Why print from your Palm handheld device?
You can print some of the information stored in your Palm connected organizer from your desktop computer, but there are times when that's not what you need. Perhaps your job involves visiting customers in the field, or working at trade shows, and you need to print out an order or a receipt on a portable printer. You might be a doctor doing rounds in a hospital, a delivery truck driver, a field service representative, or one of the many other mobile workers in today's workforce. Or, you might even be in your office, but using software on your Palm handheld device which has no desktop counterpart. Or perhaps you just want to print a quick email or memo without starting up your desktop software. PalmPrint software is the solution.
What can I print?
PalmPrint prints information from the built-in Palm databases - memos, schedules, address book information, todo lists, expenses, emails (from both the Palm Mail and iMessenger applications, as well as the Eudora email application) and clipboard contents. PalmPrint also provides printing support to more than four dozen other applications which are "PalmPrint-enabled" (that is, applications that know about and use PalmPrint for printing). These applications span a wide range of needs, including database, email, data collection, medical, mobile POS, document readers, and a wide variety of specialty applications.
What kind of printers can I use?
PalmPrint supports a variety of common printer languages, as well as some more specific languages:
PCL (used by HP, Apple, Lexmark, and others)
Epson emulation (supported by Epson, Canon, Citizen, and others)
PostScript (used by many manufacturers), and ESCPOS (used in many receipt printers)
A number of printer-specific drivers (e.g., the Monarch 6015, Pentax PocketJet, SiPix PocketPrinter, Zebra TR220)
"Plain text" mode which is suitable for printing to many receipt printers, as well as for "printing" to the screen of a desktop computer running terminal emulation software (e.g., HyperTerm) and then transferring the output to a printer connected to the desktop computer
Here are some key features of "PalmPrint":
· Standard support for Palm MemoPad, Address Book (Contacts), DateBook (Calendar), ToDo list (Tasks), Expense, Mail, and iMessenger applications, and well as printing Clipboard contents (allowing data from non-PalmPrint-enabled applications to be copied and then printed in a two-step process) and also emails from the Eudora Email application.
· Support for printing standard "Doc" files via the DocPrint plug-in.
· Printing support for PalmPrint built in to dozens ofapplications (see list)
· Choice of fonts (Courier, Times, and Helvetica) on most supported printers, and font sizes (9, 10, and 12 point), as well as plain and bold
· Automatic word wrap
· Control of page sizes (number of lines per page and characters per line) and margins (left/right, top/bottom).
· Control characters ("escape sequences") can be entered into memos using a special notation, allowing knowledgeable users to take full advantage of printer features
· 70KB RAM
· Palm OS 3.0