Palm Desktop Software for Mac User's Guide

Palm Desktop Software for Mac User's Guide
Palm™ Desktop Software for
Mac User’s Guide
Copyright
Copyright © 1995 - 2001 Palm, Inc. All rights reserved. Graffiti, HotSync, PalmConnect, and Palm OS are
registered trademarks of Palm, Inc. The HotSync logo, Palm, and the Palm logo are trademarks of Palm, Inc.
Other product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
Palm, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any damage or loss resulting from the use of this guide.
Palm, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any loss or claims by third parties which may arise through the use
of this software. Palm, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any damage or loss caused by deletion of data as
a result of malfunction, dead battery, or repairs. Be sure to make backup copies of all important data on
other media to protect against data loss.
IMPORTANT Please read the End User Software License Agreement with this product before using the
accompanying software program(s). Using any part of the software indicates that you accept the terms of the
End User Software License Agreement.
Software Download Available
Palm™ Desktop software is supplied on a CD-ROM disc. If you do not have access to a CD-ROM drive for
your computer, you can download the Palm Desktop software from www.palm.com.
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Contents
About This Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Chapter 1: Introducing Palm™ Desktop Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
About the modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Address Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Date Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Memo Pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
To Do List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Opening and quitting Palm Desktop software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Using Palm Desktop software with your handheld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Creating and opening user data files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Opening existing files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Saving files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Closing windows and files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Changing your mind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Using templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Creating templates from existing items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Creating templates from new items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Changing a template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Deleting templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Using the toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Switching between users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Marking records private . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Hiding private records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Setting preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Setting general preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Setting alarm preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Setting font preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Setting decor preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Adjusting memory in Mac OS 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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Chapter 2: Tutorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Creating an item in Address Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Assigning a category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Displaying list views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Sorting items in Address Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Viewing selected items in Address Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Finding an Address Book item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Synchronizing addresses with Address Book on your handheld . . . . . . . . . . 24
Creating an event in Date Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Moving an event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Setting alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Showing the three Date Book views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Creating an untimed event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Synchronizing events with the Date Book on your handheld . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Creating a To Do List item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Creating a memo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
About attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Creating attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Using the Attach Existing Item feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Printing labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Using Instant Palm™ Desktop application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Displaying frequently used phone numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Backing up your data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Applying Decors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Where to go from here? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Chapter 3: Working with Address Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
About Address Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Viewing addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Creating and changing addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Changing information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Using and changing selection lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Using auto-completion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Using auto-capitalization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Formatting telephone numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Setting custom field options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Using the Email and Web Site fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Using Birthday Minder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Copying Address Book information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
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Transferring addresses to your handheld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Marking addresses for printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Attaching a letter to an Address Book entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Adding an address to a letter template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Deleting addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Dialing telephone numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Dialing international numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Setting dialing preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Configuring your modem for dialing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Setting Address Book preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Chapter 4: Working with Date Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
About Date Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Viewing Date Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Using Day view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Using Week view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Using Month view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Showing or hiding items in Month view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Adding information to Date Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Creating a timed event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Creating a repeating or continuous event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Creating an untimed event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Setting alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Editing events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Changing an event’s date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Changing an event’s time or duration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Moving untimed events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Changing a repeating event’s interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Renaming events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Deleting events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Transferring Date Book items to your handheld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Setting Date Book, alarm, and font preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Chapter 5: Working with Memo Pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
About Memo Pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Creating a memo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Viewing memos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Browsing memos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Selecting memos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
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Changing memos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Attaching memos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Deleting memos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Finding memos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Transferring memos to your handheld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Chapter 6: Working with To Do List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
About To Do List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Adding To Do List items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Adding repeating To Do List items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Adding unscheduled To Do List items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Adding To Do List items from Date Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Viewing To Do List items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Editing To Do List items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Renaming To Do List items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Changing dates of To Do List items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Setting reminders for To Do List items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Setting priorities for To Do List items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Changing the interval of repeating To Do List items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Adding or changing categories for To Do List items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Moving To Do List items in Date Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Marking completed To Do List items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Deleting To Do List items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Transferring To Do List items to your handheld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Setting preferences for To Do List items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Chapter 7: Working with Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
About list views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Viewing a list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Viewing selected records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Removing filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Sorting lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Selecting columns to display in a list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Resizing and reordering columns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Memorizing views of selected data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Changing memorized views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Deleting memorized views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
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Chapter 8: Finding and Categorizing Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Going to a specific date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Finding text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Finding addresses quickly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Setting search options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Displaying recent records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Finding frequently used records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Working with categories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Assigning records to categories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Creating categories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Transferring categories to your handheld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Changing category name or color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Deleting categories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Chapter 9: Working with Attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Transferring attachments to your handheld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Automatic attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Creating attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Attaching one existing record to another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Attaching new records to existing records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Attaching files to a record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Viewing attached records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Detaching or deleting records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Setting attachment preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Chapter 10: Importing and Exporting Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Migrating data from Claris Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Importing data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
vCard and vCal files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Exporting data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Exporting Address Book items as a vCard file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Exporting Date Book events as a vCal file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Exporting data from Palm Desktop software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Dragging records outside Palm Desktop software to copy them . . . . . . . . . 112
Chapter 11: Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
About printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Selecting records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Filtering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Finding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
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Selecting records to print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Marking addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Previewing information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Setting up printing for your day planner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Printing Date Book views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Changing printing layouts for Date Book views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Printing To Do List items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Changing printing layouts for To Do List items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Printing lists of Address Book items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Printing an address card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Changing printing layouts for lists of addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Printing address books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Finishing mini-address books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Changing printing layouts for address books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Printing envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Changing printing layouts for envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Printing mailing labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Changing printing layouts for mailing labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Printing return address labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Printing fax cover sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Changing printing layouts for fax cover sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Printing memos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Changing printing layouts for memos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Changing or adding day planner information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Setting custom margins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Chapter 12: HotSync® Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
About HotSync operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Accessing HotSync Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Preparing for the first HotSync operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Connecting a USB cradle/cable to a USB port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Connecting a serial cradle/cable to a USB port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Connecting a serial cradle/cable to a serial port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Sharing a port with the cradle/cable and another device . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Changing conduit actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Performing a local cradle/cable HotSync operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
About the data file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Synchronizing multiple data files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
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Synchronizing multiple handhelds to one computer set up for multiple
Mac users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Log in as the correct user . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Installing applications on your handheld or an expansion card . . . . . . . . . . 149
Archiving data you delete from your handheld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Resolving HotSync conflicts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Chapter 13: Using the Instant Palm™ Desktop Application . . . . . . . . . . 151
About the Instant Palm Desktop application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Working with addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Creating items from the Instant Palm Desktop menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Appendix A: Printing Double-Sided Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Marking paper for hole-punches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Apple LaserWriter/LaserWriter Plus, Hewlett-Packard DeskWriter . . . . . . 156
Apple Personal LaserWriter, Hewlett-Packard LaserJet IIP and IIIP . . . . . . 157
Apple LaserWriter II series, Hewlett-Packard LaserJet III and IIID . . . . . . . 158
Apple LaserWriter Pro 630 and 16/600PS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
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About This Book
Welcome to Palm™ Desktop software. This guide describes all you need to know
about how to use Palm Desktop software with your handheld. It walks you
through using the features of the four modules in the application, working with
lists, finding information, printing from the application, and transferring data
between Palm Desktop software and your handheld.
This guide is designed to help you get up and running quickly with Palm Desktop
software. The first chapter introduces the application. The second chapter contains
a tutorial that exercises the features of Palm Desktop software.
After you become familiar with the basic functionality, you can use the rest of this
guide as a reference for less common tasks, and also as a source of information if
you have problems operating Palm Desktop software.
In addition to this guide, Palm Desktop software contains online help that is
available from the main menu bar and from the help button in dialog boxes. See
online help for more detailed information about a function or task.
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This chapter gets you started with Palm™ Desktop software and introduces you to
some of its features.
About the modules
Palm Desktop software has four modules: Address Book, Date Book, Memo Pad,
and To Do List. You can add information to any module at any time. You can also
connect, or attach, any record to any other, so you can jump right to the information
you need.
The information from each of these modules is synchronized with the information
in the basic applications on your handheld when you perform a HotSync®
operation.
Address Book
The Address Book module keeps track of names, addresses, company information,
telephone numbers, birthdays, e-mail addresses, web sites, and so on. You can
attach any record to an address card. For example, you can create a To Do List item
to call a client and attach this item to the client’s address card so that all the
information you need is available for the phone call.
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Example
To remind yourself to call a friend next week, create a To Do List item. Palm™
Desktop software automatically finds the address records that seem related to this
To Do List item. For example, if you write “Call Jodie,” it will find all addresses
containing the name “Jodie.” If you attach one of the addresses to the To Do List
item, a paper clip pop-up menu icon
appears next to the To Do List Item. You
can click the paper clip pop-up menu to open your friend’s address card.
Date Book
The Date Book module manages your appointments and events. You can choose
among three views:
■
Day
■
Week
■
Month
Day view
Week view
Month view
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You can attach any record to a Date Book event. For example, you can attach a
client’s address card to an event so that you can quickly jump to this information
if you need it.
You can set events to appear once, or repeat over an interval you set. You can create
events to show special days, such as anniversaries, birthdays, and vacations. An
event can span one day or several.
Example
You created an event for an upcoming meeting. You can specify how far in advance
of the meeting you want an onscreen alarm reminder to display. (Palm Desktop
software does not need to be running for this alarm reminder to display.) For
regularly scheduled meetings you can create a repeating event, so you need only
type the item once. The rest of the events are created based on the repeat interval
you specify.
Memo Pad
Create memos during telephone calls, meetings, or whenever you need to create a
memo for yourself. You can attach a memo to any other record, including another
memo. You can also add the date and time to a memo so you can keep an ongoing
“log” of information, with the more recent items on top.
Click
timestamp
button...
...to place the
current date
and time on
the first line of
the memo
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Example
While telephoning a business contact, you type a memo detailing the important
points of the call. Click the timestamp button, and the current date and time appear
on the first line of your memo.
To Do List
The To Do List module keeps track of your tasks, or “to-do” items. You can give a
To Do List item a title, a date of completion, and a priority, and set the item to
repeat over any duration you wish. To Do List items appear in Date Book, and you
can attach a To Do List item to any address card or memo.
Example
You need to gather materials for a report due the last Friday of each month. You’d
also like a reminder the previous Monday that it’s time to start preparing the
report. You can create a To Do List item for this, and set the item to repeat on the
last Friday of each month. You can also set the reminder for five days before, on the
previous Monday, to remind you that it’s time to start working on the report.
Opening and quitting Palm Desktop software
Palm Desktop software stores your information in one data file on your computer.
You can close, print, and delete this file as you would any other. When you start
Palm Desktop software, it automatically opens the last file that was opened. The
name of the file appears in the title bar of each Palm Desktop window.
To start Palm Desktop software, double-click the Palm Desktop icon in the Palm
folder.
To quit Palm Desktop software:
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Mac OS X: From the Palm Desktop menu, choose Quit.
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Mac OS 9: From the File menu, choose Quit.
Using Palm Desktop software with your handheld
Using Palm Desktop software with your handheld
Palm Desktop software shares information with four built-in applications on your
handheld: Address Book, Date Book, Memo Pad, and To Do List. The information
is exchanged when you perform a HotSync operation.
The modules in Palm Desktop software provide more features than the
applications on your handheld. For information about how your information is
transferred to your handheld during a HotSync operation, see the chapters in this
guide that describe each module.
The first time you perform a HotSync operation with a new handheld or one that
has been hard reset, the following occurs:
■
A username in Palm Desktop software is added to your handheld.
■
A folder for the username is created in the Users folder inside the Palm folder.
For example, if you entered Jane Garcia as your username, a folder called Jane
Garcia is created in the Users folder. A file called User Data is created in the
“Jane Garcia” folder. This is the data file that stores all your information.
Usernames appear in the User pop-up menu on the right side of the toolbar.
You can change users by selecting a new name in the pop-up menu.
NOTE
Each subsequent time you perform a HotSync operation, HotSync Manager reads
the username from the handheld and synchronizes the data in the folder of the
same name.
Be sure you select the correct username from the User pop-up menu before
entering data on Palm Desktop or performing a HotSync operation.
NOTE
Creating and opening user data files
When you first install Palm Desktop software, it creates a new data file, called User
Data, in the folder with the username you specified during the installation. Each
time you perform a HotSync operation with your handheld, this same data file is
used to synchronize data.
We recommend that you use only this data file to synchronize with your handheld.
Create other files only to back up data or to hold information for another user on
the same computer.
Opening existing files
Palm Desktop software automatically opens the last data file that was opened. To
open another file, click the User pop-up menu in the toolbar and select a new
username.
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The name of the current data file appears in the title bar of each Palm Desktop
window.
The name of the current data file
appears in the title bar of each window
Saving files
Your changes are saved as you work. You can also save a copy of a file to use as a
backup. From the File menu, choose Save a Copy. In the Save a Copy dialog box,
be sure to rename the file (or the original file will be overwritten), and then click
Save.
If you are working with a new file, choose Save As from the File menu. Type a
name for the file.
Closing windows and files
You can have one file open at a time. To close a file, choose Close File from the File
menu. If you close a new file, you are prompted to save it first.
To close a Palm Desktop window, click the window’s close box or choose Close
Window from the File menu. Closing a window does not close the file. Also, you
can open multiple windows at the same time.
To exit Palm Desktop software, choose Quit from the File menu.
Changing your mind
If you make a mistake or change your mind while you are working, you can undo
the latest change. To undo your most recent action, choose Undo from the Edit
menu.
Using templates
If you have a number of similar events, addresses, memos, or To Do items to type,
templates can help make your work easier.
A template resembles a new item, except it already contains some pretyped
information. When you create a template, you choose what pretyped information,
and how much, is in it.
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Using templates
For example, if you have to add addresses for ten people and they all work in the
same location, you can create a template that includes company name, address,
and other information common to the new entries.
You can create a template either from an existing event, address, memo, or To Do
List item—or from a new one. Once a template has been created, it appears in the
Create menu, and you can use it to make new items. You then type only whatever
remaining information the new item requires.
Creating templates from existing items
You can create templates from existing events, addresses, memos, or To Do List
items. Select the item, then choose New Template from the Create menu. Give the
template a name, and assign it a keyboard shortcut if you like. Then click OK. A
keyboard shortcut is a sequence of keys that, when pressed together, are a faster
way to execute a menu command than using the mouse.
Type a name for
the template
Click the pop-up menu to assign the
template a keyboard shortcut (optional)
The new template is available in the Create menu. Choose it, and a dialog box for
a new item of its type appears with the template information filled in.
The template appears
in the Create menu
Creating templates from new items
You can create templates from new events, addresses, memos, or To Do List items.
Choose Event, Address, Memo, or To Do from the Create menu. Type the
information you want the template to have. Choose New Template from the Create
menu. Give the template a name, and assign it a keyboard shortcut if you like. Then
click OK.
The new template appears in the Create menu. You can continue to create other
new items with the information contained in the new template.
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Changing a template
If you need to correct the information in a template, create a new one, and then
delete the old one.
Deleting templates
To delete a template, choose Delete Templates from the Create menu. Select the
template you want to remove, then click Delete. Click Done when you’ve finished
deleting templates.
Using the toolbar
You can click the buttons on the toolbar instead of choosing menu commands to
execute common actions.
By default, the toolbar displays each button’s name. Move the pointer over the
button to see an explanation of the button’s function. If you have a small monitor,
you can collapse the toolbar, which hides button names. To do this, click the
triangle at the left side of the toolbar.
Click to hide button names
Select User
To move the toolbar, hold the mouse down on the background of the toolbar and
drag the toolbar to a new position. If you drag the toolbar near the menu bar, the
toolbar automatically snaps back into the docked position.
To hide the toolbar, choose Preferences from the Palm Desktop menu in Mac OS X
or from the Edit menu in Mac OS 9. Click the General button, and then choose
None from the Toolbar pop-up menu.
Switching between users
The User pop-up menu is on the right side of the toolbar.
User pop-up menu
If you are the only person using Palm Desktop software on this computer, your
name is the only name you see.
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Marking records private
If others use the computer, the User pop-up menu shows the name of the person
who most recently used it.
Always check the pop-up menu to be sure you are using the correct data,
especially before performing a HotSync operation.
NOTE
Click the User pop-up menu to do the following:
■
Select from a list of available users and profiles
■
Create, delete, or modify users and profiles
Marking records private
You can mark any record private. Then, depending on whether you select to show
or hide private records in Preferences, Palm Desktop software either displays or
hides the records. To mark a record private, open the record, select Private, and
click OK.
When you transfer a private record to your handheld during a HotSync operation,
the record may become hidden or masked, depending on the options you select in
your handheld’s Security application.
Masking of private records is available only on handhelds using Palm OS®
software version 3.5 or later.
NOTE
Hiding private records
You can hide all records that are marked private. Hidden records do not display in
list views, Date Book views, menus, or Instant Palm Desktop application. They do
not print and are not exported. The alarm for a hidden Date Book event does go
off, but onscreen the alarm reminder says “Private Event” and does not display the
actual event description. Hidden records are synchronized during HotSync
operations.
To hide private records, choose Preferences from the Palm Desktop menu in Mac
OS X or from the Edit menu in Mac OS 9. Click the General button, and select Hide.
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Setting preferences
To set preferences, choose Preferences from the Palm Desktop menu in Mac OS X
or from the Edit menu in Mac OS 9.
Setting general preferences
Use the General preferences panel to specify settings for the Instant Palm Desktop
menu, deletion warnings, color printing, sound effects volume, toolbar, date
format, auto-attachments, new To Do List item priority, and private records.
Click
General
Select if you use a color printer
Select to show the Instant Palm Desktop menu
Select for
warnings
before items
are deleted
Choose a
volume for
sound effects
Choose whether
the toolbar is
docked, floating,
or hidden
Choose long
or short date
displays
Choose default priority for new tasks
For information on setting auto-attachment preferences, see “Setting attachment
preferences” in Chapter 9.
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Setting preferences
Setting alarm preferences
You can set the alarm preferences for your computer in Palm Desktop software.
Choose Preferences from the Palm Desktop menu in Mac OS X or from the Edit
menu in Mac OS 9, and then click the Alarms button.
Click
Alarms
Select to
automatically
add an alarm
for new
events you
create
Select to
display
alarms on the
desktop
computer
The alarms for each appointment are set in the Event dialog box.
Setting font preferences
You can set different font types and font sizes for the list views in Address Book,
To Do List, and Memo Pad. You can also select fonts and font sizes for memo text
and the Date Book views. Choose Preferences from the Palm Desktop menu in Mac
OS X or from the Edit menu in Mac OS 9, and then click the Fonts button.
.
Click Fonts
Choose the
font type
and font
size for
items from
the pop-up
menus
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Setting decor preferences
A decor is a background that you can apply to the onscreen appearance of Date
Book views and the list views in the other modules. To set a decor, choose
Preferences from the Palm Desktop menu in Mac OS X or from the Edit menu in
Mac OS 9, and then click the Decor button.
Choose a decor from the list
Click Decor
Click to see how your choice looks with the current file
Select a decor from the list, and then click the Apply button to see how the decor
looks with your file. Click OK to accept the decor or Cancel to reject it.
Calendar with the Red Hot Chilies decor
NOTE
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Decors appear onscreen only; they do not affect printing.
Adjusting memory in Mac OS 9
Adjusting memory in Mac OS 9
In Mac OS 9, your computer sets aside a certain amount of memory for each
application. You can change the amount of memory reserved.
You may want to increase the amount of memory set aside for the Palm Desktop
software if you run out of memory while using the application, or if you have a
very large data file. Increasing the preferred memory size to 5000K should
eliminate any memory problems during these operations. If you use a Power Mac
and have virtual memory off, Palm Desktop software requires more memory.
If you run out of memory while performing a HotSync operation, increase the
allocation for the Conduit Manager application, not Palm Desktop software. The
Conduit Manager is the application that manages HotSync operations. It is located in
the Palm folder.
NOTE
To change the memory allocation:
1.
If Palm Desktop software is open, quit the application.
2.
Open the Palm folder.
3.
Click the application icon once.
To change the memory allocation for Palm Desktop software, click the Palm
Desktop icon. To change the allocation for Conduit Manager, click the Conduit
Manager icon.
If you click the application icon twice, you start the application. If that
happens, choose Quit from the File menu and try again.
NOTE
4.
From the File menu, choose Get Info.
5.
In the Get Info dialog box, choose Memory from the Show pop-up menu.
6.
Double-click the Preferred Size box.
You see the size highlighted in the box.
7.
Type a number, such as 5000, to change the memory size.
8.
Close the Palm Desktop Info window.
The next time you start Palm Desktop software, the amount of memory you
specified is available for the application.
For more information on managing memory, refer to the documentation that came
with your computer.
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CHAPTER 2
Tutorial
With Palm™ Desktop software and your handheld, you can keep track of names,
addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, events, memos, and to-do lists.
If you like to roll up your sleeves and learn by doing, this tutorial is for you. After
you finish it, you will have a solid understanding of how Palm Desktop software
works.
In this tutorial, you are the owner and manager of International Bakery, Ltd. You
sell baked goods to delicatessens, cafés, and homes. Your business is growing
nicely, and you need to keep track of information about your customers, suppliers,
personal life, and family, so nothing gets overlooked. You carry your handheld on
calls to customers and to suppliers.
After you have installed Palm Desktop software, you need to open the tutorial file.
1.
Find the file called Bakery in the Tutorial folder, which is in the Palm folder.
2.
Double-click the file’s icon
.
The file opens.
Next, you need to go to the place in the file where the calendar information is.
1.
Click the Go To button
2.
Type 1/1/02 in the box.
3.
Click OK.
on the toolbar, at the top of the screen.
Now, let’s put the software to work!
Creating an item in Address Book
The moment you finish installing the software the telephone rings, and it’s Susan
Kenwood, a new customer. The first thing to do is create an address card for her.
1.
Click the New Address button
on the toolbar.
A new address card appears where you can type the customer ’s information.
2.
Notice the Name section of the card is expanded to make typing easier. Also, the
First field is selected.
3.
Type the first name: Susan.
4.
Tab to the Last field, and type the last name: Kenwood.
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Tips:
■
You can move from field to field by pressing Tab (or press Shift-Tab to go
backwards).
■
Press Enter or Return repeatedly to open and close successive sections.
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If you prefer, you can simply click the field you want to type in. The section
expands and the field highlights, ready for you to type.
Finish typing the information so the address card looks like the one below. For
telephone numbers, you need only type the digits—the parentheses and hyphens
are added automatically. Press the Enter key when you’re through, but don’t close
the address card yet — we’ll assign a category to it.
Parentheses and hyphens
are entered automatically
Assigning a category
After you’re done with the address card information, you’ll want to assign a
category to this card. Categories are an easy way to group addresses, events,
memos, and To Do List items. For example, you can assign the category “Office” to
the addresses for your coworkers, as well as events, memos, and To Do List items
relating to them.
You can assign up to two categories to each item: a primary category, and a
secondary category. The primary category is the pop-up menu on the left; the
secondary category is the one on the right. You can use primary and secondary
categories however you choose.
Only the primary category for a record is transferred to your handheld when
you perform a HotSync® operation.
NOTE
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Primary category
Secondary category
You can easily assign color-code information. For example, you can have items
with the category “Office” appear in blue, and items with the category “Friends/
Family” appear in green. The color of an item is based on its primary category. If
you have a color printer and have selected the correct print options, color-coded
items will print in color, too.
Eight categories are already created, and you can add, remove, or change them at
any time.
NOTE
The tutorial includes some additional categories.
1.
Click the Other Information section of Susan Kenwood’s address card to
expand it.
2.
Choose Customers from the left, or primary, Categories pop-up menu.
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3.
You can choose another category from the right, or secondary, Categories popup menu. Otherwise, leave it blank.
4.
If you like, fill in some of the other fields on Susan’s address card.
5.
When you’re done, press Enter to collapse the open section.
6.
Click the card’s close button
in the upper-left corner to put it away.
Displaying list views
The address card is a good way to view and change one person’s information. But
you’ve got a lot of people in your Bakery file. To scan them, or jump quickly to
another person’s card, view your addresses as a list.
1.
Click the Addresses button
on the toolbar.
You see the addresses listed in rows and columns.
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2.
Choose an item in the list, and double-click it to open the address card.
3.
Click the address card’s close button in the upper-left corner to put it away.
4.
Click several items in the list as you hold down the a key.
Sorting items in Address Book
5.
Click an item toward the top of the screen. All the previously selected items are
now unselected. Press and hold the Shift key. Now click an item five or six lines
below the first one you clicked. The two items you clicked, plus all items in
between, become selected.
6.
To deselect all addresses, scroll down to the bottom of the list, where there are
no items. Click there. All items are deselected.
There are three separate list view windows: one for addresses, one for memos, and
one for To Do List items. All three work the same way. You can enlarge any list
view window—or scroll up, down, left, or right—to see all of your data.
You can attach, delete, and duplicate multiple items quickly in a list view by
selecting more than one item at a time.
Leave the address list open—we’ll use it in the next section.
Sorting items in Address Book
Right now, your address list is sorted by name. Some operations may be easier if it
were sorted by company.
1.
Find the Company column in the address list. Scroll left or right if you need to.
2.
Click the word Company at the top of the column. (Don’t click the
next to it.)
button
This re-sorts the list so all items are now sorted by company. Notice that the word
Company is highlighted. Highlighting indicates which field was used to sort the
information.
You decide it would be more convenient if the information were sorted by
company, and then by name within each company.
1.
Choose Sort from the View menu.
In the Sort dialog box, Company appears in the Primary pop-up menu.
2.
Choose Full Name from the Secondary pop-up menu.
3.
Click OK.
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In the address list, notice the dotted underline beneath the Full Name, indicating
that it is the secondary sort column.
We’ll continue using the address list in the next section, so leave it open.
Viewing selected items in Address Book
You want to take a quick look at your customers’ address cards. But there are many
more records in your file than just those for your customers. You want to show the
listings for only your customers—while hiding the others.
You can set the Categories field so you see only customers. This setting is called a
filter.
1.
If the address list is not already open, click the Addresses button
toolbar.
2.
Click the
column.
3.
Choose Customers from the pop-up menu.
on the
button next to the word Categories at the top of the categories
The list now shows only your customers.
Let’s show the rest of the Address Book records again.
1.
Click the
column.
button next to the word Categories at the top of the categories
2.
Choose No Filter from the pop-up menu.
The entire set of Address Book items is visible again. If you prefer, you can also
show the hidden items by clicking the Show All button in the upper-right corner
of the list window. (If you’re already viewing all the items this button is not
available.)
You can close any open windows by clicking each window’s close button in the
upper-left corner.
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Finding an Address Book item
Later in the day, you want to call Susan Kenwood, and you need her telephone
number.
1.
Click the Find button
on the toolbar.
2.
Click the Addresses button
inside the Find dialog box. Make sure Display
Results in List Window is deselected.
3.
Type Kenwood in the text box.
Her address appears in the dialog box—probably before you even finished
typing her last name.
4.
Double-click Susan Kenwood’s name in the Find dialog box, and you see her
address card.
After you’ve found Susan Kenwood’s address card, you can click the telephone
icon next to her telephone number to dial her phone number automatically, if
you have the correct modem and telephone connections.
5.
Close the address card.
You can also find other information in a similar way, whether it’s a To Do List item,
memo, or an event. If you don’t know where to look for the information, click
Entire File to list every place the information appears.
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Synchronizing addresses with Address Book on your handheld
After you add or change addresses, you can make sure your handheld has the
same information by performing a HotSync operation. The HotSync operation
exchanges new material between Palm Desktop software and your handheld and
updates all changes made in either location. For example, the address you created
for Susan Kenwood would appear on your handheld in the Address Book
application after a HotSync operation.
This tutorial doesn’t step through a HotSync operation. Instead, you can learn
about HotSync operations using your own data by reading “About HotSync
operations” in Chapter 12.
Creating an event in Date Book
Next, you need to schedule an appointment you’ve made with the representative
from your bakery supplies wholesaler. You’re going to discuss new spices for your
international line of breads. The appointment is tomorrow, from 9 AM to 10 AM.
1.
Click the Date Book button
on the toolbar.
If you don’t see the Day view, click the Day tab on the right side of the window.
2.
Click the Go To button
on the toolbar.
3.
In the Go To dialog box, click the arrows
you see January 2002.
4.
In the Go To dialog box, choose any day in January 2002 for the appointment,
click it, then click OK.
either backward or forward until
You’ll see that date in the Day view.
5.
Scroll up or down until you see 9 AM in the events window, on the left side of
the Day view.
6.
Move the pointer to the events window. The pointer becomes a crosshair.
7.
Place the crosshair on the line representing 9 AM, then click and drag down
until the box reaches 10.
A one-hour event is created, from 9 AM until 10 AM.
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8.
Type Meeting with Denise Garcia inside the new event box.
9.
Click outside of the event box to deselect it.
The Auto-Attachments dialog box appears. There is an address card for Denise
Garcia, and you can attach it to this event.
10. Click
Attach.
We’ll discuss attachments in more detail later, in the “About attachments”
section.
To change the start or end time of an event, click the event to select it. Drag the
upper arrow up or down to change the event’s start time. Drag the lower arrow up
or down to change the event’s ending time.
Drag up or down
If you prefer, you can also change the event start or end time by double-clicking the
event, then changing the time in the Event dialog box.
Click outside of the event to deselect it.
The paper clip pop-up menu
shows that this event has an
attachment.
Leave the Day view open for the next section.
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Moving an event
Unfortunately, Denise Garcia just called you to say she has an appointment
conflict. She asks that the meeting you’ve scheduled be changed to 10 AM. You
need to move the event in Date Book.
1.
Move the pointer over the event.
2.
Drag the event downward so the top of the event lines up with 10 AM.
The event now starts at 10 AM and ends at 11 AM.
You can also change the time in the Event dialog box, if you prefer. Drag the event
back up to where it was, so that it starts at 9 AM and ends at 10 AM. Now practice
moving the event using the Event dialog box.
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1.
Click the event once, so it becomes selected.
2.
Double-click the event box anywhere except directly over the event text.
3.
When the Event dialog box opens, change the beginning time from 9 AM to 10
AM. You can type 10.
4.
Click the box for the ending time. It automatically changes to 11 AM.
5.
Click OK to close the dialog box.
Setting alarms
The next thing we’re going to do is confirm that we have set a reminder, or alarm,
for this event.
Setting alarms
You’re not sure you’ll remember that the appointment with Denise Garcia has been
changed, so you want a reminder shortly before it is to occur. You can set an alarm
for this event. An alarm is a dialog box that appears on your computer screen to
remind you of an event. When you synchronize data with your handheld, the
alarm is also set to go off on your handheld.
The default setting for alarms on Palm Desktop software is off. If you wish to be
reminded by these onscreen alarms, you must turn on the alarm setting.
NOTE
This setting affects all users on Palm Desktop software.
1.
Choose Preferences from the Palm Desktop menu on Mac OS X or from the Edit
menu on Mac OS 9.
2.
Click the Alarms button
in the Preferences dialog box.
Click Alarms
3.
Select the check box for Show alarm dialogs.
NOTE You can change the alarm settings for an individual event in the Event
dialog box.
4.
Click OK.
You want to set this alarm to go off at the original time of the event (9 AM) to
remind you that the event changed.
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1.
Double-click the Denise Garcia event box anywhere except directly over the
event text.
2.
In the Event dialog box, make sure the Set Alarm check box is selected.
.
3.
Type 60 over the existing number in the box.
4.
Leave Minutes Prior selected in the pop-up menu.
5.
Click OK.
At 9 AM the following dialog box appears.
If you want another reminder later, type when you want that reminder to appear,
then click Snooze.
Try setting up your own reminder:
1.
Check your computer’s current date and time settings. (If you’re not sure how
to do this, or you need to correct them, consult your computer operating
system’s user guide.)
2.
Click the New Event button
3.
Make the event for today’s date.
4.
Check the current time, then set the start time of the event for fifteen minutes
from now. (The end time can be whatever you like.)
5.
Set an alarm to warn you ten minutes in advance.
6.
Click OK.
on the toolbar to create a new event.
Within five minutes you should see a reminder on your screen.
When you’re through experimenting with reminders, you can close any open
windows if you like.
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Showing the three Date Book views
Showing the three Date Book views
The Date Book has three views: Day, Week, and Month. First, let’s try the three
ways to choose one of these views. Then we’ll examine the differences among the
views.
To switch among the three Date Book views:
1.
Click the Date Book button
each view.
on the toolbar repeatedly, until you have seen
2.
Click the tabs on the right side of the Date Book until you have seen each view.
3.
Choose Date Book from the View menu, and then choose one of the three views
from the submenu. (You can also use the keyboard shortcuts that are listed in
the menu.)
Keyboard
shortcuts
The three Date Book views offer you different ways of looking at your schedule.
■
The Day view shows one day’s event and To Do List items. On the left, you see
events. The window scrolls to reflect the time of day. On the right, you see the
day’s To Do List.
Day view
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The Week view shows events and To Do List items for a number of days you
choose, from one to seven. Events are listed on top, while To Do List items are
listed beneath each day. You can click the + and - buttons to change the number
of days displayed—from one day to as many as seven.
Week view
■
The Month view shows the current month’s events and To Do List items.
Month view
Leave one of the Date Book views onscreen for the next section.
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Creating an untimed event
Creating an untimed event
National Bread Week is coming up! You must note this event on your Date Book as
an untimed event.
1.
Go to the Month view for January 2002.
2.
Click the New Event button
3.
For the event’s name, type National Bread Week.
4.
Type 1/20/02 in the Date box. (This is the event’s start date.)
5.
Click No Time.
6.
Click the Repeat Event check box to select it.
7.
Type 1/26/02 in the Until box so the event spans an entire week.
8.
Choose Business from the primary Categories pop-up menu on the left.
9.
Click OK.
on the toolbar.
An untimed repeating event appears on the Date Book.
Notice that the event can stretch over more than one day. (You can also have an
event that only stretches across one day.) You can reposition the event or change
its duration.
10. Double-click
11.
the event.
In the Change Repeating Item dialog box, make sure that All Events is selected
and then click OK.
12. When
the Event dialog box opens, change the date in the Until box to 1/23/02.
Click OK. Notice that the event has been shortened by two days.
13. Double-click the event again, and change the date in the Until
1/26/02. Click OK. The event once again spans the entire week.
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14. Click
the event and drag it to another week.
The untimed repeating event now spans that week.
Close Date Book if you like.
Synchronizing events with the Date Book on your handheld
A HotSync operation exchanges new events between Palm Desktop software and
your handheld and updates all changes to events made in either location. For
example, the event you made for 10 AM with Denise Garcia would appear on your
handheld in the Date Book application after a HotSync operation.
This tutorial doesn’t step through a HotSync operation. Instead, you can learn
about HotSync operations using your own data by reading “About HotSync
operations” in Chapter 12.
Creating a To Do List item
Your appointment with your bakery wholesaler is the day after tomorrow. Before
the appointment, you need to make a list of the spices and bakery supplies that you
need. You want to remind yourself to complete this task before the appointment.
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1.
Click the New To Do button
on the toolbar.
2.
In the Title text box, type Make a list of supplies.
3.
Leave the Priority at Medium.
4.
Make sure the Schedule To Do check box is selected.
5.
Type 1/15/02 in the Date field.
Creating a memo
6.
Leave Carry Over After Due selected.
7.
Select the Remind check box and type 1 in the days before box that appears.
This reminder occurs only on Palm Desktop software; the handheld doesn’t
support reminders on To Do List items.
8.
Choose Business from the primary (left) Categories pop-up menu.
9.
Click OK.
You now have a To Do List item, with a reminder that appears in Date Book the day
before the item is due. After you click OK, the item list appears so you can see your
other items, as well.
A HotSync operation also exchanges new To Do List items between Palm Desktop
software and your handheld and updates any changes to items made in either
location.
Close the To Do List application by clicking the close button in the upper-left
corner of the window.
Creating a memo
Now it’s time to make the list of supplies needed.
1.
Click the New Memo button
on the toolbar.
2.
Type a title for the memo: Supplies needed.
3.
Type 1/15/02 for the date. You can leave the time as is.
4.
Choose Business from the primary (left) Categories pop-up menu.
5.
Press Return and type the supplies you need:
20 sacks of flour
5 containers of salt
10 packages of yeast
5 containers of sugar
2 containers of cinnamon
1 container of poppy seeds
1 container of caraway seeds
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1 container of anise seeds
1 container of dried rosemary
6.
Close the Memo window. This saves the memo and puts it away.
If you want to refer to this memo or change it, click the Memos button
the toolbar and double-click the memo from the list.
on
A HotSync operation also exchanges new memos between Palm Desktop software
and your handheld and updates any changes to memos made in either location.
After you’re through, close the memo list. If the To Do List is open, close it as well.
About attachments
With attachments, you can connect any event, address, memo, or To do List item to
another, so related information is always available. You can attach an existing
record to another by dragging the record onto the record you want to attach it to.
If you are attaching an Address Book card or memo, you can create an attachment
by selecting the icon in the title bar of the address card or memo card (wait until
the icon darkens) and dragging it to the record you want to attach it to.
For example, if you have created an event—and you also have an address for the
person you have the appointment with—you can attach the event to the address
by dragging the event to the address card. You could also do the reverse: drag the
address card (by the icon in the title bar) to the event. Once you do that, the items
are attached, and you can quickly jump from one to the other to gather related or
background information.
Attachments do not transfer to your handheld. When you perform a HotSync
operation with records that contain attachments, each record is transferred to the
handheld, but the relationship between the records is not transferred.
NOTE
Creating attachments
Let’s create an attachment so you can see how they work.
You have an appointment with Denise Garcia, the representative from your bakery
supplies wholesaler. You have already created this event in Date Book. When you
did that, you were prompted to attach Denise Garcia’s address card and the new
event.
Now let’s attach the memo you just created—the one listing the supplies you
need—with the Denise Garcia event.
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1.
Click the Date Book button
on the toolbar until you see the Week view.
2.
Find the event that says Meeting with Denise Garcia. It’s in January 2002, in the
morning. (The day it appears in your Date Book can vary.)
3.
Click the Memos button
4.
Shrink the size of the Memo List window and the Week view window so you
can see the memo list and the event at the same time.
5.
Scroll through the memo list until you see Supplies needed. Click this line once
so it is selected.
6.
Move the pointer over the gripper icon .
on the toolbar.
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7.
Drag the Supplies needed memo to the event that says Meeting with Denise
Garcia. As you drag, you’ll see a pointer, and a box appear around the event.
8.
A paper clip appears once Denise Garcia’s event is selected. Release the mouse
button.
The memo is now attached to the event.
9.
Look at the memo in the memo list, and notice it has a paper clip pop-up menu
next to it. This shows the memo has an attachment.
Paper clip
pop-up
menu
10. Click
and hold the paper clip pop-up menu to reveal the attachments menu.
Choose the event title.
The Date Book appears, showing you the event.
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11.
Click the paper clip pop-up menu in the event.
Notice the event now has two attachments: the memo you just attached (under
Memos), and Denise Garcia’s address (under Addresses), which was automatically
attached when you created the event. You can jump to either the memo or address
if you like.
You can create as many different attachments as you like to cross-reference
whatever events, addresses, memos, or To Do List items you choose.
There are special sound effects for attaching one type of item to another. You can
adjust the volume of these sound effects in the General area of the Preferences
dialog box. (Choose Preferences from the Palm Desktop menu in Mac OS X or from
the Edit menu in Mac OS 9 to open the dialog box, and then click General.)
After you’re through, close each window by clicking the close button in the upperleft corner.
Using the Attach Existing Item feature
If you prefer, you can use another method to create attachments.
1.
Click to select any event—or click any address, memo, or To Do List item from
the list view.
2.
Choose Attach To from the Create menu, and then choose Existing Item.
3.
Follow the instructions in the Attach Existing Item dialog box. Click the gripper
in the dialog box and drag the selected item to another item.
Printing labels
It’s time to do some advertising. You want to send flyers to a list of customers
already in your Bakery file, and you need to create mailing labels for them. For this
tutorial, we’ll print a test run on regular paper, rather than actual labels.
1.
Click the Addresses button
on the toolbar.
2.
With the list showing, click the Print button
3.
The first time you print, you see a box asking if you use a day planner. To set up
your day planner, choose your brand of day planner in the upper pop-up menu.
In the lower pop-up menu choose the day planner binder size you use.
on the toolbar.
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If you do not use a day planner, leave the upper pop-up menu showing None.
(You can always change these settings later.)
4.
Click OK.
5.
When the Print dialog box opens, make sure the Addresses button is selected.
6.
Choose Mailing Labels from the Print As pop-up menu.
The other pop-up menus contain settings for mailing labels. For this exercise,
leave these settings as they are. The Preview area shows you a sample of what
your label page will look like.
7.
Click Print.
8.
When the Print dialog box appears, type 1 in the From and To boxes to print only
the first page of labels.
9.
Make sure your printer is connected and switched on, and then click Print.
One page of “labels” prints on your printer ’s regular paper. If you like, print
another page with different options to see what you get.
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Using Instant Palm™ Desktop application
Using Instant Palm™ Desktop application
The Instant Palm™ Desktop application provides you with quick access to many
of the most frequently used features of Palm Desktop software and HotSync
Manager.
In Mac OS X, the Instant Palm Desktop menu appears when you click and hold the
Palm Desktop icon in the dock if Palm Desktop is running. In Mac OS 9, the Instant
Palm Desktop menu appears near the upper-right corner of the screen. It is always
available unless you set your Instant Palm Desktop menu preference to off.
Instant Palm Desktop menu icon in Mac OS 9
In Mac OS 9, you see the Instant Palm Desktop icon in the upper-right corner of the
screen.
In Mac OS X, the Instant Palm Desktop menu appears when you click and hold the
Palm Desktop icon in the dock (Palm Desktop must be running for the menu to
appear).
Click and hold the Palm Desktop icon in the dock
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Displaying frequently used phone numbers
For quick access, you can display the names and telephone numbers of people you
call frequently in the Instant Palm Desktop menu.
1.
Choose Find Address from the Instant Palm Desktop menu.
2.
When the Find dialog box appears, type denise garcia. (Case doesn’t matter.)
3.
When her name appears in the list, click it once to select it.
4.
Click Add to Menu.
5.
Select a check box for each telephone number you want included in the Instant
Palm Desktop menu. (To remove telephone numbers from the Instant Palm
Desktop menu, you deselect these check boxes.)
Select to add to
Instant Palm Desktop
menu
6.
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Click OK.
Backing up your data
You’ll now see Denise Garcia in the Instant Palm Desktop menu under Addresses.
You can also add or remove telephone numbers to the Instant Palm Desktop menu
by viewing the address card in Palm Desktop software, then clicking the Phones
section. Select the telephone numbers you want displayed in the Instant Palm
Desktop menu. Deselect the telephone numbers to remove them from the Instant
Palm Desktop menu.
Select to add to
Instant Palm Desktop
menu
Backing up your data
Your data is valuable. Always back it up regularly so you’ll be protected in the
event of equipment failure, inadvertent file deletion, or other mishap.
To back up your Palm Desktop user data file, make a copy of your data file. Choose
Save as Copy from the File menu, then type a new name such as “Copy of Arthur
Kong3 Jan” in the Save as Copy dialog box.
Applying Decors
Decors are a fun way to personalize your Palm Desktop software appearance with
colors and textures.
1.
Open your Palm Desktop file by double-clicking its icon. You can also choose
Open Palm Desktop from the Instant Palm Desktop menu.
2.
Choose Preferences from the Palm Desktop menu in Mac OS X or from the Edit
menu in Mac OS 9.
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3.
Click the Decor button.
4.
Choose any of the decors from the scrolling list.
5.
Click Apply to see your file redecorated with that decor.
You can change the decor at any time. Decors change onscreen appearance only.
They do not change the way your information looks when it prints.
Where to go from here?
Congratulations! You’ve finished the tutorial. You’ve seen just some ways Palm
Desktop software can make your life a little bit easier.
■
If you’re ready to synchronize the information in Palm Desktop software and
your handheld, see “About HotSync operations” in Chapter 12.
■
If you have any questions the tutorial didn’t answer, scan the Contents of this
guide. It’s a quick way to find the information you need. Or check the Index if
you know exactly what you’re looking for.
Palm Desktop software also features an extensive onscreen Help system. It’s
available onscreen whenever you need it—just choose Palm Desktop Help from
the Help menu. You can also access help by clicking the question mark in a dialog
box to go directly to a relevant Help topic.
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Working with Address Book
This chapter explains the basics of working with contact information and address
lists.
About Address Book
The Address Book application in Palm™ Desktop software helps you manage
information about your business associates, friends, family, and other people you
contact. You can enter names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses,
birthdays, web sites, comments, and more. Addresses can be organized by
category, sorted, printed, and searched by any criteria. You can also dial the
telephone and automatically copy address information into letters.
Addresses can be exported as a vCard file and imported to another person’s Palm
Desktop Address Book or any personal information manager that supports the
vCard standard. This feature makes it easy for you to share addresses between
your Mac computer and a Windows computer.
Addresses you enter in Palm Desktop software appear in the Address Book
application on your handheld after a HotSync® operation.
Viewing addresses
You can view your addresses by:
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Address card, for viewing one address at a time. You can also change existing
address information when viewing the address card.
■
Address list, for viewing contact information many records at a time.
To see a list of your addresses, choose Address List from the View menu, or click
the Addresses button on the toolbar.
For more information on list views, see Chapter 7.
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Creating and changing addresses
To create an address, choose Address from the Create menu, or click the New
Address button on the toolbar. You see a new address card with the Name section
expanded and the first name field highlighted. As you type information, press Tab
to move from field to field (or Shift-Tab to move backwards). Press Enter or Return
to move from section to section.
Enter information in
an address card
Changing information
You can change information in an existing Address Book item by locating the item
in the list and double-clicking it.
.
Double-click an item in the
list to edit it
You can also use the Find feature to locate the item you want. For more
information, see Chapter 8.
The address card is divided into sections for easy viewing and editing. Click a
section to expand it so you can work more easily. If you click a specific field, that
field is highlighted when the section expands. When you click outside of the
expanded portion of the section, it collapses.
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Click to
expand and
edit
information
If you include a country in a person’s address, the completed address card, and any
printouts, are automatically formatted for that country’s address style. You can
edit these international address styles in Address Book preferences.
The Other Information section includes fields for Comments, Email, Web Site,
Birthday, Age, and Categories, and a number of custom fields (you set the number
of custom fields in the Address preferences dialog box). See “Transferring
addresses to your handheld” later in this chapter for information about how the
fields in the Other Information section transfer to your handheld.
The Comments field is an excellent place to note brief information that is unique to
a particular person. If you have information that is likely to apply to many of your
contacts—for example, a spouse or partner, children, favorite colors—consider
creating a custom field for that information. You can store more extensive
information in a memo that is attached to the Address Book item. For more
information, see Chapter 5 and Chapter 9.
When you add or change information, the modification date is displayed in the
lower-right corner of the address card. Changes you make to items in the address
list are updated on your handheld after a HotSync operation.
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When you expand the Phones section, you’ll see check boxes to the right of each
telephone number. Select one of these check boxes, and that telephone number
appears in the Instant Palm™ Desktop menu. Deselect the check box to remove the
telephone number from that menu. For more information, see “Working with
addresses” in Chapter 13.
Name section: for
name, title, and
company
information
Phones section: for
telephone and fax
numbers. Click box
to show number in
Instant Palm
Desktop menu
Address section:
for address
information
Address section:
for address
information
Other Information
section: for
comments, e-mail,
web site, birthday,
category, and
information you
choose
Using and changing selection lists
Some fields in the address card provide a pop-up menu from which you can choose
an entry instead of having to type one. Those fields have a triangle next to them.
Click the triangle and choose one of the entries from the pop-up menu.
When you type in a field that has a selection list, whatever you type is added to the
pop-up menu. (You can turn this feature off. See “Setting Address Book
preferences” in this chapter.)
Choose an entry
from the pop-up
menu
To automatically add newly entered items to the Email, Web Site, and Custom
fields selection lists, choose Address from the Create menu. In the Other
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Information section, click the triangle next to the field and choose Field Options
from the pop-up menu. Select the Automatically check box.
Only newly entered items are added to selection lists. Items from data that has
been imported are not added. If you want to add imported items to a selection list,
click the pop-up menu for that field and choose Add to Menu.
NOTE
Using auto-completion
If you’re typing in a field with an entry list, matching entries are displayed as you
type. You then either press Tab or click outside of the field to accept the autocompleted entry, or keep typing if the entry is not what you want. You can turn the
auto-completion feature on or off in Preferences.
Using auto-capitalization
You can have any word you type automatically capitalized. If this preference
setting is on, the first letter of each word you type is automatically capitalized after
you press Tab or click out of that field. For the Name field and both Address fields,
you can set this option in the Address preferences dialog box. For the Email and
Custom fields, set this option by clicking the triangle next to the field in the
Other Information section and choosing Field Options.
Formatting telephone numbers
Telephone numbers are automatically formatted. After you type the numbers and
press Tab or click outside the field, the numbers are formatted with the telephone
number format you have specified in the Address preferences dialog box.
You can specify the default area code in the Address preferences dialog box. When
you do that, the area code is inserted when you type a telephone number without
one. Type the seven-digit telephone number, then press Tab or click out of the field.
The local area code appears and the telephone number is formatted.
Telephone numbers do not format automatically unless you specify a default
area code in Address preferences.
NOTE
Setting custom field options
In the Other Information section at the bottom of the address card, you can
customize the Birthday, Email, Web Site, and Custom fields. To make it easier to use
these fields, you can change their names by clicking the button and choosing
Field Options from the pop-up menu.
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Choose Field
Options to change
the field name
Type the new field name here
Choose how you want entries capitalized
Select to automatically add entries you
type to the pop-up menu
Select to display a button for access to
attached documents, e-mail, or the web
If you are an AppleScript developer, you can create an AppleScript file and attach
it to a custom field; then activate that script with a button. First create the
AppleScript file. Next, place the completed AppleScript file in a folder named Field
Options Scripts, which you create within the Palm Desktop folder in the following
location:
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Mac OS X: To make the AppleScript available to a single user, create the folder
in <Hard Disk>/Users/[Mac username]/Library/Application Support/Palm
Desktop/. To make the AppleScript available to all Palm Desktop users, create
the folder in <Hard Disk>/Library/Application Support/Palm Desktop/.
■
Mac OS 9: Create the folder in <Hard Disk>/System/Application Support/
Palm Desktop/.
In the address card, click the Other Information section, and then double-click the
custom field name. After that’s done, select the AppleScript Button check box in
the Custom Field Options dialog box, choose the AppleScript file from the Script
File pop-up menu, then choose a button from the Button Icon pop-up menu. The
button appears next to the custom field. Click it, and the AppleScript activates.
For AppleScripts to run, you must have the proper AppleScript system
extensions installed on your computer. For more information, see the documentation
that came with your computer's operating system software. For information on
creating AppleScripts, see the documentation that came with your AppleScript
developer tools.
NOTE
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You can change the items that appear in a custom field pop-up menu by choosing
Edit Menu. Use it to add, change, or remove menu items from the pop-up menu.
The Edit Menu dialog box appears.
Click to delete a selected item from
the pop-up menu
Click to edit a selected menu item
Click to add a new menu item to the
pop-up menu
Using the Email and Web Site fields
You can send electronic mail and browse web pages automatically by using the
Email and Web Site fields together with an e-mail application and a web browser.
NOTE You must have an e-mail application set up on your computer to use the Email
button. You must have Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, or other
browser set up to use the Web Site button.
In the address card, click the Other Information section. Type a person’s e-mail and
web site information in the Email and Web Site fields. Then click the button to the
left of either field.
■
The Email button launches your e-mail application, creates a new e-mail
message, and inserts the person’s e-mail address in the To field for you. Your
e-mail address appears in the From field.
■
The Web Site button launches your Internet browser, inserts the person’s web
site address, and takes you to the person’s web site.
Click to send an
e-mail message
Click to see the
person’s web site
Using Birthday Minder
You can keep track of birthdays using Address Book. In the Other Information
section of the address card, type the person’s birthday in the Birthday field. When
you press Tab or click out of the field, an untimed event is created for that person
on his or her birthday. A To Do List item is scheduled for the birthdate, and a
reminder is added to the day five days before the birthday.
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You can type just the birth month and day if you prefer. If you type the birth year
as well, the person’s age displays in the card. You can also type the birthday month
and day, then enter the age in the Age field—the birth year is inserted in the
Birthday field. You may use any of these formats to enter a birthday:
5/26/1960
5.26.1960
5.26.60
May 26, 1960
5/26
May 26, 1960
5.26
May 26
The Birthday and Age fields transfer to the Note field for the corresponding
Address Book item on your handheld.
Copying Address Book information
You can copy information from an address card and paste it into a memo, another
address card, or another application. Choose Copy Special from the Edit menu to
copy the person’s full name, address, company—or a combination of these. You
can choose between copying the primary address, stored in the address section on
the left side of the address card, or the secondary address, stored in the address
section on the right side of the card.
If you want to copy the information in one field only, click that field to select it,
make sure the text in the field is highlighted, then choose Copy from the Edit
menu.
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Transferring addresses to your handheld
New Address Book items and changes to existing items are transferred to the
Address Book application on your handheld when you perform a HotSync
operation. This operation also moves new items from the Address Book into the
Palm Desktop software address list, and synchronizes all changes made on either
the handheld or the computer.
The following list shows the details of the data transfer for addresses between your
computer and your handheld:
Palm Desktop software
items
Transfer to Address Book on handheld as
Last name
Last name
First name
First name
Prefix, Suffix,
Nickname
Do not transfer to the handheld
Title
Title
Company
Company
Division
Does not transfer to the handheld
Phone 1 and
extension
Work phone with extension in the same field (first phone
field)
The default label of the first phone field is “Work.” If you
change the label of the field, Phone 1 will continue to be
transferred to the first phone field in the handheld.
Phone 2 and
extension
Home phone with extension in the same field (second phone
field)
Phone 3 and
extension
Fax phone with extension in the same field (third phone
field)
Phone 4 and
extension
Mobile phone with extension in the same field (fourth phone
field)
Email
E-mail (fifth phone field)
Phone number
formats
As entered
Comments
Address note, comment section
Street, City, State,
Zip, Country
Address, City, State, Zip, Country
Secondary address
Address Book note, secondary address section
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Palm Desktop software
items
Transfer to Address Book on handheld as
Categories
The first category you assign to an entry is transferred to the
handheld. The second category does not transfer. See
“Transferring categories to your handheld” in Chapter 8.
Birthday
Address Book note
Age
Address Book note
Web Site
Address Book note
Custom fields 1 to 4
Custom 1 to Custom 4
Custom fields 5 to 9
Do not transfer to the handheld
Private
Private
Attachments to
entries, such as
memos, Date Book
events, or To Do List
items
Relationships do not transfer to the handheld.
File attachments,
such as letters
Do not transfer to the handheld
The Address Book item and each attached item transfer to
their corresponding applications on the handheld. The
relationship between the items, however, does not transfer.
Marking addresses for printing
In some cases you may want to print only some of the addresses in your list. For
example, you might want to address envelopes only to your coworkers, or print
labels only for your friends and family.
You can mark items in the address list. Choose Address List from the View menu,
or click the Addresses button on the toolbar. Within the address list, select the box
to the left of each item you want to mark.
Select the
box next to
an item to
mark it
If you want to quickly mark or unmark all of your addresses, choose Mark All or
Unmark All from the Edit menu.
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You can also mark items individually by clicking the box in the corner of the
address card.
Click the box to
mark this item
To print the marked items, choose Print from the File menu and then click
Addresses. From the “Which Addresses” pop-up menu in the Print dialog box,
choose “Marked addresses.” For more information on printing Address Book
entries, see Chapter 11.
You can also mark items for sorting and filtering the address list. For more
information, see Chapter 7.
Attaching a letter to an Address Book entry
You can copy the name and address from an Address Book entry into a
ClarisWorks, AppleWorks, or MacWrite Pro template letter and then attach a copy
of the completed, addressed letter to the address card. You must have ClarisWorks
4.0 or higher, AppleWorks, or MacWrite Pro 1.5v3 installed on your system. The
personalized letter template is stored in the Letter Templates folder within
Application Support/Palm Desktop/.
The letter you create using this process is not transferred to your handheld in
a HotSync operation.
NOTE
Adding an address to a letter template
Open an address card, click the address you want to use for your letter; then click
the Attach Letter button directly above the address.
Click the button
above the address
you want to use
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The first time you use this feature, a message appears suggesting you personalize
the letter template. Click OK, then click Personalize in the Attach Letter dialog box.
Choose the word processor
(choose ClarisWorks for
AppleWorks)
Choose the template you want
to use
Click to put your
address in the letter
The letter template opens in your word processor. It contains instructions for
personalizing it.
When you have finished personalizing the letter template, return to the Attach
Letter dialog box. Choose your word processor from the Word Processor pop-up
menu, then select a template. Click Attach. The word processor opens the letter
template, the person’s name and address are inserted, and the word processor’s
Save As dialog box opens. Choose a name for the letter and click OK to save it.
An attachment from the letter to the person is created. Click the person’s name
from the paper clip pop-up menu
and select the letter to open it in your word
processor, edit the address as necessary, and print it.
See online help for additional information about working with letter templates.
Deleting addresses
You can delete an Address Book item at any time. To delete an item, open the
address card you want to delete, or select it from the address list. Then choose
Delete Address from the Edit menu, or click the Delete button on the toolbar.
The next time you perform a HotSync operation, items you deleted from Palm
Desktop software are also deleted from your handheld.
For more information about archiving items you delete from your handheld, see
“Archiving data you delete from your handheld” in Chapter 12.
Dialing telephone numbers
You can dial the telephone automatically if there is a modem connected to your
computer. You can also dial a telephone number by playing the dialing tones
through your computer’s speaker.
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When you open Palm Desktop software, it determines the methods that are
currently available for dialing a telephone and displays them in Dialing preferences.
If your computer uses a version of Mac OS X and it also has a modem, but Modem
is not listed in the Dial through pop-up menu, that is because the particular
combination of operating system and Palm Desktop software on your computer does
not enable use of a modem.
NOTE
To dial a telephone number using a modem, make sure your modem is connected
to your computer and its power is switched on. Your modem should be connected
to the same line as the telephone you want to use. Choose Preferences from the
Palm Desktop menu in Mac OS X or from the Edit menu in Mac OS 9, and then click
the Dialing button. From the Dial through pop-up menu, choose Modem Port and
click OK. (On Mac OS X, the Modem Port option is not available if your version of
does not enable modem dialing.)
On an address card, click the telephone button next to the telephone number you
want to dial.
Click to dial the telephone number
If you have “Confirm number before dialing” selected in Dialing preferences, a
dialog box opens asking you to confirm that you want to dial the telephone
number. Otherwise, the telephone dials immediately.
Correct the telephone
number if necessary
Click to set Dialing preferences
Click to dial the telephone
If you change your mind about calling, you can click Cancel to stop dialing and
release the modem.
Click Cancel to stop dialing
If you are dialing through the modem, when dialing is complete, pick up the
telephone handset, and then click the Release button to release the modem so you
can talk through the handset.
You can specify the local area code in Dialing preferences so an area code is added
when necessary. This is especially useful if you travel with your computer.
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Dialing international numbers
In the Phones section of the address card, place a plus sign (+) before international
telephone numbers. The international dialing prefix (specified in Dialing
preferences) is used when dialing the telephone number.
Setting dialing preferences
You can set telephone dialing preferences by choosing Preferences from the Palm
Desktop menu in Mac OS X or from the Edit menu in Mac OS 9, and then clicking
the Dialing button.
When you open Palm Desktop software, it determines the methods that are
currently available for dialing a telephone and displays them in Dialing preferences.
If your computer uses a version of Mac OS X and it also has a modem, but Modem
is not listed in the Dial through pop-up menu, that is because the particular
combination of operating system and Palm Desktop software on your computer does
not enable use of a modem.
NOTE
Click
Dialing
Choose dialing through the
modem or speaker
Click to configure
the modem
Type the area code
where you are now
Select to see the
Confirm Dialing
dialog box
Set outside line
prefix, if any
Select or deselect as
necessary if you travel
with your computer
Set long distance suffix, if any
Set international prefix, if necessary
The “Precede all calls” field can contain any number you must dial, such as 9 for
an outside line, an access number for a long-distance carrier, or a calling-card
number. The Long distance prefix field can contain any number you must dial to
make a long distance call, such as 1.
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Configuring your modem for dialing
You can configure your modem by clicking the Configure button in the Dialing
preferences panel. Proper modem setup depends on your modem and the
telephone service you have. For information on the correct modem settings, see the
user guide provided with your modem. For more information on tone or pulse
dialing, consult your local telephone office.
When you open Palm Desktop software, it determines the methods that are
currently available for dialing a telephone and displays them in Dialing preferences.
If your computer uses a version of Mac OS X and it also has a modem, but Modem
is not listed in the Dial through pop-up menu, that is because the particular
combination of operating system and Palm Desktop software on your computer does
not enable use of a modem.
NOTE
The following screen shows the Modem Configuration dialog box in Mac OS 9.
Ask your local telephone
office for information on
tone or pulse dialing
Consult your modem user
guide for proper
configuration information
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Setting Address Book preferences
You can set preferences for address cards by choosing Preferences from the Palm
Desktop menu in Mac OS X or from the Edit menu in Mac OS 9. In the Preferences
dialog box, click the Addresses button.
Click the Addresses button
Select
preferences
for Name,
Address and
Phone fields
Change labels for
phone and
address fields
Choose
formats for
address
fields
You can change international address formats, or add new ones. To change an
address format, select the country and click Edit. To add a new address format for
a country, click Add. The Address Layout dialog box appears.
Add or change the country
name as necessary
Choose which
address element
you want in this
position
If you want a
character
between address
elements, type it
in the box
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This chapter explains the basics of working with Date Book.
About Date Book
Date Book gives you a way of viewing your schedule. You can easily move around
in Date Book to see different days, weeks, or months. In the Date Book, you can do
the following:
■
Add, change, and move events
■
Create repeating or continuous events
■
Create untimed events
■
Change event durations
■
Add, change, and move To Do List items
■
Set alarms
■
Mark completed tasks
■
Create attachments
New Date Book events and changes in already-existing events are transferred to
Date Book on your handheld when you perform a HotSync® operation.
Viewing Date Book
Date Book contains three views: Day, Week, and Month. All three views show you
events. You can quickly switch between the different views by clicking one of the
tabs at the right edge of the Date Book window or repeatedly clicking the Date
Book button on the toolbar.
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Using Day view
To view a single day, click the Day tab in Date Book or choose Date Book from the
View menu and then choose Day.
A check mark indicates a completed To Do List item
Click to move to the
previous or next day
The colored line
extends as the day
progresses and shows
the current hour
The white zone
indicates your work
hours
If you have a small
monitor you can set a
Date Book preference
to display more hours
in the event area
Event
Your tasks are listed in
this area by their priority
Using Week view
To view several days at a time, click the Week tab in Date Book or choose Date Book
from the View menu and then choose Week. Five days appear by default, but you
can change the number of days that are displayed.
Click to subtract or add a
day to the view
Click to show the previous or next day
(relative to the current day). Optionclick to show the previous or next week.
Events
The colored line
extends as the day
progresses and
shows the current
hour
Your To do List
items are listed in
this area
A check mark indicates
a completed To Do List
item
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If you have a small monitor you can set
a Date Book preference to display more
hours in the events area
Adding information to Date Book
Using Month view
To view a month at a time, click the Month tab in Date Book or choose Date Book
from the View menu and then choose Month.
Click to move to the
previous or next month
Untimed event
To Do List items
indicated by a bullet
Event indicated
by a time
Showing or hiding items in Month view
In Month view, there is not a lot of space to show the text of all the events. To Do
List items and all events display by default. You may prefer to hide events or To Do
List items, so that you can easily see the other type of item. You can also hide both
timed events and To Do List items, so that just untimed events are displayed.
To hide events, choose Date Book from the View menu and then deselect Show
Events. To hide To Do List items, choose Date Book from the View menu and then
deselect Show To Dos.
These settings do not affect how your events are transferred to your handheld
during a HotSync operation. All items are transferred and are available on the
handheld.
Adding information to Date Book
You can create events and To Do List items in any of the Date Book views.
Creating a timed event
A single event is one that occurs once, such as an interview or a product
demonstration. In the Day and Week Views, you can create an event by doubleclicking the date and time slot you want. You can also choose Event from the Create
menu or click the New Event button on the toolbar.
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Enter a title
Enter a date or select a
date from the
calendar pop-up
Click to create
another event
Choose one or two categories
from the pop-up menus
In Month view, if you double-click within a day (below the day number), you are
prompted to create a To Do List item or event. Click the Event button in the dialog
box and then click OK.
Creating a repeating or continuous event
A repeating event is one that occurs regularly, such as a weekly staff meeting. A
continuous event is one that spans consecutive days, such as a vacation or
conference. In the Event dialog box, select Repeat Event. Then choose the interval
you want from the pop-up menu and type the date of the final event in the series
in the Until box or choose a date from the calendar pop-up.
Choose an interval
from the list...
Enter a date or select a date
from the calendar pop-up
...or choose More
Choices to create a
custom interval
Creating an untimed event
Timed events are like appointments with scheduled start and end times. Untimed
events have no start or end time defined for them. You can use untimed events as
you would short notes about things to do. An untimed event is indicated by a box
at the top of a day or days in Day, Week or Month view. You can have multiple
untimed events per day. When there are two or more untimed events, they are
listed in the order they were created.
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NOTE
Files that you can use to import holiday information are available in the Palm
folder.
Untimed event in Day view
Untimed event in Week view
Untimed event in Month view
To create an untimed event, in the Event dialog box, select No Time, then complete
the description of the event and other options.
Select No Time
Enter a name
Enter a date or select
a date from the
calendar pop-up
Click to create another event
Choose one or two categories from
the pop-up menus
In the Month view, if you double-click within a day (below the day number), a
dialog opens asking you whether you want to create a To Do item or event. Click
the Event button in the dialog box and then click OK.
To duplicate an event, select it, and then choose Duplicate Event from the Edit
menu.
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Setting alarms
Alarms are visual reminders of an upcoming meeting or event. There are two
alarm preferences you can set.
■
Set alarms on new events
■
Show alarm dialog boxes
By default, both of these settings are off. To change the default for your events
choose Preferences from the Palm™ Desktop menu in Mac OS X or from the Edit
menu in Mac OS 9, and then click Alarms.
NOTE You can set an alarm for an individual event even if the Set alarms on new
events preference is turned off.
■
To set an alarm for every event you create, select Set alarms on new events.
■
To set alarms to show on your computer as well as on your handheld, select
Show alarm dialogs.
■
To disable alarms altogether, leave both options unchecked.
When you create or edit an event, you can set an alarm for the event. Select Set
Alarm in the Event dialog box and change the interval to the amount of time you
want.
Alarm set for reminder to display
15 minutes before event
Since Date Book is synchronized to your computer’s clock, be sure it is set to the
correct time.
NOTE You can set an 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.
Editing events
Changes you make to events are updated on your handheld the next time you
perform a HotSync operation.
Changing an event’s date
You can change the date of an event by either dragging the event to another date
on Week or Month view in Date Book or by double-clicking the event to display
the Event dialog box. If the event is selected, use the gripper to drag it to another
date.
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Drag the event to another
date
Changing an event’s time or duration
You can change the time of an event by dragging the event to another time slot.
Drag the event to
another time slot
You can change the duration of an event by increasing or decreasing the size of the
eventbox.
Drag the border down
to lengthen the event
Drag the border up to
shorten the event
Or, you can double-click the event near the edge of the event box and then change
the time or duration in the Event dialog box.
Moving untimed events
To move an untimed event, select the event and drag it to a new date in the Week
or Month view. You see an outline of the event as you drag it.
Changing a repeating event’s interval
To change the frequency of a repeating event, double-click the event near the edge
of the box. In the Change Repeating Item dialog box, choose which event(s) you
want to change and click OK. Then, in the Event dialog box, choose a new interval
from the Repeat Event pop-up menu.
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Renaming events
Click in the text area of the event to highlight the text and then start typing over
the existing text.
Deleting events
To delete an event, select it, and then do one of the following:
■
Press the Delete key
■
Click the Delete button on the toolbar
■
Choose Delete Event from the Edit menu
To delete a repeating event, select it and then choose Delete Event. In the Change
Repeating Item dialog box, select the event(s) you want to delete and click OK.
The next time you perform a HotSync operation, the event is deleted from your
handheld.
For information about archiving items you delete from your handheld, see
“Archiving data you delete from your handheld” in Chapter 12.
Transferring Date Book items to your handheld
Events transfer to the Date Book application on your handheld when you perform
a HotSync operation. This operation also moves new Date Book events from the
handheld into the Date Book module in Palm Desktop software and synchronizes
all other changes made on the handheld or your computer.
The following list shows how data transfers between your computer and your
handheld:
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Transfer to Date Book on handheld as
Event title
Event description
Event From and To times, and alarm
interval
Start and End times, and alarm interval
Categories
Not available on your handheld
Events that repeat monthly, on a
certain day (for example, the civic
club meeting on the third Tuesday of
each month)
Repeating events by day of the week or
month
Setting Date Book, alarm, and font preferences
Palm Desktop software items
Transfer to Date Book on handheld as
Events that repeat on more than one
day of the month (for example, a math
tutorial on the second Tuesday and
Wednesday of each month)
Separate repeating events for each day
indicated
Private
Private
Attachments to events, such as
addresses or To Do List items
Relationships do not transfer to the
handheld
The example would transfer to the handheld
as a series of repeating events on the
second Tuesday and a separate series of
events on the second Wednesday of each
month. The relationship between the
Tuesday events and the Wednesday events
is not maintained.
The event and each attached item transfer to
the handheld to their corresponding
applications on the handheld. The
relationship between the items does not
transfer.
File attachments
Do not transfer to the handheld
Setting Date Book, alarm, and font preferences
You can specify how you want your Date Book views and alarms to display. You
can also select a font type and size for events.
Choose Preferences from the Palm Desktop menu in Mac OS X or from the Edit
menu in Mac OS 9.
Click Date Book
Enter your
work hours
Choose first day
of week,
opening day, US
or ISO week
numbers, and
time interval
from the pop-up
menus
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Click Alarms
Set alarm for new
events
Set reminder
interval for alarm
Select to display
alarm dialogs on
the desktop (not
for handheld)
Click Fonts
Choose the font
type and font
size for the Date
Book views
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Working with Memo Pad
This chapter explains the basics of working with Memo Pad.
About Memo Pad
You can use Memo Pad to jot down any type of text, for example, your ideas,
meeting agendas, and phone call memos.
Memos appear in the Memo Pad application on your handheld after you perform
a HotSync® operation.
Creating a memo
Create a memo when you want to store information that needs to be tracked,
followed up on, or kept in a central location. For example:
■
Family medical histories
■
Meeting action items
■
Serial numbers and registration numbers
■
Directions to places you visit infrequently
Since a memo can contain up to 32KB of information, memos are better for long
entries than the Comments field in an address card. The capacity of the Comments
field is only 256 characters.
IMPORTANT Memos on your handheld are limited to 4KB of information. When you
perform a HotSync operation, a memo that is larger than 4KB is preserved in its
entirety so long as you do not edit the memo on your handheld. If you edit the memo
on your handheld, the memo is truncated to 4KB. The next time you perform a
HotSync operation, the 4KB memo overwrites the larger memo on Palm™ Desktop
software.
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To create a memo, choose Memo from the Create menu or click the New Memo
button on the toolbar. The memo card appears.
Use the icon in the title bar to quickly
attach the memo to another item
Use the paper clip popup menu to attach or
detach the memo to or
from an address, To Do
List item, event, or
another memo
The date and
time are
automatically
filled in
Type a title
To keep a log, click the
Timestamp button to
add the current date and
time to each additional
entry you make
Type the body of the
memo in this area
Choose one or two categories from
the Categories pop-up menus
Viewing memos
To see memos in a list, choose Memo List from the View menu or click the View
Memos on the toolbar. You can view memos one at a time by double-clicking a
selected memo in the memo list.
The paper clip pop-up menu indicates this
memo is attached to another item
For more information about working with memos in list view, for example, sorting
them, see Chapter 7.
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Browsing memos
Browsing memos
To browse through a series of memo cards, click the
buttons in the memo card
or press a-Left Arrow to go to the previous memo and a-Right Arrow to go to the
next memo. The arrows are dimmed when you reach the first card or last card
.
Click to move to the
next memo card
To browse the memo list, press Up Arrow or Down Arrow or use the scroll bars.
If you have many memos, you may find it useful to browse your memo list by first
sorting or filtering the memos.
Selecting memos
To change, delete, or duplicate a memo, first select it in the memo list.
To select
Do this
All memos
Choose Select All from the Edit menu
One memo
Click the memo
Many memos
Press a and click the memos
Consecutive memos
Click the first memo and then Shift-click the last memo
Changing memos
After you create a memo you can change the following:
■
The title, date, and time fields and in the body of the memo
■
The categories assigned to the memo
■
Any attachments
■
The font type and size used in the memo body
Whenever you change a memo, the Modified field is updated. The Modified field
is preset to be hidden and is available only in the memo list. If you want to display
the Modified field, choose Columns from the View menu. In the Columns dialog
box, click next to Modified and then click OK. You see a new column heading at
the far right side of the list.
See “Setting font preferences” in Chapter 1 to change the font type and font size
used in memos.
For information about changing attachments to memos, see Chapter 9.
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Attaching memos
To quickly attach a memo, position the pointer on the icon in the title bar of the
memo. Drag the memo to any other record, or another memo. You can also make
an attachment by dragging the memo to the New Address, New To Do, New
Memo, or New Event button on the toolbar. Another way to attach memos is to use
the Attach Existing Item palette. For more information see “Attaching one existing
record to another” in Chapter 9.
Attached memos are transferred to the Memo Pad application on the
handheld, but the relationship between a memo and the item it was attached to does
not transfer.
NOTE
Deleting memos
You can delete a memo card by doing the following:
■
Clicking the Delete button on the toolbar
■
Choosing Delete Memo from the Edit menu
You can delete a selected memo in the memo list by doing the following:
■
Pressing the Delete key
■
Clicking the Delete button on the toolbar
■
Choosing Delete Memo from the Edit menu
The next time you perform a HotSync operation, the memo is deleted from your
handheld.
For information about archiving items you delete from your handheld, see
“Archiving data you delete from your handheld” in Chapter 12.
Finding memos
You can search through your memos for a word or phrase in any field in a memo.
You can choose to display the results of your search in a list. For more information
about using the find feature, see Chapter 8.
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Choose Find from the Locate menu or click the Find button on the toolbar. The Find
dialog box appears.
Click the Memos
button
Type the word or
phrase you want to
find
Click to display
search results
in the list view
Click to select more
criteria for searching
Click to start searching
If you didn’t select “Display Results in List Window” in the Find dialog box,
choose Find Again from the Locate menu to go to the next found memo.
Transferring memos to your handheld
Memos are transferred to the Memo Pad application on your handheld when you
perform a HotSync operation. This operation also moves new items from the
Memo Pad application on your handheld into the Memo Pad on Palm Desktop
software, and synchronizes changes made on either the handheld or computer.
The following list shows the details of the memos data transfer between your
computer and your handheld:
Palm Desktop software
items
Transfer to Memo Pad on handheld as
Memo title
The first line of the memo
The first line of a memo created on your handheld becomes
the Memo title on Palm Desktop software.
Memo date and time
Do not transfer to the handheld
When a memo is created on the handheld, the memo date
and time on Palm Desktop software are filled with the time
of the transfer to the computer.
Categories
Category
The first category you assign to a memo is transferred to
the handheld. The second category does not transfer. See
“Transferring categories to your handheld” in Chapter 8.
Private
Private
Memo body
Memo body
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Palm Desktop software
items
Transfer to Memo Pad on handheld as
Attachments to
memos, such as
addresses or To Do List
items
Relationship does not transfer
File attachments
Do not transfer to the handheld
The memo and each item attached to it transfer to the
handheld. The relationship between the items does not
transfer.
CHAPTER 6
Working with To Do List
This chapter explains the basics of working with To Do List to track the tasks you
need to do.
About To Do List
Using the To Do List module, you can keep track of tasks you need to accomplish.
You can set completion dates for these items so they are displayed with your daily
schedule in Date Book. You can also see them in a to-do list and organize that list
by date, category, or priority. To Do List items can repeat at specific intervals, and
you can assign one or two categories to each item.
After a HotSync® operation, To Do List items you create in Palm™ Desktop
software appear in To Do List on your handheld. To Do List items with due dates
do not appear in the Date Book application on the handheld. If the Date Book on
your handheld has Agenda View, however, you can view events and To Do List
items together. (Agenda View is available on handhelds using Palm OS® software
version 3.5 or later.)
Adding To Do List items
To add a new item, choose To Do from the Create menu or click the New To Do
button on the toolbar.
Choose a priority
Type what you need to do
Click when an item
is completed
Enter the date
the item is due
Enter a different date or
select a date from the
calendar pop-up
Click to show the
item in Date Book if
it’s uncompleted
after due date
Click to add
another item
Choose one or two categories
from the pop-up menu
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Adding repeating To Do List items
Some To do List items happen on a regular basis. To repeat an item on another day
or another week, select Repeat To Do, and then choose a repeat interval from the
pop-up menu that appears.
Select Repeat To Do
Choose an interval
from the list
Type a date or
choose a date from
the calendar pop-up
menu
If the repeat interval that you need is not available in the pop-up menu, choose
More Choices from the pop-up menu, then enter the appropriate information.
Choose More Choices from
the pop-up menu, then
select the repeat interval
Adding unscheduled To Do List items
To Do List items don’t need to have a specific due date. You can create unscheduled
items whenever you think of something you need to do, but you don’t know when
you will be able to do it. Make an item unscheduled by deselecting the Schedule To
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Do check box in the To Do dialog box. The item does not appear in any of the Date
Book views and has no reminder, but it appears in the To Do List.
Unscheduled item
When you are ready to set a date for an unscheduled item, drag it from the To Do
List to a day in the daily or weekly calendars. The item now has a due date, and
appears in the Date Book views.
Adding To Do List items from Date Book
You can add To Do List items while you’re in Date Book. When in Day or Week
view, create a new To Do List item by double-clicking a blank portion of the To Do
area. The To Do area is on the right of the Day view, and at the bottom of the Week
view.
Day view
Week view
Double-click to
create a new item
Double-click to
create a new item
When in Month view, create a new To Do List item by double-clicking a day. Click
To Do in the dialog box that appears, and then click OK.
Click to create a To Do
List item
The item you create appears as a bulleted item on that day in Month view.
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Viewing To Do List items
To see your To Do List items in a list, choose To Do List from the View menu or click
the To Dos button on the toolbar.
Choose This Week-Uncompleted
or Today-Uncompleted
Two special views of your To Do List items are available by default. Choose This
Week-Uncompleted or Today-Uncompleted from the View pop-up menu. The
uncompleted items display.
For information about selecting items, or groups of items, see Chapter 7.
Editing To Do List items
Before you can delete, duplicate, or change an item, you must select it. Show the
To Do List, then click the item you want to select. Double-click to open the To Do
List dialog box.
Selected items
In the Date Book, you can also click a To Do List item to select it, and double-click
to open it.
Changes to items are updated on your handheld the next time you perform a
HotSync operation.
Renaming To Do List items
You can rename an item whenever you like. Double-click the item in To Do List or
in one of the Date Book views, and then type the new name. Click OK.
Drag to highlight, then type the new item name
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The new name appears on the corresponding To Do List item on your handheld the
next time you perform a HotSync operation.
Changing dates of To Do List items
You can change the date of a To Do List item at any time. In the To Do dialog box
type a new date, or choose a date from the calendar pop-up.
Type a date...
... or click the calendar popup and double-click a date
You can also quickly change the day an item is to be done in Date Book’s Week or
Month view by dragging the item from its current date to a new one.
Setting reminders for To Do List items
You can be reminded of upcoming To Do List items. To set reminders, create a new
To Do List item or double-click an existing one. In the To Do dialog box, select the
Remind check box. Type the number of days before the item due date you want to
be reminded. For example, if you have an item due on Friday, and you want a
reminder two days before that, on Wednesday, type 2 in the Remind box.
Select to show the
item in Date Book
before its due date
Enter the number of days
before the due date to be
reminded
Reminders for To Do List items do not transfer to your handheld. To set an
alarm for your handheld from the computer, create an event instead of a To Do List
item.
NOTE
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Setting priorities for To Do List items
To prioritize To Do List items, in the To Do dialog box, choose a priority from the
Priority pop-up menu.
Choose a priority
The color of the box next to a item indicates the item’s priority.
Palm Desktop
priority
Palm Desktop
color
Handheld
priority
Highest
Red
1
High
Orange
2
Medium
Gray
3
Low
Green
4
Lowest
Blue
5
When you sort items, uncompleted items appear first, followed by the completed
items. Within those two groups the items sort by priority, from highest to lowest.
After a HotSync operation, the item appears in the To Do List application on your
handheld with the priorities numbered.
Changing the interval of repeating To Do List items
You can change how often an item repeats in Date Book. In the To Do dialog box,
choose a new interval from the Repeat Task pop-up menu. You may select the end
date and change or delete it entirely. If you delete the end date, the item repeats
indefinitely.
Adding or changing categories for To Do List items
To change a To Do List item’s category, click the left Category pop-up menu in the
To Do dialog box, then choose a different category. If you would like to add a
second category selection or change an existing one, click the right Category popup menu and choose a category. The second category is not transferred to your
handheld during a HotSync operation. If the item has a category selected and you
want to remove the category, click the Category pop-up menu and choose None.
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Choose a new category
Categories are a useful way of organizing your To Do List items, providing more
flexibility when you view or print your To Do List. For example, you could choose
to view or print only items that relate to customers. You can add categories to fit
your needs and even assign colors to categories.
Moving To Do List items in Date Book
To help you see at a glance what you need to do, you can rearrange the listings of
your items in the Day or Week views within Date Book. Click the item you want to
move and drag it to its new position in the list.
You can also move a To Do List item from one date to another in Week or Month
view by dragging the item from its current date to a new one.
Marking completed To Do List items
After you finish an item, you can mark it as being completed. This is useful when
sorting To Do List items—you can separate items which have been completed from
those which haven’t.
To mark an item as completed, select the Completed check box in the To Do dialog
box. You can also select the box next to an item in To Do List, or in the Day or Week
views in Date Book.
To Do dialog box
To Do List
Mark item
as
completed
Day view
Week view
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After you mark items as completed, you can sort the completed and uncompleted
tasks in Day or Week view in Date Book by clicking the To Do label. The
uncompleted items appear at the top of the list, and the completed items move to
the bottom. Within those two groups, the items are sorted by priority, from highest
to lowest.
Week view
Click to sort completed
and uncompleted items
Day view
The next time you perform a HotSync operation, the items are updated on your
handheld.
Deleting To Do List items
To delete an item, click it in the To Do List, and then choose Delete from the Edit
menu. You can also click the Delete button on the toolbar. Confirm your choice by
clicking Delete when the dialog box appears. The next time you perform a HotSync
operation, this item is deleted from your handheld.
You can also click the Delete button in the To Do dialog box to delete existing items.
For more information about archiving items you delete from your handheld, see
“Archiving data you delete from your handheld” in Chapter 12.
Transferring To Do List items to your handheld
To Do List items are transferred to the To Do List application on your handheld
when you perform a HotSync operation. This operation also moves new items
from the To Do List on your handheld into the To Do List in Palm Desktop
software, and synchronizes changes made in either the handheld or your
computer.
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The following list shows the details of the data transfer between your computer
and your handheld:
Palm Desktop software items
Transfer to To Do List on handheld as
Item text
Item text
Priority
Priority
Lowest priority in Palm Desktop software transfers to
priority 5 on the handheld; highest priority transfers as
priority 1.
Completed check box
Completed check box
Item date
Date Due field
Carry Over After Due check Does not transfer to the handheld
box
Items remain in the To Do List on the handheld
regardless of their due dates.
Repeat To Do check box
A new To Do List item
After the current task is marked complete, a HotSync
operation transfers the next instance of the task to the
handheld.
Categories
Category
The first category you assign to the item is transferred
to the handheld. The second category does not
transfer. See “Transferring categories to your
handheld” in Chapter 8.
To Do List items created in
Date Book
To Do List items
Remind check box
Does not transfer to the handheld
To Do List items with due dates do not appear in the
Date Book application on the handheld. If the Date
Book on your handheld has Agenda View, however,
you can view events and To Do List items together.
(Agenda View is available on handhelds using Palm
OS software version 3.5 or later.)
An item created with a reminder setting transfers to
the handheld, but no alarm is set on the handheld.
Private
Private
Attachments, such as
memos, events, or
addresses
Relationships do not transfer to the handheld
File attachments
Do not transfer to the handheld
The To Do List item and each attached item transfer to
the handheld to their corresponding applications. The
relationship between the items does not transfer.
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Setting preferences for To Do List items
You can set preferences for default To Do List item priorities, list fonts, and list font
sizes, by choosing Preferences from the Palm Desktop menu in Mac OS X or from
the Edit menu in Mac OS 9.
Click General
Choose the
default
priority setting
for new items
Click Fonts to set font and font size information for list views.
Click Fonts
Select a font
and size for the
list view
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Working with Lists
This chapter explains the basics of working with list views for addresses, memos,
and To Do List items.
About list views
When you view lists of your addresses, memos, and To Do List items, you see the
information in rows and columns. Each row represents a record. Each column
represents a field used for typing and storing information about one of these
records. You can double-click a record at any time to view or change it.
.
Memo list
To Do List
Address list
NOTE
A list view is not available for Date Book information (events).
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Viewing a list
To display one of the list views, choose Address List, Memo List, or To Do List from
the View menu, or click the Addresses, Memos, or To Dos buttons on the toolbar.
Addresses
Memos
To Dos
Viewing selected records
You can change a list to display only the records you want. By creating a filter, you
can show certain records in a list while hiding others. You can type your own
special criteria for the filter, or use preset choices. After you’ve done that, you can
view and print only the special list of records you’ve created.
You create a filtered list by clicking the button next to a column heading and then
choosing a filter from the pop-up menu. For example, you can show only your
high-priority To Do List items.
Click to display a pop-up menu
Choose the filter you want
The list displays only
the items you specify
You can have more than one filter in effect at a time. For example, in your Address
list, you could show just the customers in Illinois by choosing Customers from the
Categories pop-up menu, and Illinois from the State pop-up menu.
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Custom filters
If you don’t see the filter you’d like in a pop-up menu, you can create your own
custom filter. Choose Custom Filter from the pop-up menu, then choose the search
option which best fits your needs.
Choose the field you want to use
for your filter
Choose a search option
Click to use more filters
Type the filter text
NOTE
Filters are not case-sensitive.
To display fields that
Choose
Example
Contain the filter text
Contains
To find all names with “son” in them, type
“son.” “Thompson,” “Gleason,” and
“Sonders” are found.
Start with the filter text Starts With
To find all the names that start with “son,”
type “son.” “Sonders” is found, but not
“Thompson.”
End with the filter text
Ends With
To find all the names that end with “son,”
type “son.” “Thompson” and “Gleason”
are found, but not “Sonders.”
Are exactly the filter
text
Is
To find only the name “Sonders”, type
“sonders.” Only those addresses with this
name are found, but not “Thompson” or
“Gleason.”
Do not exactly match
the filter text
Is Not
To find all addresses except those with the
name “Sonders,” type “sonders.”
Do not contain the filter Doesn’t
text
Contain
To find all addresses except those with
“son” in them, type “son.” “Miller,”
“Jones,” and “Smith” are found, but not
“Thompson” or “Sonders.”
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To display fields that
Choose
Example
Are blank
Is Empty
Choose to find all addresses with a blank
name field.
Are not blank
Is not Empty Choose to find all addresses with a
completed name field.
You can also use the Find feature to view selected records. For more information,
see Chapter 8.
After creating filters you can save the resulting view if you think you’ll be
using it again. See “Memorizing views of selected data” in this chapter for more
information.
NOTE
Removing filters
You can easily remove all filters to see all records by clicking Show All in the upperright corner of the list window. Or choose All Addresses, All To Dos, or All Memos
from the View pop-up menu in the upper-left corner of the window.
Choose All Addresses (or All Memos or
All To Dos) from the View pop-up menu
to see all items...
...or click the Show All button
You can also remove a filter from a single field. Find the field that has the filter you
want to remove (scroll left or right if necessary), click the at the top of the column
to see the filter pop-up menu, and choose No Filter. The filter is removed from that
field, but it remains available in the filter pop-up menu in case you want to apply
it again.
If you remove a filter from one field, filters on any other fields remain in effect
until you remove them too.
NOTE
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Sorting lists
Sorting lists
To sort a list by more than one column, choose Sort from the View menu. The Sort
dialog box opens.
Select the primary sort field
Select the secondary sort field, if any
Select to reveal any hidden fields
Select the primary and secondary sort fields from the pop-up menus. The lists are
sorted first by the primary field, then by the secondary field.
For example, if you’re working with the Address list and you want it sorted by
company, choose Company as the primary sort. If you want the list further sorted
by full name within each company, choose Full Name as the secondary sort.
If you want to sort hidden columns, select the Show All Fields check box. For more
information, see “Selecting columns to display in a list”in this chapter.
When your data is sorted, the field names you sorted by appear highlighted. A
dotted underline appears beneath the field that is the secondary sort.
You can also sort using either of two shortcuts:
■
Click the field name
Click the name of the field by which you want to sort. If you want a secondary
sort, press the Shift key and click that field name.
Click for a primary sort
Shift-click for a secondary sort
■
Choose Sort from the pop-up menu
Click the button at the top of the column next to the name of the field by
which you want your data sorted, then choose Sort from the pop-up menu. A
primary sort is performed on that field. If another field had previously been the
primary sort, it becomes the secondary sort field.
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Selecting columns to display in a list
You can choose which columns you want to display in a list view. You can also
change the order in which the columns display.
First, display an address list, memo list, or To Do List. Then choose Columns from
the View menu.
.
Click the check box to the left
of a column name to deselect
and hide it
Drag a column name up or down
to change its order in the list view
You can also open the Columns dialog box by double-clicking a column heading
(this action also sorts records by that column).
Double-click a column heading
Resizing and reordering columns
You can resize the width of the columns and reorder the columns in a list.
To reorder columns, click a column name and drag it to the left or right just beyond
the point where you want it to be. You see a pointer as you drag.
To resize a column, drag the right border of its column heading.
To move a column, drag the
column name left or right
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To resize a column, drag
its right border
Memorizing views of selected data
Memorizing views of selected data
After you’ve specified filters to view only portions of your information, you can
save this subset as a view. You can create as many views as you like.
Choose Memorize View from the View pop-up menu in the upper-left corner of the
list window.
Use filters to select the data to
display, and then choose Memorize
View from the View pop-up menu
Enter a name for the view, and select the memorize options you want.
Type view name
Select
To remember
Current Sort
Data sorted as it is now
Column Arrangement
Current column order and which columns are visible
Window Positions
Current window positions and window size
After you name a view, it appears in the View pop-up menu. It also appears in the
View menu in the menu bar, so you can see this saved view at any time.
There are two To Do List views in the View pop-up menu already created for you:
This Week-Uncompleted and Today-Uncompleted. By choosing either of these two
views you can easily see what tasks you still need to accomplish.
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Changing memorized views
To change a memorized view temporarily, choose it from the View pop-up menu,
then create additional filters or change existing ones. After you change the current
view, the word “modified” appears to the right of the View pop-up menu.
■
If you want to save this new view, choose Memorize View from the View popup menu, then enter a name for this view in the Memorize View dialog box.
■
If you want to re-use the current view name, enter it if it does not already
appear, click OK, and then click Replace in the alert box.
Deleting memorized views
To delete a memorized view, choose it from the View pop-up menu, then choose
Delete View.
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Finding and Categorizing Information
This chapter explains the basics of finding and categorizing information.
Going to a specific date
You can go to a specific date by choosing Go To Date from the Locate menu or by
clicking the Go To button on the toolbar.
Click to display the
previous or next month
Current date
appears in boldface
Click to select a new date...
Selected date is
highlighted
...Or type a new date
Click to move to
the selected date
When you specify a date in the text box, you can type it in the following formats:
■
Long format: month,day,year
■
Short format: mm/dd/yy, mm dd yy, or mm.dd.yy
In the Go To Date dialog box, press a-Left Arrow to display the previous month
and a-Right Arrow to display the next month. Press the Minus key to move the
highlight to the previous day and the Plus key to move the highlight to the next
day.
To go to the current date, choose Today from the Locate menu or click the Today
button on the toolbar.
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Finding text
You can search one module at a time or all of them for information. Choose Find
from the Locate menu or click the Find button on the toolbar. The Find dialog box
appears.
Click the button for the
module you want to search
Enter the word or phrase
you want to find
Click to display the entire
set of found items in the
module’s list window
Click to select more specific
criteria for searching
Click to start searching
To repeat the search, choose Find Again from the Locate menu.
Finding addresses quickly
If you are searching for addresses and want to see the names of the Address Book
items in the Find dialog box, deselect Display Results in List Window.
When you do this type of search, only the Name, Company, and Nickname fields
are checked, and only text that starts with what you type is found.
Click Addresses
Enter the initials or first few
characters of the name or
company
Deselect this option so that
the found records are listed in
the Find dialog box
The found records
are displayed here
Click to display the address
card for the selected record
Setting search options
When you click More Choices in the Find dialog box, you see another dialog box
with options that vary according to the module you selected. You can use these
options to narrow your search.
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Displaying recent records
The content of the right side of the dialog box changes according to what is selected
in the left side of the dialog box. For example, if you select Memos, and then select
the Memo Title field, the dialog box looks similar to the following illustration.
Select the field(s) you
want to search
Click to display other
text search filters
Type the text you want to find
Click to show or hide additional
boxes for typing search text
If you have selected more than
one field, choose an option
from the pop-up menu
If no items are found, a
message appears here
Click to start searching
Click to return to the first
Find dialog box
To repeat the search, choose Find Again from the Locate menu.
Doing a search using this dialog box is similar to using the Custom Filter
option in the pop-up menus in the address list, memo list, and To Do list. You can save
the search criteria when you memorize a view. See Chapter 7 for more information.
NOTE
Displaying recent records
The Recent submenu lists the last 20 records you created, selected, or viewed. To
display an item you recently used, choose Recent from the Locate menu and then
choose an item from the submenu.
Finding frequently used records
If you frequently search for a certain item, such as a customer account or memo on
a project, you can put its name in the Locate menu. The items are listed in the order
that you add them to the menu. You can add up to 20 items.
If you frequently look up information about certain people, add their
addresses to the Instant Palm™ Desktop menu, so you can access the information
quickly. See Chapter 13 for more information.
NOTE
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To add an item to the Locate menu, select the record, and then choose Add To Menu
from the Locate menu. To remove a record from the Locate menu, choose Remove
from the Locate menu. Select the record you want to remove and click Remove.
Items you add to
the Locate menu
are listed here
Working with categories
You can assign records and other data to categories. Categories are color-coded so
you can easily distinguish groups of records, such as projects or vendors. When
records are assigned a category, you can easily search for different groups of items
and quickly apply filters when you are viewing records in a list.
Assigning records to categories
Create or select a record. In the dialog box or information card, choose a category
from one or both of the Categories pop-up menus.
To assign several records to a category at one time, select the records by a-clicking
them or by holding down the Shift key and selecting the first and last item in a
block. Then choose Categories from the Edit menu and a category from the
submenu. If an record already has been assigned a category, the new category is
displayed in the second Categories pop-up menu.
Categories pop-up
menu in a memo
NOTE
menu.
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To remove a record from a category, choose None from the Categories pop-up
Working with categories
Creating categories
There are several preset categories, such as Customers and Friends/Family. You
can create your own categories.
Create or select a record and then choose Edit Categories from the Categories popup menu.
To create categories when an item is not selected, choose Categories from the
Edit menu and then Edit Categories from the submenu.
NOTE
Click to add a category
Transferring categories to your handheld
Categories are transferred to your handheld when you perform a HotSync®
operation. This operation also moves new categories from the handheld
applications into the Palm Desktop category list.
The handheld supports 15 separate categories plus the category “Unfiled” for the
To Do List, Address Book, and Memo Pad (Date Book categories are not available
on the handheld). When transferred to Palm Desktop software, the categories are
combined into a single list. Categories with no items assigned to them are not
transferred to your handheld. Categories for events are not available on your
handheld.
To best use categories between your handheld and your computer, use the first
category in Palm Desktop software to identify how you want the items grouped
when they are transferred to the handheld. Then use the second category to
indicate the more refined groups you may want to use for searching and printing
features in Palm Desktop software.
If you move an item on your handheld to a different category, and then perform a
HotSync operation, the item is moved to the new category in Palm Desktop
software.
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The following list shows the details of the data transfer for categories between your
computer and your handheld:
Palm Desktop software
categories
Transfer to handheld as
First category
Category
Each application on the handheld can store up to 15
categories. If more categories with records assigned to
them are found in Palm Desktop software, the records in
the 16th and later categories are placed in the Unfiled
category on the handheld.
Second category
Does not transfer to the handheld
Category colors
Do not transfer to the handheld
Changing category name or color
You can change the name of a category, including the preset categories, or the color
you’ve assigned to it.
Choose Categories from the Edit menu, and then Edit Categories from the
submenu. In the Edit Categories dialog box, select the category you want to edit
and click Edit. The Categories dialog box appears. The currently selected Decor
affects the colors you see in the dialog box.
Type a new name
Click to select another color.
If you don’t select a color,
black will be used, which is
represented by the gray
block.
Current color
is highlighted
Changing a category name affects all of the items assigned to that category.
Deleting categories
You can delete categories you don’t use, including the preset categories. In the Edit
Categories dialog box, select the category you want to delete and click Delete.
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Working with Attachments
Attachments are connections between related Palm ™ Desktop records, and
between records and files in other applications on your computer. Attachments
help you access information where and when you need it. For example, you can
create a To Do List item to phone a client and attach this item to the client’s address
card so that the information you need about the client will be available during the
phone call. Attachments can be created automatically for you, or you can create
attachments on your own.
When an item has attachments, a paper clip pop-up menu appears next to it.
The number next to the paper clip pop-up menu shows how many attachments the
item has.
NOTE
Only attachments connected to events are printed.
Transferring attachments to your handheld
Attached memos, events, addresses, and To Do List items are transferred to the
corresponding application on the handheld when you perform a HotSync®
operation, but the relationship between the items does not transfer.
For example, let’s say you create an address for a new customer. At the same time
you schedule a visit to the customer in Date Book and a create a memo describing
the sales information you want to bring to the customer. You attach the event and
memo to the address card for the customer.
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When you perform a HotSync operation, the address, memo, and event transfer to
the corresponding applications on the handheld. Looking up the customer in the
Address Book in the handheld, you see the customer ’s information. To see the
memo and event, you must look them up in the Memo Pad and Date Book
applications respectively. The relationship between the different information types
is not available between the handheld applications.
If, on your handheld, you add a note to an Address Book, Date Book, or To Do List
item, the information appears as an attached memo in Palm Desktop software
when you perform a HotSync operation. The attached memo appears with the title
“Handheld Note: XXX.”
Automatic attachments
When you create a new record in Palm Desktop software, if there are addresses that
match the record’s content, you are prompted to attach the addresses to the new
record. For example, if you created an event called “Lunch with Heidi” and your
Address Book includes Heidi Shaw and Heidi Lee, the Auto-Attachments dialog
box opens.
Select the
item or items
you want to
attach to the
record
If you don’t want to see this dialog box, you can change the way attachments are
created. For more information, see “Setting attachment preferences”in this chapter.
Creating attachments
You create an attachment when you want to associate one record with another, or
a record to a file on your computer.
Attaching one existing record to another
The easiest way to create an attachment is to drag an existing record onto another
record using the icon in its title bar. For example, you can drag an address card onto
an event to attach the two to each other.
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Creating attachments
There are five ways to attach an existing item to another existing item:
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Locate both records, arrange the windows so both are visible, then drag and
drop one onto the other. If you want to attach two records of the same type, such
as a To Do List item to another To Do List item in the task area in Date Book,
press Option as you drag.
Click the icon in
the title bar. Wait
for the icon to
darken, and then
drag the record to
the one you want
to attach it to
Release the
mouse button to
create the
attachment
■
Locate the first record, choose Existing Item from the Attach to submenu, locate
the second record, then drag from the Attach Existing Item palette onto the
second item. This method is often easier to use because you manipulate the
windows less.
■
Locate the first record, choose Attach to from the Create menu, and then choose
Existing Item. The Attach Existing Item dialog box appears.
You can drag the gripper in
this dialog box to create the
attachment
This method allows you to create an attachment in separate steps; you can open
the window that contains the second record after you choose the first item and
the Existing Item option.
■
Select an existing record, choose Attach from the Create menu, and then choose
Instant Attach. If there is an address record that matches the record, it is offered
as an attachment.
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■
Locate the first record, click and hold the paper clip pop-up menu
Attach To operation, and then the Existing Item submenu.
, select the
Indicates the number of
attachments this record has
Click and hold down the
paper clip pop-up menu...
...to display attachment
options
Attaching new records to existing records
To create a new record and automatically attach it to an existing record, select the
existing record and choose Attach to from the Create menu (or from the paper clip
pop-up menu). Then choose New Event, New To Do, New Address, New Memo,
or File. Or, drag the existing item to the New Event, New To Do, New Address, or
New Memo button on the toolbar.
The new item is named by default. For example, if you have an Address Book item
named Susan Shaw and you select that item and choose New To Do from the
Attach to submenu, the To Do List item is automatically named “Call Susan Shaw.”
You can type over the name if you want to change it. You can also drag an address
record onto the events area of Date Book to automatically create an event named
“Meeting with” followed by the person’s name.
When you finish creating the new record, it is attached to the existing record you
selected.
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Creating attachments
You can create To Do List items related to existing events in Date Book. Just drag
the event to the To Do List area of the appropriate day, and a new To Do List item
attached to the event is created. You can type over the default name if you want to
change it.
Drag the event
to the To Dos
area
A To Do List
item attached
to the event is
created
To Do
List
area
You can also create an event related to a To Do List item by dragging an item to the
events area of the calendar.
Attaching files to a record
To attach any file on your computer to a record, select the record, choose Attach to
from the Create menu, and then choose File. Find the file you want, and then click
Open.
Select the file you
want to attach
After you attach a file to a record, the filename appears in the record’s paper clip
pop-up menu. When you select the file from the record’s paper clip pop-up menu,
the application the file was created in launches, if necessary, and the file is opened.
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You can also attach a word processing document to an Address Book item to have
information about the person copied into the document automatically. See
Chapter 3 for more information.
Attached files are not transferred to your handheld in a HotSync operation.
The existing record is transferred, but the file attached to it is not.
NOTE
Viewing attached records
Click a record’s paper clip pop-up menu to see a list of the items attached to it. If
there is more than one attachment, they are organized in submenus. Click the
appropriate submenu to open an attachment.
Click to see attachments
Click to open an
attachment
Detaching or deleting records
To detach a record or to delete an attached record, click a record’s paper clip popup menu and choose Detach. The Detach dialog box appears.
Select one or more
attached records to
detach or to delete
Click to delete the
selected records
Click to detach
the selected
records from
the main
record
The next time you perform a HotSync operation, the item you deleted is
deleted from your handheld. Detached items are not deleted from your handheld.
NOTE
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Setting attachment preferences
Setting attachment preferences
You can set preferences for how attachments to addresses are created.
Choose Preferences from the Palm Desktop menu in Mac OS X or from the Edit
menu in Mac OS 9.
Click General
Does not attach addresses automatically
Attaches all
addresses
that match
without
asking for
confirmation
Automatically attaches an address if
there is only one match; asks for
confirmation if there is more than one
match
Always confirms attachments with
you before attaching, even if there
is only one possible match
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CHAPTER 10
Importing and Exporting Data
This chapter explains the basics of importing and exporting data.
Migrating data from Claris Organizer
To convert a Claris Organizer file to Palm™ Desktop format, all you need to do is
open the file in Palm Desktop software. To have the Claris Organizer data be
included in the Palm Desktop data file that is synchronized with your handheld,
follow these steps:
1.
Make a backup copy of your Claris Organizer data file.
2.
Open Palm Desktop software.
3.
Verify that the file you use to synchronize with your handheld is open.
The name of the data file appears in the title bar of the Palm Desktop software
windows and this same username appears in the user pop-up menu on the
toolbar.
The name of the current data file appears
in the title bar of each window
4.
Choose Merge from the File menu.
5.
Select your Claris Organizer data file.
6.
Click Open.
Your Claris Organizer data has been merged into your data file. Perform a
HotSync® operation to transfer this information to your handheld.
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Importing data
You can import data from any of the following PIM (personal information
manager) products.
■
Address Book Plus
■
Now Contact
■
DateBook Pro
■
Now Up-to-Date
■
DayMaker
■
QuickDex
■
DynoDex
■
TouchBase Pro
■
Meeting Maker
■
vCard/vCal
compatible PIMs
To import data from PIM product files, you must export and save the entire file in
tab-delimited text format first. You can import fields from TouchBase Pro,
DateBook Pro, DayMaker, and QuickDex files in the proper order. You might have
to adjust the field order of other PIM product files you import.
This imported data is transferred to your handheld when you perform a HotSync
operation.
You can import data from other applications as long as you can export the data
from the application as a tab-delimited text file. For example, you can import data
from an Microsoft Excel workbook file in which you keep names and addresses.
You can also import data from a FileMaker Pro database or a ClarisWorks database.
In FileMaker Pro, be sure to export the database to the Tab-Separated Text file type.
In ClarisWorks, be sure to save the database in ASCII text format and give it a
different name so you don’t overwrite the original file.
You can import data from a Newton using Newton Operating System 1.0. Simply
use the Newton Connection Kit to export data from the Newton Names File, Date
Book Calendar file, and Notepad and then import the resulting files into Palm
Desktop software. The Newton Connection Kit does not work with Newton
Operating System 2.0.
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To import a file, export a text file from the other product and then choose Import
from the File menu in Palm Desktop software.
Select the
file you want
to import
Click to import the
selected file
The Import dialog box appears. In the Import dialog box, you can scan the data in
the file and remap the way the fields are imported. Your screen may look different
depending on the product you exported from.
To omit a field, click the arrow next to it (this
deselects the arrow and leaves a dotted line).
Palm
Desktop
fields
Import
file fields
Use the Scan Data
buttons to browse
through the actual
information in the
file.
These fields are set automatically for some file types.
If you are importing another file type, set Fields
appropriately and set Delimiters to Tab & Return.
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Use the Scan Data buttons to browse through the actual data in the file and change
the way the fields map, if necessary.
Drag a field so
that the field
name matches
the correct field
information
vCard and vCal files
Dragging a vCard file into Address Book or a vCal file into Date Book
automatically creates one or more new records in the module, depending on how
many records the vCard or vCal file contains. You can also import vCard or vCal
files by choosing Import from the File menu and selecting and opening the files.
Exporting data
You can export data from Palm Desktop software so you can use the data in other
applications. Check the documentation for the application you want to import the
data into to find out what order the fields should be in and what delimiters you
should use.
Exporting Address Book items as a vCard file
vCard enables you to export the data in one or more Address Book items in a
standard format. A vCard file (extension: VCF) can be easily imported into any
application that supports the vCard standard.
Exporting Date Book events as a vCal file
vCal enables you to export one or more Date Book events in a standard format. A
vCal file (extension: VCS) can be easily imported into any application that
supports vCal.
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Exporting data from Palm Desktop software
To export a subset of records from a module, open the module’s list view and filter
the list to display only the records you want to export. Choose Export from the File
menu. The Export dialog box appears.
Select the module you want
to export records from
Specify whether
you want to export
all records from the
module or only the
ones displayed in
the list window
Choose if you want
to select the fields
and the field order
in the dialog box
itself (see below)
Choose the delimiters
required by the other
application
If you want to do a custom export, choose Custom for Column Options, then select
the fields and the field order in the dialog box. This option is not valid for vCard
or vCal files. When you are finished, click OK to close the Column Options dialog
box.
To omit a field, deselect
the arrow next to it
To change the field order, drag
field names to different positions
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Select the format of the exported file. You may choose from the following formats:
This option
Exports data in this format
Tab and Return
Tab-delimited file in ASCII (text) format
Palm Desktop
An archive file, which varies depending on the module you
export from
vCard
VCF format, available only for Address Book items
vCal
VCS format, available only for Date Book events
Dragging records outside Palm Desktop software to copy them
You can drag a record from a list view to the desktop or to another application,
such as Microsoft Word or Excel. This action creates a copy of the record. Choose
the list view or Date Book view you want from the View menu, and then position
the mouse pointer on the record you want to copy. Drag the record to the desktop
or to another open application.
You can also copy an open Address Book item or memo. Click the icon in the title
bar of the dialog box and hold until the icon darkens. Drag the icon to the desktop
or to another application.
This operation is not the same as dragging a record from one module to
another within Palm Desktop software, which creates an attachment.
NOTE
The results vary depending on the kind of record you drag and the location you
drag it to.
If you drag
To Mac desktop
To an application
Address Book item
vCard file (VCF)
vCard file (if supported by the
application); otherwise, the entire
record as text*
Date Book event
vCal file (VCS)
vCal file (if supported by the
application); otherwise, the
description of the event as text*
To Do List item
text clipping
text
Memo
text clipping
text
*If the record is copied as text and you want a vCard or vCal file, try dragging the
record to the desktop first, and then dragging it to the application.
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Printing
This chapter explains the basics of printing. For information on double-sided
printing, see Appendix A.
About printing
You can print:
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Date Book views
■
Day planner pages
■
To-do lists
■
Address lists
■
Address books
■
Envelopes
■
Mailing and return address labels
■
Fax cover sheets
■
Memos
You can also create or customize printing layouts for your specific needs.
First, perform a HotSync® operation to transfer the information from the handheld
to your computer, then print as described in these topics.
NOTE
Decors change the onscreen appearance only. They have no effect on printing.
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Selecting records
When printing addresses, To Do List items, or memos, you can choose between
printing all the information in your file, or only some of it.
There are four ways you can select which items you want to print:
■
Creating a filter
■
Using the Find feature
■
Clicking to select items in a list
■
Marking (addresses only)
Choose Address List, Memo List, or To Do List from the View menu. After you
view your data as a list, you can select the items you want to print.
Filtering
You can use filters to show only a portion of your addresses, memos, or To Do List
items. For example, you could create a filter to show only the addresses with the
category “Employees.” After you do that, the list view shows only the addresses in
that category.
To print these records, choose the Addresses in List option from the Which
Addresses pop-up menu in the Print dialog box.
For more information on creating list view filters, see Chapter 7.
Finding
You can use the Find command in much the same way as you use a filter. For
example, you could find only the To Do List items with a priority of “medium.”
After you do that, the list view shows only those items with priorities set to
medium.
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To print these records, choose the To Dos in List option from the Which To Dos popup menu in the Print dialog box.
For more information on using the Find feature, see Chapter 8.
Selecting records to print
You can select records by viewing a list, pressing and holding the a key, and
clicking the records you want to print so they are highlighted in color. The records
don’t have to be next to each other when you select them. This is a good temporary
way to select individual records. These selections are not saved when the file is
closed.
Selected items
To print the selected records, choose the corresponding option in the selection popup menu in the Print dialog box.
For more information on selecting items, see Chapter 7.
Marking addresses
If you are working with addresses, you can select records more permanently by
marking them. To mark records, view the address list, then click the boxes next to
the records you want to print.
Marked address
You can also mark an address from the address card.
Select to mark
an address
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To print the marked records, choose the option for Marked Addresses in the Which
Addresses pop-up menu in the Print dialog box.
Marked addresses stay marked after the file is closed. For more information on
marking addresses, see Chapter 3.
Previewing information
You can preview information before you print it. This is helpful so you can see the
effect different printing options have before you print.
The Automatic Preview section in the Print dialog box shows a sample of the first
printed page. This small view is based on the current settings in the Print dialog
box. If you don’t want to see the preview sample, deselect the Automatic Preview
check box.
Arrow shows direction of paper feed through printer
Small preview
of first printed
page
Click for full-screen preview
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Setting up printing for your day planner
If you want to see a larger preview, or you want to preview more than the first page
of the printed information, click the Preview button, or click once in the preview
sample when the pointer becomes a magnifying glass. A dialog box opens showing
you a larger preview.
Click to see next
preview page
Click to see
previous
preview page
Click to zoom in
or out
Click to go to
Page Setup
Click to go to back
to the Print dialog
box
Setting up printing for your day planner
The first time you print you are prompted to choose the page format in which you
want to print.
Choose a
day planner
If you have purchased special blank paper for use with your day planner, you can
print pages that are properly sized and formatted for that day planner paper.
If you’ve never used day planner paper in your printer before, it’s a good idea to
print on plain paper first to make sure all settings are correct. For more
information, check the instructions that came with the day planner paper, or your
printer user guide.
If you decide not to choose a day planner now, you can make a selection later. You
can also change your selection if you like. See “Changing or adding day planner
information” in this chapter.
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Printing Date Book views
You can print the Day, Week, or Month view in Date Book for your day planner, or
for a printing layout you create.
When you print Date Book views, any attachments connected to the items also
print. Attachments only print with Date Book views.
NOTE
Choose Print from the File menu, or click the Print button on the toolbar. Then click
the Date Book button in the Print dialog box.
Choose Day,
Week, or Month
view printouts
Choose the range
of dates you want
printed
Choose a layout
from the Layout
pop-up menu
Click to print
From the Print As pop-up menu choose the Date Book view you want to print. The
Daily Date Book–Text option prints a simple list of your events, without any
calendar graphics.
Change the From and To boxes so they show the range of dates that you want
printed. If you want to print one day’s worth of information, type that date into
both boxes. You can also use the calendar pop-up
instead of typing a date.
Choose a printing layout from the Layout pop-up menu. (The name varies,
depending on which Date Book view you’re printing.)
Choose a print layout
Choose Quick Print for a letter-sized
calendar
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Changing printing layouts for Date Book views
If the available printing layouts aren’t what you need, you can create a new layout.
Make sure the Print As pop-up menu shows the type of Date Book view layout you
want to create: Day, Week, or Month. Then choose Add New Layout from the
Layout pop-up menu. The Printing Layout dialog box appears.
Choose which items to print
Type a name for
the new layout
Select paper size,
orientation, and
type of output
Select punch
holes
Select font, font
size, and font
style
Click for more printing options
If printing double-sided monthly
Date Book, click to spread each
month across two pages
After you create and name a layout, it appears in the Layout pop-up menu.
New layout
Click to edit this layout
To change or delete a layout, choose it from the Layout pop-up menu, then choose
Edit Layout from the pop-up menu. Make the changes you want, then click Save,
or click the Delete button if you want to delete the layout.
Printing To Do List items
You can print To Do List items together with Date Book information. However, you
can also print them separately for a convenient “to-do” list.
You can choose which To Do List items you want to print—the entire set, or a
smaller group. For more information, see “Selecting records” in this chapter.
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Choose Print from the File menu, or click the Print button on the toolbar. Then click
the To Dos button in the Print dialog box.
Choose to print
all the items
shown in the list,
or just those
you’ve selected
Choose the
layout you
want
Click to print
From the Which To Dos pop-up menu, choose which items you want to print.
Choose a layout from the List Layout pop-up menu. For letter-sized pages, choose
Quick Print.
Changing printing layouts for To Do List items
If the available printing layouts aren’t what you need, you can create a new layout.
From the List Layout pop-up menu, choose Add New Layout. The Printing Layout
dialog box appears.
Select spacing
options
Type a name for
the new layout
Select paper size,
orientation, and
type of output
Select punch
holes
Select font,
font size, and
font style
Click for more printing options
Print the same columns in the same order as in
the To Do List, or specify a new arrangement
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After you create and name a layout, it appears in the List Layout pop-up menu.
New layout
Click to edit this layout
To change or delete a layout, choose it from the List Layout pop-up menu, then
choose Edit Layout from the pop-up menu. Make the changes you want, then click
Save, or click the Delete button if you want to delete the layout.
Printing lists of Address Book items
You can print Address Book items in a simple list for quick reference, or you can
print address cards, one per page.
You can choose which addresses you want to print—the entire set, or a smaller
group. For more information, see “Selecting records” in this chapter.
Choose Print from the File menu, or click the Print button on the toolbar. Then click
the Addresses button in the Print dialog box.
Choose the print
format
Choose which
addresses to print
Choose the layout
you want
Click to print
From the Print As pop-up menu, choose either Address List or Address Cards.
Choose the addresses you want to print from the Which Addresses pop-up menu.
Choose to print all addresses, the addresses
currently shown in list view, the addresses you’ve
selected, or those you’ve marked in the address
list
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After you have decided which addresses you want to print, choose a layout from
the List Layout pop-up menu.
Choose a print layout
Choose Quick Print for letter-sized pages
Printing an address card
If you want to print a single address card, first view the card by double-clicking it
from the address list. Then choose Print from the File menu, or click the Print
button on the toolbar. When you print while viewing a card, the Print As pop-up
menu is set to print address cards.
While viewing an address card, you can choose to print the information in other
ways, such as on an envelope, fax cover sheet, or label.
Changing printing layouts for lists of addresses
If the available printing layouts aren’t what you need, you can create a new layout.
From the List Layout pop-up menu, choose Add New Layout. The Printing Layout
dialog box appears.
Select spacing options
Type a name for the
new layout
Select paper size,
orientation, and type
of output
Select punch
holes
Select font,
font size, and
font style
Click for more printing options
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After you create and name a layout, it appears in the List Layout pop-up menu.
New layout
Click to edit this layout
To change or delete a layout, choose it from the List Layout pop-up menu, then
choose Edit Layout from the pop-up menu. Make the changes you want, then click
Save, or click the Delete button if you want to delete the layout.
Printing address books
You can print a regular address book with pages formatted to fit in a day planner
binder. You can also create a mini-address book, which prints with cut and fold
lines on letter-sized paper. An ultra mini-address book is similar, except it is even
smaller. By editing address book layouts, you can choose which information
appears in your address book: names, addresses, telephone numbers, and so on.
You can choose which addresses you want to print—the entire set, or a smaller
group. For more information, see “Selecting records” in this chapter.
Choose Print from the File menu, or click the Print button on the toolbar. Then click
the Addresses button in the Print dialog box.
Choose Address
Book or MiniAddress Book
Choose which
addresses to
print
Choose the
layout you
want
Click to print
From the Print As pop-up menu, choose either Address Book or Mini-Address
Book.
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Choose the addresses you want to print from the Which Addresses pop-up menu.
Choose to print all addresses, the
addresses currently shown in list view, the
addresses you’ve selected, or those you’ve
marked in the address list
After you have decided which addresses you want to print, choose a layout from
the Layout pop-up menu.
Choose a print layout
Choose Quick Print for letter-sized
pages
If you have chosen to print a Mini-Address book, you see different options in the
Layout pop-up menu.
Choose Mini-Book to print a book
approximately 2.75” x 4.25”
Choose Ultra Mini-Book to print a book
approximately 2” x 2.25”
Finishing mini-address books
Mini-address books are set up to print on standard letter-sized paper. They are also
set to print double-sided, so your addresses print on both sides of the paper. This
is accomplished by printing on one side of the paper first, then re-feeding the paper
so the printer can print on the other side.
See Appendix A for information on printing double-sided pages with your printer.
When your Mini-Address book is printed, cut the sheets on the dotted lines, and
fold them on the solid lines. Assemble the pages to form a small booklet, then
staple the center of the booklet if you like.
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Changing printing layouts for address books
If the available address book layouts aren’t what you need, you can create a new
layout. From the Layout pop-up menu, choose Add New Layout. The Printing
Layout dialog box appears.
Print by name,
company or both
Choose name order
Click for each letter to
start on a new page
Print the same
columns in the same
order as in
the address list, or
specify a new
arrangement
Click for more printing options
If you are working with a Mini-Address book, the Printing Layout dialog box
appears with different settings for size and output:
Print by name,
company or both
Choose name order
Click for each letter to
start on a new page
Print the same
columns in the same
order as in the
address list,
or specify a new
arrangement
Click for more printing options
After you create a layout, it appears in the Layout pop-up menu.
New layout
Click to edit this layout
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To change or delete a layout, choose it from the Layout pop-up menu, then choose
Edit Layout from the pop-up menu. Make the changes you want, then click Save,
or click the Delete button if you want to delete the layout.
Printing envelopes
You can print envelopes directly. You can even add a graphic to your return
address.
You can choose which addresses you want to print envelopes for—one address, the
entire list, or a smaller group. For more information, see “Selecting records” in this
chapter.
Choose Print from the File menu, or click the Print button on the toolbar. Then click
the Addresses button in the Print dialog box.
Choose
Envelopes
Choose Address
Book items to print
Choose which
address to print
Choose the type of
envelope, address
layout, and return
address to print
Click to print
From the Print As pop-up menu, choose Envelopes.
Choose the addresses you want to print envelopes for from the Which Addresses
pop-up menu.
Choose to print all addresses, the
addresses currently shown in list view,
the addresses you’ve selected, or those
you’ve marked in the Address list
To print an envelope for one address, display the address card or select the address
in the address list. Choose the selected address in the Which Addresses pop-up
menu.
Selected address
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If the person has more than one address, decide which one you want to use for
your envelopes. “Primary” is the default name for the address on the left side of
the address card, and “Secondary” is the default name for the address on the right.
If you have chosen other address names in Address Book preferences, choose that
name from the Which Address pop-up.
Prints the person’s primary address on the envelope
Prints the person’s secondary address on the envelope
Prints two sets of envelopes, one with each address
Choose a specific address name
Decide which address to use when the envelope prints
After you have decided which Address Book items and addresses you want to
print, choose an envelope from the Envelope Form pop-up menu.
Choose an envelope form
Choose how you want the addresses to appear by choosing from the Address
Layout pop-up menu. By default, Formal/Business uses the person’s full name
and includes a company name in the address. Informal/Personal uses only the
person’s first and last name, and excludes a company name in the address. You can
change address layouts—see “Changing printing layouts for envelopes” in this
chapter.
Choose an address layout
Choose how you want your return address to appear by choosing from the Return
Address pop-up menu.
Choose to print no return address on the envelope
Choose for your address
If you have not used a return address before, choose Your Address from the Return
Address pop-up. Then choose Edit Return Address. To add a new return address,
choose Add New Return Address from the Return Address pop-up menu. See
“Return address layouts” in this chapter for information on creating and changing
return addresses.
If you are unsure how to print envelopes, consult the user guide that came with
your printer for information on envelope feeding and direction of printing.
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Changing printing layouts for envelopes
If the Envelope Form or Address Layout arrangements aren’t what you need, you
can create a new layout. From the Envelope Form pop-up menu, choose Add New
Layout. The Envelope Layout dialog box appears.
Enter the width and height of the envelope
Type a name for the new layout
Choose the
envelope
orientation
Choose font and
size for addressee
Select to boldface
recipient’s name
only
Click for more printing options
Choose font and size for return address
Address layouts
You can also create an address layout by choosing Add New Layout from the
Address Layout pop-up menu. The Address Layout dialog box appears.
Type a name for the new
address layout
Choose a name format
Choose additional information to be printed on the envelope
After you create a layout of either type, it appears in its respective pop-up menu.
New
address
layout
New
envelope
layout
Click to edit
this layout
Click to edit
this layout
Envelope Form
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Return address layouts
You can create a new return address format. Choose Add New Return Address
from the Return Address pop-up menu.
Type a name for the
new return address
Type the text of the
return address
If you want a picture with
the return address, copy
the picture to the
Clipboard, then click Paste
Choose where picture
should be relative to
the return address
The new return address appears in the Return Address pop-up menu.
New layout
Click to edit this layout
To change or delete a layout or a return address, choose the layout or return
address from its pop-up menu, then choose Edit Layout or Edit Return Address
from the pop-up menu. Make the changes you want, then click Save. Click the
Delete button if you want to delete a layout or return address.
Printing mailing labels
You can print mailing labels for one address or a group of addresses. To print a
label for one address, see “Printing an address card” in this chapter.
You can choose which addresses you want to print mailing labels for—the entire
set, or a smaller group. For more information, see “Selecting records” in this
chapter.
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Choose Print from the File menu, or click the Print button on the toolbar. Then click
the Addresses button in the Print dialog box.
Choose Mailing
Labels
Choose which
items to print
Choose the
address to print
Choose the
type of label
Choose the
address layout to
print
If the sheet has some labels missing,
type the label to start with
Click to print
From the Print As pop-up menu, choose Mailing labels.
Choose the addresses you want to print mailing labels for from the Which
Addresses pop-up menu.
Choose to print all addresses, the addresses currently
shown in list view, the addresses you’ve selected, or
those you’ve marked in the address list
Decide what address you want to use for your mailing labels. “Primary” is the
default name for the address on the left side of the address card, and “Secondary”
is the default name for the address on the right. If you have chosen other address
names in Address preferences, choose that name from the Which Address pop-up
menu.
Prints the person’s primary address on the label
Prints the person’s secondary address on the label
Prints two sets of labels, one with each address
Choose a specific address
Decide which address to use when the label prints
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After you have decided which Address Book items and addresses you want to
print, choose a label size from the Label Form pop-up menu.
Choose a label size
Choose how you want the addresses to appear by choosing from the Address
Layout pop-up menu. By default, Formal/Business uses the person’s full name
and includes a company name in the address. Informal/Personal uses only the
person’s first and last name, and excludes a company name in the address. You can
change address layouts—see “Changing printing layouts for mailing labels” in this
chapter.
Choose an address layout
If you are working with a label sheet that has some labels missing, you can type a
number into the Start printing on label box to indicate on which label on the sheet
printing should begin. To determine the correct number, count the labels across
first, then down.
If you are unsure how to print labels, consult the user guide that came with your
printer.
To prevent wasting labels, you can check size, spacing, and formatting by printing
on a plain piece of paper first before feeding any label sheets through the printer.
Changing printing layouts for mailing labels
If the Label Form or Address Layout arrangements aren’t what you need, you can
create a new layout. From the Label Form pop-up menu, choose Add New Layout.
The Mailing Label Layout dialog box appears.
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Type a name for the new layout
Type width and height
of a single label
Type the number of
rows and columns
the label sheet has
Type distance from
label sheet to edge
of top label, and
label sheet to edge
of bottom label
Type margins inside
the label, if you
want
Click for more printing options
Type distance from label sheet
to edge of left label, and label
sheet to edge of right label
Enter font, size, and
style information
Address layouts
You can also create an address layout by choosing Add New Layout from the
Address Layout pop-up menu. The Address Layout dialog box appears.
Type a name for the
new address layout
Choose a name format
Choose additional information to
be printed on the label
After you create a new layout of either type, it appears in its respective
pop-up menu.
New
label
layout
Click to edit
this layout
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address
layout
Click to edit
this layout
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To change or delete a label or address layout, choose the layout from its pop-up
menu, then choose Edit Layout from the pop-up menu. Make the changes you
want, then click Save, or click the Delete button if you want to delete the layout.
Printing return address labels
You can print return address labels. You can even add a graphic to the return
address.
One sheet of return address labels is printed. If you want more than one sheet, type
the number of copies you want in your printer’s Print dialog box just before you
print. For fewer labels, change the number in the “Start printing on label” field
until the Preview shows the number of labels you want.
Choose Print from the File menu, or click the Print button on the toolbar. Then click
the Addresses button in the Print dialog box.
Choose Return
Address Labels
Choose which
return address
to print
Choose the
layout you want
Type a number to adjust the number of return
address labels if you want fewer than a full sheet
Click to print
From the Print As pop-up menu, choose Return Address Labels.
Choose which return address you want to use for your labels from the Return
Address pop-up menu.
Choose for your address
Add a new return address layout
Edit an existing return address layout
If you have not used a return address before, choose Your Address from the Return
Address pop-up. Then choose Edit Return Address. To add a new return address,
choose Add New Return Address from the Return Address pop-up menu. See
“Return address layouts” in this chapter for information on creating and changing
return addresses.
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Choose a label from the Label Layout pop-up menu.
Choose a label size
If you are working with a label sheet that has some labels missing, you can type a
number into the “Start printing on label” box to indicate on which label on the
sheet printing should begin. To determine the correct number, count the labels
across first, then down.
If you are unsure how to print labels, consult the user guide that came with your
printer.
To prevent wasting labels, you can check size, spacing, and formatting by printing
on a plain piece of paper first, before feeding any label sheets through the printer.
Printing fax cover sheets
To view the address card you want to print a fax cover sheet for, double-click it in
the Address list. You can also show what addresses you want a fax cover sheet for
by clicking the address once in the address list to select it.
Choose Print from the File menu, or click the Print button on the toolbar. Then click
the Addresses button in the Print dialog box.
Choose Fax
Cover Sheet
Type how many
pages the final
fax is to have
Choose the
layout you want
Click to print the fax
to the Clipboard as
a PICT graphic
Click to type the body text of the fax
Click to print
From the Print As pop-up menu, choose Fax Cover Sheet.
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Type the total number of pages the fax is to have, so this information is printed on
the cover sheet.
Choose how you want the fax address to appear by choosing from the Fax Layout
pop-up menu. By default, Formal/Business uses the person’s full name and
company name on the fax cover sheet. Informal/Personal uses only the person’s
first and last name. You can change fax layouts—see “Changing printing layouts
for fax cover sheets” in this chapter.
Choose a fax layout form
Click the Edit Body button, then type the body text of the fax. Click OK or press
Enter when you’re done.
Type text for the fax
If you want the fax to be sent to the Clipboard as a PICT graphic file, instead of to
your printer, select Print to Clipboard as PICT. You can then paste the fax image
from the Clipboard into another software application.
For example, if you have a document created in another software application that
you want to fax from your computer, you can create the fax cover sheet, copy the
fax cover sheet to the Clipboard, then paste it into the other document.
Changing printing layouts for fax cover sheets
If the fax layout arrangement isn’t what you need, you can create a new one. From
the Fax Layout pop-up menu, choose Add New Layout. The Fax Layout dialog box
appears.
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Type a name for the new fax layout
Choose how you want
recipient’s information to appear
Enter your name
and other
information
Choose font,
size, and style
information
Click for more printing options
After you create a layout, it appears in the Fax Layout pop-up menu.
New layout
Click to edit this layout
To change or delete a layout, choose it from the Fax Layout pop-up menu, then
choose Edit Layout from the pop-up menu. Make the changes you want, then click
Save, or click the Delete button if you want to delete the layout.
Printing memos
You can choose which memos you want to print—the entire set, or a smaller group.
For more information, see “Selecting records” in this chapter. You can also print a
single memo while you are viewing or editing it.
Choose Print from the File menu, or click the Print button on the toolbar. Then click
the Memos button in the Print dialog box.
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Choose which
memos to
print
Choose the
layout you want
Click to print
Choose which memos you want to print from the Which Memos pop-up menu.
Choose to print either all memos, only those shown
in the memo list view, or just those you’ve selected
Choose a layout from the Memo Layout menu.
Choose a print layout
Choose Quick Print for letter-sized pages
Changing printing layouts for memos
If the available printing layouts aren’t what you need, you can create a new layout.
From the Memo Layout pop-up menu, choose Add New Layout. The Printing
Layout dialog box appears.
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Type a name for the new layout
Click if you want
to print each
memo on a
separate page
Print the same
columns in the
same order as in
the To Do List
view, or specify a
new
arrangement
Click for more printing options
After you create a layout, it appears in the Memo Layout pop-up menu.
New layout
Click to edit this layout
To change or delete a layout, choose the layout from the Memo Layout pop-up
menu, then choose Edit Layout from the pop-up menu. Make the changes you
want, then click Save, or click the Delete button if you want to delete the layout.
Changing or adding day planner information
The first time you print, you are prompted for information about your day planner.
If you want to change that information, or if you did not initially specify a day
planner, you can update this information.
In the Print dialog box, choose Paper Planner Interview from the Layout menu in
the bottom left corner. The Paper Planner Interview menu choice is available when
printing Date Book views, address lists, address books, mini-address books,
memos, or To Do Lists.
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Setting custom margins
The Paper Planner Interview dialog box appears. Choose a day planner and a
binder size.
Choose a day planner
Choose a binder size
If you have previously selected a paper planner, you are prompted to indicate if
you want this new information to replace the old, or be added to it. Click Replace
if you are changing day planners, or Add if you want to have a choice of day
planner formats.
If you want information formatted to print on standard letter-sized sheets, rather
than day planner sheets, choose Quick Print from the Layout menu.
Setting custom margins
You can fine-tune the print settings if you need to.
In the Print dialog box, choose Margins Setup from the Layout menu in the bottom
left of the Print dialog box. The Margins Setup menu option is available when
printing Date Book views, address lists, address books, mini-address books,
memos, or To Do Lists.
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The Margins Setup dialog box appears. If your printouts are being “cut off” by
your printer, you may need to decrease the page margin settings slightly. The
default settings, as well as the “Minimums” settings, are determined by your
printing software.
Adjustment for page margins
Adjustment for two-sided printing
Click to set for the minimum
margins allowed by your printer
If you are printing double-sided pages, such as you would for a mini-address book,
and the cut lines do not line up from one side of the page to another, measure the
difference between the cut lines on the two sides, then type one-half that distance
in the Double-sided offset box.
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HotSync® Operations
When you use both a computer and a handheld to access information, you want
the information to be the same—and the most up-to-date—wherever you access it.
The HotSync® operation is designed to quickly and conveniently synchronize
information between your computer and your handheld.
See online Help for detailed information about HotSync operations. Help is
available from the main menu and from the Help button in dialog boxes.
About HotSync operations
A HotSync operation is a two-way exchange and update data between your
handheld and your computer. This two-way exchange “synchronizes” your data,
which means that after a HotSync operation, your data is the same on your
handheld and on your computer. Changes that you make on one side are made on
the other. HotSync Manager transfers new and changed portions of data, thereby
reducing time needed to complete the HotSync operation.
With HotSync technology, you can do the following:
■
Synchronize the data from applications on your handheld with the
corresponding modules on your computer, and vice versa.
■
Install applications and add files from your computer to your handheld, or if
your handheld has an expansion card slot, to an expansion card inserted in your
handheld.
■
Manage one or more handhelds with a single computer.
■
Keep your data safe by automatically creating backup copies of all your data
each time you synchronize.
You can also use the Merge feature to merge the data of two data files so that
each data file contains all the data from the other. A dialog box shows the progress
of the merge. If conflicts occur, Palm™ Desktop software prompts you for assistance.
See online Help for detailed information about the Merge feature.
NOTE
During a HotSync operation, your computer receives a ”synchronize” command
from your handheld. An application in the background, called the Transport
Monitor, is always working (after you enable it) to detect a HotSync connection
from your handheld. When the Transport Monitor recognizes the connection, it
calls the Conduit Manager to oversee the HotSync operation.
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If an application synchronizes data between your computer and your handheld,
the application uses a conduit to transfer the data. The Conduit Manager, another
background application on your computer, manages each conduit.
You work only with HotSync Manager. The background applications are called
automatically when they are needed.
You can connect your handheld with your computer to perform a HotSync
operation in various ways:
■
Cradle/cable HotSync operation
The most commonly used method, also called a local HotSync operation. The
cradle/cable connects to a USB or serial port on your computer. For the first
HotSync operation, you must perform a local HotSync operation.
■
IR HotSync operation
If your handheld uses Palm OS® software 3.3, 3.5, or later, its infrared (IR) port
supports the IrCOMM implementation of the IrDA standards for infrared
communication. This means that you can use the IR port to perform HotSync
operations, and you don’t need your HotSync cradle/cable. This is especially
useful if you travel with an infrared-enabled laptop.
At the time of this writing, the current release of Mac OS X does not
enable you to perform IR HotSync operations. Check the documentation for
your release of Mac OS X to find out if this situation has changed.
NOTE
■
Modem HotSync operation
Uses two modems: one connected to your handheld, the other to your
computer. Use a modem HotSync operation to synchronize data when you
want to dial directly into your computer from a remote location.
Accessing HotSync Manager
HotSync Manager works closely with Palm Desktop software, but it is a separate
application. You can access HotSync Manager in the following ways:
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In Palm Desktop software, from the HotSync menu, choose the command you
want.
■
In the Palm folder, double-click the HotSync Manager icon. This opens the
HotSync Software Setup dialog box.
■
From the menu in Instant Palm Desktop application, choose HotSync.
Preparing for the first HotSync operation
Preparing for the first HotSync operation
Before you can perform your first HotSync operation, you must connect the
HotSync cradle/cable to your computer. How you make this connection depends
on the following:
■
The kind of HotSync cradle/cable you have.
Your cradle/cable has either a USB connector or (if the cradle/cable is an older
model) a connector that requires an adapter to make it work with either a USB
port or a serial port. If you’re not sure what kind of cradle/cable you have,
consult the documentation that came with your handheld.
■
The kind of port on your computer that you want to connect to: a USB port or a
serial port.
There are three kinds of connections you can make:
A
USB cradle/cable to your computer’s USB port
B
Serial cradle/cable to your computer’s USB port
C
Serial cradle/cable to your computer’s serial port
If you need to make connection B or C and lack the necessary hardware, visit the
store at the Palm web site to learn about peripherals that enable you to make the
connection. From the Help menu in Palm Desktop software, choose Visit Palm on
the Web.
NOTE Your first HotSync operation must be a local operation using the cradle/cable
connection.
Connecting a USB cradle/cable to a USB port
Plug the USB connector of your cradle/cable into a USB port on your computer.
Next, open the Palm folder on your computer and start HotSync Manager. Click
the Connection Settings tab of the HotSync Software Setup dialog box and select
the On check box next to USB. Click the HotSync Controls tab and enable the
Transport Monitor, if it is not already enabled. Close the HotSync Software Setup
dialog box.
Connecting a serial cradle/cable to a USB port
Connect the USB adapter to the end of the HotSync cradle/cable. Next, connect the
adapter cable to a USB port on your computer. Open the Palm folder on your
computer and start HotSync Manager. Click the Connection Settings tab of the
HotSync Controls tab and select the On check box next to PalmConnect® USB. If
you are using a USB adapter from a third-party vendor, look for the name of the
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adapter and select its On check box. Click the HotSync Controls tab and enable the
Transport Monitor, if it is not already enabled. Close the HotSync Software Setup
dialog box.
Connecting a serial cradle/cable to a serial port
Connect the Mac serial adapter to the end of the HotSync cradle/cable. Next,
connect the adapter cable to either the printer or modem port on the back of your
computer (remember which port you connected to). Open the Palm folder on your
computer and start HotSync Manager. Click the Connection Settings tab of the
HotSync Software Setup dialog box. Select the On check box next to Printer Port or
Modem Port, depending on which port you connected to. Click Settings, select
Serial in the Settings dialog box, select the speed, select the modem if you are using
one, and click OK. Click the HotSync Controls tab and enable the Transport
Monitor, if it is not already enabled. Close the HotSync Software Setup dialog box.
Sharing a port with the cradle/cable and another device
In order to perform HotSync operations, you must have the Transport Monitor
enabled on your computer. By default, the Transport Monitor is enabled whenever
you start your computer. Keep this default behavior if your HotSync cradle/cable
is always connected to a port that you use exclusively for HotSync operations.
If, however, you use the same port for other devices (such as an AppleTalk network
connection or a printer cable) besides the cradle/cable, disable the Transport
Monitor, and then enable it manually whenever you connect the cradle/cable to
perform a HotSync operation.
To disable Transport Monitor, from the HotSync menu, select Setup. In the HotSync
Controls tab, select Disabled. Under HotSync Options, deselect the check box for
the option Enable HotSync software at system startup. Close the HotSync Software
Setup dialog box.
To manually enable the Transport Monitor, open the Palm Folder on your
computer and start HotSync Manager. In the HotSync Controls tab, select Enabled.
Close the HotSync Software Setup dialog box.
Changing conduit actions
The HotSync Manager uses conduits to transfer data between the applications or
databases on your handheld and its counterpart in Palm Desktop software on your
computer. In general, you don’t need to change the default conduit settings. The
main reason to change the default settings from a two-way to a one-way transfer
would be to overwrite all of an application’s data on your handheld or computer.
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You specify synchronization rules by selecting Conduit Settings from the HotSync
menu. Select the conduit (Address Book, Date Book, Memo Pad, or To Do List) and
then click the Conduit Settings button.
The Conduit Settings dialog box gives you choices for synchronizing each conduit.
Select the application, then select one of the following HotSync actions:
■
Synchronize the files on the handheld and desktop (two way)
■
Desktop overwrite the handheld (one way)
■
Handheld overwrite the desktop (one way)
■
Do nothing
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Performing a local cradle/cable HotSync operation
Keep the following points in mind when performing a local HotSync operation:
■
The first time you perform a HotSync operation with a new handheld or after a
hard reset, you need to assign a username to the handheld. HotSync Manager
prompts you to enter a name or select an existing name. Select an existing name
only if it corresponds to the handheld. Do not use the same username for more
than one handheld.
■
To stop a HotSync operation that is in progress, click the Cancel button in the
HotSync Progress dialog box on your computer or handheld. If the HotSync
Progress dialog box is not displayed, Tap Cancel on your handheld.
Cancellation is not immediate; give the HotSync operation time to stop.
■
After completing the first HotSync operation with the local cradle/cable
connection, you can set up and perform HotSync operations using other
connection methods (for example, IR or modem).
To perform a local HotSync operation, connect your handheld to the cradle/cable.
Enable the Transport Monitor, if it is not already enabled, and select the connection
method if it is not already selected. Press the HotSync button on the cradle/cable.
If your cable does not have a HotSync button, turn on your handheld, open the
HotSync application, and tap the HotSync icon. If this is the first HotSync
operation and you assigned a password to your handheld, HotSync Manager
prompts you to enter the password on your computer. Enter the password and
click OK. Wait for a message on your handheld indicating that the operation is
complete, and then remove your handheld from the cradle/cable.
About the data file
Palm Desktop software stores your events, addresses, memos, and To Do List items
in one data file on your computer. You must maintain a separate data file for each
person who uses Palm Desktop software on the same computer. As described in
Chapter 1, you can open only one data file at a time in Palm Desktop software.
Your data file, called User Data, is created the first time you install Palm Desktop
software. The User Data file is located in a folder that has the same name as the
username of your handheld, which in turn is located in the Users folder.
For example, if you entered “Jane Garcia” as your username, your data file (User
Data) is in the folder called Jane Garcia. The folder called Jane Garcia is in the Users
folder.
The location of the Users folder depends on the operating system used by the
computer and the number of people who are defined as Mac users.
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Mac OS
User
Location of data file
Mac OS X Any kind of Mac user.
<Hard Disk>/Users/[Mac username]/
Documents/Palm/Users/[your username]
Mac OS 9
You are the only user (you
are defined as the
computer Owner).
<Hard Disk>/Documents/Palm/Users/[your
username]
Mac OS 9
You are one of multiple
users and you are not the
computer Owner.
<Hard Disk>/Users/[Mac username]/
Documents/Palm/Users/[your username]
Depending on the status of the handheld, during the first HotSync operation of a
handheld and a computer, HotSync Manager behaves as follows:
■
If you have already synchronized the handheld with another computer, the
handheld has a username. HotSync Manager automatically creates a new data
file in Palm Desktop software, using the same username as the one on the
handheld, and then synchronizes the data.
■
If the handheld has no username (that is, it has never been synchronized with
any computer, it has been hard reset, or it has been synchronized only with a
user profile), HotSync Manager displays the New Users dialog box so that you
can create a username for a new data file, and then synchronizes the data.
The first time you perform a HotSync operation, the Palm Desktop software data
file you indicate and your handheld are linked. When you synchronize data in the
future, the HotSync Manager always synchronizes with the same data file. Make
sure that you are using the correct file when you open Palm Desktop software. To
find out if you are using the correct file, check to see if your username appears as
the User displayed on the right side of the toolbar. If your username does not
appear, click the User pop-up menu and choose your name from the list.
By creating a user profile, you can preconfigure Palm OS handhelds with the
same set of data (addresses, events, memos, and To Do List items) and applications
before each handheld is individualized with a specific username and data file. See the
online Help for more information about user profiles.
NOTE
Synchronizing multiple data files
You can synchronize data between your handheld and two or more different types
of computers, even between a Mac computer and an IBM-compatible running
Windows operating system—so long as the computers have HotSync Manager
installed on them. The data files on the two computers will have the same
username. For example, you can synchronize data between two computers,
between one PC and one Mac computer, between a portable and a desktop, and so
on.
For some users, it is useful to have Palm Desktop software and their personal
information on more than one computer (for example, on an office computer and
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a home computer). Having two data files creates the problem of making sure both
contain the same information. The easiest way to ensure multiple data files contain
the same information is to perform HotSync operations with both computers on a
regular basis.
To synchronize with another computer, perform a HotSync operation with your
handheld and the computer that you normally synchronize with. Then perform a
HotSync operation with your handheld and your secondary computer. HotSync
Manager automatically creates a user on Palm Desktop software using the unique
username assigned to your handheld. The HotSync operation copies all data from
the handheld to the secondary computer.
Synchronizing multiple handhelds to one computer set up for multiple
Mac users
A Mac computer can be set up to host multiple users. To do this, the computer’s
owner creates an account for each person who is to use the computer. Each account
defines a user’s environment on the computer: the account regulates the user’s
access to the computer’s locations, applications, and capabilities (for example,
access to HotSync Manager and the capability to print from the computer).
Note that this situation differs from having many users using the same computer,
all of whom have undefined and unlimited access to the computer. Consult the
documentation of your computer for more information about multiple Mac users.
This information is important to you as a user of Palm Desktop software because
on computers with multiple Mac users, a user of Palm Desktop software must be
hosted by one of the Mac users and must be given access to Palm Desktop software
and HotSync Manager. Then, to see your data, you must first log into the correct
Mac user environment using a Mac username and password; these are given to
you by the person who is defined as the Owner of the computer. You can then
access Palm Desktop software and your data.
Log in as the correct user
Before you synchronize or otherwise work with your data, be sure the computer is
logged in under the Mac user who hosts you. If you work on the computer under
the wrong Mac username and open Palm Desktop software, you are likely to
encounter the following problems:
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■
Your username is not in the User pop-up menu because you do not have
privileges in this environment. Your data is also unavailable for the same
reason: you are in the wrong environment.
■
If you synchronize in this environment, HotSync Manager cannot find your
original data file and thus proceeds as if this were the first HotSync operation
with your handheld on this computer. It automatically creates a new data file
using the username on your handheld and loads your data into this wrong
environment.
Installing applications on your handheld or an expansion card
Installing applications on your handheld or an expansion card
Use HotSync Manager to install applications and files from your computer to your
handheld or to an expansion card inserted in your handheld. Visit the Palm web
site, www.palm.com, to find links to other web sites from which you can download
handheld applications to your computer.
By default, Palm™ applications (files with the extension PRC, PQA, PDB, or
SCR) are installed to your handheld, but you can change their destination to an
expansion card if your handheld is equipped with an expansion card slot. All other
files must be installed on an expansion card.
NOTE
To install applications and files to your handheld or expansion card:
1.
Add the application or files to your install list.
2.
From the User pop-up menu on the toolbar, choose the username of the
handheld to which you want to install applications.
3.
In Palm Desktop software, from the HotSync menu, select Install Handheld
Files.
If the file you want to install is not listed in the dialog box, go to the folder to
which you copied the file.
4.
Select the application(s) or file(s) you want to install on your handheld and click
Add file.
5.
Close the Install Handheld Files dialog box.
To install an application to a destination other than the one shown in the
Destination column, click Change Destination and make the changes. The
Change Destination button is only available if your handheld is equipped with
an expansion card slot and this is not the first HotSync operation.
6.
Press the HotSync button on the cradle/cable to perform a HotSync operation.
This installs the application(s) and file(s) to the destination you selected.
Files that remain in the list after you perform a HotSync operation did not install
on the handheld. If this happens, here are some likely reasons:
■
Your handheld ran out of memory.
■
The file type was not recognized during the HotSync operation. Expansion
cards may hold applications that use files other than the Palm application files.
In order for your handheld to recognize such a file, you must launch the
application that uses these files at least once.
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Archiving data you delete from your handheld
When you delete an item from your handheld, you have the option to have the
item archived on your computer during the next HotSync operation. The archive
only contains items you delete from the handheld; items deleted from the
handheld through synchronization with Palm Desktop software are not archived.
Records that are deleted or purged from the handheld are archived only if the
option Save archive copy on PC is selected for that record on the handheld during the
purge or deletion.
NOTE
The archive file is called “User Data Archive” and is located in the Users folder in
the folder with the name corresponding to the name of your handheld. For
example, if you entered “Jane Garcia” as your username, the archive file is located
in the folder called “Jane Garcia” in the User folder.
Resolving HotSync conflicts
After performing a HotSync operation, you may receive a message that indicates
errors occurred. If you have errors, select View Log from the HotSync menu to
display a description of these errors. After you correct the errors, perform another
HotSync operation to ensure you corrected all errors. For more information, see
troubleshooting in the HotSync Manager online Help.
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Using the Instant Palm™ Desktop Application
This chapter explains the basics of using the Instant Palm™ Desktop application.
About the Instant Palm Desktop application
The Instant Palm Desktop application provides you with quick access to many of
the most frequently used features of Palm™ Desktop software and HotSync®
Manager.
You can display or hide the Instant Palm Desktop menu by choosing Preferences
from the Palm Desktop menu in Mac OS X or from the Edit menu in Mac OS 9.
Click General, and then select the Show Instant Palm Desktop menu checkbox. In
Mac OS 9, you must restart your computer for this change to take effect.
When the Show Instant Palm Desktop checkbox is selected in Preferences, you can
display the Instant Palm Desktop menu. In Mac OS X, click and hold the Palm
Desktop icon in the dock when Palm Desktop is running or hidden. In Mac OS 9,
click the Instant Palm Desktop menu icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.
In Mac OS X, the Instant Palm Desktop menu is only available when Palm
Desktop is currently running or hidden. In Mac OS 9, the Instant Palm Desktop menu
is also available when Palm Desktop is not running.
NOTE
In Mac OS X, click
and hold the
Palm Desktop
icon in the dock
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In Mac OS 9, click the Instant Palm
Desktop icon in the upper-right
corner of the screen
From the Instant Palm Desktop menu, you can launch both Palm Desktop and
HotSync Manager software and perform the following:
■
See your Date Book events and To Do List items for today
■
Show designated addresses and phone numbers, and dial phone numbers
■
Quickly start Palm Desktop software or switch to it from another application
■
Search for addresses
■
Create addresses, events, memos, and To Do List items
The diamond
indicates the
upcoming event
for the current
day
To Do List
items are
listed in the
order they
were created
To see all of the
information for
an address,
select the
name
Working with addresses
In the Instant Palm Desktop menu, you can search for and display addresses, and
add their names and phone numbers to the Instant Palm Desktop menu.
For more information about setting up for dialing telephone numbers, see
“Setting dialing preferences” in Chapter 3.
NOTE
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Working with addresses
Choose Find Address from the Instant Palm Desktop menu to search for an
address. The Find Address dialog box appears.
Enter the initials or the
first few letters of the
name you want to find
Click to show a noneditable version of the
address card
Click to add the selected item to the
Instant Palm Desktop menu
When you click Add to Menu, you see a dialog box similar to the one below.
.
Click to show the name and
phone number in the
Instant Palm Desktop
menu
When you click Display in the Find Address dialog box, you see a non-editable
version of the address card.
.
Click to dial
the phone
number
Click to copy all of
the fields to the
Clipboard
Click to copy
the selected
field(s) to the
Clipboard
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To remove an address from the Instant Palm Desktop menu, display the
appropriate address card and deselect the box next to the phone number. You can
do this from either the Instant Palm Desktop address card or the address card in
Palm Desktop software.
Click to remove the item
from the Instant Palm
Desktop menu
Creating items from the Instant Palm Desktop menu
You can create an event, To Do List item, address, or memo from the Instant Palm
Desktop menu.
Choose Create from the Instant Palm Desktop menu, and then choose the type of
item you want to create from the submenu.
You can create an event, To
Do List item, address, or
memo from the Instant
Palm Desktop menu
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Printing Double-Sided Pages
You can print on both sides of a page to produce compact printed output. You print
one side first, then you are prompted to reinsert the printed pages to print the other
side.
This appendix shows you how to print double-sided pages. Read the section for
your particular printer. If there is no section for your printer, see the user’s guide
that came with your printer or consult your printer’s manufacturer.
You can print your calendar and address book pages to fit several standard doublesided page organizers:
■
8.5 inch by 11 inch (Portfolio)
■
5.5 inch by 8.5 inch (Organizer)
■
4.25 inch by 6.75 inch (Compact)
■
3.75 inch by 6.75 inch (Sr. Pocket)
■
3.5 inch by 5 inch (Pocket)
■
3 inch by 5 inch (Memo)
■
2.75 inch by 5 inch (Jr. Pocket)
■
2.75 inch by 4.25 inch (MiniBook 8)
■
2 inch by 2.25 inch (MiniBook 12)
Marking paper for hole-punches
If you are not using pre-punched and pre-printed forms, you can print hollow
circles where the holes should be punched and dashed lines where you should cut
the paper. To mark the paper for hole-punching and cutting, choose Print from the
File menu, and then choose Edit Layout from the Layout pop-up menu. The
Printing Layout dialog box appears. For more information on editing layouts, see
Chapter 11.
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Select these
options to show
you where to
punch holes and
cut away excess
paper
Apple LaserWriter/LaserWriter Plus, Hewlett-Packard DeskWriter
For the LaserWriter, LaserWriter Plus, and DeskWriter, these are the general steps:
■
Print one side of the page
■
Reverse the order of the pages
■
Print the other side of the page
Follow the instructions in Chapter 11 for printing. Follow these steps after printing
has begun:
1.
If you’re using pre-punched paper, feed the paper in the printer so that the holes
enter the printer first.
Edge with the holes
enters the printer first
The printed pages come out of the printer in reverse order and printed side up.
The first page printed (for example, January/April or the A’s if you’re printing
addresses) is at the bottom of the stack.
While the first side is printing, you see a message on the screen.
2.
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Wait until all the pages have printed and then remove the printed pages.
Apple Personal LaserWriter, Hewlett-Packard LaserJet IIP and IIIP
3.
Reverse the order of the pages.
The first page that was printed should be on top of the stack of pages; the last
page should be on the bottom of the stack.
4.
Insert the pages back into the paper tray, printed side up.
Make sure to feed the same edge in the printer as you did in step 2.
5.
Click Print Backs.
Apple Personal LaserWriter, Hewlett-Packard LaserJet IIP and IIIP
For the Personal LaserWriter SC/NT/LS and the LaserJet IIP/IIIP, these are the
general steps:
■
Print one side of the page
■
Reverse the order of the pages
■
Print the other sides of the pages
NOTE
If the printer has a face-up tray, these steps assume the tray is closed.
Follow the instructions in Chapter 11 for printing. Follow these steps after printing
has begun:
1.
If you’re using pre-punched paper, feed the paper in the printer so that the holes
enter the printer first.
Edge with the holes
enters the printer
first
The printed pages come out of the printer with the first page at the bottom of
the stack and the printed side down. The first page printed (for example,
January/April or the A’s if you’re printing addresses) is at the bottom of the
stack.
While the first side is printing, you see a message on the screen instructing you
to remove the pages and reinsert them as appropriate.
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2.
Wait until all the pages have printed and then remove the printed pages.
3.
Reverse the order of the pages so that the first page printed is on the bottom.
4.
Insert the pages back into the paper tray, printed side down.
5.
Click Print Backs.
Apple LaserWriter II series, Hewlett-Packard LaserJet III and IIID
For the LaserWriter II SC/NT/NTX/F/G and the LaserJet III/IIID, these are the
general steps:
■
Print one side of the page
■
Reverse the order of the pages
■
Print the other sides of the pages
NOTE
These steps assume the printer’s face-up tray is closed.
Follow the instructions in Chapter 11 for printing. Follow these steps after printing
has begun:
1.
If you’re using pre-punched paper, feed the paper in the printer so that the holes
enter the printer first.
Edge with the holes
enters the printer
first
The printed pages come out of the printer with the first page at the bottom of
the stack and the printed side down. The first page printed (for example,
January/April or the A’s if you’re printing addresses) is at the bottom of the
stack.
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While the first side is printing, you see a message on the screen instructing you
to remove the pages and reinsert them as appropriate.
2.
Wait until all the pages have printed and then remove the printed pages.
3.
Reverse the order of the pages so that the first page printed is on the bottom.
4.
Insert the pages back into the paper tray, printed side down.
5.
Click Print Backs.
Apple LaserWriter Pro 630 and 16/600PS
For the Apple LaserWriter Pro 630, 16/600, and some similar printers, these are the
general steps:
■
Print one side of the page
■
Flip over the stack of pages
■
Reverse the pages 180 degrees
■
Print the other sides of the pages
Follow the instructions in Chapter 11 for printing. Follow these steps after printing
has begun:
1.
If you’re using pre-punched paper, feed the paper in the printer so that the holes
enter the printer first.
Edge with the holes
enters the printer
first
The printed pages come out of the printer with the first page at the bottom of
the stack and the printed side down. The first page printed (for example,
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January/April or the A’s if you’re printing addresses) is at the bottom of the
stack.
While the first side is printing, you see a message on the screen instructing you
to remove the pages and reinsert them as appropriate.
2.
Wait until all the pages have printed and then remove the printed pages.
3.
Flip over the stack so that the first page that was printed is at the top of the stack.
The first page that printed should be on top of the stack of pages; the last page
should be on the bottom of the stack.
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4.
Turn the pages around 180 degrees.
5.
Insert the pages back into the paper tray, printed side up.
6.
Click Print Backs.
Index
A
adding applications 149
Address Book 43–58
application on your handheld 51
creating new addresses 44
described 3
preferences 58
address cards 44
described 46
printing 122
addresses
attaching 99
categorizing 96
changing 44
copying and pasting 50
finding 87, 94, 152
preferences 105
printing 127, 128
printing lists 121
selecting 114
showing all 88
sorting 89
transferring to your handheld 51
viewing 86
agendas. See Date Book
alarms
onscreen 13, 64, 67
preferences 13, 67
alphabetizing lists 89
appearance of screen
AppleScript 48
AppleWorks 53, 104
applications
attaching files from 103
exporting data to 110
importing data from 107
archiving handheld data 150
attachments 99
attaching records 100
automatic 100
deleting 104
files 103
letters 53
memos 72
transferring to your handheld 99
viewing 104
auto-completion, in typing entries 47
auto-dialing 54, 153
automatic attachments 100
B
backgrounds. See decors
birthdays 46, 49
button bar 10
C
capitalization, automatic 47
categories 96–98
characters, text 13
cities 46
Claris Organizer 107
ClarisWorks 53, 104
colors, of categories 98
columns, in list views 90
completed To Do List items 81, 86
conduit
definition 144
settings 144
continuous events 62
custom fields 45, 47
custom filters 87
D
data
backing up 41
exporting 110
importing 108
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databases
ClarisWorks 108
FileMaker Pro 108
Date Book
adding To Do List items to 77
application on your handheld 66
described 4
navigating in 59–61, 93
preferences 67
printing 118–119
dates
changing 64
formatting 12
moving to specific 93
selecting 114
day planners 117, 138
Day Runner day planners 117
Day view 4, 60
days, changing in Week view 60, 67
Day-Timer day planners 117
decors 14
default options 12
deleting
attachments 104
categories 98
events 66
from handheld 150
memos 72
To Do List items 82
DeskWriter 156
dialing 54
from Instant Palm Desktop menu 153
preferences 56
double-sided printing 155–160
E
e-mail
accessing 48
addresses 46
entering information 8
entry lists 46
envelopes, printing 126
events 4
attaching 99
categorizing 96
changing 64
creating 61
deleting 66
162
finding 93
printing 119
repeating 62
selecting 114
transferring to your handheld 66
exporting data 110
F
faxes 46, 134
files
attaching 103
closing 8
creating 7
opening 7
searching in 94
synchronizing 141
transferring to your handheld 103
filtering information 86, 114
finding
addresses 94, 152
events 93
memos 72
text 87, 94
fonts 13
Franklin day planners 117
frequently used items 95
G
getting started 6, 17
graphics, in return addresses 129
H
hiding
To Do List items 61
toolbar 12
high priority To Do List 80
HotSync operation
conflicts 150
errors 150
HotSync log 150
local 142
overview 141
setting up 147
synchronizing user data files 147
using IR port 142
using modem 142
hours, of work 67
Index
I
icons 10
importing data 107
Install applications 149
Instant Palm Desktop menu 46, 151–154
Internet 48
IR HotSync 142
L
labels
printing 129
printing return addresses 133
LaserJet III and IIID 158
LaserJet IIP and IIIP 157
LaserWriter 156
LaserWriter II 158
letters 53
addressing 50
attaching 53
list views 85
lists 85
hiding columns in 90
of addresses 43
of memos 70
of To Do List items 78
sorting 89
viewing partial 86
lists, to-do. See To Do List
Local HotSync 142
logos, in return addresses 129
M
MacWrite Pro 53
mailing labels
printing 129–133
marking
addresses, for printing 52, 115
completed To Do List items 81
Memo Pad
application on your handheld 73
described 5
memory, adjusting 15
memos 69–73
attaching 72, 99
categorizing 96
changing 71
deleting 72
finding 72, 94
selecting 114
showing all 88
transferring to your handheld 73
viewing 70, 86
menus
adding items to 96
adding to Instant Palm Desktop 153
See also pop-up menus 153
Merging user data files 141
migrating from Claris Organizer 107
mini-address book 123
Modem HotSync 142
modems 57
Month view 4, 61
N
names and addresses. See addresses
notes
printing 136
sorting 89
O
ongoing events 62
ongoing tasks See To Do List, repeating
items 76
opening files 7
opening Palm Desktop software 6
options, default 12
P
Palm Desktop software
opening 6
quitting 8
tutorial 17
paper clip pop-up menu 99
paper planners 117, 138
Personal LaserWriter 157
phones 54, 153
PICT files, printing fax sheet as 135
PIMs 108
pop-up menus
adding items to 46, 80, 97
preferences 12
Address Book 58
addresses 105
alarms 13, 67
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Date Book 67
dialing 56
fonts 13
screen appearance
To Do List 84
printing 113
address books 121–126
addresses 52, 121
Date Book 118–119
DeskWriter 156
double-sided 155–160
envelopes 126
events 119
fax cover sheets 134–136
LaserJet III and IIID 158, 159
LaserJet IIP and IIIP 157
LaserWriter 156
LaserWriter II 158, 159
mailing labels 129–133
notes 136
organizer page sizes 155
Personal LaserWriter 157
pre-punched forms 155
previewing 116
return address labels 133–134
selecting items for 114–116
priority of To Do List items 80
R
recently used items 95
reminders
birthdays 49
events 64, 67
for To Do List items 79
transferring to your handheld 66
renaming fields 47
reordering columns 90
rescheduling 64
resizing columns 90
return addresses
printing 127, 129, 133
revealing all items 88
S
salutations, letter 50
scheduling appointments 59
screen appearance
164
scripts 48
searching 87, 93, 114, 152
settings, default 12
showing all items 88
showing and hiding columns 90
size of text 13
sorting 89
To Do List items 82, 89
special dates. See events
states 46
synchronizing files 141
T
tasks. See To Do List 75
telephone numbers 46
auto-dialing 54, 153
automatic formatting 47
preferences 56
templates 8–10
text size 13
text, finding 87, 94
things to do. See To Do List
time of events 64
time, seeing current 60
timestamp button 5
To Do List 75–84
application on your handheld 82
categorizing items 80, 96
changing 78
completed items 81
deleting items 82
hiding items in Date Book 61
moving items 81
preferences 84
prioritizing items 80
repeating items 76
selecting items 114
showing all items 88
sorting 82, 89
transferring to your handheld 82
unscheduled items 76
viewing 78, 86, 90
toolbar 10
tutorial 17
two-page organizers 155
Index
U
undo 8
unscheduled To Do List items 76
untimed event, creating 62
upgrading from Claris Organizer 107
V
viewing lists
partial 86
sorted 89
virtual memory, adjusting 15
W
web sites 46, 47
Week view 4, 60, 67
weeks, preferences 67
windows, closing 8
word processing 53, 104
work hours 67
World Wide Web 48
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