FAQs

This section features step-by-step instructions on how to carry out a range of functions on the BrailleNote or VoiceNote. Click on the question to access the instructions.

  1. What products are compatible with the BrailleNote mPower?
  2. What products are compatible with the BrailleNote Classic?
  3. What products are compatible with the BrailleNote PK?
  4. What is the Nemeth Code Tutorial?
  5. How do I get started with the BrailleNote Viewer on the Visual Palm Display?
  6. Can you please explain how I use the visual display feature of the BrailleNote?
  7. From Blazie to BrailleNote. How can I access files that were created on my Blazie notetaker after copying them to my BrailleNote?
  8. How Do I Add an Address to My Address List?
  9. How Do I Navigate the BrailleNote Menu System?
  10. Are there Hotkeys for Navigating the Menu System?
  11. How Do I Configure My BrailleNote to Send and Receive Email?
  12. How do I save a KeyWord Braille file as a MS Word document?
  13. How Do I Open a Microsoft Word File and Read it in the KeyWord Processor?
  14. How do I emboss?
  15. Networking Topics
  16. How do I create a document in Spanish with my BrailleNote?
     

How do I get started with the BrailleNote Viewer on the Visual Palm Display?

  1. Turn the PalmOne Visual Display on:
    The power button is recessed on the top right of the PalmOne and has a green line on it. A simple press turns the unit on or off, but there is a moment's delay between the release of the button and the response.
  2. On the PalmOne turn Bluetooth on and make discoverable:
    Tap the picture of a house (the home icon) on the lower left portion of the PalmOne. This will bring up either a start-up menu or a desktop display. Tap again to toggle between the menu and display. Choose "Bluetooth" from the start-up menu. In the Bluetooth folder, tap "On" after the word "Bluetooth." It will now say, "Bluetooth is on." Next to the word "Discoverable" tap the menu arrow and tap "Yes".
  3. You may also personalize the name of your PalmOne:
    After "Device Name" tap the default name "Palm OS device" in the device name box. This will open an "Edit Device Name" box with the default name on a dotted line. Tap anywhere on the line (highlight by dragging the stylus over the whole name). Now tap "ABC" on the lower left portion of the PalmOne and a Keyboard box will come up. Use the stylus to type as on a keyboard. When finished tap "Done." Double check the name in the "Edit Device Name" box and tap "OK."
  4. Then finished tap the home icon on the PalmOne. Do not Setup Devices on the PalmOne.
  5. On the PalmOne find the BrailleNote Viewer program:
    Tap the home icon to bring up the desktop display. Tap the BrailleNote icon. (If you don't see it, look in the upper right corner of the display and make sure the word "All" is next to
    the menu arrow. If it isn't, tap the menu arrow and tap "All" from the drop down menu.) This opens the BrailleNote Viewer program. Touch the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of the program page NOT the magnifying glass icon on the lower right portion of the PalmOne to begin the Pairing phase. The display on the PalmOne now says BT Discovery Mode. Leave the Palm as it is now and switch to the BrailleNote.
  6. On the BrailleNote:
    Go to Options/Connectivity/Bluetooth menu. BrailleNote will ask bluetooth on, answer Y, for yes. Press Enter; BrailleNote will now ask you search for devices say yes. You will need to wait for a few seconds while the BrailleNote is searching for bluetooth devices. Spacebar through the list of Bluetooth devices, find the Palm device (the name set in the PalmOne Bluetooth settings above or Palm OS device); Press Enter. The BrailleNote will ask if you want to Pair and Activate. Answer yes and press enter. When the BrailleNote asks for an Authentication Code simply press the enter key. listen to make sure the BrailleNote states that your device is paired and active. Return to the Main Menu. (Do this for each BrailleNote you wish to view.)
  7. Now on the BrailleNote go to options menu spacebar and the letter O on the BT units, or function key and the letter O on the QT units. Press the letter v for visual display, it should say off, press the letter b, for bluetooth and press enter.
  8. On the PalmOne: Press the "Done" button to close BT Discovery Mode.
    You only have to Discover, Pair and Activate the first time. After that you should only need to connect. An exception to this is if the BrailleNote Bluetooth settings are reset with a 4+5+6 or j+k+l. (A hard reset.) Then you will have to repeat the steps above for pairing and activating your BrailleNote and maybe turn your visual display on again to Bluetooth. 
  9. Use the BrailleNote Viewer
    On the BrailleNote to view: Go to Options/Visual Display menu: It should say
    "currently off"; enter "b" for Bluetooth. The BrailleNote says "Bluetooth". Press Enter. If you have more than one Bluetooth Device paired i.e. Blue logger GPS, you may need to press the spacebar until you find the Palm device. Press Enter.
  10. On the PalmOne:
    Open the BrailleNote Viewer program by tapping the BrailleNote icon on the desktop display. Press "Connect". The Bluetooth icon in the upper right corner should become bold and dark blue. (When the BrailleNote connects with the PalmOne there are audible tones and the PalmOne will display a connection in progress box.) The connection takes a minute or two and after the box disappears it still takes about 15 seconds before the PalmOne user will have a view of the BrailleNote user's keystrokes.
  11. If the PalmOne Display isn't working:
    On the PalmOne BrailleNote Viewer program tap clear and then tap connect. It is likely that a diagonal red line will slash across the Bluetooth symbol in the upper right hand corner. Have the BrailleNote user turn the BrailleNote off and then back on. You should be connected, but it takes about 15 seconds before the viewer displays the BrailleNote user's keystrokes. The Bluetooth icon in the upper right hand corner will become bold and dark blue and a moment or two later a view of the BrailleNote's functions will be displayed. 
  12. When you turn the PalmOne on it comes up to whatever screen you turned it off in. Therefore, you can leave it in the BrailleNote Viewer Program all the time. When you turn the PalmOne on it will likely come up with a BT Disconnected message telling you to turn off and then on the mPower. Hit OK and turn the BrailleNote off and on. It should start to display the BrailleNote user's keystrokes in about 15 seconds. If not, tap clear and connect on the PalmOne and turn the BrailleNote off and on one more time. Again, wait at least 15 seconds for the viewer to work. You have about a 30 foot range of using the Bluetooth visual palm display with a BrailleNote, if you get to far away from the BrailleNote you will lose Bluetooth connection.
  13. Final notes:If you received your visual palm display from HumanWare with the special free offer coupon, then you most likely will have all software installed on your visual palm display. If you received it in its original packaging, then you will need to attach it to the computer and do active sync and install all the software that came with the visual palm display and then you will need to call your local HumanWare dealer or go to the HumanWare web page to download the BrailleNote visual palm display program and install it also on your visual palm display device through active sync.
    Important, do not let your visual palm display battery go dead, or you will have to install all the software again on your device through active sync. Otherwise do a backup of your visual palm device to a SD, secure digital card or to your computer

Can you please explain how I use the visual display feature of the BrailleNote?

  1. Ensure that the COM port that you are going to use for this connection is not being used by another software application or hardware device.
  2. Paste the BrailleNote Visual Display.ht file from the CD that accompanies the BrailleNote to your PC’s desktop.
  3. Connect the BrailleNote to the PC using the null-modem cable supplied with the unit.
  4. Select the BrailleNote Visual Display.ht file and press "ENTER" to open it.
  5. Turn on the BrailleNote.
  6. Open the BrailleNote's Options Menu by pressing SPACE with dots 1-3-5 (Function with O).
  7. Press SPACE repeatedly to move through the menu until you reach "visual display." To select the option, press ENTER.
  8. To set the connection to Serial, press dots 2-3-4, (S). Select this by pressing ENTER. The BrailleNote activity should now be displaying in text format on the computer screen
  9. You can change the size of the text font. Open the View Menu by pressing "ALT+Y" and select the appropriate font option.
  10. To turn the serial port OFF when you are finished, repeat steps 5 through to 8, except pressing dots 1-2-4 instead of 2-3-4 at step 8. This will free up the BrailleNote's serial port for other applications such as the Braille Terminal and ActiveSync applications.

From Blazie to BrailleNote.

How can I access files that were created on my Blazie notetaker after copying them to my BrailleNote?

If you have created files on your Blazie note taker and wish to access them on your BrailleNote, read the options below to find the one that suits your situation.

1    Since you were able to create files on your Blazie product without file extensions, you will need to rename these files with a ".TXT" for text files and ".BRF" extension for Braille files.
  1. If you have already copied the files to your BrailleNote, the fastest way to rename these files is to use ActiveSync and your computer.
  2. Using Windows Explorer, choose "Mobile Device", then "Flash Disk", then the folder where you have placed your files.
  3. Use your arrow keys to select the file you would like to rename and then press "F2" you will then be in an edit box where you can change the file name.

2    If you have not yet copied your files from your Blazie product you can use the commands in your Blazie note taker for renaming files.

3    If you are not a Windows user and have a computer that you use with DOS, you can use the DOS rename command to rename files that you have copied to disk or a directory on your hard drive. Here is an example of how that works:

  1. Change to the drive or directory where you have copied your files.
  2. Type "REN Old filename new filename" and press "ENTER." You will need to do this for each file.

4    If you have copied the files to a disk and not yet copied them to your BrailleNote you can use your computer and the steps in Option 1 above to rename your files.

5    Once the files have file extensions and are on a floppy disk, then:

  1. From the main menu of the BrailleNote, Select the File Manager by pressing F.
  2. Select Copy File by pressing C.
  3. Plug the disk drive AC adapter into a power socket and the PCMCIA plug into the card slot on the right side of the BrailleNote.
  4. Insert the floppy disk into the disk drive.
  5. You will be prompted for a "source drive" name. Press SPACE until you reach the "Storage Card" option and press ENTER.
  6. Select the route folder option by pressing ENTER. Note: If you have stored these files in sub-folders, select a folder instead.
  7. You will then be prompted for a "File Name." You may copy the files manually, or press SPACE with dots 3-5 to copy multiple files at one time. (See Section 12.11 of the BrailleNote User Guide, which refers to Using Wild Cards).
  8. Follow the necessary steps to copy the selected files to the desired folder on your Flash Disk.

6    To copy these files to your BrailleNote using the ActiveSync Utility, refer to Chapter 14.2 in the BrailleNote User Guide for an overview and instructions on using ActiveSync. Then, follow these steps:

  1. Initiate a guest connection between the PC and BrailleNote using the ActiveSync Utility
  2. Place the floppy disk with the Blazie files into the PC’s disk drive
  3. Using either "My Computer" or "Windows Explorer", open the "A" drive.
  4. Press "CONTROL+A" to select all the files on the floppy disk or manually select the files you wish to copy and press CONTROL + C to copy them to the Windows clipboard.
  5. Open the "Mobile Device" Option under either Windows Explorer or My Computer. This will present the BrailleNote as an external drive to which you can paste files.
  6. Open the Flash Disk folder under Mobile Device, and press CONTROL + V to paste the copied files into the desired folder.

How Do I Add an Address to My Address List?

  1. From the main menu, navigate to the address list by pressing either the ADVANCE thumb key or SPACE repeatedly, or simply by pressing A for Address List.
  2. At this point both the Braille display on the BrailleNote and speech will say "Keylist Menu."
  3. You can simply press A or navigate to the "Add Address" option and select it by pressing ENTER.
  4. The Braille display and speech will say "Entry List for Address List
  5. Press ENTER and you can begin putting information into the fields beginning with the "Last Name" field. Make sure to press ENTER after putting information in each field.
  6. When you have finished filling in the fields you want, exit by pressing SPACE with dots 1-5 (E).
  7. You will be prompted to save the record. Press dots 1-3-4-5-6 (Y) for Yes.

How Do I Navigate the BrailleNote Menu System?

1    There are three simple ways to navigate the BrailleNote menu system. When in any menu:

  1. Press SPACE. Each time you press SPACE, you will move to the next menu item. Or:
  2. Press the ADVANCE thumbkey to move to the next item, and the BACK thumbkey to move to the previous item. Or:
  3. Press SPACE with dot 4 to move to the next item, and SPACE with dot 1 to move to the previous. To move to the top of the menu, press SPACE with dots 1-2-3 and to move to the bottom, press SPACE with dots 4-5-6.

2    When you reach the menu item you want, select it by pressing either ENTER, the NEXT thumb key, or any cursor routing button. This will take you either to another menu level, or a task, depending on which menu item you selected.

3    To exit a menu, either press the BACKSPACE key, the PREVIOUS thumb key or SPACE with E and you will be returned to the previous menu level. To return to the main menu, press the BACKSPACE key or PREVIOUS thumb key repeatedly. To return directly to the main menu, press SPACE with dots 1-2-3-4-5-6.

Are there Hotkeys for Navigating the Menu System?

Yes, there are hotkeys for navigating the BrailleNote menu system. Generally if you know the first letter of the menu item you wish to select, simply press that letter while in the menu and you will be taken to that menu item. For example: Press W for Word Processor in the Main Manu to go directly to the KeyWord menu. Press C to select Creating a document, O for Opening a document etc.

How Do I Configure My BrailleNote to Send and Receive Email?

Before starting this procedure, you will need to organize an internet account with an internet service provider (ISP), and have at hand the information required to set this account up such as server names, user name etc. This procedure is for setting up a phoneline connection, not a network connection.

1    From the main menu, press E for the KeyMail menu, then S for the KeyMail Setup menu, and then D for the Directory of services menu.

2    Press A for Adding a service. You are now in the entry list for directory of services. Press ENTER and you will be prompted for the service name. Type your chosen name and press ENTER. You may choose the name of your Internet Service Provider, or a name such as home or work.

3    Press ENTER and you will be prompted for the modem to use. The default modem is the internal modem. In most cases press ENTER to use the default. If however, you wish to use a different modem press SPACE with dots 3-4 to step through the list of available modems. Your choices will be Hayes compatible on COM1, the internal modem, or a different modem that will need to be in the PCMCIA card slot in order to be acknowledged by the system.

4    After selecting your modem, press ENTER and you will be prompted for the phone number of the service you wish to call. Enter the phone number of your service provider and press ENTER.

5    From here, you will be prompted to enter the following fields of information. All of these entries need to be made in Computer Braille. When you have completed each entry, press ENTER to go to the next:

  1. User name - Type the user name you have chosen or been given by the service provider.
  2. Password.
  3. Email user name – only enter it if it is different than your login user name, otherwise just press ENTER.Email password.
  4. POP server name - Your service provider should have provided you with this server name. An example might be "mail.yourservice.com".
  5. SMTP server - In many cases this name is the same as your POP server and is provided to you by your service provider.

6    Logon to network? This prompt requires a Yes or No answer. The default is No, so simply press ENTER.7     Use software compression? Press ENTER for YES.
8    Use IP header compression? Press ENTER for YES.
9    The next two prompts are for the primary and secondary DNS "Domain Name Server" addresses. These will be given to you by your service provider. Enter in computer Braille.
10    The final prompt says, "Wait for dial tone?" Press ENTER for Yes.
11    After you have entered all of the information press SPACE with E to Exit and you will be prompted to save the record. Press Y to save.

How do I save a KeyWord Braille file as a MS Word document?

To Save a KeyWord Braille file as a MS Word document, follow these steps:

1    Press Space with S to save the document.

2    Press Backspace once to change the folder, or twice to select the drive you want to save the document to.

3    Press backspace with X as many times as necessary to change the document type to MS Word.

4    Type the file name and press Enter.

How Do I Open a Microsoft Word File and Read it in the KeyWord Processor?

To perform this task, do the following:

1    From the KeyWord menu, select the "Open a Document" prompt. Select the drive, folder, and file you wish to open either by browsing a given folder or by entering the name of the document directly.

2    If you open a file that is not a KeyWord Braille file, for instance a Microsoft Word file with a .doc extension, you will receive the prompt "review the options?" Press dots 1-3-4-5 for "NO" or press dots 1-3-4-5-6 for "YES."

3    If you choose "no" the document will open as a text document with the preferred text Braille reading grade being used. If you select "yes", you will be asked if you would like to "translate into Braille?" This will translate a Word document "on the fly" into KeyWord Braille. Press "ENTER" after making your selection.

4    You will then be prompted to "Use line or paragraph format" when opening the document. Paragraph format is best for prose or continuous text, while line format is best for poetry, lists, bullet points etc. To select the "Paragraph" option, press dots 1-2-3-4 (P), or to select the "Line" option press dots 1-2-3 (L). When you have made your selection, press ENTER.

5    To Exit this menu and begin reading the document, press SPACE with dots 1-5 (E).

How do I emboss?

Q.  Can I emboss via USB?

 A.  At this time, the only USB embossing capabilities are with the ViewPlus Emprint SpotDot embosser; however testing has been performed on several USB embossers using the Ambicom Wireless

Bluetooth Printer Kit Model WBP-KIT. It has been found to be compatible with most USB printers and embossers.  Humanware is constantly updating its software for the Braille note family of products and this is something that could be addressed in a future release. 

Q.   I used to emboss via Parallel on my old classic, what is the best way to emboss with the MPower?

A.  The easiest way to emboss on the MPower is via Bluetooth. To do this, one You must purchase a AMPAQS bt-0260 USB + parallel interface Bluetooth combo printer adapter

PART NUMBER:  BT-0260  . http://www.ampaqs.com/BT-0260.html.

It is a plug and play adapter that attaches to the parallel, and USB port of your embosser or printer. Please note, one does not have to install the drivers from the CD that is shipped with the adapter.

The following is a list of printers and embossers that are known to work with this adapter: Parallel - HP Laser Jet 4050 TN

USB - HP Laser Jet 3800 dn

Parallel / USB - HP Deskjet  5650

USB - HP Deskjet 940c:

Parallel - Epson Stylus Color 880

Parallel / USB - HP Laser Jet 2200 D

Parallel - Juliet Pro 60 PN (EMBOSSER)

The following printers do not work with the above adapter:

USB - Epson Stylus Photo 1400

Parallel - HP Deskjet 940c

USB - Epson Stylus Color 880.

Please note that these are only a few examples of functioning, and nonfunctioning printers and embossers that have been tested with the above adapter.     

Q.   How do I emboss via Bluetooth?

 A.  Please follow the below steps:

1. Go to options, connectivity, Bluetooth.

2. Turn Bluetooth on, search for devices, and wait until the unit says list of Bluetooth devices.

3. Search through the list of devices, find your printer adapter, press enter, at list of services, choose printer and press enter.

4. You'll be asked if you want to pair and activate? Answer Y for yes.

5. Authentication code: Type 0000 and press enter.

6. BN should say printer paired and Active.

7.   Go to Key Word, emboss, embosser setup. Make sure the port is on Bluetooth, and form feed is set to no.

8. Go to the main menu and then try to emboss. 

Q.   My embosser and MPower are paired, but I can't get documents to emboss.

A.  If documents do not emboss, the usual cause is the Bluetooth receiver has either become unpaired or is no longer the active Bluetooth device.  To rectify this issue, one must go back to the options, connectivity and Bluetooth section as shown above.  Find the device in the list of devices and notice if it only says paired, rather than paired and active.  If this is the case, press enter on the device and space to the printer service and press enter.  Press the letter A to activate that service and if an authentication code is requested, type 0000.

If this still does not work and the device will not activate, one should remove all external cards and perform a 456 reset on a BT unit or a jkl reset on a qt unit.  This is done by holding either 456 or jkl, pushing and releasing the reset button and continuing to hold either 456 or jkl until the start up music concludes.  Once the unit has come up to main menu, retry the above steps to pair the device.

Q.  How do I emboss via Serial?

A.  Embossing using the serial method is an intricate process. To emboss, one needs the Null modem serial cable that came with the MPower. If the embosser has a 25 pin serial port, please use the 9 to 25 pin serial adapter that was provided with the MPower. To emboss via serial, the settings on the embosser and the MPower need to be aligned.

On the embosser, and the MPower, set the printer port to serial. Set the baud rate to 9600, parity to none, number of data bitts to 8, hand shaking to software. On the MPower set use form feed to no, and if the embosser embosses both sides of the page, set this to yes.  Confirm changes, and emboss a document.

Trouble Shooting note:

If embossing fails, change handshaking on the embosser and on the MPower from software to hardware.

Q.  How do I emboss with a View plus desk top Embosser?

A.  Solution Detail from View plus:  Using the MPower with a View Plus Desktop Embosser 

To use the View Plus Max, Cub or Cub Jr. Embosser with the MPower via a serial connection, you can use the Null modem serial cable that came with your MPower.

You'll also need a 9 to 25 pin serial adapter, and a 25 to 25 pin Male serial adapter. The 9 to 25 pin serial adapter goes on one end of the cable, and the

25 pin to 25 pin serial adapter will easily slide in to the holes of the 9 to 25 pin adapter.

1. Gently slide the adapter in to the serial port of the embosser, and the other end in to your MPower. Make sure the connection is secure.

2. Then turn on your embosser, making sure the embosser is in legacy mode.

3. On your MPower, go to the Word processor, press E for emboss and then press S for setup.

4. Change form feed to no, printer port to serial, then press enter.

5. Make sure the Baud rate is 9600, parity is none, 8 data bits, and handshaking is set to hardware.

6. Confirm the changes on your MPower.

7. Emboss your document.

ViewPlus Embosser Trouble shooting:

Q. I performed the steps above, but my MPower won't emboss.

Trouble shooting Steps: If your embosser won't emboss, make sure form feed is set to no, toggle the handshaking between hardware and software, and make sure

the serial settings are the same on the MPower and in the Legacy tab of the View Plus embosser properties.

Networking Topics

The answers to the following questions will greatly ease the process of setting up a network connection in a home, public hot spot, school or office.  We encourage customers to have these questions answered before calling technical support as these answers will expedite the trouble shooting process.  Humanware technical support is available Monday through Friday from 5:00 AM to 4:00 PM PST and can be reached by calling 800.722.3393 option 5.  

Wireless internet

  1. Is the wireless access point that is being used, broadcasting its SSID?  Y / N
  2. What is the SSID of the Wireless network being accessed?
  3. What type of encryption is on the wireless signal?
    1. No encryption (Supported)
    2. WEP 64 bit encryption (Supported)
    3. WEP 128 bit encryption (Supported)
    4. WPA or other (Currently unsupported)
  4. Is the wireless network using MAC address filtering as a security measure?  Y / N 
  5. What wireless performance standard is the access point broadcasting in?
    1. 802.11 B (Supported)
    2. 802.11 G (currently Unsupported)
    3. Both B and G (Supported
    4. Other (Currently Unsupported)

Wireless Connection Setup:

Once the information on the previous page is obtained, please follow the following steps to create a wireless connection.  Note: the wireless card must be inserted in the Braille Note or Voice Note when performing the following steps.

  1. From the main menu, go to the options menu and press C for connectivity.
  2. Press C for create a new dial up or LAN connection.
  3. Press space once and type in a name to refer to this wireless configuration, for example: "home wireless." Press enter when finished.
  4. Toggle through the available devices by pressing space with dots 34 (BT keyboard), or control + space (QT keyboard), until wireless Ethernet network connection is heard and press enter.
  5. Type in the access point's SSID and press enter.  Note: if using a BT keyboard one must use computer Braille in this field.
  6. The field asking to use infrastructure mode in most cases can be left at its default setting of yes but press N for no if your situation is different and press enter to confirm.
  7. The field asking to use shared authentication in most cases can be left at its default setting of no but press Y for yes if your situation is different and press enter to confirm.
  8. If the wireless access point is not using encryption, the setting for use WEP can remain at its default setting of NO.  Press enter and skip to step 10.  If the access point is using WEP encryption press Y and press enter to confirm.
  9.  Type in the WEP encryption key and press enter.  Note: if using a BT keyboard computer Braille must be used.
  10. In most cases, the value for 802.1X authentication can remain at its default value of 0.  If your situation is different, type the value and press enter.
  11. In most situations the values for the next two fields can remain the defaults which are, Yes to obtain an IP address automatically, and No for use a proxy server for this connection.  If your connection requires either one, or both of these options to be changed from their defaults, obtain the information found in the Ethernet connection section of this document and enter it in the appropriate fields, pressing enter when finished with each field.  Note: most of the additional fields will require someone using a BT keyboard to enter the information using computer Braille.
  12. When finished press space with E (BT keyboard) or the escape key (QT keyboard) and press Y to save the connection record.  The connection can now be accessed when connecting to the internet or sending or receiving E-mail.

Ethernet connection

The following information can be entered when creating a new network connection.  From the Main Menu go to the options menu and press C for connectivity. Space once to the option called, "Create a new dial up or LAN connection," and press enter.  The answers obtained below can be entered in this list of fields.  Fill out each field, pressing enter when finished.  Note: most fields will require computer Braille to be used if one is using a BT keyboard.  When arriving at the field asking, "Device to use?" Toggle through the list of available devices with a space with dots 34 (BT keyboard) or control + space (QT keyboard), until, "Ethernet network connection" is heard. Note: using Microsoft Active Sync, an Ethernet connection can also be established when connected to a PC that has an active internet connection.

1.  Is the network using DHCP to assign IP addresses?  Y / N

If No please fill in the following information: 

  1. Static IP address:
  2. Subnet Mask:
  3. Default Gateway:
  4. Primary DNS Address:
  5. Secondary DNS Address:
  6. Primary WINS Address, (Not applicable with most modern configurations) 
  7. Secondary WINS Address, (Not applicable with most modern configurations) 

2.  Is the network using a proxy server?  Y / N

If yes please fill in the following information: 

  1. Does the proxy server require authentication?  Y / N
  2. Proxy server name:
  3. Proxy server port:

E-mail Configuration

The simplest way to obtain the following information is by contacting your network administrator or internet service provider either by phone or their web site.  If the representative asks what device you are connecting with, explain that it is a pocket PC device as the configuration settings are quite similar to a standard PDA.

The following information can be entered when creating a new E-mail account.  To add a new E-mail account, from the main menu press E for E-mail, S for setup, D for directory of E-mail accounts, and A for add an account.  Fill out each field, pressing enter when finished.  When arriving at the field asking for E-mail Address: the @ sign is written on a BT keyboard by first pressing a space with U and then pressing dot 4.  On a QT keyboard it is written by pressing the shift key + 2.  Note: some fields require computer Braille to be used by someone using a BT keyboard.

  1. What is the name of the internet service provider?
  2. Account username:
  3. Account password:
  4. E-mail address:
  5. Pop server:
  6. Is the pop server using SSL encryption? Y / N
  7. SMTP Server
  8. Is the SMTP server using SSL encryption? Y / N
  9. Is SMTP authentication required?  Y / N
  10. Pop port number:
  11. SMTP port number:

How do I create a document in Spanish with my BrailleNote? 

A: Using a BRAILLE note BT- First, change the Braille display settings to eight dot computer Braille.

This is done by going to the options menu, then press b for Braille and space until you find the appropriate option: display computer Braille using 6 or 8 dot.

Press h for eight dot Braille and f for 6 dot Braille.

Also under the Braille display options, change computer Braille from USA computer Braille table to Spanish computer braille table by pressing space with dots 34 to cycle through the available choices. Now you have to change the computer Braille input entry. Go to options and then press k for key board settings.

Space down until you see use 6 or 8 dot computer Braille entry.

Press h for 8 dot Braille, or f for 6 dot computer Braille entry, and then return to the main menu.

Now since your in 8 dot computer Braille, dot 7 is the backspace key and dot 8 is the enter key.

To have these keys perform their original functions, just press them with the space bar, i. e.

Enter with space will advance the cursor to the next line.

Now when you are in a document, or at the document name prompt, just press space with enter and l, then press space with dots 34 (st sign to choose from one of your installed languages.

Now the unit will be reading and speaking in your chosen language.

Writing Spanish with the BNQT:

1. Change the Braille display to 8 dot computer Braille, and the computer Braille table to Spanish. These choices can be found under Options, then Braille display.

2.To make accented characters, you can choose them by pressing function x, and you can type in what you want such as a acute, or choose from the list of Unicode tables.

Spanish symbols are in the Latin 1 supplement table.

3.Change the document language by going in to the document and press shift function L, and choose the language you want in the document. Note, you can create folder and file names in Spanish, by using the same key strokes at the folder, or file name prompt.

4.To assign a macro (key combination) to accents, find the character as mentioned above, press control k, then press a to assign, or u to unassign. After assigning, press y to confirm, then wait till your taken back to the table.

5.To assign what the dots look like in Braille, find the desired character, and press control d, and then press a to assign,or u to unassign. Press y to confirm. Then type the Braille dots. Note: In Spanish, all accents already have assigned dots, accept for the capital accents.

6. You can write in your default text document. (keyword type.)

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