Palm III Organizer - Applications Handbook

Palm III Organizer - Applications Handbook
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Applications Handbook
for the
Palm III™ Organizer
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Copyright
Copyright © 1998 3Com Corporation or its subsidiaries. All rights reserved.
3Com, the 3Com logo, Palm Computing, Graffiti and HotSync are registered
trademarks, and PalmPilot, Palm III, Palm OS, Palm, the Palm Computing
platform logo, the PalmPilot logo and the Palm III logo are trademarks of
Palm Computing Inc., 3Com Corporation or its subsidiaries. Other product
and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. This product is not manufactured by Pilot Corporation or Pilot
Corporation of America, manufacturers and distributors of writing instruments.
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or claims by third parties which may arise through the use of this software.
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or repairs. Be sure to make backup copies of all important data on other media
to protect against data loss.
Important: Please read the “3Com End User Software License Agreement”
contained in the Basic Handbook for the Palm III Organizer before using the accompanying software program(s). Using any part of the software indicates
that you accept the terms of the 3Com End User Software License Agreement.
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“Technical Support, Service and Repair" in the Basic Handbook for the Palm III
Organizer for the phone number to obtain these diskettes, or complete and
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Contents
Chapter 1: Address Book
Getting Started With Address Book Entries .....................................2
Working With Address Book Entries ................................................5
Address Book Menu Commands .....................................................10
Chapter 2: Calculator
Using the Calculator Screen ..............................................................13
Calculator Menu Commands ...........................................................15
Chapter 3: Date Book
Scheduling an Event ..........................................................................18
Rescheduling an Event ......................................................................22
Setting an Alarm for an Event ..........................................................22
Scheduling Repeating Events ...........................................................23
Marking a Private Event ....................................................................25
Deleting an Event ...............................................................................25
Changing the Date Book View .........................................................26
Date Book Menu Commands ............................................................29
Chapter 4: Expense
Creating an Expense Item .................................................................33
Entering Receipt Details ....................................................................35
Show Options ......................................................................................38
Transferring Your Data to Microsoft Excel .....................................39
Expense Menu Commands ...............................................................44
Chapter 5: HotSync®
The HotSync Process and the HotSync Manager ..........................47
Performing a HotSync Operation for the First Time .....................48
Conducting a Local HotSync Operation .........................................50
Selecting HotSync Setup Options ....................................................50
Customizing HotSync Application Settings ...................................54
Conducting a HotSync Operation via Modem ..............................55
Conducting HotSync Operation via a Network ............................59
Creating a User Profile ......................................................................59
Using File Link ....................................................................................61
Chapter 6: Mail
Setting Up Mail on the Desktop .......................................................63
Synchronizing Mail with your E-Mail Application .......................66
Opening Mail on your Palm III organizer ......................................66
Viewing Messages ..............................................................................66
Creating Messages ..............................................................................68
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Looking Up an Address .................................................................... 70
Adding Message Details ................................................................... 72
Sending Messages .............................................................................. 75
Editing an Unsent Message .............................................................. 76
Draft Messages ................................................................................... 77
Filing a Message ................................................................................. 78
Deleting Messages ............................................................................. 78
Message List Options ........................................................................ 80
HotSync Options ................................................................................ 82
Creating Special Filters ..................................................................... 84
Defining Filter Strings ....................................................................... 86
High-Priority Messages .................................................................... 88
Truncating Messages ......................................................................... 88
Mail Menu Commands ..................................................................... 89
Chapter 7: Memo Pad
Working With Memos ....................................................................... 94
Arranging Memos .............................................................................. 95
Marking a Private Memo .................................................................. 96
Deleting a Memo ................................................................................ 97
Memo Pad Menu Commands .......................................................... 98
Chapter 8: Preferences
Buttons Preferences ......................................................................... 102
Digitizer Preferences ....................................................................... 105
Formats Preferences ........................................................................ 105
General Preferences ......................................................................... 106
Modem Preferences ......................................................................... 109
Network Preferences and Palm TCP/IP Software ...................... 110
Owner Preferences ........................................................................... 124
ShortCuts Preferences ..................................................................... 125
Chapter 9: Security
Assigning a Password ..................................................................... 128
Hiding Private Entries ..................................................................... 129
Showing Private Entries .................................................................. 130
Locking Your Palm III Organizer .................................................. 130
Changing or Deleting a Password ................................................. 131
Recovering from a Forgotten Password ....................................... 132
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Chapter 10: To Do List
Opening the To Do List ...................................................................133
Working With To Do Items .............................................................134
To Do Item Details ...........................................................................136
Deleting a To Do Item ......................................................................137
To Do Show Options ........................................................................138
To Do List Menu Commands .........................................................139
Appendix A: Expense Templates
Expense Templates ...........................................................................143
Appendix B: Creating a Custom Expense Report
About Mapping Tables ....................................................................147
Customizing Existing Sample Templates .....................................148
Determining the Layout of the Expense Report ..........................149
Analyzing Your Custom Expense Report .....................................150
Programming the Mapping Table .................................................151
Using Applications Other Than Microsoft Excel .........................156
Expense File Details .........................................................................156
Appendix C: Non-ASCII Characters for Login Scripts
Use of ^char ......................................................................................157
Carriage Return and Line Feed ......................................................157
Literal Characters .............................................................................158
Index
Index....................................................................................................159
Contents
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Chapter 1
Address Book
The Address Book enables you to keep names, addresses,
phone numbers and other information about your personal or
business contacts.
With the Address Book, you can:
■
Quickly look up or enter names, addresses, phone numbers and
other information.
■
Enter up to five phone numbers (home, work, fax, car, etc.) or
e-mail addresses for each name.
■
Define which phone numbers appear in the Address List screen
for each Address Book entry.
■
Attach a note to each Address Book entry where you can enter
additional information about the entry.
■
Assign categories to your Address Book entries, so you can
quickly sort and view your entries in logical groups.
To open the Address Book:
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Getting Started With Address Book Entries
An Address Book entry is where you store name and address
information about people or businesses. Your Palm III organizer
makes it easy to create, edit and delete Address Book entries.
Creating an Address Book Entry
You can create Address Book entries on your Palm III organizer, or
you can use the Palm™ Desktop software to create Address Book
entries on your computer and download the entries to your Palm III
organizer with the next HotSync® operation. See the “HotSync”
chapter for details.
Note: The Palm Desktop software also has data Import capabilities
that enable you to load database files into the Address Book
on your Palm III organizer. Refer to the online documentation
supplied with the Palm Desktop software for details.
To create a new Address Book entry:
1. Press the
button on the front of your Palm III organizer to
display the Address List screen.
2. Tap the New button to display the Address Edit screen.
Cursor
at Last
name
Tap New
3. Enter the last name of the person you want to add to your
Address Book.
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Note:
Your Palm III organizer automatically capitalizes the first
letter of each field (except numeric and e-mail fields). You
do not have to use the Graffiti® capital stroke to capitalize
the first letter of the name.
4. Use the Next Field Graffiti stroke to move to the First Name field.
Next Field
Note:
You can also move to any field by tapping it directly.
5. Enter the person's first name in the First Name field.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to enter the other information that you want
to include in this Address Book entry.
7. Tap the arrows to move to the next page of information.
8. After you finish entering information, tap the Done button to
return to the Address List screen.
Tap Done
Tip:
You can create an Address Book entry that always appears at
the top of the list by beginning the Last name (or Company
name) field with a blank space. For example, you might create
an " If Found Call" entry that contains your name and phone
number in case you lose your Palm III organizer.
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Editing an Address Book Entry
After you create an Address Book entry, you can update it or enter
additional information any time.
To edit an Address Book entry:
1. Tap the Address Book entry that you want to change to display
the Address View screen for that entry.
2. Tap the Edit button (or anywhere on the screen) to display the
Address Edit screen.
3. Tap any field (Address, City, etc.) and enter or change the
information.
4. After you finish, tap the Done button to return to the Address
List screen.
Deleting an Address Book Entry
There are two ways to delete an entry: use the Menu Commands
(described in the “Record Menu” section of this chapter) or use the
Address Entry Details dialog.
To delete an entry with the Address Entry Details dialog:
1. Tap the Address Book entry that you want to delete to display the
Address View screen for that entry.
2. Tap the Edit button to display the Address Edit screen.
3. Tap the Details button to open the Event Details dialog.
4. Tap the Delete button to open the Delete Address alert.
5. Tap the OK button to confirm you want to delete the entry.
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Working With Address Book Entries
Your Palm III organizer enables you to quickly find your Address
Book entries, group them by category, and display the entries by name
or company name. You can also choose the type of information you
want your entries to include and exchange Address Book information
with other 3Com® connected organizer users.
Looking Up Address Book Entries
When working with the Address Book, the scroll button on the front
panel of the Palm III organizer makes it easy to navigate among your
address entries. In the Address List screen, the scroll button moves up
or down an entire screen of address entries. If you hold down the
scroll button, you accelerate the scrolling so that it displays every third
screen. In the Address View screen, the scroll button moves to the
previous or next address entry.
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 entry:
1. Display the Address List screen.
2. Enter the first letter of the name you want to find.
Look Up line
Note:
The letter appears on the Look Up line and the list scrolls
to the first entry that begins with that letter. If you write
another letter, the list scrolls to the first entry that starts
with those two letters. For example, writing an “s” might
scroll to “Sands,” and writing “sm” might scroll further to
“Smith.” If you sort the list by company name, the Look
Up feature scrolls to the first letter of the company name.
3. Tap any entry to view its contents, or use the carriage return stroke
to view the selected entry.
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Choosing Types of Phone Numbers
Your Palm III organizer enables you to choose the types of phone
numbers or e-mail addresses that you associate with an Address Book
entry. Any changes you make will apply only to the current Address
Book entry.
To choose other types of phone numbers in an Address Book entry:
1. Tap the Address Book entry that you want to change to display
the Address View screen for that entry.
2. Tap the Edit button to display the Address Edit screen for
that entry.
3. Tap the pick list next to the label you want to change.
Tap
triangle
4. Tap the new label you want to use.
Assigning Address Categories
Categories can help you file individual Address Book entries into
groups for easy review. You can assign and edit categories in the
Address Book or by using the Categories pick list in the Details dialog
(see “Using Categories” in the Basic Handbook for the Palm III Organizer
for a complete description of categories).
To assign a category to an Address Book entry:
1. Tap the Address Book entry you want to assign to a category.
2. Tap the Edit button in the Address View screen to display the
Address Edit screen.
3. Tap the pick list in the upper-right corner and tap the category that
you want to assign to the Address Book entry.
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Sorting by Name or Company
You can sort the entries in the Address List screen by Company and
Last Name, rather than by Last Name and First Name. These settings
do not change your Address Book data in any way; they merely
change the view.
To sort the entries in the Address List screen:
1. Display the Address List screen.
2. Tap the
icon to open the Address Book menus.
3. Tap Preferences from the Options menu to open the Address Book
Preferences dialog.
4. Tap the setting that you want for the Address List screen.
5. Tap the OK button to display the Address List screen with your
new setting.
Note: Entries with no company name sort by last name.
Changing Address Entry Details
The Address Entry Details dialog provides a variety of options that
you can associate with an Address entry.
To open the Address Entry Details dialog:
1. Tap an Address Book entry to display the Address View screen
for that entry.
2. Tap the Edit button to display the Address Edit screen.
3. Tap the Details button to open the Address Entry Details dialog.
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4. Select any of the following settings:
Show in List
Choose which type of phone or other information
appears on the Address List screen for the current
entry. Your options are: Work, Home, Fax, Other
and E-mail.
Category
Assign the entry to a particular category. Your
options are: Business, Personal, QuickList,
Unfiled and Edit Categories.
Private
Hide this entry when the security features are
turned on.
Beaming Address Entries to Other 3Com Connected Organizers
The IR port on your Palm III organizer enables you to beam Address
Book entries to other 3Com connected organizers. You can beam any
of the following:
■
Business card. A specially designated entry containing
information you want to exchange with business contacts. You can
send your business card quickly with one-touch beaming.
■
Current address entry. The entry currently selected on your Palm
III organizer. For example, you may want to beam the name of a
business contact to a coworker who also uses a Palm III organizer.
■
Category of address entries. All of the entries that you have
assigned to the selected category. For example, you might want to
share your list of restaurants with a friend.
Note: For more on the IR port, see “Beaming Information to Other
3Com Connected Organizers” in the Basic Handbook for the
Palm III Organizer.
To select a business card:
1. Create an Address Book entry containing the information you
want on your business card.
2. Tap your business card entry to display the Address View screen
for that entry.
3. Tap the
icon to open the Address Book menus.
4. Tap Select Business Card from the Record menu, and tap Yes to
accept this entry as your business card.
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To beam a business card:
1. Tap your business card entry to display the Address View screen
for that entry.
2. Tap the
icon to open the Address Book menus.
3. Tap Beam Business Card from the Record menu to beam your card
to another 3Com connected organizer.
Tip:
You can press the
your card.
button for about two seconds to beam
To beam the current entry:
1. Tap an Address Book entry that you want to beam to display the
Address View screen for that entry.
2. Tap the
icon to open the Address Book menus.
3. Tap Beam Address from the Record menu to beam the current
entry to another 3Com connected organizer through the IR port.
Tip:
You can set the full-screen pen stroke to beam the current
entry. See “Pen Preferences” for details.
To beam the current category:
1. Display the Address List screen.
2. Tap the pick list in the upper-right corner and tap the category you
want to beam to display the entries in that category.
3. Tap the
icon to open the Address Book menus.
4. Tap Beam Category from the Record menu to beam the entries
in the current category to another 3Com connected organizer
through the IR port.
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Address Book Menu Commands
The Address Book includes menu commands to make it fast and easy
to perform common file and editing tasks. This section explains the
menu commands that are specific to the Address Book.
Refer to “Using Menus” in the Basic Handbook for the Palm III Organizer
for information about menu commands that are common to all of your
Palm III organizer applications.
Record Menu
When you select the Record menu, its commands appear on the
screen. The menu commands are slightly different depending on the
current screen.
Address List
Address View
Delete Address
Opens an alert dialog prompting you to confirm
deletion of the current entry. Tap the OK button
to delete the entry from your Palm III organizer,
or tap the Cancel button to close the alert dialog
and keep the entry.
Note: By default, your Palm III organizer
removes the entry from the Address
Book, but retains a copy of the entry and
transfers it to an archive file on your
computer the next time you perform a
HotSync operation. To remove the entry
completely, clear the Save archive copy
on PC check box.
Attach Note
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Opens the Address Book Note dialog where you
can create a Note for the current entry.
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Delete Note
Opens an alert dialog prompting you to confirm
deletion of the Note attached to the entry. Tap the
OK button to delete the Note, or tap the Cancel
button to close the alert dialog and keep the note.
Beam Address
Beams the current Address Book entry to another
3Com connected organizer through the IR port.
Beam Category
Beams all Address Book entries in the current
category to another 3Com connected organizer
through the IR port.
Select Business
Card
Enables you to select the current Address Book
entry as your business card. To beam your
business card to other 3Com connected
organizers, use the Beam Business Card
command.
Beam Business
Card
Sends the current business card to another 3Com
connected organizer through the IR port. You can
also initiate this command by holding down the
Address Book button for at least two seconds.
This is a convenient way to exchange business
cards with other 3Com connected organizer
users.
Options Menu
When you select the Options menu, its commands appear on screen.
Address List
Font
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Address View
Opens the Select Font dialog where you can
choose a different font (text) style for your
Address Book entries. See “Choosing Fonts” in
the Basic Handbook for the Palm III Organizer for
details.
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Preferences
Opens the Address Book Preferences dialog.
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Remember last category. Determines how
the Address Book appears when you return
from another Palm application (Memo Pad,
To Do List, etc.). If you select this check box,
the Address Book shows the last category you
selected. When you clear it, the Address Book
shows the address entries for all categories.
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List By. Determines whether address entries
sort by last name, first name or by company
name, last name in the Address List screen.
Rename Custom
Fields
Enables you to define custom field names. Each
Address Book entry contains four “custom fields”
that you can rename. Any changes you make to
the names of the custom fields appear in all of
your Address Book entries.
About Address
Book
Shows version (revision) information for the
Address Book application.
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Chapter 2
Calculator
The Calculator enables you to perform basic calculations. You
can also store and retrieve values in the Calculator’s memory.
To opening the Calculator:
■
Tap the
screen.
icon next to the Graffiti® area to open the Calculator
Using the Calculator Screen
The Calculator is designed to perform addition, subtraction,
multiplication and division operations.
To use the Calculator screen:
■
Use your fingers or the stylus to tap the Calculator buttons that
appear on the screen.
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Special Calculator Buttons
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 re-enter 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 into 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.
Removes any value that is stored in the Calculator
memory.
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Calculator Menu Commands
The Calculator supports the Copy and Paste commands. You can use
these commands to copy a value from the Calculator and paste it into
another application on your Palm III organizer. Similarly, you can
copy values from other applications on your Palm III organizer, such
as Expense, and paste the values into the Calculator. For additional
information on the Copy and Paste commands, see “Using Menus” in
the Basic Handbook for the Palm III Organizer.
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 the Recent Calculations:
1. Tap the
icon to open the Calculator menus.
2. Tap Recent Calculations from the Options menu to display the
Recent Calculations screen.
3. After you finish reviewing the dialog, tap the OK button to close
the Recent Calculations dialog and return to the Calculator.
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Chapter 3
Date Book
The Date Book enables you to quickly and easily schedule
appointments or any kind of activity associated with a time
and date.
With the Date Book, you can:
■
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 feature makes it easy to spot any potential scheduling
overlaps or conflicts.
■
Display a monthly calendar to quickly spot days where you have
morning, lunch or afternoon appointments.
■
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 Palm III™ connected organizer.
■
Attach notes to individual events for a description or clarification
of the entry in your Date Book.
To open the Date Book:
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Scheduling an Event
An event can be any kind of activity that you associate with a day.
When the Date Book screen first appears, it shows the current date
and a list of times for a normal business day. You can enter a new
event on any of the available time lines.
When you create 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.
You can also include 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 Date Book
screen with a diamond in the time list. You can have several untimed
events on a particular date.
To schedule an event for the current day:
1. Tap the time line that corresponds to your event in the Date Book
screen.
Tap a
time line
Time bar
shows
duration
Enter event
2. Use the stylus to write Graffiti® character strokes (or the on-screen
keyboard) to describe your event. You can enter up to 255
characters.
3. If your appointment is longer or shorter than an hour, tap the time
of the event to open the Set Time dialog. If your appointment is one
hour long, skip to step 7.
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Note:
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.
Tap the
time of an
event
4. Tap the time columns on the right side of the Set Time dialog to set
the Start Time.
Start Time
highlighted
Tap to scroll to
earlier hours
Tap to change
hours
Tap to change
minutes
Tap to scroll to
later hours
5. Tap the End Time box, and then tap the time columns to set the
End Time.
6. Tap the OK button to confirm your selection and close the Set Time
dialog.
7. Tap a blank area of the screen to de-select 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 Date Book screen. If necessary, tap the Previous week or Next
week scroll bars to move to another week.
Previous
week
Next
week
Tap to select the day
of the current week
■
Tap the Go To button to open the Go to Date dialog. Select a date
by tapping a year, month and day in the calendar.
Previous year
Next year
Tap to scroll to
earlier hours
Tap to scroll to
earlier hours
Tap to select
current date
■
Press the scroll button on the front panel of the Palm III organizer
to scroll to another day. Press the upper half of the button to move
to the previous day or the lower half to move to the next day.
2. After you locate the date, follow the steps described in the previous
section, “To schedule 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 the
previous section, “To schedule an event for another day.”
2. Tap New to open the Set Time dialog.
3. Tap OK, so that no start or end times are defined for the new event.
Note:
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 for the event (which appears at the top of the
Date Book screen).
New
untimed
event
No time
selected
5. Tap a blank area on the screen to de-select 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 the No Time button, and then tap the OK button to
confirm your selection and close the Set Time dialog.
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Rescheduling an Event
You can easily make changes to your schedule with your Palm III
organizer.
To reschedule an event:
1. Tap the event you want to reschedule.
2. Tap the Details button to open the Event Details dialog for that
event.
3. To change the time, tap the Time box and select the new time as
described earlier in this chapter.
4. To change the date, tap the Date box and select the new date as
described earlier in this chapter.
5. Tap the OK button to close the Event Details dialog and return to
the Date Book screen.
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, an
icon appears to the far right of the event
with the alarm. When the alarm tone sounds, a reminder message also
appears on the Palm III organizer screen.
To set an alarm for an event:
1. Tap the event to which you want to assign an alarm.
2. Tap the Details button to open the Event Details dialog for that
event.
3. Select the Alarm check box in the Event Details dialog to activate
the alarm.
4. Tap the Alarm units pick list to select Minutes, Hours or Days.
5. Select the “5” and enter any number from 0 to 99 (inclusive) as the
numeric alarm setting.
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Enter numeric
setting here
Tap here to
select alarm unit
6. Tap the OK button to close the Event Details dialog and return to
the Date Book screen.
Note: 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 on the screen of the Palm III
organizer.
For example, you could create a reminder for an untimed
event that occurs on February 4th. If the alarm reminder is set
for 5 minutes, the alarm reminder appears at 11:55 PM on the
night of February 3rd. The reminder remains on the screen
until you turn on your Palm III organizer and tap the OK
button to dismiss it.
Scheduling Repeating Events
The Repeat function enables you to schedule events that recur at
regular intervals. A birthday is a good example of an event that
repeats annually. Another example would be a weekly guitar lesson
that falls on the same day of the week and the same time of day. After
you enter a repeating event, a
icon appears to the far right of the
event.
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To schedule a repeating event:
1. Tap anywhere on the text of an event in the Date Book screen.
2. Tap the Details button to open the Event Details dialog.
3. Tap the Repeat box in the Event Details dialog to open the Change
Repeat dialog.
Tap the
Repeat
box
4. Tap Day, Week, Month or Year in the Change Repeat dialog.
5. Enter a number that corresponds to how often you want the event
to repeat in the “Every” area. For example, if you select Month and
enter the number “2,” the event repeats every other month.
6. If you want to specify an ending date for the repeating event, tap
the End on pick list and tap Choose Date. Use the Date Picker to
select an end date.
7. Tap the OK button to close the Change Repeat dialog and activate
your settings.
Considerations for the Repeat Function
■
If you change the start date of a repeating event, your Palm III
organizer calculates the number of days you have moved the
event. Your Palm III organizer then automatically changes the end
date to maintain the duration of the repeating event.
■
If you change the repeat type (e.g., daily to weekly) of a repeating
event, past occurrences (prior to the day on which you change the
setting) are left alone and your Palm III organizer 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 Palm III organizer adjusts the end date to maintain the
duration of the event.
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■
If you change other repeat settings (e.g., time, alarm, private) of a
repeating event and apply the change to all occurrences, your
Palm III organizer 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 left alone and not changed.
■
If you make a change to one occurrence of a repeating event (e.g.,
time), that occurrence no longer shows the Repeat icon.
Marking a Private Event
You can designate a specific event as “private.” When you activate the
Security features, your Palm III organizer hides all private entries and
you must enter a password to display them on the screen.
To mark an event as private:
1. Tap the event you want to mark as private.
2. Tap the Details button to open the Event Details dialog for that
event.
3. Select the Private check box.
4. Tap the OK button to close the Event Details dialog and return to
the Date Book screen.
Deleting an Event
There are three ways to delete an event from the Date Book
application: simply delete the text of the event, use the Menu
Commands (described in the “Record Menu” section later in this
chapter), or use the Event Details dialog.
Note: If you delete the text of a repeating event, you delete all
instances of that event. If you use the Menu Command or the
Event Details dialog, you can delete one occurrence of the
event (as an exception) or all occurrences.
To delete an event with the Event Details dialog:
1. Tap anywhere in the text area of the event to delete.
2. Tap the Details button to open the Event Details dialog.
3. Tap the Delete button to open the Delete Event alert.
4. Tap the OK button to confirm you want to delete the event.
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Changing the Date Book View
In addition to displaying the calendar for a specific day, you can also
display your Date Book by the week or month, and you can display
the current time.
To toggle through the different views:
■
Press the Date Book button repeatedly to display the next view.
To display the current time:
■
Tap the date in the Date Book title bar to display the current time.
Tap the date
Current time displays
Note: After a few seconds, the title bar reverts to show the date.
Working in Week View
The Week View shows a chart 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 in the Date Book screen to display the
Week View.
Week view
2. Tap the navigation controls to move forward or backward a week
at a time, or to display details of an event.
Note:
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The Week View also shows untimed events and events
that are before and after the range of times shown.
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Previous
week
Next
week
Tap for that day
Bar indicates event above display
Dot indicates untimed event
Bar indicates event below display
3. Tap any of your events to show a description of the event.
Event details
Tap to show Event details
If you want to reschedule an event, tap and drag the event to a
different time or day.
You can tap a blank time on any day to move to that day and have
the time selected for a new event. Or you can tap any of the days
and dates that appear 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, and these on-screen scroll
arrows appear if your scheduled events go beyond the displayed
time range.
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Spotting Event Conflicts in Week View
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).
In this case, any event conflict (time overlap) appears in the Week
View as overlapping bars. The Day View displays bracketed bars 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 daily repeating
Dots on right side indicate events
Dot below date indicates untimed events
Month view button
Tap any day that appears in the Month View screen to move directly
to that day with the Day View screen. Tap the arrows at the top to
move forward or backward a month. Tap the Go to button to open the
Date Picker and choose a different month.
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When the Month View is on the screen, you can use the scroll button
on the front panel of the Palm III organizer to move between months.
Press the upper half of the button to display the previous month, or
press the lower half to display the next month.
Note: You can control the dots and lines that appear in the Month
View. See “Options Menu” later in this chapter.
Date Book Menu Commands
The Date Book includes menu commands to perform common file and
editing tasks. This section explains the menu commands that are
specific to the Date Book.
See “Using Menus” in the Basic Handbook for the Palm III Organizer for
information about menu commands common to all of your Palm III
organizer applications.
Record Menu
When you select the Record menu, its commands appear on screen.
New Event
Creates an event and opens the Set Time
dialog where you can choose start and end
times for the new event. If you do not enter
start and end times, it creates a blank untimed
event.
Delete Event
Opens an alert dialog, prompting you to
confirm that you want to delete the current
event. You must tap an event before you use
the Delete Event command. Tap the OK button
to delete the event from your Palm III
organizer, or tap the Cancel button to close the
alert dialog and keep the event.
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Note: By default your Palm III organizer
removes the event from the Date Book,
but retains a copy of the event and
transfers it to an archive file on your
computer the next time you perform a
HotSync® operation. To remove the
event completely, clear the Save
archive copy on PC check box.
Attach Note
Opens the Note dialog, where you can create a
Note for the current event.
Delete Note
Opens an alert dialog, prompting you to
confirm that you really want to delete the Note
attached to the event. Tap the OK button to
delete the Note from the memory of your Palm
III organizer, or tap the Cancel button to close
the alert dialog and return to the Date Book.
Purge
Opens an alert dialog, prompting you to
confirm that you want to purge events older
than a certain time period — based on the
current date on the internal clock on the Palm
III organizer. You can use the Purge command
to conserve memory on your Palm III
organizer. The default setting for the Purge
alert is to “Save archive copy on PC.” This
setting removes events from the Date Book,
but retains copies and transfers them to an
archive file on your computer during the next
HotSync operation.
Note: The Purge command also deletes
repeating events if they end before
the date that you activate the Purge
command.
Beam Event
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Beams the current event to another 3Com®
connected organizer through the IR port.
See “Beaming Information to Other 3Com
Connected Organizers” in the Basic Handbook
for the Palm III Organizer for more information.
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Options Menu
When you select the Options menu, its commands appear on screen.
Font
Opens the Select Font dialog where you can
choose a different font (text) style for your Date
Book entries. See “Choosing Fonts” in the Basic
Handbook for the Palm III Organizer for details.
Preferences
Enables you to set the range of times that appear
in the Date Book, and to automatically activate
alarms for each event.
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Start/End Time. Enables you to define the
start and end times for the Date Book screens.
If the time slots you select do not fit on one
screen, you can tap the arrows to scroll up
and down.
■
Alarm Preset. Automatically sets an alarm
for each new event. The alarm for untimed
events is defined by minutes, days or hours
before midnight of the date associated with
the event.
■
Alarm sound. Controls the type of tone the
alarm generates when it sounds.
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Display Options
■
Remind me. Defines how many times the
alarm sounds. The choices are: Once, Twice, 3
times, 5 times and 10 times.
■
Play every. Defines how often the alarm
sounds. The choices are every: Minute,
5 minutes, 10 minutes and 30 minutes.
Allows you to change the Date Book’s
appearance and which events display.
■
Show Time Bars. Activates the time bars that
appear in the Day View. The time bars show
the duration of an event and illustrate event
conflicts.
■
Compress Day View. Controls how times
appear in the Day View. When Compress
Day View is off, all time slots display. When
it is on, start and end times display for each
event, but blank time slots toward the bottom
of the screen disappear to minimize scrolling.
■
Month View settings. These check boxes
apply to the Month View of the Date Book.
You can activate any or all of these settings to
show that you have Timed, Untimed or Daily
Repeating events in the Month View only.
Phone Lookup
Activates the Phone Lookup feature. See “Using
Phone Lookup” in the Basic Handbook for the Palm
III Organizer.
About Date
Book
Shows version (revision) information for the Date
Book application.
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Chapter 4
Expense
The Expense application enables you to keep track of your
expenses and then transfer the information to a spreadsheet on
your computer.
With the Expense application you can:
■
Record dates, type of expenses, amount spent, payment method
and other details associated with any money that you spend.
■
Create categories for your expenses, such as business and personal
expenses associated with a range of dates.
■
Keep track of vendors (companies) and people involved with each
particular expense.
■
Log miles traveled for a particular date or expense category.
■
Sort your expenses by date or expense type.
■
Transfer your expense information to a Microsoft® Excel
spreadsheet (version 5.0 or later) on your computer. (Microsoft
Excel is not included with the Palm III™ connected organizer
package.)
To open Expense:
1. Tap the
icon to open the Applications Launcher.
2. Tap the
icon to display the Expense List screen.
Creating an Expense Item
Expense enables you to record the date, expense type and the amount
that you spent. You can sort your expense items into categories or
add other information that you want to associate with the item.
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To create an expense item:
1. Tap the New button in the Expense List to create a new item.
Cursor
of new
item
Tap New
Note:
You can also create a new expense item by writing on the
number side of the Graffiti® pad while in the Expense List
screen. The first number you write begins your new
expense item.
2. Enter the amount of the expense.
3. Tap the Expense Type pick list and select a type from the list.
Tap here
Note: As soon as you select an expense type, your Palm III organizer
saves your entry. If you do not select an expense type, it does
not save the entry.
Tip:
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A quick way to create a new expense item is to make sure that
no expense item is selected in the Expense List, write the first
letter(s) of the expense type, and then write the numerical
amount of the expense item. This technique takes advantage of
the automatic fill feature. See “Options Menu” later in this
chapter for details.
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Changing the Expense Item Date
Initially, expense items appear with the date you enter them on your
Palm III organizer. You can use the Expense application to change the
date associated with any expense item.
To change the date of an expense item:
1. Tap the expense item you want to change to highlight the date.
2. Tap the date of the selected item to open the Date dialog.
Tap date
3. Tap the date you want for the expense item.
For more information about the Date dialog, see “Scheduling an
Event.”
Entering Receipt Details
The Expense application provides a variety of options that you can
associate with an item. These options appear in the Receipt Details
dialog.
To open the Receipt Details dialog:
1. Tap the expense item you want to assign details.
2. Tap the Details button to open the Receipt Details dialog.
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3. Select any of the following options:
Category
Defines the category for the Expense item. The
default Category is Unfiled when All is
selected. Otherwise, the default is the
currently selected Category. An expense item
remains in the default category until you
change it.
Your Palm III organizer provides two sample
categories, New York and Paris, to show how
you might sort your expenses according to
different business trips.
Choose Edit Categories from the pick list to
change existing or to create new expense
categories. For example, you might create a
category for a range of dates, such as a week or
month, or you might delete or rename the
New York and Paris categories.
Type
Opens a pick list of the expense type options so
that you can change the expense type for any
of your expense items.
Payment
Enables you to choose the payment method
used to pay the expense item. If the item is
prepaid (such as airline tickets supplied by
your company), you can choose Prepaid to
place your expense in the appropriate
company-paid cell of your printed expense
report spreadsheet. See “Transferring Your
Data to Microsoft Excel” later in this chapter
for more information.
Currency
Enables you to choose the type of currency
used to pay the expense item. The default
currency unit is defined in the Preferences
dialog (see “Preferences Menu” later in this
chapter). You can also display up to four other
common types of currency. See “Customizing
the Currency Pick List” later in this chapter for
details.
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Vendor and City Enable you to record the name of the vendor
(usually a company) associated with the
expense and the city where the expense took
place. For example, a business lunch might be
at Rosie's Cafe (Vendor) in San Francisco
(City).
Attendees
Displays the Attendees screen which
resembles a memo in the Memo Pad. You can
use this screen to list the people who attended
the activity associated with the expense or to
make notes, such as the purpose of the
expense.
Tap here
Note:
You can tap the Lookup button to display the names (and
the corresponding companies) of the people in your
Address Book. The Lookup button’s function is similar to
the Phone Lookup feature described in “Using Phone
Lookup” in the Basic Handbook for the Palm III Organizer.
4. Tap the OK button to close the Receipt Details dialog and activate
your selections.
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Customizing the Currency Pick List
You can select the currencies and symbols that appear in the Currency
pick list.
To customize the Currency pick list:
1. Tap the Currency pick list in the Receipt Details dialog, and then
tap the Edit Currencies selection to open the Select Currencies
dialog.
Tap Edit
currencies
2. Tap each Currency pick list to choose the country whose currency
you want to display on that line.
3. Tap the OK button to close the Select Currencies dialog and
activate your selections.
Note:
If the currency you want to use is not in the list of
countries, you can create your own custom country
and currency symbol. See “Expense Menu Commands”
later in this chapter for details.
Show Options
The Show Options define the sort order and other settings that
relate to your expense items.
To open the Show Options dialog:
1. Tap the Show button in the Expense List to open the Show
Options dialog.
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Tap Show
2. Select any of the following options:
Sort By
Enables you to sort the Expense entries by date
or expense type.
Distance
Enables you to display Mileage entries in miles
or kilometers.
Show Currency
Shows or hides the currency symbol in the
expense list.
3. Tap the OK button to close the Show Options dialog and activate
your selections.
Transferring Your Data to Microsoft Excel
After you enter your expenses into the Expense application on your
Palm III organizer, the Palm™ Desktop software enables you to view
and print the data with your computer.
Note: You need Microsoft Excel version 5.0 (or later) to view and
print your Expense data using one of the provided templates.
Microsoft Excel is not included with the Palm III organizer
package. The procedures in this section also assume that you
have installed the Palm Desktop software. See “Installing
Palm Desktop Software” in the Basic Handbook for the Palm III
Organizer for more information.
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Printing an Expense Report
Palm Desktop makes it quick and easy to print your Expense data.
To print your expense report:
1. Perform a HotSync® operation to transfer your latest Expense data
to your computer and make it available to Palm Desktop. See the
“HotSync” chapter for details.
2. Click the Expense button in Palm Desktop to open Microsoft Excel
and the Expense Report configuration dialog.
Note:
If you launch Expense from the Start menu (instead of
Palm Desktop), you must first choose your Palm III
organizer user name.
3. Click the expense category that you want to print.
Click to select
Categories
Tip:
You can press Shift+click to select multiple categories. To
print the expenses associated with all of your Expense
categories, click the All button in the Categories area.
4. If you want to define an end date for the expense report, enter the
date in the End Date area.
Note:
If you do not specify an end date, all expense entries for
the selected categories will appear — up to the date of the
last HotSync operation with your Palm III organizer.
5. Click the Print button to display the expense report in the Print
Preview window.
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6. Click the Print button in the Microsoft Excel window to print your
expense report.
To view your Expense data in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet:
1. Perform a HotSync operation to transfer your latest Expense data
to your computer and make it available to Palm Desktop.
2. Click the Expense button in Palm Desktop to open Microsoft Excel
and the Expense Report configuration dialog.
Note:
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If you start Expense from the Start menu (instead of Palm
Desktop), you must first choose your Palm III organizer
user name.
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Click to select
Categories
3. Click the expense category that you want to use.
Tip:
You can press Shift+click to select multiple categories. If
you want to view the expenses associated with all of your
Expense categories, click the All button in the Categories
area.
4. If you want to define an end date for the expense report, enter the
date in the End Date area.
Note:
If you do not specify an end date, all expense entries for
the selected categories will appear — up to the date of the
last HotSync operation.
5. Click the Create button to display a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet
containing your Expense data.
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At this point, your Expense data appears in Microsoft Excel
spreadsheet form. You can enter information, make formatting
changes and save and print the file in the normal manner.
Using Expense Report Templates
Palm Desktop software comes with several expense report templates.
When you use one of these templates, you can edit your Expense data
in Microsoft Excel. If you want to streamline or customize your
expense reports, you can change these templates. For example, you
can add your company name to a template. See “Appendix A:
Expense Templates” for sample templates and “Appendix B: Creating
a Custom Expense Report” for details on changing templates.
To view your Expense data using a Microsoft Excel template:
1. Display your Expense data in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet as
described in the previous procedure.
2. Click the Options button to open the Expense Report Options
dialog.
Enter name and
other information
Choose expense
template
3. Enter name, department and other information as necessary for
your expense report.
4. Click the Templates menu, then click an expense template. See
“Appendix A: Expense Templates” for samples.
Note:
If you want to create your own custom expense template
and have it appear in the Templates menu, refer to
“Appendix B: Creating a Custom Expense Report.”
5. Click the OK button to return to the Expense Report Options
dialog.
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Expense Menu Commands
The Expense application includes menu commands to perform
common file and editing tasks. This section explains the menu
commands that are specific to the Expense application.
See “Using Menus” in the Basic Handbook for the Palm III Organizer for
information about menu commands that are common to all of your
Palm III organizer applications.
Record Menu
When you select the Record menu, its commands appear on screen.
Delete Item
Opens an alert dialog, prompting you to
confirm that you want to delete the current
expense item. You must tap an item before you
can use the Delete Item command. Tap the OK
button to delete the item from your Palm III
organizer, or tap the Cancel button to close the
alert dialog and keep the item.
Note: By default your Palm III organizer
removes the item from the Expense
application, but retains a copy of the
item and transfers it to an archive file
on your computer the next time you
perform a HotSync operation. To
remove the item completely, clear the
Save archive copy on PC check box.
Purge
Conserves memory on your Palm III organizer
by deleting expense categories that you no
longer use.
The Purge command prompts you to confirm
that you want to purge all the records from the
selected category.
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Options Menu
When you select the Options menu, its commands appear on screen.
Preferences
Custom
Currencies
Activates the Preferences dialog, which is used to
activate the automatic fill feature and to set the
default currency symbol.
■
Use automatic fill. Enables you to select an
expense type by writing the first letter of an
expense type in the Graffiti writing area. For
example, if you write the letter “T,” it enters
the “Taxi” expense type. Writing “T” and
then “E” enters “Telephone” which is the first
expense type beginning with the letters “TE.”
■
Default currency. Sets the default currency
symbol for the Expense application.
Enables you to define additional currency
symbols for the Expense application.
Note: You need to use this command only if the
currency symbol you need is not
available in the Currency pick list of the
Receipt Details dialog (See “Entering
Receipt Details” earlier in this chapter).
About Expense
Chapter 4
Shows version (revision) information for the
Expense application.
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To define a custom currency symbol:
1. Choose Custom Currencies from the Options menu to open the
Custom Currencies dialog.
Tap a Country
button
2. Tap one of the four Country boxes to open the Currency Properties
dialog.
3. Enter the name of the country and the symbol that you want to
appear in the Expense application, and then tap the OK button to
define your setting.
4. Tap the OK button to close the Custom Currencies dialog.
Note: If you want to use your custom currency symbol as the default
for all Expense entries, choose the symbol in the Preferences
dialog. If you want to use your custom currency symbol only
for particular expense items, choose the symbol in the Receipt
Details dialog associated with those items.
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Chapter 5
HotSync®
HotSync® technology enables you to synchronize data between
one or more 3Com® connected organizers and the Palm™
Desktop software. To synchronize data, you must connect your
Palm III™ connected organizer and Palm Desktop either directly
with a cable or indirectly with a modem or network.
With HotSync technology you can:
■
Synchronize the Date Book, Address Book, To Do List, Memo Pad
and Expense entries on your Palm III organizer with the entries on
your computer, and vice versa.
■
Manage individual or multiple 3Com connected organizers with a
centralized computer.
■
Keep your data safe by automatically creating backup copies each
time your synchronize.
The HotSync Process and the HotSync Manager
The HotSync process automatically synchronizes data between your
Palm III organizer and Palm Desktop. Changes you make on your
Palm III organizer or Palm Desktop 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 by connecting your Palm III organizer directly
to your computer with the cradle or indirectly with a modem or
network.
The HotSync Manager oversees the synchronization process. It runs in
the background and monitors a communications port on your
computer for a HotSync command from a 3Com connected organizer.
When it “hears” a HotSync command, HotSync Manager
synchronizes data in the Date Book, Address Book, To Do List, Memo
Pad, Mail and Expense applications. It can synchronize the data even
when Palm Desktop is not running!
Once you complete a few simple setup steps, performing a HotSync
operation is as simple as pressing a button. Follow the steps in the next
section to complete the setup.
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Performing a HotSync Operation for the First Time
The first time you synchronize your data, you need to enter user
information on both the Palm III organizer and the Palm Desktop.
Once you enter this information and synchronize, the HotSync
Manager recognizes your Palm III organizer and doesn’t ask for this
information again. If you are a System Administrator preparing
several 3Com connected organizers for a group of users, see “Creating
a User Profile” later in this chapter before performing the following
steps.
Important: You must perform your first HotSync operation with a
local, direct connection, rather than using a modem.
To perform a HotSync operation for the first time:
1. Double-click the Palm Desktop icon on the Windows desktop (or
select Palm Desktop from the Start menu) to start the Palm
Desktop software.
2. Click the
icon in the Windows System Tray to open the
HotSync Manager menu.
Tip:
The Windows System Tray is usually in the lower-right
corner on your computer display. The location may vary
depending on the location of the taskbar and the version
of Windows you are using.
3. Click Local from the HotSync Manager menu to indicate that you
are using the cradle to synchronize.
4. Turn on the Palm III organizer and slide it into the cradle.
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Tip:
The curved edge on the bottom of the Palm III organizer
should align smoothly with the cradle when it is inserted
properly.
5. Press the
button on the front of the Palm III organizer cradle to
open the New User dialog.
HotSync
button
6. Enter a user name for your Palm III organizer and click the OK
button to open the HotSync Progress dialog and start the
synchronization process.
Important: Every 3Com connected organizer should have a unique
name. Never try to synchronize more than one 3Com
connected organizer to the same user name.
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7. Wait for Palm Desktop to display a message indicating that the
process is complete.
Conducting a Local HotSync Operation
After you complete the first HotSync operation, the HotSync process
is even faster and easier!
To conduct a local HotSync operation:
1. Insert the Palm III organizer in the cradle.
2. If the HotSync Manager is not running, start it.
3. Press the
button on the front of the Palm III organizer cradle to
start the HotSync process.
4. Wait for Palm Desktop to display a message indicating that the
process is complete.
Selecting HotSync Setup Options
You can choose when you want HotSync Manager to run, and you can
adjust the local and modem HotSync settings.
To set the HotSync Options:
1. Click the
icon in the Windows System Tray to open the
HotSync Manager menu.
2. Click Setup on the HotSync Manager menu to open the Setup
dialog.
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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 3Com connected organizer
synchronization requests. With this option,
the HotSync Manager conducts
synchronizations even when Palm Desktop is
not running.
Available only
when Palm
Desktop is
running
Starts HotSync Manager and monitors
requests automatically when you open the
Palm Desktop software.
Manual
Starts the HotSync Manager and monitors
requests only when you select HotSync
Manager from the Start menu.
Tip:
If you’re not sure which option to use, keep the Always
available default setting.
4. Click the Local tab to display the settings for the connection
between your computer and the Palm III organizer cradle, and
adjust the following options as needed.
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Serial Port
Identifies the port Palm Desktop will use to
communicate with the cradle. This selection
should match the port number where you
connected the cradle.
Note: Your Palm III organizer cannot share
this port with an internal modem or
other device. If you have trouble
determining the correct serial port, see
“Troubleshooting” in the Basic
Handbook for the Palm III Organizer.
Speed
Determines the speed at which data is
transferred between your Palm III organizer
and Palm Desktop. We suggest you try the As
Fast As Possible rate first, and adjust
downward if you experience problems. This
setting allows the Palm Desktop and Palm III
organizer to find and use the fastest speed.
5. Click the Modem tab to display the Modem settings and adjust the
following options as needed.
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Serial Port
Identifies the port where the modem is
located. 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. We suggest you try the As Fast As
Possible rate first, and adjust downward if you
experience problems. This setting allows the
Palm Desktop and Palm III organizer to find
and use the fastest speed.
Modem
Identifies the modem type or manufacturer.
Refer to your modem manual or face plate for
its type or settings. If you’re not sure of your
modem type or your modem doesn’t match
any that appear in the list, choose 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.
6. Click OK to close the Setup dialog.
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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, Palm Desktop synchronizes all files
between the Palm III organizer and the Palm Desktop. 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
Palm III organizer or Palm Desktop, or to avoid synchronizing a
particular type of file because you don’t use it.
In addition to the Date Book, Address Book, To Do List, Memo Pad
and Expense application conduits, Palm Desktop includes System and
Install conduits. The System conduit backs up the system information
stored in your Palm III organizer, including Graffiti® software
ShortCuts. The Install conduit is used to install Palm-compatible
applications.
To customize HotSync application settings:
1. Click the
icon in the Windows System Tray to open the
HotSync Manager menu.
Tip:
You can also click the HotSync command on the Palm
Desktop menu bar to open the HotSync Manager menu.
2. Click Custom from the HotSync menu to open the Custom dialog.
3. Select the appropriate user name from the list at the top of the
dialog.
4. Click an application in the Conduit list to choose the conduit you
want to change.
5. Click the Change button to open the Change HotSync Action
dialog.
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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, you can just click the Default button in the
Custom dialog to revert to the default settings.
7. Repeat steps 2 through 5 to change conduit settings for other
applications or for a different user name.
8. Click the OK button to close the Change HotSync Action dialog
and activate your settings.
Conducting a HotSync Operation via Modem
You can use a modem to synchronize your Palm III organizer when
you are away from your computer.
Note: You must conduct an initial local HotSync operation using the
Palm III organizer cradle before you perform a modem
HotSync operation.
To perform a HotSync operation via modem you need:
■
A modem connected to your computer
■
A modem connected to your Palm III organizer with a special
modem cable. (The cradle is not used for a modem HotSync
operation.) See “Technical Support, Service and Repair” in the
Basic Handbook for the Palm III Organizer for details on ordering this
special cable.
■
The Palm Desktop software configured for use with a modem as
described earlier in this chapter in “Selecting HotSync Options.”
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Preparing Your Computer for a Modem HotSync Operation
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 Palm III organizer. See “Selecting HotSync Setup Options”
earlier in this chapter.
To prepare your 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 click
Modem from the HotSync Manager menu.
Preparing Your Palm III Organizer for a Modem HotSync Operation
There are a few steps you must perform to prepare your Palm III
organizer for a modem HotSync.
To prepare your Palm III organizer for a modem HotSync operation:
1. Turn on your Palm III organizer and tap the
Applications Launcher.
2. Tap the
icon to open the
icon to open the HotSync screen.
3. Tap the Enter Phone # box under the Modem Sync icon to open the
Phone Setup dialog.
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Note:
If you have Network HotSync software installed on your
Palm III organizer, the Remote Setup dialog appears
instead. See “Network Preferences” for more
information.
4. Enter the telephone number to access the modem connected to
your computer.
5. 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.
6. If the phone line you’re using for the Palm III organizer has “Call
Waiting,” select the Disable call waiting check box to avoid an
interruption during the modem HotSync operation.
7. If you want to use a calling card to place the call, select the check
box and enter the calling card number.
8. Tap OK to return to the HotSync dialog.
9. Tap the
icon to open the HotSync menus.
10. Tap Modem Setup from the Options menu to display the Modem
Preferences screen.
11. Enter the Modem Preference settings as described in “Modem
Preferences.”
Selecting the Conduits for a Modem HotSync Operation
The Conduit Setup dialog on your Palm III organizer enables you to
define which files and/or applications synchronize during a modem
HotSync operation. You can use these settings to minimize the time
required to synchronize data with a modem.
To change the Conduit Setup for a modem HotSync operation:
1. Tap the
icon in the Graffiti area to display the Applications
Launcher.
2. Tap the
icon to display the HotSync screen.
3. Tap the
icon to open the HotSync menus.
4. Tap Conduit Setup from the Options menu to open the Conduit
Setup dialog.
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5. Tap the check boxes to de-select the files and/or 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.
6. Tap the OK button to close the Conduit Setup dialog and activate
your settings for the next modem HotSync operation.
Performing a HotSync Operation via a Modem:
After you prepare your computer and your Palm III organizer, and
select your Conduit Setup options, you are ready to perform a Modem
HotSync operation.
To perform a Modem HotSync operation:
1. Turn on your Palm III organizer.
Note:
If you are not using a PalmPilot modem, you need a
special modem cable and an external modem. Connect
one end of the special modem cable to the serial connector
on the Palm III organizer and the other end to the external
modem. Do not attempt to use other kinds of cables, even
if they appear to be similar.
2. Tap the
icon to open the Applications Launcher.
3. Tap the
icon to open the HotSync application.
4. Tap the
icon to dial the Palm Desktop modem and synchronize
the applications selected under Conduit Setup.
5. Wait for the HotSync operation to complete. If you have any
problems conducting a successful HotSync operation, see
“Troubleshooting” in the Basic Handbook for the Palm III Organizer.
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Conducting HotSync Operation via a Network
When you use the Network HotSync software, you can take
advantage of the LAN and WAN connectivity available in many office
environments. The Network HotSync software enables you to
perform a HotSync operation using a cradle that is connected to any
PC on your LAN or WAN (provided that the PC connected to the
cradle also has the Network HotSync software installed and your PC
is on and the HotSync Manager is running).
The Network HotSync software is an optional component that you can
download from the Palm website (http://www.palm.com). The files
that you download also include a setup program and documentation
for this feature.
Creating a User Profile
If you need to configure a number of 3Com connected organizers 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 3Com connected organizer without associating
that data with a user name. The User Profile feature is designed only
for the first-time HotSync operation, before you assign a User ID to a
particular 3Com connected organizer. See “Using File Link” later in
this chapter for information about loading data after you assign a
User ID.
To create a User Profile:
1. Open the Palm Desktop software.
2. Click Users from the Tools menu to open the Users dialog.
3. Click the Profiles button to open the Profiles dialog.
4. Click the New button to open the New Profile dialog.
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5. Enter a name for the Profile and click the OK button to return to the
Profiles dialog.
6. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each Profile that you want to create, then
click the OK button to close the Profiles dialog and return to Palm
Desktop.
7. Select the Profile from the User list and create the data for the
Profile (e.g., company phone list, etc.).
To use a Profile for the first-time HotSync operation:
1. Place the new 3Com connected organizer in the cradle, and press
the
button on the cradle to open the Users dialog.
2. Click the Profiles button to open the Profiles dialog.
3. Choose the Profile that you want to load on the 3Com connected
organizer, and click the OK button to open the following alert
dialog:
4. Click the Yes button to transfer all the Profile data to the 3Com
connected organizer.
The next time you perform a HotSync operation, Palm Desktop will
prompt you to assign a User name to the 3Com connected organizer.
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Using File Link
The File Link feature enables you to synchronize the Address Book
and Memo Pad information on your Palm III organizer with a separate
external file such as a company phone list. HotSync Manager stores
the data in a separate category on your Palm Desktop and your Palm
III organizer. 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 synchronize with 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
Software online Help.
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Chapter 6
Mail
The Mail application enables you to manage your e-mail while
away from your desk. The key to Mail is that it truly
synchronizes the mail in your desktop e-mail application with
the mail on your Palm III™ connected organizer.
For example, if you delete messages from your Palm™ Mail, your next
HotSync® operation also deletes the messages from your desktop email application — so you never have to delete messages twice.
Similarly, if you read a message on your Palm III organizer and leave
it in your inbox, your next HotSync operation marks it as read on your
desktop e-mail.
With Mail, you can:
■
Use your Palm III organizer to send and/or retrieve e-mail
messages from your desktop e-mail application.
■
View, delete, file and/or reply to incoming mail.
■
Create outgoing messages as well as drafts of messages that you
can complete later.
■
Create simple or complex filters, which allow you to decide the
type of e-mail that your Palm III organizer retrieves from your
desktop e-mail application.
Setting Up Mail on the Desktop
Before you use Mail for the first time, your desktop e-mail application
should be up and running. You must also set up the Palm™ Desktop
software for use with your desktop e-mail application.
Note: The following instructions assume that you have already
installed Palm Desktop software on your computer and that
you did not set up Mail during the installation. If you have not
yet installed the Palm Desktop software, the installation
procedure will prompt you to set up Mail as part of the Palm
Desktop software installation.
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To set up Mail:
1. Click Start on the Windows desktop to open the Start menu.
2. Point to Programs, point to Palm Desktop, and then click Palm
Mail Setup to start the setup procedure.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to set up your Palm III
organizer for use with your desktop e-mail application.
To select HotSync options:
1. Click the
icon in the Windows System Tray to open the
HotSync menu.
2. Click Custom from the HotSync menu to open the Custom dialog.
Tip:
You can also click Custom from the HotSync menu in
Palm Desktop.
3. Click Mail in the Custom list box.
4. Click the Change button to open the Change HotSync Action
dialog.
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5. Click one of the following settings:
Synchronize
the files
Synchronizes the mail on your Palm III
organizer and your desktop e-mail application.
Desktop
overwrites
handheld
Replaces the mail on your Palm III organizer
with the mail in your desktop e-mail
application. You should use this option only if,
for some reason, the two inboxes get out of sync.
This setting applies for only one HotSync
operation and then reverts back to the default
setting.
Do Nothing
Turns off communication between your Palm III
organizer and desktop e-mail application. This
setting applies for only one HotSync operation
and then reverts back to the default setting.
Set As
Default
Changes the default setting on an ongoing basis.
(When you first set up Mail, Synchronize the
files is the default setting.)
Tip:
To turn off mail, select Do Nothing and then select the Set as
Default check box.
To change your Mail setup options:
1. Click the
icon in the Windows System Tray to open the
HotSync menu.
2. Click Custom from the HotSync menu to open the Custom dialog.
Tip:
You can also click Custom from the HotSync menu in
Palm Desktop.
3. Click the Mail in the Conduit list to indicate that you want to
change these settings.
4. Click the Change button to open the Change HotSync Action
dialog for the Mail conduit.
5. Modify your settings as needed.
6. Click the OK button to confirm your changes and close the Change
HotSync Action dialog.
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Synchronizing Mail with your E-Mail Application
After you have enabled and configured Mail, you need to perform a
HotSync operation to synchronize Mail with your desktop e-mail
application. For a complete explanation of how to use the HotSync
feature, see the “HotSync” chapter.
Opening Mail on your Palm III organizer
1. Tap the
icon to open the Applications Launcher.
2. Tap the
icon to display the Message List screen.
Viewing Messages
The Message List lists your incoming messages, who sent them and
the date they were received. Messages you’ve read appear with a
check next them and high-priority messages appear in bold.
Previously read
To open a message:
■
Tap a message in the list to open it.
Header mode icons
Recipient
Subject
Sender
Time and date sent
Message body
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Messages appear by default in the abbreviated mode. To switch from
the abbreviated mode to the full header mode, see “Displaying Full
Header Information” later in this chapter.
To close a message:
■
Tap the Done button to close the message and return to the
Message List.
Message Fonts
You can modify the way messages appear by changing the font (text)
style. See “Choosing Fonts” in the Basic Handbook for the Palm III
Organizer for details.
Displaying Full Header Information
By default, Mail displays abbreviated header information. The
abbreviated header displays only the From and Subject fields. The full
header provides complete information about the sender, receiver and
CC recipients, in addition to the subject and date the message was
created. Mail uses the header type you select for all your messages.
To display full header information:
1. Open a message.
2. Tap the Complete Header icon to display the full header.
Complete Header icon
Abbreviated Header icon
Note: To redisplay the abbreviated header, tap the Abbreviated
Header icon.
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Creating Messages
You create messages with your Palm III organizer the same way you
create messages with your desktop e-mail application: you identify
the recipient(s) of the message, define a subject and create the body of
the message.
You create original messages and replies in the New Message screen.
All messages must, at the very least, contain information in the To and
Subject fields.
To create a message:
1. Tap the New button in the Message List screen to display the New
Message screen.
Tap New
Note:
You can also display the New Message screen by tapping
New from the Message menu.
2. Use the stylus to write Graffiti® character strokes (or the on-screen
keyboard) to enter the e-mail address of the recipient. The cursor
indicates where new text will appear.
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Note:
Enter the address as if you are entering it from your
desktop e-mail application. For example, network users
sending a message to a user on the same network do not
need to add Internet information, such as @3com.com.
3. To send a carbon copy of this message to additional recipients, tap
in the CC field, then enter the e-mail addresses of the additional
recipients, separating the addresses with a comma followed by a
space.
4. Tap in the Subj field, then enter a subject for your message.
5. Tap in the Body field, then enter the body text.
Note:
If the address, CC, subject or body of the message exceeds
the capacity of the screen display, tap the name of the
field (for example, “To”) to expand that field. Tap the
Done button to return to the New Message screen.
Tap the name of the field to open
Tap to return to New Message screen
To reply to a message:
1. Tap a message in the Message List to display it on the screen.
2. Tap the Reply button to open the Reply Options dialog.
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3. Select who you want to receive the reply: only the Sender, All
recipients and the sender or do you want to Forward the message
to someone else.
4. Select whether you want to Include original text and Comment
original text.
5. Tap OK to close the Reply Options dialog and display the New
Message screen.
6. Enter your reply text.
Note:
You have several message options including setting the
priority. See “Adding Message Details” for details.
7. Tap Send to place your reply in the Outbox.
Looking Up an Address
To identify the recipient of a message, you need to enter that person’s
e-mail address in the appropriate field of the Message screen. You can
do this either by entering the data directly into the field or by using the
Look Up command to access the information in your Address Book.
To look up an address:
1. Tap either the To or CC field name to expand one of these fields.
2. Enter a few letters of the address you want to find.
3. Tap the Lookup button.
4. If the letters you enter identify a unique listing from your Address
Book, your Palm III organizer completes the address for you. If not,
the Lookup dialog appears.
Note:
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Tap here
5. Enter the first letter of the entry you want to find to scroll to the
first entry that begins with that letter. If you write an additional
letter, the list scrolls to the first entry that starts with those two
letters. For example, writing an “s” might scroll to “Sanders,” and
writing “sm” might scroll farther to “Smith.”
6. Tap an address to select it.
7. Tap the Add button to enter the address in the To or CC field.
Tap to select
Tap here to enter address in field
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Adding Message Details
Before you send your message, you can attach additional attributes
(called message details) to your message, such as a signature block, or
flagging the message as high-priority. These features are dependent
on the desktop e-mail application you use. If your e-mail application
does not support the message detail you select, your Palm III
organizer cannot attach that attribute to your message.
The following message details are available:
Priority
Flags a message as high, normal or low priority.
BCC
Creates a blind carbon copy field in the New
Message screen.
Signature
Attaches previously defined text as a signature
block. See “Adding a Signature to Your Message”
later in this chapter for details.
Confirm
Read
Requests a confirmation telling you when the
message was read.
Confirm
Delivery
Requests a confirmation telling you when the
message was delivered.
Note: The Priority and BCC settings are valid only for the current
message and must be set with each subsequent message you
create.
Setting a Priority
To set a priority for your message:
1. Tap the Details button in the New Message screen to open the
Message Details dialog.
Tap here
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2. Tap the Priority pick list and select the priority you want.
Tap here
Tap to select priority
3. Tap the OK button to confirm your selection and return to the New
Message screen.
Note: Your Palm III organizer can flag messages with a specific
priority only if your desktop e-mail application supports this
feature.
Sending a Blind Carbon Copy
To add a BCC field to your message:
1. Select the BCC check box in the Message Details dialog to add the
BCC field to the New Message screen.
2. Tap the OK button to confirm your selection and return to the New
Message screen.
BCC field
3. Tap the BCC field and enter the address.
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Adding a Signature to Your Message
Adding a signature to your message is a two-part process: first, you
must create your signature, then you must select the signature option
from the Message Detail dialog.
To create a signature:
1. Tap the
icon to open the Mail menus.
2. Tap Preferences from the Options menu to open the Preferences
dialog.
Add signature
text here
3. Tap in the Signature Text field and enter up to six lines of text.
4. Tap the OK button to confirm your selection and return to the
previous screen.
To add a signature to your message:
1. Tap the Details button in the New Message screen to open the
Message Details dialog.
2. Select the Signature check box to add a signature to the end of your
message.
3. Tap the OK button to confirm your selection and return to the New
Message screen.
Note: The signature block does not display in your message; only
your recipient sees the signature block.
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Requesting Confirmations
To receive a confirmation when your message is read:
1. Tap the Details button in the New Message screen to open the
Message Details dialog.
2. Select the Confirm Read check box to request a confirmation when
the recipient reads your message.
3. Tap the OK button to confirm your selection and return to the New
Message screen.
To receive a confirmation when your message is delivered:
1. Tap the Details button in the New Message screen to open the
Message Details dialog.
2. Select the Confirm Delivery check box to request a confirmation
that the recipient received your message.
3. Tap the OK button to confirm your selection and return to the New
Message screen.
Sending Messages
When you send messages from your Palm III organizer, it stores them
in the Outbox folder until the next time you synchronize your Palm III
organizer with your computer. During synchronization, all messages
stored in the Outbox folder are transferred to the Outbox folder in
your desktop e-mail application. Messages created on your Palm III
organizer are transmitted the next time you send mail from your
desktop e-mail application.
To send a message:
■
After you create a message, tap the Send button in the New
Message screen.
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Editing an Unsent Message
You can edit or make changes to a message that has not yet been sent,
as long as you have not yet performed a HotSync operation. When you
edit a message, your Palm III organizer removes the message from the
Outbox folder and takes you back to the New Message screen, where
you can edit the message and resend it, save it as a draft or cancel it.
To retrieve a message:
1. In the Message List screen, tap Outbox from the pick list in the
upper-right corner to display the messages contained in the
Outbox.
Tap to display folder list
2. Tap the message you want to retrieve to display the message.
Tap here
to select
message
Tap to
modify
message
3. Tap the Edit button to remove the message from the Outbox folder
and place it back in the New Message screen.
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Draft Messages
There are times when you may not want to immediately send a
message you compose — for example, you may want to add
additional information before sending it. Your Palm III organizer
stores such messages in the Draft folder until you are ready to edit
them. When you edit a draft, it becomes a new message again.
Note: When you’re creating or editing a message, you can also save
a message as a draft by canceling it. When you cancel a
message, Palm III organizer opens a dialog asking if you want
to save the message. If you tap the Yes button, your Palm III
organizer saves a draft of your message.
To save a message as a draft:
1. Create a message in the New Message screen.
2. Tap the
icon to open the Mail menus.
3. Tap Save Draft from the Message menu to move the message to the
Draft folder.
To edit a message saved as a draft:
1. In the Message List screen, tap Draft from the pick list in the upperright corner to display a list of the messages in the Draft folder.
2. Tap the draft you want to display.
Tap here
to select
message
Tap to edit
draft in New
Message
screen
3. Tap the Edit button to move your draft to the New Message screen.
4. Enter your changes, then either save it again as a draft or tap the
Send button to move the message to your Outbox folder.
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Filing a Message
Your Palm III organizer can store any message you receive or create in
the Filed folder. The contents of this folder do not automatically
synchronize with your desktop e-mail application during a HotSync
operation. However, your Palm III organizer does store a back-up
copy of the Filed folder on your computer hard drive.
To file a message:
1. Open a message.
2. Tap the
icon to open the Mail menus.
3. Tap File from the Message menu to display the Message File
Options dialog.
4. Tap No to save the message and move it to the Filed folder or tap
Yes to file the message and keep a copy in the Inbox.
To remove a message you created from the Filed folder:
1. In the Message List screen, tap Filed from the pick list in the upperright corner to display the contents of the Filed folder.
2. Tap the message you want to restore.
3. Tap the Edit button to display and modify the message.
Note: After you display and modify the message, you can send it,
save it as a draft, or return it to the Filed folder.
Deleting Messages
Your Palm III organizer stores deleted message in the Deleted folder
until you perform the next HotSync operation. If you delete a message
from Palm III organizer, it will be deleted on your desktop e-mail
application after you perform a HotSync operation.
To delete a message:
1. Open the message you want to delete.
2. Tap the Delete button.
3. If you selected the Preference option to confirm message deletion,
tap the Yes button to confirm that you want to delete the current
message.
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Removing a Message From the Deleted Folder
You can reverse the deletion of a message (by removing it from the
Deleted folder) as long as you have neither performed a HotSync
operation nor purged the contents of the Deleted folder.
To remove a message you received from the Deleted folder:
1. In the Message List screen, tap Deleted from the pick list in the
upper-right corner to display the contents of the Deleted folder.
2. Tap the message you want to restore.
3. Tap the Undelete button to move the selected message to the Inbox
and mark it as read.
To remove a message you created from the Deleted folder:
1. In the Message List screen, tap Deleted from the pick list in the
upper-right corner to display the contents of the Deleted folder.
2. Tap the message you want to restore.
3. Tap the Edit button to display and modify the message.
Note: After you display and modify the message, you can send it or
save it as a draft.
Purging Deleted Messages
Because your Palm III organizer stores deleted messages in the
Deleted folder until you perform a HotSync operation, deleted
messages can monopolize storage space. To avoid or correct this
problem, you can purge the contents of your Deleted folder. Messages
that you purge will still delete from your desktop e-mail application
during the next HotSync operation.
To purge the contents of the Deleted folder:
1. Tap the
icon to open the Mail menus.
2. Tap Purge Deleted from the Message menu.
3. When your Palm III organizer displays the Purge Deleted
Messages alert, tap the Yes button to confirm that you want to
purge the contents of the Deleted folder.
Note: You cannot restore messages after you purge them.
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Message List Options
Message List Options enable you to manage the way the Message List
displays information.
Folders
Your Palm III organizer provides five different folders, each
pertaining to a particular mail category. The Message List displays the
messages in the folder you select. Folders provide an efficient way to
manage the mail you send and receive.
To select a folder:
1. Tap the pick list in the upper-right corner to open the following list
of folders:
Inbox
Contains the mail from your desktop e-mail
application Inbox, minus any that you have excluded
using filtering options. See “Creating Special Filters”
later in this chapter for details.
Outbox
Contains the mail you created and sent on the Palm III
organizer since the last HotSync operation.
Deleted
Contains the messages you deleted since the last
HotSync operation.
Filed
Contains the messages you want to store on the Palm
III organizer.
Draft
Contains the messages you created using the Palm III
organizer but are not yet ready to send.
2. Tap to select the folder you want to display in the Message List
screen.
Date Column
The Date Column is optional in the Message List. By default, the Date
Column is hidden to increase the available screen space.
To show the Date Column:
1. Tap the Show button in the Message List to open the Show Options
dialog.
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Tap
Show
2. Select the Show Date check box to show the Date Column.
3. Tap OK to close the Show Options dialog and return to the
Message List.
Sorting the Message List
You can sort the Message List by the date it was sent, by the sender or
by the subject.
Note: High-priority messages always appear first, no matter how
you sort your message list.
To sort the Message List:
1. Tap the Show button in the Message List to open the Show Options
dialog.
2. Tap the Sort by pick list and select one of the following options:
Date
Sorts messages by date and displays the most
recent message at the top of the screen.
Sender
Sorts messages by the sender’s user name and
displays them in ascending alphabetical order —
based on the first word of the sender field.
Subject
Sorts messages by the subject and displays them in
ascending alphabetical order — based on the first
word of the subject field.
3. Tap OK to close the Show Options dialog and return to the
Message List.
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HotSync Options
HotSync Options enable you manage your e-mail more effectively by
selecting which messages download when you synchronize your
computer and your Palm III organizer. You can define different
settings for local and remote synchronization. For example, you may
want to download all of your messages during local synchronization
and only urgent messages during remote synchronization. Once
defined, your Palm III organizer determines if synchronization is
occurring locally or remotely and uses the appropriate HotSync
Options settings.
To activate the HotSync Options dialog:
1. Tap the
icon to open the Mail menus.
2. Tap HotSync Options from the Options menu to open the HotSync
Options dialog.
3. Tap the Settings for pick list and select Local HotSync or Remote
HotSync.
Tap here
to display
HotSync
options
Note:
For more information about Local and Remote HotSync
operations, see the “HotSync” chapter.
4. Tap the filtering option you want to apply. The following filtering
options are available:
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All
During synchronization, all of the messages in
your desktop e-mail Inbox synchronize with your
Palm III organizer and all messages in your Palm
III organizer Outbox are sent to your desktop email application.
Send Only
During synchronization, only the messages in
your Palm III organizer Outbox are sent to your
desktop e-mail application where they are sent to
their final destination.
Filter
During synchronization, all messages in your
Palm III organizer Outbox are sent to your
desktop e-mail application, and messages in your
desktop e-mail Inbox that meet specific criteria
download to your Palm III organizer. When you
select the Filter setting, the HotSync Options
dialog opens and displays additional filter
settings. See “Creating Special Filters” for details.
Unread
During synchronization, only unread messages
download to your Palm III organizer from your
desktop e-mail Inbox, and all messages in your
Palm Outbox are sent to your desktop e-mail
application.
Note:
The All setting does not mean that all information
included in each message downloads to your Palm III
organizer. Truncation settings (explained in a following
section) for long messages still apply. Also, Mail never
downloads any attachments to your Palm III organizer.
The message and any text information appear, but the
attachment is left in your desktop e-mail application.
5. If you selected All, Send Only or Unread, tap the OK button to
confirm your selection and close the HotSync Options dialog. If
you selected Filter, continue to the next section.
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Creating Special Filters
You can create special filters to control the type of messages that
download to your Palm III organizer during synchronization. Special
filters work on the premise of ignoring or retrieving messages that
contain specific information in their header fields.
To create a special filter, you must decide whether you want to ignore
or retrieve certain messages. Then, based on that decision, you must
tell your Palm III organizer what it needs to look for in the To, From,
and Subject header fields to single out those messages.
To access the special filter settings:
■
Tap the Filter box in the HotSync Options dialog to display the
filter settings.
Tap here
to display
Filter
options
Ignoring or Receiving Messages
The first step in establishing a special filter is to determine whether
you want to ignore or retrieve messages that match the information
you specify.
To define whether to ignore or receive messages:
■
Tap the pick list in the center of the HotSync Options dialog and
select one of the following settings:
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Tap here
Select Filter option
Ignore
Messages
Containing
Tells your Palm III organizer to exclude the
messages that meet the defined criteria and
download all other messages during
synchronization. In general, this filter
downloads more mail during
synchronization because it blocks only one
defined subset of mail.
Retrieve
Only
Messages
Containing
Tells your Palm III organizer to include only
the messages that meet the defined criteria
and to ignore all other messages during
synchronization. This filter has the
potential to block more mail during
synchronization because it downloads only
one subset of mail.
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Defining Filter Strings
Messages are filtered based on the information contained in their To,
From and Subject header fields. The information that defines what
your Palm III organizer is looking for is called a filter string. You create
a filter string by listing the words you want your Palm III organizer to
find and separating them with either a comma or a space. Each word
in the filter string is joined by an implicit OR; because of this, you
should not enter connecting words such as AND or OR.
To create a more complex filter, you can define filter strings for the To,
From and Subject fields simultaneously. Your Palm III organizer joins
the filter strings for these fields using an implicit AND. Once again,
you should not add connecting words. Your Palm III organizer will do
that for you.
For example, suppose you want to receive only messages from John
Smith ([email protected]) or Jack Jones ([email protected]) concerning the
Apollo Project. You would create the following filter strings:
To field filter string: [email protected], [email protected]
Subject field filter string: Apollo Project
Your Palm III organizer interprets this as, “Accept messages about the
Apollo Project from John Smith or Jack Jones. Do not accept messages
from other people. Do not accept messages from John or Jack about
any other subject.”
When you define a string, note that your Palm III organizer searches
for any instance of that collection of characters. For example, if you
create a filter that retrieves only messages containing the string “info,”
your Palm III organizer considers “info,” “rainforest” and “kinfolk”
appropriate matches.
To define filter strings:
1. Tap a header field in the HotSync Options dialog.
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Tap here
to insert
cursor
2. Enter your filter string for the selected header field using commas
or spaces to separate the words. Do not add connecting words,
such as AND or OR, between words in a string.
3. If your string exceeds the length of the field, tap the name of the
field to display the Notes screen for that header field. For more
information about header field Notes screens, see “Creating
Messages.”
Enter
filter data
Tap here
Tap Done
to return
to HotSync
Options
4. Tap the Done button to return to the HotSync Options dialog.
5. Tap the OK button to confirm your filter strings and close the
HotSync Options dialog.
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High-Priority Messages
The Retrieve All High Priority setting lets you retrieve messages
marked high-priority, even if those messages would have been
blocked by a defined filter.
To retrieve high-priority messages:
1. Tap the Filter box in the HotSync Options dialog to display
additional filter options.
2. Select the Retrieve All High Priority check box to retrieve all
messages marked high-priority.
Tap
check
box
3. Tap OK to confirm your selection and close the HotSync Options
dialog.
Note: This setting is applicable only if your e-mail application has
the capacity to flag high-priority messages.
Truncating Messages
The Truncate feature lets you set a point at which long messages
truncate when downloading to your Palm III organizer. By default,
this Truncate value is 4000 characters. By truncating long messages,
you reduce the time it takes to synchronize your desktop e-mail and
Palm Mail as well as the amount of storage space e-mail uses on your
Palm III organizer.
Note: Truncation is separate and independent from filtering.
To truncate messages:
1. Tap the Truncate button in the HotSync Options dialog to open the
Truncate Options dialog.
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Tap to
select
maximum
length
Tap
Truncate
2. Tap to select the truncation setting you want. The values range
from 250 characters to 8000 characters.
Tip:
If you select a low truncation value, you will have more
room on your Palm III organizer to store messages.
3. Tap OK to confirm your selection and return to the HotSync
Options dialog.
Mail Menu Commands
The Mail application includes menu commands to make it fast and
easy to perform common file and editing tasks. This section explains
the menu commands that are specific to the Mail application.
See “Using Menus” in the Basic Handbook for the Palm III Organizer for
information about menu commands that are common to all of your
Palm III organizer applications.
Message Menu
The Message menu varies based on whether you are viewing a
message, creating a message or viewing the Message List.
Message List
New Message
View Message
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New
Displays the Create Message screen, where you can
create a new e-mail message.
Save Draft
Saves the current message as a draft and moves it to
the Draft folder. Your Palm III organizer stores Draft
messages until you send or delete them.
File
Moves the current message to the Filed folder. Your
Palm III organizer stores Filed messages until you
delete them.
Send
Moves the current message to the Outbox folder. Your
Palm III organizer stores all sent messages in the
Outbox folder until you perform a HotSync
operation.
Delete
Moves the current message to the Deleted folder.
Your Palm III organizer stores deleted messages in
the Deleted folder until you perform a HotSync
operation, at which time it permanently removes
deleted messages.
Purge
Deleted
Enables you to empty (purge) the contents of the
Deleted folder. Your Palm III organizer stores deleted
messages in the Deleted folder until you perform a
HotSync operation. By purging deleted messages,
you free up storage space on your Palm III organizer
before your next HotSync operation.
Note: The Purge Deleted command displays an
alert, prompting you to confirm that you want
to purge all messages from the Deleted folder.
If you tap Yes, all deleted messages are
purged from the memory of your Palm III
organizer.
Important: Messages that you purge are deleted
from your desktop e-mail application
during the next HotSync operation.
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Options Menu
When you select the Options menu, its menu commands vary
depending on whether you are creating or editing a message.
Message List
New Message
Font
Enables you to adjust the size of the text on the
screen. This can make it easier to read the text or
to fit more text in the display area.
Preferences
Enables you to define a specific string of text as a
signature and to select whether or not your Palm
III organizer displays an alert when you delete a
message.
HotSync
Options
Opens a dialog, where you can select different
ways to filter messages synchronized between
your desktop e-mail application and your Palm
III organizer. You can create simple or complex
filters to control the type of messages
downloaded to your Palm III organizer. In
addition, you can define separate settings for
local and remote synchronizations.
Look Up
Opens a dialog, which contains the Address List
from your Address Book. By tapping a selection,
you enter that address into the To field of any
message you are creating.
Note: The Look Up command is available only
when you are creating a message.
About Mail
Chapter 6
Shows version (revision) information for the Mail
application.
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Chapter 7
Memo Pad
The Memo Pad provides a place to take notes that are not
associated with Date Book, Address Book or To Do items.
With the Memo Pad, you can:
■
Take notes or write any kind of message on your Palm III™
connected organizer.
■
Drag and drop memos into popular computer applications like
Microsoft Word, when you synchronize using Palm™ Desktop
software and HotSync® technology.
■
Assign categories for memos. This enables you to quickly view
just your business-related memos, personal memos or any other
category that you define.
■
Quickly jot down phone numbers and other types of information.
Later, you can copy and paste this information to other
applications.
To open the Memo Pad:
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Press the Memo Pad button on the front panel of the Palm III organizer
to display the Memo List screen.
F IND
Memo Pad button
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Working With Memos
A memo is where you enter, review and modify the individual Memo
Pad entries. 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 Palm III organizer.
To create a new memo:
1. Open the Memo Pad application.
2. Tap the New button to create a new memo.
Tap New
Note:
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.
3. Enter the text you want to appear in the memo. Use the carriage
return stroke to move down to new lines in the memo.
4. After you finish, tap the Done button to return to the Memo List
screen.
Reviewing Memos
Each time you create a memo, the first line of the memo appears in
the Memo List screen. This makes it easy to locate and review your
memos.
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To review the contents of a memo:
1. Tap the text of the memo that appears in the Memo List screen to
display the memo on the screen.
Tap a
memo to
review its
contents
2. Review or edit the text in the memo.
3. Tap the Done button to save your changes to the memo and return
to the Memo List screen.
Arranging Memos
The Memo Preferences dialog enables you to sort your memos
alphabetically or in any order that you want.
To select a sort option:
1. In the Memo List screen, tap the
menus.
icon to open the Memo Pad
2. Tap Preferences from the Options menu to open the Memo
Preferences dialog.
3. Tap the Sort by pick list and choose Manual or Alphabetic.
4. Tap the OK button to close the Memo Preferences dialog and
activate your setting.
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Manually arranging the Memo List
If you choose the Manual option for the Sort by setting, you can
manually rearrange the order of the memos in the Memo List screen.
When you rearrange your memos, your Palm III organizer renumbers
all the memos to reflect the new order.
Note: The Manual setting of the Memo Preferences is not transferred
to Palm Desktop. If you choose to display your memos
alphabetically on Palm Desktop and then perform a HotSync
operation, the arrangement of the memos on the Palm III
organizer will still be in the order defined in the Memo
Preferences setting.
To rearrange the order of your memos:
1. Select the Manual option in the Preferences dialog as described in
the previous procedure.
2. In the Memo List screen, tap and drag the memo to a new location
in the list. When you lift the stylus from the Palm III organizer
screen, the memo appears in its new location.
Choosing a Memo Category
Categories are used to file individual memos items into groups for
easy review. You can assign and edit categories by using the
Categories pick list (in the upper-right corner of the screen) or the
Details dialog. See “Using Categories” in the Basic Handbook for the
Palm III Organizer for a complete description of categories.
Marking a Private Memo
You can designate a specific memo as “private.” When you activate
the Security features, your Palm III organizer hides all private entries
and you must enter a password to display them on the screen.
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To mark a memo as private:
1. Tap the memo you want to mark as private to display it on the
screen.
2. Tap the Details button to open the Memo Details dialog for that
memo.
3. Select the Private check box.
4. Tap the OK button to close the Memo Details dialog and return to
the memo screen.
Deleting a Memo
There are three ways to delete a memo: simply delete the text of the
memo, use the Menu Command (as described in the “Record Menu”
section in this chapter) or use the Memo Details dialog.
To delete a memo with the Memo Details dialog:
1. Tap the memo that you want to delete to display it on the screen.
2. Tap the Details button to open the Memo Details dialog.
3. Tap the Delete button to open the Delete Memo alert.
4. Tap the OK button to confirm that you want to delete the current
memo.
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Memo Pad Menu Commands
The Memo Pad includes menu commands to make it fast and easy to
perform common file and editing tasks. See “Using Menus” in the
Basic Handbook for the Palm III Organizer for information about menu
commands that are common to all Palm III organizer applications.
Record Menu
When you select the Record menu, its commands appear on screen.
Memo List
Memo screen
New Memo
Creates a new memo.
Delete Memo
Opens an alert dialog, prompting you to
confirm that you want to delete the current
memo. Tap the OK button to delete the memo
from your Palm III organizer, or tap the Cancel
button to close the alert dialog and keep the
memo.
Note: By default your Palm III organizer
removes the memo from the Memo
List, but retains a copy of the memo
and transfers it to an archive file on
your computer the next time you
perform a HotSync operation. To
remove the memo completely, clear
the Save archive copy on PC check box.
Beam Memo
Beams the current memo to another 3Com®
connected organizer through the IR port.
Beam Category
Beams all memos in the current category to
another 3Com connected organizer through
the IR port.
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Options Menu
When you select the Options menu, its commands appear on screen.
Memo List
Memo screen
Font
Opens the Select Font dialog where you can
choose a different font (text) style for your
Memo Pad entries. See “Choosing Fonts” in
the Basic Handbook for the Palm III Organizer
for details.
Go to Top of
Page
Moves to the top (first) line of the memo.
Go to Bottom of
Page
Moves to the bottom (last) line of the memo.
Phone Lookup
Activates the Phone Lookup feature, which is
described in “Using Phone Lookup” in the
Basic Handbook for the Palm III Organizer.
Preferences
Activates the Memo Preferences dialog and
enables you to define the sort order for your
memos.
About Memo
Pad
Shows version (revision) information for the
Memo Pad application.
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Chapter 8
Preferences
The Preferences screens enable you to customize the
configuration options on your Palm III™ connected organizer.
With the Preferences screens, you can:
■
Set the current date and time, the auto shut-off interval, and the
system, alarm and game sounds.
■
Set the display format for dates, times and numbers.
■
Configure your Palm III organizer for use with a modem.
Assign your name, phone number and other owner information to
your Palm III organizer.
Assign different applications to the buttons on the front panel of your
Palm III organizer.
Define a list of Graffiti® abbreviations.
Calibrate the screen on your Palm III organizer.
Configure your Palm III organizer for use with a network.
■
■
■
■
■
To open the Preferences screens:
1. Tap the
icon in the Graffiti area to open the Applications
Launcher.
2. Tap the
icon to display the last Preferences screen you used.
3. Tap the pick list in the upper-right corner to 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 the Palm III organizer.
For example, if you find that you seldom use the To Do List
application and often use the Expense application, you can assign the
To Do List button to start the Expense application.
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. See “Selecting
Applications” in the Basic Handbook for the Palm III Organizer.
To change the Buttons Preferences:
1. Tap the pick list next to the button you want to assign in the
Buttons Preferences screen to display a list of all the applications
installed on your Palm III organizer.
Tap arrow to
show pick list
2. Tap the application that you want to assign to the button.
Note: To restore all of the buttons to their factory settings, tap the
Default button.
Pen Preferences
The Buttons Preferences screen enables you to change the Button
assignment of the full-screen pen stroke. By default, the full-screen
pen stroke activates the Graffiti Help dialog.
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Drag to top of screen
To change the Pen preferences:
1. Tap the Pen button in the Buttons Preferences screen to open the
Pen dialog.
2. Tap the pick list and select one of the following settings for the fullscreen pen stroke:
Backlight
Activates the backlight feature of the
PalmPilot™ Personal, PalmPilot Professional
Edition and Palm III organizer. You can use
this setting instead of the power button to turn
the backlight on and off.
Keyboard
Activates the on-screen keyboard for entering
text characters.
Graffiti Help
Activates a series of screens that show the
complete Graffiti pen stroke character set.
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Turn Off & Lock
Turns off and locks the Palm III organizer. You
must assign a password to lock the Palm III
organizer. When locked, you need to enter the
password to use your Palm III organizer.
Beam Data
Beams the current entry to another 3Com®
connected organizer.
3. Tap the OK button to complete your selection and return to the
Buttons Preferences screen.
HotSync® Buttons Preferences
The Buttons Preferences screen also enables you to associate different
applications with the HotSync button on the Palm III organizer cradle
and the HotSync button on the optional PalmPilot Modem.
Any changes that you make in the HotSync Buttons dialog become
effective immediately; you do not have to change to a different screen
or application.
To change the HotSync Buttons preferences:
1. Tap the HotSync button in the Buttons Preferences screen to open
the HotSync Buttons dialog.
2. Tap the pick list next to the button you want to assign to display a
list of all the applications installed on your Palm III organizer.
Tap arrow
to show
pick list
3. Tap the application that you want to assign to each button. The
default setting for each button is the HotSync setting, which means
the cradle and optional PalmPilot Modem perform their normal
HotSync functions.
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Digitizer Preferences
The Digitizer Preferences screen activates the digitizer calibration
screen. This is the same screen that appears when you start your Palm
III organizer for the first time. A complete description of how to use
the digitizer calibration screen appears in the “Calibrating the Screen”
section in the Basic Handbook for the Palm III Organizer.
Formats Preferences
Use the Formats Preferences screen to set the display format of the
dates, times and numbers on your Palm III organizer.
Country Default
The country default sets date, time, week start day, and number
conventions based on geographic regions where you might use your
Palm III organizer. For example, in the United Kingdom, time often is
expressed based on a 24-hour clock. In the United States it is based on
a 12-hour clock with an AM or PM suffix.
All your Palm III organizer applications use the Country default
settings. You can, however, customize your own preferences as
described in the “Time, Date, Week Start and Numbers Formats”
section later in this chapter.
To set the country default:
1. Tap the country name in the Formats Preferences screen to open
the Country pick list.
2. Tap the setting you want to use.
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Time, Date, Week Start and Numbers Formats
The Time setting defines the format for the time of day. The time
format that you select appears in all applications on your Palm III
organizer.
To select the Time, Date, Week start and Numbers format:
1. Tap the Time pick list in the Formats Preferences screen, and select
the format that you want for your Palm III organizer.
2. Tap the Date pick list and select the format that you want for your
Palm III organizer.
3. Tap the Week starts pick list and select whether you want the first
day of the week to be either Sunday or Monday.
Note:
This setting controls the Day, Week and Month views in
the Date Book application and all other aspects of your
Palm III organizer that display a calendar.
4. Tap the Numbers pick list and select the format that you want for
your Palm III organizer.
General Preferences
The General Preferences screen is where you set the time, date, auto
shut-off interval and sounds for your Palm III organizer.
Setting the Current Time
Use the Set Time button in the General Preferences screen to set the
current time for your Palm III organizer.
To set the current time:
1. Tap the time in the General Preferences screen to open the Set Time
dialog.
Tap here
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2. Tap the up or down arrows to change the number for the hour.
3. Tap the minutes numbers, and then tap the arrows to adjust the
settings for the current time.
4. Tap the AM or PM box to select the time of day.
Note:
Your Palm III organizer can also display time based on a
24-hour clock. See the “Formats Preferences” section in
this chapter.
5. Tap the OK button to close the Set Time dialog and return to the
General Preferences screen.
Setting the Current Date
Use the Set Date button in the General Preferences screen to set the
current date for your Palm III organizer.
To set the current date:
1. Tap the date in the General Preferences screen to open the Set Date
dialog.
2. Tap the arrows at the top to select the current year.
Tap arrows to select year
Tap to select month
Tap to select date
3. Tap a month box to select the current month.
4. Tap the current date to set the date, close the Set Date dialog and
return to the General Preferences screen.
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Auto-Off Delay
Your Palm III organizer has an automatic shutoff feature that turns off
the power and backlight after a period of inactivity. This feature helps
conserve battery power in case you forget to turn off your Palm III
organizer.
If you find that your Palm III organizer 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 setting in the General Preferences screen to
open the pick list.
2. Tap the setting you want to use for the automatic shutoff feature.
You can choose a delay of 1 minute, 2 minutes or 3 minutes.
System, Alarm and Game Sounds
Your Palm III organizer uses a variety of sounds. The System, Alarm
and Game Sound settings enable you to turn the sounds on or off, and
to adjust the volume level.
To set the system and alarm sounds:
1. Tap the System Sound pick list in the General Preferences screen
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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Modem Preferences
The Modem Preferences screen enables you to define the settings for
a modem directly connected to the Palm III organizer. These settings
are for Palm applications that activate and use a modem.
To define the Modem Preferences:
1. Tap the TouchTone or Rotary box in the Modem Preferences
screen.
Note:
Select the Rotary setting only if you are certain that your
telephone service does not support TouchTone dialing.
2. Tap the Modem pick list and select the type of modem connected
to your Palm III organizer.
Note:
If the modem connected to your Palm III organizer is not
on the list, choose Hayes Basic. In most cases, the Hayes
Basic settings are close enough for the Palm III organizer
to function correctly.
3. Tap the Speed pick list and select the maximum speed for the
modem you selected in step 2.
4. Tap the Speaker pick list and select the speaker volume that you
want for the modem.
5. Tap the Flow Ctl (Flow Control) pick list and select either
Automatic, On (Xon) or Off (Xoff) flow control for the modem
connection.
6. If necessary, edit the String text to change the modem setup string.
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Network Preferences and Palm TCP/IP Software
The Network Preferences settings enable you to use the Palm TCP/IP
software that comes with your Palm III organizer 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 Palm TCP/IP, you must configure both the Modem
Preferences and the Network Preferences settings.
Note: Modem Preferences settings enable your Palm III organizer to
use an external modem (such as the PalmPilot Modem) to
communicate with remote devices. For example, you can
communicate with your computer if you are away on travel or
your ISP server. See “Modem Preferences” in this chapter for
a complete explanation on how to configure modem
parameters.
After you configure both the Network and Modem Preferences, you
can establish a PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol), SLIP (Serial Line Internet
Protocol) or CSLIP (Compressed Serial Line Internet Protocol)
connection with your ISP or dial-in server. You can do this either by
using menu commands from the Network Preferences screen or by
using a third-party application.
Note: Palm TCP/IP provides the ability to connect to your ISP or
dial-in server, however, it does not come with any
applications to view the transmitted data. Visit the Palm
website (http://www.palm.com) for information on thirdparty applications that take advantage of TCP/IP.
Selecting a Service
Use the Service setting to choose the service template for your Internet
Service Provider or a dial-in server. Service templates are a set of ISP
and dial-in server configuration settings that you can create, save and
reuse.
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To select a service:
1. Tap the Service pick list in the Network Preference screen to
display a listing of all the predefined service templates.
Tap here to display
a list of service
templates
2. Tap the service 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 on the
screen.
To enter a user name:
1. Tap the User Name line in the Network Preferences screen to move
the cursor to that 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 field identifies the password you use to log into your
server or ISP. Your entry in this field determines whether your Palm
III organizer prompts you to enter a password each time you log into
your network.
If you do not enter a password, your Palm III organizer displays the
word “Prompt” in this field and asks you to enter a password during
the login procedure. If you enter a password, your Palm III organizer
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 box in the Network Preferences screen to open
the Password dialog.
Enter password here
Tap here
2. Enter the password you use to log into your server.
3. Tap OK to confirm your entry and return to the Network
Preferences screen.
Note: The Password field updates to display the word “Assigned.”
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Adding Telephone Settings
When you select the Phone field, your Palm III organizer opens a
dialog where you define the telephone number you use to connect
with your ISP or dial-in server. In addition, you use this dialog to
define a prefix, disable Call Waiting and give special instructions for
using a calling card.
Note: The phone setup dialog 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
Calling Card field.
To enter your server phone number:
1. Tap the Phone field to open the Phone Setup dialog.
Enter your ISP phone
number here
2. Enter the phone number you use to reach your ISP or dial-in
server.
3. If you need to enter a prefix or disable Call Waiting, skip to those
procedures. If not, tap OK to confirm your selection and return to
the Network Preferences screen.
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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. Select the Dial Prefix check box to activate this feature.
Select this
box if you
need to use
a prefix
Enter your
prefix here
2. Enter the prefix you need on the Prefix line.
3. Tap OK to confirm your selection and return to the Network
Preferences screen.
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. Select the Disable call waiting check box to activate this feature.
Select this
box if you
need to
disable Call
Waiting
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2. Enter the code to disable Call Waiting on the Disable call waiting
line.
Note:
Each telephone company assigns a code to disable Call
Waiting. Contact your local telephone company for the
code that is appropriate for you.
3. Tap OK to confirm your selection and return to the Network
Preferences screen.
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. Select the Use Calling Card check box to activate this feature.
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 at the
beginning of your calling card number to compensate for
the cue delay.
3. Tap OK to confirm your selection and return to the Network
Preferences screen.
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Connecting to your Service
After you set your Modem and Network Preferences, establishing a
connection to your ISP or dial-in server is easy.
Remember that you need a third-party application, such as a web
browser or news reader, to take advantage of this connection. Check
the Palm website (http://www.palm.com) for the latest information
about third-party applications that support Palm TCP/IP.
To establish a connection:
■
Tap the Connect button in the Network Preferences screen to dial
the current service and display the Service Connection Progress
messages.
Tip:
To see expanded Service Connection Progress messages,
press the lower half of the Scroll button.
To close a connection:
■
Tap the Disconnect button in the Network Preferences screen to
terminate the connection between your Palm III organizer 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
menus.
icon in the Network Preferences screen to open the
2. Tap New from the Service menu to create a new service template
(called Untitled) to the Service pick list and display it in the
Network Preferences screen.
To duplicate an existing service template:
1. Tap the Service pick list in the Network Preference screen to open
a list of all the predefined service templates.
2. Tap the service you want to duplicate.
3. Tap the
icon to open the Network Preferences menus.
4. Tap Duplicate from the Service menu to add a copy of the service
template to the Service pick list and display it in the Network
Preferences screen.
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Adding Detailed Information to a Service Template
If you are using one of the predefined service templates, you will
probably only need to enter your user name and telephone number. If
you are creating a new Service Templates, you may need to provide
additional information to your ISP or dial-in server. You use the
Details dialog to add additional information to a selected service
template.
To select a connection type:
1. Tap the service you want to use in the Network Preferences screen.
2. Tap the Details button to open the Details dialog.
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 Palm III organizer
waits before dropping the connection with your ISP or dial-in server
when you switch out of a TCP/IP application.
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To set the Idle Timeout:
1. Tap the Idle Timeout pick list and select one of the following
options:
Immediate
Your Palm III organizer drops the
connection to your ISP immediately when
you switch to another application.
1 minute
Your Palm III organizer waits one minute
for you to open another application before
it drops the connection.
2 minutes
Your Palm III organizer waits two minutes
for you to open another application before
it drops the connection.
3 minutes
Your Palm III organizer waits three
minutes for you to open another
application before it drops the connection.
Power Off
Your Palm III organizer keeps your PPP or
SLIP connection until you power off your
Palm III organizer (or until it times out).
This option works best with the PalmPilot
Modem.
2. Tap the OK button to confirm your selection and return to the
Network Preferences screen.
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, 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.
Note: 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.
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To enter a primary and secondary DNS:
1. Select the Query DNS check box.
2. Tap the space to the left of the first period in the Primary DNS field,
then enter the first section of the IP address.
Note:
Each section must be a number from 0 to 255.
3. Tap the second section of the Primary DNS field, then enter the
second section of the IP address.
4. Tap the third section of the Primary DNS, then enter the third
section of the IP address.
5. Tap the last section of the Primary DNS field, then enter the last
section of the IP address.
6. Repeat steps 1 through 4 for the Secondary DNS number.
7. Tap the OK button to confirm your selection and return to the
Network Preferences screen.
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 will need to
get that information from your System Administrator. If you
are not sure, select Automatic.
To identify dynamic IP addressing:
■
Select the IP Address check box to activate this option.
Tap to select automatic
IP address
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To enter a permanent IP address:
1. Clear the IP Address check box to disable this option 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 the OK button to confirm your selection and return to the
Network Preferences screen.
Creating a Login Script
A login script is a series of commands, similar to an autoexec.bat file,
that automates logging into your ISP. You can create login script files
by selecting commands from the Command pick list in the Login
Script dialog. Some commands from the Command pick list, such as
Send, require you to supply additional information. Those commands
have a parameter field so that you can add the necessary data.
Note: You can also use non-ASCII and literal characters in your
login script. See “Appendix C: Non-ASCII Characters for
Login Scripts” for additional information.
To create a login script:
1. Tap the Script button in the Details dialog to open the Login Script
dialog.
2. Tap the End pick list to open the Command list.
Tap here
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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:
Wait For
Tells your Palm III organizer to wait for
specific characters from the TCP/IP server
before executing the next command.
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 in
the Password field, this command
prompts you to enter one. The Password
command is usually followed by a Send
CR command.
Delay
Tells your Palm III organizer 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 Palm III organizer. This
command is used with SLIP connections.
Prompt
Opens a dialog 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 to confirm your selection and return to the Details dialog.
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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 in the Network Preference screen to open
a list of available service templates.
2. Tap the service you want to delete.
3. Tap the
screen.
icon to open the menus for the Network Preferences
4. Tap Delete from the Service menu to display the Delete Service
alert.
5. Tap the OK button to confirm that you want to delete the service
template.
Network Preferences Menu Commands
The Network Preferences screen includes menu commands to make it
fast and easy to create and edit service templates. This section explains
the menu commands that are specific to the Palm TCP/IP application.
See “Using Menus” in the Basic Handbook for the Palm III Organizer for
information about menu commands that are common to all of your
Palm III organizer applications.
Service Menu
When you select the Service menu, its commands appear on screen.
New
Creates a new (empty) service template and
adds it to the Service pick list.
Delete
Deletes a selected service template from the
Service pick list.
Duplicate
Copies the selected service template and adds
it to the Service pick list.
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Options Menu
When you select the Options menu, its command appears on screen:
View Log
Displays the Network Log screen
TCP/IP Troubleshooting
If you are having a problem establishing a network connection using
Palm TCP/IP, check this section and try the suggestions listed.
Displaying expanded Service Connection Progress messages
It’s helpful to identify at what point in the login procedure the
connection fails. An easy way to do this is to display the expanded
Service Connection Progress messages. Expanded Service Connection
Progress messages describe the current stage of the login procedure.
Press the lower half of the Scroll button at any point during login to
display these messages.
Viewing the Network Log
If viewing the expanded Service Connection Progress messages does
not give you enough information to find out why you cannot connect
to your ISP or dial-in server, take a look at the Network Log. The
Network Log lists all of the communication that occurs between your
modem and your dial-in server during the login procedure. The
information in the Network Log can help your ISP or your System
Administrator pinpoint where the login procedure communication
fails and why.
To view the Network Log:
1. From the Network Preferences screen, tap View Log from the
Options menu to display the Network Log screen.
2. Tap the up and down arrows of the scroll bar to see the entire
Network Log.
3. After you finish, tap the Done button to return to the Network
Preferences screen.
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Adding a DNS Number
If your ISP or dial-in server requires a DNS number and you did not
enter that information in the Network Preferences screen, it will
appear that you successfully logged into your network. However,
when you try to use an application or look up information, the
connection fails. If this occurs, try adding a DNS number. Ask your
ISP or your System Administrator for the correct Primary and
Secondary DNS IP numbers.
Owner Preferences
The Owner Preferences screen enables you to record a name, company
name, phone number or any other information that you want
associated with your Palm III organizer.
If you use the Security application to turn off and lock your Palm III
organizer with a password, information that you put in the Owner
Preferences displays the next time you turn on your Palm III
organizer. See “Security” for more information.
To enter the Owner Preferences:
■
Enter the text that you want to associate with your Palm III
organizer in the Owner Preferences screen. If you enter more text
than will 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 “locks” and cannot be
changed. In this case, an Unlock button appears at the bottom of the
screen.
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To unlock the Owner Preferences screen:
1. Tap the Unlock button in the Owner Preferences screen to open the
Unlock Message dialog.
2. Enter the password that you defined in the Security application,
and tap the OK button.
ShortCuts Preferences
The ShortCuts Preferences screen enables you to define abbreviations
for entering text with Graffiti. This section describes how to create,
edit and delete a shortcut. For details on the use of ShortCuts, see the
“Graffiti ShortCuts” section in “Writing With the Stylus” in the Basic
Handbook for the Palm III Organizer.
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 Palm III
organizer applications and are backed up on your computer when
you perform a HotSync operation.
To create a ShortCut:
1. Tap the New button in the ShortCut Preferences screen to open the
ShortCut Entry dialog.
Tap New
2. On the ShortCut name line, enter the letters you want to use to
activate the ShortCut.
3. Tap the ShortCut Text area and enter the text that you want to
appear when you write the ShortCut characters.
Tip:
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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.
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4. Tap the OK button to close the ShortCut Entry dialog and define
your ShortCut.
Tip:
To use a ShortCut, draw the ShortCut stroke followed by the
ShortCut characters. When you draw the ShortCut stroke, the
ShortCut symbol appears at the insertion point to show that
you are in ShortCut mode.
ShortCut
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 in the ShortCuts Preferences
screen.
2. Tap the Edit button to display the ShortCut Name and ShortCut
text in the ShortCut Entry dialog.
3. Make the changes you want and tap the OK button.
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 in the ShortCuts Preferences
screen.
2. Tap the Delete button to display an alert dialog.
3. Tap the Yes button to confirm that you want to delete your
ShortCut.
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Chapter 9
Security
Your Palm III™ connected organizer comes with a Security
application so that unauthorized users cannot view the entries
you wish to protect.
With the Security application you can:
■
Hide record entries you mark as “Private.” You can hide private
entries with or without a password. Without a password, private
entries are hidden until you set the Security application to show
them. With a password, you must enter the password to view the
private entries.
■
Turn off and lock your Palm III organizer so that it does not
operate until you enter the correct password.
To open the Security application:
1. Tap the
icon to open the Applications Launcher.
2. Tap the
icon to display the Security screen.
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Assigning a Password
You can assign a password to protect your private entries and to lock
your Palm III organizer.
To assign a password:
1. Tap the Password box in the Security screen to open the Password
dialog.
Tap here
2. Enter the password that you want for your Palm III organizer.
3. Tap the OK button to open a confirmation dialog.
4. Enter the same password a second time, and tap the OK button to
assign that password to your Palm III organizer.
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Hiding Private Entries
You can hide the entries that you mark as private. If you assign a
password, you must enter it to show entries you mark as private. Note
that your Palm III organizer merely hides the entries; it does not delete
them.
To hide Private entries:
1. Tap the Hide box in the Security screen to open the Hide Records
dialog.
Tap here
2. Tap the Hide box to hide entries you mark Private and to close the
Hide Records dialog.
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Showing Private Entries
After you hide Private entries, you can use the Security application to
display them again.
To show Private entries:
1. Tap the Show box in the Security screen.
If you did not assign a password, your Private entries should be
visible. If you did assign a password, the Show Private Records
dialog appears.
Tap here
2. Enter your password.
3. Tap the Show box to close the Show Private Records dialog and
display Private entries in your Palm III organizer applications.
Locking Your Palm III Organizer
You can also lock your Palm III organizer, so that you need to enter
your password to operate it.
Important: If you lock your Palm III organizer as described in the
following procedure, you need to enter the exact
password to re-activate your Palm III organizer. If you
forget the password, you need to use the reset button to
resume using your Palm III organizer. Using the reset
button deletes all the entries in your Palm III organizer;
however, you can restore all synchronized data at the
next HotSync® operation. For information about how to
use the reset button, see “Resetting Your Palm III
Organizer” in the Basic Handbook for the Palm III Organizer.
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To lock your Palm III organizer with a password:
1. Use the HotSync application to synchronize the data between your
Palm III organizer and your computer. See “HotSync” for
information about how to use the HotSync application.
2. Assign a password as described in “Assigning a Password” earlier
in this chapter.
3. Tap the Turn Off & Lock Device button in the Security screen to
open the System Lockout dialog.
Tap here
4. Tap the Off & Lock button to turn off the power for your Palm III
organizer.
5. Start your Palm III organizer and enter the password.
Changing or Deleting a Password
Once you define a password for your Palm III organizer, 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 Assigned box in the Security screen to open the Password
dialog.
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Tap here
2. Enter the current password.
3. Tap the OK button to open a dialog that prompts you for a new
password.
4. To change the password, enter the new password and tap the OK
button. To delete the password, tap the Delete button.
Recovering from a Forgotten Password
If you forget your password, you can delete the password from your
Palm III organizer. 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 Palm III organizer 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 the Forgotten Password button in the Security screen to open
the Delete Password dialog.
2. Tap the Yes button to delete the password, as well as all records
and entries marked “Private.”
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Chapter 10
To Do List
The To Do List is a convenient place to create reminders and
prioritize the things that you have to do.
With the To Do List, you can:
■
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 items.
■
Assign a category for any, or all of your To Do items. You can then
view your To Do List based on category (Business, Personal, etc.).
■
Sort your To Do items either by due date, priority level or
category.
■
Attach notes to individual To Do items for a description or
clarification of the task.
Opening the To Do List
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Working With To Do Items
A To Do item is a reminder of some task that you have to complete.
Your Palm III organizer gives you control over the appearance, level
of detail and the sort order of To Do items.
To create a To Do item:
1. Tap the New button in the To Do List screen to add an item to the
list.
New To
Do item
Tap New
2. Enter the text you want to appear in the To Do item. The text can
be longer than one line.
3. Tap anywhere on the screen to de-select the To Do item.
Note: If no To Do item is currently selected, writing in the Graffiti®
writing area automatically creates a new To Do item.
Setting Priority
Priority settings for To Do items enable you to arrange the tasks in
your To Do List according to relative levels of importance. The default
setting for the To Do List is to arrange To Do items by priority and due
date, with priority 1 items at the top. If you have a number of To Do
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 item, its Priority is
automatically set to level “1,” the highest (most important)
level. However, if you select a To Do item first, the new item
appears beneath the selected item with the same priority as the
selected item.
Using the Priority feature is optional.
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To set a Priority level for a To Do item:
1. Tap the Priority number on the left side of the To Do item to open
the Priority pick list.
Tap here
Tap to
select
priority
2. Tap the Priority number that you want to set for the To Do item (1
is most important and 5 is least important).
Note: You can also change the Priority setting for a To Do item with
the To Do Details dialog described later in this chapter.
Checking Off a To Do Item
The To Do List makes it easy to mark tasks as you complete them. 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 complete To Do items. See
“To Do Show Options” later in this chapter.
To check off a To Do item:
■
Tap the check box on the left side of the To Do item.
Completed
To Do item
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To Do Item Details
The To Do Item Details dialog enables you to change individual To Do
item settings.
To activate the To Do Item Details dialog:
1. Tap anywhere on the text of a To Do item in the To Do List screen.
2. Tap the Details button to open the To Do Item Details dialog.
The following sections describe the features and settings that are
available in the To Do Item Details dialog.
Choosing a To Do Category
Categories can help you file individual To Do items into groups for
easy review. You can assign and edit categories by using the
Categories pick list in the Details dialog (see “Using Categories” in the
Basic Handbook for the Palm III Organizer for a complete description of
categories).
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. Tap the “No Date” text in the Details dialog to open the Due Date
pick list.
Tap here
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2. Tap the Due Date that you want to assign the To Do item. The
following choices are available:
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 To Do item.
Choose date
Opens the Due Date dialog where you can
chose any due date that you want for the To
Do item.
3. Tap the OK button to confirm your selection and close the To Do
Details dialog.
Note: 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.
Deleting a To Do Item
There are three ways to delete a To Do item: simply delete the text of
the To Do item, use the Menu Command (as described in the “Record
Menu” section in this chapter), or use the To Do Details dialog.
To delete a To Do item with the To Do Details dialog:
1. Tap anywhere in the text area of the To Do item that you want to
delete.
2. Tap the Details button to open the To Do Item Details dialog.
3. Tap the Delete button to open the Delete To Do alert dialog.
4. Tap the OK button to confirm that you want to delete the To Do
item.
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To Do Show Options
The Show Options dialog enables you to control the appearance of the
To Do List application.
To change the Show Options settings:
1. Tap the Show button in the To Do List screen to open the To Do
Preferences dialog.
2. Select any of the following settings:
Sort by
Enables you to sort the To Do items in one of
the following ways:
■
Priority, Due Date
■
Due Date, Priority
■
Category, Priority
■
Category, Due Date
Show
Completed
Items
Displays your complete To Do 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.
Show Only Due
Items
Shows only the To Do items that are currently
due, past due or have no due date specified in
the To Do List. When this setting is active, To
Do items that are not yet due do not appear in
the list until their due date.
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Record
Completion
Date
Replaces the due date with the completion
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.
Show Due Dates Displays the due dates associated with To Do
items in the To Do List screen, and displays an
exclamation mark next to incomplete To Do
items after the due date passes.
Show Priorities
Shows the priority numbers for the To Do
items in the To Do List screen.
Show
Categories
Shows the category for each To Do item on the
far right of the To Do List screen.
3. Tap the OK button to confirm your selections and close the dialog.
To Do List Menu Commands
The To Do List includes menu commands to perform common file and
editing tasks. See “Using Menus” in the Basic Handbook for the Palm III
Organizer for information about menu commands that are common to
all Palm III organizer applications.
Record Menu
When you select the Record menu, its commands appear on screen.
Delete Item
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Opens an alert dialog, prompting you to
confirm that you want to delete the current To
Do item. You must select a To Do item before
you can delete it. Tap the OK button to delete
the To Do item from your Palm III organizer, or
tap the Cancel button to close the alert dialog
and keep the To Do item.
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Note: By default your Palm III organizer
removes the item from the To Do list,
but retains a copy of the item and
transfers it to an archive file on your
computer the next time you perform a
HotSync® operation. To remove the
event completely, clear the Save archive
copy on PC check box.
Attach Note
Opens the To Do Note dialog where you can
create a note for the current To Do item.
Delete Note
Opens an alert dialog, prompting you to
confirm that you really want to delete the note
attached to the To Do item. You must select a To
Do item before you can delete its note. Tap the
Yes button to delete the Note from the memory
of your Palm III organizer, or tap the No button
to close the alert dialog and return to the To Do
List.
Purge
Deletes To Do items that you mark (check) as
complete. All complete To Do List items remain
in the To Do List until you use this command.
The default setting is “Save archive copy on
PC.” This removes complete To Do items from
the To Do List, but retains copies and transfers
them to an archive file on your computer the
next time you perform a HotSync operation.
Beam Item
Beams the current To Do item to another 3Com®
connected organizer through the IR port.
Beam Category
Beams all To Do Items in the current category to
another 3Com connected organizer through the
IR port.
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Options Menu
When you select the Options menu, its commands appears on screen.
Font
Displays the Select Font dialog where you can
choose a different font (text) style for your
Address Book entries. See “Choosing Fonts” in
the Basic Handbook for the Palm III Organizer for
details.
Phone Lookup
Activates the Phone Lookup feature, which is
described in “Using Phone Lookup” in the
Basic Handbook for the Palm III Organizer.
About To Do List Shows version (revision) information for the
To Do List application.
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Appendix A
Expense Templates
This appendix provides illustrations of the four expense templates
that come with the Palm™ Desktop software. You may use or modify
any of these templates when creating expense reports with data from
the Expense application.
Sample 1
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Sample 2
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Sample 3
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Sample 4
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Appendix B
Creating a Custom Expense Report
This section explains how to modify existing Expense application
templates, and how to create your own custom expense report
templates for use with the Expense application.
Note: This section assumes that you are familiar with Microsoft
Excel or a similar spreadsheet application. If you are not
familiar with Microsoft Excel, consult your company’s
Information Services department or another experienced user.
About Mapping Tables
Before creating or modifying an Expense template, it’s important to
understand the function of Palm™ Desktop’s Expense application. In
simple terms, the Expense application is designed to move Expense
data from your Palm III™ connected organizer into a Microsoft Excel
spreadsheet.
Each Expense item stored in your Palm III organizer represents a
group of related data. The following data can be associated with an
expense item:
■
Category
■
Payment Currency
■
Date
■
Vendor
■
Expense Type
■
City
■
Amount
■
Attendees
■
Payment Method
■
Note
When you perform a HotSync® operation between your Palm III
organizer and the Palm Desktop on your computer, the Expense data
is stored on your computer (in a file named Expense.txt). When you
open the Expense application in Palm Desktop, an Excel macro starts,
and populates an expense template with your data based on the rules
specified in a spreadsheet file named Maptable.xls.
The Maptable.xls file is an editable spreadsheet that functions as a
“mapping table.” The function of the mapping table is to guide the
Excel macro in extracting the Expense data. The mapping table tells
the Excel macro how large the spreadsheet is and provides the datacell layout of the Excel template used for the Expense Report.
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Customizing Existing Sample Templates
Four sample Expense Report templates come with Palm Desktop.
These templates are stored in the Templates folder (which is in the
same folder as the Palm Desktop application).
If the layout of one (or more) of these templates is appropriate for your
reporting needs, you can easily customize the templates with your
company name and other information.
To customize a sample Expense Report template:
1. Make a backup copy of the contents of the Templates folder.
2. Double-click the name of the sample template you want to modify
to open it in Microsoft Excel.
3. Make any changes that you want to the names (or other
information) in the sample template.
Important: Do not insert rows or columns in the sample template.
Doing so changes the way your Expense data maps to the
template and causes errors. If you want to move the cells
to a different location or add or delete rows or columns,
you will have to make changes to the Maptable.xls file.
Note:
You can insert your own company logo without changing
the Maptable.xls file. However, if you change the file
name, you need to make a corresponding change in the
Maptable.xls file.
You can also rename cells without changing the
Maptable.xls file — provided that the expense type
corresponds to your Palm III organizer data. For example,
you can change “Snack” to “Munchies” — and then all
items entered on your Palm III organizer as “Snack” will
map to the cell(s) labeled “Munchies.”
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4. Choose Save As from the File menu to open the Save As dialog.
5. Click the Save as type drop-down list and choose Template (*.xlt).
6. Navigate to the Templates folder (in the Palm Desktop directory).
Note:
If you do not need to change the Maptable.xls file, save the
template file with its original file name (e.g., Sample2.xlt).
If you do need to change the Maptable.xls file, give your modified
template a unique name. Be sure to use the .xlt file suffix, which
defines the file as a Microsoft Excel template.
7. Click the Save button to save your modified template and make it
available for future use.
Note: If you need to modify the Maptable.xls file, you must do this
before you can use the modified template with your Expense
data. To modify the Maptable.xls file for your new template,
see “Programming the Mapping Table” later in this appendix.
Read all of the sections of this appendix before making changes to the
Maptable.xls file.
Determining the Layout of the Expense Report
This section describes the layout considerations for the Expense
Report and explains the terms used for creating the report.
Labels
There are two kinds of labels that you need to define for your report:
day/date and expense type. Each kind of label can be either Fixed or
Variable. A Fixed label means that the label always appears as a header
at the beginning of a row or column. If a label is not Fixed, it is
variable.
For example, a list table of expenses could have variable labels in the
rows for day/date, and variable labels in the columns for expense
type. In this case, neither day/date–or expense type information
would be “fixed” (as a header). Instead, the date and expense type
information would be filled into the cells of the spreadsheet as
appropriate.
Examples of both Fixed and Variable labels appear in the sample
expense templates.
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Sections
A Section is an area of the report that has common formatting. It is
common for an Expense report to have more than one Section. For
example, the following sample Expense Report named Sample3.xlt
contains several Sections.
Section 1
(not prepaid)
Section 2
(prepaid)
Section 3
Because your Expense data maps to row and column areas of your
final report, different Sections require different definitions for the data
mapping. To create additional Sections with different mapping, you
create corresponding additional lines to the mapping table file named
Maptable.xls. This procedure is explained later in this appendix.
If a section contains cells for prepaid (company paid) expenses, you
need to create an additional line in the mapping table for “prepaid.”
This will count as an additional section in the mapping table. The only
data that differs in the prepaid section (from the non-prepaid section)
is the row/column numbers for the expense type.
Analyzing Your Custom Expense Report
If you already have a custom Excel expense report, you can use it with
a modified mapping table. However, before you can create a
Maptable.xls file that corresponds to your custom Expense Report,
you must first analyze the characteristics of your report.
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Perform the following before you begin a custom mapping table:
■
Print a copy of your custom expense report. Activate the Row and
Column Headings option in the Sheet settings of the Page Setup
command. This enables you to quickly determine the size of the
Section(s), as well as the numbers for the start rows and columns.
■
On the printed copy, identify the data Sections. A Section is an
area of data with common row and column formatting. A yellow
highlighter marking pen can make it easy to see the Sections as
you work with programming the mapping table. Your custom
Expense Report can contain any number of Sections, and the same
data can be repeated in any Section.
■
On the printed copy, identify the type of Labels that apply to each
Section. Each Section can have only one kind of Fixed or Variable
Label for rows. Likewise, each Section can have only one kind of
Fixed or Variable Label for columns.
■
Place a copy of your custom Expense Report in the Templates
folder (in the Palm Desktop directory). Change the file name so it
has the file extension .xlt (which defines it as a Microsoft Excel
Template). Make a note of the exact file name so it can be defined
in the mapping table file.
Programming the Mapping Table
Once you have analyzed the components of your custom Expense
Report, you can program the mapping table to fill the report with data
from the Palm III organizer.
To program a new custom mapping table:
1. Open a copy of the Maptable.xls file in Microsoft Excel.
Note:
This file is located in the same folder as the Palm Desktop
application. Make a backup copy of this file before you make
your modifications.
2. Mapping a new template. Scroll to where you find the name of the
original template that you chose for your modifications. The name
of the template will appear in column B of the Maptable.xls file,
next to the cell highlighted in green that reads “Template Name:”.
If you did not modify an existing template, move to any table in the
Maptable.xls file.
3. Select all the rows associated with the template name. To select the
rows, click and drag on the row numbers (left side), so they appear
highlighted.
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All rows
associated
with
template
are
selected
4. Choose Copy from the Edit menu.
5. Scroll down to a blank area of the Maptable.xls file (below the rows
used for Sample4.xlt), and click on a row number to select a blank
row.
6. Choose Paste from the Edit menu. A copy of the rows you selected
in step 3 is pasted into the Maptable.xls file.
7. Name the table. In the cell immediately to the right of the cell
entitled Template Name, enter the exact file name of your custom
Expense Report template.
8. Define the number of Sections. Each row in a table defines how
your Palm III organizer data will be placed in a Section of your
custom Expense Report. Note that the prepaid portion of a section
has its own row and counts as a separate section for map table
purposes, even though it is not a separate section in your template.
Table with
four sections
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You may add or delete rows as necessary so that the total number
of rows corresponds to the number of Sections in your custom
Expense Report. To clear all of the existing settings in a row, click
to select the row and press Ctrl+Delete. Name each row to
correspond to a Section of your custom Expense Report.
9. Determine the Label settings. The orientation of the data fields
(Row, Column) appears in the yellow section of the table.
Determine whether the Rows will contain expense or date
information, and place an “x” in the appropriate cell. When you do
this, you also define whether the label is Fixed or Variable. You can
place only one “x” in the Row section (columns 2–5).
Determine whether the Columns will contain expense or date
information, and place an “x” in the appropriate cell. When you do
this, you also define whether the label is Fixed or Variable. You can
place only one “x” in the Column section (columns 6–9).
10. Define the dimensions of the Section. The dimensions of the
Section appear in the green columns (10–13).
# of
Rows
Represents the total number of rows in the Section,
excluding any header or total rows. In other words,
this includes only the number of rows in the Section
where your Palm III organizer data will be placed.
# of
Columns
Represents the total number of columns in the
Section, excluding any header or total columns. In
other words, this includes only the number of
columns in the Section where your Palm III
organizer data will be placed.
Start
Row
Is the number of the first row of the Section that will
be filled with your Palm III organizer data.
Start
Column
Is the number of the first column of the Section that
will be filled with your Palm III organizer data.
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11. Define the Dates and Intervals. The dates and intervals between
dates appears in the light blue columns (14–17).
In the Date cell, enter the row or column number where all the date
information will be placed.
In the Dates cell, enter the number of blank columns (or rows)
separating the date fields. If there are no blank columns (or rows)
between date entries, leave this number set to zero.
In the Start Day cell, enter the day of the week that starts the
expense reporting period. Enter a three-character abbreviation for
the day (e.g., Sun, Mon, Tue).
In the Day cell, enter the row or column number where all the day
information will be placed. If the dates are in a row, enter the row
number. If the dates are in a column, enter the column number.
12. Define whether the Section is in list format. This setting appears
in the light purple columns (18–19).
If the Section will present the data in a list format, enter the word
“yes”. Otherwise, enter the word “no”. The following diagram
shows data presented in a list format:
Only if your section is in list format: In the Expense Type cell,
enter the number of the row or column where the expense
description will be placed. Expense amounts can be entered in
several different columns or rows if required by your template.
Expense type labels must all appear in the same column.
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13. Enter the row or column numbers for the expense types that
appear in the Section. These settings appear in the aqua columns
(20–48).
For these settings, simply enter the row or column number for the
expense types that you want to appear in the Section. Note that the
same row or column number can be used more than once. An
example of this would be meals that encompass breakfast, lunch,
dinner and snacks. In the previous example, all expense items
would be populated into row/column 4 of the custom Expense
Report.
14. Complete the table. All of the remaining columns (49–57) in the
table are used to define the column or row number that
corresponds to the description.
15. Mark a Section for prepaid expenses (yellow column). If a row in
the map table is for prepaid (company paid) expenses, type a “yes”
in the cell on that Section’s row. Type “no” in all the cells of this
column that do not pertain to prepaid expenses.
16. Repeat steps 9 through 15 for each Section that you have defined
for your custom Expense Report.
17. Map Expense Report Options dialog (magenta section). The
Expense Report Options dialog has five fields where you can fill in
data for the header on your expense report. Use this section to
specify the row and column on your template where this
information will be mapped.
Because header data is not related to any particular Section, you
have to fill in only one row. If the item does not appear on your
template, leave these cells blank.
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Using Applications Other Than Microsoft Excel
You can use applications other than Microsoft Excel (such as Lotus 12-3 or Quattro Pro) to open and manipulate the Expense data on your
computer. The data file is named “Expense.txt,” and is stored in the
Expense folder, within the folder containing the Palm III organizer
user data.
Expense data in the Expense.txt file is in tab-delimited format.
Expense File Details
The Expense.txt file contains four groups of data. It will be easier to see
these four distinct groups of data if you open the file with a
spreadsheet application.
Trips
Shows the number of Expense application
categories, and lists each one followed by an
“end” statement.
Currency
Shows how many currencies were used for the
Expense data, and lists the countries that
correspond to that currency.
Trip
Shows the number of expenses by category,
and lists the expenses for each category.
Expenses
Shows the total number of expenses, and lists
them chronologically.
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Appendix C
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 single-byte 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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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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Index
A
Adding
Address Book entries 2
Date Book entries 18
Expense entries 33
To Do items 134
Address
mail message 70
Address Book
beaming 8
business card 8
categories 6
creating entry 2
deleting entries 4
editing entry 4
entry details 7
features 1
list by company 7
lookup entries 5
menu commands 10
opening 1
phone numbers 6
Alarm
setting 22
Alarm Sounds 108
Applications
Address Book 1
Date Book 17
Expense 33
Memo Pad 93
security 127
To Do List 133
Attendees 37
Automatic fill 45
Auto-Off Delay 108
B
Backlight
pen stroke 103
Batteries
auto-off delay 108
Index
Beaming
Address Book categories 9
Address Book entries 9
business card 9
Date Book entries 30
pen stroke 104
To Do List 140
Blind Carbon Copy 72
defining 73
Business Card
beaming 9
selecting 8
Button Preferences 102
pen 102
C
Calculator
buttons 14
clear entry 14
memory 14
menu commands 15
opening 13
recent calculations 15
Call Waiting
disabling 114
Calling Card
use in phone settings 115
Categories
Address Book entries 6
beaming 9, 140
Expense 36
memos 96
To Do List 136
Changing
Address Book entries 4
Conduits 54
Confirm Delivery 72
Confirm Read 72
Connecting
service templates 116
to server or ISP 116
Connection Type 117
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Creating
Address Book entries 2
Date Book entries 18
Expense entries 33
Mail messages 68
memos 94
to do items 134
D
Date
Expense item 35
in message list 80
scheduling event 20
setting 107
to do item 136
Date Book
alarm 22
beaming entries 30
deleting events 25
event conflicts 28
event date 20
event duration 18
event start time 18
features 17
menu commands 29
month view 28
opening 17
private events 25
repeat event 23
rescheduling events 22
scheduling event 18
selecting date 20
switching views 26
untimed event 18, 21
week view 26
Deleted
messages in folder 79
purging messages 79
Deleting
Address Book entries 4
Date Book events 25
memos 97
messages 78
password 131
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service templates 122
To Do items 137
Details
Address Book 7
Expense 35
To Do items 136
Digitizer 105
DNS 118
Draft Messages 77
E
Editing
Address Book entries 4
Editing Unsent Messages 76
Entering
Date Book entries 18
Expense entries 33
Mail messages 68
memos 94
to do items 134
Entries
Address Book 2
beaming 9
Date Book 18
Expense 33
hiding private 127, 129
memos 94
showing private 130
To Do List 134
Event
changing to untimed 21
conflicts 28
date 20
Date Book scheduling 18
deleting 25
in week view 27
private 25
repeat 23
setting alarm 22
start and duration 18
untimed 18, 21
Expense
attendees 37
categories 36
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creating item 33
currency list 38
custom currency 45
custom report 147
default currency 45
details 35
features 33
item currency 36
item date 35
menu commands 44
opening 33
receipt details 35
show options 38
spreadsheet 41
templates 43, 143
type 36
vendor 37
viewing data 39
F
File
messages 78
File Link 61
Filter
defining custom 86
high priority 88
ignoring messages 84
truncating messages 88
Finding
Address Book entries 5
Folders 80
Fonts
Mail message 67
Format Preferences 105
country default 105
time format 106
G
General Preferences
alarm sounds 108
auto-off delay 108
setting date 107
setting time 106
system sounds 108
Index
Graffiti
editing shortcut 126
Graffiti Help
pen stroke 103
H
Header Information 67
High Priority
message filter 88
HotSync
button preferences 104
conduits 54
customizing 54
features 47
File Link 61
filtering options 82
first time 48
HotSync Manager 47
local 50
local settings 52
modem 55
modem conduit setup 57
modem settings 53
options 50, 82
user profile 59
I
Idle Timeout 117
Inbox 80
IP Address 117
automatic setting 119
K
Keyboard
pen stroke 103
L
Login Script 120
Look Up
Address Book entries 5
M
Mail
address lookup 70
blind copy 73
changing setup 65
confirmations 75
creating 68
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custom filter settings 86
deleting messages 78
desktop configuration 63
draft messages 77
edit unsent messages 76
features 63
filing messages 78
filtering options 82
filters 84
folders 80
HotSync options 64, 82
menu commands 89
message list options 80
messages 66
opening 66
priority 72
priority filter 88
purge messages 79
recovering deleted 79
sending messages 75
show date 80
signature 74
sorting 81
synchronizing 66
truncating 88
Memo
arranging in list 95
categories 96
creating new 94
deleting 97
private 96
reviewing memos 94
Memo Pad
arranging memos 95
creating memo 94
features 93
menu commands 98
opening 93
Memory
calculator 14
purge date book 44
purge to do list 140
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Menu Commands
for network 122
Mail 89
Menus
Address Book 10
Date Book 29
Expense 44
Memo Pad 98
To Do List 139
Messages 66
address lookup 70
bcc 72
confirm delivery 72
confirm read 72
confirmations 75
creating 68
deleting 78
draft 77
editing unsent 76
filing 78
font style 67
header information 67
in deleted folder 79
list options 80
priority 72
purging deleted 79
sending 75
show date 80
signature 72, 74
sorting 81
truncating 88
Modem
HotSync 55
Modem Preferences 109
Month
Date Book view 28
N
Network
connecting 116
connection type 117
idle timeout 117
login script 120
menu commands 122
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password 112
phone settings 113
preferences 110
primary DNS 118
secondary DNS 118
selecting service 110
TCP/IP 110
user name 111
New
Address Book entry 2
Expense item 33
Graffiti shortcut 125
memo 94
messages 68
to do item 134
O
Opening
Address Book 1
Outbox 80
Owner Preferences 124
P
Palm Desktop
configuring mail 63
customizing HotSync 54
File Link 61
HotSync options 50
modem conduit setup 57
synchronization 47
Palm III
assigning password 128
changing password 131
common data 59
deleting password 131
forgotten password 132
HotSync via modem 56
locking with password 130
sound settings 108
Password
assigning 128
changing 131
deleting 131
Index
for network 112
forgotten password 132
locking Palm III 130
with owner preferences 124
Payment
Expense item 36
Pen
preferences 102
Phone Numbers
choosing type 6
Phone Settings 113
call waiting 114
using calling card 115
Power Off
pen stroke 104
PPP 117
Preferences
button 102
Digitizer 105
features 101
Format 105
general 106
HotSync buttons 104
modem 109
network settings 110
opening 101
owner 124
ShortCut 125
Primary DNS 118
Printing
expense reports 40
Priority 72
setting 72
to do item 134
Private
assigning password 128
events 25
memos 96
Private entries
hiding records 129
showing 130
Profiles 59
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Purge
date book events 44
deleted messages 79
to do items 140
R
Records
Address Book 2
beaming 9
Date Book 18
Expense 33
hiding private 127, 129
showing private 130
To Do List 134
Recovering
deleted mail 79
filed mail 78
Removing
Address Book entries 4
Date Book events 25
memos 97
S
Secondary DNS 118
Security
assigning password 128
changing password 131
deleting password 131
features 127
forgotten password 132
hiding records 129
locking Palm III 130
opening 127
showing records 130
Selecting
date 20
Sending Messages 75
Service
selecting for network 110
Service Templates 116
deleting 122
ShortCut
preferences 125
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ShortCuts
deleting 126
editing 126
Show Date 80
Show Options
To Do List 138
Signature 72
adding 74
Size
message font 67
Sorting
Address Book 7
memos 95
message list 81
Starting
Address Book 1
System Sounds 108
T
TCP/IP 110
Templates
expense report 43
for expense report 143
Time
alarm setting 22
format 106
setting 106
setting event 18
To Do List
categories 136
checking off item 135
completion date 139
creating item 134
deleting items 137
features 133
item details 136
item due date 136
item priority 134
menu commands 139
opening 133
show due items 138
show options 138
Truncate 88
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U
Untimed Events 18, 21
User Name
for ISP 111
User Profile 59
V
Vendor 37
W
Week
Date Book view 26
Index
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