How to move data from a Palm handheld to a PC

Question: I use QED on my Palm device to edit documents. How do I get these documents back to my PC? –Anon.

Answer: QED is a document reader and editor for Palm handheld computers. It doesn’t have a built-in file exchange mechanism, but Visionary 2000, the company that makes it, does have a program called QEX that allows simple swapping of QED files between Palm devices and a PC. More information on QEX, a downloadable trial version, and pricing is available at

The company also offers a program called PalmDocs, which enables you to directly load and save standard document files created on your Palm device into Microsoft Word 97 and Microsoft Word 2000.

For folks who are interested in finding out more about the Palm handheld devices, made by Palm Inc. (a spin-off of 3Com Corp.), see