Record the device ID, serial number, purchase date, and place of purchase information in the space provided below. The serial number and device ID are recorded on the label affixed to your Acer s10 handheld. All correspondence concerning your unit should include the serial number, device ID, and purchase information.
Welcome to the Acer s10 handheld Manual. This Manual is designed to help you get up and running quickly on your new Acer s10. It describes all you need to know about how to use your Acer s10 as well as the applications and PC-end utilities that come with it.
First things first We would like to thank you for making Acer s10 your choice for your handheld needs. Your new sleek Acer s10 is packed with user-friendly applications and utilities designed to make organizing work-related information and synchronizing it with your personal activities a time-efficient task.
Protect your Acer s10 from temperature extremes. For example, do not leave your Acer s10 on the dashboard of a car on a hot day or on a day when temperatures are below the freezing point. Also, keep it away from heaters and other sources of heat.
Acer s10. Performing a hard reset A hard reset will erase all records and entries stored in your Acer s10. Never perform a hard reset unless a soft reset does not correct your problem. When you perform your next HotSync operation, you can restore any data that you previously synchronized to your computer.
This will prevent accidental data loss. • If the battery drains to the point where your Acer s10 does not operate , it stores your data safely for about a week. In this case, there is enough residual energy in the battery to store the data, but not enough to turn on your handheld.
• Lock and turn off your Acer s10 so that a password must be entered before you can use the device again. • Hide records that you have defined as private, with or without a password. – Without a password, private records are hidden until you set the Security application to display them.
F i r s t t h i n g s f i r s t Assigning security options...
With your Acer s10, you’ll be able to successfully manage meetings and appointments, remember people’s names and personal details, and keep track of all the items on your To Do List, both at work and at home. You could also use it as a handy audio recorder, a three-in-one clock and an .mp3 player (talk about versatility!).
Your Acer s10’s front panel consists of the following: Component Description Power button/ As a power button, pressing turns your Acer s10 on (if it is Backlight control/ off) and returns to the last screen that was displayed and LED indicator off (if it is on).
Versatile connector Application buttons Using the backlight If lighting conditions make it difficult for you to see the information on your Acer s10, use the backlight to illuminate your screen. To activate the backlight: • Press the power button and hold it down for about two seconds. Release the button when the backlight turns on.
1 G e t t i n g s t a r t e d Acer s10 tour Rear panel Your Acer s10’s rear panel consists of the following: Label Description Infrared (IR) Uses infrared technology to transmit and receive data from port other IR-enabled Palm OS handhelds and devices.
Holds your Acer s10’s miscelleanous accessories. Reset button Press to perform a soft or hard reset on your Acer s10. Under normal conditions, you should not have to use this button. Refer to "Resetting your Acer s10" on page vi for more information.
• To change the contrast in larger increments, drag the slider to the left or right. TIP: You can also use the up and down scroll buttons on the front panel of your Acer s10 to adjust the contrast setting.
Command interface Your Acer s10 command interface consists of easy-to-understand elements that will help you perform your tasks in the most efficient manner. Check box Element Description Menu bar Contains a set of menu commands specific to the application. NOTE: Not all applications have a menu bar.
Palm Desktop files using HotSync technology. NOTE: The cradle that comes with your Acer s10 fits a USB connector. If your computer does not have a USB port, or if you are using Windows 95 or Windows NT, you should secure a Serial sync cable.
If the battery becomes low in the course of normal use, an alert appears on the Acer s10 screen indicating low battery status. If this alert appears, perform a HotSync operation to back up your data; then leave your Acer s10 in the cradle to recharge the unit.
8 for instructions. • Do not copy the Palm Desktop software files to your computer’s hard disk. You must use the Acer s10 handheld Installation CD to place the files in their proper locations and to decompress the files.
1 G e t t i n g s t a r t e d Palm Desktop software On the Setup window, click Next. Select a Setup type depending on your choice of PIM (personal information manager) for file synchronization then click Next. Options include: •...
On the Choose Destination Location window, select a folder where Setup will install the program files. Default directory is C:\Palm. Use the Browse button to select a different location. Click Next to start the installation procedures. A prompt window to set up Mail appears. Click Yes to set up Mail now.
Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your Acer s10. Synchronizing data After setting up your Acer s10 and completing the installation of Palm Desktop software, perform the first HotSync operation to synchronize—exchange and update—data between your Acer s10 and the PIM you installed in your computer.
Do List, and Memo Pad—with the application buttons on the front panel of your Acer s10. TIP: When you press an application button on the front panel of your Acer s10, the application assigned to that button is immediately launched.
Tap the Applications icon Tap the icon of the application you want to open. If you have many applications installed on your Acer s10, tap the scroll bar to see all the available applications. TIP: You can find an application quickly by writing the Graffiti character for the first letter of its name.
• Tap the inverted application title tab at the top of any application screen (The Calculator does not have an inverted tab.); then tap the desired command. Tap here. NOTE: Not all applications have a menu bar. Using Graffiti to execute commands An alternative to the menu bar in executing commands is the use of the Graffiti Command stroke (diagonal line from the lower left to upper right).
Command toolbar. Displaying online tips Many of the dialog boxes that appear on your Acer s10 contain a Tips icon (the lowercase I in the upper right corner of the dialog box). Tips anticipate questions you may have and provide shortcuts for using the dialog box or other useful information.
• Beaming data from another Palm OS handheld that is close by and has an infrared port For more information on these topics, refer to "2 Entering data in your Acer s10" on page 23. 1 G e t t i n g s t a r t e d...
1 G e t t i n g s t a r t e d Entering data...
2 E n t e r i n g d a t a i n y o u r A c e r s 1 0 Entering data using Graffiti recognize characters and numbers, you must begin character strokes on the left side, and number strokes on the right side of the Graffiti writing area.
Lift the stylus from the screen at the end of the stroke shape. Acer s10 recognizes your stroke immediately and displays the letter at the insertion point onscreen. As soon as you lift the stylus from the screen, you can begin the stroke for the next character you want to write.
Caps Shift NOTE: When Caps Shift is active, an Up arrow appears in the lower right corner of your Acer s10 screen. To write capital letters: Choose from the following options: • To enter a single capital letter, write the Caps Shift stroke. Then write the character stroke.
Lift the stylus from the screen at the end of the stroke shape. Acer s10 recognizes your stroke immediately and displays the number at the insertion point onscreen. As soon as you lift the stylus from the screen, you can begin the stroke for the next character you want to write.
2 E n t e r i n g d a t a i n y o u r A c e r s 1 0 Entering data using Graffiti Apostrophe Question Exclamation Additional Graffiti punctuation marks include the following: The Graffiti symbols and extended characters To write symbols and extended characters, you start by activating Symbol Shift.
Using these accent strokes, you can write the following accented letters: à á â ã ä å è é ê ì í î ï ò ó ô õ ö ù ú û ü ÿ D ñ The Graffiti non-English characters You can write the following characters in the lowercase alphabet mode without special punctuation or shifting.
You can create ShortCuts of up to 45 character using the ShortCut preferences. For detailed instructions on how to create a ShortCut, refer to "ShortCuts preferences" on page 294. Predefined Graffiti ShortCuts Acer s10 includes the following predefined Graffiti ShortCuts for common entries. Date stamp Time stamp Date/time stamp...
• Press firmly. Using the onscreen keyboard You can open the onscreen keyboard anytime you need to enter text or numbers on your Acer s10. NOTE: You can enter Graffiti characters while using the onscreen keyboard. To use the onscreen keyboard: Open any application (such as the Address Book).
Tap Done to enter the text or numbers. Using an external keyboard You can connect an external keyboard to the versatile connector of your Acer s10 so you can type data directly into your handheld. External keyboards are very useful for typing large amounts of data quickly and accurately while you are away from your computer.
Acer s10 without having to key it in manually. Save the data in one of the file formats listed below, import it into the Palm Desktop software, and then perform a HotSync operation to transfer the data to your Acer s10.
Using the Applications Launcher Managing your applications This chapter explains how to switch between applications on your Acer s10, how to customized application settings to fit your work methods, and how to categorize applications into related groups. For information working with applications stored on an expansion card, refer to "7 Using expansion features"...
Choose from the following options: • Tap the Applications icon want to open. If you have many applications installed on your Acer s10, tap the scroll bar to see all the available applications. • Press an application button on the front panel to display the selected application immediately.
Enter the category name. Tap Done. To display applications by category: • In Applications Launcher, do one of the following: – Tap the Applications icon categories. – Tap the pick list in the upper right corner of the screen; then tap the category you want to display.
Buttons preferences let you assign different applications to the buttons on the front panel of your Acer s10, and to the HotSync button on the cradle. For example, if you find that you seldom use the To Do List and often use Expense, you can assign the To Do List button to start the Expense application.
Desktop program group or by double-clicking any file with a .prc, .pdb, .pqa, .pnc, or .src file extension. In the User drop-down list, select the user name that corresponds to your Acer s10. Click Add. In the file list of the Add-on folder, select the application that you want to install on your Acer s10 or on a resident Memory Stick.
3 M a n a g i n g y o u r a p p l i c a t i o n s Removing the Palm Desktop software NOTE: Review the list of applications you selected in the Install Tool dialog box. If you do not want to install an application, select it, then click Remove.
On the Install/Uninstall tab, select Palm Desktop Software. Click Add/Remove. NOTE: You must retain the HotSync Manager on the Acer s10 handheld Installation CD to synchronize data with another PIM. Security Your Acer s10 comes with a security application to prevent unauthorized access to your private records.
Assigning and editing passwords You can assign a password to protect your private records and to lock your Acer s10. Once you define a password, you can change or delete it at any time. You must enter the current password before you can change or delete it.
Delete. Locking your Acer s10 You can turn off and lock your Acer s10 with a password to protect information. You must then enter the password when you turn on your device to gain access to the information on it.
4 W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r b a s i c a p p l i c a t i o n s Address Book Date Book will open to today’s schedule. TIP: Press the Date Book application button repeatedly to cycle through the Day, Week, Month and Agenda views.
To launch Address Book: • Press the Address Book application button on the front panel of your Acer s10. Address Book application button Address Book opens to display the list of all your records. TIP: Press the Address Book button repeatedly to cycle through the categories in which you have entries.
To launch To Do List: • Press the To Do List application button on the front panel of your Acer s10. To Do List opens to display the category of items you last viewed. TIP: Press the To Do List application button repeatedly to cycle through the categories in which you have items.
To launch Memo Pad: • Press the Memo Pad application button on the front panel of your Acer s10. Memo Pad opens to display the Memo list. 4 W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r b a s i c a p p l i c a t i o n s Memo Pad ®...
• Create simple or complex filters, which will let you to decide which type of email Acer s10 retrieves from your desktop email application. • Use your Acer s10 in its cradle to send and retrieve email items from your desktop email application.
4 W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r b a s i c a p p l i c a t i o n s Mail To launch Mail on your Acer s10: • Tap the Mail icon The Mail list screen appears.
• a blinking cursor appears within the information, and • the information appears on a dotted gray line called an edit line. You can enter text in any of the ways described in "2 Entering data in your Acer s10" on page 23.
Removes a selection from its current location and temporarily stores it in your Acer s10’s memory. You can then paste the text into another area of the current application or into a different application.
Keyboard Graffiti Help Deleting records You can delete records in any of the basic applications. To delete a record in any of the basic applications: Select the record you want to affect. Do one of the following: • Tap the Menu icon command.
Date Book, and completed To Do List items and Expense items remain in the list. Outdated records take up memory on your Acer s10, so it is a good idea to remove them by using Purge. If you think Date Book or To Do List records might prove useful later, you can purge them from your Acer s10 and save them in an archive file.
NOTE: In the Date Book Agenda view, the pick list is in the upper right of the To Do List. Select a category you want to display. TIP: Pressing the Address Book, To Do List, or Memo Pad button on your Acer s10 toggles through the categories assigned to these applications.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r b a s i c a p p l i c a t i o n s Categorizing records Enter the name for the new category. Tap OK.
Finding records Acer s10 lets you find information in several ways: • All internal applications: Find locates a specified text, starting with the current application. NOTE: Find does not search through applications stored in a resident expansion card. • Date Book, To Do List, and Memo Pad: Use Phone Lookup to display the Address list screen and add the information from this list to a record.
For example, searching for “break” will find “breakfast” but not “fastbreak”. As Acer s10 searches for the text, you can tap Stop to stop the search at any time. To continue the search after tapping Stop, tap Find More.
Tap Add. TIP: You can also search based on selected text. Drag to highlight the text, then write the Graffiti Phone Lookup command stroke “L”. Acer s10 replaces the selected text and adds the name and its associated information. Adding names to an Expense record In Expense, Lookup display the names in your Address Book that have data in the Company field.
• Tap and drag a memo to a new location in the list. TIP: To display the list of your memos on your computer as you arranged them manually on your Acer s10, open Memo Pad in the Palm Desktop software, click List By, and select Order on Handheld.
Choosing fonts You can change the font style in all basic applications except the Expense application. You can choose a different font style for each application. To change the font style: Open an application. Do one of the following to display the Select Font screen: •...
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r b a s i c a p p l i c a t i o n s Getting information on an application...
Application-specific tasks This section explains how-to-do instructions specific for each task of your basic applications. Using Date Book Date Book lets you conveniently manage your schedules and appointments or any other activities associated with a time and date. Scheduling events An entry in the Date Book is called an event.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r b a s i c a p p l i c a t i o n s Using Date Book • If the event is 1-hour long, skip to the end of this procedure. •...
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r b a s i c a p p l i c a t i o n s To schedule a timed event for another date: Select the date you want in one of the following ways: •...
About scheduling repeating or continuous events Keep the following in mind when scheduling repeating or continuous events: • If you change the start date of a repeating event, Acer s10 calculates the number of days you moved the event. It then automatically changes the end date to maintain the duration of the repeating event.
For example, you set a 5-minute alarm for an untimed event that occurs on February 4. The reminder message will appear at 11:55 p.m. on the night of February 3. The reminder remains onscreen until you turn on your Acer s10 and tap OK to turn off the reminder.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r b a s i c a p p l i c a t i o n s Alarm Sound Tap the pick list to set the tone of the alarm. Options include Alarm, Alert, Bird, Concert, Phone, Sci-fi, and Wake Up.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r b a s i c a p p l i c a t i o n s Using Date Book Tap the left and right navigation controls to move forward or backward a week at a time, or tap on a specific day to display the details of an event.
• Tap Go To to open the date selector and select a different month. • Use the scroll buttons on the front panel of your Acer s10 to move between months. Press the top button to display the previous month, the bottom button to display the next month.
Creating an Address Book entry A record in Address Book is called an entry. You can create entries on your Acer s10 or you can use your Palm Desktop software to create entries on your computer and then download them to your Acer s10 during your next HotSync operation.
TIP: To create an entry that always appears at the top of the Address List, begin the Last name or Company field with a symbol, as in *If Found Call.* This entry can contain contact information in case you lose your Acer s10. To view details of an address entry: Tap the address entry in Address List view.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r b a s i c a p p l i c a t i o n s Selecting different types of phone numbers and addresses You can select the types of phone numbers or email addresses that an Address Book entry displays.
The Record menu differs depending on whether you’re displaying the menu bar from the Address list or from the Address View screen. Dial Address list Initiates dialing of an infrared-equipped mobile phone by sending the telephone number through the IR port of your Acer s10 to the phone. Address View...
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r b a s i c a p p l i c a t i o n s Using Address Book Edit menu Options menu The Options menu differs depending on whether you’re displaying the menu bar from the Address list or from the Address View screen.
Address Book. You must have an infrared-equipped mobile phone near your Acer s10 to use this feature. These custom fields appear at the end of the Address Edit screen. Rename them to identify the kind of information you enter in them.
A To Do List item is a reminder of some task that you have to complete. A record in the To Do List is called an item. To create a To Do List item: Press the To Do List button on the front panel of your Acer s10 to display the To Do List. Tap New.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r b a s i c a p p l i c a t i o n s Using To Do List To set the priority of a To Do List item: If priorities aren’t visible in the To Do List, tap the Show button at the bottom of the screen, tap Show Priorities, and tap OK.
NOTE: Items that no longer appear on the list because Show Completed Items is turned off have not been deleted. They are still in the memory of your Acer s10. You must purge completed items to remove them from memory. Refer to "Purging records" on page 56 for more information.
To Do items disappear from the list, but are kept in the memory of your Acer s10. You must purge completed items to remove them from memory. Displays only the items that are currently due, past due, or have no due date specified.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r b a s i c a p p l i c a t i o n s Record menu Edit menu Options menu About To Do List Shows version information for To Do List.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r b a s i c a p p l i c a t i o n s Using To Do List...
Using Memo Pad Reviewing memos The Memo list displays the first line of a memo. This makes it easy to locate and review your memos. To review a memo: In the Memo List, tap the text of the memo. Review or edit the text in the memo. Tap Done.
A p p l i c a t i o n - s p e c i f i c t a s k s Using Memo Pad Memo Pad menus Memo Pad menus are shown here for your reference only. Features that are not explained in this section are discussed elsewhere in this Manual.
Using Memo Pad Edit menu Options menus The Options menu differs depending on whether you’re displaying the menu bar from the Memo list or from an open memo. About Memo Pad Memo list Shows version information for Memo Pad. Open memo...
Using Calculator The Calculator lets you perform general mathematical functions, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and square root operation. Using the Calculator buttons The Calculator includes several buttons to help you perform calculations. Displaying recent calculations The Recent Calculations command lets you review the last series of calculations and helps you confirm a chain of calculations.
Using Expense Expense lets you record the date, expense type, and the amount you spent; and then transfer that information to a spreadsheet on your computer. Creating an Expense item A record in the Expense application is called an item. You can sort Expense items into categories or add other information to an item.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r b a s i c a p p l i c a t i o n s Using Expense NOTE: As soon as you choose an Expense type, Acer s10 saves your entry. If you do not select an Expense type, it does not save the entry.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r b a s i c a p p l i c a t i o n s Using Expense...
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r b a s i c a p p l i c a t i o n s Using Expense Choose from any of the following options: Category Type Payment...
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r b a s i c a p p l i c a t i o n s Using Expense Tap Preferences to display the Preferences dialog box. Tap the Use Automatic Fill When Entering Data check box to select the option.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r b a s i c a p p l i c a t i o n s Tap Edit Currencies to display the Select Currencies screen. Tap the Currency pick list and select the country whose currency you want to display on that line.
NOTE: You must have Microsoft Excel version 5.0 or later to view and print your Expense data using one of the provided templates. Microsoft Excel is not included with the Acer s10 handhel package. The procedures in this section assume that you have installed the Palm Desktop software.
Expense Report configuration dialog box. NOTE: If you launch the Expense application from the Start menu instead of from Palm Desktop software, you must first choose your Acer s10’s user name. Select the expense category using one of the following techniques: •...
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r b a s i c a p p l i c a t i o n s Click Options to display the Expense Report Options dialog box. Enter the name, department, and other information as necessary for your expense report.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r b a s i c a p p l i c a t i o n s Using Expense Record menu Edit menu Options menu...
By default, Clock opens in City Clock mode. AudioBox AudioBox, Acer s10’s built-in MP3 player, allows you to play your favorite .mp3 files saved in a resident Memory Stick. The smartly-designed user interface of AudioBox provides all the standard functions of a dedicated .mp3 player built into your Acer s10.
5 W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s AudioBox In the Utilities screen of Applications Launcher, tap the AudioBox icon The AudioBox main screen appears.
Recorder allows you to conveniently record audio files whenever and wherever you need to and store it either in your Acer s10’s internal memory (.pdb format) or in a Memory Stick (.mp3 format). This function is especially useful when you need to record notes but jotting them down is not as efficient as in the case of large number figures or highly-detailed procedures.
• Assign eBooks to categories so that you can organize and view them in logical groups. To launch eBook Reader: If your eBook is stored in a Memory Stick, first insert the card into your Acer s10’s Memory Stick slot. Refer to “To insert a Memory Stick” on page 217 for instructions.
Afterwards, it will highlight the last eBook you opened. When the eBook Reader icon is tapped but no eBook file is detected, either on the Acer s10’s internal memory or on a resident Memory Stick, a warning message pops Tap OK to close the application.
Tap OK. Backup Backup enables you to back up data files and applications in your Acer s10’s internal memory to a Memory Stick and to restore data to your handheld. With Backup, you can manage the contents of your Acer s10’s internal memory based on your current space requirements.
The Backup main screen appears. Service Launcher Service Launcher allows you to easily activate dedicated Personal Service applications available in your Acer s10. BottomLine: Getting wired and connected, fast and easy, to today’s mobile information world is what the Service Launcher is all about.
5 W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s To launch Service Launcher: Do one of the following: •...
5 W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Service Launcher...
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using Clock Select a Clock mode.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Time display is in hh:mm:ss format.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using Clock To edit details of a current city list entry: Tap the city pick list to display the current city list.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Tap the check box to apply DST information (if available) to the selected city.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using Clock Tap OK on the Edit Cities main screen.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Tap New to display a blank City Details screen.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using Clock Tap OK.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Define the alarm settings as follows: Alarm code Defines the alarm code.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using Clock Alarm volume Repeat...
Reminders page when the alarm is activated. NOTE: Refer to "2 Entering data in your Acer s10" on page 23 on how to enter data on your Acer s10. Refer to "8 Using the Attention Manager" on page 223 on how to work on the Reminders page.
Using Clock Timer mode In Timer mode, you can use your Acer s10 as a stopwatch to measure time span for time-critical events such as a sports competition, a time-balancing experiment (or even in timing that east-to-west overseas call to your loved ones. Mind that phone bill please!).
NOTE: You cannot use the both the earphone jack and the internal speaker at the same time. Using one will disable the other. Refer to page 4 for the location of your Acer s10’s earphone jack and to page 2 for the location of the internal speaker.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using AudioBox Tap a track title to select it for playback.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Tap the LCD off After pick list to display the time interval options.
To stop playback: Do one of the following: • Tap • Press the power button. AudioBox is relaunched when you turn your Acer s10 back on. AudioBox playlist The playlist displays all the audio files stored in the resident Memory Stick.
Using Recorder Recorder allows you to conveniently record audio files whenever and wherever you need to. This application is especially useful when you need to record notes but jotting them down is not as efficient as in the case of a large number of figures or highly-detailed procedures.
• Tap the Stop icon • Pressing the power button will also stop recording. When you turn on your Acer s10, the Recorder main screen will again be displayed. Recorded audio is save to the active storage and the screen reverts to the Recorder main screen.
When this option is selected and there is no Memory Stick inserted in the Acer s10’s Memory Stick slot, storage category automatically changes to Internal. • Internal. Recorded audio file is saved in .pdb format in your Acer s10’s internal memory. to continue with the recording; otherwise, tap the...
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using Recorder To select a storage option, tap the pick list on the upper-right corner of the Recorder main screen, then select a storage category.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s To view detailed information: Select an audio file from the file list.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using Recorder Enter a new filename.
NOTE: You cannot use the both the earphone jack and the internal speaker at the same time. Using one will disable the other. Refer to page 4 for the location of your Acer s10’s earphone jack and to page 2 for the location of the internal speaker.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using Recorder NOTE: During Playback mode, the application buttons, the scroll buttons and the Graffiti area are disabled;...
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using Recorder Alarm reminder When an alarm event is activated during Playback mode, a blinking indicator appears...
– Hot Button. Select recording procedure in using the Hot Button Tap Done to revert to the Record tab screen. options: - Internal. Stores recorded audio files in your Acer s10’s internal memory. - Expansion Card. Stores recorded audio files in the resident Memory Stick.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s •...
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using Recorder...
Using eBook Reader eBook Reader enables you to read your eBooks (Acer eBook format) with a few quick taps on your Acer s10. eBook Reader can detect eBook files stored in your Acer s10’s internal memory Use eBook Converter to convert your regular document files into Acer eBook format ( .pdb file format).
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using eBook Reader Tap the eBook category under which you want to categorize the selected eBook file.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Tap the Information icon Tap here.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Working in Read Document mode There are several command icons on the Read Document screen to help you navigate through your eBook.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using eBook Reader NOTE: Refer to "2 Entering data in your Acer s10" on page 23. If you have previously used the Find function on the same eBook Reader session, the Find screen appears with the last word/phrase searched is highlighted on the First line.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Tap OK to revert to the Find screen.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using eBook Reader Tap the Go To button.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Tap New to display the New Bookmark screen.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using eBook Reader When OK is tapped but the title defined for the new bookmark already exists in the document, the warning message below pops up.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Tap the Del button.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s To use hyperlinks: Tap the text link (location A) then release to jump to the related location (location B) it refers to.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using eBook Reader –...
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Options menu The Options menu differs depending on whether you’re displaying the menu bar from the Book Manager screen or from Read Document mode.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using eBook Reader Preferences About eBook Reader...
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using eBook Reader Bookmark menu Note menu...
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using eBook Reader...
Using Backup Backup allows you to back up data files and applications from your Acer s10’s internal memory to a Memory Stick and to restore such data back to your handheld. This feature enables you to manage the contents of your Acer s10’s internal memory based on your current space requirements.
When free space in the resident Memory Stick is less than the size of the data to be copied from the Acer s10’s internal memory, a warning message pops up Tap OK to revert to the Backup main screen, then either delete files from the resident Memory Stick to increase its free space or insert a new Memory Stick with a larger free space enough to accomodate the size of the intended backup data.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Tap OK to start backup process.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using Backup To perform a partial backup: The procedure in performing a partial backup is similar to the complete backup...
• Complete Restore. Enables you to restore backup data generated by a complete backup process to your Acer s10’s internal memory. • Partial Restore. Enables you to restore backup data generated by a partial backup process to your Acer s10’s internal memory.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using Backup To perform a complete restore: On the Backup main screen, tap Complete Restore to display the Complete Restore...
Size of the selected backup data NOTE: Only Complete Backup files copied from the same Acer s10 (i.e., same device ID) is displayed in the Source drop-down window. Tap OK to start the restore process. During the restoration process, a progress screen appears displaying related information on the restore process.
Elements in the Partial Restore screen are similar to those shown in the Complete Restore screen. NOTE: Only Partial Backup files copied from the same Acer s10 (i.e., same device ID) is displayed in the Source drop-down window. Tap OK to start the restore process.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Deleting a backup file from the Memory Stick To increase the size of available free space in the resident Memory Stick, you have the option to delete backup files that you no longer need.
Using Service Launcher Using Service Launcher With Service Launcher, you can easily activate dedicated Personal Service applications installed in your Acer s10. Using Service Launcher Activate Service Launcher to let search for dedicated Personal Service applications under the Service category of the Applications Launcher.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using Service Launcher Illustration suggestion (Delete this suggestion when completed): page of Personal Service screen...
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s To disable Quick Launcher function: On the Personal Service screen, tap the Quick Launcher pick list.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r s u p p l e m e n t a r y a p p l i c a t i o n s Using Service Launcher...
This section will give you a brief description of each PC-end utility. Palm Desktop software The main complementing function of Palm Desktop software to your Acer s10 is its role in performing a HotSync operation so that information in your handheld and your computer remains synchronized with each other.
After conversion, you can use HotSync to transfer the new eBook files to your Acer s10’s internal memory or you can store it in a Memory Stick. Either way, converted documents will be accessible from your Acer s10 through eBook Reader.
NOTE: Voice Converter only supports conversion of Recorder .pdb files to standard .mp3 format. Conversion mode is from .pdb to .mp3 format. After conversion, you can transfer the converted files to your Acer s10 via HotSync procedures. Refer to page 253 for more information on performing HotSync operations.
NOTE: The toolbar icons perform the same function as their corresponding menu bar commands. Default path for the Convert to field is C:\Program Files\Acer s10\Voice Converter. If you want to define a different destination folder to which the converted file will be...
Click the Add icon to display the Add window. Define the source path of the file you want to add. Select the file you want to add. TIP: You can select and add multiple files at the same time. Do one of the following: •...
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r P C - e n d u t i l i t i e s Using Voice Converter Help menu Illustration suggestion (Delete this suggestion when completed): drop-down window and About box Help Topic About Voice Converter...
Using eBook Converter With eBook Converter, you can convert regular document files into Acer .pdb format files that you can access from your Acer s10 using eBook Reader. Installing eBook Converter Turn on your computer. Insert the Acer s10 handheld Installation CD into the computer’s CD-ROM drive.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r P C - e n d u t i l i t i e s Using eBook Converter eBook Converter toolbar Use the seven command icons on the toolbar to perform application tasks. NOTE: The toolbar icons perform the same function as their corresponding menu bar commands.
Select the list file you want to open. Do one of the following: • Click the Open button. • Double-click the selected list file. To save a list file: • Click the Save icon To use the Save As menu command: Click the File menu.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r P C - e n d u t i l i t i e s Using eBook Converter To add a file to the source file list: NOTE: Adding a file to the source file list does not remove that file from its original location;...
If an existing file (of the same file format as the file you intend to add) in the source file list has the same filename as the file you want to add, the dialog box below appears. Click Yes to overwrite the existing file; otherwise, click No. NOTE: Yes to All and No to All options apply when multiple files in the source file list have the same filename as the files you want to add.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r P C - e n d u t i l i t i e s Using eBook Converter Click Yes. To convert a source file to Acer eBook format: On the source file list, select the file you want to convert. TIP: You can select and convert multiple files at the same time.
• Remove all images from the file. When converting a Microsoft Word .doc file with hyperlinks, convert first the .doc file to HTML format before converting it to Acer eBook format. eBook Converter source file list The eBook Converter source file list displays six columns of information which include: Source Displays the filename of the source file.
Displays the conversion status of the source file. • Conversion successful, eBook file size. Indicates that the source file has been successfully converted to Acer eBook format; also shows the file size of the eBook. • Conversion Failed. Indicates that an error occured during file conversion.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r P C - e n d u t i l i t i e s View menu Toolbar Check to show toolbar (default). To hide toolbar, uncheck this option.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r P C - e n d u t i l i t i e s Using eBook Converter Action menu Options menu • File Properties. Click to display the File Properties screen. This option is...
Use this screen to define general information for the corresponding eBook file of the selected source file. These information will be displayed in the eBook Reader’s Details screen when you open the eBook from your Acer s10. Refer to “To view detailed information about eBook file” on page 162 for more information.
Install To fields on the toolbar will be disabled. There are two options: - Install to Handheld. eBook files are automatically installed on your Acer s10 after a HotSync operation. - Install to Expansion Card. eBook files will be stored in a Memory Stick.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r P C - e n d u t i l i t i e s Help menu Help Topic Click to display the eBook Converter online Help. About eBook Converter Displays version information for eBook Converter.
W o r k i n g w i t h y o u r P C - e n d u t i l i t i e s Using eBook Converter...
On the top of your Acer s10 is a Memory Stick slot. This enables you to use a Memory Stick for installing additional applications, increasing memory and performing backup procedures. Refer to "Rear panel" on page 4 for the location of the Memory Stick slot.
Switching between your Acer s10 internal memory and a Memory Stick When you use a Memory Stick, Acer s10 creates and displays a new source category referring to the resident Memory Stick. You can then easily switch between the applications stored in your Acer s10 internal memory and on the Memory Stick.
NOTE: Some applications and databases are copy-protected and cannot be copied. These are listed with a lock icon next to them. Deleting applications from a Memory Stick To delete an application from a Memory Stick: In Applications Launcher, tap the Menu icon Tap Delete to display the Delete screen.
7 U s i n g e x p a n s i o n f e a t u r e s Card Info In the Device pick list, tap the item referring to the resident Memory Stick. The size of the applications in the resident Memory Stick is displayed.
Reviewing card information In Applications Launcher, tap the Card Info icon Information on Card name, Type and Size are displayed as well as a summary of its contents by directory. Renaming a card In Applications Launcher, tap the Card Info icon Tap the Menu icon Tap Rename Card to display the Rename Card dialog box.
7 U s i n g e x p a n s i o n f e a t u r e s Card Info Tap Format Card to display the Format Card dialog box. Tap OK. NOTE: When you format a Memory Stick, all data stored on will be lost. Card Info menu The Card Info menu shown here is for your reference only.
Tap the General pick list in the upper right corner of the screen. Set the volume using the Alarm Sound pick list. NOTE: Your Acer s10 has a LED indicator which you can set to flash when an alarm is activated by toggling the Alarm LED setting on and off.
Tap the Alarm Preset check box. If you want alarms to sound, define a value for the following by tapping on their respective pick lists: Alarm Sound Sets the alarm sound effects, for example, Bird or Concerto. Remind Me Sets how soon you want the alarm to sound before the event. Play Every Sets how many times the alarm repeats before giving up;...
8 U s i n g t h e A t t e n t i o n M a n a g e r Subtle alarms The Reminders list screen displays three buttons that are used to respond to all of the items in the list: Snooze Done...
8 U s i n g t h e A t t e n t i o n M a n a g e r Subtle alarms • Blinking, three states: When a new subtle alarm is received, the star will alternate flashing solid, exploded, then off, until you view the new event.
8 U s i n g t h e A t t e n t i o n M a n a g e r Subtle alarms...
• Create simple or complex filters, which will let you to decide which type of email Acer s10 retrieves from your computer’s email application. • Use your Acer s10 in its cradle to send and retrieve email items from your computer’s email application.
Select Programs, select Palm Desktop Software, and then click Mail Setup to begin the setup. Follow the instructions onscreen to set up your Acer s10 for use with your computer’s email application. To set or change HotSync options for synchronizing...
Synchronizes the email on your Palm Desktop software and your computer’s email application. Replaces the email on your Acer s10 with the email in your computer’s email application. Use this option only if the two inboxes get out of sync for some reason. This setting applies to only one HotSync operation and then reverts to the default.
9 M a n a g i n g y o u r d e s k t o p e m a i l Viewing, creating, and replying to email Viewing, creating, and replying to email The Mail application lets you create email that your computer’s application can send, and view, edit, and reply to email received from your computer.
Creating email items You create email items in your Acer s10 the same way you create email in your computer’s email application: • Identify the recipient of the email item (To field). • Define a subject (Subject field). • Create the email body.
9 M a n a g i n g y o u r d e s k t o p e m a i l Viewing, creating, and replying to email NOTE: If the address, CC, subject, or body exceeds the capacity of the screen display, tap the name of the field (for example, tap “To:”) to expand that field.
TIP: You can also display the Lookup dialog box from the New Message, To or CC screens by tapping the Menu icon on the front panel of your Acer s10; then tap Options and tap Lookup. Or use the Graffiti ®...
For example, you can specify the message’s priority, create a blind carbon copy, add a signature, or confirm that the message was delivered or read. Your Acer s10 cannot attach an email item details or attributes that your computer’s email application doesn’t support.
Confirm Read Requests a confirmation telling you when the email item was read. Confirm Delivery Requests a confirmation telling you when the email item was delivered. NOTE: The Priority and BCC setting must be set for each email item you create. Tap OK.
Storing and editing unsent email items The email items you send from your Acer s10 are actually stored in the device’s Outbox folder until you perform a HotSync operation to synchronize your device with your computer.
Tap Edit then change the email item as desired. Choose from the following options: • To return the email item to the Outbox, tap Send. • To store the email item in the Draft folder, tap Cancel. When prompted, tap Yes.
• To transfer the item to your Outbox folder, tap Send. Filing an email item You can file email in your Acer s10’s Filed folder. During a HotSync operation, Acer s10 stores a backup copy of the Filed folder on your computer hard drive, but does not automatically synchronize the contents of this folder with your computer’s email...
Deleting email items When you delete an email item, Acer s10 stores it in the Deleted folder until you purge the folder’s contents or perform the next HotSync operation. You can purge the contents of the Deleted folder to avoid having deleted emails monopolize your Acer s10’s storage space.
Categorizing and sorting email items Categorizing and sorting email items You can display email items by the folders Acer s10 provides for categorizing mail, and according to the email date. NOTE: By default, the Date column is hidden in the Mail list to increase the available screen space.
Managing your email application with HotSync You can manage your email application more effectively by selecting HotSync options to control which email items to download when you synchronize your Acer s10 and your computer. You can define different settings for local and remote synchronization.
Acer s10 during synchronization. Special filters ignore or retrieve items that contain specific information in their header fields, according to what you’ve instructed your Acer s10 to look for in the To, From, and Subject fields. To access the special filter screen: Tap the Applications icon Tap the Options menu, then select HotSync Operations.
250 and 8,000 (the default is 4,000.) Tap OK. A lower Truncate value reduces the time to synchronize your computer’s email and Mail; less email storage space in your Acer s10 will also be used. Messages longer than 8,000 characters will be truncated.
Acer s10 filters email items based on information in their To, From, and Subject fields, called a filter string. You create a filter string by listing the words you want Acer s10 to find and separating them by either a comma or a space. Each word in the filter string is joined by an implicit OR;...
Managing your email application with HotSync Enter your filter string, using commas or spaces to separate the words. Do not add connectors, such as AND or OR, between words in a string. If your string exceeds the length of the field, tap the name of the field to display the Notes screen for that header field.
9 M a n a g i n g y o u r d e s k t o p e m a i l Managing your email application with HotSync...
Palm OS handheld that is close by and also has an IR port. The IR port is located at the top of the your Acer s10, behind the small dark shield. You can beam the following information between Palm OS handhelds: •...
When the Beam Status dialog box appears, point the IR port directly at the IR port of the receiving handheld. TIP: For best results, Acer s10 handhelds should be between 10 centimeters (approximately 4 inches) and 1 meter (approximately 39 inches) apart, and the path between the two devices must be clear of obstacles.
When the Beam Status dialog box appears, point the IR port directly at the IR port of the receiving device. When the Beam Status dialog box indicates that the transfer is complete, you can resume working on your Acer s10. Receiving beamed information To receive beamed information: Turn on your Acer s10.
1 0 B e a m i n g i n f o r m a t i o n Turning off beaming In the pick list in the upper right corner, tap General. In the General Preferences screen, tap the Beam Receive pick list, and then tap On or Off to select the option.
HotSync operations HotSync or more Acer s10 handhelds and Palm Desktop software or another PIM such as Microsoft Outlook. To synchronize data, you must connect your Acer s10 and Palm Desktop software either directly, by placing your handheld in the cradle attached to your computer or using infrared communications, or indirectly, with a modem or network.
11 for instructions. To perform the first HotSync operation: Insert your Acer s10 into the cradle. If the HotSync Manager is not running (i.e., the HotSync Manager icon in the bottom right corner of the Windows system tray) start it: •...
1 1 E x c h a n g i n g a n d u p d a t i n g d a t a u s i n g H o t S y n c o p e r a t i o n s Wait for a message on your Acer s10 screen indicating that the process is complete.
Determines the speed at which data is transferred between your Acer s10 and Palm Desktop software. Try the As Fast As Possible rate first, and adjust downward if you experience problems. This setting allows Palm Desktop and your Acer s10 to find and use the fastest speed.
In general, you should leave the settings to synchronize all files. The only reason you might want to change these settings is to overwrite data on either your Acer s10 or Palm Desktop software, or to avoid synchronizing a particular type of file because you don’t use it.
Click Done to activate your settings. IR HotSync operations Your Acer s10 is equipped with an infrared (IR) port that supports the IrCOMM implementation of the standards for infrared communication established by the Infrared Data Association (IrDA). This means that not only can you beam data to another Palm OS handheld but also to any other device that supports the IrCOMM implementation of the IrDA standards.
You need this information to configure the HotSync Manager for infrared communication. This port is the simulated port. It is the channel through which the actual infrared communication takes place between your computer and your Acer s10. Deselect all other check boxes in the Options tab.
1. Show HotSync Welcome screen with IR to a PC/ Handheld displayed in the pick list. 2. Show HotSync Connecting with desktop screen. Position the IR port of your Acer s10 within a couple of inches of the infrared port of your computer. Tap the HotSync icon Returning to using the cradle for HotSync operations It’s easy to return to using the cradle for HotSync operations.
Select Local USB if it is not already checked. Performing a HotSync operation via modem You can use a modem, to synchronize your Acer s10 when you are away from your computer. NOTE: The first HotSync operation must be local, using the cradle or via infrared communication.
Determines the speed at which data is transferred Try the As Fast As Possible rate first, and adjust downward if you experience problems. This setting allows Palm Desktop and your Acer s10 to find and use the fastest speed. Identifies the modem type or manufacturer. Refer to your modem manual or face plate for its type or settings.
TIP: You can enter a comma in the field to introduce a “pause” in the dialing sequence. If the phone line you’re using for your Acer s10 has Call Waiting, select the Disable call waiting check box to avoid an interruption during the modem HotSync operation.
Conduit Setup dialog box. Tap OK. Performing a HotSync operation via a modem After you prepare your computer and your Acer s10, and select your Conduit Setup options, you are ready to perform a modem HotSync operation. To perform a modem HotSync operation:...
Everything you need to connect to your company’s dial-in server (network modem) is included in the Palm Desktop software and in your Acer s10. You need to activate the feature, however, on both Palm Desktop software and on your Acer s10.
The default setting is to synchronize all files. Tap OK. Performing a HotSync operation via a network After you prepare your computer and your Acer s10, and select your Conduit Setup options, you are ready to perform a network HotSync operation. To perform a network HotSync operation: •...
Acer s10 from a separate external file such as a company phone list. HotSync Manager stores the data in a separate category on your Palm Desktop software and on your Acer s10. You can configure the File Link feature to check for changes to the external file when you perform a HotSync operation.
1 1 E x c h a n g i n g a n d u p d a t i n g d a t a u s i n g H o t S y n c o p e r a t i o n s Using File Link...
Selecting the Preferences screen Setting preferences Assign different applications to the buttons on front panel of your Acer s10 and to the HotSync button on the cradle, and reaasign the full-screen pen stroke command. Configure cradle, modem, and infrared communication settings.
Buttons preferences let you assign different applications to the buttons on the front panel of your Acer s10, and to the HotSync button on the cradle. For example, if you find that you seldom use the To Do List and often use Mail, you can assign the To Do List button to start the Mail application.
Opens a series of screens that show the complete Graffiti character set. Turn Off & Lock Turns off and locks the Acer s10. You must assign a password to lock your handheld. When locked, you need to enter the password to use your Acer s10. Refer to "Locking your Acer s10"...
IR to GSM Phone Serial to GSM Phone This connection type defines a connection between a modem attached to the versatile port of your Acer s10 and a modem. This connection type defines the direct cradle/cable connection between your Acer s10 and your computer. It is used when performing a local HotSync operation.
You must set Network preferences, in addition to configuring Modem settings, to be able to use the TCP/IP software included in your Acer s10’s operating system before connecting to remote devices. To set Serial to Modem preferences: In the Connection Preferences screen, select an available modem option.
Tap the Volume pick list and select the speaker volume for the modem. Tap Details at the bottom of the screen Tap the Speed pick list and select the maximum speed for your modem to communicate with your Acer s10.
Date & Time preferences The Date & Time Preferences screen lets you set the date, time, time zone and Daylight Saving Time (DST) options for your Acer s10. To set the date: Tap the Set Date box to display the Set Date calendar screen.
The first time you start your Acer s10, setup instructions appear onscreen. These instructions include a calibration screen, or Digitizer. Calibration aligns the internal circuitry of your Acer s10 with its touch-sensitive screen so your handheld can detect the task you want to perform when you tap an element on the screen.
NOTE: This time, date and week start settings controls the Day, Week, Month, and Agenda views in Date Book and all other aspects of your Acer s10 that display a calendar. Tap the Numbers pick list, and select formats for the decimal point and thousands separator.
To set your device to stay on while in the cradle: • Tap the Stay on in Cradle check box to allow your Acer s10 to stay on while in the cradle. Unchecking the box will cause your Acer s10 to shut off after the Auto shutoff time interval that you set.
Turning Beam Receive on and off You can choose to turn off the Beam Receive feature. This prohibits anyone from beaming information to your Acer s10. It also results to a slight saving in battery power. To change the Beam Receive feature: •...
• To not be prompted for a password during log-on, tap the Password field. Enter your password and tap OK. “Assigned” appears in the field. • To have your Acer s10 prompt you for the password during log-on, leave “Prompt” in the Password field and do not enter anything. You should choose this option if you’re concerned about security.
1 2 S e t t i n g p r e f e r e n c e s f o r y o u r A c e r s 1 0 Tap the Connection pick list and select one. The list includes the configurations displayed in your Connection Preferences panel.
1 2 S e t t i n g p r e f e r e n c e s f o r y o u r A c e r s 1 0 Network preferences To enter a prefix before the telephone number to access an outside line, tap the Dial Prefix check box, and enter the prefix.
TIP: To see expanded Service Connection Progress messages, press the lower half of the Scroll button during login. To close a connection: • Tap Disconnect to terminate the connection between your Acer s10 and your service. Customizing service templates You can create your own service templates from scratch or duplicate existing templates and edit the information.
Tap the Connection Type pick list, and select a connection type: SLIP CSLIP Tap the Idle Timeout pick list to specify how long will Acer s10 wait to drop your connection when you switch out of a TCP/IP application. Choices include: 1 minute 2 minutes to display the menu bar.
3 minutes Waits for three minutes. Never Your Acer s10 will keep the connection until you turn off the device (or until it times out). Enter a DNS number following the instructions on “ To specify a primary and secondary DNS number” on page 285.
1 2 S e t t i n g p r e f e r e n c e s f o r y o u r A c e r s 1 0 Network preferences Tap the Query DNS check box to deselect it. Choose one of the following options: •...
• Ina text editor on your computer, in which you create a file with an extension pnc. You can then install this file in your Acer s10 using the Install Tool. • In the Login Script dialog box, accessed from the Details dialog box in Network Preferences.
Send Password Delay Get IP Prompt Instructs Acer s10 to wait for specific characters from the TCP/IP server before executing the next command Detects a challenge-response prompt coming from the server and then displays the dynamically generated challenge value. You then enter the challenge value into your token card, which in turn generates a response value for you to enter on your Acer s10 .
Acer s10’s built-in script command. A plug-in application is a standard prc application that you install on your Acer s10 just like any other application. After you install the plug-in application, you can use the new script commands in a login script.
To change owner preferences on your Acer s10: In the Owner Preferences screen, enter the text you want to associate with your Acer s10 . If you enter more text than can fit on one screen, a scroll bar appears at the right side of the screen.
Phone preferences Your Acer s10 can be connected to a GSM mobile phone to give you wireless access to email and the Internet. Depending on the type and model of your phone, your Acer s10 can communicate using the infrared port, or a cable. Here are a few guidelines: •...
All ShortCuts you create appear on the list in the ShortCut Preferences screen and are available in any of your Acer s10 applications. This list is backed up on your computer when you perform a HotSync operation.
1 2 S e t t i n g p r e f e r e n c e s f o r y o u r A c e r s 1 0 To create a ShortCut: In the the ShortCut Preferences screen, tap New to display the ShortCut Entry screen. In the ShortCut Name line, enter the letter(s) you want to use to activate the ShortCut.
1 2 S e t t i n g p r e f e r e n c e s f o r y o u r A c e r s 1 0 ShortCuts preferences...
Questions If you encounter a problem with your Acer s10, do not call Technical Support until you have reviewed the following list of frequently asked questions, and you have also reviewed the following: • The README file located in the folder where you installed the Palm Desktop software on your Windows computer •...
Graffiti characters. Solution Your Acer s10 is not set to the current date. Make sure the Set Date box in the Date and Time Preferences screen displays the current date. See "Date & Time preferences" on page 275 for more information.
• If you choose to view your memos alphabetically on Palm Desktop software and then perform a HotSync operation, the memos on your Acer s10 still appear in the order defined in the Memo Preferences setting. In other words, the sort settings you use with Palm Desktop software are not transferred to your Acer s10 .
• Backup the Palm Desktop software, uninstall it, then reinstall it. • Make sure your Acer s10 is properly seated in the cradle. • Check the connection between the cradle and the USB (or serial port, if you are using the optional Serial sync cable) on your computer.
See "IR HotSync operations" on page 258 for details. • On your Acer s10 , be sure the HotSync application is set to Local, with the option IR to PC/Handheld. • Be sure the IR port of your Acer s10 is aligned directly opposite to, and within a few inches of, the infrared device of your computer.
If the computer running Palm Desktop software synchronized with more than one handheld, each handheld must have a unique name. Assign a user name to your Acer s10 the first time you perform a HotSync operation. See "Creating a user profile" on page 253.
I forgot the password and my Acer s10 is locked. Solution • Confirm that your Acer s10 is well seated in the cradle. • Confirm that your AC adapter is properly connected to the back of the cradle’s power jack.
• The steps you take to reproduce the problem • The version of Acer s10 software you are using and available memory • The product ID of your Acer s10 (the 12-digit number indicated on your handheld’s rear panel) Finding version and memory information 1 In Applications Launcher, tap the Menu icon 2 Tap App, then select Info.
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Before creating or modifying an Expense template, it is important to understand the function of the Palm™ Desktop software Expense application. In simple terms, the Expense application is designed to move Expense data from your Acer s10 into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Each Expense item stored in your Acer s10 represents a group of related data.
Determining the layout of the Expense Report This section describes the layout considerations for the Expense Report and explains the terms used for creating the report. Labels There are two kinds of labels that you need to define for your report: •...
Programming the mapping table Once you have analyzed the components of your custom Expense Report, you can program the mapping table to fill the report with data from your Acer s10 . To program a new custom mapping table: Open a copy of the Maptable.xls file in Microsoft Excel.
A p p e n d i x — C r e a t i n g a c u s t o m E x p e n s e R e p o r t Define the number of Sections. Each row in a table defines how your Acer s10 data will be placed in a Section of your custom Expense Report.
A p p e n d i x — C r e a t i n g a c u s t o m E x p e n s e R e p o r t Programming the mapping table Illustration suggestion (Delete this suggestion when completed): Intervals In the Date cell, enter the row or column number where all the date information will...
Pro) to open and manipulate the Expense data on your computer. The data file is named “Expense.txt,” and is stored in the Expense folder, within the folder containing the Acer s10 user data. Expense data in the Expense.txt file is in tab-delimited format.
A p p e n d i x — C r e a t i n g a c u s t o m E x p e n s e R e p o r t Expense file details...
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