tutorial: iSilo quick start
This quick start guide shows you how to install the iSilo
document reader application and a document to your Palm OS device
and then shows you how to view the document on your device.
If you have not yet downloaded the iSilo document
reader application file (usually provided under the file name "iSilo.prc"),
then you need to do that first by downloading it from the
download area. It is
provided there along with some supporting files inside a compressed
ZIP file. You will need an unzip utility such as
StuffIt Expander to extract it.
In addition to iSilo, you will need a sample
iSilo document. A good one is the iSilo
document reader manual, which is included in the same ZIP file
that contains "iSilo.prc". It is named "iSiloManual.pdb".
installing to your device
You use the Palm Install Tool to install the iSilo
document reader application and ready-made documents to your device.
The Palm Install Tool should have been installed on your computer
automatically when you installed your handheld's desktop software.
To start the Palm Install Tool, click the Start menu, click
Programs, then click Palm Desktop, and finally click
Note that your desktop software may look a little different
depending on which version of the desktop software you have
and on which operating system you are using.
After clicking "Install Tool", you should get the Install Tool
application dialog as shown here:
Either drag and drop the files named "iSilo.prc" and "iSiloManual.pdb"
to the dialog or click Add to get the Open dialog
to select the files. The files should now be listed:
Click Done to dismiss the Install Tool dialog. You
are then informed that the files will be installed the next
time you perform a HotSync®. Click OK:
You can now perform a HotSync® so that the files transfer to your
using iSilo to view a
After following the above steps and performing a HotSync®,
you will have iSilo and its manual on your device.
In the application launcher, you should see the iSilo
application icon. Tap the icon to start iSilo.
You immediately see the main document list view with the
document that you installed. Specifically, you see the
title of the iSilo manual document.
Tap the document title to open the document.
You now see the first screen of the document.
Use the hardware scroll down button to scroll down a screen.
Here you see the beginning of the table of contents that lists
the topics in the manual. The table of contents is a hyperlinked
table of contents, so you can simply tap on a topic
to jump to that topic. You can now read the manual to familiarize
yourself with how to use the application.
Congratulations on having successfully installed iSilo
and a document to your device. You can follow similar steps to
install additional ready-made documents to your device.
iSilo supports documents in both the iSilo
format and the Palm Doc format. You can find collections
of such documents at
MemoWare as well as other sites.
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