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Pocket Office Features
By Chris De Herrera, Copyright 2003
 Version 1.00  Revised 7/5/2003

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Introduction

Pocket Office applications (Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket PowerPoint, and Pocket Access) are radically different than Office that you install on your PC.  Pocket Office is installed in rom and it is only sold with a device. This article describes what they have in common.  Generally if it is not mentioned here it is not offered in Pocket Office.

Pocket Office Availability

Here is a table of all Windows CE devices and what Pocket Office applications are provided with them.

Device Pocket Word Pocket Excel Pocket PowerPoint Pocket Access
Handheld PC 1.0 Yes Yes No No
Handheld PC 2.0 Yes Yes No No
Handheld PC Pro Yes Yes Yes Yes
Handheld PC 2000 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Palm-size PC 1.0 No No No No
Palm-size PC 2.0 No No No No
Pocket PC 2000 Yes Yes No No
Pocket PC 2002 Yes Yes No No
Windows Mobile 2003 Yes Yes No No

Features of Pocket Word

Here is a table of what is supported in Pocket Word for the latest generation of devices:

Feature Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PC 2002 Handheld PC 2000
Opens/saves desktop Word Documents (97/2000) Yes Yes Yes
Password Protect No No Yes
Zoom Yes Yes Yes
Outline Mode No No Yes
Bullets Yes Yes Yes
Fonts Bookdings, Courier New, Frutiger Linotype, Tahoma Bookdings, Courier New, Frutiger Linotype, Tahoma Arial, Courier New, Symbol, Tahoma, Times New Roman, WingDings
Font Size 8-36, any number you wish 8-36, any number you wish 8-36, any number you wish
Font Format Fine, Normal, Bold, Thick, Underline, Italic, Highlight, Strikethrough Fine, Normal, Bold, Thick, Underline, Italic, Highlight, Strikethrough Bold, Underline, Italic, Highlight, Strikethrough
Font Color 16 colors 16 colors 16 colors
Insert Symbol     Yes
Paragraph Alignment Left, Center, Right Left, Center, Right Left, Center, Right
Paragraph Indent Left, Right, Special (First Line, Hanging) Left, Right, Special (First Line, Hanging) Left, Right, Special (First Line, Hanging)
Tabs Yes, fixed Yes, fixed Yes, Custom
Spell Checker Yes Yes, 32 MB rom only Yes
Custom Dictionary Yes Yes Yes
Word Count Yes Yes No
Insert Date Yes Yes No
Embedded Drawing/Recording/Picture Yes, Yes, Yes Yes, Yes, Yes No, No, Yes
Find/Replace Yes Yes Yes
Print No No Yes

Features of Pocket Excel

Here is a table of what is supported in Pocket Excel for the latest generation of devices:

Feature Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PC 2002 Handheld PC 2000
Open/Save desktop file format (97/2000) Yes Yes Yes
Password Protect Yes Yes Yes
Fonts Bookdings, Courier New, Frutiger Linotype, Tahoma Bookdings, Courier New, Frutiger Linotype, Tahoma Arial, Courier New, Symbol, Tahoma, Times New Roman, WingDings
Font Size 8-36, any number you wish 8-36, any number you wish 8-36, any number you wish
Font Format Bold, Underline, Italic Bold, Underline, Italic Bold, Underline, Italic
Colors - Fonts, Border, Fill 16 colors 16 colors 16 colors
Insert Symbol Yes Yes Yes
Sheets Yes Yes Yes
Functions Yes, same as desktop Yes, same as desktop Yes, same as desktop
Define Name Yes Yes Yes
Find/Replace Yes Yes Yes
Cell Size Row Height, Column Width Row Height, Column Width Row Height, Column Width
Cell number format General, Number, Currency, Accounting, Date, Time, Percentage, Fraction, Scientific, Custom General, Number, Currency, Accounting, Date, Time, Percentage, Fraction, Scientific, Custom General, Number, Currency, Accounting, Date, Time, Percentage, Fraction, Scientific, Custom
Cell Alignment Wrap, Horizontal: General, Left, Center, Right, Center across section, Vertical: Top, Bottom, Center Wrap, Horizontal: General, Left, Center, Right, Center across section, Vertical: Top, Bottom, Center Wrap, Horizontal: General, Left, Center, Right, Center across section, Vertical: Top, Bottom, Center
Borders Outline, Left, Right, Top, Bottom Outline, Left, Right, Top, Bottom Outline, Left, Right, Top, Bottom
Row/Column Hide, Unhide, AutoFit Hide, Unhide, AutoFit Hide, Unhide, AutoFit
Insert/Delete Cells Yes Yes Yes
GoTo Yes Yes Yes
Sort Yes Yes Yes
Autofilter Yes Yes Yes
Split Panes/Freeze Panes Yes Yes Yes
Zoom Yes Yes Yes
Printing No No Yes

Pocket PowerPoint

Pocket PowerPoint is only available on the Handheld PC.

Feature Handheld PC 2000
View Slideshow Yes, VGA or 800 x 600
View/Edit Notes Yes
Animation No
Sound No
Slide Sorter Yes
Edit Slides Only Text on Title Slide
Printing No

Pocket Access

Pocket Access is only available on the Handheld PC.

Feature Handheld PC 2000
Tables/Add/Delete Yes
SQL Yes
SQL Expression Builder No
Forms No
Datasheet/Database View Yes
Sort/Filter/Find/Replace Records Yes
Fonts Characteristics Bold, Underline, Italic, 8-36 points,
Fonts Arial, Courier New, Symbol, Tahoma, Times New Roman, WingDings
Delete/Add Records Yes
Import/Export Records No
Visual Basic for Applications No
Reports No
Printing No

Pocket Office vs. Office - Differences

Here is a list of features that Office on the desktop has however Pocket Office does not support.

Office Feature Pocket Office
Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) No
Macros No
Retaining format information that is not supported No
Headers/Footers No
Word - Tables No
Excel - Pivot Tables No
Synchronize files with Passwords No

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