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1 Center for Assistive Technology - SUNY at Buffalo - USDE# H327A Braille Note Tutorial By Katie Beaver

2 Center for Assistive Technology - SUNY at Buffalo - USDE# H327A Module Nine

3 3 Format IndicatorsFormat Indicators Centering a LineCentering a Line Format MenuFormat Menu Forcing a New Page Changing the Top Margin Indenting a Paragraph Line Spacing Underlining, Boldface and ItalicsUnderlining, Boldface and Italics Finding and Deleting Format IndicatorsFinding and Deleting Format Indicators

4 4 Format Indicators You may have noticed when reading or writing in your documents that there are characters within the text that you did not type.You may have noticed when reading or writing in your documents that there are characters within the text that you did not type. These characters begin with dots 1,2,4,6 (ed) which, in computer braille, is a dollar sign.These characters begin with dots 1,2,4,6 (ed) which, in computer braille, is a dollar sign.

5 5 Format Indicators (con’t) These are called format indicators and indicate when a line wraps to a new line, when the enter key was pressed, when a new page starts and when a new page was forced to start.These are called format indicators and indicate when a line wraps to a new line, when the enter key was pressed, when a new page starts and when a new page was forced to start.

6 6 Format Indicators (con’t) For example: (ed)l Line break caused by word wrap(ed)l Line break caused by word wrap (ed)pNew line caused by pressing the enter key(ed)pNew line caused by pressing the enter key (ed)lf or (ed)lp New page caused by word wrap(ed)lf or (ed)lp New page caused by word wrap (ed)fNew page caused by forcing a new page(ed)fNew page caused by forcing a new page

7 7 Centering a Line Create a new document.Create a new document. From within your document press enter with C.From within your document press enter with C. The Braille Note says, “center line.”The Braille Note says, “center line.” Type in the line to be centered (for example, type your name) and press enter.Type in the line to be centered (for example, type your name) and press enter. Look at the braille display.Look at the braille display.

8 8 Centering a Line (con’t) Note the (ed) p at the end of the display. This is because you pressed the enter key.Note the (ed) p at the end of the display. This is because you pressed the enter key. Go to the beginning of file by pressing dots 1,2,3, with space. Note the (ed) c at the beginning of the file. This is the center line format indicator. This only shows when your cursor is on it.Go to the beginning of file by pressing dots 1,2,3, with space. Note the (ed) c at the beginning of the file. This is the center line format indicator. This only shows when your cursor is on it. Go to the bottom of the document.Go to the bottom of the document.

9 9 The Format Menu Ink print settings are located in the Format Menu. These settings effect the way the document looks when printed in ink, but not when embossed.Ink print settings are located in the Format Menu. These settings effect the way the document looks when printed in ink, but not when embossed. The format menu is used to change margins, line spacing, indenting and forcing a new page.The format menu is used to change margins, line spacing, indenting and forcing a new page.

10 10 Forcing a New Page From within your document press space with P.From within your document press space with P. The Braille Note says, “new page.”The Braille Note says, “new page.” The braille display shows (ed)f.The braille display shows (ed)f. This forces a new page in braille, but you must do an additional step to cause this new page to print in ink.This forces a new page in braille, but you must do an additional step to cause this new page to print in ink.

11 11 New Page (con’t) Press dots 2,3,4,6 (the) with space to go to the Format MenuPress dots 2,3,4,6 (the) with space to go to the Format Menu Press the letter I. Braille Note says, “Inkprint Settings Menu.”Press the letter I. Braille Note says, “Inkprint Settings Menu.” Press I again. Braille Note says, Inkprint Only Inclusion? Computer braille is required.”Press I again. Braille Note says, Inkprint Only Inclusion? Computer braille is required.” Press space with P. Braille Note says, “New page.”Press space with P. Braille Note says, “New page.” Press enter to return to your document.Press enter to return to your document.

12 12 New Page (con’t) Braille Note says, “Inkprint only inclusion.”Braille Note says, “Inkprint only inclusion.” When your cursor is on this indicator, it appears as (ed) oi.When your cursor is on this indicator, it appears as (ed) oi. Note that this is not currently showing on your braille display.Note that this is not currently showing on your braille display. Go back one character by pressing dot 3 with space.Go back one character by pressing dot 3 with space.

13 13 New Page (con’t) The difficulty with that indictor is that is does not tell you it is a forced new page. That is why it helps to have a forced new braille page in the same place. It helps you locate the inkprint only inclusion indicator so you can delete it later if you want.The difficulty with that indictor is that is does not tell you it is a forced new page. That is why it helps to have a forced new braille page in the same place. It helps you locate the inkprint only inclusion indicator so you can delete it later if you want. Press dots 4,5,6 with space.Press dots 4,5,6 with space. Type your first name and then press enter.Type your first name and then press enter.

14 14 Changing the Top Margin The HP Inkjet printers work best when the top margin is set to 3.The HP Inkjet printers work best when the top margin is set to 3. Once the margin is set to 3, you can save this setting as the default.Once the margin is set to 3, you can save this setting as the default.

15 15 Changing the Top Margin (con’t) To change the top margin: Go to format menu – dots 2,3,4,6 (the) with spaceGo to format menu – dots 2,3,4,6 (the) with space Press I for inkprint settings menuPress I for inkprint settings menu Press P for inkprint page settings listPress P for inkprint page settings list Press space to Top MarginPress space to Top Margin

16 16 Changing the Top Margin (con’t) Type the number 3 and press enterType the number 3 and press enter To save this as the default setting, press backspace with STo save this as the default setting, press backspace with S Then press space with e to exit back into your document.Then press space with e to exit back into your document.

17 17 Paragraph Style While paragraphs in braille start on a new line and are indented, paragraphs in a text document often are not indented and are separated by a blank line. Simply pressing the enter key twice indicates a new paragraph and tabbing is not required. However, you can set a paragraph indent. While paragraphs in braille start on a new line and are indented, paragraphs in a text document often are not indented and are separated by a blank line. Simply pressing the enter key twice indicates a new paragraph and tabbing is not required. However, you can set a paragraph indent.

18 18 Indenting first line of a paragraph From within a document, press dots 2,3,4,6 (the) with space to go to the Format MenuFrom within a document, press dots 2,3,4,6 (the) with space to go to the Format Menu Press the letter I. Braille Note says, “Inkprint Settings Menu.”Press the letter I. Braille Note says, “Inkprint Settings Menu.” Press L. Braille Note says, “Inkprint layout list.”Press L. Braille Note says, “Inkprint layout list.”

19 19 Set Indent (con’t) Press space until you hear, “Indent first line of paragraph, zero.” Type the number 5.Press space until you hear, “Indent first line of paragraph, zero.” Type the number 5. Press space with E to exitPress space with E to exit Braille Note says, “confirm changes?”Braille Note says, “confirm changes?” Type the letter YType the letter Y

20 20 Practice Within the document you are currently working in: 1. Type your name and press enter 2. Type your name again and press enter. When this is printed later on, the first line with your name will be indented, the second line with your name will not be indented.

21 21 Double Spacing an Inkprint Document Line spacing is single unless you tell it otherwise. If you want the whole document double spaced, first move to the top of the document and then turn on double spacing. However, if you only want one section double spaced, move to the beginning of that section, turn on double spacing, then move to the end of that section, and turn on single spacing.

22 22 Double Spacing (con’t) Move to beginning of section (in this case, you do not need to move) Press dots 2,3,4,6, (the) with space Braille Note says “format menu” Press I (or space until you hear “ink print settings” and press enter.) Press L (or space until you hear “layout” and press enter.)

23 23 Double Spacing (con’t) Press space until you hear “line spacing currently …” Type D for double and then press enter. Type E with space to exit Braille Note says, “confirm changes?” Type Y for yes

24 24 Single Spacing Follow the same procedure for single spacing except when prompted for spacing option Type S for single

25 25 Underline, Boldface and Italics Fonts You can enter text in underline, boldface or italics font by first turning the font on, then typing your text, then turning the font off again.

26 26 Underline Press enter with F Braille Note says, “Font” Press the letter U Braille Note says, “Underline is off.” Press N Braille Notes says, “Underline On.”

27 27 Underline (con’t) Type your name. Press enter with F Press U- Braille Note says, “Underline is on.” Press F – Braille Note says, “Underline Off.” Press enter to start a new line.

28 28 Boldface Press enter with F Braille Note says, “Font” Press the letter B Braille Note says, “Bold is off.” Press N Braille Notes says, “ On. Bold On.”

29 29 Boldface (con’t) Type your name again. Press enter with F Press B- Braille Note says, “Bold is on.” Press F – Braille Note says, “Off. Bold Off.” Press enter to start a new line.

30 30 Italics Press enter with F Braille Note says, “Font” Press the letter I Braille Note says, “Italic is off.” Press N Braille Notes says, “On. Italic On.”

31 31 Italics (con’t) Type your name again. Press enter with F Press I- Braille Note says, “Italic is on.” Press F – Braille Note says, “Off. Italic Off.” Press enter to start a new line.

32 32 Printing Press e with space to exit the documentPress e with space to exit the document Press space until you hear, “Print a Document” and press enter until the document begins printing.Press space until you hear, “Print a Document” and press enter until the document begins printing.

33 33 Printing (con’t) You should have 2 pages with a 1 inch top margin.You should have 2 pages with a 1 inch top margin. Page one will have your name centered between the left and right margins.Page one will have your name centered between the left and right margins. Page two line 1 will have your name at the left margin. Line 2 will have your name indented. Lines 3 to 5 will be double spaced. Line 3 will have your name underlined. Line 4 will have your name in boldface. Line 5 will have your name in italics.Page two line 1 will have your name at the left margin. Line 2 will have your name indented. Lines 3 to 5 will be double spaced. Line 3 will have your name underlined. Line 4 will have your name in boldface. Line 5 will have your name in italics.

34 34 Finding a Page Break Indicator Go to the top of the document.Go to the top of the document. Press F with space for find.Press F with space for find. Press F for forward.Press F for forward. To search for the braille page break indicator, press space with P.To search for the braille page break indicator, press space with P. Find your cursor on the braille display.Find your cursor on the braille display.

35 35 Deleting an Ink Print Only Page Break Move forward one character by pressing enter with dot 6.Move forward one character by pressing enter with dot 6. You should now be on the (ed)oi that represents the ink print page break.You should now be on the (ed)oi that represents the ink print page break. Press space with dots 3,6 to delete the current character.Press space with dots 3,6 to delete the current character. Read the braille display and note that the indicator is gone.Read the braille display and note that the indicator is gone.


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