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  • Page 1 Manual Acer s10 handheld...
  • Page 2 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.
  • Page 3: About This Manual

    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.
  • Page 4 A b o u t t h i s M a n u a l...
  • Page 5: First Things First

    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.
  • Page 6: Maintaining Your Acer S10

    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.
  • Page 7: Performing A Hard Reset

    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.
  • Page 8: Battery Considerations

    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.
  • Page 9 • 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.
  • Page 10 F i r s t t h i n g s f i r s t Assigning security options...
  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    System requirements ......1 Acer s10 tour ......2 Front panel .
  • Page 12 Assigning and editing passwords ....42 Locking your Acer s10 ......43 Recovering from a forgotten password .
  • Page 13 Using the Find option ......60 Using Phone Lookup ......60 Adding names to an Expense record .
  • Page 14 Changing the currency and symbols display ....Customizing currency symbols ....Transferring your data to Microsoft Excel .
  • Page 15 7 Using expansion features Inserting and removing a Memory Stick ....217 Switching between your Acer s10 internal memory and a Memory Stick Copying applications to a Memory Stick .
  • Page 16 Preparing your computer ..... . Preparing your Acer s10 ..... .
  • Page 17 Setting the Auto-off interval time ....278 Setting your Acer s10 to stay on while in the cradle ... 278 Setting the sounds and volumes .
  • Page 18 To customize a sample Expense Report template ... . Determining the layout of the Expense Report ....Labels .
  • Page 19: Getting Started

    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!).
  • Page 20: Acer S10 Tour

    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).
  • Page 21: Using The Backlight

    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.
  • Page 22: Rear Panel

    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.
  • Page 23: Elements Of The Acer S10 Interface

    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.
  • Page 24 • 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.
  • Page 25: Command Interface

    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.
  • Page 26: Preparing To Use Your Acer S10

    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.
  • Page 27: Charging Your Acer S10

    AC adapter into any AC current outlet. Insert your Acer s10 into the cradle. The bottom edge of your Acer s10 should align smoothly with the cradle when it is inserted properly.
  • Page 28: Palm Desktop Software

    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.
  • Page 29: Installing Palm Desktop Software

    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.
  • Page 30 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: •...
  • Page 31 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.
  • Page 32: Using Your Acer S10 With Another Personal Information Manager

    PIM. Setting up your Acer s10 After your Acer s10 has been charged initially for three hours, you can now set it up for use. Refer to the instructions below. To set up your Acer s10:...
  • Page 33: Synchronizing Data

    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.
  • Page 34: Tapping Versus Clicking

    IMPORTANT: Always use the point of the stylus for tapping or making strokes on your Acer s10 screen. Do not use a pen, pencil, or any other sharp object to write on the screen.
  • Page 35: Calibrating Your Acer S10 Screen

    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.
  • Page 36: Using Menus And Menu Commands

    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.
  • Page 37: Using Graffiti To Execute Commands

    • 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).
  • Page 38: Displaying Online Tips

    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.
  • Page 39: Entering Data

    • 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...
  • Page 40 1 G e t t i n g s t a r t e d Entering data...
  • Page 41: Entering Data In Your Acer S10

    The small marks at the top and bottom of the Graffiti writing area indicate these two areas. To have your Acer s10 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...
  • Page 42: The Graffiti Alphabet

    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.
  • Page 43: To Write Graffiti Letters

    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.
  • Page 44: The Graffiti Numbers

    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.
  • Page 45: The Graffiti Punctuation Marks

    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.
  • Page 46: The Graffiti Symbols And Extended Characters

    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.
  • Page 47: The Graffiti Non-English Characters

    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.
  • Page 48 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...
  • Page 49: Graffiti Tips

    • 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).
  • Page 50: Using An External Keyboard

    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.
  • Page 51: Importing Data

    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.
  • Page 52: Beaming Data

    Palm OS handheld that is close by and also has an IR port. The IR port is located on the top part of your Acer s10, indicated by the Infrared icon for more information on this feature.
  • Page 53: Managing Your Applications

    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"...
  • Page 54: To Open An Application

    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.
  • Page 55: Changing The Applications Launcher Display

    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.
  • Page 56: Setting Preferences For Applications

    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.
  • Page 57 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.
  • Page 58: To Remove An Add-On Application

    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.
  • Page 59: Security

    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.
  • Page 60: Assigning And Editing Passwords

    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.
  • Page 61: Locking Your Acer S10

    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.
  • Page 62: Displaying Private Records

    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 Security Displaying private records Using the security application, you can also display private records that have been previously masked or hidden.
  • Page 63: Working With Your Basic Applications

    To launch Date Book: • Press the Date Book application button on the front panel of your Acer s10. 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...
  • Page 64: Address Book

    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.
  • Page 65 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.
  • Page 66: To Do List

    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.
  • Page 67: Memo Pad

    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 ®...
  • Page 68: Calculator

    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 Calculator TIP: Press the Memo Pad application button repeatedly to cycle through the categories in which you have memos.
  • Page 69: Mail

    • 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.
  • Page 70 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.
  • Page 71: Common Applications Tasks

    • 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.
  • Page 72: Selecting Text

    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.
  • Page 73: Deleting Records

    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.
  • Page 74: Purging Records

    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.
  • Page 75 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.
  • Page 76 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.
  • Page 77: Finding Records

    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.
  • Page 78: Using The Find Option

    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.
  • Page 79: Adding Names To An Expense Record

    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.
  • Page 80: Sorting Records

    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 Sorting records Tap Details to display the Receipt Details screen. Tap Who.
  • Page 81: Making Records Private

    • 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.
  • Page 82: Attaching Notes

    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 Attaching notes Tap OK. An alert box appears. Tap OK.
  • Page 83: Choosing Fonts

    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: •...
  • Page 84 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...
  • Page 85: Application-Specific Tasks

    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.
  • Page 86 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. •...
  • Page 87 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: •...
  • Page 88: Rescheduling Events

    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 In the Set Time dialog box, tap No Time, so that the start and end times are defined for the new event.
  • Page 89: Scheduling Repeating Or Continuous Events

    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 change the time, tap the Time box , then select a new time. To change the date, tap the Date box, then select a new date Tap OK.
  • Page 90: Adding Address Book Information To An Event

    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.
  • Page 91: Setting The Alarm For An 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.
  • Page 92: Setting Alarm Options

    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 Setting alarm options You can use Preferences to set alarm options, including: •...
  • Page 93: Changing The Date Book 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 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.
  • Page 94 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.
  • Page 95: Spotting Event Conflicts

    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 • The Week view displays the time span defined by the Start Time and End Time in the Date Book Preferences settings.
  • Page 96: Working In Agenda View

    • 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.
  • Page 97: Date Book Menus

    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 • You can change the category of To Do items shown. Tap the pick list and select the new category.
  • Page 98 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 Record menu Edit menu Options menu...
  • Page 99 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 Display options In Day or Month view, you can change which events appear in the Date Book.
  • Page 100 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...
  • Page 101: Using Address Book

    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.
  • Page 102 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.
  • Page 103: Selecting Different Types Of Phone Numbers And Addresses

    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.
  • Page 104: Changing The Address Book Display

    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 To edit an Address Book entry: Tap the entry that you want to change in the Address list.
  • Page 105: Address Book Menus

    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 • In the text Graffiti area, drag a diagonal line from the lower left to upper right to display the Command toolbar.
  • Page 106: Record Menu

    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...
  • Page 107: Edit Menu

    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.
  • Page 108 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.
  • Page 109: Using To Do List

    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.
  • Page 110: Checking Off A To Do List 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 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.
  • Page 111: Changing To Do List Items Details

    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.
  • Page 112: Sorting To Do Items

    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 Choose from the folIowing options: Priority Category Due Date...
  • Page 113: Displaying Completed And Due Items

    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 Select an option from the Sort by pick list: Priority, Due Date Due Date, Priority Category, Priority...
  • Page 114: To Do List Menus

    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.
  • Page 115 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.
  • Page 116 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...
  • Page 117: Using Memo Pad

    Phone Lookup option. Refer to "Using Phone Lookup" on page 60. To create a new memo: Press the Memo Pad button on the front panel of your Acer s10 to display the Memo list Tap New.
  • Page 118: Reviewing Memos

    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.
  • Page 119: Memo Pad Menus

    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.
  • Page 120: Options Menus

    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...
  • Page 121: Using Calculator

    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.
  • Page 122: Calculator Menus

    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 Calculator Illustration suggestion (Delete this suggestion when completed): menu bar Tap Options.
  • Page 123: Using Expense

    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.
  • Page 124: Changing The Date Of An Expense 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.
  • Page 125 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...
  • Page 126 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...
  • Page 127: Adding Attendees' Names To An Expense 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 Adding attendees’ names to an Expense item You have the option to add the names of individuals associated with an expense incurred.
  • Page 128: Changing The Expense List Display

    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.
  • Page 129: Customizing Currency Symbols

    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.
  • Page 130: Transferring Your Data To Microsoft Excel

    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.
  • Page 131 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: •...
  • Page 132: Using Expense Report Templates

    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 information, make formatting changes, and save and print the file in the normal manner.
  • Page 133: Expense Menus

    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.
  • Page 134 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...
  • Page 135: Working With Your Supplementary Applications

    BottomLine: With Clock in your Acer s10, you can seamlessly manage your time across both your business and personal activities. You can do the following in Clock: •...
  • Page 136: Audiobox

    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.
  • Page 137 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.
  • Page 138: Recorder

    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.
  • Page 139: Ebook Reader

    • 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.
  • Page 140 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.
  • Page 141: Backup

    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.
  • Page 142: Service Launcher

    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.
  • Page 143 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: •...
  • Page 144 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...
  • Page 145: Using Clock

    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 Using Clock Clock makes it easy for you to check date and time as well as set alarm reminders of...
  • Page 146: City 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 Using Clock Select a Clock mode.
  • Page 147 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.
  • Page 148 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.
  • Page 149 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.
  • Page 150 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.
  • Page 151 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.
  • Page 152 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.
  • Page 153 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.
  • Page 154 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...
  • Page 155: Big Clock Mode

    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.
  • Page 156: Timer Mode

    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!).
  • Page 157: Clock 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 Clock menu The Clock menu shown here for your reference only.
  • Page 158 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...
  • Page 159: Using Audiobox

    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.
  • Page 160 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.
  • Page 161 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.
  • Page 162: Audiobox Playlist

    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.
  • Page 163: Alarm Reminder

    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 NOTE: AudioBox displays the Playlist Edit screen from the most recent AudioBox session.
  • Page 164: Audiobox 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 AudioBox Stop first track playback to be able to tap the alarm indicator.
  • Page 165 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 Preferences •...
  • Page 166 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...
  • Page 167: Using Recorder

    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.
  • Page 168 • 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.
  • Page 169 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...
  • Page 170 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.
  • Page 171 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.
  • Page 172 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.
  • Page 173: Audio Playback Function

    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.
  • Page 174 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;...
  • Page 175: Alarm Reminder

    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...
  • Page 176 – 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.
  • Page 177 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 •...
  • Page 178 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...
  • Page 179: Using Ebook Reader

    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).
  • Page 180 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.
  • Page 181 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.
  • Page 182: Reading Your Ebook Files

    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 OK.
  • Page 183: Working In 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 Working in Read Document mode There are several command icons on the Read Document screen to help you navigate through your eBook.
  • Page 184 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.
  • Page 185: Working With Bookmarks

    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.
  • Page 186 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.
  • Page 187 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.
  • Page 188 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.
  • Page 189 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.
  • Page 190: Using The Jump To Function

    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 the Jump To function Another navigation tool provided by eBook Reader is the Jump To function.
  • Page 191: Attaching A Note To An 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 To use hyperlinks: Tap the text link (location A) then release to jump to the related location (location B) it refers to.
  • Page 192: Working On Note Manager

    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 Enter related note information.
  • Page 193 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 •...
  • Page 194: Ebook Reader Menus

    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 –...
  • Page 195 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.
  • Page 196 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...
  • Page 197 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...
  • Page 198 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...
  • Page 199: Using Backup

    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.
  • Page 200 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.
  • Page 201 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.
  • Page 202 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...
  • Page 203: Restore Function

    • 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.
  • Page 204 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...
  • Page 205 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.
  • Page 206 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.
  • Page 207: Deleting A Backup File From The 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 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.
  • Page 208: Backup 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 Backup Tap OK.
  • Page 209: Using Service Launcher

    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.
  • Page 210: Using The Quick Launcher Function

    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...
  • Page 211 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.
  • Page 212 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...
  • Page 213: Working With Your Pc-End Utilities

    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.
  • Page 214: Voice Converter

    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.
  • Page 215: Using Voice Converter

    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.
  • Page 216: Voice Converter Toolbar

    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...
  • Page 217 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: •...
  • Page 218: Voice Converter Source File List

    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 Click the Convert icon If an error occurred during conversion, a warning message pops up. Click OK.
  • Page 219: Voice Converter Menus

    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 Modified Date Displays the date when the source file was last modified. Status Displays the conversion status of the source file.
  • Page 220: Help 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 Voice Converter Help menu Illustration suggestion (Delete this suggestion when completed): drop-down window and About box Help Topic About Voice Converter...
  • Page 221: Using Ebook 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.
  • Page 222: Ebook Converter Toolbar

    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.
  • Page 223 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.
  • Page 224 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;...
  • Page 225 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.
  • Page 226 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.
  • Page 227: Ebook Converter Source File List

    • 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.
  • Page 228: Ebook Converter Menus

    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.
  • Page 229: View 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 View menu Toolbar Check to show toolbar (default). To hide toolbar, uncheck this option.
  • Page 230 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...
  • Page 231 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.
  • Page 232 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.
  • Page 233 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.
  • Page 234 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...
  • Page 235: Using Expansion Features

    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.
  • Page 236: Switching Between Your Acer S10 Internal Memory And A Memory Stick

    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.
  • Page 237: Deleting Applications From A 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.
  • Page 238: Card Info

    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.
  • Page 239: Reviewing Card Information

    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.
  • Page 240: Card Info Menu

    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.
  • Page 241: Using The Attention Manager

    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 Insistent alarms Using the Attention Manager Many applications (such as Date Book and Clock) want to get your attention with some sort of alarm.
  • Page 242: Setting The Alarm Volume

    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.
  • Page 243: Using The Reminders List Screen

    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;...
  • Page 244: Subtle Alarms

    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...
  • Page 245 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.
  • Page 246 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...
  • Page 247: Managing Your Desktop Email

    • 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.
  • Page 248: Setting Up The Mail Application And Hotsync Options

    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...
  • Page 249: Synchronizing Mail With Your Email Application

    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.
  • Page 250: Viewing, Creating, And Replying To Email

    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.
  • Page 251: Creating Email Items

    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.
  • Page 252 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.
  • Page 253: Looking Up An Address

    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 ®...
  • Page 254: Adding Details To Email Items

    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.
  • Page 255: Creating A Signature For Your Email Item

    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.
  • Page 256: Storing And Editing Email Items

    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.
  • Page 257: Setting Mail Preferences

    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.
  • Page 258: Filing An Email Item

    • 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...
  • Page 259: Deleting Email Items

    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.
  • Page 260: Categorizing And Sorting Email Items

    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.
  • Page 261: Managing Your Email Application With Hotsync

    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.
  • Page 262: Using Filters To Control Downloading

    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.
  • Page 263 250 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.
  • Page 264: Defining Filter Strings

    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;...
  • Page 265: Mail Menus

    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.
  • Page 266 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...
  • Page 267: Beaming Information

    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: •...
  • Page 268: Beaming A Record

    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.
  • Page 269: Receiving Beamed Information

    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.
  • Page 270 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.
  • Page 271: Exchanging And Updating Data Using Hotsync Operations

    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.
  • Page 272: Performing The First Hotsync Operation

    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: •...
  • Page 273: Selecting Hotsync Setup Options

    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.
  • Page 274 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.
  • Page 275: Customizing Hotsync Application Settings

    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.
  • Page 276: Ir Hotsync Operations

    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.
  • Page 277: Configuring Hotsync Manager For Infrared Communication

    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.
  • Page 278: Performing An Ir Hotsync Operation

    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.
  • Page 279: Performing A Hotsync Operation Via Modem

    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.
  • Page 280: Preparing Your Acer S10

    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.
  • Page 281: Selecting Conduits For A Modem Hotsync Operation

    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.
  • Page 282: Performing A Hotsync Operation Via A Modem

    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:...
  • Page 283 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.
  • Page 284: Performing A Hotsync Operation Via A Network

    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: •...
  • Page 285: Using File Link

    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.
  • Page 286 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...
  • Page 287: Setting Preferences For Your Acer S10

    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.
  • Page 288: Buttons Preferences

    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.
  • Page 289 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"...
  • Page 290: Connection Preferences

    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.
  • Page 291: Setting Modem Configurations

    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.
  • Page 292 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.
  • Page 293: Setting An Infrared To Modem Connection

    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.
  • Page 294: Digitizer Preferences

    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.
  • Page 295: Formats Preferences

    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.
  • Page 296: General Preferences

    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.
  • Page 297: Setting The Led Settings

    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: •...
  • Page 298 • 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.
  • Page 299 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.
  • Page 300 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.
  • Page 301: Connecting To Your Isp Or Dial-In Service

    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.
  • Page 302 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.
  • Page 303: Entering Dns Numbers And Ip Addresses

    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.
  • Page 304 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: •...
  • Page 305: Creating A Login Script

    • 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.
  • Page 306 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 .
  • Page 307: Using Non-Ascii Characters In Login Scripts

    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.
  • Page 308: Troubleshooting Tcp/Ip Connections

    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 Plug-in applications have the following characteristics: •...
  • Page 309 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 See "Using menus and menu commands" on page 18 for information on how to open and use menus.
  • Page 310: Owner Preferences

    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.
  • Page 311: Phone Preferences

    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: •...
  • Page 312: Setting Up Phone Preferences

    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.
  • Page 313 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.
  • Page 314 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...
  • Page 315: Frequently Asked Questions

    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 •...
  • Page 316: Operating Problems

    If this doesn’t work, hold the down scroll button for a few seconds. • If your Acer s10 was exposed to cold, make sure it is at room temperature. • Recharge the unit.
  • Page 317: Tapping And Writing Problems

    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.
  • Page 318: Hotsync Problems

    • 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 .
  • Page 319 • 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.
  • Page 320 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.
  • Page 321: Beaming Problems

    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.
  • Page 322: Recharging Problems

    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.
  • Page 323: Technical Support

    • 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.
  • Page 324 1 3 F r e q u e n t l y A s k e d Q u e s t i o n s Technical support...
  • Page 325: Appendix - Creating A Custom Expense Report

    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.
  • Page 326: Customizing Existing Sample Templates

    Maptable.xls file. You can also rename cells without changing the Maptable.xls file, provided that the Expense type corresponds to your Acer s10 data. From the File menu, choose Save As.
  • Page 327: Determining The Layout Of The Expense Report

    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: •...
  • Page 328: Programming The Mapping Table

    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.
  • Page 329 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.
  • Page 330 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...
  • Page 331: Using Applications Other Than Microsoft Excel

    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.
  • Page 332 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...
  • Page 333 Index Address Book changing display creating entries menus opening overview top-of-list entry addresses displaying entries editing entering selecting sorting alarms insistent setting sound effects subtle applications categorizing changing button assignment creating a new category customizing for HotSync Expense getting information on installing add-on removing opening...
  • Page 334 preparing for infrared communication conduit Install conduit System conduit conflicting events cradle data entering importing date setting Date Book adding address information changing view menus opening overview specific tasks time slot display Day view compressing event conflicts Deleted folder desktop software installing removing device...
  • Page 335 untimed expansion card beaming applications expansion features Memory Stick copying an application deleting an application inserting removing Expense menus opening overview Expense application adding attendees changing display using with Microsoft Excel expense report analyzing customizing mapping table layout mapping table programming expense reports creating...
  • Page 336 locking device login script Mail menus overview Mail application opening turning off Mail list Memo List Memo Pad menus opening overview memos creating reviewing sorting menus choosing commands using Microsoft Excel editing expense data transferring expenses to mobile phone, see Phone modem HotSync conduits preparing for HotSync...
  • Page 337 sorting Reminder dialog screen remote connections login script making troubleshooting removing desktop software Restore Log button screen, calibrating securing records security making records private viii setting options using a password when logging onto your ISP or dial-up service Service Connection Progress messages Service Launcher opening Quick Launcher function...