Braille Embossing (printing)

Preparing the Embosser
1. Power switch is on the back panel on the right side, recessed in a hole just above the black power cord.

2. Loading the paper:
a. First, notice the rectan~lar slots on the paper. These should be on the left side when you feed the paper in.
b. Look at the round holes on the paper. The sixth one down from the top goes on the white peg furthest in (at the top) on the tractor feeder. This aligns the top of the paper correctly. Mark the sixth hole down with a pencil.
c. Raise the lid on the embosser and flip the black brackets open on the tractor feeders. Feed the paper under the silver bracket on the left, and place the marked hole on the top peg, the one furthest from you. Flip the black brackets down over the pegs. (Insane beeping will result if the paper isn't under the silver bracket on the left.) Put the front lid down for noise suppression.
d. Put the embosser online by pressing the "OL" button on the keypad, front left on the embosser. It plays two tones in succession when you press the button. The embosser is online if the second tone is higher in pitch than the first, offline if the second tone in lower than the first.

Using Duxbury Braille Translator
1. Usually you are starting with a Word document that the customer wants to convert to Braille. Open Word, open the document, and copy it. Either select the text with the mouse, right-click, Copy, or use the Edit menu, Select All, Copy.

2. Open Duxbury using the desktop icon. Open a new Duxbury document.

3. Paste the document to Duxbury. Right-click and Paste, or Ctrl-V.

4. File, Translate

5. Make sure Cursor is at the top-left.

6. Layout, left margin 4.


7. File Emboss (not print). If the embosser doesn't start chattering away, make sure it is online.

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