PalmPilot: The Ultimate Guide

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Printed
Page 9
line -2: "accepts is own batteries" changed to "accepts its own

batteries"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1998
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Page 13
Backlight Alternatives, the URL for the PCL (Portable Computer Light)

has changed from: http://world.std.com/~asf1/pilot.html To: http://www.std.com/asf1/pilot.html

Anonymous   
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Page 36
under the last bullet item, added the following tip

TIP If some Graffiti strokes strike you as unnatural, you can design your own replacement strokes with TealScript, shareware from www.tealpoint.com. Or consider Jot, a $40, Graffiti-like system that simplifies capitals and punctuation (www.cic.com). You can also abandon penstrokes altogether using a tappable onscreen keyboard replacement, such as the $40, phonepad-like T9 (www.tegic.com) or the $25 Fitaly (www.twsolutions.com). (the URLs are in italics.) (the section "The Onscreen Keyboard" section now begins under the table on page 37.)

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 36
under the last bullet item, the following tip (added in the 10/98

reprint): TIP If some Graffiti strokes strike you as unnatural, you can design your own replacement strokes with TealScript, shareware from www.tealpoint.com. Or consider Jot, a $40, Graffiti-like system that simplifies capitals and punctuation (www.cic.com). You can also abandon penstrokes altogether using a tappable onscreen keyboard replacement, such as the $40, phonepad-like T9 (www.tegic.com) or the $25 Fitaly (www.twsolutions.com). changed to TIP If some Graffiti strokes strike you as unnatural, you can design your own replacement strokes with TealScript, shareware from www.tealpoint.com. Or consider Jot, a $40, Graffiti-like system that simplifies capitals and punctuation (www.cic.com). You can also abandon penstrokes altogether using a tappable onscreen keyboard replacement, such as the $40, phonepad-like T9 (www.tegic.com) or the $25 Fitaly (www.twsolutions.com). **A demo of each is on the CD with the book.** (just added the last sentence.)

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1998
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Page 49
sidebar, para. 2, line 1 and 3 changed to

While we're at it, note that some savvy Piloteers deliberately set their Ending Time to 11:00 pm. para. 3, lines 1-2 changed to If you set your day's Ending Time to 11:00 pm, scroll arrows always appear in day view (unless you're using the "Compress Day View" option).

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 56
para. -1, line 4: "example, all of the repeating occurences

automatically shift by a ..." changed to "example, the PalmPilot offers to shift all of the repeating occurences by a ..."

Anonymous    Aug 01, 1998
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Page 56
para. 2, line 1: "Figure 4-9" to "Figure 4-8"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 57
para. 1, line 1-2: "(delete it, add or delete..."

changed to "(add or delete..."

Anonymous    Aug 01, 1998
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Page 78
Figure 4-25 caption, line 2: change "To-D" to "To-Do"

and para. -2, line -2: changed "Figure 4-26 to Figure 4-25"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 89
para. 2, line 2: changed "lower right" to "lower left"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 97
Figure 5-4 caption: "Left: Palm OS 2" changed to "Left: Palm OS 1.0"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1998
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Page 118
para. 5, line 2: "Mac Pack" changed to "MacPac"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1998
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Page 121
para. under "Setting Up the Hardware", line 2: "Mac Pack" changed

to "MacPac"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1998
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Page 139
para. 1, line 1: "For example, you might write mt, make

the special penstroke, ..." changed to "For example, you might make the special penstroke, write mt, ..." (mt is still in italics)

Anonymous    Aug 01, 1998
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Page 151
para. 2, line 2: changed "developmentsby" to "developments by"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 171
para. 2, line 2: changed "change Palm Desktop" to "change in

Palm Desktop"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 173
table row -1: changed "F6 (Palm III only)" to "F7 (Palm III only)"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 177
para. 2, line 3: changed "tapping" to "clicking"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 196
para. 3, line 2: changed "as shown in Figure 8-17." to

"(you can see it in Figure 8-17)."

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 208
line 1: changed

"If you bought a PalmPilot or Palm III model (not an original Pilot)" to "If you bought a PalmPilot model (not an original Pilot or Palm III)"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 233
sidebar, para. 4, line 1: "in May 1998" changed to "at the end of

1998" and bullet item 1 o Eudora Planner (Qualcomm), a cleaned-up, combined version of Now Up-to-Date and Contact). It uses the new HotSync manager to sync your appointments, to-dosssssssss, and addresses with the PalmPilot." changed to o Consultant (Chronos), a smooth, powerful Rolodex/calendar program that will make you delighted never to see Now Up-to-Date and Contact again. It uses the new HotSync manager to sync your appointments, to-do's, and addresses with the PalmPilot. (Visit www.chronosnet.com to download this program.)

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1998
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Page 234
para. 2, line 3: changed "Palmorganizer" to "Palm

Organizer"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 260
para. 4, lines 3-6: replaced the sentence in parentheses with

the following: "(If you have a Macintosh, create your photos using the ImageViewer Plug-In, available from, for example, www.palmcentral.com. It plugs into the shareware hit GraphicConverter, which is available from www.shareware.com and elsewhere.)" (the URL is in italics.)

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 260
para. 4, lines 3-6: the following sentence (added in the 10/98

reprint): "(If you have a Macintosh, create your photos using the ImageViewer Plug-In, **available from, for example, www.palmcentral.com**. It plugs into the shareware hit GraphicConverter, which is available from www.shareware.com and elsewhere.)" changed to "(If you have a Macintosh, create your photos using the ImageViewer Plug-In, **also included in this book**. It plugs into the shareware hit GraphicConverter, which is available from www.shareware.com and elsewhere.)"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1998
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Page 264
sidebar, line 2: changed "this program is huge by PalmPilot standards,

using up 93K" to "this program uses up 31K" and sidebar para. 2, line 3: changed "(such as the color adjustment command)" to "of the full-fledged ImageViewer" ane sidebar para. 2, line 5: changed "87K less than ImageViewer" to "one-fifth of ImageViewr's appetite"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 274
bullet item 7: changed "Stationary" to "Stationery"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 276
para. 2, line 3-4: removed "(there is only one target for this project

file)"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 281
para. 1, line 7: replaced "Inside the Src folder is a folder named

Resource.frk" with "The Rsc folder contains your applications' resources. Inside the Rsc folder is a folder named Resource.frk." ("Rsc" and "Resource.frk" are in italics.)

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 286
Figure 11-8 caption: removed the extra "to"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 317
replaced Figure 12-5 with the correct screen capture

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 322
line -4: changed "described the" to "described in the"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 335
under "Server", changed "pop@company.com" to "pop.company.com"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 349
replaced caption for Figure 13-6 with "Most of ProxiWeb's Preferences are

worth leaving alone."

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 358
replaced caption for Figure 13-16 with "The padlock icon (fourth from the

left) means that a page is ready for viewing later."

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 359
code sample 2: put the following in constant-width bold font

ALT="Map of downtown Boston"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 363
para. 2, line -1: changed "For details, point your browser to" to

"Point your browser to"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 365
line -4: changed "Send Memo" to "Fax Memo"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 380
bullet item 2, line 1: changed "battery" to "memory card"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 388
sidebar, para. 3, line 3: changed "lower-right" to "lower-left"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 420
para. 1, replaced the entire one-sentence paragraph with this

(Note: If the copies of HackMaster or MenuHack on this book's CD give you any installation trouble, download them directly from www.daggerware.com.)

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 420
para. 1, the following one-sentence paragraph (added as a temporary

fix in the 10/98 reprint): "(Note: If the copies of HackMaster or MenuHack on this book's CD give you any installation trouble, download them directly from www.daggerware.com.)" changed to the original text: "As you read, watch for the word Hack as the final syllable in program names--and put them at the top of your list to try out."

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1998
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Page 422
list item 2: changed the name from "Chronos" to "ClockWorks"

and the URL from "http://www.lon.hookup.net/~aball" to "http://www2.cyg.net/~aball" (in italics) (also moved the list item under "ClockHack" so the list would still be in alphabetic order.)

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 432
list item 1, "Backup Buddy!", line 4: changed from "free" to "$15"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 432
paragraph 6

My Little Buddy Helps you install and manage multiple PalmPilot files. Precise Solutions, $20, http://www.precise-solutions.cix.co.uk changed to Palm Buddy Unbelievably great drag-and-drop Macintosh installer. Florent Pillet, $20, http://perso.wanadoo.fr/fpillet ("http://perso.wanadoo.fr/fpillet" is italic.)

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1998
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Page 433
last para. in section "Medicine", line 3: changed "drug dosage"

to "alveolar-arterial pressure differences"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 435
removed the list item "Com2Com" and its description

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 442
under HackMaster: replaced sentence 3 ("Most of these hacks are...")

with this: "(For best results, install the latest copy from www.daggerware.com instead of the version on this book's CD.)" ("www.daggerware.com" is in italics.) and under MenuHack: replaced sentence 2 ("One of the most useful hacks...") with this: "(This program, too, installs best if you download it directly from the author's Web page.)"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 442
under HackMaster: sentence 3 (added in 10/98 reprint)

"(For best results, install the latest copy from www.daggerware.com instead of the version on this book's CD.)" changed to the original text: "Most of these hacks are described in this section, and are indispensable."

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1998
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Page 442
under MenuHack: sentence 2 (added in 10/98 reprint)

"(This program, too, installs best if you download it directly from the author's Web page.)"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1998
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Page 443
Figure A-13 caption: changed "seee" to "see"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 446
TaleLight para., line -1: changed "light.html" to "light.htm"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 446
list item 2: "Mac Pack" changed to "MacPac"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1998
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Page 459
list item "PilotGear" last line: replaced text in parentheses with

"(the site also offers a free daily email news blurb)" and list item "PilotMall": changed URL to "http://www.pilotmall.com" (in italics)

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 460
list item 1 (Ray's PalmPilot Software) URL: changed

"http://www.9781565924208files.com" to "http://www.palmcentral.com"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 462
list item 3, The Daily Pilot Newspaper: changed the URL to

"http://www.i2iuk.com/cgi-bin/NewsPage.pl" (in italics)

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 463
description of The Piloteer changed to

"A fascinating e-mag (you download a set of web pages each month to read offline); $25 per year. The interview are particularly good."

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 464
line 1: change "see Figure Figure C-4" so "see Figure C-4"

and para. -1: changed "The only one devoted solely to the Pilot and Palm III machines is alt.comp.sys.pilot," to "Some are devoted solely to the Palm OS machines, such as comp.sys.palmtops.pilot and alt.comp.sys.pilot,"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 465
para. 2, line 1: changed "hebron.in.us.cal.ne" to

"hebron.in.us.cal.net" (added the missing "t", in italics.)

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 470
removed the entry "Com2Com program, 435"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1998
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Page 478
line 1: index entry "Mac Pack, 446" changed to "MacPac, 446"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1998
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Page 479
index entry "Minstral wireless modem" should be

"Minstrel wireless modem" {CD-ROM} CodeWarrior Lite program: The CodeWArrior Lite IDT that shipped with printings prior to 11/98 has a bug that prevents files from being saved after they are modified. A workaround for this bug is to use SimpleText on the Macintosh or WordPad on Windows to edit the source files, but still use CodeWarrior to compile, link, and debug your applications. Metrowerks apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. {CD-ROM} HackMaster, MenuHack, Chronos, and Analog programs: These programs on the CD including in printings prior to 11/98 may be, for some weird reason, unusable. Working version can be found at http://www.palmcentral.com. {CD-ROM} P-refer and P-Table (in the database): The author's correct email address is jmcastagnetto@hotmail.com. {CD-ROM} Chronos program: Chronos is now called ClockWorks and the new web address is http://www2.cyg.net/~aball.

Anonymous   
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Page 479
removed the index entry "My Little Buddy program, 432"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1998
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Page 480
added the index entry "Palm Buddy, 432"

changed to the original text: "One of the most useful hacks of all time." on the last page of the backmatter (facing the O'Reilly postcard), added this paragraph to the end of the disclaimer: "Free technical support from Metrowerks is provided by acquiring any of Metrowerks' commercial products. You can upgrade from this limited version of CodeWarrior to a commercial product and thereby benefit from this technical support. For more information, contact Metrowerks at 1-800-377-5416, or via email at sales@metrowerks.com."

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1998
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Page 498
the entry

"When Eudora is running setting" changed to "When Eudora is running" setting

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998