Mobile Device Filters for Pocket Device Appliances

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You can save and open documents to and from several mobile devices file formats.

Currently the following filters are available:

  • AportisDoc for Palm OS compatible devices
  • Pocket Excel for Pocket PC compatible devices
  • Pocket Word for Pocket PC compatible devices

Installing the Pocket PC filters under Windows will also install a DLL file that supports the synchronization software of your Pocket PC.

Note.png The Java Runtime Environment is required to use the mobile device filters.

Installing the mobile device filters

  1. Close LibreOffice and the Quickstarter.
  2. If you are using the Windows operating system with ActiveSync installed, disconnect any Pocket PC device from ActiveSync.
  3. Start the LibreOffice Setup program:
    Open the Windows Start button, choose Control Panel, double-click Add or Remove Programs, select the LibreOffice %PRODUCTVERSION entry, click Change.
  4. In Setup, choose the Modify option and click Next.
  5. Open the Optional Components entry, then open the Mobile Device Filters entry. Select the filters you want to install.
  6. Click Next, Next, Install, Finish to install the filters and exit the Setup program.

Saving LibreOffice documents for a mobile device

  1. Choose File - Save As.
  2. Open the File type box and select the appropriate filter.
  3. Enter a name and click Save.

Opening mobile device documents in LibreOffice

  1. Choose File - Open.
  2. Open the File type box and select the appropriate filter.
  3. Select the file and click Open.

Synchronizing file types

To convert Pocket PC formats to and from LibreOffice formats, you must first change some options within ActiveSync. To do this, open the ActiveSync window and open its Options dialog. Perform the following steps:

  1. Select the Rules tab.
  2. Click the Conversion Settings button.
  3. Click the Device to Desktop tab.
  4. Select Pocket Word Document - Pocket PC and click Edit.
  5. In the drop down list of available conversions, select LibreOffice Writer and click OK.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for Pocket Excel Workbook selecting LibreOffice Calc.

After these steps you can copy documents between LibreOffice and your Pocket PC, either by the ActiveSync software or by the Windows Explorer. The filters will be applied to the document files automatically.

Related Topics

About Converting Microsoft Office Documents

Opening Documents

Opening documents saved in other formats

Saving Documents in Other Formats

Changing the Association of Microsoft Office Document Types