Kurzweil 3000 version 11

Kurzweil 3000 version 11 Using Digital Talking Books with Kurzweil 3000


Kurzweil 3000 version 11. Using Digital Talking Books with Kurzweil 3000. Supported Formats. All tools in Kurzweil are available. Kurzweil Format (.kes) Rich Text Format (.rtf) DAISY Format (.opf) DAISY Format (.xml) Web format (.html). Highlighting and notes, but no bookmarking. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Kurzweil 3000 version 11

Using Digital Talking Books with Kurzweil 3000

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Supported Formats

Kurzweil Format (.kes)

Rich Text Format (.rtf)

DAISY Format (.opf)

DAISY Format (.xml)

Web format (.html)

All tools in Kurzweil are available

Highlighting and notes, but no bookmarking

NO tools availableNO tools available, but may be converted to .kes

All tools available

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Saving as a Kurzweil (.kes) fileOnce you open a book, it is best to immediately save it in the Kurzweil format (.kes) and then use the Kurzweil file rather than the original. Once converted to .kes, all of the Kurzweil tools (e.g. highlighting, bookmarking, note-taking) will be available.

1. From the File menu, choose “Save as..”

2. Choose a location for your book to be saved in.

3. Give your book a name you’ll recognize

4. In the “Save as type:” box, choose KESI (.kes)

5. Click the Save button

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Kurzweil toolbars and toggles

Click once on a colored toggle to open or close any toolbar


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Main Toolbar (red toggle)

Document management tools

Reading tools

Reference tools

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Reading toolbar (yellow toggle)

Change reader voice

Change mode of reading

Change reading unit

Change reading speed

Zoom in or out – text size

Page navigation

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Study toolbar (green toggle)


Add voice note

Add/find bookmarks

Add column notes

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Writing toolbar (blue toggle)

Change text

Word Prediction

Spell check

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Opening a book

Click the Open button in the red toolbar

Navigate to the folder containing the book you want

Highlight the title

Click Open

Be sure to choose “Supported Files” as the File of type here

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NOTE: Large textbooks could take up to a few

minutes to open.

Closing a book

In the File menu

Choose Close

from Google Image Search

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Starting and pausing the reader voice

To start reading the text aloud:

1.Click on any passage of text, then

2.Click the Read button in the Main (red) toolbar

3.Click Pause to stop the reading

Use the Back and Forward buttons to read previous and next sentences/paragraphs

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Changing the reading speaker voice

Use the drop-down arrow in the yellow toolbar to change voices

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Changing the Reading Speed

Use the arrows in the yellow toolbar (shown here) to increase or decrease reading speed

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Choosing the reading unit

Reading UnitHow much will be highlighted when text is being read

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Changing the reading mode

Continuous = reads until you stop it.

Self-paced = reads one unit (sentence, paragraph, etc), then you must click the Read button to continue.

Word by word = must click the Read button to read each word, one at a time.

Reading mode (in the yellow reading toolbar)

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Text View options

Use the Zoom tool in the yellow reading toolbar for bigger or smaller text.

To change text and background colors:1.From the Tools menu, choose Options2.Highlight Text3.In the “Colors” section, use drop-down menus

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Navigation by…1. Scrolling using

up/down arrows, or click-hold on slide bar.

2. Page by page (use arrows in the yellow toolbar)

3. Go To Page (CONTROL-G). Type page number and click OK

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Highlighting text

To highlight a section of text:

1.Click once on a highlighting pen in the green study toolbar.

2.Click-hold-drag through a section of text.


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Using bookmarks 1. Click anywhere in the book at the spot to be bookmarked.

2. Click the bookmark tool (green toolbar)

3. In the Bookmarks dialog box, fill in the description (bookmark label)

4. Click the Add button

To find an existing bookmark, click the Bookmark tool, highlight a

bookmark in the list, then click the “Go To” button.

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Bubble notes

To add a bubble note:1.Click on a passage

of text2.In the Tools menu,

choose “Add bubble note”

3.Fill in the bubble note dialog box. True/false, multiple-choice and

text answer questions may be put in bubble notes by teachers to check student comprehension

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Voice notes

To add voice notes, set up a microphone on your computer, then:

1.Click the Voice tool in the green toolbar

2.Use the record button to start and stop recording

3.Use the Play button to listen

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Column notes

3. Type notes in the columns

1. Click the Column Notes tool in the yellow toolbar

2. Choose a new/blank note, or existing note

Close/Save the column note

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Find a book (online)

1. In the Online menu, choose “Search for Books”

2. Type in the author or title information

3. Click the online Sites to search in

4. Click OKTo open a downloaded book, use the Open tool

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Useful Shortcuts

• F3: Read/Pause F7: Zoom in• F8: Zoom out F11: Read faster• F12: Read slower CTRL+F4: Close book• CTRL+E: Next page CTRL+G: Go To

Page• CTRL+F12: Bookmarks Shift+F7: Voice note

Many more shortcuts are available – see the Quick Reference Guide

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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)