Saturday, March 14, 2009

Create , View , Edit MS Office 2007 documents in Symbian Phones

Documents are part of our life, whether it be a letter, a balance sheet or a presentation. The power of mobile computing has so increased that now one can view Microsoft office documents created on the computer on a symbian 60 phone. This is by using a software called Quick Office Premier. Quickoffice Premier 6.0 allows you to View, Edit and Create Microsoft® Office 2007 and earlier documents on your Symbian 3rd edition device. It contains four sections like
1.Quick Point : for power point presentations.
2.Quick Word : for word documents.
3.Quick Sheet : for excel files
4.Quick Manager : a file manager to manage your files.

Quickoffice Premier 6.0 is available for several platforms like android, windows mobile etc along with symbian. Even though it costs around 39$ as of now, Quickoffice Premier 5.0 is available for free download.
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Copy messages (sms) from phone memory to memory card

Messages by default are stored in the Phone memory in Nokia Symbian phones. One might require to copy the messages in phone memory to memory card for backup or transfer. The default storage can be easily changed to memory card using menu
Open Messaging-> Settings -> Other -> Memory in Use
Change it to the memory card

Inorder to shift already recieved messages or to copy existing messages.

Open Fexplorer (download here)

Goto folder C:\ System\Mail
Copy all folders and files.
Now goto E:\System (where E drive is your memory card).
Create a folder named Mail.
Now the folder should look like E:\ System\Mail
Paste all folders and files here.
Now the messages are transferred to the memory card.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Reset Operator Logos On Symbian Phones

Operator logo's are small images (colour or black and white) which appear on the stand by screen instead of operator name. In most symbian phones you cannot delete an installed operator logo. This post presents a simple method to reset your operator logo to default

This tip needs a third party file manager software ( like F Explorer) installed on your phone. Download F Explorer 1.17 here

i) go to the following directory in your phone :

ii) delete any file in this directory
iii) restart the phone

The operator logo is surely reset

Now if you want to put a new operator logo

i) select a .bmp picture ( only this format is supported)
the selected picture must be of size 97 x 25 pixels. You can resize images easily using Nokia PC Suite
ii)go to the following directory in your phone :
iii)paste the picture here
iv) restart phone

The new operator logo is ready
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