Palm Computing For Dummies

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Discovering the power of Palm computing is one of the most liberating experiences in the world of computers.  You may not believe that you can become so wrapped up in a little block of plastic, but once you figure out how to use this tiny hand held device, your life will never be the same. Whether you?re interested in using it to create, save, and read important documents or just to organize your contact list in a compact, digital form, you?ll appreciate the handy and portable way that Palm computing allows ...

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Overview

Discovering the power of Palm computing is one of the most liberating experiences in the world of computers.  You may not believe that you can become so wrapped up in a little block of plastic, but once you figure out how to use this tiny hand held device, your life will never be the same. Whether you’re interested in using it to create, save, and read important documents or just to organize your contact list in a compact, digital form, you’ll appreciate the handy and portable way that Palm computing allows you to access all types of information.

If you want to start using a Palm device, but don’t have the time or knowledge to do so, Palm Computing For Dummies is for you. This easy-to-understand guide can help you if

  • You plan on buying a Palm organizer and want to know what it can and can’t do
  • You already own a Palm organizer and want to get the most out of it
  • You want to give the right Palm organizer  as a  gift

You’ll find out how to operate a variety of Palm models – from the Palm III and Palm IIIx to the Palm V and Palm VII – alone or  with a desktop or laptop computer. Palm Computing For Dummies also covers the following topics and more:

  • How to “write” information into your Palm using the stylus
  • Setting your personal preferences
  • Mastering the built-in organizer functions
  • Time saving shortcuts and options
  • Using essential Palm functions ,such as writing memos to yourself , filling in your contact list ,and setting your schedule
  • Determining the easiest way to move data back and forth from your organizer to your desktop or laptop
  • Discovering the wide worlds of Beaming, HotSyncing, and Palm Mailing

The book’s bonus CD-ROM – which is sure to boost the power of your Palm – is stacked with useful software ,ranging from financial tools to fun and games. The simplicity and flexibility of Palm computing has enabled millions of people to gather and disseminate information on the go. If you want to find out how to choose the right Palm, pick applications to run on it, and purchase the correct accessories, Palm Computing For Dummies is the right book for you.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764505812
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/25/1999
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 382
  • Product dimensions: 7.45 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Dyszel, a computer trainer who specializes in Palm Computing devices, is the author of PalmPilot™ For Dummies® and Microsoft® Outlook® 2000 For Dummies®.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: Getting to Know Your Palm Organizer.

Chapter 1: What Can a Palm Device Do?

Chapter 2: Going in Stylus.

Chapter 3: Making Your Palm Device Your Own.

Chapter 4: Saving Time with Palm Device Time-Savers.

PART II: Getting Down to Business.

Chapter 5: Names and Addresses in a ZIP.

Chapter 6: To-Dos That You Do!

Chapter 7: Memo Mania.

Chapter 8: The Date Game.

Chapter 9: Beaming Data from Your Palm Device through the Air with Infrared.

Chapter 10: Special Delivery: Using Palm Mail.

PART III: Palm Organizers and the Outside World.

Chapter 11: Installing and HotSyncing to the Desktop Program for Windows.

Chapter 12: Operating the Palm Desktop Program for Windows.

Chapter 13: Operating and HotSyncing to the Palm Desktop Program for the Mac.

Chapter 14: Palm Seventh Heaven.

Chapter 15: Using the PalmModem.

PART IV: Extending the Life of Your Palm Organizer.

Chapter 16: Upward Mobility: Upgrading Your Palm Device.

Chapter 17: Palm Software By Profession.

PART V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Things You Can't Do with a Palm Device -- Yet.

Chapter 19: Ten Nifty Palm Accessories.

Chapter 20: Ten (Or More) Ultracool Commercial Software Programs for Palm Devices.

Appendix A: Internet Resources for Palm Computing.

Appendix B: Troubleshooting Tips.

Appendix C: About the CD.

Index.

IDG Books Worldwide End-User License Agreement.

Installation Instructions.

Book Registration Information.

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