Overview of Starting ArcPad
Starting ArcPad is the first step to field data collection and management. However, before you can start, ArcPad must be installed on your computer. If you don’t know whether it’s installed, check with your system administrator. For more information about installing ArcPad, see the ArcPad Install Guide.
Windows Mobile Start Menu: The Start Menu on your Windows Mobile device can only contain 7 programs. If ArcPad is not listed, you can tap Start>Settings >Menus to add ArcPad as one of your Start Menu programs.
Click versus Tap: On Windows Mobile or Tablet PC computers, you will tap the screen with your pen stylus to select buttons and/or features rather than click a mouse button, as is done on a desktop PC.
Starting ArcPad from the ArcPad Today plug-in: You can start ArcPad by tapping the ArcPad icon on the ArcPad plug-in toolbar for the Today screen on Windows Mobile devices. See Appendix D for more information on the ArcPad Today plug-in.