General Advice about Computer Ports: Serial, Parallel, USB, and Network
USB Connection Guidelines: For USB connections, click on the link above. For Parallel and Serial, see below.
The factory default menu 1 will normally work just fine with this software, assuming that the margins are to your liking, and that you are using 11 by 11 inch braille paper. To ensure that menu 1 is the menu selected at power up, do the following:
If you should run into problems, we recommend altering and selecting one of the custom menus. Below are the suggested settings for the various parameters:
|1||1||Make this the default menu.|
|2||1||Use parallel data port.|
|3||9600||Set baud rate to 9600.|
|4||8||Set data bits to 8.|
|5||1||Set stop bits to 1.|
|6||0||Set parity to none.|
|7||0||Use ASCII code.|
|8||0||Use Xon/Xoff handshaking.|
|9||0||Use 6-dot braille.|
|10||0||Turn word wrap off.|
|11||1||Allow perforation skip mode.|
|12||1||Keep the paper out detector on.|
|13||0||Do not automatically go to new line.|
|15||1*||Set left margin to 1.|
|16||0||Emboss control characters off.|
|17||27||Set lines per page to 27.|
|18||11*||Set page length to 11 inches.|
|19||0||Respond to internal sensors.|
|20||13||Carriage Return in control table.|
|22||0||Turn hot zone off.|
|23||1||Recognize escape sequences.|
|24||0||Turn off console bell.|
|25||0||Turn off external keyboard.|
|26||0||Local echo off.|
|27||0||Don't translate to grade 1.|
|28||0||Incoming data is not a screen dump.|
|29||0||Use USA character set.|
|30||0*||Set top of form offset to 0 inches|
|31||1||Ignore eighth bit.|
|32||0||Set autoprint constant to 0 seconds|
|33||0*||Use Interpoint embossing mode.|
|34||6*||Set paper grade to mid-range.|
*The right margin, left margin, paper length, top-of-form offset, embossing mode, and paper grade may be unsuitable for your situation and need to be changed.
Below are directions for creating and using a custom setup. Let us assume that custom menu 9 is available and that you wish to use it for outputting files created by this software. If menu 9 is already taken for another purpose, use the next available menu (possibly as high as 16) and substitute that number wherever 9 is mentioned in the following steps.
If you are using a serial port, the factory default menu 2 should work fine assuming that the margins and paper size (11 by 11 inches) are to your liking. To make this the default menu. do the following:
If you run into problems, we recommend selecting and altering one of the custom menus. The suggested settings for the various parameters are included above in the parallel setup guidelines section. All settings are the same for serial except parameter 2 which should be set to 0.
Below are directions for creating a custom setup. Let us assume that custom menu 9 is available and that you wish to use it for outputting files created by this software. If menu 9 is already taken for another purpose, use the next available menu (possibly as high as 16) and substitute that number wherever 9 is mentioned in the following steps.
Take advantage of the fact that you can store up to 16 configurations via the 16 menus. We suggest leaving setups 1 through 8 at their factory defaults and using 9 through 16 for custom purposes. If you frequently change the paper size or if you ever drive the embosser with programs other than this software you will undoubtedly make good use of the multiple menus. Changing the menu is certainly easier than changing various parameters within a single menu.
Total Reset: To totally reset the Bookmaker (but thereby lose all your stored menu settings). enter the following: <off line> 0.0E 95E 96E 98E 99E 1E
For technical support on the Braille Bookmaker. contact Enabling Technology at 772-225-3687.