The eReader menus can be displayed on most handhelds by tapping the silkscreened menu button in the lower left part of the graffiti writing area.drop_menus

If your handheld has a keyboard instead of a silkscreen area, you can open the menus by using one or more keys on your keyboard. Check the documentation that came with your handheld for details.

The three menus available are Book (for opening and deleting ebooks), Go (for navigating through the current book) and Options (for configuring various options in the reader).

Many menu choices may also be activated via the toolbar, which is described later.


The Book Menu

The Book menu contains seven items: The Book menu contains the items “Open,” “Delete,” “Beam,” “Copy,” “Info,” “Export Notes,” “Reference” (eReader Pro only) ,” and “For More Books.”book_menu

Choosing the Open menu item displays a list of books on your handheld. Double-tap one of the books or tap one to select it and tap the Open button.

The Delete menu item displays a list of books from which you can choose to delete. When you delete a book, all notes and bookmarks for that book are also deleted. The book itself can be reinstalled from your desktop computer at any point via a HotSync operation.

Choosing the Beam menu item displays a list of books for beaming to another Palm OS device.

NOTE: Only unencrypted books are beamable.

Choosing the Copy menu item will will allow you to copy books to and from expansion cards that are currently in the expansion card slot.

NOTE: Not all devices support expansion cards, so this menu item may not exist on your particular machine.


Choosing the Info menu item displays a dialog that shows the current book title, current page and total page count, along with information on who owns the book (when applicable). You can also change the category of the book by tapping on the Category item and selecting a new category from the menu. To mark the book private, tap on the Private checkbox.


Choosing the Export Notes menu item will export all the notes that you have entered for the current book to a Memo called “Notes – Book Name,” where Book Name is the name of the current book. Use the Memo Pad program to view these notes.

[Pro only] Choosing the Reference menu item will display the currently installed and selected reference book allowing you to look up words. You can also look up words just by selecting a word in the current book that you are reading. For more information on reference books, please see the Dictionary and Reference section of this documentation.

Choosing the Register menu item will present information about registering your copy of eReader Pro. If you have purchased a registration key for eReader Pro, select this item and tap on the “Enter Code” button to activate the Pro features. Make sure to enter the name and registration code exactly as shown in your account.

NOTE: The registration code is different from the unlock code for books. The registration code is not your credit card number.

Choosing the For More Books menu item will display a screen with the URL where you can go for more bestselling books and magazines.