The WizCom Desktop is the application your Pen uses to communicate with and transfer data to your PC. It has two main functions:
1. Transferring stored data from the Pen to the PC using the QuickLink option on the Pen.
2. Scanning data directly into Windows applications using Scan to PC.
You can also use the Desktop to view and edit the text sent from the Pen to the PC, convert sent files to other formats, modify Pen components and optimize Pen performance by compacting the Pen file system.
Running the Desktop
If, during installation, you selected the option for the Desktop to run upon Window's start-up, the Desktop will automatically start running when you start your computer. To open the Desktop window, click the Desktop icon in the notification area of the Windows taskbar and select the Show Window option from the pop-up menu.
If the Desktop application does not run when you start up your computer, or if you closed the application, you can start it by opening the Windows Start menu and selecting Programs\WizCom Desktop\WizCom Desktop.
Exiting the Desktop
To exit the Desktop, select Exit from the File menu. Or click the Desktop icon, then select Exit.
Pressing ALT+F4 on the keyboard or clicking in the upper-right corner of the Desktop window closes the Desktop window, but does not close the Desktop application. The application continues to run in the background, and the Desktop icon remains in the notification area of the Windows taskbar.
The Desktop User Interface
The Desktop is divided into three main sections:
1. Menu Bar: The Menu Bar runs across the top of the screen. It contains all the options for using the Desktop.
2. Toolbar: The Toolbar is an iconic interface containing some of the main Desktop features.
3. Desktop Window: The Desktop Window is where all the files transferred between the Pen and PC can be viewed and edited.
The Menu Bar
The Menu Bar runs across the top of the screen. It contains four menus.
To select an option, click on the menu and then click on the option in the drop-down list. Some menus can be activated using shortcut-key commands which are shown on the right of the menu option. Press the key sequence shown to execute the shortcut-key command.
The File Menu
The File Menu contains the following options:
- New: Create a new file.
- Open: Open an existing file.
- Save As: Save an existing file in a different location/ format.
- Pen Names: Add, rename or delete Pen Names.
- Find: Search for words in the current file.
- Print: Print the current file.
- Exit: Exit the Desktop. Note: Selecting will minimize the application to the Windows Taskbar.
The Pen Communications Menu
The Pen Communications Menu contains the following options:
- Turn Pen Communications Off/On: Toggle communications on and off.
- Add/Remove Pen Components: Advanced users only! Should only be accessed if advised by Support.
- Optimize Pen File System: Clear empty spaces on
- your Pen extension card caused by file transfer and deletion.
- Communications Settings: Define communication settings for Pen-PC communications.
- File Transfer Settings: Define the settings for Pen-PC file transfer.
- Scan to PC Settings: Choose the key you wish to insert after each line of text is sent to the PC. The default setting is Space.
The View Menu
The View Menu contains the following options:
- Log: View the history of the last three file transfer sessions.
- Interface Language: Change the language in which menus and messages appear in the Desktop.
- Text Size: Change the text size in the Files and Current Files Panes.
- Toolbar: Hide or show the Toolbar, which contains icons for accessing some of the main Desktop functions.
- Status Bar: Hide or show the Status Bar at the bottom of the screen which provides information about the current status of the application files you are viewing in the Desktop application.
- Applications: The applications shown in the View menu vary depending on the applications installed on your Pen. Select an application to view the application files in the Desktop Window.
The Help Menu
The Help Menu contains the following options:
- Help: Access the Desktop online help document.
- Communications Wizard: Run the Communications Wizard to establish communications between your Pen and the PC.
- Register at WizCom Site: Register your Pen on the WizCom website.
- About: View the Desktop copyright and version information.
The Desktop Toolbar is located beneath the Menu Bar and allows quick access to some of the most-used Desktop functions. To select a toolbar option, click on the icon.
To hide or show the toolbar, select Toolbar from the View Menu.
The Toolbar contains the following options:
The Desktop Window is split into vertical panes. To resize or hide a pane, drag the split bar between two panes to one side.
The left pane, present at all times, is the Application Pane
and displays the icons of all the applications installed on the Pen. Click on the application icon to view the files associated with the application.
The Files Pane displays the list of files for the selected application. Select a file name to view the contents of the selected file in the right pane, the Current File Pane. This Pane is only visible when viewing Notes and Tables files.
Current File Pane
Files can be created, opened and edited in this section. To
open a file, select from the toolbar or Open from the File menu and choose the file you wish to open. For applications with a middle pane, click on a file from the Files Pane. Only one file can be opened at a time.
Note: Any changes made to files are saved automatically.
The WizCom Desktop Taskbar Icon
The Desktop icon is located in the notification area of the Windows taskbar. If you have set the Desktop to launch upon startup, the icon will appear automatically each time
you start your computer. If not, the icon will appear only after you launch the Desktop.
When the Desktop is open on screen, clicking the icon on the top right of the screen will not exit the application, but will cause it to minimize to the taskbar.
The Desktop is still running in this state. Clicking on the icon will cause a pop-up menu to appear with the following options:
The Taskbar Menu contains the following options:
- Hide/Show Window: Minimize or maximize the Desktop application.
- Turn Pen Communications On/Off: Activate or deactivate Pen-PC Communications.
- File Transfer Settings: Modify the QuickLink settings using the File Transfer Settings dialog box.
- Scan to PC Settings: Define the character to be inserted after each line of text you scan using the Scan to PC Settings dialog box.
- Log: See the log of the last Pen-PC communication activity.
- Help: Access this document.
- About: View the copyright and version information for the Desktop application.
- Exit: Exit the Desktop application.
Changing the Desktop Interface Language
The Desktop contains support for user interfaces languages other than English.
To change the Desktop interface language:
1. Select Interface Language from the View menu on the Menu Bar. The Interface Language dialog box appears.
2. Select the interface language you want from the list and click OK.
3. Restart the Desktop.
Note: Your Windows settings (non-unicode programs option) must be configured to support the selected language. If your Windows version doesn’t support the character set of the selected language, you will not be able to view the character set correctly.
Language settings can be accessed through the Windows Control Panel Regional and Language Options setting (name of setting menu varies depending on which operating system you are running).
Pen-PC Communication Settings There are four ways in which the Pen communicates with the PC via the Desktop application:
- QuickLink (initiated by Pen)
- Scan to PC (initiated by Pen)
- Optimize Pen File System (initiated by Desktop)
- Launching the Add\Remove Pen Components dialog (initiated by the Desktop) When communicating with the PC, the Pen must be connected to the PC using the cable provided with the Pen.
The Communications Settings dialog box (accessed from the Pen-PC Communications menu on the Menu Bar) allows the following information to be modified:
- The type of communications (either Cable or Infra- Red).
- The communications port on the computer to which the connection device is associated.
- The communications baud rate (the speed at which the data is transmitted), if you are using a cable.
- The Infra-Red driver, if you are using Infra-Red communications.
Communications settings must be defined correctly on both the Pen and Desktop in order for the two to communicate. See Establishing Pen-PC Communications on page 9 to configure the correct communication settings for both the Pen and PC.
Desktop Modes – Turn Pen Communications Off/On
The Desktop application runs in two modes - online or offline. The default mode is online.
When the computer is offline, communications with the Pen are disabled. The Desktop cannot detect communications
from, or initiate communications with the Pen. The Pen Communications menu options are disabled.
To disable Pen communications, select Turn Pen Communications Off from the Pen Communications menu on the Menu Bar, or deselect the icon on the Toolbar. The option toggles to Turn Pen Communications On.
Select Turn Pen Communications On to re-enable Pen communications.
When you are working online, communications with the Pen are enabled. The Desktop occupies the communications port on your computer and is in a state of readiness to receive
communications from the Pen. It detects QuickLink or Scan to PC commands being sent from the Pen, and can also
initiate Desktop-controlled communications, such as optimizing the Pen file system using the Pen's PC- Controlled Communication option.
Note: When Pen communications are enabled, the communications port specified in the communications settings on the Desktop is busy, and cannot be used for any other purpose.
Optimize the Pen File System
When you delete data from your Pen (either manually or by using the Flush option in the File Transfer Settings dialog box), the area that was used by the data is not actually deleted from the extension card memory. The Optimize
Pen File System option enables you to free up those areas on the Pen’s extension card memory that are no longer being used by application data.
To optimize your Pen's file system:
1. Turn your Pen on and select PC-Controlled
Communications from the Pen Main Menu.
2. Select Optimize Pen File System from the Pen Communications menu on the Menu Bar of the Desktop application. A progress bar appears on the computer that displays the progress of the optimization process.
- If communications between your Pen and PC fail, an error message appears when you select Optimize Pen File System. Try running the Communications Wizard from the Help Menu on the Menu Bar to correct the communications setup.
- If the Pen you have connected is not recognized by the Desktop, you are prompted to use the current Pen Name, choose an existing Pen Name or create a new Pen Name.
3. When the process is complete, a success message will appear.
Important: Do NOT abort the Optimize Pen File System process before it is completed. Failure to complete the process may result in the loss of all the Pen data.
Add/Remove Pen Components
The Add/Remove Pen Components menu is accessible via either the Pen Communications menu on the Menu
Bar of the Desktop application, or by clicking in the Toolbar. The dialog can only be launched when the Pen is connected to the PC and PC-Controlled Communications has been selected on the Pen.
This dialog is for advanced users only and should not be accessed unless directed to by Support personnel.
Recover Components Deleted from the Pen
If you do access the Add/Remove Pen Components menu and accidentally delete components from the Pen, use the Pen CD to reinstall the lost components.
The CD contains an Add-Ons menu. Access the menu and run one of the installations. The initial step of each installation will check the Pen for missing components and will restore the necessary components.
If you delete any component from Add-On applications, or if you are using a Pen which has dictionaries installed, and have deleted a dictionary, reinstall the Add-Ons or dictionaries using the CD Add-Ons section.
Managing Several Pens in the Desktop You can use more than one Pen with the same Desktop application. Each Pen is defined on the Desktop by a unique Pen Name to make it recognizable by the software. The
Pen Names dialog box contains several options for managing the Pens in the Desktop. Use it to add, rename or remove a Pen or to set the current Pen.
Access the Pen Names dialog from the File menu on the
Menu Bar or by clicking on the Toolbar. The default
Pen Name is "MyPen".
Adding, changing and deleting Pens
- To add a Pen: Open the Pen Names menu and select Add. Type in a name for Pen and click OK.
- To change a Pen: Open the Pen Names menu and select the Pen Name you want to change. Select Rename, type the new name into the Rename box and click OK.
- To delete a Pen: Open the Pen Names menu and select the Pen Name you want to delete. Select Remove, click Yes when the confirmation message appears and click OK.
Set the Current Pen
You can change the current Pen at any time by using the Current Pen drop-down list in the Toolbar.
Alternately, to set the current Pen: Open the Pen Names menu and select the Pen Name that you want to set as the current Pen. Select Set as Current and click OK.
Working with Files in the Desktop Notes and Tables
To create new files: Click on the application icon and click on the Toolbar. Type a name in the New File box and click OK.
- In Notes: Add or delete paragraphs by right-clicking in the Current File Pane and selecting the required option from the menu.
- In Tables: Add or delete rows by right-clicking on therow number and selecting the required option from the menu. Add or delete columns by right-clicking on the column letter and selecting the required option from the menu.
To edit files: Select the file you want to edit from the Files Pane. Double-click on the paragraph you wish to edit and a blinking cursor will appear at the beginning of the paragraph indicating that the text in the paragraph can be edited using the regular Windows keyboard editing commands.
Note: All modifications made to files are automatically saved by the Desktop.
To open an existing file or import a file: Clicking on the application icon in the Application Pane and click on the Toolbar. Locate the file you wish to open and click Open.
To save files with a different name or in a different format: Click on the Toolbar. Choose the format, file name and location and click Save.
To delete files: Right-click on the file you wish to delete in the Files Pane and select Delete File from the pop-up menu.
Address Book and Internet Links
To create new entries: Click on the application icon and
then double-click in the Current File Pane. Fill in the entry details in the pop-up window and click Update.
To open an existing file or import a file: Click on the application icon in the Application Pane and click on the Toolbar. Locate the file you wish to open and click Open.
To edit entries: Double-click on the entry you want to edit, change the details in the pop-up window and click Update. To save files with a different name or in a different
format: Click on the Toolbar. Choose the format, file name and location and click Save.
To delete entries: Right-click on the entry you wish to delete in the Current File Pane and select Delete from the pop-up menu.
Note: Only entries saved in the files "mainadd.qad" or "mainlnk.qlk" will be synchronized with the Pen.