[duxhelp] Re: Brf files

  • From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 16:08:19 +0100

Thanks for this, Mike.
However, your message has brought up another issue, which
may well simply be local.
BRF extension are listed in My Computer, Folder Options,
File Types, but is not associated.
And, when I go to associate the extension, Duxbury does not
appear in the list of Programs.
Any thoughts?


From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike
Sent: 07 July 2006 15:17
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Brf files

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
        Sent: 07 July 2006 02:44
        To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [duxhelp] Brf files
        Thanks for allowing us access to the beta version of
        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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