Franklin BFQ-1440 eBook Reader User Manual

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BFQ-1440
Professeur d’anglais
French Professor
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Electronic Publishers
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Table of Contents
Welcome to the world of Franklin! With the
Guide, save words to My Word List, sharpProfesseur d’anglais you can find over
en your spelling and increase your French
2,000,000 translations, correct misspellvocabulary with six LEARNables™, and play
ings, conjugate words, study the Grammar
seven fun, educational word games.
Key Guide ............................................................................................................... 31
Installing Batteries .................................................................................................. 33
Changing the Language ....................................................................................... 33
Installing Book Cards ............................................................................................. 34
Selecting a Book .................................................................................................... 34
Bookcard Color Keys ............................................................................................. 35
Using the Main Menu ............................................................................................. 35
Viewing a Demonstration or Tutorial .................................................................... 36
Changing the Settings ........................................................................................... 36
Translating French Words ....................................................................................... 37
Translating English Words ....................................................................................... 38
Finding Letters in Words ......................................................................................... 39
Highlighting Words ................................................................................................. 40
Using LEARNables™ ............................................................................................... 40
Using the Grammar Guide .................................................................................... 42
Advanced Verb Conjugations .............................................................................. 43
Translating Traveller’s Phrases ............................................................................... 45
Using My Word List .................................................................................................. 46
Playing the Games ................................................................................................ 48
Using the Calculator .............................................................................................. 51
Using the Converter ............................................................................................... 52
Transferring Words Between Books ....................................................................... 53
Resetting Your Product ........................................................................................... 53
Copyrights, Trademarks, and Patents .................................................................. 54
FCC Notice ............................................................................................................. 54
Limited Warranty (U.S. only) .................................................................................. 55
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Key Guide
Color Keys
conj
lang
dict
leçon
Conjugates a word.
Toggles the entry language
between French and English.
Goes to the dictionary.
Goes to the LEARNables™
menu.
maj
Function Keys
aide
effac
arr
entrer
menu
?*
fn
Turns the product on or off.
Displays a help message.
When at an inflection screen,
displays Grammar Guide
section about the inflection you
were viewing.
In the dictionary, goes to the
Word Entry screen. Clears the
calculator. In the converter,
goes to its main menu.
Backs up, erases a letter, or
turns off the highlight at an
entry.
Enters a word, selects an item,
or begins a highlight in an entry.
Displays the main menus for
the dictionary.
At the Word Entry screen,
carte
types a ? to stand for a letter in
a word. At a menu, displays a
menu item. At a dictionary
entry, displays the headword. In
games, reveals the word and
forfeits the game.
Shifts to type capital letters
and punctuation marks.
Shifts to allow préc, suiv, ht,
bas and to type a hypen (-) or
cedilla (ç).
Toggles between the calculator
and converter.
Exits the book you were
reading.
Direction Keys
Move in the indicated direction.
espace
At menus and dictionary
entries, pages down. At the
Word Entry screen, types a
space.
➤ Opening the Lid
To open the lid, push the notch towards the back of the unit and lift up.
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Key Guide
Combination Keys*
fn
+
or
+
or
maj +
or
fn
fn
+
carte
fn
fn
fn
maj
Calculator/Converter
Keys
At a dictionary entry, pages up
or down.
At a dictionary entry, displays
the next or previous entry.
At a menu, goes to the first or
last item. At a dictionary entry,
goes to the start or end of the
entry.
Transfers a word between
books.
q (1/x)
s (√ x)
d (x2)
f (%)
g (.)
w (+/-)
x (M+)
+c Types a ç.
+j
Types a hyphen.
+ ?* Goes to the traveller’s phrases
menu.
+ ?* At the Word Entry screen,
types an asterisk to stand for a
series of letters in a word. In
games, gives a hint.
c (M-)
v (MR)
b (MC)
*
Hold the first key while pressing the second.
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Calculates a reciprocal.
Calculates a square root.
Squares a number.
Calculates a percentage.
Inserts a decimal point.
Changes the number on the
screen to a negative or positive
number.
Adds the number to the
number stored in the memory.
Subtracts the number from the
number stored in the memory.
Recalls the number stored in
the memory.
Clears the memory.
Installing Batteries
Your product is powered by two CR2032 lithium, 3-volt batteries. Follow
these easy instructions to install or
replace them.
1. Turn your product over.
2. Lift the battery cover on the
back of your product by
pushing up on the catch.
3. Install the batteries with the
positive side facing up.
4. Replace the battery cover.
Warning: If the batteries wear-out
completely, or if you take more than
approximately a minute while changing
the batteries, any information that was
entered in the built-in book or book card
except My Word List will be erased. You
should always keep written copies of
your important information.
Changing the Language
Message Language
When you turn on this product for the first time,
you must choose the message language. Press
a for French or press b for English.
The message language is the language of
prompts, help, and other messages. You can
change the message language after your initial
decision. See “Changing the Settings” on page
36 to learn how.
Entry Language
The entry language is the language in which you
enter words at the Word Entry screen. This determines which dictionary you will use, French or
English.
1. Press menu .
2. Use the direction keys to highlight
, and then press entrer to access
the French-to-English dictionary.
➤ Help is Always at Hand
Select
at the icon menu to go to the
You can view a help message at any
English-to-French dictionary.
screen by pressing aide . Press
espace or
to read. To exit help, press
Or you can press lang at the Word Entry
effac .
screen to switch between French and
English.
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Installing Book Cards
Selecting a Book
1. Turn your product off.
2. Turn your product over.
3. Align the tabs on the book card with
the notches in the slot.
Once a book card is installed in the product, you
can select which book you want to use.
1. Turn your product on.
2. Press carte .
These are sample books.
3. Press or
selection.
to highlight your
4. Press the book card down until it
snaps into place.
➤ Removing Book Cards
Warning: Never install or remove a book
card while your product is on. Any
information that was entered in the built-in
book or book card will be erased.
➤ About Screen Illustrations
Some screen illustrations in this User’s
Guide may differ slightly from what you see
on screen. This does not mean that your
product is malfunctioning. The examples in
the English half of this manual use English as
the message language.
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For information on available Franklin
Bookman products, highlight the Bookman
.
Info Icon,
4. Press
entrer
to select it.
Bookcard Color Keys
Using the Main Menu
The red, green, yellow, and blue keys on
your product change functions according to
the book card you select. Their functions
are labelled on individual cards.
When you press menu , you will see ten
icons. Use these to quickly take you to
different parts of your Professeur d'anglais.
➤ Understanding the Menu
RED
conj
dict
GREEN
lang
thes
YELLOW
games
dict
BLUE
learn
leçon
Goes to the English-to-French dictionary.
Goes to the French-to-English dictionary.
Goes to the LEARNables™ menu.
Goes to the Games menu.
Goes to the English conjugation prompt.
Goes to the French conjugation prompt.
Goes to the English traveller’s phrases
menu.
Goes to the French traveller’s phrases
menu.
Goes to My Word List.
Goes to the Tools menu.
When in your book card:
For…
Press…
conj
the red key
the green key
lang
the yellow key
dict
the blue key
leçon
You can also press and hold f n to learn
how the color keys on your book card
correspond to the main keys on your
product.
1. Press
menu .
will be highlighted the first time you press
menu .
2. Use the arrow keys to highlight the
icon you want and press entrer .
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Viewing a Demonstration
or Tutorial
Changing the Settings
When using this dictionary, you can activate
the Learn a Word feature, or adjust the
screen contrast, the shutoff time, the type
size, and the message language. The shutoff time is how long your product stays on if
you forget to turn it off.
1. Press menu in the dictionary, calculator, or converter.
2. Use the arrow keys to highlight
and press entrer .
3. Settings will be highlighted.
Press entrer to select it.
You can view a demonstration or tutorial of
this dictionary at any time.
1. Press menu .
2. Use the arrow keys to highlight
and press
entrer
.
3. Press
to highlight either Tutorial or View Demo and press entrer .
To stop the demonstration or exit from
the Tutorial and go to the Word Entry
screen, press effac .
To go to the main menu, press menu .
When a book card is installed in your
product, select View Demo from the
Setup menu to see the demonstration for
that card.
4. Press or to move
to Learn
a Word, Contrast, Shutoff, Type
Size, or Informations (Message
language).
5. Press
or
to change the setting.
Your changes are automatically saved.
6. Press entrer when done.
Press effac to return to the Word Entry
screen.
➤ Follow the Arrows
The flashing arrows on the right of the
screen show which arrow keys you
can press to move around menus or
view more text.
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Changing the Settings
Translating French Words
Your Professeur d'anglais is fully
bilingual. Try translating a French word.
➤ Learn a New Word
Your dictionary comes with a Learn a
Word feature to help you increase
your French or English vocabulary.
Each time you turn your Professeur
d'anglais on, you can see a different
headword taken from the dictionary. If
you wish to turn this feature on, press
menu . Highlight
and press entrer .
Press entrer again to select Settings.
or to turn the feature on
Press
and press entrer when done.
1. Press lang to change the entry
language from English to
French, if needed.
2. Type a word (e.g., étude).
To erase a letter, press arr . To type
accents, type the letter (e.g., e) and
press repeatedly until the accent
you want appears (e.g., é). If you want
to type a ç, then hold f n and press
c. To type a capital, hold maj and
press a letter key. To type a number,
hold f n and press a-p. To type a
hyphen, hold f n and press j.
3. Press entrer to view the English
translation.
Press espace or to scroll.
or
to
4. Hold f n and press
view the next or previous
definition.
5. Press effac when done.
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Translating French Words
Translating English Words
➤ Understanding Definitions
Dictionary entries consist of
headwords, parts of speech, and/or
definitions. Other forms of the word
may follow the headword. Capitalized
words indicate the category for which
the word is used. After the translation,
you may see a list of usage examples.
1. Type savoir.
2. Press entrer .
You can also use the Professeur
d'anglais to translate English words into
French.
1. Press lang to change the entry
language from French to English, if needed.
2. Type a word (e.g., how).
To erase a letter, press arr . TO type
accents, type the letter (e.g., e) and
press repeatedly until the accent
you want appears (e.g., é). To type a
capital, hold maj and press a letter
key. To type a number, hold f n and
press a-p. To type a hyphen, hold f n
and press j.
3. Press entrer to view the French
translation.
➤ Explanation of Genders
French nouns are different than
English nouns in that they must either
be masculine or feminine. Each
definition of a noun indicates which
gender it is with m or f.
Press espace or to scroll.
or
to
4. Hold f n and press
view the next or previous definition.
5. Press effac when done.
➤ Misspelling Words
If you enter a misspelled word, a list
of corrections appears. Highlight the
word you want and then press entrer
to see its dictionary entry.
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Translating English Words
Finding Letters in Words
➤ Choosing Multiple Forms
If you are uncertain about how to spell a
word, type a question mark (?) in place of
each unknown letter. To find prefixes,
suffixes, and other parts of words, type an
asterisk (✽) in a word. Each asterisk stands
for a series of letters. Note: If you type an
asterisk at the beginning of a word, it may
take a little while to find the matching
words.
1. Press lang , if needed, to switch
to the French Word Entry screen,
if needed.
2. Type a word with ?s and ✽s.
Some words in this dictionary have
more than one form (e.g. resume,
résumé). When the word you are
looking up has multiple forms, the
different forms appear in a list.
Simply highlight the form you want
and press entrer to see its dictionary
entry. For example, enter resume at
the Word Entry screen.
To type an asterisk, hold down
press ?* .
3. Press entrer .
Highlight the form you want and press
entrer to see its dictionary entry. To go
back to the Multiple Forms list, press
arr .
maj
and
4. Press to move the highlight to
the word you want and press entrer
to view its definition.
5. Press effac when done.
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Using LEARNables™
Highlighting Words
Using LEARNables, you can read cultural notes,
test your spelling, improve your vocabulary, browse
the Franklin® TOEFL® Test Word List, and get
grammar guidance (see “Using the Grammar
Guide” on page 42).
Another way to look up words is by
highlighting them in dictionary entries or
word lists. You can then find their
definitions, phrases, or add them to My
Word List.
1. At any text, press entrer to start
the highlight.
Cultural Notes
1. Press
menu , highlight
and press
.
Or you can press leçon .
2. Use to highlight Cultural Notes
and press entrer .
You can choose to read either French
cultural notes which refer to France, or
English cultural notes which refer to the
United Kingdom and the United States.
entrer
To turn the highlight off, press arr .
2. Use the arrow keys to move the
highlight to the word you want.
Spelling Bee
1. Press
To …
define the word
Press …
entrer
find a phrase
fn
add word to My Word List
leçon
3. Press
effac
menu , highlight
and press
.
Or you can press leçon .
2. Use to highlight Spelling Bee and
press entrer .
You can choose My Spelling Bee (English)
which uses English words from My Word
entrer
+
?*
when done.
TOEFL and the Test of English as a Foreign Language are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS).
This product is not endorsed or approved by ETS.
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Using LEARNables™
Using LEARNables
List, My Spelling Bee (French) which uses
French words from My Word List, or the
Franklin® TOEFL® Test Spelling Bee which
uses words from the Franklin® TOEFL® Test
Word List.
3. Highlight the word list you want and
press entrer .
A word will flash on the screen for you to
spell.
4. Type in the word you just saw and
press entrer to see if you spelled it
right.
Press entrer to see the definition. Press
arr to return to Spelling Bee.
6. Press espace for a new word.
7. Press effac when done.
French words from My Word List, or
TOEFL® Test Flashcards which uses words
from the TOEFL® Test Word List.
3. Highlight the word list you want and
press entrer .
A word will be displayed on the screen for
you to study or define. Press entrer to see
the definition. Press arr to return to
Flashcards.
4. Press espace to see a new word.
5. Press effac when done.
Viewing the TOEFL® Test Word List
1. Press
menu , highlight
and press
.
Or you can press leçon .
2. Use to highlight TOEFL® Test Word
List and press entrer to view the list.
Press or to scroll.
You can also type the first few letters of a
word to find it on the list (e.g., type col to
find collaborate).
Press entrer or conj at any word to view
its definition or to conjugate it. Press arr
to return to the list.
entrer
Flashcards
1. Press
menu , highlight
and press
.
Or you can press leçon .
2. Use to highlight Flashcards and
press entrer .
You can choose My Flashcards (English)
which uses English words from My Word
List, My Flashcards (French) which uses
entrer
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Using the Grammar Guide
Using the Grammar Guide
From an Inflection Screen
Your Professeur d'anglais includes a
helpful grammar guide that describes
parts of speech. You can view it by
from the main menu or by
selecting
pressing leçon .
1. Press menu , highlight
or
entrer
, and then press
.
2. Type a word to conjugate, and
then press conj .
3. Press f n +
or
repeatedly
to find the tense you want to
read about in the Grammar
Guide.
From the LEARNables™ Menu
1. Press menu .
and then press
2. Highlight
entrer .
Or you can press leçon .
3. Press to highlight Grammar
Guide and then press entrer .
4. Press
4. Press to highlight the topic
you want to study and then
press entrer .
aide
.
Information about the tense will be
displayed along with usage examples.
5. Press arr to return to the
inflection screen or press effac
to return to the Word Entry
screen.
5. Press espace or to read.
6. Press f n +
or
to view the
next or previous topic.
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Advanced Verb
Conjugations
Advanced Verb Conjugations
Conjugations show inflections, or changes
in a word’s gender, tense, etc. This dictionary includes extensive inflections of
nouns, verb, modifiers, and other words.
If the word is a noun, an adjective, or another
modifier, then there won’t be any other inflections.
6. Press effac when done.
From the Icon Menu
From a Dictionary Entry
1. For example, press menu , use the
arrow keys to highlight
(French Conjugation), and then
press entrer .
Some words have different parts of
speech or multiple translations. You can
easily find which part of speech or
specific translation you will need to
conjugate by first looking up the word
and then pressing conj . Follow this
example.
1. Press menu , use the arrow keys
to highlight
, and then
press entrer .
To choose English conjugation, press
. You can also press conj and
then lang to choose the language.
2. Type a word (e.g., lire).
3. Press conj .
If needed, highlight the part of speech or
translation you want and press entrer .
To choose English, press
. You
can also press conj and then lang
to choose the language.
2. Type a word (e.g., écrire).
3. Press entrer to look it up.
These are the principal forms of the
French verb “lire”. The English translations are below each French inflection.
4. Press espace or to scroll.
Press
?*
to display the root word.
5. Press either conj or hold f n and
press repeatedly to view more
inflections.
Read the definition to find the verb
you want (e.g., to write).
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Advanced Verb Conjugations
Advanced Verb Conjugations
4. Press conj to conjugate the
headword, écrire.
Highlight the part of speech you want
(e.g., verb) and press entrer . Then
highlight the translation you want
(e.g., write) and press entrer .
➤ Accenting Letters
You can look up accented words without
typing accents. If there are no Multiple
Forms, the Professeur d'anglais will take you
directly to the word. If there are Multiple
Forms, you will have to choose the correct
word from a Multiple Forms list. See
“Choosing Multiple Forms” on page 39 for
more information.
Remember, if you want to enter an accent
yourself, type the letter and press until the
appropriate accent appears. You can also
hold f n and press c to type a ç.
These are the principal forms of the
French verb “écrire”. The English
translations are below each French
inflection.
5. Press espace or to scroll.
Press ?* to display the root word.
6. Press either conj or hold f n
and press repeatedly to view
more inflections.
If the word is a noun, an adjective, or
another modifier, then there won’t be
any other inflections.tions.
7. Press
effac
➤ Getting Grammar Guidance
When viewing inflections, you can press
aide to go directly to the Grammar Guide
and view detailed descriptions of how to use
the inflections you were viewing along with
usage examples.
when done.
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Translating Traveller’s
Phrases
Advanced Verb Conjugations
There are two ways in which you can
translate several helpful phrases in categories ranging from Emergencies to
Business Communication to Time &
Dates. Note that the English phrase always appears before the French phrase.
➤ Viewing English Inflections
If you are unfamiliar with inflections, it
may be helpful to look at some
inflected forms of English verbs.
Switch the entry language back to
English, type write, and press conj to
see the different forms of the English
verb “to write”.
Browsing Through Phrases
1. Press menu .
2. Use the arrow keys to highlight
and then press entrer to
view the English phrases.
Press
to view the French
phrases.
This will give you a good idea of each
inflection form.
➤ Verb Conjugations
The Professeur d'anglais conjugates
French verbs into the following forms:
present indicative, indicative imperfect, indicative simple past, simple
future indicative, present conditional,
present subjunctive, imperfect
subjunctive, indicative passé
composé, pluperfect indicative,
indicative past anterior, indicative
future anterior, conditional perfect,
perfect subjunctive, pluperfect
subjunctive, imperative, present
participle, and past participle.
You can also hold f n and press ?*
to go straight to the Phrases menu in
the same language as the lookup
language.
3. Press or to highlight the
category you want and press
entrer .
Press or to highlight a subcategory, if needed, and press entrer .
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Translating Traveller’s Phrases
Using My Word List
You can save up to 40 words total, in both
English and French, in My Word List for
personal study or review. My Word List is saved
between sessions unless your product is reset.
4. Press or to highlight the phrase
you want to translate and then press
entrer .
Adding Words from the Main Menu
1. Press menu .
Or you can press leçon and then press
entrer .
2. Highlight
and then press entrer .
You can also select
and press
entrer .
Searching for a Specific Phrase
1. Press effac and press lang to select
the look-up language, if needed.
2. Type a keyword for which you’d like to
find a phrase (e.g., ticket).
3. Hold f n and press ?* .
3. Press lang to switch from the
English to the French List, if needed.
4. Press or to highlight Add a word
and press entrer .
5. Type a word.
6. Press entrer to add the word.
7. Press effac when done.
Adding Words from the Word Entry
Screen
4. If more than one phrase is found, press
to scroll.
You can also add words to My Word List
directly from the Word Entry screen.
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Using My Word List
Using My Word List
1. Press effac .
2. Press lang to choose the language of
the word you want to add (e.g.,
French).
English words will be added to the English List;
French words will be added to the French List.
3. Type the word you want to add to your
word list (e.g., élégant).
4. Press
leçon
Viewing My Word List
1. Press menu .
Or you can press leçon and then
press entrer .
and then press
2. Highlight
entrer .
3. Press lang to switch to the
English or French List, if
needed.
English list: Empty (or French list:
Empty) will be displayed if either is
empty.
4. English List (or French List) will
be highlighted. Press entrer to
view the list.
.
Your selection is included in the menu item.
5. Press entrer to add the word.
6. Press effac to return to the Word Entry
screen.
This is a user list of one word.
5. Highlight a word on the list.
6. Press entrer to view its
definition(s) or conj to view its
inflections.
➤ Adding Highlighted Words
You can also add words to My Word
List from definitions and correction lists.
First highlight a word and then press
leçon . Add “your word” will be
highlighted. Press entrer to add the
word.
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Using My Word List
Playing the Games
Removing a Word from My Word List
You have seven fun games to choose from.
1. Press menu .
Or you can press
entrer .
Changing Game Settings
leçon
and then press
Before you play, you can choose the
source of the words, the skill level, the
language, and whether or not graphics will
be used.
and
1. Press menu , highlight
press entrer .
2. Hold down maj and press to
highlight Game Settings and
press entrer .
2. Highlight
and then press entrer .
3. Press lang to switch to the English
or French List, if needed.
4. Select Delete a Word and then
highlight the word you want to
delete.
5. Press entrer to delete that word.
Erasing My Word List.
1. Press menu .
Or you can press
entrer .
leçon
and then press
3. Use or to move
to Words
or Skill.
Words chooses the source of the
words: All of them, TOEFL® Test List,
My Word List, or Enter your own.
Skill determines how easy or difficult a
game is.
4. Use or to change the
setting(s) you want.
5. Press entrer when done.
2. Highlight
and then press entrer .
3. Press lang to switch to the English
or French List, if needed.
4. Select Erase the List.
Press y to erase the list or press n to cancel.
Note: When you erase one list, the other list
is not erased.
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Playing the Games
Playing the Games
Selecting a Game
question mark(s). To see the translation of
the game word, press entrer . Press
arr
to return to the game.
In the Games list, use or to move
the highlight to the game of your choice
and press entrer .
Conjumania!™
Conjumania! teaches verb conjugations. It
shows you an infinitive verb and asks you
to enter a conjugation. Your conjugation
must be spelled correctly, including
accents. Type your guess and then press
entrer . To see the translation of the game
word, press entrer . Press arr to return
to the game. To try a new conjugation,
press espace .
Getting Help in the Games
During any game you can read instructions by pressing aide .
You can get a hint by holding maj and
pressing ?* or reveal the game word by
pressing ?* .
Note: If you reveal the game word, you
lose the round.
Gender Tutor™
Gender Tutor asks you to guess the
gender of French nouns. Press m for
masculine and f for feminine. To see the
translation of the game word, press
entrer . Press
arr
to return to the
game.
Hangman
Hangman selects a mystery word and
challenges you to guess it letter by letter.
The letters of the mystery word are
hidden by question marks. The number
of guesses remaining is indicated by #’s.
Type letters that you think are in the
mystery word. If you are correct, the letter
appears in place of the corresponding
Word Train™
In Word Train, you and the train take turns
typing letters to form a word. Whoever
types the last letter of the word wins. To
view the letters you can type at your turn,
hold maj and press ?* . Press ?* to end
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Playing the Games
Playing the Games
runs out. The amount of each bid depends
on the frequency of the letter. All bids will
cost you whether correct or incorrect. If
you guess the word by revealing all of the
letters, your remaining cash is added to the
next round. To see the translation of the
game word, press entrer . Press arr to
return to the game.
a round and reveal the word. To see the
translation of the game word, press
entrer . Press
arr
to return to the
game.
Guess the Word
In Guess the Word, you must type the
missing letters in the mystery word. To read
the definition of the mystery word, press ,
if needed. Press or , if needed, to
select a missing letter, and then type the
letter that you think belongs there.
Continue typing letters until the word is
complete or no more tries are left. Or press
? to give up and reveal the word. To see
the translation of the game word, press
entrer . Press
arr
to return to the
game. Press to play a new round.
Word Blaster™
In Word Blaster you try to guess the
mystery word before all its letters appear.
As soon as you know the word press
entrer . Then type your guess and press
entrer . If you’re wrong, Word Blaster asks
you for another word. The speed at which
the letters appear is set by the skill level. To
see the translation of the game word,
press entrer . Press arr to return to
the game.
Word Auction™
In Word Auction, you try to bid on all the
letters of a mystery word, before your cash
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Using the Calculator
Using the Calculator
Making Calculations
To Calculate...
reciprocals
squares
percentages
square roots
negative numbers
1. Press
until you see the
calculator.
Press...
q (1/x)
d (x2)
f (%)
s (√ x)
w (+/-)
Using the Calculator Memory
2. Type a number.
Note: a-p will type numbers 0-9
automatically. You can type up to 10
digits. To type a decimal, press g (.).
To change the sign of a number, press
w (+/-).
3. Press a math function key.
1. In the Calculator, make a
calculation or type a number.
2. To add the number on the
screen to the number stored in
memory, press x (M+). To
subtract the number on the
screen from the number stored
in memory, press c (M-).
4. Type another number.
5. Press entrer .
To repeat the calculation, press entrer
again.
6. Press effac to clear the current
calculations.
M indicates the number is stored in
memory.
3. To retrieve the number from
memory, press v (MR).
4. To clear the memory, press b (MC).
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Using the Converter
Using the Converter
Making Currency Conversions
The converter allows you to convert
measurements and currency.
1. Press
until you see the
Conversions menu.
2. Use to select Currency and
press entrer .
You can also press maj + to highlight
Currency which is at the bottom of the
Conversions menu.
Making Metric Conversions
1. Press
until you see the
Conversions menu.
2. Use to select a conversion
category (for e.g., Weights).
3. Select a conversion (for e.g.,
grams/ounces).
3. Enter a conversion rate.
The rate should be in units of the
other currency per one unit of the
home currency (n other/1 home).
4. Enter an amount for the home
or other currency.
Press or . to move between the
lines. Use arr to delete a number.
5. Press entrer to convert it.
4. Type a number after one of the
units.
Note: a-p will type numbers 0-9
automatically. Press or to move
between the lines. Press arr to
delete a number.
5. Press entrer to convert it.
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Transferring Words
Between Books
Resetting Your Product
This dictionary can transfer words with
certain other BOOKMAN book cards.
To send a word to another book, you
must first install a book card in your
product, and that book card must be
able to send or receive words in the
selected language. To learn if a book
card can send or receive words, read
its User’s Guide.
1. Highlight a word in this
dictionary.
To highlight a word in a dictionary
entry, press entrer to start the
highlight, and use the arrow keys to
move the highlight to the word you
want.
2. Hold f n and press carte .
3. Highlight the icon of the
other book.
4. Press entrer .
The word you highlighted appears in
the other book.
5. Press entrer again if needed to
search for that word.
▲
If the keyboard fails to respond, or if the
screen performs erratically, perform a
system reset by following the steps below.
(on/off).
1. Hold effac and press
If nothing happens, try Step 2.
2. Use a paper clip to gently press
the reset button on your unit.
The reset button is recessed in a pinsized hole to the right of the book
card slot.
Warning! Pressing the reset button
with more than light pressure may permanently disable your product. In addition, resetting product erases settings
and information entered in its built-in
book, and in an installed bookcard.
This unit may change operating modes due to
Electrostatic Discharge. Normal operation of this unit
can be re-established by pressing the reset key, ,
or by removing/replacing batteries.
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Reset
Button
Copyrights, Trademarks,
and Patents
FCC Notice
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
Model BFQ-1440: Professeur
d'anglais
• Batteries: two CR-2032 3 volt lithium
• Size: 13.5 x 9.0 x 1.5 cm
• Weight: 113.4 g
© 1999 Franklin Electronic Publishers, Inc., Burlington, N.J. 08016-4907 USA. All rights reserved.
© 1998 Larousse Bordas
All rights reserved.
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE.
U.S. Patents 4,490,811; 4,830,618; 4,891,775;
5,113,340; 5,249,965; 5,203,705; 5,218,536;
5,229,936; 4,982,181; 5,295,070; 5,333,313;
5,497,474; 5,627,726; 5,153,831; 5,249,965;
5,321,609; 5,396,606
German Patents: M9409744.5;
Euro. Pat. 0 136 379
PATENTS PENDING.
ISBN 1-56712-519-0
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
NOTE: This unit was tested with shielded cables on
the peripheral devices. Shielded cables must be used
with the unit to insure compliance.
Limited Warranty (outside U.S.)
This product, excluding batteries, is guaranteed by Franklin for a period of one year from the date of purchase. It
will be repaired or replaced with an equivalent product (at
Franklin’s option) free of charge for any defect due to
faulty workmanship or materials.
Products purchased outside the United States that are returned under warranty should be returned to the original
vendor with proof of purchase and description of fault.
Charges will be made for all repairs unless valid proof of
purchase is provided.
This warranty explicitly excludes defects due to misuse,
accidental damage, or wear and tear. This guarantee does
not affect the consumer’s statutory rights.
NOTE: The manufacturer is not responsible for any
radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized
modifications to this equipment. Such modifications
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
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Limited Warranty (U.S. only)
LIMITED WARRANTY, DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITED REMEDY
(A) LIMITED WARRANTY. FRANKLIN WARRANTS TO THE ORIGINAL END USER THAT FOR A PERIOD OF ONE (1) YEAR FROM
THE ORIGINAL DATE OF PURCHASE AS EVIDENCED BY A COPY OF YOUR RECEIPT, YOUR FRANKLIN PRODUCT SHALL BE
FREE FROM DEFECTS IN MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT INCLUDE DAMAGE DUE TO
ACTS OF GOD, ACCIDENT, MISUSE, ABUSE, NEGLIGENCE, MODIFICATION, UNSUITABLE ENVIRONMENT OR IMPROPER
MAINTENANCE. THE SOLE OBLIGATION AND LIABILITY OF FRANKLIN, AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY, WILL BE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT WITH THE SAME OR AN EQUIVALENT PRODUCT OF THE DEFECTIVE PORTION
OF THE PRODUCT, AT THE SOLE OPTION OF FRANKLIN IF IT DETERMINES THAT THE PRODUCT WAS DEFECTIVE AND THE
DEFECTS AROSE WITHIN THE DURATION OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY. THIS REMEDY IS YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR
BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU CERTAIN RIGHTS; YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGISLATED
RIGHTS THAT MAY VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.
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ABOVE, THIS FRANKLIN IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY OTHER WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR
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AND SUPPLIERS, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE FRANKLIN PRODUCT AS EVIDENCED BY YOUR
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OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, THEN THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS ARE LIMITED TO THE DURATION
OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY GRANTED HEREIN.
(C) WARRANTY SERVICE: UPON DISCOVERING A DEFECT, YOU MUST CALL FRANKLIN’S CUSTOMER SERVICE DESK, 1-800266-5626, TO REQUEST A RETURN MERCHANDISE AUTHORIZATION (“RMA”) NUMBER, BEFORE RETURNING THE PRODUCT
(TRANSPORTATION CHARGES PREPAID) TO:
FRANKLIN ELECTRONIC PUBLISHERS, INC.
ATTN: SERVICE DEPARTMENT
ONE FRANKLIN PLAZA
BURLINGTON, NJ 08016-4907
IF YOU RETURN A FRANKLIN PRODUCT, PLEASE INCLUDE A NOTE WITH THE RMA, YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE
NUMBER, A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DEFECT AND A COPY OF YOUR SALES RECEIPT AS PROOF OF YOUR ORIGINAL
DATE OF PURCHASE. YOU MUST ALSO WRITE THE RMA PROMINENTLY ON THE PACKAGE IF YOU RETURN THE PRODUCT,
OTHERWISE THERE MAY BE A LENGTHY DELAY IN THE PROCESSING OF YOUR RETURN. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND USING
A TRACKABLE FORM OF DELIVERY TO FRANKLIN FOR YOUR RETURN.
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Professeur d’anglais
French Professor
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