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Kurzweil 3000 version 11 Using Digital Talking Books with Kurzweil 3000
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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 11Using Digital Talking Books with Kurzweil 3000

  • Supported FormatsKurzweil Format (.kes)

    Rich Text Format (.rtf)

    DAISY Format (.opf)

    DAISY Format (.xml)

    Web format (.html)

    All tools in Kurzweil are availableHighlighting and notes, but no bookmarkingNO tools availableNO tools available, but may be converted to .kesAll tools available

  • 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. From the File menu, choose Save as..Choose a location for your book to be saved in.Give your book a name youll recognizeIn the Save as type: box, choose KESI (.kes)Click the Save button

  • Kurzweil toolbars and togglesClick once on a colored toggle to open or close any toolbarToggles

  • Main Toolbar (red toggle)Document management toolsReading toolsReference tools

  • Reading toolbar (yellow toggle)Change reader voiceChange mode of readingChange reading unitChange reading speedZoom in or out text sizePage navigation

  • Study toolbar (green toggle)TextHighlightersAdd voice noteAdd/find bookmarksAdd column notes

  • Writing toolbar (blue toggle)Change textWord PredictionSpell check

  • Opening a bookClick the Open button in the red toolbarNavigate to the folder containing the book you wantHighlight the titleClick OpenBe sure to choose Supported Files as the File of type here

  • NOTE: Large textbooks could take up to a few minutes to open.Closing a bookIn the File menu

    Choose Closefrom Google Image Search

  • Starting and pausing the reader voiceTo start reading the text aloud:Click on any passage of text, thenClick the Read button in the Main (red) toolbarClick Pause to stop the readingUse the Back and Forward buttons to read previous and next sentences/paragraphs

  • Changing the reading speaker voiceUse the drop-down arrow in the yellow toolbar to change voices

  • Changing the Reading SpeedUse the arrows in the yellow toolbar (shown here) to increase or decrease reading speed

  • Choosing the reading unitReading UnitHow much will be highlighted when text is being read

  • Changing the reading modeContinuous = 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)

  • Text View optionsUse the Zoom tool in the yellow reading toolbar for bigger or smaller text.To change text and background colors:From the Tools menu, choose OptionsHighlight TextIn the Colors section, use drop-down menus

  • Navigation byScrolling using up/down arrows, or click-hold on slide bar.

    Page by page (use arrows in the yellow toolbar)

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

  • Highlighting textTo highlight a section of text:Click once on a highlighting pen in the green study toolbar.Click-hold-drag through a section of text.Sample

  • Using bookmarksClick anywhere in the book at the spot to be bookmarked.Click the bookmark tool (green toolbar)In the Bookmarks dialog box, fill in the description (bookmark label)Click the Add buttonTo find an existing bookmark, click the Bookmark tool, highlight a bookmark in the list, then click the Go To button.

  • Bubble notesTo add a bubble note:Click on a passage of textIn the Tools menu, choose Add bubble noteFill 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

  • Voice notesTo add voice notes, set up a microphone on your computer, then:Click the Voice tool in the green toolbarUse the record button to start and stop recordingUse the Play button to listen

  • Column notes3. Type notes in the columns1. Click the Column Notes tool in the yellow toolbar2. Choose a new/blank note, or existing noteClose/Save the column note

  • Find a book (online)In the Online menu, choose Search for BooksType in the author or title informationClick the online Sites to search inClick OKTo open a downloaded book, use the Open tool

  • Useful ShortcutsF3: Read/Pause F7: Zoom inF8: Zoom out F11: Read fasterF12: Read slower CTRL+F4: Close bookCTRL+E: Next page CTRL+G: Go To PageCTRL+F12: Bookmarks Shift+F7: Voice note

    Many more shortcuts are available see the Quick Reference Guide

  • 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)