Pocket PC User’s Guide Your Pocket PC 2002 comes with a Hardware Manual in addition to this Pocket PC User’s Guide. Be sure to read the Hardware Manual first. Before using your Pocket PC for the first time,carefully read the Safety Precautions in the Hardware Manual.
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Contents Chapter 1: Getting Started ... 6 Welcome ... 6 Where to Find Information ... 6 Chapter 2: Basic Skills ... 7 Hardware Buttons and Stylus ... 7 Today Screen ... 7 Programs ... 8 Navigation Bar and Command Bar ... 10 Pop-up Menus ...
Chapter 5: Companion Programs ... 36 Pocket Word ... 36 Typing Mode ... 37 Writing Mode ... 38 Drawing Mode ... 39 Recording Mode ... 39 Pocket Excel ... 40 Tips for Working in Pocket Excel ... 41 Windows Media Player for Pocket PC ... 42 Microsoft Reader ...
Screen freezes or responds slowly ... 60 Screen is blank ... 60 Screen is dark ... 60 Screen is hard to read ... 61 Inaccurate response to stylus taps ... 61 Slow or no response ... 61 Infrared (IR) connection problems ... 61 Modem connection problems ...
Chapter 1: Getting Started Welcome Congratulations on purchasing your Pocket PC. Its compact size and powerful features and functions let you keep your most important business and personal information up-to-date and ® close at hand. Microsoft ActiveSync synchronize the information on your desktop or laptop computer with your Pocket PC. Picture yourself in the following situations: •...
Chapter 2: Basic Skills Learning to use your Pocket PC is easy. This chapter describes the basic concepts of using and customizing your Pocket PC. Hardware Buttons and Stylus Your Pocket PC has hardware buttons that control actions and scroll functions, and a stylus for selecting items and entering information.
You may see the following status icons on the command bar or on the navigation bar. Status Icon Turns all sounds on and off Backup battery is low, very low, or is not loaded in the Pocket PC Main batteries are charging Main batteries are low Main batteries are very low Main batteries are full...
Icon Program ActiveSync Calendar Contacts Inbox Pocket Internet Explorer Notes Tasks Pocket Excel Messenger Pocket Word Menu Card Backup Tool Description Synchronize information between your device and desktop computer. Keep track of your appointments and create meeting requests. Keep track of your friends and colleagues. Send and receive e-mail messages.
Navigation Bar and Command Bar The navigation bar is located at the top of the screen. It displays the active program and current time, and allows you to switch to programs and close screens. Use the command bar at the bottom of the screen to perform tasks in programs. The command bar includes menu names, buttons, and the input panel button.
Pop-up Menus With pop-up menus, you can quickly choose an action for an item. For example, you can use the pop-up menu in the contact list to quickly delete a contact, make a copy of a contact, or send an e- mail message to a contact.
Typing Using the Input Panel Use the input panel to enter information in any program on your Pocket PC. You can either type using the onscreen keyboard or write using Letter Recognizer, Block Recognizer, or Tramscriber. In either case, the characters appear as typed text on the screen. To show or hide the input panel, tap the Input Panel button.
To use Letter Recognizer: With Letter Recognizer you can write letters using the stylus just as you would on paper. 1. Tap the arrow next to the Input Panel button and then Letter Recognizer. 2. Write a letter in the box. When you write a letter, it is converted to typed text that appears on the screen.
Writing on the Screen In any program that accepts writing, such as the Notes program and the Notes tab in Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks, you can use your stylus to write directly on the screen. Write the way you do on paper.
To convert writing to text Tap Tools and then Recognize. If you want to convert only certain words, select them before tapping Recognize on the Tools menu (or tap and hold the selected words and then tap Recognize on the pop-up menu). If a word is not recognized, it is left as writing.
Tips for getting good recognition • Write neatly. • Write on the lines and draw descenders below the line. Write the cross of the “t” and apostrophes below the top line so that they are not confused with the word above. Write periods and commas above the line.
To select a drawing If you want to edit or format a drawing, you must select it first. • Tap and hold the stylus on the drawing until the selection handle appears. To select multiple drawings, deselect the Pen button and then drag to select the drawings you want. You can cut, copy, and paste selected drawings by tapping and holding the selected drawing and then tapping an editing command on the pop-up menu, or by tapping the command on the Edit menu.
Using My Text When using Inbox or MSN Messenger, use My Text to quickly insert preset or frequently used messages into the text entry area. To insert a message, tap My Text and tap a message. Tap to select a prewritten message. You can add text after inserting a My Text message before sending it.
Find and Organize Information The Find feature on your Pocket PC helps you quickly locate information. • On the menu, tap Find. Enter the text you want to find, select a data type, and then tap Go to start the search. To quickly find information that is taking up storage space on your Pocket PC, select Larger than 64 KB in Type.
Adding or Removing Programs Programs added to your device at the factory are stored in ROM (read-only memory). You cannot remove this software, and you’ll never accidentally lose ROM contents. ROM programs can be updated using special installation programs with a *.xip extension. All other programs and data files added to your device after factory installation are stored in RAM (random access memory).
To add a program to the Start menu , Settings, Menus, the Start Menu tab, and then the check box for the program. If you do not see the program listed, you can either use File Explorer on the Pocket PC to move the program to the Start Menu folder or use ActiveSync on the desktop computer to create a shortcut to the program and place the shortcut in the Start Menu folder.
Chapter 3: Microsoft ActiveSync ® Using Microsoft ActiveSync with the information on your Pocket PC. Synchronization compares the data on your Pocket PC with your desktop computer and updates both computers with the most recent information. For example: • Keep Pocket Outlook data up-to-date by synchronizing your Pocket PC with your choice of Microsoft Outlook data on your desktop computer.
Once you have set up ActiveSync and completed the first synchronization process, you can initiate synchronization from your Pocket PC. To switch to ActiveSync on your Pocket PC, tap , and then tap ActiveSync. Note that if you have a wireless LAN card, you can synchronize remotely from your device.
Chapter 4: Microsoft Pocket Outlook ® Microsoft Pocket Outlook includes Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Inbox, and Notes. You can use these programs individually or together. For example, e-mail addresses stored in Contacts can be used to address e-mail messages in Inbox. ®...
To create an appointment 1. If you are in Day or Week view, tap the desired date and time for the appointment. 2. Tap New. Tap to return to the calendar (the appointment is saved automatically). 3. Using the input panel, enter a description and a location. Tap first to select the field. 4.
Using the Summary Screen When you tap an appointment in Calendar, a summary screen is displayed. To change the appointment, tap Edit. Tap to change appointment. Creating Meeting Requests You can use Calendar to set up meetings with users of Outlook or Pocket Outlook. The meeting request will be created automatically and sent either when you synchronize Inbox or when you connect to your e-mail server.
Contacts: Tracking Friends and Colleagues Contacts maintains a list of your friends and colleagues so that you can easily find the information you’re looking for, whether you’re at home or on the road. Using the Pocket PC infrared (IR) port, you can quickly share Contacts information with other Pocket PC users.
3. To assign the contact to a category, scroll to and tap Categories and select a category from the list. In the contact list, you can display contacts by category. 4. To add notes, tap the Notes tab. You can enter text, draw, or create a recording. For more information on creating notes, see “Notes: Capturing Thoughts and Ideas”...
Tasks: Keeping a To Do List Use Tasks to keep track of what you have to do. Select the category of tasks you want displayed in the list. Tap to create a new task. To change the way information is displayed in the list, tap Tools and then Options. To create a task 1.
5. To add notes, tap the Notes tab. You can enter text, draw, or create a recording. For more information on creating notes, see “Notes: Capturing Thoughts and Ideas” later in this chapter. 6. When finished, tap OK to return to the task list. To quickly create a task with only a subject, tap Entry Bar on the Tools menu.
To create a note 1. Tap New. 2. Create your note by writing, drawing, typing, and recording. For more information about using the input panel, writing and drawing on the screen, and creating recordings, see Chapter 2. Tap to write on the screen. Tap to add a recording to the note.
Connecting Directly to an E-mail Server In addition to synchronizing e-mail messages with your desktop computer, you can send and receive e-mail messages by connecting to an e-mail server using a modem or network card connected to your Pocket PC. You’ll need to set up a remote connection to a network or an ISP, and a connection to your e-mail server.
When you receive a message, tap it in the list to open it. Unread messages are displayed in bold. Tap to return to the message list. Tap to view the previous or next message. Tap to replay to or forward this message. When you connect to your e-mail server or synchronize with your desktop computer, by default, you’ll receive messages from the last five days only, the first 100 lines of each new message, and file attachments of less than 100 KB in size.
Composing E-mail Messages To compose an e-mail message 1. Tap New. 2. In the To field, enter an e-mail address of one or more recipients, separating them with a semicolon, or select a name from the contact list by tapping the Address Book button. All e-mail addresses entered in the e-mail fields in Contacts appear in the Address Book.
Folder behavior with a direct connection to an e-mail server The behavior of the folders you create depends on whether you are using ActiveSync, POP3, or IMAP4. • If you use ActiveSync, e-mail messages in the Inbox folder in Outlook will automatically be synchronized with your device.
Chapter 5: Companion Programs The companion programs consist of Microsoft Windows Media™ Player for Pocket PC, and Microsoft program on your Pocket PC, tap Programs on the Companion programs can open only files stored in the main memory My Documents folder or a memory card My Documents folder.
You can enter information in Pocket Word in one of four modes (typing, writing, drawing, and recording), which are displayed on the View menu. Each mode has its own toolbar, which you can show and hide by tapping the Show/Hide Toolbar button on the command bar. You can change the zoom magnification by tapping View and then Zoom.
Writing Mode In writing mode, use your stylus to write directly on the screen. Ruled lines are displayed as a guide, and the zoom magnification is greater than in typing mode to allow you to write more easily. For more information on writing and selecting writing, see Chapter 2. Tap to select formatting options, such as pen weight and line color.
Drawing Mode In drawing mode, use your stylus to draw on the screen. Gridlines appear as guides. When you lift your stylus off the screen after the first stroke, you’ll see a drawing box indicating the boundaries of the drawing. Every subsequent stroke within or touching the drawing box becomes part of the drawing.
Pocket Excel Pocket Excel works with Microsoft Excel on your desktop computer to give you easy access to copies of your workbooks. You can create new workbooks on your Pocket PC, or you can copy workbooks from your desktop computer to your Pocket PC. Synchronize workbooks between your desktop computer and your Pocket PC so that you have the most up-to-date content in both locations.
Tips for Working in Pocket Excel Note the following when working in large worksheets in Pocket Excel. • View in full-screen mode to see as much of your worksheet as possible. Tap View and then Full Screen. To exit full-screen mode, tap Restore. •...
Windows Media Player for Pocket PC Use Microsoft Windows Media Player for Pocket PC to play digital audio and video files that are stored on your Pocket PC or on a network. To switch to Windows Media Player for Pocket PC, tap , Programs, and then tap Windows Media.
Microsoft Reader Use Microsoft Reader to read eBooks on your device. Download books to your desktop computer from your favorite eBook Web site. Then, use ActiveSync to copy the book files to your activated device. The books appear in the Reader Library, where you can tap them in the list to open them. Each book consists of a cover page, an optional table of contents, and the pages of the book.
Reading a Book Each book consists of a cover page, an optional table of contents, and the pages of the book. Navigation options are listed in the bottom portion of the cover page. The first time you open a book, you’ll probably want to go to the first page or to the table of contents, if there is one. Subsequently, whenever you open the book, you’ll be automatically taken to the last page read.
Using Reader Features Reading a book electronically gives you several options not available with paper books. These options are available from any book page. Select text by dragging across the text on the page. Then, tap an option on the pop-up menu, as described below.
Chapter 6: MSN Messenger ® Messenger on your Pocket PC is an instant messaging program that lets you: • See who is online. • Send and receive instant messages. • Have instant message conversations with groups of contacts. To use MSN Messenger, you must have a Microsoft Passport™ account or a Microsoft Exchange e-mail account.
To see others online without being seen, in the Tools menu, tap My Status and select Appear Offline. If you block a contact, you will appear offline but will remain on the blocked contact’s list. To unblock a contact, tap and hold the contact, then tap Unblock on the pop-up menu.
Chapter 7: Pocket Internet Explorer ® Use Microsofot Pocket Internet Explorer to view Web or WAP pages in either of the following two ways. • During synchronization with your desktop computer, download your favorite links and mobile favorites that are stored in the Mobile Favorites subfolder in Internet Explorer on the desktop computer.
If you did not specify an update schedule in step 3, you will need to manually download content to keep the information updated on your desktop computer and Pocket PC. Before synchronizing with your Pocket PC, in Internet Explorer on your desktop computer, click Tools and then Synchronize.
Using Pocket Internet Explorer You can use Pocket Internet Explorer to browse mobile favorites and channels that have been downloaded to your Pocket PC without connecting to the Internet. You can also connect to the Internet through an ISP or a network connection and browse the Web. Hide pictures button.
To browse the Internet: 1. Set up a connection to your ISP or corporate network using Connections, as described in Chapter 8. 2. To connect and start browsing, do one of the following: • Tap the Favorites button, and then tap the favorite you want to view. •...
Chapter 8: Getting Connected You can use your Pocket PC to exchange information with other Pocket PCs as well as your desktop computer, a network, or the Internet. You have the following connection options. • Use the infrared (IR) port on your device to send and receive files between two devices. If this is the method you want to use, see the following section “Transfer Items Using Infrared.”...
3. Tap and hold the item, and tap Beam Item on the pop-up menu. You can also send items, but not folders, from File Explorer. Tap and hold the item you want to send, and then tap Beam File on the pop-up menu. To receive information 1.
7. You should not need to change any settings in Advanced. Most ISPs now use a dynamically- assigned address. If the ISP you are connecting to does not use a dynamically-assigned address, tap Advanced and then the TCP/IP tab, and enter the address. When finished, tap OK and then Next.
To create a modem connection to a network: 1. Get the following information from your network administrator: dial-up access telephone number, user name, password, domain name, and TCP/IP settings. 2. If your device does not have a built-in modem, install a modem card. 3.
To create an Ethernet connection to a network: 1. You do not need to create a new connection on your Pocket PC. Instead, you must purchase and configure an Ethernet card that is compatible with your Pocket PC. 2. Get the following information from your network administrator: user name, password, and domain name.
To set up an e-mail service: • In Inbox on your Pocket PC, tap Services, and then New Service. Follow the directions in the New Service wizard. For an explanation of a screen, tap server, tap Services and then Connect. For more information on using the Inbox program, see “Inbox: Sending and Receiving E-mail Messages”...
Appendix: Troubleshooting Reset the Pocket PC and clear memory To reset the Pocket PC If your Pocket PC responds slowly, stops responding as expected, or “freezes,” try resetting it. A reset causes the Pocket PC to restart and re-adjust memory allocation. Unsaved data in open windows may be lost.
Shorten auto-suspend time While on battery power, your Pocket PC automatically suspends operation if you haven’t touched the hardware buttons or used the stylus for a specified period. Maximize battery life by shortening the time. Tap and then Settings. On the System tab, tap Power, and then adjust the On battery power setting.
• In Internet Explorer options, delete all files and clear history. In Internet Explorer, tap Tools and then Options. Tap Delete Files and Clear History. • Remove programs you no longer use. Tap Remove Programs. Tap the program you want to remove and then Remove. •...
Screen is hard to read If you’re having a hard time viewing a document in Notes, try changing the size of the view. To do this, tap a zoom percentage on the Tools menu. In Pocket Word and Pocket Excel, on the View menu, tap Zoom and then select a zoom percentage.
• For international calls, allow more time for the call to go through. Tap On the Connections tab, tap Connections. Under The Internet settings or Work settings, select your setting and tap Modify. Tap your connection and tap Next twice. Clear Cancel the call if not connected within or increase the number of seconds allowed.
Cable and cradle connection problems The following solutions may help if you encounter problems when connecting to your desktop computer. Additional troubleshooting information is available in Connections Help on the Pocket PC and ActiveSync Help on the desktop computer. • Ensure the Pocket PC is turned on. •...