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Dana Users Guide

AlphaSmart, Inc.

www.alphasmart.com

AlphaSmart Services

Please contact our Technical Services Center at (530)-528-7200 for technical questions or problems. You may also contact us by email at:

[email protected]

To purchase AlphaSmart products, see our online store at:

www.alphasmart.com or call (888) 274-0680.

For general information or sales questions, please call:

(888) 274-0680 or email [email protected]

Nothing in this manual may be reproduced in any manner, either wholly or in part, for any purpose whatsoever with-out written permission from AlphaSmart, Inc.

Be sure to make backup copies of all important data on other media to protect against data loss. Important: Please read the End User Soft-ware License Agreement with this product before using the accompanying software program(s). Using any part of the software indicatesthat you accept the terms of the End User Software License Agreement.

AlphaSmart is a registered trademark and Dana by AlphaSmart and AlphaSmart 3000 are trademarks of AlphaSmart, Inc. MicrosoftWord and Excel are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.Palm OS is a registered trademark, and Palm, the Palm and the Palm Powered logos are trademarks of Palm, Inc. or its subsidiaries. Third-party products and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Copyright 2003, AlphaSmart, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Table of Contents About This Guide 11

1 Introduction to Dana 13System requirements for Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14System requirements for Mac OS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Dana components - front panel controls . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Locating back panel components . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Charging Dana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Using Palm applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18Upgrade information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18Tapping versus clicking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20Starting Dana and calibrating its screen . . . . . . . . . . . 21Adjusting the contrast of your screen . . . . . . . . . . . . 21Opening applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22Using the Dana interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Using menus and menu commands. . . . . . . . . . . . 25Displaying tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26Entering data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Customizing Dana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27Selecting the Preferences screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27Personalizing your electronic notebook . . . . . . . . . . 27Setting the date, time, and time zone . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Palm Desktop software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30Installing Palm Desktop software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31Installing AlphaBeam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32Connecting Dana to your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35Using Dana with a personal information manager . . . . . . 36

2 Entering Data 37Using the onscreen keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37Entering data using Graffiti 2 handwriting software . . . . . . 38

Learning to write Graffiti 2 characters . . . . . . . . . . . 39General Guidelines for Graffiti 2 Writing . . . . . . . . . 39Graffiti 2 tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

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Graffiti 2 Character Set: Letters and Punctuation . . . . . . 42Writing capital letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42Writing punctuation marks and other special characters . . . 42Graffiti 2 Character Set: Numbers. . . . . . . . . . . . . 45Writing symbols and extended characters . . . . . . . . . 45Graffiti 2 Extended Character Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45Using the Graffiti 2 tuner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Using Graffiti 2 Gestures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Using Graffiti 2 ShortCuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Entering data on your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50Importing data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

3 Managing Applications 53Using the Applications Launcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Selecting applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53Categorizing applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54Changing the Applications Launcher Preferences . . . . . . 55Changing Selection Box behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56Changing Type-select emulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Installing additional applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57Removing applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58Removing Palm Desktop software . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59Assigning security options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Masking and hiding records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60Assigning and editing passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . 61Locking Dana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62Recovering from a forgotten password . . . . . . . . . . 63

4 AlphaWord 65AlphaWord Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Files 1-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65Creating an AlphaWord document . . . . . . . . . . . . 66Editing an existing AlphaWord document . . . . . . . . . 67Deleting a document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67Using Spell Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67Using Thesaurus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

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Using Find . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71Printing Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73Printing directly from PrintBoy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Connecting to your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74Send versus HotSync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74HotSync a new AlphaWord document to your computer . . 75Send text from Dana to your computer . . . . . . . . . . 75HotSync a desktop document to AlphaWord . . . . . . . . 76

AlphaWord In-depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78AlphaWord controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78Changing Paragraph formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80Installing additional display fonts on Dana . . . . . . . . 81Advanced Font Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82Using Fonts in AlphaWord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83HotSync In-depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

5 Working with Applications 87 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87Using the Date Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Scheduling events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89Adding Address Book information to an event . . . . . . . 96Setting the alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96Changing the Date Book view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99Changing the Date Book display . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Using the To Do List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107Creating To Do List items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107Changing priorities and due dates . . . . . . . . . . . . 110Displaying completed and due items . . . . . . . . . . . 111