Read This First — Welcome to FitalyVirtual

FitalyVirtual for the Tungsten T3/T5 and LifeDrive

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FitalyVirtual – Applicability – T3/T5/LifeDrive

FitalyVirtual is a version of the Fitaly keyboard that works as a "skin" covering the virtual Graffiti area (also called the dynamic input area). It is modeled after the design of FitalyStamp.

This version of FitalyVirtual is specific to the Tungsten T3 and T5, and the LifeDrive.

This version of FitalyVirtual can also work on a Palm TX in conjunction with FitalySkinLoad.

 

FitalyVirtual Software Setup - Windows

To Install FitalyVirtual, run the installer program FitalyVirtualT3.exe.

The installation creates a FitalyVirtualT3 folder on your desktop computer, with documentation files as well as copies of the files to be installed on your handheld device.

The installer will let you select files to be installed the next time you perform a Hotsync operation. These files depend on the device:

LifeDrive Installation:
FVSetup3.prc — always installed
FitalyVirtualT3.prc — always installed
LDFitalySkin.prc — always installed
FitalyLetris.prc — optional
FitalyLetrisDB.pdb — optional

 

T5 Installation:
FVSetup3.prc — always installed
FitalyVirtualT3.prc — always installed
T5FitalySkin2.prc — always installed
FitalyLetris.prc — optional
FitalyLetrisDB.pdb — optional

T3 Installation:
FVSetup3.prc — always installed
FitalyVirtualT3.prc — always installed
T3FitalySkin2.prc — always installed
AppSlipRotate.prc — install if not there already
StatusBarLib.prc — install if not there already
FitalyLetris.prc — optional
FitalyLetrisDB.pdb — optional

T3 Dynamic Input Area libraries

FitalyVirtual requires the presence of two libraries — AppSlipRotate.prc and StatusBarLib.prc — for the Dynamic Input Area of the Tungsten T3 to work properly. Installing these libraries will override built-in ROM libraries and will require that you do a Reset at the end of the Hotsync. (This is normal and does not cause any data loss. It only occurs once when you install these libraries.)

These libraries are provided by PalmOne who endorses their use. You may find other third-party applications also asking you to install these same libraries but you only need to do it once. Note that reinstalling them does no harm: the Hotsync log will include a message telling you that they are already present. Finally, if you attempt to enable FitalyVirtual without having installed these libraries, enabling will fail and you will get a warning message asking you to install them.

These libraries should never be installed on a T5 or a LifeDrive.

FitalyLetris

The installation of FitalyVirtual adds FitalyLetris to the FitalyVirtualT3 folder. FitalyLetris is both a word game and a training tool for fast text-entry with Fitaly or FitalyVirtual.

FitalyLetris lets you practice the 400 most frequent English words as they are falling like the pieces of a tetris game. It helps FitalyVirtual users develop a visual memory of these most common words on the Fitaly keyboard layout.

If you choose to install FitalyLetris, the optional files FitalyLetris.prc and FitalyLetrisDB.pdb will be installed.

 

Install the Fitaly Skin after HotSync

After performing a HotSync operation, the final step of the installation is to install the Fitaly skin over the virtual Graffiti area:

1. Tap on FVSetup and go to the Skin Setup page.

2. Tap on Install Fitaly Skin. You may have to tap more than one time, until the Fitaly Skin appears as on the right.

3. Quit FVSetup and start FitalyVirtual from the Launcher.

4. Tap on the Enable button of FitalyVirtual.

Do not use the Install Fitly Skin and Uninstall Fitaly Skin buttons if you are doing the Fitaly Skin installation with FitalySkinLoad.

 

Adjust Position

The final step of the installation is to let the Fitaly software recognize the current position of FitalyVirtual, with proper adjustment to the way you hold the pen and tap on the screen:

You can now start using FitalyVirtual. For example, tap on the MemoPad button, open a new memo, and start typing on the Fitaly keyboard.

 

FitalyVirtual Software Setup - Mac or Linux

To Install FitalyVirtual, unzip the zip archive FitalyVirtualT3.zip. This creates a FitalyVirtualT3 folder on your desktop computer, with documentation files as well as copies of the files to be installed on your Palm handheld.

Then use the Palm Install tool or Quick Install to install the files as needed.

LifeDrive Installation:
FVSetup3.prc — always installed
FitalyVirtualT3.prc — always installed
LDFitalySkin.prc — always installed
FitalyLetris.prc — optional
FitalyLetrisDB.pdb — optional

T5 Installation:
FVSetup3.prc — always installed
FitalyVirtualT3.prc — always installed
T5FitalySkin.prc — always installed
FitalyLetris.prc — optional
FitalyLetrisDB.pdb — optional

T3 Installation:
FVSetup3.prc — always installed
FitalyVirtualT3.prc — always installed
T3FitalySkin2.prc — always installed
AppSlipRotate.prc — install if not there already
StatusBarLib.prc — install if not there already
FitalyLetris.prc — optional
FitalyLetrisDB.pdb — optional

Finally, after HotSync, install the Fitaly skin as explained in the case of the Windows installation.

 

Notes on Upgrading

If you are installing this version over a previous version of FitalyVirtual, you must first uninstall the prior version. (See the next section.)

Note that for upgrading, you may safely overwrite the companion program FVSetup without losing registration information, Application Bar settings, and your user-defined slides. On the other hand, the List of Most Recently Used applications is reset when you upgrade.

 

Un-Installing FitalyVirtual

To uninstall FitalyVirtual, perform the following two steps:

To remove FitalyVirtual completely, you also need to delete FVSetup.prc, as well as the databases used for the Application Bar and for custom slides: FitalyAppBarDB and FitalyCustomSlidesDB.

Note also that the Fitaly skin is saved under the name StatusBarResources.prc in your Palm Backup folder. To avoid restoring it, delete that file from the backup folder.

 

FitalyVirtual Users Manual

Read the attached User's Manual for a description of what you can do with FitalyVirtual. This is the place where all usage options are described.

Additional information is provided in the following documents:

 

License Information

The use of FitalyVirtual is subject to a License Agreement which applies to registered versions as well as to demo versions of the software.

 

Contacting Textware Solutions

Address: Textware Solutions
58 Lexington Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Email: info@fitaly.com
Web: www.fitaly.com
Support: support@fitaly.com


Read This First
User's Manual
Options and Advanced Features
Panel Reference
Character Reference
Additional Installation Notes
Fitaly Index
FitalyVirtual License
FitalyLetris
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