[duxhelp] Re: Margin Bell

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  • Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 11:33:45 -0400

How about http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=13722. 

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Sullivan
> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 10:57 AM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Margin Bell
> 
> George,
> 
> Starting with beta 5, the default tone should come through 
> the sound card, not the PC speaker.  And, at least on my 
> computer, it does.
> 
> If you (or anybody) knows of a good "ding" sound that is 
> redistributable, we can package that into DBT.  We can even 
> pay for it, provided there's not royalty arrangement.  
> (There's no way we're getting into a royalty agreement for a 
> ding sound.)  My own searches didn't turn up any appropriate 
> sounds, so we're using a sine wave tone generated in code at runtime.
> 
> One thing that you forgot in your explanation is that any 
> non-zero number is interpreted as a count of cells from the 
> right margin at which to sound the margin bell.  Thus, the 
> larger the number the sooner the bell sounds.
> 
> - Peter
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of George Bell
> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 4:57 AM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Margin Bell
> 
> In the hope I'm not teaching too many grandmothers how to 
> suck eggs, I thought I'd add an explanation about the 
> enhanced margin Bell feature.
>  
> Essentially, when you are entering a braille document, you 
> have the option to set a margin bell in the same way as you 
> have on a Perkins Brailler.
> This is done via the Global menu, View Preferences dialog 
> where you can set a position at which the bell will sound.  
> To disable this, set it to zero.
>  
> But in actual fact, it's not a bell, but a not very exciting 
> beep which usually comes through the PC's internal speaker.
>  
> However if you place a wave file called "margin.wav" into the 
> Duxbury program folder - in the case of Beta 5, probably:- 
> c:\Program Files\Duxbury\DBT 10.6 (Beta 5) it will play this instead.
>  
> You can use almost any .wav file you like, and in the case of 
> the attached, I found one on my system called "ding.wav", 
> copied it to the above folder, and renamed it to 
> "margin.wav".  Now it sounds just like a Perkins.
>  
> I'm sure many teachers will see the potential here when 
> teaching 6 key entry of using different bell sounds for their 
> students, if only to brighten up the lesson.
>  
> George.
> 
> 
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