A users guide for the Mobile Channel WizardCESD-S-0031
This article provides information on expanding the usefulness of Mobile Channels. Providing step by step instructions on how to use the Channel Wizard software. The article assumes basic knowledge of using Windows CE and your desktop or portable computers software.
What is the Mobile Channel Wizard?
The Microsoft Mobile Channel Wizard is a utility which allows
a Windows CE 2 or above users to archive a web site and have it
automatically synchronised to their Handheld PC when its content
Mobile Channel Wizard requires the Windows CE Mobile Channel Viewer to be installed on your device. Some H/PC manufacturers provide the utility pre-installed, if not you can download it from Microsoft Mobile. All Pocket PC's are equipped with the P/PC Mobile Channel Viewer. Unfortunately Microsoft do not provide a Channel viewer for HPC2000 or Pocket PC Devices.
You will also require Microsoft ActiveSync 3.0 or higher with an established partnership to your device. Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher and a Internet connection set-up on the host PC before installing the Channel Wizard.
Downloaded the Mobile Channel Wizard from CESD double click WCEOCW.EXE to begin the installation
Once installed connect to the Internet
To launch Mobile Channel Wizard, click :
Start > Programs > Mobile Channel Wizard > Microsoft ® Mobile Channel Wizard for Windows CE
The Wizard will begin
Selecting the web site
There are 4 ways by which you can select a site for conversion:
Finally choose how you would like the site to be downloaded, either just the page you have selected (Go to Content), or whether you want to download and store pages that link off of the first one (Go to Page depth).
Make your selection and click next
Firstly, select how many levels (See Flow Chart) you would like to save from the site. You are permitted up to 5 levels.
You must now choose what sources you want the Wizard to download from :
The content screen allows you to make changes to how the web page will be manipulated as a channel. This is aimed as conserving storage space on your device.
Secondly you can specify a limit in Kilo bytes (KB) as to how much storage space the Channel may take up
Finishing the wizard
The Mobile Channel Wizard Will now download the web site to your desktop computer. Once complete you will be displayed how big the size of the files is and given the option of changing the name of the site.
The Customise option allows you to modify the components included in the download, so that you can save storage space
Click Finish. The wizard will tell you if it has completed successfully and will exit.
Synchronising the Channel to the device
Ensure that Channel Item is selected
Connect your device and Synchronise normally
Should you change your mind about the channel, and not want to initially upload it. The file is stored in :
x:\My Documents\Mobile Channel Wizard\ (Windows 9x)
x:\winnt\profiles\%USER%\Personal\Documents\Mobile Channel Wizard\ (Windows NT 4.0)
x:\Documents and Settings\%USER%\My Documents\Mobile Channel Wizard\ (Windows 2000, XP, 2003)
Where x: is the drive letter when My Documents is found and %USER% is the name of the user account your logged in as