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  • Brand: Acer
  • Product: PDA
  • Model/name: N20
  • Filetype: PDF
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Manual for
Acer n20 Handheld
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COPYRIGHT
Copyright © 2002 Acer Inc. or its subsidiaries
All Rights Reserved. Printed in Taiwan.
Acer n20 Handheld Manual
Original issue: August 2002
Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Inc.
Microsoft, ActiveSync, Outlook, Pocket Outlook, Windows, Windows NT, and the Windows logo are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft products are licensed
to OEMs by Microsoft Licensing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation.
Other company’s product names or trademarks are used herein for identification purpose only and belong to their respective
companies.
Changes may be made periodically to the information in this publication without obligation to notify any person of such
revision or changes. Such changes will be incorporated in new editions of this Manual or supplementary documents and
publications.
No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means,
electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Acer Inc.
DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Acer and its subsidiaries makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents
hereof and specifically disclaims the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Acer and its
subsidiaries assume no responsibility for any damage or loss resulting from the use of this Acer n20 Handheld Manual.
NOTES
Record the serial number, purchase date, and place of purchase information in the space provided below. The serial number is
recorded on the label affixed to your Acer n20. All correspondence concerning your unit should include the serial number and
purchase information.
Acer n20 Handheld
S/N: _______________________________________
Purchase Date: ____________________________
Place of Purchase: _________________________
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About this Manual
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About this Manual
Welcome to the Acer n20 Handheld Manual. This Manual is designed to help you get
up and running quickly with your new Acer n20—a Windows®
Powered Pocket PC
2002 handheld. It describes all you need to know about how to use your handheld as
well as the application programs that come with it.
This Manual will discuss the following topics:
• Acer n20 system tour
• Setup and maintenance procedures
• Viewing and entering data
• Using the application programs bundled with you handheld
• Taking advantage of your handheld’s expansion features
• Synchronising data between your handheld and your computer
• Connecting your handheld to a computer, a network, or the Internet
• Personalising your handheld with your own preference settings
This Manual introduces you to the many ways your Acer n20 can help you organise
and manage both business and personal information to make your everyday activities
a more productive and satisfying experience.
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First things first
Your guides
v
First things first
We would like to thank you for making Acer n20 your choice for your handheld
needs. Your new sleek Acer n20 is a multi-functional tool packed with user-friendly
features and high-performance applications designed to make organising work-
related information and synchronising it with your personal activities a time-efficient
task. We hope you enjoy using your Acer n20 as much as we enjoyed creating it for
you.
Use your Acer n20 to effectively manage information related to both business and
personal tasks.
• Use the Microsoft®
Pocket PC 2002 software to perform organising and
computing tasks
• Synchronise the information on your computer with the information on your
handheld using Microsoft®
ActiveSync®
• Get connected to the Internet with the Microsoft®
Pocket Internet Explorer
• Create an on-the-go backup file
• Expand your handheld’s capabilities using either the built-in Memory Stick
slot or the optional expansion sleeve
• Beam information to another IR-enabled device
• Communicate using the built-in wireless communication feature (applicable
to the Acer n20w model only)
• Customise your handheld based on your personal requirements and
preferences
Your guides
To help you use your Acer n20, we have designed a set of guides:
For information on: Refer to:
Programs on your handheld This Manual.
Bundled in the Acer n20 Handheld Companion CD, it
provides online reference for using your Acer n20.
The Acer n20 Handheld Help.
To view Help, tap and then Help.
Programs on your handheld
Additional programs that can be
installed on your handheld
The Acer n20 Handheld Companion CD.
Connecting to and synchronising
with your computer
The Just for Starters... poster.
ActiveSync Help on your computer.
To view Help, click Help and then Microsoft
ActiveSync Help.
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Package contents
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Package contents
Your Acer n20 comes packed in a cardboard box. Carefully unpack the box and
remove the contents. If any of the following items are missing or damaged, contact
your dealer immediately:
Optional accessories
To create more variety and expand the capabilities of your Acer n20, you can purchase
the following optional accessories.
Taking care of your Acer n20
This section provides information on the following:
• Proper care and usage of your handheld
• Resetting your handheld
Proper care and usage of your Acer n20
Your Acer n20’s rugged and tough construction is designed to provide you with years
of reliable and trouble-free service. Observing the following general maintenance
procedures will help ensure this:
Last-minute updates and detailed
technical information
The Read Me files.
Located in the Microsoft ActiveSync folder on your
computer and on the Acer n20 Handheld Companion CD.
Up-to-date information
regarding your handheld
http://www.acer.com/
For information on: Refer to:
• Acer n20 handheld • Just for Starters... poster
• Stylus • Acer n20 Handheld Quick Guide
• USB cradle • Acer n20 Handheld Companion CD
• Battery pack • Acer n20 Handheld Accessories Catalogue
• AC adapter • Warranty Agreement
• Expansion sleeve • Earphones with microphone
• Extra battery pack • 4-in-1 handheld pen
• Plug adapter • Colour stylus pack
• USB sync cable • Leather cover
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Taking care of your Acer n20
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1 Take care not to scratch the screen of your handheld. Keep the screen clean. When
working with your handheld, use the supplied stylus or plastic-tipped pens intended
for use with touch-sensitive screens. Never use an actual pen or pencil or other sharp
object on the screen surface.
2 Your handheld is not waterproof and should not be exposed to rain or moisture.
Under extreme conditions, water may enter the circuitry through the front panel
buttons. In general, treat your handheld as you would a pocket calculator or other
small electronic device.
3 Take care not to drop your handheld or subject it to any strong impact. Do not place
your handheld in your back pocket; if you sit on it, you may damage it.
4 Protect your handheld from temperature extremes. For example, do not leave your
handheld 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.
5 Do not use or store your handheld in any location that is extremely dusty, damp or
wet.
6 Use a soft, damp cloth to clean your handheld. If the surface of the screen becomes
soiled, clean it with a soft cloth moistened with diluted window-cleaning solution.
Resetting your Acer n20
You may have to perform a reset if your handheld no longer responds to the buttons
on the screen.
Performing a soft reset
A soft reset allows your handheld to get a fresh start, similar to rebooting a computer.
All records and entries are retained after a soft reset.
To perform a soft reset:
• Using the tip of your stylus, lightly press the reset button inside the hole on
the rear panel of your handheld.
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Performing a hard reset
A hard reset will erase all records and entries stored in your handheld. Never perform
a hard reset unless a soft reset does not correct your problem. When you perform your
next ActiveSync operation, you can restore any data that you previously synchronised
to your computer. To perform a hard reset, do the following:
1 Detach the battery pack from your handheld.
Refer to "To uninstall the battery pack" on page 9 for instructions.
2 Slide up the hard reset switch located on the right side of the battery bay (a) then
slide it down again (b).
3 After resetting your handheld, reinstall the battery pack in its bay.
Refer to "To install the battery pack" on page 8 for instructions.
NOTE: When you perform a hard reset, the current date and time are retained. Formats,
preferences, and other settings are restored to their factory default settings.
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Locking your Acer n20
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Locking your Acer n20
Your handheld is not just a financial investment but a wealthy source of personal
information, some of which may be confidential so it is only logical to protect it from
any unauthorized access. The Security setting gives you the option of assigning a lock
password that will be required to access your handheld after a set period of inactivity.
To assign a lock password
1 Tap , Settings.
2 On the Personal tab, tap Password.
3 Select a password option.
• Simple 4 digit password
• Strong alphanumeric password
4 Define the period of inactivity before the lock password will be required for access.
5 Enter a password then retype it to confirm.
For more information, refer to "Password" on page 124.
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Contents
About this Manual iii
First things first v
Your guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Package contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi
Taking care of your Acer n20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi
Proper care and usage of your Acer n20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi
Resetting your Acer n20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vii
Locking your Acer n20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
1 Getting started 1
Features summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Connectivity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Expansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Design and ergonomics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Acer n20 tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Front view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Left view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Top view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Bottom view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Preparing to use your Acer n20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Installing the Microsoft®
ActiveSync®
software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Installing the battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Connecting the cradle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Charging your Acer n20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Setting up your Acer n20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Performing the first synchronisation process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Command interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Hardware buttons and the stylus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Today screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Navigation bar and command bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Pop-up menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
2 Entering data in your Acer n20 19
Using the input panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
To type with the soft keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
To use Letter Recognizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
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To use Block Recognizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
To use Transcriber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Writing on the screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
To write on the screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Drawing on the screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
To create a drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Recording a message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
To create a recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
To play a recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Using My Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
To insert a My Text message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
3 Managing applications and information 29
Opening an application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Switching between applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Finding and organising information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
To use Find . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
To use File Explorer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
4 Managing Microsoft®
Pocket Outlook applications 33
Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Scheduling an appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Creating a meeting request . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Creating a contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Finding a contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Creating a task . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Creating a note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Inbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Synchronising email messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Connecting directly to an email server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Using the Message list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Composing a message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Managing email messages and folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
5 Managing Microsoft®
Pocket PC 2002 companion programs 49
Pocket Word . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Creating a new file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Entering information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Pocket Excel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Creating a new workbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Displaying the toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Protecting your workbooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
MSN®
Messenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Setting up an account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
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Working with contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Chatting with contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Microsoft®
Windows Media™ Player for Pocket PC®
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Microsoft®
Reader for Pocket PC®
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Using Guidebook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Getting books on your Acer n20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Using Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Opening a book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Reading a book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Using the Reader features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Removing a book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
6 Using third-party applications 63
RecentDo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Backup/Restore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Backup function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Restore function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Deleting a file from a storage card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
IA Album LE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
IA Album LE menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Acrobat®
Reader®
for Pocket PC®
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
PocketTV Enterprise Edition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Command bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Seek/Progress bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Status bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Tools menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
7 Using expansion features 91
Memory Stick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Inserting a Memory Stick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Removing a Memory Stick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Acer Versatile Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Expansion sleeve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Attaching your Acer n20 to the expansion sleeve . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Using the expansion sleeve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
8 Exchanging and updating data using ActiveSync®
99
9 Getting connected 101
Infrared communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Sending information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Receiving information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Wireless communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Activating the wireless feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Configuring the wireless settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Configuring the WLAN utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Connecting to the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
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To create a modem connection to an ISP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
To create an Ethernet connection to an ISP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Connecting to a network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
To create a modem connection to a network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
To create an Ethernet connection to a network . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Starting a connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Ending a connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Connecting directly to an email server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Getting help on connecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
10 Using Microsoft®
Pocket Internet Explorer 115
Mobile Favorites folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Favorite links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Mobile favorites. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
AvantGo channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Signing up for AvantGo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Using Pocket Internet Explorer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
To view mobile favorites and channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
To browse the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
11 Customising your handheld 121
Adjusting handheld settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Adding and removing programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Adding programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Removing programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Adding a program to the Start menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Index 139
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1 Getting started
Features summary
1
1 Getting started
This chapter will discuss the following topics:
• Feature highlights of your Acer n20
• Acer n20 system tour
• Step-by-step procedures on how to prepare your handheld for use
• Basic concepts in using your Acer n20
Features summary
Performance
• Intel®
PXA250 Applications Processor with Intel®
XScaleTM
Technology
• System memory:
– 64 MB SDRAM for application storage
– 32 MB Flash ROM for operating system
• Microsoft®
Pocket PC 2002 Premium with Microsoft®
Outlook 2000
Display
• 3.8" Reflective TFT LCD (Thin Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Display)
• 240 x 320 resolution
• 16-bit or 64K colour support
• Microsoft®
ClearType technology for clearer, crisper font display
• MediaQ graphics controller for enhanced graphics performance
Audio
• Embedded AC '97 CODEC with CD-quality stereo output
• Built-in industry-standard 3.5-mm earphone jack
• Built-in microphone
Connectivity
• 19-pin Acer Versatile Connector
• 100-pin expansion connector
• SIR (Standard Infrared) capability
• Wireless communication function using the built-in IEEE 802.11b WLAN
(Wireless LAN) adapter (applicable to the Acer n20w model only)
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1 Getting started
Features summary
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Expansion
• Integrated Memory Stick slot
• Acer Versatile Connector
• Expansion sleeve (optional, sold separately)
– CompactFlash Type II slot
– PC Card Type II slot
– Standard USB host connector
Battery pack
• Removable and rechargeable Lithium polymer battery
– Acer n20 - 1000 mAH capacity battery pack
– Acer n20w - 2000 mAH capacity battery pack
• Operation time for normal usage
– Acer n20 - 8 hours
– Acer n20w - 15 hours
NOTE: Length of battery operation will depend on power consumption which in turn is
based on system resources use. For example, constantly using the backlight or using power-
demanding applications will shorten the length of battery operation.
• Charging time from empty to full capacity
– Acer n20 - 4 hours
– Acer n20w - 8 hours
• Built-in backup battery
Design and ergonomics
• Stylish, light and thin design
• User-friendly navigation features
– Scroll wheel for one-hand operation
– Directional pad for multi-directional scrolling in various menus and
applications
– Quick buttons to easily launch commonly-used applications
– Start button for one-tap access to all available applications
– Hold switch lets you lock all buttons from being accidentally pressed
when handheld is placed in pocket or in a bag.
Specifications Acer n20 Acer n20w
Height 12.9 cm 12.9 cm
Width 7.9 cm 7.9 cm
Depth 1.29 cm 1.96 cm
Weight 180g 235g
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1 Getting started
Acer n20 tour
3
Acer n20 tour
Front view
No. Component Description
1 Power button/
LED indicator
Press to turn on your handheld (LED lights up green) if it is
off and returns to the last screen that was displayed, and
off if it is on.
LED status description.
• Flashing green - Charging handheld
• Steady green - Charging complete
• Flashing red - Alarm indicator, email is received
2 Stylus holder Secures the stylus to your handheld. To use the stylus,
remove it from its holder and hold it the same way you
hold a pen or pencil.
3 LCD touchscreen Displays the applications and data stored in your handheld.
It is touch-sensitive and responds to the stylus or your
finger.
4 Quick button for
Today
Displays the Today screen.
For more information on this screen, refer to page 15.
5 Quick button for
Calendar
Activates the Calendar program.
For more information on this program, refer to page 33.
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NOTE:
Refer to "Personal" on page 122 for instructions on how to reassign the hardware buttons to
other applications installed on your handheld.
If your handheld is turned off, pressing any Quick button turns on the handheld and opens
the program assigned to that button.
Using the backlight
If lighting conditions make it difficult for you to see the information on your
handheld, use the backlight to illuminate your screen.
You can change the backlight settings. Refer to "System" on page 126.
To activate the backlight:
• Press the power button and hold it down for about two seconds. Release the
button when the backlight turns on.
To turn off the backlight:
• Press the power button and hold it down for two seconds. Release the button
when the backlight turns off.
6 Directional pad Enables multi-directional scrolling in various menus and
applications. Press the center of the pad on to simulate the
function of the Enter key.
7 Quick button for
Contacts
Activates the Contacts program.
For more information on this program, refer to page 36.
8 Quick button for
Inbox
Activates the Inbox program.
For more information on this program, refer to page 43.
9 Microphone Inputs audio into your handheld.
10 Internal speaker Outputs sounds from your handheld.
No. Component Description
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Left view
No. Component Description
1 Record button Activates the Microsoft®
Pocket PC’s Record program.
For more information on how to use this program, refer to
page 26.
2 Scroll wheel Scroll one page up or down to display the text and other
information that extends beyond the area of the LCD
touchscreen.
3 Start hardware
button
Hardware button to display the Start menu.
4 Hold switch Slide to lock all buttons from being accidentally pressed when
handheld is placed in pocket or in a bag.
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Top view
No. Component Description
1 Memory Stick
slot
Accepts a Memory Stick, allowing you to add more memory,
install add-on applications or use audio or text files stored in it
for use with internal applications. You can also use it to back up
data from your handheld.
2 Earphone jack Connects to audio line-out devices (earphones/headphones).
3 Infrared (IR)
port
Uses infrared technology to transmit and receive data from
other IR-enabled devices.
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Bottom view
Preparing to use your Acer n20
Perform first the following easy setup tasks to begin using your handheld:
• Install the Microsoft®
ActiveSync®
software in your computer
• Install the battery pack
• Connect the cradle
• Charge your handheld
• Set up your handheld
• Perform the first ActiveSync operation
Installing the Microsoft®
ActiveSync®
software
The main function of the Microsoft®
ActiveSync®
software is to synchronise the
information on your computer with the information on your handheld.
Synchronisation compares the data on your handheld with your computer and
updates the information on both locations. This will then served as a backup file in
case something happens to your handheld.
No. Component Description
1 Acer Versatile
Connector
Connects your handheld to the cradle, which in turn connects to
the back of your computer and through the AC adapter to the
wall current. This allows you to recharge your handheld and
perform an ActiveSync operation. You can also use it to connect
peripheral hardware devices, such as an external keyboard, to
your handheld.
2 Battery
release switch
Unlatch to detach the removable battery pack from its bay.
3 Battery bay Houses the handheld’s battery pack.
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The following instructions tell you how to install the ActiveSync®
software.
Important installation notes
• Before installing ActiveSync, make sure that your handheld cradle is not yet
connected to your computer. Connect the cradle only after you have finished
installing ActiveSync.
• If you don’t have Microsoft®
Outlook®
98 installed, please install Microsoft®
Outlook®
2000 now.
• It is recommended that users choosing to install Outlook 2000 from this CD
do so before installing ActiveSync.
• Do not copy the ActiveSync files to your computer’s hard disk. You must use
the Acer n20 Handheld Companion CD to place the files in their proper
locations and to decompress the files.
To install the Microsoft®
ActiveSync®
software
1 Exit any open programs, including those that run at startup, and disable any virus-
scanning software.
2 Insert the Acer n20 Handheld Companion CD into the computer’s CD-ROM drive.
The CD’s welcome page appears.
3 Click the animated forward icon to go to the next screen.
4 Click the Start Here tab on the right side of the screen.
5 Read the instructions and installation notes indicated on the Start Here screen.
6 Click the buttons on the left pane to install each of the individual applications.
• Outlook 2000 (recommended)
• ActiveSync®
3.5
After installation, the ActiveSync icon will appear on your computer’s system tray
(on the lower right-hand corner of the screen).
Refer to the ActiveSync software online Help for information on how to use the
software. If at any time, you would like to restart this setup program, simply re-insert
the CD into the CD-ROM drive.
Installing the battery pack
Your Acer n20 uses a removable and rechargeable Lithium polymer battery pack.
Refer to the succeeding section for instructions on how to install the battery pack to
your handheld.
To install the battery pack
1 Turn the handheld over to access its rear panel.
2 Check that the battery release switch is in the Unlock position.
3 Slide down the hard reset switch located on the right side of the battery bay.
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IMPORTANT: You will only need to slide down the hard reset switch for the initial
installation of the battery pack. There is no need to use this switch for subsequent battery
pack reinstallation unless you intend to perform a hard reset. For more information on
performing a hard reset, refer to page viii.
4 Insert the battery pack into the battery bay (a), then slide the battery release switch to
the Lock position (b).
To uninstall the battery pack
1 Turn the handheld over to access its rear panel.
2 Slide the battery release switch to the Unlock position (a), then pull out the battery
pack from its bay (b).
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IMPORTANT: Do not remove the battery pack for more than 30 minutes, unless you intend
to use the expansion sleeve; otherwise you risk losing all data on the internal memory of your
handheld.
Connecting the cradle
The cradle that comes with your handheld enables you to charge your handheld as
well as synchronise the information on your handheld with those in your computer
using ActiveSync technology.
To connect the cradle
1 Connect the AC adapter cord to the power socket at the back of the cradle.
2 Plug the AC adapter into any AC current outlet.
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Charging your Acer n20
For initial use, you need to charge your handheld for three hours. After that, you can
charge it for a few minutes each day to recharge the battery to full capacity. Normally,
you can use your handheld for eight straight hours of operation before you need to
recharge the battery.
To charge your Acer n20
You use the cradle to charge your handheld.
1 Connect the AC adapter connector to the power socket at the back of the cradle, then
plug the other end of the AC adapter into any AC current outlet.
2 Insert your handheld into the cradle. The bottom edge of your handheld should align
smoothly with the cradle when it is inserted properly.
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LED status during charging:
• Charging: Flashing green
• Charging complete: Steady green
If the battery level becomes low in the course of normal use, a status icon appears on
the handheld screen indicating low or very low battery status (refer to "Status icons"
on page 15). Perform an ActiveSync operation to back up your data, then recharge the
battery.
If your handheld shuts down (i.e., battery is completely drained out) you have about
30 minutes to recharge the battery before you lose all data on your handheld’s
internal memory.
The battery pack is removable. Refer to the succeeding section for instructions on how
to remove it from the battery bay.
NOTE: You have the option to purchase a spare battery pack for your handheld.
Setting up your Acer n20
After you have initially charged your handheld for three hours, you can now set it up
for use. Refer to the instructions below.
To set up your Acer n20
1 Turn on your handheld by pressing the power button on the front panel.
2 Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your handheld.
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Performing the first synchronisation process
After completing the setup procedures you can now perform the first ActiveSync
operation with the help of the 'New Partnership' setup wizard.
This wizard will help you:
• Set up a partnership so you can synchronise information between your
handheld and your computer
• Customise your synchronisation settings
To perform the first synchronisation process
1 Connect the cradle.
For instructions, refer to page 10.
2 Insert your handheld in the cradle.
The bottom edge of your handheld should align smoothly with the cradle when it is
inserted properly.
3 Plug the cradle’s USB connector into a USB port on your computer.
The 'New Partnership' setup wizard will automatically start on your computer screen.
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NOTE: If the wizard does not automatically appear, launch ActiveSync on your computer by
clicking on its icon from Start > Programs.
4 Follow the onscreen instructions.
The first synchronisation process will automatically begin when you finish using the
wizard.
After your first synchronisation, take a look at Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks on your
handheld. You'll notice that information you've stored in Microsoft Outlook on your
computer has been copied to your handheld, and you didn't have to type a word.
Disconnect your handheld from your computer and you're ready to go!
Once you have set up ActiveSync and completed the first synchronisation process, you
can initiate synchronisation from your handheld. To do so, on your handheld, tap ,
then tap ActiveSync.
NOTE: If you have a wireless LAN card, you can synchronise remotely from your handheld.
For Acer n20w models, you can use the built-in IEEE 802.11b WLAN adapter.
Command interface
Hardware buttons and the stylus
Your handheld has hardware buttons that control actions and scroll functions, and a
stylus for selecting items and entering information.
On your handheld, the stylus replaces the mouse.
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• Tap. Touch the screen once with the stylus to open items and select options.
• Drag. Hold the stylus on the screen and drag across the screen to select text
and images. Drag in a list to select multiple items.
• Tap and hold. Tap and hold the stylus on an item to see a list of actions
available for that item. On the pop-up menu that appears, tap the action you
want to perform.
Today screen
When you turn on your handheld for the first time each day (or after 4 hours of
inactivity), you'll see the Today screen. You can also display it by tapping and then
Today. On the Today screen, you can see, at a glance, a list of important reminders for
the day.
Status icons
Following are some of the status icons you may see.
Tap to switch
to a program.
Tap to adjust volume
or mute all sounds.
Tap to change date and time.
Tap to open an item.
Your day at a glance.
Tap to create a
new item.
Tap to view
connection status.
Status icon Description
Turns all sounds on and off
Backup battery is low
Main battery is charging
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1
If more notification icons need to be displayed than there is room to display them, the Notification
icon appears. Tap the icon to view all notification icons.
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 other programs and close screens.
Main battery is low
Main battery is very low
Main battery is full
Connection is active
Synchronisation is beginning or ending
Synchronisation is occurring
Notification1
that one or more instant messages were received
Notification that one or more email messages were received
Status icon Description
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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.
• To create a new item in the current program, tap New.
• To see the name of a button, tap and hold the stylus on the button. Drag the
stylus off the button so that the command is not carried out.
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 email message to a contact. The actions in the pop-up menus
vary from program to program.
To access a pop-up menu:
1 Tap and hold the stylus on the item that you want to perform the action on.
2 When the menu appears, lift the stylus, then do any of the following:
• Tap the action you want to perform.
Tap to quickly select a program
you have recently used.
Tap to select a program.
Tap to see more programs.
Tap to customise your handheld.
New button.
Menu
names.
Buttons.
Input panel button.
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• Tap anywhere outside the menu to close the menu without performing an
action.
Notifications
Your handheld reminds you in a variety of ways when you have something to do. For
example, if you've set up an appointment in Calendar, a task with a due date in Tasks,
or an alarm in Clock, you'll be notified in any of the following ways:
• A message box appears on the screen.
• A sound, which you can specify, is played.
• The LED indicator on the front panel of your handheld flashes red.
To choose reminder types and sounds for your handheld, tap and then Settings. In
the Personal tab, tap Sounds & Notifications. The options you choose here are applied
globally in your handheld.
Tap and hold to display
the pop-up menu.
Lift the stylus and tap
the action you want.
Tap outside the menu
to close it without performing
an action.
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2 Entering data in your
Acer n20
You can enter data into your handheld in several ways:
• Use the input panel to enter typed text, either by using the soft keyboard or
other input method.
• Write directly on the screen.
• Draw pictures on the screen.
• Speak into your handheld’s microphone to record a message.
• In Inbox or MSN Messenger, use the My Text function
• Use Microsoft®
ActiveSync®
to synchronise or copy information from your
computer to your handheld.
Refer to page 99 for detailed information on using Microsoft®
ActiveSync®
.
Using the input panel
Use the input panel to enter information in any program on your handheld. You can
either type using the soft keyboard or write using Letter Recognizer, Block Recognizer,
or Transcriber. In either case, the characters appear as typed text on the screen.
NOTE: Transcriber is available only for the English and European Acer n20 models.
To show or hide the input panel
1 Tap the Input Panel button.
2 Tap the arrow next to the Input Panel button to see your choices.
When you use the input panel, your handheld anticipates the word you are typing or
writing and displays it above the input panel. When you tap the displayed word, it is
Input Panel button.
Select an input method.
Tap to see your choices.
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inserted into your text at the insertion point. The more you use your handheld, the
more words it learns to anticipate.
To change word suggestion options
• To set word suggestion options such as the number of words suggested at
one time, tap , Settings, Personal tab, Input, and then the Word
Completion tab.
To type with the soft keyboard
1 Tap the arrow next to the Input Panel button, then Keyboard.
2 On the soft keyboard that is displayed, tap the keys with your stylus.
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, 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.
NOTE: For specific instructions on using Letter Recognizer, with Letter Recognizer open, tap
the question mark next to the writing area.
To use Block Recognizer
With Block Recognizer you can input character strokes using the stylus that are similar
to those used on other devices.
1 Tap the arrow next to the Input Panel button, then Block Recognizer.
Tap here if this
is the right word.
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2 Write a letter in the box.
When you write a letter, it is converted to typed text that appears on the screen.
NOTE: For specific instructions on using Block Recognizer, with Block Recognizer open, tap
the question mark next to the writing area.
To use Transcriber
With Transcriber you can write anywhere on the screen using the stylus just as you
would on paper.
NOTE: Transcriber is available only for the English and European Acer n20 models.
Unlike Letter Recognizer and Block Recognizer, you can write a sentence or more of
information. Then, pause and let Transcriber change the written characters to typed
characters.
1 Tap the arrow next to the Input Panel button and then Transcriber.
2 Write anywhere on the screen.
NOTE: For specific instructions on using Transcriber, with Transcriber open, tap the question
mark in the lower right hand corner of the screen.
To select and edit typed text
If you want to edit or format typed text, you must select it first.
1 Drag the stylus across the text to select it.
2 To cut, copy, and paste typed text:
a Tap and hold the selected words
b Tap an editing command on the pop-up menu, or tap a command on the Edit
menu.
Writing on the screen
In any program that accepts writing, such as the Notes program, and in the Notes tab
of Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks, you can use your stylus to write directly on the
screen. Write the way you do on paper. You can edit and format what you've written
and convert the information to text at a later time.
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To write on the screen
• Tap the Pen button to switch to writing mode. This action displays lines on
the screen to help you write.
NOTE: Some programs that accept writing may not have the Pen button. See the
documentation for that program to find out how to switch to writing mode.
To select and edit written text
If you want to edit or format written text, you must select it first.
1 Tap and hold the stylus next to the text you want to select until the insertion point
appears.
2 Without lifting, drag the stylus across the text you want to select.
If you accidentally write on the screen, tap Tools, then Undo and try again.
-or-
Tap the Pen button to deselect it and then drag the stylus across the screen.
3 You cut, copy, and paste written text in the same way you work with typed text:
a Tap and hold the selected words
b Tap an editing command on the pop-up menu, or tap a command on the Edit
menu.
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 the Pen button and use
your stylus like a pen.
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tap Recognize on the pop-up menu). If a word is not recognized, it is left as
writing.
If the conversion is incorrect, you can select different words from a list of alternates or
return to the original writing. To do so:
1 Tap and hold the incorrect word (tap one word at a time).
2 On the pop-up menu, tap Alternates.
A menu with a list of alternate words appears.
3 Do either of the following:
a Tap the word you want to use.
b Tap the writing at the top of the menu to return to the original writing.
NOTE:
Hyphenated words, foreign words that use special characters such as accents, and some
punctuation cannot be converted.
If you add writing to a word to change it (such as changing a "3" to an "8") after you
attempt to recognise the word, the writing you add will not be included if you attempt to
recognise the writing again.
Select the text you want
to convert and tap Recognize on the
pop-up menu.
The writing is turned into
text.
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.
Tips for getting good recognition
• Write neatly.
• Write on the lines. 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.
• For better recognition, try increasing the zoom level to 300% using the Tools
menu.
• Write the letters of a word closely and leave big gaps between words so that
your handheld can easily tell where words begin and end.
Drawing on the screen
You can draw on the screen in the same way that you write on the screen. The
difference between writing and drawing on the screen is how you select items and
how they can be edited. For example, selected drawings can be resized, while writing
cannot.
To create a drawing
1 Cross three ruled lines on your first stroke.
A drawing box appears.
Or, tap the word you want
to use.
Tap to return to your
original writing.
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2 Subsequent strokes in or touching the drawing box become part of the drawing.
Drawings that do not cross three ruled lines will be treated as writing.
TIP: You may want to change the zoom level so that you can more easily work on or view
your drawing. Tap Tools and then select a zoom level.
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.
To edit a drawing
• To cut, copy, and paste selected drawings:
a Tap and hold the selected drawing.
b Tap an editing command on the pop-up menu, or tap a command on the Edit
menu.
• To resize a drawing:
a Make sure the Pen button is not selected.
b Drag a selection handle until desired size is attained.
The drawing box indicates
the boundaries of the drawing.
Pen button.
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Recording a message
In any program where you can write or draw on the screen, you can also quickly
capture thoughts, reminders, and phone numbers by recording a message.
• In Calendar, Tasks, and Contacts, you can include a recording in the Notes
tab.
• In Notes, you can either create a stand-alone recording or include a recording
in a written note. If you want to include the recording in a note, open the
note first.
• In Inbox, you can add a recording to an email message.
To create a recording
1 Hold your handheld's microphone near your mouth or other source of sound.
NOTE: Refer to "Front view" on page 3 for the location of your handheld’s microphone.
2 Start recording by doing either of the following:
• Press and hold (do not release) the Record hardware button on the left side
of your handheld until you hear a beep.
• Tap the Record button on the Recording toolbar.
3 Make your recording.
4 To stop recording:
• Recording via Record hardware button: Release the Record button. Two
beeps will sound.
• Recording via the Record software button: Tap the Stop button on the
Recording toolbar.
The new recording appears in the note list or as an embedded icon.
To play a recording
• Tap it in the list or tap its icon in the note.
Indicates an embedded
recording.
Tap to show or hide
the Recording toolbar.
Tap to begin recording.
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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 My Text message
1 Tap My Text on the screen’s command bar.
2 Tap a message.
NOTE: You can add text after inserting a My Text message before sending it.
To edit a My Text message
1 In the Tools menu, tap Edit and then tap My Text Messages.
2 Select the message you wish to edit and make the desired changes.
Tap to select a
prewritten message.
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3 Managing applications
and information
This chapter will discuss the following topics:
• Opening and switching between applications in your handheld
• Using File Explorer to manage files
• Using the Find function to look for a specific file
Opening an application
You can open applications by doing either of the following:
• Tap , Programs, and then the program name.
If you have many applications installed on your handheld, tap the scroll bar
to see all the available applications.
NOTE: You can customise which programs you see on the menu. For instructions, see
"Personal" on page 122.
• Press any of the Quick buttons on the front panel of your handheld.
The icons on the buttons identify the programs.
NOTE: Based on your working style and common tasks, you can reassign the Quick buttons
to other applications on your handheld. Refer to "Personal" on page 122 for instructions.
Switching between applications
Choose from the following options to switch between applications:
• Select another program from the menu.
• Press any of the Quick buttons on the front panel of your handheld.
NOTE: Some programs have abbreviated labels for check boxes and drop-down menus. To
see the full spelling of an abbreviated label, tap and hold the stylus on the label. Drag the
stylus off the label so that the command is not carried out.
The following table contains a partial list of programs that are available on your
handheld. Refer to the Acer n20 Handheld Companion CD for additional programs
that you can install into your handheld.
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Icon Program Usage
ActiveSync Synchronise information between your handheld and
your computer.
Calendar Keep track of your appointments and create meeting
requests.
Contacts Keep track of your friends and colleagues.
Inbox Send and receive email messages.
Pocket Internet
Explorer
Browse Web and WAP sites, and download new
programs and files from the Internet.
Notes Create handwritten or typed notes, drawings, and
recordings.
Tasks Keep track of your tasks.
Pocket Excel Create new workbooks or view and edit Excel
workbooks created on your computer.
MSN Messenger Send and receive instant messages with your MSN
Messenger contacts.
Pocket Word Create new documents or view and edit Word
documents created on your computer.
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Finding and organising information
Use the Find function and the File Explorer window to search for specific files and
manage your files easily.
To use Find
The Find function helps you quickly locate specific files.
1 On the menu, tap Find.
2 Enter the text you want to find, then select a data type.
TIP: To quickly find information that is taking up storage space on your handheld, select
Larger than 64 KB in Type.
3 Tap Go to start the search.
To use File Explorer
Use File Explorer to locate files on your handheld and to organise these files into
folders.
• On the menu, tap Programs, and then File Explorer.
Tap here to
start search.
Type text you
want to find.
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Tap the folder name
to open it.
Tap and hold to create
a new folder.
Select the sort order
for the list.
Tap to change folders.
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4 Managing Microsoft®
Pocket Outlook applications
This chapter will discuss the basic applications included in the Microsoft®
Pocket
Outlook program installed in your handheld. This discussion will include:
• Calendar - schedule meetings and remind yourself of set appointments
• Contacts - keep at hand a directory of contact information
• Tasks - make a to-do list
• Notes - create textual or recorded notes of your thoughts and ideas
• Inbox - write, edit, and view your emails on the road
You can use these programs individually or in tandem with each other. For example,
email addresses stored in Contacts can be used to address email messages in Inbox.
Calendar
Calendar enables you to conveniently manage your schedules and appointments or
any other activities associated with a time and date. You can schedule appointments,
including meetings and other events. Checking your appointments is easy using one
of several views—Agenda, Day, Week, Month, and Year.
NOTE: Switch view options by using the View menu.
To open Calendar
• Press the Calendar Quick button on the front panel of your handheld.
Calendar will open to today’s schedule.
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NOTE: You can customise the Calendar display, such as changing the first day of the week,
by tapping Options on the Tools menu.
Scheduling an appointment
You can use Calendar to create an appointment schedule.
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 go to today.
Tap to display or edit
the appointment details.
Tap to create a new appointment.
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3 Using the input panel, enter a description and a location.
Tap first to select the field.
4 If needed, tap the date and time to change them.
5 Enter other desired information.
You will need to hide the input panel to see all available fields.
6 To add notes, tap the Notes tab.
You can enter text, draw, or create a recording. For more information on creating
notes, see "Notes" later in this chapter.
7 After completing the details, tap OK.
TIP: If you select Remind me in an appointment, your handheld will remind you according
to the options set in , Settings, Personal tab, Sounds & Notifications.
To use the Calendar summary screen
When you tap an appointment in Calendar, a summary screen is displayed. To change
the appointment, tap Edit.
Tap to select a date.
Tap to select a time.
Tap to return to the calendar
(the appointment is saved
automatically).
Tap to choose from
previously entered locations.
Tap to choose from
predefined text.
Notes is a good place
for maps and directions.
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Creating a meeting request
You can use Calendar to set up meetings with users of Outlook or Pocket Outlook. The
meeting request will be created automatically and sent when you synchronise Inbox
or when you connect to your email server. Indicate how you want meeting requests
sent by tapping Tools and then Options. If you send and receive email messages
through ActiveSync, select ActiveSync.
To schedule a meeting
1 Create an appointment.
2 In the appointment details, hide the input panel, and then tap Attendees.
3 From the list of email addresses you've entered in Contacts, select the meeting
attendees.
The meeting notice is created automatically and placed in the Outbox folder.
For more information on sending and receiving meeting requests, see the Help menu
of Calendar and Inbox in your handheld.
Contacts
Contacts maintains a list of your friends’ and colleagues’ contact information. Using
your handheld’s infrared (IR) port, you can quickly share this list with other device
users.
To open Contacts
• Press the Contacts Quick button on the front panel of your handheld.
Contacts will open to the Contacts list.
View appointment details.
View.
Tap to change
appointment.

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