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BOOKMAN
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USER’S GUIDE
EMQ-640
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Contents
Installing Batteries ........................................................ 5
Installing a Book Card ................................................... 5
Selecting a Book ........................................................... 6
Using the Colour Keys ................................................... 6
Changing the Settings ................................................... 7
Viewing a Demonstration .............................................. 7
Finding Encyclopedia Articles ....................................... 8
Searching for Words ...................................................... 9
Expanding Your Searches ............................................ 10
Highlighting Search Words .......................................... 11
Using Cross-References .............................................. 12
Using Bookmarks ........................................................ 13
Sending a Word Between Books .................................. 14
Resetting Your BOOKMAN .......................................... 14
Specifications .............................................................. 15
Limited Warranty ......................................................... 15
Index ............................................................................ 16
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Introduction
Key Guide
Welcome to the world of BOOKMAN®!
With your new EMQ-640 you can carry
and read the Hutchinson Popular Encyclopedia anywhere. Your new electronic encyclopedia has over 17,000
articles, many of which include chronologies that highlight historical events
related to the subject of the article.
You can also search for words, expand
your searches to find more articles,
read cross-references, and even add
your own bookmarks to quickly find
the articles you read most often.
Read this User’s Guide to learn how.
MORE
X-REF
SEARCH
LIST
Colour Keys
Expands a word search.
(green) Highlights, or selects, a
cross-reference.
(yellow) Goes to the word
search screen.
(blue) Displays your bookmark
list, and lets you add or
remove bookmarks.
(red)
➤ Understanding the Colour Keys
The colour keys (red, green, yellow,
and blue) perform the functions
listed above only for the book described in this User’s Guide.
Other BOOKMAN books have their
own colour key functions, which are
labeled on their keyboards or book
cards. To learn more, read “Using
the Colour Keys.”
➤ About Screen Illustrations
Some screen illustrations in this
User’s Guide may differ from what
you see on screen. This does not
mean that your BOOKMAN is
malfunctioning.
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Key Guide
Other Keys
BACK
Erases a letter, backs up, or
turns off the highlight in an
article.
DN
CAP
Shifts the keys to type capitals or
punctuation.
CARD
Exits the book you are reading.
CLEAR
Clears all of your entries.
ENTER
Selects a menu item, enters
search words, or starts a
highlight.
HELP
MENU
ON/OFF
?✽
SPACE
UP
Direction Keys
Moves in the indicated
direction, or moves the cursor
or highlight.
Pages down or up.
Key Combinations*
Goes to the main menu
from a submenu.
✩ + ENTER
At a menu, goes directly to
the text of an article. At an
article, highlights crossreferences or bookmarks.
✩ + DN
Goes to the next or
or UP
previous article or word
search match.
✩ +
Types a hyphen.
✩ + Q - P Types numbers.
CAP
+
Goes to the bottom or
top of menus. In entries
or
with multiple sections,
goes to the next or
previous section.
CAP
+
In an article, goes to the
top of an article.
✩
Displays help messages.
Displays the main menus.
Turns BOOKMAN on or off.
At an article, displays the
article location. At a menu,
displays a full menu title. With
CAP , types an ✻ to stand for
a series of letters.
Types a space, or pages down.
+
BACK
* Hold the first key while pressing the other key.
4
Installing Batteries
Installing a Book Card
Your BOOKMAN 640 model is powered by four LR03 batteries (AAA batteries). Here is how to install or
replace them.
Warning: When the batteries lose
power or are removed from your
BOOKMAN, information that you entered in its built-in book as well as in
any installed book card will be erased.
Warning: Never install or remove a
book card while your BOOKMAN is
turned on. If you do, information that
you have entered in the built-in book,
as well as in any other installed book
cards, may be erased.
1. Turn your BOOKMAN off.
2. Turn your BOOKMAN over.
3. Align the tabs of the book
card with the notches in the
slot.
1. Turn your BOOKMAN over.
2. Slide off its battery cover in
the direction of the triangle.
3. Install the batteries as shown
in the diagram in the battery
compartment.
4. Replace the battery cover.
4. Press the book card down
until it snaps into place.
➤ Follow the Arrows
➤ Removing Book Cards
Warning: When you remove a
book card to install another, information that you entered in the removed
book card may be erased.
The flashing arrows on the right of
the screen show which arrow keys
you can press to move around the
screen.
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Selecting a Book
Using the Colour Keys
Once you have installed a book card in
your BOOKMAN, you can select
which book you want to use.
The red, green, yellow, and blue keys
on the top row of your BOOKMAN
change their functions according to
which book you have selected.
If you have selected the built-in book,
the colour keys function as labeled on
the BOOKMAN keyboard. If you have
selected a book card, the colour keys
function as labeled on that card.
1. Turn your BOOKMAN on.
2. Press CARD .
These are sample books.
3. Press
or
to highlight the
book you want to use.
4. Press
ENTER
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to select it.
Remember, when you have selected a
book card, the colour keys function as
labeled on that card, not as on the
keyboard.
➤ Resuming Where You Left Off
You can turn off your BOOKMAN at
any time. When you turn your
BOOKMAN on again, the screen
that you last viewed reappears.
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Changing the Settings
Viewing a Demonstration
You can adjust the type size, shutoff
time, and screen contrast of this book.
The shutoff time is how long your BOOKMAN stays on if you forget to turn it off.
The screen contrast is how light or
dark the screen display appears.
Before you start using your new
BOOKMAN, you may want to see a
brief demonstration of what it can do.
When no book card is installed in your
BOOKMAN, the demonstration will automatically appear after you turn the
unit on. To stop the demonstration,
press CLEAR . To disable it, press MENU ,
and use the arrow keys to highlight the
Setup menu. Highlight Disable Demo
and press ENTER . To re-enable it, select
Enable Demo from the Setup menu.
When a book card is installed in your
BOOKMAN, press MENU . Then use the
arrow keys to highlight the Setup
menu. Then select View Demo.
1. Press CLEAR .
2. Use or
to highlight the
Setup menu.
3. Press
to highlight Set Type
Size, Set Shutoff, or Set
Contrast.
A slanted arrow indicates a submenu.
4. Press ENTER .
5. Press
or
to change the
setting.
To leave the settings unchanged,
press BACK .
6. Press ENTER to select it.
➤ Help is Always at Hand
You can view a help message at virtually any screen by pressing HELP .
Press
or DN to read the help.
Press BACK to exit the message.
To read about how to use this encyclopedia and what the keys do,
select Tutorial from the Setup menu.
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Finding Encyclopedia Articles
Finding Encyclopedia Articles
The Articles menu lists all the articles
in this encyclopedia alphabetically by
title. Finding an article is as easy as
typing the name of its title.
1. Press
CLEAR
Or select a submenu item, if needed.
4. Press
, DN , or SPACE to scroll
down to read the text.
5. Hold ✩ and press DN to view
the next article in this
encyclopedia.
To view the previous article in this encyclopedia, hold ✩ and press UP .
6. To go back to the Articles
menu, press BACK .
7. Press CLEAR to clear your request.
.
The Articles menu is highlighted.
2. Start typing an article title.
For example, type zebra.
You do not need to type capitals.
To erase a letter, press BACK .
To display a full menu title, press
?✽ .
You can also find article titles by using the Direction keys at the
Articles menu.
3. When the title is highlighted,
press ENTER to see its article.
➤ What Article Are You Reading?
When you are reading an encyclopedia article, you can view its title or
Article location by pressing ? ✽ .
Press
8
BACK
to go back to the article.
Searching for Words
Searching for Words
You can search for words occurring in
articles and their titles. Each occurrence that you find is called a match.
1. Press
2. Press
CLEAR
SEARCH
The matching words are boxed.
6. Hold ✩ and press DN repeatedly to view the next matches.
To view a previous match, hold ✩
and press UP .
7. Press BACK to go back to the
list of matches.
8. Press SEARCH (yellow) to clear your
search and begin a new one.
.
(the yellow key).
3. Type up to four words. For
example, type roman empire.
➤ If You Misspell a Word
If you enter a misspelled search
word, a list of corrections appears.
Highlight a correction and press
ENTER to search for it.
You don’t need to type capitals, but
if you want to, hold ✩ and press a
letter key.
To erase a letter, press BACK .
To type a space, press SPACE .
4. Press ENTER to search.
➤ Finding Incomplete Words
If you are not sure which form of a word
to search for, type an asterisk in place of
letters in the word (e.g., psych✻ ) and
then press ENTER . To type an asterisk,
hold CAP and press ? ✽ .
Next, highlight a complete word and
press ENTER to search for it.
5. Use the Direction keys to
highlight a title and then
press ENTER to view its article.
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Searching for Words
Expanding Your Searches
When you press MORE (the red key)
after a word search, your search can
expand up to three times to include
matches in the text of articles, if none
were already found, synonyms, or
related words.
➤ Understanding Word Searches
When you search for words, the encyclopedia searches first for
matches of the words in the titles of
articles.
If no matches are found in article
titles, it automatically searches for
matches in the articles themselves.
If no exact matches are found in articles, the encyclopedia then
searches for synonyms and related
words.
Searches of more than one word
find matches regardless of the order
or proximity of the words. For example, if you search for space
travel, you will find articles that have
the words travel and space in their
text or titles.
1. Press CLEAR .
2. Press SEARCH (yellow) and type
up to four words. For example, type russia.
To erase a letter, press BACK .
3. Press ENTER to search.
4. Press MORE (red) to expand
the search.
5. Press
10
MORE
(red) again.
Expanding Your Searches
Highlighting Search Words
6. Press MORE (red) once more to
fully expand the search.
7. Use the arrow keys to highlight a title and then press
ENTER to view its article.
Note: You can also highlight a title
by typing its first few letters.
8. Hold ✩ and press DN repeatedly to view the next matches.
To view a previous match, hold ✩
and press UP .
9. To go back to the list of
matches, press BACK .
10. Press CLEAR to clear your search.
You can also search for words by highlighting them in articles. Then you can
find their matches in other articles. Try
this example.
1. Press CLEAR .
2. Highlight English Channel
and then press ENTER .
To learn how, read “Finding Encyclopedia Articles.”
3. Press ENTER again to start the
highlight.
You can turn off the highlight by
pressing BACK .
4. Use the arrow keys to
highlight a word. For example, highlight France.
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Highlighting Search Words
5. Press
ENTER
Using Cross-References
to search for it.
Cross-references appear in articles as
words in all capital letters. Each crossreference is the title of another encyclopedia article.
Note: When you are using the small
type size, cross-references are indi).
cated by an XREF marker (
6. To search for more articles,
press MORE (red).
7. Highlight an article and press
ENTER to select it.
8. Hold ✩ and press DN repeatedly to view the next matches.
To view a previous match, hold ✩
and press UP .
9. Press CLEAR when finished.
1. Press CLEAR .
2. On the Articles menu, highlight
Camelot and then press ENTER .
To learn how, read “Finding Encyclopedia Articles.”
3. Press X-REF (the green key).
➤ Finding Abbreviation Meanings
Or hold ✩ and press ENTER to
highlight a cross-reference.
To turn off the highlight, press BACK .
4. Press X-REF (green) again or
ENTER to go to the cross-referenced article.
You can find the meanings of abbreviations used in this encyclopedia (e.g.,
SW, kph, MLR, etc.). First find an abbreviation in an article or title and press
ENTER to start a highlight. Then use the
arrow keys to highlight the abbreviation. (If needed, select the appropriate
abbreviation.) Finally, press ENTER
again to see its meaning. To return to
the article, press BACK to go back.
5. Press
12
BACK
to go back.
Using Bookmarks
Using Bookmarks
Adding a Bookmark
2. Press
You can personalize your encyclopedia
by adding up to 10 bookmarks to articles. Then you can use your bookmarks for quick reference. The
marker shows the placement of the
bookmark.
LIST
(blue).
This is a sample bookmark list.
Bookmarks appear in the order they
were saved.
to highlight a bookmark.
3. Use
4. Press ENTER to view the article
in which the bookmark is
placed.
1. Find an encyclopedia article.
To learn how, read “Finding Encyclopedia Articles.”
2. Press LIST (the blue key).
Removing a Bookmark
3. Press
1. Find a bookmark in an article.
To learn how, read “Finding and
Viewing a Bookmark.”
2. Press LIST (blue).
to add a bookmark.
ENTER
Finding and Viewing a Bookmark
To see the full title of an article that
contains a bookmark, press ? ✽ .
3. Press ENTER to remove the
highlighted bookmark.
Once you have added bookmarks, it is
easy to find or remove them.
1. Press
CLEAR
.
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Sending a Word Between Books Resetting Your BOOKMAN
You can look up words from this book
in certain other BOOKMAN books,
and vice versa.
To send or receive a word to or from
another book, you must have installed
a book card in your BOOKMAN that is
able to send or receive words, as well.
To learn if a book card can send or receive words, read its User’s Guide.
If the BOOKMAN keyboard fails to respond, or if its screen performs erratically, first press CLEAR and then press
ON/OFF twice. If nothing happens, follow
the steps below.
Warning: Pressing the reset button with
more than very light pressure may permanently disable your BOOKMAN. In addition, resetting BOOKMAN erases settings
and information entered into its built-in
book and in any installed book card.
1. Highlight a word in the text of
an article.
1. Hold CLEAR and press ON/OFF .
If nothing happens, try Step 2.
2. Use a paper clip to gently press
reset button on BOOKMAN.
The reset button is recessed in a
pin-sized hole on the back of the
BOOKMAN. Look for it on the battery cover or near the book card
slot.
To highlight a word in text, press
ENTER and then press the arrow keys.
2. Hold ✩ and press CARD .
3. Highlight the other book.
This unit may change operating modes
due to Electro-static Discharge. Normal
operation of this unit can be re-established by pressing the reset key, ON/OFF ,
or by removing/replacing batteries.
4. Press ENTER .
The word that you highlighted appears in the other book.
5. If needed, press ENTER to look
up the word.
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Specifications
Limited Warranty
Model: EMQ-640
Hutchinson Popular Encyclopedia
• size: 14 x 10.3 x 2.5 cm
• weight: 6 oz
© 1996 Franklin Electronic Publishers,
Inc., Burlington, NJ 08016-4907 U.S.
All rights reserved.
© 1994 Helicon Publishing.
FCC Notice: Complies with the limits
for a Class B computing device pursuant
to Subpart B of part 15 of 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.
This product, excluding batteries, is
guaranteed by Franklin for a period of
one year from the date of purchase. It
will be repaired or replaced (at
Franklin’s option) free of charge for any
defect due to faulty workmanship or
materials.
Products returned under warranty
should be sent to the original vendor
with proof of purchase and description
of fault. Charges will be made for all repairs unless valid proof of purchase is
provided.
This warranty explicitly excludes defects due to misuse, accidental damage, or wear and tear. This guarantee
does not affect the consumer’s statutory rights.
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Index
Cross-references
finding 12
using 12
Demonstration
disabling 7
enabling 7
viewing 7
Direction keys 4, 8
FCC Notice 15
Finding
abbreviations 12
bookmarks 13
encyclopedia articles by title 8
incomplete words 9
words 9
Font size 7
Green (X-REF) key 3, 12
HELP key 7
Help messages 7
Highlight
starting 11
turning off 11
Limited Warranty 15
LIST (blue) key 3, 13
Misspellings, correcting 9
MORE (red) key 3, 10
Numbers, typing 4
Red (MORE) key 3, 10
Removing bookmarks 13
Resetting BOOKMAN 14
SEARCH (yellow) key 3, 9, 10
?* key 8, 13
Abbreviations, finding 12
Arrow keys 5
Articles
finding 8
viewing location 8
Articles menu 8
Asterisk (for finding words) 9
Auto-resume feature 6
Batteries, installing 5
Blue (LIST) key 3, 13
BOOKMAN
resetting 14
specifications 15
Bookmarks
adding 13
finding 13
removing 13
using 13
viewing 13
CAP key 9
CARD key 6, 14
Changing
font size 7
screen contrast 7
shutoff time 7
Colour keys
understanding 3
using 6
Correcting spellings 9
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Index
Selecting books 6
Set Contrast 7
Set Shutoff 7
Set Type Size 7
Setup menu 7
Shutoff time 7
Specifications 15
STAR key
with BACK 4
with CARD 14
with ENTER 4
with UP, DN 4, 8, 9, 11
Viewing
article locations 8
bookmarks 13
cross-references 12
help messages 7
Word searches
correcting misspellings 9
entering 9
highlighting words in articles 11
understanding 10
viewing 9
X-REF (green) key 3, 12
XREF marker 12
XREFs, using 12
Yellow (SEARCH) key 3, 9, 10
FDB-28049-00
P/N 7201259
Rev A.
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