[duxhelp] Re: Brf files

  • From: "Jack Maartman" <jmaartman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 12:11:07 -0700

Hi Peter:

Pretty clear. Standard proceedure for extensions.

Thanks

Jack

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2006 7:53 AM
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Brf files


> Jack,
>
> DBT 10.5 did register .BRF.  However, it would prompt the user to allow
not
> registering the extension if the extension was already registered to
another
> application.
>
> DBT 10.6 uses an MSI-based installer.  Replicating the "courtesy prompt"
in
> an MSI environment wasn't feasible, so we simply dropped the registration
of
> .brf (and .prf) files.
>
> You can, if you wish, get the connection going again using this procedure:
>
> 1. Right click on a .BRF file.
> 2. Choose Open With...
> 3. Choose Browse.
> 4. Find DBT and Open it.
> 5. Click OK.
>
> What you're seeing in the Shell now is presumably something residual from
> the earlier DBT installation, the installation of Embossit, or some other
> software installation.
>
> - Peter
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On
> Behalf Of Jack Maartman
> Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 3:14 PM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Brf files
>
> Hi George and Mike:
>
> What do you suppose happened?  I've still got the last beta installed, so
> might this be an issue that has arisen between the beta and candidate
> release?  .BRL is also a commonly used extension as well. I use it to
> specify that the file wasn't created in DBT.
>
> Hope it won't hold up too much.
>
> Jack
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: George Bell <mailto:george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 8:08 AM
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Brf files
>
> Thanks for this, Mike.
>
> However, your message has brought up another issue, which may well
> simply be local.
>
> BRF extension are listed in My Computer, Folder Options, File Types,
> but is not associated.
>
> And, when I go to associate the extension, Duxbury does not appear
> in the list of Programs.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> George.
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Gorse
> Sent: 07 July 2006 15:17
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Brf files
>
>
> Hi George,
>
> I'm not sure where Jacqui read that, either, but she is right that
> it refers to DBT 10.6 not automatically registering .brf with Windows to
> open these files in DBT as was done by earlier versions.  A user can
> manually register .brf files in Windows to open in DBT if desired.
>
> -Mike
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: George Bell <mailto:george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 5:10 AM
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Brf files
>
> Hi Jacqui,
>
> I'm not sure where you read that.  Please let me know, just
> in case we need to revise the documentation.
>
> The following comes from the Help files, which were reviewed
> by Peter.
>
> George.
>
>
> Global: Formatted Braille Importer...
>
> Keystroke: b from Global menu
> The Formatted Braille Importer dialog is used to inform DBT
> about the dimensions and page numbering conventions of the braille files
you
> wish to import. DBT can import BRF files from older DBT versions, as well
as
> PokaDot and other braille files. Note that DBT uses these settings for
> import analysis only. In other words, the incoming file will be
reformatted
> to the dimensions set in the Global Embosser Setup dialog or template,
using
> the numbering scheme set in the Document Menu, regardless of what numbers
> are filled in here.
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jacqui Loughrin
> Sent: 07 July 2006 02:44
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Brf files
>
>
> Hi,
> Thanks for allowing us access to the beta version of 10.6.
>
> We are very pleased with the new features in 10.6, i.e.
> undo/redo, autosave and change case. The margin bell position is a nice
> little extra feature!
>
> We also note that numbered lines and ref.pg.no. have both
> been fixed.
>
> We wonder if you could clarify any issues there might be
> with regard to .brf files.  All our braille files which have been produced
> using DBT 10.3 and 10.5 have also been archived as .brf files to ensure
> future compatibility.  Can we be sure that these will open in 10.6 and
> retain their original formatting? We read that 10.6 will no longer
> "recognise" brf files but perhaps this just refers to the recognition of
> extensions in Windows. We emboss archived files on a daily basis so this
is
> quite an important issue for us.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Jacqui Loughrin
> Lee Fung
> Royal NZ Foundation of the Blind
> Auckland, New Zealand.
>
>
>
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