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  • textHELPRead&Write Goldversion 9Using digital talking books with

  • Read and Write toolbar:www.cast.orgDE | GA | IA | LA | ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | NY | PA | UT | VT | WIClick and hold blue title bar to move the toolbar around your screenDrag toolbar to top of your screen to dock itClick the anchor tool to undock the toolbar

  • Switching toolbarsRead&Write Gold has 6 toolbars to choose from.From the TextHelp menu, choose Current toolbarSelect the toolbar you want

    My Features toolbar can be customized

    www.cast.orgDE | GA | IA | LA | ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | NY | PA | UT | VT | WI

  • The Reading Features toolbarwww.cast.orgDE | GA | IA | LA | ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | NY | PA | UT | VT | WITo find the Daisy Reader program:

    From the textHELP menu, choose: Current Toolbar, thenReading Features

  • Daisy Reader Programwww.cast.orgDE | GA | IA | LA | ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | NY | PA | UT | VT | WIDaisyReaderprogramwindow

  • Open a Daisy bookWhen you first launch the Daisy Reader program, you are prompted to find a folder containing a Daisy book.www.cast.orgDE | GA | IA | LA | ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | NY | PA | UT | VT | WIUse the plus button to find your Daisy books folderWhen you find your books folder, click the OK button

  • Open another Daisy bookOnce you have opened Daisy Reader, you may open a different Daisy book by:Opening the File MenuChoosing OpenNavigate to the books folder using the Browse to Folder windowwww.cast.orgDE | GA | IA | LA | ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | NY | PA | UT | VT | WI

  • Close a Daisy bookwww.cast.orgDE | GA | IA | LA | ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | NY | PA | UT | VT | WIFrom the File menu, choose ExitOrUse the window close button (top right corner)

  • Reading textwww.cast.orgDE | GA | IA | LA | ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | NY | PA | UT | VT | WIRead the next passageStopPause / restart the readingRead the textRead previous passage

  • Read from a selected spot on the pagewww.cast.orgDE | GA | IA | LA | ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | NY | PA | UT | VT | WIHighlight a section of text on the pageThen, click the Play button

  • Reading Optionswww.cast.orgDE | GA | IA | LA | ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | NY | PA | UT | VT | WITo the right of the Play button is the drop-down menu arrow that will open the reading options menu.In the Play menu, you may choose to read by word, sentence, or paragraph.Click Automatically read next block of text for continuous reading.

  • Speech optionswww.cast.orgDE | GA | IA | LA | ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | NY | PA | UT | VT | WIChange voiceChange speedChange volumeTest new settings, then Click OK when finished

  • Navigation by table of contentswww.cast.orgDE | GA | IA | LA | ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | NY | PA | UT | VT | WIOne page of the Daisy book is displayed at a time, and you may use the table of contents to scroll to the page you want to view, then double-click to jump directly to that page.

  • Book navigation tools (lower right corner of screen)www.cast.orgDE | GA | IA | LA | ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | NY | PA | UT | VT | WIMove to last page in book.Move to previous page.Move to next page.Move to first page in book.

  • Display optionswww.cast.orgDE | GA | IA | LA | ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | NY | PA | UT | VT | WIFrom the Display menu, choose Display OptionsChange font type and sizeChange text and background colors

  • Bookmarkswww.cast.orgDE | GA | IA | LA | ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | NY | PA | UT | VT | WIUse the drop-down box to show a list of the current bookmarksGo To the bookmark shown in the bookmark listPlace a bookmark at the current locationErasebookmark

  • Find textwww.cast.orgDE | GA | IA | LA | ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | NY | PA | UT | VT | WIClick the Search tool to scan the book for this text.Type in the text you want to search for in this book.Choose whether the search should match case, and/or find whole words.

  • NIMAS conversion toolNOTE: When using the NIMAS conversion tool, you may choose to convert a NIMAS file to a split HTML or a split XML. Typically, a NIMAS file often contains in one large page or document. Using this tool, you may split it up by pages, and, you may output it as an HTML file, or as a typical Daisy book in the XML format.

    www.cast.orgDE | GA | IA | LA | ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | NY | PA | UT | VT | WIFrom the textHELP menu, choose Convert NIMAS to HTML

  • www.cast.orgDE | GA | IA | LA | ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | NY | PA | UT | VT | WI2. Browse to find a folder to put the converted book into. (suggestion: create a new folder before starting the Converter)1. Browse your computer to find a NIMAS book3. Choose whether to convert to HTML or Daisy (XML)4. Click Convert

  • Reading .html, .rtf and .pdf booksWhat about books not in the DAISY format?

    www.cast.orgDE | GA | IA | LA | ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | NY | PA | UT | VT | WI.rtf (rich text format) books will open in your word processor (e.g. MSWord) and the Read&Write tools will read the text aloud..pdf books may be locked or unlocked. If locked, the text cannot be selected or highlighted. Unlocked pdf books may be read with PDFAloud. Locked pdf books can be read with textHELPs Screenshot Reader..html format books open in your web browser. The Read&Write reading tools will read the text aloud.

  • Speech Maker text to audio filesSelect a block of text.Click the Speech Maker button in the Research Features toolbar.Text will appear in the dialog box shown here.www.cast.orgDE | GA | IA | LA | ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | NY | PA | UT | VT | WICalloutText box

  • Speech Maker continued4. Make any changes in the Voice Settings box. Click Next.5. Use the Save As button to name your file and choose a storage location.6. Choose MP3, then click Finishwww.cast.orgDE | GA | IA | LA | ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | NY | PA | UT | VT | WI

  • AudioPlus booksAre you a member of RFB&D (Recordings for Blind and Dyslexic)?www.cast.orgDE | GA | IA | LA | ME | MA | MI | MN | MO | NY | PA | UT | VT | WItextHELP Read&Write Gold will open and play AudioPlus books from RFB&D using their human recorded narration.

  • The development of this project by the AIM Consortium and the Michigan Department of Education was funded by Grant # H327S070003 from the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The contents of this project are not exhaustive and inclusion does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education, the Michigan Department of Education or the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)