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Palmpilot the Ultimate Guide 2ND Edition

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Publisher Comments:

3Com's PalmPilot is the world's bestselling hand-held computer platform. In three years, its 16 models from 5 different manufacturers have captured 80 percent of the palmtop market. About the size of a playing card, Palm devices are lightweight (under 6 ounces), offering two-month battery life, handwriting recognition, Internet connectivity, and a touch-screen display. Above all, these devices are fast and elegantly designed.PalmPilot: The Ultimate Guide was an instant classic when it debuted in 1998, becoming, and remaining, the bestselling Palm book (and a top ten title among all computer books) every month since. Dense with previously undocumented information, this newly updated bible for Palm users delivers hundreds of timesaving tips and surprising tricks, plus a CD-ROM containing over 3,100 Palm programs. The second edition offers exclusive insider coverage of all models, including 1999's Palm IIIx, Palm V, laser-equipped Symbol 1500, and the revolutionary, wireless Palm VII.The book is divided into five sections:

  • Section One details every hardware and software aspect of PalmPilot as it comes out of the box: the stylus and screen, the buttons, and the current line of models. A tutorial takes the reader through the palmtop's preferences and settings panels, teaches the Graffiti alphabet, and unearths surprising features of the machine's eight built-in programs.
  • Section Two explains step-by-step how your PalmPilot can work with your PC: how data gets from your palmtop to your desktop computer and back again (HotSyncing). New chapters give special coverage to the separate Windows and Macintosh (Mac Pac 2.0) versions of Palm Desktop, which duplicates the functions of the PalmPilot (calendar, phone book, to-do list, memo pad, email, and expense tracking) on the desktop machine.
  • Section Three takes the reader beyond the built-in Palm software to the best of the add-on programs included with the book. They include such graphics programs as DinkyPad, TealPaint, and the amazing ImageViewer (which unlocks the "black-and-white" Pilot screen's grayscale features); electronic books in Doc format; and music programs that use the hand-held's built-in speaker. New in this edition: how-to advice for using PalmPilot database programs to collect data in the field, and syncing them with such popular PC programs as FileMaker and Microsoft Access.
  • Section Four covers the new Palm VII, the first one-piece, pocket-sized, wireless Internet device ever marketed, offering cell-network-based email and Web access anywhere in the country. As this section makes clear, any PalmPilot model can access the Net when equipped with the tiny PalmPilot modem. Such an arrangement is ideal for reading and replying to email--a great time-shifter for anyone who'd otherwise consider plane, train, or automobile time as downtime. Additional chapters cover the five Palm Web browsers, paging, faxing, and infrared beaming features.
  • Section Five explains simple ways to troubleshoot both software and hardware, including HotSync snafus and various software glitches. Special chapters cover Palm fans' options for upgrading and accessorizing their palmtops. Two new appendixes debut in this edition; one explains how to write Palm VII Web-querying applets; the other, for the first time, covers the PalmPilot's synergy with Unix and Linux machines.
PalmPilot: The Ultimate Guide, 2nd Edition is the most comprehensive Palm-platform book yet written. With the cooperation of Palm Computing, and 3Com, bestselling computer-book author David Pogue succinctly answers every conceivable question, unlocks Palm features most users never suspected, and radiates the fun, passion, and sense of community shared by Piloteers the world over. The enclosed CD-ROM (for Windows 9x, NT, and the Macintosh) is a disc-based version of the #1 Palm-software Web site, palmcentral.com, offering over 3,100 programs organized in a searchable, sortable database catalog with auto-install features and web links. PalmPilot: The Ultimate Guide is the essential guide for the PalmPilot owner.

Book News Annotation:

Pogue updates his 1998 guide to the brand of tiny computers—about the size of a playing card. He adds coverage of new models, and offers practical tips and tricks. The disk, for Windows or Macintosh, contains over 3,000 programs in a searchable, sortable catalog. He does not provide a bibliography.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Densely packed with previously undocumented information, this is the bible for users of Palm VII and all other Palm models, containing hundreds of timesaving tips and surprising tricks. The CD-ROM contains 850 free and shareware programs for the Pilo in a searchable FileMaker-based runtine database.

Synopsis:

"PalmPilot: The Ultimate Guide was an instant classic when it debuted in 1998, becoming, and remaining, the number one bestselling Palm book.Dense with previously undocumented information, this newly updatedbible for Palm users delivers hundreds of timesaving tips and surprisingtricks, plus a CD-ROM containing over 3,100 Palm programs. The secondedition offers exclusive insider coverage of all models, including1999's Palm IIIx, Palm V, laser-equipped Symbol 1500, and therevolutionary, wireless Palm VII.The book is divided into five sections: Section One details every hardware and software aspect of PalmPilot.Section Two explains step-by-step how your PalmPilot can work withWindows and Macintosh.Section Three takes the reader beyond the built-in Palm software to the best of the add-on programs included with the book. Section Four covers the new Palm VII, the first one-piece, pocket-sized, wireless Internet device ever marketed. Section Five explains ways to troubleshoot software and hardware. "PalmPilot: The Ultimate Guide, 2nd Edition is the most comprehensive Palm-platform book yet written. With the cooperation of Palm Computing, and 3Com, bestselling computer-book author David Pogue succinctly answersevery conceivable question, unlocks Palm features most users neversuspected, and radiates the fun, passion, and sense of community sharedby Piloteers the world over.

Description:

System requirements for CD-ROM: PalmPilot. To run the database, you'll need Windows 9x, NT, or MAC.

About the Author

David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.

Table of Contents

ForewordPrefaceThis Is Your PalmPilot Speaking
  • Chapter 1: The 3 × 5-Inch Powerhouse
  • Chapter 2: Setup and Guided Tour
  • Chapter 3: Typing Without a Keyboard
  • Chapter 4: The Four Primary Programs
  • Chapter 5: The Other Built-In Programs
Palm Meets PC
  • Chapter 6: HotSync, Step by Step
  • Chapter 7: Installing New Palm Programs
  • Chapter 8: Palm Desktop: Windows
  • Chapter 9: Palm Desktop: Macintosh
The Undiscovered PalmPilot
  • Chapter 10: PalmPilot: The Electronic Book
  • Chapter 11: The Secret Multimedia World
  • Chapter 12: Database and Number Crunching
The PalmPilot Online
  • Chapter 13: Email Anywhere
  • Chapter 14: The Web in Your Palm
  • Chapter 15: Paging, Faxing, Printing, and Beaming
  • Chapter 16: Palm VII: Wireless Email, Wireless Web
Troubleshooting and Upgrading
  • Chapter 17: Troubleshooting
  • Chapter 18: The Palm Family, Model by Model
Appendixes
  • 100 Programs Worth Knowing About
  • PalmPilot Accessories
  • Piloteers in Cyberspace
  • Writing a Palm VII Query Application (PQA)
  • Unix, Linux, and Palm
Graffiti Quick ReferenceColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565926004
Subtitle:
Mastering Palm Organizers from Pilot 1000 to Palm VII
Foreword:
Pogue, David
Author:
Pogue, David
Author:
Hawkins, Jeff
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Location:
Beijing
Subject:
Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
Personal Computers & Microcomputers - IBM Compatible
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
Personal Computers & Microcomputers - General
Subject:
Computer Architecture
Subject:
Computer Graphics - General
Subject:
Computers
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Microcomputers
Subject:
Utilities
Subject:
Utilities (Computer programs)
Subject:
PalmPilot (Computer)
Subject:
Pocket computers
Subject:
Portable computers.
Subject:
PalmPilot
Subject:
Computer Bks - General Information
Subject:
Computer Books: General
Subject:
Hardware - Personal Computers - General
Subject:
Personal Computers & Micro / General
Subject:
General Computers
Edition Number:
2nd ed.
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
O'Reilly In A Nutshell
Series Volume:
no. 248
Publication Date:
20000512
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
620
Dimensions:
24 cm. +

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"Synopsis" by ,
Densely packed with previously undocumented information, this is the bible for users of Palm VII and all other Palm models, containing hundreds of timesaving tips and surprising tricks. The CD-ROM contains 850 free and shareware programs for the Pilo in a searchable FileMaker-based runtine database.
"Synopsis" by , "PalmPilot: The Ultimate Guide was an instant classic when it debuted in 1998, becoming, and remaining, the number one bestselling Palm book.Dense with previously undocumented information, this newly updatedbible for Palm users delivers hundreds of timesaving tips and surprisingtricks, plus a CD-ROM containing over 3,100 Palm programs. The secondedition offers exclusive insider coverage of all models, including1999's Palm IIIx, Palm V, laser-equipped Symbol 1500, and therevolutionary, wireless Palm VII.The book is divided into five sections: Section One details every hardware and software aspect of PalmPilot.Section Two explains step-by-step how your PalmPilot can work withWindows and Macintosh.Section Three takes the reader beyond the built-in Palm software to the best of the add-on programs included with the book. Section Four covers the new Palm VII, the first one-piece, pocket-sized, wireless Internet device ever marketed. Section Five explains ways to troubleshoot software and hardware. "PalmPilot: The Ultimate Guide, 2nd Edition is the most comprehensive Palm-platform book yet written. With the cooperation of Palm Computing, and 3Com, bestselling computer-book author David Pogue succinctly answersevery conceivable question, unlocks Palm features most users neversuspected, and radiates the fun, passion, and sense of community sharedby Piloteers the world over.
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