options

You can change settings for numerous options using the Options dialog. To access the Options dialog go to the Tools menu and tap Options. The Options dialog divides the options into the following categories:

Display

Use the Display tab of the Options dialog to specify display settings. It has the following fields:

Please note the following:


Scroll

Use the Scroll tab of the Options dialog to change scroll behavior. It has the following fields:

Region

Use the Region tab of the Options dialog to change the behavior when tapping on different areas of the window.

The window is divided into four tap regions. Each region's size and action when tapped is configurable. The left part of the Region tab page allows you to change the size of each region and the right side allows you to change the scroll behavior for each region when tapped.

Regions
A tap region can vary in size. You can change the sizes of the regions by dragging up or down the horizontal lines that separate the regions.

While dragging a separator line, it appears as a gray line until you release it. Dragging a single separator line only changes the division of space between the two regions that the line separates, so you may have to change the position of more than one separator line to get your desired region sizes.

Region Action
The region actions determine the scroll behavior when the region is tapped. These are the available actions:


Font

Use the Font tab of the Options dialog to set the specific font to use for individual font families. It has the following fields: Note: If you are viewing a document in iSilo™ format, changing the Default family font will likely not do anything since content in such documents generally specify some font. So to actually effect a change in the fonts used for documents in iSilo™ format, you will want to modify one or more of the Serif, Sans Serif, and/or Monospace family fonts, depending on which are actually used by the document.

Color

Use the Color tab of the Options dialog to select and edit color themes. Selecting a color theme forces all text and background colors of the current document to those of the selected color theme. Select No color theme to have the document display normally. Each document can have an individual color theme setting.

Creating a new color theme
Tap New to create a new color theme. In the Edit Color Theme dialog that appears after tapping New, enter into the Name field a unique name for the color theme. Tap Text and Background to select the text and background colors, respectively, for the color theme.

Modifying a color theme
To modify a color theme, first select the name of the color theme from the list, then tap Edit. In the Edit Color Theme dialog that appears, change the Name field if desired to a new unique name for the color theme. Tap Text and Background to change the text and background colors, respectively, of the color theme.

Deleting a color theme
To delete a color theme, first select the name of the color theme from the list, then tap Delete. iSilo™ asks you to confirm that you want to delete the selected color theme before actually doing so.


Settings

Use the Settings tab of the Options dialog to specify settings that affect the saving of a document's local settings. A document's local settings include the following items:
iSilo™ creates an individual file in the "\My Documents\iSilo\Settings" folder for each document's local settings for which it saves. By default, iSilo™ automatically saves the local settings for a document when you close the document. You can change this behavior by changing the Local settings field. The three possible choices are the following: Each local settings file takes up storage space. Over time, if you have viewed many documents, the cumulative space occupied by the local settings files can add up. So by default, when the amount of space used reaches 100KB, iSilo™ deletes the oldest settings files (e.g., based on when the local settings were last written) until the space used goes down to about 90% of the limit. You can increase or decrease this limit by changing the Maximum amount of space to use field.

If you tend to keep a lot of documents around, you may want to increase the limit. If you are tight on space and do not care so much about the local settings of documents you have not viewed recently, then you may want to decrease the limit. The actual size of a local settings file currently depends mostly on how many local bookmarks you have created for the document. However, a rough estimate of the size of a typical local settings file might be anywhere from half a kilobyte to one kilobyte. Using this rough estimate, a limit of 100KB should allow for at least the saving of the local settings for the last 100 documents you have viewed.


Extensions

Use the Extensions tab of the Options dialog to specify file extensions you want to associate with iSilo™.

Documents in iSilo™ format generally have a file extension of .pdb and rarely, but sometimes, .prc. Palm Doc documents also generally have a file extension of .pdb and sometimes .prc. You can associate either, both, or neither of these extensions with iSilo™.

For each extension that you associate with iSilo™, if you tap on a file with such an extension within the File Explorer program, then it will start iSilo™ with that document.

Please note that iSilo™ does not understand how to read all files with the extension .pdb or .prc. The .pdb extension is generally used to denote files that have the Palm database top-level organizational structure. But what kind of data and how it is stored within this top-level structure is application dependent.


Mode

Use the Mode tab of the Options dialog 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.


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