Hello, Maria, I was not certain which Pac Mate model you have, so I wasn't sure if I could help. Recording on your QX is very easy. You simply hold down insert and press the spacebar and your PM will announce application. Then press "1" on the numbers row. You will hear a single beep and the recording starts. As Jay mentioned, pressing any key will stop the recording. Your recorded notes are right there to listen to until you leave the "notes" program. They are actually stored in the root of "my documents" when you need to find them later. You can use a cell phone or cordless phone mike/headset for better recordings. You can also adjust sample and bit rates up to CD quality. Let me know through the list or off list if I can help you further. This is an easy-to-use feature of your notetaker. Rob Fairclough Maria R. wrote: Hi Jay, I thank you for the Pacmate info, but I'm afraid I was a bit remise in not stating that I have a QX400 model with the quirty keyboard. Sorry about that. Maria R. ----- Original Message ----- From: "J Garcia" < j.garcia235@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: < blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 12:31 PM Subject: [bct] Re: Another idea about recorders > Maria, > > If you have a pacmate BX (Braille keyboard), Regarding your > Pacmate > recording feature... If you have not changed any of the > assignments for the > hot keys, to begin recording press an st chord then dot 1. You > will hear a > chirp notifying you that the recording has started. say > something like 1, 2, > 3. To stop recording press the f1 key or any other key and you > will hear > another chirp. Your recordings will be saved within file > explorer in the my > documents folder as recording1.wav. The sound quality is very, > very poor > even though they are .wav files. > > Thanks, > > J Garcia > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Maria R." < malyn87@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > To: < blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 12:36 AM > Subject: [bct] Re: Another idea about recorders > > > MessageHello Allison et al, > > I have a Pacmate which I use primarily at work for notes, > contacts, and > calendar. I know that there is a recording feature, but am not > sure how to > access it. would someone please post the key strokes for this > and possibly > explain the function? Actually, a podcast on the Pacmate would > be terrific. > I am sure there are many other functions with which I am not > familiar. I > and probably other new users would be in your debt. thank you > in advance. > > Maria R.