I have been trying to figure out a way to have word files on my clie and was hoping someone might be able to help. What program do I need on my desktop to convert files and what program do I need on my palm to view them. Any help would be appreciated
I think that you can save them as html files, and then use the iSiloX converter program to load them with your next hotsync to your PDA running iSilo. I do this with my PC, so you most probably might be able to do it with your Mac.
Conversion is necessary. (Unless you buy the NZ90 - more later).
A few palm programs that reside on the palm with corresponding convertor that reside on the Mac, allow you to view converted word files on the palm. Here are some:
Docs to go - currently the only one I know that allow embedded images as well as tables.
WordSmith - the previous king of word file editor.
Quickword - which was a shareware Smartdoc, but has since become semi-comercial - I need to pay for an upgrade. Formatting of its document is in html codes, and can be viewed and edited. However, does not function as a html file viewer.
There is a viewer which does not require conversion, but I can't remember the name and it seems to only come with the upcoming NZ90. I looked up the website, palmgear, handango - it does not seem to be for sale to the public. It is incorporated into the new NZ90. Now how much RAM does that leave for users of the NZ90.
Maybe others know of more.
If your word file is just text, and the formating is non-essential, then consider converting it into doc format.
I have been using palmreader + palm eBook Studio on my Mac to dump large text files into the clie. I recently purchased iSilo and I now think this is the way to go. If you save a file as html then use the included converter program iSiloX, you can view the converted html with inline pictures, hyperlinks, text options, and retain the original html for multiplatform viewing.