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THE EVER CHANGING MODES OF GRAFFITI

With Graffiti, you use special strokes to enter its different modes, such as stroking from the bottom to the top of the Graffiti area to enter Shift mode. If you change your mind and want to switch back to normal writing before committing to a capital letter or punctuation character, write a Back Space stroke (stroke from right to left in the Graffiti area), which effectively “deletes” the Shift or Punctuation Shift stroke you just made.

Day view

EXCUSE ME, DO YOU HAVE THE TIME?

The Date Book’s Day view provides a fine overview of the day, but doesn’t automatically tell you the current time. However, you can tap the date tab in the upper-left corner to briefly display the current time. This works in each Date Book view except for the Agenda view, which shows the time by default.

However, tapping the title bar under Palm OS 3.5 brings up the program’s menus, so although the time appears, it’s quickly obscured by the menu. Instead, tap and hold to view the time, then move your stylus off the tab to return to normal without engaging the menu.

STAY ON THE AGENDA

If you have the Agenda view displayed in the Date Book application under Palm OS 3.5, then switch to another application, then return to the Date Book, the Agenda will reappear. Normally, the Date Book returns to the Day view when you switch back to it. So, make sure you’re looking at the Agenda view before you exit the Date Book application if this is your preferred view.

QUICK LOOK UP

The Date Book includes a Look Up feature allowing you to switch to the Address Book and select a name to enter into a Date Book field. The Palm OS searches for last name when performing a lookup, so you can write a person’s last name and, if theirs is the only instance of that name, their name and phone number will appear without making a trip to the Address Book screen.

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