document list view

The document list view shows documents you have installed on your device.

interface layout

The document list view has several components:

volume/folder popup list

Right below the title bar of the document list view is the volume/folder popup. The label of the popup shows the current folder. Tapping the popup presents a list with the top-level volumes and sub-folders in the path leading to the current folder. The current path appears as a hierarchically indented list of sub-folders under the current volume, with the current folder as the initially selected item.

The following list describes the meaning of volumes and sub-folders for each of the views:

The volume/folder popup list provides an easy way to quickly go to any top-level volume or higher level folder in the current path.

If the current path is not that of a top-level volume, a folder-up button () for quickly going up one folder in the path appears to the left of the volume/folder popup.


sort order popup list

Below the title bar, to the right of the volume/folder popup is the sort order popup. It allows you to sort the current list by any of name, date, or size in either ascending or descending order. The initial sort order is by name in ascending order. Tap the popup and select one of Name, Date, or Size in the list to change the sort order to the corresponding selection. To reverse the sort order from ascending to descending or from descending to ascending, select the same sort option again.

The sort order popup does not appear for the Recently Opened view.

Regardless of whether the sort order is ascending or descending, folders in the list always appear before files.


document list/file list

The document list or file list occupies most of the space of the document list view and lists the files and folders within the current folder. Folders always appear before files.

The list has the four columns described here:

To quickly scroll to the first file whose name begins with a given letter, enter the letter. If you enter a second letter within a second of the first letter, the list scrolls to the next file whose name begins with the first and second letter. You can continue entering letters within a second of one another to do this. If you wait at least a second after entering the last letter, the next letter you enter becomes the first letter to search.

You can optionally hide the date and/or size columns through the Document List Options dialog to make more room for the name column. If you hide both the date and size columns, then it can also noticeably speed up the initial display when going to a different folder.

To open a file, tap the file's name. To enter a folder, tap the folder's name. To get the context menu for a file or folder, tap it's icon or hold the stylus down on the item's name for more than a second. For more about the context menu, see file operations and folder operations.


tab bar

The tab bar along the bottom left of the document list view shows one tab for each of the views. The current view shows visually as a slightly dropped down tab in front of the others. Tap a tab to go to the corresponding view.

When you hold the stylus down on a tab, a tool tip appears that names the view corresponding to the tab. See views for a description of each view.


views

The document list view provides five different views of documents you have installed on your device.
In the document list view, the tab bar at the bottom left of the screen has a tab for each of the views. To access a given view, tap the tab corresponding to the view you want.

Recently Opened

The Recently Opened view lists the documents you have opened recently, ordered from most recently opened at the top to least recently opened at the bottom. By default, the list shows only the ten most recently opened documents. To change the number of documents listed, use the Document List command in the Options menu.

Updated

The Updated view lists documents you have previously opened that have been updated since the last time you opened them.

Categorized

The Categorized view lists documents you have placed into one or more categories. iSilo™ initially creates two top-level categories named Business and Personal.

In addition to being able to select a specific category from the volume/folder popup list, you can also select the [All] listing or the [Uncategorized] listing. With [All], you get a listing of all categorized documents located anywhere and all uncategorized documents located in the internal storage memory or immediately within any of the favorite folders. With [Uncategorized], you get a listing of all uncategorized documents located in the internal storage memory or immediately within any of the favorite folders.


Favorite Folders

The Favorite Folders view provides an easy way to quickly jump to a list of documents in any folder to which you have assigned an alias. iSilo™ initially creates the following two favorite folder aliases: Some devices have the capability to have two or more storage cards mounted simultaneously. Viewing the contents of a favorite folder provides a unified view of the same folder across all mounted storage cards.

To add a favorite folder to the list, use the Favorite Folder Alias command in the folder context menu.

To determine the path of the folder associated with each alias, or to rename and delete favorite folders aliases, use the Edit Favorite Folders menu command.

Favorite folder aliases are always sorted lexicographically in the volume/folder popup list and in the Edit Favorite Folders dialog.


Device & Storage Cards

The Device & Storage Cards view provides a way to browse through all documents of the standard document types installed in the internal storage memory of the device and through all files of all folders on any mounted storage cards.

To list documents installed in the internal storage memory of the device, select [Internal Storage] from the volume/folder popup list.

To list the contents of a folder located on a mounted storage card, select the card volume from the volume/folder popup list and navigate to the desired folder. In the volume/folder popup list, the name for the storage card is the storage card's volume label. If the storage card has no volume label, the name will show as [Card 1] or possibly [Card 2] if your device supports more than one simultaneously mounted storage card.


file operations

To open a file, tap the file's name. To get a context menu, also known as the file action menu, with a number of additional file operations, do one of the following:

The context menu provides the following operations for files:

Open

The Open command in the context menu opens the file just as tapping the file's name in the document list does.

Categories

The Categories command in the context menu presents the Categories dialog, which you can use to categorize the file into one or more categories. You use the Categories dialog to also create, rename, and delete categories.

Tap OK to accept changes you have made to the categorization of the file. Tap Cancel to cancel any such changes. Note that tapping Cancel does not revert any changes made to the category list, such as creation, renaming, and deletion of categories.

categorizing

To place the file in a category, check the box to the left of the category. You can place a file into any number of categories. In the Categorized view, the file shows in the list only when you go to a category to which the file belongs.

To remove the file from a given category, uncheck the box to the left of the category.

creating a new category

To create a top-level category, first select any top-level category, then tap New. In the New Category dialog, enter into the Name field the name of the new category, then tap Add.

To create a sub-category, first select the category into which you want the sub-category created, then tap New. In the New Category dialog, enter into the Name field the name of the new category, check the Sub-category checkbox, then tap Add.

To create a category at the same level as another category, select an existing category at the same level, then tap New. In the New Category dialog, enter into the Name field the name of the new category, then tap Add.

Following are some additional notes about categories:

renaming a category

To rename a category, first select the category to rename, then tap Rename. Enter the new name into the Name field, then tap Rename.

You can not rename a category to that of an existing category at the same level. If you attempt to do so, you get a message informing you that the category already exists.

deleting a category

To delete a category, first select the category to delete, then tap Delete. You get a message asking you to confirm that you want to delete the selected category and any sub-categories it contains. Tap Yes to proceed with deleting the category. Tap No to cancel deletion.

If the category has sub-categories, all the sub-categories are also deleted. Any files in the deleted categories are removed from the deleted categories.

Note that deleting a category does not delete the files belonging to those categories.


Delete

Use the Delete command in the context menu to delete the file. iSilo™ asks for confirmation before deleting the file.

Rename

Use the Rename command in the context menu to rename the file. When you do so, iSilo™ presents the Rename Document dialog so that you can enter a new name for the file.

Beam

Use the Beam command in the context menu to beam the file.

Information

Use the Information command in the context menu to view information about the file in the Document Information dialog that iSilo™ presents. The dialog shows the title or file name of the document in bold at the top. Below it is the creation date and time of the document. Next come the Type and Size fields which show the document type and size, respectively. Following those fields, the Location field shows whether the document is located in the handheld's internal memory or on an external storage card, in which case, the Location field shows the volume name and path to the document file. At the end, the Text Encoding field shows the encoding of the document's text or Unknown if it is not known. The encoding of a document's text determines how individual characters are represented and what characters can be represented.

Copy

Use the Copy command in the context menu to copy or move the file to the internal storage memory or to any favorite folder of a storage card.

In the Copy File dialog, select the Copy settings/categories option to also copy the document settings and categorizations of the document. Select Delete original after copy if you want to perform the equivalent of moving the file to the new location.

If you need more flexibility in copying files, you can use a third-party file manager.


Send

Use the Send command in the context menu to transmit the file via the standard send feature of your device. The send feature is not available on all devices and the specific methods available to send vary by device, but the list of methods may include one or more of the following and possibly others:

folder operations

To enter a folder, tap the folder's name. For the Favorite Folders view and the Device & Storage Cards view, you can get a context menu with additional folder operations by doing one of the following:

The context menu provides the following operations for folders:

Enter Folder

The Enter Folder command in the context menu enters the folder just as tapping the folder's name in the document list does.

Favorite Folder Alias

Use the Favorite Folder Alias command in the context menu to add an alias for the folder to the Favorite Folders list. If the folder already has an alias, use the command to edit the alias.

Invoking the command shows the Favorite Folder Alias dialog. The Folder Path field shows the path of the folder. You can not edit the path shown. It is only present to show you the path for the alias. In the Alias field, modify the alias to your liking, then tap Add to add the alias. In the Favorite Folders view, the alias should appear as one of the top-level volumes in the volume/folder popup list.


menus

Tap the menu icon to display the menu bar. The menu icon is the bottom silk screen icon on the left side of the Graffiti® writing area. If your device has a virtual Graffiti® area, then the menu icon is an icon drawn by the device. Furthermore, in this case, if you collapse the virtual Graffiti® area, then the menu icon appears along the bottom of the display.

List menu

Refresh

Use Refresh on the List menu to reload and redraw the items in the document list.

Delete All

Use Delete All on the List menu to delete all files currently listed in the document list. iSilo™ asks for confirmation before deleting the files.

Delete Special

Use Delete Special on the List menu to activate the Delete Special dialog for the following commands:

Tools menu

Find

Use Find on the Tools menu to activate the Global Find dialog to perform a global search through all files currently listed in the document list. The Global Find dialog has the following fields: In the Global Find dialog, tap the Find button to start the search or tap the Cancel button to dismiss the Find dialog without starting the search.

Edit Favorite Folders

Use Edit Favorite Folders on the Tools menu to activate the Edit Favorite Folders dialog to rename and delete favorite folder aliases. The dialog has a list with two columns. The left column shows the aliases and the right column shows the associated folders.

To rename a favorite folder alias, tap the alias in the list to select it and then tap Rename. This presents the Favorite Folder Alias dialog. The Folder Path field shows the path of the folder associated with the alias. You can not edit the path shown. It is only present to show you the path for the alias. In the Alias field, modify the alias to your liking, then tap Rename to rename the alias.

To delete a favorite folder alias, tap the alias in the list to select it and then tap Delete. Note that iSilo™ deletes the alias immediately without asking for confirmation.

System Information

Use System Information on the Tools menu to activate the System Information dialog so that you can determine the user ID you need to provide in order to obtain a registration code for a document that requires a registration code. The user ID is provided in the User ID field.

The dialog also shows the amount of free internal memory and the total amount of internal memory. Dynamic memory is the working memory that a running program has available for direct use while storage memory is the memory used for database storage.

Font Manager

Use Font Manager on the Tools menu to activate the Font Silo Font Manager dialog so that you can view fonts you have installed and delete individual font databases. If you do not have the Font Silo™ component installed or you have not installed any fonts, then instead of the dialog appearing, you get a message informing you that you need to install both Font Silo™ and at least one font to use the font manager.

In the Font drop-down list, select the font to preview or delete. You can change the Size and Style fields to see how the selected font appears at different sizes and with different styles. For more on how Font Silo™ renders a font in a given size and style, see size and style rendering.

The Preview pane of the dialog allows you to see either the name of the font or the available characters rendered using the currently selected font. Tap Name to see the name rendered in the font. Tap Chars to see the characters. If the text spans wider than the width of the preview pane, use the left and right arrowheads that appear to the upper right of the preview pane to scroll the text left and right, respectively.

To delete the database containing the currently selected font, tap Delete Font. You will be asked for confirmation before the database is deleted.

When you are done previewing and/or deleting fonts, tap Done to exit the dialog.


Options menu

Document List

Use Document List on the Options menu to activate the Document List Options dialog to set options for the document list view. The Document List Options dialog has the following fields:

Document Types

Use Document Types on the Options menu to activate the Document Type Options dialog to set options for the listing of documents according to their type or extension. The Document Type Options dialog has the following fields:

Icons

Use Icons on the Options menu to activate the Document List Icon Options dialog.

Under Icon action, you can select what happens when you tap the icon for files:

You can also select the mini-icons you want the document list to show. The following list describes the mini-icons:

Rotate

Use Rotate on the Options menu to activate the Rotate dialog to change the screen orientation.

Note: The Rotate menu item appears only for the HandEra® 330.

Mode

Use Mode on the Options menu to specify trial and free mode settings.

While in trial or registered mode, you can use the Free mode option to turn free mode on and off to see what that mode is like.

During the 30-day trial period, you can use the Show trial period reminder option to enable or disable the messages that let you know how many days you have left in your trial period.

If you have not registered iSilo™, you can use the Show UNREGISTERED button option to show or hide the button labeled UNREGISTERED in the lower right of the document list view.

Register

Use Register on the Options menu to enter your license registration code to register iSilo™.

About iSilo

Use About iSilo on the Options menu to see the iSilo™ About dialog.

standard locations


document types

iSilo™ provides direct support for a set of standard document types and a catchall for textually viewing the content of any other document type, useful for viewing plain text files.

standard document types

catchall document type

You can use iSilo™ to open any file for viewing on storage cards. This is generally only useful for files in a plain text format as iSilo presents the content textually. If the format of the content is binary or a mix of text and binary, then you may see gibberish.
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