[duxuser] Re: New user needs basics - Right alignment.

Hi George, maybe I'm confused.... But wouldn't you want [fr] to come before
[:] as what you are flushing right is the word group enclosed by [:][;]?
--Joanie 

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From: duxuser-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxuser-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of George Bell
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2005 4:25 PM
To: duxuser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxuser] Re: New user needs basics - Right alignment.

Hi Ray,

Thank you for calling today, and hope you won't mind me
replying to one of your questions for the potential benefit
of others. 

This is regarding flush right of a line of text.

You will only need to do the following once per Template.

To provide this as a Style for long term use, we need to
open a new file using a Template which we wish to modify.

Go to DBT's Document menu, and Select "Add Style".

For "New Style Name", let's call it "address."  - That is
without the quotes, and specifically WITH a full stop or
period.

Press Enter.

For the "Beginning Style", press Ctrl + [ (Left square
bracket) and type : (Colon).

Now press the End key.

Press Ctrl + [ again and this time type "fr" - again without
the quotes.

Tab to the "Ending Style" text box.

Press Ctrl + [ and type ; (Semi-colon)

Press the OK button.

All being well, you now have created a new Style called
"address."

Go to the document menu, and select "Create Template".  In
the Template list, select the Template you initially used at
the start.

Press the OK button.  You will be asked if you wish to
overwrite the existing Template.  Yes.

All being well, if you wish to right justify one line of
text, you can now simply apply the address. Style to the
line.

George.



-----Original Message-----
From: duxuser-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxuser-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ray
Dawson
Sent: 11 March 2005 10:25
To: duxuser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxuser] Re: New user needs basics

In article <00e001c525e1$8c6473f0$f07a94d1@teri>, Terri
Pannett <pann1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Duxbury will automatically translate paragraphs correctly.
But for 
> some reason unknown to me, it offen interprets ASCII text
documents as 
> poetry. But the poem code can be deleted.

> Actually, centering text is simple.  Place your cursor at
the 
> beginning of the text to be centered.  Press f8 to bring
up the styles list.
> press h. That should bring you to the heading style.
Press enter. 
> Your text will be centered like a heading.  You don't have
the 
> highlight anything to get the style to work.

Thanks Terri. Perhaps I should explain the way I work at
present - which is on a different platform to Windows.

Most of the documents I receive for brailling are print
which I scan to extract the text.

I then go through the text inserting codes - all of which
are on keystrokes - to tell the braille software to centre,
right align, or italicise. I can also put a code in front of
characters which need lettersigns etc. 

I then skim through the braille file in computer braille to
remove widows and orphans etc.

It's a very quick process.

However, my current braille software hasn't been supported
for years and in the UK we have some major changes to
English braille. I'm looking for Windows software that has
either adopted the changes already, or will be in the near
future. Neither of the other two braille software packages
in the UK intend to make those changes and Winbraille
doesn't even produce braille to the current English rules. 

I was hoping that DBT would be suitable, but so far haven't
managed to make it do simple things. I have been through the
Help file, but can't find ways of doing simple things. For
Italic, it says no keystroke. For Centering, highlight and
press Shift F7. For Right Align it seems to require separate
codes inserted, but so far I can only align one word.
There doesn't seem to be a keystroke for what is a basic
facility.

I have set up the embosser options for A4 paper 30 chacters
wide, but the DBT translation comes out at 40 characters.

What I was looking for in the Help, or elswhere was a list
of keypresses
- or the means of setting them up - to do my basic
requirements. Once I know that DBT can do them I would
purchase it and progress to using it for Word documents etc.

I also haven't yet found a way of adding exceptions and
changing rules etc. Is there a way of doing this?

Cheers,

Ray D

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