Learning the Basics. HP hw6500

Learning the Basics. HP hw6500

2 Learning the Basics

Using the Today Screen

When you first turn on your HP iPAQ, the

Today

screen displays. Also you can display it by tapping

Start > Today.

Use the

Today

screen to view:

Date and time

Owner information

Upcoming appointments

Unread and unsent messages

Tasks that need to be completed

Start Menu

Tap to set Wireless connections.

Tap to change Phone settings.

Tap to change volume or mute all sounds.

Tap to change date and time.

Tap to set owner information.

Tap to read e-mail.

Tap to view or create tasks.

Tap to set appointment or view existing appointments.

TodayPanel

Tap to launch the iPAQ

Wireless screen.

Tap to create a new item.

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Navigation Bar

The Navigation bar is located at the top of the screen. It displays the active program, wireless, phone and volume status, the current time, and allows you to open programs. Tap on the

Start

menu to select a program.

Start menu

Navigation Bar

Tap to select a program you used recently.

Tap anywhere to select a program.

Tap to see additional programs.

Tap to customize the settings.

Tap to launch the iPAQ

Wireless screen.

Tap for Help Information.

Command Bar

Within each program, use the Command bar located at the bottom of the screen to perform tasks. Tap

New

to create a new item in the current program.

Create new item Input panel button

TodayPanel

The TodayPanel is located on the Today screen above the Command bar and displays shortcuts to the following settings:

Options and Today Settings—Tap to access Options or

Today Settings.

Battery power settings—Tap to view battery power remaining or to adjust battery power settings.

Memory allocation settings—Tap to view or adjust memory allocations, memory available for iPAQ File Store folder, and to activate or stop a running program.

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Storage card settings—Tap to view memory available for iPAQ File

Store folder.

Backlight settings—Tap to adjust backlight settings.

Options and Today settings

Battery power settings

Memory allocation settings

Storage card settings

Backlight settings

When you first power on your HP iPAQ, the TodayPanel is set to display on the Today screen. To turn it off:

1.

In the TodayPanel, tap the

Options and Today Settings

icon

>

Today Settings.

2.

On the Today Settings screen, scroll down and uncheck the

TodayPanel

box.

3.

Tap

OK

to close the program.

NOTE: To turn on the TodayPanel again, tap

Start > Settings >

Today

icon

> Items

tab. On the Today Settings screen, scroll down and place a checkmark in the

TodayPanel

box.

Status Icons

You may see the following status icons displayed on the Navigation or

Command bar. Tap the icon on the screen to view more information related to the item.

Icon Definition

Active connection to computer or wireless network.

Inactive connection to computer or wireless network.

Microsoft ActiveSync is synchronizing.

Speaker is on.

Speaker is off or in mute position.

GPRS service is registered and available if you are subscribed to the

GPRS service.

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Icon Definition (continued)

Active data connection to GPRS network.

Phone is powered off.

Phone is powered on.

Network is searching or unavailable.

Phone connection unavailable or network error.

Signal strength indicator for phone functions.

A missed call. Tap this screen icon to view missed calls.

Call Forwarding Active.

Tap to mute your phone conversation. Tap it again to continue the phone conversation.

One or more instant messages have been received. Tap this

screen icon

to view the messages.

One or more e-mail/SMS/MMS, or voice messages have been received. Tap this

screen icon

to view the messages.

Message Center indicates messages received from different communication areas such as phone or voice messages, e-mail/

SMS/MMS, announcements, etc. Tap this

screen icon

to view all messages in the message center.

Event notification set to vibrate instead of alarm. To set to vibrate:

Tap the

Speaker

icon in the Navigation bar and, in the pop-up menu, tap

Vibrate.

Battery power is low.

Battery power is very low.

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Icon Definition (continued)

Your HP iPAQ is connected to your personal computer. This icon appears in the Command bar only when there is an active connection.

iPAQ Wireless icon—Tap to launch the iPAQ Wireless screen. The iPAQ Wireless screen provides a control center to turn all wireless activities on and off, and to configure their settings. When this icon displays with a red X, all wireless activities are off; when this icon displays without the red X, one or more of the wireless activities are on.

Pop-Up Menus

Pop-up menus allow you to quickly perform an action. Use the pop-up menu to cut, copy, rename, and delete an item, also send an e-mail or send a file to another device.

To access a pop-up menu,

tap

and

hold

the stylus on the item on which you want to perform the action. When the menu appears, tap the desired action, or tap anywhere outside the menu to close it without performing an action.

Tap and hold to display the pop-up menu.

Tap the action you want.

Tap outside the menu to close without performing an action.

Creating information

From the

Today

screen, you can create new information, including:

Appointments

Contacts

Excel Workbooks

Messages

Notes

Tasks

Word documents

1.

Tap , or from the

Start

menu, tap

Today > New.

2.

Tap an option to create a new item.

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3.

Tap

OK

after you finish creating a new item.

Customizing the Today Screen

From the

Settings Today

screen, you can:

Add a picture as the background.

Select information displayed on the

Today

screen.

Set the order of the information.

• Set when to see the

Today

screen.

1.

Tap , or from the

Start

menu, tap

Settings > Today

icon.

2.

Select

Use this picture as the background

check box.

3.

Tap

Browse

to select a picture from File Explorer.

4.

Tap the

Items

tab to select or reorder the information on the

Today

screen.

5.

Tap an item to highlight it.

6.

Tap

Move Up

or

Move Down

to change the order of items on the

Today

screen.

NOTE: You cannot change the placement of the

Date

on the

Today

screen.

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7.

Tap the down arrow in the check box next to

Today timeout

and select the timeout period for the

Today

screen.

8.

Tap

OK.

Customizing the Application Buttons

You can change the Contacts and Messaging programs currently assigned to two of the application buttons on the bottom of the HP iPAQ. You can replace these assignments with two programs that you use the most.

NOTE: The Phone application buttons

cannot

be reassigned.

To change the Button assignment:

1.

From the

Start

menu, tap

Settings > Personal

tab

> Buttons.

2.

Under

Select a button:

highlight the button to be changed, for instance -

Button 1.

3.

Tap the down arrow in the

Assign a program:

box and select your preferred program.

4.

Tap

OK.

Locking the Application Buttons

To prevent the application buttons on your HP iPAQ from accidentally turning on and discharging the battery, the Buttons Settings include a Lock feature and a Keyguard feature to disable the buttons.

Use the Lock feature to disable the buttons when the HP iPAQ is in standby:

1.

From the

Start

menu, tap

Settings > Personal

tab

> Buttons.

2.

Tap the

Lock

tab.

3.

Tap the check box next to

Disable all buttons except power button.

4.

Tap

OK.

NOTE: The next time your HP iPAQ is in standby, press one of the application buttons to test this feature. With the Lock feature enabled, your HP iPAQ will not power on until the

Power

button is pressed.

IMPORTANT: To make an emergency phone call while your HP iPAQ is in standby with the Lock feature enabled, press the

Power

button

>

tap the

iPAQ Wireless

icon

> Phone

button

> Phone Keypad

button, enter your phone number, and tap

Talk.

Use the Keyguard feature to disable the buttons when the HP iPAQ is turned off:

1.

From the

Start

menu, tap

Settings > Personal

tab

> Buttons.

2.

Tap the

Lock

tab.

3.

Tap the check box next to

Enable Keyguard.

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4.

Tap

OK.

NOTE: The next time your HP iPAQ is powered off, press one of the application buttons to test this feature. With the Keyguard feature enabled, your HP iPAQ will not power on until you press the

Contacts

button, and then the

Messaging

button on the Thumb Keyboard.

Using Applications

Opening Applications

Open any application on your HP iPAQ from the

Start

menu.

NOTE: You can also open an application by assigning it to one of the two available Application Buttons. The Phone Application Buttons

cannot be reassigned.

To assign the Application Buttons, from the

Today

screen, tap

Start > Settings > Buttons.

To open an application:

1.

Tap

Start > Programs.

2.

Tap the desired application title or logo.

Using the ContextMenu Key

Press the ContextMenu key for quick access to a drop-down context menu when you are using one of the following applications—Calendar, File

Explorer, Messaging, Pocket Word, Notes, and Tasks. The context menu provides functions such as Copy, Cut, Delete, Select All, Send via

E-mail..., Beam File..., Rename/Move..., Send via Bluetooth..., or Set as

Ringtone. The menus are different in each application.

The ContextMenu key is the second key to the left of the space bar on the

Thumb Keyboard. To see an illustration of its location, refer to Chapter 4, in the section “Keyboard Components.”

Minimizing Applications

To minimize an open application, tap the

x

at the top right of the screen.

Closing Applications

Applications automatically close based on available memory. However, if your HP iPAQ is running slowly, you can close applications by manually closing them.

1.

From the

Start

menu, tap

Settings > System

tab

> Memory >

Running Programs

tab

.

2.

Tap

Stop All

or select a particular application, then tap

Stop.

SHORTCUT: On the

TodayPanel,

tap the

Memory

icon

> Running

Programs

tab, select an application and tap

Stop.

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NOTE: To bring a currently running program to the foreground, tap

Activate.

Installing Applications

Install applications on your HP iPAQ from your:

Computer by using Microsoft ActiveSync.

Device if the application file has a .cab extension.

Device or your computer by copying an application file that has an

.exe or .cef extension.

When installing applications, look for the correct version for your device model or Windows Mobile™ 2003 Second Edition software for Pocket PC

Edition.

Follow the instructions provided with the application and by the

Installation Wizard to install applications from your computer.

Tap the application file in File Explorer on your HP iPAQ and follow the instructions on the Installation Wizard to install applications on your HP iPAQ.

Backing Up Information

Use iPAQ Backup or Microsoft ActiveSync Backup to back up and restore information on your HP iPAQ.

NOTE: iPAQ Backup is already installed on the HP iPAQ. You must install

ActiveSync on your computer before using ActiveSync Backup.

To help reduce the chance of losing information, you should back up information on a regular schedule.

Backup/Restore using iPAQ Backup

iPAQ Backup saves your data in a backup file. You may designate a file name and a location for the file to be saved. iPAQ Backup backs up to a memory card, main memory, or the iPAQ File Store folder. Close all programs on your HP iPAQ before backing up or restoring your information.

CAUTION: Restoring your information replaces the current information on your HP iPAQ with the information saved in your backup.

If you perform a hard reset on your HP iPAQ, any user installed information stored in main memory including backup files will be deleted.

For this reason, it is suggested that backup files always be saved to a memory card or to the iPAQ File Store folder.

To backup/restore using iPAQ Backup:

1.

From the

Start

menu, tap

Programs > iPAQ Backup.

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2.

Tap

Options > Switch to Advanced Mode

and select the files and folders to be backed up or restored.

3.

Tap the

...

box next to

File

to select the name, location, and folder name for backed-up data.

4.

Tap

OK.

5.

Press the

Backup

or

Restore

button, and press the

Start

button on the next screen.

Backup/Restore Using ActiveSync

Close all programs on your HP iPAQ before backing up or restoring your information.

CAUTION: Restoring your information replaces the current information on your HP iPAQ with the information saved in your backup.

To backup/restore using ActiveSync:

1.

Be sure the HP iPAQ is connected to your computer.

2.

From your computer, open Microsoft ActiveSync. From the

Start

menu, click

Programs > Microsoft ActiveSync.

3.

From the

Tools

menu in ActiveSync, click

Backup/Restore.

4.

Click the

Backup

or

Restore

tab, and select your options.

5.

Click

Backup Now

or

Restore Now.

Using iPAQ File Store Folder

You can install programs and save files to the iPAQ File Store folder, which is accessed from File Explorer on your HP iPAQ.

Programs and files stored in iPAQ File Store are stored in ROM and are saved if you perform a full reset of your HP iPAQ or if the battery discharges completely.

To save to iPAQ File Store:

1.

Copy the files to be saved to the iPAQ File Store folder.

2.

From the

Start

menu, tap

Programs > File Explorer > My HP iPAQ > iPAQ File Store.

3.

Tap

Edit > Paste.

NOTE: Before saving files to the iPAQ File Store folder, it is a good idea to determine how much memory is available in the folder. To view the amount of memory, from the

Start

menu, tap

Settings > System

tab

>

Memory > Storage Card

tab, then select

iPAQ File Store

from the drop-down menu.

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