10ToolbarsSNB opens normally with one tool bar, and I would suggest starting with the following toolbars:StandardMath TemplatesSymbols Cache
11Where do I add Toolbars? Go to the VIEW menu Go to TOOLBARS Check or uncheck the toolbars you wantPS: At the bottom of this, I personally checkLARGE BUTTONS
12Customize Toolbar You can only customize the SYMBOLS CACHE toolbar. Right mouse click on the toolbar and select “customize.”Your choices are on the left side - and what is on the toolbar is on the right side.The add/remove button is in the center.
13Add to theToolbar Dot operator (multiplication bullet) I would recommend you add the following basic operands to your symbols cache toolbar:Dot operator (multiplication bullet)Multiplication sign (multiplication x)Division signdegreeCent signYou will decide what to add later as the need arises
14Keyboard CharactersThe following is a list of characters that you can use, in SNB, from the keyboard
15Plus: +Minus: -Dollar: $Greater than: >Less than: <Parenthesis: ( and ) SNBBrackets: [ and ] SNB
17All other operands have to come from the toolbar buttons.
18Math and Text mode There are two modes in SNB, math and text. You can use the M or T toolbar to change or CTRL + t or CTRL + m.You can designate the mode prior to typing or highlight and change.Math/text is not as important as it used to be, but it is still a consideration.
19End of the sentenceIf a word problem ends in math mode, ie. What percent is ¾? The punctuation at the end of the sentence, has to be in Text mode in order for that punctuation to translate properly.
20Text within an equation Text within an equation has to be in TEXT mode (Color black) or it will not translate into contracted brl.
21Math Templates Toolbar Once you click or start (ie. fraction) a mode, you have to exit that (ie. fraction) modeYou exit the (ie. fraction) mode, by:Pressing the spacebarUsing the right arrow keyLeft mouse click
22Horizontal Fractions Choose fraction button and put in your digits
234,5,6 (keyboard underscore: _ ) Fraction 2In SNB, there is no method, that I have found to create this fraction correctly.?1_/2#I use the fraction button and add the dots before the fraction line in the DBT brl file4,5,6 (keyboard underscore: _ )
24What difference does it make? What difference does it make if I do not use the correct fraction division line?Properly prepare our studentsStandardized testingSAT/ACT Testing
25Next Create your document and save it. The extender will be .tex You have to open the file in Duxbury, you cannot copy and paste.The importer mode will show .tex or LaTeX.
26Translate and then check Translate the file and then check it to be sure it is correct.The yellow translation line at the bottom of Duxbury will not help since DBT is a literary brl translation program.
27Duxbury (DBT)You can edit a brl file in DBT just as you can a print file (even find/replace)You can find/replace codes much the same as textIf a SNB imported file has extra lines or is indented.
28DBTIn a print file do 4 dashes ---- and it will translate into ____ (4 dots 3,6’s) for a fill-in the blank for brl.A print file from a teacher will have fill-in-the-blanks like ___________ this which translates into dots 4,6; dots 4,6; dots 4,6; etc. You can make one set of ---- dashes & copy, then select the print file dashes (by clicking on them) and pasting.
29DBT 6-key entry Go to File, New and choose Braille You are now in 6-key entry modeFDS (1,2,3) JKL (4,5,6)You can edit and word process just as if you were in print modeThis is grt for spacial equations
30Spatial EquationsIn SNB, they do not write correctly as each number will have a number sign with it, which you do not use with spatial equations, they do not “line up” correctly and the separator line (Dots 2,5) would be a number 3 with a # prior to each cell. I recommend producing in DBT as a brl doc. I can demonstrate that after we finish the .ppt.
31Print for Braille in DBT In DBT, in 6-key entry, you can use the following to enter the braille. With a number sign, nemeth numbers are the numbers on the keyboard 1 is a nemeth 1 2 is a nemeth 2…
32Print for Braille 2 in DBT This section does not take into account UEB0 = up-next to a word is "by" or was by itself2 = be or bb3 = con4 = “dis, dd or a period5 = en or enough6 = to7 = by itself is "were" or literary ( )8 = his9 = in
33Print for Braille 3 in DBT AND = & (shift 7)FOR = = (equals sign)OF = ( (shift 9)THE = ! (shift 1)WITH = ) (shift 0)
35Print for Braille 5 in DBT Apostrophe: is the apostrophedouble quotes: 8Comma: 1Period: 4Underscore: dashSemicolon: 2Bullet: _4 _4Open/close parenthesis: 7Colon: 3
36Let somebody else do it?We have two high schools where the math teacher(s) use SNB to create all of their classwork materials. Once they have created the materials, they the assignment, you check it and then emboss it.