[bksvol-discuss] Re: E-mail Attachment Braille Files

Thank you, Evan.  You're a great teacher!  

Linda Adams

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Evan Reese 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2007 5:17 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: E-mail Attachment Braille Files


  The file was apparently sent successfully.  What is your friend trying to do 
with the file?  Do they want to read it on a Braille display, or open it in a 
word processor such as Word or WordPad?  Windows doesn't know by default how to 
open a brf file the way it does a txt or rtf file.  You have to tell Windows 
what program it needs to use.  Windows has a list of such extensions and the 
programs that are associated with them, and brf isn't yet on the list 
apparently.

  If this is just a one time thing, your friend could just rename the file with 
an rtf or txt extension without actually converting it, then Windows will use 
whatever program it usually uses to open such files.  If they are trying to 
read it on a Braille display, if they have a Compact Flash card, then they can 
just keep the brf extension and copy the file to the card without opening it.  
If your friend regularly wants to open brf files in a word processor such as 
WordPad or Word, then they need to go into the Open With section and read down 
the list of choices of programs Windows lists and select the one they want 
Windows to use.

  Evan

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Linda Adams 
    To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2007 3:51 PM
    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] E-mail Attachment Braille Files


    Hi, Everyone.  I just tried to send a file done in braille on the Braille 
Lite as an e-mail attachment to someone.  My machine let me insert the file, 
which I gave a BRF extension, as an attachment, but when the person tried to 
open, the message was that Windows had to find a program to open it through the 
control panel.  Is there a simple, straight-forward to send a braille file 
intact by e-mail, or must it always be converted to text or Word first?  If 
there is a simple way using a Compact Flash card, please let me know step by 
step.  Thank you.  

    Linda Adams

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