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

Glad it worked out, Sue.

Evan

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: siss52
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2007 5:05 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: E-mail Attachment Braille Files



  Thanks, Evan.  I am the friend of whom Linda Adams spoke.  However, I was 
making the mistake of trying to save it in SAVE AS, instead of SAVE 
ATTACHMENT, and I was trying to open it.  I took your suggestion and saved 
it on my compact flash without opening it, and that worked.

  By the way:  The file was a transcription of the chatroom meeting which 
took place this week on validation.  Linda transcribed a summary of the 
session, organizing it for easy accessability.  She did this so that Julie 
Morales and I could know what went on, and her transcription was superb!!!!

  Thank you, Linda.

  Sue S.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Evan Reese
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2007 6:17 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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