Starting to use Palm Globe
When you first start Palm Globe, you will be shown
the Time Zone dialog.
Palm Globe needs to know your time zone so it can calculate the sun's
position. In the dialog, enter your winter time zone offset in hours
ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and also check that the daylight
savings adjustment is set correctly.
For example, New York is -5 hours, and Paris is +1 hour,
both with a one hour adjustment in the summer.
Once you have set your time zone, tap the Done button; Palm
Globe will then proceed to show you the globe with your time zone facing
you, and lit as though by the sun. On the dark (night) side of the
globe, land masses are indicated by lightly dotted areas; in sunlight
they are solid bright areas.
Using the stylus with Palm Globe
You use the stylus with Palm Globe just as with other applications; in
addition, Palm Globe allows direct navigation using the stylus:
- Tap on the globe (that is, within the circle where the globe
is drawn) to select a point on the surface. The globe is then redrawn
with the selected point at the center of the circle.
Tap off the globe, or in the title bar area, or on the
Menu button at the bottom left of the screen, to bring up the
menu bar for Palm Globe choices.
Menu bar choices
The Palm Globe menu choices can be selected from the menu bar in the
usual way, or they may all be selected by the Graffiti short cut shown
next to the choice.
They fall into three groups:
These groups are described in the three following sections.
- is used to select a fixed viewpoint from which the globe is seen,
change movement settings, or to enter or select a custom viewpoint.
- is used to choose the lighting effects (sunlight or not), shading,
and twilight setting.
- lets you change the title bar (for example, to show distance
calculations), time zone, and other settings, and also offers tips
(help) and the About choice.
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