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  • Brand: Dell
  • Product: Smartphone
  • Model/name: Axim X5
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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CAUTION: Follow the safety instructions in the System
Information Guide to help protect your computer from damage
and ensure your own personal safety.
Notes, Notices, and Cautions
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better
use of your computer.
NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss
of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property
damage, personal injury, or death.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
For a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms, see "Glossary" on
page 155.
____________________
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2002 Dell Computer Corporation. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Computer
Corporation is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Axim, and DellNet are trademarks of Dell
Computer Corporation; Intel is a registered trademark and XScale and StrataFlash are trademarks
of Intel Corporation; Microsoft, Windows, and ActiveSync are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation; EMC is a trademark of EMC Corporation.
Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities
claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Computer Corporation disclaims any
proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.
Model HC01U
November 2002 P/N 1X471 Rev. A01
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Contents 3
Contents
Finding Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
1 About Your Device
Front, Side, and Back Views . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Front and Side Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Back View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Using the Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Installing and Removing the
Main Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Installing and Removing the
Backup Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Charging the Main Battery . . . . . . . . . . 18
Connecting to a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Using the Cradle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Using the Sync Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Using Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
CompactFlash Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Secure Digital Memory Cards . . . . . . . . . 24
Performing a Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Soft Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Hard Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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4 Contents
2 Using Microsoft® Pocket PC
Device Buttons and the Stylus . . . . . . . . . . 28
Today Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Status Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Program Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Switcher Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Navigation Bar and Command Bar . . . . . . . . 33
Pop-Up Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Finding and Organizing Information . . . . . . . 35
Backing Up Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
3 Entering Information
Entering Text Using the Input Panel . . . . . . . 38
Typing With the Soft Keyboard . . . . . . . . . 40
Letter Recognizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Block Recognizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Transcriber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Editing Typed Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Writing on the Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Editing Written Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Drawing on the Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Creating a Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Editing a Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
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Contents 5
Recording a Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Using My Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
4 Adjusting Settings
Personal Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
System Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
5 Using Microsoft®
ActiveSync®
About ActiveSync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Installing and Using ActiveSync . . . . . . . . . 55
6 Scheduling and Communicating
About Microsoft®
Pocket Outlook . . . . . . . . 58
Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Using the Summary Screen . . . . . . . . . . 60
Creating Meeting Requests . . . . . . . . . . 60
Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Finding a Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Using the Summary Screen . . . . . . . . . . 63
Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Inbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Synchronizing E-Mail Messages . . . . . . . . 66
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6 Contents
Connecting Directly to an E-Mail Server . . . . 67
Using the Message List . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Composing Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Managing E-Mail Messages and Folders . . . . 71
Notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
7 Adding and Removing Programs
Adding Programs Using Microsoft®
ActiveSync®
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Downloading Programs From the Internet . . . . 75
Adding a Program to the Start Menu . . . . . . . 76
Using File Explorer on the Device . . . . . . . 76
Using ActiveSync on the Computer . . . . . . . 76
Removing Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
8 Using Companion Programs
Microsoft®
Pocket Word . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Pocket Excel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Tips for Working in Pocket Excel . . . . . . . 84
MSN Messenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Setting Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Working With Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Chatting With Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Windows®
Media Player for Pocket PC . . . . . . 87
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Contents 7
Microsoft Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Using the Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Reading a Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Using Reader Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Removing a Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
9 Using Microsoft®
Pocket Internet
Explorer
Mobile Favorites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Conserving Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Mobile Favorites Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Favorite Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Using AvantGo Channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Browsing Mobile Favorites and the Web . . . . . 97
10 Getting Connected
Using Infrared . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Connecting to the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Creating a Modem Connection to an ISP . . . 101
Creating an Ethernet Connection
to an ISP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Connecting to Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Creating a Modem Connection to a
Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Creating an Ethernet Connection to a
Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Ending a Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
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8 Contents
Connecting Directly to an E-Mail Server . . . . 107
Getting Help on Connecting . . . . . . . . . . . 108
11 Appendix
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Regulatory Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
FCC Notices (U.S. Only) . . . . . . . . . . . 115
IC Notice (Canada Only) . . . . . . . . . . . 117
CE Notice (European Union) . . . . . . . . . 117
CE Mark Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
EN 55022 Compliance
(Czech Republic Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
NOM Information (Mexico Only) . . . . . . . 121
Contacting Dell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Limited Warranties and Return Policy . . . . . 141
Limited Warranty for the U.S. . . . . . . . . 141
"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy
(U.S. Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Limited Warranty Terms for Canada . . . . . 146
"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy
(Canada Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Dell Software and Peripherals
(Canada Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
One-Year End-User Manufacturer Guarantee
(Latin America and the Caribbean Only) . . . 152
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
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Finding Information 9
Finding Information
What Are You Looking For? Find It Here:
How to set up my device and
information on the connectors and
buttons on my device
Getting Started placemat and the
Dell™ User’s Guide
Information on using my device. Dell User’s Guide and Pocket PC Help.
To view Help, tap the Start button and
tap Help.
Additional programs that can be
installed on my device
Dell Companion CD
Information on using programs on my
device
Pocket PC Help and, if available, tap
Help within a specific program
Connecting to and synchronizing with
a computer
Dell User’s Guide and Microsoft®
ActiveSync®
Help on your computer.
To view Help, click Help and click
Microsoft ActiveSync Help.
Last-minute updates and detailed
technical information
The readme files, located in the
ActiveSync folder on the computer and
on the Dell Companion CD.
Up-to-date information on your Pocket
PC
www.microsoft.com/mobile/pocketpc
My service tag Label located in the main battery slot
(remove the main battery)
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10 Finding Information
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1
S E C T IO N 1
About Your Device
Front, Side, and Back Views
Using the Batteries
Connecting to a Computer
Using Cards
Performing a Reset
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12 About Your Device
Front, Side, and Back Views
Front and Side Views
INFRARED SENSOR — The infrared sensor lets you transfer files from your
device to another infrared-compatible device without using cable connections.
MICROPHONE — Allows you to record audio.
STYLUS — Use the stylus to write or draw on the screen. To remove the stylus,
pull it straight up and out of the holder. To avoid losing the stylus, store the stylus
in the holder when you are not using it. Ensure that the stylus is oriented correctly
when you replace it in the slot.
POWER BUTTON — Press the power button to turn the device on or off. Press
and hold the power button to dim the display. Repeat to light the display.
• When the device is connected to external power and the main battery is fully
charged, the power button light is solid green.
• When the main battery charge is low, the power button light flashes amber.
Secure
Digital
card slot
stylus
(extended)
power button
touch screen
scroll
dial
navigator button
Home button
Inbox button
Contacts button
Calendar button
record
button
reset
button
infrared sensor (top)
speaker
microphone
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About Your Device 13
• When the main battery is charging, the power button light is solid amber.
• When the device relays a notification, the power button light flashes green.
TOUCH SCREEN — Use the touch screen and the stylus to enter information
into your device. See "Entering Information" on page 37.
HOME BUTTON — Press this button to launch Home or to turn on the device.
INBOX BUTTON — Press this button to launch your Inbox or to turn on the
device.
SPEAKER — Tap the speaker icon to adjust the volume.
NAVIGATOR BUTTON — Press the right, left, top, or bottom of the navigator
button to move the cursor on the screen.
CONTACTS BUTTON — Press this button to launch Contacts or to turn on the
device.
CALENDAR BUTTON — Press this button to launch Calendar or to turn on the
device.
RESET BUTTON — See "Performing a Reset" on page 24 for information on
using the reset button.
RECORD BUTTON — See "Recording a Message" on page 47 for information on
using the record button.
SCROLL DIAL
• Press the scroll dial to perform actions similar to pressing <Enter> on a
keyboard.
• Rotate the scroll dial up or down to perform actions similar to using the up- and
down-arrow keys on a keyboard.
For information on the functionality of the scroll dial within programs, see Pocket
PC Help.
SECURE DIGITAL CARD SLOT — See "Secure Digital Memory Cards" on
page 24 for information on using Secure Digital memory cards.
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14 About Your Device
Back View
COMPACTFLASH CARD SLOT — See "CompactFlash Cards" on page 23 for
information on using CompactFlash cards.
MAIN BATTERY — See "Using the Batteries" on page 15 for information on the
main battery.
AC ADAPTER CONNECTOR — Connect the AC adapter.
CRADLE/SYNC CABLE CONNECTOR — Connect a cradle or sync cable. See
"Connecting to a Computer" on page 19.
MAIN BATTERY LOCK — Use this switch to release and remove the main
battery. See "Installing and Removing the Main Battery" on page 16.
BACKUP BATTERY COVER — Secures the backup battery. See "Installing and
Removing the Backup Battery" on page 17.
HEADPHONE CONNECTOR — Attach headphones.
main battery lock
CompactFlash card slot
backup battery cover
stylus (secured)
main battery
headphone connector (top)
cradle/sync cable
connector (bottom)
AC adapter
connector
(bottom)
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About Your Device 15
Using the Batteries
Your device uses two batteries:
• rechargeable main battery
• lithium coin-cell backup battery
NOTICE: Do not use your device until you have charged the main battery
for at least 4 hours.
Before you use your device for the first time, you must install both
batteries and completely charge the main battery. Once the main battery
is charged, use the power properties to monitor the battery charge. See
Pocket PC Help on the device for more information.
NOTICE: After you install the batteries for the first time, do not remove the
main battery and the backup battery from the device at the same time. Doing
so results in the loss of all data stored in SDRAM.
NOTICE: If you need to replace both batteries at the same time, ensure that
you replace the main battery first.
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16 About Your Device
Installing and Removing the Main Battery
To install the main battery:
1 Ensure that the device is turned off.
2 Ensure that the main battery is oriented correctly and slide the
battery into the slot until you feel a click.
To remove the main battery:
1 Insert the tip of the stylus into the main battery lock.
2 Slide and hold the lock in the unlock position.
3 Slide the battery out of the slot.
main battery
stylus
main battery lock
battery slot
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About Your Device 17
Installing and Removing the Backup Battery
NOTICE: Do not remove the backup battery unless the AC adapter is
connected or the main battery is installed. Otherwise, you might lose data.
To install the backup battery:
1 Ensure that the device is turned off.
2 Insert the stylus into the backup battery release and slide the release
to the left to remove the cover.
3 Wipe off the backup battery with a dry cloth.
4 Insert the backup battery with the positive side (+) facing up.
5 Slide the cover on and ensure that it is flush with the back of the
device.
backup battery
release
backup
battery cover
stylus
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18 About Your Device
To remove the backup battery:
1 Insert the tip of the stylus into the backup battery release.
2 Slide the release to the left and remove the cover.
3 With your finger tip, gently press the right side of the battery to tilt
up the left side of the battery.
4 Remove the battery.
Charging the Main Battery
Use one of the following options to charge the main battery:
• Connect the AC adapter directly to the device and to an electrical
outlet.
• Connect the AC adapter to the cradle, and insert the device into the
cradle. See "Using the Cradle" on page 19 for more information.
backup
battery
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About Your Device 19
Connecting to a Computer
You either connect your device to a computer using a cradle or directly to
a computer using a sync cable. Connect your device to a computer to:
• Add programs to your device. See "Adding Programs Using
Microsoft® ActiveSync®" on page 74 for more information.
• Synchronize data on your device with data on your computer.
For information on synchronizing your data, see the following resources:
• "Using Microsoft®
ActiveSync®
" on page 53
• ActiveSync Help on your computer
• ActiveSync Help on your device
Using the Cradle
NOTE: Depending on the configuration of your device, the cradle is
optional.
You can use the cradle to:
• Synchronize the data on your device with the data on your computer.
• Power the device with AC power to conserve battery power.
• Charge the main battery. See "Using the Batteries" on page 15 for
more information.
• Charge a spare battery.
Before connecting your device to a computer for the first time, ensure that
you install ActiveSync on the computer from the Dell™ Companion CD.
To connect your device to the cradle:
1 Place the cradle on a flat, level surface near your computer.
2 Depending on the type of cradle that you have, connect the cradle
cable to either the USB or serial connector on your computer.
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20 About Your Device
3 Connect the AC adapter to the cradle and to an electrical outlet.
USB connector
on the computer
serial connector
on the computer
AC adapter
cradle
cradle cable
power
cord
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About Your Device 21
4 Align the connector on the bottom of the device with the connector
on the cradle, and, keeping the front of the device flush with the
front of the cradle, lower the device onto the cradle.
When the device is docked in the cradle, the DELL™ logo on the cradle
lights up and the connection status icon appears on the command bar (see
page 29).
The spare battery status light on the cradle operates as follows:
• Green: The spare battery is fully charged.
• Amber: The spare battery is charging.
NOTE: The power button on the device indicates the charge status of
the main battery. See the description of the device status lights on
page 12 for more information.
To remove the device from the cradle, pull the device straight up and out
of the cradle.
front of cradle
stylus holder
spare battery
charger
spare battery
status light
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22 About Your Device
Using the Sync Cable
Use the sync cable to connect your device directly to the computer
without using the cradle.
NOTE: Depending on the configuration of your device, the sync cable
is optional.
To connect the sync cable:
1 Depending on the type of sync cable that you have, connect one end
of the cable to either the USB connector or the serial connector on
your computer.
2 Connect the other end of the cable to your device.
USB connector
on the computer
serial connector
on the computer
AC adapter
device
connector
sync cable
power
cord
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About Your Device 23
Using Cards
CompactFlash Cards
Your device supports CompactFlash Type I and Type II cards. Some
common types of cards include:
• Modem — Connect a telephone line for modem data
communications.
• Wireless communication — Perform data communications without
the use of cable connections. You can use cards, such as Bluetooth
and 802.11b wireless LAN.
• Storage — Save data or install programs on a storage card.
When you do not have a CompactFlash card installed, insert the plastic
blank to protect the CompactFlash card slot.
To install a CompactFlash card:
1 If a blank is installed, remove it.
2 Align the tab on the back of the CompactFlash card with the notch
in the CompactFlash card slot, and slide the card into the slot.
NOTICE: Do not force the card. If you feel resistance, remove the card,
check the orientation, and reinsert it.
See the documentation that came with the card for information on using
the card.
tab
blank
notch in
CompactFlash
card slot
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24 About Your Device
Secure Digital Memory Cards
Use Secure Digital memory cards to save or back up data.
To install an Secure Digital memory card:
1 If a card is already installed, press in the card to release it, and then
remove it.
2 Ensure that the card is oriented correctly, and slide it into the slot
until you feel a click.
NOTICE: Do not force the card. If you feel resistance, remove the card,
check the orientation, and reinsert it.
See the documentation that came with the card for information on using
the card.
Performing a Reset
Soft Reset
When you perform a soft reset, the device deletes any data that has not
been saved but saves any data that has been stored in memory. Try
performing a soft reset if the device does not respond when you tap the
display or press a button.
To perform a soft reset, use the stylus to press the reset button.
blank
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About Your Device 25
Hard Reset
NOTICE: When you perform a hard reset, you lose all the data stored on
your device.
Perform a hard reset if:
• You want to delete all the data stored on your device.
• You forget your password and need to clear it.
• Your device is experiencing severe operational problems and you have
already attempted a soft reset.
NOTICE: It is strongly recommended that you back up your data before you
perform a hard reset. See ActiveSync Help on your computer for more
information.
To perform a hard reset:
1 Press and hold the power button.
2 With the stylus, hold the reset button for about 2 seconds.
3 Follow the instructions on the screen.
reset button
stylus
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2
S E C T IO N 2
Using Microsoft®
Pocket PC
Device Buttons and the Stylus
Today Screen
Status Icons
Programs
Navigation Bar and Command Bar
Pop-Up Menus
Finding and Organizing Information
Backing Up Data
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28 Using Microsoft® Pocket PC
Device Buttons and the Stylus
Your device has hardware buttons that control actions and scroll
functions, and a stylus for selecting items and entering information.
On the device, the stylus replaces the mouse:
• Tap — Touch the screen once with the stylus to open items and
select options.
• Drag — Hold the stylus 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.
See "Entering Information" on page 37 for more information.
Today Screen
When you turn on your device for the first time each day (or after 4 hours
of inactivity), the Today screen appears. You can also view the Today
screen by tapping the Start button and then tapping Today. The Today
screen displays the date and information about the device owner, today’s
calendar, and important tasks. To customize the Today screen:
1 Tap the Start button and tap Settings.
2 Tap the Personal tab and tap Today.
Use the Appearance tab to change the background that displays on
the Today screen.
Use the Items tab to change the items that appear on the Today
screen.
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Pocket PC 29
Start
button
volume control icon
notification messages
icon
connection
status icon
New items menu
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Status Icons
NOTE: If there is not enough room to display all notification icons,
the notification icon, , displays. Tap the notification icon to view
all notifications.
Turns sound on and off.
Backup battery is low.
Main battery is charging.
Main battery is low.
Main battery is very low.
Main battery is full.
Connection is active.
Synchronization is beginning or ending.
Synchronization is occurring.
New instant message(s).
New e-mail message(s).
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Using Microsoft®
Pocket PC 31
Programs
You can switch from one program to another by selecting a program from
the Start menu. To access programs that are not listed in the Start menu,
tap the Start button, tap Programs, and then tap the program name.
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.
Program Buttons
You can also switch to some programs by pressing a program button. Your
device has four program buttons located on the front of the device. The
icons on the buttons identify the programs that they switch to. By default,
the buttons launch Home, Inbox, Contacts, and Calendar.
Switcher Bar
You can also use Switcher Bar to switch to or close open programs. To
launch Switcher Bar:
1 Tap the Start button and tap Settings.
2 Tap the System tab and tap Switcher Bar.
The Switcher Bar icon, , appears in the navigation bar.
Tap to view a list of all open programs. In the Switcher Bar menu:
• Tap a program name to switch to that program.
• Tap Exit current program to close the current program.
• Tap Exit all programs to close all open programs.
• Tap Exit Switcher Bar to close the menu.
The following table contains a partial list of programs that are on your
device. See the Dell™ Companion CD for additional programs that you
can install on your device.
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Icon Program Description
ActiveSync
Synchronize information
between your device 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 e-mail
messages.
Pocket Internet Explorer
Browse websites and WAP
sites, and download new
programs and files from the
Internet.
Notes
Create handwritten or
typed notes, drawings, or
recordings.
Tasks Keep track of your tasks.
Pocket Excel
Create new workbooks or
view and edit Excel
workbooks that you 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 that you created
on your computer.
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Pocket PC 33
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.
Use the command bar at the bottom of the screen to perform tasks in
programs. The command bar includes menu names, icons, and the input
panel icon. To create a new item in the current program, tap New. To see
the name of an icon, tap and hold the stylus on the icon. Drag the stylus
off the icon so that the command is not carried out.
navigation bar
Start menu
command bar
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34 Using Microsoft® Pocket PC
Pop-Up Menus
With pop-up menus, you can quickly select an action for an item. For
example, you can use the pop-up menu in the contact list to delete a
contact, make a copy of a contact, or send an e-mail message to a contact.
The actions in the pop-up menus vary from program to program. To
access a pop-up menu, tap and hold the stylus on an item name. When
the menu appears, lift the stylus and tap the action you want to perform.
To close the menu without performing an action, tap anywhere outside
the menu.
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Pocket PC 35
Finding and Organizing Information
The Find feature on your device helps you to quickly locate information.
On the Start menu, tap Find. Enter the item that you want to find, select
a data type from the drop-down menu, and then tap Go to start the
search.
You can also use the File Explorer to find files on your device and to
organize your files into folders. On the Start menu, tap Programs and tap
File Explorer.
sort menu
folder location
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Backing Up Data
To prevent or minimize data loss, you should periodically back up the data
stored on your device. Use ActiveSync to create a backup file and store the
file on your computer. See the ActiveSync Help on your computer for
additional information.
Use the Data Backup program on your device to back up your data to an
external CompactFlash or Secure Digital storage card. You can back up all
your files or one or more of your personal information manager (PIM)
databases (Calendar, Contacts, Notes, Inbox, and Tasks).
To create a backup file:
1 Tap the Start button and tap Settings.
2 Tap Programs and tap Data Backup.
3 Select the files that you want to back up.
4 In the Backup to drop-down menu, select the location to which you
want to save the backup file.
5 Next to Filename, enter a name for the backup file.
6 Tap Start.
If you lose data or your files become corrupt, you can use Data Backup to
restore the data on your device from a backup file that you previously
created.
To restore from a backup file:
1 Tap the Start button, tap Settings, and then tap Data Backup.
2 Tap the Restore tab.
3 Select the file from which you want to restore.
4 Click Start.
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S E C T IO N 3
Entering
Information
Entering Text Using the Input Panel
Writing on the Screen
Drawing on the Screen
Recording a Message
Using My Text
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You have several options for entering information:
• Use the input panel to enter typed text using the soft keyboard or
another input method.
• Write directly on the screen with the stylus.
• Draw pictures on the screen with the stylus.
• Speak into your device microphone to record a message.
Use Microsoft®
ActiveSync®
to synchronize or copy information from
your computer to your device. For more information on ActiveSync, see
ActiveSync Help on your computer.
Entering Text Using the Input Panel
Use the input panel to enter information in any program on your device.
You can type using the soft keyboard or write using Letter Recognizer,
Block Recognizer, or Transcriber. In any case, the characters appear as
typed text on the screen.
To show or hide the input panel, tap the input panel icon. Tap the arrow
next to the input panel icon to change input methods.
input panel icon
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When you use the input panel, your device anticipates the word you are
typing or writing and displays it above the input panel. When you tap the
displayed word, the word is inserted at the insertion point. The more you
use your device, the more words it learns to anticipate.
To change word suggestion options, such as the number of words
suggested:
1 Tap the Start button and tap Settings.
2 Tap the Personal tab, tap Input, and then tap the Word Completion
tab.
3 Select the desired settings and tap OK.
suggested words
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Typing With the Soft Keyboard
1 Tap the arrow next to the input panel icon and tap Keyboard.
2 Tap the keys on the soft keyboard with your stylus.
Letter Recognizer
Letter Recognizer allows you to use your stylus to write letters on the
screen as you would write them on paper.
1 Tap the arrow next to the input panel icon and tap Letter
Recognizer.
2 With your stylus, write a letter between the lines that appear on the
bottom of the screen.
The letters are converted to typed text on the screen. For specific
instructions on using Letter Recognizer, tap the question mark next
to the writing area.
NOTE: Tap Demo to learn the character strokes that the device can
recognize.
Block Recognizer
Block Recognizer allows you to use character strokes that are similar to
those used on other handheld devices.
1 Tap the arrow next to the input panel icon and tap Block Recognizer.
2 Using your stylus, write the appropriate character stroke in the box
that appears at the bottom of the screen.
The character strokes are converted to typed text on the screen. For
specific instructions on using Block Recognizer, tap the question
mark next to the writing area.
NOTE: Tap Demo to learn the character strokes that the device can
recognize.
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Transcriber
Transcriber allows you to write anywhere on the screen using the stylus
similar to the way that you would write on paper. Unlike Letter Recognizer
and Block Recognizer, you can write a sentence or more, and then pause to
let Transcriber change the written characters to typed characters.
1 Tap the arrow next to the input panel icon and tap Transcriber.
2 With your stylus, write anywhere on the screen.
When you pause, Transcriber converts your written characters to
typed characters. For specific instructions on using Transcriber, tap
the question mark in the lower right hand corner of the screen.
Editing Typed Text
To edit or format typed text, you must select it first:
1 Drag the stylus across the text that you want to select.
2 Tap and hold the selected text.
3 Tap the appropriate editing command in the pop-up menu.
You can also tap Edit at the bottom of the screen to select editing
commands.
Writing on the Screen
In any program that accepts written text, such as the Notes program and
the Notes tab in some programs, you can use your stylus to write directly
on the screen. You can edit and format what you have written and convert
the information to text at a later time.
NOTE: Some programs that accept written text may not have the pen
icon. See the documentation for that program to find out how to
switch to writing mode.
To write on the screen, tap the pen icon to switch to writing mode. This
action displays lines on the screen to help you write.
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Editing Written Text
To edit or format written text, you must select it first:
1 Tap the pen icon to deselect it.
2 Drag the stylus across the text that you want to select.
3 Tap and hold the selected text.
4 Tap the appropriate editing command in the pop-up menu.
You can also tap Edit at the bottom of the screen to select editing
commands.
pen icon
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5 Tap the pen icon to switch back to writing mode.
To convert written text to print-style text, tap Tools and tap Recognize.
If you want to convert only certain words, select them before tapping
Recognize (or tap and hold the selected words and then tap Recognize on
the pop-up menu). If a word is not recognized, it is not converted to print-
style text.
If the conversion is incorrect, you can select different words from a list of
alternatives or return to the original written text:
1 Tap and hold the incorrect word.
2 On the pop-up menu, tap Alternates.
A menu with a list of alternative words appears.
3 Tap the word correct word, or tap the written text at the top of the
menu to return to the original written text.
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Tips for getting good recognition:
• Write neatly.
• Write on the lines and draw descenders below the line. Write the
cross of the "t" and apostrophes below the top line so that they are
not confused with the word above. Write periods and commas above
the line.
• For better recognition, try changing the zoom level to 300 percent
using the Tools menu.
• Write the letters of a word closely and leave big gaps between words
so that the device can easily determine where words begin and end.
• Hyphenated words, foreign words that use special characters such as
accents, and some punctuation cannot be converted.
alternate
words
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• You cannot add written text to a word to change it after the word has
been recognized. You must delete the written word and write the new
word.
Drawing on the Screen
You can draw on the screen the same way that you write on the screen;
however, selecting and editing drawings is different than selecting and
editing written text. For example, selected drawings can be resized, while
written text cannot.
Creating a Drawing
NOTE: To zoom in or out on your drawing, tap Tools and tap a zoom
level.
Cross three ruled lines on your first stroke. A drawing box appears.
Subsequent strokes that touch or are inside of the drawing box become
part of the drawing. Drawings that do not cross three ruled lines are
treated as written text.
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Editing a Drawing
To edit or format a drawing, you must select it first:
1 Tap and hold the stylus on the drawing until the selection handle
appears.
To select multiple drawings, deselect the pen icon and drag to select
the drawings.
2 Tap and hold the selected drawing and tap an editing command on
the pop-up menu.
drawing box
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3 You can cut, copy, and paste selected drawings by tapping and
holding the selected drawing and then tapping an editing command
on the pop-up menu.
You can also tap Edit at the bottom of the screen to select editing
commands.
To resize a drawing, ensure that the Pen icon is not selected, and drag a
selection handle.
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 the Notes program, 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 the Inbox program, you can
add a recording to an e-mail message.
To record a message:
1 Hold the microphone near your mouth or other source of sound.
2 Press and hold the Record hardware button on your device until you
hear a beep.
3 While holding down the Record button, make your recording.
4 To stop recording, release the Record button.
The device beeps twice. The new recording appears in the note list or
as an embedded icon.
NOTE: You can also make a recording by tapping the Record icon on
the Recording toolbar.
To play a recording, tap the name of the recording in the list or tap the
speaker icon in the note.
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Using My Text
When using Inbox or MSN Messenger, use My Text to quickly insert
preset or frequently used messages. To insert a message, tap My Text and
tap a message.
NOTE: You can add text to a My Text message after you insert the
message.
To edit a My Text message:
1 In Inbox or MSN Messenger, tap Tools.
2 Tap Edit My Text Messages.
3 Make the desired changes and tap OK.
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S E C T IO N 4
Adjusting Settings
Personal Tab
System Tab
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You can adjust the device settings to suit the way you work. To see
available options, tap the Start button and tap Settings. You can adjust
the settings on the Personal and System tabs.
NOTE: Depending on the features of your device, you might have
additional tabs and additional items on the tabs.
See Pocket PC Help on your device for additional information on
adjusting settings (tap the Start button and tap Help).
Personal Tab
• Buttons — Assign the programs that launch when you press the
hardware buttons.
• Input — Adjust the settings for input method, word completion, and
other options.
• Menus — Add or remove items from the Start menu.
• Owner Information — Enter your contact information.
• Password — Set a password to protect the data stored on your device.
• Sounds & Notification — Adjust the volume and set notifications.
See "Notifications" on page 72 for more information.
• Today — Customize the look and the information that is displayed
on the Today screen.
System Tab
• About — Find information about Microsoft® Pocket PC and your
device.
• System Information — View technical information about your
device.
• Brightness — Adjust the brightness settings to conserve power.
• Clock — Change the time or set the alarm.
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• Power — Check the battery or charge status. Set the amount of time
that the device can remain idle before it turns off.
• Microphone — Adjust the microphone gain.
• Regional Settings — View and change the formatting for regional
settings, such as currency, time, and date.
• Remove Programs — Remove programs from your device. For more
information, see "Adding and Removing Programs" on page 73.
• Screen — Adjust the screen if your device is not responding
accurately to taps.
• Switcher Bar — Adjust the settings of the Switcher Bar program
launcher utility.
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