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Palm organizers
Carlson, Jeff.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Berkeley, CA : Peachpit Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
xii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Covers all Palm devices, including: Palm m505, Palm VII, HandEra, Sony CLIÉ, Kyocera, Smartphone"--Cover.
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QA76.8.P138 C373 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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In an effort to streamline your life, you've ditched your paper-bound agenda and sticky notes for a sleek Palm handheld. The latest versions are chockablock with new features and possibilities, and it would be a shame to let all that power and convenience go to waste. Palm Organizers: Visual QuickStart Guide is the quickest way to learn what your Palm OS device can do for you and how to best use it.

Palm Organizers: Visual QuickStart Guide explains the Palm basics and applications using concise, step-by-step instructions and plenty of illustrations. But author Jeff Carlson takes it one step further, providing detailed strategies for integrating your Palm into your daily life. This edition of the guide has been thoroughly updated to cover the latest in Palm technology, including Palm OS 4.0 and expansion cards, plus sections on wireless Internet access, the new Palm desktop for Windows, collaborative computing, and new devices from Sony, HandEra, Kyocera, Handspring, and more.

Author Notes

Jeff Carlson divides his time between Web design--through his Seattle company Never Enough Coffee Creations --and writing and editing, as a freelance author and as Managing Editor of the weekly electronic newsletter TidBITS. Jeff is also the founder of eSCENE, the annual anthology of the best short fiction on the Web. His pioneering use of the Palm organizer is causing an epidemic of PalmPilot purchases at his office, where he rushes around, PalmPilot in hand, asking, "Wanna see something cool?"

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Part 1 Using Palm Organizersp. 1
Chapter 1 Palm Basicsp. 3
A Rapidly Expanding Field of Palm Devicesp. 4
Palm Device Overviewp. 12
Expansion Cardsp. 17
Battery Usep. 18
Screen Carep. 21
Accessorizingp. 22
Keyboardsp. 23
Palm Desktopp. 24
Chapter 2 The Palm OSp. 27
Navigating the Palm OSp. 28
Accessing Menusp. 30
Onscreen Help and Tipsp. 31
Using the Onscreen Keyboardp. 32
Graffitip. 33
Writing Graffitip. 34
The Command Barp. 37
Graffiti Improvement Tipsp. 38
Setting General Preferencesp. 40
Setting the Date and Timep. 41
Setting the Digitizerp. 41
Customizing Buttonsp. 42
Changing Formatsp. 43
Editing the Owner Screenp. 43
Using ShortCutsp. 44
Setting Connection Preferencesp. 45
Setting Network Preferencesp. 46
Setting Phone Preferencesp. 48
Setting Web Clipping Preferencesp. 48
Launching Applicationsp. 49
Installing Applicationsp. 50
Other Installation Optionsp. 51
Categorizing Applicationsp. 52
Memory Managementp. 53
Deleting Applicationsp. 54
The Security Applicationp. 56
Beaming Applicationsp. 58
Using Expansion Cardsp. 60
Chapter 3 HotSyncp. 61
HotSync Overviewp. 62
Configuring HotSync Managerp. 64
Setting Up Conduitsp. 66
Local HotSyncp. 68
Infrared HotSyncp. 69
Modem HotSyncp. 70
LANSync/Network HotSyncp. 72
Viewing the HotSync Logp. 74
Multiple HotSync Optionsp. 75
File Linkp. 76
Working with Archived Recordsp. 78
Creating HotSync Profilesp. 80
Synchronizing with Web-Based Organizersp. 81
Chapter 4 Date Bookp. 83
Setting Preferences and Display Optionsp. 84
Day Viewp. 85
Week Viewp. 87
Month Viewp. 88
Agenda Viewp. 89
Date Book Navigation: Jumping Through Timep. 90
Entering and Deleting Date Book Eventsp. 91
"Pencil-in" Eventsp. 93
Editing and Deleting Existing Eventsp. 94
Setting Alarmsp. 95
Creating Repeating Eventsp. 96
Attaching and Deleting Notesp. 98
Performing a Phone Lookupp. 100
Marking Events Privatep. 101
Beaming Eventsp. 102
Purging Old Eventsp. 103
Palm Desktop Special Featuresp. 104
Macintosh Palm Desktop Special Featuresp. 106
Attaching Notes in Mac Palm Desktopp. 108
Chapter 5 Address Bookp. 111
Viewing Addressesp. 112
Changing the Sort Orderp. 113
Specifying a Preferred Numberp. 113
Changing the Display Fontp. 114
Looking Up Contactsp. 115
Entering and Deleting Address Recordsp. 116
Duplicating Recordsp. 118
Dialing Phone Numbersp. 118
Changing and Editing Phone Field Labelsp. 119
Renaming the Custom Field Labelsp. 121
Attaching and Deleting Address Book Notesp. 122
Setting Up Custom Categoriesp. 124
Marking Contacts as Privatep. 125
Changing the Security Settingp. 125
Beaming Addressesp. 126
Importing Contacts into Palm Desktopp. 128
Palm Desktop Special Featuresp. 129
Macintosh Palm Desktop Special Featuresp. 132
Using the Instant Palm Desktop Menup. 135
Chapter 6 To Do List and Memo Padp. 137
Viewing Optionsp. 138
Changing Security Viewp. 139
Setting the Sort Orderp. 139
Entering To Do Itemsp. 140
Editing To Do Itemsp. 141
Adding and Deleting Notes to To Do Itemsp. 143
Purging Recordsp. 144
Creating and Editing Memosp. 145
Sorting Memosp. 146
Navigating Memosp. 147
Categorizing To Do Items and Memosp. 148
Changing the Fontp. 149
Beaming Recordsp. 149
Working in Palm Desktop for Windowsp. 150
Working in Palm Desktop for Macintoshp. 152
Using Note Padp. 156
Chapter 7 Calculator, Expense, and Clockp. 157
Using the Calculatorp. 158
Copying and Pasting Calculationsp. 160
Using Expensep. 161
Editing Expense Detailsp. 163
Recording Attendees and Notesp. 164
Viewing Optionsp. 165
Specifying Currencyp. 166
Exporting to Excelp. 167
Using Clockp. 169
Chapter 8 System Extensionsp. 171
Important System Extension Notesp. 172
Working with Hacksp. 173
Essential Hacksp. 174
Noteworthy Hacksp. 177
Palm V and Palm VII Essential Hacksp. 179
Part 2 Communicatingp. 181
Chapter 9 Emailp. 183
Modem Hardwarep. 184
Getting Online: Two Approachesp. 186
Email via HotSync: Palm Mailp. 187
Using Mailp. 188
Direct-Dial Emailp. 195
Direct-Dial Modem and Network Setupp. 196
Connecting to Your ISPp. 198
The Palm. Net Networkp. 200
Email with iMessengerp. 201
SMS Text Messagingp. 203
Chapter 10 Web Accessp. 205
Browse the Web via HotSync: AvantGop. 206
Direct-Dial Web Browsingp. 209
Palm Query Applicationsp. 211
Recommended PQAsp. 214
Chapter 11 Pages, Faxes, Newsgroups, Telnetp. 215
Sending Pagesp. 216
Faxingp. 217
Reading Newsgroupsp. 218
Telnetp. 219
Chapter 12 Protecting Your Datap. 221
Palm's Built-In Securityp. 222
Custom Security Options with TealLockp. 224
Palm Desktop Securityp. 228
Record-Level Securityp. 229
Storing Secure Account Informationp. 231
Part 3 Your Handheld, Your Lifep. 233
Chapter 13 Images and Multimediap. 235
Painting Basicsp. 236
Exporting and Importing TealPaint Imagesp. 237
Importing Photos into Your Handheldp. 238
Taking Photosp. 240
Playing Digital Musicp. 241
Chapter 14 Long Textsp. 243
Reading Doc-Formatted Textsp. 244
Converting Texts to Doc Formatp. 247
Reading Books with Palm Readerp. 249
Reading and Editing Microsoft Word Filesp. 250
Viewing HTML Documentsp. 251
Viewing PDF Documentsp. 252
Chapter 15 Managing Your Timep. 253
Track Your Timep. 254
Use a Tracking Programp. 256
Review Your Tracksp. 257
Fine Tune Your Time Managementp. 258
Build Your Time Management Skillsp. 261
Chapter 16 Managing Your Datap. 265
Outlining and Brainstormingp. 266
Making Listsp. 268
Databases and Spreadsheetsp. 270
Printing from Your Palmp. 272
Chapter 17 Traveling with Your Palmp. 273
The Well-Equipped World Travelerp. 274
Information that Travels with Youp. 275
Vindigo: Navigating City Lifep. 276
Finding Your Way with GPSp. 277
Chapter 18 Managing Your Moneyp. 279
Track Your Personal Financesp. 280
Manage Your Financial Accountsp. 281
Manage Your Investmentsp. 284
Chapter 19 Games and Entertainmentp. 285
Stress Relieversp. 286
Notable Diversionsp. 288
Appendix A Basic Troubleshootingp. 289
Back Up Your Datap. 290
Resetting Your Handheldp. 291
Hardware Troubleshootingp. 293
HotSync Troubleshootingp. 294
Appendix B Graffiti Referencep. 297
Appendix C Resourcesp. 299
Indexp. 301