[bksvol-discuss] Re: How to Read Downloaded Bookshare Books

  • From: "Jackie M." <xercon@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 01:05:03 -0700

Hi again,

I installed VictorSoft, but made the mistake of not choosing the Microsoft
SAPI speech engine.  I did not choose it because when I had downloaded the
unpack tool, there was with it a JAWS config file for VRSoft that I thought
might be usable, and I would rather use Eloquence and JAWS, if possible.  So
I tried the VRSoft configurations that came with JAWS 5.0 first, and there
was a script error of some type, so they wouldn't work.  Then I tried
replacing them with the configuration files provided by Bookshare; same
problem, the same script error.  So I ran a repair on my JAWS 5.844
software, and uninstalled VictorSoft.  Tomorrow, I will try it again, this
time using the Microsoft SAPI speech engine.  It would sure be nice if
things would work right the first time.  . . .

- Jackie McCraw

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jackie M." <xercon@xxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, July 25, 2004 12:48 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: How to Read Downloaded Bookshare Books

> Sarah, that does help a lot.  Thank you.
> - Jackie McCraw
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Sarah Van Oosterwijck" <curiousentity@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004 7:29 AM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: How to Read Downloaded Bookshare Books
> > I don't know how many of the steps you have done already, so I will try
> > review everything you need to do to read daisy files.
> >
> > If you have not downloaded and installed the Victorsoft daisy reader
> > bookshare you can do so by looking for the "download tools" link on
> > the bookshare homepage or from any book's download page.
> > On the download tools page you need to hit enter on the link for your
> > operating system, which is probably the first one, windows.  On the next
> > page there will be a link that says "Continue to the DAISY format reader
> > download page." hit enter on it, and you will get a page with a button
> it
> > that says Download VRSoft.  The installation file is about 11 meg, so
> > might want to do this when you have some time.  That page also has links
> to
> > a bunch of documentation and getting started information on the reader,
> > anything my message doesn't tell you can be found there. :-)
> >
> > Now once you have the reader installed you can open daisy books by
> > VRSoft from your start menu and then using control-o to look at the
> > that the reader has found on your harddrive.  the advantage to this
> > is that you only choose the book title you want to read instead of
> to
> > go through all those files with the same name and different extentions.
> >
> > If you can't find the book you downloaded and unpacked in that list you
> can
> > open the book by going to the directory where you unpacked the book and
> > hitting enter on the file with the correct name and a .opf extention.
> >
> > Hope that helps.
> >
> > Sarah Van Oosterwijck
> > curious entity at earthlink dot net
> >
> >
> >

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