Oster countertop oven Oven User Manual

Oster countertop oven Oven User Manual
Handbook
for
Palm m500 Series Handhelds
™
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Copyright
Copyright © 1998-2001 Palm, or its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Graffiti, HotSync,
PalmConnect, and Palm OS are registered trademarks, and the HotSync logo, Palm,
PalmModem, and the Palm logo are trademarks of Palm, Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other
product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective owners.
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
Palm, Inc. and its subsidiaries assume no responsibility for any damage or loss resulting
from the use of this handbook.
Palm, Inc. and its subsidiaries assume no responsibility for any loss or claims by third
parties which may arise through the use of this software. Palm, Inc. and its subsidiaries
assume no responsibility for any damage or loss caused by deletion of data as a result
of malfunction, dead battery, or repairs. Be sure to make backup copies of all important
data on other media to protect against data loss.
Important: Please read the End User Software License Agreement with this product before using the accompanying software program(s). Using any part of the software indicates that you accept the terms of the End User Software License Agreement.
HotSync® Cradle and Adapters and
Software Download Available
The HotSync® cradle supplied with your handheld fits a USB connector. If you do not
have a USB port available on your computer, you can order a 9-pin serial cradle and the
following types of adapters: 25-pin serial adapter (for use with Windows computers),
or a Macintosh serial adapter. To order a HotSync cradle or adapters, go to the web site:
http://www.palm.com.
Palm™ Desktop software is supplied on a CD-ROM disc. If you do not have access to a
CD-ROM drive for your computer, you can download the Palm Desktop software from
http://www.palm.com.
P/N: 406-2907-A-US
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Contents
About This Book: .............................................................1
Chapter 1: Introduction to Your Handheld ......................3
Getting to know your Palm m500 series handheld ..........................3
What is a Palm m500 series handheld?...........................................3
System requirements .........................................................................4
Palm m500 series components ........................................................ 5
Upgrading from another Palm OS handheld....................................9
Preparing to use your handheld .........................................................9
Connecting the HotSync cradle..................................................... 10
Charging your handheld................................................................ 11
Palm™ Desktop software .............................................................. 12
Using your handheld with another PIM ..................................... 14
Tapping and typing ............................................................................15
Tap with the stylus to get things done......................................... 15
Elements of the handheld interface .............................................. 16
Opening applications ..................................................................... 17
Using menus .................................................................................... 19
Entering data.................................................................................... 21
Customizing your handheld..............................................................25
Chapter 2: Entering Data in Your Handheld ..................29
Using Graffiti writing to enter data ..................................................29
Writing Graffiti characters ..............................................................29
Graffiti tips .......................................................................................31
The Graffiti® alphabet ....................................................................31
Writing capital letters .....................................................................32
Writing numbers .............................................................................33
Graffiti numbers ..............................................................................33
Writing punctuation marks ...........................................................34
Additional Graffiti punctuation ....................................................34
Writing symbols and extended characters ..................................35
Writing accented characters ..........................................................35
Accent strokes ..................................................................................36
Additional non-English characters ...............................................36
Navigation strokes ..........................................................................36
Graffiti ShortCuts ............................................................................37
Using the onscreen keyboard ............................................................37
Using Note Pad....................................................................................38
Using your computer keyboard ........................................................38
Importing data .....................................................................................39
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Importing data from a Windows computer ............................... 39
Importing data from a Macintosh ................................................ 40
Chapter 3: Managing Your Applications ....................... 43
Using the Applications Launcher..................................................... 43
Selecting applications ..................................................................... 43
Switching between applications ................................................... 43
Categorizing applications .............................................................. 43
Changing the Applications Launcher display ............................ 44
Choosing preferences ......................................................................... 45
Installing and removing applications .............................................. 46
Installing add-on applications ...................................................... 46
Removing applications .................................................................. 50
Removing Palm Desktop software ............................................... 51
Security ................................................................................................. 52
Assigning a password .................................................................... 52
Changing or deleting a password ................................................ 53
Locking your handheld ................................................................. 54
Recovering from a forgotten password ....................................... 56
Chapter 4: Using Expansion Features............................ 59
Inserting an expansion card .............................................................. 59
Removing an expansion card............................................................ 60
Opening expansion card applications ............................................. 60
Switching between your handheld and an expansion card ......... 61
Copying applications to an expansion card.................................... 61
Deleting applications from an expansion card............................... 62
Card Info .............................................................................................. 63
Reviewing card information ......................................................... 63
Renaming a card ............................................................................. 64
Formatting a card ........................................................................... 64
Card Info menus ............................................................................. 64
Chapter 5: Using Your Basic Applications .................... 67
Overview of basic applications......................................................... 67
Date Book ......................................................................................... 67
Address Book .................................................................................. 68
To Do List ......................................................................................... 69
Note Pad ........................................................................................... 70
Memo Pad ........................................................................................ 71
Calculator ......................................................................................... 71
Expense ............................................................................................ 72
Clock ................................................................................................. 72
Common tasks..................................................................................... 73
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Creating records ..............................................................................73
Editing records ................................................................................73
Deleting records ..............................................................................75
Purging records ...............................................................................76
Exchanging and updating data: HotSync operations ................77
Categorizing records ......................................................................82
Finding information ........................................................................86
Sorting lists of records ....................................................................90
Making records private ..................................................................92
Attaching notes ................................................................................94
Choosing fonts .................................................................................95
Reviewing Reminders ....................................................................96
Application-specific tasks ..................................................................97
Date Book .........................................................................................97
Address Book .................................................................................111
To Do List .......................................................................................117
Note Pad .........................................................................................122
Memo Pad ......................................................................................125
Calculator .......................................................................................128
Clock ...............................................................................................130
Expense ...........................................................................................132
Chapter 6: Communicating Using Your Handheld.......143
Managing desktop E-Mail away from your desk.........................143
Setting up Mail on the desktop ...................................................144
Synchronizing Mail with your E-Mail application ..................146
Opening the Mail application on your handheld .....................146
Viewing e-mail items ....................................................................146
Creating e-mail items ....................................................................147
Looking up an address .................................................................150
Adding details to e-mail items ....................................................151
Storing e-mail to be sent later ......................................................154
Editing unsent e-mail ...................................................................154
Draft e-mail ....................................................................................155
Filing e-mail ...................................................................................156
Deleting e-mail ..............................................................................157
Removing e-mail from the Deleted folder .................................157
Purging deleted e-mail .................................................................157
Message list options ......................................................................158
HotSync options ............................................................................159
Creating special filters ..................................................................161
Truncating e-mail items ...............................................................165
Mail menus .....................................................................................166
Beaming information ........................................................................167
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Chapter 7: Advanced HotSync® Operations ...............171
Selecting HotSync setup options .................................................... 171
Customizing HotSync application settings................................... 178
IR HotSync operations ..................................................................... 181
Preparing your computer for infrared communication .......... 181
Configuring HotSync Manager for infrared communication 182
Performing an IR HotSync operation ........................................ 184
Returning to cradle HotSync operations ................................... 185
Conducting a HotSync operation via modem .............................. 186
Preparing your computer ............................................................ 186
Preparing your handheld ............................................................ 189
Selecting the conduits for a modem HotSync operation ........ 190
Performing a HotSync operation via a modem ........................ 191
Conducting a HotSync operation via a network.......................... 192
Connecting to your company’s dial-in server .......................... 192
Performing a network HotSync operation ................................ 195
Using File Link .................................................................................. 195
Creating a user profile...................................................................... 196
Chapter 8: Setting Preferences for Your Handheld..... 199
Viewing preferences ......................................................................... 200
Buttons preferences .......................................................................... 200
Pen preferences ............................................................................. 201
HotSync buttons preferences ...................................................... 202
Digitizer preferences ........................................................................ 203
Formats preferences ......................................................................... 203
Country default ............................................................................. 203
Time, date, week start, and numbers formats .......................... 204
General preferences .......................................................................... 204
Auto-off delay ............................................................................... 204
Cradle settings ............................................................................... 204
System, alarm, and game sounds ............................................... 205
Alarm Vibrate and LED settings ................................................ 205
Beam Receive ................................................................................. 206
Date and Time preferences.............................................................. 206
Connection preferences.................................................................... 206
Editing connections ...................................................................... 207
Network preferences and TCP/IP software ................................. 209
Selecting a service ......................................................................... 209
Entering a user name ................................................................... 210
Entering a password .................................................................... 210
Selecting a connection .................................................................. 211
Adding telephone settings .......................................................... 212
Connecting to your service .......................................................... 214
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Creating additional service templates .......................................215
Adding detailed information to a service template .................215
Login scripts ...................................................................................218
Creating a login script on your handheld .................................219
Plug-in applications ......................................................................221
Deleting a service template ..........................................................221
Network preferences menu commands .....................................221
TCP/IP troubleshooting ...............................................................222
Owner preferences ............................................................................223
ShortCuts preferences.......................................................................223
Creating a ShortCut ......................................................................224
Editing a ShortCut ........................................................................225
Deleting a ShortCut ......................................................................225
Appendix A: Maintaining Your Handheld ....................227
Caring for your handheld ................................................................227
Battery considerations ......................................................................228
Resetting your handheld ..................................................................229
Performing a soft reset .................................................................229
Performing a hard reset ................................................................230
Appendix B: Frequently Asked Questions ...................233
Software installation problems........................................................234
Operating problems ..........................................................................235
Tapping and writing problems .......................................................237
Application problems .......................................................................238
HotSync problems .............................................................................239
Beaming problems.............................................................................246
Recharging problems ........................................................................247
Password problems...........................................................................247
Technical support ..............................................................................248
Appendix C: Creating a Custom Expense Report ........249
About mapping tables ......................................................................249
Customizing existing sample templates ........................................250
Determining the layout of the Expense Report.............................251
Labels ..............................................................................................251
Sections ...........................................................................................251
Analyzing your custom Expense Report .......................................252
Programming the mapping table....................................................253
Using applications other than Microsoft Excel .............................257
Expense file details............................................................................258
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Appendix D: Non-ASCII Characters for Login Scripts . 259
Use of ^char ....................................................................................... 259
Carriage return and line feed .......................................................... 259
Literal characters............................................................................... 259
Product Regulatory Information ................................. 261
FCC Statement................................................................................... 261
Canadian ICES-003 Statement ........................................................ 262
CE Compliance Statement ........................................................... 262
Battery Warning ............................................................................ 262
Index............................................................................265
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About This Book
Welcome to the Palm™ m500 series handheld. This handbook is
designed to help you get up and running quickly on your handheld.
It describes all you need to know about how to use your handheld and
the applications that come with it.
It walks you through:
■
Locating all the parts of your handheld
■
Viewing and entering data
■
Working with expansion cards
■
Using your handheld with your computer
■
Personalizing your handheld with your own preference settings
After you become familiar with the basic functionality of your
handheld, you can use the rest of this handbook as a reference for less
common tasks, for maintaining your handheld, and also as a source of
information if you have problems operating it.
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Chapter 1
Introduction to Your
Handheld
This chapter explains the physical buttons and controls on your
Palm™ m500 series handheld, how to use your handheld for the first
time, how to add expansion cards to your handheld, and how to use
HotSync® technology to synchronize your handheld and Palm™
Desktop software.
Getting to know your Palm m500 series
handheld
What is a Palm m500 series handheld?
Palm™ m500 series handhelds will help you stay organized and on
time, and keep up with daily tasks while you are away from your
desk. Use your new handheld to do the following:
■
Enter your schedule in Date Book
■
Keep all your contact names, addresses, and phone numbers in
Address Book
■
Prioritize and assign your tasks a due date in To Do List
■
Jot quick notes directly on the screen in Note Pad
■
Set alarms from Clock, Date Book, and Note Pad, to keep yourself
on schedule and remind yourself of appointments and notes
■
Set preferences for how you receive alarms, by hearing a sound,
seeing an LED blink, or feeling your handheld vibrate
■
View, edit, and compose email on the run
■
Track expenses for your expense report
■
Synchronize your data with Palm™ Desktop software on your
Windows or Macintosh computer so you always have a copy
■
Insert MultiMedia Card (MMC) or Secure Digital (SD) cards to add
additional software or memory, or to back up your data
■
Attach and use peripheral hardware devices, such as a modem
■
Beam information to another Palm OS® handheld that is close by
and has an IR (infrared) port
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System requirements
To install and operate Palm Desktop software, your computer system
must meet the following requirements:
Minimum requirements: Windows
■
IBM-compatible Pentium-class computer
■
Windows 98/Me/2000 (Windows 95/NT operating systems
require a serial cradle, sold separately)
■
16 MB RAM (64 MB recommended with Windows 2000)
■
30 MB available hard disk space
■
VGA monitor or better (the Quick Tour requires 256-color video
display; for best results, use High Color:16 bit)
■
CD-ROM drive (you can also download the Palm Desktop
software from http://www.palm.com)
Mouse
One USB port or available serial port (serial cradle sold separately)
■
■
Minimum requirements: Macintosh
■
Apple Macintosh or compatible with a Power PC processor
■
Mac OS 8.6 to 9 for USB support (OS 7.5.3 or later for serial
support)
■
One USB port or available serial port (serial cradle and adapters
sold separately)
■
25 MB available hard disk space
■
6 MB free RAM
Optional equipment
■
Modem (such as an add-on modem accessory)
■
Printer (compatible with your computer and its operating system)
■
Infrared communication device
■
Secure Digital (SD) or MultiMedia Card (MMC) expansion cards
(sold separately)
■
HotSync Cable, which enables you to perform HotSync operations
without your cradle (sold separately, available with either a USB or
serial connector)
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Palm m500 series components
Locating front panel controls
IR port
Power button/
Backlight control/
LED indicator
Screen
Graffiti writing area
Scroll buttons
Application buttons
IR port
Uses infrared technology to transmit data to and
receive data from other Palm OS handhelds, and to
perform HotSync operations. See “Beaming
information” in Chapter 6 and “IR HotSync
operations” in Chapter 7 for more information.
Power
button/
Backlight
control/
LED
indicator
Turns your handheld on or off and controls the
backlight feature. If your handheld is turned off,
pressing the power button turns the handheld on and
returns you to the last screen you viewed.
If your handheld is turned on, pressing the power
button turns the unit off. Pressing the power button
for about two seconds turns the backlight on or off.
The power button also lights steadily when the
handheld is charging in the cradle and blinks to
indicate alarms. Some applications enable you to set
alarms to remind yourself of events or notes. You can
set preferences for non-audible alarm notification.
See “General preferences” in Chapter 8 for details.
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Handheld
screen
Displays the applications and information stored in
your handheld. It is touch-sensitive and responds to
the stylus.
Graffiti®
writing
area
The area where you write letters and numbers using
the Graffiti® alphabet. See Chapter 2 to learn how to
write Graffiti characters.
Scroll
buttons
Displays text and other information that extends
beyond the area of the handheld screen. Pressing the
lower scroll button scrolls down to view information
below the viewing area, and pressing the upper scroll
button scrolls up to view the information above the
viewing area.
Application
buttons
Activates the individual handheld applications that
correspond to the icons on the buttons: Date Book,
Address Book, To Do List, and Note Pad. See
“Buttons preferences” in Chapter 8 for details on
reassigning these buttons to activate any application
on your handheld.
Tip:
If your handheld is turned off, pressing any
application button activates the handheld and
opens the corresponding application.
Using the backlight
If lighting conditions make it difficult for you to see the information
on your handheld, you can use the backlight to illuminate your screen.
To activate the backlight:
■
Press the power button and hold it down for about two seconds.
Release the button when the backlight turns on.
Tip:
In addition, you can assign the full-screen pen stroke to
activate the backlight. See “Pen preferences” in Chapter 8 for
details.
To turn off the backlight:
■
Press and hold the power button for about two seconds. The
backlight also turns off automatically (after a period of inactivity)
with the Auto-off feature. See “Auto-off delay” in Chapter 8 for
more information.
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Using the onscreen contrast control
Some Palm m500 series handhelds allow you to further adjust your
display by changing the amount of contrast on the screen.
To adjust the contrast:
1. Tap the Contrast icon
writing area.
in the upper-right corner of the Graffiti
2. Do one of the following:
To change the contrast in small increments, tap to the left or
right of the slider.
To change the contrast in larger increments, drag the slider to
the left or right.
Tip:
You can also use the up and down scroll buttons on the
front of your handheld to adjust the contrast setting.
3. Tap Done.
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Locating back panel components
Reset
button
Expansion
card slot
Side channel
for stylus
Side
channel
for cover
Universal
connector
Side channels
The right side channel holds the stylus, which
slides in and out and clicks into place. To use the
stylus, remove it and hold it as you would a pen
or pencil. The left side channel holds the front
cover, which also slides in and out.
Expansion
card slot
Accepts Secure Digital (SD) or MultiMedia Card
(MMC) expansion cards, enabling you to add
more memory or applications. You can also back
up data to an expansion card.
Reset button
Under normal use, you should not have to use
the reset button. See Appendix A for information
about when and how to use the reset button.
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Universal
connector
Connects your handheld to the cradle, which in
turn connects to the back of your computer and
through the AC adapter to the wall current. This
allows you to recharge your handheld as well as
update the information between your handheld
and computer using HotSync technology.
The universal connector also connects peripheral
hardware devices, such as a modem, to your
handheld.
Upgrading from another Palm OS
handheld
If you already own a Palm OS handheld, you must install the version
of Palm Desktop software that comes with your new handheld. To
upgrade quickly and easily, perform the tasks described in the
following sections. Some tasks are specifically for upgrading.
Preparing to use your handheld
Before you begin using your handheld and Palm Desktop software,
you must complete a few easy installation tasks.
To use your handheld and Palm Desktop software, complete the
following:
■
(If upgrading) Perform a HotSync operation using your old
handheld and cradle. This ensures all data on your handheld is on
your desktop computer.
■
Connect the HotSync cradle that comes with your Palm m500
series handheld to your computer. See “Connecting the HotSync
cradle” later in this chapter for details.
■
Charge the battery in your new handheld. See “Charging your
handheld” later in this chapter for details.
■
(If upgrading) You may want to create a copy of your old Palm
Desktop software folder and its contents before installing your
new Palm Desktop software. If you do this, rename the copied
folder (for example, Palm Old), and store it outside the Palm
Desktop software folder. This step is optional.
■
Install the Palm Desktop software that comes with your Palm m500
series handheld. See “Installing Palm Desktop software” later in
this chapter for details.
■
Perform a HotSync operation. See “Exchanging and updating data:
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HotSync operations” in Chapter 5 “for details, or refer to Getting
Started with Palm™ m500 Series Handhelds.
■
(If upgrading) Rename your old handheld. To prevent unexpected
results during HotSync operations, each handheld must have a
unique name. We recommend that you perform a hard reset on
your old handheld. See “Performing a hard reset” in Appendix A
for details.
Connecting the HotSync cradle
Important: The HotSync cradle supplied with your handheld fits a
USB connector. If your computer does not have a USB
port, or if you are using Windows 95, Windows NT, or an
older Macintosh, you can order a serial cradle and a 25pin serial adapter, if necessary, from http://
www.palm.com. Follow the documentation that
accompanies the serial cradle before attempting to
complete the installation tasks.
1. Shut down and turn off your computer.
2. Plug the USB connector into a USB port on your computer.
3. Connect the power cord that attaches to the back of the cradle’s
USB port connector to the AC adapter cord.
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4. Plug the AC adapter into any AC current outlet.
Charging your handheld
Your handheld contains a Lithium-ion polymer battery that is
recharged each time you place the handheld in the cradle. Just place
your handheld in the cradle for two hours for an initial charge before
you use it. Then place it in the cradle for a few minutes each day to
recharge the battery to full capacity.
If the battery gets low, your handheld displays a warning message. If
this occurs, perform a HotSync operation and then recharge the
battery as soon as possible. If your handheld shuts down, you still
have about a week to recharge the battery before you lose the data on
your handheld.
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Palm™ Desktop software
Palm Desktop software extends many of the functions of your
handheld to your computer and serves to back up all your data.
Viewing and editing your data using Palm Desktop software is
optional. However, when you use it with your handheld and the builtin HotSync technology, you can fully synchronize the information on
your handheld with the information on your computer.
It is a good idea to back up your data in case something happens to the
data on your handheld. Changes you make on your handheld or Palm
Desktop software appear in both places after you synchronize.
With Palm Desktop software, you can do the following:
■
Work with your handheld applications on your computer. Palm
Desktop software duplicates the Date Book, Address Book, To Do
List, and Memo Pad applications on your handheld, so you can
view, enter, and modify any data stored on your handheld. (You
cannot modify Note Pad data in Palm Desktop software.)
■
Back up the data stored on your handheld with HotSync
technology and synchronize the data on your Palm Desktop
software. Synchronization is a one-step procedure that ensures
your data is always safe and up-to-date. See “Exchanging and
updating data: HotSync operations” in Chapter 5 for more
information.
■
Import and export data, so you can easily transfer data from other
desktop applications into Date Book, Address Book, To Do List,
and Memo Pad. See “Importing data” in Chapter 2 for more
information.
■
Print your Date Book, Address Book, To Do List, and Memo Pad
information on any printer.
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Installing Palm Desktop software
The following instructions guide you through installing Palm
Desktop software. After installation, refer to the online Help in Palm
Desktop software, the Quick Tour in Palm Desktop software (for
Windows users), and the Palm Desktop Software for the Macintosh
User’s Guide on the Palm Desktop software CD-Rom.
To ensure a safe and uninterrupted installation of Palm Desktop
software, please print these instructions or refer to Getting Started with
Palm™ m500 Series Handhelds. Do the following before installing:
■
Turn off your computer and connect the HotSync cradle to it.
■
Do not simply copy the Palm Desktop software files to your
computer’s hard disk. You must use the installer to place the files
in their proper locations and to decompress the files.
To install Palm Desktop software on a Windows computer:
1. Turn on your computer.
2. Exit any open programs, including those that run automatically at
startup such as Microsoft Office, and disable any virus-scanning
software.
3. Insert the Palm Desktop software CD-ROM into the computer’s
CD-ROM drive.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
During installation you may be asked to place your handheld on
the cradle.
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To install Palm Desktop software on a Macintosh computer:
1. Turn on your Macintosh.
2. Insert the Palm Desktop software CD-ROM into your Macintosh’s
CD-ROM drive.
3. Double-click the Palm Desktop CD icon.
4. Double-click the Installer icon to begin the installation procedure.
5. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
Using your handheld with another PIM
If you prefer to use another personal information manager (PIM), such
as Microsoft Outlook, you still need to install Palm Desktop software
in order to add HotSync Manager, the connection software, and other
features of Palm Desktop software to your computer. The connection
software, called a conduit, lets you synchronize the data between your
handheld and your PIM. The conduit for Microsoft Outlook is
included on the Palm Desktop software CD-ROM (Windows only);
however you must install it in addition to the Palm Desktop software.
For information on the availability of conduit software for the PIM
you use, contact the vendor of your PIM or visit the web site
http://www.palm.com.
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Tapping and typing
Tap with the stylus to get things done
Like using a mouse to click elements on a computer screen, using the
stylus to tap elements on your handheld screen is the basic action that
gets things done on your handheld.
The first time you start your handheld, setup instructions appear on
the screen. These instructions include a calibration screen. Calibration
aligns the internal circuitry of your handheld with its touch-sensitive
screen so that when you tap an element on the screen, the handheld
can detect exactly which task you want to perform.
Important: Always use the point of the stylus for tapping or making
strokes on the handheld screen. Never use an actual pen,
pencil, or other sharp object to write on the handheld
screen.
With your handheld turned on, you can tap the handheld screen to do
many operations, such as the following:
■
Open applications
■
Choose menu commands
■
Initiate a Find operation to search through applications installed
on your handheld for specific text (Find operations do not search
through applications on expansion cards)
■
Select options in dialog boxes
■
Open the onscreen keyboards
Just as you can drag the mouse to select text or move objects on your
computer, you can also drag the stylus to select text. You can also use
the stylus to drag the slider of any scroll bar.
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Elements of the handheld interface
Menu
bar
Icons
Menu bar
A set of commands that are specific to the
application. Not all applications have a menu bar.
Icons
Tap the icons to open applications
Calculator
data
, menus
,
, and to find text anywhere in your
.
Contrast
control
(on some
models)
Tap the Contrast icon
to open the Adjust Contrast
dialog box. Tap to the left or right of the slider to
adjust the contrast in small increments or drag the
slider to change the contrast in large increments. You
can also press the up and down scroll buttons to
adjust the contrast.
Clock
Tap the Clock icon
abc
With the cursor in an input field, tap the dot to
activate the alphabetic keyboard.
123
With the cursor in an input field, tap the dot to
activate the numeric keyboard.
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Previous/next arrows
Check
box
Pick list
Command
button
Scroll
bar
Check box When a check mark appears in a check box, the
corresponding option is active. If a check box is
empty, tapping it inserts a check mark. If a check box
is checked, tapping it removes the check mark.
Command
buttons
Tap a button to perform a command. Command
buttons appear in dialog boxes and at the bottom of
application screens.
Next/
previous
arrows
Tap the left and right arrows to display the previous
and next record; tap the up and down arrows to
display the previous and next page of information.
Pick list
Tap the arrow to display a list of choices, and then tap
an item in the list to select it.
Scroll bar
Drag the slider, or tap the top or bottom arrow, to
scroll the display one line at a time. To scroll to the
previous page, tap the scroll bar just above the slider.
To scroll to the next page, tap the scroll bar just below
the slider.
You can also scroll to the previous and next pages by
pressing the upper and lower scroll buttons on the
front panel of your handheld.
Opening applications
You can use the Applications Launcher to open any application
installed on your handheld. You can also open Date Book, Address
Book, To Do List, and Note Pad with the application buttons on the
front panel of your handheld.
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Applications
Launcher
Date Book
Note Pad
Address Book
Tip:
To Do List
When you press an application button on the front panel, you
have instant access to the selected application. You don’t even
need to turn on your handheld first.
In addition to providing a way for you to open applications, the
Applications Launcher displays the current time, battery level, and
application category.
To open an application on your handheld:
1. Tap the Applications icon
.
2. Tap the icon of the application that you want to open. If you have
many applications installed on your handheld, tap the scroll bar to
see all of your applications.
Tip:
To find an application quickly, you can write the Graffiti
character for the first letter of its name. The Applications
Launcher scrolls to the first application with a name that
begins with that letter. You can also assign application
icons to different categories. See “Categorizing
applications” in Chapter 3.
Note:
You can also use applications on expansion cards. See
“Opening expansion card applications” in Chapter 4.
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Using menus
Menus on your handheld are easy to use. Once you have mastered
them in one application, you can use them the same way in all other
applications.
The menus of each application are illustrated in the section on that
application in Chapter 5. The Edit menu is described in “Editing
records” in Chapter 5.
To open the menu bar:
1. Open an application (such as Memo Pad).
2. Do one of the following:
Tap the Menu icon
.
Tap on the inverted title area at the top of the screen.
Tap the title area
Tap the Menu icon
In this example, three menus are available: Record, Edit, and Options.
The Record menu is selected and contains the commands New Memo,
Delete Memo, and Beam Memo.
Choosing a menu
After you open the menu bar for an application, tap the menu that
contains the command you want to use.
The menus and menu commands that are available depend on the
application that is currently open. Also, the menus and menu
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commands vary depending on which part of the application you’re
currently using. For example, in Memo Pad, the menus are different
for the Memo list screen and the Memo screen.
Graffiti menu commands
Most menu commands have an equivalent Graffiti Command stroke,
which is similar to the keyboard shortcuts used to execute commands
on computers. The command letters appear to the right of the
command names.
Menu commands
Command letters
Draw the Command stroke anywhere in the Graffiti area. When you
draw the Command stroke, the Command toolbar appears just above
the Graffiti writing area to indicate that you are in Command mode.
Command
Undo
Cut Copy Paste
Beam
Delete
The command toolbar displays context sensitive menu commands for
the current screen. For example, if text is selected the menu icons
displayed may be undo, cut, copy, and paste. Tap on an icon to select
the command, or immediately write the corresponding command
letter for an appropriate command in the Graffiti writing area.
For example, to choose Select All in the Edit menu, draw the
Command stroke, followed by the letter “s.”
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Note: Command mode is only active for a short time, so you must
tap an icon or write the command letter immediately to choose
the menu command.
Displaying online tips
Many of the dialog boxes that appear on your handheld contain an
online Tips icon in the upper-right corner. Online tips anticipate
questions you have in a dialog box, provide shortcuts for using the
dialog box, or give you other useful information.
To display an online tip:
1. Tap the Tips icon
.
2. After you review the tip, tap Done.
Entering data
There are several ways to enter data into your handheld:
■
Using the onscreen keyboard
■
Using Graffiti writing
■
Using Note Pad
■
Entering or importing data in Palm Desktop software and then
synchronizing with your handheld
■
Using an external keyboard attached to the universal connector
■
Beaming data from another Palm OS handheld that is close by and
has an infrared port. See “Beaming information” in Chapter 6 for
details.
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Onscreen keyboard
When you create or edit a record in an application such as Address
Book, you can open the onscreen keyboards to enter data.
Tap here for
alphabetic keyboard
Tap here for numeric
keyboard
After a keyboard is open, you can tap to open any of the other
keyboards, including the international keyboard. See “Using the
onscreen keyboard” in Chapter 2 for more information.
Alpha
Tab
Backspace
Caps
Carriage return
Caps shift
Numeric
Tap here to display
alphabetic keyboard
Tap here to display
numeric keyboard
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Tap here to display
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Graffiti writing
Your handheld includes Graffiti writing software as the primary
system for entering text and numbers. With Graffiti writing, you write
simple strokes with the stylus and they are instantly recognized as
letters or numbers.
Write letters here
Write numbers here
Division marks
The Palm Desktop software CD-ROM includes Giraffe, a game you
can use to practice Graffiti writing. See “Installing and removing
applications” in Chapter 3 for installation instructions. The Memo Pad
application is ideal for practicing Graffiti writing. This section
explains how to open Memo Pad and use it to practice Graffiti writing.
To open Memo Pad:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the Memo Pad icon
.
.
3. Tap New.
Note:
A blinking cursor appears on the first line of the new
memo to indicate where the new text will appear.
New
memo
cursor
Tap
New
Write in
Graffiti
area
See “Using Graffiti writing to enter data” in Chapter 2 for details.
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Note Pad
The Note Pad application provides a place where you can write a
quick note in your own handwriting directly on your handheld
screen. Think of Note Pad as a virtual “sticky pad” for short notes.
Later, you would transfer your “sticky” notes to a more permanent
place by entering the information in the appropriate application, or
throw them away by deleting them. See “Note Pad” in Chapter 5 for
more information and instructions.
Using Palm Desktop software
If you have new records you want to add to your handheld and prefer
to use the computer keyboard rather than Graffiti writing or the
onscreen keyboard, enter the data in Palm Desktop software or the
PIM you have installed to use with your handheld. For details on
entering information in Palm Desktop software, refer to the online
Help in Palm Desktop software, the Quick Tour in Palm Desktop
software (for Windows users), and the Palm Desktop Software for the
Macintosh User’s Guide on the Palm Desktop software CD-ROM.
After the information is in Palm Desktop software, perform a HotSync
operation to synchronize your handheld with your computer. See
“Exchanging and updating data: HotSync operations” in Chapter 5 for
more information.
Importing data
If you already have data in a database on your computer, you can
import it into Palm Desktop software. You can import data stored in
computer applications such as spreadsheets and databases, or from
another Palm OS handheld. When you import data, you transfer the
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records to your handheld without having to enter them manually. See
“Importing data” in Chapter 2 for more information.
Using an external keyboard
You can connect an optional keyboard accessory to the universal
connector on your handheld so you can type data directly into your
handheld. External keyboards are very helpful when you need to
enter large amounts of data quickly and accurately while you are
away from your computer. For additional information about this
optional accessory, go to the web site: http://www.palm.com.
Customizing your handheld
You can customize your handheld by using the Preferences
application. You can enter personal information such as your name
and address; change the time, date, and time zone; view different date
and time formats when you travel; turn off sounds, the LED indicator,
and vibrator; and configure your handheld to work with a modem or
network. See Chapter 8 for details.
To open the Preferences screens:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the Preferences icon
.
.
3. Tap the category pick list in the upper-right corner of the screen.
4. Tap the Preferences category you want to view.
The following procedures for setting the date give you an example of
how to customize your handheld.
You make changes to the date and time in Date and Time preferences.
To set the date:
1. Tap the Set Date box.
2. Tap the arrows to select the current year.
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Tap
arrows
to
select
year
Tap to
select
month
Tap to set date
Tap to select date
3. Tap a month.
4. Tap the current date.
To set the time:
1. Tap the Set Time box.
2. Tap the up or down arrows to change the hour.
3. Tap each number of the minute, and then tap the arrows to change
them.
4. Tap OK.
To set the time zone:
1. Tap the Set Time Zone box.
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2. Tap a time zone.
Tip:
When you travel, changing the time zone setting to a new
time zone automatically resets the date and time on your
handheld, but it does not change the time of
appointments set in Date Book.
3. Tap OK.
To set the daylight saving switch:
■
Tap the Daylight Saving pick list, and then tap Off or On.
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Chapter 2
Entering Data in Your
Handheld
This chapter explains how to enter data into your handheld by writing
with the stylus in the Graffiti® writing area, by using the onscreen
keyboard, by using the computer keyboard, or by importing data from
another application.
Using Graffiti writing to enter data
Chapter 1 introduced Graffiti writing and briefly described how to use
it to enter text in your applications. In this section, you learn the
procedures for creating letters, numbers, punctuation, and symbols,
as well as some Graffiti tips and tricks.
Writing Graffiti characters
Most people find they can enter text quickly and accurately with only
minutes of practice. Graffiti writing includes any character you can
type on a standard keyboard. The Graffiti strokes closely resemble the
uppercase letters of the regular alphabet, which makes Graffiti writing
easy to learn.
There are four basic concepts for success with Graffiti writing:
■
If you draw the character shape exactly as shown in the tables later
in this chapter (like the shapes shown in the following diagram),
you achieve 100% accuracy.
■
The heavy dot on each shape shows where to begin the stroke.
Certain characters have similar shapes, but different beginning
and end points. Always begin the stroke at the heavy dot (you
should not create the heavy dot; it is only there to show you where
to begin the stroke).
■
Most characters require only a single stroke. When you lift the
stylus from the Graffiti writing area, your handheld recognizes
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and displays the text character immediately. To accomplish single
strokes, some Graffiti strokes are portions of the regular alphabet
equivalents.
■
The Graffiti writing area is divided into two parts: one for writing
the letters of the alphabet and one for writing numbers. The small
marks at the top and bottom of the Graffiti writing area indicate the
two areas.
Write letters here
Write numbers here
Division marks
To write Graffiti letters:
1. Tap the screen where you want your text to go.
Note:
You need to tap above the Graffiti writing area, and must
see a blinking cursor before you write the text.
2. Use the tables on the following pages to find the stroke shape for
the letter you want to create. For example, the stroke shown below
creates the letter “n.”
Note:
There are two different stroke shapes available for some
letters. For these letters, choose the one that’s easiest for
you.
Lift stylus
here
Start stroke
at heavy dot
As you’ll see later, you use the same shape to create both the
uppercase and lowercase version of a letter.
3. Position the stylus in the left-hand side of the Graffiti writing area.
4. Start your stroke at the heavy dot and draw the stroke shape as it
appears in the tables.
5. Lift the stylus from the screen at the end of the stroke shape.
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That’s all there is to it! When you lift the stylus from the screen, your
handheld recognizes your stroke immediately and prints the letter at
the insertion point on the screen.
As soon as you lift the stylus from the screen, you can begin the stroke
for the next character you want to write.
Important: You must begin the character strokes in the Graffiti
writing area. If you do not make Graffiti strokes in the
Graffiti writing area, your handheld does not recognize
them as text characters.
Graffiti tips
When using Graffiti writing, keep these tips in mind:
■
Accuracy improves when you write large characters. You should
draw strokes that nearly fill the Graffiti writing area.
■
To delete characters, simply set the insertion point to the right of
the character you want to delete and make the backspace stroke
(a line from right to left) in the Graffiti writing area.
■
Write at natural speed. Writing too slowly can generate
recognition errors.
■
Do not write on a slant. Vertical strokes should be parallel to the
sides of the Graffiti writing area.
■
Press firmly.
The Graffiti® alphabet
Letter
Strokes
Letter
A
N
B
O
C
P
D
Q
E
R
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F
S
G
T
H
U
I
V
J
W
K
X
L
Y
M
Z
Space
Back
Space
Carriage
Return
Period
tap twice
Writing capital letters
You make capital letters with the same stroke shapes as the basic
alphabet characters. To make capital letters, you must first “shift” to
caps — just as you press the Shift key on a keyboard — and then write
the character strokes.
Note: Graffiti writing includes a feature that automatically
capitalizes the first letter when you create a new sentence or a
new record (by tapping New or a blank line).
To draw the first letter of a word as a capital letter:
■
Use the Caps Shift stroke:
Caps
Shift
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Tip:
When Caps Shift is active, an “up arrow” symbol appears
in the lower-right corner of the handheld screen. If you
accidentally activate Caps Shift, backspace will cancel it.
Caps Shift
To enter only capital letters (Caps Lock):
■
Use the Caps Lock stroke:
Caps
Lock
Tip:
When Caps Lock is active, an underlined “up arrow”
symbol appears in the lower-right corner of the handheld
screen. To return to lowercase, make the Caps Shift
stroke.
Caps Lock
Writing numbers
Writing numbers with Graffiti writing is similar to writing letters of
the alphabet, except that you make the character strokes on the righthand side (numbers side) of the Graffiti writing area.
Graffiti numbers
Number
Strokes
Number
0
5
1
6
2
7
3
8
4
9
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Writing punctuation marks
Graffiti writing can create any punctuation symbol that you can enter
from a standard keyboard. All punctuation marks begin with a single
tap on the Graffiti writing area. When you make this tap, you activate
Punctuation Shift and a dot appears to show it is active. The next
stroke you make with the stylus creates a punctuation mark.
Punctuation shift
Note: When Punctuation Shift is active, you can make a symbol
stroke anywhere in the Graffiti writing area (the letters or
numbers side).
Symbol
Stroke
Symbol
Stroke
Period
.
Dash
—
Comma
,
Left Paren
(
Apostrophe
'
Right Paren
)
Question
?
Slash
/
Exclamation
!
Dollar
$
Additional Graffiti punctuation
@
#
%
^
&
*
<
\
{
}
[
]
~
`
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;
—
+
=
:
"
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Writing symbols and extended characters
All symbols and extended characters begin with the stroke in the
Graffiti writing area of your handheld:
Symbol
Shift
When the Symbol Shift is active, a slanted shift symbol appears in the
lower-right corner of the screen. The next stroke that you make creates
the symbol or extended character.
Symbol Shift
—

X
:
=
,
c
ƒ
,,
°
Y
=
?
+

,

,,
•
∅
!
Writing accented characters
To create accented characters, draw the stroke normally used to create
the letter, followed by an accent stroke. Graffiti writing then adds the
accent to the letter.
For example, the following diagram shows the strokes required to
draw an accented “e.”
=e
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Accent strokes
a
a
a
a
a
a
Using these accent strokes, you can write the following accented
letters:
à á â ã ä å è é ê ë ì í î ï ò ó ô õ ö ù ú û ü ÿ ý ñ
Additional non-English characters
You can write the following characters without any special
punctuation or shifting:
c
ae
Note: You must write these non-English characters in the left side of
the Graffiti writing area.
Navigation strokes
In addition to character symbols, Graffiti writing includes special
strokes that you can use to navigate within text or fields in your
applications.
Command
Stroke
Move cursor right
Move cursor left
Previous field
(Address Book only)
Next Field
(Address Book only)
Open Address Record
(Address Book only)
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Graffiti ShortCuts
Graffiti ShortCuts make entering commonly used words or phrases
quick and easy. ShortCuts are similar to the Glossary or Autotext
features of some word processors.
Graffiti writing comes with several predefined ShortCuts, and you can
also create your own. Each ShortCut can represent up to 45 characters.
For example, you might create a ShortCut for your name, or for the
header of a memo. See “ShortCuts preferences” in Chapter 8 to learn
about creating your own ShortCuts.
To use a ShortCut, draw the ShortCut stroke followed by the ShortCut
characters. When you draw the ShortCut stroke, the ShortCut symbol
appears at the insertion point to show that you are in ShortCut mode.
ShortCut
Your handheld includes the following predefined Graffiti ShortCuts:
Entry
ShortCut
Date stamp
ds
Time stamp
ts
Date / time stamp
dts
Meeting
me
Breakfast
br
Lunch
lu
Dinner
di
Using the onscreen keyboard
You can open the onscreen keyboard anytime you need to enter text
or numbers on your handheld.
To use the onscreen keyboard:
1. Open any application (such as Memo Pad).
2. Tap any record, or tap New.
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3. Tap “abc” to open the alphabetic keyboard, or tap “123” to open
the numeric keyboard.
Tap here for alpha
keyboard
Tap here for numeric
keyboard
4. Tap the characters to enter text and numbers.
Note:
The onscreen keyboard also includes a dialog box for
international characters. You can switch among the three
dialogs at any time to enter the exact text you need.
5. After you finish, tap Done to close the onscreen keyboard and
place the text in the record.
Using Note Pad
In addition to using Graffiti characters and the onscreen keyboard,
you can enter data on your handheld using the Note Pad application.
When you use Note Pad, you write quick notes directly on the
handheld screen in your own handwriting. Later, you can enter this
information into another application, or delete it. See “Note Pad” in
Chapter 5 for more information and instructions.
To use Note Pad:
1. Press the Note Pad application button
your handheld.
on the front panel of
2. Write the information directly on the handheld screen.
3. Tap Done.
Using your computer keyboard
If you have a lot of data to enter, or prefer to use the computer
keyboard, you can use Palm™ Desktop software or any supported
PIM to enter information. You can then perform a HotSync® operation
to synchronize the information on your computer with the
information on your handheld. Most of the applications that came
with your handheld are also available in Palm Desktop software and
in most PIMs, so you don’t need to learn different applications. For
more information on entering data on your computer, refer to the
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online Help in Palm Desktop software, the Quick Tour in Palm
Desktop software (for Windows users), and the Palm Desktop Software
for the Macintosh User’s Guide on the Palm Desktop software CD-ROM.
Importing data
If you have data stored in computer applications such as spreadsheets
and databases, or if you want to import data from another handheld,
you can transfer the data to your handheld without having to key it in
manually. Save the data in one of the file formats listed below, import
it into Palm Desktop software, and then perform a HotSync operation
to transfer the data to your handheld.
Importing data from a Windows computer
Palm Desktop software can import data in the following file formats:
■
Comma delimited (.csv, .txt): Address Book and Memo Pad only
■
Tab delimited (.tab, .tsv, .txt): Address Book and Memo Pad only
■
CSV (Lotus Organizer 2.x/97 Mapping): Address Book only
■
vCal (.vcs): Date Book only
■
vCard (.vcf): Address Book only
■
Date Book archive (.dba)
■
Address Book archive (.aba)
■
To Do List archive (.tda)
■
Memo Pad archive (.mpa)
Archive formats can only be used with Palm Desktop software. Use
the archive file formats to share information with other people who
use a Palm OS® handheld or to create a copy of your important Palm
Desktop information.
To import data from a Windows computer:
1. Open Palm Desktop software.
2. Click the application into which you want to import data.
3. If you are importing records that contain a field with category
names, do the following:
Select All in the Category box.
Be sure that the same categories that appear in the imported file
also exist in the application. If the categories do not exist, create
them now; otherwise, the records are imported into the Unfiled
category.
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4. From the File menu, choose Import.
5. Select the file you want to import.
6. Click Open.
Note:
If you are importing a vCal or vCard file, skip to step 10.
You do not have to specify which fields correspond to the
imported data.
7. To import data into the correct Palm Desktop fields, drag fields in
the left-hand column so that they are opposite the corresponding
imported field on the right.
8. If you do not want to import a field, deselect the check box for that
field.
9. Click OK.
The imported data is highlighted in the application.
10. To add the imported data to your handheld, perform a HotSync
operation.
See Palm Desktop online Help for more information on importing and
exporting data.
Importing data from a Macintosh
Palm Desktop software can import data from any of the following
applications when you export the data in the appropriate file format:
■
Address Book Plus (text file)
■
Claris Organizer (Palm Desktop software can open these files
directly)
■
ClarisWorks (save under new name as ASCII text file)
■
DateBook Pro (text file)
■
DayMaker (text file)
■
Dynodex (text file)
■
FileMaker Pro (tab separated text file)
■
Meeting Maker (text file)
■
Newton running OS 1.0 with Newton Connection Kit:
Names; Date Book Calendar; and Notepad (text file)
■
Now Contact (text file)
■
Now Up-to-Date (text file)
■
QuickDex (text file)
■
TouchBase Pro (text file)
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To import data from a Macintosh:
1. Open Palm Desktop software.
2. From the File menu, choose Import.
3. Select the file you want to import.
4. Click Open.
5. If you want to change the order of the fields you’re importing,
point to a field, wait for the cursor to change to a double arrow, and
then drag the field to a new location.
6. If you do not want to import a field, click the arrow between the
field names.
7. From the Fields pop-up menu, choose the appropriate field.
8. From the Delimiters pop-up menu, choose the appropriate
delimiter.
9. Click OK.
10. To add the imported data to your handheld, perform a HotSync
operation.
See Palm Desktop online Help for more information on importing and
exporting data.
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Chapter 3
Managing Your
Applications
This chapter explains how to switch between applications on your
handheld, how to change application settings so they are personalized
to your work methods, and how to categorize applications so you
view them in related groups. For information about working with
applications on an expansion card, see See Using Expansion Features.
Using the Applications Launcher
To open the Applications Launcher, tap the Applications icon
.
Selecting applications
Your handheld is equipped with a variety of applications. All the
applications installed on your handheld appear in the Applications
Launcher. See “Opening applications” in Chapter 1 for details.
Applications installed on an expansion card appear immediately in
the Applications Launcher when you insert an expansion card, or
when you select the card from the pick list in the upper-right screen.
See “Opening expansion card applications” in Chapter 4 for details.
Switching between applications
When working in any application, tap the Applications icon
or
press an application button on the front panel of your handheld to
switch to another application. Your handheld automatically saves
your work in the current application and displays it when you return
to that application. You can also switch between applications on your
handheld and applications on expansion cards. See “Switching
between your handheld and an expansion card” in Chapter 4 for
details.
Categorizing applications
The category feature enables you to manage the number of application
icons that appear onscreen in the Applications Launcher. You can
assign an application to a category and then display a single category
or all your applications.
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To categorize an application:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the Menu icon
.
.
3. Tap App, and then tap Category.
4. Tap the pick list next to each application to select a category.
Tip:
To create a new category, tap Edit Categories from the
pick list. Tap New, enter the category name, and then tap
OK to add the category. Tap OK.
5. Tap Done.
To display applications by category:
1. Tap the Applications icon
.
2. Do one of the following:
Tap the Applications icon repeatedly to cycle through all your
categories.
Tap the pick list in the upper-right corner of the screen and
select the category you want to display.
Changing the Applications Launcher display
By default, the Applications Launcher displays each application as an
icon. As an alternative, you can choose to show a list of applications.
You can also choose to view the same category of applications each
time you open the Applications Launcher.
To change the Applications Launcher display:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the Menu icon
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3. Tap Options, and then tap Preferences.
4. Tap the View By pick list and select List.
5. Tap OK.
To open the Applications Launcher to the last opened category:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the Menu icon
.
.
3. Tap Options, and then tap Preferences.
4. Tap the Remember Last Category check box to select it.
5. Tap OK.
Choosing preferences
You can set options that affect an entire application in the
application’s Preferences dialog box.
To change preferences for an application:
1. Open an application.
2. Tap the Menu icon
.
3. Tap Options, and then tap Preferences.
Note:
Not all applications have a Preferences command.
4. Make changes to the settings.
5. Tap OK.
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Installing and removing applications
This section explains how to install and remove applications on your
handheld or on an expansion card, and how to remove Palm™
Desktop software from your computer.
Installing add-on applications
Your handheld comes with the Date Book, Address Book, To Do List,
Note Pad, Memo Pad, Expense, Calculator, and Mail applications
installed and ready to use.
You can also install additional applications on your handheld or on a
card that is seated in the expansion card slot, such as games and other
software. The Install Tool makes it easy to install software during a
HotSync® operation. There are a variety of third-party applications
available for your handheld. To learn more about these applications,
go to the web site: http://www.palm.com.
Note: Any game or application that you install on your handheld
resides in RAM memory; you can delete them at any time.
To install add-on software on your handheld using a
Windows computer:
1. On your computer, copy or download the application you want to
install into the add-on folder in your Palm Desktop directory on
your computer.
Note:
If the software you download is compressed, you need to
decompress it into this folder. If you prefer to place the
application into another folder, you need to navigate to
that folder before you complete step 5.
2. Double-click the Palm Desktop icon on your desktop.
3. Click Install.
Tip:
You can also access the Install Tool dialog by selecting
Install Tool from the Palm Desktop program group or by
double-clicking any file with a PRC, PDB, PQA, PNC, or
SCR file extension.
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4. In the User drop-down list, select the name that corresponds to
your handheld.
5. Click Add.
6. Select the application(s) that you want to install on your handheld
or on a resident expansion card.
7. Click Open.
Note:
Review the list of applications you selected in the Install
Tool dialog box. If you do not want to install an
application, select it, and then click Remove. (This does
not remove the application from your computer; it simply
removes it from the list of applications to install.)
8. If you need to change the destination of the application you are
installing, click Change Destination on the Install Tool window,
and then use the arrows to move applications between your
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handheld and an expansion card.
9. Click OK to close the Change Destination window.
10. Click Done to close the Install Tool window.
11. Perform a HotSync operation to install the selected application(s).
See “Exchanging and updating data: HotSync operations” in
Chapter 5 for details.
Note:
Files that remain in the list after you perform a HotSync
operation did not install. This can happen if the file type
was not recognized during the HotSync operation.
Expansion cards may hold applications that use files
other than the Palm™ application files. In order for your
handheld to recognize such a file, you must launch the
application that uses these files at least once.
To install add-on software on your handheld using a Macintosh:
1. On your Macintosh, copy or download the application you want to
install into the add-on folder in your Palm folder.
Note:
If the software you download is compressed, you need to
decompress it into this folder.
2. Double-click the Hotsync Manager icon in the Palm folder.
3. From the HotSync menu, choose Install Handheld Files.
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4. From the User pop-up menu, select the name that corresponds to
your handheld.
5. Click Add to List.
6. Select the Add-on folder from the pop-up menu.
7. Select the application you want to install.
8. Click Add File to add the selected application to the Install
Handheld Files list.
9. If you need to change the destination of the application you are
installing, click Change Destination on the Install Handheld Files
window, and then use the arrows to move applications between
your handheld and an expansion card.
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10. Click OK to close the Change Destination window.
11. Close the Install Handheld Files window.
12. Perform a HotSync operation to install the selected application(s)
on your handheld. See “Exchanging and updating data: HotSync
operations” in Chapter 5 for details.
Note:
Files that remain in the list after you perform a HotSync
operation did not install. This can happen if the file type
was not recognized during the HotSync operation.
Expansion cards may hold applications that use files
other than the Palm application files. In order for your
handheld to recognize such a file, you must launch the
application that uses these files at least once.
Removing applications
In the event that you run out of memory or decide that you no longer
need an application you installed, you can remove applications from
your handheld or from an expansion card. From your handheld, you
can remove only add-on applications, patches, and extensions that
you install; you cannot remove the applications that reside in the ROM
portion of your handheld.
To remove an add-on application:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the Menu icon
.
.
3. Tap App, and then tap Delete.
4. Tap the Delete From pick list and select either Handheld or Card.
To delete applications from a card, the card must be seated in the
expansion card slot.
5. Tap the application that you want to remove.
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6. Tap Delete.
7. Tap Yes.
8. Tap Done.
Removing Palm Desktop software
If you no longer want to use Palm Desktop software, you can remove
it from your computer.
To remove Palm Desktop software from a Windows computer:
1. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings, and then Control
Panel.
2. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
3. Click the Change or Remove Programs button.
4. Select Palm Desktop.
5. Click Change/Remove.
6. Click Yes in the Confirm File Deletion box.
7. Click OK.
8. Click Close.
Note: You need to install the HotSync Manager from the installation
CD if you want to synchronize data with another PIM.
To remove Palm Desktop software from a Macintosh:
1. Locate the Palm Desktop Installer icon and double-click this icon.
2. From the Easy Install screen, choose Uninstall from the pop-up
menu.
3. Select the software you want to remove.
4. Click Uninstall.
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5. Select the folder that contains your Palm Desktop software files.
6. Click Remove.
Note:
This process removes only the application files. The data
in your Users folder remains untouched.
7. Restart your Macintosh.
Security
Your handheld comes with a Security application so that
unauthorized users cannot view the entries you wish to protect.
In Security, you can do the following:
■
Lock and turn off your handheld so that it does not operate until
you enter the correct password.
■
Mask all records that you mark as private so the information
appears greyed out.
■
Hide all records that you mark as private so they do not appear on
any screen.
You can mask and hide private records with or without a password.
Without a password, private records are hidden or masked until you
set the Security application to show them. With a password, you must
enter the password to view the private entries. See “Making records
private” in Chapter 5 for information on making records private.
Assigning a password
You can assign a password to protect your private records and to lock
your handheld.
To assign a password:
1. Tap the Applications icon
.
2. Tap the Security icon.
3. Tap the Password box.
4. Enter a password.
5. Enter a hint to help your remember your password if you forget it.
This is optional.
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Tap here
6. Tap OK.
7. Enter the same password a second time, and tap OK.
Changing or deleting a password
Once you define a password for your handheld, you can change or
delete it at any time. You must enter the current password before you
can change or delete it.
To change or delete your password:
1. Tap the Password box.
2. Enter the current password.
Tap here
3. Tap OK.
4. Do one of the following:
To change the password and hint, enter the new password and
hint, and tap OK.
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To remove the password, tap Unassign.
Locking your handheld
You can lock your handheld so that it cannot be operated until your
password is entered. In the event that your handheld is lost or stolen,
this helps protect your data from unauthorized use. You can set your
handheld to lock automatically, or you can lock it manually.
Locking your handheld automatically
You can set your handheld to lock automatically when any one of the
following occur:
■
When you turn off the power
■
At a time you specify
■
After a period of inactivity you specify
To set your handheld to lock when you turn it off:
1. Tap the Applications icon
.
2. Tap the Security icon.
3. Tap the Auto Lock Handheld box, and then enter your password.
4. Tap On power off.
5. Tap OK.
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To set your handheld to lock at a preset time:
1. Tap the Applications icon
.
2. Tap the Security icon.
3. Tap the Auto Lock Handheld box, and then enter your password.
4. Tap At a preset time, and then use the arrows to set the time.
5. Tap OK.
To set your handheld to lock after a period of inactivity:
1. Tap the Applications icon
.
2. Tap the Security icon.
3. Tap the Auto Lock Handheld box, and then enter your password.
4. Tap After a preset delay.
Tap to select Minutes or Hours
Enter the amount of time
5. Enter the inactive period, then select Minute(s) or Hour(s) from the
pick list.
6. Tap OK.
Important: If you lock your handheld, you must enter the exact
password to re-activate your handheld. If you forget the
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password, your handheld will present the hint you have
entered to help you remember the password. If you still
cannot remember the password, you must perform a hard
reset to resume using your handheld. Performing a hard
reset deletes all the records in your handheld; however,
you can restore all synchronized data at the next HotSync
operation. See “Resetting your handheld” in Appendix A
for more information.
Locking your handheld manually
You can turn off and lock your handheld manually.
To lock and turn off your handheld:
1. Tap the Applications icon
.
2. Tap the Security icon.
3. Tap Lock & Turn Off.
Tap Lock
and Turn
Off
4. Tap Off & Lock.
5. To start your handheld, turn it on and then enter the password.
Recovering from a forgotten password
If you forget your password, your handheld will display the password
hint, if you entered one, to help you remember the password. If you
are still unable to remember the password, you can delete it from your
handheld. Deleting a forgotten password also deletes all entries and
files marked as Private.
Important: If you synchronize with your computer before deleting a
forgotten password, your handheld restores your private
entries the next time you perform a HotSync operation,
but it does not restore the password.
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To delete a forgotten password:
1. Tap Lost Password.
2. Tap Yes.
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Chapter 4
Using Expansion Features
Your handheld provides an expansion card slot that enables you to
add additional software applications and memory. You can also use a
special kind of expansion card that allows you to back up your data
when it is inconvenient to perform a HotSync® operation.
So that you can easily attach and use peripheral hardware devices,
such as a modem, portable keyboard, or a Global Positioning System
(GPS) receiver, your handheld is equipped with a universal connector.
For information about the installation and operation of hardware
devices, please refer to the documentation that accompanies each
device.
Inserting an expansion card
1. Hold your handheld securely.
2. Insert the card into the expansion card slot, following the direction
indicated by the expansion card icon on the back panel of your
handheld.
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3. Use your thumb to push the card into the expansion slot. When
you feel the card lock and hear the audible system sound, the card
is properly seated within the slot.
Removing an expansion card
1. Hold your handheld securely.
2. Use your thumb to push against the top of the card, as if you were
pushing it further into the slot. The expansion card slot releases the
card, and your handheld makes an audible system sound.
3. Once the slot has released the card, gently remove the card from
the expansion card slot.
Note:
Your handheld comes with a dummy card seated within
the expansion card slot. To prevent debris from entering
and damaging the slot, we suggest that you leave the
dummy card seated when you are not using an expansion
card.
Opening expansion card applications
When an expansion card is properly seated in the expansion card slot,
the Applications Launcher switches to the card and displays its
contents. The pick list in the upper-right corner of the screen displays
the name of the card.
To open an application on an expansion card:
■
Tap the icon of the application that you want to open.
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Switching between your handheld and an
expansion card
When you use an expansion card, your handheld creates and displays
a new category that matches the name of the expansion card. You can
easily switch between applications installed on your handheld and on
the expansion card.
To switch to an expansion card:
1. Tap the pick list in the upper-right corner.
2. Tap the category item that matches the name of the expansion card.
Copying applications to an
expansion card
You can copy applications from your handheld to an expansion card,
or from an expansion card to your handheld.
To copy an application to an expansion card:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the Menu icon
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3. Tap App, and then tap Copy.
4. Select the card name from the Copy To pick list.
5. Select Handheld from the From pick list.
6. Tap an application to copy.
7. Tap Copy.
8. Tap Done.
Note:
You can install applications to a card that is seated in the
expansion card slot during a HotSync operation; see
“Installing add-on applications” in Chapter 3 for details.
Also, you can beam applications from expansion cards;
see “Beaming information” in Chapter 6 for details.
Note:
If you copy applications between your handheld and
multiple expansion cards, and then attach a card with a
copied application to a Card Reader/Writer, you may
notice that the copied application’s filename has been
changed to the name of a database file it contains. You
will only see this if you use your cards with a Card
Reader/Writer.
Deleting applications from an
expansion card
To delete applications from an expansion card:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the Menu icon
.
.
3. Tap App, and then tap Delete.
4. Tap the card name from the Delete From pick list.
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5. Tap an application to delete from the expansion card.
6. Tap Delete.
7. Tap Done.
Card Info
Card Info lets you review general information about a
resident card and its contents, rename a card, and format a
card.
Reviewing card information
1. Tap the Applications icon
1. Tap the Card Info icon
.
.
2. Review Card name, Type, and Size.
3. Review card contents summarized by directory.
Review card information
Review summarized
card contents
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Renaming a card
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the Card Info icon
.
.
3. Tap the Menu icon.
4. Tap Card, and then tap Rename Card.
5. Enter the new name for the card.
6. Tap Rename.
Formatting a card
Formatting a card destroys all its data and prepares it to accept new
applications and data.
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the Card Info icon
.
.
3. Tap the Menu icon.
4. Tap Card, and then tap Format Card.
5. Tap OK.
Card Info menus
Card Info menus are shown here for your reference, and Card Info
features that are not explained elsewhere in this book are described
here.
See “Using menus” in Chapter 1 for information about choosing menu
commands.
Card menus
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Help
Provides help text.
About Card
Info
Shows version information for Card Info.
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Chapter 5
Using Your Basic
Applications
Your handheld includes these basic applications:
■
Date Book
■
Address Book
■
To Do List
■
Note Pad
■
Memo Pad
■
Clock
■
Calculator
■
Expense
This chapter is divided into three sections:
■
“Overview of basic applications” briefly describes each application
and explains how to open it.
■
“Common tasks” gives instructions on how to do tasks that you
can do in most or all of the basic applications. It’s easy to transfer
what you learn in one application to the others because the
structure and behavior of all the applications are quite similar.
■
“Application-specific tasks” is organized by application and gives
instructions on how to do tasks that are specific to each application.
Overview of basic applications
Date Book
Date Book lets you quickly and easily schedule appointments
or any kind of activity associated with a time and date.
In Date Book, you can do the following:
■
Enter a description of your appointment and assign it to a specific
time and date.
■
Display a chart of your appointments for an entire week. The Week
View makes it easy to spot available times and any potential
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scheduling overlaps or conflicts.
■
Display a monthly calendar to quickly spot days where you have
morning, lunch, or afternoon appointments.
■
Display an agenda showing appointments, untimed events, and
your To Do items for the day.
■
Set an alarm to notify you of the scheduled activity.
■
Create reminders for events that are based on a particular date,
rather than time of day. Birthdays and anniversaries are easy to
track with your handheld.
■
Attach notes to individual events for a description or clarification
of the entry in your Date Book.
To open Date Book:
■
Press the Date Book application button on the front panel of your
handheld. Date Book opens to today’s schedule.
Date Book button
Note: Press the Date Book application button repeatedly to cycle
through the Day, Week, Month and Agenda views.
Address Book
Address Book enables you to keep names, addresses, phone
numbers, and other information about your personal or
business contacts.
In Address Book, you can do the following:
■
Quickly look up or enter names, addresses, phone numbers, and
other information.
■
Enter up to five phone numbers (home, work, fax, mobile, etc.) or
e-mail addresses for each name.
■
Define which phone number appears in the Address list for each
Address Book entry.
■
Attach a note to each Address Book entry, in which you can enter
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additional information about the entry.
■
Assign Address Book entries to categories so that you can organize
and view them in logical groups.
■
Create your own digital business card that you can beam to other
Palm OS® handhelds.
To open Address Book:
■
Press the Address Book application button on the front panel of
your handheld. Address Book opens to display the list of all your
records.
Address Book button
Note: Press the Address Book application button repeatedly to cycle
through the categories in which you have records. Press and
hold the Address Book application button to instantly beam
your business card to another Palm OS handheld.
To Do List
To Do List is a convenient place to create reminders and
prioritize the things that you have to do.
In To Do List, you can do the following:
■
Make a quick and convenient list of things to do.
■
Assign a priority level to each task.
■
Assign a due date for any or all of your To Do List items.
■
Assign To Do List items to categories so that you can organize and
view them in logical groups.
■
Sort your To Do List items either by due date, priority level, or
category.
■
Attach notes to individual To Do List items for a description or
clarification of the task.
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To open To Do List:
■
Press the To Do List application button on the front panel of your
handheld. To Do List opens to display the category of items you
last viewed.
To Do List button
Note: Press the To Do List application button repeatedly to cycle
through the categories in which you have items.
Note Pad
Note Pad provides a place to take notes in your own
handwriting. You can use Note Pad to do everything you
might do with a piece of paper and a pencil.
In Note Pad, you can do the following:
■
Take notes, draw a sketch, or write any kind of message directly on
your handheld screen. Later, you can enter this information into
other applications.
■
Set an alarm to use your notes as reminder messages.
■
Assign notes to categories so that you can organize and view them
in logical groups.
■
Copy and paste notes into popular computer applications like
Microsoft Word using Palm™ Desktop software and HotSync®
technology.
To open Note Pad:
■
Press the Note Pad application button on the front panel of your
handheld. Note Pad opens a new note so that you can begin
writing immediately.
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Note Pad button
Note: Press the Note Pad application button repeatedly to cycle
through the categories in which you have items.
Memo Pad
Memo Pad provides a place to take notes that are not associated
with records in Date Book, Address Book, or To Do List.
In Memo Pad, you can do the following:
■
Use Graffiti® characters to store memos, lists, or any other text
message on your handheld.
■
Drag and drop memos into popular computer applications like
Microsoft Word when you synchronize using Palm Desktop
software and HotSync technology.
■
Assign memos to categories so that you can organize and view
them in logical groups.
■
Write down phone numbers and other types of information. Later,
you can copy and paste this information to other applications.
To open Memo Pad:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the Memo Pad icon
.
.
Calculator
Calculator enables you to perform addition, subtraction,
multiplication, division, and square root operations.
In Calculator, you can do the following:
■
Perform basic calculations.
■
Store and retrieve values.
■
Display the last series of calculations, which is useful for
confirming a series of “chain” calculations.
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To open Calculator:
■
Tap the Calculator icon
next to the Graffiti writing area.
Calculator
icon
Expense
Expense lets you keep track of your expenses and then transfer
the information to a spreadsheet on your computer.
In Expense, you can do the following:
■
Record dates, types of expenses, amount spent, payment method,
and other details associated with any money that you spend.
■
Assign expense items to categories so that you can organize and
view them in logical groups.
■
Keep track of vendors (companies) and people involved with each
particular expense.
■
Log miles traveled for a particular date or expense category.
■
Sort your expenses by date or expense type.
■
Transfer your expense information to a Microsoft Excel
spreadsheet (version 5.0 or later) on your computer. (Microsoft
Excel is not included in the handheld package.)
To open Expense:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the Expense icon
.
.
Clock
Clock enables you to view the current time and date and to set
an alarm.
In Clock, you can do the following:
■
View the current time and date.
■
Open a preferences screen where you can set the time and date for
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all the applications on your handheld.
■
Set an alarm.
To open Clock:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the Clock icon
Tip:
.
.
You can also tap the clock icon
in the upper-left corner of
the Graffiti writing area to open clock.
Common tasks
The tasks described in this section use the term “records” to refer to an
individual item in any of the applications: a single Date Book event,
Address Book entry, To Do List item, Note Pad note, Memo Pad
memo, or Expense item.
Creating records
You can use the following procedure to create a new record in Date
Book, Address Book, To Do List, Note Pad, Memo Pad, and Expense.
To create a record:
1. Select the application in which you want to create a record.
2. Tap New.
3. In Date Book only: Select start and end times for your appointment
and tap OK.
4. Enter text for the record.
5. (Optional) Tap Details to select attributes for the record. (Not
available in Note Pad.)
6. In Address Book, Note Pad, and Memo Pad only: Tap Done.
There’s no need to save the record because your handheld saves it
automatically.
Editing records
After you create a record, you can change, delete, or enter new text at
any time. Two screen features tell you when your handheld is in
editing mode:
■
A blinking cursor
■
One or more dotted edit lines
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Blinking cursor
Edit line
Note: In Note Pad you can write anywhere on the screen. So, you
will not see an edit line or blinking cursor.
Entering text
For information on how to enter text using Graffiti writing, the
onscreen keyboard, or the keyboard attached to your computer, see
Chapter 2. For information on entering text in Note Pad, see “Note
Pad” later in this chapter.
Edit menu
The Edit menu is available with any screen where you enter or edit
text. In general, commands available in the Edit menu apply to text
that you select in an application.
To select text in an application:
1. Tap the beginning of the text that you want to select.
2. Drag the stylus over the text to highlight it (in black).
Note:
You can also double tap to select a word, or triple tap to
select a line of text.
You can also drag across the text to select additional
words, or drag down to select a group of lines.
The following commands may appear in an Edit menu:
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Reverses the action of the last edit command. For
example, if you used Cut to remove text, Undo
restores the text you removed. Undo also
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Cut
Removes the selected text and stores it
temporarily in the memory of your handheld.
You can paste the text you cut into another area
of the current application or into a different
application.
Copy
Copies the selected text and stores it
temporarily in the memory of your handheld.
You can paste the text that you copy into
another area of the current application or into a
different application.
Paste
Inserts the text that you cut or copied at the
selected point in a record. The text you paste
replaces any selected text. If you did not
previously cut or copy text, Paste does nothing.
Select All
Selects all of the text in the current record or
screen. This enables you to cut or copy all of the
text and paste it elsewhere.
Keyboard
Opens the onscreen keyboard. When you finish
with the onscreen keyboard, tap Done.
Graffiti Help
Opens screens that show all the Graffiti
character strokes. Use this command anytime
you forget a stroke for a character.
Note: In Note Pad, the Edit menu appears only when the title of a
note is selected. To edit a note in Note Pad, use the eraser tool
to remove lines, and the pen tool to add lines.
Deleting records
To delete a record:
1. Select the record you want to delete.
2. Tap the Menu icon
.
3. Tap Record, and then tap the Delete command:
Date Book: Delete Event
Address Book: Delete Address
To Do List: Delete Item
Note Pad: Delete Note
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Memo Pad: Delete Memo
Expense: Delete Item
A confirmation dialog box appears. If you want to save a copy of
the deleted item to an archive file in Palm Desktop software, be
sure that the check box is checked. If you don’t want to save a copy,
tap the check box to remove the check. (The archive check box does
not appear in Note Pad because you can’t archive Note Pad notes.)
4. Tap OK.
If you choose to save a copy of the selected item, your handheld
transfers it to the archive file on your desktop the next time you
perform a HotSync operation.
Other ways to delete records
You can also delete records in the following ways:
■
In Date Book, Address Book, To Do List, and Memo Pad, open the
Details dialog box for the record, tap Delete, and then tap OK.
■
In Note Pad, open the note you want to delete, and then tap Delete.
■
Delete the text of the record.
Note:
In Date Book, you can choose to delete the text of the
current repeating event, current and future events, or all
instances of that event.
Purging records
Over time, as you use Date Book, To Do List, and Expense, you’ll
accumulate records in these applications that have outlived their
usefulness. For example, events that occurred months ago remain in
the Date Book, and To Do List items that you marked as completed
remain in the list, as do Expense items.
All these outdated records take up memory on your handheld, so it’s
a good idea to remove them by using Purge. If you think Date Book or
To Do List records might prove useful later, you can purge them from
your handheld and save them in an archive file on your computer.
Purging is also available in Mail. See Chapter 6 for more information.
Purging is not available in Address Book, Note Pad, or Memo Pad;
you must delete outdated records manually from these applications.
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To purge records:
1. Open the application.
2. Tap the Menu icon
.
3. Tap Record, and then tap Purge.
A confirmation dialog box appears.
Date Book: Tap the pick list and select how old a record must be
to be purged. Purge deletes repeating events if the last of the series ends before the date that you purge records.
Date Book, To Do List: If you want to save a copy of the purged
records to an archive file on your desktop, be sure that the check
box is checked. If you don’t want to save a copy, tap the check
box to remove the check box.
4. Tap OK.
If you chose to save a copy of the purged records, your handheld
transfers them to an archive file on your desktop the next time you
perform a HotSync operation.
Note: Purging does not happen automatically. You must tap the
command to make it happen.
Exchanging and updating data: HotSync
operations
The HotSync process automatically synchronizes — that is, exchanges
and updates — data between your handheld and Palm Desktop
software. Changes you make on your handheld or Palm Desktop
software appear in both places after a HotSync operation. HotSync
technology synchronizes only the needed portions of files, thus
reducing synchronization time.
You can synchronize your data either directly or indirectly. Direct
methods include placing your handheld in the cradle attached to your
computer, or using infrared communications. Indirect methods
include using a modem, or via a network using the network HotSync
technology. See Chapter 7 for information about performing HotSync
operations via a modem, network, or IR port.
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Performing a HotSync operation for the first time:
Windows
The first time you synchronize your data, you need to enter user
information on Palm Desktop software. After you enter this
information and synchronize, the HotSync Manager recognizes your
handheld and doesn’t ask for this information again.
If you are a System Administrator preparing several handhelds for a
group of users, you may want to create a user profile. See “Creating a
user profile” in Chapter 7 before performing the following steps.
Important: You must perform your first HotSync operation with a
local, direct connection, or with infrared communication,
rather than using a modem.
The following steps assume that you have already installed Palm
Desktop software. If you have not installed this software, see
“Installing Palm Desktop software” in Chapter 1 for instructions.
To perform a local HotSync operation on a Windows computer:
1. Place your handheld on the cradle.
2. If the HotSync Manager is not running, start it: On the Windows
desktop, click Start, and then choose Programs. Navigate to the
Palm Desktop software program group and choose HotSync
Manager. Alternatively, you can start the Palm Desktop software
which automatically opens the HotSync Manager.
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3. Press the HotSync button
™
on the cradle.
Important: The first time you perform a HotSync operation, you
must enter a user name in the New User dialog box and
click OK. Every handheld should have a unique name. To
prevent loss of a user’s records, never try to synchronize
more than one handheld to the same user name.
The HotSync Progress dialog box appears and synchronization
begins.
4. Wait for a message on your handheld indicating that the process is
complete.
After the HotSync process is complete, you can remove your
handheld from the cradle.
Tip:
Gently rock your handheld forward in the cradle and then lift
it to remove.
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Performing a HotSync operation for the first time:
Macintosh
When you installed Palm Desktop software, you entered a user name.
This user name is the connection between your handheld and your
Macintosh.
The first time you perform a HotSync operation the Palm Desktop
software:
■
Adds a user name to your handheld.
■
Creates a folder for the user name in the Users folder inside the
Palm folder. For example, if you entered Jane Garcia as your user
name, a folder called Jane Garcia is created in the Users folder.
■
Creates a file named User Data in your user name folder.
Note: User names appear in the User pop-up on the right side of the
toolbar. You can change users by selecting a new name in the
pop-up menu.
Each subsequent time you perform a HotSync operation, HotSync
Manager reads the user name from your handheld and synchronizes
the data in the folder of the same name.
Note: Be sure you select the correct user name from the User pop-up
before entering data on Palm Desktop or performing a
HotSync operation.
If you are a System Administrator preparing several handhelds for a
group of users, you may want to create a user profile. See “Creating a
user profile” in Chapter 7 before performing the following steps.
Important: You must perform your first HotSync operation with a
local, direct connection, or with infrared communication.
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The following steps assume that you have already installed Palm
Desktop software. See “Palm™ Desktop software” in Chapter 1 if you
have not installed this software.
To perform a local HotSync operation on a Macintosh:
1. Place your handheld on the HotSync cradle.
2. Make sure HotSync Manager is enabled: Double-click the HotSync
Manager icon in the Palm folder. Click the HotSync Controls tab
and make sure the Enabled option is selected.
3. Press the HotSync button
on the cradle.
The HotSync Progress dialog box appears followed by the Select User dialog box.
4. In the Select User dialog box, select the user name you entered
when you installed the Palm Desktop software, and click OK.
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The HotSync Progress dialog box reappears and synchronization begins.
5. Wait for a message on your handheld indicating that the process is
complete.
After the HotSync process is complete, you can remove your
handheld from the cradle.
Tip:
Gently rock your handheld forward in the cradle and then lift
it to remove.
Categorizing records
Categorize records in the Address Book, To Do List, Note Pad, Memo
Pad, and Expense applications so that they are grouped logically and
are easy to review. (You can also categorize applications. See “Using
the Applications Launcher” in Chapter 3 for more information.)
When you create a record, your handheld automatically places it in
the category that is currently displayed. If the category is All, your
handheld assigns it to the Unfiled category. You can leave an entry as
Unfiled or assign it to a category at any time.
System-defined and user-defined categories
By default, your handheld includes system-defined categories, such as
All and Unfiled, and user-defined categories, such as Business and
Personal.
You cannot modify the system-defined categories, but you can
rename and delete the user-defined categories. In addition, you can
create your own user-defined categories. You can have a maximum of
15 user-defined categories in each application.
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Note: When you have an expansion card properly seated in the
expansion card slot, the last item in the category pick list will
be the name of the expansion card. You cannot otherwise
categorize applications that reside on an expansion card.
Address Book contains the QuickList user-defined category, in which
you can store the names, addresses, and phone numbers you might
need in emergencies (doctor, fire department, lawyer, etc.).
Expense contains two user-defined categories, New York and Paris, to
show how you might sort your expenses according to different
business trips.
Note: The illustrations in this section come from Address Book, but
you can use these procedures in all the applications in which
categories are available.
To move a record into a category:
1. Select the record you want to categorize.
2. In Address Book only: Tap Edit.
3. Tap Details.
4. Tap the Category pick list to display the list of available categories.
5. Select the category for the record.
6. Tap OK.
Note: In Address Book, Note Pad, and Memo Pad you can tap the
category name in the upper-right corner of the screen and
select a new category for the item.
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To display a category of records:
1. Tap the category pick list in the upper-right corner of the list
screen.
Tap here
Note:
In the Date Book Agenda view, the pick list is in the upper
right of the To Do list.
2. Select the category you want to view.
The list screen now displays only the records assigned to that
category.
Tip:
Pressing an application button on the front panel of the
handheld toggles through all the categories of that application.
To define a new category:
1. Tap the category pick list in the upper-right corner of the screen or
list.
Tap here
2. Tap Edit Categories.
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3. Tap New.
4. Enter the name of the new category, and then tap OK.
5. Tap OK.
You can assign any of your records to the new category.
To rename a category:
1. Tap the category pick list in the upper-right corner of the screen or
list.
2. Tap Edit Categories.
3. Select the category that you want to rename, and then tap Rename.
4. Enter the new name for the category, and then tap OK.
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5. Tap OK.
Tip:
You can group the records in two or more categories into one
category by giving the categories the same name. For example,
if you change the name of the Personal category to Business,
all records formerly in the Personal category appear in the
Business category.
Finding information
Your handheld offers several ways to find information quickly:
■
Find locates any text
that you specify, always starting with the current application.
All applications that reside on your handheld:
Note:
Find does not search through applications on expansion
cards.
■
Date Book, To Do List, Memo Pad: Phone Lookup displays the
Address list screen and lets you add the information that appears
in this list to a record.
■
Address Book: The Look Up line lets you enter the first letters of a
name to scroll immediately to that name.
■
Expense:
Lookup displays the names in your Address Book that
have data in the Company field. You can add these names to a list
of attendees associated with an Expense record.
Looking up Address Book records
When working with Address Book, the scroll button on the front panel
of the handheld makes it easy to navigate among your address entries.
■
In the Address list screen, the scroll button moves up or down an
entire screen of records. If you hold down the scroll button, you
accelerate the scrolling and display every third screen.
■
In the Address view screen, the scroll button moves to the previous
or next address record.
You can also use the Address list Look Up feature to quickly scroll to
any of your Address Book entries.
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To look up an Address Book record:
1. Display the Address list screen.
2. Enter the first letter of the name you want to find.
Look Up line
The list scrolls to the first entry that begins with that letter. If
you write another letter, the list scrolls to the first entry that
starts with those two letters. For example, writing an “s” scrolls
to “Sands,” and writing “sm” scrolls further to “Smith.” If you
sort the list by company name, the Look Up feature scrolls to
the first letter of the company name.
3. Tap the record to view its contents.
Using Find
You can use Find to locate any text that you specify, in any application
that resides on your handheld. Find does not search applications that
reside on an expansion card.
To use Find:
1. Tap the Find icon
Tip:
.
If you select text in an application before you tap Find, the
selected text automatically appears in the Find dialog box.
2. Enter the text that you want to find.
Find is not case-sensitive. For example, searching for the name
“davidson” also finds “Davidson.”
Find locates any words that begin with the text you enter. For
example, searching for “plane” finds “planet,” but not “airplane.”
3. Tap OK.
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Find searches for the text in all records and all notes.
As your handheld searches for the text, you can tap Stop at any
time. You may want to do this if the entry you want appears before your handheld finishes the search. To continue the search
after you tap Stop, tap Find More.
4. Tap the text that you want to review.
Using Phone Lookup
Phone Lookup displays the Address list screen and lets you add the
information that appears in this list to a record.
To use Phone Lookup:
1. Display the record in which you want to insert a phone number.
The record can be in Date Book, To Do List, Memo Pad, or Mail.
2. Tap the Menu icon
.
3. Tap Options, and then tap Phone Lookup.
4. Begin to spell the last name of the name you want to find.
The list scrolls to the first record in the list that starts with the
first letter you enter. Continue to spell the name you’re looking
for, or when you see the name, tap it.
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5. Tap Add.
The name you selected, along with the other information associated
with it, is pasted into the record you selected in step 1.
Phone Lookup tips
Write the Graffiti Command stroke “/L” to activate the Phone Lookup
feature. You can also activate it in the following circumstances:
For example, to insert the full name and phone
number for someone with the last name “Williams,” write the
Graffiti characters for “Wi” and then the Phone Lookup Command
stroke “/L.”
Assuming you have only one Address Book record that begins
with “Wi,” your handheld inserts the full name “Fred Williams”
(and its associated information). If you have more than one name
that begins with “Wi,” the Phone Lookup screen appears and
highlights the first record that begins with “Wi.”
■
While entering text:
■
For selected text:
Drag to highlight the text, and then write the
Phone Lookup Command stroke “/L.” Your handheld replaces the
selected text and adds the name and its associated information.
Looking up names to add to expense records
In Expense, Lookup displays the names in your Address Book that
have data in the Company field. You can add these names to a list of
attendees associated with an Expense record.
To add names to an Expense record:
1. Tap the Expense record to which you want to add names.
2. Tap Details.
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3. Tap Who.
Tap here
4. Tap Lookup.
The Attendees Lookup screen displays all the names in your
Address Book that have data in the Company field.
5. Select the name you want to add, and then tap Add.
The name appears in the Attendees screen.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to add more names.
7. Tap Done.
8. Tap OK.
Sorting lists of records
You can sort lists of records in various ways, depending on the
application. Sorting is available in applications that have list screens:
Address Book, To Do List, Memo Pad, and Expense.
Note: You can also assign records to categories. See “Categorizing
records” earlier in this chapter.
To sort records in To Do List and Expense:
1. Open the application to display the list screen.
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2. Tap Show.
3. Tap the Sort by pick list and select an option.
4. Tap OK.
To sort records in Address Book, Note Pad, and Memo Pad:
1. Open the application to display the list screen.
2. Tap the Menu icon
.
3. Tap Options, and then tap Preferences.
Address Book:
Note Pad:
Memo Pad:
4. Do one of the following:
Address Book:
Tap the setting you want.
Tap the Sort by pick list and select Alphabetic, Date,
or Manual.
Note Pad:
Memo Pad:
Tap the Sort by pick list and select Alphabetic or
Manual.
5. Tap OK.
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To sort the Note Pad or Memo list manually, tap and drag a memo or
note to a new location in the list.
Note: To make the list of your memos appear in Palm Desktop
software as you manually sorted it on your handheld, open
Memo Pad in Palm Desktop software and click List by. Then
select Order on handheld.
Making records private
In most applications except Note Pad, Expense and Mail, you can
make individual records private. Private records remain visible and
accessible, however, until you select the Security setting to hide or
mask all private records. See “Security” in Chapter 3 for more
information.
Hiding or masking private records
You can hide or mask all records that you mark as private. Masked
records appear as grey placeholders in the same position they would
appear if they were not masked, and are marked with a lock icon.
Hidden records disappear completely from the screen. If you define a
password for your handheld, you must enter it to display private
records.
To hide all private records:
1. Tap the Applications icon
.
2. Tap Security.
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3. Tap the Current Privacy pick list and select Hide Records.
Tap Hide
Records
4. Tap OK to confirm that you want to hide private records.
To mask all private records:
1. Tap the Applications icon
.
2. Tap Security.
3. Tap the Current Privacy pick list and select Mask Records.
Tap Mask
Records
4. Tap OK to confirm that you want to mask private records.
To display all private records:
1. Do one of the following:
Tap the Applications icon
, tap Security, then tap the Current Privacy pick list and select Show Records.
If you do not have a password, hidden and masked records become visible.
If you have a password, the Show Private Records dialog box
appears. Go to step 2.
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Tap
Show
Records
2. Enter your password, and then tap OK.
To unmask individual records:
1. Tap a masked record.
2. Do one of the following:
If you do not have a password, a masked record becomes visible.
If you have a password, the Show Private Records dialog box
appears. Go to step 3.
3. Enter your password, and then tap OK.
To make a record private:
1. Display the entry that you want to make private.
2. Tap Details.
3. Tap the Private check box to select it.
4. Tap OK.
Attaching notes
In applications except Memo Pad and Note Pad, you can attach a note
to a record. A note can be up to several thousand characters long. For
example, for an appointment in Date Book, you can attach a note with
directions to the location.
To attach a note to a record:
1. Display the entry to which you want to add a note.
2. In Address Book only: Tap Edit.
3. Tap Details.
4. Tap Note.
5. Enter your note.
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6. Tap Done.
A small note icon appears at the right side of any item that has a note.
Note icon
To review or edit a note:
1. Tap the Note icon
.
To delete a note:
1. Tap the Note icon
.
2. Tap Delete.
3. Tap Yes.
Choosing fonts
In all basic applications except Expense, you can change the font style
to make text easier to read. You can choose a different font style for
each application.
Small font
Large font
Bold font
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To change the font style:
1. Open an application.
2. Tap the Menu icon
.
3. Tap Options, and then tap Font.
4. Tap the font style you want to use.
Tap here for bold font
Tap here for large font
Tap here for small font
5. Tap OK.
Reviewing Reminders
You can set alarms to notify you of appointments, notes, and alarms
in Date Book, Note Pad, and Clock. When an alarm occurs, your
handheld displays a reminder message. If you tap Snooze in response
to an alarm message, your handheld reminds you of the alarm again
in five minutes. The Reminder screen displays alarms that await
attention.
To respond to reminders, do one of the following:
1. Select an item’s check box to clear the item.
2. Tap an item (either the icon or the text description) to open the
application where the alarm was set. The application opens to the
entry associated with the alarm.
3. Tap Done to close the reminder list and return to the current
screen. An attention indicator will blink in the upper-left corner of
the screen; tap it to view the reminder list again.
4. Tap Snooze to see the list again in five minutes.
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5. Tap Clear All to dismiss all reminders in the list.
Note: If you tap Done or Snooze and view the reminder list later, the
current time displays in the Reminder bar and the original
alarm time displays with each list item.
Application-specific tasks
Date Book
When you open Date Book, the screen shows the current date and a
list of times for a normal business day.
Scheduling an event
A record in Date Book is called an “event.” An event can be any kind
of activity that you associate with a day. You can enter a new event on
any of the available time lines.
When you schedule an event, its description appears on the time line,
and its duration is automatically set to one hour. You can easily
change the start time and duration for any event.
Note: It’s possible to schedule events that overlap, but Date Book
makes it easy to find such conflicts. See “Spotting event
conflicts” later in this chapter.
You can also schedule events in your Date Book that occur on a
particular date but have no specific start or end times, such as
birthdays, holidays, and anniversaries. These are referred to as
“untimed events.” Untimed events appear at the top of the list of
times, marked with a diamond. You can have more than one untimed
event on a particular date.
You can also schedule a repeating event, such as a weekly meeting,
and continuous events, such as a three-day conference or a vacation.
To schedule an event for the current day:
1. Tap the time line that corresponds to the beginning of the event.
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Tap a
time line
Time bar
shows
duration
Enter event
2. Enter a description of the event. You can enter up to 255 characters.
3. If the event is one hour long, skip to step 5. If the event is longer or
shorter than an hour, tap the time of the event to open the Set Time
dialog box.
Tap the
time of
an event
Tip:
You can also open the Set Time dialog (to select a start
time) by making sure no event is selected, and then
writing a number on the number side of the Graffiti
writing area.
4. Do one of the following:
Tap the time columns on the right side of the Set Time dialog to
set the Start Time, then tap the End Time box and tap the time
columns to set the End Time.
Tap All Day to automatically insert the start and end time of the
event as defined in your Date Book preferences.
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Start Time
highlighted
Tap to scroll to
earlier hours
Tap to change
hours
Tap to automatically
fill the start and end
times
Tap to change
minutes
Tap to scroll
to later hours
5. Tap OK.
6. Tap a blank area of the screen to deselect the event. A vertical line
appears next to the time, indicating the duration of the event.
Note:
If an event has the same start and end time, the time is
only displayed once.
To schedule an event for another day:
1. Select the date you want for the event by doing one of the
following:
■
Tap the day of the week that you want in the date bar at the top of
the screen. If necessary, tap the Previous week or Next week scroll
arrows to move to another week.
Previous
week
Next
week
Tap to select a day
of the current week
Tip:
■
You can also use the scroll button on the front panel of
your handheld to move forward or backward one day at
a time.
Tap Go To at the bottom of the screen to open the Go to Date dialog
box. Select a date by tapping a year, month, and day in the
calendar.
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Previous year
Next year
Tap to select a
month
Tap to select a
day
Tap to select
current date
Tip:
In the Go to Date dialog box, you can also use the scroll
button on the front panel of the handheld to move
forward or backward one month at a time.
2. After you locate the date, follow the steps for scheduling an event
for the current day.
To schedule an untimed event:
1. Select the date that you want for the event as described in “To
schedule an event for another day.”
2. Tap New.
3. Tap No Time, so that no start or end times are defined for the new
event.
Tip:
You can also create a new untimed event by making sure
no event is selected and then writing letters in the Graffiti
writing area.
4. Enter a description of the event.
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New
untimed
event
No time
selected
5. Tap a blank area on the screen to deselect the untimed event.
Note: If you create an event and decide later that there is no
particular start or end time, you can easily change it to an
untimed event. Tap the time of the event in the Date Book
screen, tap No Time, and then tap OK.
Rescheduling an event
You can easily make changes to your schedule with your handheld.
To reschedule an event:
1. Tap the event you want to reschedule.
2. Tap Details.
3. To change the time, tap the Time box and select a new time.
4. To change the date, tap the Date box and select a new date.
5. Tap OK.
Setting an alarm for an event
The Alarm setting enables you to set an alarm for events in your Date
Book. You can set an alarm to notify you minutes, hours, or days
before an event. The default Alarm setting is 5 minutes before the time
of the event, but you can change this to any number of minutes, hours,
or days.
When you set an alarm, this icon
appears to the far right of the
event with the alarm. When the alarm occurs, a reminder message also
appears onscreen.
To set an alarm for an event:
1. Tap the event to which you want to assign an alarm.
2. Tap Details.
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3. Tap the Alarm check box to select it.
The default setting, 5 Minutes, appears.
4. Tap the pick list to select Minutes, Hours, or Days.
5. Select the 5 and enter any number from 0 to 99 (inclusive) as the
number of time units.
Enter number of
time units here
Tap here to
select unit of time
6. Tap OK.
7. When the reminder message appears on screen, do one of the
following:
Tap OK to permanently dismiss the reminder and return to the
current screen.
Tap Snooze to dismiss the reminder and return to the current
screen. The reminder message appears again five minutes after
you tap Snooze, and an attention indicator blinks in the upperleft corner of the screen to remind you of the pending alarm.
Tap Go To to open Date Book. Date Book will open and display
the event associated with the alarm.
Alarm for untimed events: You can set a silent alarm for an untimed
event. In this case, the alarm triggers at the specified period of
minutes, hours, or days before midnight (beginning) of the day of the
untimed event. When the alarm triggers, the reminder list displays the
alarm message until you clear it. See “Reviewing Reminders” in this
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chapter for details.
For example, you set an alarm for an untimed event that occurs on
February 4th. If the alarm is set for 5 minutes, the reminder message
appears at 11:55 PM on the night of February 3rd. The reminder
remains in the reminder list until you turn on your handheld and
dismiss it.
Scheduling repeating or continuous events
The Repeat function lets you schedule events that recur at regular
intervals or extend over a period of consecutive days.
A birthday is a good example of an event that repeats annually.
Another example is a weekly guitar lesson that falls on the same day
of the week and the same time of day.
A business trip or a vacation is an example of a continuous event.
To schedule a repeating or continuous event:
1. Tap the event.
2. Tap Details.
3. Tap the Repeat box to open the Change Repeat dialog box.
Tap the
Repeat
box
4. Tap Day, Week, Month, or Year to set how often event repeats.
For a continuous event, tap Day.
5. Enter a number that corresponds to how often you want the event
to repeat on the Every line.
For example, if you select Month and enter the number 2, the
event repeats every other month.
6. To specify an end date for the repeating or continuous event, tap
the End on pick list and tap Choose Date. Use the date picker to
select an end date.
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7. Tap OK.
After you schedule a repeating or continuous event, this icon
appears to the far right of the event.
Changing repeating or continuous events
When you make changes to a repeating or continuous event, such as
deleting or adding notes, or changing the time of an event, you can
decide which of the events you want to change; all events in the series,
just the current event, or the current and future events.
To delete repeating events:
1. Select the record you want to delete.
2. Tap the Menu icon
.
3. Tap Record, and then tap Delete Event.
4. Do one of the following:
Tap Current to delete only the current event item.
Tap Future to delete the current and all future event items and
reset the end date of the repeating event to the last shown date.
Tap All to delete all occurrences of the repeating event.
5. Tap OK.
Considerations for repeating or continuous events:
Keep the following
points in mind.
■
If you change the start date of a repeating event, your handheld
calculates the number of days you moved the event. Your
handheld then automatically changes the end date to maintain the
duration of the repeating event.
■
If you change the repeat interval (e.g., daily to weekly) of a
repeating event, past occurrences (prior to the day on which you
change the setting) are not changed, and your handheld creates a
new repeating event.
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■
If you change the date of an occurrence of a repeating event (e.g.,
from January 14th to January 15th) and apply the change to all
occurrences, the new date becomes the start date of the repeating
event. Your handheld adjusts the end date to maintain the duration
of the event. If you apply the change to current and future
occurrences, past occurrences are not changed.
■
If you change other repeat settings (e.g., time, alarm, private) of a
repeating event and apply the change to all occurrences, your
handheld creates a new event. The start date of this new event is
the day on which the setting is changed.
■
If you apply a change to a single occurrence of a repeating event
(e.g., time), that occurrence no longer shows the Repeat icon .
Changing the Date Book view
In addition to displaying the time list for a specific day, you can also
display a whole week, a month, or an agenda. You can also display the
current time.
To cycle through Day, Week, Month, and Agenda views:
■
Press the Date Book application button repeatedly to display the
next view.
■
Tap on the appropriate view icon in the lower-left corner of Date
Book.
To display the current time:
1. Tap and hold the stylus on the date bar to display the current time.
Tap and hold the date
Current time displays
2. Drag the stylus below the title area and then lift it to redisplay the
date.
Note: You can also tap the Clock icon
in the upper left corner of
the Graffiti writing area to display the time for a few seconds.
Working in Week View
Week View shows the calendar of your events for an entire week. This
view lets you quickly review your appointments and available time
slots. In addition, the graphical display helps you spot overlaps and
conflicts in your schedule.
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To display the Week View:
1. Tap the Week View button.
Week View
2. Tap the navigation controls to move forward or backward a week
at a time, or tap on a column to display details of an event.
Note:
The Week View also shows untimed events and events
that are before and after the range of times shown.
Previous
week
Next
week
Tap for that day
Bar indicates earlier event
Dot indicates untimed event
Bar indicates later event
3. Tap an event to show a description of the event.
Event details
Tap to show event details
Tips for using Week View:
Keep the following points in mind.
■
To reschedule an event, tap and drag the event to a different time
or day.
■
Tap a blank time on any day to move to that day and have the time
selected for a new event.
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■
Tap any day or date that appears at the top of the Week View to
move directly to that day without selecting an event.
■
The Week View shows the time span defined by the Start Time
and End Time in the Date Book Preferences settings. If you have
an event before or after this time span, a bar appears at the top
or bottom of that day's column. Use the onscreen scroll arrows
to scroll to the event.
Spotting event conflicts
With the ability to define specific start and end times for any event, it’s
possible to schedule events that overlap (an event that starts before a
previous event finishes).
An event conflict (time overlap) appears in the Week View as
overlapping bars. The Day View displays overlapping brackets to the
left of the conflicting times.
Event
conflicts
Working in Month View
The Month View screen shows which days have events scheduled.
Dots and lines in the Month View indicate events, repeating events,
and untimed events.
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Previous/next month
Dashed line indicates continuous
event
Dashes on right side indicate events
Crosses below date indicate untimed
events
Month View button
You can control the dots and lines that appear in the Month View. See
“Options menu” later in this chapter.
Tips for using Month View:
Keep the following points in mind.
■
Tap a day in the Month View to display that day in the Day View.
■
Tap the scroll arrows in the upper-right corner to move forward or
backward a month.
■
Tap Go to open the date selector and select a different month.
■
Use the scroll button on the front panel of your handheld to move
between months. Press the upper half of the button to display the
previous month, the lower half to display the next month.
Working in Agenda View
The Agenda view shows you your untimed events, appointments, and
To Do items in one screen. When you tap on an untimed event or
appointment in the Agenda view, the Day view appears so you can
see more detailed information about the event. You can tap the check
box next to a To Do item to mark it as completed. When you tap on a
To Do item, your To Do list appears.
Note: The To Do items that appear and how you can change them
depends on the settings in your To Do preferences. See “To Do
Show Options” later in this chapter for more information.
To display the Agenda View:
1. Tap the Agenda View button.
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2. Tap the navigation controls to move forward or backward a day at
a time, or to display more events and To Do items.
Note:
You can also change the category of To Do items shown.
Click on the pick list to choose another category.
See “To Do List” for more information on working with
To Do items.
Date Book menus, preferences, and display options
Date Book menus are shown here for your reference, and Date Book
features that are not explained elsewhere in this book are described
here.
See “Using menus” in Chapter 1 for information about choosing menu
commands.
Record menu
Options menu
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Display
Options
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Allows you to change Date Book’s appearance
and which events display.
■
Show Time Bars. Activates the time bars that
appear in the Day View. The time bars show
the duration of an event and illustrate event
conflicts.
■
Compress Day View. Controls how times
appear in the Day View. When Compress Day
View is off, all time slots display. When it is
on, start and end times display for each event,
but blank time slots toward the bottom of the
screen disappear to minimize scrolling.
■
Month View settings. These check boxes apply
to the Month View of the Date Book. You can
activate any or all of these settings to show
that you have Timed, Untimed, or Daily
Repeating events in the Month View only.
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Preferences
■
Start/End Time. Defines the start and end times
for Date Book screens. If the time slots you
select do not fit on one screen, you can tap the
scroll arrows to scroll up and down.
■
Alarm Preset. Automatically sets an alarm for
each new event. The silent alarm for untimed
events is defined by minutes, days, or hours
before midnight of the date of the event.
■
Alarm Sound.
■
Remind Me. Defines how many times the alarm
Sets the tone of the alarm.
will occur after the initial occurrence. The
choices are Once, Twice, 3 Times, 5 Times, and
10 Times.
■
About Date
Book
Defines how often the alarm
sounds. The choices are Minute,
5 minutes, 10 minutes, and 30 minutes.
Play Every.
Shows version information for Date Book.
Address Book
Address Book is the application in which you store name and address
information about people or businesses.
Creating an Address Book entry
A record in Address Book is called an “entry.” You can create entries
on your handheld, or you can use Palm Desktop software to create
entries on your computer and then download the entries to your
handheld with your next HotSync operation.
Palm Desktop software also has data import capabilities that enable
you to load database files into Address Book on your handheld.
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See “Importing data” in Chapter 2 and Palm Desktop online Help for
more information.
To create a new Address Book entry:
1. Press the Address Book application button
handheld to display the Address list.
on the front of your
2. Tap New.
Cursor
at Last
name
Tap New
3. Enter the last name of the person you want to add to your
Address Book.
Note:
The handheld automatically capitalizes the first letter of
each field (except numeric and e-mail fields). You do not
have to use the Graffiti capital stroke to capitalize the first
letter of the name.
4. Use the Next Field Graffiti stroke to move to the First Name field.
Next Field
Tip:
You can also move to any field by tapping it directly.
5. Enter the person's first name in the First Name field.
6. Enter the other information that you want to include in this entry.
Note:
As you enter letters in the Title, Company, City, and State
fields, text appears for the first logical match that exists in
your Address Book. As you enter more letters, a closer
match appears. For example, you may already have
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Sacramento and San Francisco in your Address Book. As
you enter “S” Sacramento appears, and as you continue
entering “a” and “n” San Francisco replaces Sacramento.
As soon as the word you want appears, tap in the next
field to accept the word.
7. Tap the scroll arrows
to move to the next page of information.
8. After you finish entering information, tap Done.
Tap Done
Tip:
To create an entry that always appears at the top of the
Address list, begin the Last name or Company field with a
symbol, as in *If Found Call*. This entry can contain contact
information in case you lose your handheld.
Selecting types of phone numbers
You can select the types of phone numbers or e-mail addresses that
you associate with an Address Book entry. Any changes you make
apply only to the current entry.
To select other types of phone numbers in an entry:
1. Tap the entry that you want to change.
2. Tap Edit.
3. Tap the pick list next to the label you want to change.
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Tap
triangle
4. Select a new label.
Changing Address Entry details
The Address Entry Details dialog box provides a variety of options
that you can associate with an entry.
To open the Address Entry Details dialog box:
1. Tap the entry whose details you want to change.
2. Tap Edit.
3. Tap Details.
4. Select any of the following settings:
Show in
List
Select which type of phone or other information
appears in the Address list screen. Your options
are Work, Home, Fax, Other, E-mail, Main, Pager,
and Mobile. The identifying letters W, H, F, O, M,
or P appear next to the record in the Address list,
depending on which information is displayed. If
you select E-mail, no identifying letter is
displayed.
Category
Assign the entry to a category.
Private
Hide this entry when Security is turned on.
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Address Book menus
Address Book menus are shown here for your reference, and Address
Book features that are not explained elsewhere in this book are
described here.
See “Using menus” in Chapter 1 for information about choosing menu
commands.
The Record and Options menus differ depending on whether you’re
displaying the Address list screen or the Address view screen.
Record menus
Address list
Address
view
Duplicate
Address
Makes a copy of the current record and displays
the copy in Address Edit so you can make
changes to the copied record. The copy has the
same category and attached notes as the original
record.
Dial
Initiates dialing on an infrared-equipped mobile
phone by sending the telephone number through
the IR port on your handheld to the phone.
Options menus
Address view
Address list
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Preferences
Determines how
Address Book appears when you return to it
from another application. If you select this
check box, Address Book shows the last
category you selected. If you clear it, Address
Book displays the All category.
■
Remember last category.
■
Enable Tap Dialing. Allows automatic dialing
by tapping on a telephone number in Address
Book. You must have an infrared-equipped
mobile phone near your handheld to use this
feature.
Rename
These custom fields appear at the end of the
Custom Fields Address Edit screen. Rename them to identify the
kind of information you enter in them. The names
you give the custom fields appear in all entries.
About
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To Do List
A To Do List item is a reminder of some task that you have to
complete. A record in To Do List is called an “item.”
To create a To Do List item:
1. Press the To Do List application button
handheld to display the To Do List.
on the front of your
2. Tap New.
New To
Do item
Tap
New
3. Enter the text of the To Do List item. The text can be longer than
one line.
4. Tap anywhere onscreen to deselect the To Do List item.
Tip:
If no To Do List item is currently selected, writing in the
Graffiti writing area automatically creates a new item.
Setting priority
The priority setting for items lets you arrange the tasks in your To Do
List according to their importance or urgency. The default setting for
the To Do List is to arrange items by priority and due date, with
priority 1 items at the top. If you have a number of items in your list,
changing an item’s priority setting may move its position in the list.
Note: When you create a new To Do List item, its priority is
automatically set to level 1, the highest (most important) level.
If you select another item first, however, the item you create
appears beneath the selected item and is given the same
priority as the selected item.
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To set the priority of a To Do List item:
1. Tap the Priority number on the left side of the To Do List item.
Tap here
Tap to
select
priority
2. Tap the Priority number that you want to set (1 is most important).
Checking off a To Do List item
You can check off a To Do List item to indicate that you’ve completed
it. You can set the To Do List to record the date that you complete the
To Do item, and you can choose to show or hide completed items. See
“To Do Show Options” later in this chapter.
To check off a To Do List item:
■
Tap the check box on the left side of the item.
Completed
To Do item
Changing To Do List item details
The To Do Item Details dialog box enables you to change settings for
individual items.
To display the To Do Item Details dialog box:
1. Tap the text of the item whose details you want to change.
2. Tap Details.
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Setting a due date
You can associate a due date with any To Do List item. You can also
sort the items that appear in the list based on their due date.
To set a due date for a To Do List item:
1. In the Details dialog box, tap “No Date” to open the Due Date pick
list.
Tap here
2. Tap the date that you want to assign the item:
Today
Assigns the current date.
Tomorrow
Assigns tomorrow’s date.
One week later
Assigns the date exactly one week from the
current date.
No Date
Removes the due date from the item.
Choose date
Opens the date selector, where you can
choose any date that you want for the item.
3. Tap OK.
Tip:
If you turn on the Show Due Dates option in the To Do Show
options dialog, you can tap directly on the due date in the To
Do List to open the pick list shown in step 2.
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To Do Show Options
The Show Options dialog box enables you to control the appearance
of To Do List, and To Do items in Date Book Agenda view.
To change the Show Options settings:
1. In To Do List, tap Show.
2. Select any of the following settings:
Show
Completed
Items
Displays your completed items in the To Do
List. If you turn off this setting, your To Do
items disappear from the list when you
complete (check) them.
Items that no longer appear on the list because
you turn off this setting have not been deleted.
They are still in the memory of your handheld.
Purge completed items to remove them from
memory.
Show Only
Due Items
Shows only the items that are currently due,
past due, or have no due date specified. When
this setting is active, items that are not yet due
do not appear in the list until their due date.
Record
Completion
Date
Replaces the due date with the actual date
when you complete (check) the item. If you do
not assign a due date to an item, the
completion date still records when you
complete the item.
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Show Due
Dates
Displays the due dates associated with items
in the To Do List and displays an exclamation
mark next to items that remain incomplete
after the due date passes.
Show
Priorities
Shows the priority setting for each item.
Show
Categories
Shows the category for each item.
3. Tap OK.
To Do List menus
To Do List menus are shown here for your reference, and To Do List
features that are not explained elsewhere in this book are described
here.
See “Using menus” in Chapter 1 for information about choosing menu
commands.
Record menu
Options menu
About To Do
List
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Note Pad
A record in Note Pad is called a “note.” You can assign each note a title
and store up to 999 notes on your handheld.
To create a new note:
1. Press the Note Pad application button
your handheld to open a new note.
Note:
on the front panel of
If Note Pad is already running, tap New.
Enter title here
Write
information
here
Pen selector
2. Write the information directly on the handheld screen.
Tip:
Tap the pen selector to choose a different pen width, or
choose the eraser to remove unwanted strokes.
3. (Optional) Select the time at the top of the screen and enter a title
using Graffiti writing.
4. Tap Done.
Reviewing notes
The note title and the date you created the note appear in the Note Pad
list. If you did not assign a title to your note, the time you created the
note appears as the note title. This makes it easy to locate and review
your notes.
To review a note:
1. In the Note Pad list, tap the note title.
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Tap arrows to scroll to
next and previous notes
Tap a
note to
view its
contents
2. Review or edit the contents of the note.
3. Tap Done.
Setting an alarm for a note
You can set an alarm for a specific time and date to remind you to
follow-up on a note.
To set an alarm for a note:
1. Tap the note to which you want to assign an alarm.
2. Tap the Menu icon
.
3. Tap Options, and then tap Alarm.
4. Tap the Time box.
5. Tap the hour and minute columns to select the time you want the
alarm to occur.
Tap here to
select minutes
Tap here to
select hour
6. Tap the Date box.
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Tap here to select year
Tap here to select month
Tap here to select date
7. Tap the year, month and date you want the alarm to sound.
After you tap the date, the Set Alarm dialog box reappears.
8. Tap OK.
9. When the alarm goes off and the reminder message appears on
screen, do one of the following:
Tap OK to permanently dismiss the reminder and return to the
current screen.
Tap Snooze to dismiss the reminder and return to the current
screen. The reminder message appears again in five minutes,
and an attention indicator blinks in the upper-left corner of the
screen to remind you of the pending alarm. When the reminder
message reappears, the current time displays in the Reminder
bar and the note title displays on the screen.
Note:
If you did not title the note, the time the note was created
displays on the screen.
Tap Go To to open Note Pad. Note Pad will open and display
the note associated with the alarm.
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Note Pad menus
Note Pad menus are shown here for your reference, and Note Pad
features that are not explained elsewhere in this book are described
here.
See “Using menus” in Chapter 1 for information about choosing menu
commands.
The Record and Options menus differ depending on whether you’re
displaying the Note Pad list or an individual note.
Record menus
Note Pad list
Note screen
Options menus
Note screen
Note Pad list
Preferences
Displays the Note Pad Preferences dialog box,
where you define the sort order for notes and the
alarm sound.
About Note
Pad
Shows version information for Note Pad.
Memo Pad
A memo can contain up to 4,000 characters. The number of memos
you can store is dependent only on the memory available on your
handheld. A record in Memo Pad is called a “memo.”
To create a new memo:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the Memo Pad icon
.
to display the Memo list.
3. Tap New.
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Tap
New
Tip:
In the Memo list screen, you can also begin writing in
the Graffiti writing area to create a new memo. The first
letter is automatically capitalized and begins your new
memo.
4. Enter the text you want to appear in the memo. Use the carriage
return stroke to move down to new lines in the memo.
5. Tap Done.
Reviewing memos
The first line of a memo appears in the Memo list. This makes it easy
to locate and review your memos.
To review a memo:
1. In the Memo list, tap the text of the memo.
Tap a
memo to
review
its
contents
2. Review or edit the text in the memo.
3. Tap Done.
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Memo Pad menus
Memo Pad menus are shown here for your reference, and Memo Pad
features that are not explained elsewhere in this book are described
here.
See “Using menus” in Chapter 1 for information about choosing menu
commands.
The Record and Options menus differ depending on whether you’re
displaying the Memo list or an individual memo.
Record menus
Memo list
Memo screen
Options menus
Memo list
Memo screen
Preferences
Displays the Memo Preferences dialog box,
where you define the sort order for memos.
About Memo
Pad
Shows version information for Memo Pad.
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Calculator
The Calculator includes several buttons to help you perform
calculations.
Clears the entire calculation and enables you to
begin a fresh calculation.
Clears the last number you entered. Use this
button if you make a mistake while entering a
number in the middle of a calculation. This button
enables you to re-enter the number without
starting the calculation over.
Toggles the current number between a negative
and positive value. If you want to enter a negative
number, enter the number first and then press the
+/- button.
Places the current number in memory. Each
new number you enter with the M+ button is
added to the total already stored in memory. The
number that you add can be either a calculated
value or any number you enter by pressing the
number buttons. Pressing this button has no
effect on the current calculation (or series of
calculations); it merely places the value into
memory until it is recalled.
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Recalls the stored value from memory and inserts
it in the current calculation.
Clears any value that is stored in the Calculator
memory.
Calculates the square root of a number. Enter the
number, then tap the square root button.
Recent Calculations
The Recent Calculations command enables you to review the last
series of calculations and is particularly useful for confirming a series
of “chain” calculations.
To display recent calculations:
1. Tap the Menu icon
.
2. Tap Options, and then tap Recent Calculations.
3. After you finish reviewing the calculations, tap OK.
Calculator menus
Calculator menus are shown here for your reference, and Calculator
features that are not explained elsewhere in this book are described
here.
See “Using menus” in Chapter 1 for information about choosing menu
commands.
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Options menus
About
Calculator
Shows version information for Calculator.
Clock
Clock makes it easy for you to check the time and date, and provides
a convenient travel alarm feature. See “Customizing your handheld”
in Chapter 1 for details on setting the current date and time for all the
applications on your handheld.
In addition to setting the date and time, you can set an alarm to sound
during the next 24-hour period.
To view the time:
Do one of the following:
■
When your handheld is on, tap the Clock icon
corner of the Graffiti writing area.
■
Tap the Applications icon
in the upper left
, and then tap the Clock icon
.
To set an alarm:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the Clock icon
.
.
3. Tap the Alarm box to open the Set Alarm dialog box.
4. Tap the time columns to set the hour and minute.
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5. When the alarm reminder message appears, do one of the
following:
Tap OK to permanently dismiss the reminder and return to the
current screen.
Tap Snooze to dismiss the reminder and return to the current
screen. The reminder message appears again in five minutes,
and an attention indicator blinks in the upper-left corner of the
screen to remind you of the pending alarm. When the reminder
message reappears, the current time displays in the Reminder
bar and the alarm time displays on the screen.
6. Tap Go To to open Clock.
Clock menus
Clock menus are shown here for your reference, and Clock features
that are not explained elsewhere in this book are described here.
See “Using menus” in Chapter 1 for information about choosing menu
commands.
Options menu
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Allows you to choose which information appears
on the Clock screen.
Display
Options
■
Day. Activates the day of the week display.
When it is on, the day appears above the time.
■
Date. Activates the date display. When it is on,
the date appears below the time.
Alarm
Preferences
About Clock
■
Sound. Sets the sound of the alarm. The
choices are Alarm, Bumble Bee, Reveille,
Sonata, Wake Up, and Warbler.
■
Volume. Defines how loud the alarm sounds.
The choices are Low, Medium, and High.
Shows version information for Clock.
Expense
Expense enables you to record the date, expense type, and the amount
that you spent. A record in Expense is called an “item.” You can sort
your Expense items into categories or add other information that you
want to associate with the item.
To create an Expense item:
1. Tap the Applications icon
.
2. Tap Expense.
3. Tap New.
Cursor
of new
item
Tap
New
Tip:
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4. Enter the amount of the expense.
5. Tap the Expense type pick list and select a type from the list.
Tap
here
Note: As soon as you select an expense type, your handheld saves
your entry. If you do not select an expense type, it does not
save the entry.
Tip:
Another quick way to create a new Expense item is to make
sure that no Expense item is selected in the Expense list, write
the first letter(s) of the expense type, and then write the
numerical amount of the Expense item. This technique takes
advantage of the automatic fill feature. See “Options menu”
later in this chapter for details.
Changing the date of an Expense item
Initially, Expense items appear with the date you enter them. You can
use Expense to change the date associated with any Expense item.
To change the date of an Expense item:
1. Tap the Expense item you want to change.
2. Tap the date of the selected item.
Tap
date
3. Tap the new date.
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Entering receipt details
Expense provides a variety of options that you can associate with an
item. These options appear in the Receipt Details dialog box.
To open the Receipt Details dialog box:
1. Tap the Expense item to which you want to assign details.
2. Tap Details.
3. Select any of the following options:
Category
See “Categorizing records” earlier in this
chapter.
Type
Opens a pick list of expense types.
Payment
Lets you choose the payment method used to
pay the Expense item. If the item is prepaid
(such as airline tickets supplied by your
company), you can choose Prepaid to place
your expense in the appropriate companypaid cell of your printed expense report
spreadsheet. See “Transferring your data to
Microsoft Excel” later in this chapter for more
information.
Currency
Enables you to choose the type of currency
used to pay the Expense item. The default
currency unit is defined in the Preferences
dialog box. You can also display up to four
other common types of currency. See
“Customizing the Currency pick list” later in
this chapter for more information.
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Vendor and
City
Lets you record the name of the vendor
(usually a company) associated with the
expense and the city where the expense was
incurred. For example, a business lunch might
be at Rosie's Cafe (Vendor) in San Francisco
(City).
Attendees
See “Looking up names to add to expense
records” earlier in this chapter.
4. Tap OK.
Customizing the Currency pick list
You can select the currencies and symbols that appear in the Currency
pick list.
To customize the Currency pick list:
1. Tap the Currency pick list in the Receipt Details dialog box, and
then select Edit currencies.
Tap Edit
currencies
2. Tap each Currency pick list and select the country whose currency
you want to display on that line.
3. Tap OK to close the Select Currencies dialog box.
4. Tap OK.
To change your default currency:
1. Open Expense.
2. Tap the Menu icon
.
3. Tap Options, and then tap Preferences.
4. Tap the Default Currency pick list.
5. Tap the currency symbol you want to appear in Expense.
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6. Tap OK.
Defining a custom currency symbol
If the currency you want to use is not in the list of countries, you can
create your own custom country and currency symbol.
To define a custom currency symbol:
1. Tap the Menu icon
.
2. Tap Options, and then tap Custom Currencies.
3. Tap one of the four Country boxes.
Tap a Country
box
4. Enter the name of the country and the symbol that you want to
appear in Expense.
5. Tap OK to close the Currency Properties dialog box.
6. Tap OK.
Note: If you want to use your custom currency symbol as the default
for all Expense items, select the symbol in the Preferences
dialog box. If you want to use your custom currency symbol
only for a particular Expense item, select the symbol in the
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Receipt Details dialog box associated with that item.
Show Options
Show Options define the sort order and other settings that relate to
your Expense items.
To open the Show Options dialog box:
1. In the Expense list, tap Show.
2. Select any of the options.
Tap Show
Sort by
Enables you to sort expense items by date or
type.
Distance
Enables you to display Mileage entries in miles
or kilometers.
Show
currency
Shows or hides the currency symbol in the
Expense list.
3. Tap OK.
Transferring your data to Microsoft Excel
After you enter your expenses into the Expense application on your
handheld, Palm Desktop software enables you to view and print the
data with your computer.
Note: You need Microsoft Excel version 5.0 (or later) to view and
print your Expense data using one of the provided templates.
Microsoft Excel is not included with the handheld package.
The procedures in this section also assume that you have
installed Palm Desktop software. See “Palm™ Desktop
software” in Chapter 1 for more information.
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Displaying the euro on your desktop computer
When you perform a HotSync operation, the euro symbol is
transferred to your Desktop application like any other piece of data on
your handheld. The symbol appears in your Desktop application,
however, only if you are using fonts that support the euro symbol.
These fonts are part of the operating system on your computer. They
do not reside with your Desktop application, and they are not
produced by Palm, Inc. Refer to the documentation that accompanies
your desktop computer’s operating system for more information.
Printing the euro
Even with operating system support, problems may arise while
printing documents that contain the euro. When a font is present on
both the printer and the computer, the printer font is used by default
to increase printing speed. If the printer font does not include the euro,
a box prints instead of the euro symbol.
You can work around this problem by sending a bitmap image
of the euro to the printer or by not using the printer's built-in fonts
(if allowed).
Creating or printing an expense report
Palm Desktop software makes it quick and easy to view and print
your Expense data in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
To create or print an expense report:
1. Perform a HotSync operation to transfer your latest Expense data
to your computer.
2. Click Expense in Palm Desktop software to open Microsoft Excel
and the Expense Report configuration dialog box.
Note:
If you launch Expense from the Start menu instead of
Palm Desktop software, you must first choose your
handheld user name.
3. Click the expense category that you want.
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Click to select
Categories
Tip:
You can press Ctrl+click to select multiple categories. To
print the expenses associated with all of your Expense
categories, select All in the Categories group.
4. If you want to define an end date for the expense report, enter the
date in the End Date box.
Note:
If you do not specify an end date, all expense entries for
the selected categories appear — up to the date of the last
HotSync operation.
5. Do one of the following:
Click Print to display the expense report in the Print Preview
window, and then click Print in the Microsoft Excel window to
print your expense report.
Click Create to display a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet containing your expense data. Your data appears in Microsoft Excel
spreadsheet form. You can enter information, make formatting
changes, and save and print the file in the normal manner.
Using expense report templates
Palm Desktop software includes several expense report templates.
When you use one of these templates, you can edit your expense data
in Microsoft Excel.
The templates have the extension .xlt and are stored in the template
folder in the Palm Desktop software directory on your computer. To
see what a template looks like before you use it, open the template in
Microsoft Excel. For example, the template Sample2.xlt looks like this:
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If you want to streamline or customize your expense reports, you can
change these templates. For example, you can add your company
name to a template. See Appendix C for information on changing
templates.
To view your expense data using a Microsoft Excel template:
1. Display your expense data in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet as
described in the previous procedure.
2. Click Options.
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Enter name and
other information
Choose expense
template
3. Enter name, department, and other information as necessary for
your expense report.
4. Click the Templates menu; then select an expense template.
Note:
If you want to create your own custom expense template
and have it appear in the Templates menu, see Appendix
C for more information.
5. Click OK.
Expense menus
Expense menus are shown here for your reference, and Expense
features that are not explained elsewhere in this book are described
here.
See “Using menus” in Chapter 1 for information about choosing menu
commands.
Record menu
Options menu
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Preferences
■
About
Expense
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Lets you select an expense
type by writing the first letter of an expense
type in the Graffiti writing area. For example, if
you write the letter “T,” it enters the “Taxi”
expense type. Writing “T” and then “E” enters
“Telephone” which is the first expense type
beginning with the letters “TE.”
Use automatic fill.
Shows version information for Expense.
Using Your Basic Applications
Chapter 6
Communicating Using
Your Handheld
The previous chapter described the features of your handheld that
help you stay organized. This chapter describes the features that help
you stay connected.
Using your handheld, you can read,
reply to, compose, and delete e-mail from your Windows desktop
E-Mail application while you’re away from your desk.
■
Managing desktop E-Mail:
■
IR beaming:
The infrared port located at the top of your handheld
lets you send data from your handheld — including entire
applications — to any other Palm OS® handheld that’s close by and
also equipped with an IR port.
Managing desktop E-Mail
away from your desk
Mail lets you manage the e-mail that you send and receive
through the E-Mail application on your Windows desktop
computer. You can read, reply to, compose, and delete e-mail
on your handheld; but to send or receive e-mail, you must
perform a HotSync® operation either directly or indirectly. Direct
methods include placing your handheld in the cradle attached to your
computer, or using infrared communications. Indirect methods
include using a modem, or using network HotSync technology.
The key to Mail is that it truly synchronizes the mail in the Inbox of
your desktop E-Mail application with the mail on your handheld. For
example, if you delete e-mail items from Mail, your next HotSync
operation also deletes the e-mail items from your desktop E-Mail
application, so you never have to delete e-mail items twice. Similarly,
if you read an e-mail item on your handheld and leave it in your
Inbox, your next HotSync operation marks it as read in your desktop
E-Mail application.
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In Mail, you can do the following:
■
View, delete, file, and reply to incoming mail.
■
Create outgoing e-mail items and drafts of e-mail items.
■
Create simple or complex filters, which allow you to decide the
type of e-mail that your handheld retrieves from your desktop
E-mail application.
■
Use your handheld to send and retrieve e-mail items from your
desktop E-Mail application via the cradle or infrared
communications.
Setting up Mail on the desktop
Before you use Mail for the first time, make sure your desktop E-Mail
application is up and running. You must also set up Palm™ Desktop
software for use with your desktop E-Mail application.
Your handheld supports a number of desktop E-Mail applications, for
Microsoft Windows, such as:
■
Microsoft Exchange (version 5.0 or higher)
■
QUALCOMM Eudora (version 3.0.1 or higher)
■
Lotus cc:Mail (6.0 or higher)
■
Microsoft Outlook 97 (or higher)
■
Microsoft Outlook Express
■
Netscape Communicator (version 4.5 or higher)
You can see the full list of the supported applications when you set up
Mail. If your desktop E-Mail application does not appear on the list,
you may still be able to manage your desktop E-Mail application from
your handheld by means of special connection software, called a
conduit, that lets you synchronize your desktop E-Mail application
and your handheld. Contact the vendor of your E-Mail application or
visit the web site http://www.palm.com for more information.
Note: The following instructions assume that you have already
installed Palm Desktop software on your computer and that
you did not set up Mail during the installation. If you have not
yet installed the Palm Desktop software, the installation
procedure prompts you to set up Mail as part of the Palm
Desktop software installation.
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To set up Mail on a Windows computer:
1. Click Start in the Windows taskbar.
2. Highlight Programs, highlight Palm Desktop software, and then
click Mail Setup to begin setup.
3. Follow the instructions onscreen to set up your handheld for use
with your desktop E-Mail application.
To select HotSync options:
 in the Windows system tray (bottom1. Click the HotSync icon
right corner of the taskbar).
2. Choose Custom.
Tip:
You can also choose Custom from the HotSync menu in
Palm Desktop software.
3. Select Mail in the list box.
4. Click Change.
5. Click one of the following settings:
Synchronize
the files
Synchronizes the mail on your handheld and
your desktop E-Mail application.
Desktop
overwrites
handheld
Replaces the mail on your handheld with the
mail in your desktop E-Mail application. You
should use this option only if, for some reason,
the two inboxes get out of sync.
Do Nothing
Turns off communication between your
handheld and desktop E-Mail application.
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Note: Changing the HotSync setting from the default affects only the
next HotSync operation. Thereafter, the HotSync Action
reverts to the default setting.
To change your Mail setup options:
1. Click the HotSync icon
in the Windows system tray.
2. Choose Custom.
Tip:
You can also choose Custom from the HotSync menu in
Palm Desktop software.
3. Select Mail in the list box.
4. Click Change.
5. Modify your settings as needed.
6. Click OK.
Synchronizing Mail with your E-Mail application
After you enable and configure Mail, you need to perform a HotSync
operation to synchronize Mail with your desktop E-Mail application.
For a complete explanation of HotSync technology, see Chapter 7.
Opening the Mail application on your handheld
To open Mail:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the Mail icon
.
.
Viewing e-mail items
The Message list displays a list of your incoming e-mail items, who
sent them, and the date they were received. E-mail items you’ve read
have a check next to them. High-priority e-mail items appear in bold.
Previously
read
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To open an e-mail item:
■
Tap an e-mail item to open it.
Header mode icons
Recipient
Subject
Sender
Time and date sent
E-mail body
To close an e-mail item:
■
Tap Done to close the e-mail item.
Displaying full header information
By default, Mail displays abbreviated header information, which
comprises only the From: and Subj: fields. The full header provides
complete information about the sender, receiver, and copied
recipients, in addition to the subject and date the e-mail item was
created. Mail uses the header type you select for all your e-mail items.
To display full header information:
1. Open an e-mail item.
2. Tap the Complete Header icon.
Tip:
To redisplay the abbreviated header, tap the Abbreviated
Header icon.
Creating e-mail items
You create e-mail items with your handheld the same way you create
e-mail with your desktop E-mail application: you identify the
recipient(s) of the e-mail item, define a subject, and create the body of
the e-mail item.
You create original e-mail items and replies in the New Message
screen. All e-mail items must, at the very least, contain information in
the To: and Subj: fields.
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To create an e-mail item:
1. Tap New.
Tap
New
Tip:
You can also create an e-mail item by tapping New from
the Message menu.
2. Enter the e-mail address of the recipient.
Note:
Enter the address as if you were entering it from your
desktop E-Mail application. For example, network users
sending an e-mail item to a user on the same network do
not need to add Internet information, such as
@mycorp.com.
3. To send a copy of this e-mail item to additional recipients, tap the
CC: field, and then enter the e-mail addresses of the additional
recipients, separating the addresses with a comma followed by a
space.
4. Tap the Subj: field and enter a subject for your e-mail item.
5. Tap the Body: field and enter the text of your e-mail item.
Tip:
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example, tap “To:”) to expand that field. Tap the Done
button to return to the New Message screen.
Tap the name of the field to open
Tap to return to New Message
screen
To reply to an e-mail item:
1. Tap an e-mail item in the Message list to display it onscreen.
2. Tap Reply.
3. Select whom you want to receive the reply: Sender only, All
recipients, or someone who didn’t see the original e-mail item
(Forward).
4. Select whether you want to include original text or comment
original text.
5. Tap OK.
6. Enter the text of your reply.
Tip:
You have several options including setting the priority.
See “Adding details to e-mail items” later in this chapter.
7. Tap Send to place your reply in the Outbox.
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Looking up an address
To identify the recipient of an e-mail item, you need to enter that
person’s e-mail address. You can do this either by entering the data
directly into the field or by using the Look Up command to access the
information in your Address Book.
To look up an e-mail address:
1. Tap either the To: or CC: field name to expand it.
2. Enter the first few letters of the last name of the person whose
address you want to find.
3. Tap Lookup.
4. If the letters you enter identify a unique listing from your Address
Book, your handheld completes the address for you. If not, the
Lookup dialog box appears and lists all records that contain
information in an E-mail field.
You can also open the Look Up dialog box in the New
Message screen by tapping Lookup from the Options
menu or by using the Graffiti® Command stroke /L.
Tip:
Tap Lookup
5. Enter the first letter of the entry you want to find to scroll to the
first entry that begins with that letter. If you write an additional
letter, the list scrolls to the first entry that starts with those two
letters. For example, writing an “s” scrolls to “Sanders,” and
writing “sm” scrolls to “Smith.”
6. Tap an address to select it.
7. Tap Add.
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Tap to select
Tap here to enter address in field
Adding details to e-mail items
Before you send your e-mail item, you can attach additional attributes
to it, such as a signature or a priority level. These features are
dependent on the desktop E-mail application you use. If your
application does not support the attribute you select, your handheld
cannot attach that attribute to the e-mail item.
The following details are available:
Priority
Flags an e-mail item as High, Normal, or Low
priority.
BCC
Creates a blind carbon copy field in the New
Message screen.
Signature
Attaches previously defined text as the closing of an
e-mail item. See “Adding a signature to your e-mail
item” later in this chapter.
Confirm
Read
Requests a confirmation telling you when the
e-mail item was read.
Confirm
Delivery
Requests a confirmation telling you when the
e-mail item was delivered.
The Priority and BCC settings are valid only for the current e-mail
item and must be set for each item you create.
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Setting a priority
To set a priority for your e-mail item:
1. In the New Message screen, tap Details.
Tap here
2. Tap the Priority pick list and select the priority you want.
Tap
here
Tap to select priority
3. Tap OK.
Tip:
Your handheld can flag e-mail items with a specific priority
only if your desktop E-Mail application supports this feature.
Sending a blind carbon copy
To add a BCC field to your e-mail item:
1. In the New Message screen, tap Details.
2. Tap the BCC check box to select it.
3. Tap OK.
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BCC field
4. Tap the BCC: field and enter an address.
Adding a signature to your e-mail item
A signature consists of information about yourself that is appended to
your e-mail item as its closing. For example, a signature can contain
your name, address, phone and fax numbers, and any other text you
want to include. By defining such information as a signature, you save
yourself the trouble of having to enter it every time you create an
e-mail item.
Adding a signature to your message is a two-part process. First, you
create your signature. Then you select the Signature option.
To create a signature:
1. Tap the Menu icon
.
2. Tap Options, and then tap Preferences.
3. Tap the Signature text field and enter the text of your signature.
Add signature
text here
4. Tap OK.
To add a signature to your e-mail item:
1. In the New Message screen, tap Details.
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2. Tap the Signature check box to select it and add your signature to
the e-mail item.
Note:
The check box stays selected, so all subsequent e-mail
items you create will also contain your signature until you
deselect the Signature option.
3. Tap OK.
Note: The signature does not display in your e-mail item; only your
recipient sees the signature.
Requesting confirmations
To receive a confirmation when your e-mail item is read:
1. In the New Message screen, tap Details.
2. Tap the Confirm Read check box to select it.
3. Tap OK.
To receive a confirmation when your e-mail item is delivered:
1. In the New Message screen, tap Details.
2. Select the Confirm Delivery check box to select it.
3. Tap OK.
Storing e-mail to be sent later
When you send e-mail from your handheld, it actually stores the
e-mail in the Outbox folder until the next time you synchronize your
handheld with your computer. During synchronization, all e-mail
stored in the Outbox folder is transferred to the Outbox folder in your
desktop E-Mail application. E-mail created on your handheld is sent
out the next time you send mail from your desktop E-Mail application.
To send e-mail:
■
After you create an e-mail item, tap Send.
Editing unsent e-mail
You can make changes to an e-mail that has not yet been sent, as long
as you have not yet performed a HotSync operation. When you edit an
e-mail item, your handheld removes the item from the Outbox folder
and takes you back to the New Message screen, where you can edit the
item and resend it, save it as a draft, or delete it.
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To retrieve an e-mail item:
1. In the Message list, tap Outbox from the pick list in the upper-right
corner.
Tap here to display folder list
2. Tap the e-mail item you want to retrieve.
Tap
here to
select
item
Tap to
edit
item
3. Tap Edit.
Draft e-mail
Sometimes you may not want to send an e-mail item immediately; for
example, you may want to add additional information before sending
it. Your handheld stores such e-mail items in the Draft folder until you
are ready to edit them again.
Note: When you’re creating or editing an e-mail item, you can also
save the item as a draft by canceling it. When you cancel an
item, your handheld opens a dialog asking if you want to save
the e-mail item. If you tap Yes, your handheld saves the item
in the Draft folder.
To save an e-mail item as a draft:
1. Create an e-mail item.
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2. Tap the Menu icon
.
3. Tap Message, and then tap Save Draft.
To edit an e-mail item saved as a draft:
1. In the Message list, tap Draft from the pick list in the upper-right
corner.
2. Tap the draft you want to display.
Tap here
to select
item
Tap to
edit
item
3. Tap Edit.
4. Enter your changes; then either save the e-mail item again as a
draft, or tap Send to move the item to your Outbox folder.
Filing e-mail
Your handheld can store e-mail you receive or create in the Filed
folder. The contents of this folder do not automatically synchronize
with your desktop E-Mail application during a HotSync operation.
Your handheld, however, stores a backup copy of the Filed folder on
your computer hard disk.
To file e-mail:
1. Open an e-mail item.
2. Tap the Menu icon
.
3. Tap Message, and then tap File.
4. Tap No to save the e-mail item and move it to the Filed folder, or
tap Yes to file the item and keep a copy in the Inbox.
To remove e-mail from the Filed folder:
1. In the Message list, tap Filed from the pick list in the upper-right
corner.
2. Tap the e-mail item you want to restore.
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3. Tap Edit to display and modify the item.
Tip:
After you display and modify the e-mail item, you can send it,
save it as a draft, or return it to the Filed folder.
Deleting e-mail
Your handheld stores deleted e-mail in the Deleted folder until you
perform the next HotSync operation. If you delete an e-mail item from
the handheld, it is also deleted from your desktop E-Mail application
when you perform the next HotSync operation.
To delete e-mail:
1. Open the e-mail item you want to delete.
2. Tap Delete.
3. If you selected the Preferences option to confirm deletion, tap Yes.
Removing e-mail from the Deleted folder
You can reverse the deletion of an e-mail item (by removing it from the
Deleted folder) as long as you have not performed a HotSync
operation or purged the contents of the Deleted folder.
To remove an e-mail item you received from the Deleted folder:
1. In the Message list, tap Deleted from the pick list in the upper-right
corner.
2. Tap the e-mail item you want to restore.
3. Tap Undelete to move the selected item to the Inbox and mark it as
read.
To remove an e-mail item you created from the Deleted folder:
1. In the Message list, tap Deleted from the pick list in the upper-right
corner.
2. Tap the e-mail item you want to restore.
3. Tap Edit to display and modify the item.
Note: After you display and modify the e-mail item, you can send it
or save it as a draft.
Purging deleted e-mail
Your handheld stores deleted e-mail in the Deleted folder until you
perform a HotSync operation, so deleted e-mail can claim storage
space. To avoid this problem, purge the contents of your Deleted
folder. E-mail that you purge is still deleted from your desktop E-Mail
application when you perform the next HotSync operation.
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To purge the contents of the Deleted folder:
1. Tap the Menu icon
.
2. Tap Message, and then tap Purge Deleted.
3. Tap Yes.
Note: You cannot restore e-mail items after you purge them.
Message list options
Message list options enable you to manage the way the Message list
displays information.
Folders
Your handheld provides folders for categorizing your mail. The
Message list displays the e-mail items in the folder you select.
To select a folder:
1. Tap the pick list in the upper-right corner to open the list of folders:
Inbox
Contains the e-mail from your desktop E-Mail
application Inbox, minus any that you have excluded
using filtering options. See “Creating special filters”
later in this chapter.
Outbox
Contains the e-mail you created and sent on the
handheld since the last HotSync operation.
Deleted
Contains the e-mail you deleted since the last HotSync
operation.
Filed
Contains the e-mail you want to store on the handheld.
Draft
Contains the e-mail you created using the handheld
but are not yet ready to send.
2. Select the folder you want to display in the Message list screen.
Date column
The Date column is optional in the Message list. By default, the Date
column is hidden to increase the available screen space.
To show the Date column:
1. In the Message list, tap Show.
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Tap
Show
2. Tap the Show Date check box to select it.
3. Tap OK.
Sorting the Message list
You can sort e-mail items by the date sent, by sender, or by subject.
Note: High-priority e-mail items always appear first, no matter how
you sort the list.
To sort the Message list:
1. In the Message list, tap Show.
2. Tap the Sort by pick list and select one of the following options:
Date
Sorts e-mail by date and displays the most recent
e-mail item at the top of the screen.
Sender
Sorts e-mail by the sender’s user name and
displays items in ascending alphabetical order,
based on the first word of the From: field.
Subject
Sorts e-mail by the subject and displays items in
ascending alphabetical order, based on the first
word of the Subj: field.
3. Tap OK.
HotSync options
HotSync options enable you to manage your e-mail more effectively
by selecting which e-mail items download when you synchronize
your computer and your handheld. You can define different settings
for local and remote synchronization. For example, you may want to
download all of your e-mail during local synchronization and only
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urgent e-mail during remote synchronization. Once defined, your
handheld determines if synchronization is occurring locally or
remotely and uses the appropriate settings for the HotSync operation.
To open the HotSync Options dialog box:
1. Tap the Menu icon
.
2. Tap Options, and then tap HotSync Options.
3. Tap the Settings for pick list and select Local HotSync or Remote
HotSync.
Tap here
to display
HotSync
options
Note:
For more information about Local and Remote HotSync
operations, see Chapter 7.
4. Tap the filtering option you want to apply:
All
During synchronization, all e-mail items in your
desktop E-Mail Inbox synchronize with your
handheld, and all e-mail items in your handheld
Outbox are sent to your desktop E-Mail
application.
Send Only
During synchronization, only the e-mail items in
your handheld Outbox are sent to your desktop
E-Mail application; from there, they are sent to
their destinations.
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Filter
During synchronization, all e-mail items in your
handheld Outbox are sent to your desktop E-Mail
application, and items in your desktop E-Mail
Inbox that meet specific criteria download to your
handheld. When you select the Filter setting, the
HotSync Options dialog box opens and displays
additional filter settings. See “Creating special
filters” later in this chapter.
Unread
During synchronization, only unread e-mail
items download to your handheld from your
desktop E-Mail Inbox, and all items in your
handheld Outbox are sent to your desktop E-Mail
application.
The All setting does not mean that all information included in each
e-mail item downloads to your handheld. Truncation settings
(explained in a following section) for long e-mail items still apply.
Also, Mail never downloads any attachments to your handheld.
The e-mail item and any text information appear, but the
attachment is left in your desktop E-Mail application.
5. If you selected All, Send only, or Unread, tap OK. If you selected
Filter, continue to the next section.
Creating special filters
You can create special filters to control the type of e-mail items that
download to your handheld during synchronization. Special filters
work on the premise of ignoring or retrieving items that contain
specific information in their header fields.
To create a special filter, you must decide whether you want to ignore
or retrieve certain e-mail items. Then, based on that decision, you
must tell your handheld what it needs to look for in the To:, From:, and
Subj: fields to single out those e-mail items.
To access the special filter settings:
■
Tap the Filter box in the HotSync Options dialog box.
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Tap here
to display
Filter
options
Ignoring or receiving e-mail
The first step in establishing a special filter is to determine whether
you want to ignore or retrieve e-mail that matches the information you
specify.
To define whether to ignore or receive e-mail:
■
Tap the pick list in the center of the HotSync Options dialog box
and select one of the following settings:
Tap here
Select Filter option
Ignore
Messages
Containing
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Tells your handheld to exclude the e-mail
items that meet the criteria you define and
download all other e-mail items during
synchronization. In general, this filter
downloads more e-mail during
synchronization because it blocks only one
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Retrieve
Only Msgs
Containing
Tells your handheld to include only the
e-mail items that meet the criteria you
define and to ignore all other e-mail items
during synchronization. This filter has the
potential to block more e-mail during
synchronization because it downloads only
one subset of e-mail.
Defining filter strings
E-mail items are filtered based on the information contained in their
To:, From:, and Subj: fields. The information that defines what your
handheld is looking for is called a filter string. You create a filter string
by listing the words you want your handheld to find and separating
them with either a comma or a space. Each word in the filter string is
joined by an implicit OR, so you do not need to enter logical
connectors like AND or OR.
To create a more complex filter, you can define filter strings for the To:,
From:, and Subj: fields simultaneously. Your handheld joins the filter
strings for these fields using an implicit AND; once again, you do not
need to add the logical connector. Your handheld does that for you.
For example, suppose you want to receive only e-mail items from John
Smith ([email protected]) or Jack Jones ([email protected]) concerning the
Apollo Project. You would create the following filter strings:
In the To: field:
[email protected], [email protected]
In the Subj: field:
Apollo Project
Your handheld interprets this as, “Accept e-mail items about the
Apollo Project from John Smith or Jack Jones. Do not accept e-mail
items from other people. Do not accept e-mail items from John or Jack
about any other subject.”
When you define a string, note that your handheld searches for any
instance of that sequence of characters. For example, if you create a
filter that retrieves only e-mail items containing the string “info,” your
handheld considers “info,” “rainforest” and “kinfolk” appropriate
matches.
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To define a filter string:
1. Tap a header field in the HotSync Options dialog box.
Tap here
to insert
cursor
2. Enter your filter string, using commas or spaces to separate the
words. Do not add connectors, such as AND or OR, between
words in a string.
3. If your string exceeds the length of the field, tap the name of the
field to display the Notes screen for that header field. For more
information about header field Notes screens, see “Creating e-mail
items” earlier in this chapter.
Enter
filter
data
Tap
here
Tap Done
to return to
HotSync
Options
4. Tap Done to return to the HotSync Options dialog box.
5. Tap OK.
High-priority e-mail
The Retrieve All High Priority setting lets you retrieve e-mail items
marked high-priority, even if those items would have been blocked by
a defined filter.
To retrieve high-priority e-mail items:
1. Tap the Filter box in the HotSync Options dialog box.
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2. Tap the Retrieve All High Priority check box to select it.
Tap
check
box
3. Tap OK.
Note: This setting is applicable only if your E-Mail application has
the capacity to flag high-priority e-mail items.
Truncating e-mail items
The Truncate feature lets you set a point at which long e-mail items
truncate when downloading to your handheld. By default, this
Truncate value is 4,000 characters. By truncating long messages, you
reduce the time it takes to synchronize your desktop E-Mail and Mail,
as well as the amount of storage space e-mail uses on your handheld.
Note: Truncation is separate and independent from filtering.
To truncate e-mail items:
1. Tap Truncate in the HotSync Options dialog box.
Tap to
select
maximum
length
Tap
Truncate
2. Tap to select the truncation setting you want.
Tip:
If you select the maximum setting, messages can be 8,000
characters; longer messages are truncated. If you select a
lower value, you’ll have more room for e-mail items.
3. Tap OK.
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Mail menus
Mail menus are shown here for your reference, and Mail features that
are not explained elsewhere in this book are described here.
See “Using menus” in Chapter 1 for information about choosing menu
commands.
Message menus
The Message menu varies depending on whether you are viewing an
e-mail item, creating an e-mail item, or viewing the Message list.
Message
list
New Message
View Message
Options menus
The Options menu varies depending on whether you are creating or
editing an e-mail item.
Message list
New Message
About Mail
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Communicating Using Your Handheld
Beaming information
Your handheld is equipped with an IR (infrared) port that you can use
to beam information to another Palm OS handheld that’s close by and
also has an IR port. The IR port is located at the top of the handheld,
behind the small dark shield.
You can beam the following information between Palm OS handhelds:
■
The record currently displayed in Date Book, Address Book, To Do
List, Note Pad, or Memo Pad
■
All records of the category currently displayed in Address Book,
To Do List, Note Pad, or Memo Pad
■
A special Address Book record that you designate as your business
card, containing information you want to exchange with business
contacts
■
An application installed in RAM memory
■
An application installed on an expansion card that is seated in the
card slot
Note: You can also perform HotSync operations using the IR port.
See “IR HotSync operations” in Chapter 7 for more details.
To select a business card:
1. Create an Address Book record that contains the information you
want on your business card.
2. Tap the Menu icon
.
3. Tap Record, and then tap Select Business Card.
4. Tap Yes.
To beam a record, business card, or category of records:
1. Locate the record, business card, or category you want to beam.
2. Tap the Menu icon
.
3. Tap Record, and then tap one of the following:
The Beam command for an individual record
In Address Book only: Beam Business Card
Beam Category
4. When the Beam Status dialog box appears, point the IR port
directly at the IR port of the receiving handheld.
Tip:
For best results, handhelds should be between 10 centimeters
(approximately 4 inches) and 1 meter (approximately 39
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inches) apart, and the path between the two handhelds must
be clear of obstacles. Beaming distance to other Palm OS
handhelds may be different.
5. Wait for the Beam Status dialog box to indicate that the transfer is
complete before you continue working on your handheld.
To beam an application:
1. Open the Applications Launcher.
2. Tap the Menu icon
.
3. Tap App, and then tap Beam.
4. Select either Handheld or Card from the Beam From pick list.
5. Tap the application you want to transfer.
Note:
Some applications are copy-protected and cannot be
beamed. These are listed with a lock icon next to them.
6. Tap Beam.
7. When the Beam Status dialog box appears, point the IR port
directly at the IR port of the receiving handheld.
8. Wait for the Beam Status dialog box to indicate that the transfer is
complete before you continue working on your handheld.
To receive beamed information:
1. Turn on your handheld.
2. Point the IR port directly at the IR port of the transmitting
handheld to open the Beam dialog box.
3. Select a category for the incoming information, create a new
category, or leave the information unfiled.
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4. Tap Yes.
Tips on beaming information
■
You can set the full-screen pen stroke to beam the current entry.
See “Pen preferences” in Chapter 8 for more information.
■
You can draw the Graffiti Command stroke to activate the
Command toolbar, and then tap the beam icon.
■
You can use the Graffiti Command stroke “/ B” to beam the
current entry.
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Chapter 7
Advanced HotSync®
Operations
HotSync® technology enables you to synchronize data between one or
more Palm OS® handhelds and Palm™ Desktop software or another
PIM such as Microsoft Outlook. To synchronize data, you must
connect your handheld and Palm Desktop software. You can
synchronize your data either directly or indirectly. Direct methods
include placing your handheld in the cradle attached to your
computer, or using infrared communications. Indirect methods
include using a modem, or using network HotSync technology.
This chapter describes how to select HotSync options and perform a
HotSync operation via infrared communications, a modem, or a
network. See “Exchanging and updating data: HotSync operations” in
Chapter 5 for information about performing your first and subsequent
local HotSync operations.
Selecting HotSync setup options
You can choose when you want HotSync Manager to run. If necessary,
you can adjust the local and modem HotSync settings as well.
To set the HotSync options on a Windows computer:
1. Click the HotSync Manager icon in the Windows system tray.
2. Choose Setup.
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3. Click the General tab and select one of the following options:
Always
available
Adds HotSync Manager to the Startup
folder and constantly monitors the
communication port for synchronization
requests from your handheld. With this
option, the HotSync Manager synchronizes
data even when Palm Desktop software is
not running.
Available only
when Palm
Desktop
software is
running
Starts HotSync Manager and monitors
requests automatically when you open Palm
Desktop software.
Manual
Monitors requests only when you select
HotSync Manager from the Start menu.
Tip:
If you’re not sure which option to use, keep the default
setting: Always available.
4. If you are using a serial cradle, click Local tab to display the
settings for the connection between your computer and the
handheld cradle, and adjust the following options as needed.
Note:
If you are using the USB cradle, you do not need to use the
settings on the Local tab for a direct HotSync operation.
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Serial Port
Identifies the port that HotSync Manager uses
to communicate with the cradle. The Palm
Desktop installation software automatically
detects the port to which you connected the
cradle. If necessary, you can change the port
selection.
Note: Your handheld cannot share this port
with an internal modem or other
device.
Speed
Determines the speed at which data is
transferred between your handheld and Palm
Desktop software. Try the As Fast As Possible
rate first, and adjust downward if you
experience problems. This setting allows Palm
Desktop software and your handheld to find
and use the fastest speed.
5. Click the Modem tab to display the modem settings and adjust the
options as needed. See “Conducting a HotSync operation via
modem” later in this chapter for more information.
6. If you are attached to a network, click the Network tab to display
the network settings and adjust the options as needed. See
“Conducting a HotSync operation via a network” later in this
chapter for more information.
7. Click OK.
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To set the HotSync options on a Macintosh:
1. Double-click the HotSync Manager icon in the Palm folder.
2. Click the HotSync Controls tab and select any of the following
options:
HotSync
Enabled/
Disabled
Activates the serial port monitor and prepares
your Macintosh to synchronize with your
handheld. By default, the serial port monitor is
enabled whenever you start your Macintosh.
Keep this default if your HotSync cradle is
always connected to a specific port (USB,
serial, or modem). If, however, you use the
same port for other devices besides the
HotSync cradle, disable the serial port monitor
and then enable it manually only when you
connect the cradle to perform a HotSync
operation.
Enable
HotSync
software at
system
startup
Activates the serial port monitor automatically
each time you start your computer. If this
option is not checked, you must open HotSync
Manager and select the Enabled option before
you can perform a HotSync operation.
Show more
detail in
HotSync Log
Includes more troubleshooting information in
the log that is generated when you perform a
HotSync operation.
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3. If you are using the optional serial cradle, click the Serial Port
Settings tab and select any of the following options.
Note:
If you are using the USB cradle, you do not need to adjust
the settings on the Serial Port Settings tab for a direct
HotSync operation; they are automatically set when you
perform the first HotSync operation.
Check for a
handheld
connection
using
Select the method you use to synchronize your
handheld and your desktop applications:
Local Setup. Synchronizes while your
handheld and HotSync cradle are connected to
this Macintosh.
Synchronizes while your
handheld communicates to this Macintosh
across a telephone line.
Modem Setup.
Both Setups. Synchronizes using the HotSync
cradle, or through the modem; HotSync
Manager monitors both connections for
communication from a handheld.
Note: Choosing Both Setups prevents you
from using either port for other
operations such as printing, faxing, or
AppleTalk networking.
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Local Setup
Modem Setup
Enables you to perform HotSync operations
using the HotSync cradle that is connected to
your Macintosh. If you are using the USB
cradle for a direct HotSync operation, you do
not need to set these options; set them if you
are using the optional serial cradle:
■
Speed. Determines the speed at which data
is transferred between your handheld and
Palm Desktop software. Try the As Fast As
Possible rate first, and adjust downward if
you experience problems. This setting
allows Palm Desktop software and your
handheld to find and use the fastest speed.
■
Port. Identifies the port that Palm Desktop
software uses to communicate with the
HotSync cradle. Select the port where you
connected the HotSync cradle. If you
perform IR HotSync operations, select
Infrared port.
Enables you to perform HotSync operations
across a telephone line. To do this you must
purchase an optional add-on modem
accessory for your handheld, have a modem
connected to your Macintosh, and set the
following options:
■
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Modem. Identifies the type of modem
connected to your Macintosh. If your
modem does not appear on the list, use the
Hayes setting, or choose Custom to enter a
command string. Refer to the manual that
came with your modem to find the
appropriate command string.
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Modem Setup
(continued)
Note:
■
Port. Identifies the port that Palm Desktop
software uses to communicate with the
modem. Select the USB, modem or printer
port where you connected the modem
cable.
■
Modem Speaker.
Activates the modem’s
speaker. If you are having trouble
connecting, turn on this option to make
sure the modem connected to your
Macintosh is responding to incoming calls.
You can set both Local and Modem settings and prepare
your Macintosh to synchronize using the HotSync cradle
or a modem. However, choosing both setups prevents
you from using either port for other operations such as
printing, faxing, or AppleTalk networking.
4. Close the HotSync Software Setup window.
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Customizing HotSync application
settings
For each application, you can define a set of options that determines
how records are handled during synchronization. These options are
called a “conduit.” By default, a HotSync operation synchronizes all
files between the handheld and Palm Desktop software.
In general, you should leave the settings to synchronize all files. The
only reason you might want to change these settings is to overwrite
data on either your handheld or Palm Desktop software, or to avoid
synchronizing a particular type of file because you don’t use it.
In addition to the conduits for Date Book, Address Book, To Do List,
Memo Pad, and Expense, Palm Desktop software includes System and
Install conduits. The System conduit backs up the system information
stored on your handheld, including Graffiti® ShortCuts. The Install
conduit installs add-on applications on your handheld.
To customize HotSync application settings on a
Windows computer:
™
1. Click the HotSync icon
in the Windows system tray (bottomright corner of the taskbar).
Tip:
You can also click the HotSync command on the Palm
Desktop software menu bar.
2. From the HotSync Manager menu, choose Custom.
3. Select the appropriate user name from the list.
4. Select an application in the Conduit list.
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5. Click Change.
6. Click the direction in which you want to write data, or click Do
Nothing to skip data transfer for an application.
Note:
Changing the HotSync setting from the default affects
only the next HotSync operation. Thereafter, the HotSync
Actions revert to their default settings. To use a new
setting on an ongoing basis, select the Set As Default box.
Thereafter, whatever you selected as the default setting is
used when you click the Default button in the Custom
dialog.
7. Click OK.
8. Repeat steps 4 through 7 to change conduit settings for other
applications.
9. Click Done to activate your settings.
To customize HotSync application settings on a Macintosh:
1. Double-click the Palm Desktop icon in the Palm folder.
2. From the HotSync menu, choose Conduit Settings.
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3. From the User pop-up menu, select the appropriate user name.
4. Select an application in the Conduit list.
5. Click Conduit Settings.
6. Click the direction in which you want to write data, or click Do
Nothing to skip data transfer for an application.
Note:
Changing the HotSync setting from the default affects
only the next HotSync operation. Thereafter, the HotSync
Actions revert to their default settings. To use a new
setting on an ongoing basis, click Make Default.
Thereafter, whatever you selected as the default setting is
used for HotSync operations.
7. Click OK.
8. Repeat steps 4 through 7 to change conduit settings for other
applications.
9. Close the Conduit Settings window.
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IR HotSync operations
Your handheld is equipped with an infrared (IR) port that supports
the IrCOMM implementation of the standards for infrared
communication established by the Infrared Data Association (IrDA).
This means that not only can you beam data to another Palm OS
handheld that’s equipped with an IR port, but you can also beam data
to a mobile phone and any other device that supports the IrCOMM
implementation of the IrDA standards.
Most importantly, you can use the IR port to perform HotSync
operations; you don’t need your cradle. This is especially useful if you
travel with an infrared-enabled laptop. You simply enable infrared
communication on your laptop and handheld and follow the steps in
“Performing an IR HotSync operation” later in this section.
Preparing your computer for infrared
communication
Before you can perform a HotSync operation using the IR port, the
computer with which you want to synchronize must fulfill these
requirements:
■
Your computer must support the IrCOMM implementation of the
IrDA standards.
■
Your computer must have an enabled infrared port that’s built into
the computer, or an enabled infrared device attached to the
computer.
Some desktop computers may require an infrared device attached
to a physical COM port. Laptops are likely to have a built-in IR
port, so no external device is necessary.
■
Your computer must have an installed infrared driver.
If you have an external infrared device attached to your computer,
a driver is probably included with the device. Consult the
documentation included with the device for information on
installing the required driver.
Check your computer’s documentation to learn if the computer
supports infrared communication.
Preparing your Macintosh computer
for infrared communication
Before you can perform a HotSync operation using the IR port to
synchronize with your Macintosh computer, you must install some
additional files on your Macintosh.
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To install the extensions for infrared communication
on a Macintosh:
1. Insert the Palm Desktop software CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive on your Macintosh.
2. Open the Palm Extras folder.
3. Open the IrDA Files folder.
4. Open the Install in your System Folder.
5. Go to the Extensions folder in your System Folder and move the
files with the same names as the files in the Install in your System
Folder to another folder. (This will enable you to reinstall them
later if needed.)
6. Copy the four extension files into the Extensions folder in your
System Folder.
7. Restart your Macintosh.
Configuring HotSync Manager
for infrared communication
Next, you need to configure HotSync Manager for infrared
communication.
To configure HotSync Manager for infrared communication
on a Windows computer:
1. Click the HotSync Manager icon
in the Windows system tray,
and make sure Infrared is checked. If you do not have an Infrared
option on the HotSync Manager menu, complete the following
steps.
2. Make sure Local Serial is checked on the menu.
3. Choose Setup.
4. Click the Local tab.
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5. In the Serial Port drop-down box, select the simulated port that
your computer uses for infrared communication.
Note:
See the documentation for your operating system for
instructions on finding the simulated port. This
information is usually located in the Control Panel.
6. Click OK.
Note:
If your cradle is connected to a USB port, you can
continue using it while HotSync Manager is configured
for infrared communication. If your cradle is connected to
a serial port, you cannot use your HotSync cradle again
until you reconfigure the HotSync Manager to
communicate with the port defined for cradle
synchronization.
To configure HotSync Manager for infrared communication
on a Macintosh:
1. Double-click the HotSync Manager icon in the Palm folder.
2. In the HotSync Controls tab, select Enabled.
3. Click the Serial Port Settings tab.
4. Under Check for handheld connection using, select Local Setup.
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5. Under Local Setup, select Infrared Port from the Port pop-up
menu.
6. Close the HotSync Software Setup window.
Performing an IR HotSync operation
After you complete the steps to prepare for performing an IR HotSync
operation, it is easy to perform the actual operation.
To perform an IR HotSync operation:
1. In the Applications Launcher, tap the HotSync icon.
2. Tap Local.
3. Tap the pick list below the HotSync icon and select IR to a
PC/Handheld.
4. Position the IR port of your handheld within a couple of inches of
the infrared port of your computer.
5. Tap the HotSync icon to start the IR HotSync operation.
Tap here to
start IR
HotSync
operation
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Returning to cradle HotSync operations
It’s easy to return to using the cradle for HotSync operations.
Note: If your cradle is connected to a USB port, you can continue
using it while HotSync Manager is configured for infrared
communication. Use the following instructions to return to Local USB
cradle HotSync operations only when needed, such as when you have
disconnected the cradle from the USB port.
To return to local USB cradle HotSync operations on a
Windows computer:
1. If needed, connect the cradle to the USB port of your computer you
use for HotSync operations.
2. Click the HotSync Manager icon
in the Windows system tray,
and select Local USB if it is not already checked.
To return to local Serial cradle HotSync operations on a
Windows computer:
1. If needed, connect the cradle to the port of your computer you use
for HotSync operations.
2. Click the HotSync Manager icon
in the Windows system tray.
3. Choose Setup, and then click Local.
4. Select the COM port where your cradle is connected.
5. Click OK.
To return to local serial cradle HotSync operations
on a Macintosh:
1. If needed, connect the cradle to a serial port on your Macintosh.
2. Double-click the HotSync Manager icon in the Palm folder.
3. In the HotSync Controls tab, select Enabled.
4. Click the Serial Port Settings tab.
5. Under Check for handheld connection using, select Local Setup.
6. Under Local Setup, select the port where your cradle is connected
from the Port pop-up menu.
7. Close the HotSync Software Setup window.
Now, the next time you want to perform a HotSync operation, just
press the HotSync button on the cradle, as you always did in the past.
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Conducting a HotSync operation via
modem
You can use a modem to synchronize your handheld when you are
away from your computer.
Note: The first HotSync operation must be local, using the cradle.
After that, you can perform a modem HotSync operation.
To perform a HotSync operation via modem you need the following:
■
A modem connected to your computer.
■
Palm Desktop software configured for use with the modem.
■
A modem connected to your handheld.
■
A configuration for the kind of modem connection you want to
make. See “Connection preferences” in Chapter 8 for more
information.
Preparing your computer
There are a few steps you must perform to prepare your computer for
a modem HotSync operation. Be sure to perform these steps before
you leave your office so that your computer is ready to receive a call
from your handheld.
To prepare your Windows computer for a modem
HotSync operation:
1. Confirm that the computer modem is connected and turned on,
and that no communications applications, such as fax or telephony
software, are running on a COM port.
Note:
Make sure the computer is disconnected from all
online services, such as America Online (AOL). This helps
to avoid conflicts with the COM port.
2. Start HotSync Manager if it is not already running, and from the
HotSync Manager menu, choose Modem.
3. Adjust the following options as needed.
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Serial Port
Identifies the port for the modem. If you are
unsure of the port assignment, look at the
Modem Properties in the Windows Control
Panel.
Speed
Determines the speed at which data is
transferred. Try the As Fast As Possible rate
first, and adjust downward if you experience
problems. This setting allows Palm Desktop
software and your handheld to find and use
the fastest speed.
Modem
Identifies the modem type or manufacturer.
Refer to your modem manual or face plate for
its type or settings. If you’re not sure of your
modem type or your modem doesn’t match
any that appear in the list, select Hayes Basic.
Setup
String
Identifies the setup string for your particular
modem. Not all modems require a setup
string. Refer to your modem manual and enter
the setup string if recommended by the
manufacturer.
4. Click OK.
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To prepare a Macintosh for a modem HotSync operation:
1. Confirm that the Macintosh modem is connected and turned on,
and that no communications applications, such as fax or telephony
software, or AppleTalk networking are running on that serial port.
Note:
Make sure the Macintosh is disconnected from all online
services, such as CompuServe and America Online
(AOL). This helps to avoid conflicts with the serial port.
2. Double-click the HotSync Manager icon in the Palm folder.
3. Click the Serial Port Settings tab.
4. Under Check for handheld connection using, click Modem Setup.
5. Adjust the following options as needed.
Modem
Identifies the type of modem connected to your
Macintosh. If your modem does not appear on
the list, use the Hayes Basic setting, or choose
Custom to enter a command string. Refer to the
manual that came with your modem to find the
appropriate command string.
Port
Identifies the port that Palm Desktop software
uses to communicate with the modem. Select
the modem or printer port where you
connected the modem cable.
Modem
Speaker
Activates the modem’s speaker. If you are
having trouble connecting, turn on this option
to make sure the modem connected to your
Macintosh is responding to incoming calls.
6. Close the HotSync Software Setup window.
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Preparing your handheld
There are a few steps you must perform to prepare your handheld for
a modem HotSync operation.
To prepare your handheld for a modem HotSync operation:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the HotSync icon
.
.
3. Tap Modem.
4. Tap the pick list below the icon and select a modem configuration.
Select a modem
configuration
Note:
If you need to create a configuration, tap the Menu icon
and then select Options and Connection Setup. See
“Connection preferences” in Chapter 8 for more
information.
5. Tap the Enter phone # field.
Tap
here
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Note:
If you plan to connect to your company’s dial-in server
(network modem) instead of connecting to a computer
modem, see “Conducting a HotSync operation via a
network” later in this chapter.
6. Enter the telephone number to access the modem connected to
your computer.
7. If needed, enter a dial prefix (such as “9”) to access an outside line,
and then tap the Dial Prefix check box.
Tip:
You can enter a comma in the field to introduce a “pause”
in the dialing sequence. Each comma equals a two second
pause.
8. If the phone line you’re using for the handheld has Call Waiting,
select the Disable call waiting check box to avoid an interruption
during the modem HotSync operation.
9. If you want to use a calling card to place the call, select the check
box and enter the calling card number.
10. Tap OK.
Selecting the conduits for a modem HotSync
operation
The Conduit Setup dialog box on your handheld enables you to define
which files and/or applications synchronize during a modem
HotSync operation. You can use these settings to minimize the time
required to synchronize data with a modem.
To change the Conduit Setup for a modem HotSync operation:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the HotSync icon
3. Tap the Menu icon
.
.
.
4. Tap Options, and then tap Conduit Setup.
5. Tap the check boxes to deselect the files and applications that you
do not want to synchronize during a modem HotSync operation.
The default setting is to synchronize all files.
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Note:
Applications that do not have a database (such as games)
do not synchronize — even if you select the item in the
Conduit Setup dialog box.
6. Tap OK.
Performing a HotSync operation via a modem
After you prepare your computer and your handheld, and select your
Conduit Setup options, you are ready to perform a modem HotSync
operation.
To perform a modem HotSync operation:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the HotSync icon
.
.
3. Tap the Modem icon
to dial the Palm Desktop modem and
synchronize the applications.
4. Wait for the HotSync operation to complete. If you have any
problems conducting a successful HotSync operation, see
Appendix B.
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Conducting a HotSync operation
via a network
When you use the network HotSync technology, you can take
advantage of the LAN and WAN connectivity available in many office
environments. Network HotSync technology enables you to perform
a HotSync operation by dialing in to a network or by using a cradle
that is connected to any computer on your LAN or WAN (provided
that the computer connected to the cradle also has the network
HotSync technology installed, your computer is on, and the HotSync
Manager is running).
Connecting to your company’s dial-in server
A network HotSync operation requires the following (consult your
System Administrator for assistance):
■
Your computer has TCP/IP support installed.
■
Both your company’s network system and its remote access server
support TCP/IP.
You have a remote access account.
Everything you need to connect to your company’s dial-in server
(network modem) is included with Palm Desktop software and
handheld software. You need to activate the feature, however, on both
Palm Desktop software and your handheld.
■
To prepare your computer for a network HotSync operation:
1. Click the HotSync Manager icon
in the Windows system tray.
2. From the HotSync Manager menu, choose Network.
3. From the HotSync Manager menu, choose Setup.
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4. Click the Network tab and make sure your user name has a check
mark next to it. If the check mark is not there, click the check box
next to your user name.
5. Click OK.
6. Put your handheld in the cradle and perform a HotSync operation.
The HotSync operation records network information about
your computer on your handheld. With this information, your
handheld can locate your computer when you perform a
HotSync operation over the network.
To prepare your handheld for a network HotSync operation:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the HotSync icon
3. Tap the Menu icon
.
.
.
4. Tap Options, then tap Modem Sync Prefs.
5. Tap Network.
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6. Tap OK.
7. Tap Select Service.
Tap here
Note: See “Network preferences and TCP/IP software” in Chapter 8
for information on creating a network connection.
8. Tap Service and select a service.
Tap here
9. Tap Done.
10. Tap the Menu icon
.
11. Tap Options, then tap Conduit Setup.
Follow the instructions in “Selecting the conduits for a modem
HotSync operation” earlier in this chapter.
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Performing a network HotSync operation
After you prepare your computer and your handheld, and select your
Conduit Setup options, you are ready to perform a network HotSync
operation.
To perform a network Hotsync operation:
■
Tap the modem HotSync icon to begin the operation.
Using File Link
The File Link feature enables you to import Address Book and Memo
Pad information onto your handheld from a separate external file such
as a company phone list. HotSync Manager stores the data in a
separate category on your Palm Desktop software and your handheld.
You can configure the File Link feature to check for changes to the
external file when you perform a HotSync operation.
With File Link, you can import data stored in any of the following
formats:
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Comma-separated (*.csv)
■
Memo Pad archive (*.mpa)
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Address Book archive (*.aba)
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Text (*.txt)
For information on how to set up a file link, see the Palm Desktop
online Help.
Note: The File Link feature is not available in Palm Desktop software
for the Macintosh.
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Creating a user profile
If you use the File Link feature to configure several Palm OS
handhelds with specific information (such as a company phone list)
before distributing them to their actual users, you can create a user
profile to load the data into an handheld without associating that data
with a user name. The User Profile feature is designed only for the
first-time HotSync operation, before you assign a User ID to a
particular handheld.
To create a user profile on a Windows computer:
1. Open Palm Desktop software.
2. From the Tools menu, choose Users.
3. Click Profiles.
4. Click New.
5. Enter a unique name for the profile and click OK.
6. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each profile that you want to create, and
then click OK to return to Palm Desktop software.
7. Select the profile from the User list and create the data for the
profile (e.g., company phone list, etc.).
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To create a user profile on a Macintosh:
1. Open Palm Desktop software.
2. From the User pop-up menu, choose Edit Users.
3. Click New Profile.
4. Enter a unique name for the profile and click OK.
5. Close the Users window.
6. From the User pop-up menu, choose the new profile.
7. Create the data for the profile (such as a company phone list).
8. From the HotSync menu, choose Conduit Settings.
9. Select the conduit settings for the profile. See “Customizing
HotSync application settings” earlier in this chapter for details.
To use a profile for the first-time HotSync operation
on a Windows computer:
1. Place the new handheld in the cradle.
2. Press the HotSync button
on the cradle.
3. Click Profiles.
4. Select the profile you want to load on the handheld, and click OK.
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5. Click Yes to transfer all the profile data to the handheld.
The next time you perform a HotSync operation, Palm Desktop
software prompts you to assign a user name to the handheld.
To use a profile for the first-time HotSync operation
on a Macintosh:
1. Connect the new handheld to the HotSync cradle.
2. Press the HotSync button
on the cradle.
3. Select the profile you want to load on the handheld, and click OK
to transfer all the profile data to the handheld.
The next time you perform a HotSync operation, Palm Desktop
software prompts you to assign a user name to the handheld.
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Setting Preferences for
Your Handheld
The Preferences screens enable you to customize the configuration
options on your handheld, including the following:
General
Set the auto shut-off interval, the Stay on in cradle
feature, the system, alarm, and game sounds, the
Alarm Vibrate and LED features, and the Beam
Receive feature.
Date and
Time
Set the date, time, time zone, and Daylight Saving
switch.
Formats
Set the country default and the formats for dates,
times, calendar, and numbers.
Connection
Configure cradle, modem, and infrared
communication settings.
Owner
Assign your name, phone number, and other owner
information to your handheld.
Buttons
Assign different applications to the buttons on the
front panel of your handheld and the HotSync®
button on the cradle, and reassign the full-screen pen
stroke command.
ShortCuts
Define a list of Graffiti® abbreviations.
Digitizer
Calibrate the screen on your handheld.
Network
Configure your handheld for use with a network.
Phone
Configure your handheld to communicate with a
wireless phone. You must first install the
appropriate driver for your phone. To use this
feature, you must use Palm™ Mobile Connectivity
Software.
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Web
Clipping
Configure your handheld to make a wireless internet
connection. To use this feature, you must use Palm
Mobile Connectivity Software.
Viewing preferences
To open the Preferences screens:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the Preferences icon
.
.
3. Tap the pick list in the upper-right corner of the screen.
4. Select the Preferences screen you want to view.
Buttons preferences
The Buttons Preferences screen enables you to associate different
applications with the buttons on the front of the handheld.
For example, if you find that you seldom use To Do List and often use
Expense, you can assign the To Do List button to start Expense.
Any changes you make in the Buttons Preferences screen become
effective immediately; you do not have to change to a different screen
or application.
If you assign a different application to a button, you can still access the
original application using the Applications Launcher.
To change the Buttons preferences:
1. Tap the pick list next to the button you want to re-assign.
Tap arrow to
show pick list
2. Tap the application that you want to assign to the button.
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Tip:
To restore all of the buttons to their factory settings, tap
Default.
Pen preferences
The Buttons Preferences screen enables you to change the assignment
of the full-screen pen stroke. By default, the full-screen pen stroke
activates Graffiti Help.
Drag to top of screen
To change the Pen preferences:
1. Tap Pen.
2. Tap the pick list and select one of the following settings for the fullscreen pen stroke:
Backlight
Turns on the backlight of your handheld.
Keyboard
Opens the onscreen keyboard for entering text
characters.
Graffiti Help
Opens a series of screens that show the
complete Graffiti character set.
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Turn Off &
Lock
Turns off and locks the handheld. You must
assign a password to lock the handheld. When
locked, you need to enter the password to use
your handheld.
Beam Data
Beams the current record to another Palm OS®
handheld.
3. Tap OK.
HotSync buttons preferences
The Buttons Preferences screen also enables you to associate different
applications with the HotSync button on the cradle and the HotSync
button on the optional PalmModem® accessory. Any changes that you
make in the HotSync Buttons dialog box become effective
immediately; you do not have to change to a different screen or
application.
To change the HotSync buttons preferences:
1. Tap HotSync.
2. Tap the pick list next to the button you want to assign.
Tap arrow
to show
pick list
3. Tap the application that you want to assign to each button.
The default setting for each button is the HotSync setting,
which means the cradle and optional PalmModem accessories
perform their normal HotSync functions.
4. Tap OK.
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Digitizer preferences
The Digitizer Preferences screen opens the digitizer calibration screen.
This is the same screen that appears when you start your handheld for
the first time.
You can recalibrate your screen after a hard reset, or if your digitizer
drifts.
Formats preferences
Use the Formats Preferences screen to set the country default and the
display format of the dates, times, and numbers on your handheld.
Country default
The country default sets date, time, week start day, and number
conventions based on geographic regions where you might use your
handheld. For example, in the United Kingdom, time often is
expressed using a 24-hour clock. In the United States, on the other
hand, time is expressed using a 12-hour clock with an AM or PM
suffix.
All your handheld applications use the Country default settings. You
can, however, customize your own preferences as described in “Time,
date, week start, and numbers formats” later in this chapter.
To set the country default:
1. Tap the country name pick list.
2. Tap the setting you want to use.
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Time, date, week start, and numbers formats
The Time setting defines the format for the time of day. The time
format that you select appears in all applications on your handheld.
To select the time, date, week start, and numbers format:
1. Tap the Time pick list and select a format.
2. Tap the Date pick list and select a format.
3. Tap the Week starts pick list, and select whether you want the first
day of the week to be Sunday or Monday.
Note:
This setting controls the Day, Week, and Month views in
Date Book and all other aspects of your handheld that
display a calendar.
4. Tap the Numbers pick list, and select formats for the decimal point
and thousands separator.
General preferences
The General Preferences screen enables you to set the auto shutoff
interval, alarm options, sounds for your handheld, and the Beam
Receive feature.
Auto-off delay
Your handheld has an automatic shutoff feature that turns off the
power and backlight after a period of inactivity. This feature helps
conserve battery power in case you forget to turn off your handheld.
If you find that your handheld shuts itself off before you finish
reviewing the information on the screen, you should increase the time
setting of the automatic shutoff feature.
To set the Auto-off delay:
1. Tap the Auto-off pick list.
2. Tap the setting you want to use for the automatic shutoff feature:
30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, or 3 minutes.
Cradle settings
You can choose to leave your handheld on when it is in the cradle
during a HotSync operation, or when you are recharging the battery,
so you can continue to view your data.
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To change the cradle setting:
■
Tap the Stay on in Cradle check box to leave your handheld on
when it is in the cradle.
System, alarm, and game sounds
Your handheld uses a variety of sounds. The System, Alarm, and
Game Sound settings enable you to turn the sounds on or off, and to
adjust the volume level.
To set the system and alarm sounds:
1. Tap the System Sound pick list and select the sound level.
Note:
When you turn off the System Sounds, you also turn off
the “chime” tones associated with the HotSync operation.
2. Tap the Alarm Sound pick list and select the sound level.
3. Tap the Game Sound pick list and select the sound level.
Note:
The Game Sound setting works only with games that are
programmed to respond to this setting. Older games
typically do not respond to this setting.
Alarm Vibrate and LED settings
You can set alarms in Date Book, Clock, and Note Pad to remind
yourself of important meetings or notes. When you enable the Alarm
Vibrate and LED settings, your handheld vibrates and the LED
indicator blinks to notify you of alarms. This is useful for situations
where you want to turn the Alarm Sound off, but still be notified of
alarms.
To set Alarm Vibrate and LED switches:
1. Tap the Alarm Vibrate pick list and select On or Off.
2. Tap the Alarm LED pick list and select On or Off.
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Beam Receive
You can choose to turn off the Beam Receive feature. This prohibits
anyone from beaming information to your handheld. It also results in
a slight saving of battery power.
To change the Beam Receive setting:
■
Tap the Beam Receive pick list and select On or Off.
Date and Time preferences
The Date and Time Preferences screen enables you to set the date,
time, time zone, and Daylight Saving option on your handheld.
See “Customizing your handheld” in Chapter 1 for information about
using this screen.
Connection preferences
The Connection Preferences screen enables you to define the settings
used to connect your handheld to other devices. The screen displays a
list of available configurations that are ready to be further defined; the
list varies depending on the kind of software you’ve added to your
handheld.
For example, a modem connection appears on the list. If you have this
modem, you only need to specify the phone setup (and network
connection — if required) to complete the configuration.
Note: You can purchase a PalmModem accessory for use with your
handheld. See http://www.palm.com.
You can also create custom configurations, which include the
following:
PC via Cradle/Cable: A local HotSync connection: the
direct connection between your handheld and your
desktop computer. Your handheld is connected by
its universal connector to the cradle, and the cradle
is attached by its cable to a USB port of your
desktop computer. (If you are using the optional
serial cradle, the cradle attaches by its cable to a
serial (COM) port of your computer.)
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Modem via Cradle/Cable: A cable connection
between your handheld’s universal connector and a
modem for dialing in to a modem that is part of
your computer or laptop.
PC via Infrared: A connection between the IR port of
your handheld and the infrared device of your
computer or laptop.
A connection between the IR
port of your handheld and a modem. The modem
can be attached to or within a mobile phone or some
other device containing an IR port. (Some IR phones
contain modems.)
Modem via Infrared:
Editing connections
The following example shows you how to edit the IR to Phone
connection to adjust the communication speed; you can similarly edit
other connections or settings. You can use the IR to Phone connection
to perform a remote IR HotSync operation. To accomplish the
HotSync operation, your handheld sends data through its IR port to a
modem attached to or within a mobile phone, which then dials a
modem attached to or within your desktop computer, to synchronize
with your Desktop application.
To edit the IR to Phone connection:
1. Select the IR to Phone connection and tap Edit.
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2. Tap Details.
Tap here
3. Tap the Speed pick list and select the appropriate speed.
4. Enter the initialization string supplied by the documentation for
the modem attached to your mobile phone, if necessary.
5. Tap OK, and then tap OK again to save the configuration.
After you create the configuration, you need to set up the HotSync
Manager of your Desktop application and the HotSync application of
your handheld to perform a modem HotSync operation.
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Network preferences and TCP/IP
software
The Network Preferences settings enable you to use the TCP/IP
software that is included in the handheld operating system. You can
use the TCP/IP software to connect with Internet Service Providers
(ISPs) or dial-in (remote access) servers. Because the TCP/IP software
is a feature of the operating system, you configure all parameters
relating to it from the Preferences application.
To use TCP/IP, you must create a configuration in Connection
Preferences and then create Network Preferences settings.
Note: The Connection Preferences screen enables you to define
several ways that your handheld can use the a modem to
communicate with remote devices. For example, you can
communicate with your ISP server, or with your computer if
you are away on travel. See “Connection preferences” earlier
in this chapter for a complete explanation on how to create
modem configurations.
After you configure both the Connection and Network Preferences,
you can establish a PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol), SLIP (Serial Line
Internet Protocol), or CSLIP (Compressed Serial Line Internet
Protocol) connection with your ISP or dial-in server. You can do this
either by using menu commands from the Network Preferences
screen or by using a third-party application.
Note: TCP/IP provides the ability to connect to your ISP or dial-in
server with applications that allow you to view the
transmitted data. Visit the web site http://www.palm.com for
information on third-party applications that take advantage of
TCP/IP.
Selecting a service
Use the Service setting to select the service template for your Internet
Service Provider or a dial-in server. Service templates are a set of ISP
and dial-in server configuration settings that you can create, save, and
reuse.
To select a service:
1. Tap the Service pick list.
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Tap here to display
a list of service
templates
2. Tap the predefined service template you want to use.
Entering a user name
The User Name setting identifies the name you use when you log into
your Internet Service Provider or your dial-in server. Although this
field can contain multiple lines of text, only two lines appear onscreen.
To enter a user name:
1. Tap the User Name field.
2. Enter your user name.
Enter your user
name here
Note: Most dial-in servers do not accept spaces in the user name.
Entering a password
The Password box identifies the password you use to log into your
server or ISP. Your entry in this field determines whether your
handheld prompts you to enter a password each time you log into
your network:
■
If you do not enter a password, your handheld displays the word
“Prompt” in this field and asks you to enter a password during the
login procedure.
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■
If you enter a password, your handheld displays the word
“Assigned” in this field and does not prompt you to enter a
password during the login procedure.
Note: If you are concerned about security, select the Prompt option
and do not enter a password.
To enter a password:
1. Tap the Password field.
2. Enter the password you use to log into your server.
Enter password here
Tap here
3. Tap OK.
Note: The Password field updates to display the word “Assigned.”
Selecting a connection
Use the Connection setting to select the method you want to use to
connect to your Internet Service Provider or a dial-in server. See
“Connection preferences” earlier in this chapter for information about
creating and configuring connection settings.
To select a connection:
1. Tap the Connection pick list.
Tap here to display
a list of available
connections
2. Tap the connection you want to use.
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Adding telephone settings
When you select the Phone field, your handheld opens a dialog box in
which you define the telephone number you use to connect with your
ISP or dial-in server. In addition, you can also define a prefix, disable
Call Waiting, and give special instructions for using a calling card.
Note: The Phone Setup dialog box works correctly for AT&T and
Sprint long-distance services. However, because MCI works
differently, MCI customers need to put the calling card
number in the Phone # field and the phone number in the Use
calling card field.
To enter your server phone number:
1. Tap the Phone field.
2. Enter the phone number for your ISP or dial-in server.
Enter your ISP phone
number here
3. If you need to enter a prefix or disable Call Waiting, skip to those
procedures. Otherwise, tap OK.
Entering a prefix
A prefix is a number that you dial before the telephone number to
access an outside line. For example, many offices require that you dial
“9” to dial a number outside the building.
To enter a prefix:
1. Tap the Dial Prefix check box to select it.
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Select this
box if you
need to use
a prefix
Enter your
prefix here
2. Enter the prefix.
3. Tap OK.
Disabling Call Waiting
Call Waiting can cause your session to terminate if you receive a call
while you are connected. If your telephone has Call Waiting, you need
to disable this feature before logging into your ISP or dial-in server.
To disable Call Waiting:
1. Tap the Disable call waiting check box to select it.
Select this
box if you
need to
disable Call
Waiting
Enter your disable
code here
2. Enter the code to disable Call Waiting on the Disable call waiting
line.
Note:
Each telephone company assigns a code to disable Call
Waiting. Contact your local telephone company for the
code that is appropriate for you.
3. Tap OK.
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Using a calling card
The Use calling card field enables you to use your calling card when
dialing your ISP or Intranet server. Keep in mind that there is usually
a delay before you enter your calling card number. When you define
your calling card number, you need to add commas at the beginning
to compensate for this delay. Each comma delays transmission of your
calling card number for two seconds.
To use a calling card:
1. Tap the Use calling card check box to select it.
Select this
box to use a
calling card
Enter your
calling card
number here
2. Enter your calling card number on the Use calling card line.
Note:
It’s a good idea to add at least three commas before your
calling card number to compensate for the cue delay.
3. Tap OK.
Connecting to your service
After you set your Connection and Network Preferences, establishing
a connection to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or your
company’s network (dial-in server) is easy.
Note: If you are connecting to an ISP, you need a third-party
application, such as a web browser or news reader, to take
advantage of this connection. For information about thirdparty applications that support TCP/IP, check the web site
http://www.palm.com.
To establish a connection:
■
Tap Connect to dial the current service and display the Service
Connection Progress messages.
Tip:
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To close a connection:
■
Tap Disconnect to terminate the connection between your
handheld and your service.
Creating additional service templates
You can create additional service templates from scratch or by
duplicating existing templates and editing information. After you
create a new or duplicate template, you can add and edit settings.
To add a new service template:
1. Tap the Menu icon
.
2. Tap Service, and then tap New.
An Untitled service template is added to the Service pick list.
To duplicate an existing service template:
1. Tap the Service pick list.
2. Tap the predefined service template you want to duplicate.
3. Tap the Menu icon
.
4. Tap Service, and then tap Duplicate.
A copy of the service template is added to the Service pick list.
Adding detailed information to a
service template
If you are using one of the predefined service templates, you probably
only need to enter your user name and telephone number. If you are
creating a new service template, you may need to provide additional
information to your ISP or dial-in server. You use the Details dialog
box to add additional information to a selected service template.
To select a connection type:
1. Tap the service field.
2. Tap Details.
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Select connection type
3. Tap the Connection type pick list and select one of the following
connection types:
PPP
Point-to-Point protocol
SLIP
Serial Line Internet Protocol
CSLIP
Compressed Serial Line Internet Protocol
Note:
If you are not sure, try PPP; if that doesn’t work, ask your
Internet Service Provider or your System Administrator
for the correct connection type.
Idle timeout
The Idle timeout setting defines how long your handheld waits before
dropping the connection with your ISP or dial-in server when you
switch out of a TCP/IP application.
To set the Idle timeout:
1. Tap the Idle timeout pick list and select one of the following
options:
1 minute
Waits one minute for you to open another
application before it drops the connection.
2 minutes
Waits two minutes.
3 minutes
Waits three minutes.
Never
Keeps your PPP or SLIP connection until you
turn off your handheld (or until it times out). This
option works best with the PalmModem
accessory.
2. Tap OK.
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Defining primary and secondary DNS
The Domain Naming System (DNS) is a mechanism in the Internet for
translating the names of host computers into IP addresses. When you
enter a DNS number (or IP address), you are identifying a specific
server that handles the translation services.
Each IP address has four sections, separated by periods. In the Details
dialog box, you enter each section separately. Each section of an IP
address is made up of a number from 0 to 255; numbers are the only
allowable characters in this field.
Ask your Internet Service Provider or System Administrator for the
correct Primary or Secondary DNS IP numbers.
Tip:
Many systems do not require that you enter a DNS. If you are
not sure, leave the DNS field blank.
To enter a primary and secondary DNS:
1. Tap the Query DNS check box to deselect it.
2. Tap the space to the left of the first period in the Primary DNS field,
and then enter the first section of the IP address.
Note:
Each section must be a number from 0 to 255.
3. Repeat step 2 for the second, third, and last sections of the Primary
DNS field.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the Secondary DNS number.
5. Tap OK.
IP address
Everyone who logs on to the Internet needs to have a unique identifier
(an IP address), whether permanent or temporary. Some networks
dynamically assign a temporary IP address when clients log in. The IP
Address field lets you identify whether your network provides
automatic (dynamic) temporary IP addressing.
Note: If your IP address is permanently assigned, you need to get
that information from your System Administrator. If you are
not sure, select Automatic.
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To identify dynamic IP addressing:
■
Tap the IP Address check box to select it.
Tap to select automatic
IP address
To enter a permanent IP address:
1. Tap the IP Address check box to deselect it and display a
permanent IP address field below the check box.
2. Tap the space to the left of the first period then enter the first
section of the IP address.
Note:
Each section must be a number from 0 to 255.
3. Tap and enter the remaining sections of the IP address.
4. Tap OK.
Login scripts
A login script is a series of commands that automates logging in to a
network server, for example, your corporate network or your Internet
Service Provider (ISP). A login script is associated with a specific
service template created in Network Preferences.
A login script is something that you are likely to receive from your IS
System Administrator if your company has a system in which you log
in to the corporate servers from your handheld using a modem or
network connection. The script is generally prepared by the System
Administrator and distributed to users who need it. It automates the
events that must take place in order to establish a connection between
your handheld and the corporate servers.
You can create login scripts in two ways:
■
In a text editor on your desktop computer, in which you create a
file with the extension PNC, which you then install on your
handheld using the Install Tool (this method is not available to
Macintosh users)
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In the Login Script dialog box on your handheld, accessed from the
Details dialog box in Network Preferences
Tap here to see the list
of available commands
Note: You can also use non-ASCII and literal characters in your
login script. See Appendix D for more information.
Creating a login script on your handheld
You can create login scripts by selecting commands from the
Command pick list in the Login Script dialog. Some commands, such
as Send, require you to supply additional information. Those
commands have a parameter field so that you can add the necessary
data.
To create a login script:
1. Tap Script.
2. Tap the End pick list.
Tap here
3. Tap the command you want from the Command list. If the
command requires additional information, a field appears to the
right of it for you to enter the information. The following
commands are available:
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Wait For
Tells your handheld to wait for specific
characters from the TCP/IP server before
executing the next command.
Wait For
Prompt
Detects a challenge-response prompt coming
from the server and then displays the dynamically
generated challenge value. You then enter the
challenge value into your token card, which in
turn generates a response value for you to enter
on your handheld. This command takes two
arguments, separated by a vertical bar (|) on the
input line.
Send
Transmits specific characters to the TCP/IP
server to which you are connecting.
Send CR
Transmits a carriage return or LF character to the
TCP/IP server to which you are connecting.
Send User
ID
Transmits the User ID information entered in the
User ID field of the Network Preferences screen.
Send
Password
Transmits the password entered in the Password
field of the Network Preferences screen. If you
did not enter a password, this command
prompts you to enter one. The Password
command is usually followed by a Send CR
command.
Delay
Tells your handheld to wait a specific number of
seconds before executing the next command in
the login script.
Get IP
Reads an IP address and uses it as the IP address
for your handheld. This command is used with
SLIP connections.
Prompt
Opens a dialog box and prompts you to enter
text of some kind (for example, a password or a
security code).
End
Identifies the last line in the login script.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the login script is complete.
5. Tap OK.
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Plug-in applications
You can create plug-in applications containing script commands that
extend the functionality of the built-in script commands. A plug-in
application is a standard PRC application that you install on your
handheld just like any other application. After you install the plug-in
application, you can use the new script commands in a login script.
Plug-in applications have the following characteristics:
■
Written in C language
■
Compiled into a device executable
■
Called properly from a login script
■
Able to return control to a login script after it terminates
■
Created using a development environment that supports Palm OS®
software, such as Metrowerks CodeWarrior for Palm Platform.
For additional information on creating plug-in applications, send
e-mail to Palm Developer Support at [email protected]
Deleting a service template
There is only one way to delete a service template: use the Delete
command from the Service menu.
To delete a service template:
1. Tap the Service pick list.
2. Tap the service template you want to delete.
3. Tap the Menu icon
.
4. Tap Service, and then tap Delete.
5. Tap OK.
Network preferences menu commands
The Network Preferences screen includes menu commands to make it
fast and easy to create and edit service templates. TCP/IP application
menus are shown here for your reference. See “Using menus” in
Chapter 1 for more information about choosing menu commands.
Service menu
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Options menu
TCP/IP troubleshooting
If you are having a problem establishing a network connection using
TCP/IP, check this section and try the suggestions listed.
Displaying expanded Service Connection Progress
messages
It’s helpful to identify at what point in the login procedure the
connection fails. An easy way to do this is to display the expanded
Service Connection Progress messages. Expanded Service Connection
Progress messages describe the current stage of the login procedure.
Press the lower half of the scroll button at any point during login to
display these messages.
Viewing the Network Log
If viewing the expanded Service Connection Progress messages does
not give you enough information to find out why you cannot connect
to your ISP or dial-in server, take a look at the Network Log. The
Network Log lists all of the communication that occurs between your
modem and your dial-in server during the login procedure. The
information in the Network Log can help your ISP or your System
Administrator pinpoint where the login procedure communication
fails and why.
To view the Network Log:
1. Tap Options, and then tap View Log.
2. Tap the up and down arrows of the scroll bar to see the entire
Network Log.
3. Tap Done.
Adding a DNS number
If your ISP or dial-in server requires a DNS number and you did not
enter that information in the Network Preferences screen, it will
appear that you successfully logged into your network. When you try
to use an application or look up information, however, the connection
fails. If this occurs, try adding a DNS number. Ask your ISP or your
System Administrator for the correct Primary and Secondary DNS IP
numbers.
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Owner preferences
The Owner Preferences screen enables you to record a name, company
name, phone number, or any other information that you want to
associate with your handheld.
If you use the Security application to turn off and lock your handheld
with a password, information that you put in the Owner Preferences
displays the next time you turn on your handheld. See Chapter 1 for
more information.
To enter the Owner preferences:
■
Enter the text that you want to associate with your handheld in the
Owner Preferences screen. If you enter more text than can fit on
one screen, a scroll bar automatically appears on the right side of
the screen.
If you assign a password with the Security application, the
information in the Owner Preferences screen cannot be changed. In
this case, an Unlock button appears at the bottom of the screen.
To unlock the Owner Preferences screen:
1. Tap Unlock.
2. Enter the password that you defined in the Security application.
3. Tap OK.
ShortCuts preferences
The ShortCuts Preferences screen enables you to define abbreviations
for entering text with Graffiti strokes. This section describes how to
create, edit, and delete a ShortCut. See Chapter 2 for more information
on the use of ShortCuts.
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Creating a ShortCut
You can create a ShortCut for any words, letters, or numbers. All
ShortCuts you create appear on the list in the ShortCut Preferences
screen. All the ShortCuts are available in any of your handheld
applications and are backed up on your computer when you perform
a HotSync operation.
To create a ShortCut:
1. Tap New.
2. On the ShortCut name line, enter the letters you want to use to
activate the ShortCut.
Tap
New
3. Tap the ShortCut Text area and enter the text that you want to
appear when you write the ShortCut characters.
You may want to add a space (space character) after the
last word in your ShortCut text. This way, a space
automatically follows the ShortCut text.
Tip:
4. Tap OK.
Tip:
To use a ShortCut, draw the ShortCut stroke followed by the
ShortCut characters. When you draw the ShortCut stroke, the
ShortCut symbol appears at the insertion point to show that
you are in ShortCut mode.
ShortCut
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Editing a ShortCut
After you create a ShortCut, you can modify it at any time.
To edit a ShortCut:
1. Tap the ShortCut you want to edit.
2. Tap Edit.
3. Make the changes you want and tap OK.
Deleting a ShortCut
If you no longer need a ShortCut, you can delete it from the list of
ShortCuts.
To delete a ShortCut:
1. Tap the ShortCut you want to delete.
2. Tap Delete.
3. Tap Yes.
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Appendix A
Maintaining Your
Handheld
This chapter provides information on the following:
■
Proper care of your handheld
■
Prolonging battery life
■
Resetting your handheld
Caring for your handheld
Your handheld is designed to be rugged and reliable and to provide
years of trouble-free service. Please observe the following general tips
when using your handheld:
■
Take care not to scratch the screen of your handheld. Keep the
screen clean. When working with your handheld, use the supplied
stylus or plastic-tipped pens intended for use with a touchsensitive screen. Never use an actual pen or pencil or other sharp
object on the surface of the handheld screen.
■
Your handheld is not waterproof and should not be exposed to rain
or moisture. Under extreme conditions, water may enter the
circuitry through the front panel buttons. In general, treat your
handheld as you would a pocket calculator or other small
electronic instrument.
■
Take care not to drop your handheld or subject it to any strong
impact. Do not carry your handheld in your back pocket: if you sit
on it, you may damage it.
■
Protect your handheld from temperature extremes. For example,
do not leave your organizer on the dashboard of a car on a hot day
or on a day when temperatures are below freezing, and keep it
away from heaters and other heat sources.
■
Do not store or use your handheld in any location that is extremely
dusty, damp, or wet.
■
Use a soft, damp cloth to clean your handheld. If the surface of the
handheld screen becomes soiled, clean it with a soft cloth
moistened with a diluted window-cleaning solution.
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Battery considerations
Please note the following considerations for the battery in your
handheld:
■
Under normal conditions, your handheld battery should remain
charged by placing it in the cradle for just a few minutes each day.
You can conserve battery life by minimizing the use of the
backlight feature, and changing the Auto-off setting that
automatically turns the handheld off after a period of inactivity.
See “General preferences” in Chapter 8 for more information.
■
If the battery becomes low in the course of normal use, an alert
appears on the handheld screen describing the low battery
condition. If this alert appears, perform a HotSync® operation to
back up your data; then leave your handheld in the cradle to
recharge the unit. This helps prevent accidental data loss.
■
If the battery drains to the point where your handheld does not
operate, it stores your data safely for about a week. In this case,
there is enough residual energy in the battery to store the data, but
not enough to turn on your handheld. If your handheld does not
turn on when you press the power button, you should recharge the
unit immediately.
■
If your battery drains and you have the unit in an uncharged state
for an extended period of time, you can lose all of the stored data.
■
There are no serviceable parts inside your handheld, so do not
attempt to open the unit.
■
If you ever dispose of your handheld, please dispose of it without
damaging the environment. Take your handheld to your nearest
environmental recycling center.
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Resetting your handheld
Under normal circumstances, you will not have to use the reset
button. On rare occasions, however, your handheld may no longer
respond to buttons or the screen. In this case, you need to perform a
reset to get your handheld running again.
Performing a soft reset
A soft reset tells your handheld to stop what it’s doing and start over
again. All records and entries stored in your handheld are retained
with a soft reset. After a soft reset, the Welcome screen appears,
followed by the Date and Time Preferences screen (to set date and
time).
To perform a soft reset:
■
Use the reset tip tool, or the tip of an unfolded paper clip (or similar
object without a sharp tip), to gently press the reset button inside
the hole on the back panel of your handheld.
Reset button
Tip:
The metal and plastic stylus that comes with your handheld
has a reset tip inside. To use it, unscrew the metal barrel from
the stylus quill.
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Performing a hard reset
With a hard reset, all records and entries stored in your handheld are
erased. Never perform a hard reset unless a soft reset does not solve
your problem.
Note: You can restore any data previously synchronized with your
computer during the next HotSync operation.
To perform a hard reset:
1. Hold down the power button on the front panel of the handheld.
2. While holding down the power button, use the reset tip tool, or the
tip of an unfolded paper clip (or similar object without a sharp tip)
to gently press and release the reset button.
3. Wait for the Palm™ logo to appear; then release the power button.
4. When a message appears on the handheld screen warning that you
are about to erase all the data stored on your handheld, do one of
the following:
Press the upper half of the scroll button on the front panel of the
handheld to complete the hard reset and display the Digitizer
screen.
Press any other button to perform a soft reset.
Note: With a hard reset, the current date and time are retained.
Formats Preferences and other settings are restored to their
factory default settings.
To restore your data from a Windows computer
after a hard reset:
™
1. Click the HotSync icon
in the Windows system tray (bottomright corner of the taskbar).
Tip:
You can also click the HotSync command on the Palm
Desktop software menu bar.
2. From the HotSync Manager menu, choose Custom.
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3. Select the appropriate user name from the list.
4. Select an application in the Conduit list.
5. Click Change.
6. Select Desktop overwrites handheld.
Note:
Changing the HotSync setting from the default affects
only the next HotSync operation. Thereafter, the HotSync
Actions revert to their default settings. To use a new
setting on an ongoing basis, select the Set As Default box.
Thereafter, whatever you selected as the default setting is
used when you click the Default button in the Custom
dialog.
7. Click OK.
8. Repeat steps 4 through 7 to change conduit settings for other
applications.
9. Click Done to activate your settings.
10. Perform a HotSync operation.
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To restore your data from a Macintosh after a hard reset:
1. Double-click the HotSync Manager in the Palm folder.
2. From the HotSync menu, choose Conduit Settings.
3. From the Users pop-up menu, select the appropriate user name.
4. Select an application from the list.
5. Click Conduit Settings.
6. Click Macintosh overwrites handheld.
Note:
Changing the HotSync setting from the default affects
only the next HotSync operation. Thereafter, the HotSync
Actions revert to their default settings. To use a new
setting on an ongoing basis, click Make Default.
Thereafter, whatever you selected as the default setting is
used for HotSync operations.
7. Click OK.
8. Repeat steps 4 through 7 to change conduit settings for other
applications.
9. Close the Conduit Settings window.
10. Perform a HotSync operation.
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Appendix B
Frequently Asked
Questions
If you encounter a problem with your handheld, do not call Technical
Support until you have reviewed the following list of frequently asked
questions, and you have also reviewed the following:
■
The README file located in the folder where you installed the
Palm™ Desktop software on Windows your computer or on your
installation CD for Macintosh users
■
The Helpnote folder located in the folder where you installed the
Palm Desktop software on your Windows computer (or on your
installation CD)
■
The Palm Desktop online Help
■
The Palm Desktop software for the Macintosh User’s Guide
located in the Documentation folder on your installation CD
■
The “Palm Support Assistant” knowledgebase, accessible at
http://www.palm.com under the Support section
■
The most recent Palm m500 Series handheld HelpNotes on your
regional web site
If you are still having problems, contact Technical Support. For US
and International telephone numbers, see the Worldwide Customer
Support card that comes with your handheld, or go to http://
www.palm.com.
Note: Thousands of third-party add-on applications have been
written for the Palm OS® handhelds. Unfortunately, we are not
able to support such a large number of third-party
applications. If you are having a problem with a third-party
application, please contact the developer or publisher of that
software.
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Software installation problems
Problem
Solution
The Palm Desktop
Installer Menu did not
appear when I inserted
the CD-ROM into my
Windows computer.
1. Click the Start button.
2. Choose Run from the Start menu.
3. Click Browse.
4. Locate your CD-ROM drive and
select the Setup.exe file.
5. Click Open.
6. Click OK.
I cannot install Palm
Desktop software on my
Windows computer.
Try the following:
1. Disable any virus scanning
software on your computer.
2. Press CTRL-ALT-DELETE and end all
tasks except Systray and Explorer.
Note:
If a dialog with buttons
appears instead of a list of
tasks, click the Task List
button and then end all
tasks except Systray and
Explorer.
3. Make sure your computer has at
least 30 MB of disk space available.
4. Delete all temporary files.
5. Run ScanDisk on your computer.
6. Reinstall Palm Desktop software.
I cannot install Palm
Desktop software on a
Macintosh.
Try the following:
1. Disable any virus scanning
software on your Macintosh.
2. Quit any open applications.
3. Make sure your computer has at
least 25 MB of disk space available.
4. Reinstall Palm Desktop software.
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Operating problems
Problem
Solution
I don’t see anything
on my handheld’s
screen.
Try each of these in turn:
■
Press an application button to ensure
your handheld is turned on.
■
Tap the Contrast icon
in the upperright corner of the Graffiti® writing area,
if your handheld supports contrast
adjustment (available on some models).
If the Contrast dialog box appears,
adjust the contrast by holding down the
up scroll button for a few seconds. If this
doesn’t work, hold the down scroll
button for a few seconds.
■
If your handheld was exposed to cold,
make sure it is at room temperature.
■
Recharge the unit.
■
Perform a soft reset. If your handheld
still doesn’t turn on, perform a hard
reset. See “Resetting your handheld” in
Appendix A.
Important: With a hard reset, all records
and entries stored in your
handheld are erased. Never
perform a hard reset unless a
soft reset does not solve your
problem. You can restore any
data previously synchronized
with your computer during the
next HotSync® operation. See
the online Handbook for
instructions on restoring your
data.
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I get a warning
message telling me
my handheld
memory is full.
■
Purge records from Date Book and To
Do List. This deletes To Do List items
and past Date Book events from the
memory of your handheld. See
“Purging records” in Chapter 5. You
may need to perform a HotSync
operation to recover the memory.
■
Delete unused memos and records. If
necessary, you can save these records.
See “Deleting records” in Chapter 5.
■
If you have installed additional
applications on your handheld, remove
them to recover memory. See
“Removing applications” in Chapter 3.
My handheld keeps
turning itself off.
Your handheld is designed to turn itself off
after a period of inactivity. This period can
be set at one, two, or three minutes. Check
the Auto-off setting. See “General
preferences” in Chapter 8.
My handheld is not
making any sounds.
Check the System, Alarm and Game Sound
settings. See “General preferences” in
Chapter 8.
My handheld’s LED
indicator is not
blinking when
alarms occur.
Check the Alarm LED setting. See “General
preferences” in Chapter 8.
My handheld does
not vibrate when
alarms occur.
Check the Alarm Vibrate setting. See
“General preferences” in Chapter 8.
My handheld has
frozen.
Perform a soft reset. See “Resetting your
handheld” in Appendix A.
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Tapping and writing problems
Problem
Solution
When I tap the
buttons or screen
icons, my handheld
activates the wrong
feature.
Calibrate the screen. See “Digitizer
preferences” in Chapter 8.
When I tap the Menu
Not all applications or screens have menus.
Try changing to a different application.
icon
, nothing
happens.
I can’t get my
handheld to
recognize my
handwriting.
Appendix B
■
For your handheld to recognize
handwriting input with the stylus, you
need to use Graffiti writing. See “Using
Graffiti writing to enter data” in
Chapter 2.
■
Make the Graffiti character strokes in
the Graffiti writing area, not on the
display part of the screen.
■
Write Graffiti strokes for letters in the
left-hand side, and the strokes for
numbers in the right-hand side of the
Graffiti writing area.
■
Make sure that Graffiti is not shifted into
extended or punctuation modes. See
“Using Graffiti writing to enter data” in
Chapter 2.
■
See “Graffiti tips” in Chapter 2 for tips
on increasing your accuracy when you
write Graffiti characters.
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Application problems
Problem
Solution
I tapped the Today
button, but it does
not show the correct
date.
Your handheld is not set to the current date.
Make sure the Set Date box in the Date and
Time Preferences screen displays the current
date. See “Customizing your handheld” in
Chapter 1 for more information.
I know I entered
some records, but
they do not appear in
the application.
■
Check the Categories pick list (upper-right
corner). Choose All to display all of the
records for the application.
■
Check Security and confirm that Private
Records is set to Show private records.
■
In To Do List, tap Show and see if Show
Only Due Items is selected.
■
If you cannot manually arrange the order of
the memos in the list screen, check the
Memo Preferences setting. Make sure that
Sort by is set to Manual.
■
If you choose to view your memos
alphabetically on Palm Desktop software
and then perform a HotSync operation, the
memos on your handheld still appear in the
order defined in the Memo Preferences
setting. In other words, the sort settings you
use with Palm Desktop software are not
transferred to your handheld.
I am having
problems listing
memos the way I
want to see them.
I created an event in
Date Book, but it
doesn’t appear in the
Week View.
In the Week View, you cannot select
overlapping events that have the same start
time. If you have two or more events with the
same start time, choose the Day View to see the
overlapping events.
I entered the euro
symbol, but after a
HotSync operation it
doesn’t appear in my
Palm Desktop
software.
You must have fonts that include the euro
symbol on your desktop computer. Check
these web sites for additional information:
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HotSync problems
Problem
Solution
I cannot do a
HotSync operation;
what should I check
to make sure I am
doing it correctly?
■
Make sure the HotSync cradle is
connected securely.
On a Windows computer try these steps:
■
Check the Windows system tray to
make sure the HotSync Manager is
running. If it is not, open Palm Desktop
software.
■
Make sure you selected Local USB or
Local Serial, as appropriate, from the
HotSync Manager menu.
■
If you are using the serial cradle, make
sure you selected the correct serial port
on the Local tab in the Setup dialog. It
should be set to the port where you
connected the HotSync cradle.
On a Macintosh try these steps:
Appendix B
■
Make sure HotSync Manager is enabled.
If it is not, double-click the HotSync
Manager icon in the Palm folder and
enable HotSync Manager on the
HotSync Controls tab.
■
If you are using the optional serial
cradle, double-click the HotSync
Manager icon in the Palm folder and
then click the Serial Port Settings tab.
Make sure Local is selected and that the
port selection matches the port where
your HotSync cradle is attached.
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I did a HotSync
operation, but one of
my applications did
not synchronize.
■
On a Windows computer, click the
HotSync Manager and choose Custom.
Check that the correct conduit is active.
■
On a Macintosh, double-click the
HotSync Manager icon. From the
HotSync menu, choose Conduit
Settings. Select your user name from the
User pop-up menu, and check that the
correct conduit is active.
I am using Outlook
as my PIM, but I
cannot do a HotSync
operation.
■
Click the HotSync Manager and choose
Custom. Check that the correct conduit
is active.
■
Check that the correct conduit is
installed. Reinstall the HotSync
Manager and make sure the correct
conduit is selected.
I cannot launch the
HotSync Manager.
■
If you are using the optional serial
cradle, or if you are performing a
HotSync operation using a modem,
make sure you are not running another
program, such as America Online,
CompuServe, or WinFax, that uses the
serial port you selected in the Setup
dialog box.
■
Backup the Palm Desktop software,
uninstall it, then reinstall it.
■
Make sure your handheld is seated in
the cradle correctly.
■
Check the connection between the
HotSync cradle and the USB or serial
port on your computer.
■
Make sure the user name you selected in
Palm Desktop software matches the
user name assigned to your handheld.
■
Make sure the date on your computer
matches the date on your handheld.
■
Read the HotSync Log for the user
account for which you are performing a
HotSync operation
I tried to do a local
HotSync operation,
but it did not
complete
successfully.
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Frequently Asked Questions
I tried to do a local
HotSync operation,
but it did not
complete
successfully.
(continued)
On a Windows computer, try each step in
turn:
■
Make sure HotSync Manager is running.
If it is running, close it, and restart it.
■
Make sure you selected Local USB or
Local Serial, as appropriate, from the
HotSync Manager menu.
■
If you are using the serial cradle, make
sure you selected the correct serial port
on the Local tab in the Setup dialog. It
should be set to the port where you
connected the HotSync cradle.
■
If you are using the serial cradle, try a
lower baud rate setting on the Local tab
in the Setup dialog.
■
If you are using the serial cradle, make
sure you aren’t running a program, such
as America Online, CompuServe, or
WinFax, that uses the serial port you
selected in the Setup dialog box.
On a Macintosh, try each step in turn:
Appendix B
■
Make sure HotSync Manager is enabled
on the HotSync Controls tab in the
HotSync Software Setup window.
■
If you are using the optional serial
cradle, make sure you selected Local on
the Serial Port Settings tab in the
HotSync software settings window, and
that the Local Setup port matches the
port where your HotSync cradle is
connected.
■
If you are using the optional serial
cradle, try a lower Speed setting on the
Serial Port Settings tab.
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I tried to do a local
HotSync operation,
but it did not
complete
successfully.
(continued)
■
If you are using the optional serial
cradle, make sure you aren’t running a
program, such as America Online, fax or
telephony software, or AppleTalk
networking that uses the serial port you
selected in the Serial Port Settings tab.
I tried to do a modem
HotSync operation,
but it did not
complete
successfully.
Check the following on your computer:
■
Make sure your computer is turned on
and that it does not shut down
automatically as part of an energysaving feature.
■
Make sure the modem connected to
your computer is turned on and is
connected to the outgoing phone line.
■
Make sure the modem you are using
with your handheld has an on-off
switch. Your handheld cannot “wake
up” a modem that has an auto-off
feature.
■
Make sure the modem is connected
properly to your computer and is
connected to the incoming phone line.
On a Windows computer, check the
following:
■ Make sure Modem is checked in the
HotSync Manager menu.
■ Confirm that the Setup String in the
Setup dialog box configures your
modem correctly. You may need to
select a different Modem Type or enter a
custom Setup String. Most modems
have a Setup String that causes them to
send initial connection sounds to a
speaker. You can use these sounds to
check the modem connection.
■
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Confirm that the Speed setting in the
Setup dialog box works for your
modem. If you have problems using the
As Fast As Possible option or a specific
speed, try using a slower speed.
Frequently Asked Questions
I tried to do a modem
HotSync operation,
but it did not
complete
successfully.
(continued)
■
Make sure you are not running another
program, such as WinFax, CompuServe,
or America Online that uses the serial
port you selected in the Setup dialog box.
■
Make sure your modem resets before you
try again. (Turn off your modem, wait a
minute, then turn it back on.)
On a Macintosh, check the following:
■ Make sure Modem is selected on the
Serial Port Settings tab in the HotSync
Software Setup window.
■ You may need to select a different
Modem type or enter a Custom setup
string on the Serial Port Settings tab.
Most modems have a setup string that
causes them to send initial connection
sounds to a speaker. You can turn on the
Modem Speaker option and use these
sounds to check the modem connection.
■
Make sure you are not running another
program, such as America Online, fax or
telephony software, or AppleTalk
networking that uses the serial port you
selected in the Serial Port Settings tab.
■
Make sure your modem resets before
you try again. (Turn off your modem,
wait a minute, then turn it back on.)
Check the following on your handheld:
Appendix B
■
Confirm that the telephone cable is
securely attached to your modem.
■
Make sure the dialing instruction dials
the correct phone number.
■
If you need to dial an outside line prefix,
make sure you selected the Dial Prefix
option on your handheld and entered
the correct code.
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I tried to do a modem
HotSync operation,
but it did not
complete
successfully.
(continued)
I can’t perform an IR
HotSync operation.
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■
If the telephone line you are using has
Call Waiting, make sure you selected the
Disable call waiting option under
Modem Sync Phone Setup on your
handheld and entered the correct code.
■
Make sure the telephone line you are
using is not noisy, which can interrupt
communications.
■
Check the batteries in your modem and
replace them if necessary.
■
On a Windows computer, be sure the
HotSync Manager is running and the
Serial Port for local operations is set to
the simulated port for infrared
communication. See “IR HotSync
operations” in Chapter 7 for details.
■
On a Macintosh, make sure the infrared
communications extensions have been
installed in the Extensions folder inside
the System Folder. Next, open the
HotSync Software Setup window and be
sure HotSync Manager is enabled and
that the Local Setup Port is set to
Infrared Port. See “IR HotSync
operations” in Chapter 7 for more
information.
■
On your handheld, be sure the HotSync
application is set to Local, with the
option IR to PC/Handheld.
■
Be sure the IR port of your handheld is
aligned directly opposite to, and within
a few inches of, the infrared device of
your computer.
■
IR HotSync operations do not work after
you receive a low battery warning.
Check the battery power of your
handheld. Recharge the internal battery.
Frequently Asked Questions
My handheld
appears to freeze
when I place it near
my computer.
Move your handheld away from the
computer’s infrared port.
When I press the
HotSync button on
the cradle, nothing
happens on Palm
Desktop software
and my handheld
times out.
■
Make a copy of your Palm folder.
Uninstall, then reinstall Palm Desktop
software.
■
Turn on your handheld and tap the
Applications icon. Tap the HotSync
icon, then tap Local.
When I perform a
HotSync operation,
my information does
not transfer to Palm
Desktop software.
■
If you have performed a HotSync
operation successfully, but you cannot
find the data from your handheld on
Palm Desktop software, check to see
you have the correct user name selected
for viewing data.
■
On a Windows computer, click the
HotSync Manager and choose Custom.
Check that all conduits are set to
synchronize files.
■
On a Macintosh, double-click the
HotSync Manager icon. From the
HotSync menu, choose Conduit
Settings. Select your user name from the
User pop-up menu, and check that the
correct conduit is active.
■
Your computer’s infrared port may be
set to search automatically for the
presence of other infrared devices.
Consult the documentation for your
operating system for information about
turning off this option.
■
In some cases, simply moving your
handheld away from the computer’s
infrared port solves the problem.
My handheld
displays the message
“Waiting for sender”
when it’s near my
computer’s infrared
port.
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I want to
synchronize my
computer with more
than one handheld.
■
If the computer running Palm Desktop
software synchronizes with more than
one handheld, each handheld must have
a unique name. Assign a user name to
your handheld the first time you
perform a HotSync operation.
■
Please be aware that synchronizing
more than one handheld with the same
user name causes unpredictable results
and, potentially, loss of your personal
information.
Beaming problems
Problem
Solution
I cannot beam data to
another Palm OS
handheld.
■
Confirm that your handheld and the
other Palm OS handheld are between
ten centimeters (approximately 4") and
one meter (approximately 39") apart,
and that the path between the two
handhelds is clear of obstacles. Beaming
distance to other Palm OS handhelds
may be different.
■
Move your handheld closer to the
receiving handheld.
■
Your handheld requires at least twice
the amount of memory available as the
data you are receiving. For example, if
you are receiving a 30K application, you
must have at least 60K free.
■
Perform a soft reset. See “Performing a
soft reset” in Appendix A for more
information.
When someone
beams data to my
handheld, I get a
message telling me it
is out of memory.
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Recharging problems
Problem
Solution
When I place my
handheld in the
cradle, the LED
indicator does not go
on.
■
Confirm that your handheld is well
seated in the cradle.
■
Confirm that your recharger cable is
properly connected to the back of the
cradle’s USB or serial port connector
that plugs into your computer.
■
Confirm that your recharger is plugged
into an AC outlet that has power.
Password problems
Problem
Solution
I forgot the
password, and my
handheld is not
locked.
■
First, use the password hint to try and
remember the password. If this does not
help, or if you do not have a password
hint, you can use Security to delete the
password, but your handheld deletes all
entries marked as private. However, if
you perform a HotSync operation before
you delete the password: the HotSync
process backs up all entries, whether or
not they are marked private. Then, you
can follow these steps to restore your
private entries:
1.Use the Palm Desktop software
and the cradle or infrared communication to synchronize your data.
2.Tap Forgotten Password in Security to remove the password and delete all private records.
3.Perform a HotSync operation to
synchronize your data and restore
the private records by transferring
them from your computer to your
handheld.
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I forgot the password
and my handheld is
locked.
First, use the password hint to try and
remember the password. If this does not
help, or if you do not have a password
hint, you must perform a hard reset to
continue using your handheld. See
“Performing a hard reset” in Appendix
A for more information.
■
Technical support
If, after reviewing the sources listed at the beginning of this appendix,
you cannot solve your problem, contact your regional technical
support office by e-mail, phone, or fax.
Before requesting support, please experiment a bit to reproduce and
isolate the problem. When you do contact support, please be ready to
provide the following information:
■
The name and version of the operating system you are using
■
The actual error message or state you are experiencing
■
The steps you take to reproduce the problem
■
The version of handheld software you are using and available
memory
To find version and memory information:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the Menu icon
.
.
3. Tap App, and then tap Info.
Note: Thousands of third-party add-on applications have been
written for the Palm OS handhelds. Unfortunately, we are not
able to support such a large number of third-party
applications. If you are having a problem with a third-party
application, please contact the developer or publisher of that
software.
4. Tap Version to see version numbers, and tap Size to see the amount
of free memory in kilobytes.
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Appendix C
Creating a Custom
Expense Report
This section explains how to modify existing Expense application
templates and how to create your own custom expense report
templates for use with the Expense application.
Note: This section assumes that you are familiar with Microsoft
Excel or a similar spreadsheet application. If you are not
familiar with Microsoft Excel, consult your company’s
Information Services department or another experienced user.
About mapping tables
Before creating or modifying an Expense template, it’s important to
understand the function of the Palm™ Desktop software Expense
application. In simple terms, the Expense application is designed to
move Expense data from your handheld into a Microsoft Excel
spreadsheet. Each Expense item stored in your handheld represents a
group of related data. You can associate the following data with an
expense item:
■
Category
■
Payment Currency
■
Date
■
Vendor
■
Expense Type
■
City
■
Amount
■
Attendees
■
Payment Method
■
Note
When you perform a HotSync® operation between your handheld and
Palm Desktop software on your computer, the Expense data is stored
on your computer (in a file named Expense.txt). When you open the
Expense application in Palm Desktop software, an Excel macro starts,
and populates an expense template with your data based on the rules
specified in a spreadsheet file named Maptable.xls.
The Maptable.xls file is an editable spreadsheet that functions as a
“mapping table.” The function of the mapping table is to guide the
Excel macro in extracting the Expense data. The mapping table tells
the Excel macro how large the spreadsheet is and provides the datacell layout of the Excel template used for the Expense Report.
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Customizing existing sample templates
Four sample Expense Report templates come with Palm Desktop
software. These templates are stored in the Template folder (which is
in the same folder as the Palm Desktop software application).
If the layout of one (or more) of these templates is appropriate for your
reporting needs, you can easily customize the templates with your
company name and other information.
To customize a sample Expense Report template:
1. Make a backup copy of the contents of the Template folder.
2. Double-click the name of the sample template you want to modify
to open it in Microsoft Excel.
3. Make any changes that you want to the names (or other
information) in the sample template.
Important: Do not insert rows or columns in the sample template.
Doing so changes the way your Expense data maps to the
template and causes errors. If you want to move the cells
to a different location or add or delete rows or columns,
you have to make changes to the Maptable.xls file.
Note:
You can insert your own company logo without changing
the Maptable.xls file. If you change the file name,
however, you need to make a corresponding change in
the Maptable.xls file.
You can also rename cells without changing the
Maptable.xls file, provided that the expense type
corresponds to your handheld data. For example, you can
change “Snack” to “Munchies,” and then all items
entered on your handheld as “Snack” map to the cell(s)
labeled “Munchies.”
4. From the File menu, choose Save As.
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5. Click the Save as type drop-down list and choose Template (*.xlt).
6. Navigate to the Template folder (in the Palm Desktop software
directory).
If you do not need to change the Maptable.xls file, save the
template file with its original file name (e.g., Sample2.xlt).
If you do need to change the Maptable.xls file, give your modified
template a unique name. Be sure to use the .xlt file suffix, which
defines the file as a Microsoft Excel template.
Note:
7. Click Save to save your modified template and make it available
for future use.
Note: If you need to modify the Maptable.xls file, you must do this
before you can use the modified template with your Expense
data. To modify the Maptable.xls file for your new template,
see “Programming the mapping table” later in this appendix.
Read all of the sections of this appendix before making changes to the
Maptable.xls file.
Determining the layout of the Expense
Report
This section describes the layout considerations for the Expense
Report and explains the terms used for creating the report.
Labels
There are two kinds of labels that you need to define for your report:
day/date and expense type. Each kind of label can be either Fixed or
Variable. A Fixed label means that the label always appears as a header
at the beginning of a row or column. If a label is not Fixed, it is
variable.
For example, a list table of expenses could have variable labels in the
rows for day/date, and variable labels in the columns for expense
type. In this case, neither day/date or expense type information
would be “fixed” (as a header). Instead, the date and expense type
information would be filled into the cells of the spreadsheet as
appropriate.
Examples of both Fixed and Variable labels appear in the sample
expense templates.
Sections
A Section is an area of the report that has common formatting. It is
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common for an Expense report to have more than one Section. For
example, the following sample Expense Report named Sample3.xlt
contains several Sections.
Section 1
(not prepaid)
Section 2
(prepaid)
Section 3
Because your Expense data maps to row and column areas of your
final report, different Sections require different definitions for the data
mapping. To create additional Sections with different mapping, you
create corresponding additional lines to the mapping table file named
Maptable.xls. This procedure is explained later in this appendix.
If a section contains cells for prepaid (company paid) expenses, you
need to create an additional line in the mapping table for “prepaid.”
This will count as an additional section in the mapping table. The only
data that differs in the prepaid section (from the non-prepaid section)
is the row/column numbers for the expense type.
Analyzing your custom Expense Report
If you already have a custom Excel expense report, you can use it with
a modified mapping table. However, before you can create a
Maptable.xls file that corresponds to your custom Expense Report,
you must first analyze the characteristics of your report.
Perform the following before you begin a custom mapping table:
■
Print a copy of your custom expense report. Activate the Row and
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Column Headings option in the Sheet settings of the Page Setup
command. This enables you to quickly determine the size of the
Section(s), as well as the numbers for the start rows and columns.
■
On the printed copy, identify the data Sections. A Section is an area
of data with common row and column formatting. A yellow
highlighter marking pen can make it easy to see the Sections as you
work with programming the mapping table. Your custom Expense
Report can contain any number of Sections, and the same data can
be repeated in any Section.
■
On the printed copy, identify the type of Labels that apply to each
Section. Each Section can have only one kind of Fixed or Variable
Label for rows. Likewise, each Section can have only one kind of
Fixed or Variable Label for columns.
■
Place a copy of your custom Expense Report in the Template folder
(in the Palm Desktop software directory). Change the file name so
it has the file extension .xlt (which defines it as a Microsoft Excel
template). Make a note of the exact file name so it can be defined in
the mapping table file.
Programming the mapping table
Once you have analyzed the components of your custom Expense
Report, you can program the mapping table to fill the report with data
from the handheld.
To program a new custom mapping table:
1. Open a copy of the Maptable.xls file in Microsoft Excel.
Note:
2.
This file is located in the same folder as the Palm Desktop
software application. Make a backup copy of this file before
you make your modifications.
Scroll to where you find the name of the
original template that you chose for your modifications. The name
of the template will appear in column B of the Maptable.xls file,
next to the cell highlighted in green that reads “Template Name:”.
If you did not modify an existing template, move to any table in the
Maptable.xls file.
Mapping a new template.
3. Select all the rows associated with the template name. To select the
rows, click and drag on the row numbers (left side), so they appear
highlighted.
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All rows
related
to
template
are
selected
4. From the Edit menu, choose Copy.
5. Scroll down to a blank area of the Maptable.xls file (below the rows
used for Sample4.xlt), and click on a row number to select a blank
row.
6. From the Edit menu, choose Paste. A copy of the rows you selected
in step 3 is pasted into the Maptable.xls file.
7.
Name the table. In the cell immediately to the right of the cell
entitled Template Name, enter the exact file name of your custom
Expense Report template.
8.
Define the number of Sections.
Each row in a table defines how
your handheld data will be placed in a Section of your custom
Expense Report. Note that the prepaid portion of a section has its
own row and counts as a separate section for map table purposes,
even though it is not a separate section in your template.
Table with
four sections
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You may add or delete rows as necessary so that the total number
of rows corresponds to the number of Sections in your custom
Expense Report. To clear all of the existing settings in a row, click
to select the row and press Ctrl+Delete. Name each row to
correspond to a Section of your custom Expense Report.
9.
The orientation of the data fields
(Row, Column) appears in the yellow section of the table.
Determine the Label settings.
Determine whether the Rows will contain expense or date
information, and place an “x” in the appropriate cell. When you do
this, you also define whether the label is Fixed or Variable. You can
place only one “x” in the Row section (columns 2–5).
Determine whether the Columns will contain expense or date
information, and place an “x” in the appropriate cell. When you do
this, you also define whether the label is Fixed or Variable. You can
place only one “x” in the Column section (columns 6–9).
10. Define the dimensions of the Section. The dimensions of the Section
appear in the green columns (10–13).
# of
Rows
Represents the total number of rows in the Section,
excluding any header or total rows. In other words,
this includes only the number of rows in the Section
where your handheld data will be placed.
# of
Columns
Represents the total number of columns in the
Section, excluding any header or total columns. In
other words, this includes only the number of
columns in the Section where your handheld data
will be placed.
Start
Row
Is the number of the first row of the Section that will
be filled with your handheld data.
Start
Column
Is the number of the first column of the Section that
will be filled with your handheld data.
11. Define the Dates and Intervals. The dates and intervals between
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dates appears in the light blue columns (14–17).
In the Date cell, enter the row or column number where all the date
information will be placed.
In the Dates cell, enter the number of blank columns (or rows)
separating the date fields. If there are no blank columns (or rows)
between date entries, leave this number set to zero.
In the Start Day cell, enter the day of the week that starts the
expense reporting period. Enter a three-character abbreviation for
the day (e.g., Sun, Mon, Tue).
In the Day cell, enter the row or column number where all the day
information will be placed. If the dates are in a row, enter the row
number. If the dates are in a column, enter the column number.
12. Define whether the Section is in list format. This setting appears in
the light purple columns (18–19).
If the Section will present the data in a list format, enter the word
“yes”. Otherwise, enter the word “no”. The following diagram
shows data presented in a list format:
In the Expense Type cell, enter
the number of the row or column where the expense description
will be placed. Expense amounts can be entered in several different
columns or rows if required by your template. Expense type labels
must all appear in the same column.
Only if your section is in list format:
13. Enter the row or column numbers for the expense types that appear
in the Section. These settings appear in the aqua columns (20–48).
For these settings, simply enter the row or column number for the
expense types that you want to appear in the Section. Note that you
can use a row or column number more than once. An example of
this would be meals that encompass breakfast, lunch, dinner, and
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snacks. In the previous example, all expense items would be
populated into row/column 4 of the custom Expense Report.
14. Complete the table. All of the remaining columns (49–57) in the
table are used to define the column or row number that
corresponds to the description.
15. Mark a Section for prepaid expenses (yellow column). If a row in the
map table is for prepaid (company paid) expenses, type a “yes” in
the cell on that Section’s row. Type “no” in all the cells of this
column that do not pertain to prepaid expenses.
16. Repeat steps 9 through 15 for each Section that you have defined
for your custom Expense Report.
17. Map Expense Report Options dialog (magenta section). The Expense
Report Options dialog has five fields where you can fill in data for
the header on your expense report. Use this section to specify the
row and column on your template where this information will be
mapped.
Because header data is not related to any particular Section, you
have to fill in only one row. If the item does not appear on your
template, leave these cells blank.
Using applications other than Microsoft
Excel
You can use applications other than Microsoft Excel (such as Lotus
1-2-3 or Quattro Pro) to open and manipulate the Expense data on
your computer. The data file is named “Expense.txt,” and is stored in
the Expense folder, within the folder containing the handheld user
data.
Expense data in the Expense.txt file is in tab-delimited format.
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Expense file details
The Expense.txt file contains four groups of data. It will be easier to see
these four distinct groups of data if you open the file with a
spreadsheet application.
Trips
Shows the number of Expense application
categories, and lists each one followed by an
“end” statement.
Currency
Shows how many currencies were used for the
Expense data, and lists the countries that
correspond to that currency.
Trip
Shows the number of expenses by category,
and lists the expenses for each category.
Expenses
Shows the total number of expenses, and lists
them chronologically.
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Appendix D
Non-ASCII Characters
for Login Scripts
The following information enables you to create custom login scripts
that require non-ASCII characters. It is provided for advanced users
who understand the use and requirements of such characters in a
custom login script.
Use of ^char
You may use the caret ( ^ ) to transmit ASCII command characters. If
you send ^char, and the ASCII value of char is between @ and _, then
the character is automatically translated to a single-byte value
between 0 and 31.
For example, ^M is converted to a carriage return. If char is a value
between a and z, then the character sequence is translated to a singlebyte value between 1 and 26. If char is any other value, then the
character sequence is not subject to any special processing.
For example, the string “Joe^M” transmits Joe, followed by a carriage
return.
Carriage return and line feed
You may include carriage return and line feed commands as part of
the login script, when entered in the following format:
■
<cr>
Sends or receives a carriage return
■
<lf>
Sends or receives a line feed
For example, the string “waitfor Joe<cr><lf>” waits to receive Joe
followed by a carriage return and line feed from the remote computer
before executing the next command in the script.
Literal characters
The backslash ( \ ) character defines that the next character is
transmitted as a literal character, and is not subject to any special
processing ordinarily associated with that character.
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Examples:
■
\^
Includes a caret as part of the string
■
\<
Includes a < as part of the string
■
\\
Includes a backslash as part of the string
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Product Regulatory Information
FCC Statement
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
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.
■
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded I/O cables is required when connecting this equipment to any and
all optional peripheral or host devices. Failure to do so may violate FCC rules.
Caution: Changes or modifications not covered in this manual must be approved in
writing by the manufacturer’s Regulatory Engineering Department. Changes
or modifications made without written approval may void the user’s
authority to operate this equipment.
Responsible Party:
Palm, Inc.
5470 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, California 95052
United States of America
(408) 326-9000
Palm™ m500 series Product
Family
Tested to Comply
With FCC
Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
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Canadian ICES-003 Statement
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian InterferenceCausing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Réglement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
CE Compliance Statement
This product was tested by Palm, Inc. and found to comply with all the requirements of
the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC as amended.
This is a Class B product based on the standard of the Voluntary Control Council for Interference from Information Technology Equipment (VCCI). If this is used near a radio
or television receiver in a domestic environment, it may cause radio interference. Install
and use the equipment according to the instruction manual.
Battery Warning
Do not mutilate, puncture, or dispose of batteries in fire. The batteries can burst or explode, releasing hazardous chemicals. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions and in accordance with your local regulations.
Varning
Eksplosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte. Använd samma batterityp eller en ekvivalent
typ som rekommenderas av apparattillverkaren. Kassera använt batteri enligt fabrikantens instruktion.
Advarsel!
Lithiumbatteri—Eksplosionsfare ved fejlagtig håndtering. Udskiftning må kun ske med
batteri af samme fabrikat og type. Levér det brugte batteri tilbage tilleverandøren.
Varoitus
Paristo voi räjähtää, jos se on virheellisesti asennettu. Vaihda paristo ainoastaan valmistajan suosittelemaan tyyppiin. Hävitä käytetty paristo valmistajan ohjeiden mukaisesti.
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Advarsel
Eksplosjonsfare ved feilaktig skifte av batteri. Benytt samme batteritype eller en tilsvarende type anbefait av apparatfabrikanten. Brukte batterier kasseres i henhold til fabrikantens instruksjoner.
Waarschuwing!
Bij dit produkt zijn batterijen geleverd. Wanneer deze leeg zijn, moet u ze niet weggooien maar inleveren als KCA.
Uwaga
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Index
A
ABA (Address Book archive file) 39
Accented characters
Graffiti writing 35
onscreen keyboard 38
Add-on applications 46–51
Address Book
*If Found Call* entry 113
adding custom fields 116
archive files (.aba) 39
business card for beaming 167
categorizing records 83
conduit for synchronizing 178
creating records 73, 111–113
deleting records 75
dialing 115
displaying category 116
displaying data in the Address
list 114
finding records 86–87
fonts 95
menus 115
notes for records 94–95
opening 69
overview 68
private records 94
sorting records 91
Agenda (Date Book view) 108
Alarm
LED setting 205
lists 96
preset 111
setting in Clock 130
setting in Date Book 101
setting in Note Pad 123
sound 111, 132, 205, 236
vibrate setting 205
Alphabet
Graffiti writing 31
onscreen keyboard 16, 22
Application buttons 6, 17, 68, 69, 70,
71, 200
Applications
Address Book 68
Index
beaming 167–168
Calculator 71
categories 43–44
Clock 72
Date Book 67
Expense 72
font style 96
installing 46–50
Launcher 17–18, 43–45
Memo Pad 71
Note Pad 70
opening 18
plug-in 221
preferences for 45
removing 50
security 52
size in kilobytes 248
To Do List 69
version of 248
viewing as icons 44
viewing as list 44
See also Add-on applications
Archive files
importing data from 39
for main applications 39
saving deleted records 76
saving purged records 77
Automatic fill, in Expense 142
Auto-off delay 204
Autotext. See Graffiti ShortCuts
B
Backlight 5, 201
Battery
conserving power 204
gauge 18
life and use 228
recharging 11
recycling 228
warning 262–263
BCC (blind carbon copy) 152
Beaming
information 167–169
location of IR port 5
pen stroke to activate 202
problems with 246
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See also Infrared
Bold font for text 95
Business card for beaming 167
Buttons preferences 200
C
Calculator
buttons explained 128–129
memory 128
opening 72
overview 71
recent calculations 71, 129
Calibration 15, 203, 237
Call Waiting, disabling 190, 213
Calling card, using in phone settings
190, 214
Capital letters (Graffiti writing) 32
Card. See Expansion Card
Caring for the handheld 227
Categories
application 43–44
assigning records to 82–83
beaming 167–168
creating 84–85
default 82
displaying 84, 116, 238
folders for e-mail 158
merging 86
renaming 85
using in Applications Launcher
44
cc:Mail 144
Chain calculations 129
Characters, Graffiti 29
Check boxes 17
Clearing Calculator entries 128
Clock
alarm 130
alarm preferences 132
display options 132
menus 131
opening 73, 130
Combining categories 86
Comma delimited files, importing
data from 39
Command
buttons 17
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equivalents (Graffiti writing) 20
toolbar 20
Command stroke 20, 89, 150, 169
Compressing Day view 110
Computer keyboard, entering data
with 24
Conduits
for connecting to PIMs 14
for modem HotSync operations
190
for synchronizing applications
240, 178–179, 231, 232
for synchronizing applications,
Macintosh 179–180
Confirming e-mail 154
Conflicting events 107
Connecting
service templates 215
to server or ISP 214
Connection
preferences 209
selecting for network 211
Continuous events
deleting from Date Book 76
scheduling 103
Contrast control 16
Copying
notes into other applications 70
text 75
Country default setting 203
Cradle
connecting to computer 9
for local HotSync operations 78,
185
viewing data from 204
Creating
Address Book entries 111–113
categories 43–44, 84–85
currency symbols 136
custom fields in Address Book
116
Date Book events 97
e-mail 147–149
Expense items 132
expense reports in Excel 138–141
memos 125
notes for records 94
records 73
Index
To Do List items 117
Currency
default 135
defining 136
for Expense items 134, 135
Current date 238
Current time 18
Custom
currencies and symbols 136
expense reports 249–258
fields in Address Book 116
Customizing. See Preferences
Cutting text 75
Cycling through views 68, 69, 70, 71
D
Data entry. See Entering data
Date
displaying in Clock 132
setting current 25, 238
Date and Time preferences 25
Date Book
adding Address Book data to
records 88–89
Agenda view 108
alarm 101
archive files (.dba) 39
changing event time 101
changing event to untimed 101
conduit for synchronizing 178
conflicting events 107
continuous events 103–105
creating records 73, 97–101
Day view 105
deleting records 75
display options 110
displaying current time 105
end time for Day view 111
fonts 95
menus 109
Month view 107
notes for records 94–95
opening 68
overview 67
private records 94
purging records 76–77
repeating events 76, 103–105
Index
scheduling events 97–101
selecting dates 99
start time for Day view 111
Sunday or Monday to start week
204
switching views 105
untimed events 97, 100
Week view 105, 204, 238
Dates
Expense item 133
showing in Mail list 158
To Do List record due 119
Day
displaying in Clock 132
Day (Date Book view) 97, 110
DBA (Date Book archive file) 39
Decimal point 204
Default
categories 82
currency in Expense 135
settings. See Preferences
Deleted
data, saving in archive files 76
e-mail, recovering 157
Deleting
applications 46, 50
Desktop software 51
e-mail 157
Graffiti characters 31
passwords 53
records 75
service templates 221
text 75
See also Purging records
Delivering e-mail 151, 154
Desktop E-Mail application
applications supported 144
managing 143–166
support of Mail features 151
Desktop software 12–13
configuring mail 144–146
displaying euro 138
for entering data 24
linking to external files 195
removing 51
saving deleted data to an archive
file 76
system requirements 4
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See also PIM
Dialing 115
Digitizer 15, 203, 237
DNS (Domain Naming System) 217
Double-booked events 107
Draft e-mail 155
Dragging
memos into other applications
71
stylus to activate features 201
using the stylus 15
E
Editing
records 73–75
unsent e-mail 154
E-mail addresses
in Address Book 113, 114
looking up 150–151
E-mail items. See Mail
Entering data 21–24
importing from other
applications 39–41
problems with 237
using Graffiti writing 29–37
using Note Pad 38
using the computer keyboard 38
using the onscreen keyboard 37
Entries. See Address Book
Eudora 144
Euro
displaying on desktop computer
138
in Expense 135, 136
in Graffiti writing 35
in onscreen keyboard 22
printing 138
problems with 238
Events. See Date Book
Excel, transferring Expense data to
137–141
Exchange 144
Exchanging data. See HotSync
Exclamation marks in To Do List 121
Expansion
adding hardware 9, 59
using cards 59–65
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Expansion Card
applications 60
copying applications 61
deleting applications 62
formatting 64
inserting 59
removing 60
renaming 64
Expense
adding Address Book data to
records 89–90
categorizing records 83
conduit for synchronizing 178
creating records 73, 132
currency 134, 135
date of item 133
defining new currency 136
deleting records 75, 104
menus 141
notes for records 94–95
opening 72
overview 72
purging records 76–77
receipt details 134
reports in Excel 138–141,
249–258
sorting records 90
templates for reports 139
type 134, 142
vendor 135
External keyboard 25
F
FCC Statement 261
Files, linking to external 195
Filing e-mail 156
Filters for e-mail 161–165
Finding
applications, using Graffiti
writing 18
e-mail addresses 150–151
information in applications
86–90
phone numbers 88–89
using the Find application 87
Folders for e-mail 158
Fonts 95, 96, 138
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Formats preferences 203
Frozen handheld 236
applications 178–179,
231, 232
conduits for synchronizing
applications,
Macintosh 179–180
customizing 178, 179
defined 77
first-time operation 78–82,
196–198
for managing desktop E-Mail
145–146
HotSync Manager 77
IR operation 181–185
linking to external files 195
local operation 78, 172, 240, 241,
242
local operation on Macintosh 81
modem operation 173, 186–191,
242–244
modem settings 187
network operation 192–195
operations using cradle 185, 206
operations using IR port
182–184, 207–208
options for filtering e-mail
159–165
problems with 239–245
problems with IR 244
restoring data 230–232
setting options 171–173
for synchronizing data 12
using with another PIM 51
G
Games 205
General preferences
alarm LED setting 205
alarm sounds 205
alarm vibrate setting 205
auto-off delay 204
system sounds 205
Glossary. See Graffiti ShortCuts
Graffiti
accented characters 35
alphabet 29, 31
basic concepts 29
capital letters 32
Command stroke 20
defined 23
how to write characters 30
menu commands 20
moving the cursor 36
numbers 33
online Help 75, 201
problems using 237
punctuation marks 34
ShortCuts for entering data 37,
223–225
symbols 35
tips 31
writing 29–37
writing area 6, 30
H
Hard reset 230, 235
Hardware add-ons 9, 59
Header information (e-mail) 147, 148
Help
Graffiti 75
online tips 21
Hiding records 92
High Priority e-mail filter 164
HotSync
buttons preferences 202
conduits for synchronizing
Index
I
Icons
alarm 101
application 16, 44
note 95
online Tips 21
onscreen 237
repeating event 104
Idle timeout of ISP or server
connection 216
Ignoring e-mail. See Filters for e-mail
Importing data 24, 39–41
Inbox 158
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Infrared
connections 207
HotSync operations 182–184,
207–208
port 5, 181
problems with IR HotSync
operations 244
requirements for computer 181
Initialization string 208
Installing
applications 46–50
conduit to install applications
178
Desktop software 13
Mail. See Mail, desktop
configuration
International characters
Graffiti writing 35
onscreen keyboard 38
IP address 215, 217
IR port
See also Beaming and Infrared
IR. See Infrared
IrCOMM 181, 207
IrDA (Infrared Data Association) 181
Items. See To Do List or Expense
K
Keyboard
computer 38
external 25
onscreen 16, 37, 38, 201
L
LED alarm 205
Letters
font style 96
Graffiti 29, 31
onscreen keyboard 37
List, in Applications Launcher 44
Lithium-ion polymer battery 11
Locking the handheld with a
password 54–56, 202, 223
Login scripts 218–221, 259
Looking up Address Book data
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to add to other records 88–89
scrolling in Address list 86
to add to e-mail addresses
150–151
Lost
handheld, contact for 113
records 238
Lotus
1-2-3, for expense reports 257
cc:Mail 144
Organizer, importing data from
39
M
Macintosh 218
Mail
adding Address Book data to
records 88–89
address lookup 150–151
attachments 161
BCC (blind carbon copy) 151,
152
changing setup 146
closing 147
confirm delivery 151, 154
confirm read 151, 154
creating 147–149
deleting e-mail 157
desktop configuration 144–146
draft e-mail 155
editing unsent e-mail 154
filing e-mail 156
filtering options 159–165
folders 158
HotSync options 145–146
menus 166
opening 146
overview 143–144
priority of delivery 151, 152
purging deleted e-mail 157–158
recovering deleted 157
replying to e-mail 149
sending 154
showing dates 158
signature 151, 153–154
sorting 159
Index
synchronizing 146
truncating 165
viewing e-mail 146
Maintenance information 227
Masking records 92
Memo Pad
adding Address Book data to
records 88–89
archive files (.mpa) 39
categorizing records 82
conduit for synchronizing 178
creating records 73, 125
deleting records 75, 104
dragging memos into other
applications 71
fonts 95
menus 127, 129
opening 71
overview 71
private records 94
reviewing memos 126
sorting records 91, 238
Memory
amount of free 248
for beaming 246
Calculator 128
regaining 76, 236
Memos. See Memo Pad
Menus 19–21, 237
Address Book 115
choosing 19
command equivalents (Graffiti
writing) 20
command toolbar 20
Date Book 109, 131
Edit menu 74–75
Expense 141
Mail 166
Memo Pad 125, 127, 129
menu bar 16, 19
Network Preferences 221
To Do List 121
Microsoft
Excel, transferring Expense data
to 137–141
Exchange 144
Outlook, connecting to 14, 240
Index
MMC card 3
See also Expansion Card
Modem
HotSync operations via 186–191,
242–244
initialization string 208
Monday, to start week 204
Month (Date Book view) 107, 110
Moving the cursor (Graffiti writing)
36
MPA (Memo Pad archive file) 39
MultiMedia Card 3
See also Expansion Card
N
Network
connecting 214
connection type 216
HotSync operation 192–195
idle timeout 216
login scripts 218–221
password 210
phone settings 212
preferences 209–222
primary DNS 217
secondary DNS 217
selecting connection 211
selecting service 209
TCP/IP 209
user name 210
Note Pad
alarm 123
copying notes into other
applications 70
entering data 38
menus 125
opening 70
overview 70
reviewing notes 122
Notes, attaching to records 94–95
Numbers
decimal point and thousands
separator 204
Graffiti writing 33
onscreen keyboard 16, 37
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O
1-2-3, for expense reports 257
Onscreen keyboard 22, 37, 75
pen stroke to open 201
Opening
Address Book 69
applications 17–18
Calculator 72
Clock 73, 130
Date Book 68
Expense 72
Mail 146
Memo Pad 71
Note Pad 70
To Do List 70
Organizer (Lotus PIM) 39
Outbox 154, 158
Outlook, connecting to 14, 240
Overlapping events 107
Owner preferences 223
P
Palm Desktop software. See Desktop
software
Passwords 52–57
changing 53
creating 52
deleting 53
for network 210
forgotten 56, 247
Pasting
notes into other applications 70
text 75
Payment, Expense item 134
Pen stroke, full-screen 201–202
Peripheral hardware 9, 59
Personal information managers. See
PIM
Phone Lookup 88–89
Phone numbers
selecting for Address list 114
selecting types 113
Phone preferences 199
Phone settings for ISP or dial-in
server 212–214
Pick lists 17
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PIM (personal information manager)
using HotSync Manager with 51
using with handheld 14
See also Desktop software
Plug-in applications 221
Ports
IR on handheld 181
Power button 5
PPP 215
PRC (application file extension) 46,
221
Preferences 25
Buttons 200
choosing 45
Connection 209
cradle setting 204
Date and Time 25
Digitizer 203
Formats 203
General 204
HotSync buttons 202
Network 209–222
Owner 223
Phone 199
ShortCuts 224
Web Clipping 200
Primary DNS 217
Printing
expense reports from Excel
138–141
records from applications 12
Prioritizing To Do List records 117,
121
Priority of delivery (e-mail) 152
Private records
displaying and creating 92–94,
238
lost with forgotten password 56
See also Security
Profiles 196
Punctuation marks
Graffiti writing 34
onscreen keyboard 38
Purging
deleted e-mail 157–158
records 76–77
See also Deleting
Index
Q
Quattro Pro, for expense reports 257
R
Range of times in Day view 111
Reading e-mail on handheld 146
Receipts, recording in Expense 134
Receiving data. See Beaming
information
Recharging the battery 11, 204
Records
Address Book 111
beaming 167–168
choosing categories 82
creating 73
Date Book 97
defined 73
deleting 75, 104
displaying a category of 84
editing 73–75
Expense 132
fonts 95
hiding private 52, 92
lost 238
masking private 52, 92
Memo Pad 125
notes for 94–95
number of 248
private 92–94
purging 76–77
sorting 90–92
To Do List 117
unmasking individual 94
Recovering
deleted e-mail 157
filed mail 156
Reminder lists 96
Removing
applications 50
Desktop software 51
Renaming categories 85
Repeating events
deleting from Date Book 76
scheduling 103
Replying to e-mail 149
Rescheduling events 101
Index
Resetting handheld
hard reset 230, 235
location of reset button 8, 229
soft reset 229
Restoring data
Macintosh 232
Retrieving e-mail. See Filters for
e-mail
S
Saving
data 43, 73, 76
draft e-mail 155
Scheduling events 97–101
Screen
backlight 5
blank 235
calibrating 15, 203
caring for 227
touching with your finger 6
Scroll
bar 17
button 6
SD card 3
See also Expansion Card
Searching. See Finding
Secondary DNS 217
Secure Digital card 3
See also Expansion Card
Security 52–57
changing password 53
deleting password 53
displaying owner’s name 223
forgotten password 56
private records 92–94
setting a password hint 52
unmasking individual records
94
Selecting
date for event 99
e-mail to be synchronized. See
Filters for e-mail 161
phone numbers in Address
Book 113
text 74, 75
Sending
data. See Beaming information
Page 273
e-mail 147–149, 154
Serial
port 173, 176, 177, 186, 188
Service
selecting for network 209
templates 215, 221
Settings. See Preferences
ShortCuts
backing up 178
managing 224–225
menu commands 20
predefined 37
using 37
Showing dates in Mail list 158
Signature for e-mail 153–154
Soft reset 229
Sorting
applications 44
e-mail items 159
records 90–92, 238
Sounds. See Alarm and System
sounds
Starting applications 18
Storing e-mail 156
Stylus
dragging with 15
inserting in a side channel 8
pen stroke to activate a feature
201
tapping with 15
writing with 8, 29
Sunday, to start week 204
Symbols
for currency 135
in Graffiti writing 35
Synchronizing data. See HotSync
System
conduit 178
requirements for Desktop
software 4
sounds 205
T
Tab delimited files, importing data
from 39
Tapping 15, 237
TCP/IP 209, 222
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TDA (To Do List archive file) 39
Technical Support 233, 248
Templates for expense reports 139
Text
copying 75
cutting 75
entry. See Entering data
files, importing data from 39, 40
fonts for 95
selecting all 75
Thousands separator 204
Time
alarm setting 101
format 204
setting current 26
setting event 97
start and end for Date Book Day
view 111
Tips, online 21
To Do List
adding Address Book data to
records 88–89
archive files (.tda) 39
categorizing records 82, 121
checking off items 118
completed items 120
completion date 120
conduit for synchronizing 178
creating records 73, 117
deleting records 75, 104
due date 119, 120, 121
fonts 95
menus 121
notes for records 94–95
opening 70
overview 69
prioritizing records 117, 121
private records 94
purging records 76–77, 120
sorting records 90
Today. See Current date
Transferring data. See HotSync
Transmitting data. See Beaming
information
Troubleshooting 244
Truncating e-mail 165
Turning off handheld
automatically 204
Index
pen stroke for 202
problems with 236
Turning on handheld
application buttons 6
displaying owner’s name 223
power button 5
problems with 235
V
VCal 39
VCard 39
Vendor for Expense item 135
Vibrate alarm 205
W
U
Undoing actions 74
Uninstalling Desktop software 51
Universal connector 9, 59, 206
Unresponsive handheld 236
Unsent e-mail, editing 154
Untimed events 97, 100, 101, 102
Updating data. See HotSync
User name
for ISP 210
identifying handheld 223
User profiles 196
Index
Web Clipping preferences 200
Web sites 14
Week (Date Book view) 105–107, 204,
238
Writing area 6
Writing. See Entering data
X
XLT (Expense report template in
Excel) 139
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