[bksvol-discuss] Re: reading a .brf book

  • From: "Lori Castner" <loralee.castner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 11:16:55 -0700

Hi, Nancy,

I will give you the method I use to unzip the book and save it as a .brf file 
which can be then read, saved to a flash drive, etc.

Once I have downloaded the book from bookshare to my computer I
Enter on the name of the .zip file.
A file with a .brf extension appears; I space to select that file.
Then I press alt and will be in the file menu. 
I arrow up to the choice extract all and press enter.
Then I tab to next.
The prompt gives the option of where it will save the file but you can browse 
to save it wherever you wish.
Once I have chosen the location to save I tab to the edit box for my bookshare 
I enter my pasword in that field and tab to next and press enter.
A box appears which says something like "show all files".  That box should 
already be checked, so I tab to finish and press enter.

This may be more detail than you want or need, but I hope it answers your 

Cat Lover Lori
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Nancy Martin 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2009 4:24 AM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] reading a .brf book

  Hi everyone,
  I downloaded several .brf books from Bookshare but can't read them. 

  From the context menu I choose "open with compressed zip folder".  I give my 
password, then I'm placed in a download situation where I'm asked if I want to 
open or cancel this file.  Selecting open gets me that message about Windows 
doesn't know what program to use to open this kind of file.  Going online to 
look gets me nowhere and I can't figure out what program to choose from a list. 
 I was under the impression that all I needed was a braille display but no 
special software.  Besides that, I thought the book was already downloaded.  
Why am I shown a download box?  I'd appreciate any help from anyone who uses 
this format and a braille display.
  thanks much,
  Nancy Martin

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