[duxuser] Re: 8-dot Braille

  • From: Tom Whalen <ptkt3860@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: duxuser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2006 09:08:11 -0700 (PDT)

Hi George,
  Thanks for your time. As far as I know word is installed, as I can type a 
word document and directly emboss, or sent it to Duxbury, which I rarely do. I 
don't know about a default path though. This particular document, I tried to 
open from Duxbury as this is my preferred method. It all seemed so easy on 
Carroll Tech's video, but as is common in my life, much more complicated when I 
put my hands on it. I've manually entered reference pages for years and thought 
this would be a great time saver. Another issue related to the same lesson from 
Carroll Tech was using the table of contents generator. All I got was the 
headings of contents, chapter, and page number, nothing else. This leads me to 
believe that something is going on in word that Duxbury isn't recognizing, as 
I'm sure the document has the chapter titles marked as heading 1,........ etc. 
I would like to pursue this further, maybe I'll contact Duxbury tech support 
and see what is involved in constructing the line, as
 I'm illiterate in digging into the Word macros.
  Thanks again,

George Bell <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
      Hi Tom,
  I asked a real DBT guru, and he came back with the following.
    It is likely that DBT isn't finding an installation of MS Word.
  Is Word installed?
  Is is installed to a default path? (That *shouldn't* matter, but shouldn't 
doesn't necessarily mean "doesn't".)
  Is the document being embossed/opened from SWIFT?
  This particular issue, when it comes up, is hard to diagnose. What we 
generally have to do is to manually construct the command line that DBT is 
attempting to use to generate the page map. Then we ask the end user to run 
that command line and observe what happens.
  The sad truth is that only Word knows where the page breaks of a Word file 
are. So we positively need to run a Word macro to make that happen.

  From: duxuser-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxuser-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Tom Whalen
Sent: 16 June 2006 15:48
To: duxuser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxuser] Re: 8-dot Braille

  Thanks for the info George. You seem to be the Duxbury Guru, do you have any 
ideas on how to fix the following problem? I'm currently taking a class from 
Carroll Tech on using the Duxbury Braille Translator. Although I have used 
Duxbury for 4 years, there still is a lot I don't know. I'm working on a 
lesson, which involves using the word importer under the global menu. This is 
supposed to allow the reference page numbers from one of their downloaded files 
to appear in Duxbury. After I checked the make page break box, when I try and 
open the document I get an error message that says, "Unable to create page map. 
Print page breaks will not be marked." I was told that the first time I tried 
this Duxbury would bring up  MS Word and I would have to enable macros, This 
never happened, although a previous user could have enabled this, therefore I 
would not see it again.
  Thanks in advance,

George Bell <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:   

Just to expand a little on this topic, 8 dot braille is
indeed more commonly used with braille displays, although a
number of European country users particularly do emboss hard

There is a detailed explanation at http://8dotbraille.com
and a Google search for "8 dot braille" will provide more
sources of information.

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