CHM eBook Reader for Pocket PC FAQ

General Questions

What is CHM eBook Reader for Pocket PC?
CHM eBook Reader for Pocket PC is a program, that allows you to view files in the most common Windows help format (*.CHM, also known as "compiled HTML"), on the Pocket PC platform.
Can I try your software before I buy a license?
Yes. microOLAP Technologies believes that no customer should have to buy software in order to find out how well it works. Please download trial version from here and install it on your Pocket PC. The trial version of CHM eBook Reader for Pocket PC has some functional restrictions.
What are the benefits of registering copy of CHM eBook Reader for Pocket PC?
As a registered user of the program, you can:
  • Browse ulimited amount of *.CHM document pages;
  • Registered version of the program doesn't display annoying TRIAL VERSION label;
  • Be notified about new versions;
  • Get FREE technical support and minor upgrades during one year.
How can I purchase a copy of CHM eBook Reader for Pocket PC?
The best way to purchase our products is to get online registration through a third party secure billing service provided by Plimus Inc. (San Diego, CA).

This service also offer you offline ordering options - by phone, mail, fax, and wire transfer. To place an order by mail, fax, or wire transfer use the online form and then choose one of the payment options you may find in the Payment option section of the form.

After registering you will receive the registration information within 48 business hours (or earlier) by e-mail. Please find all the details at the Order Page.

Installation Questions

How do I install the CHM eBook Reader for Pocket PC?
There are two simple ways to install the program:

i.Installation directly from your Pocket PC.

  1. Please download to your Pocket PC the latest version of the CHM eBook Reader for Pocket PC Installation Package CAB file from here;
  2. Using the Pocket PC file explorer application, find downloaded CAB file and tap it to install CHM eBook Reader for Pocket PC;
  3. Installation screen will appear which allows you to install CHM eBook Reader for Pocket PC to your Pocket PC. Follow the onscreen instructions until the process is completed.

ii.Installation from Desktop or Notebook to your Pocket PC.

  1. Please download the latest version of EXE file of the CHM eBook Reader for Pocket PC Desktop Installation Package from here;
  2. Connect your Pocket PC to your Desktop or Notebook computer;
  3. Open ActiveSync on your PC and allow it's synchronization process to complete;
  4. Run the downloaded installation package from your desktop or notebook computer;
  5. Installation screen will appear which allows you to install CHM eBook Reader for Pocket PC to your Pocket PC. Follow the onscreen instructions until the process is completed.
If you prefer to install CHM eBook Reader for Pocket PC by the second way, make sure Microsoft ActiveSync is installed on your system.

Please go to the Microsoft web site (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/downloads/default.mspx) for details.

Compatibility Questions

What version of Windows Mobile does microOLAP CHM eBook Reader for Pocket PC run on?
It works under Windows Mobile 2002, Windows Mobile 2003, Windows Mobile 2003 Phone Edition and Windows Mobile 2003 SE.

Please note:
Internet Explorer for Pocket PC 2002 does not support CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) at all, so some CHM eBooks may look strange.
What devices does CHM eBook Reader for Pocket PC support?
It supports all ARM-based Pocket PC devices. This means that program runs on all newest CPU models which support ARM instruction set.

As far as we know, currently there are only two of this kind - Intel XScale family and SAMSUNG S3C2410. The recommended CPU frequency is 200 Mhz or higher.

There are a very large number of such devices, e.g.:

MiTAC Mio 168 GPS Pocket PC, MiTAC Mio 336, MiTAC Mio 339, MiTAC Mio 558, ASUS My Pal A620BT, ASUS My Pal A620, ASUS MyPal A716 Pocket PC, HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4350, HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4355, HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4150, HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4155, HP iPAQ Pocket PC h2210, HP iPAQ Pocket PC h2215, HP iPAQ Pocket PC h5150, HP iPAQ Pocket PC h5550, HP iPAQ Pocket PC h5555, Dell Axim X3, Dell Axim X3i, Dell Axim X30, Dell Axim X5, Toshiba Pocket PC e800 Series, Toshiba Pocket PC e805 Series, Toshiba Pocket PC e400 Series, Toshiba Pocket PC e350, Toshiba Pocket PC e355, Toshiba Pocket PC e550CT, Toshiba Pocket PC e550gd, Toshiba Pocket PC e550C, Toshiba Pocket PC e750, Toshiba Pocket PC e755 Series, ViewSonic Pocket PC V36, Pocket LOOX 410, Pocket LOOX 420, Pocket LOOX 610, Pocket LOOX 610 BT, Pocket LOOX 610 BT/WLAN, Acer n10, Acer n30, E-TEN Pocket PC P700, Yakumo PDA delta 300, Yakumo PDA delta 300 GPS, RoverPC P4, RoverPC P5+, RoverPC P7 and many, many more of them.
How do I know if my Pocket PC device can run CHM eBook Reader for Pocket PC?
Just download program from here, install it on your Pocket PC, and run: you'll see the result immediately.


How do I open *.CHM eBook?
There are two ways to do this:
  1. Open Explorer, find desired *.chm file, and tap it.
  2. Run CHM eBook Reader for Pocket PC from the system menu Start | Programs, select File | Open menu item, then choose a *.chm file you want to read, and tap it in the dialog window.
How do I read a *.chm eBook in full-scale?
Open File menu and deselect Fit to window menu item.

Fit to window
How do I change font size?
Open File | Text Size menu item and tap on desired font size.

Text Size
How do I turn off pictures while *.chm eBook reading?
Open File menu and deselect Show Images menu item.

Show Images
How do I locate current topic in the TOC (Table of Contents) of the *.chm eBook?
Press the LOCATE button. If there are not link to current topic in the TOC, the recently opened topic will be displayed.

How can I use Full-Text Search?
To get search results, choose File | Search, and then:
  1. Type the word you want to find;
  2. Press List Topics button;
  3. Tap the topic you are interested in and press the DISPLAY button.
Use scroll bar or joystick to scroll within a Full-Text Search results list.

Full-Text Search
How do I find information with the Index?
To switch to the *.chm eBook index, choose File | Index. The Index includes a list of words connected with one or more topics in the *.chm eBook. It looks very much the same as Subject index of printed books.


To view a document with the keyword, choose it from the list with the help of the scroll bar, tap it and press Display button. You can also type in the key word and if it is in the Index, it will be at the top of the list, then press Display button.
The scrolling of the word list is executed using the scroll bar or by joystick.
If a specified word occurs in several topics, then a dialog box appears where you should choose the necessary topic and press Display button or Cancel button. The picture below gives an example of such a situation:

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