Kurzweil 3000 version 11Using Digital Talking Books with Kurzweil 3000
Supported Formats All tools in Kurzweil are Kurzweil Format (.kes) available Highlighting and Rich Text Format (.rtf) notes, but no bookmarking DAISY Format (.opf) NO tools available NO tools available, DAISY Format (.xml) but may be converted to .kes Web format (.html) All tools available
Saving as a Kurzweil (.kes) fileOnce you open a book, it is best to immediately save itin the Kurzweil format (.kes) and then use the Kurzweilfile rather than the original. Once converted to .kes, allof 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
Kurzweil toolbars and togglesToggles Click once on a colored toggle to open or close any toolbar
Writing toolbar (blue toggle) Spell check Change text Word Prediction
Opening a Click the Open book button in the red toolbarNavigate to thefolder containingthe book youwantHighlight the titleClick Open Be sure to choose “Supported Files” as the File of type here
NOTE: Large textbooks could take up to a few minutes to open. from Google Image SearchClosing a book In the File menu Choose Close
Starting and pausing the reader voiceTo start reading the text aloud:1. Click on any passage of text, then2. Click the Read button in the Main (red) toolbar3. Click Pause to stop the reading Use the Back and Forward buttons to read previous and next sentences/ paragraphs
Changing the reading speaker voice Use the drop-down arrow in the yellow toolbar to change voices
Changing the Reading Speed Use the arrows in the yellow toolbar (shown here) to increase or decrease reading speed
Choosing the reading unitReading UnitHow much will behighlighted whentext is being read
Changing thereading mode Continuous = reads until you stop it. Reading mode (in the Self-paced = reads one yellow reading unit (sentence, toolbar) 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.
Text View options Use the Zoom tool in the yellow reading toolbar for bigger or smaller text.To change text andbackground colors:1.From the Tools menu,choose Options2.Highlight Text3.In the “Colors”section, use drop-downmenus
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
Highlighting textTo highlight a section of text:1.Click once on a highlighting pen in the green study toolbar.2.Click-hold-drag Sample through a section of text.
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.
Bubble notesTo 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
Voice notesTo add voice notes, set up a microphone on your computer, then:1.Click the Voice tool in the green toolbar2.Use the record button to start and stop recording3.Use the Play button to listen
Column notes 1. Click the Column Notes tool in the yellow toolbar2. Choose a new/blank note, orexisting note3. Type notes in the columns Close/Save the column note
Find a book (online)1. In the Online menu, choose “Search for Books”2. Type in the author or title information3. Click the online Sites to search in4. Click OK To open a downloaded book, use the Open tool
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
The development of this project by the AIMConsortium and the Michigan Department ofEducation was funded by Grant #H327S070003 from the U. S. Department ofEducation, Office of Special EducationPrograms. The contents of this project arenot exhaustive and inclusion does not implyendorsement by the U.S. Department ofEducation, the Michigan Department ofEducation or the Center for Applied SpecialTechnology (CAST)