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Registered: ‎11-06-2009
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New to these forums

Hi,

I got my Curve 8330 about 2 weeks ago - still trying to figure out some things, such as what data on my PC

can be synch'd to the BB.

I currently use Outlook Express for my email, Day-Timer for a very basic calendar. I was going to move

over to Outlook (I have 2000 onmy PC), to integrate stuff, but I just read that it won't synch with Desktop Manager 4.50

which is what I have. Appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks - Rich

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Re: New to these forums

Hi and welcome to the forums! Smiley Happy

A couple of places for you to visit: Blackberry 101    Tips & Tricks

 

Also don't miss:  8300 Forum         Support App for DM sync

 

Happy to have you here! Smiley Very Happy  Keep coming back

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Re: New to these forums

Hi mrshine,


Welcome to BlackBerry support community forums.

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Re: New to these forums

Thank you very much for the help. Sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner - busy with the new job,

and in the process of trying to sell our home (what a nightmare...  stress city...).

 

I'm not sure howto do the "Kudos" - please clarify.

 

Also, I've been reading some of the posts on the 8300 forum,

trying to figureout how I can save and open Excel files.

I sent myself a couple as attachments, and can view them.

 

Is there a way to transfer them from my PC, store them, and view them ?

I saw some posts, but was not able to figure it out.

 

I have Desktop Manager 4.50.15 if that matters, and I'm running XP onmy PC,

and will soon be installing MS Office XP (2003).

 

Appreciate any assistance you can provide.

 

  Rich

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Re: New to these forums

Hi again mrshine!   Keep the faith on the move - tough market. Smiley Happy

 

  1. Kudos you give by clicking on the star in the post you wish to "kudo."
  2. Saving/Opening Excel files is done using the menu key (BB logo to left of trackball).  I assume you have Docs to Go to use excel files. First, you want to save your files to the following path on your BB: Media Card/blackberry/document/     Find your way around by selecting Media from the home screen then menu-explore.  This will familiarize you with the file structure AND be sure to put all your music-pics-documents on your media card.  Don't want to use up device memory.Smiley Sad
  3. Try saving your Excel test file attachments to your media card in "Documents."
  4. Yes, it is easy to move files between your PC and BB - Go to options-media card
          Settings should be:

          Media Card Support: On
          Encryption Mode: None
          Mass Storage Mode Support: On
          Auto Enable Mass Storage Mode When Connected: Yes

         Once enabled, when you connect your BB via usb, windows explorer will open and show your device as another drive on your pc. You can then just drag 'n drop your pics, music, videos, docs between your BB media card and pc.
  5. Do you have DM 4.5 or is the number you listed the OS on your BB?  Sounds like it may be if you add another "." & another number at the end.  Anyway, the BB OS is what matters.  DM is just used to sync between BB & Outlook (if that is the PIM you are using) Check your devicve OS by going to options-about (3rd line down will read 4.x.x.xxx.  If your OS is 4.5 and higher you have Docs to Go.

I know that's a lot, but we're here to help.  Take notes as you go & let us know how it goes. 

 

And keep coming back. Smiley Very Happy

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Re: New to these forums

Irwinll,

 

Thank you very much for all the very helpful information, very clearly explained.

Yes, my OS is v4.5.0.77

I do have Docs to go, and upgraded it yesterday to handle Excel files. I wasn't sure how you actually got

the files onto the BB though (except as an attachment).

I do not yet have a media card - probably going to try to pick one up Monday.

Any recommendations on a card ?

I went through your suggestions: BlackBerry 101, Tips and Tricks, etc.,. and remember reading there,

or in another forum/post, that its not wise to keep too large a Contacts file.

I planned to use MS Office Contacts to keep a list of all my customers - so I can add comments

when I make sales calls. I'm not sure how many entries I'll end up with,

but it will probably be at least 100, maybe as many as 300 or more - too many ?

Any suggestion for a better way to keep prospect/customer info, that I can synch between

my PC and my BB ?

 

Thanks again for your help.

 

             Rich - mrshine (also known as "Mr-Shine" )  http://www.mr-shine.com