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customize your list to your exact requirements. See the "Customization" section of the manual to find out
what you can do. If you don't set any custom options, you'll have a custom view with no gadgets.. hardly
any fun at all! Be sure to turn on some gadgets if you need them :)
Palm files can be assigned to categories. Palm OS supports no more than 14 user categories; fortunately,
that usually provides sufficient flexibility. You can create your own new categories, rename existing
categories, and merge two categories. This item in the List Preferences allows you to assign the new or
existing list to a category or to carry out the above category changes. The "File Selection" screen allows
you to show only the files in a particular category.
This is an important setting that controls whether or not the Shadow Conduit will even look at this file
for synchronization to the Shadow Desktop application. Even if you do not set this pref, Shadow will
have the Hotsync Manager back up your files in case you need to restore them later. With the Sync
preference checked, the Shadow Conduit will sync this file with the desktop during Hotsync.
Default; Off. You may not wish to synchronize all files since it can slow the sync down to have a
hundred files being checked each time.
Shadow Plan lets you edit in two main ways -- via the full screen Details Window (the default), or via the
"on screen" Mini-Editor. Theres advantages to both -- the full screen window lets you change almost
everything about an item, all in one handy place. This lets you see all of the item in a glance, and change
it at will. The disadvantage is that you cannot see the items around it, since the list view is covered. We
call this "item context view". With some lists (such as a shopping list) most of your list is just plain text,
and you needn't worry about setting dates and tags up, but you may need to see what is going on around
the item. In this case, you would turn on the Mini-Editor, which lets you edit the item text right on the
main list view, in a little window at the bottom. The advantage is you can see your list layout while
editing. The disadvantage is you do not see much of the item detail. This keeps "list context" in your
head. The mini editor has a button to pull up the full screen Details Window when you need it, of course.
(We do not offer an edit system with the cursor right in the text in the list view due to limits of the Palm
OS edit gadgetry and high res screens).
So turn on the mini editor if you think you need to see the list structure while you are creating items.
Colour Theme Checkbox (Coloured Ledger Background)
Normally Shadow uses a white screen under your list. With this list preferences checked, an alternating
blue/white background will be shown behind the list. This can really ease readability for some users.
Note that the colour backgrounds will not show up on older model Sony Clie devices while in "low res
mode" or "high res assisted low res mode", but will show up on those units in Shadow "high res mode".
The reason is due to bugs in the Sony OS and not due to a limit of Shadow. Sony has corrected this bug
in later units such as the Sony NX.
Note that you can change the colours used by setting up the Theme Preferences, a global preference
panel. See elsewhere in this manual.
Show Headings Checkbox - Fast access to sort, column titles
When checked, the first list display row is taken up by a set of column headings. When you're changing
views a lot, or just starting out with Shadow, its nice to know what the columns are for. Furthermore,
tapping in a column on the titlebar offers you the option of sorting (Ascending or Descending) on that
column, saving you from reaching for the List pulldown menu.
Default: On. Its handy for newbies and oldbies alike!
Change list to custom type,
and a custom button
Tap the custom button to
customize the list view to