In the document list view, iSilo™ searches for files to add to the document list of the current view, going through your handheld's internal memory and/or mounted storage cards. The search happens in the background when you are in the document list view.
So while you are deciding which document to view next,
iSilo™ is busy in the background checking to see
whether an update to the list is necessary. If you have a lot
of databases in the internal memory of your device or if you have
a lot of files on your external storage cards, the total time
to see whether an update is necessary may be very long. But
iSilo™ does this check in the background
so that you do not have to wait before beginning to read
an already listed document. You can tell that iSilo™
is busy working in the background doing this check if you see a
blinking dot in the upper left.
Note: When you open a document you have previously opened
at least once and the document specifies a default category that the
document is not currently a member of, the document is not placed
into the specified default category.
a document's default category
When you open a document for the very first time
(e.g., never opened before),
iSilo™ checks to see whether the document specifies
a default category, the document is placed into the
specified default category.
what happens when you open a document
opening a new document
When you open a document you have never opened before, the document
automatically gets the default display and interface options. Either
they are the original default options or they are your modified
opening a previously opened document
When you open a document you have previously opened at least once,
the document starts with the display and interface options that
were in effect when you last closed the document. iSilo™
stores these settings in a database that it maintains in your
determining the color display mode
In the Display Options
dialog, you can set the color display mode for the current document,
but you can not set a default for the option. You may wonder why this
is. The reason has to do with the fact that for almost all devices,
but not all, the highest color mode results in a noticeably slower
display speed. Usually running in pure 1-bit black-and-white mode
gives the fastest display speed.
Note: When you open a document you have previously opened at least once and the document specifies a default category that the document is not currently a member of, the document is not placed into the specified default category.
The color display mode affects the entire screen, including the user interface. This means that user interface items such as the title bar, scroll bar, and tool bar appear different in different color display modes.
So when you open a given document for the first time, iSilo™ makes a quick determination of whether the document uses color. If the document uses only black and white, iSilo™ starts the document in 1-bit color mode. Otherwise, the behavior depends on whether the device supports color. If it does, iSilo™ starts the document in the highest color mode available. If not, then iSilo™ starts the document in the highest color mode that is no greater than the highest color depth used by the document.
The behavior described above only applies to running iSilo™ on Palm OS® devices prior to Palm OS® 4.0. In devices with Palm OS® 4.0 or later, iSilo™ starts documents in the highest color mode available.
Subsequent to the first time you open a document, the document opens in the color display mode in effect when you last closed the document. So, for example, if you had a document that opened by default in 1-bit color mode, but you changed the color mode to 16-bit color and then closed the document, the next time you open the document, it opens in 16-bit color mode.
Images, preformatted text, and tables are three type of content that can span wider than the width of the screen and thus require horizontal scrolling.