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

  • From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 13:26:47 -0400

Don,

That is not true.  Dave has in fact set things up correctly, by all
appearances.  My guess is that we just have the wrong value for the number
of lines that a Basic-D might put on 11" paper.  Perhaps this is because
Dave uses a spacing that we didn't anticipate.

For the record, DBT's "Desired" top margin in *not* added to the top margin
specified in Device Settings.  Rather, DBT enforces the value in Device
Settings ad the minimum possible value for a desired top margin.  DBT adds
CR/LF pairs (or whatever line ending is appropriate) when the desired top
margin exceeds the Device Settings value.

- Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Don Breda
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 1:08 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Not able to ge desired lines per braille page.

Hi Dave.

You have a top margin of 1 in the embosser setup and a top margin of 1 in
the Index embosser itself. This is your problem.

You can not have an option such as top margin set in both places.


Don


On Mon, 16 Aug 2004 11:26:32 -0400, Dave Durber 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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Don Breda
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