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PalmPilot: The Ultimate Guide, Second Edition by David Pogue

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Executive Tip Summary

  • If your screen taps sometimes don’t seem to register, go to the Applications screen; tap Prefs; and choose Digitizer from the upper-right pop-up menu. You’ll be led through the process of realigning the display with its touch screen.

  • You can turn the PalmPilot’s various sounds on or off in the General screen of Preferences.

  • If you don’t often use one of the four plastic buttons at the bottom of the PalmPilot (or the Calculator silkscreen button, or the Palm VII antenna), by all means remap them to launch a program you do use. The Buttons panel of the Preferences command lets you do this remapping.

  • Draw a line from the Graffiti area straight up onto the screen. That’s the Ronomatic stroke—and you can define its effect. The Buttons panel of the Preferences screen lets you set up the power stroke to (a) make the onscreen keyboard appear, (b) summon the Graffiti cheat sheet, (c) turn the backlight on or off, (d) turn off and lock the PalmPilot, or (e) beam the current data (Palm III and later).

  • Menu commands are easily triggered without actually having to tap them. Instead, learn to use the faster Graffiti menu shortcuts—draw a slash (bottom to top) and then the initial of the command you want.

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