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Follow the sections below to Install PocketTop on your PDA

 

Setup PDA Connection with your PC

Since Windows Vista ActiveSync has been replaced with Windows Mobile Device Center.

  1. Connect your PDA to your PC using a USB connection.
  2. The first time you plug a Windows Mobile device into a computer that's connected to the Internet and running Windows, Windows Mobile Device Center should be automatically downloaded and installed on the computer.
  3. Follow instructions to pair your PDA.
  4. You only need to bowse to your PDA so skip any requests to sync with email etc.

 

Install .NET Compact Framework on PDA

PocketTopo Installation Guide Pocket Topo runs on Windows Mobile devices. Older devices (running Windows Mobile v5.0) require the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework to be installed on them before PocketTopo will run.

  1. Download the .NET Compact Framework from here
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17981
  2. Ensure your PDA is connected to your PC
  3. Click on the download .msi file to start installation
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  6. Microsoft .NET software will be automatically copied onto your PDA
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  9. You will need to reboot your PDA
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  12. That it

 

Installation of PocketTopo

  1. Download the latest version of PocketTopo which is contained in a zip file from here 
    http://paperless.bheeb.ch/download.html#PocketTopo
  2. Unzip the file on your PC to create a PocketTopo folder containing the application files.
  3. Ensure that your PDA is connected to your PC
  4. Using Windows Mobile Device Manager open File Managment on your PDA. You can do this without setting up your PDA.  You just need to connect to it.
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  5. Copy the entire unzipped PocketTopo directory from your PC to the {root}\Program Files\ directory on your PDA. Alternatively you can copy the PocketTopo folder to a memory card and then put this card into your device. If prompted copy everything.
  6. Create a short cut in the programs folder.  Click on the start button and open the programs page.
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  7. In the programs page open File Explorer
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  8. In File Explorer navigate to the {root}\program files\pockettopo directory 
  9. Click AND hold (so as not to open it) the PocketTopo executable file.  The select Copy
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  10. In File Explorer navigate to My Device\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
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  11. Click on the Menu at the bottom of the screen and [Edit] [Paste Shortcut]
  12. Rename the shortcut by clicking and holding and selecting rename.  Rename it to just "PocketTopo"
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  13. Close File Explorer and you will see PocketTopo in the Programs screen.
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  14. Thats pretty much it unless you would like the program on the start menu.  To do this go [Start] [Settings]
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  15. Select Menus and simply check the tick box against it.
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  16. Job done!
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Setting up your PDA to communicate with a DistoX2

You need to configure your PDA to talk to your DistoX.  Follow these steps to make this happen.

  1. Goto the Settings screen  [Start] [Settings]
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  2. Click on the Connections tab and then select Bluetooth. 
  3. Turn on the Bluetooth the click on the Devices Tab
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  4. The PDA will scan for Bluetooth devices.  Make sure your Disto is turned on.  Select the DistoX as found and click next.
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  5. Leave the passphrase blank or enter 0000 and click next
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  6. The PDA will the pair with the DistoX.  Next check the Serial Port for communications and click next
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  7. Now we need to configure the port.  Choose a New Outgoing Port
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  8. Select COM7 and finish.
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  9. Now open PocketTop and [Menu] [Options] [Port] [COM7]
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  10. Finally click on [Menu] [Bluetooth] [connect] and watch your data flood in!
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