[duxhelp] Re: Brf files

  • From: "Mike Gorse" <mike@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 10:16:39 -0400

Hi George,

I'm not sure where Jacqui read that, either, but she is right that it refers to 
DBT 10.6 not automatically registering .brf with Windows to open these files in 
DBT as was done by earlier versions.  A user can manually register .brf files 
in Windows to open in DBT if desired.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: George Bell 
  To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 5:10 AM
  Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Brf files

  Hi Jacqui,

  I'm not sure where you read that.  Please let me know, just in case we need 
to revise the documentation.

  The following comes from the Help files, which were reviewed by Peter.

  Global: Formatted Braille Importer...
  Keystroke: b from Global menu

  The Formatted Braille Importer dialog is used to inform DBT about the 
dimensions and page numbering conventions of the braille files you wish to 
import. DBT can import BRF files from older DBT versions, as well as PokaDot 
and other braille files. Note that DBT uses these settings for import analysis 
only. In other words, the incoming file will be reformatted to the dimensions 
set in the Global Embosser Setup dialog or template, using the numbering scheme 
set in the Document Menu, regardless of what numbers are filled in here.

  From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Jacqui Loughrin
  Sent: 07 July 2006 02:44
  To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [duxhelp] Brf files


  Thanks for allowing us access to the beta version of 10.6.


  We are very pleased with the new features in 10.6, i.e. undo/redo, autosave 
and change case. The margin bell position is a nice little extra feature!


  We also note that numbered lines and ref.pg.no. have both been fixed.


  We wonder if you could clarify any issues there might be with regard to .brf 
files.  All our braille files which have been produced using DBT 10.3 and 10.5 
have also been archived as .brf files to ensure future compatibility.  Can we 
be sure that these will open in 10.6 and retain their original formatting? We 
read that 10.6 will no longer "recognise" brf files but perhaps this just 
refers to the recognition of extensions in Windows. We emboss archived files on 
a daily basis so this is quite an important issue for us.




  Jacqui Loughrin

  Lee Fung

  Royal NZ Foundation of the Blind

  Auckland, New Zealand.


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