[duxhelp] Re: insert/overwrite keyboard modes

  • From: Dave Durber <dadurber@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2005 13:58:48 -0400

Hello Peter:

I wasn't necessarily pointing the finger at Duxbury.  It is a general
problem that seems to affect the adaptive software and hardware market
as a whole.

Over the years, manufacturers of adaptive hardware and software have
bragged about all of the advanced features and functions that their
hardware and software can do.  But, when you sit down with much of
this hardware and software and you are impressed with the advanced
features and functions, only then to be frustrated and thwarted by the
fact that you cannot delete a folder from a hard card for example
because that basic function has not been programmed by the
manufacturer of that particular product.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

On Fri, 3 Jun 2005 13:30:29 -0400, you wrote:

>Dave, Sean, et al,
>
>While I question the suggestion that "showing off" enters into how we
>prioritize our to-do list, I agree with your basic premise.
>
>We do plan to work somewhat the way you suggest: our next generation of
>software will be be built in such a way that we don't ourselves create the
>editing environment, so we can hope that the "basic functions" are something
>with which we won't need concern ourselves.  It's not that we don't enjoy
>coding these things -- I personally prefer that sort of project to the
>coding of contraction tables -- it's just that others have already solved
>the "basic functions" problem well, many times over.
>
>- Peter 
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
>Behalf Of Dave Durber
>Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 1:16 PM
>To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [duxhelp] Re: insert/overwrite keyboard modes
>
>Hello sean:
>
>It is one of many important basic functions that is missing from DBT.
>
>I hope that when they sit down to write the new braille transcription
>software, they write the code for the most basic, fundamental functions to
>be included in the program before worrying about the more complicated
>functions.
>
>It is all very well showing off how you can put all of the complicated
>things in a program and at the same time leaving out fundamental functions
>that allow you to perform the complicated things.
>
>Some of the functions to be improved or included are: making sure that the
><CTRL+PGUP>, move the cursor to the top of the current or previous page and
>the <CTRL+PGDN> move the cursor to the top of the next page, work as they do
>in other word processors, which they do not do correctly in DBT at present;
>insert/overite; the Windows "undo"
>command, the ability to emboss files from back-to-front to take into account
>those people who use forms cutters and bursters, would be some of the basic
>functions that must be included in the new program.
>
>Sincerely:
>
>Dave Durber
>
>On Fri, 3 Jun 2005 17:37:07 +0100, you wrote:
>
>>
>>Hi Sean
>>
>>> While working in print coded view mode, I cannot swap
>>between insert and overwrite keyboard modes?
>>
>>You can't swap in non-coded view either.
>>
>>George
>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sean
>>Brooks
>>> Sent: 03 June 2005 17:32
>>> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Subject: [duxhelp] insert/overwrite keyboard modes
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Hi Sean
>>> 
>>> While working in print coded view mode, I cannot swap
>>between
>>> insert and overwrite keyboard modes?
>>> 
>>> You can't swap in non-coded view either.
>>> 
>>> George
>>> 
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