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The Voice Settings multi-page dialog box configures PAC Mate Omni to speak the way that suits you best. There are two approaches you can take to adjust speech.
Open the Start menu and press S to choose Settings. Next, press V twice to move to Voice Settings and press ENTER.
When this dialog box opens, you are placed on the Primary page in a combo box where you can select the "voice" you want to modify. There are five choices:
Press TAB to move to the Speech Rate slider control. Press the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to increase or decrease the speech rate. To increase or decrease the speech rate by larger increments, press PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN. To move forward to the next control, press TAB.
The voices control is a combo box that allows you to choose from a selection of eight voices. With combo boxes, use the UP or DOWN ARROW keys to make your selection. You will hear the actual voice as you arrow through this list. This combo box is not available if you are modifying the Global voice.
Each time you move to a control, you should notice that JAWS indicates what type of control it is. For the voice pitch slide control, use the LEFT and RIGHT ARROWS to adjust the pitch to your liking. When you are done, press TAB to move forward to the next control. This control is not available if you are modifying the Global voice.
The next control, Upper Case Pitch, is a little different than anything discussed so far. It is an edit box and when you pressed TAB to move to it, you should have heard JAWS say, "Upper Case Pitch increment edit twenty." This means that the number twenty is the increment that JAWS uses when it reads an upper case letter. To change the pitch, type in a new number. When you are done, press TAB to move to the next control.
The Punctuation combo box has four choices that you can use to control the amount of punctuation that you hear. They are none, some, most or all. Use the arrow keys to select your choice. When you are done, press TAB to move to the next control.
The last control is the Enable Secondary Voice check box. This check box allows you to specify whether or not the Secondary page is enabled. If you uncheck this option, only the Primary voice can be configured. This item is checked by default.
Press CONTROL+TAB to move to the Secondary page if you want to configure secondary voice settings. For example, if you have installed an additional Eloquence language, or a Realspeak Solo voice, you can configure the settings for the additional voice. The Secondary page mirrors the Primary page described above with the exception of the following:
To toggle between the primary and secondary voice language, press INSERT+S, L.
Note: If you attempt to change the secondary voice back to Eloquence and you do not hear the Eloquence speech as expected, save any open documents then perform a warm reset and Eloquence will load correctly. You will not lose any data during a warm reset.
When you have finished configuring the voice settings, press the CLOSE button (ESC) to return to the Settings Multi-page dialog box. To exit the Settings dialog box and return to the Today Screen, press the CLOSE BUTTON (ESC) again.
The second approach to adjust speech settings uses INSERT+S, which you can press at anytime, in any program.
Note: If you adjust speech with INSERT+S and later perform a warm reset (CTRL+ALT+DELETE) your speech settings will revert to the previous adjustments made from the Settings dialog box.
The commands introduced here are called layered commands because you only have to press INSERT+S once to have all the speech parameters settings available. For example, press INSERT+S, then use the arrow keys to adjust the voice rate and volume. When you are done, press P until you set the punctuation to the level you want and so on. To move out of settings, press FN.
Appendix A lists all the commands used to adjust speech.
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There are several types of keyboard combinations in the PAC Mate Omni. Most key combinations are pressed once and released.
There are also layered commands. These are layered key combinations, where one set of keys is pressed and released, then another set of keys are pressed and released resulting in the command performing a function. For example, press INSERT+S, P to set the punctuation level.
Repeating layered commands allow you to press the second key combination in the sequence multiple times. For example, press INSERT+S, RIGHT ARROW to increase the speech rate. After pressing INSERT+S, press RIGHT ARROW repeatedly until the speech rate you desire is reached. If you think it's too fast, press LEFT ARROW to decrease the rate. You don't have to press INSERT+S again unless you pressed a key combination that is not assigned to the second layer for repeating commands that start with INSERT+S.
If you do press the first key combination in a layered command, followed by a key combination that is not assigned to the second layer, the PAC Mate Omni plays a sound to indicate that the command is invalid.
Press FN to exit the layer.
The PAC Mate Omni also provides help for Layered Commands. Press the first layer command sequence followed by INSERT+F1 to display a listing of all the commands in that layer. Move to a command in the list and press ENTER to activate the command. For example, press INSERT+S, INSERT+F1 to list the settings commands. Adjust the speech rate and volume right from the list.
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This section explains how to read and manipulate text, lists all the associated commands and provides examples on the more frequently used actions performed with text.
Using the PAC Mate Omni QX400 QWERTY keyboard, you can write in uncontracted or contracted Braille from anywhere in the PAC Mate Omni. This includes the Notes, Word Mobile, Windows Live Messenger, Messaging, Contacts, Calendar, and Tasks applications, as well as various dialog boxes that contain edit fields such as the Owner Information dialog box. You can even type braille in edit fields on Web Forms in Internet Explorer Mobile.
To turn on Braille input, press INSERT+SHIFT+F9. The Braille key assignments are:
When in Braille input mode, DOT 7 (the letter A) functions as the SHIFT key when held down as you enter a character or as the BACKSPACE when pressed by itself. The Semicolon functions as a NEW LINE key. In addition, while the ALT, WINDOWS, and ESC keys as well as the arrow and function keys perform the same functions in Braille input mode, you must use chorded commands to perform other actions. A chorded command is a command that includes the SPACEBAR. For instance, to hear the title of the current window, you would normally press INSERT+T. In Braille input mode however, you would press I CHORD, T which is the same command used on the PAC Mate Omni BX. For more information on what chorded commands are available, please refer to the BX manual located on your Documentation CD.
Once the braille keyboard is enabled, you can enter text into any standard single-line or multi-line edit field using contracted braille. As soon as you press the CLOSE button (ESC) or any other command which moves you out of the edit field, the text is automatically back-translated to computer braille so the particular item is readable on your computer if you synchronize, or by a friend or co-worker if you e-mail it. When you open an item such as a note, Word Mobile document, Calendar appointment, etc. the text is automatically translated back into contracted braille so you can make any changes. If the PAC Mate Omni says "Computer Braille" and shows dots 4-5-6, dots 3-4-6 on the braille display when you open an application or navigate to an edit field, this means that the particular edit field requires text be entered in computer braille even though contracted braille input is enabled. Currently, computer braille must be used in the equation entry window in FSCalc, Calculator, and when entering data into a spreadsheet in Excel Mobile. In addition, edit fields that prompt for an e-mail or Web page address as well as fields that only accept numbers, require computer braille. To turn off the braille keyboard and return to normal QWERTY operation, press INSERT+SHIFT+F9 again.
Because FSEdit was developed to include Braille input and output, Braille input mode works differently in FSEdit than it does in Windows Mobile programs. For more information on FSEdit and contracted braille, please see Using PAC Mate Omni Programs, FSEdit.
When working in Windows Mobile applications that support contracted braille, it is important to remember that this feature has been implemented for input convenience only. Thus, in situations where you are co-creating or co-editing a document with a colleague, it is recommended that when working on the PAC Mate Omni BX you use FSEdit as your word processor. In addition, please note that any text formatting such as bold, italics, and list formatting, is lost during forward translation.
You can enter ASCII values or control characters on the PAC Mate Omni. To enter ASCII values, do the following:
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Depending on what you are trying to achieve, you may find reading by character, sentence or paragraph more suitable than reading with the Say All command (INSERT+A). For instance, if you are trying to understand the syntax of a paragraph, you may want to read by line or by sentence. If you want to know how a word is spelled, you would want to read by character or press the command for "Spell Current Word" (INSERT+K twice quickly). To access the table that lists all the reading/moving commands available on the PAC Mate Omni, go to Appendix A: PAC Mate Omni Commands.
Alternate reading commands use the arrow keys. LEFT and RIGHT ARROW move and read horizontally. LEFT ARROW is for prior, RIGHT ARROW is for next.
The UP and DOWN ARROW move and read vertically. UP ARROW is for prior; DOWN ARROW is for next. Press them individually for line, add CTRL for paragraph, or press PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN to move by page.
The HOME and END keys let you move to the margins of your document (i.e., beginning/end of the current line, or top/bottom of the file). Just press HOME to move to the beginning of a line or END to move to the end. To read from the beginning of the line to the current cursor position, press INSERT+HOME. To read from the cursor position to the end of the line, press INSERT+END. To move to the top of a file, press CTRL+HOME. To move to the bottom of a file, press CTRL+END.
When you want to read text in its entirety without stopping, use the Say All command (INSERT+A). With Say All, the PAC Mate Omni reads text from the point where you initiate the command to the end of the document or until you press the Stop Speech command (CTRL). During a "Say All" there are several commands you can use to move swiftly through the text you are reading. For example, you can press the LEFT or RIGHT ARROW to rewind or fast-forward through a document. In addition, you can decrease or increase the speech rate and volume. The commands available during a Say All are listed in Appendix A.
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While there are many aspects to editing a document, this section focuses on the Edit commands used to edit text and provides an example with their implementation.
First, it is helpful to know that while most programs have an Edit Menu from which you can select an action, the PAC Mate Omni has its own keyboard edit commands. Appendix A lists PAC Mate Omniís editing commands, which can be used in any program.
In many cases, any editing that you do requires that you select text.
Example: In the following two sentences, copy the word "stylus,"
cut the word "pen" and then paste the word "stylus" in the
place of "pen."
Do you have a pen?
No, I have a stylus.
If you typed these sentences into one of the word processing applications on your PAC Mate Omni and then followed the directions, you would have had to select text twice. (Once to cut pen, and once to copy stylus.)
To view all of the selecting commands available on the PAC Mate Omni, please see Appendix A: PAC Mate Omni Commands.
Alternate selection commands are extensions of the alternate reading commands. For example, SHIFT+LEFT ARROW selects the prior character, and SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW selects to the next character. Add CTRL to select by word.
SHIFT+UP ARROW selects the prior line, and SHIFT+DOWN ARROW selects to the next line.
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Like the Edit Menu, many programs provide a Format Menu or dialog box where you can change the appearance of text. But rather than use a menu or dialog box, you should get familiar with the PAC Mate Omniís keyboard formatting commands as they are quick and easy to use. Appendix A lists the formatting commands available on PAC Mate Omni.
Much of the process used to format text is similar to the process involved in editing text.
Example: Center the following word "pac mate." Capitalize p, a, c and m. Then bold the whole word.
Now that you have created a title for your document, you are on your way to writing its content. When you press ENTER to start your first sentence, it will be centered. To left justify, press ALT+F, L.
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Embossing a document can be done only in the FSEdit program. This section covers only the basics of embossing. For more information on this topic, please see FSEdit, Embossing a Document.
Embossing is initiated from FSEditís Emboss dialog box. To open the Emboss dialog box you must open the File Menu (ALT, ENTER) and select Emboss (E). With the Emboss dialog box open, you have several controls that allow you to change the way your document is embossed. If you do not want to change any of the parameters and are ready to emboss, press ENTER.
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Your PAC Mate Omni offers several printing solutions. Perhaps the most widely known solution is to synchronize your PAC Mate Omni documents and print from your desktop or laptop computer and printer. With this solution, you create a standard partnership with ActiveSync through the USB client or infrared.
Another solution uses a Windows Mobile printing utility called PrintBoy. This easy-to-use program lets you print Word Mobile and e-mail messages directly from your PAC Mate Omni to a PrintBoy compatible printer. Once you add the program to your PAC Mate Omni, go to the Start menu and select PrintBoy. For more information, visit http://www.bachmannsoftware.com.
Additionally, you can print directly to a printer from FSEdit.
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A procedure that has received little coverage is your ability to copy all program files to and from your PAC Mate Omni and PC regardless of the type of partnership you establish in ActiveSync.
To copy files from your PC to your PAC Mate Omni, first locate, select, and copy the desired files. Then in ActiveSync on your PC, press ALT+T. From the Tools menu select Explore Device. This directly opens Mobile Device on your PC.
Next, select a folder and paste your files. Your files immediately go through the conversion process and transfer to the PAC Mate Omni. To copy files to your PC, the process is the same except that you go to Mobile Device first, copy the files, and then paste the files in the desired folder on your PC.
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Before you purchase an off-the-shelf program for your PAC Mate Omni, make sure JAWS supports it and that it is compatible with the Windows Mobile 6.0 operating system and your PAC Mate Omniís processor. For more information on the processor, please see Personalizing Your PAC Mate Omni, Knowing About Pocket PC.
Any application that you want to add to your PAC Mate Omni must be installed using ActiveSync and your computer. For more information on ActiveSync, please see Connecting the PAC Mate Omni, Connecting to a PC with ActiveSync.
Before you can add a program to the PAC Mate Omni, you must install it on your PC. You do not need to be connected or have a partnership established. After you install the program, it remains on your PC in ActiveSync so you can add or remove it from your PAC Mate Omni when needed.
If you have yet to make a connection between your PAC Mate Omni and your PC and only want to add or remove programs, establish a guest partnership in ActiveSync. If you want to synchronize and add or remove programs, establish a standard partnership.
Whether you have a guest or standard partnership, you go to the Tools Menu (ALT+T) in ActiveSync on your PC and select Add/Remove Programs. Once you have checked the programs you want to add, press TAB to move to the OK button and press ENTER to close the dialog box.
Note: Any listed program that does not have a check in the box is removed from the PAC Mate Omni.
If additional installation is required, installation dialog boxes will automatically open on your PAC Mate Omni and step you through the rest of the process.
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Programs that come with your PAC mate cannot be removed. Only programs that you install can be removed.
There are a couple of ways to remove programs from your PAC Mate Omni. The easiest way is to use the Add/Remove Programs dialog box in ActiveSync on your PC. This dialog box lets you remove any applications you are not currently using, but because they remain on your PC, you can re-add them to your PAC Mate Omni at anytime.
To remove programs, establish a partnership in ActiveSync. With ActiveSync open on your PC desktop, go to the Tools Menu (ALT+T) and select Add/Remove Programs from the menu. In the Add/Remove Programs dialog box, uncheck the box next to the programs you want removed from your PAC Mate Omni. Once you have unchecked the programs you want removed, move to the OK button and press ENTER. The programs are automatically removed from your PAC Mate Omni.
Note: Any listed program that has a check in the box remains on the PAC Mate Omni.
The second way to remove programs installed is to use the Remove Programs dialog box on your PAC Mate Omni. To do this, open the Start menu and press S to choose Settings. Press CTRL+TAB to move to the System page. Press R twice to select Remove Programs and then press ENTER.
In the Remove Programs dialog box use the DOWN ARROW to select the programs you want removed. Press TAB to move to the Remove button and press ENTER.