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  • Page 1 Manual for Acer n10 Handheld...
  • Page 2 Record the serial number, purchase date, and place of purchase information in the space provided below. The serial number is recorded on the label affixed to your Acer n10. All correspondence concerning your unit should include the serial number, and purchase information.
  • Page 3: About This Manual

    About this Manual Welcome to the Acer n10 Handheld Manual. This Manual is designed to help you get up and running quickly with your new Acer n10—a Windows 2002 handheld. It describes all you need to know about how to use your handheld as well as the application programs that come with it.
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  • Page 5: First Things First

    We hope you enjoy using your Acer n10 as much as we enjoyed creating it for you. Use your Acer n10 to effectively manage information related to both business and personal tasks.
  • Page 6: Maintaining Your Acer N10

    Up-to-date information regarding your handheld Package contents Your Acer n10 comes packed in a cardboard box. Carefully unpack the box and remove the contents. If any of the following items are missing or damaged, contact your dealer immediately: • Acer n10 handheld •...
  • Page 7: Performing A Soft Reset

    Use a soft, damp cloth to clean your handheld. If the surface of the screen becomes soiled, clean it with a soft cloth moistened with diluted window-cleaning solution. Resetting your Acer n10 You may have to perform a reset if your handheld no longer responds to the buttons on the screen.
  • Page 8: Locking Your Acer N10

    F i rs t t h i n g s f i r s t Locking your Acer n10 Use the tip of your stylus to toggle the reset switch to the left (a) and back to the right (b) on the bottom of your handheld.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Resetting your Acer n10 ......vii Locking your Acer n10 ......viii...
  • Page 10 To use Block Recognizer ..... . . 19 To use Transcriber ......19 Writing on the screen .
  • Page 11 Using the Guidebook ......57 Getting books on your Acer n10 ....58 Using the Library .
  • Page 12 To create a modem connection to a network ....97 To create an Ethernet connection to a network ....98 End a connection .
  • Page 13: Getting Started

    • Basic concepts in using your handheld System requirements In order to install the Microsoft® ActiveSync® software and use your new Acer n10 with a computer at work or at home, be sure the system(s) meet the following minimum system and program requirements.
  • Page 14: Audio

    1 G e t t in g s t a r te d Features summary Audio • Embedded AC '97 CODEC with CD-quality stereo output • Built-in industry standard 3.5 mm earphone jack • Built-in microphone Connectivity • Mini USB connector •...
  • Page 15: Acer N10 Tour

    Acer n10 tour Front view Component Description Power button/ Press to turn on your handheld on (LED lights up green) if LED indicator it is off) and returns to the last screen that was displayed and off if it is on.
  • Page 16: Using The Backlight

    1 G e t t in g s t a r te d Acer n10 tour NOTE: Refer to "Personal" on page 108 for instructions on how to reassign the hardware buttons to other applications installed on your handheld. If your handheld is turned off, pressing any Quick button turns on the handheld and opens the program assigned to that button.
  • Page 17: Left View

    You can also use expansion cards to back up data from your handheld. 1 G et t i n g st a r t ed Acer n10 tour...
  • Page 18: Right View

    1 G e t t in g s t a r te d Acer n10 tour Right view Top view Label Description Hold switch Slide to lock all buttons from being accidentally pressed when handheld is placed in pocket or b ag. A red dot is visible on the hold switch when in hold state.
  • Page 19: Bottom View

    Bottom view Preparing to use your Acer n10 Perform first the following easy installation tasks to begin using your handheld: • Install the Microsoft • Connect the cable • Charge your handheld • Set up your handheld • Perform the first ActiveSync operation...
  • Page 20: Installing The Microsoft Activesync Software

    ActiveSync. • Do not copy the ActiveSync files to your computer’s hard disk. You must use the Acer n10 Handheld Companion CD to place the files in their proper locations and to decompress the files. To install the Microsoft Exit any open programs, including those that run at startup, and disable any virus- scanning software.
  • Page 21: Charging Your Acer N10

    Setting up your Acer n10 After you have initially charged your handheld for three hours, you can now set it up. Refer to the instructions below. 1 G et t i n g st a r t ed Preparing to use your Acer n10...
  • Page 22: Performing The First Synchronisation Process

    1 G e t t in g s t a r te d Preparing to use your Acer n10 To set up your Acer n10 Turn on your handheld by pressing the power button on the front panel.See "Front view" on page 3, for the location of the power button.
  • Page 23: Command Interface

    • Set up a partnership so you can synchronise information between your handheld and your computer • Customise your synchronisation settings To perform the first synchronisation process Connect the USB sync cable to your handheld. Plug the USB connector into a USB port on your computer. The 'New Partnership' setup wizard will automatically start on your computer screen.
  • Page 24: Today Screen

    1 G e t t in g s t a r te d Command interface • Tap. Touch the screen once with the stylus to open items and select options. • Drag. Hold the stylus on the screen and drag across the screen to select text and images.
  • Page 25: Navigation Bar And Command Bar

    Status icons Following are some of the status icons you may see. Status icon Description Turns all sounds on and off Backup battery is low Battery is charging Battery is low Battery is very low Battery is full Synchronisation is beginning or ending Synchronisation is occurring Notification Notification that one or more email messages were received...
  • Page 26: Pop-up Menus

    1 G e t t in g s t a r te d Command interface Use the command bar at the bottom of the screen to perform tasks in programs. The command bar includes menu names, buttons, and the Input Panel button. •...
  • Page 27: Notifications

    • Tap anywhere outside the menu to close the menu without performing an action. Notifications Your handheld reminds you in a variety of ways when you have something to do. For example, if you've set up an appointment in Calendar, a task with a due date in Tasks, or an alarm in Clock, you'll be notified in any of the following ways: •...
  • Page 28 1 G e t t in g s t a r te d Command interface...
  • Page 29: Entering Data In Your Acer N10

    Letter Recognizer, Block Recognizer, or Transcriber. In either case, the characters appear as typed text on the screen. NOTE: Transcriber is available only for the English and European Acer n10 models. To show or hide the input panel Tap the Input Panel button.
  • Page 30: To Type With The Soft Keyboard

    2 Entering data in your Ac er n10 Using the input panel inserted into your text at the insertion point. The more you use your handheld, the more words it learns to anticipate. To change word suggestion options • To set word suggestion options such as the number of words suggested at one time, tap Completion tab.
  • Page 31: To Use Block Recognizer

    With Transcriber you can write anywhere on the screen using the stylus just as you would on paper. NOTE: Transcriber is available only for the English and European Acer n10 models. Unlike Letter Recognizer and Block Recognizer, you can write a sentence or more of information.
  • Page 32: To Write On The Screen

    2 Entering data in your Ac er n10 Writing on the screen To write on the screen • Tap the Pen button to switch to writing mode. This action displays lines on the screen to help you write. NOTE: Some programs that accept writing may not have the Pen button. See the documentation for that program to find out how to switch to writing mode.
  • Page 33: To Convert Writing To Text

    If you add writing to a word to change it (such as changing a attempt to recognise the word, the writing you add will not be included if you attempt to recognise the writing again. 2 Entering data in your Ac er n10 Writing on the screen The writing is turned into text.
  • Page 34: Drawing On The Screen

    2 Entering data in your Ac er n10 Drawing on the screen Tips for getting good recognition • Write neatly. • Write on the lines. Write the cross of the "t" and apostrophes below the top line so that they are not confused with the word above. Write periods and commas above the line.
  • Page 35: To Select A Drawing

    • To resize a drawing: – Make sure the Pen button is not selected. – Drag a selection handle until required size is attained. 2 Entering data in your Ac er n10 Drawing on the screen The drawing box indicates the boundaries of the drawing.
  • Page 36: Recording A Message

    2 Entering data in your Ac er n10 Recording a message Recording a message In any program where you can write or draw on the screen, you can also quickly capture thoughts, reminders, and phone numbers by recording a message.
  • Page 37: Using My Text

    To edit a My Text message In the Tools menu, tap Edit and then tap My Text Messages. Select the message you wish to edit and make desired changes. 2 Entering data in your Ac er n10 Tap to select a prewritten message.
  • Page 38 2 Entering data in your Ac er n10 Using My Text...
  • Page 39: Managing Applications And Information

    The following table contains a partial list of programs that are on available on your handheld. Refer to the Acer n10 Handheld Companion CD for additional programs that you can install into your handheld.
  • Page 40 3 M a n a g i n g a p p l i c a t io n s a n d in for m a t io n Switching between applications Icon Program Usage ActiveSync Synchronise information between your handheld and computer.
  • Page 41: Finding And Organising Information

    Finding and organising information Using the Find function and the File Explorer window will allow you to find and manage your files easily. To use Find The Find function on your handheld helps you quickly locate information. On the Enter the text you want to find, then select a data type. TIP: To quickly find information that is taking up storage space on your handheld, select Larger than 64 KB in Type.
  • Page 42: To Use File Explorer

    3 M a n a g i n g a p p l i c a t io n s a n d in for m a t io n Finding and organising information To use File Explorer Use File Explorer to locate files on your handheld and to organise these files into folders.
  • Page 43: Managing Microsoft Pocket Outlook Applications

    4 Manag ing M ic r osoft® Pocket Outlook applications Pocket Outlook applications This chapter will discuss the basic applications included in the Microsoft Outlook program installed in your handheld. This discussion will include: • Calendar - schedule meetings and remind yourself of set appointments •...
  • Page 44 4 Managing M i crosoft® Pocket Outlook applic ations Calendar To open Calendar • Press the Calendar Quick button on the front panel of your handheld. Calendar will open to today’s schedule. NOTE: You can customise the Calendar display, such as changing the first day of the week, by tapping Options on the Tools menu.
  • Page 45: Scheduling An Appointment

    4 Manag ing M ic r osoft® Pocket Outlook applications Scheduling an appointment You can use Calendar to create or review appointments. To create an appointment If you are in Day or Week view, tap the desired date and time for the appointment. Tap New.
  • Page 46: Creating A Meeting Request

    4 Managing M i crosoft® Pocket Outlook applic ations Calendar Using the Calendar summary screen When you tap an appointment in Calendar, a summary screen is displayed. To change the appointment, tap Edit. Creating a meeting request You can use Calendar to set up meetings with users of Outlook or Pocket Outlook. The meeting request will be created automatically and sent either when you synchronise Inbox or when you connect to your email server.
  • Page 47: Contacts

    4 Manag ing M ic r osoft® Pocket Outlook applications Contacts Contacts Contacts maintains a list of your friends’ and colleagues’ contact information. Using your handheld’s infrared (IR) port, you can quickly share some or all of this information with other device users. To open Contacts •...
  • Page 48: Creating A Contact

    4 Managing M i crosoft® Pocket Outlook applic ations Contacts Creating a contact Tap New. Using the input panel, enter a name and other contact information. You will need to scroll down to see all available fields. To assign the contact to a category, scroll to and tap Categories and select a category from the list.
  • Page 49: Using The Contacts Summary Screen

    4 Manag ing M ic r osoft® Pocket Outlook applications • To view the names of companies your contacts work for, in the contact list, tap View > By Company. The number of contacts that work for that company will be displayed to the right of the company name.
  • Page 50: Tasks

    4 Managing M i crosoft® Pocket Outlook applic ations Tasks Tasks Use Tasks to keep track of what you have to do and prioritise them based on their importance and urgency. To open Tasks • Tap Tasks will open to the Tasks list. NOTE: To change the way information is displayed in the list, tap Tools and then Options.
  • Page 51: Using The Summary Screen

    4 Manag ing M ic r osoft® Pocket Outlook applications After entering the desired information, tap OK to return to the task list. TIP: To quickly create a task with only a subject, tap Entry Bar on the Tools menu. Then, tap Tap Here to add a new task and enter your task information.
  • Page 52: Notes

    Create a note by writing, drawing, typing, or recording. NOTE: For more information about using the input panel, writing and drawing on the screen, and creating recordings, see "2 Entering data in your Acer n10" on page 17. then, Notes.
  • Page 53: Inbox

    4 Manag ing M ic r osoft® Pocket Outlook applications Inbox Use Inbox to send and receive e-mail messages by doing either of the following: • Synchronise e-mail messages with Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft Outlook on your computer. • Send and receive e-mail messages by connecting directly to an e-mail server through an Internet service provider (ISP) or a network.
  • Page 54: Synchronising Email Messages

    4 Managing M i crosoft® Pocket Outlook applic ations Inbox Inbox will open to the Inbox’ folder navigator. Synchronising email messages Email messages can be synchronised as part of the general synchronisation process. You will need to enable Inbox synchronisation in ActiveSync. For information on enabling Inbox synchronisation, see ActiveSync Help on your computer.
  • Page 55: Using The Message List

    4 Manag ing M ic r osoft® Pocket Outlook applications When you connect to the email server, new messages are downloaded to your handheld’s Inbox folder, messages in the handheld’s Outbox folder are sent, and messages that have been deleted on the email server are removed from the handheld’s Inbox folder.
  • Page 56 4 Managing M i crosoft® Pocket Outlook applic ations Inbox When you connect to your email server or synchronise with your computer, by default, you'll receive messages from the last five days only, the first 100 lines of each new message, and file attachments of less than 100 KB in size.
  • Page 57: Composing A Message

    4 Manag ing M ic r osoft® Pocket Outlook applications Composing a message Tap New. In the To field, enter an email or SMS address of one or more recipients, separating them with a semicolon, or select a name from the contact list by tapping the Address Book button.
  • Page 58: Folder Behavior With A Direct Connection To An Email Server

    4 Managing M i crosoft® Pocket Outlook applic ations Inbox • The behavior of the Deleted and Sent Items folders depends on the options you have chosen. To set these options, in the message list: • If you want to organise messages into additional folders tap Tools, and then Manage Folders to create new folders.
  • Page 59: Managing Microsoft Pocket Pc 2002 Companion Programs

    Messenger ® Windows Media™ Player for Pocket PC ® Reader for Pocket PC ® Reader is available only for the English and European Acer n10 models. , Programs, Pocket Word, and then New. Pocket Word ® Pocket ® Pocket PC 2002...
  • Page 60: To Use The Pocket Word File List

    5 M a n a g i n g M i c r o s o f t ® P o c k e t P C 2 0 0 2 c o m p a n io n p r o g r a m s Pocket Word NOTE: When you choose to create a new document, you will be prompted to save any already open document.
  • Page 61: Typing Mode

    5 Manag ing Microsoft® Pocket PC 2002 c omp anion p rog ra ms Typing mode • Using the input panel, enter typed text into the document. For more information on entering typed text, see "Using the input panel" on page 17.
  • Page 62: Drawing Mode

    5 M a n a g i n g M i c r o s o f t ® P o c k e t P C 2 0 0 2 c o m p a n io n p r o g r a m s Pocket Word If you cross three ruled lines in a single stylus stroke, the writing becomes a drawing, and can be edited and manipulated as described in the following section.
  • Page 63: Pocket Excel

    5 Manag ing Microsoft® Pocket PC 2002 c omp anion p rog ra ms Recording mode In recording mode, embed a recording into your document. Recordings are saved as .wav files. For more information on recording, see "Recording a message" on page 24. For more information on using Pocket Word, tap tap Help from the Pocket Excel...
  • Page 64: Creating A New Workbook

    5 M a n a g i n g M i c r o s o f t ® P o c k e t P C 2 0 0 2 c o m p a n io n p r o g r a m s Pocket Excel Creating a new workbook •...
  • Page 65: Protecting Your Workbooks

    5 Manag ing Microsoft® Pocket PC 2002 c omp anion p rog ra ms • Tap View and then Toolbar. Protecting your workbooks If your workbook contains sensitive information, you can protect it with a password. • Open the workbook, tap Edit, and then Password. Every time you open the workbook, you will need to enter the password, so choose one that is easy for you to remember but hard for others to guess.
  • Page 66: Msn Messenger

    5 M a n a g i n g M i c r o s o f t ® P o c k e t P C 2 0 0 2 c o m p a n io n p r o g r a m s MSN®...
  • Page 67: Working With Contacts

    5 Manag ing Microsoft® Pocket PC 2002 c omp anion p rog ra ms Working with contacts The MSN Messenger window shows all of your messenger contacts at a glance, divided into Online and Not Online categories. From this view, while connected, you can chat, send a email, block the contact from chatting with you, or delete contacts from your list using the pop-up menu.
  • Page 68: Microsoft® Windows Media™ Player For Pocket Pc

    5 M a n a g i n g M i c r o s o f t ® P o c k e t P C 2 0 0 2 c o m p a n io n p r o g r a m s Microsoft®...
  • Page 69: Microsoft® Reader For Pocket Pc

    Reader Library, where you can tap them in the list to open them. ® NOTE: Microsoft Reader is available only for the English and European Acer n10 models. Using the Guidebook The Guidebook contains all the information you'll need to use the Microsoft Reader.
  • Page 70: Getting Books On Your Acer N10

    Sample books and a dictionary are also included in the MSReader folder in the Extras folder on the Acer n10 Handheld Companion CD. Use ActiveSync to download the files from your computer to your handheld as described in the Read Me file in the MSReader folder.
  • Page 71: Reading A Book

    5 Manag ing Microsoft® Pocket PC 2002 c omp anion p rog ra ms Reading a book Each book consists of a cover page, an optional table of contents, and the pages of the book. You can: • Annotate the book with highlighting, bookmarks, notes, and drawings. •...
  • Page 72: Removing A Book

    5 M a n a g i n g M i c r o s o f t ® P o c k e t P C 2 0 0 2 c o m p a n io n p r o g r a m s Microsoft®...
  • Page 73: Using Third-party Applications

    Several third-party applications are included in the Acer n10 Handheld Companion CD. These applications are designed to complement the functions of your handheld and provide you with a more versatile work environment. RecentDo Backup/Restore IA Album LE Acrobat Reader for...
  • Page 74: Backup/restore

    6 Using third -party applic ations Backup/Restore Items in the RecentDo window are categorised into three—Programs, Documents, and Websites. The listed items are in hypertext format so you can easily relaunch them. NOTE: Each category can display a maximum of five items. Backup/Restore Backup/Restore enables you to back up data files and applications from your handheld’s internal memory to a storage card and to restore data to your handheld.
  • Page 75 There are two tabs in the program window corresponding to the two function of Backup and Restore. To launch Backup/Restore: Insert a storage card into the appropriate slot. For instructions on how to insert expansion cards, refer to the Chapter entitled "7 Using expansion features"...
  • Page 76: Backup Function

    6 Using third -party applic ations Backup/Restore Backup function The Backup function has two operating modes—Normal Backup and Advanced Backup. With the Advanced mode, you can set to perform an automatic data backup when the system is running on x battery power; x being the set battery capacity defined in the Advanced window.
  • Page 77 In the Backup tab, choose whether to accept the default filename (backup) or type a a new one by tapping on the keyboard icon on the bottom of the screen. Select a storage card from the 'Backup to' radio buttons. Define the backup scope (default: PIM only) from Option' radio buttons.
  • Page 78 6 Using third -party applic ations Backup/Restore Tap Yes to replace existing file, or tap No, then either define a new filename or select another storage card. A pop-up message will appears prior to beginning the Backup operation.
  • Page 79: Restore Function

    Tap ok to revert to the Backup tab screen. Restore function You can only restore backup files that are generated by Backup/Restore; file format is *.abk (Acer backup). To perform data restoration Close all running programs except for Backup/Restore. 6 Usin g third-part y applications...
  • Page 80 6 Using third -party applic ations Backup/Restore Select a source storage card from the 'Restore from' radio buttons. The lower half of the screen will display a list of files contained in the selected storage card. Filename, file size and date when the backup file was created are indicated in the list.
  • Page 81 • Main memory free size - free space in your handheld’s main storage memory. This should be bigger than the file size of the selected .abk file for the restore process to continue. Tap Start to proceed with the restore process. A pop-up message appears.
  • Page 82 6 Using third -party applic ations Backup/Restore During the restore process, a progress screen will appear displaying restore status. When the restore process is completed, a message box appears. Tap ok to revert to the Restore tab screen. To delete a file from a storage card To increase the size of available free space in a storage card, you have the option to delete files that you no longer need.
  • Page 83: Ia Album Le

    Tap Delete. A message confirming deletion will appear. Tap OK. IA Album LE IA Album LE (Lite Edition) is a convenient image viewing tool for file management, browsing and viewing. Key features include: • Built-in Screen Capture function with option to enable a capture sound. •...
  • Page 84 6 Using third -party applic ations IA Album LE • Image file and folder management capabilities. View and manage any image on your handheld from any source (BMP, 2BP, PNG, JPEG, CMYK JPEG, or GIF format), whether or not they are screen- capture files created by IA ScreenShot.
  • Page 85: Ia Album Le Menus

    • Option to: – Select one of your hardware buttons to function as your Capture button, or specify a delay-time. – Convert an existing file to a different format (JPEG, GIF, or Bitmap) and resolution. – Save a captured screen image as a Bitmap, GIF, or JPEG file (desired resolution between 60 and 300 dpi).
  • Page 86: View Menu

    6 Using third -party applic ations IA Album LE New Folder... The New Folder... command allows you to create a new folder on your handheld that you can use to store images. Select the folder (in the upper pane) under which you want the new folder to reside. Select the New Folder...
  • Page 87 • Thumbnail view displays the images in the current folder as thumbnails. • To display an additional row of thumbnail images, tap the upward-pointing red triangle. Conversely, each time you tap a downward-pointing blue triangle, a row of thumbnail images will be hidden. •...
  • Page 88 6 Using third -party applic ations IA Album LE Full Screen View • Full Screen View mode maximises the selected image so that the entire screen is used to display it. If you tap on an image while in Full Screen View, you will be returned to the previous view mode.
  • Page 89: Tools Menu

    Tools menu The Tools menu is where you set up your preferences for Screen Captures and general IA Album LE behaviors. It also allows you to crop an image, save it in a different format, send via infrared beaming, and access the main Help contents. Crop...
  • Page 90 6 Using third -party applic ations IA Album LE In the Perform Capture Using field, select the desired button or time-delay from the drop-down list. If you select a button, that button on your handheld will be used as your Screen Capture button.
  • Page 91 Tap OK in the upper right corner of the Confirmation screen to save the file. You can assign a new filename if desired. • If the Confirm Before File Saving check box is not checked in the initial Screen Capture setup screen, the filename prefix, suffix (format), and location you specified earlier will be used to automatically save the file.
  • Page 92: Acrobat ® Reader ® For Pocketpc

    6 Using third -party applic ations Acrobat® Reader® for Pocket PC® ® ® Acrobat Reader Acrobat Document Format (PDF) files from your handheld. Acrobat Reader for Pocket PC includes two components that work together: • The ActiveSync Adobe PDF files for the Pocket PC and transports them to your handheld. •...
  • Page 93: Command Bar

    Command bar The Command bar contains the usual media player commands including: • Stop • Play • Pause • Step • Fast-forward • Volume control • Mute • Repeat (loop) • Open file 6 Usin g third-part y applications • Fullscreen/Landscape switch PocketTV automatically detects the screen orientation when a third- party Landscape driver is used...
  • Page 94: Seek/progress Bar

    6 Using third -party applic ations PocketTVTM Seek/Progress bar Allows you to control display pace and shows the playback progress. Status bar Shows time information (estimated time elapsed, estimated total play time), fps indicator (actual frames-per-second) and bit-rate indicator.
  • Page 95: Menu

    Menu Includes the following commands: • Open File Select a file to open. There are two possible ways to open a file depending on whether the option Options>Files>OpenWithTGetFile is selected or not. If selected, you can open a file located anywhere, otherwise it uses the standard Microsoft dialog which only shows the files located in '\My Documents\' and in one level of subfolders.
  • Page 96: Files

    6 Using third -party applic ations PocketTVTM • Fullscreen • Color Files Includes the following commands: • Play at Open • Microdrive • Open with tGetFile • Save with tGatFile • Remember Last • File Association • Button • Status Bar 90 deg Left 90 deg Right Auto at Play - switch to Fullscreen when it starts playing...
  • Page 97 • Fast Video If ON, PocketTV uses the GAPI library for direct access to the display buffer for better performance. • Dither If ON, PocketTV uses an advanced dithering algorithm that improves video quality noticeably by removing contouring/banding at no cost in performance. NOTE: For more information on PocketTV usage and troubleshooting, see (http://www.mpegtv.com/wince/pockettv/faq.html/).
  • Page 98 6 Using third -party applic ations PocketTVTM...
  • Page 99: Using Expansion Features

    The slim and lightweight design of your Acer n10 belies the impressive expansion features that it is capable of. These expansion features include the following: • Integrated dual usage SD/MMC slot • CF Type I/Type II slot These expansion features allow you to: •...
  • Page 100: Removing A Compact Flash Card

    7 Using expansion features Using a Compact Flash type I/type II card Insert the CF card into the CF slot. Push the card into the slot using your finger until you feel the card lock and hear an audible system sound; this will signal that the card is already properly seated within the slot.
  • Page 101: Using An Sd/mmc Card

    Using an SD/MMC card On the left side of your handheld is an SD/MMC slot. This allows you to expand your handheld memory and perform data backup. Refer to "Left view" on page 5 for the location of the SD/MMC slot. Inserting an SD/MMC card Hold your handheld securely.
  • Page 102 7 Using expansion features Using an SD/MMC card Release the card from the slot by using your thumb to push against the top of the card, as if you were pushing it further into the slot (a). An audible system sound and a click will signal that the card has been released.
  • Page 103: Exchanging And Updating Data Using Activesync

    ® Using ActiveSync Before you begin synchronisation, install ActiveSync on your computer from the Acer n10 Handheld Companion CD. NOTE: ActiveSync is already installed on your handheld. For more information on installing ActiveSync, see "Installing the Microsoft® ActiveSync® software" on page 8 or you could refer to the Just for Starters... poster included in the package contents.
  • Page 104 8 Exchanging and updatin g data using ActiveSync® Using ActiveSync® For information about using ActiveSync on your computer, start ActiveSync on your computer, and then see ActiveSync Help.
  • Page 105: Getting Connected

    You can use your handheld to exchange information with other mobile devices as well as your computer, a network, or the Internet. You have the following connection options: • Use the infrared (IR) port on your handheld to send and receive files from another IR-enable device.
  • Page 106: To Receive Information

    9 Getting c onnec t ed Transferring items using infrared To receive information Align the IR port of your handheld with that of the sending IR-enabled device so that they are unobstructed and within a close range. Have the owner of the sending device transmit the information to you. Your handheld will automatically receive it.
  • Page 107: Connecting To The Internet

    If this is the method you want to use, see "To create an Ethernet connection to an ISP" on page 96. Your n10 handheld supports a Compact Flash Ethernet card or a Compact Flash Modem card. To create a modem connection to an ISP Obtain the following information from your ISP: •...
  • Page 108: To Create An Ethernet Connection To An Isp

    9 Getting c onnec t ed Connecting to the Internet In the Dialing Locations tab, specify your current location and phone type (most phone lines are tone). These settings will apply to all connections you create. To start the connection To start the connection, simply start using one of the following programs.
  • Page 109: Connecting To A Network

    If this is the method you want to use, see "To create an Ethernet connection to a network" on page 98. Your n10 handheld supports a Compact Flash Ethernet card or a Compact Flash Modem card. To create a modem connection to a network Get the following information from your network administrator: •...
  • Page 110: To Create An Ethernet Connection To A Network

    9 Getting c onnec t ed Connecting to a network To start the connection To start the connection, simply start using one of the following programs. Your handheld will automatically begin connecting. Once connected, you can: • Send and receive email messages by using Inbox. Before you can use Inbox, you need to provide the information it needs to communicate with the e-mail server.
  • Page 111: End A Connection

    To start the connection To start the connection, simply start using one of the programs listed in the preceding section. Once connected, you can perform the same activities as listed in the preceding section. To remotely synchronise your handheld , and then ActiveSync. In the Tools menu, tap Options.
  • Page 112: Get Help On Connecting

    9 Getting c onnec t ed Connecting to a network Get help on connecting More information on the procedures described here, as well as information on additional procedures, can be found in the following locations: • The section on "Inbox" on page 41. •...
  • Page 113: Using Microsoft Pocket Internet Explorer

    Pocket Internet Explorer Use Microsoft ways: • During synchronisation with your computer, download your favorite links and mobile favorites that are stored in the Mobile Favorites subfolder of Internet Explorer on your computer. • Connect to an Internet service provider (ISP) or network and browse the Web. To do this, you'll need to create the connection first, as described in "9 Getting connected"...
  • Page 114: Favorite Links

    1 0 U s i n g M i c r o s o f t ® P o c k e t I n t e r n e t E x p l o r e r Mobile Favorites folder Favorite links During synchronisation, the list of favorite links in the Mobile Favorites folder on your computer is synchronised with Pocket Internet Explorer on your handheld.
  • Page 115: Avantgo Channels

    To save handheld memory Mobile favorites take up storage memory on your handheld. To minimise the amount of memory used, observe the following: • In the settings for the Favorites information type in ActiveSync options, turn off pictures and sounds, or stop some mobile favorites from being downloaded to your handheld.
  • Page 116: Using Pocket Internet Explorer

    1 0 U s i n g M i c r o s o f t ® P o c k e t I n t e r n e t E x p l o r e r Using Pocket Internet Explorer Follow the directions on the screen.
  • Page 117: To View Mobile Favorites And Channels

    10 Using Microsoft® Poc ket Internet Explorer To view mobile favorites and channels Tap the Favorites button to display your list of favorites. Tap the page you want to view. You'll see the page that was downloaded the last time you synchronised with your computer.
  • Page 118 1 0 U s i n g M i c r o s o f t ® P o c k e t I n t e r n e t E x p l o r e r Using Pocket Internet Explorer...
  • Page 119: Customising Your Handheld

    handheld You can customise your handheld based on your personal requirements and preferences as well as depending on your usual work modes. Customise your handheld by doing either of the following: • Adjust the handheld settings • Add or remove programs Adjusting handheld settings You can adjust the settings of your handheld to suit the way you work.
  • Page 120: Personal

    11 Customising your handh eld Adjusting handheld settings Personal Buttons Assign your favorite programs to any of the Quick buttons.
  • Page 121 1 1 C u s t o m i s in g y o u r h a n d h e ld Adjusting handheld settings Input Select an input method, options for word completion and other related settings. Menus Customise what appears on the menu, and enable a pop-up menu from the New button.
  • Page 122: Owner Information

    11 Customising your handh eld Adjusting handheld settings Owner Information Enter your personal information and customise text display when handheld is turned Password Set password to limit access to your handheld.
  • Page 123 1 1 C u s t o m i s in g y o u r h a n d h e ld Adjusting handheld settings Sounds & Notification Select the types of action you want to hear sounds for and define how you want to be notified about different events.
  • Page 124: System

    11 Customising your handh eld Adjusting handheld settings System About Displays your handheld’s version and copyright information; includes an option to define a device ID.
  • Page 125 1 1 C u s t o m i s in g y o u r h a n d h e ld Adjusting handheld settings Backlight Define settings for backlight control. Clock Change the time or set alarms.
  • Page 126 11 Customising your handh eld Adjusting handheld settings Memory Adjust allocation of storage and main memory. Power Define settings to minimise power consumption.
  • Page 127: Regional Settings

    1 1 C u s t o m i s in g y o u r h a n d h e ld Adjusting handheld settings Regional Settings Set default number and time display formats and other related options.
  • Page 128 11 Customising your handh eld Adjusting handheld settings Remove Programs Remove programs from storage memory. Screen Align screen and enable the ClearType feature.
  • Page 129: System Info

    1 1 C u s t o m i s in g y o u r h a n d h e ld Adjusting handheld settings System Info System information provides a way to quickly inspect the hardware and software status of your handheld.
  • Page 130: Connections

    11 Customising your handh eld Adjusting handheld settings Connections AvantGo Connect Set server settings and related options for AvantGo.
  • Page 131 1 1 C u s t o m i s in g y o u r h a n d h e ld Adjusting handheld settings Beam Define settings for the beam function. Connections Adjust settings for connecting to the Internet, local network including dialing options.
  • Page 132: Adding And Removing Programs

    11 Customising your handh eld Adding and removing programs Network Adapters Select your handheld’s network adapter and set its properties. Adding and removing programs Programs bundled with your handheld at the factory are stored in ROM (read-only memory). You cannot remove these programs, and you'll never accidentally lose ROM contents.
  • Page 133: To Add A Program Directly From The Internet

    Download the program to your computer (or insert the CD or disk that contains the program into your computer). You may see a single *.xip, *.exe, *.cab, or *.zip file, a Setup.exe file, or several versions of files for different device types and processors. Be sure to select the program designed for a Pocket PC and your handheld’s processor type.
  • Page 134: Removing Programs

    11 Customising your handh eld Adding and removing programs To add a program to the Start menu • Tap program. If you do not see the program listed, you can either use File Explorer on your handheld to move the program to the Start Menu folder, or use ActiveSync on your computer to create a shortcut to the program and place the shortcut in the Start Menu folder.
  • Page 135 On the System tab, tap Remove Programs. Tap the program you wish to remove. Tap Remove. If the program does not appear in the list of installed programs, use File Explorer on your handheld to locate the program: Tap and hold the program. Tap Delete on the pop-up menu.
  • Page 136 11 Customising your handh eld Adding and removing programs...
  • Page 137 Block Recognizer Letter Recognizer soft keyboard Transcriber using My Text writing on the screen convert to text expansion features Acer versatile connector attaching expansion sleeve inserting CompactFlash card removing CompactFlash card Memory Stick inserting handheld guides maintenance...
  • Page 138 Letter Recognizer manage applications application list finding information opening organising information switching Microsoft Reader Guidebook Library Reader add drawing bookmark highlight note Microsoft® Pocket Internet Explorer AvantGo signup Mobile Favorites create mobile favorite fovorite links using view mobile favorites Microsoft® Pocket Outlook Calendar create meeting request open...
  • Page 139 Tasks third-party applications Acrobat® Reader® for Pocket PC® Backup/Restore IA Album LE key features Capture button Crop and Save menus File Tools screen capture preferences View PocketTV Command bar Files Fullscreen/Landscape switch Menu Options Seek bar Status bar Transcriber Windows Media Player for Pocket PC select view...

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  • Raj Dec 22, 2012 07:43:
    i have the acer n10 model pocket i am facing prolem with align screen i try to align it . but i could not . i soft rest. but i dont know how long time i should press the reset button . so can u help me to align the sereen what is the best process to solve this proble

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