9 Move through Electronic Text by

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9 Move through Electronic Text by

1. Book Port Series

    Maria E. Delgado

    2. All about E-text Files and Navigation within the Files American Printing House for the Blind

3. Formats supported:

     Text files .TXT (Notepad/Project Gutenberg)

    Microsoft Word 97 or later .DOC or .RTF

     Braille files .BRF or .BRL (Web-Braille)

     Web pages .HTM

    DAISY text (

4. Things to remember:

    To send MS Word files, you must have Word 97 version or later installed

    To send other file types not listed, use the application’s

    Save As command to save the document as a text file,

    then send that file to Book Port

    Web pages can be sent directly from within Internet Explorer, or can be saved and sent using other methods previously described

    Levels of navigation in DAISY books depend on how book was created

5. About the “Read” key 2:

Pressing 2 starts reading the current file

    Press 2 again while reading to stop reading

    In an unread file, BP reads from the beginning of the file In a file you already started reading, BP Resumes reading where you left off

6. Different key functions:

When unit is reading or playing

When unit is Idle or off

    When key is pressed for one beep

    When keys are combined

7. Back and Next commands while Reading

Keys 1 and 3: Sentence

    Keys 4 and 6: Paragraph

    Keys 7 and 9: Page

    Keys * and #: File

8. Back and Next commands while idle/stop:

    Keys 1 and 3: Sentence (same as reading) Keys 4 and 6: Word

    Keys 7 and 9: Character

    Keys * and #: File (same as reading)

    9. Middle key functions while reading:

Key 2: Stop Reading

    Key 5: No function

    Key 8: Statistics (percentage read) For a beep, additional statistics (size, current position

    {percentage}, last modified date of file, and amount of

    space remaining on card)

    Key 0: Settings keypad

    10. Middle key functions while idle/stop:

Key 2: Read

    Key 5: Current word

    Key 8: Current character

    Key 0: Settings keypad (same as reading)

11. When pressed for one beep:

    Keys 1 and 3: Beginning and end of file

Keys 4 and 6: No function

    Keys 7 and 9: No function

    Keys * and #: First and last file

12. Middle keys when pressed for one beep:

Key 2: Day and time

    Key 5: Spells current word

    Key 8: Phonetic pronunciation of character

    Key 0: No function

13. “Back and Next” commands combining keys:

Keys 1+4 and 3+6: Section

    Keys 4+7 and 6+9: Subsection

14. About moving by section:

    Digital Talking Books often use sections to indicate important changes in content

    In e-text files, you decide what makes a section with the Sections tab in the Options dialog

    Subsections are applicable only in Digital Talking Books that have been properly marked BP supports only two section movement commands (normally 6)

    Move through level one headings with the section command Move through all other level headings with the subsection command

15. About section markers:

    When you set up section markers, Book Port Transfer goes through your list of section markers from top to bottom, and when it finds a match in a file, it assigns the keys on the Book Port to move to that section in the file

    Use this feature to arrange your list of section markers to make the most specific rules toward the top of the list, so the more general rules can be used for a variety of files

16. Other key combinations:

Keys 0+#: Open folder

    Keys 0+*: Close folder

    KeysB+E: Delete file or folder

17. About file/folder navigation:

    If the unit is reading when you use the Previous File or Next File commands, Book Port continues reading in the new file. If the file you move to is a folder, Book Port says, "Folder" after announcing the folder's name.

    If you press the Last File command, then use the Next File command, you move to the first folder (if you have any folders on your card

    If you do not have a folder, Book Port says, "Last File" and repeats the name of the current file

18. More about file/folder navigation:

    Once you point to a folder, the First File and Last File commands move to the first and last folder in the list of folders

    When you open a folder, Book Port remembers which file in that folder you last used, and it moves you to that file where you may resume reading

    When you close a folder, you back out one level, and you will end up pointing to that folder

19. Letter key functions:

Keys A and C: Lower/increase speech rate

    Keys D and F: Lower/increase volume

    Key B: Moves to memo folder/Stop recording

    Key E: Access help (When pressed when within the help file, E beeps to indicate it’s already in the file. Press 2 to start

    reading the file)

20. Letter keys when pressed for one beep:

Keys A and C: Slowest/Fastest speech rate

    Keys D and F: Lowest volume/increases volume by 5 units Key B: Shortcut to “Memos” folder

    Key E: Start Recording (press e again to Pause recording)

21. Advantages of text over digital audio:

More flexible and takes up less space

    Ability to move through the text a word or a letter at a time Ability to spell words

    Ability to change the punctuation pronunciation

    Ability to search for specific text

    Ability to change the voice that reads

22. “Options” to consider when sending electronic text files:

Send Text as Line Oriented

    Send File Name as Title

    Use Section Markers

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