Originally Posted By: jhorton
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I have been looking into buying a PDA. Still know so little about one I am aa ways from deciding. My Appraisal software has a PDA version so I can enter data in the field and merge it into my reports. Eliminate the clipboard and paper.
While doing some research I realize that some PDA's will run Word and Adobe. I have forms for appraising set up as Active forms in Adobe so that was/is a big plus.
Then it occurred to me that I do my Home Inspection report in Word too. I have it set up as a form with check boxes and a place to enter comments. So I am thinking that I could do a lot of the work in the field on the PDA instead of the a piece of paper and then transfer it to the Word document. If I could enter brief hand written notes I could then elaborate and edit them once I got to the office. Heck maybe even voice notes to enter latter.
Also some PDA's have built in cameras. That would be a big plus! Except for the lack of flash say under a house. Thats where the small size would be most useful.
Anyone actually tried this? It sounds almost to good to be true. Especially since I was just looking at one as a way to replace my bulky paper day planner!
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