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Setup, Getting Started,
File Manager, Fax, Internet and Email,
Calculator, World Clock, To Do List
& Troubleshooting


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  • Page 1 Setup, Getting Started, File Manager, Fax, Internet and Email, Calculator, World Clock, To Do List & Troubleshooting GEOS ® US ENGLISH...
  • Page 2 About this Manual Welcome. Your new GeoBook contains software programs that provide variety of features. Inside this manual, Book 1, you will find information setting up the notebook, getting started using programs, and using File .Manager to organize your documen',sl You will also fred information on these notebook...
  • Page 3 Portions of BIOS software provided by Phoen_ @1997 by Phoenix. All rights reserved. Portions of software pro-_fded by Brother International. @1997 by Brother International Corporation. The GEOS software in this device contains Nimbus Q from Digital Typeface Corp. and typefaces...
  • Page 4 • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help (changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother International Corporation could void the Warranty) This product uses RJllCiW jacks and is designed to connect to the telephone network...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents THEBASICS 1 Setting Up Unpacking ................Parts and Features ................ C6mponent Descriptions .............. Safety and Maintenance ..............Warnings and Cautions ..............Cleaning ................Connecting the AC Adapter ............... Opening the Notebook ..............Installing a Battery Pack ..............Charging the Battery Pack ..............
  • Page 6 Saving Documents ..............Setting Auto Save ..............Working with Menus ..............Opening a Menu and Making a Selection ..........Using Underlined Letters to Make Menu Selections ........Selecting from a Menu with Buttons or Check Boxes ........Selecting from a Submenu .....
  • Page 7 Sending and Receiving Information ............Calling the Other Person before You Start ..........Starting Communication .............. Getting Ready to Communicate ............Dialing ................Having a Conversation ............... Sendifig Brief Messages and Files ............Receiving and Saving Messages and Files ..........Using Scripts ................
  • Page 8 Sorting Mail ............... Searching Mail ..............Setting Emailer Options ............. 113" Email Error Messages ............... FUNCTION KEY ACCESSORIES 6 Calculator ......... Starting Calculator ..............Using Basic CalcuLator Functions ............Using the Calculator's Buttons and Keys ..........Performing Calculations ............. Order of Operations ..............
  • Page 9: Setting Up

    Setting Up This chapter explains how to set up your new GeoBook. It contains instructions on maintenance,' using the battery pack, connecting a printer, connecting the modem, and connecting an optional monitor and serial mouse. This chapter also contains instructions on using diskettes and optional PC cards.
  • Page 10: Parts And Features

    Parts and Features Setting Up 2...
  • Page 11: C6Mponent Descriptions

    Component Descriptions 1 LCD Cover Protects the keyboard and holds the LCD screen 2 LCD Screen Displays program windows 3 Latch Opens the top cover (push in) 4 PC Card Slot Insert optional PC Cards here 5 Diskette Eject Button Ejects diskette 6 Disk Drive Insert diskette here...
  • Page 12: Safety And Maintenance

    Safety and Maintenance Read and follow these warnings and cautions. Be sure to save these instructions. Warnings and Cautions WARNING: Warnings are to prevent risk of fire, shock, or other possible injury. • Read and understand all instructions. • Follow all warnings and instructions marked on this product. •...
  • Page 13: Cleaning

    CAUTION: Cautions will prevent you from damaging the product. • Avoid exposing the equipment to direct sunlight and other sources of heat, excessive moisture, or dust. Be especially careful not to leave the machine in an automobile exposed to direct sunlight. The LCD screen cannot tolerate high temperatures.
  • Page 14: Connecting The Ac Adapter

    Connecting the AC Adapter CAUTION: Turn the unit OFF beam: • disconnecting it from.the AC adapter; • installing or removing a rechargeable battery; or • connecting or removing any peripheral device, such as the printer, external modem, or external mouse. The first time you power Plug the AC adapter into a wall AC outlet.
  • Page 15: Installing A Battery Pack

    Installing a Battery Pack Your notebook comes with a mchargeable battery pack, allowing you to use the notebook away from an AC outlet. You can also order an additional battery pack for longer mobile use (see the accessory order form that came in the box).
  • Page 16: Charging The Battery Pack

    Insert the battery with the logo upside down, as shown, and press gently When using one battery, you can install it in eider until the latch at the top clicks; then close the cover. the left or r_ght position, Remove the battery by pushing up on the latch as shown.
  • Page 17: Battery Maintenance

    7"0stop charging the I_ To use special charge: battery after selecting Start Charge, tum the 1. With the AC adapter connected, turn the notebook notebook OFF. 2. Click on Preferences on the Main Menu. The Preferences menu appears If you disconnect the 3.
  • Page 18: Connecting A Printer

    Connecting a Printer To print, you will need to connect a parallel printer to your notebook. After connecting your printer, you will be ready to set printer preferences, including default page type, size, layout, and margins. To set printer preferences, select your printer from a list of printer...
  • Page 19: Setting Printer Preferences

    To add coloror tone to a document, set area attributesusing the Graphics menu in - Default I_rinter• Word Processing and Brother NL-730on LPTI Spreadsheet and using the Attributesmenu or Attributes tool bar in Drawing. For more information,see these chapters in Book 2_'_...
  • Page 20: Connecting The Modem

    • To set default page sizes: 1. From the Printer dialog box, click on Default Page Sizes. A dialog The default page sizes work for _e majority of opens: printers; however, lm_ k-wa_ some printers cannot _fe_n Pa_ mare print _e default margins shown here.
  • Page 21 3. Plug the telephone line cable into the modem connection on the back of the unit. Plug the other end of the telephone line cable into the telephone outlet. 4. Turn the power to the notebook ON; then set the modem preferences (see the instructions that follow).
  • Page 22: Setting Modem Preferences

    4. Plug the telephone line cable into the modem connector labelled IJ'ne. 5. Plug the other end of the telephone line cable into the telephone Outlet. 6. Connect the AC adapter to the modem and plug it into the oudet. 7.
  • Page 23: Connecting An Optional Monitor

    4. Click on OK to dose the Modem dialog box. If you did not need to make changes, click on Cancel. 5. Select Exit from the File menu. Connecting an Optional Monitor • Your notebook contains an LCD display. You can also connect an optional color monitor to your notebook,...
  • Page 24: Setting-Mouse Preferences

    -7 _. Note: There is only )_To connect an optional serial mouse: one set_al port. You 1. Be sure the power is OFF. can connect a modem or a 2. Open the back cover by placing your finger in the slot at the top and mouse, but not gently pulling.
  • Page 25: Using Diskettes

    4. Select Microsoft-compatible serial and click on OK. A dialog box appears Double-click allowing to test the mouse. Follow the on-screen instructions. Acceleration can only Adjust the double-click time and acceleration of the mouse. be adjusted for an external mouse, not the 6.
  • Page 26: Using Pc Cards

    Using PC Cards Your notebook has a slot for PC Cards, which are like diskettes but contain more storage space than diskettes. We recommend that you use the enclosed order form to purchase 4 Mbyte or 10 Mbyte PC cardg. These PC cards are compatible with your notebook.
  • Page 27: Getting Started

    Getting Started This chapter helps you get started by explaining the following common functions that all programs share: Getting Started Basics, beginning page 20 Using the Glidepad or Optional Mouse Using the Keyboard Setting Time & Date Preferences Starting and Exiting Programs Working with Documents Working with Menus Working...
  • Page 28: Using The Glidepad Or Optional Mouse

    Using the Glidepad or Optional Mouse Using the glidepad or an optional mouse, you can perform a variety of tasks, such as selecting from on-screen menus, opening a program, selecting text or graphics, or dragging text or graphics to new locations. If you want, you can connect art optional...
  • Page 29: Performing Tasks With The Glidepad Or Optional Mouse

    Performing tasks with the glidepad or optional mouse Do this: TO" Place the on-screen pointer over an item or inside text Select (Olick on) an item. This action highligh_ text or graphics. It also and click the Select button (top button) or tap once opens on-screen menus and places the the glidepad...
  • Page 30: Using The Keyboard

    Using the Keyboard You can also use the keyboard to perform tasks. Use Function keys from the top row to perform a task such as exiting a program. Use _keys combination with another key to quickly perform menu tasks. Use Navig_ keys to move the on-screen pointer around in the document.
  • Page 31 Jse these as shortcuts. FUNCTION KEYS: Keys Purpose Opens the help screen for quick answers to system HELP questions. SAVE Saves your most recent work. EXIT Closes the program. Opens the Print dialog box for printing your artwork, PRINT document, spreadsheet, etc.
  • Page 32 On-screen keyboard To create characters and symbols that are not on the standard keyboard, the O_-$creen Keyboard. This keyboard allows you to select character symbol layouts for different fonts and insert them into the document. The On-screen Keyboard will s t,3y open until you close it, even if you switch...
  • Page 33: Setting System Preferences

    Setting System Preferences Setting preferences works the same for all system preferences. Your notebook allows you to set the following system preferences: To display the system • Date & Tmae allows, you to set the current date and time. c!ockon your screen Lights Out lets you select a screen...
  • Page 34: Starting And Exiting Programs

    Starting and Exiting Programs You can start a program two ways: by opening it from the Main Menu or by opening a document from File Manager. • To start a program from its icon on the Main Menu: You can also open a program by Click on the program you want to start in the Main Menu.
  • Page 35: Working With Documents

    Working with Documents A documem, also called a file, is a holding place for information. example, you can create a document in the Planner program for tracking your appointments. Cre'ating and Opening Documents Once you have created documents and saved them, you can open them, change them, and save them again.
  • Page 36: What You Will See In A Document Window

    What You Will See in a Document Window Word Processing, Spreadsheet, and Drawing all use variations of the document window shown below: Menubar Scrollbars Capslock The menu bar lists the menu items available for that program. You can make menu selections with the glidepad or with the keyboard (Press MENU + the underlined letter of the menu item name).
  • Page 37: Changing Your View Of A Document Window

    • INS locks insert mode, so that all new characters typed push existing ones to the right. Turn this on and off by clicking once on INS or pressing INSERT. Changing Your View of a Document Window When you open a document, it appears actual size, the size of the printed document.
  • Page 38: Making A Backup Copy Of A Document

    %1 _ • Copy To is in contrast to Save As, which saves all of your changes to the document with a new name and closes the original document without saving any changes to it. • To copy a document using Copy To: 1.
  • Page 39: Closing Documents

    You can also use File 3. Type the new document name. (You can use BACKSPACE or DELETE Manager to rename a to edit the name.) The new name appears in the New Name text entry box. documenL See page 66. 4.
  • Page 40 For example, ff you are working in a file named Aug. report and the Memory Full dialog box appears, save the document at the end of the page or erase to the end of the previous page. Save the document as Aug.
  • Page 41: Setting Auto Save

    3. Type the new name, which replaces the current name of the document. The new name appears in the text entry box. 4. Click on Save. The origina/document is closed and remains as you last saved it. Any recent, unsaved changes are saved to the new version only,...
  • Page 42: Working With Menus

    Working with Menus A program m_nu, like a restaurant menu, contains a list of items. When you select from a menu, the program begins that function or activates that feature. When you open a menu, it appears on your screen and you select from it. Menu items that are not currently available appear dimmed;...
  • Page 43: Using Underlined Letters To Make Menu Selections

    When the item you want is selected, release the Select button. function starts, and the menu closes (as long as you selected an undimmed item). If you select a menu item followed by an ellipsis ( ... ), a dialog appears so you can provide information...
  • Page 44: Selecting From A Menu With Buttons Or Check Boxes

    Selecting from a Menu with Buttons or Check Boxes Radio buttons appear before a menu item. These buttons come in groups, and only one button in the group can be selected at any given time. Radio buttons _eml_ t.eu_t Check boxes can come in any number,...
  • Page 45: Using Shortcut Keys To Save Time And Work

    Close the submenu without selecting an item by clicking anywhere outside the menu. Using Shortcut Keys to Save Time and Work To undothe last Shortcut keys are keystrokes you can use to select menus menu items. item you typed, If you are familiar with using a keyboard, shortcut...
  • Page 46: Pinning A Menu

    When the item you want is selected, press SPACEBAR or ENTER. Close the menu without making a selection by pressing ESC. Pinning a Menu If you want to keep a menu open, or if a drop-down menu covers something Click on the pin to pin you need to see on the screen, you may want to pin it.
  • Page 47: Responding To A Dialog Box

    WindowControlButton Title Barcan beused to /,_[ closesIhe dialogbox. movethe dialogbox. Setup Section to Change Page Setup for= Plain I_ster hgt.;= # O_ _ Tmo (Left and Right) LeftI' i. Itri'] Hlargins= Right ]tin ] [_ TopI' 11 ,- II_'7 " ]_"]eottom Responding to a Dialog Box...
  • Page 48 peSeset.p Text Section to Change Page _ far, HoJn 1entry box Radiobutton Value Flautist Paoe_ _ Turn (Left and Right) selector Margim;_ Left II in I[t_ Right LI in vopIt _ I I_I_'°'' I' in _.If--l-_) • To enter text in a text entry box:. 1.
  • Page 49 !_ To select or deselect a check box: DropDown List Click on an empty check box. The check box darkens, indicating that the item is selected. Click on the check box again to turn it off. <> 9 I_ To select an item from a drop-down list: 1.
  • Page 50: Setting Printer Options

    l_ To use the keyboard to respond to a dialog box: 1. To move from one group of options to another, press TAB. To move backward, hold down SHIFT and press TAB. (Inside a group, use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move from item to item.) 2.
  • Page 51: Getting Ready To Print

    Getting Ready to Print Start the printing process from within a program by pressing PRINT from the function key row or by selecting Send from the File menu. This opens the menu on the left: Select Print from the Send menu. The Pn'nt dialog box opens: I'./=Till _i HP LaserJet II Compatible...
  • Page 52: Setting Paper Type, Size, And Orientation (Options)

    Setting Paper Type, Size, and Orientation (Options) For example, to print a Printer options describe the physical setup of your printer. Change options Word Processing when you change the paper type (for example from paper to envelope) document in landscape when you change the paper size or feed.
  • Page 53: Using Online Help

    Click on Save Options and then click on OK ff you want the changes to remain in effect every time you print. You can, of course, return to the Options dialog box whenever you want and change any of these options again.
  • Page 54 3. Release the Select button. The window is resized. • To jump to another topic: 1. Move the pointer over any undedined, blue text. Thepointer changes the Help pointe_, sboum at the lej_. Help windowsare 2. Click on the underlined text.
  • Page 55: Beyond The Basics

    Beyond the Basics This section describes the following: using templates, editing document notes, and naming DOS fdes. Using and Creating Templates These templatesare A template is a document that you use as a model to create similar availab/e on cfskette: documents.
  • Page 56 Using standard templates Templates can only be When you select a template from the New/Open dialog box, the program accessed from diskette creates a new document containing the information in the template and saved to the F selected. All you do is fill in the information that is missing or change ddve as documents.
  • Page 57 Review _e chapter 3. Add the text and place holder text (such as City, State, and Zip code). on Word Processing in Book 2 for 4. Add any graphics you want to include (such as a logo). information on 5. Select Other from the File menu. A subnmnu appe_ws.
  • Page 58: Adding And Viewing Document Notes

    • To create a new template based on one of the existing templates: 1. Select New/Open from the File menu. 2. Click on Templates. A dialog box lists the available template folders or templates. 3. Select the template you warit to use, scrolling the list if necessary. A description of the template, if available, appears in the Notes box.
  • Page 59: Opening Two Documents At Once

    If you are just viewing the document notes, click on Cancel when you a_ done. The dialog box closes and you return to the document. Opening Two Documents at Once You can open two Word Processing or Drawing documents at once switch between the two.
  • Page 60: Naming A Dos File

    Naming a DOS File If you plan to use any of your documents on a computer that uses DOS, create a name that DOS will recognize. DOS names can be up to eight characters long, followed by an optional period and three more characters.
  • Page 61: Quick Start Exercise

    Quick Start Exercise To become familiar with creating documents, follow the steps in this Quick Start exercise to create, save, and print this simple document: Your Name Your Address Your Phone Number Creating your document • To enter the text: 1.
  • Page 62 • To center the text: 1. With your text still selected (if it is not, repeat steps 1 and 2 above), the glidepad to select Alignment from the Paragraph menu. Move the arrow to the word Center and tap once to select it.
  • Page 63: File Manager

    File Manager File Manager lists the files and folders on your diskettes (drive A) and internal storage (drive F). File Manager also allows you to create folders for storing files and to copy or move files and folders. Starting File Manager l_ To open File Manager: Click on File Manager from the Main Menu.
  • Page 64 A Folder (also called a directory) is a holding place for storing documents, programs, and other folders. F'de and document mean the same thing. They do not contain other ides or documents. For example, a letter created in Word Processing is a document and a file.
  • Page 65 Pa_e shows the drive and folders you went through reach the current folder. Each level as you go down into folders is separated by a slash (from left to right in pathname). This pathname is DOS compatible. Number of items shows the number of files or folders on the drive, on the diskette, or in the folder.
  • Page 66: Changing The View

    Changing the View You can view f'des and folders as a word list, with or without file details. You To change the view of the files inside a folder, can also open more than one folder at the time and tile, or layer, the folder first open the folder.
  • Page 67: Sorting Files

    Sorting Files To sort the files in a You can sort files several ways: by name, by the date the last changes were folder,first open the made, by the date of creation, or by size. folder. )_ To sort the contents: 1.
  • Page 68: Moving Or Copying A File Or Folder

    grtmte Folder Current FoRint 3. Type the name for the folder. Use any characters, and the name can be as long as 32 characters. However, if you want to use the folder with a DOS program, the name can be no longer than 8 characters (see Naming a DOS File on page 52).
  • Page 69 ll_To copy a file or folder: Thepointer looks like this whenyou 1. Move the on-screen pointer to the file or folder and click the Select button (top button) once to select are copying _ Press and hold CTRL;; then hold the Drag button as you slide your finger along...
  • Page 70: Viewing Information About Files And Folders

    Viewing Information about Files and Folders A file or folder has • To find information about files and folders: two names: a name 1. Select one or more files or folders. that you use to refer to it and b_e name the 2.
  • Page 71 System. This indicates that this is a special-purpose file or folder for use by DOS. Template. This indicates a program template from Word Processing, Drawing, or Spreadsheet. • File Size. This is the number of bytes in a file or folder. •...
  • Page 72: Changing Information About Files And Folders

    Changing Information about Files and Folders When you create a file or folder, you can add one of the following attributes to it, depending on your needs: • Read-Only means that the file cannot be changed; it can only be read.
  • Page 73: Formatting And Copying Diskettes

    Formatting and Copying Diskettes You can use File Manager to format diskettes; however, most diskettes come formatted when purchased. You can also copy and rename diskettes using File Manager. However, because File Manager makes an exact duplicate of the source diskette, the destination diskette...
  • Page 74: Renaming, Duplicating, Or Deleting A File Or Folder

    Renaming, Duplicating, or Deleting a File or Folder You can change a folder or file name. You can also make copies (exact in all but name) of both files and folders. When you need more room on your diskettes, you can delete files or folders that you no longer need.
  • Page 75: 4"Fax And Data Modem

    Fax and Data Modem You can use your internal modem to send faxes (but not receive them). you send a fax, you can to multiple recipients. You can also use the modem to communicate with other computers using the CommunicaUon program, which is supplied...
  • Page 76 5. Fill in the dialog box: • From. Enter your name. • Company. Enter the name of your company. • Voice Phone. Enter your phone number; it will appear at the top of each page. • Fax. Enter your fax number here.
  • Page 77: Sending A Fax

    WithMCI, or any provider For AT&T, enter (without spaces, include commaas): that requires the fax 18002255288, 1, area code fax number, card number PIN, number last, enter it in either the Long Distance For MCI, enter (without spaces, include coramas): field (see MCI example) 18008888000, card number...
  • Page 78 Note: If you are sending a long distance fax using an AT&T billing. card, enter a comma in the Fax # field (enter the fax number You can save dialing the Long Distance field). With long-distance providers that require codes from Fax the fax number last, you can enter it in either the Long Distance Preferences (see page...
  • Page 79: Using A Cover Page

    • A Progress Indicator appears along with the current page being sent. • Hide. Click here to hide the Fax Progress dialog box. • Stop. Click on Stop if you do not want to send the fax. Using a Cover Page A basic cover page is supplied on diskette.
  • Page 80: Setting Advanced Fax Options

    Setting Advanced Fax Options In addition to setup for manual dial (phone line quality and intitialization string), you can select the time for the modem to wait for a fax connection. The other setting (Post-Modem,Use) applies to extemal modems other than that recommended for this notebook.
  • Page 81: Fax Errors

    Fax Errors Solution On Screen Messages Busy signal The fax number you are sending to is busy. Try again. No answer from dialed phone number Tell person to turn fax machine Document is corrupted Retype document. Send document again. Answered by non-fax device Check...
  • Page 82: Sending And Receiving Information

    Sending and Receiving Information You can use your modem to communicate with computers or bulletin board systems. You can also share information with other computer users. This section describes how to do the folowing: • Get started using Communication • Establish various modem, terminal, and window settings •...
  • Page 83 l_ To change the window size: 1. Select Window Size from the View menu. A dialog box appears. 2. Fill in the dialog box: * Window Lines. Window Lines sets the number of lines your computer screen sho_rs in the window. Select any number from...
  • Page 84: Getting Ready To Communicate

    • _'7.- Reset the counters I_ To reset the counters to zero errors: every timeyou 1. Click on Reset Counters. The counters are all reset to zero values. starta comrnunication Click on Close to close the dialog box. session. Otherwise, the error count for the current session is added to that of the...
  • Page 85 • Handshake. Select Software (XON/XOFF), and the modem will verify the flow of information from the other computer, allowing you to receive all information sent. • Hardware Handshaking Options. Use the default settings. Click on Apply. From the Click on Close. Communications diskette, you can select the protocol...
  • Page 86: Dialing

    • Wrap Lines at Edge. If you select this option, long lines of text end at the edge of your screen and continue to the next line. If you do not select this option, lines of text that go beyond your screen's edge do not appear.
  • Page 87: Having A Conversation

    Having a Conversation Once you have connected, any text you enter on the Communication screen is automatically sent to the receiver. The cursor changes from solid to hollow, depending on what tasks are taking place. When the cursor is solici, generally it means that what you type...
  • Page 88 Select Quick Dial from the Dial menu; then enter the phone number the phone connected to the other modem and click on Dial. When connection has been made to the other compute, CONNECT appears in the Communication window. Close the Dial window. 4.
  • Page 89 5. Use Quick Dial from the Dial menu to enter the phone number for the phone connected to the other modem click on Dial. When the connection been made to the other computer;, CONNECT appears in the Communication window. Close the Dial window. 6.
  • Page 90: Receiving And Saving Messages And Files

    8. Click on Send. The Send XMODEM Status window appears and shows progress of the transfer, reporting errors. XMODEM automatically resends those portions of the transmission that have errors. However, the error count increases suddenly, you probably have a problem in the phone line and may want...
  • Page 91 Saving screen and scroll-back buffer text to a file Communication saves the last 175 lines of text in the scroll-back buffer, which is an area that stores the text that scrolls off the screen. This information stored so that you can view it by scrolling back through the window.
  • Page 92 8. When all information appears on the screen, press Stop Capture. 9. To exit, select Hang Up from the Dial menu; then press EXIT. 10. To read the capture.txt f'tle, open Text File Editor. For more information see the chapter called Text File Editor in Book 2. Saving text files using XMODEM You can receive text files without errors from being sent from one location to Before you can use...
  • Page 93: Using Scripts

    Using Scripts Before using a script to Scripts contain commands that instruct the Communication program connect to a bulletin perform a series of tasks. board, set the modem preferences to match Two sample scripts are available: GENIE.MAC and GEOS_BBS.MAC. These the particular bulletin for use with commercial bulletin...
  • Page 94 COMM <baud-databits-parity-stopbits--duplex>. Sets the baud rate, databits, parity, stopbits, and duplex. DIAL <number>. Dials the phone number that you specify. END. Stops the script. MATCH <text> GOTO'<label> PROMPT <mlmber>. Match Prompt work together to perform an action based on text received another computer.
  • Page 95: Internet And Email

    Internet and Email Your Intemet Browser provides access to the Intemet's Wor/d Wgde Web, world-wide collection of computers connected to share information. Use this Browser to navigate the Web and view information on different Web pages. Emailer allows you to send and receive email through your Intemet connection.
  • Page 96: Establishing An Intemet/Email Account And Setting Up

    Establishing an Internet/Email Account and Setting Up- To search the World Wide Web and send and receive email, you must f_rst open an account with an l_,mer_,_,t S erv_r.e Pro_. Internet Service Providers are connected to the Internet 24 hours a day. Use your modem to connect to the as a gateway to the Web.
  • Page 97 Also ask your Service Provider for the following information that you will need to set up your program for browsing the Web. Use this table to write information down. Write the Information Below Setup Information PPP account name PPP account Password Dial-up telephone...
  • Page 98 5. When finished, open Emailer and set up the Preferences (see page 101). Connecting to your Internet Service Provider The two options for connecting depend on your Internet Service Provider. When you connect manually, enter your user name and password each time For manual you connect...
  • Page 99: Browsing The Internet's World Wide Web

    Web pages. All Web pages have a uniqu_ address called a Uniform Resource Locx_or (URL), which is a long string of text (for example, See page 98 for ),.To open the Browser: information on customizing your 1. Click on Intemet from the Main Menu;...
  • Page 100 The Open Location dialog box appears. familiar with the Web, 2. Enter a URL (for example, enter click on OK. The you will learn more modem dials and con?lects to your Service Protn'de_. -URLs. You will_lsdfi_d it helpful to save URLs...
  • Page 101: Using Links To Access More Information Or Other Web

    Using Links to Access More Information or Other Web Pages Links appear as bold or underlined or italic text that can take you to more information or to another Web page. Sometimes they appear as placeholder tokens for graphic images. When you move the on-screen...
  • Page 102: Saving Information From A Web Page

    In some cases, text and links in a Web page may not print well because text is too light or small. You can change text attributes (font and size) to make printed Web pages more readable. See page 98 for information changing text attributes.
  • Page 103: Going Directly To Another Web Page

    URL without URL of the Web entering the prefix: http://. For example, you can enter page you want to open and press l_ To stop: ENTER. To stop oPening a Web page while in progress, click on the Stop button.
  • Page 104: Using The History List To Access Web

    Web page addresses )_ To remove a Web page address from your bookmarks: (URLs) in the 1. With any Web page open, select Show Bookmarks from the Bookmarks Bookmarkslist menu. The Bookmarks list appears. cannot be edited. You can on/,/add or Select the Web page by clicking...
  • Page 105: Browser Error Messages

    l_ To connect to a page for searching: Enter the URL in the Location box. For exanple, you can enter Then press ENTER. After several seconds, tbepage appears on the screen. I_ To begin a search: Each Web search page has its own format,...
  • Page 106: Customizing Your Web Browser

    Customizing Your Web Browser, You can customize your Browser by selecting a default Web page that will appear first whenever you open the Browser. You can also set preferences text appearance, memory usage, and tool bars. Selecting a Default Home Page You can select a Home Page from any Web page on the Wodd...
  • Page 107: Setting Memory Preferences

    Fixed Font. Select this option to set text attributes for Web pages containing fLxed-width fonts. Characters whose width is fixed take up To keep up with which the same amount of space. The letter w is the same width as the links you have already letter j.
  • Page 108: Selecting Display Preferences

    3. Click on Ok; then click on Close. Selecting Display Preferences You can also set the display to monochrome or gray scale. Monchrome is a crisp black and white display, and it makes some Web pages more readable. I_ To set display preferences: Select Monochrome display from the Options menu;...
  • Page 109: Using Emailer

    Using Emailer Emailer allows you to exchange electronic messages with other email addresses on the Web. You can also attach flies (such as a Word Processing document) and create multiple folders for storing email messages. You can also use Addressbool_ to store email addresses, which can be retrieved directly from Emailer.
  • Page 110 set preferences: 1. Click on Internet from the Main Menu. Another menu appears shoua'ng Internet and Etrnailer icons. After setting preferences, Click on Emailer. The Emailer startup window appears. The first time you you can return to make start Emaile_, the Preferences dialog box also appears:...
  • Page 111: Retrieving Email Messages

    Save Password. Select this to save your password, so you do not have to enter it every time you connect to email. Leave Messages on Server. Click here to store email messages on the server, only ff your Intemet Service Provider allows it. Keep Tabs in Body.
  • Page 112 The Menu bar shows the menu options available in Emailer. When you select one, a submenu appears with more options to select from. Folders store all email messages. There is a folder for incoming, outgoing, sent, and wash. To view the contents of a folder, double-click on it.
  • Page 113: Deleting Email Messages

    Select the Email from the Message Headers window by clicking on it until it is highlighted; then click on the Reply button. The RE window opens. Type your reply in the window. If you select Quote When If you want to send a copy of this reply to another email address, enter Reply in the Preferences that address in the CC box;...
  • Page 114: Creating And Sending Email Messages

    Creating and Sending Email Messages Once you send an email Once you create an email message, you have two sending options: you can across the intemet, you send it immediately or you can send it to your outbox to be sent the next cannot recover it.
  • Page 115 • Scroll bar. Use the scroll bar to scroll down and view more of the message window. The message window becomes larger as you enter text. To cancel an email before sending it, select Fill in the Header, pressing TAB to move to each new field: Close from the File To.
  • Page 116: Changing Text Appearance & Running Spell Check

    Changing Text Appearance & Running Spell Check You can change the size and font of text in your email messages. You can also run spell check before sending the email. • To change the font and font size: 1. Select the text of your message in the New Message window.
  • Page 117: Saving Emails As Files

    • To select a name and email from an Addressbook: If you remember the 1. Select Compose New Message from the Compose menu. The New Message alias of the person window _. you are ser_ng the email to, enterit in Click on the Address button.
  • Page 118: Attaching Or Including Files

    Attaching or Including Files You can also It is often useful to attach a/'de (for example, a Word Processing document) create an ASCII to an email. But to open the file, the recipient must have the same word text file using Text processing program.
  • Page 119: Copying And Pasting Text To And From Email

    • To include a file in an emafl message: 1. If the text file to be included is on diskette, insert that diskette in the disk, drive. 2. Click on the Compose button. The New Message window appeam. 3. Fill in the Header and type a message; then select Include File from the File menu.
  • Page 120: Sorting Mail

    _ To move an emafl to another folder: 1. From the main Emailer window, double-click on a folder to open it. The emails in the folder appear in ttm Message Headers window. Click on an email message to select dt;adog box appears. Click on the Move button.
  • Page 121: Setting Emailer Options

    * Search in Message Header. Click here to search the header: the To, Subject, CC, and Attach fields only. • Match Case. Click here to search for the term using the case (capitals or lower case) as entered in the Find box. To repeat the same 4.
  • Page 122: Email Error Messages

    Email Error Messages Power failures or Ernail messages sometimes do not reach their destination. When this interruptions can corrupt happens, you will receive an error message. The following table lists some email messages and common error codes and explanations: cause problems inside Emailer.
  • Page 123: Calculator

    Calculator The Calculator program allows you to do standard calculator tasks as well as Before starting, review these basic procedures more advanced ones, such as converting metric units to English units or Yen from the Getting Started to Dollars. chapter: •...
  • Page 124: Using Basic Calculator Functions

    Using Basic Calculator Functions, You can do the following calculations with the Calculator: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentage, square root, numbers squared, and inversion. You can also make measurement conversions, store numbers in memory, and perform f'mancial calculations. Using the Calculator's Buttons and Keys Before using...
  • Page 125 Backspace and Clear buttons The C/CE and the _1 buttons are used to delete or clear your entry. They are located to the right of the Readout bar. BUTTON KEYBOARD FUNCTION CTRL+ C Click once to reset the current number C/CE zero;...
  • Page 126: Performing Calculations

    Performing Calculations For each calculation, enter both numbers and operators. The numbers are the figures to be computed. The operators are symbols (such as + for addition). An operation is a combination of an operator and numbers (example: 100 + 200).
  • Page 127: Handling Error Or Overflow Conditions

    Using the on-screen pointer In addition to clicking buttons and selecting menu items, you can use the on-screen pointer to edit the numbers in the Readout bar. You can select digits in the display and move the insertion point. For instance, if you entered the number 124, but meant...
  • Page 128: Understanding Memory

    Understanding Memory To save the results of your calculation, use Calculator's built-in memory. memory feature allows you to temporarily store numbers during the current work session. The Calculator's memory stores _e number shown in the Readout bar. You can add to, subtract from, or recall a number stored...
  • Page 129: Converting Measurements

    Converting Measurements The Calculator provides a handy way to convert one type of measurement another, such as gallons to liters. You can convert: Inches/Centimeters Feet/Meters Miles/Kilometers Gallons/Liters Fahrenheit/Celsius Pounds/Kilograms I_ To convert: 1. Enter the number to convert in the Readout bar.
  • Page 130: Home And Family

    2. Double-click on the name of the worksheet to open it. The worksbeet appears: i_ ] ctr mitt= r._tmlate ,,/our e•r'= fuel otrl'_ u0dometer reati_ at kmt fill 30456.21 mll_ Current odem=dter roedin4p 30770.6 I Your car's effiden_i/z To move from field to 3.
  • Page 131: Retail

    Retail The Retail button gives you eight work,sheets for buying and selling retail items. The worksheets perform these calculations: • Sales Tax: Calculates the sales tax for a transaction. • Total Sale: Calculates the transaction total including sales tax. • Profit Margin: Calculates the profit margin on a sale.
  • Page 132: Financial

    Financial The Financial button gives you nine worksheets for managing your assets and • loans. The worksheets perform these calculations: • Compound Term: Calculates the time for a present value to reach a using interest rate. future value a compounding •...
  • Page 133: World Clock

    World Clock The World Clock shows the current time and date for a home city and for a destination city. For example, you can set the home city as the one you live in, and World Clock will display the correct time.
  • Page 134: Ewing Time Zones

    Viewing Time Zones World Clock allows you to view time and date information for a selected time zone, for a selected home city, and for a selected destination city. • To select a time zone: Using the glidepad, move the on-screen pointer to an area on the map and click on the Select...
  • Page 135: Setting Clock Options

    On the right, under Daylight Savings, click on Destination to set Daylight Savings Time for the selected Destination time zone. The new time appears under the Home button or under the Destination button. Setting Clock Options In addition to selecting daylight savings time, you can also set the notebook...
  • Page 136 WorldClock 128...
  • Page 137: To Do List

    8 To Do List The To Do List helps you manage and prioritize your tasks. You can also create multiple To Do List documents. For example, you may want separate To Do Lists for separate projects. Starting To Do List When you start To Do List, the default document appears.
  • Page 138: Adding Items To A List

    Adding Items to a List To Do List As you add each task to your list, you can set its priority and enter its due documents, like date..._: .--. other documents, can be deleted l_ To add an item to the List: using File Mar_ger.
  • Page 139: Editing A To Do List

    Editing a To Do List You can edit or delete the After adding an item to your To Do List, you can rename it, change its Untitled To Do in the priority, or change its due date as needed. You can also delete items and default To Do List.
  • Page 140: Customizing The To Do List

    Customizing the To Do List By customizing your To Do List window, you can view items of a given priority level only, and you can either view or suppress completed items. You can also change the view of the calendar by specifying which day of the week to start on.
  • Page 141: Creating A New To Do List

    • To print a To Do List: 1. Press PRINT from the function key row. A submenu appears. 2. Select Print. A d4_g box _. 3. Fill in the dialog box and click on Print. • To fax a To Do List: 1.
  • Page 142 ToDoList...
  • Page 143: Appendix

    Appendix: Troubleshooting & Specifications This Appendix contains information on troubleshooting and on the general specifications of your notebook. You can also find additional troubleshooting information, such as error messages, in the chapters tiffed Fax and Data Modem and Internet and Email. Troubleshooting, Possible Solution...
  • Page 144 Possible Solution Problem Keyboard Error ap- Turn the power off to the notebook and all peripheral devices (external pears on my screen. modem, printer), wait ten seconds, and then turn the power back Always turn the power on to the notebook before any peripherals.
  • Page 145 Problem Possible Solution My document Make sure your settings in both Page Setup and Page Size are the same as printed in the wrong your Printer Options. direction on the pa- per. • When I print, my Make sure your document dimensions that you set up in Page Size are not text is cut off on the greater than the actual size of your paper.
  • Page 146: L_Ecifications

    Specifications NB-60 9.4 inchVGA grayscaleLCD with beck light640 x 480 dot Display NB-80C 10.4 inchVGA colorLCD with back light640 x 480 dot Battery BA-4000 battery pack _lickeI-Cadmium (6V, 1400mAh), Two available Charging time: normal 15 hours (unit can be operated) special charge 6 hours (unit cannot be operated) Life: NB-60...
  • Page 147: Ck &White Clip'a_ I I I Iii Iii Iii I I Iiii Iii Iii Iii Iii I

  • Page 149 Black & White Clip Art .'°°°°'o,0,.°"'°,_ "',.,,,,,,./ TRACK UMBRELLA VALENTN TROPHY WA_ER WASHNGTN WEDDING o" " "o _ • _.._r_ o• • ii• °o • .Z'.i.! ll J .,._. • -v-;'. o -. " • ° • €l BABY ANNOUNC B-DAY ACCENT .,j'_...
  • Page 151 Black & White Clip Art CRUISE EAGLE EASTER FIRST C LASS • !. RRECRKR FIRST _EE! : '" '_mN GOLF FREE Appendix...
  • Page 152 Black & White Clip Art ;RA#O O PE#I#q HANDSHK GREET GRAD GRAND HANUKKAH Appendix...
  • Page 153: Color Clip Art

    Color Clip Art BLACKCAT CAKE ALUGATO ERFLY Appendix...
  • Page 154 Color Clip Art .,y >.o/yy',oy'_, >.,vy > LAMP OPEN OPENING ,, I TIGER SNOWMAN Appendix...
  • Page 155: Index

    Index converting measurements, host code page, 78 line status, 75 entering numbers, 119 lines per screen, 75 error conditions, 119 modem configuration, 77 functions in, 116 parity, 76 memory, 120 protocol setings, 76 memory buttons, 117 AC adapter receiving order of operations, copying text to the connecting, 6 using, 116...
  • Page 156 envelope, printing, 44 description, CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check), GeoComm, discard changes, 31 error communication, 84 naming, 32 Calculator, opening, 27 creating memory full, 31 printing, 42 documents, general error messages document options, 43 information, 27 Emailer, 114 number of copios, 43 email, 106 error from modem, 73 orientation...
  • Page 157 opening with shortcut key, Internet service provider, folders, for email, 111 description, formatting, diskettes, 65 submenus, 36 underlined letters, 37 forwarding an email, 105 using, 34 Menu key, 37 keeping a menu open, 38 modem keyboard connecting, 12, 13 glidepad calculator, 119 description, clicking on an item, 21...
  • Page 158 Reset button, 41 sound, preferences, using, 18 retail worksheets, Calculator, special, character, phone line quality, FAX, 72 starting and exiting programs, power, cord, safety, 4 power on LED, 3 Stop button, 41 Preferences" storing email, 111 modem, 14 safety precautions, printer, 11 submenus, serial mouse (option), 16...
  • Page 159 uniform resource locator (URL), description, 91 VGA port, location, 3 viewing documents, To Do list items, 132 warnings and cautions, 4 Web page, display, 100 World Clock Daylight Savings Time, 126 setting time zones, 126 World Wide Web, 87 × XMODEM, communication, 79, 81, 84...
  • Page 160 b_____® Printed, in USA Part Number US3390001 A...

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