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rickh
post Mar 14 2007, 11:11 AM
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I'm coming from the Zaurus side of things, having used a C3000 for a couple of years. Unfortunately, it was recently stolen, and instead of getting another one, I'm thinking of replacing it with an N800.

I tried to search, but didn't really come up with much in the forums, so here are a couple of questions:

1) Is there real word processing, Word (or at least ODT) compatible software available for the N800? I see that there is a reader, but I'd ideally like to be able to do substantial word processing with a bluetooth keyboard.

2) Is it possible to map the keyboard for international english usage?

If I could do both those things, I could leave my laptop behind and work for the most part on the N800.

Any info is greatly appreciated.

R.
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rickh
post Apr 25 2007, 11:52 AM
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Just want to give an update...

Im currently traveling with the device (and working with it as well). Initially, I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to properly work. Im a translator, and most of the documents I translate need their formatting preserved.

So I found Abiword and figured it wouldnt be too much hassle. Well, Im able to actually complete work on the device, but I have to use a workaround of sorts. Note that Im using a bluetooth keyboard, so text input is quite easy.

The version of Abiword that runs decently is 2.2.4, ancient, really. It reads .doc files fine, but has trouble saving to that format. The menu options give you the choice to save in various formats, but it really doesnt. Heres where my workaround comes into play. I have a linux server hanging out on the internet, so I uploaded the file to the server, then used Abiword (a more recent version) on the server in command line mode to convert the file to Word format. It worked fine, the client was happy. I dont really like having to do that extra step, but it works for me.

I used Textmaker on the Zaurus all the time, and I gotta say, if they were to port it to the n800, it would rock.

For net access, I purchased a linksys travel router and that has worked flawlessly. I keep it plugged in in my hotel room, which has wired access and carry the n800 pretty much everywhere. There are plenty of wireless access points here (Madrid), so Ive not had trouble finding access outside the hotel.

Anyway, Im quite happy with it so far. I wouldnt trade it for anything else at the moment.

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rickh   Thinking Of Getting An N800   Mar 14 2007, 11:11 AM
mars   I don't think there is a real word processor y...   Mar 14 2007, 02:43 PM
rickh   Well, I took the plunge and bought the N800 as wel...   Mar 15 2007, 12:57 PM
Antikx   QUOTE(rickh @ Mar 15 2007, 02:57 PM)Well, I t...   Mar 15 2007, 06:00 PM
rickh   QUOTE(Antikx @ Mar 16 2007, 02:00 AM)Congrats...   Mar 17 2007, 08:13 AM
Antikx   QUOTE(rickh @ Mar 17 2007, 10:13 AM)QUOTE(Ant...   Mar 17 2007, 10:00 AM
Bombur   How well does the SU-8W work? I was thinking of g...   Mar 16 2007, 07:01 AM
rickh   QUOTE(Bombur @ Mar 16 2007, 03:01 PM)How well...   Mar 16 2007, 10:44 AM
Snappy   Congrats to you as well! And as Antikx menti...   Mar 16 2007, 12:59 PM
rickh   OK, here it is: A far from complete mimi-review: ...   Mar 20 2007, 06:05 PM
adf   Thanks, that was informative. I'm really relei...   Mar 20 2007, 07:43 PM
mars   Here are a few ramblings ... I have a Nokia N800 ...   Mar 20 2007, 08:24 PM
speculatrix   thanks to rickh,mars for posting their comparitive...   Mar 21 2007, 03:57 AM
mars   speculatrix said: QUOTEThe odd thing is that I ha...   Mar 21 2007, 07:55 AM
rickh   Just an update... I was finally able to get Abiwo...   Mar 21 2007, 09:25 AM
ArchiMark   Well, I decided to take the plunge today and got a...   Apr 3 2007, 08:07 PM
adf   looking forward to what you can tell us   Apr 3 2007, 08:34 PM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(adf @ Apr 3 2007, 09:34 PM)looking forw...   Apr 10 2007, 01:21 PM
adf   Sounds like the n800 is a kind of "next step...   Apr 10 2007, 06:35 PM
chyang   I was tempted to buy a N800, mainly for it's l...   Apr 10 2007, 12:16 PM
BarryW   I ordered one this morning. At the moment MacMall...   Apr 24 2007, 07:21 PM
mdanehart   Excellent device with great battery life. Found mi...   Apr 25 2007, 01:23 AM
rickh   Just want to give an update... Im currently trav...   Apr 25 2007, 11:52 AM
ArchiMark   Update FWIW, I thought I'd give a quick updat...   May 2 2007, 05:16 AM
rickh   QUOTE(ArchiMark @ May 2 2007, 01:16 PM)...esp...   May 6 2007, 09:58 AM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(rickh @ May 6 2007, 10:58 AM)QUOTE(Arch...   May 6 2007, 02:24 PM
Fushnchupsh   tis a shame mark, but thanks. I was sincerely thi...   May 2 2007, 07:43 AM
zmiq2   So you are getting rid of both N800 and C3200 ? M...   May 2 2007, 07:51 AM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(zmiq2 @ May 2 2007, 08:51 AM)So you are...   May 2 2007, 02:11 PM
BarryW   I'm digging mine so far. I haven't even t...   May 2 2007, 12:31 PM
ArchiMark   Clarification of Previous Update... Just for the ...   May 2 2007, 02:13 PM
chyang   Got my N800 for several days. I was pretty satisif...   May 10 2007, 06:51 AM


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