[bct] Re: Using Duxbury for Braille Pictures

  • From: "Don" <donter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 11:15:40 -0500

Well, I knew I would screw it up on the Braille writer, so I guess necessity
is the mother of invention.  The nice part is you can simply reemboss them
as often as you like.


-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lynnette
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 11:12 AM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Re: Using Duxbury for Braille Pictures

Absolutely ingenius!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don" <donter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 10:17 AM
Subject: [bct] Using Duxbury for Braille Pictures

>I am new to the list so sorry if this has been covered, but just thought
> folks would want to know that Mary's great podcasts on creating Braille
> pictures can be easily entered on the computer and saved using the Duxbury
> for Windows Braille translation software.  I did the Valentine's card this
> way and was easily thus able to fix mistakes I had made in the entering of
> the Braille symbols.  To do this, just keep in mind the following rules:
> 1. Open the file as a Braille file instead of a print file as it does not
> need to be translated at all.  You are entering it exactly as it will be
> embossed.
> 2. Turn off six key entry by hitting f2.  You want to enter the material
> using the qwerty keys instead of the six-key method which Duxbury allows
> for.
> 3. You will have to learn the ASCII representations of the Braille
> characters.  So for example, when Mary says, enter dots 1 5 and 6, you 
> would
> simply hit the colon (shift semi-colon) on the computer keyboard which is
> the computer Braille sign for dots 1 5 and 6.  Dots 1 and 4 is the letter 
> c,
> dots 1 2 and 6 is the less-than sign on the keyboard (shifted comma), dots

> 3
> 4 and 5 is the greater-than sign (shifted period), dots 3 and 5 is the
> number 9, and dots 2 and 6 is the number 5 on the keyboard.  Simply use 
> the
> space bar to enter the required spaces and of course the enter key to go 
> to
> new lines.
> 4. After you are done entering the data and are ready to emboss, save the
> file and simply hit control-e to emboss.  Remember, do not format or
> translate the file.  You are entering it exactly as it needs to be 
> embossed.
> Have fun.
> Don Barrett

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