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If Palm OS can do it, you can do it too
Palm OS handhelds are the most versatile PDA devices available. And this comprehensive guide is all you need to get the most out of your own handheld. Packed with insider tips and real-world examples, the Palm OS®
Bible covers everything from Graffiti and Date Book basics to software enhancements for e-mail, financial management, OS performance, and much more. Complete with a CD-ROM loaded with great Palm OS applications, it's the one book you need to take your Palm handheld to the max. Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Palm OS handhelds
- Discover Graffiti enhancements, alternatives, and advanced strokes
- Get insider tips on maximizing the built-in organizer functions
- Use the HotSync function to synchronize your handheld with a Windows or Macintosh computer
- Master applications for lists, finances, text, travel, graphics, and games
- Learn the secrets of great communication, from faxes to e-mail to Web surfing
- Make your handheld run faster and smarter with HackMaster and other utilities
- Create your own custom Palm OS apps with Pendragon Forms
- Find out where to go for more great third-party applications
2000+ Palm applications from PalmGear H.Q.! Interactive CD-ROM packed with useful applications including:
- Chronos Consultant
- Pendragon Forms 30-day Form
- Texas Hodem Poker
- And thousands more
- Plus live links to additional applications and updates
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Brown offers the most complete, authoritative manual available for Palm computing, with solutions-based coverage of new models, exclusive troubleshooting materials, crystal-clear screen shots, detailed setup and application downloading information, secrets and much more. CD contains exclusive content.
Packed with insider tips and real-world examples, the Palm OS® Bible covers everything from Graffiti and Date Book basics to software enhancements for e-mail, financial management, OS performance, and much more. Complete with a CD-ROM loaded with great Palm OS applications, it's the one book you need to take your Palm handheld to the max.
About the Author
About the Author Glenn Brown is the author of a number of books, including Macintosh Crash Course (APP, 1995) and the PalmPilot Resource Kit (IDG Books Worldwide, 1998). He spends his days working for Canada Customs, and evenings playing with computers, guitars, and magic.
Table of Contents
PART I: Getting to Know Your Palm Handheld.
Chapter 1: Introducing the Palm Handheld.
Chapter 2: First Flight.
Chapter 3: Using Graffiti.
Chapter 4: Using the Built-In Applications.
Chapter 5: Examining the Palm Utility Suite.
Chapter 6: HotSyncing Your Palm.
Chapter 7: What Is the Palm VII Handheld?
Chapter 8: Introducing the Handspring Visor.
PART II: Using the Desktop Software.
Chapter 9: Using the Palm Desktop for Windows.
Chapter 10: Using the Palm Desktop for Macintosh.
PART III: Enhancing Your Palm Lifestyle.
Chapter 11: Installing and Using PalmWare.
Chapter 12: Tracking Projects.
Chapter 13: Managing Finances with PalmCalc.
Chapter 14: Reading with PalmBook.
Chapter 15: Traveling with Your Palm Handheld.
Chapter 16: Communicating via Your Palm OS Handheld.
Chapter 17: Drawing and Listening with Your Palm.
Chapter 18: Adding Toys to Your Palm.
Chapter 19: Downloading and Accessing Applications.
PART IV: Making Your Palm Even Better.
Chapter 20: Maintaining and Enhancing Your Palm.
Chapter 21: Customizing Your Palm with Utilities.
Chapter 22: Extending Functionality with HackMaster.
Chapter 23: Accessorizing Your Palm.
Chapter 24: Troubleshooting Your Palm.
Appendix A: Easter Eggs.
Appendix B: Dot Commands.
Appendix C: Palm Errors.
Appendix D: Palm Batteries.
Appendix E: Using Pendragon Forms.
Appendix F: Contacts.
Appendix G: On Our Palms.
Appendix H: What's on the CD-ROM.
End-User License Agreement.
CD-ROM Installation Instructions.