Create new contacts
Don't hesitate to add incomplete contacts, even if all you have is a
and email address from a brief exchange. You never know when it'll come in handy. When it does, Contacts makes the person easy to find.
Palm Desktop is a great, quick way to enter contact info. Type in
on your PC and sync to your handheld when you're done.
When you enter
in the Title, Company, City, and State fields, a match will appear if one of your contacts has a similar field name. When the word you want appears, tap the
field. (Note that auto-complete doesn't work if you're using the onscreen keyboard.)
Order is important
If a contact has several phone numbers, the first one you enter becomes the main phone number. When you first
Contacts, that's the number that appears in list view. To see additional
, tap the contact.
Change the order
Have a friend who prefers to be called on his
phone? Customize his info to make that number appear in list view. Select the contact, tap
Edit > Details
, and pick the number from
Show in List
Duplicate to save time
To quickly add people who work in the same office or live together, use Duplicate Contact to save time. Go to the contact you want to duplicate and select
from the menu. The information appears in the Contact Edit mode so you can edit fields that are unique, such as the name, job title, email, and phone extension.
If you want to add an instant-messaging address or you just run out of room in a contact, open the contact and tap
. Tap the blue
icon and pick the type of field to add.
Use Look Up, at the bottom of list view, to find a contact fast. Or use Find to search by area code.
In Contacts, the first word in all fields except numeric and email fields is automatically capitalized.
Don't forget your onscreen keyboard! Filling in some fields with handwriting can be frustrating,
for email addresses and URLs, which require special
. Write (
) to quickly call up the keyboard. To get symbols such as @, tap the
box at the bottom of the keyboard screen (see page 39).
Want to keep track of your sister's home, business, and
house addresses? Each contact can have up to three addresses.
an address as work (W), home (H), or other (O). By default, the first address is designated as work (W). To add another address for a contact, tap the blue
icon at the bottom of the screen and select
Beam the info for one of your contacts by selecting
Record > Beam Contact
or by using the beaming command (
). To beam an entire category, select it from the pick list at the upper right and select
Record > Beam Category
For tips about writing, see page 40.
To learn commands, see page 14.