[bct] Re: Using Duxbury for Braille Pictures

  • From: "Don" <donter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 14:58:25 -0500

Hey Jamie, if you ever get Duxbury, drop me a note and I'll share with you
what little I know.


-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of M. Dimitt
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 1:37 PM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Re: Using Duxbury for Braille Pictures

Hi, Don!
Welcome. I love making braille pics, and it's very interesting you can do it
with duxbury. Wish I had Duxbury, LOL! So I still am doing the braille pics
on my brailler. But it's neat info to know. Thanks.
Sincerely, Jamie
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don" <donter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 8:17 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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