[bookport] Re: Book Port Beta History?

Hi Sandy,

If you'll pardon my asking, what methods did you use to look for this command?  
I am trying to figure out why the BP manual is difficult for some people to 
use.  Personally, I have found it to be one the best manuals I have ever seen, 
for any product, not just blindness-related ones.  So, what steps did you take? 
 Did you go through the sections and try to find one on moving or navigating in 
different increments?  Or, did you use a Braille search and look for the word 
"percent", or the word "large"?  These are both words you used in your original 
message.  I searched in the manual, and found the power move command by 
searching for "percent" three times, and the word "large" four times.  In other 
words, I went to the Braille find mode, input the word "percent" or the word 
"large, and used the 8+9 command three and four times respectively, and there I 
was, in the exact section I was looking for.
Please know, Sandy, that I am *NOT* trying to pick on you or set you up as an 
example.  I am trying to come up with the best ways to help new users get 
comfortable with the BookPort and all it can do.

-----Original Message-----
From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Sandy Licht
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 1:25 AM
To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bookport] Re: Book Port Beta History?


I looked for it, but I didn't find it.  Then Grant, I believe, pointed out 
the key strokes.

At 10:37 PM 7/26/2005, you wrote:
>It's in the manual.
>
>
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >From: Sandy Licht <slicht@xxxxxxxxx
> >To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 18:30:43 -0500
> >Subject: [bookport] Re: Book Port Beta History?
>
> >I agree with you totally on that.  By the way, whatever happened to the
> >command to move forward in a text  by large chunks, such as by 49 percent.
>
> >At 01:21 PM 7/26/2005, you wrote:
> >>I would hasten to add, however, that it is human nature not to read
> >>documentation.  I would further state that those on this list who appear
> >>to be most knowledgeable have, in all likelihood, taken the time to do
> >>just that.
> >>I do not recall whether or not there was a Bookport mailing list when I
> >>received my Bookport on August 13, 2003.  However, I found that after
> >>reading some of the start up cassette, and subsequently reading the
> >>on-board documentation, I was able to use the device well enough.
> >>Although the Bookport and its accompanying software and firmware have
> >>evolved and improved significantly over the past two years, I firmly
> >>believe that reading the documentation is still an excellent formula for
> >>acquiring knowledge.
>
>
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>[mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sandy Licht
> >>Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2005 12:06 PM
> >>To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>Subject: [bookport] Re: Book Port Beta History?
>
>
> >>When most people need help, they are not going to be patient enough to
> >>look
> >>at an FAQ.  It would be the logical thing to do, but when, let us say,
> >>the
> >>Bookport isn't working properly, or perhaps it is just plain operator
> >>error, humans like to get information from other humans.
>
>
>
> >>At 08:53 AM 7/26/2005, you wrote:
> >>>I would agree in principle, but for two things, based on experiences
> >>from
> >>>other lists. First, people rarely check FAQ's and bring their questions
> >>to
> >>>lists anyway, and second, people can be rather brusque and unkind
> >>>sometimes in refering people to the FAQ.
>
> >>>Bruce
>
> >>>--
> >>>Bruce Toews
> >>>E-mail and MSN/Windows Messenger: water_drinker@xxxxxxxx
> >>>Web Site (including info on my weekly commentaries):
> >>http://www.ogts.net
> >>>Info on the Best TV Show of All Time: http://www.cornergas.com
>
> >>>On Tue, 26 Jul 2005, Barrett, Don wrote:
>
> >>>>I think we need a FAQ as the same questions keep getting asked and
> >>>>answered again and again, such as:
>
> >>>>How big a memory card will the book port take?
> >>>>Where are the "What's New" files for the software and the firmware
> >>located?
> >>>>Who gets notified of new versions of the software and firmware?
> >>>>What kinds of files will the BookPort support?
> >>>>What navigation will I get with indexed versus unindexed files?
>
>
> >>>>I just think this will to a degree cut down on list traffic.
>
> >>>>Don
>
>
>
>
> >>>>-----Original Message-----
> >>>>From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>>>[mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of LARRY SKUTCHAN
> >>>>Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2005 8:15 AM
> >>>>To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>>>Subject: [bookport] Re: Book Port Beta History?
>
>
> >>>>There is nothing new in the softare, but if you wish to see what is
> >>new
> >>>>in the firmware, look at www.aph.org/beta/bpx_new.htm
>
>
> >>>>>>>jnuttallphd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Monday, July 25, 2005 9:16:44 PM
> >>>>I downloaded the new beta Book Port software. Where can I find a
> >>>>description of the items added and what function keys to press to get
> >>>>these items?
> >>>>Jim Nuttall
>
>
>
> >>Sandy Licht
> >>Phone: 409-898-8218
> >>Jeremiah 29:11 - 14A
> >>11For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They
> >>are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a
> >>hope.
> >>12In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13If you look for me in
> >>earnest,
> >>you will find me when you seek me. 14I will be found by you," says the
> >>LORD...
>
> >Sandy Licht
> >Phone: 409-898-8218
> >Jeremiah 29:11 - 14A
> >11For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They
> >are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
> >12In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13If you look for me in 
> earnest,
> >you will find me when you seek me. 14I will be found by you," says the
> >LORD...

Sandy Licht
Phone: 409-898-8218
Jeremiah 29:11 - 14A
11For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They
are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 
12In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13If you look for me in earnest,
you will find me when you seek me. 14I will be found by you," says the 
LORD...   



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