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10 Minute Guide to Pocket PC 2002

10 Minute Guide to Pocket PC 2002

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  • Copyright 2003
  • Pages: 224
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Adobe DRM)
  • ISBN-10: 0-7686-6107-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7686-6107-1

The pocket-sized reference to the Pocket PC - the only book that isn't bigger than the Pocket PC itself! This presentation is ideal for Pocket PC users who need a quick, lightweight, portable guide to everything their PDAs can do. This book presents step-by-step instructions to the 30 most-used features of the Pocket PC in lessons that can be completed in ten minutes or less.

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Table of Contents


1. Understanding Basic Hardware Operations.

Understanding the Control Layout. Turning Your Pocket PC On and Off. Using the Stylus. Working with Cards and Other Accessories.

2. Navigating the Pocket PC Interface.

Using the Today Screen. Using the Navigation and Command Bars. Using the Start Menu. Using the New Menu. Using Pop-Up Menus.

3. Configuring the Sound and Display.

Adjusting Volume Settings. Setting System Sounds. Adjusting Display Settings.

4. Managing User Input.

Using the Soft Keyboard. Using Letter Recognizer. Using Block Recognizer. Using Transcriber. Activating Word Completion.

5. Managing Power Consumption.

Monitoring Battery Life. Configuring Power Preferences.

6. Managing Memory Usage.

Monitoring Memory Usage. Allocating Memory. Reducing Memory Usage. Using Storage Cards.

7. Personalizing Your Pocket PC.

Resetting the Clock. Configuring the Today Screen. Configuring the Start Menu. Configuring the New Menu. Reprogramming the Hotkey Buttons.

8. Managing Personal Information—Securely.

Changing Owner Information. Displaying Owner Information at Power-On. Personalizing the My Info Screen. Adding Password Protection. Using a Wallet Program to Store Private Information.

9. Connecting to Your PC and Other Devices.

Connecting to Your Desktop PC. Managing Connection Options. Connecting to a Network. Connecting to Another Pocket PC.

10. Synchronizing Your Pocket PC.

Configuring ActiveSync. Using ActiveSync. Setting Up Remote Synchronization.

11. Working with Files and Folders.

Using File Explorer. Finding Files. enaming and Deleting Files and Folders. Copying, Moving, and Beaming Files and Folders. Creating New Folders. Storing Files on Cards. Managing Files from Your Desktop PC .

12. Backing Up Your Data.

Backing Up Files. Restoring Files. Other Backup Options.

13. Using Pocket PC Applications.

Opening an Application. Minimizing and Closing an Application. Saving Application Files. Installing a New Application. Removing an Application. Reinstalling a Deleted Application.

14. Using Contacts.

Understanding Contacts. Creating New Contacts. Viewing and Managing Your Contacts. Synchronizing Contact Information. Beaming Contacts.

15. Using the Calendar.

Viewing the Calendar. Making a New Appointment. Viewing Appointments. Configuring Notification. Beaming Appointments. Synchronizing Appointments.

16. Using Tasks and Notes.

Working with Tasks. Working with Notes.

17. Using Pocket Word.

Creating, Opening, and Saving Documents. Entering Text. Formatting Text. Checking Your Spelling. Sharing Documents with Microsoft Word.

18. Using Pocket Excel.

Recognizing the Differences Between Pocket Excel and Microsoft Excel. Creating, Opening, and Saving Spreadsheets. Entering and Formatting Data. Using Functions and Formulas. Sharing Documents with Microsoft Excel.

19. Using Pocket Money.

Starting Pocket Money. Synchronizing Accounts. Entering Account Transactions. Protecting Your Data.

20. Connecting to the Internet.

Using the Pocket PC Connection Wizard. Connecting via a Standard Modem. Connecting via a Wireless Modem. Connecting via a Cellular Phone. Connecting via an Ethernet Network. Connecting via Your Desktop PC.

21. Sending and Receiving Email.

Configuring Your Email Account. Connecting and Receiving Email Messages. Reading Messages. Responding to and Creating New Messages. Handling File Attachments. Managing Your Address Book.

22. Using Instant Messaging.

Setting Up an MSN Messenger Account. Creating New Contacts. Sending and Receiving Messages.

23. Surfing the Web with Internet Explorer.

Viewing Web Sites. Changing View Options. Managing Favorite Sites. Using the AvantGo Service.

24. Listening to Music Files.

Copying Digital Audio Files. Listening to Songs. Creating a Playlist. Changing Skins.

25. Viewing Movie Files.

Viewing Digital Movies. Adjusting Playback settings. Other Movie Players. Movies to Download.

26. Working with Digital Photographs.

Viewing Photographs. Using Other Picture Viewing Software. Turning Your Pocket PC into a Digital Camera.

27. Finding and Using Maps.

Using Maps on Your Pocket PC. Downloading Maps from the Web. Using Pocket Streets. Using Other Map Utilities. Using GPS Accessories.

28. Reading eBooks.

Using the eBook Reader. Finding and Downloading eBooks. Listening to Audio eBooks.

29. Playing Pocket PC Games.

Playing Built-In Games. Finding and Downloading Pocket PC Games. Emulating Other Game Platforms.

Appendix A. Pocket PC Accessories.

Finding Pocket PC Accessories. Pocket PC Manufacturers. Popular Pocket PC Accessories.

Appendix B. Pocket PC Applications.

Finding Pocket PC Software. Specific Applications and Utilities.


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