To view a Web page, first connect to the Internet. Then access Internet Explorer Mobile by selecting Start > Internet Explorer. Enter a Web address in the address bar.
The Internet Explorer Menu
Many of Internet Explorer Mobile’s features can be accessed by selecting the Menu button at the bottom of the screen. From here, you can add and view Favorites, view your Web page History, change your view, zoom, access tools and edit.
Internet Explorer Mobile gives you several content viewing options: Default mode, Desktop mode (similar to what you’d see on your PC) and One Column mode, in which the browser renders all the text on a page into a single intuitive column so that it’s more navigable. You can also change the view to Full Screen. Finally, you can easily turn pictures off to make downloading faster or conserve the amount of data transferred.
One new feature that makes it easier to browse the Web is Landscape mode, which lets you turn the screen orientation sideways so that more Web text is visible. (The default setting is Portrait mode.) Some devices will include an icon in the bottom right of the Today Screen that you can select to switch between Portrait and Landscape modes. In addition, some devices dynamically change their screen orientation from Portrait to Landscape mode depending upon the task being performed.
You can also change modes by selecting Start > Settings and then selecting the System tab. Select the Screen icon (you may have to scroll down).
Select either Landscape (right-handed) or Landscape (left-handed). Select OK (in the upper right-hand corner). Your screen display will change to Landscape mode.
When you open Word Mobile, you’ll see a list of all your Word documents, regardless of which folder they have been saved in. To create a new document, select New at the bottom of the screen. You’ll see a blank area with a formatting toolbar and keyboard below.
When you’d like to save a document, select Menu > File > Save as. You will be prompted for a file name, folder, type and location. Location options include “Main memory” and “Storage Card.”
Sending a document via e-mail
Documents can easily be sent via e-mail directly from Word Mobile. With a document open, select Menu > File > Send via E-mail. Outlook Mobile will open a new message with the document as an attachment. You’ll be able to send it as you would any other e-mail message.
Like Word Mobile, Excel Mobile offers many of the same features as its desktop version, enabling you to view, create and edit projects on the go from your device. Excel Mobile now features the ability to create charts on the go with an easy-to-use Chart Wizard.
To open Excel Mobile, select Start > Excel Mobile. You’ll see a list of all your Excel spreadsheets, regardless of which folder they have been saved in. To create a new spreadsheet, select New at the bottom of the screen. You’ll see a blank area with a formatting toolbar and keyboard below.
To format cells, a chart, rows or columns, or to modify sheets, select Menu at the bottom of the page, and select Format.
Creating a chart
To create a chart, first select the data to be used to create the chart. Open the soft keyboard by selecting the keyboard icon at the bottom of the screen. Use the stylus to select one corner cell. Select Shift, then select additional cells.
Next, select Menu > Insert > Chart. A wizard will come up and guide you through the rest of the process. Several chart types are available.
Saving a document
When you’d like to save the document, select Menu > File > Save as. You will be prompted for a file name, folder, type and location.
Spreadsheets can easily be sent via e-mail directly from Excel Mobile. With a spreadsheet open, select Menu > File > Send via E-mail. Outlook Mobile will open a new message with the spreadsheet file as an attachment. You’ll be able to send it as you would any other e-mail message.