Ectaco SAT-1600 User manual

ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR
model EDU.12
eBook Reader
USER MANUAL
ENG
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FCC Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Note: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's
authority to operate the equipment.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
 Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
 Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
 Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
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CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION ..................................................... 8
Top Features ...............................................................8
GENERAL DESCRIPTION .................................... 10
General View ............................................................10
Power Supply ............................................................12
BASICS ................................................................. 12
Turning the Device on/off ..........................................13
Working with Touchscreen........................................14
Reading Books..........................................................14
User Manual ..............................................................16
Restarting ..................................................................16
PC Communication ...................................................16
MicroSD Card ...........................................................17
Display and Main Menu ............................................18
ECTACO® C-Pen® ....................................................20
MY LIBRARY ........................................................ 22
Basics .......................................................................22
Viewing the List of Books ..........................................23
Reading Books..........................................................23
Navigation Pane........................................................24
Using the Voice Commands .....................................28
Making Drawings on Book Pages .............................29
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List of Recently Viewed Books..................................29
CLASSWORK AND HOMEWORK ....................... 30
OXFORD® READING SUPPORT .......................... 30
Oxford® English Dictionary ........................................30
Talking Dictionary .....................................................31
Parts of Speech, Gender Labels, Abbreviations .......34
Pronunciation of Words and Sentences ...................35
Spell-checker ............................................................36
Adding Entries to FlashCards ...................................36
SAT Preparation Course ...........................................36
Grammar ...................................................................37
Text Translator ..........................................................37
Irregular Verbs ..........................................................38
Idioms .......................................................................38
LANGUAGE AND GAMES ................................... 39
Phonetic Language Teacher® ...................................39
U-Learn™ .................................................................40
Audio Phrasebook™ .................................................41
Usage of Audio PhraseBook for Foreign Language
Studies ......................................................................46
Pictured Dictionary ....................................................47
Universal Translator ..................................................49
Vocabulary Builder ....................................................50
Linguistic Crossword .................................................51
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Linguistic FlashCards................................................51
Pockets .....................................................................52
Translation Test ........................................................53
Spell-It-Right .............................................................53
Sudoku ......................................................................54
Learning Settings ......................................................54
SCIENCE AND MATH ........................................... 55
Graphing Calculator ..................................................55
Scientific Calculator ..................................................56
Accounting Calculator ...............................................57
Geography References .............................................58
Math References.......................................................58
Chemistry References ..............................................58
Periodic Table ...........................................................59
Physics References ..................................................59
Metric Conversion .....................................................59
Earth Science............................................................60
Biology ......................................................................60
Musical Notes ...........................................................60
Objects of Art ............................................................61
Viewing Pictures .......................................................61
AUDIO BOOKS AND MUSIC ................................ 62
SETTINGS ............................................................. 63
Languages ................................................................64
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Date and Time ..........................................................64
Volume ......................................................................64
Fonts .........................................................................64
Auto Power ...............................................................64
Audio Introductions ...................................................65
Stylus Sound .............................................................65
Keys Sound ...............................................................65
Device Info ................................................................65
Wi-Fi ..........................................................................66
Restore Defaults .......................................................66
Deauthorize the Device.............................................66
TROUBLESHOOTING .......................................... 67
The Device Won't Turn On .......................................67
System Hangs ...........................................................67
Touchscreen Doesn't Work .......................................67
Settings Changed Unexpectedly...............................68
File Won't Open ........................................................68
Touchscreen Works Slowly.......................................68
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INTRODUCTION
This device (ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR) is a high-tech electronic
product that will encourage you to obtain new knowledge.
Top Features
 Large-size touchscreen with stylus: 9.68-inch, 1600×1200 pixels
 Ebook reader with the ability to speak texts, create annotations
and translate text portions
 Oxford® explanatory dictionary of the English language
 Talking Dictionary
 Audio PhraseBook™ with speech recognition
 English course, irregular verbs, idioms, grammar references
 Educational systems: Phonetic Language Teacher® and
U­Learn™
 Pictured Dictionary, Universal Translator, Text Translator
 Games: Vocabulary Builder, Linguistic Crossword, FlashCards,
Pockets, Translation Test, Spell-It-Right, and Sudoku
 Graphing Calculator
 Scientific Calculator
 Interactive Periodic Table of Elements
 Audio Player with mp3 support
 Built-in memory for loading ebooks, music files and images
 microSD slot for up to 32 GB cards
The functionality of a particular model depends on the set of
languages included, and it may partially differ from the device
description in this manual. For more information about a particular
model, please visit our Web site at www.ectaco.com.
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Check our Web site www.jetbook.net/update periodically for the
latest updates.
The device is compatible with the ECTACO® C-Pen® hand-held
scanner for text recognition and translation.
The device screen is based on the Color E-Ink technology.
The device is powered by a rechargeable battery, AC/DC adapter,
or a PC via USB cable.
The standard package includes ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR, a
protective cover, adapter, USB-cable, and earphones.
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION
General View
The general view and external features of ECTACO® jetBook®
COLOR are shown below.
Front Panel
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Bottom Panel
Back Panel
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Power Supply
ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR is powered by a special Li-Polymer
rechargeable battery. When the battery is fully discharged, the
device might not turn on, even if you connect it to the AC/DC
adapter. If you try to turn on the device when the battery is
depleted, the LED indicator, located under the OK key, will blink
ten times and then turn off. To restore full functionality of the device,
recharge the battery as soon as possible. You may need to charge
the battery for one hour before turning on the ECTACO® jetBook®
COLOR.
Note: The battery is not user-replaceable. Do not disassemble the
device.
How to Recharge the Battery
Only a special charger may be used with your ECTACO® jetBook®
COLOR. Use of an inappropriate external power supply may cause
failure of the device and will void the warranty.
Battery charging is performed via mini-USB port by using the
AC/DC adapter or by a computer with USB-cable. The mini-USB
port is located on the lower edge of the device and protected by a
cover which can be removed by hooking through the small notch
on the case.
Note: Charge the battery overnight prior to the first use of the
device.
It is recommended to charge the battery overnight twice a week.
Depending on the amount of time you work with the device, more
frequent recharging of the battery may be required.
BASICS
The ebook reader is a high-tech equipment which requires careful
handling.
 Tapping screen items is done only with the supplied pointing
device – ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR stylus.
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 Use the cover to protect the screen when the device is not in
use.
 Do not spill liquid and do not put anything on the device screen.
 Do not disassemble the device.
When the screen is soiled, clean it with special wipes that are
utilized for cleaning computer monitors. If you don't have special
wipes, use a soft cloth – for example, flannel. It is okay to wet the
cloth. Wipe the screen gently, without pressure.
Note: Do not use domestic detergents and solvents for cleaning
the screen. Never rub the device screen with an eraser.
Turning the Device on/off
 To turn the device on, slide the switch located on the bottom
edge of the device (see page 11) to the right. Hold the switch
shifted within 1-2 seconds. Then release the switch – it will
return to its original position. After a few seconds the device will
begin to start. It may take about 1 minute for the device to start
up. When the startup process is finished, you will see the Main
Menu.
 To turn the device off, slide the switch to the right and hold it
shifted within 5 seconds. All applications will be automatically
closed; the device will turn off.
Note: If you frequently use the device, it is not necessary to turn it
off.
 Lock the keyboard to avoid inadvertent key presses when
carrying the device – slide the switch to the right and
immediately release it. To unlock the keyboard, follow the same
steps.
After an optimally chosen amount of time has elapsed, the device
automatically goes to sleep mode, which conserves battery power.
The screen won't go blank, however the power consumption will
decrease considerably. To resume working, just press any key on
the device. In this case, you don't need to re-open the desired
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section or book – whatever was displayed the last time the device
went to sleep will appear on the screen.
If the device is turned off manually as described above, the Main
Menu will be shown after you turn it back on. If you are not
planning to use the device for an extended period of time (for one
week or more), you may want to turn it off.
Working with Touchscreen
Tapping screen items is done with the supplied pointing device
known as a stylus, which, when not in use, is kept in a special slot
at the side of the device's back panel (see page 11). Other pointing
devices cannot be used with ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR.
Note: If the screen does not respond when you tap it with the
stylus, make sure there is no other stylus in the stylus slot. To
get the touchscreen to work, remove the stylus from the slot at the
side of the device's back panel.
Navigation is also performed by using the buttons located at the
bottom of the front panel, under the screen (see page 10).
To scroll through large lists, tap on the small arrows (triangles) at
the top and bottom of the list. If the arrow is shown unfilled,
scrolling is not needed.
Reading Books
ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR comes with a set of preinstalled books.
You can access them through the My Library section of the Main
Menu.
 Turn the device on and then wait while the Main Menu is loaded.
If the device is on but the Main Menu is not displayed, use the
key to return to the Main Menu.
 Tap the desired section name. In this case, select My Library.
The My Library section shows all of the available ebooks.
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If the book list is too big to fit on the screen, use the keys or the
stylus to page up or down.
 Paging up or down using the stylus is performed by tapping a
small arrow (triangle) above or below the list.
The number of pages (screens) in the list is shown in the upper
right corner of the screen.
 To open a book, tap the respective line on the screen.
Going to a Page by Its Number
 When the desired book is open, press the MENU key.
 In the menu that appears, select Go to Page Number. The
virtual keyboard for entering a page number will be displayed.
 Type the desired page number, and then tap Ok.
You will see the respective page of your ebook.
Note: Page numbering in ebooks that you put into your device
might differ from that in the printed versions of the books. To find
the desired page in this case, use the text search function or
electronic table of contents, if it is available in the selected book.
Search by Table of Contents
Some books have electronic table of contents that facilitate
navigating to respective sections. Electronic table of contents is
different from the one which is usually placed at the beginning or
end of the book. A conventional and an electronic table of contents
may coincide in one book.
Note: Not all ebooks include electronic table of contents.
 When the desired book is open, press the MENU key.
 In the menu that appears, select Go to Table of Contents. You
will see the electronic table of contents. If no electronic table of
contents is available, the corresponding message will be shown.
 Tap the desired item in the table of contents.
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Using the Text Search
 When the desired book is open, press the MENU key.
 In the menu that appears, select Text Search.
 Type text to search by using the on-screen keyboard.
 Select the Search key on the on-screen keyboard. The first
occurrence will be highlighted on the screen.
There may be more than one occurrence of the search item in the
book. To move to the next or previous occurrence, tap on the
arrows that appear at the bottom of the screen.
User Manual
The device comes with the user manual. The online version of the
user manual is found in the My Library section of the Main Menu.
It contains the latest information about the capabilities of the device,
as well as troubleshooting information.
Restarting
To resume working in the event of a hang-up or other serious
failure, it is necessary to reboot the device by pressing the RESET
button.
The RESET button is located on the bottom edge of the device.
Press and hold the RESET button for 5 seconds to reboot. Use the
stylus for this purpose. Never use a needle or a sharp pin for this
since it can damage the device.
PC Communication
This function allows you to manage files and folders stored in the
internal memory of the device. For example, you can put new
ebooks into the device. For some books, the copy-to-PC and/or
delete functions can be blocked by the device manufacturer.
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 Turn the device on.
 Connect the device to your PC using the special USB cable and
the USB port (see page 11). Please wait while your PC detects
the device.
 You will see the Removable Disk popup, and one removable
disk icon (if no microSD card is installed) or two removable disk
icons (if a microSD card is installed) will appear in your
computer.
 Navigate to the first removable disk on your PC to browse
through the files stored in the internal memory of the device.
The other removable disk corresponds to the microSD card.
 Copy your books to the My Books folder on the microSD card
or on the first removable drive. The books will be available in the
My Library section of the Main Menu.
MicroSD Card
In addition to the internal memory, ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR
has a slot for microSD cards. It is located next to the mini-USB port
on the bottom edge of the device.
 Detach the slot cover before you insert the card. Slide the card
into the slot – the contacts of the card face up. Push the card
gently until it clicks into place. To eject the card, push it in
slightly.
The files to open on the device must be present on the microSD
card in the appropriate folder. Ebook files must be in the My Books
folder.
Books and other materials contained in the My Books folder are
accessible via the My Library section of the Main Menu.
 Create the My Books folder on your microSD card.
 Copy your books to this folder. You can use a card reader to
easily manage files and folders on your microSD card.
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Display and Main Menu
ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR features a large-size touch screen
with a responsive and efficient windows-driven graphical interface.
Note: Tapping screen items is done only with the supplied pointing
device – ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR stylus, which, when not in
use, is kept in a special slot at the side of the device's back panel
(see page 11).
Main Menu
The Main Menu provides access to all of the materials and
applications on your device.
 To display the Main Menu, turn the device on.
 You can navigate to the Main Menu by closing the book or
application you have opened. Use the
key for this purpose.
The Main Menu consists of the following sections: My Library,
Recent Readings, Classwork and Homework, Oxford® Reading
Support, Language and Games, Science and Math, Audio
Books and Music, and Settings.
Each section of the Main Menu is described in detail later in this
manual.
Navigation is performed by using the keys situated to the left and
right under the screen, or by stylus. The keys are shown in the
front panel picture on page 10.
Using the Voice Commands
Voice commands are always available when the interface language
is set to English, German, Spanish, or Russian. They might be
unavailable for certain languages.
 When in the Main Menu, press and hold the MENU key. A
microphone picture will appear on the screen.
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 Say the name of the desired section or application and then
release the MENU key. The section or application will then open.
Icons
When using this device you can notice several icons that appear at
the top of the screen to show the status. A simplified depiction of
the top part of the screen is shown in the picture below. The icons
are in the top right corner of the screen.
They have the following meanings:
– keyboard is locked out.
– stylus is in the special slot at the side of the device's back
panel; touchscreen will not work until you take out the stylus.
– headphones are connected.
– microSD card is installed.
– USB connection (via the USB cable) is set up.
– Wi-Fi is turned on.
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– battery power indicator.
On-screen Keyboard
The on-screen keyboard is a set of virtual keys displayed on the
screen. Use it for entering letters and numbers. The on-screen
keyboard appears automatically where you need to enter some
data.
 To switch the keyboard layout, tap the language symbol – for
example, En or Ru in the English-Russian model.
Context Menu
With the help of context menu you can quickly choose an action to
perform on the selected item.
Note: The availability of commands in the context menu may vary
depending on the application.
 To activate the context menu, highlight the desired item (for
example, a book in the book list in My Library) and then press
the MENU key.
ECTACO® C-Pen®
ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR is compatible with the ECTACO®
C­Pen® hand-held scanner. With ECTACO® C-Pen® you can
acquire and then translate words or text portions from paper media.
It is capable of recognizing texts in languages based on Latin,
Cyrillic or Greek character set. The text can be spoken aloud using
the latest TTS (Text-to-Speech) voice synthesis technology.
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 Make sure the device is turned on.
 Unfasten the USB port cover and then connect ECTACO®
C­Pen® to the standard USB port on ECTACO® jetBook®
COLOR using the supplied USB cable. On ECTACO® jetBook®
COLOR, the scanner can only be connected to the standard
USB port. It will not work when connected to the mini-USB port.
You will see the ECTACO/C-Pen window with a text area and a
toolbar.
 Select the desired language by tapping the Language button on
the toolbar.
 Place the tip of ECTACO® C-Pen® before the first character of
your text. The leg with the touch trigger should be below the text
line and the other leg above the text line.
 Keep the touch trigger pressed onto the surface and move
ECTACO® C-Pen® over the line of text. You can move
ECTACO® C-Pen® either left-to-right or right-to-left over the text.
 Lift your ECTACO® C-Pen®. The text will appear in the text area.
Use the TTS button on the toolbar to hear the text pronounced.
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 Tap the desired application button. The text will be transferred
to the selected application.
The Function key on ECTACO® C-Pen® lets you clear the text
area so that you can start again.
MY LIBRARY
Basics
ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR comes with a set of preinstalled books.
It also allows downloading additional books from various sources.
The following book formats are supported: Plain Text (.txt),
FictionBook (.fb2), Mobipocket (.mobi), PRC, PDB, EPUB, RTF,
HTML, DjVu and PDF (future updates to the device may increase
the list of current formats supported). The device supports DRMprotected files.
 In the Main Menu, select My Library.
This section includes the built-in library of books. You will see all of
the books from the My Books folder on the microSD card (if the
device is used with card).
The Recent Readings and Favorites subsections make it easier to
access the items you frequently use. Use the Internet Library
subsection to access digital libraries.
 Navigation is performed by using the keys situated to the left
and right under the screen, or by stylus.
 To activate the context menu, highlight the desired item and
then press the MENU key. When in the list of folders and books,
tap the desired item and hold the stylus down on it for a second.
Actions that correspond to the menu commands are described
below.
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Viewing the List of Books
When in the list of books, the menu usually contains the
commands that are listed alphabetically in the table below.
Command
Purpose
Change Author
Edit information about the author.
File operations
Cut, Copy, Delete, Paste, Create Folder.
These actions are similar to the respective
file operations on a computer.
Go to My Library
Open the My Library section.
Help
Open the application Help.
Open
Open the selected book.
Rate this Book
Specify the book rating. For easy sorting,
each book may be assigned one of the
following ratings: Without rating, 1 star, 2
stars, 3 stars, 4 stars, and Favorite.
Rename Book
Rename the selected book.
Rename Folder
Rename the selected folder.
Search
Find the desired book by title or by author.
Sort
Sort books by Filename, by Author, by Title
or by Rate.
Note: Some commands (for example, File operations) might not
appear in the context menu.
Reading Books
 To go to the next page, double-tap an empty space in any part
of the screen, but not too close to the right edge. Alternatively,
use the keys.
 Using the stylus, you can select a word or portion of text in a
book. To do this, drag the stylus along the desired word or
portion of text. You will see a menu with several useful
commands.
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This way you can translate unfamiliar words in a book written in a
foreign language, listen to the pronunciation of text, or add text
portions to summary.
 To select a single word or follow a link, hold the stylus down on
it for a second.
Note: Make sure the Stylus mode is set to Text selection mode
(see page 28).
Navigation Pane
The Navigation Pane ensures convenience when you browse
through or read your books.
 To display the Navigation Pane, double-tap on the right side of
the screen closer to the edge. When you do so, make sure the
book's text is on the screen, as this panel is designed
specifically for reading mode.
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1. Contents – display the electronic table of contents; if it is
unavailable, the first page of the book will be displayed.
2. Bookmark List – display the list of bookmarks to navigate to the
respective pages. If there are no bookmarks in the book, the icon is
not displayed.
3. Go to Page Number – input a page number to quickly navigate
to the page.
4. Recent Readings – display the list of books you recently viewed
with the ability to open any of them.
5. History – display the list of recent pages you viewed.
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6. Nearby Pages – display the list of pages nearest to the current
one. This function provides you with the ability to flip forward or
backward through 10 pages at once.
If you press the MENU key when book's text is on the screen, you
will see a menu with many useful commands. Let's take a look at
them.
Note: The availability of commands depends on ebook format.
Command
Purpose
Book Language
For the Translate and Listen commands to
work correctly, make sure the correct book
language has been selected.
Bookmarks
Add Bookmark, Show Bookmarks. Use
bookmarks to mark the desired pages in the
book. When adding a bookmark, assign it a
name by using the on-screen keyboard. To
go to a bookmark, just select it in the
bookmark list by using the stylus or the keys.
To delete a bookmark, highlight it in the
bookmark list (accessible via the Show
Bookmarks command), press the MENU key
and then select Remove Bookmark in the
submenu that appears.
Change Font Size
Select a different font size to display book's
text.
Change zoom
Make the image on the screen larger or
smaller. Generally, the Fit Page mode is the
most convenient one.
Clear Summary
Remove all items from summary.
Encoding
Change the encoding. If the text of the book
in TXT format appears garbled, you may
need to change the encoding.
Explain with
Oxford®
Get the definition of the selected English
word.
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Fit Page
Zoom the page to the width of the screen.
Generally, this viewing mode is the most
convenient one.
Fullscreen
Switch to full-screen mode. A check mark
beside the menu item means that this mode
is selected. The title bar, which is usually
displayed at the top of the screen, will be
hidden from view, so you can see more text
on the screen.
Go to Page
Number
Go to a specific page by typing its number.
Go to Table of
Contents
Display the electronic table of contents (if
available in the selected book).
Help
Open the application Help.
Listen
Listen to the pronunciation of the selected
text.
Mark for Summary
Add text portion to summary.
Recent Readings
Show a list of the books you recently
viewed.
Reflow
The book's text will be shown without
formatting. This can be useful, for example,
when reading literature in PDF format.
Refresh Page
You can choose to fully refresh the screen
after page turn on every page, every 3
pages, or every 5 pages. Use the every
page refresh mode to avoid seeing any
traces from recently viewed pages. The
other modes allow you to reduce screen
flashing.
Rotate Screen
Set screen rotation to 0°, 90° or 270°.
Show Summary
Show text portions previously added to
summary.
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Speak
Use the text-to-speech engine to read the
book aloud starting from the current page.
Stylus Mode
Stylus off – the stylus is used for navigation.
Text selection mode – the stylus is used for
navigation and text selection. Drawing
mode – the stylus is used to create free-form
drawings. This mode is available with books
in PDF and DjVu formats. Eraser mode – the
stylus is used to erase the drawings you
created. Clear Page – delete all drawings
from the current page. Clear all Pages –
delete all drawings from the book.
Text Search
Find the desired text portion in the book. To
find the text you are looking for, type the
desired title or phrase.
Translate
Translate the selected text portion by using
Text Translator.
Translate in
Dictionary
Find the selected word in the bilingual
dictionary.
Using the Voice Commands
Voice commands are always available when the interface language
is set to English. They might be unavailable for certain languages.
The following menu items are recognized as voice commands: Go
to Page Number, Go to Table of Contents, Recent Readings,
Speak, Text Search.
 Press and hold the MENU key. A microphone picture will appear
on the screen.
 Say the name of the desired command and then release the
MENU key. The corresponding action will be performed.
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Making Drawings on Book Pages
ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR allows you to create free-form
drawings in your ebooks. This feature is supported for books in the
PDF and DjVu formats. The drawing stays on the page with the
contents of the page visible underneath. The contents of your
drawings are stored in auxiliary files, so the ebook files are not
modified.
Creating a Drawing
 Make sure the Stylus mode (see page 28) is set to Drawing
mode.
 Start creating a free-hand drawing with the stylus. A floppy disk
icon
will appear briefly when your drawing is being saved.
Note: If your book is in the PDF format, but the Drawing mode is
not available, please uncheck the Reflow option (see page 27).
Erasing a Drawing
 Set the Stylus mode (see page 28) to Eraser mode.
 Use the stylus as an eraser.
List of Recently Viewed Books
This list is created automatically to facilitate access to the books
you frequently use.
 In the Main Menu, select Recent Readings.
You will see a list of books you recently worked with. If the book
has not been deleted, you can open it directly from this list, without
the need to go to the My Library section.
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CLASSWORK AND HOMEWORK
ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR features a tutorial on the English
grammar and phonetics for Russian-speaking students – the Learn
English Fast and Easy course, covering the Beginner and
Intermediate levels.
A practical guide to American English – Let's Talk American is
also included in this section.
 In the Main Menu, select Classwork and Homework.
 Select the desired course: Learn English Fast and Easy or
Let's Talk American.
OXFORD® READING SUPPORT
Oxford® English Dictionary
ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR includes the advanced Oxford®
English explanatory dictionary.
Note: Depending on the model, an Oxford® bilingual dictionary
may also be included.
 In the Main Menu, select Oxford® Reading Support. You will
see the Oxford® Reading Support window.
 Select Oxford® Dictionary.
 To define or translate a word, enter it using the on-screen
keyboard. Tap the line that contains your word.
The
icon to the right of a headword indicates that it has a
voiceover.
 To listen to the pronunciation of a headword, tap
next to the
word. Alternatively, select the word, press the MENU key and
then select Speak in the menu that appears.
 To list the words you translated, press the MENU key and then
select History in the menu that appears.
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Command List
The following are descriptions of commands available in this
application. The commands are accessible by pressing the MENU
key. They are listed alphabetically in the table below.
Command
Purpose
Change Direction
Change the translation direction (for
bilingual dictionary). For example,
English to Spanish or Spanish to
English.
Help
Open the application Help.
History
Show the list of the words you recently
viewed.
Search
Show the on-screen keyboard.
Speak
Listen to the pronunciation of the
selected headword. Headwords are
shown in bold in the dictionary. Use the
stylus to select words.
Translate
Translate the selected word by using
Text Translator.
Translate in Dictionary
Find the selected word in the bilingual
dictionary.
Volume
Adjust the sound level.
Talking Dictionary
ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR speaks dictionary entries out loud with
a real human voice.
Note: Depending on the model, this application has a specific
name. For example, ENG<->SPA Talking Dictionary.
 In the Main Menu, select Oxford® Reading Support. You will
see the Oxford® Reading Support window.
 Select Talking Dictionary.
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 To find the selected word in the dictionary enter it using the onscreen keyboard.
 To activate the context menu, press the MENU key. Use the
stylus and context menu commands for working with the
application.
 To change the translation direction, use the Swap Languages
command. You will find it in the context menu.
 To list the words or phrases you translated, press the MENU
key and then select History in the menu that appears.
Meanings of certain words depend on the case of letters the word
is written: for example, the Archer (meaning Sagittarius) and archer
(meaning bowman). Such words are shown in different entries.
A number of words similar in written form have different meaning
depending on the stress position. These words are marked in the
dictionary with an accent mark put before the stressed vowel and
shown in different entries. For example in Russian: з`амок – castle;
зам`ок – lock.
There are homonyms in the dictionary. For example, the word
spring, in one of its meanings, refers to a season; it can also refer
to a device used in mechanisms. The word left is used as the past
tense of the verb to leave; meanwhile it is also used as an
adjective to designate the side. Keep it in mind when using the
dictionary.
Adding and Deleting User Words
ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR allows you to create your own
vocabulary which automatically links to the main dictionary.
 Press the MENU key. The pop-up menu will appear.
 In the pop-up menu, select User words / Add. You will see the
Add user word window.
 Type your word or expression and its translation. Specify the
part of speech.
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 Tap Add to save your entry. The entry will be highlighted in red
for easy identification.
You might want to delete a user entry.
 Select your entry in the list.
 Press the MENU key. The pop-up menu will appear.
 In the pop-up menu, select User words / Delete.
You cannot add user words to the Oxford® dictionary.
Pop-up Menu
With the help of pop-up menu, you can quickly choose an action to
perform on the selected word or phrase in the dictionary. For
example, you can copy a word or phrase onto the clipboard.
 Use the stylus to highlight the desired word and hold the stylus
down on it for a few seconds. In the menu that appears, select
Copy.
 To paste the text you have copied, tap the dictionary input field
and hold the stylus down. In the menu that appears, select
Paste.
Command List
The following are descriptions of commands available in this
application. The commands are accessible by pressing the MENU
key. They are listed alphabetically in the table below.
Command
Purpose
Add to FlashCards
Add the selected word to FlashCards.
Change Direction
Change the translation direction. For
example, English to Spanish or Spanish to
English.
Explain
Get the definition of the selected English
word.
Help
Open the application Help.
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History
Show the list of the words you recently
viewed.
Options
Make specialized dictionaries active or
inactive; enable or disable Slang Lock (on
selected models).
Search
Find the desired word in the dictionary.
Slang Lock
Hide slang words or phrases contained in
the dictionary (on selected models). To
disable Slang Lock, please use this
password: showslan.
Speak
Listen to the pronunciation of a word.
Spellcheck
Launch spell-checker.
Translate
Translate the selected word by using Text
Translator.
User Words
Add a new word or delete a word that you
have added.
Volume
Adjust the sound level.
Parts of Speech, Gender Labels,
Abbreviations
Translations or definitions of a headword are shown with their parts
of speech:
A – adjective
NPR – proper noun
ABBR – abbreviation
NUM – numeral
ADV – adverb
PART – particle
ART – article
PHR – phrase
AUX – auxiliary
PREF – prefix
CONJ – conjunction
PREP – preposition
ID – idiom
PRON – pronoun
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INTRJ – interjection
SUFF – suffix
N – noun
V – verb
Nouns may be marked with gender and number labels:
F – feminine
FPL – feminine plural
M – masculine
MF – masculine or feminine
MFPL – masculine or feminine plural
MN – masculine or neuter
MNPL – masculine or neuter plural
MPL – masculine plural
N – neuter
NF – neuter or feminine
NFPL – neuter or feminine plural
NPL – neuter plural
PL – plural
Certain words and expressions in the dictionary may be marked
with specific abbreviations.
Pronunciation of Words and Sentences
ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR speaks dictionary and phrasebook
entries out loud with a real human voice in English and other
languages. To hear the word pronounced, do one of the following.
Note: The exact steps may vary depending on the application.
 Use the context menu that opens when you press the MENU
key. If the Speak command is available, select it with the stylus.
 Tap the
icon.
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 Use the stylus to highlight the desired word and hold the stylus
down on it for a few seconds. In the menu that appears, tap
Speak.
Spell-checker
When you are unsure of a word's spelling, Vector Ultima™ allows
you to enter the word as you hear it and choose a spelling variation
from the list.
 Type the word board as you hear it: bord.
 To launch the spell-checker, press the MENU key and then
select the Spellcheck command in the menu that appears. A list
of suggested variants will appear on the screen.
Adding Entries to FlashCards
You can create your personal sets of entries copied from Talking
Dictionary.
 Select the desired entry.
 Press the MENU key and then select the Add to FlashCards
command in the menu that appears. A dialog box will be
displayed.
 Select the desired options.
 Tap the Add button.
SAT Preparation Course
This application will for sure help you in SAT preparation with SAT
words, roots, math terms, critical reading and sentence completion,
grammar, vocabulary, math problem solving, and essay hints.
 In the Main Menu, select Oxford® Reading Support. You will
see the Oxford® Reading Support window.
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 Select SAT Preparation Course. You will see the application's
menu.
 Select Words, Critical Reading / Sentence Completion,
Writing/Grammar, Writing/Vocabulary, Math / Problem Solving
or Essay hints.
Grammar
ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR contains electronic grammar courses.
Note: What grammar courses you have available depend on the
ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR model you're using.
 In the Main Menu, select Oxford® Reading Support. You will
see the Oxford® Reading Support window.
 Select Grammar (the full name of the menu item contains the
language name).
The Grammar application is structured by way of hierarchically
numbered menus that include options referring to traditional
grammatical topics. A topic's text is displayed when a third level
menu option is selected.
Navigation is performed by using the stylus or keys.
Text Translator
ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR features a highly efficient text
translation program.
Note: Text Translation is available for certain languages only.
 In the Main Menu, select Oxford® Reading Support. You will
see the Oxford® Reading Support window.
 Select Text Translator.
 To activate the pop-up menu, press the MENU key.
The menu contains the following commands: Cut, Copy, Paste,
Clear, Select all, Translate in Dictionary, Explain, Speak, Change
Direction, Volume, and Help.
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 Enter the text for translation and then select the Translate key
on the on-screen keyboard.
 To change the translation direction, select the Change Direction
command in the pop-up menu.
 To hear the text pronounced, select the Speak command in the
pop-up menu.
 You can view the definition of the desired English word. Select
the word and use the Explain command.
 To clear the screen and enter a new text, select the Clear
command in the pop-up menu.
Irregular Verbs
All commonly used English irregular verbs are stored in the
Irregular Verbs application.
 In the Main Menu, select Oxford® Reading Support. You will
see the Oxford® Reading Support window.
 Select Irregular Verbs.
 Press OK and then type the desired verb; it will appear
highlighted. The verb's translation will be shown on the lower
section of the screen.
 Press the MENU key to activate the pop-up menu which has the
following commands: Say Source Word, Say translation, Search,
Volume, and Help.
Idioms
Over 200 widely used American idioms and their equivalents or
translations are included in the Idioms application.
 In the Main Menu, select Oxford® Reading Support. You will
see the Oxford® Reading Support window.
 Select Idioms.
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 Press OK and then type the desired idiom; it will appear
highlighted. The idiom's translation will be shown on the lower
section of the screen.
 Press the MENU key to activate the pop-up menu which has the
following commands: Say Source Word, Say translation, Search,
Volume, and Help.
LANGUAGE AND GAMES
Phonetic Language Teacher®
ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR features the Language Teacher® – a
language learning system. It is an extremely powerful linguistic tool
for those who want to master a foreign language and learn to
communicate fluently. With the help of the Language Teacher®,
you will learn a language quickly and easily.
 In the Main Menu, select Language and Games. You will see
the Language and Games window.
 Select Phonetic Language Teacher®.
There are four steps in Phonetic Language Teacher®: Alphabet,
Words, Phrases, and Dialogs. Each option comprises several
stages.
 Select the desired step to start or continue learning. You can tap
Restart to reset the progress indicators.
 Follow the instructions announced.
 Select Continue to go to the next item, stage, or step. You may
quickly jump to the desired option by selecting the respective
item.
The Words, Phrases, and Dialogs options are powered through
speech recognition and a graphical testing system. The phrase you
have said will be recorded, automatically recognized and compared
to the model pronunciation. The smileys ( ,
,
) along with a
voiceover will guide you to improve your articulation skills.
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 When using the speech recognition function, press and hold the
MENU key to activate the microphone. Say your word or phrase
and then release the key. Alternatively, use the Record button
on the screen.
Alphabet
 Listen to the alphabet. Select the desired letter's icon to listen to
its pronunciation again.
 Listen to the sample words by selecting the appropriate onscreen key.
Words
You will see words illustrated by pictures. Each word will be
announced by voice.
 Follow the instructions announced and try to memorize the
words.
Phrases
The phrases will be displayed and pronounced line by line. Some
of the phrases have changeable parts. These are underlined.
 Follow the instructions announced and try to memorize the
phrases.
Dialogs
 Listen to the dialogs and master your pronunciation skills.
U-Learn™
Having your language courses in a digital format means you can
learn a foreign language practically anywhere, even in your car.
This application will help you enlarge your vocabulary quickly and
have you speaking a foreign language in no time.
 In the Main Menu, select Language and Games. You will see
the Language and Games window.
 Select U-Learn™.
 Follow the instructions announced.
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 To activate the menu, press the MENU key. The following
options are available: Volume control, Go to the topic..., Sleep
mode, Restart, and Exit.
Sleep Mode does not require any feedback from you during the
course and allows you to memorize words and phrases when you
are unable or do not want to speak.
 To pause or continue training, press OK.
Audio Phrasebook™
ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR substitutes for an interpreter in
standard situations such as registering at a hotel, shopping, visiting
bank etc. You simply choose the appropriate phrase and the
device will pronounce its translation.
 In the Main Menu, select Language and Games. You will see
the Language and Games window.
 Select Audio PhraseBook™.
Basics
For easy references, the phrases are arranged by topics.
 To activate the application menu, press the MENU key. The
Audio Phrasebook™ menu contains the following commands:
Say Source Phrase, Say Target Phrase, Select Topic, Select
Subtopic, Swap Languages, Search, Switch Speaker to
Male/Female, Switch Interlocutor to Male/Female, Auto
playback, Switch to User Topic, Add to User Topic, Volume, and
Help.
 To change topic, tap the current topic name that is shown above
the phrase list. You will see the topics list. Select the desired
topic.
 To change subtopic, tap the current subtopic name that is
shown at the top, underneath the topic name. You will see the
subtopics list. Select the desired subtopic.
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 To change the translation direction, select the Swap Languages
command in the context menu.
 To listen to the pronunciation of the phrase or its translation, tap
the
icon. Alternatively, select the Say Source Phrase or Say
Target Phrase command in the context menu.
Some of the phrases have changeable parts. These are underlined.
For example, when viewing the phrase How frequent are the flights?
you can tap the flights and change it to trains. The phrase
translation will change accordingly.
Categories: Subtopics, Useful words, You may
hear
All topics contain a number of subtopics.
 To view the list of subtopics, use the Select Subtopic command.
 Tap the desired subtopic or one the following items: Useful
words or You may hear to view its contents.
In the Useful words section, the application shows useful words
and speech patterns pertaining to the topic, if available.
 Select You may hear to view a list of possible replies you may
hear from your interlocutor.
Finding Phrases
With the Search command you will find a phrase in no time.
 Press the MENU key. In the menu that appears, select Search.
You may input a whole phrase (for example, Thank you) or a
single word (thank).
Speech Recognition
The Audio PhraseBook™ application features speech recognition
functionality.
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 Open the desired subtopic. You will see the list of its phrases.
 Press and hold the MENU key. A microphone picture will appear
on the screen.
 Say your phrase and then release the MENU key. If the phrase
is on the list, the highlight will move to it. Use the Auto playback
option in the pop-up menu to enable or disable automatic
pronouncing of the translation (when your phrase is recognized).
User Topic
The option allowing you to add new phrases is a very useful
feature expanding the device phrase bank. You can add frequently
used phrases from other sections of Audio PhraseBook™; you
can also type your personal phrases with their translations. The
User Topic includes the ability to edit phrases and translations.
Note: Before you use the User Topic, select the appropriate
translation direction in Audio PhraseBook™. For example,
phrases that you added to this section in the Russian-English
direction will not appear when you change it to English-Russian.
Later, if you open the User Topic and don't see the phrases you
added, try changing the translation direction.
Adding Arbitrary Phrases
 Open the User Topic: press the MENU key and then select the
Switch to User Topic command in the menu that appears. You
will see the phrases you added to this section. If the User Topic
is empty, a new phrase template will appear automatically.
 If the User Topic is not empty, press the MENU key. In the
menu that appears, select Add Phrase. A new phrase template
will appear. The template contains two fields: Source Phrase
and Target Phrase.
 Enter the source phrase using the on-screen keyboard.
 Tap on the Target Phrase field and enter the translation.
 Tap OK. Your phrase and its translation will be added to the
User Topic.
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Voice playback is only provided for phrases installed by the device
manufacturer.
Adding Phrases from Other Sections
 Open the desired section in Audio PhraseBook™, set the
appropriate translation direction and select the phrase.
 Press the MENU key. In the menu that appears, select Add to
User Topic. The menu will close.
 Press the MENU key once again. In the menu that appears,
select Switch to User Topic. You will see the phrase you have
added.
 To exit the User Topic, press the MENU key and then select the
Switch to Phrases command.
Editing a Phrase
 Open the User Topic: press the MENU key and then select the
Switch to User Topic command in the menu that appears.
 Highlight the desired phrase and press the MENU key. In the
menu that appears, select Edit Phrase.
 Use the virtual keyboard and stylus to edit the phrase and its
translation.
 To save changes, tap OK.
Voice playback is only provided for phrases installed by the device
manufacturer. If you copy a phrase from a section and then modify
it, the Say Source Phrase and Say Target Phrase functions will not
work for the modified phrase.
Deleting a Phrase
 Open the User Topic and select the phrase you want to delete.
 Press the MENU key and then select the Remove Phrase
command in the menu that appears.
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Command List
The following are descriptions of commands available in this
application. The commands are accessible by pressing the MENU
key. They are listed alphabetically in the table below.
Command
Purpose
Add Phrase
Add your phrase to Audio
PhraseBook™.
Add to User Topic
Add the selected phrase to the User
Topic.
Auto Playback
Instantly hear the phrase translation
pronounced (when your phrase is
recognized).
Edit Phrase
Modify a phrase (in the User Topic).
Help
Open the application Help.
Remove Phrase
Delete a phrase from the User Topic.
Say Source Phrase
Listen to the pronunciation of the
source phrase.
Say Target Phrase
Listen to the pronunciation of the
translation.
Search
Find the desired phrase in the phrase
list.
Select Subtopic
Select the desired subtopic.
Select Topic
Select the desired topic.
Swap Languages
Change the translation direction. For
example, English to Spanish or
Spanish to English.
Switch Interlocutor to
Female
Use this command if you are talking
to a female.
Switch Interlocutor to
Male
Use this command if you are talking
to a male.
Switch Speaker to
Female
Use this command if you are a
female.
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Switch Speaker to Male
Use this command if you are a male.
Switch to Phrases
Exit the User Topic.
Switch to User Topic
Open the User Topic.
Volume
Adjust the sound level.
By using the Switch Speaker and Switch Interlocutor commands
you can achieve greater translation flexibility and accuracy. They
affect the way ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR translates certain
words and phrases, not the voiceover. You cannot change the
voice from male to female or vice versa.
Usage of Audio PhraseBook for Foreign
Language Studies
First, listen to a phrase as recorded by a native foreign language
speaker and then pronounce it by yourself. The device then
compares the phrase you have spoken with the prerecorded
sample helping you to improve your pronunciation.
 In the Main Menu, select Language and Games. You will see
the Language and Games window.
 Select Audio PhraseBook™.
 Select the desired topic and subtopic.
 If necessary, change the source language. The source
language should be your native tongue.
 Select the desired phrase.
 To hear the phrase translation pronounced, tap the
the translation area.
icon in
 Repeat this several times until you learn the correct
pronunciation.
 Change the translation direction.
 Position your mouth near the built-in microphone at a distance
of 3 – 6 inches (8 – 15 cm).
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 Press and hold the MENU key.
 Say the newly learned phrase into the microphone.
The phrase you have said in the foreign language will be compared
to the model pronunciation. If you have pronounced the phrase
correctly, the device will recognize it and then show or pronounce
its translation in your native language. If the device does not
recognize you – simply repeat the above steps.
The accuracy of speech recognition depends on the level of
external noise. It is best to ensure silence in the room where you
practice your pronunciation.
To achieve the best results, please consider the following.
1. Ensure the room is relatively quiet.
2. Choose an optimum distance of 3 – 6 inches (8 – 15 cm) from
the built-in microphone, taking your normal speaking volume into
consideration.
3. Do not say unrelated words or phrases into the microphone.
4. Try to say phrases distinctly and plainly without clipping syllables.
5. Avoid carelessness in pronunciation (smacking of lips, loudly
inhaling or exhaling, mumbling, interruptions, repetitions, etc.).
Pictured Dictionary
The Pictured Dictionary application displays pictures of related
words and provides translations and human voice pronunciation.
 In the Main Menu, select Language and Games. You will see
the Language and Games window.
 Select Pictured Dictionary.
For easy references, the words are arranged by topics. The words
are listed on the left side of the screen with their translations on the
right side.
 Press the MENU key. You will see the context menu with the
following commands: Say Source Word, Say Target Word,
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Select Topic, Select Subtopic, Swap Languages, Select Source
Language, Select Target Language, Search, Volume, and Help.
 To change topic, tap the current topic name that is shown above
the word list. You will see the topics list. Select the desired topic.
 To change subtopic, tap the current subtopic name that is
shown at the top, underneath the topic name. You will see the
subtopics list. Select the desired subtopic.
 To hear the translation pronounced, press the MENU key and
then select the Say Target Word command in the menu that
appears.
In this application you can view definitions of English words. To do
this, follow the steps below.
 Set the source language to English.
 Look for the desired word. Select it with the stylus.
 Tap the picture that explains the word's meaning. You will see
the dictionary definition of the word in the English language.
Command List
The following are descriptions of commands available in this
application. The commands are accessible by pressing the MENU
key. They are listed alphabetically in the table below.
Command
Purpose
Help
Open the application Help.
Say Source Word
Listen to the pronunciation of the
headword.
Say Target Word
Listen to the pronunciation of the
translation.
Search
Find the desired word in the
dictionary.
Select Source Language
Select the language you want to
translate your words from.
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Select Subtopic
Select the desired subtopic.
Select Target Language
Select the language you want to
translate your words to.
Select Topic
Select the desired topic.
Swap Languages
Change the translation direction.
For example, English to Spanish
or Spanish to English.
Volume
Adjust the sound level.
Universal Translator
Universal Translator – an application combining over 180
languages with cross-language translation functionality. For more
information, please visit our Web site at www.ectaco.com.
 In the Main Menu, select Language and Games. You will see
the Language and Games window.
 Select Universal Translator.
 To translate a word, enter it using the on-screen keyboard.
When viewing translations:
 Press the MENU key to activate the pop-up menu which has the
following commands: Speak, Previous, Next, Change Direction,
Select Source Language, Select Target Language, Volume, and
Help.
When in the entries list:
 Press the MENU key to activate the pop-up menu which has the
following commands: Speak, Virtual Keyboard, Change
Direction, Select Source Language, Select Target Language,
Volume, and Help.
How to Set the Desired Language Pair
 Use the Select Source Language and Select Target Language
commands in the pop-up menu.
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ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR speaks dictionary entries out loud with
a real human voice in English and other languages. These entries
are marked with a special icon:
.
 To listen to the pronunciation of the word or phrase, tap
.
Vocabulary Builder
ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR offers you an educational game called
Vocabulary Builder that will improve your spelling skills and
enhance your personal vocabulary in an easy and fascinating way.
 In the Main Menu, select Language and Games. You will see
the Language and Games window.
 Select Vocabulary Builder. The game will begin.
 Press the MENU key. You will see the pop-up menu which has
the following commands: New game, Reset statistics, Say,
Volume, Change language, and Help.
 Try to guess letters in the word by entering them using the onscreen keyboard.
If you guess a letter correctly, it will appear in place of "?" in the
word.
 Select the Say command in the pop-up menu to hear the hidden
word (counts as one try).
The game continues until the picture in the upper left of the screen
is complete. Each word is added to the list shown in the middle of
the screen.
 To reset statistics, select the Reset statistics command in the
pop-up menu.
 To start a new game, select the New game command in the
pop-up menu.
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Linguistic Crossword
The Linguistic Crossword application is a fascinating puzzle. The
goal is to fill all the rows and columns with correct words. You will
have the word translation as a clue.
 In the Main Menu, select Language and Games. You will see
the Language and Games window.
 Select Linguistic Crossword.
 Select a column or row. You will see the word translation at the
top of the screen.
 Enter the word using the on-screen keyboard.
 Press the MENU key to activate the pop-up menu which has the
following commands: New grid, Reveal word, Show letter,
Volume, Say Word, Say translation, Reveal grid, and Help.
Linguistic FlashCards
The face of a card shows the source word translation or definition,
and the reverse side shows the source word. The player browses
the cards and, whenever necessary, uses a hint.
The goal is to learn all the cards in the set.
The number of unlearned cards in a set is recorded for each game.
This information is displayed on the screen. For example, Words
left: 10, means you have 10 cards to be learned.
 In the Main Menu, select Language and Games. You will see
the Language and Games window.
 Select Linguistic FlashCards.
 Select the desired set. The game will begin.
 Select the Drop button to set a card apart.
 To go to the next card, tap Skip.
 Select the SHOW TRANSLATION message to see the target
word.
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There are pre-defined card sets in this application. Additionally, you
can create your own sets (see the Learning Settings application).
Pockets
This is a traditional game targeting in-depth word learning. In this
game, the same cards as those used in the FlashCards game are
divided into 4 groups (4 pockets). At the beginning of the game all
cards are located in the first pocket. You turn the cards one by one
and, if you know the hidden word, put the card in the second
pocket. Keep browsing until all the cards from the first pocket are
moved to the second pocket.
At the second stage you move the cards to the third pocket and,
again, if you know the hidden word, put the card in the next pocket.
The game continues until all cards are moved to the fourth pocket
and memorized. You will direct most of your effort at learning
difficult words, while simple words will shortly jump to the fourth
pocket.
 In the Main Menu, select Language and Games. You will see
the Language and Games window.
 Select Pockets.
 Select the desired topic.
 Select the desired set. The game will begin.
 Use the stylus to select the first pocket. The first card from those
stored in the selected pocket will be displayed.
 Select Got It! if you know the hidden word. The card will be
moved to the upper pocket.
 If you do not know the target word, select Forgot, and the card
will drop to, or will remain in the lower pocket, if it is already
there.
The bottommost line of the screen displays the number of cards left
in the pocket.
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Translation Test
In this game you should choose the word which best corresponds
to the given description. You will be offered four choices, and you
should select the correct one. If your choice is incorrect, you will be
prompted to answer the given question later.
 In the Main Menu, select Language and Games. You will see
the Language and Games window.
 Select Translation Test.
 To select the desired set, tap the respective folder name and
then tap the desired set name. The game will begin.
 The word description and four answer choices will be displayed.
Select the correct one.
If you have made an error, the word will be replaced with "-----". If
you have guessed the word, the card will be set apart. If you guess
wrong or select the Skip button, the card will remain in the set and
will be displayed later. The number of unlearned cards in a set is
recorded for each game. This information is displayed on the
screen. For example, Words left: 10, means you have 10 cards to
be learned.
When you have finished a set, the Current set is finished! Start
over? message will be shown.
 Select Yes to reset the statistics and go to the first question in
the current set.
Spell-It-Right
In this game the focus is on the correct spelling of words. The
program displays the cards one by one with the target word hidden.
This game is similar to FlashCards, but this time you should type
the word yourself. As in all other games, you can view the target
word at any time.
 In the Main Menu, select Language and Games. You will see
the Language and Games window.
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 Select Spell-It-Right.
 To select the desired set, tap the respective folder name and
then tap the desired set name. The game will begin.
 Type the correct target word in the text input field and then
select the Enter key. If you enter the word incorrectly, the
corresponding message will be shown. Just tap OK and try
again.
 Select Skip to go to the next card. When you reach the last card
in a set, you will return to the first unlearned card from the given
set.
 Tap the SHOW TRANSLATION key to hide the on-screen
keyboard and see the target word.
Sudoku
Complete the 9×9 sudoku puzzle by entering digits from 1 to 9 into
the blank fields. Every row must contain one of each digit, so must
every column, and every 3×3 box.
 In the Main Menu, select Language and Games. You will see
the Language and Games window.
 Select Sudoku.
 Choose a difficulty level. There are five levels available: Very
Easy, Easy, Normal, Hard, and Very Hard.
 To enter a desired digit into the highlighted cell, use the onscreen keyboard shown on the lower section of the screen.
 To pause or resume the game, tap Pause.
Learning Settings
This section enables you to create new sets of user entries. The
database created can be used in the following applications:
Pockets, Translation Test, Spell-It-Right, and Linguistic FlashCards.
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 In the Main Menu, select Language and Games. You will see
the Language and Games window.
 Select Learning Settings.
 Select the New Set command. The New Set window will appear.
 Specify the set name and then tap OK.
 Specify the translation direction.
To add or edit entries, please follow the steps below.
 Select the desired set and then select the Add user word
command.
 In the window that appears, enter your information in every field
as desired.
 To save changes, tap OK.
SCIENCE AND MATH
Graphing Calculator
This application is capable of plotting function graphs.
 In the Main Menu, select Science and Math. You will see the
Science and Math window.
 Select Graphing Calculator.
For example, to plot the graph of the function Y = x*sin (x) on the
interval [-5, 5], please follow the steps below.
 Using the stylus, "press" the following on-screen keys:
Y=, x,t,θ, * , sin, x,t,θ, ) .
Use the f(x) key on the on-screen calculator keyboard to hide or
show the additional fields: From, To, and Step.
 Using the stylus, place the cursor in the From field and enter the
left endpoint value: -5. To enter a minus sign before the digit 5,
first enter the digit and then tap the +/- key on the calculator
keyboard.
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 Using the stylus, place the cursor in the To field and enter the
right endpoint value: 5.
 Using the stylus, place the cursor in the Step field and enter the
value 0.01 (the leading zero can be omitted).
 Tap the = key.
The program will calculate the y-coordinate for each value of x in
intervals of Step, and plot the graph.
To return, press
on the device.
The program is capable of calculating a function value for a given
number. Let's calculate the square root of 3.
 Using the stylus, "press" the following on-screen keys:
sqrt, 3 , ) , = .
 To set trigonometric input for radians, select Radian.
 To graph in polar coordinates, select Polar.
 To access inverse functions, select Inv.
 To clear screen, tap the C/CE key.
Scientific Calculator
This application performs basic arithmetic, such as addition and
subtraction, as well as functions found on a scientific calculator,
such as logarithms and factorials.
 In the Main Menu, select Science and Math. You will see the
Science and Math window.
 Select Scientific Calculator.
 Using the stylus, enter the value of argument and then tap the
desired function key.
For trigonometric calculations, choose a unit of measure: Radians,
Degrees, or Grads.
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Accounting Calculator
This useful feature of your ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR enables
you to compute monthly payments and amounts of principal and
interest paid or payable to date on your loans and mortgages. You
can also make tax calculations.
 In the Main Menu, select Science and Math. You will see the
Science and Math window.
 Select Accounting Calculator.
How to Calculate a Loan
For example, let's consider a mortgage: initial price is 140000,
payment period is 20 years, annual interest rate is 7.5%.
 Select the Loan key.
 Type 140000.
 Using the stylus, place the cursor in the Years field.
 Type 20.
 Place the cursor in the Rate field.
 Type 7.5.
 Use the stylus to select one of the following options: Show by
year or Show by month.
 Select the desired Starting month.
 Select the Loan key and then select the Report key. You will
see the report. Use the Round key to specify the number of
decimal places: 0, 2, 4 or N (unlimited).
How to Add or Subtract a Tax
Let's consider an article of $1500. Suppose the sale tax is 10%.
 Select the TAX key to switch to the Rate field.
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 Type 10.
 Select the TAX key once again to set the value.
 Type 1500 and then press the TAX+ key. You will see 1650.
Geography References
From this application you can always get reliable information on all
the nations of the world. The reference data is only available in
English.
 In the Main Menu, select Science and Math. You will see the
Science and Math window.
 Select Geography References.
The countries are grouped alphabetically.
 Select the desired country name. You will see the information
sections.
Math References
ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR contains reference books on algebra,
calculus, geometry, and trigonometry. The reference data is only
available in English.
 In the Main Menu, select Science and Math. You will see the
Science and Math window.
 Select Math References.
Chemistry References
Here you can find chemistry reference tables as well as books on
general chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and organic chemistry. The
reference data is only available in English.
 In the Main Menu, select Science and Math. You will see the
Science and Math window.
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 Select Chemistry References.
Periodic Table
Use the interactive Periodic Table to get the following information
on all of the known elements: name, order number, period, group,
category, atomic weight, etc.
 In the Main Menu, select Science and Math. You will see the
Science and Math window.
 Select Periodic Table.
 Use the stylus to select the desired element. Information on the
element will be displayed.
To return to the Main Menu, press
.
Physics References
Use this section to refresh your memory about physical constants,
classification of matter and other educational topics. The reference
data is only available in English.
 In the Main Menu, select Science and Math. You will see the
Science and Math window.
 Select Physics References.
Metric Conversion
With your ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR you may easily convert
measurements from the British-American system into the metric
system commonly used in Europe, and vice versa, as well as within
each system.
 In the Main Menu, select Science and Math. You will see the
Science and Math window.
 Select Metric Conversion.
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 To open the list of categories or units, just tap the corresponding
line.
 Select the desired category and unit.
 Enter the value to be converted.
Earth Science
This section covers the majority of topics that are concerned with
the structure, age, and other aspects of the earth. The reference
data is only available in English.
 In the Main Menu, select Science and Math. You will see the
Science and Math window.
 Select Earth Science.
Biology
Green grass, green leaves, and water droplets hanging from the
strands of a spider web against a field of ambient green: take an
exciting journey into everything that is related to life! The reference
data is only available in English.
 In the Main Menu, select Science and Math. You will see the
Science and Math window.
 Select Biology.
Musical Notes
A collection of music for piano, including classical music by Mozart,
Beethoven, and Mendelssohn. The factory-defined path to the
respective PDF files in the internal memory of the device is \My
Books \ Music Notes. The corresponding audio files are found in
the Audio Books and Music section (see page 62).
 In the Main Menu, select Science and Math. You will see the
Science and Math window.
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 Select Musical Notes.
Objects of Art
A selection of illustrative matter regarding art, architecture and so
on for viewing in a specialized image viewer.
 In the Main Menu, select Science and Math. You will see the
Science and Math window.
 Select Objects of Art.
Please refer to the Viewing Pictures section for further information.
Viewing Pictures
ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR is capable of storing and displaying
pictures in JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP formats.
 Copy your pictures to the My Pictures folder in the internal
memory of the device.
 In the Main Menu, select Science and Math. You will see the
Science and Math window.
 Select Objects of Art.
 Use the arrow keys (Left/Right) to switch between pictures.
 Use the arrow keys (Up/Down) to zoom into a picture.
When the device is connected to a computer, pictures that are
stored in the My Pictures folder in the internal memory of the
device are not available for viewing. You can place them in the My
Books folder on the microSD card; in this case the pictures will be
available in the My Library section of the Main Menu.
Command List
The following are descriptions of commands available in this
application. The commands are accessible by pressing the MENU
key. They are listed alphabetically in the table below.
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Command
Purpose
Fullscreen
View the picture in fullscreen mode.
Help
Open the application Help.
Panning mode
Use the keys to adjust the position of a
picture so that you can view any part of it.
Rotate image
clockwise
Turn the picture 90° clockwise.
Rotate image
counterclockwise
Turn the picture 90° counterclockwise.
Screen update
Use this mode to avoid seeing any traces
from recently viewed images.
Start Slideshow
Full screen mode is used. To pause playing
the slide show, tap the screen. To continue
playing the slide show, tap the screen once
again. To exit the Slideshow mode, doubletap the screen.
Zoom in
Zoom in on a picture.
Zoom out
Zoom out on a picture.
AUDIO BOOKS AND MUSIC
ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR includes an audio player, a program
allowing you to play and organize digital audio files. The program
supports .mp3, .ogg, and uncompressed .wav files.
 Copy your music files to the My Music folder in the internal
memory of the device or on the microSD card.
 In the Main Menu, select Audio Books and Music. You will
see the files you have copied and the preinstalled files, if any.
 To play the desired recording, tap the respective line on the
screen.
 To move to the previous or next file, or to start or stop playback
use the on-screen buttons at the bottom of the screen.
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 To adjust the volume, tap on the chart at the bottom of the
screen.
Command List
The following are descriptions of commands available in this
application. The commands are accessible by pressing the MENU
key. They are listed alphabetically in the table below.
Command
Purpose
Add to favorites
Save a favorite.
Help
Open the application Help.
Next
Go to the next file.
Pause
Pause playing.
Play
Start playing.
Previous
Go to the previous file.
Remove from
favorites
Remove a favorite.
Repeat
(OFF/ON/ONE)
Play the files repeatedly.
Shuffle (OFF/ON)
Change the order in which the files play.
Volume
Volume control.
SETTINGS
For best results and to ensure that you can fully employ all of the
diverse features of your ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR, it is
recommended that you thoroughly familiarize yourself with the
options of the Settings section.
 In the Main Menu, select Settings.
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Languages
 Use this section to change the interface language.
Date and Time
Adjust the current Date and Time.
 Use the stylus to select the value you want to change.
 To increase or decrease the value, press the keys on the device
or tap small arrows on the screen.
 Tap the arrow to the right of Time Zone, to select the desired
zone in the window that appears. For example, (GMT-05:00)
Eastern Time (US and Canada).
 Under Regional Settings, tap the arrow to see the list of
available options and then select the desired locale used for
numbers, time, and dates. Select your locale.
Volume
This setting allows you to adjust the sound level in applications
featuring audio playback.
To adjust the volume, select Volume. Use the stylus to set the
desired volume in the window that appears.
Fonts
Select font size for text in books. Six font sizes available: 24, 32, 36,
40, 48 or 64 pt.
Auto Power
This feature saves battery life by shutting the device down after the
specified period of inactivity: 1 minute, 2 minutes, 3 minutes,
4 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 20 minutes or never. After the
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specified period of time, all applications will be automatically closed;
the device will shut down. Later, if you turn the device on, you will
see the Main Menu.
The Auto power option allows you to save battery life. If you select
never, the device won't automatically shut down. In this case you
might need to recharge the battery more often.
By default, Auto Power is set to never. See Turning the Device
on/off on page 13 for more information.
Audio Introductions
Certain applications have audio introductions that are played after
you have launched such an application.
 Press OK on the device to turn the introductions on or off.
Stylus Sound
You can turn on or off an audible click you hear when you tap the
device screen.
 Press OK on the device to turn the Stylus sound on or off.
Keys Sound
You can have ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR make an audible click
when a key is pressed.
 Press OK on the device to turn the Keys sound on or off.
Device Info
Display information about the device: Serial Number, Memory
Capacity, Card Capacity, Firmware Version.
Memory Capacity gives you the ability to check if there is enough
free space in the internal memory of the device.
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Card Capacity gives you the ability to check if there is enough free
space on the microSD card (when it is being used).
Serial Number and Firmware Version are technical data that you
might need when communicating with technical support
professionals.
Wi-Fi
Your ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR can connect to Wi-Fi access
points that use the 802.11b or 802.11g standard.
Choose the connection type: Auto IP or Static IP. If you chose
Static IP, specify IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS
Server. The device MAC Address is not supposed to be changed.
 Tap the On button next to Wi-Fi to switch Wi-Fi on. A list of
detected access points will appear.
 Select the desired access point.
 Enter the password (if required) using the on-screen keyboard.
After you finish setting up, turning Wi-Fi on/off may be performed
by sliding the switch to the left and immediately releasing it (see
page 11).
Restore Defaults
Use this command to restore the factory-defined settings. This
action doesn't remove personal files, including fiction books etc.,
from your device.
Deauthorize the Device
Deauthorizing the device removes the authorization from the
system to avoid unauthorized access to DRM-protected files.
Use this command before you dispose of the device (e.g. if you sell
it).
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TROUBLESHOOTING
This section of the manual is to help you solve possible problems
when working with ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR. If you, having read
this guide, cannot solve the problem, please consult with a
specialist in electronic equipment.
The Device Won't Turn On
Problem Description
You experience difficulties turning the device on.
Possible Solutions
Recharge the battery. The built-in battery can be recharged from
an electrical outlet through the adapter, as well as from a PC via
USB-cable.
System Hangs
Problem Description
The device is on but it does not respond when you press keys or
tap the screen with the stylus.
Possible Solutions
Press and hold the RESET button for 5 seconds to reboot. The
RESET button is located on the bottom edge of the device (see
page 11).
Touchscreen Doesn't Work
Problem Description
The device is on but it does not respond when you tap on user
interface items with the stylus.
Possible Solutions
Tapping screen items is done only with the supplied pointing
device – ECTACO® jetBook® COLOR stylus. Make sure there is no
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other stylus in the stylus slot. To get the touchscreen work, remove
the stylus from the slot at the side of the device's back panel.
Settings Changed Unexpectedly
Problem Description
Audio or any other system settings differ from what you have set.
Possible Solutions
Reset to the default settings. In the Main Menu select Settings,
and then use the Restore Defaults command. The factory-defined
settings will be restored. This action doesn't remove personal files,
including fiction books etc., from your device.
File Won't Open
Problem Description
An ebook or document could not be opened.
Possible Solutions
If the file does not match one of the supported file types, you can
try to find a book in another format (for example, PDF), or convert
your file to Plain Text (.txt), FictionBook (.fb2), Mobipocket (.mobi),
PRC , PDB, EPUB, RTF, HTML, DjVu or PDF. All of these formats
are supported by the device.
Note: Books with DRM protection cannot be opened on
unauthorized devices.
Touchscreen Works Slowly
Problem Description
Rendering on-screen items is slower than on a PC monitor.
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Possible Solutions
This is a feature of the E-Ink technology. The use of E-Ink can
significantly extend battery life compared to hand-held devices with
LCD screens. 1
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