[duxhelp] Re: Not able to ge desired lines per braille page.

  • From: Dave Durber <dadurber@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 12:43:26 -0400

Hello George:

I believe that dbt is including the top margin as another line to be
deducted from the total number of lines for each side of the page.  I
personally think that DBT it is counting its tomp margin of 1 in
addition to the top margin of 1 that is set in the embosser settings,
thus making a top margin of 2.

As I said in my original E-mail, with the line spacing set to 5.2 or
5.3 in the Index, with the top and bottom margin set to zero, the
embosser says that it can emboss a maximum of 26 lines of braille on
each side of the page.

I do not think that the problem is with the Index Basic-D, I think the
problem is with DBT 10.5 and how it determines the number of lines
that are to be sent to the embosser for each side of the page.

I had no problem sending 25 interpoint lines of braille text to the
embosser up to and including DBT 10.4.  This is why I do not think
that the problem lies with the embosser.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

On Mon, 16 Aug 2004 17:13:15 +0100, you wrote:

>Hi David,
>
>When a double-sided Index is sent more than it can
>emboss on a page, it will essentially revert to
>what appears to be single-sided.
>
>The embosser MUST see the end of page BEFORE it
>reaches its own internal end of setting.
>
>George.
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
>Of David Holladay
>> Sent: 16 August 2004 17:48
>> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Not able to ge desired
>lines per braille page.
>> 
>> Dave:
>> 
>> Please tell me what kind of output you are
>getting. Then I 
>> can figure out how to help you.
>> 
>> -- David Holladay
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> At 11:26 AM 8/16/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>> >I own three Index Basic-D braille embossers.
>Firmware version II, 
>> >software version 4.40 installed.
>> >
>> >Since the beginning of the Beta Cycle for the
>release of DBT 10.5, I 
>> >have been trying to understand why I cannot
>emboss the 
>> desired number 
>> >of lines per page from the embosser when using
>DBT 10.5.
>> >
>> >Following are the settings that I set in the
>Basic-D:
>> >
>> >Group Page Layout Menu
>> >
>> >Characters Per Line: 30
>> >
>> >Left Margin: 0
>> >
>> >B Margin: 0  (This is actually Binding Margin).
>> >
>> >Top Margin: 1
>> >
>> >Bottom Margin: 0
>> >
>> >Line Spacing: 5.2  (At this setting, with the
>top margin set 
>> to 1, the 
>> >embosser can emboss 25 lines per page.  With a
>top margin of 0, the 
>> >embosser can emboss 26 lines per page but the
>embosser 
>> starts embossing 
>> >approximately 1 quarter of an inch from the top
>of the page, 
>> which is 
>> >too near the top of the page.
>> >
>> >Page Mode: Double-Sided
>> >
>> >Print Mode: Normal
>> >
>> >page number: off
>> >
>> >Paper Length 1: 11 inches
>> >
>> >Paper Length 2: 11 inches
>> >
>> >Z-folding: Off
>> >
>> >Group Option Settings
>> >
>> >Word Wrap: Off
>> >
>> >Auto Line Feed: Off
>> >
>> >Form-Feed: Off
>> >
>> >Impact Level: 4
>> >
>> >Delay Time: 4
>> >
>> >Print Quality: Normal
>> >
>> >Graphic Dot Distance: 2.0
>> >
>> >Text Dot Distance: Normal Pring-out Mode 2.5
>> >
>> >Setup: Open
>> >
>> >Paper Jam: On
>> >
>> >Distance After File: 1
>> >
>> >DBT 10.5 Settings:
>> >
>> >Global Embosser Settings:
>> >
>> >Braiiller Device: Basic-D
>> >
>> >Under Brailler Device Edit Button:
>> >
>> >General Tab Page:
>> >
>> >Embosser Model: Index Basic-D
>> >
>> >Setup Name: Basic-D
>> >
>> >Default Form:  Narrow Width, 11 inch long,
>braille paper
>> >
>> >Output Options: Write to port
>> >
>> >Output to LPT1
>> >
>> >Device Settings Tab Page
>> >
>> >Embosser Version: Firmware Version II
>> >
>> >Left margin (extra cells): 0
>> >
>> >Rightmost cell placement: 30
>> >
>> >Top Margin setting: 1
>> >
>> >Interpoint embossing is enabled: checked
>> >
>> >Output encoding: North American
>> >
>> >High Punctuation: Uppercase
>> >
>> >Letter case: Lowercase
>> >
>> >Advanced Tab Page
>> >
>> >Job setup, use custom job setup: unchecked
>> >
>> >End of line indicator: Carriage Return, line
>feed (PC)
>> >
>> >End of page indicator: Form Feed Only
>> >
>> >EOL on a full line: Checked
>> >
>> >The last four buttons on this page are
>unchecked
>> >
>> >Returning to the Global Embosser Setup Page
>> >
>> >Braille formatting form: Narrow width, 11 inch
>long, braille paper
>> >
>> >Desired formatting:
>> >
>> >Characters per line: 30
>> >
>> >Lines per page: 25
>> >
>> >Top Margin: 1
>> >
>> >Binding Margin: 0
>> >
>> >Emboss in interpoint: Checked
>> >
>> >Emboss Banner page: unchecked
>> >
>> >When I emboss a file with the above settings, I
>do not get a braille 
>> >file with 25 lines embossed on each side of the
>page as I 
>> would expect.  
>> >However, If I set the number of lines in DBT to
>24, I get a braille 
>> >output that has 24 lines of braille on each
>side of the 
>> sheet of paper.
>> >
>> >Please advise me as to how I can get 25 lines
>on each side 
>> of a sheet 
>> >of paper, using the above settings.
>> >
>> >I have run out of ideas.
>> >
>> >Personally speaking, all of the embosser
>information should not be 
>> >contained in one embosser such as "emb.elt".
>It would be a far more 
>> >sensible and logical, not only to say, more
>efficient for 
>> operating and 
>> >troubleshooting reasons to have DBT create an
>individual 
>> file for each 
>> >embosser that is installed.
>> >
>> >Sincerely:
>> >
>> >Dave Durber
>> >
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