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MemoWare Help - Using Palm OS Document Files  
Please note that the instructions on this page are for using files with Palm OS devices. Users of other PDAs should refer to the appropriate Help page: Pocket PC, EPOC, Other Devices.

Installing document files: How to install a document file on a Palm OS device depends on the type of document file it is, as follows:

  • Zip files (named .zip) should be "unzipped" to extract the various files contained within the .zip archive file. Aladdin's suite of free Expander programs allow you to open .zip files on your computer. Once you extract the files contained inside the .zip file, follow the instructions below based on what kind they are.

  • Binary files (including .pdb and .prc files) should be installed on your Palm OS device using the Palm Install Tool software application that came with your PDA. This will prepare the document file for installation the next time you HotSync with your PC. Once you HotSync, the file will be installed on your PDA. If you have the correct reader application for the format of the document file already installed, then you should be able to read the document file on your PDA.

  • Text files (named .txt) should be installed on your Palm OS device via "copying and pasting" the contents of the text file into the PDA's MemoPad application via the Palm Desktop software (or your PIM of choice).

    For Windows users:

    1. Using a decent browser, find the Text memo you want at MemoWare
    2. Switch to your program manager and open up the Palm Desktop Application
    3. At MemoWare, select the Text document you want
    4. Using your mouse, highlight all the text in the memo (or first part if it's a multi-part memo)
    5. Select Edit and Copy
    6. Switch to the Palm Desktop program and start a new memo
    7. Click in the memo area and select the Edit pull-down menu and then Paste
    8. You should see the memo contents in the memo window
    9. Hit the 'Apply' button and voila! your shiny new memo is ready for HotSyncing into your PalmOS device

  • CSV files (named .csv) should be downloaded and then "Imported" into the Palm's AddressBook application via the Palm Desktop app.

    For Windows users:

    1. Using a decent browser, find the CSV document you want at MemoWare
    2. Switch to your program manager and open up the Palm Desktop Application
    3. In the desktop application, create an appropriate AddressBook category (e.g. "Hotels") and then "Import" the .csv file into that category. A separate entry for each hotel listing should be then imported and transferred during the next HotSync. Contact the contributor of the CSV file for additional help if needed.

Other resources:

Handango's Handheld Software Download and Installation Tutorial

Synergy Solutions' Installation Walkthrough is helpful for installing application and binary document files (i.e. .prc and .pdb files). They offer help to both Windows and MacOS users.

 



 

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