Kurzweil 3000 for Windows™ Tutorial Version 9

Kurzweil 3000 for Windows™
Tutorial
Version 9
Kurzweil 3000 for Windows™ Tutorial Version 9
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Using This Tutorial ...................................................................................1
Chapter 1, Kurzweil 3000 Basics
The Benefits of Kurzweil 3000 .............................................................7
Starting Kurzweil 3000 .........................................................................9
Exploring the Kurzweil 3000 Window .................................................10
Stopping Kurzweil 3000 .....................................................................11
Exploring the Kurzweil 3000 Toolbars ...............................................12
Exploring the Menu System ...............................................................13
Exploring Keyboard Shortcuts ...........................................................14
Showing and Hiding Toolbars ............................................................15
Applying a Toolbar Set .......................................................................17
Working with Online Help ...................................................................18
Working with Documents in Kurzweil 3000 ........................................20
Opening and Saving a Document ......................................................21
Enlarging the Document for Viewing ..................................................23
Closing a Document ...........................................................................24
Chapter 2, Document Preparation
The Document Preparation Process ..................................................27
Scanning a Document into Kurzweil 3000 .........................................30
Reading as Part of Document Preparation ........................................32
Changing an Underlying Word ...........................................................34
Changing the Reading Order Using the Zone Editor .........................36
More to Explore: Trying Other Scanning Features ............................45
Chapter 3, Reading and Reading Settings
Reading in Kurzweil 3000 ..................................................................48
Starting and Pausing Reading ...........................................................48
Changing Reading Unit and Reading Speed .....................................50
Opening an Options Panel and Changing the Reading Speaker .......53
More to Explore: Accommodating Language Learning ......................57
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Chapter 4, Reference Tools
Reference Tools .................................................................................60
Looking up a Word .............................................................................60
Creating a Study Document Containing Definitions ...........................65
More to Explore: Using Online Encyclopedias ...................................71
Chapter 5, Notes and the Creation of a Study Document
Kurzweil 3000 Notes ..........................................................................76
Creating and Working with Sticky and Text Notes .............................77
Creating and Working with Footnotes ................................................81
Showing and Hiding Notes .................................................................84
Creating a Study Document by Extracting Notes ...............................85
More to Explore: Deleting a Note .......................................................89
Chapter 6, Highlighting and the Creation of a Summary Document
Kurzweil 3000 Highlighters ................................................................92
Highlighting Text in a Document ........................................................93
Using Reading by Highlight to Study .................................................95
Creating a Summary Document or Outline ........................................96
More to Explore: Erasing Highlights .................................................101
More to Explore: Labeling Highlight Colors ......................................102
Chapter 7, Bubble Notes as Instructional Support
Bubble Notes ...................................................................................107
Opening and Hearing a Bubble Note ...............................................109
Selecting Answers for Checkbox Questions ....................................113
Matching Answers ............................................................................116
Adding an Instructional Note ............................................................119
More to Explore: Setting Up Uninterrupted Reading ........................123
Chapter 8, Writing and Self-Correction Tools
Writing and Editing in Kurzweil 3000 ...............................................127
Creating a Text Document ...............................................................128
Hearing What You Type ...................................................................129
Using Word Prediction and a Homophones List ..............................131
Dragging and Dropping Text ............................................................135
Copying and Pasting an Image ........................................................138
Changing Fonts and Formatting ......................................................141
Spell Checking a Document .............................................................143
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Finding Homophones .......................................................................145
More to Explore: Setting Tabs and Margins .....................................147
More to Explore: Finding and Replacing Text ..................................148
Chapter 9, Vocabulary Lists
Kurzweil 3000 and Vocabulary Building ...........................................150
Creating a Vocabulary List by Extracting Words ..............................151
Setting Options for a Vocabulary List ...............................................156
Finding a Vocabulary List’s Words ...................................................158
Disabling a Vocabulary List ..............................................................160
Chapter 10, Online Material
Working with Online Material ...........................................................162
Reading Web Sites ..........................................................................163
Applying Reference Tools to Web Sites ..........................................165
Searching for Online Books .............................................................168
Opening Downloaded Files ..............................................................172
Chapter 11, Test Taking Preparation
Preparing Tests ................................................................................175
Using Fill in the Blanks .....................................................................176
Customizing Kurzweil 3000 for Test Taking .....................................177
Selecting the Test Taking Toolbar ...................................................178
Locking Features .............................................................................179
Chapter 12, Test Taking
Test Taking Using Kurzweil 3000 ....................................................182
Reading Through the Test ...............................................................183
Filling in Your Name .........................................................................184
Using Fill in the Blanks .....................................................................185
Using Highlighters for Multiple Choice .............................................187
Dragging and Dropping an Answer ..................................................189
Reading Back Test Questions and Answers ....................................191
Saving Your Test Document ............................................................192
Printing Your Test ............................................................................192
Congratulations ................................................................................192
Index ......................................................................................................193
Kurzweil 3000 Scanning Sample .........................................................199
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Using This Tutorial
Welcome to the Kurzweil 3000 for Windows Tutorial
This Tutorial is primarily for educators. It may also be
suitable for users at the high-school level and above.
Educators may consider using certain chapters/exercises,
such as Chapter 5, Notes and Chapter 6, Highlighting as
foundation material for student training. Students in grade
five and up may be able to go through the Test Taking
chapter independently.
A Subset of Kurzweil 3000 Features
Although this Tutorial takes a comprehensive look at
Kurzweil 3000, keep in mind that the features presented
represent a subset of the features in the Kurzweil 3000
software. To find details about all the features, use the
online Help pages or see the Kurzweil 3000 for Windows
User’s Guide.
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More Throughout
Throughout the Tutorial, there may be Tips that provide
suggestions for ways to use the features. There also may be
Advanced Exercises and More to Explore sections that
highlight other options you may want to try.
This Tutorial is Modular
Each chapter in the Tutorial is modular and presents one
main topic along with associated features and exercises.
You can stop at the end of an exercise or a chapter and
resume at another session, skip around or continue straight
through.
This Tutorial Assumes the Following
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You know basic operations in Microsoft Windows®, such
as file system navigation.
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Kurzweil 3000 Version 9 is installed on the system.
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You have the Kurzweil 3000 for Windows Professional
edition (Version 9) and a scanner installed if you plan on
scanning.
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Using This Guide
What You’ll Need to Complete the Tutorial
The majority of the exercises require certain documents
from the Sample Documents folder, located in the following
directory:
C:\Documents and Settings\ your user name\My
Documents\KESI\Kurzweil 3000\Sample Documents
If you have Windows 98, look in:
C:\My Documents\Kurzweil Educational Systems\Kurzweil
3000\your user name\Sample Documents
We highly recommend going through Chapter 1 Kurzweil 3000
Basics, as it contains instructions and information that you’ll
apply as you work in the Tutorial.
Need Help?
If you need assistance, call Kurzweil 3000 Technical
Support: 800-894-5374. For international calls please use:
781-276-0600.
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Kurzweil 3000
Basics
In this chapter you’ll learn about the following basic Kurzweil
3000 functions, many of which you’ll need throughout the
Tutorial:
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The Benefits of Kurzweil 3000 on page 7.
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Starting Kurzweil 3000 on page 9.
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Exploring the Kurzweil 3000 Window on page 10.
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Stopping Kurzweil 3000 on page 11.
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Exploring the Kurzweil 3000 Toolbars on page 12.
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Exploring the Menu System on page 13.
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Showing and Hiding Toolbars on page 15.
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Applying a Toolbar Set on page 17.
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Working with Online Help on page 18.
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Working with Documents in Kurzweil 3000 on page 20.
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Opening and Saving a Document on page 21.
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Enlarging the Document for Viewing on page 23.
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Closing a Document on page 24.
Chapter 1. Kurzweil 3000 Basics
The Benefits of Kurzweil 3000
Kurzweil 3000 offers features that benefit both students and teachers.
Kurzweil 3000 enables students to be independent learners and
active classroom participants by:
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Supporting language decoding. Kurzweil 3000 provides multisensory learning. Hear and see breaks in syllables, words,
sentences, phrases or paragraphs as you read.
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Encouraging fluency. Kurzweil 3000 provides opportunities
for repetition, and customizing settings to match individuals’
current and target reading and learning levels.
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Aiding self-correction. Kurzweil 3000 can read back what’s
typed, and provides easy-to-use and easy-to-access
reference and correction tools as students read, write, study
and take tests.
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Promoting comprehension. Study skills tools make it easy to
produce many types of notes, summaries and outlines for
review, and for composing writing assignments.
In addition, Kurzweil 3000 lets you quickly prepare and tailor
classroom and test material to meet any curriculum objective and
educational initiative. You can:
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Provide students with access to a wide range of source
material from scanned documents to Web pages to online
books in Kurzweil 3000.
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Use Notes, Highlighting and editing tools to automate the
preparation of pre-reading and active learning aids, such as
vocabulary and question lists.
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The Benefits of Kurzweil 3000
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Use the Bubble Notes feature to include additional
instructional support such as prompts, directions and quick
reading comprehension questions.
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Customize, enable and disable toolsets and features to
accommodate multiple learning requirements and to provide
a comfortable test-taking environment.
By going through this Tutorial, you’ll begin to see how powerful,
versatile and comprehensive Kurzweil 3000 really is.
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Chapter 1. Kurzweil 3000 Basics
Starting Kurzweil 3000
Upon installation Kurzweil 3000 places an icon on your desktop.
1. Double-click the Kurzweil 3000 icon.
What You See: The open Kurzweil 3000 window.
If you are using Kurzweil 3000 Network edition, a Welcome
window indicating that you are logging on to the server
appears.
2. Type your user name in the User Name box or click the list
arrow and select your name. (If you cannot do either, see
your Technology Specialist, who can add your name for
you.)
3. Click OK.
4. Click Yes in the message window to confirm your login.
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Exploring the Kurzweil 3000 Window
Exploring the Kurzweil 3000 Window
Take note of the main parts of the Kurzweil 3000 window:
Main Menu
Bar
Main
Toolbar
Reading
Toolbar
Document
Area
Close (x)
Box
Status Bar
You may also see the Tip of the Day window, such as the one below.
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Stopping Kurzweil 3000
Continue with the Tutorial by going to the next section about the
Kurzweil 3000 Toolbars. At any time during this Tutorial, however, you
can exit Kurzweil 3000 by doing one of the following:
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On the File menu in the Main menu bar, choose Exit.
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Click the Close (x) button in the upper-right corner of the
Kurzweil 3000 window.
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Exploring the Kurzweil 3000 Toolbars
Exploring the Kurzweil 3000 Toolbars
The most important part of the Kurzweil 3000 window is the Toolbar
area because this is where you access the majority of the functions in
Kurzweil 3000.
There are four standard toolbars and a set of specialized “Sample”
toolbars, all of which you can show, hide or customize.
The default Kurzweil 3000 window displays the Main and Reading
toolbars. You’ll work with other toolbars in later sections.
The Main toolbar lets you access the tasks you perform most often
such as reading, opening, saving and printing documents, and word
lookup.
The Reading toolbar lets you control how Kurzweil 3000 reads: when
to pause (reading mode), how much text to highlight (reading unit), the
reading speed, as well as some page view options.
Typical Windows
List Arrows.
Typical Kurzweil 3000
Control Button
Typical Kurzweil 3000
Function Button
This toolbar has function buttons, as well as control buttons and “dropdown” lists. To show a list, click on the arrow button. To increase or
decrease the value of a setting, click the up or down control button.
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Exploring the Menu System
The Main menu bar contains all the functions and features in Kurzweil
3000.
Many of the functions and features in menus are available as toolbar
buttons. Below is the Help menu from the Main menu bar.
There are also Shortcut (Right Mouse Button) menus throughout the
program. Below is the Right Mouse Button menu you see when you
place your cursor in a toolbar and click the right mouse button.
An arrow indicates that there is a submenu. The ellipses (...) indicate
that there is a dialog box.
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Exploring Keyboard Shortcuts
Exploring Keyboard Shortcuts
Throughout Kurzweil 3000, there are keyboard shortcuts, that is,
function keys or combination of keys that you can press to make
selections or execute commands. Kurzweil 3000 supports typical
Windows shortcuts such as CTRL+O to open a file as well as Kurzweil
3000 ones such as CTRL+K to magnify words.
1. Try pressing CTRL+F1 to open the Options dialog.
2. A quick way to make a selection is to find an underlined letter in
the selection you want, then press ALT plus that letter’s key. For
instance, all dialogs in Kurzweil 3000 have a Help button which
when selected displays Help specific to that dialog. Press ALT+H
now to see the Help page.
3. When you’re done, press ALT+F4 to close the Help page.
4. Press ALT+C for Cancel to close the Options dialog.
For a list of keyboard shortcuts, see the Kurzweil 3000 for Windows
User’s Guide.
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Showing and Hiding Toolbars
Let’s show one of the other four standard toolbars: the Writing
toolbar.
Showing and Hiding Toolbars is a handy feature for removing clutter
from your Kurzweil 3000 window and for displaying just the tools you
need for specific tasks, such as writing or making annotations.
If you are a teacher, this is one of the simplest ways to customize the
tool set to accommodate students’ unique requirements.
Throughout the Tutorial, you will need certain toolbars. Use the
following steps to show or hide toolbars.
1. Display the Toolbar Right Mouse Button menu by moving
your cursor into an empty space in the toolbar area and
clicking the right mouse button.
What You See: The Toolbar Right Mouse Button menu.
2. Click Writing to show this toolbar.
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Showing and Hiding Toolbars
What You See: The Writing toolbar appears in the toolbar area
of the Kurzweil 3000 window. This toolbar lets you format text
as you write in Kurzweil 3000.
You’ll take a closer look at the Writing toolbar in a later chapter.
3. Hide the Toolbar:
Open the Toolbar Right Mouse Button menu again.
Notice that there is a checked box next to Writing,
indicating that it is currently displayed.
Click Writing.
The Writing toolbar no longer displays.
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Applying a Toolbar Set
On the Toolbar Right Mouse Button menu, under Apply Toolbar Set
there are additional toolbar sets that you can use for a variety of
situations.
For instance, selecting the Document Preparation toolbar set places
the features you need, such as the Zone Editor, in a toolbar for access
by clicking buttons, instead of by opening menus.
In test taking situations, you may opt to show the Test Taking toolbar
set, providing only the tools the students need to accomplish test
taking tasks.
To return to the default toolbars, on the Toolbar Right Mouse Button
menu, choose Apply Toolbar Set, then select Classic.
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Working with Online Help
Working with Online Help
Another basic function to know about is accessing Help. In this
exercise, you’ll use the Help button in the Main toolbar to explore the
Kurzweil 3000 Help pages. Keep in mind that you also can find Help
in dialog boxes.
1. Click on the Help button in the Main toolbar to open the
Help Topics page.
What You See: The Help Home page.
Click blue
text to go to
topic
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Go to Help
Home
Page
Open Help
Index
Read Help page
Print Help page
Magnify text
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2. Kurzweil 3000 Online Help pages work like World Wide
Web links. To go to a topic, click the blue, underlined text.
3. Try any of the following. To:
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Go to the Help home page, click Home.
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Use the letter Index by clicking the Index button, then
on the Index page, clicking the first letter of the topic
you want.
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Read the contents of a page, click the Read button.
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Enlarge text, click the Bigger button.
4. When you’re done, close the Help pages by clicking the
Close button.
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Working with Documents in Kurzweil 3000
Working with Documents in Kurzweil 3000
You can work with almost any type of document in Kurzweil 3000,
allowing you to access and use any printed material.
Image documents are documents that have image text and/or
graphics. When you scan pages using Kurzweil 3000 or bring a
document into Kurzweil 3000 by using the KESI Virtual Printer, for
instance, you are working with image documents. These documents
contain the image which you see on the screen, and “underlying text,”
which is the text that the program “recognized,” and which Kurzweil
3000 reads. It’s possible to edit the underlying text so that Kurzweil
3000 reads text correctly.
In image documents, you can use Reading, Reference, Study Skills
(including notes and highlighters), and Test Taking tools.
You’ll use an image document in the next section, Opening and
Saving a Document.
Text documents are documents that contain text only. You can
create a text document by typing in text in Kurzweil 3000, or by
extracting text, annotations or highlights. You can also open an
existing text file or import it.
In text documents, you can use Reading, Reference, certain Study
Skills, and Writing and Editing tools.
You’ll create a text document in Creating a Text Document on page 128.
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Opening and Saving a Document
In this exercise, you’ll open a document and save it under a different
name so that you can work with the newly saved document later in the
Tutorial. Throughout the Tutorial, you’ll need to do this procedure
frequently.
1. Click the Open button in the Main toolbar.
If you want to use the keyboard shortcut, press CTRL+O.
2. In the “Kurzweil 3000” folder, find and double-click the
“Sample Documents” folder. You can use the TAB key and
the ARROW keys to navigate the dialog as you would any
Windows dialog.
What You See: The contents of the Sample Documents
folder.
3. Navigate to the desired file name to open it; in this case,
“Time Travel.” Double-click the file to open it.
4. From the File menu, choose Save As.
5. In the Save As dialog that appears, click the beginning of
the file name.
6. Type “my.”
7. Click the Save button.
If you want to use the keyboard shortcut, press CTRL+S.
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Opening and Saving a Document
What You See: The document in the window is now a copy
with the new name. Check the top of the Kurzweil 3000 window
to see the new file name.
8. Keep this document open and continue to the next section/
exercise.
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Enlarging the Document for Viewing
Enlarging the document view can increase readability.
What you will need for this exercise: the “my Time Travel” document
that you saved and opened in Kurzweil 3000 window in the previous
exercise.
1. Click the up or down arrow Zoom buttons in the Reading
toolbar to make the document larger or smaller.
2. Try the other options, if you like.
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Closing a Document
Closing a Document
There are three ways to close the document. You can:
•
Choose Close from the File menu.
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Use a keyboard shortcut by pressing CTRL+F4.
•
You can click the second Close (x) button at the top
right corner of the Kurzweil 3000 window. (Clicking the
top-most Close box closes the Kurzweil 3000 window
and stops the program.)
You’re ready to continue to the next chapter where you’ll learn
about document preparation.
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Document
Preparation
This chapter presents the document preparation process.
You’ll scan a document to bring it into Kurzweil 3000 and
explore a couple of features that aid in the preparation of the
material for reading.
Because this chapter takes you through a multi-featured
process, you may opt to preview it, then go directly to
Chapter 3, returning to these exercises when you have
gained confidence in using Kurzweil 3000.
In this chapter, you’ll learn about:
•
The Document Preparation Process on page 27.
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Scanning a Document into Kurzweil 3000 on page 30.
•
Reading as Part of Document Preparation on page 32.
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Changing the Reading Order Using the Zone Editor on page 36.
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There’s more Scanning information in More to Explore: Trying
Other Scanning Features on page 45 and related Teaching and
Learning Tips on page 46.
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The Document Preparation Process
There are three main steps in the Kurzweil 3000 document
preparation process:
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Step 1: Bring material into Kurzweil 3000. The material can
be anything from a worksheet created in Microsoft Word, a
test, or entire textbook sections to electronic files and content.
You can do this by scanning pages, opening files created in
other software, as well as by saving pages from the Web or by
downloading files from online sources.
•
Step 2: Read through the document to determine if it is
reading the way you want it to. For example, are there
mispronunciations? Does the reading order make sense?
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Step 3: Make the desired changes using recognition
correction and editing tools.
When you scan a document into Kurzweil 3000, it becomes a Kurzweil
3000 image file with the following results:
•
It displays the image of the text on the screen and retains the
text from the optical character recognition (“recognition”)
process “under” the image. This “underlying text” is what
Kurzweil 3000 reads.
•
Because character recognition is not always exact, the
underlying text may contain character errors and
mispronunciations. (Note that mispronunciations may also be
the result of the selected reading voice.)
•
Kurzweil 3000 separates each chunk of recognized text into
zones that you can re-order, delete, or not have Kurzweil
3000 read.
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The Document Preparation Process
You can customize how Kurzweil 3000 reads by using the Zone
Editor, which is what you will do later in this chapter.
You can correct mispronunciations and recognition errors in a number
of ways as noted below. For step-by-step procedures on any the
following features, see the Kurzweil3000 for Windows User’s Guide.
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For mispronunciations that are the result of your reading
voice, use the Pronunciations dialog, accessible from the
Tools menu.
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To correct a frequently occurring recognition error, add it to
the Corrections list, accessible from the Scan menu.
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To correct a single recognition error, you can use Change
Underlying Word, accessible when you choose Correct
Recognition from the Edit menu.
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To correct other/multiple recognition errors, you can use
typical editing tools such as Spell Checking and Find and
Replace, or for line-by-line editing of the underlying text, use
Edit Underlying Text, accessible when you choose Correct
Recognition from the Edit menu.
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Scanning a Document into Kurzweil 3000
Scanning a Document into Kurzweil 3000
The curriculum material you use most often comes in print format. To
provide your students with access to these documents, you would
scan the material into Kurzweil 3000.
You can scan multiple pages, scan newspaper and table layout if you
have the Kurzweil 3000 Professional product. With Kurzweil 3000
Professional Color, you can also scan in color.
Keep in mind that you can also teach students to scan their own
material.
In this exercise, you’ll do a simple scan in black and white.
What you’ll need for this exercise:
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To scan a document, you must have the Kurzweil 3000
Professional edition and a properly installed scanner.
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A document to scan. In this case, use the Scanning Sample
page at the back of the Tutorial. This exercise shows you the
results of scanning that page.
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The open Kurzweil 3000 window. Start Kurzweil 3000, if you
don’t already have it running.
1. Place the document face down on the scanner glass.
2. In the Kurzweil 3000 Main toolbar, click the Scan button.
The keyboard shortcut for starting a new scan is F9.
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What You See: The image of the document.
3. Save and rename the document:
Click the Save button in the Kurzweil 3000 Main toolbar,
rename the document, “Scan Sample,” then click Save.
For instructions on saving a document, see Opening and
Saving a Document on page 21 in Chapter 1, Kurzweil 3000
Basics.
4. If you are exploring the document preparation process,
continue to the next exercise, Reading as Part of
Document Preparation.
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Reading as Part of Document Preparation
Reading as Part of Document Preparation
In preparing a document for students, it’s important to read through it
after bringing it into Kurzweil 3000.
As you read through:
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Listen for mispronunciations which are an indication that there
are recognition errors, and that you’ll need to change how
Kurzweil 3000 reads the text. One way to correct recognition
errors is to use Correct Recognition from the Edit menu.
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Notice the order in which Kurzweil 3000 reads the material.
This is the ideal time to consider whether or not you want to
change the reading order, or have Kurzweil 3000 not read
certain chunks of text. Changing the reading order is done
using the Zone Editor from the Scan menu.
What you’ll need to do this exercise:
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The open Kurzweil 3000 window.
•
An open document in the Kurzweil 3000 window. You can use
the scanning sample page from the previous section.
1. In the document you are preparing, click where you want
to start reading, then in the Kurzweil 3000 toolbar, click the
Read button.
If you are using the “Scan Sample.kes” document from the
previous exercise, click before the title, then click Read.
If you want to use the keyboard shortcut to start reading,
press F3.
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2. Go through the document and listen for mispronunciations,
and reading order.
What You Hear: If you are using the Scanning Sample page,
one possible error is the mispronunciation of the word “Tavi” in
the footer.
Note: Because each recognition process produces unique
results, the errors you encounter may be different from what’s
presented in this Tutorial.
3. If you are exploring the document preparation process,
continue to the next exercise, Changing an Underlying
Word.
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Changing an Underlying Word
When you scan a document, it goes through a recognition process.
Kurzweil 3000 displays the image of the text on the screen and retains
the text from the optical character recognition (“recognition”) process
“under” the image.
There may be times when the process produces errors. A common
error is mistaking the letter “i” for the letter “l.”
If you scanned in the Scanning Sample earlier and read through it, you
may have heard just such an error in the word “Tavi” in the footer.
Kurzweil 3000 may have read “Tavl” instead of “Tavi.”
In this exercise, you’ll change the underlying text for that word.
To do this exercise, have the “Scan Sample.kes” document open in
Kurzweil 3000.
1. Click the word “Tavi” in the footer.
2. From the Edit menu, click Correct Recognition, then
choose Change Underlying Word.
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What You See: The Change Underlying Word dialog with
the underlying text, spelled “Tavl.” Keep in mind that this is the
recognized text and the text that you hear Kurzweil 3000 read.
3. Click the Replace with box, and type “Tavi” with the letter
“i” at the end.
4. Check to ensure the word is read correctly by clicking
Read.
5. Cick OK.
6. Go to the next exercise to change the reading order.
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Changing the Reading Order Using the Zone Editor
Changing the Reading Order Using the Zone
Editor
Recall that when you scan documents into Kurzweil 3000, it
recognizes chunks of text from the original, including, page numbers,
footnotes, captions and sidebars, as individual “zones.”
When it reads the document, it reads everything it recognizes and
reads the zones in the order in which they appear. This may not be the
preferred or ideal reading order. For instance, suppose there is a
sidebar on the page. You may want Kurzweil 3000 to read the
sidebar’s contents after reading the primary text, not before.
If you determine that your document could benefit from changing
reading order or from having Kurzweil 3000 not read certain text, use
the Zone Editor to re-order the zones. It’s best to do this before you
perform other editing tasks.
In this exercise, you’ll change the reading order of zones and hear the
results.
To do this exercise, you can use the “Scan Sample.kes” which you
scanned in a previous exercise.
The screen shots in this exercise are of the “Scan Sample.kes.”
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1. From the Scan menu, select Zone Editor.
If you find that you need frequent access to this command,
consider committing its keyboard shortcut, CTRL+F5, to
memory.
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What You See: The document in Zone Edit mode. Each text
chunk is a separate, yellow-highlighted “zone” with an
assigned number indicating reading order.
By default, all zones are Primary Text zones, meaning they
are read in reading order, left to right and down the page.
It’s possible to change a zone to Secondary Text, which is not
read unless the reader clicks it, or to Graphic, which Kurzweil
3000 treats as art and does not read.
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2. Change a zone to Secondary Text, in this case, zone 6,
the sidebar text.
Click the desired zone, then hold down the right mouse
button to display the right mouse button menu. Select
Properties.
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What You See: The selected zone’s color dims and the Zone
Properties dialog opens.
Zone Number 6
3. Click the Secondary Text button, then click OK.
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What You See: The zone number changes and the color of the
changed zone is now green.
Zone Number
changed to 8
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4. Change a zone’s property to Graphic, in this case, zone
number 1, containing the chapter number, “2.” This setting
tells Kurzweil 3000 not to read the zone at all.
Click the desired zone, then hold down the right mouse
button.
Select Properties.
In the Zone Properties dialog, click Graphic.
Click OK.
What You See: The zone color changes to light blue, there is
no longer an associated zone number, and the other zones are
renumbered.
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5. Re-order a zone to zone 2.
Click on the desired zone; in this case, zone 1, the first line
of the title, then hold down the right mouse button.
Select Properties.
In the Zone Properties dialog, click the Reading Order
box and type “2.”
Click OK.
What You See: The zone number changes to 2 and what was
zone 2 is now zone 1.
6. When you’re done with zone editing, display the right
mouse button menu, then click Zone Editor to deselect it.
7. In the message that appears, click OK.
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What You See: The document returns to its original display
without any zones.
8. Save, Close, and re-Open the document.
9. Click Read to hear how the zone editing affected the
reading order.
What You Hear: If you are following along with the “Scan
Sample” document, and had made all the changes in the
previous exercise, Kurzweil 3000 skips the chapter number
because it is considered a Graphic. It first reads the second
line of the title, “Scanning Sample,” and next reads the first line
“Kurzweil 3000,” because the order of these two lines had
been changed. It then continues to read all the Primary Text in
order.
It skips the sidebar text because it is Secondary Text. To hear
Secondary Text, click at the beginning of the text and click
Read.
10. Close the document.
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More to Explore: Trying Other Scanning
Features
While there are several more features on the Scan menu, you may
want to try some of the following.
Problem or Type of Scan:
Use:
Scan multiple pages.
Scan Repeatedly to add a new
page after the current page in the
scanned document.
If a scan does not produce the
desired results and you want to
try again.
Rescan Page to replace the
current scanned page with the
new scanned page.
Insert a page.
Insert Page to insert a new
scanned page before the current
page.
If you no longer need a scanned Delete Page to remove the
page.
current page.
Scan a color document.
Use Color to scan in color.
For detailed information, see the online Help pages or the Kurzweil
3000 for Windows User’s Guide.
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Teaching and Once you have the document brought in and edited for
Learning Tips recognition errors and reading order, here are some
possibilities to consider:
•
Use Notes and/or instructions for students. See
Chapter 5, Notes and the Creation of a Study
Document.
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Use highlighters to help readers identify types
and levels of information. See Chapter 6,
Highlighting and the Creation of a Summary Document.
•
Extract highlights to create outlines and study
guides. See Chapter 6, Highlighting and the Creation
of a Summary Document.
•
Use the Send To Email feature to send
documents home from Kurzweil 3000 through
e-mail. Find details in online Help under the
topic, File Management.
If you find you are primarily doing document preparation
tasks, consider using the Document Preparation
toolbar for easy access to the tools you need. Show this
toolbar by selecting it from the Apply Toolbar Set
menu. See Chapter 1, Kurzweil 3000 Basics.
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Reading and
Reading Settings
In this chapter you’ll learn about:
•
Reading in Kurzweil 3000 on page 48.
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Starting and Pausing Reading on page 48.
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Changing Reading Unit and Reading Speed on page 50.
•
Opening an Options Panel and Changing the Reading Speaker on
page 53.
You’ll also find Language Learning Options in More to
Explore: Accommodating Language Learning on page 57.
While the changes you’ll make in Reading Options are to
Reading settings, the steps are applicable to making
changes to options for other aspects of Kurzweil 3000, such
as Scanning, Text, Image, and Lock Features.
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Reading in Kurzweil 3000
Kurzweil 3000 Reading is designed to improve comprehension,
support independent reading, and increase reading speed.
It provides multi-sensory support. You not only hear the words read
out loud, but you also see each word highlighted.
As with all Kurzweil 3000 functionality, there are many ways to tailor
Reading to accommodate individual preferences and for different
learning abilities, requirements and goals.
Starting and Pausing Reading
In this exercise, you’ll open a document and start and pause reading.
What you’ll need: The document entitled “Condor,” from the Sample
Documents folder.
1. Find and Open the document, “Condor,” from the Sample
Documents folder.
2. Click where you want Kurzweil 3000 to begin reading.
3. Click the Read button.
What You Hear: Kurzweil 3000 begins reading out loud.
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What You See: As Kurzweil 3000 reads, it uses two-color
highlighting to help you follow along.
By default,
Kurzweil 3000
highlights the
entire sentence
in one color and
spoken word in
another color.
Take a quick look at the Read button; it is now the Pause
button.
4. Click the Pause button to have Kurzweil 3000 stop
reading.
5. Proceed to the next exercise to change the Reading Unit
and Reading Speed. Or if you want to end here, Close the
document.
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Changing Reading Unit and Reading Speed
There are a number of Reading settings. Some are available as
buttons on the Reading toolbar, others are in Reading Options,
accessible from the Tools menu, which you will explore in the next
exercise.
In this exercise, you’ll change the Reading Unit and Reading Speed
from the Reading toolbar.
Reading Unit
Reading Speed
What you’ll need: The document entitled “Condor,” from the Sample
Documents folder.
1. Open the document, “Condor,” from the Sample
Documents folder, if it isn’t already open.
2. Change the reading unit:
Click the arrow in the Reading Unit box.
Select Paragraph. This setting is useful for checking
organization of thought.
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What You See: The Reading Unit list set to Paragraph.
3. Click the Read button to hear the selected reading unit.
What You See: Kurzweil 3000 now highlights the paragraph
and the spoken word.
When Reading
Unit is set to
Paragraph,
Kurzweil 3000
highlights the
entire
paragraph in
one color and
spoken word in
another color.
4. Click the Pause button.
5. Try changing the unit to Line or Phrase. When you’re
done, return the unit to Sentence.
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6. Change the reading speed by doing one of the following:
Click the Up or Down arrow in the WPM (Words Per
Minute) box to increase or decrease the value
Or click the value box and type the value you want. Try
200.
7. Click the Read button to hear the new Reading Speed.
When done, click Pause.
8. Now try 90, then click Read. What do you hear? When
done, click Pause and re-set the WPM to 170.
9. Proceed to the next exercise to change Reading settings
from the Reading Options page.
Teaching and If your goal is to improve reading and comprehension,
Learning Tips begin with the Word Reading Unit.
If your goal is to increase reading speed, start with a
comfortable speed or a target speed. With mastery,
increase the speed.
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Opening an Options Panel and Changing the
Reading Speaker
In Kurzweil 3000, frequently used options are presented right on the
toolbars. Many more options and settings are available in the Options
panels, accessible from the Tools menu.
In this exercise, you’ll open the Reading Options panel. You can use
these steps for all the other Options panels as well.
In addition, you’ll change the Reading Speaker, which is also in the
Reading Options panel.
What you’ll need: The document entitled “Condor,” from the Sample
Documents folder.
1. Open the document, “Condor,” from the Sample
Documents folder, if it isn’t already open.
2. From the Tools menu, select Options.
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What You See: The General Options panel.
3. Click the Reading icon.
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What You See: The Reading Options panel.
Note: Your settings may be different.
Notice that the Reading Options panel lets you change the
Speaker, offers another way to set the Reading Speech, and
lets you test the speech.
4. Click the Speaker list button.
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Opening an Options Panel and Changing the Reading Speaker
What You See: The Speaker list.
Note: Your list may differ.
5. Click on another speaker name.
6. Click the Test Speech button to hear the text in the text
box spoken aloud with the new speaker.
7. Click Stop Speech to end a speech test.
8. Experiment with another speaker if you like. When you’re
done, click OK to keep the change or Cancel to revert to
the original speaker.
9. Close the document.
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More to Explore: Accommodating Language
Learning
Accommodating Language Learning
Kurzweil 3000 supports many languages. To explore a document for
language learning, try using “Josefina,” a Spanish document in the
Sample Documents folder.
Open the Reading Options panel, select the desired language from
the Language list, in this case, Spanish, then Apply and OK. Notice
that the Speaker list changes; you can also select an alternate
speaker from this list.
Click Read to hear the document in the newly selected language.
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Reference Tools
In this chapter, you’ll learn about:
•
Syllables, Synonyms and Definitions in Reference Tools on
page 60.
•
Looking up a Word on page 60.
In addition, there are two exercises of interest: Creating a
Study Document Containing Definitions on page 65, in which you
can learn how to create a study document by looking up and
dragging and dropping definition text; and More to Explore:
Using Online Encyclopedias on page 71, in which you can
explore Kurzweil 3000 Online Encyclopedia lookup.
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Reference Tools
Kurzweil 3000 provides a comprehensive set of reference tools,
including dictionary, synonyms, syllables and spelling lookup,
designed to help students improve vocabulary and increase word
knowledge while reading.
Looking up a Word
In this exercise, you’ll copy a document from the Sample Documents
folder and use it to explore three lookup tools: Spelling, Syllables and
Synonyms.
What you’ll need: The document entitled “Horse’s Tale,” from the
Sample Documents folder. It’s not necessary to save this document.
1. Open “Horse’s Tale” in the Sample Documents folder.
2. Click the Read button in the Main Toolbar.
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What You See and Hear: Kurzweil 3000 reads the document
aloud and highlights words as it reads.
3. Click the Pause button when you come across a word that
you want to spell aloud, then double-click the word. Try
“hostile.”
4. Click the Spell button in the Main Toolbar.
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Looking up a Word
What You See and Hear: The Word Spelling dialog and
Kurzweil 3000 saying the word, and spelling the word while
displaying each letter.
5. Click Done to close the dialog.
6. Next, click the Syllables button.
What You See and Hear: The Syllables dialog and Kurzweil
3000 saying the word and emphasizing the syllables.
Notice the Next button. It is an indication that this word has
additional pronunciations. Click Next to give it a try.
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7. Click Done to close the dialog.
8. With the word still selected, click the Synonym button.
What You See: The Synonym dialog.
9. Click Read to hear the contents of the Synonym window.
10. When you’re done, click Close.
11. With the word still selected, click the Definition button.
What You See: The Definition window.
12. Click Read to hear the contents.
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13. When you’re done, click Close.
14. Close the document.
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Creating a Study Document Containing
Definitions
In this exercise, you’ll create a text document and display it side by
side with another document. Next, you’ll work with the Definition
lookup tool and drag and drop definition text into the new study
document.
What you’ll need to do this exercise: The “Horse’s Tale” document
from the Sample Documents folder.
1. Open the “Horse’s Tale” document from the Sample
Documents folder.
2. Click the New File button in the Main toolbar.
What You See: The new text document covers the currently
open document.
3. From the Window menu, choose Tile Vertically. (You
could also choose Tile Horizontally, if you are more
comfortable with a horizontal display.)
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What You See: The documents side by side.
4. In the Horse document, select a word. In this example, the
Tutorial is using the word, “hostile.”
5. Click the Definition button.
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What You See: The Definition window.
6. Click Read to hear its contents.
7. From the Window menu, choose Tile Vertically again to
display the Definitions window along with the Horse
document and the study document.
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What You See: There should be three panes.
Document window
Definition window
New document window
8. Now, copy the definition text to the new document by
selecting it and dragging and dropping it.
Note: When you drag and drop text from the Definition
window, it temporarily appears to be empty.
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What You See: The definition text “dropped” into the study
document.
Definition dragged into the new document.
9. If you want, find additional definitions and drag and drop
them into the study document.
10. When you’re done, click the Close button in the original
document window to close it.
11. Save, rename and Close the study document.
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Teaching and Once you have created the study document, you can
Learning Tips distribute it to both your Kurzweil 3000 and non-
Kurzweil 3000 students as a pre-reading document.
Students who use Kurzweil 3000 can then have the
program read the material, perhaps even repeatedly, to
learn the content.
If you have students adept at using Kurzweil 3000, you
can have them follow these instructions to build their
own study documents.
There are other study documents you can create easily
by using Notes, Highlights, and the Extract feature. See
the next two chapters.
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More to Explore: Using Online Encyclopedias
In addition to Definition, Syllable and Synonym lookup, Kurzweil 3000
also provides an Online Reference Lookup feature, accessible from
the Online menu.
Using this feature, you can search through a set of online
encyclopedias and reference sites, such as Columbia and Wikipedia,
for the information you want.
Here are some helpful notes to keep in mind:
•
To use this feature, your system must have Internet access.
•
If you’ve worked with the other types of Kurzweil 3000 Lookup
Tools, you now know that there are two ways to do this: type a
word or select a word.
•
When opting to look up a word you type, you don’t need to
have a document open.
•
Additionally, when using the Online Reference Lookup
feature, you can look up a word or a phrase.
In the following exercise, you’ll select a word to look up and type a
word to look up.
1. Open a document of your choice. To use the same document
presented in this exercise, find and open “Horse’s Tale” in the
Sample Documents folder.
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2. Try one or both of the following methods:
Method A, Look up a selected word or phrase: With the Horse’s
Tale document open, select “Mark Twain,” in the “by” line, then
select Online Reference Lookup from the Online menu. In the
Online Reference Lookup dialog, select Wikipedia (English)
from the Search Site list. Click Search.
What You See: The search results. You can follow the links to
other information and articles.
You can Read the contents and/or Close the window.
Method B, Look up a typed word or phrase: Select Online
Reference Lookup from the Online menu. This time in the
Online Reference Lookup dialog, select Encyclopedia
Britannica (Concise) from the Search Site list, then type the
word or phrase you want; in this case, “king arthur.” Then, click
Search.
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What You See: The search results. You can follow the links to
other information and articles.
Close any windows when you’re done.
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Notes and the
Creation of a Study
Document
In this chapter you’ll learn about:
•
Kurzweil 3000 Notes on page 76.
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Creating and Working with Sticky and Text Notes on page 77.
•
Creating and Working with Footnotes on page 81.
•
Showing and Hiding Notes on page 84.
•
Creating a Study Document by Extracting Notes on page 85.
You’ll also find out how to delete notes in More to Explore:
Deleting a Note on page 89, and Teaching and Learning Tips on
page 88.
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Kurzweil 3000 Notes
If you are a student, you can use the first four types as study skill tools
to help remember key points, create study notes and questions, and/
or insert footnotes in research papers. Knowing how to use Text Notes
is also important for taking tests using Kurzweil 3000. Bubble Notes
can enable you to respond to your instructor’s prompts and/or
questions.
If you are a teacher, Kurzweil 3000 Notes can help you embed
reminders, and additional information in class as well as in test
material. Bubble Notes are especially useful as instructional support,
allowing you to add prompts and questions to ensure that students
stay on task and/or comprehend the material.
In this chapter, you’ll work with Sticky, Text and Footnotes. For
information on Voice Notes, see online Help or the Kurzweil 3000 for
Windows User’s Guide.
Showing the Study Skills Toolbar:
To do the exercises in this chapter, you must have the Study Skills
toolbar showing.
Use the Toolbar right mouse button menu to show this toolbar. See
Showing and Hiding Toolbars on page 15.
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Creating and Working with Sticky and Text
Notes
In this exercise, you’ll copy a document from the Samples Document
folder and work with Sticky Notes and Text Notes.
Note: Sticky and Text Notes are available only in image documents.
Sticky Notes are helpful as reminders, prompts, instructions and prereading questions.
Text Notes are very useful not only in adding study notes to your
lesson and classroom documents, but they are also the tool you use
in filling out forms, worksheets, and tests.
What you’ll need: The document entitled “Horse’s Tale.”
1. Find “Horse’s Tale” in the Sample Documents folder. Copy
it, rename it to “my Horse’s Tale,” and open it.
2. Create a Sticky Note:
Click the Sticky Note button in the Study Skills toolbar.
Because Sticky Notes cover the images below, you may
want to place them in empty spaces. Margins are ideal
spots.
Click in the margin where you want to place the note.
Type your note. In this case, “Who is telling the story?”
To create new text lines in the Sticky Note, press the Enter
key for a hard return.
When you are done, click outside the note.
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What You See: The Sticky Note in the margin.
3. Resize the note:
Point to the left or right border to show the size arrow.
Move the mouse side to side until the note is the desired
size.
What You See: The Sticky Note resized.
4. Move the note:
Point to the top or bottom border of the note to show the
four-arrowed compass.
Move the note to a new location.
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5. Create two more Sticky Notes in the same way, if you want
additional practice.
6. Create a Text Note:
Click the Text Note button in the Study Skills toolbar.
Click where you want to place the note.
In the empty Text Note, type the desired text. If you want
to follow our example, type: “Use three words to describe
the main character.”
To create new text lines, use the Enter key for line breaks.
When you are done typing, click outside the note.
What You See: Notice that the Text Note is transparent.
7. Edit a Note:
Click inside the desired note. Use text editing functions to
edit.
When you’re done, exit the note by clicking outside it.
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8. This is a good time to Save the document.
9. To read a Sticky or Text Note: Click inside it, then click the
Read button.
10. When you’re done, click outside the Note.
11. Continue to the next exercise. If you need to end at this
exercise, click the Close button.
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Creating and Working with Footnotes
Footnotes work in either image or text documents. Each one has a
numbered anchor and is associated with the text in which you place it.
Footnotes are ideal for research papers and study documents.
What you’ll need for this exercise: The document entitled “my Horse’s
Tale” from the previous exercise.
1. Open “my Horse’s Tale.”
If you did not do the previous exercise, find “Horse’s Tale”
in the Sample Documents folder. Copy it, rename it to “my
Horse’s Tale,” then open it.
1. Click on the word to which you want to attach the Footnote;
“Buffalo Bill,” in the first paragraph is a good spot.
2. Click the Footnote button in the Study Skills toolbar.
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What You See: The Footnote number in red, “anchored” next
to the word, and the Footnote window in the bottom half of the
Kurzweil 3000 window.
3. Type inside the Footnote window.
4. To read a Footnote:
If your cursor is already in an open Footnote, click Read.
If a Footnote is closed, double-click on the Footnote
anchor number to open the Footnote window, then click
Read. By default Kurzweil 3000 automatically reads the
contents.
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5. When you’re done with a Footnote, close it by doing one of
the following:
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Clicking the Footnote Close button in the Study Skills
toolbar.
•
Clicking the Close x box in the Footnote window.
•
Pressing the ESC key.
•
Or double-clicking the anchor of the open Footnote.
This is a handy method of opening any Footnote.
6. This is a good time to Save the document.
7. Continue to the next exercise. If you need to end here, click
the Close button.
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Showing and Hiding Notes
You can show or hide notes. Hiding these annotations does not
remove them from the document, but provides a clear view of the
document.
To do this exercise, you should have a few Sticky, Text and/or
Footnotes created in the “my Horse’s Tale” document, and the
document open. See the previous exercises on creating Notes.
1. Hide notes:
From the View menu, click Annotations.
By default, all notes are checked, that is, visible.
Click the annotations you’d like to hide. In this case, click
Show Notes.
2. Take a look at the document, the Sticky Note, Text Note
and Footnote are no longer visible.
3. Click Show Notes again to make notes visible again.
4. If you plan on continuing to the next exercise, save the
document. You can also close and save the document for
another session.
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Creating a Study Document by Extracting
Notes
Creating a variety of study tools including study guides, summaries,
outlines, and vocabulary lists is very easy to do with the Extract
feature.
To do this exercise, you should have a few Sticky, Text and/or
Footnotes created in the “my Horse’s Tale” document, and the
document open. See the previous exercises on creating Notes.
1. From the File menu, choose Extract.
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What You See: The Extract dialog.
2. In the Extract dialog, click the Notes Only checkbox, then
click OK.
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What You See: Kurzweil 3000 creates and opens a new text
document with all the notes you had created. Your document
may not have the same content as the one below:
Kurzweil 3000 presents the extracted notes by page and in
Footnotes, Text Notes, then Sticky Notes order.
Note: You can edit extracted documents using text editing
functions.
3. Save and Close the extracted document.
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Teaching and Once you have the extracted document you can edit it
Learning Tips to contain just one type of information, such as
questions or instructions. Then print the document and
distribute it to all students, and have a Kurzweil 3000
version for students who’ll be using the program to work
with the document.
Encourage students to take notes using Kurzweil 3000
notes, extract the notes, and read and re-read the
material to learn it.
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More to Explore: Deleting a Note
To do this exercise, you can use the “my Horse’s Tale” document
containing notes.
1. Click a note you want to delete.
2. Click the Delete Note button in the Study Skills toolbar.
3. In the message dialog box, click Yes to confirm.
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Highlighting and
the Creation of a
Summary
Document
In this chapter you’ll learn about:
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Kurzweil 3000 Highlighters on page 92.
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Highlighting Text in a Document on page 93.
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Using Reading by Highlight to Study on page 95.
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Creating a Summary Document or Outline on page 96.
In More to Explore: Erasing Highlights on page 101, find out how
to erase highlights. In More to Explore: Labeling Highlight Colors
on page 102, learn how labeling highlight colors helps in
organizing information.
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Kurzweil 3000 Highlighters
Color Highlighters are another type of study skills tool. The benefits of
Kurzweil 3000 electronic highlighting are even greater than
highlighting material with physical markers. For example, you can:
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Associate different concepts with different colors. You could
use yellow for main ideas, green for details, cyan for
vocabulary, and so on.
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Hear just the material you highlighted.
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Extract highlighted material and create new documents that
can serve as study aids such as vocabulary lists, pretest
questions, as well as outlines and summaries.
Highlighters work in both image and text documents, and can be used
to select answers on multiple-choice tests.
Showing the Study Skills Toolbar:
To do the exercises in this chapter, you must have the Study Skills
toolbar showing.
Use the Toolbar Right Mouse Button menu to show this toolbar. See
Showing and Hiding Toolbars on page 15.
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Highlighting Text in a Document
Kurzweil 3000 provides multiple highlighting colors, making it easy to
organize and categorize information while reading or studying.
In this exercise, you’ll use yellow for main ideas and green for details.
What you’ll need: The document entitled “my Horse’s Tale.”
1. Open the “my Horse’s Tale” document. If you don’t have it,
you can find “Horse’s Tale” in the Sample Documents
folder. Copy it, rename it, “my Horse’s Tale,” then open it.
2. Highlight a main idea by using the Yellow Highlighter:
In the document, click the yellow Highlighter button in the
Study Skills toolbar.
Click at the beginning of the main text you want, then drag
the Highlighter cursor to the end of the phrase to select it.
In this case, try, “Buffalo Bill’s.”
3. Highlight details for that main idea by using the Green
Highlighter:
Click on the green Highlighter color.
Select details. In this case, try as many of the following as
you want: “two hundred pounds,” “over six feet,” “young,”
“graceful,” “quick,” “handsome,” and “braver.”
4. Highlight another main idea and its associated details.
Try: “horse” for main idea in yellow highlighter. In green
highlighter select: “not large,” “good family,” “besteducated,” and “best-mannered.”
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5. To stop highlighting, click the Highlighter button you were
just using.
What You See: Some text as main ideas highlighted in yellow
and other text as details highlighted in green.
Main ideas
in yellow
highlight
Some
supporting
details in
green
highlight
6. This is a good time to Save the document.
7. Continue to the next exercise. If you need to end at this
exercise, click Close.
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Using Reading by Highlight to Study
This feature is particularly useful for reviewing a document or studying
for a test.
In this exercise, you’ll read the highlights you created in the previous
exercise.
What you’ll need: The document entitled “my Horse’s Tale,” from the
previous exercise.
1. Open the “my Horse’s Tale” from the previous exercise. It
should have text that has been color highlighted.
2. Click the Reading Unit list arrow in the Reading toolbar,
and select Highlight to hear just the material you
highlighted.
3. Click anywhere before the first highlighted text.
4. Use the Read/Pause button to read and stop reading.
What You Hear: Kurzweil 3000 reads the highlighted text.
5. When you’re done, reset the Reading Unit to Sentence.
6. Continue to the next exercise.
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Creating a Summary Document or Outline
You’ve already experienced how easy it is to create study aids. In this
exercise and the next, you’ll create a summary document.
Because that summary document will have a main idea and details
that are indented, it can serve multiple purposes: as a study
document, a pre-reading exercise, and as an outline from which
students can compose an essay.
In this first exercise, you’ll specify indents then use the Extract feature
to create the summary document. These indents serve to distinguish
a main idea from a detail.
What you’ll need: The document entitled “my Horse’s Tale,” from the
previous exercise.
1. Open the “my Horse’s Tale” from the previous exercise.
This document should contain multi-color highlights to
denote multi-level information.
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2. From the File menu, choose Extract.
What You See: The Extract dialog.
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3. Set an indent:
Recall that you used the green highlighter for details. In the
Extract dialog, click the Indent box for Green and
type”0.2” to place an indent for all details.
4. If you want the extracted document to be in outline format,
click any of the highlight colors’ Prefix box and type one of
the following:
“%I” (upper case “i”) for Upper-case Roman Numeral List.
“%i” for Lower-case Roman Numeral List.
“%A” for Upper-case Lettered List.
“%a” for Lower-case Lettered List.
“%” for Numbered List.
A typical outline might have:
“%I” for yellow/main idea highlights.
“%A” for green/subtopic or supporting fact highlights.
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What You See: A new document with all the material you
highlighted. Notice that details are indented from the main idea
just as you specified.
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If you had opted to make this new document an outline, it might
look like the following image:
You can edit the new extracted document using text editing
functions. In the example above, for instance, deleting the
apostrophe and the letter “s” after the word “Bill,” and the
punctuation marks might be possible edits to finish the outline.
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5. Close and Save the newly created document:
Click Close.
In the Close dialog, click Yes to save it.
In the Save As dialog that appears, type the new name:
“my summary” or “my outline” in the File Name box.
Click Save.
6. Close “my Horse’s Tale.”
More to Explore: Erasing Highlights
1. Click the Erase button in the Study Skills toolbar.
2. Drag the cursor over the desired highlighted text.
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More to Explore: Labeling Highlight Colors
Since you can use the different color highlighters as a way to organize
information and ideas, it may be helpful to label each color so that you
and your students can remember which color to use for different types
of information. Doing this also promotes consistency and creates
additional and repeated experience for the students in organizing
information and thoughts.
A possible labeling scheme might be: “Chapter” for yellow
highlighting, “Main Idea” for green, “Detail” for Cyan, and so on.
1. To label highlighters, use the Highlighters Options panel,
accessible from the Tools menu.
2. In the Highlighters Options panel, click in the desired Caption
text box, type the desired name, then click Apply and OK.
In the following example the captions were set to “Chapter,” “Main
Idea,” etc.
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3. To see a label, point your cursor at the desired color highlighter
button. The label appears in the button’s Tool Tip as in the
example below.
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Bubble Notes as
Instructional
Support
In this chapter you’ll learn about:
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Bubble Notes on page 107.
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Opening and Hearing a Bubble Note on page 109.
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Selecting Answers for Checkbox Questions on page 113.
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Matching Answers on page 116.
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Adding an Instructional Note on page 119.
In More to Explore: Setting Up Uninterrupted Reading on page 123,
find out how to not have Bubble Notes open automatically
for uninterrupted reading.
In the first several topics, you’ll learn about Bubble Notes
from the perspective of a student/end-user. You can use the
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information to train students to use Bubble Notes or if your
students are capable, you can have them go through the
exercises by temselves.
The last two topics in the chapter are for teachers or
someone who will be embedding and authoring instructional
notes.
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Bubble Notes
Bubble Notes are either Balloon- or Cloud-shaped notes that, if they
are embedded in a document, typically open while Kurzweil 3000 is
reading in Continuous mode.
Bubble Notes are anchored to words. In an image document, the
anchor is a question mark in a purple box.
In a text document, the word in which the Bubble is anchored appears
in purple and is underlined.
They are typically created by a teacher to give students additional
instructions or quick questions to assess comprehension. Depending
on the options selected for a Bubble Note, it may:
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Either open or not open; read or not read when opened.
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Be read before or after a unit, or after a word is read.
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Spell a keyword.
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Contain questions in a number of different formats, including
True or False, Multiple Choice with Checkboxes, or Text
Answer.
In this chapter, you will work with existing Bubble Notes and create a
new one.
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Before Doing the Exercises in this Chapter
Before working with Bubble Notes, ensure that:
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Reading Mode is set to Continuous.
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Reading Unit is set to Phrase, Line, Sentence, or
Paragraph.
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Show Notes is enabled. Show Notes is on the View
Annotations submenu.
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Opening and Hearing a Bubble Note
If the person who created the Bubble Notes kept the default settings,
as soon as you reach a Bubble Note anchor while reading
continuously, Kurzweil 3000 automatically opens the Note and begins
reading.
If Kurzweil 3000 is not reading, you can double-click on an anchor to
open and hear it.
In this exercise, you’ll do both.
What You’ll Need: The “Horse’s Tale Bubble Notes” document in the
Sample Documents folder.
1. Find “Horse’s Tale Bubble Notes.” Copy and rename it,
“my Horse’s Tale Bubble Notes,” then open the document.
1. Click at the beginning of the document.
2. Click the Read button to begin reading.
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What You See and Hear: The first Bubble Note in the
document and Kurzweil 3000 reading its contents.
Note: As usual, Kurzweil 3000 highlights words and reading
units as it reads.
3. When you’re done, click OK in the Bubble Note to close it.
4. Continue to read. The next Bubble Note will open when
you encounter it.
What You See and Hear: The second Bubble Note in the
document and Kurzweil 3000 reading its contents.
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5. Because you can respond to this Bubble Note, it includes
a Cancel button. Click Cancel for now to close the Note.
6. Pause reading and go to page two if reading continuously
hadn’t gotten there yet.
7. Manually open a Bubble Note by double-clicking its
anchor. In this case, click the anchor near the word “buglecalls” to open its Note.
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What You See and Hear: The Bubble Note and Kurzweil 3000
reading its contents.
8. Because you can respond to this Bubble Note, it includes
a Cancel button. Click Cancel for now to close the Note.
9. Close the document if you want to end here. Or continue
to the next exercise to learn how to use checkboxes in
Bubble Note questions.
Note: In any Bubble Note, you can stop Kurzweil 3000 from reading
the contents by clicking on the main text of the Bubble or by pressing
the F3 key.
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Selecting Answers for Checkbox Questions
The most typical Bubble Notes are instructional ones that give you
directions and prompts, like the one you worked with in the previous
exercise. However, you may encounter questions in some Bubble
Notes.
In this exercise, you’ll answer a checkbox-type multiple-choice
question in a Bubble Note. Remember that you can use the same
steps to respond to two other types of multiple-choice questions: True
or False and radio buttons. The only difference is for True or False and
radio buttons, there is only one correct answer for you to select. In
checkbox-type questions, you can select all items that apply.
In this exercise, you’ll select answers for a checkbox-type multiplechoice question.
What you’ll need: The “my Horse’s Tale Bubble Notes” document from
the previous exercise.
1. Open “my Horse’s Tale Bubble Notes” if it isn’t already
open.
If you do not have this document, find and Copy “Horse’s
Tale Bubble Notes” from the Samples Document folder.
Rename it, then open it.
2. Scroll through the document and find the word, “myself,” at
the end of the first paragraph.
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What You See: A Bubble Note anchor attached to the word.
3. Double-click the anchor to open its Bubble Note.
What You See and Hear: The open Bubble Note, containing
a checkbox-style multiple-choice question, and Kurzweil 3000
reading its contents.
Note: Some letters are underlined, indicating that you can
press the ALT key plus the letter key to select and deselect
that answer.
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4. To select an answer(s), you can click on the desired
checkbox(es), or you can press ALT plus the underlined
letter in the answer you want. For instance, ALT+M would
select “Slim.”
5. Then do one of the following:
•
Click OK if you want to save the answer and close the
Note.
•
Click Cancel if you want to close the Bubble Note
without answering the question.
6. Save the document. This is recommended as it allows the
student and/or teacher to review progress.
Close it if you are ending your Tutorial session. Or
continue to the next exercise to learn how to respond to a
Match-style question.
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Matching Answers
You may encounter questions in some Bubble Notes that require you
to match answers, which is what you’ll do in this exercise.
What you’ll need: The “my Horse’s Tale Bubble Notes” document.
1. Open “my Horse’s Tale Bubble Notes” if it isn’t already
open.
If you do not have this document, find and Copy “Horse’s
Tale Bubble Notes” from the Samples Document folder.
Rename it, then open it.
2. Go to page 2. Find the words, “bugle-calls,” and the Bubble
Note anchored to it.
3. Double-click the anchor to open the Bubble Note.
What You See and Hear: The open Bubble Note, containing
a question and a text box, and Kurzweil 3000 reading its
contents.
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Note: Some letters are underlined, indicating that you can
press ALT plus that letter key to select and deselect that
answer.
4. To match answer(s), from the left column, click on the dash
line that follows the desired item, then drag the line to an
answer in the right-hand column.
Or you can use keyboard keys: In this case, press
ALT+S to select “springy” from the left column, then press
ALT+F to select “flexible” from the right column to make a
match.
5. Repeat step 4 to make other matches.
Note: Don’t worry if you do not know the answers. You can
make random matches; this exercise is for learning how to
use Kurzweil 3000.
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6. When you are done, do one of the following:
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Click OK if you want to save the answer and close the
Note.
•
Click Cancel if you want to close the Bubble Note
without saving the answer.
7. Save the document. This is recommended as it allows the
student and/or teacher to review the student’s answers.
Close the document if you are ending your Tutorial
session.
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Adding an Instructional Note
In this exercise, you’ll create a Bubble Note containing instructions.
1. Find and Open the “Horse’s Tale Bubble Notes” document
from the Samples Document folder, if it’s not already open.
Copy and rename it “my Horse’s Tale Bubble Notes.”
2. In the document, click where you want to place the Bubble
Note anchor.
3. Click Notes on the Tools menu and choose Add Bubble
Note.
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What You See: The Bubble Note dialog.
4. Select the Bubble Note Appearance you want: Balloon or
Cloud. In this case, select Cloud.
5. Decide how and when you want the Note to open. Since
this pre-reading note should be read at the beginning of the
text in which the Buble Note is anchored, click Open
before unit is read.
6. Type content for the Note. Click in the Content text box.
For this exercise, type: “As you read, think about what the
narrator is like.”
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What You See: Content in the Note.
7. Preview the Note as the reader would encounter it in the
document by clicking Preview.
What You See and Hear: The Preview version of the Note at
the bottom of the Bubble Note dialog, and Kurzweil 3000
reading the contents.
8. Exit Preview mode by clicking OK inside the Preview
version.
9. Click OK in the dialog to close it.
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What You See: In the document, the Bubble Note anchor (a
rectangle with a question mark in it) at the cursor position.
Note: If you are using a text document, the anchor would be a
question mark and the word to which it is attached would be
underlined as in the example below.
10. Close the document. If you want you can also Save it.
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More to Explore: Setting Up Uninterrupted
Reading
By default, Kurzweil 3000 reads the Bubble Notes in a document when
it encounters an anchor. You may want to provide students with
uninterrupted reading for some sessions and with Bubbles opening for
other sessions. You can specify to have Kurzweil 3000 open and read
some or none of the Bubble Notes.
To not show, and therefore not open and read the Notes, disable
Show Notes from the View Annotations submenu. This option hides
the Bubble Note anchors.
To not open and read a specific Bubble Note, click the desired Note’s
anchor. Click Note on the Tools menu, then choose Edit Bubble
Note. In the Bubble Note dialog, deselect the Open while
reading option. Deselecting this option displays the Bubble Note
anchors in the document, but does not open the Notes.
Notes:
•
To edit any existing Bubble Notes, select the anchor, then use
Edit Bubble Note to make any changes you want. Edits can
include changes to options as well as changes to content.
•
To delete any Bubble Note, select its anchor, then choose
Delete Note from the Tools Note submenu.
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Writing and SelfCorrection Tools
In this chapter, you’ll learn about:
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Writing and Editing in Kurzweil 3000 on page 127.
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Creating a Text Document on page 128.
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Hearing What You Type on page 129.
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Using Word Prediction and a Homophones List on page 131.
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Dragging and Dropping Text on page 135.
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Copying and Pasting an Image on page 138.
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Changing Fonts and Formatting on page 141.
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Spell Checking a Document on page 143.
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Finding Homophones on page 145.
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In addition, you’ll find More to Explore: Setting Tabs and Margins
on page 147 and More to Explore: Finding and Replacing Text on
page 148.
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Writing and Editing in Kurzweil 3000
Kurzweil 3000 provides a wide range of features to help you with your
writing tasks:
•
Annotations and Highlighting are useful in taking notes and
marking main ideas and supporting details during the reading
and research phase. See Chapter 5, Notes and the Creation of a
Study Document on page 75. See Chapter 6, Highlighting and the
Creation of a Summary Document on page 91.
•
The Extract command is a powerful tool for creating
summaries and outlines that aid in studying and mastering
material and in the composition stage. See Chapter 6,
Highlighting and the Creation of a Summary Document on page 91.
•
Reference tools are also accessible while writing and editing.
See Chapter 4, Reference Tools on page 59.
In this chapter, you’ll work with Speak as Typing, Word Prediction,
and Homophones list, and use some typical editing functions such as
dragging and dropping text and images, spell checking and
formatting.
Showing the Writing Toolbar:
To do the exercises in this chapter, you must have the Writing toolbar.
Use the Toolbar right mouse button menu to show this toolbar. See
Showing and Hiding Toolbars on page 15.
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Creating a Text Document
Creating a Text Document
When you type your own document in Kurzweil 3000, you are creating
text that Kurzweil 3000 can read back to you.
1. Click the New button in the Main toolbar to open an empty
document.
2. Begin typing. You can use Kurzweil 3000 just like any text
editor or word processor.
What You See: What you type appears in the document
display area of the Kurzweil 3000 window.
3. Continue to the next exercise.
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Hearing What You Type
The Speak as Typing setting is in the General Options page.
1. Open the Tools menu and select Options.
What You See: The Options dialog with the General Options
panel.
2. In the Speak as Typing box, select Whole Words to hear
Kurzweil 3000 speak each word you type each time you
press the Spacebar key between words.
3. Click OK.
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4. Begin typing again to hear Kurzweil 3000 read what you
type.
5. Try another Speak as Typing option if you want.
6. When you’re done, return the Speak as Typing settings
back to their original settings.
Open the Options dialog from the Tools menu. In the
General panel, in the Speak as Typing box, click the
boxes that you checked.
7. Save the document if you intend on continuing to the next
exercise or if you want to use it again later. Close it if you
want to end here.
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Using Word Prediction and a Homophones List
As you type, Word Prediction helps you to complete words or to select
the next word from a list of possibilities.
In addition, there is a comprehensive set of Vocabulary List features
for building, editing and enabling whatever vocabulary lists your
curriculum calls for. Kurzweil 3000 comes with some lists, such as
Homophones.
For more information on the Vocabulary List features, see online Help
or the Kurzweil 3000 for Windows User’s Guide.
In this exercise, you’ll learn how to insert a word from the Word
Prediction list, and how to use homophone words in Word Prediction.
What you’ll need:
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The Writing toolbar visible.
•
An open text document in which you can type and edit, such
as the one you created in the previous exercise.
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1. Click the Word Prediction button.
What You See: The Word Prediction dialog.
Notice the thumbtack in the upper-left corner. By default, this
dialog is stationary. To have it move as you type click the
thumbtack.
2. Type some text.
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What You See: The Word Prediction dialog with a list of
suggestions for the word you are typing.
Notice that the word “some” in the list is highlighted. This
means that it is an entry in the Homophones list.
3. Double-click the highlighted word.
What You See and Hear: The Homophone dialog containing
the word’s related homophones. Kurzweil 3000 spells and
reads the definition of the word while highlighting.
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4. To see and hear the other homophone’s definition, click on
it.
5. When you’re done, click the dialog Close button.
6. To insert one of the suggestions, click the number next to
the desired word.
7. When you’re done with Word Prediction, click the dialog
Close button.
8. Continue to the next exercise. If you need to end here, click
the document Close button.
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Dragging and Dropping Text
You can drag and drop text within a text document, within an image
document, and among image and text documents. You can even drag
and drop text in Sticky, Text and Footnotes.
This is very useful, for example, when adding quotations into your
research papers, eliminating rekeying of a large chunk of text.
In this exercise, you’ll work with multiple open documents, drag and
drop text from one document to another.
What you’ll need to do this exercise: “Time Travel” from the Sample
Documents folder and an open text file such as the one you used in
the previous exercise.
1. Find the “Time Travel” document from the Sample
Documents folder.
2. Since this is a sample document, it’s a good idea to make
a copy of it by saving it under a new name:
From the File menu, choose Save As.
In the Save As dialog, click and type, “my Time Travel,”
into the File Name box.
Click Save and Close the dialog.
3. If you don’t have a new document open from the previous
exercise, click New in the Main toolbar to create one now.
4. Display the documents side by side:
From the Window menu, select Tile Vertically.
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What You See: Both documents in the window, side by side.
5. From the document with the text and image, select the text
you want to drag and drop. Try the title, “Time Travel.”
6. With the mouse cursor on the selected text, press and hold
down the left mouse button to drag it to the text document.
When you reach the desired location, release the mouse
button to drop the text.
What You See: A copy of the title text inserted in the text
document.
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7. Continue to the next exercise.
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Copying and Pasting an Image
There may be times when you want to copy and paste an image into
a document.
In this exercise, you’ll continue to work with multiple open documents,
and copy and paste an image from one document into another.
What you’ll need to do this exercise: “my Time Travel” and the text
document that you used in the previous exercise displayed side by
side.
1. In “my Time Travel,” press the Page Down key or scroll to
the bottom of the page, where there is an image.
What You See: The image document and the text document
displayed side by side.
2. From the Edit menu, select Image Selector.
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What You See: In the Time Travel document, the cursor is
now a crosshair.
3. In the image, click at the upper-left corner where you’d like
to begin your selection. Drag the rectangle that appears
until it encloses the part of the image you’d like to copy,
then release the mouse button.
What You See: The Image Selector’s black, sizable, border.
4. Copy the image by doing one of the following:
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Clicking the right mouse button and choosing Copy
•
Or by pressing CTRL + C
5. Paste the image:
Click in the text document where you want to place the
image, then choose Paste from the right mouse button
menu or press CTRL +V.
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What You See: The copied image in the text document.
Image dropped into
the text document
Original image document
6. You can close both documents with or without saving.
By default, Kurzweil 3000 saves the text document in Rich
Text Format (.rtf). Saving the file in text (.txt) format results
in the loss of any images in the text document.
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Changing Fonts and Formatting
You can change the font, size, style, or color in a document in a
number of ways:
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As you compose, select text and apply the change
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As you compose, apply the change to text typed after the
current cursor position
•
Or apply changes throughout a document
In this exercise, you’ll change font and formatting as you compose,
then apply changes throughout a document.
What you’ll need to do this exercise:
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A new text document
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The Writing toolbar visible.
Spell
Checking
Word
Prediction
Font
Size
Style
Paragraph
Alignment
Line
Spacing
.
1. In a text document, type some text.
2. Change the font size for text you want to type.
In the Font Size box, select the desired value. Try 42.
Then type some more text.
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What You See: Font size changed for text you type.
3. Change the font type of selected text:
Select text, then select another font type from the Font
Type box. Try Courier.
4. Try changing the alignment:
Click the line you want to re-align, then select the desired
alignment. Try Center.
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Spell Checking a Document
Kurzweil 3000 spell checker works in text as well as in image
documents. See the Kurzweil 3000 User’s Guide or Online Help for
information about spell checking in image documents under Editing
Image Documents.
To go through this section, you should have an open text document.
1. Click where you want to start spell checking, then click the
Spell Check button in the Writing toolbar.
What You See: If Kurzweil 3000 finds a word it thinks is
incorrect or isn’t in the dictionary, the Spelling Correction
dialog appears.
Note: The words you see in your dialog will be different from
the example below.
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2. Decide how you want Kurzweil 3000 to handle each error
it finds. Try the following options:
To ignore the possible error, click Skip.
To correct an error, select a word in the Suggestions list
or type your correction into the Change To box. Click
Change.
To hear the contents of the Change To box, click Read.
3. When you’re done, click the Exit button in the Spell Check
dialog box.
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Finding Homophones
Another helpful self-correction tool is Find Homophone from the Edit
menu.
For this exercise, try using the document, “Horse’s Tale” from the
Sample Documents folder. The examples in this exercise are from that
document.
1. Click where you want to start the find; from the Edit menu,
choose Find, then Homophone.
What You See: If Kurzweil 3000 finds a word in the document
that is a homophone, the Homophone dialog appears.
If you’re using the “Horse’s Tale” document, the first
homophones Kurzweil 3000 finds are “tale” and “tail.”
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2. To hear Kurzweil 3000 spell a word and read its definition,
click the word.
To find the next homophone, click Find Next
Homophone.
To find the next instance of the homophone, click Find
Next.
Note: In a text document, the Replace button is active.
Click it to replace the current word with a homophone from
the Homophone dialog box.
3. When you’re done, click the dialog Close button.
4. Close the “Horse’s Tale” document.
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More to Explore: Setting Tabs and Margins
The ruler sets tabs and margins for a typed document. You can find
the Show Ruler setting in the General Options page from the Tools
menu.
Left Margin
Indicator
Tab Indicator
Right Margin
Indicator
To use the ruler to set margins, drag the left margin indicator (the red
bar) to the desired left margin. Drag the right margin indicator (the blue
bar) for the desired right margin.
To set tabs, double-click at the location for the tab. A black dot
appears representing the tab. To remove a tab setting, double-click on
the black dot.
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More to Explore: Finding and Replacing Text
You can search for any text string in an image or text document. Note:
in an image document, the Replace function affects the underlying
text, not the image text you see on the screen.
To:
Do:
Find text.
From the Edit menu, choose Find, then
select Text.
In the Find dialog, type the text you want to
find.
You can replace text from the Find dialog
by clicking Replace.
Find and Replace
From the Edit menu, choose Find, then
select Replace Text.
In the Replace dialog, type the text you
want to find and the replacement text, then
click Replace.
To see the replacement in an image
document, choose Edit Underlying Text
from the Correct Recognition menu in the
Edit menu.
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Vocabulary Lists
In this chapter you’ll learn about:
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Kurzweil 3000 and Vocabulary Building on page 150.
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Creating a Vocabulary List by Extracting Words on page 151.
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Setting Options for a Vocabulary List on page 156.
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Finding a Vocabulary List’s Words on page 158.
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Disabling a Vocabulary List on page 160.
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Kurzweil 3000 and Vocabulary Building
If weekly vocabulary-building lists and word lists based on subjects or
units of study are integral parts of your curriculum, the Kurzweil 3000
Vocabulary List feature can help you automate the process of creating
your lists, while enabling your students with special needs to access
and use the lists within Kurzweil 3000.
With this feature, you can do a number of things, from creating,
editing, enabling or disabling lists to adding lists to Word Prediction,
the Find and/or Highlight menus.
If you went through the Writing and Editing exercises in the previous
chapter, you would have already been introduced to a Kurzweil 3000provided list, the Homophones list.
In the following exercises, you’ll extract words from a document to
create a vocabulary list, enable the list and see how the list works as
a student is working with Kurzweil 3000.
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Creating a Vocabulary List by Extracting
Words
You can create a list in a number of ways:
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By editing an existing list and renaming it.
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By extracting all the words from a document.
•
Or by extracting words that you’ve highlighted in a document.
In this exercise, you’ll walk through extracting all the words in a
document.
What you’ll need to do this exercise: The “Time Travel” document from
the Sample Documents folder..
1. Open the document from which you want to extract words
for a new vocabulary list.
2. From the Tools menu, select Vocabulary Lists.
What You See: The Vocabulary Lists dialog.
3. In the Vocabulary Lists dialog, click New.
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What You See: The New Vocabulary List dialog.
4. In the New Vocabulary List dialog box, click Create
Vocabulary List from “Time Travel.kes.”
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What You See: The next Vocabulary Lists dialog with the
Extract all words option already selected.
5. Click Next.
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What You See: The next New Vocabulary Lists dialog
containing the list of extracted words.
Keep Words area
Remove Words area
Notice that all the words in the document, including common
words such as “at” and “it,” are in the list.
6. In the New Vocabulary List dialog, click Common
English words, then click Remove.
What You See: Kurzweil 3000 moves the words from the Keep
Words area to the Remove Words area.
7. To remove a word from the list, select it from the Keep
Words area, then click the Right arrow button.
To return a word to the list after removing it, select it from
the Remove Words area and click the Left arrow button.
8. When you’re done, click Next.
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What You See: The Save dialog.
9. Give the new Vocabulary List file a new name by doubleclicking the word “New,” and typing the word “Class” in its
place.
10. Click Save.
What You See: The Vocabulary Lists dialog now contains
the new “Class Vocabulary List.” It is enabled (checked) by
default.
11. Click Apply, then OK in the Vocabulary Lists dialog.
12. Continue to the next exercise.
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Setting Options for a Vocabulary List
There are a number of options you can set for a vocabulary list. For
complete details, see the online Help pages or the Kurzweil 3000 for
Windows User’s Guide.
In this exercise, you’ll make the “Class Vocabulary List” you created in
the previous exercise available on the Find menu so that students can
find the words as they read.
1. From the Tools menu, click Vocabulary Lists.
2. In the Vocabulary Lists dialog, ensure that the “Class
Vocabulary List” checkbox is checked. Then click Options.
What You See: The list’s Options dialog.
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3. Click Add this list to the Find Menu to have Kurzweil
3000 add the list to the Find menu.
4. Click OK to close the dialog.
5. Click Apply, then OK in the Vocabulary Lists dialog.
6. To take a look at the results, continue to the next exercise.
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Finding a Vocabulary List’s Words
Once you create or enable a vocabulary list, it’s ready for students to
use as they read in Kurzweil 3000.
For this exercise, open the “Time Travel” document from the Sample
Documents folder.
1. From the Edit menu, choose Find, then select Class
Vocabulary List.
Note: You can also find homophones in any document in the
same way.
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What You See: Kurzweil 3000 highlights the first word it
encounters from the vocabulary list and opens the Find dialog.
2. To find the next word from the list, click Find Next <name
of the list you are using>.
To find the next instance of the currently highlighted word,
click Find Next <word>.
3. When you’re done, click the Close button to close the Find
dialog.
4. Close the “Time Travel” document.
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Disabling a Vocabulary List
Disabling a Vocabulary List
When your student or class moves on to another week’s or unit’s
words, it’s easy to disable the old vocabulary list: From the Tools
menu, select Vocabulary Lists. Then in the Vocabulary Lists dialog
box, deselect or click to uncheck the list’s checkbox, and OK.
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In this chapter you’ll learn about:
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Working with Online Material on page 162.
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Reading Web Sites on page 163.
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Applying Reference Tools to Web Sites on page 165.
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Searching for Online Books on page 168.
•
Opening Downloaded Files on page 172.
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Working with Online Material
The ability to access and work with online material means you have a
broader range of research and resource material that you can use with
Kurzweil 3000.
The Read the Web feature from the Read menu lets you access and
read Web pages, while the Online menu enables you to search for
and download files from a variety of Web sites and from the Kurzweil
Classic Literature CD Version 4. You can also find news and product
updates from Kurzweil Educational Systems.
In addition, Kurzweil 3000 provides a variety of features for working
with online material, including reference tools, highlighting and notes.
Before you can access online material, you must have the following:
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An Internet connection
•
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or above
If you plan on using Search for Books from the Classic Literature CD,
you can find the CD in the product packaging.
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Reading Web Sites
You can use the Read the Web feature with either the Microsoft
Internet Explorer or the Mozilla Firefox browser. If both browsers are
installed, you can choose the one you want to use by selecting it on
the Reading Options panel, accessible when you select Options
from the Tools menu.
When you use Read the Web in either browser, you have access to
the browser’s features, including search, and access to other Web
sites, in addition to Kurzweil 3000 reading and reference tools.
In this exercise, you will go to a Web site of your choice from Kurzweil
3000 and use Kurzweil 3000 to read its contents. The browser
presented in this exercise is Microsoft Explorer. For more information
about using Firefox with Kurzweil 3000, see online Help or the
Kurzweil 3000 for Windows User’s Guide.
1. In Kurzweil 3000, open the Read menu, choose Read the
Web.
What You See: The browser window, and at the bottom of
your screen, the Kurzweil 3000 Read the Web toolbar.
2. Click in the browser Address box, and type the desired
Web site address.
3. Click where you want Kurzweil 3000 to begin reading.
4. Click the Read button.
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What You See and Hear: Kurzweil 3000 reads and highlights
the page content.
5. Just as in a Kurzweil 3000 document, you can use the
Read Mode, Reading Unit, and WPM features available
from the Read the Web toolbar to control the reading pace.
You can also use the Forward and Back buttons in the
Read the Web toolbar to move by the current unit.
6. Click the Pause button to stop reading.
7. Continue to the next exercise.
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Applying Reference Tools to Web Sites
In this exercise, you’ll use Kurzweil 3000 Reference tools to look up
words from the Web page which you opened in the previous exercise.
1. In the browser window, double-click the word you want to
look up, making sure the word is not part of a link, that is it
is not in color and is not underlined.
Then in the Read the Web toolbar, click one of the
following:
•
Definition to see the definition(s) for the word.
•
Syllables to see the word broken into syllables and
hear it pronounced phonetically.
What You See: The Definition or Syllables dialog.
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2. If you are exploring Syllables, try any of the options. When
you’re done, click Done.
If you’re trying Definition, click the Read button in the
Kurzweil 3000 toolbar to hear the contents. Use the dialog
Close button when you’re done.
3. To not have the Kurzweil 3000 window visible so you can
see the Web site again, click the Minimize button at the top
right of the window.
Note: Exiting Kurzweil 3000 shuts down the Read the
Web feature.
4. Exit the Read the Web mode by clicking the Close button
in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.
Click Yes to confirm.
If there are files with Web content for this session in the
Kurzweil 3000, the program asks if you want to save the
file. Click Yes or No.
What You See: The browser window displaying the last Web
page you were using.
5. Close the browser window.
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Teaching and In preparing material for class work or curriculum,
Learning Tip consider saving the contents of a Web page by doing
the following:
While in Read the Web mode, maximize the Kurzweil
3000 window by clicking Kurzweil 3000 in the Windows
task bar, choose Save As from the File menu, and save
the file in text (.txt) format.
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Searching for Online Books
Kurzweil 3000 online options enable you to search for and download:
•
Electronic books and material from Web sites, such as Project
Gutenberg, Bookshare.org, and Baen Free Library.
•
Text files from the Classic literature CD Version 4.
•
As well as magazine articles (currently from Talking
Newspaper UK).
You can search for books by author and/or title, or by a specific query.
Your searches can be simple or complex to help you narrow down the
result. The search procedure for magazines is similar.
In addition, you can look up a word or phrase from a variety of online
encyclopedias. See More to Explore: Using Online Encyclopedias on
page 71.
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Using Simple Search and Download
1. In the Kurzweil 3000 window, open the Online menu and
choose Search for Books.
What You See: The Online Search dialog.
2. Click the Author button to search by author’s name. In the
Contains box, type any part of the author’s name.
Or click Title to search by title, and type any part of the title.
Try Author. Then in the Contains box, type “Dickens.”
3. Specify the sites you want to search. By default all sites are
checked, so click the check boxes of the sites you don’t
want.
For this exercise, uncheck all except leave Project
Gutenberg checked/selected.
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What You See: Desired site(s) checked.
4. Click OK.
5. Select each desired item and click OK.
Kurzweil 3000 downloads the materials in the background
and lets you know when the download is complete.
If the book you selected to download is from the
Bookshare.org Web site, and it is copyrighted, and this is
the first time you are requesting to download from the site
during this Kurzweil 3000 session, the site may request
your password. If you are not a member of Bookshare.org,
you will not be able to download copyrighted books.
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What You See: The Download Status dialog.
When the search is finished, available books you can
download appear in Items available for Download.
6. Click the checkboxes of the files you want to download.
7. Click OK.
What You See: A message tells you when the download is
complete.
8. Continue to the next exercise.
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Opening Downloaded Files
1. Click the Open button.
What You See: A message dialog asks if you want to open the
recently downloaded file or files.
2. Click OK.
Depending on the size of the book, it may take a few
minutes to open.
3. You can now Read the file.
4. Kurzweil 3000 saves downloaded documents by default
file names. After opening a downloaded document, you
can save the file with another name.
5. Note: If you want to open an older downloaded file, you
can find it in the "Download" folder.
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Preparation
This chapter is primarily for teachers while the next chapter
is for students.
If you are a teacher, we recommend that you go through the
next chapter to familiarize yourself with the features
students use to take tests in Kurzweil 3000. That way, you
can also train your students on test taking in Kurzweil 3000.
If your students are older and capable, have them go
through the next chapter by themselves.
You’ll learn about:
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Preparing Tests on page 175
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Using Fill in the Blanks on page 176
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Customizing Kurzweil 3000 for Test Taking on page 177
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Selecting the Test Taking Toolbar on page 178
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Locking Features on page 179
Chapter 11. Test Preparation
Preparing Tests
With Kurzweil 3000, it’s easy to prepare and administer tests, to
accommodate a wide range of student abilities, and to provide
performance feedback.
In preparing a test, you would start by doing one of the following:
•
Scanning a document. For more information, see Scanning a
Document into Kurzweil 3000 on page 30 in Chapter 2, Document
Preparation.
•
Opening one from another application.
•
Creating one from scratch in Kurzweil 3000 using the writing
editor. See Creating a Text Document on page 128.
•
Creating annotations containing questions in a document,
then using the Extract feature to build a new document with
the questions ready to apply as a test. For more information,
see Creating a Study Document by Extracting Notes on page 85 in
Chapter 5, Notes and the Creation of a Study Document.
Kurzweil 3000 can handle different types of tests including:
•
Multiple Choice: Have students use Highlights, Text Notes
or drag and drop.
•
Essay: Put an empty Text Note in the test as a starting place
for the students.
•
Fill in the Blanks (and True or False): Use the Fill in the
Blanks feature as described in the following exercise.
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Using Fill in the Blanks
You can use this feature for Fill-in-the-Blank or True or False tests,
worksheets, forms and applications.
Note: This feature only works with black and white documents, and on
one page at a time.
For this exercise, open the “Time Travel Quiz” document from the
Sample Documents folder, save and rename it “my Time Travel Quiz.”
1. From the Tools menu, select Fill in the Blanks, or click
the Blanks button.
What You See: An empty Text Note at every blank line.
2. Save the document. “my Time Travel Quiz” is now ready
for students to use in the next chapter.
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Customizing Kurzweil 3000 for Test Taking
There are two main reasons why you would want to customize
Kurzweil 3000 features for test taking:
•
To turn off certain features that students will not need or that
will distract them.
•
To accommodate students who have special challenges.
The following is a short list of some of the features that you can use to
customize Kurzweil 3000 to easily accommodate students’
requirements for regular use as well as for test taking.
•
Change the reading speed. For more information, see
Changing Reading Unit and Reading Speed on page 50 in Chapter
3, Reading and Reading Settings.
•
Turn Speak as Typing on or off as a proofreading tool. See
Hearing What You Type on page 129.
•
Show or hide certain toolbars. For more information, see
Showing and Hiding Toolbars on page 15 in Chapter 1, Kurzweil
3000 Basics.
•
Use annotations to embed helpful hints. For more information,
see Creating and Working with Sticky and Text Notes on page 77 in
Chapter 5, Notes and the Creation of a Study Document.
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Selecting the Test Taking Toolbar
The sample toolbar sets are designed for specific learning tasks. In
testing, you may want to select the Test Taking toolbar set for its
reduced set of tools. Students can adjust reading speed and enlarge
text for test-taking comfort, while having access to the Highlighters for
highlighting multiple choice answers.
Note: When customizing settings for a student using the Kurzweil
3000 standalone edition, make the changes on the Kurzweil 3000
system he/she will be using.
For now, try applying the Test Taking toolbar set.
1. Place the cursor in the toolbar area of the Kurzweil 3000
window, then press the right mouse button.
2. Choose Apply Toolbar Set, then select Test Taking.
What You See: You should see the Test Taking toolbar.
Note: To revert to the default Kurzweil 3000 Main toolbar,
select Classic from the Apply Toolbar Set menu.
You can find all the other ways to customize Kurzweil 3000 for Test
Taking, including Disabling Features and Customizing Toolbars, in the
Kurzweil 3000 online Help pages or the Kurzweil 3000 for Windows
User’s Guide.
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Locking Features
You can lock or password-protect various features either to
accommodate specific student requirements or for test taking. By
default all features are available to users. When you lock features, it
affects only the machine on which you performed the lock.
See online Help or the Kurzweil 3000 for Windows User’s Guide for
information about password protection.
In this exercise, you’ll turn some features off.
1. From the Tools menu, select Options, then click Lock
Features.
What You See: The Lock Features Options panel.
2. Click the Dictionary and Synonyms boxes to disable
those features.
3. Click OK.
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4. Open the “my Time Travel Quiz” document you used in the
exercise, Using Fill in the Blanks on page 176.
What You See: The Definition and Synonym buttons are
grayed out.
5. Repeat the above steps to unlock/enable Dictionary and
Synonyms.
6. Close the document. Go to the next chapter to learn how
to take a test in Kurzweil 3000.
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This chapter is primarily for students. Teachers, however,
can go through and train students on the material:
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Test Taking Using Kurzweil 3000 on page 182.
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Reading Through the Test on page 183.
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Filling in Your Name on page 184.
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Using Fill in the Blanks on page 185.
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Using Highlighters for Multiple Choice on page 187.
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Dragging and Dropping an Answer on page 189.
•
Reading Back Test Questions and Answers on page 191.
•
Saving Your Test Document on page 192 .
•
Printing Your Test on page 192 .
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Test Taking Using Kurzweil 3000
Before you take a test, find out what type of test it will be: Fill in the
Blanks, Multiple Choice, True or False, Essay or a combination. Find
out what Kurzweil 3000 tools you will be allowed to use.
When you use Kurzweil 3000 to take a test be sure to read the test
before answering the questions and read it again after you’re done to
make sure your answers are correct.
For exercises in this chapter, use “my Time Travel Quiz,” prepared in
the previous chapter.
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Reading Through the Test
The document “my Time Travel Quiz” should be open.
1. Click at the very beginning of the document, and click the
Read button.
2. Click the Pause button to stop reading at any time.
3. Continue to the next exercise to fill in your name.
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Filling in Your Name
The document “my Time Travel Quiz” should be open.
1. In the Name line, look for a little orange box. This is a Text
Note.
2. Click the box and type your name.
If you make mistakes, you can correct them by using the
Backspace key. You can also use the Read button to read
what you have typed.
3. Continue to the next exercise to fill in answers.
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Using Fill in the Blanks
The document “my Time Travel Quiz” should be open.
In this exercise, you will work with the True or False section of the
document, starting with Question 1.
1. In Question 1, find the Text Note box above the line.
2. Click inside the box.
3. Type “F” or “False.”
4. If you want more practice, continue to the next questions
and fill in answers in the same way.
5. When you are ready, continue to the next exercise.
Tips:
•
To navigate among the blank notes, use the TAB key to go
forward, and SHIFT+TAB to go backward.
•
For short answer or essay responses, remember that you can
use word processing tools, such as the Return or Enter key
to go to another line, CTRL+X keys to cut, CTRL+C keys to
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copy and CTRL+V keys to paste text in Kurzweil 3000 Text
Notes.
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In addition, you can have Kurzweil 3000 read what you have
written to help you check your test before passing it in.
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Using Highlighters for Multiple Choice
The document “my Time Travel Quiz” should be open.
In this exercise, you will work with Question 8 in the Multiple Choice
section of the document. You will use the highlighters to select an
answer.
1. Press the Page Down key to see Question 8.
2. Click a Highlighter to highlight answers.
3.
In Question 8, double-click the correct answer,
“physicist.”
What You See:
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Using Highlighters for Multiple Choice
4. When you are done, click on the Highlighter again to stop
highlighting.
5. Continue to the next exercise.
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Chapter 12. Test Taking
Dragging and Dropping an Answer
You can also drag and drop your answers.
You should have the document “my Time Travel Quiz” open.
In this exercise, you will work with Question 9 at the top of the next
page (page 2) in the document.
1. Press the Page Down key from page 1 until you see
Question 9.
2. Select an answer:
From the Word List, double-click on the word, “relative.”
What You See: The selected word is highlighted.
3. Drag and drop the answer:
Place the mouse cursor on the word.
Press and hold down the left mouse button and move the
text to the answer line in Question 9.
Then release the mouse button.
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What You See: The word is on the answer line.
4. When you are done, continue to the next exercise.
Tip:Dragging and dropping text also works for True or False, Fill in
the Blanks and Essay responses if part of the answer is on the
test, or if your teacher allows you to use a study document that
might have the answer on it.
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Chapter 12. Test Taking
Reading Back Test Questions and Answers
When you have completed a test, always go back and check your
answers.
1. Click at the beginning of the test. Or click inside the Answer
(Text Note) you want to check.
2. Click the Read button.
If you left a blank line, Kurzweil 3000 will pause.
3. Correct any wrong answers.
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Saving Your Test Document
Saving Your Test Document
Remember to save your test document often as you work.
Click the Save button.
Printing Your Test
It’s a good idea to print your test document when you are done. You
may also need to print it to hand it in to the teacher.
Click the Print button in the toolbar area.
Congratulations
You’ve just learned how to take a test using Kurzweil 3000.
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Index
Index
A
accessing the Web 162
adding
instructional Bubble Note
applying toolbars 17
119
B
Balloon note 107, 120
Bubble Note
anchor 107, 114, 122
Balloon 107, 120
Cloud 107, 120
deleting 123
dialog 120
instructional note, adding 119
matching answers 116
Match-style 116
Multiple Choice 107
opening and hearing 109
selecting an answer 113
set to not open and read 123
set to not show 123
Text Answer 107
True or False 107
C
changing
reading speaker 53
reading speed 50
reading unit 50
checking spelling 143
Classic toolbar 17
Close
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box 10
button 24
Footnote button 83
closing
a Footnote 83
Kurzweil 3000 window 11
Cloud note 107, 120
creating
instructional Bubble Note 119
Notes 77, 79
outlines 85, 96
study guides 85
summaries 85, 96
text document 128
vocabulary lists 85
customizing
by applying toolbars 17
by showing or hiding toolbars 15
Kurzweil 3000 for test taking 177
D
Document Area 10
document preparation process 27
Document Preparation toolbar 46
documents
adding images to 138
bringing in from other applications
changing fonts 141
changing formatting 141
closing 24
creating text document 128
editing 27
extracting 175
175
193
image 20
opening 21
printing 192
reading 32
reading to check for errors 27
saving 21
scanning 27, 30
setting tabs and margins 147
spell checking 143
text 20
working with 20
Zoom 23
dragging and dropping
answers in tests 189
text 135
E
editing
documents 27
image text 45
in Kurzweil 3000 127
underlying text 27, 45
zones 27, 36
encyclopedia lookup 71
essays in tests 175
Extract command 127
F
Fill in the Blanks
Footnote
button 81
closing 83
creating 81
reading 82
175, 176
H
hearing
the Web 163
what you type 129
Help pages online 18
highlighted text
extracting 96
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reading 95
Highlighter buttons 93
highlighters
changing captions for 102
using on tests 187
working with 92
highlighting
as study tool 92
denoting multi-level information 96
erasing 101
reading highlighted text 95
text 93
to create summaries and outlines 96
homophones
finding 145
using list 131
Homophones list 131
I
image
copying and pasting 138
documents 20
instructional note, adding/creating
K
Kurzweil 3000
menu system 13
starting 9
stopping 24
stopping, exiting, closing
toolbars 12
window 10
11
L
languages, reading in 57
lists
Homophones 131
vocabulary 151
locking features 179
looking up a word
Definitions 65
in online encyclopedias
71
119
Index
Spelling, Syllables, Synonyms
60
M
Main menu bar 10, 13
Main toolbar 10, 12
Match-style Bubble Note 116
menus
Main 13
Shortcut (Right Mouse Button) 13
Microsoft Internet Explorer 162
moving Notes 78
Multiple Choice Bubble Note 107, 113
multiple choice tests 175
N
Notes
Balloon 107, 120
Bubble 107
Cloud 107, 120
creating 77, 79
Footnotes 81
in tests 177
instructional, adding 119
Match-style Bubble Note 116
moving 78
Multiple Choice Bubble Note 107
reading 80, 82
resizing 78
showing and hiding 84
Sticky 77
Text 77
Text Answer Bubble Note 107
True or False Bubble Note 107
O
online books
downloading 169
opening 172
searching for 168
online encyclopedias 71
online material, about 162
opening
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Bubble Note 109
document 21
documents from other applications 175
Options
General 54
Lock Features 179
Reading 50, 53, 55
Vocabulary Lists 156
outlines 85, 96
P
Pause button 49
preparing tests 175
customizing Kurzweil 3000 for test
taking 177
essay 175
fill in the blanks 175, 176
multiple choice 175
true or false 175
printing a document 192
R
Read the Web 162
reading
a test 182
about 48
Bubble Note 109
changing reading speed 50
changing reading unit 50
changing speaker 53
documents 32
Footnotes 82
highlighted text 95
in other languages 57
Notes 80, 82
options 50, 53
starting and stopping 48
the Web 163
Reading Options 50, 53, 55
reading order, changing 36
Reading Speaker, changing 53
195
Reading Speed, changing 50
Reading toolbar 10, 12
Reading Unit, changing 50
reference tools
about 60
applying to Web 165
definitions 63
syllables 62
synonyms 63
while writing 127
resizing Notes 78
Right Mouse Button (Shortcut) menus
13
S
Sample toolbars, selecting 178
saving document 21
Scan button 30
scanning 27, 30
correcting errors 45
deleting a page 45
errors 27
in color 45
inserting a page 45
multiple pages 45
replacing a scanned page 45
self correction
hearing what you type 129
in test taking 191
spell checking 143
using Homophones list 131
using Word Prediction 131
when writing and editing 127
Shortcut (Right Mouse Button) menus
showing and hiding
Notes 84
toolbars 15
toolbars for test taking 177
Speak as Typing 129, 130, 177
Spell Check button 143
spell checking 143
starting
196
Kurzweil 3000 9
reading 48
Status bar 10
Sticky Note
button 77
creating 77
reading 80, 82
stopping
Kurzweil 3000 11
reading 48
study documents, creating 65
study guides, creating 85
Study Skills toolbar 76
summaries 85, 96
T
13
test taking
about 182
customizing Kurzweil 3000 for 177
dragging and dropping answers 189
filling in answers 184, 185
highlighting answers 187
locking features 179
preparing tests 175
reading back answers 191
reading the test 182, 183
Test Taking (Sample) toolbar set 178
tests
essay 175
fill in the blanks 175, 176
multiple choice 175, 187
true or false 175
Text Answer Bubble Note 107
Text Note
button 79
creating 79
reading 80, 82
text, dragging and dropping 135
Toolbar Right Mouse Button menu 15
toolbars
applying 17
Index
Document Preparation 46
Kurzweil 3000 default, Classic
Main 10, 12
Reading 10, 12
Sample 178
showing and hiding 15
Study Skills 76
Writing 16, 127
creating by extracting words
disabling 158
finding words in 158
options 156
17
W
underlying text
about 27
editing 45
Web
accessing 162
applying reference tools 165
reading 163
word prediction 131
writing in Kurzweil 3000 127
Writing toolbar 16, 127
V
Z
Vocabulary Lists
about 150
zone editing
zones 27
U
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36
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Kurzweil 3000
Scanning Sample
Rikki Tikki Tavi
by Rudyard Kipling
At the hole where he went in
This is the story of the great war that Rikkitikki-tavi fought single-handed, through the
bath-rooms of the big bungalow in Segowlee
cantonment. Darzee, the Tailorbird, helped
him, and Chuchundra, the musk-rat, who
never comes out into the middle of the floor,
but always creeps round by the wall, gave
him advice, but Rikki-tikki did the real fighting.
Red-Eye called to WrinkleSkin.
Hear what little Red-Eye
saith:
"Nag, come up and dance
with death!"
Eye to eye and head to head,
(Keep the measure, Nag.)
This shall end when one is
dead;
(At thy pleasure, Nag.)
Turn for turn and twist for
twist-(Run and hide thee, Nag.)
Hah! The hooded Death has
missed!
(Woe betide thee, Nag!)
He was a mongoose, rather like a little cat in
his fur and his tail, but quite like a weasel in
his head and his habits. His eyes and the end
of his restless nose were pink. He could
scratch himself anywhere he pleased with
any leg, front or back, that he chose to use.
He could fluff up his tail till it looked like a
bottle brush, and his war cry as he scuttled
through the long grass was: "Rikk-tikk-tikkitikki-tchk!"
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