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Table of contents
Getting started with Content Manager
Content Manager is a PC based application that has a number of important features to help you manage the content of your HP iPAQ 310 Series Travel Companion. With Content Manager you can:
There are several types of navigation content that are loaded on your device and that can be used with Content Manager. The content that is available depends upon the device you originally purchased and the country you purchased it from.
Content is broken down into smaller, more manageable pieces for each region or country. The various types of content that might be available are given below.
To use Content Manager, you need a USB cable and a computer that meets the following minimum specifications. To access the Content Manager server, you also need an active Internet connection.
To use the contacts synchronization feature, your PC needs to have Outlook 2003 or later installed.
300 MHz clock speed
Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/
Athlon/Duron family, or compatible
Free disk space
NOTE: To install new contents on your HP iPAQ, you need an active Internet connection on your computer.
Installing Content Manager
Follow these steps to install Content Manager on your computer:
If you wish to choose a different folder, type in the path name, or click on the Browse button, and choose a folder.
TIP: If you want to start Content Manager right after the installation, make sure to tick the check box.
Content Manager has an auto-updating feature to help ensure you always have the most up-to- date version on your PC. Each time you launch, it checks for any updates that are available for you to install.
The Content Manager’s main window can be divided into five large sections:
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The menu bar
The menu bar contains five submenus:
The toolbar icons
The icons under the drop-down menus perform the same actions as the menu items in the Content and Operations drop-down menus.
Content > Install
Installs the selected contents.
Content > Update
Updates the selected contents.
Content > Remove
Removes the selected content.
Content > Install all
Installs all available contents.
Icon Menu Item Function
Content > Update all Updates all contents.
Operation > Perform operations Performs all content operations listed in
the Operations window.
Operation > Remove operation Cancels all content operations that are
Operation > Clear operations Cancels all content operations listed in
the Operations window.
The Operations window
After selecting an action, it appears in the Operations window. The name, type, and size of the content are displayed here together with the assigned action. All the content operations in the Operations
window can be performed by clicking on the button, or clicking on Perform operations in the Operation window.
The Information window
This window displays information about the connected device. The following parameters are shown:
The Contents list
The largest part of Content Manager is the list of content elements available for the connected device.
The columns of the list are as follows:
This content is not installed yet.
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This content is installed but not up-to-date.
When there is no icon before the name of the content, that
content is installed and up-to-date.
There are three drop-down menu items to filter the Contents list: status, type, and position.
Using Content Manager
Starting and closing Content Manager
To start Content Manager, click Start > All Programs > HP iPAQ Travel Companion 310 Series, and then click Content Manager.
To close Content Manager, click File, and then Exit.
Selecting a device profile
The device profile screen appears before startup. Use the default profile name, or enter a new name for the connected device.
Every time you start Content Manager with a new device, a new device profile needs to be created.
To load a previously saved backup, click on Recovery. Select a profile name, and a device type. Select the backup, and the device drive. Click on Start to begin the recovery.
NOTE: In order to perform a recovery, you need a full backup. Creating a full backup is recommended when you start using your device.
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NOTE: Only non-installed contents can be installed. They have an icon next to their name in the Contents list.
To upload selected contents to the device, do the following:
Execute the actions by clicking Perform operations in the Operation menu or clicking in the toolbar.
NOTE: Only installed contents can be removed. They have no icon next to their names in the Contents list.
To remove selected content elements, do the following:
Perform the operations by clicking Perform operations in the Operations window or click in the toolbar.
NOTE: Only non-up-to-date contents can be updated. Non-up-to-date contents have an icon next to their name in the Contents list.
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To update selected contents, perform the following steps:
the Ctrl key. Click Update in the Content menu or click in the toolbar.
Execute the actions by clicking Perform operations in the Operations window or clicking in the toolbar.
Options and Tools
The tools and options in Content Manager can be accessed in the Tools menu.
Transfer Trip Plans
Visit www.ipaq.com to learn about the trip planning services available for your iPAQ Travel Companion. There you can create customer itineraries that can be transferred to your device to navigate with. You can use Content Manager to transfer trip plans that you create. Trip plans can be transferred to your device in one of two ways, as Routes and as POIs.
Importing KML files
You can make a duplicate copy of the device contents and store it on your PC. Backups are helpful to have as a safety precaution if you unintentionally delete content off your device. You always have license to the content that you purchased with your device and can use Content Manager to re-download this at any time. Backups are helpful to save the time of downloads or if your PC is not connected to the Internet.
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To backup your data, do the following:
To restore backed up data, do the following:
Backup or Restore time can vary considerably depending on the size of the files you selected to backup or restore.
Perform the following steps to remove a backup:
Existing device profiles can be edited and removed in the Device profiles menu. The current device profile is displayed in bold.
NOTE: New device profiles can only be created when you start Content Manager with a new device connected.
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Removing device profiles
Perform the following steps to remove a device profile:
NOTE: The current profile cannot be deleted.
Editing device profiles
Perform the following steps to edit a device profile:
NOTE: The current profile cannot be deleted.
You can use Content Manager to sync the contacts stored in Microsoft Outlook with the contacts database on your device. If these contacts have addresses associated, you can use these addresses as navigation points. If these contacts have phone numbers associated with them, they can be selected to call using the Bluetooth handsfree phone feature of your Travel Companion. A Bluetooth phone must be paired to your Travel Companion to use this feature.
To synchronize contacts:
A conflict happens when the same contact has different data stored with it on your PC and your device.
Conflicts can be handled in 3 ways.
Select Start with Windows, and Outlook Sync will automatically start during Windows startup.
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Select Synchronize automatically to make Outlook Sync automatically synchronize contacts when the device is connected.
All general settings can be configured in the Preferences menu. Settings are displayed on the following tabs:
The General preferences window has the following sections:
NOTE: The changes take effect only after clicking the OK button.
You can set customized fonts and colors for the Contents list.
Customizing table fonts
To change table fonts, do the following:
Customizing table colors
You can define custom foreground and background colors to the different content types. By choosing custom table colors for them, content types are easier to distinguish.
To change table colors, do the following:
NOTE: The changes take effect only after clicking on the OK button.
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Uninstalling Content Manager
To uninstall Content Manager, do the following:
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