[bksvol-discuss] Re: reading a .brf book

Hi Jill,

Yes, you can read a BRF file on your computer.  You can save it to the 
desktop, my documents, or wherever you want.  Then you can open it with 
notepad.  I have done this many times.

Hope that helps,
Sue S.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jill O'Connell
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2009 1:55 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: reading a .brf book


If Nancy means reading with a braille display connected to her computer, can 
she do this? I happen to transfer my BRF books to a flash card for reading 
on the BrailleNote, but as I have a braille display, I tried loading it to 
the folder suggested and found that I got a "is not a valid win32 
application. The file was unzipped but did I do something wrong or can't 
this be done? Jill
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Lori Castner
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2009 11:16 AM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: reading a .brf book


  Hi, Nancy,

  I will give you the method I use to unzip the book and save it as a .brf 
file which can be then read, saved to a flash drive, etc.

  Once I have downloaded the book from bookshare to my computer I
  Enter on the name of the .zip file.
  A file with a .brf extension appears; I space to select that file.
  Then I press alt and will be in the file menu.
  I arrow up to the choice extract all and press enter.
  Then I tab to next.
  The prompt gives the option of where it will save the file but you can 
browse to save it wherever you wish.
  Once I have chosen the location to save I tab to the edit box for my 
bookshare pasword.
  I enter my pasword in that field and tab to next and press enter.
  A box appears which says something like "show all files".  That box should 
already be checked, so I tab to finish and press enter.

  This may be more detail than you want or need, but I hope it answers your 
question.

  Cat Lover Lori

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Nancy Martin
    To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2009 4:24 AM
    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] reading a .brf book


    Hi everyone,
    I downloaded several .brf books from Bookshare but can't read them.

    From the context menu I choose "open with compressed zip folder".  I 
give my password, then I'm placed in a download situation where I'm asked if 
I want to open or cancel this file.  Selecting open gets me that message 
about Windows doesn't know what program to use to open this kind of file. 
Going online to look gets me nowhere and I can't figure out what program to 
choose from a list.  I was under the impression that all I needed was a 
braille display but no special software.  Besides that, I thought the book 
was already downloaded.  Why am I shown a download box?  I'd appreciate any 
help from anyone who uses this format and a braille display.
    thanks much,
    Nancy Martin
    Oklahoma


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