Handbook for Palm™ m100 Series Handhelds

Handbook for Palm™ m100 Series Handhelds
Handbook
for
Palm™ m100 Series Handhelds
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 Palm, Inc. or its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Graffiti, HotSync,
PalmConnect, and Palm OS are registered trademarks of Palm, Inc. or its subsidiaries. The HotSync logo, Palm, and the Palm logo are trademarks of Palm, Inc. or its
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from the use of this handbook.
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parties which may arise through the use of this software. Palm, Inc. and it 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/Cable Adapters and
Software Download Available
The HotSync® cradle/cable supplied with your Palm™ m100 series handheld fits a 9pin serial connector. If you do not have a 9-pin serial port available on your computer,
you can order the following types of adapters: 25-pin serial adapter (for use with Windows computers), Macintosh serial adapter, USB adapter (for use with Windows or
Macintosh computers). To order a HotSync cradle/cable adapter, go to the web site:
http://www.palm.com/support/m100/extras.
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: 406-2315-01
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Contents
About This Book................................................................................... 1
Chapter 1: Introduction to Your
Palm™ m100 Series Handheld
Getting to know your handheld..........................................................2
What is a Palm m100 series handheld? ..........................................2
System requirements ........................................................................3
Palm m100 series components ........................................................4
Using the protective flip cover ........................................................7
Changing the face plate ....................................................................8
Installing the batteries ......................................................................9
Palm Desktop organizer software.....................................................10
Connecting the HotSync cradle/cable .........................................10
Installing Palm Desktop software .................................................12
Using your handheld with another PIM .....................................13
Tapping and typing ............................................................................14
Tap with the stylus to get things done .........................................14
Elements of the handheld interface ..............................................15
Opening applications .....................................................................17
Using menus ....................................................................................18
Entering data ....................................................................................20
Customizing your handheld..............................................................23
Setting the time and date ...............................................................24
Chapter 2: Entering Data in Your Handheld
Using Graffiti writing to enter data ..................................................26
Writing Graffiti characters .............................................................26
Graffiti tips .......................................................................................28
The Graffiti® alphabet ....................................................................29
Writing capital letters .....................................................................30
Writing numbers .............................................................................31
Graffiti numbers ..............................................................................31
Writing punctuation marks ...........................................................31
Additional Graffiti punctuation ....................................................32
Writing symbols and extended characters ..................................32
Writing accented characters ..........................................................33
Accent strokes ..................................................................................33
Additional non-English characters ...............................................33
Navigation strokes ..........................................................................34
Graffiti ShortCuts ............................................................................34
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Using the onscreen keyboard............................................................ 35
Using Note Pad ................................................................................... 36
Using your computer keyboard........................................................ 36
Using an external keyboard accessory............................................. 36
Importing data..................................................................................... 37
Importing data from a Windows computer ............................... 37
Importing data from a Macintosh ................................................ 38
Chapter 3: Managing Your Applications
Using the Applications Launcher..................................................... 40
Selecting applications ..................................................................... 40
Switching between applications ................................................... 40
Categorizing applications .............................................................. 40
Changing the Applications Launcher display ............................ 41
Choosing preferences ......................................................................... 42
Installing and removing applications .............................................. 43
Installing add-on applications ...................................................... 43
Installing games .............................................................................. 47
Removing applications .................................................................. 47
Removing Palm Desktop software ............................................... 48
Security................................................................................................. 49
Assigning a password .................................................................... 49
Changing or deleting a password ................................................ 50
Locking your handheld ................................................................. 51
Recovering from a forgotten password ....................................... 52
Chapter 4: Using Your Applications
Overview of applications................................................................... 54
Date Book ......................................................................................... 54
Address Book .................................................................................. 55
To Do List ......................................................................................... 56
Note Pad ........................................................................................... 57
Calculator ......................................................................................... 58
Clock ................................................................................................. 58
Memo Pad ........................................................................................ 59
Common tasks..................................................................................... 60
Creating records .............................................................................. 60
Editing records ................................................................................ 60
Deleting records .............................................................................. 62
Purging records ............................................................................... 63
Exchanging and updating data: HotSync operations ............... 65
Beaming information ..................................................................... 71
Categorizing records ...................................................................... 73
Finding records ............................................................................... 76
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Sorting lists of records ....................................................................80
Making records private ..................................................................81
Attaching notes ................................................................................85
Choosing fonts .................................................................................86
Application-specific tasks ..................................................................87
Date Book .........................................................................................87
Address Book .................................................................................101
To Do List .......................................................................................106
Note Pad .........................................................................................111
Memo Pad ......................................................................................115
Clock ...............................................................................................118
Calculator .......................................................................................120
Chapter 5: Advanced HotSync® Operations
Selecting HotSync setup options.....................................................122
Customizing HotSync application settings ...................................128
IR HotSync operations ......................................................................131
Preparing your computer for infrared communication ..........131
Configuring HotSync Manager for
infrared communication ...............................................................134
Performing an IR HotSync operation .........................................136
Returning to cradle/cable HotSync operations ........................136
Conducting a HotSync operation via modem...............................137
Preparing your computer ............................................................138
Preparing your handheld .............................................................140
Selecting the conduits for a modem HotSync operation .........141
Performing a HotSync operation via a modem ........................142
Using File Link...................................................................................143
Creating a user profile ......................................................................144
Chapter 6: Setting Preferences for Your Handheld
Viewing preferences .........................................................................147
Buttons preferences...........................................................................148
Pen preferences ..............................................................................148
HotSync buttons preferences .......................................................150
Digitizer preferences.........................................................................150
Formats preferences ..........................................................................150
Country default .............................................................................151
Time, date, week start, and numbers formats ...........................151
General preferences...........................................................................152
Auto-off delay ................................................................................152
System, alarm, and game sounds ...............................................152
Beam Receive .................................................................................153
Connection preferences ....................................................................153
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Sample connection for remote IR HotSync operations ........... 154
Network preferences and TCP/IP software ................................. 155
Selecting a service ......................................................................... 156
Entering a user name ................................................................... 156
Entering a password .................................................................... 157
Selecting a connection .................................................................. 157
Adding telephone settings .......................................................... 158
Connecting to your service .......................................................... 160
Creating additional service templates ....................................... 161
Adding detailed information to a service template ................. 161
Login scripts .................................................................................. 164
Creating a login script on your handheld ................................. 165
Plug-in applications ..................................................................... 167
Deleting a service template ......................................................... 167
Network preferences menu commands .................................... 167
TCP/IP troubleshooting .............................................................. 168
Owner preferences............................................................................ 169
ShortCuts preferences ...................................................................... 170
Creating a ShortCut ...................................................................... 170
Editing a ShortCut ........................................................................ 171
Deleting a ShortCut ...................................................................... 171
Appendix A: Maintaining Your Handheld
Caring for your handheld................................................................ 172
Battery considerations...................................................................... 173
Resetting your handheld ................................................................. 174
Performing a soft reset ................................................................. 174
Performing a hard reset ............................................................... 175
Appendix B: Frequently Asked Questions
Software installation problems ....................................................... 179
Operating problems.......................................................................... 180
Tapping and writing problems....................................................... 182
Application problems....................................................................... 183
HotSync problems ............................................................................ 184
Beaming problems ............................................................................ 192
Password problems .......................................................................... 193
Technical support ............................................................................. 194
Appendix C: Upgrade Information ..........................................196
Appendix D: Non-ASCII Characters for Login Scripts
Use of ^char ....................................................................................... 199
Carriage return and line feed .......................................................... 199
Literal characters............................................................................... 200
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Product Regulatory Information
FCC Statement ...................................................................................201
Canadian ICES-003 Statement .........................................................202
CE Compliance Statement ...........................................................202
Battery Warning ............................................................................202
Index....................................................................................................... 204
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About This Book
Welcome to the Handbook for Palm™ m100 Series Handhelds. This
handbook is designed to help you get up and running quickly. It
describes all you need to know about how to use Palm m100 series
handhelds and the applications that come with them.
It walks you through:
■
Locating all the parts of your handheld
■
Viewing and entering data
■
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
Palm™ m100 Series
Handheld
This chapter explains the physical buttons and controls on your
Palm™ m100 series handheld, how to use your handheld for the first
time, and how to use HotSync® technology to synchronize your
handheld and Palm™ Desktop organizer software.
Getting to know your handheld
What is a Palm m100 series handheld?
With your Palm m100 series handheld, you will no longer have
trouble getting to meetings and appointments on time, remembering
people’s names and personal details, or tracking all the items on your
To Do list. Your handheld can help you improve your track record in
all these areas, both at work and at home.
You can enter all your scheduled events in Date Book, and set an
alarm to remind you of important meetings. You can view scheduled
events by the day, week, or month, and you also have an agenda view
for displaying current events and To Do items at the same time. Keep
all your contact names, addresses, phone numbers, and other details
in Address Book, so you can find them as soon as you need them. Add
your tasks to To Do List, and prioritize them and assign them a due
date so you don’t overlook them. You can even jot quick notes directly
on the screen in Note Pad.
To make sure you don’t lose any of this important information, you
can synchronize your data with Palm Desktop software on your
computer so you always have a backup copy. You can set different
levels of security for your handheld so unauthorized eyes cannot view
your data.
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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 486 computer or higher
■
Windows 95/98/NT/2000/Me
■
16 MB RAM (64 MB recommended with Windows 2000)
■
30 MB available hard disk space
■
VGA monitor or better (the Quick Tour requires a 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 available serial port or USB port
(PalmConnect® USB Kit sold separately)
■
■
Minimum requirements: Macintosh
■
Apple Macintosh or compatible with a Power PC processor
■
Mac OS 7.5.3 or later
■
One available serial (printer/modem) port or USB port
(USB-equipped computers, such as the Apple iMac, require the
PalmConnect USB Kit which is sold separately.)
■
25 MB available hard drive space
■
6 MB free RAM
Optional equipment
■
Modem (such as an Add-on modem accessory)
■
Printer (compatible with your computer and it’s operating system)
■
Infrared communication device
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Palm m100 series components
Locating front panel controls
Power button/
Backlight control
Screen
Scroll buttons/
Clock control
Face plate
Power
button/
Backlight
control
Graffiti
writing area
Application buttons
Turns your handheld on or off and controls the
backlight feature. If your handheld is turned off,
pressing the power button turns the unit 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.
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.
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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. If your
handheld is turned off, pressing any application
button activates the handheld and opens the
corresponding application. This is the fastest way to
open an application.
Tip:
Scroll
buttons/
Clock
control
See “Buttons preferences” in Chapter 6 for
details on reassigning these buttons to
activate any application on your handheld.
Displays text and other information that extends
beyond the handheld screen area.
When your handheld is on, pressing the lower
button scrolls down to view information below the
viewing area, and pressing the upper button scrolls
up to view information above the viewing area.
When your handheld is off, pressing the top button
displays the time. Holding down the top button for a
few seconds turns on the backlight so you can see the
time if lighting conditions are poor.
Face plate
Protects your handheld and enables you to
personalize your handheld’s appearance.
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 6
for more information.
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 “General preferences” in Chapter
6 for more information.
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Locating back panel components
Stylus
Face plate tab
IR port
Reset button
Battery door
Serial
(COM) port
Stylus
Serves as a pointing device for navigating through
applications and entering data on your handheld.
To use the stylus, slide it out of the storage slot and
hold it as you would a pen or pencil.
Face plate
tab
Releases the face plate so you can personalize the
appearance of your handheld with another face
plate (sold separately).
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 4 and “IR HotSync
operations” in Chapter 5 for more information.
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.
Battery
door
Secures the batteries that power your handheld.
Serial
(COM) port
Connects your handheld to the HotSync cradle/
cable, which in turn connects to your computer.
This allows you to update the information between
your handheld and computer using HotSync
technology.
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Using the protective flip cover
The cover protects your handheld screen when it is not in use. The
window in the cover enables you to quickly view the time and alarm
reminder messages when your handheld cover is closed. To view the
time, press the top scroll button which is accessible through the hole
at the bottom of the cover.
You can open the cover so that it rests on the back of your handheld,
or remove it altogether.
To remove the cover:
1. Open the cover and grasp the hinge with your thumb.
2. Gently rock the cover from one side to the other until the hinge
prongs release from the slots on the top edge of your handheld.
3. To reattach the cover, align the hinge prongs with the slots on the
top edge of your handheld, and then insert one prong at a time
until the prongs lock inside the slots.
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Changing the face plate
You can personalize the appearance of your handheld by changing the
face plate. For information about face plate accessories, visit the web
site: www.palm.com.
To change the face plate:
1. Lift the face plate tab slightly to separate it from your handheld
and pull the existing face plate away from your handheld.
Face plate tab
2. Align the bottom edge of the new face plate with the slot on the
bottom edge of your handheld.
3. Gently press the top of the face plate onto your handheld until it
clicks into position.
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Installing the batteries
To use your handheld, you must install two AAA alkaline batteries.
The batteries fit behind the battery door on the back of the
handheld. See “Battery considerations” in Appendix A for more
information.
To install the batteries:
1. Press the latch on the battery door and lift the battery door away
from your handheld.
Press tab to open
battery door
2. Install the two AAA alkaline batteries supplied with your
handheld into the battery compartment.
Note:
A diagram in the interior of the battery compartment
shows + and - ends of the batteries. When correctly
installed, the clips in the battery compartment secure the
batteries in place.
3. Insert the battery door back into place so that it is flush with the
back of your handheld and “clicks” into position.
Important: Do not force the battery door. When the batteries are
correctly installed, the battery door clips smoothly into
place. If you feel resistance when replacing the door,
make sure the door is aligned with the slots on the back of
your handheld, and that the batteries are firmly seated in
the battery compartment.
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Palm Desktop organizer software
Palm Desktop software extends many of the functions of your
handheld to your computer and serves to back up your data. Viewing
and editing your data using Palm Desktop software is optional.
However, when you use it with your handheld and the built-in
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, Note Pad, 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 4 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.
Connecting the HotSync cradle/cable
The HotSync cradle/cable that comes with your handheld enables
you to synchronize the information on your handheld with the Palm
Desktop software using HotSync technology.
Important: If you are upgrading from another Palm OS handheld,
follow the instructions in Appendix C, “Upgrade
Information” before completing these steps.
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To connect the HotSync cradle/cable:
1. Turn off your computer.
2. Plug the HotSync cradle/cable into a serial (COM) port on your
computer.
Note:
Your HotSync cradle/cable requires a dedicated port. It
cannot share a port with an internal modem or other
device. If you are unsure of the exact location of the serial
port, refer to the manual supplied with your computer.
Shown with a
HotSync cradle.
Some models use
a cable in place
of the cradle.
If your computer does not have a dedicated serial port available, or the
cradle/cable does not fit your computer, you can order the following
HotSync cradle/cable adapters from:
http://www.palm.com/support/m100/extras
Macintosh serial
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25-pin serial
USB
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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 and do the following before
installing:
■
■
Turn off your computer and connect the HotSync cradle/cable to
it.
Do not simply copy the Palm Desktop software files to your
computer’s hard disk. You must use the installation software to
place the files in their proper locations and to decompress the files.
Important: If you are upgrading from another Palm OS handheld,
follow the instructions in Appendix C, “Upgrade
Information” before completing these steps.
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 connect your handheld to
the HotSync cradle/cable.
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Shown with a
HotSync cradle.
Some models use
a cable in place
of the cradle.
5. Follow the onscreen instructions to take the Quick Tour so you can
learn about how to use Palm Desktop software.
To install Palm Desktop software on a Macintosh:
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 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
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, or digitizer,
and a Basic Skills tutorial. 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.
Basic Skills walks you through the key features of the handheld
interface and the applications that come with it. You can return to
Basic Skills later by tapping the Welcome icon in the Applications
Launcher.
With your handheld turned on, you can tap the screen to do many
operations, such as the following:
■
Open applications
■
Choose menu commands
■
Initiate a global Find operation
■
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
Icons
A set of commands that are specific to the
application. Not all applications have a menu bar.
Tap the icons to open applications
Calculator
data
, menus
,
, and to find text anywhere in your
.
Contrast
control
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
date.
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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to display or set the time and
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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.
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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.
Applications
Launcher
Note Pad
Date Book
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:
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:
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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.
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Using menus
Menus on your handheld are easy to use. Once you master them in
one application, use them the same way in all the other applications.
The menus of each application are illustrated in the section on that
application in Chapter 4. The Edit menu is described in “Editing
records” in Chapter 4.
To open the menu bar:
1. Open an application (such as Address Book or 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
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.
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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.”
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.
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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
Onscreen keyboard
When you create or edit a record in an application such as Address
Book, you can open the onscreen alphabetic and numeric keyboards
to enter data.
Tap here for
alphabetic keyboard
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Tap here for numeric
keyboard
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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.
Note: You cannot enter Graffiti characters while using the onscreen
keyboard.
Alpha
Tab
Backspace
Caps lock
Carriage return
Caps shift
Numeric
Tap here to display
alphabetic keyboard
International
Tap here to display
international keyboard
Tap here to display
numeric keyboard
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 install on your handheld 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.
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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 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.
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 4
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.
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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 4
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 records to your handheld without having to enter them
manually. See “Importing data” in Chapter 2 for more information.
External keyboard
You can connect an optional keyboard accessory to the serial
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 while you are away from your
computer. For additional information about this optional accessory,
go to the web site: 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; set date and time formats; turn off sounds; and configure
your handheld to work with a modem or network.
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.
See Chapter 6 for more specific information on the Preferences
screens and customizing your handheld.
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Setting the time and date
You make changes to the time and date in the Clock application.
To set the current time and date:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the Clock icon
.
.
3. Tap the Set Time & Date button.
Tap here
4. Tap the hour box.
5. Tap the up or down arrows to change the hour.
6. Tap each minute number, and then tap the arrows to change
them.
7. Tap AM or PM.
Note:
Your handheld can also display the time in other
formats. See “Formats preferences” in Chapter 6 for
details.
8. Tap the Set Date button.
9. Tap the arrows to select the current year.
Tap arrows to select year
Tap to select month
Tap to select date
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10. Tap a month.
11. Tap the current date.
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Chapter 2
Entering Data in
Your Handheld
This chapter explains how to enter data into your Palm™ m100
series handheld by writing with the stylus in the Graffiti® writing
area, by using the onscreen keyboard, by using the Note Pad
application, by using the computer keyboard, by using an external
keyboard accessory, 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).
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■
Most characters require only a single stroke. When you lift the
stylus from the Graffiti writing area, your handheld recognizes
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.
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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.
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.
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The Graffiti® alphabet
Letter
Strokes
Letter
A
N
B
O
C
P
D
Q
E
R
F
S
G
T
H
U
I
V
J
W
K
X
L
Y
M
Z
Space
Back
Space
Carriage
Return
Period
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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
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
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Writing numbers
Writing numbers with Graffiti writing is similar to writing letters of
the alphabet, except that you make the character strokes on the
right-hand side (numbers side) of the Graffiti writing area.
Graffiti numbers
Number
Strokes
Number
0
5
1
6
2
7
3
8
4
9
Strokes
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).
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Symbol
Stroke
Symbol
Stroke
Period
.
Dash
—
Comma
,
Left Paren
(
Apostrophe
'
Right Paren
)
Question
?
Slash
/
Exclamation
!
Dollar
$
Additional Graffiti punctuation
@
#
%
^
&
*
<
\
{
}
[
]
~
`
>
;
—
+
=
:
"
tab
|
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
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—

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
Accent strokes
a
a
a
a
a
a
Use these accent strokes to 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.
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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)
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 6 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
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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. Note that you cannot enter Graffiti
characters while using the onscreen keyboard.
To use the onscreen keyboard:
1. Open an application (such as Address Book).
2. Tap a record, or tap New.
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
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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 4 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 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.
Using an external keyboard accessory
You can connect an optional keyboard accessory to the serial
connector on your handheld and type data directly into your
handheld. This accessory is very helpful if you need to enter large
amounts of data quickly while you are away from your computer.
For more information about this accessory, go to the web site:
www.palm.com.
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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
■
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.
4. From the File menu, choose Import.
5. Select the file you want to import.
6. Click Open.
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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
Palm™ m100 series 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.
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.
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.
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.
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To change the Applications Launcher display:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the Menu icon
.
.
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 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, Clock, and Calculator applications
installed and ready to use.
You can also install additional applications on your handheld, such
as games and other software. The Install Tool makes it easy to
install software on your handheld during a HotSync® operation. To
find bonus add-on software that comes with your handheld, look
in the Add-on folder inside the Palm folder on your computer.
There are also 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.
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3. Click Install.
Tip:
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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, or PNC
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.
Tip:
You can use the standard Windows CTRL and SHIFT key
functions to select multiple files.
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. Perform a HotSync operation to install the application(s) you
selected in step 6. See “Exchanging and updating data: HotSync
operations” in Chapter 4 for details.
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. If you prefer to place
the application into another folder, you need to
navigate to that folder before you complete step 4.
2. From the HotSync menu, choose Install Handheld Files.
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3. From the User pop-up menu, select the name that corresponds
to your handheld.
4. Click Add to List.
5. Select the application you want to install.
6. Click Add File to add the selected application to the Install
Handheld Files list.
Tip:
You can install more than one application by repeating
steps 4 through 6 and selecting additional applications.
7. Close the Install Handheld Files window.
8. Perform a HotSync operation to install the application(s) you
selected in steps 4 through 6. See “Exchanging and updating
data: HotSync operations” in Chapter 4 for details.
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Installing games
The CD-ROM also includes games that you can install with the
Install Tool, such as Giraffe. Giraffe is a fun, easy way for you to
practice Graffiti® writing.
After you install and start a game, the instructions appear in the
Game menu. Depending on the game, the Game menu may also
contain commands to show high scores, to start a new game, or to
set preferences for the game.
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. 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 application that you want to remove.
5. Tap Delete.
6. Tap Yes.
7. Tap Done.
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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. On the Install/Uninstall tab, select Palm Desktop software.
4. Click Add/Remove.
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.
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.
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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 or hide private records with or without a password.
Without a password, private records are hidden until you set the
Security application to show them, or they are masked until you tap
the private record. With a password, you must enter the password
to view the private entries. See “Making records private” in
Chapter 4 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.
Tap here
5. Tap OK.
6. Enter the same password a second time, and tap OK.
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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, enter the new password, and tap
OK.
To delete the password, tap Delete.
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Locking your handheld
You can also lock your handheld so that you need to enter your
password to operate it.
Important: If you lock your handheld, you must enter the exact
password to re-activate your handheld. If you forget
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.
To lock your handheld with a password:
1. Perform a HotSync operation to synchronize the data between
your handheld and your computer. See “Exchanging and
updating data: HotSync operations” in Chapter 4 for
information on synchronizing your data.
2. Assign a password.
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.
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Recovering from a forgotten password
If you did not activate the Off & Lock feature and you forget your
password, you can delete the password 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.
To delete a forgotten password:
1. Tap Lost Password.
2. Tap Yes.
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Chapter 4
Using Your Applications
Your Palm™ m100 series handheld includes these applications:
■
Date Book
■
Address Book
■
To Do List
■
Note Pad
■
Memo Pad
■
Clock
■
Calculator
This chapter is divided into three sections:
■
“Overview of 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 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.
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Overview of 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 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 sound prior to 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.
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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 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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Note Pad button
Note: Press the Note Pad application button repeatedly to cycle
through the categories in which you have items.
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Calculator
Calculator enables you to perform addition, subtraction,
multiplication, and division.
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.
To open Calculator:
■
Tap the Calculator icon
next to the Graffiti® writing area.
Calculator
icon
Clock
Clock enables you to set and view the current time and date.
In Clock, you can do the following:
■
View the current time and date.
■
Set the time and date for all the applications on your handheld.
■
Set an alarm.
To open Clock:
1. Tap the Applications icon
2. Tap the Clock icon
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Memo Pad
Memo Pad provides a place to store information that is not
associated with 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
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Common tasks
The tasks described in this section use the term “records” to refer to
individual items in the applications: a Date Book event, Address
Book entry, To Do List item, Note Pad note, or Memo Pad memo.
Creating records
You can use the following procedure to create a new record in Date
Book, Address Book, To Do List, Note Pad, and Memo Pad.
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. The following features tell you when your handheld is
in editing mode:
■
A blinking cursor
■
One or more dotted edit lines
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.
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Entering text
For information on entering text using Graffiti writing, the
onscreen keyboard, or your computer keyboard, 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:
Undo
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 reverses deletions
done by using backspace.
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.
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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:
To Do List:
Note Pad:
Delete Address
Delete Item
Delete Note
Memo Pad:
Delete Memo
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:
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■
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 and To Do List, 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.
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 not available in Address Book, Note Pad, or Memo Pad;
you must delete outdated records manually from these applications.
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.
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Note: Purging does not happen automatically. You must tap the
command to make it happen.
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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 connecting your handheld to the HotSync cradle/
cable attached to your computer, or using infrared
communications. An indirect method is using a modem. See
Chapter 5 for information about performing HotSync operations
via a modem or IR port.
Performing a HotSync operation for the first time:
Windows
The first time you synchronize your data, you need to enter user
information in your 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 5 before performing the
following steps.
Important: You must perform your first HotSync operation with a
local, direct serial connection.
The following steps assume that you have already installed the
Palm Desktop software. If you have not installed this software, see
“Installing Palm Desktop software” in Chapter 1 for instructions.
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To perform a local HotSync operation on a Windows computer:
1. Connect your handheld to the HotSync cradle/cable.
Shown with a
HotSync cradle.
Some models use
a cable in place
of 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.
3. Press the HotSync button
 on the cradle/cable.
HotSync
button
Important: The first time you perform a HotSync operation, the
Users dialog box appears. You must select the name
you entered when you installed Palm Desktop software
and click OK. Every handheld should have a unique
name. To prevent loss of a user’s records, never try to
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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 HotSync cradle/cable.
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.
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Creates a file named User Data in your user name folder.
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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 popup 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 5 before performing the
following steps.
Important: You must perform your first HotSync operation with a
local, direct serial connection.
The following steps assume that you have already installed the
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 Macintosh:
1. Connect your handheld to the HotSync cradle/cable.
Shown with a
HotSync cradle.
Some models use
a cable in place
of the 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
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HotSync
button
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.
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 HotSync cradle/cable.
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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 in the upper-right
corner on the back of your 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 you designate as your business
card that contains information to exchange with business
contacts
■
An application installed in RAM memory
Note: You can also perform HotSync operations using the IR port.
See “IR HotSync operations” in Chapter 5 for more details.
To beam a record or category of records:
1. Locate the record or category you want to beam.
2. Tap the Menu icon
.
3. Tap Record, and then tap one of the following:
Beam record (The word record is replaced with event, entry,
item, note, or memo based on the application.)
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, Palm handhelds should be between 10
centimeters (approximately 4 inches) and 1 meter
(approximately 39 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
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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. 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.
5. Tap Beam.
6. When the Beam Status dialog box appears, point the IR port
directly at the IR port of the receiving handheld.
7. Wait for the Beam Status dialog box to indicate that the transfer
is complete before you continue working on your handheld.
To beam your business card:
1. Create an Address Book entry 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.
5. Press the Address Book application button
seconds to beam your business card.
for about two
Note: Once you complete steps 1 through 4 to select an entry as
your business card, you don’t need to repeat this process.
Simply press the Address Book application button for about
two seconds to beam your business card.
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 6 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.
Categorizing records
Categorize records in the Address Book, To Do List, Note Pad, and
Memo Pad 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
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.
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.).
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.
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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 the Address Edit, Note, and Memo screens you can tap the
category name in the upper-right corner of the screen and select
a new category for the current record.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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 records
Your handheld offers several ways to find information quickly:
■
All applications: Find locates any text that you specify, always
starting with the current application.
■
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.
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Looking up Address Book records
When working with Address Book, the scroll buttons on the front
panel of your handheld make it easy to navigate among your
address entries.
■
In the Address list screen, pressing the scroll buttons moves up
or down an entire screen of records. If you hold down a scroll
button, you accelerate the scrolling and display every third
screen.
■
In the Address view screen, pressing the scroll buttons 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.
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 a “c”
scrolls to “Cain,” and writing “car” scrolls further to “Carpenter.” 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.
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Using Find
You can use Find to locate any text that you specify, in any
application.
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.
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.
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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, or Memo Pad.
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.
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:
■
While entering text: 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.”
■
For selected text: Drag to highlight the text, and then write the
Phone Lookup Command stroke “/L.” Your handheld replaces
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the selected text and adds the name and its associated
information.
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, Note Pad, and Memo Pad.
Note: You can also assign records to categories. See “Categorizing
records” earlier in this chapter.
To sort records in To Do List:
1. Open To Do List.
2. From the list screen, 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:
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4. Do one of the following:
Address Book: Tap
the setting you want.
Note Pad:
Tap the Sort by pick list and select Alphabetic, Date,
or Manual.
Memo Pad:
Tap the Sort by pick list and select Alphabetic or
Manual.
5. Tap OK.
To sort the Note Pad or Memo list manually, tap and drag a note or
memo 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 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.
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To hide all private records:
1. Tap the Applications icon
.
2. Tap Security.
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
4. Tap OK to confirm that you want to mask private records.
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To display private records:
1. Do one of the following:
Tap a masked record.
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.
Tap
Show
Records
2. 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.
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Attaching notes
In all your applications except Note Pad and Memo 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.
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.
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Choosing fonts
In most applications you can change the font style to make text
easier to read. You can choose a different font style for each
application, and in some applications, you can use different font
styles in different parts of the application. For example, in Address
Book you can use the small font in the Address list screen and the
large font in the Address entry screen.
Small font
Large font
Bold font
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
5. Tap OK.
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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.
Tap a
time line
Time bar
shows
duration
Enter event
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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.
Tap to scroll to
earlier hours
Start Time highlighted
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.
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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 buttons 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.
Previous
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
buttons on the front panel of your 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.
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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.
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.
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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 audible alarm for events in
your Date Book. You can set an alarm to sound 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 tone sounds, 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.
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.
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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.
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. No audible alarm sounds for an untimed event;
instead, the reminder message appears onscreen.
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 onscreen until you turn on your handheld and tap OK to
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.
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To schedule a repeating or continuous event:
1. Tap the event.
Typically, a continuous event is an untimed 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.
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.
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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.
■
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 future occurrences,
your handheld creates a new event. The start date of this new
event is the day on which the setting is changed. Past
occurrences (prior to the day of the change) are not 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 .
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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.
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.
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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.
■
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.
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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.
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
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or backward a month.
■
Tap Go to to open the date selector and select a different month.
■
Use the scroll buttons on the front panel of your handheld to
move between months. Press the upper button to display the
previous month and the lower button 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.
Agenda View
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:
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You can also change the category of To Do items
shown. Tap the pick list to choose another category. See
“To Do List” for more information on working with To
Do items.
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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
Display
Options
Allows you to change Date Book’s appearance
and which events display.
■
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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.
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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.
■
Compress Day View.
■
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.
Preferences
About Date
Book
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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.
■
Start/End Time.
■
Alarm Preset.
■
Alarm Sound.
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.
Sets the tone of the alarm.
Shows version information for Date Book.
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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.
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
your handheld to display the Address list.
on the front of
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:
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Your 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.
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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 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.
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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.
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:
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Show in
List
Select which type of phone or other information
appears in the Address list screen. Your options
are Work, Home, Fax, Other, or E-mail. The
identifying letters W, H, F, O, or E appear next to
the record in the Address list, depending on which
option you select. If the E-mail or Other fields end
in a letter, the identifying letters do not appear.
Category
Assign the entry to a category.
Private
Hide this entry when Security is turned on.
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
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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.
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Options menus
Address view
Address list
Preferences
■
Remember last category. 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.
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.
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Shows version information for Address Book.
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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.
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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.
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 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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Shows version information for 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) Tap 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.
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To review a note:
1. In the Note Pad list, tap the note title.
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 sound.
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.
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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 Pad list
Note screen
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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
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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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Clock
Clock makes it easy for you to check and set the time and date, and
provides a convenient travel alarm feature. See “Setting the time
and date” 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
in the upper
left corner of the Graffiti writing area.
When your handheld is off, press the up scroll button. To
activate the backlight while viewing the time, hold down the up
scroll button for a few seconds.
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.
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 every five minutes, if
you continue to tap Snooze.
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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
Display
Options
Allows you to choose which information appears
on the Clock screen.
Activates the day of the week display.
When it is on, the day appears above the time.
■
Day.
■
Date. Activates the date display. When it is on,
the date appears below the time.
Alarm
Preferences
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■
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.
Using Your Applications
Calculator
The Calculator includes several buttons to help you perform
calculations.
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 reenter the number without starting the calculation over.
Clears the entire calculation and enables you to begin
a fresh calculation.
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.
Recalls the stored value from memory and inserts it in
the current calculation.
Clears any value that is stored in the Calculator
memory.
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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.
Options menus
About
Calculator
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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 Palm™ m100 series handheld and Palm Desktop
software. You can synchronize your data either directly or indirectly.
Direct methods include connecting your handheld to the HotSync
cradle/cable attached to your computer, or using infrared
communications. An indirect method is using a modem.
This chapter describes how to select HotSync options and perform a
HotSync operation via infrared communications or a modem. See
“Exchanging and updating data: HotSync operations” in Chapter 4
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. Click the Local tab to display the settings for the connection
between your computer and the HotSync cradle/cable, and adjust
the following options as needed.
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Serial Port
Identifies the port that Palm Desktop software
uses to communicate with the HotSync
cradle/cable. Enter the number of the port to
which you connected the cradle/cable.
Note: Your handheld cannot share this port
with an internal modem or other
device. See “Palm m100 series
components” in Chapter 1 if you
have trouble identifying the serial
port.
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. Click OK.
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:
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HotSync
Enabled/
Disabled
Activates the serial port monitor and prepares
your Macintosh to synchronize with your
handheld. When this option is enabled, you
cannot use the serial port you selected for
other operations such as printing, faxing, or
Apple Talk networking. When this option is
disabled, the serial port you selected is
available for use by other applications.
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.
3. Click the Serial Port Settings tab and select any of the following
options.
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Check for a
connection
using
Select the method you use to synchronize your
handheld and your desktop applications:
Local Setup. Synchronizes while your
handheld and HotSync cradle/cable are
connected to this Macintosh, or while using
infrared communication to synchronize with
this Macintosh.
Modem Setup. Synchronizes while your
handheld communicates to this Macintosh
across a telephone line.
Both Setups. Synchronizes using the HotSync
cradle/cable, infrared communication, 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.
Local Setup
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Enables you to perform HotSync operations
using the HotSync cradle/cable that is
connected to your Macintosh. Set the
following options:
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.
■
Speed.
■
Port. Identifies the port that Palm Desktop
software uses to communicate with the
HotSync cradle/cable. Select the modem or
printer port where you connected the
HotSync cradle/cable.
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Modem Setup
Note:
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:
■
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.
■
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. If
your Macintosh does not have a serial port
(such as the Apple iMac), you need to
purchase and install the PalmConnect USB
kit, and then select PalmConnect USB as
the port.
■
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/cable 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 your 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,
Note Pad, and Memo Pad, 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:
 in the Windows system tray (bottom1. Click the HotSync icon
right 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.
5. Click Change.
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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 cell 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 HotSync cradle/cable. 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.
Desktop computers are likely to 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 also have an
installed infrared driver.
Check your computer’s documentation to learn if the computer
supports infrared communication. If your computer is a Macintosh G3
or later, or uses Microsoft Windows 98 or later, infrared
communication is built into the operating system. Some versions of
the Apple iMac also have built-in infrared communication.
The following procedure explains how to find out if your Windows 95
computer has an infrared driver installed.
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To check if your Windows 95 computer supports
infrared communication:
1. In the Windows taskbar, click Start.
2. Choose Settings, and then choose Control Panel.
3. In the Control Panel, look for the Infrared icon.
If the icon is there, your computer is enabled for infrared
communication. If it isn’t there, you need to install an infrared driver.
Note: 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.
To install a Windows 95 infrared driver:
1. Click the HotSync Manager icon
in the Windows system tray
and choose Setup. Click the tabs and note the COM ports being
used by the HotSync Manager. You need this information later.
2. Go to this web site: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads
3. Follow the links to the Windows 95 IrDA 2.0 (Infrared Driver), and
follow the instructions to download the driver.
4. Close your Internet browser if it’s in the way.
5. Find the file W95ir.exe on your computer.
Before you go to the next step, be sure this file is in a folder
where you want to store the infrared driver.
6. Double-click W95ir.exe.
A window lists the files that are unzipping onto your hard disk.
When the title bar displays Finished, close this window.
7. Double-click Setup.exe to begin installation. This file is in the
folder where you unzipped W95ir.exe.
The Add Infrared Device Wizard appears.
8. Click Next.
9. Accept the defaults provided until the Wizard asks you to select an
infrared port. Be sure to select an available communications port.
Do not select the port that the HotSync Manager currently uses.
10. Continue the rest of the installation using the defaults provided.
If an alert appears telling you that there is a communication
port conflict, click OK and proceed.
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After you install the infrared driver, check the ports used by your
computer for infrared communication.
To check the ports used for infrared communication on a
Windows computer:
1. In the Windows taskbar, click Start, choose Settings, and then
choose Control Panel.
2. Double-click Infrared.
3. Click the Options tab.
4. Select Enable infrared communication.
The COM port displayed in the drop-down box is the port
where your infrared device is attached. It should be different
from any port used by the HotSync Manager.
5. Make a note of which port is listed as “providing application
support.” You need this information to configure the HotSync
Manager for infrared communication.
This port (COM4 in this example) is the simulated port, the
channel through which the actual infrared communication
takes place between your computer and your handheld.
6. Deselect any other check boxes in the Options tab.
7. Click Apply and OK
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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 go to the HotSync Manager and specify the
simulated port used 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.
2. Make sure Local is checked on the menu.
3. Choose Setup.
4. Click the Local tab.
5. In the Serial Port drop-down box, select the COM port that was
given as the simulated port in the Options tab of the Infrared
Monitor (in this example, COM4).
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6. Click OK.
The HotSync Manager is now communicating with the simulated port
defined for infrared communication. This means that you cannot use
your HotSync cradle/cable again until you reconfigure the HotSync
Manager to communicate with the port defined for cradle/cable
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.
5. Under Local Setup, select Infrared Port from the Port pop-up
menu.
6. Close the HotSync Software Setup window.
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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
Returning to cradle/cable HotSync operations
It’s easy to return to using the cradle/cable for HotSync operations.
You can even leave the HotSync application on your handheld set to
perform IR HotSync operations and still use the cradle/cable. This is
useful if you perform HotSync operations with both your desktop
computer and a laptop that you travel with. When you travel, you
don’t have to carry the cradle/cable because your handheld is set to
perform IR HotSync operations. When you’re in the office, just
connect your handheld to the cradle/cable and press the HotSync
button.
To return to cradle/cable HotSync operations on a Windows computer:
1. If needed, connect the cradle/cable to a serial (COM) port on your
computer.
2. Click the HotSync Manager icon
in the Windows system tray.
3. Choose Setup, and then click Local.
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4. Select the COM port where your cradle/cable is connected.
5. Click OK.
Now, the next time you want to perform a HotSync operation, just
press the HotSync button on the cradle/cable, as you always did in the
past.
To return to cradle/cable HotSync operations on a Macintosh:
1. If needed, connect the cradle/cable 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/cable 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/cable, as you always did in the
past.
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 HotSync
cradle/cable. 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 (Serial to
Modem or IrCOMM to Modem) you want to make. See
“Connection preferences” in Chapter 6 for more information.
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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 a 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) and
CompuServe. 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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 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.
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.
Tap here
Modem configuration
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Note:
If you need to create a new modem configuration, tap
the Menu icon and then select Options and Connection
Setup. See “Connection preferences” in Chapter 6 for
more information. After you create the configuration, a
pick list appears below the HotSync icon. Tap the pick
list to select your new configuration.
4. Tap the Enter phone # field.
Tap here
5. Enter the telephone number to access the modem connected to
your computer.
6. 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.
7. If the phone line you’re using with your handheld has Call
Waiting, select the Disable call waiting check box to avoid an
interruption during the modem HotSync operation.
8. If you want to use a calling card to place the call, select the check
box and enter the calling card number.
9. 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.
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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.
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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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:
■
Comma-separated (*.csv)
■
Memo Pad archive (*.mpa)
■
Address Book archive (*.aba)
■
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 a 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 name 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 4 and 5 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.
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To use a profile for the first-time HotSync operation on a
Windows computer:
1. Connect the new handheld to the HotSync cradle/cable.
2. Press the HotSync button
on the cradle/cable.
3. Click Profiles.
4. Select the profile you want to load on the handheld, and click OK.
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/cable.
2. Press the HotSync button
on the cradle/cable.
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 Palm™ m100 series handheld.
In the Preferences screens, you can do the following:
General
Set the auto shut-off interval, the Beam Receive
feature, and the system, alarm, and game sounds.
Formats
Set the country default and the formats for dates,
times, calendar, and numbers.
Connection
Configure serial, 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 button on the
HotSync® cradle/cable, 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.
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.
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Buttons preferences
The Buttons Preferences screen enables you to associate different
applications with the buttons on the front of your handheld.
For example, if you find that you seldom use To Do List and often use
Memo Pad, you can assign the To Do List button to start Memo Pad.
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.
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.
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Drag stylus 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 on 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.
Turn Off &
Lock
Turns off and locks your handheld. You must
assign a password to lock your 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.
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HotSync buttons preferences
The Buttons Preferences screen also enables you to associate different
applications with the button on the HotSync cradle/cable and the
HotSync button on the optional modem. 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 HotSync cradle/cable and optional modem
perform their normal HotSync functions.
4. Tap OK.
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.
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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.
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.
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General preferences
The General Preferences screen enables you to set the auto shutoff
interval, the sounds for your handheld, and the beam receive feature.
Auto-off delay
Your handheld has an automatic shutoff feature that turns off the
power 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 after pick list.
2. Tap the setting you want to use for the automatic shutoff feature:
30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, or 3 minutes.
System, alarm, and game 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:
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programmed to respond to this setting. Older games
typically do not respond to this setting.
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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.
Connection preferences
The Connection Preferences screen enables you to define the settings
used to perform different types of HotSync operations. 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: For information about modems that are compatible with your
handheld, go to the web site: http://www.palm.com.
You can also create custom configurations. There are four possible
kinds of connections.
A local HotSync connection: the direct
serial connection between your handheld and your
computer. Your handheld is connected by its serial
port to the HotSync cradle/cable, and the cradle/cable
is attached to a serial (COM) port of your computer.
Serial to PC:
A connection between a modem
attached to the serial port of your handheld and a
modem that is part of your computer.
Serial to Modem:
A connection between the IR port of
your handheld and the infrared device of your
computer.
IrCOMM to PC:
A connection between the IR port
of your handheld and a modem. The modem can be
attached to a computer or some other device
containing an IR port such as a cell phone.
IrCOMM to Modem:
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Sample connection for remote
IR HotSync operations
The following sample configuration would enable you to perform an
IR HotSync operation by sending data through the IR port of a cell
phone, which then dials a modem attached to your computer, to
synchronize with your Desktop application. For this example, you use
the IrCOMM to Modem connection.
To create an IrCOMM to Modem connection:
1. Tap New.
2. Enter a name to identify this configuration.
3. Tap the Connection Method pick list and select IrCOMM to
Modem.
4. Tap the Dialing pick list and select TouchTone or Rotary.
5. Tap the Volume pick list and select the speaker volume you want
to use.
6. Tap Details.
Tap here
7. Enter the initialization string supplied by the documentation for
the modem attached to your cell phone.
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8. Tap OK, and then tap OK again to save the configuration.
Your new configuration appears in
the list of available configurations
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.
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 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.
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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 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 dial-in server. Service templates are ISP and dialin server configuration settings that you can create, save, and reuse.
To select a service:
1. Tap the Service pick list.
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.
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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.
■
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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
www.palm.com.
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To establish a connection:
■
Tap Connect to dial the current service and display the Service
Connection Progress messages.
Tip:
To see expanded Service Connection Progress messages,
press the lower scroll button.
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:
Immediate
Drops the connection to your ISP immediately
when you switch to another application.
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.
Power Off
Keeps your PPP or SLIP connection until you
turn off your handheld (or until it times out). This
option works best with the modem.
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 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 box. 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 the Palm
OS software, such as Metrowerks CodeWarrior for Palm
Computing 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 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
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 scroll bar arrows to see the entire Network Log.
3. Tap Done.
Adding DNS numbers
If your ISP or dial-in server requires DNS numbers and you did not
enter them in the Network Preferences screen, it will appear that you
logged into your network, but when you try to use an application or
look up data, the connection fails. If this occurs, add DNS numbers
(see “Defining primary and secondary DNS” earlier in this
chapter).
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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.
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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.
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.
Tip:
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.
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.
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ShortCut
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.
■
The screen of your handheld contains a glass element. 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, the
glass may break.
■
Protect your handheld from temperature extremes. Do not leave
your handheld 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 when replacing the batteries
in your handheld:
■
Under normal conditions, your handheld batteries should provide
several months of use. 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 6 for
more information.
■
If the batteries become 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 before you replace the batteries. This helps
prevent accidental data loss.
■
When replacing the batteries, begin by turning your handheld off
(so there is no screen display). Never remove the batteries while
your handheld is turned on.
■
When replacing the batteries, always use good quality batteries of
the same type. Use only alkaline batteries with your handheld.
■
When you remove the batteries, the built-in backup power of your
handheld maintains memory data for a period of up to one
minute. Whenever you remove the batteries, replace them
immediately. If you encounter any difficulties in the course of
battery replacement, reinstall the original batteries and wait a few
minutes for the backup power to recharge.
■
If the batteries drain to the point where your handheld does not
operate, it stores your data safely for approximately two weeks. In
this case, there is enough residual energy in the batteries 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 replace the batteries immediately.
■
If you leave drained batteries in your handheld for an extended
period of time, you can lose all of the stored data. If this happens,
replace the batteries and use the reset button to reset your
handheld. (See “Resetting your handheld” later in this chapter
for details.) After you reset your handheld, perform a HotSync
operation to restore the data from your computer.
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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 Applications Launcher screen
appears.
To perform a soft reset:
■
Use 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
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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 your 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 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:
 in the Windows system tray (bottom1. Click the HotSync icon
right 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 Palm™ m100 series 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 your Windows 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 m100 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 www.palm.com.
Note: Thousands of third-party add-on applications have been
written for 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.
I cannot install Palm
Desktop software on a
Macintosh.
6. Reinstall Palm Desktop software.
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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Frequently Asked Questions
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 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.
■
Make sure the batteries are fresh and
properly installed.
■
If your handheld was exposed to cold,
make sure it is at room temperature.
■
Perform a soft reset. If your handheld
still doesn’t turn on, perform a hard
reset. See “Resetting your handheld”
in Appendix A for details.
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 4. 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 4.
■
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 30 seconds, one, two, or three
minutes. Check the Auto-off setting. See
“General preferences” in Chapter 6.
My handheld is not
making any sounds.
Check the System Sound setting. See
“General preferences” in Chapter 6.
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 6.
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 Clock
application displays the current date. See
“Setting the time and date” 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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Frequently Asked Questions
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/cable 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.
■
Click the HotSync Manager, choose Setup
and click the Local tab. Check that the Serial
Port setting displays the correct COM port
where your HotSync cradle/cable is
attached.
On a Macintosh try these steps:
I did a HotSync
operation, but one
of my
applications did
not synchronize.
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.
■
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/cable
is attached.
■
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.
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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.
■
Make sure you are not running another
program, such as America Online,
CompuServe, WinFax, or AppleTalk
networking 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 onto the
HotSync cradle/cable correctly.
■
Check the connection between the HotSync
cradle/cable and the serial port or USB port
on your computer.
Make sure the gold-plated connectors on
the HotSync cradle/cable and your
handheld are clean. Use a pencil eraser to
clean them.
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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■
Tap the HotSync icon in the Applications
Launcher, tap Local above the HotSync
icon, and then select Direct Serial from the
pick list below the icon.
■
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.
■
Check the conduit settings in Palm Desktop
software. See “Customizing HotSync
application settings” in Chapter 5 for
details.
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 from the
HotSync Manager menu or the Palm
Desktop software menu.
■
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/cable.
■
Try a lower baud rate setting on the Local
tab in the Setup dialog.
■
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.
■
Right-click the My Computer icon and
select Properties. Click the Device Manager
tab and double-click Ports. If there is an
exclamation point next to the port where
you connected the HotSync cradle/cable,
you have a device conflict. Refer to the
documentation that came with your
computer to resolve the conflict.
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.
■
Make sure you selected Local on the Serial
Port Settings tab in the HotSync Software
Setup window, and that the Local Setup
port matches the port where your HotSync
cradle/cable is connected.
■
Try a lower Speed setting on the Serial Port
Settings tab.
■
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.
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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 energy-saving 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 a serial port or USB port on your computer
and that it 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.
■
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.)
Frequently Asked Questions
I tried to do a
modem HotSync
operation, but it
did not complete
successfully.
(continued)
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.
■
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.
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I can’t perform an
IR HotSync
operation.
When I press the
button on the
HotSync cradle/
cable, nothing
happens on Palm
Desktop software
and my handheld
times out.
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■
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 5 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 PalmConnect®
USB. See “IR HotSync operations” in
Chapter 5 for more information.
■
On your handheld, be sure the HotSync
application is set to Local, with the option
IR to a 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 batteries in your handheld and replace
them if necessary.
■
Close and restart HotSync Manager on your
computer.
■
Make a copy of the folder containing your
user data. Uninstall, then reinstall Palm
Desktop software.
■
Turn on your handheld and tap the
Applications icon. Tap the HotSync icon,
then tap Local.
Frequently Asked Questions
When I press the
button on the
HotSync cradle/
cable, nothing
happens on Palm
Desktop software
and my handheld
times out.
(continued)
On a Windows computer, check the following:
■
If you are experiencing intermittent success,
try a lower speed setting on the Local tab in
the Setup dialog box in the HotSync
Manager.
■
Verify there are no COM port conflicts on
your computer:
1. From the Start menu, choose Settings,
and then choose Control Panel.
2. Double-click System.
3. Click the Device Manager tab.
4. Double-click Ports.
5. Check each accessory is using a different
port.
On a Macintosh, check the following:
■
When I perform a
HotSync
operation, my
information does
not transfer to
Palm Desktop
software.
My handheld
appears to freeze
when I place it
near my
computer.
Appendix B
If you are experiencing intermittent success,
try a lower speed setting on the Serial Port
Setting tab in the HotSync Software Setup
window.
■
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.
Move your handheld away from the
computer’s infrared port.
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My handheld
displays the
message “Waiting
for sender” when
it’s near my
Windows
computer’s
infrared port.
■
Your computer’s infrared port may be set to
search automatically for the presence of
other infrared devices. Do the following to
turn off this option:
1. In the Windows taskbar, click Start.
2. Choose Settings, and then choose
Control Panel.
3. Double-click Infrared.
4. Click the Options tab.
5. Deselect the option Search for and
provide status for devices in range.
6. Click Apply and OK.
I want to
synchronize my
computer with
more than one
handheld.
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■
If your computer is infrared-enabled, move
your handheld away from the computer’s
infrared port.
■
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.
■
Be sure to select the correct user name
before each 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Beaming problems
Problem
Solution
I cannot beam data to
another Palm OS
handheld.
■
For best results, Palm handhelds should
be between 10 centimeters
(approximately 4 inches) and 1 meter
(approximately 39 inches) apart, and the
path between the two handhelds must
be clear of obstacles. Beaming distance
to other Palm OS handhelds may be
different.
■
Move your handheld closer to the
receiving handheld.
■
Make sure the Beam receive option is
enabled in General Preferences. See
“General preferences” in Chapter 6 for
more information.
■
Perform a soft reset. See “Performing a
soft reset” in Appendix A for more
information.
■
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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Password problems
Problem
Solution
I forgot the
password, and my
handheld is not
locked.
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 HotSync cradle/cable 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.
I forgot the password
and my handheld is
locked.
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■
If you assign a password and lock your
handheld, you must perform a hard
reset to continue using your handheld.
See “Performing a hard reset” in
Appendix A for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
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. For US and International
telephone numbers, see the Worldwide Customer Support card that
comes with your handheld or go to http://www.palm.com.
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 your computer operating system
■
The actual error message or state you are experiencing
■
The steps you take to reproduce the problem
■
The version of Palm OS 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 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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Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix C
Upgrade Information
If you already own a Palm OS ® handheld, we recommend that you
install the version of Palm™ Desktop software that comes with your
new Palm™ m100 series handheld into the same folder as your
current Palm Desktop software. When you install the new version in
the same folder as the previous version, all your data is preserved. If
you use another personal information manager (PIM), you still need
to install Palm Desktop software in order to add HotSync® Manager,
conduit software, and other features of Palm Desktop software to your
computer.
You perform HotSync operations in exactly the same way, so you can
quickly synchronize your old data with your new handheld.
To upgrade a Windows system:
1. Read the Getting Started guide for an overview of the complete
installation process.
2. Synchronize your old handheld with your old Palm Desktop
software. This ensures that the latest information from your
handheld is on your desktop computer.
3. (Optional) To ensure against any data loss, go to the folder that
stores Palm Desktop software, copy the folder and all its contents,
rename it (for example, Palm Backup), and store the copy outside
the Palm Desktop software folder.
4. Follow the installation instructions in “Installing Palm Desktop
software” in Chapter 1. Be sure to install the new software in the
same folder as the old software.
5. To prepare for the first HotSync operation that synchronizes your
new handheld with your new Palm Desktop software, go to the
HotSync Manager and choose Custom.
Note:
Be sure your user name appears in the box at the top of the
Custom dialog box. If not, select your user name.
6. For all conduits, click Change and select the option Desktop
overwrites handheld. Then click Done. See “Customizing
HotSync application settings” in Chapter 5 for more
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information.
7. Connect the HotSync cradle/cable to your computer. See
“Connecting the HotSync cradle/cable” in Chapter 1 for details.
8. Connect your new handheld to the HotSync cradle/cable and
press the HotSync button. If the Select User dialog box appears,
select your user name.
Note:
If you customized the modem setup on your old
handheld, you must re-enter the modem initialization
string. See “Connection preferences” in Chapter 6 for
more information.
Any passwords you set on your old handheld are not
restored during this HotSync operation. Records you
previously marked Private are still marked Private, but
you need to reenter your password on your new
handheld.
To upgrade a Macintosh system:
1. Read the Getting Started guide for an overview of the complete
installation process.
2. Synchronize your old handheld with your old Palm Desktop
software. This ensures that the latest information from your
handheld is on your Macintosh.
3. (Optional) To ensure against any data loss, go to the folder that
stores your Palm Desktop User Data, copy the folder and all its
contents, rename it (for example, Palm Backup), and store the copy
outside the Palm Desktop software folder.
4. If your old Palm Desktop software is version 1.0, uninstall your old
Palm Desktop software.
5. Follow the installation instructions in “Installing Palm Desktop
software” in Chapter 1. Be sure to install the new software in the
same folder as the old software.
6. To prepare for the first HotSync operation that synchronizes your
new handheld with your new Palm Desktop software, double-click
the HotSync Manager in the Palm folder and choose Conduit
Settings.
Note:
Be sure your user name appears in the box at the top of the
Conduit Settings dialog box. If not, select your user name.
7. For all conduits, click Conduit Settings and select the option
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Upgrade Information
Macintosh overwrites handheld. Then click OK. See
“Customizing HotSync application settings” in Chapter 5 for
more information.
8. Connect the appropriate serial or USB adapter and the HotSync
cradle/cable to your Macintosh. See “Connecting the HotSync
cradle/cable” in Chapter 1 for details. To order an adapter, go to
the web site:
http://www.palm.com/support/m100/extras
9. Connect your new handheld to the HotSync cradle/cable and
press the HotSync button. If the User pop-up appears, select your
user name.
Note: If you customized the modem setup on your old handheld,
you must re-enter the modem initialization string. See
“Connection preferences” in Chapter 6 for more
information.
Any passwords you set on your old handheld are not restored
during this HotSync operation. Records you previously
marked Private are still marked Private, but you need to
reenter a password on your new handheld.
Each handheld must have a unique name
After you complete the upgrade process described earlier in the
“Upgrade Information” section, your new Palm m100 series
handheld and your old handheld now have the same user name.
This is an undesirable situation. Each handheld must have a unique
name in order to prevent unexpected results during HotSync
operations, possible data loss, and other complications.
We strongly recommend that you perform a hard reset on your old
handheld. See “Performing a hard reset” in Appendix A for details.
A hard reset not only erases all data from the old handheld; it also
erases the name and makes that handheld a clean slate, ready to
receive a new name. The next time you perform a HotSync operation
with this old handheld, you are asked to give it a name. Be sure to give
it a unique name.
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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.
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Non-ASCII Characters for Login Scripts
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.
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 m100 Series Products
Palm, Inc.
5470 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, California 95052
United States of America
(408) 326-9000
Tested to Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
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Product Regulatory Information
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.
Product Regulatory Information
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Varoitus
Paristo voi räjähtää, jos se on virheellisesti asennettu. Vaihda paristo ainoastaan valmistajan suosittelemaan tyyppiin. Hävitä käytetty paristo valmistajan ohjeiden mukaisesti.
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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Product Regulatory Information
Index
A
ABA (Address Book archive file) 37
Accented characters
Graffiti writing 33
onscreen keyboard 35
Add-on applications 43–47
Address Book
*If Found Call* entry 102
adding custom fields 105
archive files (.aba) 37
business card for beaming 72
categorizing records 73
conduit for synchronizing 128
creating records 60, 101–102
deleting records 62
displaying category 105
displaying data in the Address
list 104
finding records 77
fonts 86
menus 104
notes for records 85
opening 55
overview 55
pressing button to beam
information 72
private records 84
sorting records 80
Agenda (Date Book view) 98
Alarm
Note Pad 112
preset 100
setting 91
Setting in Clock 118
sound 100, 119, 152, 181
for untimed events 92
Alphabet
Graffiti writing 29
onscreen keyboard 15, 20
Application buttons 5, 17, 54, 55, 56,
57, 72, 148
Index
Applications
Address Book 55
beaming 71–72
Calculator 58
categories 40–41
Clock 58
Date Book 54
font style 86
installing 43–47
Launcher 17, 40–42
Memo Pad 59
Note Pad 57
opening 17
plug-in 167
preferences for 42
removing 47
security 49
size in kilobytes 194
To Do List 56
version of 194
viewing as icons 41
viewing as list 41
See also Add-on applications
Archive files
importing data from 37
for main applications 37
saving deleted records 62
saving purged records 63
Auto-off delay 152
Autotext. See Graffiti ShortCuts
B
Backlight 4, 5, 149
Batteries
battery door 6
installing 9
Battery
conserving power 152
gauge 17
warning 202–203
Beaming
information 71–72
location of IR port 6
pen stroke to activate 149
problems with 192
See also Infrared
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Bold font for text 86
Business card for beaming 72
Buttons preferences 148
C
Cable
connecting to computer 6
for local HotSync operations
66, 69, 136
Calculator
buttons explained 120
memory 120
opening 58
overview 58
recent calculations 58, 121
Calibration 14, 150, 182
Call Waiting, disabling 141, 159
Calling card, using in phone
settings 141, 160
Capital letters (Graffiti writing) 30
Caring for the handheld 172
Categories
application 40–41
assigning records to 73–74
beaming 71
creating 75
default 73
displaying 74, 105, 183
merging 76
renaming 76
using in Applications
Launcher 41
Chain calculations 121
Characters, Graffiti 26
Check boxes 16
Clearing Calculator entries 120
Clock
alarm 118
alarm preferences 119
display options 119
menus 119
opening 24, 58, 118
overview 58
COM port 132, 133
COM port. See Serial port
Combining categories 76
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Comma delimited files, importing
data from 37
Command
buttons 16
equivalents (Graffiti writing)
19
toolbar 19
Compressing Day view 100
Computer keyboard, entering data
with 22
Conduits
for connecting to PIMs 13
for modem HotSync operations
141
for synchronizing applications
176, 177, 184
for synchronizing applications,
Macintosh 129–130
for synchronizing applications,
Windows 128–129
Conflicting events 97
Connecting
service templates 161
to server or ISP 160
Connection
preferences 155
selecting for network 157
Continuous events
deleting from Date Book 63
scheduling 92
Contrast Control 15
Copying
notes into other applications 57
Copying text 61
Country default setting 151
Cradle
connecting to computer 6
for local HotSync operations
66, 69, 136
Creating
Address Book entries 101–102
categories 40–41, 75
custom fields in Address Book
105
Date Book events 87
memos 115
notes for records 85
Index
records 60
To Do List items 106
Current date 24, 183
Current time 17
setting 24
Custom
fields in Address Book 105
Customizing. See Preferences
Cutting text 61
Cycling through views 54, 55, 56, 57
D
Data entry. See Entering data
Date
displaying in Clock 119
Date Book
adding Address Book data to
records 79
Agenda view 98
alarm 91
archive files (.dba) 37
changing event time 91
changing event to untimed 90
conduit for synchronizing 128
conflicting events 97
continuous events 92–94
creating records 60, 87–91
Day view 95
deleting records 62
display options 99
end time for Day view 100
fonts 86
menus 99
Month view 97
notes for records 85
opening 54
overview 54
private records 84
purging records 63–64
repeating events 63, 92–94
scheduling events 87–91
selecting dates 89
start time for Day view 100
Sunday or Monday to start
Index
week 151
switching views 95
untimed events 87, 90
Week view 95, 151, 183
Dates
setting current 24, 183
To Do List record due 108
Day
displaying in Clock 119
Day (Date Book view) 87, 100
DBA (Date Book archive file) 37
Decimal point 151
Default
categories 73
settings. See Preferences
Deleted
data, saving in archive files 62
Deleting
applications 43, 47
Desktop software 48
Graffiti characters 28
passwords 50
records 62
service templates 167
text 61
See also Purging records
Desktop software 10–13
for entering data 22
linking to external files 143
removing 48
saving deleted data to an
archive file 62
system requirements 3
upgrading 196
See also PIM
Digitizer 14, 150, 182
DNS (Domain Naming System) 163
Double-booked events 97
Dragging
memos into other applications
59
stylus to activate features 149
using the stylus 14
Driver for infrared communication
on Windows 95 132
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E
Editing
records 60–62
E-mail addresses
in Address Book 103, 104
Entering data 20–23
importing from other
applications 37–39
problems with 182
using Graffiti writing 26–35
using Note Pad 36
using the computer keyboard
36
using the onscreen keyboard 35
Entries. See Address Book
Euro
in Graffiti writing 32
in onscreen keyboard 21
problems with 183
Events. See Date Book
Exchanging data. See HotSync
Exclamation marks in To Do List
110
External keyboard 23, 36
system sounds 152
Glossary. See Graffiti ShortCuts
Graffiti
accented characters 33
alphabet 26, 29
basic concepts 26
capital letters 30
Command stroke 19
defined 21
Giraffe game for practicing 47
how to write characters 27
menu commands 19
moving the cursor 34
numbers 31
online Help 62, 148
problems using 182
punctuation marks 31
ShortCuts for entering data 34,
170–171
symbols 32
tips 28
writing 26–35
writing area 4, 27
H
F
FCC Statement 201
Files, linking to external 143
Finding
applications, using Graffiti
writing 17
information in applications
76–80
phone numbers 78–80
using the Find application 78
Fonts 86
Formats preferences 150
Frozen handheld 181
G
Games 47, 152
General preferences
alarm sounds 152
auto-off delay 152
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Handheld
contrast control 15
handheld
battery door 6
battery installation 9
Hard reset 175, 180
Help
Graffiti 62
online tips 20
Hiding records 81
HotSync
buttons preferences 150
conduits for synchronizing
applications 176, 177
conduits for synchronizing
applications,
Macintosh 129–130
conduits for synchronizing
applications,
Windows 128–129
customizing 128, 129
Index
defined 65
first-time operation 144–146
first-time operation, Macintosh
67–70
first-time operation, Windows
65–67
HotSync Manager 65
IR operation 131–136
linking to external files 143
local operation 66, 123, 185, 186
local operation on Macintosh
69
Manager 132, 134
modem operation 124, 137–142,
187–188
modem settings 138
operations using cradle/cable
136, 153
operations using IR port
134–136, 154–155
problems with 184–191
problems with IR 189
restoring data from a
Macintosh 177
restoring data from a Windows
computer 175
setting options 122–124
for synchronizing data 10
using with another PIM 48
I
Icons
alarm 91
application 15, 41
note 85
online Tips 20
onscreen 182
repeating event 93
Idle timeout of ISP or server
connection 162
Importing data 23, 37–39
Infrared
connections 153
HotSync operations 134–136,
154–155
Index
installing Windows 95 driver
132
port 6, 131, 133
problems with IR HotSync
operations 189
requirements for computer 131
Initialization string 154–155
Installing
applications 43–47
batteries 9
conduit to install applications
128
Desktop software 12–13
International characters
Graffiti writing 33
onscreen keyboard 35
IP address 161, 163
IR port
See also Beaming and Infrared
IR. See Infrared
IrCOMM 131, 153
IrDA (Infrared Data Association)
131
Items. See To Do List
K
Keyboard
computer 36
onscreen 15, 35, 149
L
Letters
font style 86
Graffiti 26, 29
onscreen keyboard 35
List, in Applications Launcher 41
Locking the handheld with a
password 51, 149, 169
Login scripts 164–167, 199
Looking up Address Book data
to add to other records 78–80
scrolling in Address list 77
Lost
handheld, contact for 102
records 183
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Lotus
Organizer, importing data
from 37
M
Macintosh 3, 131, 164
Maintenance information 172
Masking records 81
Memo Pad
adding Address Book data to
records 79
archive files (.mpa) 37
categorizing records 73
conduit for synchronizing 128
creating records 60, 115
deleting records 62, 93
dragging memos into other
applications 59
fonts 86
menus 116, 121
opening 59
overview 59
private records 84
reviewing memos 116
sorting records 80, 183
Memory
amount of free 194
for beaming 192
Calculator 120
regaining 63, 181
Memos. See Memo Pad
Menus 18–19, 182
Address Book 104
choosing 18
command equivalents (Graffiti
writing) 19
command toolbar 19
Date Book 99, 119
Edit menu 61–62
Memo Pad 114, 116, 121
menu bar 15, 18
Network Preferences 167
To Do List 110
Microsoft
Outlook, connecting to 185
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Windows 95, 98 131
Modem
connections 153
HotSync operations via
137–142, 187–188
initialization string 154–155
setup after upgrade 197, 198
Monday, to start week 151
Month (Date Book view) 97, 100
Moving the cursor (Graffiti writing)
34
MPA (Memo Pad archive file) 37
N
Network
connecting 161
connection type 162
idle timeout 162
login scripts 164–167
password 157
phone settings 158
preferences 155–168
primary DNS 163
secondary DNS 163
selecting connection 157
selecting service 156
TCP/IP 155
user name 156
Note Pad
alarm 112
copying memos into other
applications 57
creating records 60
entering data 36
menus 114
opening 57
overview 57
reviewing notes 111
Notes, attaching to records 85
Notes. See Note Pad
Numbers
decimal point and thousands
separator 151
Graffiti writing 31
onscreen keyboard 15, 20, 35
Index
O
Onscreen keyboard 20, 35, 62
pen stroke to open 149
Opening
Address Book 55
applications 17
Calculator 58
Clock 24, 58, 118
Date Book 54
Memo Pad 59
Note Pad 57
To Do List 56
Organizer (Lotus PIM) 37
Outlook, connecting to 185
Overlapping events 97
Owner preferences 169
P
Palm Desktop software. See
Desktop software
Passwords 49–52
changing 50
creating 49
deleting 50
for network 157
forgotten 52, 193
Pasting
notes into other applications 57
Pasting text 61
Pen stroke, full-screen 148–149
Personal information managers. See
PIM
Phone Lookup 78–80
Phone numbers
selecting for Address list 104
selecting types 103
Phone settings for ISP or dial-in
server 158–160
Pick lists 16
PIM (personal information
manager)
using HotSync Manager with
48
using with handheld 13
See also Desktop software
Plug-in applications 167
Index
Port. See Serial port
Ports
IR on handheld 131
simulated for infrared
communication 133
Power button 4
PPP 161
PRC (application file extension) 44,
167
Preferences 23
Buttons 148
choosing 42
Connection 155
Digitizer 150
Formats 150
General 152
HotSync buttons 150
Network 155–168
Owner 169
ShortCuts 170
Primary DNS 163
Printing
records from applications 10
Prioritizing To Do List records 106,
110
Private records
displaying and creating 81–84,
183
lost with forgotten password
52
See also Security
Profiles 144
Punctuation marks
Graffiti writing 31
onscreen keyboard 35
Purging
records 63–64
See also Deleting
R
Range of times in Day view 100
Receiving data. See Beaming
information
Records
Address Book 101
beaming 71
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choosing categories 73
creating 60
Date Book 87
defined 60
deleting 62, 93
displaying a category of 74
editing 60–62
fonts 86
hiding private 49, 81
lost 183
masking private 49, 81
Memo Pad 115
notes for 85
number of 194
private 81–84
purging 63–64
sorting 80–81
To Do List 106
Removing
applications 47
Desktop software 48
Renaming categories 76
Repeating events
deleting from Date Book 63
scheduling 92
Rescheduling events 91
Resetting handheld
hard reset 175, 180
location of reset button 6, 174
soft reset 174
Restoring data
Macintosh 177
Windows 175
S
Saving
data 40, 60, 62
Scheduling events 87–91
Screen
backlight 4, 5
blank 180
calibrating 14, 150
caring for 172
touching with your finger 4
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Scroll
bar 16
buttons 5
Searching. See Finding
Secondary DNS 163
Security 49–52
changing password 50
deleting password 50
displaying owner’s name 169
forgotten password 52
locking the handheld 51
private records 81–84
Selecting
date for event 89
phone numbers in Address
Book 103
text 61, 62
Sending
data. See Beaming information
Serial
connections 153
port 124, 126, 127, 138, 139, 140
Serial connector 6
Serial port 11
Service
selecting for network 156
templates 161, 167
Settings. See Preferences
ShortCuts
backing up 128
managing 170–171
menu commands 19
predefined 35
using 34
Simulated port for infrared
communication 133
Soft reset 174
Sorting
applications 41
records 80–81, 183
Sounds. See Alarm and System
sounds
Starting applications 17
Stylus
dragging with 14
pen stroke to activate a feature
148
Index
tapping with 14
writing with 6, 26
Sunday, to start week 151
Symbols
in Graffiti writing 32
Synchronizing data. See HotSync
System
conduit 128
requirements for Desktop
software 3
sounds 152
T
Tab delimited files, importing data
from 37
Tapping 14, 182
TCP/IP 155, 168
TDA (To Do List archive file) 37
Technical Support 178, 194
Text
copying 61
cutting 61
entry. See Entering data
files, importing data from 37,
38
fonts for 86
selecting all 62
Thousands separator 151
Time
alarm setting 91
bars in Date Book 99
format 151
setting current 24
setting event 87
start and end for Date Book
Day view 100
Tips, online 20
To Do List
adding Address Book data to
records 79
archive files (.tda) 37
categorizing records 73, 110
checking off items 107
completed items 109
completion date 109
conduit for synchronizing 128
Index
creating records 60, 106
deleting records 62, 93
due date 108, 109, 110
fonts 86
menus 110
notes for records 85
opening 56
overview 56
prioritizing records 106, 110
private records 84
purging records 63–64, 109
sorting records 80
Today. See Current date
Transferring data. See HotSync
Transmitting data. See Beaming
information
Troubleshooting 189
Turning off handheld
automatically 152
pen stroke for 149
problems with 181
Turning on handheld
application buttons 5
displaying owner’s name 169
power button 4
problems with 180
U
Undoing actions 61
Uninstalling Desktop software 48
Unresponsive handheld 181
Untimed events 87, 90, 92
Updating data. See HotSync
Upgrading Desktop software 196
User name
for ISP 156
identifying handheld 169
User profiles 144
W
Web sites 13, 132
Week (Date Book view) 95–96, 151,
183
Writing area 4
Writing. See Entering data
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