PsiSync and Using Agenda
If you have read the
PsiTeach Agenda page, you will be planning
how to set up your Agenda for your timetable.
Backing up using PsiWin is a must, but
what about using your desktop machine?
After all, good though a Psion is, given
the choice we'd all rather use a bigger
screen and keyboard. If you are using a Series 3a/c or Siena
and Microsoft Outlook 97 or 98 (but not Outlook Express)
there is a shareware application which
will synchronise the diaries in both
applications, plus other functions (see
for more details). It is well worth
having, and good value, but there are some
points on it's use worth noting. (Series 5 owners can
synchronise from PsiWin 2.1)
- When you first set up the diary, it
is easier to create in Agenda and then
let PsiSync create the Outlook copy.
- Do not manually compress the
Agenda file (or compress from PsiWin).
PsiSync uses information
about deleted records to update Outlook,
and compressing strips that information
out. Once a file is compressed, it needs
rebuilding from scratch (exporting to a
new file does not work)
- Each timetable entry is a repeating entry, however when
you edit each lesson, Agenda breaks the repeat. Unfortunately
Outlook doesn't support broken links, so when the diaries are
synchronised, PsiSync copies the original repeated entry
alongside the correct one. To avoid this, in the "Change
Repeating Entry" dialogue, select "This and all future". Then
move forward a week (Psion-right arrow) and delete the
change. Select "This and all future" again.
If anyone uses the diary part of IBM Works for OS/2, click
here for information on linking
Agenda to that.