How to Do Everything with Your Palm Handheld / Edition 6

How to Do Everything with Your Palm Handheld / Edition 6

by Dave Johnson, Rick Broida, Johnson Dave
     
 

ISBN-10: 0072263792

ISBN-13: 9780072263794

Pub. Date: 11/17/2006

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Now you can get more out of your handheld device with help from this easy-to-follow guide. How to Do Everything with Your Palm Powered Device, Sixth Edition explains how to master the latest features, tools, and shortcuts in clear, straightforward language. Learn to configure your PDA's preferences, HotSync with your PC, schedule appointments, prioritize tasks,

Overview

Now you can get more out of your handheld device with help from this easy-to-follow guide. How to Do Everything with Your Palm Powered Device, Sixth Edition explains how to master the latest features, tools, and shortcuts in clear, straightforward language. Learn to configure your PDA's preferences, HotSync with your PC, schedule appointments, prioritize tasks, and view your address book. You'll also find out how to utilize different wireless options, access e-mail and the Web, turn your PDA into a mobile office, play music and movies, password-protect your PDA, and so much more. Maximize the capabilities of your Palm OS handheld and make your life not only more efficient, but also more fun.

  • Configure your PDA and enter data using Graffiti, the onscreen keyboard, Palm Desktop, or Outlook

  • Perform wired or wireless HotSyncs

  • Turn your PDA into a GPS navigation system

  • Implement foolproof security measures and safeguard your personal information

  • Access the Internet and send and receive e-mail

  • Schedule appointments and keep track of contacts, tasks, and expenses

  • Use your PDA as a full-fledged laptop replacement

  • Connect your cell phone to your handheld device

  • Play games, listen to music, take photos, download podcasts, and more

  • Troubleshoot, accessorize, and upgrade your PDA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072263794
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
11/17/2006
Series:
How to Do Everything Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxvii
Introductionxix
Part IGet Started
Chapter 1Welcome to Palm3
Understanding Palm Handhelds6
The Guts of the Machine7
Where to Find the Best Prices15
Chapter 2Get to Know Your Palm Device19
Taking a Guided Tour of the Hardware20
Using Your Palm Device for the First Time31
Getting to Know the Operating System35
Setting Palm Device Preferences39
Introducing Palm Desktop45
Chapter 3Get Set Up with Your PC49
Unpacking Your Palm51
Installing the Desktop Software55
Performing Your First HotSync57
HotSyncing as a Way of Life68
Installing and HotSyncing More Than One Palm70
Using a Notebook's IR Port to HotSync71
Chapter 4Get Information In and Out of Your Palm77
Three Different Ways to Enter Data79
Getting to Know Graffiti88
Beaming Data Between Palms101
Installing New Software on Your Palm108
Working with Memory Cards115
Part IIGet Things Done
Chapter 5The Date Book125
Viewing Your Appointments126
Managing Your Day from the Agenda View133
Creating New Appointments135
Working with Alarms142
Working with the Palm Desktop145
Using the Windows Date Book145
Using Outlook149
Using the Macintosh Date Book151
Chapter 6The Address Book155
Viewing Your Addresses157
Creating New Entries161
Assigning Categories164
Editing and Deleting Addresses165
Creating and Beaming Your Business Card166
Working with the Palm Desktop167
The Windows Address Book167
Using Outlook171
The Macintosh Address Book172
Chapter 7The To Do List, Memo Pad, and Note Pad177
Viewing the To Do List179
Creating a To Do180
Working with the List View182
Deleting Old To Dos186
Using To Dos in Palm Desktop188
Using To Dos in Outlook190
Using the Macintosh To Do List190
Using the Memo Pad and Note Pad194
Creating New Memos196
Arranging Memos in the Memo List199
Working with Notes200
Using Notes and Memos in Palm Desktop202
Using the Windows Memo Pad202
Using the Windows Note Pad204
Using Memo Pad in Outlook205
Creating Memos on Macintoshes206
Chapter 8The Rest of the Palm OS Team211
Palm Security213
The Find Feature223
The Calculator227
The Mail Program229
Expense Management230
Chapter 9Going on a Trip237
Preparing Your Palm for the Road239
Road Tips243
Software to Bring Along245
PDA Survival Tools253
Chapter 10Unwire Your Palm259
Wireless PDAs261
Connecting Other Handhelds265
Introduction to Web Clipping269
E-Mail and Your Palm270
Accessing America Online272
Web Browsing with the Palm272
Channel Surfing with AvantGo274
All About Bluetooth278
Part IIIBeyond the Box
Chapter 11Your Palm as a PC Replacement285
Building the Perfect Beast287
Dealing with Documents290
Printing from Your Palm300
Chapter 12Hacks and Other Handy Utilities305
X-Master306
OS 5 Hacks313
Other Utilities315
The Wonderful World of Launchers320
Palm Anti-Virus Utilities322
Creating Your Own Palm Programs323
Graffiti Enhancements and Alternatives324
Chapter 13Playing Games337
Prepping Your Palm for Gaming339
A Few (Dozen) of Our Favorite Games343
Two-Player Infrared Games352
Playing Text Adventures353
Using the Palm as a Pair of Dice357
Chapter 14The Handheld Multimedia Machine359
Building a Library of E-Books360
Free E-Books and E-Books for Sale363
Making Your Own E-Books365
Taking Pictures with Your Palm366
Building an Electronic Photo Album373
Watching Movies on Your PDA375
Painting on the Palm378
Collaborating on a Sketch380
Capturing Screenshots of the Palm Display381
Listening to MP3s on Your Palm382
Making Music on the Palm383
Chapter 15Accessories and Upgrades387
Pick a Case, Any Case388
The Stylus Decision391
Keyboards391
Protecting Your Screen395
Navigating the World with a GPS Receiver396
Turning Your PDA into a Camera397
Magnifying Your PDA Screen398
Recharging Your Batteries While Traveling398
Mounting Your Palm Device in Your Car (or Golf Cart)402
Recovering Lost Handhelds403
Chapter 16Problems and Solutions405
Curing Most Problems with a Reset407
Avoiding Battery Problems410
Fixing Scratched Screens412
Fixing a Screen That No Longer Responds Properly412
Resolving Hack Conflicts414
Fixing a Palm That Won't "Wake Up" for Alarms414
Curing Beaming Problems415
The Date Won't Advance415
Dealing with a Handheld That Will No Longer HotSync416
Outlook HotSync Problems421
Working with Windows 2000421
Working with Windows NT 4.0422
Working with Windows XP422
Managing Multiple Palms or PCs422
Upgrades424
Obtaining Service and Repairs425
Other Sources for Help426
Index429

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