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Old 05-30-2005, 09:22 PM   #1
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Question Documents to Go

I've been holding out on buying a new handheld because, as a college student, my access to funds isn't that great. However, I really need something which is a lot lighter and smaller then my PowerBook.

So, what are peoples' opinions in regards to using the LifeDrive for word documents and excel when using a keyboard? Is it really worth getting and is it any more convienent? Also, how much like Microsoft Word is it, in respect to ease of use and functionality?

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I use a Palm IR keyboard with my LifeDrive and DocstoGo - works great; very doable. I will be doing a lot of traveling over the next 5 weeks on a study leave. Plan to use that combo on airplanes (glad not to have to lug my desktop replacement laptop) and maybe also in classes.
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While I have not yet bought a keyboard for my lifedrive, I owned one with my zire 71 and have been an avid user of Docs to Go for many years. My work files are all in Excel and Word, and using this software has made my life much easier. The usability of Docs to Go is very comparable to using Word and Excel on the computer with graphics and clip art being the only exception that I have experienced. Docs to Go is limited in this area. Fonts and formulas are virtually exact in comparison between my LD and my laptop, but if you do any macros, you will have to edit those on your PC as Docs to Go does not support macros or inserted objects. Overall, I cannot imagine not using Docs to Go and highly recommend it to anyone who uses Word or Excel.
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I like Docs to Go, but I use it mainly for native Word docs. For real word processing, WordSmith is still the champ. It does not have a very MS-like interface, but it works more smoothly and intuitively than DtG, and has better keyboard support.
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Thanks for all your responses, I really appreciate it.
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Like Adrenochrome I use DTG but am a fan of Wordsmith. Because my needs for documetns have gone beyond the capabilities of RTF files, I no longer use Wordsmith. It was a great piece of software and if it would see a revision to handle native docs and formatting options such as headers, styles, and links, then I'd make a b-line right for Bluenomad with check in hand.

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I use a T5 and the palmOne universal keyboard and it is a great combination. The keyboard is a touch smaller than a notebook's but still very easy to get used to and type quickly.
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What if you don't use Word? I think Docs to Go isn't going to work with my word processor, and in fact, I believe it will cause a reset problem with the LD. Any ideas on that? I could use some advice. Thanks.
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Though I have been a user of DTG for years, I would like to know how to direct my file that is being hot synced to the LD to put the file in the documents folder.

When I do a sync it goes into Palm>Programs>DXTG folder

Can anyone shed some light on this for me.

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Cool Document Location in DTS

Carlton,

There is a setting the PC application under Tools->Preferences. Click the Exchange tab. There is a section on the screen title Default Document Location. Click the Select button and navigate to where you want documents placed.

This will be used for documents you create on your Palm. You can still select PC files to synch.

Hope this helps.
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