One short-coming of the Palm OS device's built-in memo program is that it
does not deal well with large documents.
To compensate for this,
Rick Bram wrote
Doc, a document reader for the Palm OS device.
Documents can be converted to the Doc format with
MakeDoc can be downloaded from
Compile it with your C++ compiler and install the resulting executable
makedoc'' in a directory in your search path.
There seems to be a small bug in
makedoc (version 0.7a) in
that it does not output a newline as the last character displayed to
This does not seem to affect the resulting document file, but it is
MakeDoc as follows:
This will create a file
makedoc data.txt data.prc "Data to display with Doc"
data.prc, which can be installed on your Palm OS device with pilot-xfer. The text "Data to display with Doc" will be displayed in the directory of documents that Doc manages.
The syntax for
MakeDoc is as follows:
makedoc [-n] [-b] <text-file> <prc-file> <story-name> or makedoc -d [-b] <prc-file> <text-file>
The file that you wish to convert.
The name of the resulting file. (End the name
The name you want displayed in the
Jdoc directory of documents.
There are also options to decode the resulting
and manage various compression options.