on the
options you have chosen.
Folder Behavior
The behavior of the folders you create depends on whether you are using
ActiveSync, POP3 or IMAP4.
If you use ActiveSync, email messages in the Inbox folder in Outlook are
automatically synchronized with your Pocket PC. You can select to
synchronize additional folders by designating them for ActiveSync. The
folders you create and the messages you move are mirrored on the server.
For example, if you move two messages from the Inbox folder to a folder
named Family and you have designated Family for synchronization, the
server creates a copy of the Family folder and copies the messages into that
folder. You can then read the messages while away from your desktop
computer.
If you use POP3 and you move email messages to a folder you created, the
link is broken between the messages on the Pocket PC and their copies on
the mail server. The next time you connect, the mail server sees that the
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messages are missing from the Pocket PC Inbox and deletes them from the
server. This prevents you from having duplicate copies of a message, but it
also means that you no longer have access to messages that you move to
folders created from anywhere except the Pocket PC.
If you use IMAP4, the folders you create and the email 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 Pocket PC
or desktop computer. This synchronization of folders occurs whenever you
connect to your mail server, create new folders or rename/delete folders
when connected.
For all services except ActiveSync, you can access folder options by tapping
Tools
Manage Folders in the message list.
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5 More Programs
In addition to Microsoft Pocket Outlook, several programs are built into your
Pocket PC. They include Microsoft ActiveSync, Microsoft Pocket Word,
Microsoft Pocket Excel, Windows Media Player, Microsoft Reader, Pictures
and additional programs. This chapter tells you how to use these programs.
5.1 Microsoft ActiveSync
NOTE: ActiveSync is already installed on your Pocket PC. You need to install ActiveSync
on your desktop computer. (For information on installing ActiveSync, see section 1.4.)
When you have established the connection between your Pocket PC and your
desktop computer, you can synchronize the information between the two with
ActiveSync. Synchronization compares the data on the two sides and updates
both computers with the most recent information. For example, you can:
Keep your Pocket Outlook Contacts, Calendar and Tasks databases
up-to-date by synchronizing your Pocket PC with Microsoft Outlook data
on your desktop computer.
Synchronize email messages in your Pocket PC Inbox with email messages
in Microsoft Outlook on your desktop computer.
Synchronize Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel files between your
Pocket PC and desktop computer. Your files are automatically converted to
the correct format.
With ActiveSync, you can also:
Back up and restore your Pocket PC data.
Copy (rather than synchronize) files between your Pocket PC and desktop
computer.
Add and remove programs on your Pocket PC.
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Pass through your desktop computer to a network or the Internet to perform
tasks such as downloading IMAP4 e-mail messages or browsing the
Internet on your Pocket PC.
Ways of Connecting to Your Desktop Computer
CAUTION: Do not shut down or restart your desktop computer while your Pocket PC is
connected. Turn off your Pocket PC or disconnect the cable before you shut down your
desktop computer.
You can connect your Pocket PC to a desktop computer in several ways:
Use the USB cradle or ActiveSync cable (available as an optional
accessory) (See step 8 of section 1.4 for information.)
Use the IR port in place of using a cable. IR ports can be found on many
notebook computers; however, on a desktop computer, you may need to
install and configure an IR port. To install the port, follow the
manufacturer’s instructions. (For complete instructions on connecting to
your desktop computer by infrared, refer to ActiveSync Help on your
desktop computer.)
Use a network or dial-up connection. You can synchronize while connected
to your desktop computer by a dial-up connection or over a LAN (Local
Area Network).
Synchronizing Data
Once you have created a partnership and completed the first synchronization,
you can initiate synchronization from your Pocket PC.
To Synchronize from Your Pocket PC
1. Connect your Pocket PC to your desktop computer.
2. On your Pocket PC, tap
3. Tap
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ActiveSync.
to begin synchronization.
View connection status.
Tap to connect and synchronize.
Tap to stop synchronization.
View synchronization status.
Tap to synchronize via IR or change
synchronization settings.
By default, ActiveSync does not automatically synchronize all types of
information. Use ActiveSync options to turn synchronization on and off for
specific information types. You can:
Control when synchronization occurs by selecting a synchronization mode.
For example, you can synchronize continually while the Pocket PC is
connected or only when you choose the synchronize command.
Select which information types are synchronized and control how much
data is synchronized. For example, you can choose how many weeks of past
appointments you want synchronized.
For information on setting ActiveSync options and using ActiveSync on your
desktop computer, see ActiveSync Help on the desktop computer. For
information on using ActiveSync on your Pocket PC, see ActiveSync Help on
the Pocket PC.
To Synchronize from a Remote Location
You can also synchronize by dialing in to your desktop computer or connecting
over a network. This can be useful if you need to synchronize files or PIM
information while traveling. Before you leave, you must configure both your
Pocket PC and your desktop computer.
On your Pocket PC, you need to create a partnership between your Pocket PC
and the desktop computer using one of the direct connection methods (USB
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cable or infrared connection). You must also configure a connection on your
Pocket PC as described in sections 6.2 to 6.4.
On your desktop computer, you need to ensure the following:
The desktop computer or network server is configured to allow your Pocket
PC to connect. Depending on the version of Windows running on the
desktop computer, you may need to install and configure Remote Access
Services or Dial-Up Networking on the desktop computer.
ActiveSync is configured to allow a network connection. For more
information, see ActiveSync Help on your desktop computer.
If you are using a modem on your desktop computer, turn the modem on
before you leave.
Leave your desktop computer on and be sure you logged on under the same
user name that you used when you created the partnership.
Your PIM program and email program (Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft
Exchange) should be running correctly.
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5.2 Pocket Word
Microsoft Pocket Word 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 Pocket PC or you can copy documents from your desktop computer.
Synchronize documents between your desktop computer and your Pocket PC
regularly so that you have the most up-to-date content in both locations.
Tap
Programs and tap the Pocket Word icon to switch to the program.
Select the type of folder you
want displayed in the list.
Tap to change the sort
order of the list.
Tap to open a document.
Tap and hold an item to see
a pop-up menu of actions.
Tap to create a new document.
Creating a Document
1. In Pocket Word, tap New.
NOTE: To open a template rather than a blank document, select a template for new
documents. Tap Tools Options and select the desired template. When you tap New,
the template appears with appropriate text and formatting already provided.
2. You can enter information in Pocket Word in one of four modes: writing,
drawing, typing or recording. Use the View menu to switch between modes.
Each mode has its own toolbar, which you can show and hide by tapping the
Show/Hide Toolbar button on the Command bar. (For more information on
entering information, see section 2.9 or Pocket PC Help.)
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NOTE: Written words are converted to graphics (metafiles) when a Pocket Word
document is converted to a Word document on your desktop computer.
Tap and hold to see a
pop-up menu of actions.
Tap to return to the document list
(changes are saved automatically).
Tap to change
formatting options.
Tap to format text.
Tap to show or hide
the tool bar.
Typing Mode
With Space button selected,
drag to insert space. An arrow
appears showing the space
direction and size.
Tap to highlight selected text.
Tap to select formatting options,
such as pen weight and line color.
Space button.
Pen button.
Writing Mode
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Select Shape on the pop-up menu
to convert objects to proper shapes.
Resize an object by dragging
the selection handles.
Tap an arrow to Tap to select formatting options, such
see your choices. as line weight, fill color and line color.
Pen button.
Drawing Mode
3. You can check the spelling by tapping Tools
Spell Check.
4. When you have finished entering the information and tap OK, the document
is automatically saved and named according to the first characters of text
entered in the document.
Working with Pocket Word Documents
Opening a Document
Whenever you switch to Pocket Word, you will see the document list. Tap the
desired document to open it. You can open only one document at a time; when
you open a second document, you will be asked to save the first.
Changing Options of a Document
In an open document, you can:
Save a document in a variety of formats, including Pocket Word Document
(.psw), Rich Text Document (.rtf) and Plain Text Document (.txt), Word
97/2000 Document (.doc) and Word 97/2000 Template (.dot).
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NOTE: If your document is simple, save it as a Plain Text Document to save storage
space.
Rename the document.
Move the document to a storage card or folder.
For more information, see Word Help on your Pocket PC.
Tips for Working in Pocket Word
You can change the zoom magnification by tapping View Zoom and select
the percentage you want. Select a higher percentage to enter text and a lower
one to see more of your document.
If you are opening a Word document created on a desktop computer, select
Wrap to Window so that you can see the entire document.
View
5.3 Pocket Excel
Microsoft Pocket Excel works with Microsoft Excel on your desktop computer
to give you easy access to copies of your workbooks. You can create new
workbooks on your Pocket PC or you can copy workbooks from your desktop
computer to your Pocket PC. Synchronize workbooks between your desktop
computer and your Pocket PC so that you have the most up-to-date content in
both locations. Pocket Excel provides fundamental spreadsheet tools, such as
formulas, functions, sorting and filtering, which enable you to create simple
workbooks, such as expense reports and mileage logs.
Tap
Programs and tap the Pocket Excel icon to switch to the program.
Creating a Workbook
NOTE: To open a template rather than a blank workbook, select a template for new
workbooks. Tap Tools Options and select the desired template. When you tap New,
the template appears with appropriate text and formatting already provided.
1. In Pocket Excel, tap New.
2. You can use Pocket Excel much the same way you use Excel on your
desktop computer. You can enter formulas and functions and then filter data
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to see the subset of information you want. (For more information on
entering information, see section 2.9 or Pocket PC Help.)
Cell contents appear
here as you enter them.
Format button.
Auto Sum button.
Zoom button.
3. When you have finished entering the information and tap OK, the workbook
is automatically saved and named according to the first characters of text
entered in the workbook.
Working with Pocket Excel Workbooks
Opening a Workbook
Whenever you switch to Pocket Excel, you will see the workbook list. Tap the
desired workbook to open it. You can open only one workbook at a time; when
you open a second workbook, you will be asked to save the first.
Changing Options of a Workbook
In an open workbook, you can:
Save a workbook in a variety of formats, including Pocket Excel Workbook
(.pxl), Pocket Excel 1.0 Workbook (.pxl), Pocket Excel Template (.pxt),
Excel 97/2000 Workbook (.xls) and Excel 97/2000 Template (.xlt).
Rename the workbook.
Move the workbook to a storage card or folder.
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For more information, see Excel Help on your Pocket PC.
Tips for Working in Pocket Excel
View in full-screen mode to see as much of your worksheet as possible. Tap
Full Screen. To exit full-screen mode, tap Restore.
View
If your workbook contains sensitive information, you can protect it with a
password. To do so, open the workbook and tap Edit Password.
Show and hide window elements. Tap View and then tap the elements you
want to show or hide.
Freeze 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 row and column labels visible as you
scroll through a sheet.
Split panes to view different areas of a large worksheet. Tap View Split
and 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 you want to hide. Tap Format Row or Column Hide.
To show a hidden row or column, tap Tools Go To and then type a
reference that is in the hidden row or column. When done, tap Format Row
or Column Unhide.
5.4 MSN Messenger
MSN Messenger on your Pocket PC provides the same chat environment as
MSN Messenger on your desktop computer. These features include:
See who is online.
Send and receive instant messages.
Have an instant message conversation with a group of contacts.
Tell contacts that you are unavailable.
Block contacts from seeing your status or sending you messages.
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To use MSN Messenger, you must have an Internet connection. (For more
information, see sections 6.2 to 6.4.)
In addition, you must have a Microsoft Passport account or a Microsoft
Exchange email account. You must have a Passport to use MSN Messenger
Service. If you have a Hotmail or MSN account, you already have a Passport.
Once you have one of these accounts, you are ready to set up your account.
NOTE:
Sign up for a Microsoft Passport account at http://www.passport.com. Get a free
Microsoft Hotmail email address at http://www.hotmail.com.
Programs Pocket MSN to connect to Pocket MSN web site where you
Tap
can subscribe to get popular MSN services on your Pocket PC.
Tap
Programs and tap the MSN Messenger icon to switch to the program.
Setting Up to Use MSN Messenger
Before you can connect, you must enter Passport or Exchange account
information. Set up an account and sign in as follows:
1. In MSN Messenger, tap Tools
Options.
2. On the Accounts tab, enter your Passport or Exchange account information.
3. To sign in, tap the sign-in screen and enter your email address and
password.
NOTE: If you already use MSN Messenger on your desktop computer, your contacts show
up on your Pocket PC without being added again.
Working with Contacts
The MSN Messenger window shows all of your messenger contacts at a glance
and are divided into Online and Not Online categories. From this view, while
connected, you can chat, send email, block the contact from chatting with you or
delete contacts from your list using the pop-up menu.
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Tap a contact to start a chat.
Tap and hold to display a
pop-up menu of actions.
NOTE:
To see others online without being seen, in the Tools menu, tap My Status and select
Appear Offline.
If you block a contact, it appears offline but remains on the blocked contact’s list. To
unblock a contact, tap and hold the contact, then tap Unblock on the pop-up menu.
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 and tap
Send. To invite another contact to a multi-user chat, in the Tools menu, tap Invite
and tap the contact you want to invite.
NOTE: To switch back to the main window without closing a chat, tap Contacts. To revert
back to your chat window, tap Chats and select the person whom you were chatting with.
To know if the contact you are chatting with is responding, look for the message
under the text entry area.
For more information on using MSN Messenger, tap
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Help.
5.5 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 Pocket PC or on a network, such as on a Web site.
Tap
Windows Media to switch to the program.
Tap to adjust the playback progress.
Tap to adjust volume.
Tap to play or pause.
Tap to stop.
Tap to skip to the next file.
Tap to play a previous file.
You can play files in either Windows Media or MP3 format (this include files
with the extension .asf, .wma, .wmv and .mp3). To find content in Windows
Media Format, see the WindowsMedia.com Web site
(http://www.windowsmedia.com).
Use Microsoft Windows Media Player on your desktop computer to copy digital
audio and video files to your Pocket PC.
For more information about using Windows Media Player, tap
Help.
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5.6 Microsoft Reader
Use Microsoft Reader to read eBooks on your Pocket PC. Download books to
your desktop computer from your favourite eBook Web site. Use ActiveSync to
copy the book files to your activated Pocket PC. The books appear in the Reader
Library, where you can tap them in the list to open them.
NOTE: Before you can use Microsoft Reader, you must activate it from the Microsoft
activation site (http://das.microsoft.com/activate). Follow the directions given at the
Microsoft site.
Each book consists of a cover page, an optional table of contents and the pages
of the book. You can:
Page through the book by using the scroll dial on your Pocket PC or by
tapping the page number on each page.
Annotate the book with highlighting, bookmarks, notes and drawings.
Search for text and look up definitions for words.
The Guidebook contains all the information you need to use the software. To
open the Guidebook, tap Help on the Reader command bar. Or, on a book page,
tap and hold on the book title then tap Help on the pop-up menu.
Tap
Programs and tap the Microsoft Reader icon to switch to the program.
Getting Books for Your Pocket PC
You can download book files from the Web. Just visit your favourite eBook
retailer and follow the instructions to download the book files.
Sample books and a dictionary are also included in the MSReader folder on the
Companion CD.
Use ActiveSync to download the files from your desktop computer to your
activated Pocket PC as described in the Read Me file in the MSReader folder.
Using the Library
The Library is your Reader home page. The home page displays a list of all
books stored on your Pocket PC or storage card.
To open the Library, use one of the two methods:
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On the Reader command bar, tap Library.
On a book page, tap the book title and tap Library on the pop-up menu.
To open a book, tap its title in the Library list.
Tap to scroll through
the Library list.
Tap to select
a sort order.
Tap to open a book.
Tap to specify the
books you want to
display in the list.
Tap here to
navigate to
other parts of
the Reader.
Reading a Book
Each book consists of a cover page, an optional table of contents and the pages
of the book. Navigation options are listed in the bottom portion of the cover
page.
The first time you open a book, you will probably want to go to the first page or
to the table of contents, if there is one. Subsequently, whenever you open the
book, you automatically go to the last page read.
In addition to the text, each book page includes a page number and book title.
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Tap to select
a navigation
option.
Drag to select text and
then tap an option.
Tap arrows to turn the
page or tap and hold
page # to bring up
page riffle.
You can also page through a book by using the scroll dial on your Pocket PC.
Using Reader Features
Reading a book electronically gives you several options not available with paper
books. These options are available from any book page.
Select text by dragging across the text on the page. Then, tap an option on the
pop-up menu, as described here.
Search for Text
Find text in a book by tapping Find on the pop-up menu. Enter the word you
want to search for and tap the desired Find option. Reader highlights found
text on the page. To close Find, tap outside the box. To return to your
original page, tap the title and then tap Return on the pop-up menu.
Copy Text
You can copy text from books that support this feature into any program
that accepts text. On a book page, select the text you want to copy. Then, tap
Copy Text on the pop-up menu. The text can be pasted into the program of
your choice.
Bookmarks
When you add a bookmark to a book, a color-coded bookmark icon appears
in the right margin. You can add multiple bookmarks to a book. Then, from
anywhere in the book, tap the bookmark icon to go to the bookmarked page.
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Highlights
When you highlight text, it appears with a colored background.
Notes
When you attach a note to text, you enter the text in a note pad that appears
on top of the book page. A Note icon displays in the left margin. To show or
hide the note, tap the icon.
Drawings
When you add a drawing, a Drawing icon appears in the bottom-left corner
of the page and drawing tools appear across the bottom of the page. Draw by
dragging your stylus.
To see a list of a book’s annotations, including bookmarks, highlights, text
notes and drawings, tap Annotations Index on the book’s cover page. You can
tap an entry in the list to go to the annotated page.
Removing a Book
When you finish reading a book, you can delete it to conserve space on your
Pocket PC. If a copy of the book is stored on your desktop computer, you can
download it again at any time.
To remove a book from your Pocket PC, tap and hold the title in the Library list
and then tap Delete on the pop-up menu.
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5.7 Pictures
Use Pictures to view jpg pictures stored on your Pocket PC or on a storage card,
send pictures to others, view a slideshow of your pictures or set a picture as the
background on the Today screen.
You can copy jpg pictures from your desktop computer to the My Pictures folder,
within the My Documents folder on your Pocket PC. For more information on
copying files from your desktop computer to your Pocket PC, see ActiveSync
Help on your desktop computer.
1. To view pictures in a storage card, insert the card.
2. Tap
Programs and tap the Pictures icon to switch to the program.
3. By default, the program displays thumbnails of the jpg pictures in the My
Pictures folder, within the My Documents folder on your Pocket PC. To view
the jpg pictures in a storage card, tap . To view pictures on the Pocket PC,
tap .
Tap to change the sort order.
Tap to view a picture in
full screen.
4. Thumbnails of pictures appear on the screen. You can tap one of them to
view the picture in full screen.
For more information about using Pictures, tap
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Help.
5.8 Additional Programs
In addition to Microsoft software, your Pocket PC manufacturer also provides
additional programs to enhance your Pocket PC or facilitate your operation.
eBackup
The eBackup program allows you to back up all or selected data stored in the
RAM of your Pocket PC to an additional storage media.
To Backup Data
CAUTION:
Make sure that the capacity of your storage card is enough for your data.
Never turn off your Pocket PC or remove the storage card during the backup process.
Do not back up your data when the battery is low. Otherwise, you might lose your data.
1. Disconnect your Pocket PC from your desktop computer, if connected.
2. Close all running programs by tapping
Settings
Memory icon
Running Programs tab
Stop All.
System tab
3. Insert a storage card if you are using the media for backing up.
NOTE: Your Pocket PC includes an internal storage device called “My Flash Disk”. When
using eBackup, you can choose this disk as your target if the size of your date does not
exceed 32MB.
4. Tap
Programs
eBackup icon to switch to the program.
5. Tap Backup and then Next.
6. Select a storage media to back up data and tap Next.
7. Select the items you want to backup. You can select individual or multiple
items from Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Inbox, Channels, Notes, Voice
Recorder and User Applications.
8. Tap Next. The program will start backing up data and then display a message
on the screen when backup is completed.
9. Remove the storage card, if inserted. Never delete the contents in the
storage card, or the backup data will be lost and you cannot restore data with
this card.
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To Restore Data
CAUTION:
If you have created files on your Pocket PC since the last backup and do not want to
delete these files during the restore process, move the files from your Pocket PC to your
desktop computer or to a storage card before restoring data.
When you restore data, make sure that your Pocket PC has the same regional settings
that it had when you completed the backup.
1. Disconnect your Pocket PC from your desktop computer, if connected.
2. Stop all running programs by tapping
Settings
Memory icon
Running Programs tab
Stop All.
System tab
3. Insert the storage card if your data were backed up in the card.
4. Tap
Programs
eBackup icon to switch to the program.
5. Tap Restore and then Next.
6. Select the storage media containing your backup data and tap Next.
7. Select the items you want to restore.
8. Tap Restore.
9. Tap Yes. The program will start restoring data and then display a message
on the screen when restoring is completed.
10. Reset your Pocket PC as described in section 7.1.
E-Viewer
Tap
Programs
E-Viewer icon to switch to the program.
This program provides an easy way to view image files in jpg and bmp formats.
With E-Viewer, you can:
View image files in thumbnail or list view.
Delete, rename, cut or copy an image file.
Send the current image file via email
Print the current image file via infrared.
Receive image files via infrared.
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Edit an image file. You can crop an image, add text, write directly on the
image and add a frame.
Capture the screen.
Create a slide show.
Rotate an image.
Add notes and audio to an image.
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6 Getting Connected
To take full advantage of your Pocket PC, you will want to get connected. This
chapter tells you how you can get your Pocket PC connected to the Internet or
corporate network through a variety of ways including wireless network,
modem, network card and Bluetooth. It also describes Internet Explorer for Web
browsing.
6.1 About Connections
Your Pocket PC 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.
After the connections, you can browse the Internet or intranet, send and receive
e-mail and instant messages, and synchronize information using ActiveSync.
6.2 Wireless Network Connection
NOTE: Your Pocket PC incorporates wireless network and Bluetooth capabilities, but you
cannot use both at the same time.
Your Pocket PC has a built-in wireless network module. As long as you are in a
wireless LAN (Local Area Network) environment, you can connect to the
network without physical cables.
Setting Up a Wireless Network
Networks that you have already configured are preferred networks and are listed
in Wireless networks. You can select to connect to only preferred networks or
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have your Pocket PC search for and connect to any available network whether it
is preferred or not.
1. Tap
MioWireless. Or, you can tap the icon
of the Today screen and then tap Wireless.
at the lower right corner
2. The message “Initiate as xxxx …” (where xxxx represents the mode) appears
to indicate that the
on the screen. The icons at the corner changes to
function is available.
NOTE: If multiple networks are detected, a dialog box will appear on the screen for you to
select or configure a network. You can access the network list by tapping Settings or
through step 3 as described below.
3. Tap
Settings
Connections tab
Wireless Ethernet.
4. To change network settings, tap a network in the list.
From Connects to, select what your network connects to, Work or the
Internet.
To connect to an ad-hoc connection, select This is a device-to-computer
(ad-hoc) connection.
5. From Networks to access, select All available, Only access points or Only
computer-to-computer.
6. To connect only to networks you have already configured, clear
Automatically connect to non-preferred networks.
NOTE: If you select to automatically connect to non-preferred networks, your Pocket PC
will detect any new networks and provide you the opportunity to configure them.
Configuring Authentication Settings
To determine if authentication information is needed, see your network
administrator.
1. To manually enter the information, select a network as described earlier and
tap Authentication tab.
2. To use data encryption, tap Data encryption (WEP enabled).
3. To use Shared Key authentication, tap Network Authentication (shared mode).
You will need a network key (as provided by your network administrator).
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4. To automatically use a network key, tap The key is provided for me
automatically. Otherwise, enter the network key.
5. For increased security, select Use IEEE 802.1x network access control. Then,
select the appropriate EAP type.
Starting and Ending the Wireless Network Connection
To start the connection:
1. Tap
MioWireless. Or, you can tap the icon
of the Today screen and then tap Wireless.
at the lower right corner
2. The message “Initiate as xxxx …” (where xxxx represents the mode) appears
on the screen. The icon at the corner changes to
to indicate that the
function is available.
3. If multiple networks are detected, a dialog box will appear on the screen for
you to select a network.
4. To start the connection, use the desired program. For example, switch to
Pocket Internet Explorer and browse to a Web page. Your Pocket PC will
automatically connect.
To end the connection:
1. Tap the icon
Disconnect.
in the Navigation Bar of the Today screen and tap
2. Tap the icon
at the lower right corner of the Today screen and tap Non.
NOTE: When you are not using the wireless network any more, complete the actions for
ending the connection as described above. Leaving the wireless network module active
will consume more power.
Using the Pocket PC as a USB Dongle
Through the cradle or ActiveSync cable, you can use your Pocket PC as a USB
dongle for a desktop computer so that the computer can connect to a wireless
network.
You need to install a specific driver on the desktop computer. To download the
driver and installation instructions, visit the website www.justmio.com.
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6.3 Modem Connection
With a modem, you can dial in to your ISP or corporate network. Before
creating the connection, you need to:
Have a modem (IR, CompactFlash or SD IO). (For installation information,
see the documentation supplied with the product.)
Obtain the following information from your ISP or network administrator:
server phone number, user name, password, domain name and TCP/IP
settings.
Create a modem connection as follows:
1. Tap
Settings
Connections tab
Connections.
2. Follow the instructions in the New Connection wizard. To view additional
settings, tap .
3. In My ISP or My Work Network, tap Add a new modem connection.
NOTE: To change modem connection settings, in either My ISP or My Work Network, tap
Manage existing connections. Select the desired modem connection, tap Settings and
follow the instructions on the screen.
Starting and Ending a Modem Connection
To start the connection, install the modem and connect the modem cable. Then,
use the desired program. For example, switch to Pocket Internet Explorer and
browse to a Web page. Your Pocket PC will automatically connect.
To end the connection, tap the icon
Disconnect.
on the Navigation bar and then tap
6.4 Network (Ethernet) Card Connection
Use a network (Ethernet) card to connect directly to a network. You do not need
to create a new connection on your Pocket PC. Insert a network card and you
can create a connection.
Before creating the connection, you need to:
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Have a network card (CompactFlash or SD IO). (For installation
information, see the documentation supplied with the product.)
Obtain the following information from your network administrator: user
name, password and domain name.
Creating a Network Card Connection
1. Insert the network card into your Pocket PC.
2. 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
Connections
Advanced tab
Network Card.
3. If you need to enter specific server information, tap the appropriate adapter
and then Properties. Most networks use DHCP, so you should not have to
change these settings unless your network administrator instructs you to do
so.
4. If necessary, connect the network card to the network by using a network
cable.
NOTE: You may need proxy server and VPN connection settings. For more information,
see your network administrator.
Starting and Ending a Network Card Connection
To start the connection, install the network card and connect the network cable.
Then, use the desired program. For example, switch to Pocket Internet Explorer
and browse to a Web page. Your Pocket PC will automatically connect.
To end the connection, remove the card from your Pocket PC.
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6.5 Bluetooth
NOTE: Your Pocket PC incorporates Bluetooth and wireless network capabilities, but you
cannot use both at the same time.
Your Pocket PC incorporates Bluetooth capability. Bluetooth is a short-range
wireless communications technology. Devices with Bluetooth capabilities can
exchange information over a distance of about 10 meters (30 feet) without
requiring a physical connection.
With Bluetooth, you can:
Beam information, such as files, appointments, tasks, and contact cards,
between devices that have Bluetooth capabilities.
Create a dial-up modem connection between your Pocket PC and a
Bluetooth phone. You can then use the Bluetooth phone as a modem.
Selecting Bluetooth Mode
You will need to select a Bluetooth mode before using the function.
1. Tap the icon
BlueTooth.
at the lower right corner of the Today screen and then tap
2. The message “Bluetooth initialize…” appears on the screen. The icon at the
corner changes to
to indicate that the function is available.
3. Tap
Settings
Connections tab
Bluetooth.
4. Select a mode according to your needs:
On The Bluetooth radio is turned on and you can use Bluetooth features.
However, others Bluetooth devices cannot detect your Pocket PC.
Off The Bluetooth radio is turned off. In this mode, you can neither send
nor receive information by using Bluetooth.
Discoverable The Bluetooth radio is turned on and all of the other
Bluetooth devices within range can detect your Pocket PC and attempt
to beam information to it, establish a bond, or use a Bluetooth service.
5. Tap OK.
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NOTE: By default, the Bluetooth radio is turned off. If you turn it on and then turn off your
Pocket PC, the Bluetooth radio also turns off. When you turn on your Pocket PC again, the
Bluetooth radio turns on automatically.
Bluetooth Information Exchange
Beaming Information with Bluetooth
1. Turn on the Bluetooth as described earlier in “Selecting a Bluetooth Mode.”
2. Tap and hold an item to beam, such as an appointment in Calendar, a task in
tasks, a contact card in Contacts or a file in File Manager.
3. Tap Beam xxx (where xxx indicates type of item).
4. Your Pocket PC will search for Bluetooth devices within a range of about
10 meters (30 feet) and display the device names on the screen. Tap the
device to which you want to send the beam.
Receiving a Bluetooth Beam
1. Tap
Settings
Connections tab
incoming beams is selected (default).
Beam to make sure that Receive all
2. Make sure that your Pocket PC is in discoverable mode as described earlier
in “Selecting a Bluetooth Mode.”
3. Have your Pocket PC within 10 meters (30 feet) of the device beaming the
information.
4. When prompted to receive an incoming beam, tap Yes.
Bonding with Other Devices
A bond is a relationship that you create between your Pocket PC and another
Bluetooth device in order to help exchange information in a secure manner.
Creating a bond involves entering the same PIN on the two devices you want to
bond. Once a bond is created, the devices need only have their Bluetooth radios
turned on to exchange information; they do not need to be in discoverable mode.
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Creating a Bond
1. Make sure that the two devices are within 10 meters (30 feet) of one another
and that Bluetooth is in discoverable mode on both devices. (See “Selecting
a Bluetooth Mode” earlier.)
2. Tap
Settings
Connections tab
Bluetooth
Bonded Devices tab
New.
3. Your Pocket PC searches for other Bluetooth devices and displays them in the list.
4. Tap the name of the other device and then Next.
5. In PIN, enter a PIN of between 1 and 16 characters and tap Next.
6. Enter the same PIN on the other device.
7. If you want, in Name, edit the name of the other device. You may use any
name.
8. Tap Finish.
Accepting a Bond
1. Make sure that the two devices are within 10 meters (30 feet) of one another
and that Bluetooth is in discoverable mode on both devices. (See “Selecting
a Bluetooth Mode” earlier.)
2. When prompted to bond with the other device, tap Yes.
3. In PIN, enter a PIN of between 1 and 16 characters and tap Next. You must
enter the same PIN that was entered on the device requested the bond.
4. If you want, in Name, edit the name of the other device. You may use any
name.
5. Tap Finish. The bond is created. You can now exchange information with
the other device.
NOTE: To delete a bond, tap
Settings Connections tab
Bonded Devices tab. Tap and hold the bond to delete. Tap Delete.
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Bluetooth
Using a Bluetooth Phone as a Modem
NOTE: Make sure that the GPRS of the Bluetooth phone has been correctly configured
and is operating.
You can use a phone that has Bluetooth capabilities as a modem for your Pocket
PC. To do this, you create a Bluetooth modem connection on your Pocket PC
and then send information to the phone by using Bluetooth.
Creating a Bluetooth Modem Connection
1. Make sure that the Bluetooth phone is turned on, that your Pocket PC’s and
the phone’s Bluetooth radios are turned on, and that your Pocket PC and the
phone are within 10 meters (30 feet) of one another.
2. Tap
Settings
Connections tab
Connections
Add a new modem
connection.
3. Enter a name for the connection.
4. In the Select a modem list, tap Bluetooth
Next.
5. Make sure that the phone is discoverable. Some phones may also need to be
pairable in order to accept a bonding request. For more information, see
your phone documentation.
6. If the phone appears in the My Connections list, skip to step 13. If not, tap New
and follow the remaining steps.
7. In the list, tap the phone and then Next.
8. In PIN, enter a PIN of between 1 and 16 characters and tap Next.
9. Enter the same PIN on the phone.
10. If you want, in Name, edit the name of the phone.
11. Tap Finish.
12. In the My Connections list, tap the phone and then Next.
13. Enter the phone number to dial for this connection and tap Next.
14. In User name, Password and Domain, enter the logon information for this
connection and tap Finish.
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Using the Bluetooth Modem
Once you create a modem connection to the Bluetooth phone, you can reuse it
whenever you want to use the phone as a modem.
Make sure that the Bluetooth phone is turned on, that your Pocket PC’s and the
phone’s Bluetooth radios are turned on, and that your Pocket PC and the phone
are within 10 meters (30 feet) of one another. Start using the program that uses
the Bluetooth phone connection; for example Inbox to send and receive e-mail,
or Internet Explorer to browse the Web.
Turning off Bluetooth
Tap the icon
at the lower right corner of the Today screen and tap Non.
NOTE: When you are not using the Bluetooth any more, complete the actions for ending
the connection as described above. Leaving the Bluetooth active can consume more
power.
6.6 Transferring Items Using Infrared
Using infrared (IR), you can send and receive information, such as contacts and
appointments, between two devices. In addition, you can use the IR port to
synchronize data with your desktop computer, in place of using the
synchronizing cable.
Sending Information
1. Switch to the program where you created the item you want to send and
locate the item in the list.
2. Align the IR ports so that they are unobstructed and within a close range.
CAUTION: If the devices are too far apart or if something blocks the path between the two
ports, data might not be sent or received correctly.
3. Tap and hold the item and tap Beam Item on the pop-up menu.
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NOTE: You can also send items, but not folders, from File Explorer. Tap and hold the item
you want to send and then tap Beam File on the pop-up menu.
Receiving Information
1. Align the IR ports so that they are unobstructed and within a close range.
2. Have the owner of the other device send the information to you.
3. By default, your Pocket PC monitors all incoming beams. A message will
pop up on the screen asking if you want to receive. Tap Yes.
NOTE:
You can disable the automatic monitoring of your Pocket PC by tapping
Settings Connections tab Beam and unchecking the Receive all incoming
beams item.
If the incoming beams are from an older device, you may not be prompted to accept the
information. In this case, tap
Settings Connections tab Beam
Receive an infrared beam.
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6.7 Using Microsoft Pocket Internet Explorer
Use Microsoft Pocket Internet Explorer to view Web pages in either of these
ways:
Connect to an ISP or network and browse the Web. To do this, you will need
to create the connection first, as described in section 7.4.
During synchronization with your desktop computer, download your
favorite links and mobile favorites that are stored in the Mobile Favorites
subfolder in Internet Explorer on the desktop computer.
While you are connected to an ISP or network, you can also download files and
programs from the Internet or an intranet.
Tap
Internet Explorer to switch to the program. The Pocket Internet
Explorer home page appears:
Favorites button.
Home button.
Refresh button.
Viewing Mobile Favorites and Channels
1. In Internet Explorer, tap the Favorites button to display your list of favorites.
2. In the list, tap the page you want to view.
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Tap the favorite you
want to view.
Tap to add or delete a
folder or favorite link.
You will see the page that was downloaded the last time you synchronized with
your desktop computer. If the page is not on your Pocket PC, it will be dimmed
in the Favorites list. You will need to synchronize with your desktop computer
again to download the page to your Pocket PC or connect to the Internet to view
the page.
Browsing the Internet
1. Set up a connection to your ISP or corporate network as described in
sections 6.2 to 6.4.
2. To connect and start browsing, do one of the following:
Tap the Favorites button and then tap the favorite you want to view.
Tap View Address Bar. In the address bar that appears at the top of the
screen, enter the Web address you want to visit and then tap Go. Tap the
arrow to choose from previously entered addresses.
The Mobile Favorites Folder
Only items stored in the Mobile Favorites subfolder in the Favorites folder in
Internet Explorer on your desktop computer will be synchronized with your
Pocket PC. This folder is created automatically when you install ActiveSync
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Favorite Links
During synchronization, the list of favorite links in the Mobile Favorites folder
on your desktop computer is synchronized with Pocket Internet Explorer on
your Pocket PC. 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 (and not the page) will be downloaded to your Pocket PC,
and you must connect to your ISP or network to view the content. For more
information on synchronization, see ActiveSync Help on your desktop
computer.
Mobile Favorites
If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later on your desktop
computer, you can download mobile favorites to your Pocket PC. When you
synchronize your desktop computer and Pocket PC, the content of your mobile
favorites is downloaded to your Pocket PC so that you can view pages while you
are not connected to your ISP or your network.
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, and then click
Create Mobile Favorite.
To change the link name, enter a new name in the Name box.
To change how often the mobile favorite is updated, select a desired
update schedule under Update.
2. Click OK. Internet Explorer downloads the latest version of the page to your
desktop computer.
3. If you want to download the pages that are linked to the mobile favorite you
just created, right-click the mobile favorite and then click Properties. On the
Download tab, specify the number of links deep you want to download. To
conserve memory on your Pocket PC, download only one level of links.
4. Synchronize your Pocket PC and desktop computer. Mobile favorites that
are stored in the Mobile Favorites folder in Internet Explorer are
downloaded to your Pocket PC.
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NOTE: If you do not specify an update schedule, you must manually download content to
keep the information updated on your desktop computer and Pocket PC. Before
synchronizing, in Internet Explorer on your desktop computer, click Synchronize on the
Tools menu. You will see the last time content was downloaded to the desktop computer,
and you can manually download content if needed.
CAUTION: You can add a button to the Internet Explorer toolbar for creating mobile
favorites. In Internet Explorer on your desktop computer, on the View menu, click
Toolbars, and then click Customize.
Conserving Memory
Mobile favorites take up storage memory on your Pocket PC. Follow these tips
to minimize the amount of memory used:
Use ActiveSync settings to turn off photos and sounds for the Mobile
Favorites information type or to stop some mobile favorites from being
downloaded to your Pocket PC. For more information, see ActiveSync
Help.
Limit the number of downloaded linked pages. In Internet Explorer on the
desktop computer, right-click the mobile favorite you want to change, and
then click Properties. On the Download tab, specify 0 or 1 for the number of
linked pages you want to download.
Using AvantGo Channels
AvantGo is a free interactive service that gives you access to personalized
content and thousands of popular Web sites. You subscribe to AvantGo
channels directly from your Pocket PC. Then you synchronize your Pocket PC
with your desktop computer or connect to the Internet to download the content.
For more information, visit the AvantGo Web site.
To sign up for AvantGo:
1. In ActiveSync options on the desktop computer, turn on synchronization for
the AvantGo information type.
2. In Pocket Internet Explorer on your Pocket PC, tap the Favorites button to
display your list of favorites.
3. Tap the AvantGo Channels link.
4. Tap the Activate button.
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5. Follow the directions on the screen. You will need to synchronize your
Pocket PC with your desktop computer, and then tap the My Channels button
to complete the AvantGo setup.
When synchronization is complete, tap the AvantGo Channels link in your list of
favorites to see a few of the most popular channels. To add or remove channels,
tap the Add or Remove link.
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7
Troubleshooting and
Troubleshooting
and
Maintenance
Maintenance
This chapter gives solutions to common Pocket PC problems you may
encounter. It also provides guidelines on taking care of your Pocket PC.
NOTE: If you encounter a problem you cannot solve, contact your dealer for assistance.
7.1 Resetting Your Pocket PC
CAUTION: Resetting will cause unsaved data to be lost.
Resetting your Pocket PC is similar to restarting your desktop computer. It
restarts the operating system, but you will lose any unsaved data.
Occasionally, you may need to reset your
Pocket PC; for example, you should reset:
After you restore data from your desktop
computer.
When your Pocket PC stops responding;
in other words, it appears to be “frozen”
or “locked up.”
Follow this procedure to reset your Pocket
PC:
1. Remove the SD/MMC and/or
CompactFlash card (if installed).
2. Use the stylus to press the reset button on the rear of your Pocket PC.
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7.2 Restoring Factory Default State
In some cases, you may need to restore your Pocket PC to the factory default
state by clearing the memory (RAM) from your Pocket PC. For example, you
should clear the memory:
When your Pocket PC does not respond after being reset.
When you forget your password.
Clearing the memory means all data you have entered in RAM, including all
files, system settings and additional programs you have installed, will be erased.
(Programs installed to ROM at the factory are not affected.)
CAUTION:
To ensure the integrity of your data should it be necessary to clear the memory, you’re
advised to regularly back up your data. (For information on backing up data, see section
3.5.)
Do not slide the battery switch unless it is necessary.
Follow this procedure to clear the memory from your Pocket PC:
1. Backup your information if necessary.
2. Disconnect all cables, including the AC adapter, from your Pocket PC.
3. Stop all running programs by tapping
Settings
Memory icon
Running Programs tab
Stop All.
System tab
4. Press the battery lock to remove the battery.
5. Use the stylus to slide the battery switch to the
OFF (left) position.
6. Wait for 1 minute and then slide the switch back to
the ON (right) position.
Wait for 1 minute.
7. Your Pocket PC will automatically turn on and
display the “Welcome” screen.
NOTE: In case your Pocket PC didn’t automatically turn on,
use the stylus to firmly press the RESET button at the back
of your Pocket PC to turn it on.
8. To begin the Welcome Wizard, tap the screen with the stylus and follow the
onscreen instructions to complete the Welcome Wizard.
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9. Reestablish a. partnership with your desktop computer.
10. You may also want to restore data to your Pocket PC from your most recent
backup file.
NOTE: If the battery completely runs out of power and is not charged in time, you will get
the same result as you restore the factory default state.
7.3 Power Problems
Power does not turn on when using battery power
The remaining battery power may be too low to run your Pocket PC.
Connect the AC adapter to your Pocket PC and to external AC power. Then,
turn on your Pocket PC.
Battery runs out of power quickly
You might be using your Pocket PC in ways that drain power quickly. (See
“Power-Saving Tips” in section 3.1 for more information.)
7.4 Memory Problems
If a warning message of not enough memory appears due to the memory
allocation problem, try the following to free memory on your Pocket PC.
CAUTION: Be discreet when you delete files. Deleting files of which the function is
unknown can cause programs or features to malfunction. It is appropriate to make a
backup before deleting files.
Delete files you no longer need. Tap
Programs
File Explorer. Tap
and hold the file you wish to delete and then tap Delete on the pop-up menu.
To find your largest files, tap
Find. In the Type list, tap Larger than 64KB
Go.
Remove programs you no longer need. Tap
Settings
System tab
Remove Programs. Tap the program you want to remove and then tap Remove.
In Internet Explorer options, delete all files and clear history. In Internet
Explorer, tap Tools Options. Tap Delete Files and Clear History.
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If you are copying files from a computer or device to your Pocket PC, try
adjusting the slider in the Memory setting. Tap
Settings
System tab
Memory icon. Check if you can manually move the slider before copying
files. The maximum storage memory that your Pocket PC can allocate is
around 31MB. This means that you cannot save files larger than 31MB to
the RAM of your Pocket PC.
Stop programs you are not currently using. In most cases, programs
automatically stop to free needed memory. However, in some situations, such
as when confirmation dialog boxes are waiting for a user response, the
program may not be able to automatically stop. To check the state of your
active programs, tap
Settings
System tab
Memory icon
Running
Programs tab. Tap the program you want to view and then tap Activate. Close
any open windows or messages and return the program to list view. If this
does not work, you can stop the program manually. First, make sure that your
work is saved by closing open items and returning the program to list view.
Then, stop the program by tapping Stop or Stop All on the Running Programs tab.
Reset your Pocket PC as described in section 7.1.
If you have a storage card, move data to the storage card as described
below.
Tap
Programs File Explorer. Tap and hold the file you want to move
and tap Cut. Browse to My Documents folder in the storage card folder, tap
Edit Paste. Files stored in folders other than My Documents or stored in
subfolders within subfolders in My Documents may not show up in the list
view of some programs. When using Notes, Pocket Word Pocket or Excel,
you can also move files by opening the item and tapping Tools or Edit then
Rename/Move.
Move email attachments. In Inbox, tap Tools Options Storage tab and
select Store attachments on storage card. All attachments are moved to the
storage card and new attachments are automatically stored on the storage
card.
Set programs such as Notes, Pocket Word and Pocket Excel to
automatically save new items on the storage card. In the program, tap Tools
Options.
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7.5 Screen Problems
Screen is off
If the screen does not respond even after you press the power button, try the
following in order until the problem is solved:
Connect the AC adapter to your Pocket PC and to external AC power.
Reset your Pocket PC as described in section 7.1.
Screen responds slowly
Make sure that your Pocket PC is not running out of battery power or
running many active programs. If the problem still exists, reset your Pocket
PC as described in section 7.1.
Screen freezes
Reset your Pocket PC as described in section 7.1.
Screen is hard to read
Make sure that the backlight of the display is on.
Move to a location with enough light.
If you’re having a hard time reading a document on the screen, try adjusting
the zoom percentage or text size.
In Notes, tap Tools and select a zoom percentage.
In Pocket Word and Pocket Excel, tap View Zoom and select a zoom
percentage.
In Pocket Internet Explorer, tap View Text Size and select a size.
In Calendar, Contacts and Tasks, tap Tools Options and select User
large font.
Inaccurate response to stylus taps
Realign the touch screen. Tap
Settings
System tab
Align Screen
icon. If you cannot correctly tap your selection, turn off the Pocket PC.
Press in the scroll dial and, while keeping it pressed, press the power button
to turn on the Pocket PC. You can then start to align the touch screen.
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7.6 Connection Problems
Cradle Connection Problems
Make sure that your Pocket PC is properly seated on the cradle.
Make sure that you have installed the correct version of ActiveSync on your
desktop computer. Install the version ActiveSync included with your Pocket
PC.
Make sure that your Pocket PC and your desktop computer are both turned
on before establishing the connection.
Make sure that the cable is securely plugged into the USB port on your
desktop computer. Connect the USB cable directly to your desktop
computer—do not run the cable through a USB hub.
Make sure that the USB connection is enabled in ActiveSync on your
desktop computer. If the USB connection is already enabled, disable the
USB connection, close the Connection Settings window and then reopen
and re-enable the USB connection.
Reset your Pocket PC before connecting the cable. (See section 7.1.)
Always disconnect your Pocket PC before you restart your desktop
computer.
Connect only one Pocket PC or personal digital assistant to your desktop
computer at a time.
and
Make sure that you do not have any other active connections. Tap
tap Today. Tap or at the bottom of the screen and then tap Disconnect.
Infrared Connection Problems
Transfer only one file, or no more than 25 contact cards, at a time.
Position the IR ports so that they line up in a distance less than 20 cm (8
inches) but more than 5 cm (2 inches) apart.
Make sure that there are no obstacles between the two IR ports.
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Adjust the room lighting. Some types of light interfere with IR
communications. Try moving to a different location or turning off some
lights.
Modem Connection Problems
Unable to dial out
Do not install your Pocket PC in the cradle. You cannot dial out if your
Pocket PC has an active connection with your desktop computer.
Make sure that the telephone line is connected correctly.
Make sure that the telephone line is analog. Do not connect a modem to a
digital telephone line unless it is specifically designed for use with a digital
line.
Able to dial out but unable to make a proper connection
Make sure that the network you are trying to connect supports the
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP). Your ISP or network administrator can
verify this.
Make sure that your dialing location is correct. Tap
Settings
Connections
Advanced tab
Select Location. To view
help information, tap .
Connections tab
Make sure that the phone number you are trying to reach is correct. Tap
Settings
Connections tab
Connections
Manage existing connections.
To view help information, tap .
Modem connection is unreliable
Make sure that the modem is installed properly.
Make sure that the telephone line is connected correctly.
Network Connection Problems
Make sure that the network card is compatible with your Pocket PC.
Make sure that you have installed the proper drivers for your Pocket PC.
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In the properties for your network card, make sure that you have correctly
configured the IP settings, and the addresses of your DNS servers and/or
WINS servers. Your network administrator can verify this.
Make sure that you have added necessary server information. Tap
Connections tab
Connections
Advanced tab
Network Card.
Select the installed network card (usually the card’s name) and enter any
necessary information. Most networks use DHCP to assign IP addresses
dynamically; you should not have to change or enter any IP address settings
unless your network administrator instructs you to do so.
Settings
If Network Connection is not listed as a connection method in the ActiveSync
dialog box when starting synchronization, wait a few minutes and try again.
Also, if synchronization does not start right away, the network is probably
busy, and it may take a minute for your Pocket PC to connect to the
network.
Verity with your network administrator that your user name and password
are correct.
Verity with your network administrator that the network you are trying to
connect to is available, to try to connect to it from another computer.
You may need to change the device name if you are trying to connect to a
network and cannot because another device with the same name is already
connected. To change the device name, tap
Settings
System tab
About
Device ID tab.
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7.7 Taking Care of Your Pocket PC
Taking good care of your Pocket PC will ensure trouble-free operation and
reduce the risk of damage to your Pocket PC.
General Guidelines
Keep your Pocket PC away from excessive moisture and extreme
temperatures.
Avoid exposing your Pocket PC to direct sunlight or strong ultraviolet light
for extended periods of time.
Do not place anything on top of your Pocket PC or drop objects on top of
your Pocket PC.
Do not drop your Pocket PC or subject it to severe shock.
Store your Pocket PC in a protective cover when not in use.
Do not subject your Pocket PC to sudden and severe temperature changes.
This could cause moisture condensation inside the unit that could damage
your Pocket PC. In the event of moisture condensation, allow you Pocket
PC to dry out completely.
Take care not to sit on your Pocket PC when it is located in the back pocket
of trousers, etc.
Do not carry your Pocket PC with a card inserted. This can result in the
damage or loss of the card.
The screen surface is easily scratched. Use only the stylus to tap on the
screen. Avoid touching it with your fingers, pens, pencils or any other sharp
objects.
Never clean your Pocket PC with its power on. Use a soft, lint-free cloth
moistened with water to wipe the screen and the exterior of your Pocket PC.
Do not use paper towels to clean the screen.
Never attempt to disassemble, repair or make any modifications to your
Pocket PC. Disassembly, modification or any attempt at repair could cause
damage to your Pocket PC and even bodily injury or property damage.
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Do not store or carry flammable liquids, gases or explosive materials in the
same compartment as your Pocket PC, its parts or accessories.
Travel Guidelines
Before traveling with your Pocket PC, back up your data. As an added
precaution, bring along a backup copy.
Remove the SD/MMC card, if installed, from the slot.
Turn off your Pocket PC and disconnect all external devices.
Make sure that the battery is fully charged.
Take the AC adapter with you. Use the AC adapter as the power source and
as a battery-recharger.
Keep your Pocket PC inside its protective cover when you are not using it
on the road.
Hand-carry your Pocket PC in a protective cover. Do not check it in as
luggage.
If you plan to travel abroad with your Pocket PC, consult your dealer for the
appropriate AC adapter for use in your country of destination.
If you plan to make modem connections abroad, make sure that you have
the correct modem and cable for your country of destination.
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A Regulatory Information
NOTE: Marking labels located on the exterior of your device indicate the regulations that
your model complies with. Please check the marking labels on your device and refer to the
corresponding statements in this chapter. Some notices apply to specific models only.
A.1 Class B Regulations
USA
Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement
NOTE:
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.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to The
following two condition: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including Interference
that may cause undesired operation.
FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
Important Note
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment. Users must follow the specific operating instructions
for satisfying RF exposure compliance.
This transmitter must not be operated in conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter.
Canada
Canadian Department Of Communications
Radio Interference Regulations Class B Compliance Notice
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canada
Interference-Causing equipment regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement
Canadien sur le matériel brouileur.
A.2 European Notice
Products with the CE marking comply with Radio & Telecommunication
Terminal Equipment Directive (R&TTE) (1995/5/EEC), the Electromagnetic
Compatibility Directive (89/336/EEC) and the Low Voltage Directive
(73/23/EEC) – as amended by Directive 93/68/ECC - issued by the Commission
of the European Community.
Compliance with these directives implies conformity to the following European
Standards:
EN 300328: Electronic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters, Wideband
Transmission system; Data transmission equipment operating in the 2.4GHz
ISM band and using spread spectrum modulation techniques.
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EN301489-1: Electronic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters,
ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (Common technical requirements)
EN301489-17: Electronic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters,
ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (Specific conditions for Wideband data and
HIPERLAN equipment)
EN55022: Radio disturbance characteristics
EN55024: Immunity characteristics
EN6100-3-2: Limits for harmonic current emissions
EN6100-3-3: Limitation of voltage fluctuation and flicker in low-voltage
supply system
EN60950 : Product Safety
The manufacturer cannot be held responsible for modifications made by the
User and the consequences thereof, which may alter the conformity of the
product with the CE Marking.
The manufacturer cannot be held responsible for modifications made by the
User and the consequences thereof, which may alter the conformity of the
product with the CE Marking.
A.3 About the AC Adapter
The AC adapter is designed to ensure your personal safety and to be compatible
with this equipment. Please follow these guidelines:
Use only the AC adapter (DELTA, ADP-10SB series) supplied with your
Pocket PC. Use of another type of AC adapter will result in malfunction
and/or danger.
This product is intended to be supplied by a LISTED Power Unit marked
with “LPS”, “Limited Power Source” and output rated + 5 V dc / 2 A”.
Do not use the adapter in a high moisture environment. Never touch the
adapter when your hands or feet are wet.
Allow adequate ventilation around the adapter when using it to operate the
device or charge the battery. Do not cover the AC adapter with paper or
other objects that will reduce cooling. Do not use the AC adapter while it is
inside a carrying case.
Connect the adapter to a proper power source. The voltage and grounding
requirements are found on the product case and/or packaging.
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Do not use the adapter if the cord becomes damaged.
Do not attempt to service the unit. There are no serviceable parts inside.
Replace the unit if it is damaged or exposed to excess moisture.
A.4 About the Battery
Caution: Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type.
Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer.
Do not mutilate, puncture, or dispose of battery in fire. The battery can burst
or explode, releasing hazardous chemicals.
Use specified charger only.
A.5 About the Infrared LED
The IR port located on the top side of the Pocket PC is evaluated as a Class 1
LED (Light-Emitting Diode) device according to International Standard
IEC 60 825-1 (EN60825-1) requirements.
CLASS 1 LED PRODUCT
A.6 About the Electrostatic Discharge
Electrostatic discharges can interfere with the normal functioning of the
electronic devices. Your equipment can behave abnormally owing to such an
event, resulting in the possible data corruption or loss of unsaved data. To
recover from this, reset your equipment.
To avoid losing data due to electrostatic discharges or other types of events, it is
recommended that you regularly save and backup data.
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Index
A
AC adapter
Cautions, 113
Connecting, 8
Accessory, 13
ActiveSync, 63
Connector, 5
Installing on desktop computer, 10
Synchronizing data, 64
Synchronizing e-mail messages, 55
Synchronizing from a remote
location, 65
Synchronizing mobile favorites, 97
Appointment
Changing, 45
Creating, 44
Summary screen, 45
Authentication, wireless network, 86
AvantGo, 99
B
Backing up data, 40
Using ActiveSync, 40
Using eBackup, 81
Backlight setting, 37
Backup battery switch, 102
Battery, 3
Cautions, 113
Charging, 8
Checking remaining battery power,
31
Lock, 3
Power low, 31
Beam, 37
Beaming information
Bluetooth, 91
Infrared, 94
Block Recognizer, 22
Bluetooth, 90
Bond, Bluetooth, 91
Buttons
Power, 2
Program, 2
Record, 4
Reset, 3
Scroll dial, 4
Settings, 36
C
Calendar, 43
Creating an appointment, 44
Creating meeting requests, 46
Summary screen, 45
Certificate, 37
Personal, 38
Root, 38
CF. See CompactFlash
Charging the battery, 8
Indicator, 2
115
Cleaning, 109
ClearType, 37
Clock, 37
Command bar, 18
CompactFlash card, 13
CompactFlash slot, 5
Companion CD, vii, 10
Connections, 37, 85
Connecting to a desktop computer,
64
Troubleshooting, 106
Connector
ActiveSync, 5
Headphone, 5
Power connector on cable, 6
Power connector on Pocket PC, 4
USB connector on cable, 6
Contacts, 47
Changing, 49
Chatting with contacts, 74
Creating, 47
Finding, 49
MSN Messenger, 73
Summary screen, 49
Viewing, 49
Converting writing to text, 24
Cradle, 6
Connecting to AC adapter, 8
D
Date, 37
Discoverable, bluetooth, 90
Drag, stylus, 14
Drawing on the screen, 26
Pocket Word, 69
E
eBackup, 81
E-mail service setting up, 56
Entering information, 21
Ethernet, 88
116
E-Viewer, 82
Excel. See Pocket Excel
F
Features, 1
File Explorer, 39
Find feature, 39
G
GSM file format, 29
H
Hardware information, 37
Headphone, 13
Headphone connector, 5
I
Icon
Program, 19
Status, 17
IMAP4 e-mail server, 56
Folder behavior, 61
Inbox, 55
Connecting to e-mail servers, 56
Managing messages and folders, 60
Sending a message, 60
Setting up email service, 56
Synchronizing e-mail messages, 55
Using message list, 57
Indicator
Charging, 2
Notification, 2
Infrared, 5
Cautions, 114
Transferring items, 94
Troubleshooting, 106
Input, 21
Settings, 36
Input panel, 21
Button, 18
Instant messages, 72
Internet
Browsing, 97
Internet Explorer. See Pocket Internet
Explorer
IR port, 5
L
Letter Recognizer, 22
M
Meeting requests, 46
Memory
Additional, 35
Clearing, 102
My Flash Disk, 35
Program, 35
RAM, 35
ROM, 40
Settings, 37
Storage, 35
Storage card, 35
Troubleshooting, 103
Memory card, 12. See Storage card
Menu
Settings, 36
Start menu, 18
Microphone, 5
Microsoft Mobile Devices Web site,
vii
Microsoft Pocket Outlook, 43
Microsoft Reader, 76
Downloading books, 76
Reading a book, 77
Removng a book, 79
Using the Library, 76
Mini-USB connector, 5
MMC card, 12
MMC slot, 4
Mobile favorites
Creating, 98
Reducing storage memory for, 99
Specifying level of links, 98
Synchronizing, 97
Updating schedule, 98
Viewing, 96
Modem connection, 88
MP3, 75
MSN Messenger, 72
MultiMediaCard, 4, 12
My Flash Disk, 35
My ISP, 85
My Pictures, 80
My Text, 30
My Work Network, 85
N
Navigation bar, 18
Navigation button, 2
Using, 15
Network card connection, 88
Notes, 53
Creating, 54
Template, 54
Notification, 20
Indicator, 2
Settings, 36
O
Owner information, 36
P
Partnership, 64
Pass through, 64
Password, 38
PCM file format, 29
Pen button, 23
Pictures, 80
Pocket Excel, 70
117
Creating a workbook, 70
Customizing display of, 72
Opening a workbook, 71
Passwords, 72
Template, 70
Zooming, 72
Pocket Internet Explorer, 96
Clearing history, 103
Delete all files, 103
Pocket Word, 67
Creating a document, 67
Drawing mode, 69
Opening a document, 69
Template, 67
Typing mode, 68
Writing mode, 68
Zooming, 70
POP3 e-mail server, 56
Folder behavior, 61
Pop-up menu, 20
Power, 31
Checking remaining battery power,
31
Connecting, 8
Connector on cable, 6
Connector on Pocket PC, 4
Low battery, 31
Saving, 34
Settings, 37
Troubleshooting, 103
Power button, 2, 9, 34
Program buttons, 2
Program memory, 35
Programs
Adding, 40
Adding to Start menu, 41
Icon, 19
Removing, 41, 42
Stopping, 104
Switching, 19
Protective cover, 13
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R
RAM, 35
Record button, 4
Using, 28
Recording, 28
File formats, 29
Playing back, 28
Recording toolbar, 28
Regional settings, 37
Regulatory information, 111
Removing programs, 37
Reset button, 3, 101
Resetting, 101
Restarting, 101
Restoring factory defaults, 102
Resume, 9
Retoring data
Using eBackup, 82
ROM, 40
Running programs, 19
S
Screen
Adjusting zoom percentage, 105
Aligning, 37
Backlight setting, 37
Realigning, 105
Troubleshooting, 105
Scroll dial, 4
SD card, 12
SD slot, 4
Secure Digital, 4, 12
Soft keyboard, 21
Sound
Settings, 36
Speaker, 2
Start menu, 18
Status icon, 17
Storage card, 12
Backing up data, 81
Moving files to, 104
Storage memory, 35
Stylus, 5
Using, 14
Suspend, 9, 34
T
Taking care, 109
Tap and hold, stylus, 14
Tap, stylus, 14
Tasks, 50
Changing, 52
Creating, 51
Due date, 51
Start date, 51
Summary screen, 52
Template
Notes, 54
Pocket Excel, 70
Pocket Word, 67
Time, 37
Today screen, 16
Settings, 36
To-do list. See Tasks
Touch screen. See Screen
Transcriber, 23
Traveling, 110
Troubleshooting, 101
Cable connection, 106
Cradle connection, 106
Infrared connection, 106
Memory, 103
Modem connection, 107, 108
Network connection, 107
Power, 103
Screen, 105
Turning off, 9
Turning on, 9
U
USB connector, 6
USB Cradle. See Cradle
USB device
Connecting, 5
Note, 6
USB dongle, 87
V
Voice notes. See Recording
Volume control, 36
W
Welcome Wizard, 8
Windows Media Player, 75
Wireless LAN. See Wireless network
Wireless network, 85
Word. See Pocket Word
Writing on the screen, 23
Pocket Word, 68
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