Newbie needs help: Transferring files using MSWord  
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lrrichey





PostPosted: Wed Nov 29 11:18:07 CST 2006 Top

PocketPC >> Newbie needs help: Transferring files using MSWord

I have a Compaq HP H3955 pda. I just installed Activesync v 4.2 and
have Windows XP on my desktop computer.

Can I transfer .doc files from my pc to the pda and vice versa? I
can't figure any of this out.

Brand new rookie at all this.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks.

Robert

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Beverly





PostPosted: Wed Nov 29 11:18:07 CST 2006 Top

PocketPC >> Newbie needs help: Transferring files using MSWord within activesync, check "Files" which will create a folder and a
desktop shortcut to that folder which will be named according to your
device name.

Place any files there, including doc and excel, then connect your ppc.

The files will "appear" on you ppc, doc files will show in the pword
file menu... you can open and edit them, but, be aware, advanced
features may be removed during a ppc edit and the modified file will
sync back to the pc, overwriting the original.

Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
 
 
Robert





PostPosted: Wed Nov 29 12:19:21 CST 2006 Top

PocketPC >> Newbie needs help: Transferring files using MSWord On Wed, 29 Nov 2006 11:18:07 -0600, "Beverly Howard


>within activesync, check "Files" which will create a folder and a
>desktop shortcut to that folder which will be named according to your
>device name.
>
>Place any files there, including doc and excel, then connect your ppc.
>
>The files will "appear" on you ppc, doc files will show in the pword
>file menu... you can open and edit them, but, be aware, advanced
>features may be removed during a ppc edit and the modified file will
>sync back to the pc, overwriting the original.
>
>Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]

Thanks for the info. Do people transfer files back and forth like
this? It seems not useful if the files are changed in the transfer
process.

Robert
 
 
Todd





PostPosted: Wed Nov 29 14:01:07 CST 2006 Top

PocketPC >> Newbie needs help: Transferring files using MSWord

> >The files will "appear" on you ppc, doc files will show in the pword
> >file menu... you can open and edit them, but, be aware, advanced
> >features may be removed during a ppc edit and the modified file will
> >sync back to the pc, overwriting the original.

> Thanks for the info. Do people transfer files back and forth like
> this? It seems not useful if the files are changed in the transfer
> process.

Depends on the file's complexity. If you are using the device more as a
viewer, there's no problem, but if you tend to edit the files on the PPC
(as I do) it could be. It's never been a problem for me, but my
documents are fairly simple (leters, bid proposals, database-type
speadsheets, etc.), I generally don't use complex tables in Word or
linked spreadsheets in Excel, for example, so I've never run into
features that didn't transfer, but my experience may certainly not be
typical.

Were I you, I'd copy (rather than move) a couple of your most complex and
important documents into the sync folder, sync them, make a few changes
on the PPC, and sync them back. Then open them on the PC and check for
"damage." ;-)

This way you still have the original in your PC's My Documents folder for
damage control!

If all is well, I generally place shortcuts to my sync'd documents in the
PC's My Documents folder, so my sync'd docs are easily accessable on the
PC (preventing me from having to switch folders to find them.)


 
 
Robert





PostPosted: Thu Nov 30 07:52:05 CST 2006 Top

PocketPC >> Newbie needs help: Transferring files using MSWord On Wed, 29 Nov 2006 13:01:07 -0700, Todd Allcock



>
>> >The files will "appear" on you ppc, doc files will show in the pword
>> >file menu... you can open and edit them, but, be aware, advanced
>> >features may be removed during a ppc edit and the modified file will
>> >sync back to the pc, overwriting the original.
>
>> Thanks for the info. Do people transfer files back and forth like
>> this? It seems not useful if the files are changed in the transfer
>> process.
>
>Depends on the file's complexity. If you are using the device more as a
>viewer, there's no problem, but if you tend to edit the files on the PPC
>(as I do) it could be. It's never been a problem for me, but my
>documents are fairly simple (leters, bid proposals, database-type
>speadsheets, etc.), I generally don't use complex tables in Word or
>linked spreadsheets in Excel, for example, so I've never run into
>features that didn't transfer, but my experience may certainly not be
>typical.
>
>Were I you, I'd copy (rather than move) a couple of your most complex and
>important documents into the sync folder, sync them, make a few changes
>on the PPC, and sync them back. Then open them on the PC and check for
>"damage." ;-)
>
>This way you still have the original in your PC's My Documents folder for
>damage control!
>
>If all is well, I generally place shortcuts to my sync'd documents in the
>PC's My Documents folder, so my sync'd docs are easily accessable on the
>PC (preventing me from having to switch folders to find them.)
>

Thanks. I'll try your suggestions and report back.
Appreciate the help.

Robert
 
 
Beverly





PostPosted: Thu Nov 30 11:14:26 CST 2006 Top

PocketPC >> Newbie needs help: Transferring files using MSWord >> Do people transfer files back and forth like this? It seems not
useful if the files are changed in the transfer process. <<

Copla extra points.

The warning about loosing document items that require advanced pc word
features is primarily a "heads up" if you use advanced options... there
has been a lot of grief where people have synced their only copy of a
valuable document only to find the omissions after the sync... tip...
sync a couple of your most advance documents (obviously, only sync file
copies) open them with pword and make a minor edit, exit, sync and then
review them on the pc.

In general, it's best to "sync" only dynamic files which change often.
Copy other files to folders outside of "My Documents" in main memory or
to the storage card (where they will not sync) These are then available
on the ppc and if they are edited, they can always be manually copied
back to the pc.

Further, if you don't already have one, get a "card reader" for your pc
to transfer files directly to and from the memory card... it's much
faster, more reliable and there are known problems transferring large
files using the activesync connection.

Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
 
 
Robert





PostPosted: Thu Nov 30 20:03:51 CST 2006 Top

PocketPC >> Newbie needs help: Transferring files using MSWord On Thu, 30 Nov 2006 11:14:26 -0600, "Beverly Howard


> >> Do people transfer files back and forth like this? It seems not
>useful if the files are changed in the transfer process. <<
>
>Copla extra points.
>
>The warning about loosing document items that require advanced pc word
>features is primarily a "heads up" if you use advanced options... there
>has been a lot of grief where people have synced their only copy of a
>valuable document only to find the omissions after the sync... tip...
>sync a couple of your most advance documents (obviously, only sync file
>copies) open them with pword and make a minor edit, exit, sync and then
>review them on the pc.
>
>In general, it's best to "sync" only dynamic files which change often.
>Copy other files to folders outside of "My Documents" in main memory or
>to the storage card (where they will not sync) These are then available
>on the ppc and if they are edited, they can always be manually copied
>back to the pc.
>
>Further, if you don't already have one, get a "card reader" for your pc
>to transfer files directly to and from the memory card... it's much
>faster, more reliable and there are known problems transferring large
>files using the activesync connection.
>
>Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]

How do I choose to save something to main memory or a storage card?

R.

 
 
Beverly





PostPosted: Fri Dec 01 21:36:18 CST 2006 Top

PocketPC >> Newbie needs help: Transferring files using MSWord New documents are saved to main memory by default... after you create a
document, exit, then tap/hold the document

Existing documents remain in their original location.

More info on the my docs fiasco at http://BevHoward.com/bhhpj.htm#Docs

Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]