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commands for BrailleNote Apex, was: reading a PDF file

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Sorry for hijacking this thread, but it had the wrong subject line. As I said below, the way to have an email address come out correctly when inputing text for email on the Apex involves a couple of things.

First, the commands assume that you know how to input computer braille. If in doubt about how to do this, check apendices in manual on the Apex. I believe it's apendix B, but can't swear to it. Two things to remember. Computer braille is characterized by dropped digits and uncontracted braille. So, you need to use the Nemeth form of numbers, not the UEB. Second, you need to be sure that all letters in an email address are uncontracted. Three, the all-important atsign is made by capitalizing the dot 4. So, you press space-u then type your dot 4. Fourth, remember that in computer braille the dot or period is made with dots 4-6, not dots 2-5-6.

Now here's the important part of all this. If you're writing an email on the Apex, and you want to include your email address, or anybody else's for that matter, first do a backspace-g You will see a question, answer it with the letter c, nothing else then press enter. You will notice the letter g followed by the format sign, dots 1-2-4-6 and the number sign, followed by the zero. Type in your email address.

To return to contracted braille input, do a backspace-g and type the number 2 i.e. the numbersign followed by dots 1-2, followed by the enter key. This has returned you to literary braille input. You will see a g followed by the format sign and the number 2. Continue your message.

HTH,
Ann P.


Original message:

Hi all,
You need to use computer braille. If writing a document, you need to
switch to computer braille and then switch back to regular literary
braille. Let me send you the commands tonight. Gotta run to an online
meeting. More anon.
Ann P.
--
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Not all those who wander are lost."
--
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Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: IPhone email sound got turned down?

Josh Kennedy
 

Hi,
actually i figured it out.I had to go into settings, under sounds, and turn the volume up from there. Not sure how but it got turned down. I raised it up by 20 or 30% or so and now its fine. 

Josh


Re: Gmail Folders

Thomas N. Chan
 

Use filter to do that and make sure remove label for inbox is sleected.
You can have multiple lable for a single message, once you remove them, or specific label, according to the folder (imap) point of view, it will only appear once.


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regards
Thomas N. Chan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joe Orozco
Sent: Monday, 27 January 2020 11:54 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Gmail Folders

Hi,

Does anyone know how to move emails in the Gmail inbox into specific
labels? I’ve created labels, but I’ve only succeeded at applying
labels to targeted emails. In doing so, the messages still appear in
the inbox, but I want to utilize the labels as folders. I have found
visual instructions on how to achieve this, but I’m getting stumped on
using the labels as folders. Thanks in advance for any help!

Joe


Re: Trying to revive an Asus 2 in 1 laptop

Thomas N. Chan
 

It sound like a battery or power to it issue to me.
If you can buy a cheap power or multiple adaptor for laptops, or even borrow someone who can use it on it, else, how are you going to determine if the problem lies on the power source or the motherboard?
Remove the battery if possible and power it. Else, get a another adaptor. If not, I will not try further as it might cost more than I would want to spend on it.


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regards
Thomas N. Chan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Monday, 27 January 2020 11:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Trying to revive an Asus 2 in 1 laptop

Hi group,

I'm trying to bring an Asus Transporter Book Model T200TA-C2, running Win 8, back to life. I've had it on the adapter overnight and I'm getting a flashing amber light, nothing else. My efforts at searching the Asus community forums have been fruitless. Perhaps someone can give me an idea of whether the problem is 1. Bad AC adapter, 2. Bad battery, or 3. A little of both. This unit isn't critical, I just wanted to use it as a media center of sorts to attach to my home stereo system, to replace my refurbished HP Win 7 which has served me so well for so long.
BTW, the Asus was working fine when I shelved it several years ago. But, this is its second AC adapter, go figure.

Thanks all,
Norma


Re: troubles with Wi-Fi keyboard on laptop

Smiling?
 

Try using Shift+F10 instead, or maybe the batteries are low and I am sure
many other possibilities.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Adrien
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2020 3:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] troubles with Wi-Fi keyboard on laptop
Importance: High

Hi,

I am using a Microsoft Wi-Fi___33 keyboard on my laptop so I don't have to
sit in my wheelchair so much. For
some odd reason the context menu key is not working, it is a nuisance, how
can I get this key to work please, it seems to be the only key that is not
functioning properly on the Wi-Fi___33 keyboard, it is the same on my
desktop so I am sure it is the keyboard and not the pc's. I am using windows
10 pro, latest updates, outlook 2016, any ideas please?

Regards

Adrien G0mun

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blue tooth transmitters for stream?

Keith S
 

Does anyone have any info (models, brands) for blue tooth transmitters for the stream?
 
thanks
 
Keith


Re: Trying to revive an Asus 2 in 1 laptop

Gene
 

I should have said I don't have the technical knowledge to know about or to discuss if I do.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2020 10:27 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Trying to revive an Asus 2 in 1 laptop

It could be so many things no one can tell you.  People can speculate, but who knows what happened over several years of lack of use.  Laptop adapters seldom have problems.  A part may have gone bad, the CMOS battery, if they are still used or were at the time, may have gone dead.  Can you see enough to know if there is writing on the screen?
 
It could be things I don't have the technical knowledge to think about. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2020 9:32 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Trying to revive an Asus 2 in 1 laptop

Hi group,

I'm trying to bring an Asus Transporter Book Model T200TA-C2, running Win 8, back to life. I've had it on the adapter overnight and I'm getting a flashing amber light, nothing else. My efforts at searching the Asus community forums have been fruitless. Perhaps someone can give me an idea of whether the problem is 1. Bad AC adapter, 2. Bad battery, or 3. A little of both. This unit isn't critical, I just wanted to use it as a media center of sorts to attach to my home stereo system, to replace my refurbished HP Win 7 which has served me so well for so long.
BTW, the Asus was working fine when I shelved it several years ago. But, this is its second AC adapter, go figure.

Thanks all,
Norma
 




Re: Trying to revive an Asus 2 in 1 laptop

Gene
 

It could be so many things no one can tell you.  People can speculate, but who knows what happened over several years of lack of use.  Laptop adapters seldom have problems.  A part may have gone bad, the CMOS battery, if they are still used or were at the time, may have gone dead.  Can you see enough to know if there is writing on the screen?
 
It could be things I don't have the technical knowledge to think about. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2020 9:32 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Trying to revive an Asus 2 in 1 laptop

Hi group,

I'm trying to bring an Asus Transporter Book Model T200TA-C2, running Win 8, back to life. I've had it on the adapter overnight and I'm getting a flashing amber light, nothing else. My efforts at searching the Asus community forums have been fruitless. Perhaps someone can give me an idea of whether the problem is 1. Bad AC adapter, 2. Bad battery, or 3. A little of both. This unit isn't critical, I just wanted to use it as a media center of sorts to attach to my home stereo system, to replace my refurbished HP Win 7 which has served me so well for so long.
BTW, the Asus was working fine when I shelved it several years ago. But, this is its second AC adapter, go figure.

Thanks all,
Norma
 




Gmail Folders

Joe Orozco
 

Hi,

Does anyone know how to move emails in the Gmail inbox into specific
labels? I’ve created labels, but I’ve only succeeded at applying
labels to targeted emails. In doing so, the messages still appear in
the inbox, but I want to utilize the labels as folders. I have found
visual instructions on how to achieve this, but I’m getting stumped on
using the labels as folders. Thanks in advance for any help!

Joe


Trying to revive an Asus 2 in 1 laptop

Norma A. Boge
 

Hi group,

I'm trying to bring an Asus Transporter Book Model T200TA-C2, running Win 8, back to life. I've had it on the adapter overnight and I'm getting a flashing amber light, nothing else. My efforts at searching the Asus community forums have been fruitless. Perhaps someone can give me an idea of whether the problem is 1. Bad AC adapter, 2. Bad battery, or 3. A little of both. This unit isn't critical, I just wanted to use it as a media center of sorts to attach to my home stereo system, to replace my refurbished HP Win 7 which has served me so well for so long.
BTW, the Asus was working fine when I shelved it several years ago. But, this is its second AC adapter, go figure.

Thanks all,
Norma


Re: troubles with Wi-Fi keyboard on laptop

Geoff Eden
 

Shift F10 alternatively will also open your context menu.

Geoff

-----Original Message-----
From: M.E.N.
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2020 7:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] troubles with Wi-Fi keyboard on laptop

Are you sure that this keyboard actually has the context key? Many of the
newer keyboards do not have it and there may be a function key where the
context key would be. You may have to get someone to look at the device to
confirm that the key is there.
Marie


-----Original Message-----
From: Adrien
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2020 3:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] troubles with Wi-Fi keyboard on laptop

Hi,

I am using a Microsoft Wi-Fi___33 keyboard on my laptop so I don't have to
sit in my wheelchair so much. For
some odd reason the context menu key is not working, it is a nuisance, how
can I get this key to work please, it seems to be the only key that is not
functioning properly on the Wi-Fi___33 keyboard, it is the same on my
desktop so I am sure it is the keyboard and not the pc's. I am using windows
10 pro, latest updates, outlook 2016, any ideas please?

Regards

Adrien G0mun

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Re: Question: Using Echo Devices To Make Phone Calls

 

You have to go into your Alexa app and link your phone number with your account. You also have to allow her access to your contacts. Then you were able to tell her call whoever’s mobile or landline.
Hope this helps,



Ashley Breger

On Jan 26, 2020, at 4:01 PM, Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@...> wrote:

Hi Group,

I don't really need this feature but a friend of mine has it and for some reason, I can't get mine to work.

What my friend does is to simply say: 'Alexa, call Ron Canazzi.' The device then calls my home phone number. When I try doing this, Alexa says: 'Bob Blake has not yet signed up for Alexa calling. Ask Alexa to show contacts.'

I ask Alexa to show my contacts and I see all of them and when I double click on them, nothing happens.

What do I need to do to fully activate this feature?

Thanks for any help.

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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"




Re: outlook in office 365 not displaying in full screen

Gene
 

First, try minimizing everything with Windows key m.  Issue the command more than once if necessary to move to the desktop.  then alt tab back to the message window and see if it is now the right size.  Don't release alt until you are in the message window.  You want to keep everything else minimized.
 
If you have many windows opened and they aren't minimized, more than one window may be displaying on screen and you may be sharing screen space among programs.
 
I can present one or two more probable solutions in later messages if this suggestion doesn't work.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Adrien
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2020 6:12 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] outlook in office 365 not displaying in full screen

Hi

For some odd reason, outlook is not showing my messages right across the width of the screen, I am getting very short lines, how can I change this please? I am using office 365 and windows 10 pro.

Regards

Adrien G0mun

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outlook in office 365 not displaying in full screen

Adrien
 

Hi

For some odd reason, outlook is not showing my messages right across the width of the screen, I am getting very short lines, how can I change this please? I am using office 365 and windows 10 pro.

Regards

Adrien G0mun

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Re: troubles with Wi-Fi keyboard on laptop

M.E.N. <magpie.mn@...>
 

Are you sure that this keyboard actually has the context key? Many of the newer keyboards do not have it and there may be a function key where the context key would be. You may have to get someone to look at the device to confirm that the key is there.
Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: Adrien
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2020 3:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] troubles with Wi-Fi keyboard on laptop

Hi,

I am using a Microsoft Wi-Fi___33 keyboard on my laptop so I don't have to
sit in my wheelchair so much. For
some odd reason the context menu key is not working, it is a nuisance, how
can I get this key to work please, it seems to be the only key that is not
functioning properly on the Wi-Fi___33 keyboard, it is the same on my
desktop so I am sure it is the keyboard and not the pc's. I am using windows
10 pro, latest updates, outlook 2016, any ideas please?

Regards

Adrien G0mun

I run a group on groups.io, to join the group:
best-circle-of-friends+subscribe@groups.io
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help with wifi please

Adrien
 

Hi

When I am using this laptop, periodically the wifi cuts off, it just says plusnet no internet access, if I click on the network settings I am able to simply connect it again, how can I stop this from happening please? I am using a windows 10 pro laptop,

Regards

Adrien G0mun

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FW: help with samsung phone please

Adrien
 

 

 

Regards

Adrien G0mun

 

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From: salamander22160@... <salamander22160@...>
Sent: 26 January 2020 23:42
To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab@...>
Subject: help with samsung phone please
Importance: High

 

Hi

When I am on a text message on my phone, if I receive a message containing a link I need to click on, how do I set the app up so I can navigate the text message to allow me to click on the link? I am using a Samsung galaxy a7 2018 phone, it has the latest android, I am also using talkback.

Regards

Adrien G0mun

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troubles with Wi-Fi keyboard on laptop

Adrien
 

Hi,

I am using a Microsoft Wi-Fi___33 keyboard on my laptop so I don't have to
sit in my wheelchair so much. For
some odd reason the context menu key is not working, it is a nuisance, how
can I get this key to work please, it seems to be the only key that is not
functioning properly on the Wi-Fi___33 keyboard, it is the same on my
desktop so I am sure it is the keyboard and not the pc's. I am using windows
10 pro, latest updates, outlook 2016, any ideas please?

Regards

Adrien G0mun

I run a group on groups.io, to join the group:
best-circle-of-friends+subscribe@groups.io
facebook page at bestcircleoffriends, just do a search for it.

twitter
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Skype with me on adriencollins06


Question: Using Echo Devices To Make Phone Calls

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I don't really need this feature but a friend of mine has it and for some reason, I can't get mine to work.

What my friend does is to simply say: 'Alexa, call Ron Canazzi.' The device then calls my home phone number.  When I try doing this, Alexa says: 'Bob Blake has not yet signed up for Alexa calling.  Ask Alexa to show contacts.'

I ask Alexa to show my contacts and I see all of them and when I double click on them, nothing happens.

What do I need to do to fully activate this feature?

Thanks for any help.

--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: reading a PDF file

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

You need to use computer braille. If writing a document, you need to switch to computer braille and then switch back to regular literary braille. Let me send you the commands tonight. Gotta run to an online meeting. More anon.

Ann P.

--
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Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."