Palm VII Organizer Getting Started Guide

Palm VII Organizer Getting Started Guide
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Getting Started
with the
Palm VII Organizer
™
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information in this manual pertaining to Palm.Net,
PQAs (web clipping applications), MyPalm and
the WAP Browser is not applicable after that
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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
Palm VII, Palm, Palm.Net, iMessenger, the Palm Computing platform logo, and the Palm
VII 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.
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Read This First
Welcome to the Palm VII™ connected organizer
Getting Started guides you through the following process:
• Getting to know your new Palm VII™ organizer
• Setting up your organizer
• Installing Palm™ Desktop organizer software
• Activating the Palm.Net™ wireless communication service
Before you can activate the Palm.Net wireless communication service,
the transmitter inside the Palm VII organizer must be charged by the
AAA batteries. This takes about 70 minutes.
Upgrade information
If you are upgrading from a previous organizer, we recommend that you install the
version of Palm Desktop software that comes with your Palm VII organizer into the
same folder as your current Palm Desktop software. Please read the information on
upgrading in Chapter 1 of the Handbook. Then return to this guide to learn how to
complete the installation.
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Get to know your new Palm VII™ organizer
1.
Review Palm VII™ components.
IR Port
Exchange data and applications
with any Palm Computing® platform
handheld that’s also equipped
with an infrared port.
Antenna
Raise to access
the Palm.Net™
wireless features.
Stylus
Applications Launcher
Tap the Applications icon to see all
your Palm™ applications.
Graffiti® Writing Area
Use Graffiti® writing software to enter
text and numbers into your organizer.
Power Button / Backlight Control
Press to turn your organizer on and
off. Hold for a few seconds to activate
screen backlight.
Cradle and HotSync® Button
Attach the cradle to your computer
and press the HotSync® button
to exchange data back and forth
between your organizer and your
computer.
Date Book
Scroll Button
Address Book
To Do List
Memo Pad
Applications Buttons
Press buttons to turn on your organizer
and access your main applications.
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Palm™ Desktop organizer software
Palm™ Desktop software includes the same main applications as
your Palm VII™ organizer: Address Book, Date Book, To Do List,
Memo Pad, Expense, and desktop e-mail connectivity. You can
use the HotSync® Manager feature of this software to back up
and exchange data between your organizer and your computer.
Note: If you plan to use Microsoft Outlook or other organizer
software, you still need to install Palm Desktop software.
Palm.Net™ wireless features
Your organizer gives you access to the Palm.Net™ wireless communication service. After the transmitter has been charged and you activate
the service, you’ll be able to use these wireless features:
Web clipping: You can use the query applications on
your organizer to pull information you request off the
Internet – without wasting time browsing. You get
only the information you ask for. It’s not delivered to
you as a web page, but as a web clipping, a no-frills format that’s fast, economical,
and easy-to-read. There are query applications preloaded on your organizer. More are
available on the Palm Desktop CD-ROM and the web site http://www.palm.net.
iMessenger™ application: You can use the iMessenger™ application on your
organizer to send and receive short text messages. When you activate the service,
you’ll acquire an address on the Palm.Net network. After that, you’ll be able to send
and receive messages to and from any Internet e-mail address, anytime and anywhere
within the coverage area.
How would you use the wireless features? Let's say you’re in a taxi on the way to your
hotel, and you want to arrange a dinner meeting. Send a message to your invitees;
they can reply directly to your @palm.net address. Next, query the Net for a restaurant,
directions, and a traffic report. Then, send a message to your invitees telling them the
time and place.
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Set up your Palm VII™ organizer
2.
Remove the screen film.
3.
Install AAA batteries and charge the transmitter.
IMPORTANT!
The moment you insert the
batteries, they begin to charge
the transmitter you’ll use with
the Palm.Net™ wireless
features; this takes about
70 minutes. As soon as the
transmitter has been charged,
you can activate the service.
(For more information, see
page 7.)
4.
Push up on the stylus
to remove it.
Follow the instructions onscreen to set up your organizer.
Hints: If your organizer does not turn on automatically, make sure the batteries are
installed correctly (see the picture above). If that’s not the problem, install
different batteries. If your organizer still does not turn on, go to page 12 for
more suggestions.
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Set up your Palm™ Desktop organizer software
5.
Make the connection.
• Turn off your computer and connect the cradle to the COM (serial) port
on the back of your computer.
• Turn the computer on after the cradle is connected.
If necessary, use the included
serial port adapter.
6.
Install the software.
• Make sure your organizer is not in
the cradle.
• Insert the Palm™ Desktop CD-ROM into
your computer and wait for the Installer
Menu screen.
• Click INSTALL and follow the instructions
onscreen.
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Launch Palm™ Desktop organizer software.
Double-click the Palm Desktop icon on your computer.
Follow these steps to enter a memo:
• Click the Memo icon, and then
click New.
• Type Remember to activate the
wireless communication service.
• Click Apply.
8.
Synchronize your data.
• Make sure your organizer is
in the cradle.
• Press the Hotsync® button
on the cradle.
The query applications you selected
during step 6 are loaded on your
organizer. The memo you entered
during step 7 is added to your organizer. Any data on your
organizer is quickly exchanged and updated (synchronized)
with the Palm™ Desktop software on your computer.
While you’re waiting...
In the time that remains before the transmitter is fully charged, explore your Palm VII
organizer, practice Graffiti® writing, or enter data in the main applications.
To practice Graffiti writing or enter data, press the power button to turn on
your Palm VII organizer. Tap the Applications icon to open the Applications
Launcher, and then tap the Graffiti icon or the icon of the application you
want to use.
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Activate the Palm.Net™ wireless communication
service
9.
Read Choosing a Palm.Net Service Plan and pick a plan.
3Com provides affordable service plans to choose from. To activate, you’ll also
need to have credit card information or a corporate account number available.
10.
Raise the antenna and activate the service.
If the transmitter is charged, just follow the instructions onscreen to
activate the Palm.Net™ wireless communication service. Otherwise,
please wait a few more minutes and then try again.
11.
Record your username and password.
Your username is your address for the iMessenger™ application. You’ll need both your
username and password to access your billing information.
Username:[email protected]
Password: __________________________
Congratulations!
You’ve completed the installation process and
activated the Palm.Net wireless communication
service.
The next few pages tell you more about query
applications and the iMessenger application,
and about the three ways to enter data on your
organizer.
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Query the Net for quick, concise answers
Now that you’ve activated the Palm.Net™ wireless communication service, you can be
miles away from a modem or a desktop computer and still be connected to the Internet.
Web clipping is a simple query-and-response process. Try it!
1. Raise the antenna on your organizer to access query applications.
2. Use the stylus to tap the icon of the Yahoo!® People Search query application
.
3. Enter the name, city, and state of someone you know. If you want to find the street
address as well, tap the Show Addresses check box to select it.
You can use Graffiti® writing or the onscreen keyboard to enter text.
4. Tap Search. The button that submits your query to the Internet displays the over-theair icon, which lets you know when you're transmitting data and incurring a cost.
Over-the-air icon
Query
Clipping
Your organizer delivers the response – the clipping – in a matter of seconds, and it
contains just the information you asked for.
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iMessenger™ application: Send and receive text
messages anytime
With the iMessenger™ application, your Palm VII™ organizer gives you the freedom of
wireless Internet messaging. It works like an e-mail application, but it works in your
car, on the street, at the beach – anywhere within the coverage area. Try it!
1. Raise the antenna on your organizer
and tap the iMessenger icon
.
2. Use the stylus to tap New.
3. Use Graffiti® writing or the onscreen keyboard to enter an address in the
To: field and a subject in the Subj: field.
4. Enter a short message in the Body: field.
5. Tap Check & Send.
As in query applications, the over-the-air
icon lets you know when you’re
transmitting data and incurring a cost.
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Enter data three ways
Graffiti® writing software
Enter text quickly and easily using Graffiti® writing. Graffiti characters consist mainly
of single-stroke block letters. Your writing turns into text wherever the blinking cursor
is on the organizer screen. It’s fast (up to 30 words per minute), fun, and accurate.
Write letters here
Write numbers here
Hints: Write BIG and press firmly.
Practice! Play Giraffe to improve
your Graffiti writing skills. For
instructions on installing Giraffe,
see the Handbook.
The onscreen keyboard
• Select an application.
• Tap the screen in the application for
editing. You’ll see a blinking cursor.
• Tap “abc” for the alphabetic keyboard
or “123” for the numeric keyboard.
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Your computer keyboard
Use your computer keyboard to enter text, and
then press the HotSync® button to synchronize
the data with your organizer.
Hints: Perform a HotSync operation regularly to make sure your data is current on
both your organizer and your computer. Before you change AAA batteries, be
sure to back up your data onto your computer by using the HotSync feature.
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Palm VII™ organizer troubleshooting and contacts
If your organizer does not turn on, before calling Technical Support, try this:
Perform a soft reset by unscrewing the top of your stylus and using the reset tool inside
to gently press the reset button on the back of your organizer.
If you still have a support question. . .
For Palm VII technical support issues related to your organizer, contact us here:
• Web Access
• E-mail
• Telephone
http://www.palm.net
[email protected]
(407) 531-4400
Note: For questions and support on a third-party application, please
contact the developer of the application.
For Palm VII activation, billing, service, or repair support, contact us here:
• Web Access
• E-mail
• Telephone
http://www.palm.net
[email protected]
(888) 756-PALM (7256)
To obtain 3.5" diskettes of Palm™ Desktop software or accessories for your
Palm VII organizer, contact us here:
• Online download http://www.palm.net
• Mail
Mail the diskette order card that came with your organizer
• Telephone
(800) 881-PALM (7256)
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