[nabs-l] Textbooks

Chris Nusbaum dotkid.nusbaum at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 01:58:41 UTC 2011


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Sent from my BrailleNote Apex

 ----- Original Message -----
From: "Ashley Bramlett" <bookwormahb at earthlink.net
To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list" 
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org
Date sent: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 23:19:31 -0500
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Textbooks

converts pdf to text; pretty cool.  but cannot upgrade; too 
expensive

-----Original Message-----
From: vejas
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 11:13 PM
To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Textbooks

The new version of Braille-Note Apex, Keysoft 9.2, converts PDF
files to text.  Maybe you can consider getting that.
Vejas


----- Original Message -----
From: Katie Wang <bunnykatie6 at gmail.com
To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org
Date sent: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 23:11:44 -0500
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Textbooks

Hi Ashley,
If the files are in Word or rtf format, you can transfer them
onto
your Braille note for reading by saving them on a flash drive or
sd
card.  If the files are in pdf format, they can't be read on the
Braille Note, but  if you have open Book or some other OCR
software
you may be able to convert the pdf file into a Word document (the
Save
As Text feature in Adobe Reader also works sometimes).  Hope that
helps!
Katie


On 11/9/11, Ashley Bramlett <bookwormahb at earthlink.net> wrote:
The materials are in PDF sometimes which I know can only be read
on a PC.
Other times, they are one file per chapter.  They are .rtf or
Word files.

-----Original Message-----
From: Hope Paulos
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 6:17 PM
To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Textbooks

What format do you get the materials in from DSS?

Sent from my iPod

On Nov 9, 2011, at 5:44 PM, "Ashley Bramlett"
<bookwormahb at earthlink.net
wrote:

Good question.
I think the VR stream is doable, but not sure what format you
need to save

to in order to read on vr stream.

Another question.
If my DSS office gives me electronic material, that I read on
the PC and
with jaws, how can I read them on my braille Note?
Do I just save the files to the PC, then save from the PC to the
thumb
drive or sd card?

Thanks.
Ashley


-----Original Message----- From: Angela Dehart
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 4:41 PM
To: nabs-l at nfbnet.org
Subject: [nabs-l] Textbooks

Hello all,
I'm hoping someone will have the answer to my questions, anyway
here goes.

I receive my college textbooks on CD, my DS office makes them
with
approval from the book publishers.  I can read theses CDs on my
computer
with windows eyes but I would also like to be able to use my
textbooks on
my iPad and victor reader stream as well.  Does anyone know how
I would go
about transferring the files from the CDs to each of these
devices or if
it can even be done?

Thanks in advance,
Angela Dehart
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