How To Do Everything With Your Dell Axim Handheld, Second Edition / Edition 2

How To Do Everything With Your Dell Axim Handheld, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Rich Hall, Barry Shilmover, Derek Ball
     
 

ISBN-10: 0072262850

ISBN-13: 9780072262858

Pub. Date: 12/21/2005

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Get the most out of your Dell Axim with this step-by-step guide. How to Do Everything with Your Dell Axim Handheld, Second Edition has been fully revised to cover Microsoft’s new operating system for Pocket PCs--Windows Mobile 5.0. Find out how to manage personal information, send and receive e-mail, synchronize with desktop computers, and go wireless.

Overview

Get the most out of your Dell Axim with this step-by-step guide. How to Do Everything with Your Dell Axim Handheld, Second Edition has been fully revised to cover Microsoft’s new operating system for Pocket PCs--Windows Mobile 5.0. Find out how to manage personal information, send and receive e-mail, synchronize with desktop computers, and go wireless. Get details on optimizing memory, conserving battery power, and using the security features to protect your valuable information. Enjoy videos, music, and eBooks, and use your Axim as a digital camera. This handy resource contains all of the expert advice you need to be more productive and have more fun with your Dell Axim.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072262858
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
12/21/2005
Series:
How to Do Everything Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
410
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordxvii
Acknowledgmentsxix
Introductionxxi
Part IMeet Your Dell Axim Pocket PC and Its Software
Chapter 1Meet Your Axim Pocket PC3
History of the Pocket PC4
Overview of Axim Models6
Pocket PC vs. Palm OS Handhelds10
Getting the Most out of Your Axim15
Chapter 2Get Started with Your Axim Pocket PC19
Unpacking Your Axim20
Hardware Orientation21
Turning Your Axim On for the First Time24
Setting Up the Owner Information24
Using the Start Menu25
Using the New Menu26
Customizing the Start and New Menus26
What's on the Companion CD?27
Entering Data by Hand30
Using a Keyboard to Enter Data39
Setting Options for Word Completion and Recording41
Connecting Your Axim to Your PC42
Setting Up ActiveSync43
Beaming Data for Easy Transfer57
Chapter 3Use Pocket Word to Read and Write Documents59
What Pocket Word Can Do60
Opening an Existing Document or Creating a New Document62
Entering and Editing Text and Drawings63
Formatting Your Document70
Saving Your Document72
Beaming and E-mailing Your Document73
Zoom75
Undo/Redo75
Spell Check75
Word Count76
Setting Your Options76
Synchronizing with Your Desktop78
An Alternative to Pocket Word78
Writing Resources79
Chapter 4Use Pocket Excel to Work with Numbers81
What Pocket Excel Can Do82
Opening an Existing Spreadsheet or Creating a New Spreadsheet84
Entering Data and Formulas into Cells85
Tapping and Holding a Cell89
Formatting Cells90
Formatting Rows and Columns93
Working with Sheets93
Using the AutoCalculate Feature95
Using AutoFilter95
Sorting97
Inserting Symbols98
Defining Names100
Using the Fill Feature101
Zoom and Full Screen View103
Panes/Splitting104
The Toolbar106
Undo/Redo106
Find and Replace106
Saving Your Workbook107
Beaming and E-mailing Your Workbook109
Protecting Your Workbook with a Password110
Synchronizing with Your Desktop110
Chapter 5Use Pocket Outlook to Take Control of Your Mobile Life111
What Is Pocket Outlook?112
See What's Up with the Today Page113
Keeping Your Appointments with the Calendar116
Managing Your Contacts128
Keeping in Touch134
Keeping on Top of Your Tasks148
Keeping Track of Your Notes153
Syncing with Outlook Express, Lotus Notes, or Other PIMs154
Getting Hotmail on Your Axim156
Chapter 6Manage Your Finances with Pocket Money or Quicken157
What Can You Do with Pocket Money?158
What About a Pocket Version of Quicken?168
Part IIOptimize Your Axim for Maximum Productivity
Chapter 7Optimize Your Pocket PC--Better, Faster, and Longer175
Controlling Running Applications177
Optimizing Memory179
Installing Applications on the Axim185
Maximizing Your Axim's Battery Power186
Modifying the Processor Speed191
Chapter 8Secure Your Axim Pocket PC193
Using the Built-in Security Tools194
Extending the Built-in Security198
Browsing the Internet Securely200
Securing Your Personal Data202
Encrypting Your Personal Data205
Chapter 9Connect Wirelessly with Your Axim207
Connecting to Wireless Networks208
Selecting the Hardware for Your Wireless Connection209
Setting Up Your Wireless Modem212
GPRS Utilities214
Sending and Receiving E-mail Wirelessly214
Surfing Wirelessly with Pocket Internet Explorer215
Instant Messaging and Chatting218
Choosing 802.11 or a Wired Connection221
Performing Advanced Network Diagnostics227
Bluetooth228
Chapter 10Take Your Presentations on the Road with Your Axim Porket PC231
Presentation Hardware232
Presentation Software235
Remote Desktop Software247
Chapter 11Navigate with GPS on Your Dell Axim253
The Global Positioning System254
GPS Solutions for the Axim Pocket PC257
GPS for Work and Play268
Chapter 12Have Some Fun with Your Dell Axim269
Lots of Fun Built Into Dell Axim Porcket PCs270
Let the Games Begin274
Hobbies, Travel, and More!303
Part IIISelecting Hardward Accessories for Your Dell Axim
Chapter 13Go Further with CompactFlash and Secure Digital313
Importance of Expansion314
CompactFlash and Secure Digital Expansion Card Slots314
Adding File Storage Memory to Your Dell Axim316
Using Storage Cards to Swap Files318
Using CF and SD Cards to Add Hardware Features to Your Axim319
Chapter 14Store Important Information Externally on Your Axim325
Storage Cards326
Hard Drives330
Storage Peripherals334
Chapter 15Use Your Axim Pocket PC in Your Enterprise337
Windows Mobile 2003 for the Enterprise338
Deploying Axims in a Corporate Environment339
Enterprise Solutions343
Other Resources354
Part IVAppendixes
Appendix AUsing Microsoft Mobile Information Server 2002359
Some Background360
The Solution361
Appendix BWhere to Go for More Information369
Web Sites370
Index377

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