[bookport] Re: Book Port Beta History?

Yes. The manual on the Book Port and the PC will be updated.





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>>> jnuttallphd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 07/27/05 01:36PM >>>
Here is a question.  When the software for the Book Port is upgraded,
does the manual which is on the Book Port automatically get upgraded
also?

Jim Nuttall

Sarah Cranston <cranston.sarah@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
That's not a bad idea, I've done that myself, especially after a major
upgrade. The weirdest thing was when I woke up one morning and my
BookPort was right in the middle of the manual, and reading its little
heart out. Seems I had forgotten to reset my date and time, so the sleep
timer didn't go off. But, instead of the book I was reading, I woke up
to hear all about sources for electronic books. 


-----Original Message-----
From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Sandy Licht
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 10:58 AM
To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [bookport] Re: Book Port Beta History?


I didn't search. I just read the manual. I do that occasionally for 
refreshing purposes.



At 08:23 AM 7/27/2005, you wrote:
>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 > > >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...

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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