Hi Jackie, E. and Cindy Lou, Thank you so much for your quick responses. I've tried Jackie's suggestion of saving the file as a Word 2000 RTF and transferring again. Same result. E. don't worry; if I ever get this to work, I won't save the file as a keynote file. Thanks for the warning! Maybe Cindy Lou has hit on something, i.e., there are characters in the file that keep it from working on the BrailleNote. I have a Daisy book for reading on the same card and that works fine. Thanks to all for your help! Maybe I'll just validate on my laptop. Confused, Cindy 4 Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. -- Author Unknown -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jackie McBride Sent: Monday, December 31, 2007 11:38 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Problem with BrailleNote and RTF file Cindy4: Open your document in word, save it as a word 2000 rtf document, transfer the saved file back to your braille note & try opening it again. U need to understand a couple things, though: a) it's gonna wanna save the doc as a keynote file--if u let it, you'll need to export it back to rtf; b) It might mess up page breaks so check back in word to ensure your page breaks are ok; c) Sometimes if u have ntfs file system on your computer, & your sd or compact flash card is formatted as fat, the file won't be seen--simply pressing alt enter on the file in windows explorer & unchecking the archive attribute can solve that. Let me know whether this helps. Happy 2k8. On 12/31/07, groups Warford <groups_warford@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi all, > I just got a BrailleNote mPower about a week and a half ago, and I love it! > I wanted to use it for validating this weekend while I was sitting getting > my hair trimmed and so forth. I transferred the RTF file to my compact > flash card. When I go into Word Processing and open the file I get these > messages: > "Do you want to review options?" > > I've answered "yes" and it has translate to Braille set to "no". I've also > answered the question with "no". Then I get > "This is a text file, computer Braille is required" > That makes sense, but when the file loads all that I have in it are a dollar > sign and the letters L G E with no spaces in between. So, it looks like: > $lge > > It doesn't see anything else in the document. I've looked through the > BrailleNote archives and it sounds like this should work. The archives do > say that the mPower won't handle files created in Word 2007, and that files > over 400 pages can freeze the system. This book is between 300-400 pages. > I can exit the document and so forth so I don't think the system is > "freezing". > > I can open the file fine on the computer, and I've tried erasing it from the > BrailleNote and transferring again but get the same results. What am I > doing wrong? > > Thanks in advance for any help. > > Cindy 4 > > Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will > leave footprints in your heart. > -- Author Unknown > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of > available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > -- Jackie McBride Please join my fight against breast cancer <http://teamacs.acsevents.org/site/TR?px=1790196&pg=personal&fr_id=3489> & Check out my homepage at: www.abletec.serverheaven.net To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.