Reading DAISY books with PTR2

Original Author(s): Prashant Ranjan Verma

PLEXTALK's PTR2PLEXTALK's PTR2 is designed to be a high quality recorder with the ability to create DAISY 2.02 books. It can also play DAISY books, music CDs, Audio File CDs and CF cards. For more information please visit Tools and Services area on the DAISY website.

  • CAUTION: PLEXTALK is only compatible with round CDs. Irregularly shaped CDs, such as the business card type, will cause a malfunction and should not be used.
     
  • CAUTION: As the CD rotates at a high speed, do not stick any thick items, like Braille labels, onto the surface of the disc.
     

Instructions

Insert a DAISY CD into your PLEXTALK.

Press the Play/Stop key to start playback. Note that, if you have used it in the unit before, it will automatically start playback from where it finished playing on the previous occasion. Press the Play/Stop key a second time to stop playback.

When PLEXTALK has played a DAISY title to the end, it will stop automatically unless a playing mode that supersedes this has been selected. Pressing the Play/Stop key at this stage will cause PLEXTALK to start playback from the beginning again.

Navigation

To go to the beginning of the recording, press the Heading key followed by the Enter key. To go to the end of the recording, press the Heading key followed by the Number 0 key and then the Enter key.

Use the Number 2 or 8 key to move through the available navigation options for the current DAISY book. Use the Number 4 or 6 key to move back or forward on the selected navigation option.

You can switch from the disc to the CF card by using the Number 2 or 8 key to go to the "Selecting media" option and then use the Number 4 or 6 key to choose which media you wish to access.

Jump back or forwards a phrase at a time, or move back or forwards by 5 second jumps, by pressing the Back or Forward key. You can select between these 2 types of jump by selecting the appropriate item in the "Select the moving behaviour for forward and back" menu. This is found in the "Control panel" menu.

To fast rewind or fast forward the recording, press and hold down the Back or Forward key.

You can jump back or forward by 1 minute at a time by using the Number 2 or 8 key to go to the "Time" option and then use the Number 4 or 6 key to move back or forward by 1 minute. Press and hold the Number 4 or 6 key at this time and PLEXTALK will jump back or forward in 10 minute jumps.

To get information about the headings in the current title and the titles on the CD or CF card, press and hold down the Heading key.

To get information about the pages in the current title, press and hold down the Page key.

To get information about the bookmarks in the current title, press and hold down the Bookmark key.

Press and hold down the Play/Stop key to get information about the current playback mode, the time elapsed, the time remaining and the total time of the current recording.

To go to headings or titles (if there are more than one title on a disc or CF card), press the Heading key until PLEXTALK says "Go to heading" or "Go to title" as appropriate. Enter the number of the heading or title that you wish to go to and press the Enter key. PLEXTALK will go to the specified heading or title.

To go direct to a page, press the Page key until it says "Go to page" and then enter the number of the page that you wish to go to. Confirm this by pressing the Enter key.

Bookmarks

You can use the bookmark feature with all types of media. There are 3 types of bookmarks that you have control of: the simple bookmark, numbered bookmarks and voice bookmarks. There is only one simple bookmark for each title. Voice bookmarks are numbered bookmarks with an additional piece of recording associated with them. PLEXTALK can remember the bookmark and other information for up to 1,000 DAISY titles or albums.

Insert the simple bookmark by pressing the Bookmark key twice and then the Enter key. Insert a numbered bookmark by pressing the Bookmark key twice and then a number between 1 and 65,000. You can have up to 10,000 bookmarks total.

Insert a voice bookmark by pressing the Bookmark key three times and then a number between 1 and 65,000. Then press and hold down the Record key whilst you record the appropriate message. When the Record key is released the voice bookmark is inserted.

To go to a bookmark that you have inserted, press the Bookmark key once and enter the number of the bookmark that you want to go to, and then press the Enter key. Press the Bookmark key once and then the Enter key on its own to go to the simple bookmark. When you go to a voice bookmark, the recorded message is played. And when you reach a place of a voice bookmark while you are reading a book, the message will either play or not depending on the setting you make in the "Setting of playing voice bookmark" option in the "Bookmark" menu in the menu system.

To clear a bookmark, the general procedure is to press the Bookmark key four times and enter the number of the bookmark you wish to remove, and then press the Enter key. For the simple bookmark, press the Bookmark four times and then press the Enter key.

You can clear all bookmarks in the current title or in all titles by making the appropriate selection from the "Bookmark" menu in the menu system.

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This page was last edited by DAISY1 on Friday, November 5, 2010 09:24
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