Franklin BQF-2025 eBook Reader User Manual

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BOOKMAN
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French Professor /
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Contents
rect misspellings of both French and English words, view noun, adjective, and verb
inflections, and save words to a Personal
word list for a more enjoyable way to learn.
To learn how to use other books, read their
User’s Guides.
Welcome to the world of BOOKMAN!
BOOKMAN is a powerful, portable electronic reference with a built-in book and a
slot in the back for more books. With this
French Professor, you can now translate
and define more than 250,000 words, cor-
Installing Book Cards & Selecting Books ....................... 4
Using the Color Keys ..................................................... 5
Changing the Language ................................................. 5
Viewing a Demonstration .............................................. 6
Translating English Words ............................................. 7
Translating French Words .............................................. 8
Learning Inflections ....................................................... 8
Finding a Letter ............................................................. 9
Finding a Prefix ............................................................. 10
Correcting Misspellings ................................................. 10
Using your Personal List ................................................ 11
Highlighting Words ........................................................ 12
Sending Words .............................................................. 13
Changing Game Settings ............................................... 13
Playing the Games ......................................................... 14
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Key Guide
Function Keys
EFFAC
Clears to the Ready screen.
MENU
Shows Additional Functions menu.
CONJ
(red) Show inflections of a word.
Other Keys
Backs up, erases letters, or
stops a highlight.
ARR
Shifts keys to type punctuation.
MAJ
ENTRER
LANG
(green) Switches between English
and French entry languages.
JEUX
LISTE
CARTE
ON/OFF
(yellow)
Shows help messages.
AIDE
Shows the games list.
ESPACE
(blue) Shows Personal list menu.
Enters a search, selects a
menu item, or starts a highlight.
Types a space or pages down.
Types a ? to stand for an
unknown letter in a word;
shifted, types an ✽ to stand
for a series of unknown letters.
?✽
Exits the selected book.
Turns BOOKMAN on or off.
Direction Keys
Move in indicated direction.
➤ Understanding the Color Keys
The color keys (red, green, yellow, and
blue) perform the functions listed
above only for the BOOKMAN book
card described in this User’s Guide.
Star Key Combinations*
✩
✩
Other books have their own color key
functions, which are labelled on their
book cards and listed in their User’s
Guides. For more information, read
“Using the Color Keys.”
✩
+
Sends a word between
books.
+ BAS Shows the next word or
inflection group.
+ HT
*Hold
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CARTE
✩
Shows the previous word
or inflection group.
while pressing the other key.
Installing Book Cards
Selecting Books
Warning: Never install or remove a
book card while your BOOKMAN is
turned on. If you do, information that you
entered in its built-in book, and in an installed book card, will be erased.
Once you have installed a book card in
your BOOKMAN, you must select which
book you want to use.
1. Turn BOOKMAN on.
2. Press CARTE .
1. Turn BOOKMAN off.
2. Turn BOOKMAN over.
3. Align the tabs on the book card
with the notches in the slot.
These are sample books.
or
to highlight the
3. Press
book you want to use.
4. Press
4. Press the book card down
until it snaps into place.
ENTRER
to select it.
➤ About Screen Illustrations
Some screen illustrations in this
User’s Guide may differ from what
you see on the actual screen. This
does not mean that your BOOKMAN is malfunctioning.
➤ Removing Book Card
Warning: When you remove a
book card to install another,
information that you entered into the
removed book card will be erased.
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Using the Color Keys
Changing the Language
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The red, green, yellow, and blue keys on
your BOOKMAN change functions according to which book is selected.
Message Language
When you turn on this product for the
first time, you must choose the
message language. The message
language is the language of prompts,
help, and other messages. You can
change the message language after
your initial decision.
When the built-in book is selected, the
color keys function as labelled on the
BOOKMAN keyboard. When a book
card is selected, the color keys function
as labelled on that book card.
NOTE: The examples in the English half
of this manual use English as the
message language.
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1. Press MENU if you are not at the
Message Language screen.
2. Press A to select the Message
Language screen.
3. Press B to select English as
the message language; press
A to select French.
Remember, the color keys for BOOKMAN books in book cards function as
labelled on their book cards, not as on
the keyboard.
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Changing the Language
Viewing a Demonstration
When no book card is installed in your
BOOKMAN, a demonstration automatically appears after you select this book.
To stop the demo, press EFFAC . To disable it, press MENU and then select Disable Demo. To re-enable it, select Enable Demo.
Entry Language
The entry language is the language in
which you enter words at ready
screens. This determines which
dictionary you will use, French or
English.
1. If not at the Ready screen,
press EFFAC .
2. Press LANG to switch between
dictionaries.
When a book card is installed, select
View Demo from the menu to view the
demo.
➤ Help is Always at Hand
You can view a help message at
virtually any screen by pressing
AIDE . Press the direction keys to
read it. To exit help, press ARR .
To read a tutorial of how to use the
main functions and keys of this book,
select Tutorial from the Additional
Functions menu.
➤ Changing the Contrast
If you want to change the screen
contrast, repeatedly press
or
the blank ready 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.
at
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Translating English Words
Translating English Words
With the French Professor you are able
to translate English words to French simply by typing English words.
➤ Understanding Definitions
When you find a definition, you may see
that there are several different meanings
for your word. Here is an example.
1. Press EFFAC .
2. Press LANG to change the
entry language to English, if
needed.
3. Type a word (e.g., cat).
To erase a letter press ARR .
4. Press ENTRER .
1. Type man.
2. Press
ENTRER
.
This screen shows that “homme” is
the most common use of the word.
5. Press
EFFAC
The capitalized words found in brackets indicate there's another category
that this word could be used with. For
example, if you are talking about a
chess man, you would use the word
“piéce” instead of “homme”.
when finished.
➤ Explanation of Genders
French nouns are different than
English nouns in that they must
either be masculine or feminine. The
<m> means that the word listed
(e.g., chat) is masculine. Likewise
an <f> would show the word to be
feminine.
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Translating French Words
Learning Inflections
Your French Professor is fully bilingual.
Try translating a French word.
Inflections show changes in a word’s
meaning or function. This dictionary includes extensive inflections of nouns,
verbs, modifiers, and other words.
1. Press LANG to change the
Entry language from English
to French, if needed.
2. Type a word (e.g., poisson).
If you need to type an accent: type
rethe letter (e.g., e) and press
peatedly until the accent you want appears. If you want to type a ç, then
hold ✩ and press C .
3. Press ENTRER .
In addition to "poisson", the French
Professor translates words with similar meanings such as “les Poissons”,
which means the astrological sign
Pisces. To view more press .
4. Press
EFFAC
1. Press LANG to switch to the
French ready screen.
2. Type a French word (e.g., écrire).
3. Press CONJ .
These are the principal forms of the
verb écrire.
4. Use the direction keys to read.
5. Press either CONJ or hold ✩
and press BAS repeatedly to
view more inflections.
when done.
If the word is a noun, an adjective, or
another modifier, then there won’t be
any other inflections.
6. Press EFFAC when done.
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Learning Inflections
Finding a Letter
➤ Getting Grammar Guidance
When viewing inflections, you can
press AIDE to view detailed descriptions of how to use inflections, with
usage examples.
If you are uncertain how to spell a word,
type a question mark in place of each
unknown letter. You can use more than
one question mark per word; however,
you will get a longer list of matches.
➤ 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 be, and press CONJ to
see the different forms of the English
verb “to be”. This will give you a good
idea of each inflection form.
1. Type a word with ?’s (e.g.,
port?).
➤ Verb Inflection Forms
Your French Professor has the following verb forms: present indicative, imperfect indicative, past definite, future,
conditional, present subjunctive, imperfect subjunctive, perfect indicative,
pluperfect indicative, preterite anterior,
future perfect, conditional perfect,
perfect subjunctive, pluperfect subjunctive, imperative, and the present
participle.
2. Press
ENTRER
.
3. Highlight a match.
4. Press ENTRER to see the word’s
translation.
➤ Deeper Correction
If you select Deeper correction from a
correction list, you will get a longer list
of more detailed corrections than the
previous list.
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Finding a Prefix
Correcting Misspellings
To find prefixes type an asterisk in a
word. Asterisks stand for a series of letters.
If you misspell a word in either language,
the French Professor shows you a list
of suggestions from which to choose
from the selected language.
1. Type a word ending with an ✻
(e.g., armo✻).
To type an asterisk, hold
press ? ✽ .
2. Press ENTRER .
MAJ
and
1. Type a misspelled word (e.g.,
chein).
To erase a letter, press ARR .
2. Press ENTRER .
3. Use the arrow keys to highlight a correction.
4. Press ENTRER to select the word.
5. Press EFFAC when done.
3. Highlight a match.
4. Press ENTRER to see the French
translation.
5. Press EFFAC when done.
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Using your Personal List
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Using Your Personal List
➤ Adding Entered Words
You can also add words to your
Personal word list directly from the
ready screen. Type the word you
want to add to your word list. Press
LISTE
to go to the Personal list
menu, and press A to add the
word. Press EFFAC to return to the
ready screen.
Adding Words
You can save up to 80 words total,
for both English and French, in your
Personal word list for personal study
or review. The Personal word list is
saved between sessions unless the
batteries run out of power or your
BOOKMAN is reset.
1. Press LISTE .
2. Select N: Add new word, or
press N .
➤ Adding Highlighted Words
You can also add words to your
personal word lists from definitions,
and correction lists. Highlight a word
and then press LISTE to go to the
Personal list menu. Press A to add
the word. Press EFFAC to return to
the ready screen.
3. Type a word in the current
entry language.
4. Press ENTRER to add the word.
5. Add another word if desired.
6. Press EFFAC when done.
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▼
Using your Personal List
Highlighting a Word
You can look up most words by highlighting them within dictionary definitions. You
can then find their definitions, translations,
and synonyms. NOTE: By searching for a
highlighted word, the entry language
changes to the language of the word for
which you searched.
Viewing Your List
▼
1. Press LISTE .
2. Press LANG to change the
entry language, if needed.
3. Press V to view list.
4. Highlight a word on the list.
5. Press ENTRER to view its
definition(s) or CONJ to view
its inflections.
1. At any text, press ENTRER to
start the highlight.
Deleting a Word
You can turn the highlight off by pressing ARR .
2. Use the arrow keys to highlight a word.
▼
1. Press LISTE .
2. Press V to view the list.
3. Highlight the word you want
to delete.
4. Press R to remove that word.
Erasing Your List
1. Press
2. Press
3. Press
4. Press
3. Do one of the following:
To...
Press...
ENTRER
define the word
CONJ
view inflections
add word to Personal list LISTE
.
to view the list.
to erase the list.
for yes.
LISTE
V
E
Y
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Sending a Word
Changing Game Settings
This BOOKMAN dictionary can send
words to and receive words from certain other BOOKMAN books.
To send a word, you must first install a
book card in your BOOKMAN, and that
book card must be able to send or receive
words. To learn if a book card can send or
receive words, read its User’s Guide.
You can change the game settings at any
time. Each setting applies to all of the
games.
1. Press JEUX .
2. Press ENTRER or press A to
adjust the settings.
1. Highlight a word in this book.
3. Use the arrow keys to highlight an option.
4. Press to change settings.
To highlight a word in a list, press the
arrow keys. To highlight a word in text,
press ENTRER and then use the arrow
keys.
2. Hold ✩ and press CARTE .
3. Highlight the other book.
4. Press ENTRER .
The word that you highlighted appears
in the other book.
5. Press ENTRER to look up the
word.
➤ Understanding Settings
Language: Select the language you want
to play the games with.
Word list: Choose which words you will
play the games with (Main or Personal list).
Difficulty : Select the level of difficulty:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced,
TOEFL, and Expert. TOEFL means the
difficulty equals that of the Test of English as a Foreign Language.
Inflected forms: Choose whether or not
to use inflections among your game words.
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Playing the Games
You can also select a game by typing
the letter in front of its name.
3. Press ENTRER to select it.
4. Press ESPACE to play another
round.
➤ Selecting Game Difficulty
When you select either Hangman or
Word Auction™, you then must choose
certain options for those games. In Hangman, you must use the direction keys to
choose the number of guesses allowed.
In Word Auction you must use the direction keys to determine how much
your bankroll will be. These options make
the games more or less difficult according to the setting. The default options
are at an intermediate skill level.
Hangman
Hangman challenges you to guess a
mystery word, indicated by ?’s, one
letter at a time. As you type letters, the
correct letters appear in place of the
question marks, your incorrect letters
appear below, and guesses remaining
appear to the right. You must guess
the word before you run out of tries
and your man hangs.
▼
Now that you have selected the settings
for the games, let’s play them.
1. Press JEUX .
2. Highlight a game using the
arrow keys.
▼
Playing the Games
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.
➤ Help in Games
Press AIDE while you’re in a game if
you need help. It will explain the
game you are playing. To exit AIDE ,
press ARR .
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Playing the Games
Word Auction™
Flashcards flashes words for you to
define or study. To view the
definition of the word, press ENTRER .
Press ARR to return to Flashcards,
and then press
to try another
word.
In Word Auction, you try to bid for all
the letters of a mystery word, before
your cash 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, your remaining cash is added to
the next round.
NOTE: These next two games test your
knowledge of French words only.
Word Train
▼
▼
Flashcards
▼
▼
Playing the Games
All aboard the Word Train spelling
game! You and the train take turns
typing letters to form a word. Whoever
types the last letter wins.
Gender Tutor™
Gender Tutor asks you to guess the
gender of French nouns. Press M
for masculine and F for feminine.
Your score is shown in the top right
corner of the screen.
▼
➤ Game Options
After you finish a round, you can do
the following:
Conjumania!™
Conjumania! teaches verb conjugations. It shows you an infinitive
French verb and asks you to enter a
conjugation. Your conjugation must
be spelled correctly, including
accents. To try a new conjugation
press ESPACE .
To...
Press...
ESPACE
Play another round
View the word’s definition ENTRER
ARR
Play a different game
EFFAC
Go to the ready screen
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Notes
Book Card Care
• Do not touch the metal
contacts on the book cards.
Caution: Touching these electrical
contacts with statically charged objects,
including your fingers, could erase information entered in a book card or builtin book.
• Do not put excessive pressure
on the book cards.
LBS.
• Do not expose the book cards
to heat, cold, or liquids.
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Resetting BOOKMAN
Optional Features
If the BOOKMAN keyboard fails to respond, or if its screen performs erratically, first press CLEAR and then press
ON/OFF twice. If nothing happens, follow
the steps below to reset it.
Warning: Pressing the reset button with
more than very light pressure may permanently disable your BOOKMAN. In addition, resetting BOOKMAN erases settings
and information entered into its built-in
book, and in an installed book card.
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AC adaptor
jack
Headphone
jack
AC adaptor jack: Your BOOKMAN
may be equipped with a standard 3.5 mm
jack for use with a 9-volt, 200-300 milliamp AC/DC adaptor.
1. Hold CLEAR and press ON/OFF .
If nothing happens, try Step 2.
2. Use a paper clip to gently press
BOOKMAN’s reset button.
The reset button is recessed in a pinsized hole on the back of BOOKMAN.
Look for it on the battery cover or near
the book card slot.
This symbol indicates that the inner core
of the plug of an AC adaptor is negative
and that the outer part of the plug is positive. If your AC/DC adaptor does not
have this symbol, confirm its compatibility at its place of purchase.
➤ Troubleshooting BOOKMAN
• Make sure your book card, if any,
is installed correctly.
• Check that the book card’s metal
contacts are dirt-and dust-free.
Headphone jack: Your BOOKMAN
may also have a 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack for use with a standard impedance 8 Ohm headset.
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Copyrights & Patents
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In the case of such a defect in your BOOKMAN PRODUCT, FRANKLIN
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to the dealer from which you made your purchase or Franklin Electronic
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year of purchase. Alternatively, FRANKLIN may, at its option, refund
your purchase price.
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This warranty does not apply if, in the sole discretion of FRANKLIN,
the BOOKMAN PRODUCT has been tampered with, damaged by
accident, abused, misused, or misapplication, or as a result of service
or modification by any party, including any dealer, other than
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damage caused by batteries are not covered by this warranty. NO
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Model: BQF-2025
• size: 5.9 x 4.2 x 0.2 cm
• weight: 0.4 oz. (without batteries)
© 1987-1995 Franklin Electronic Publishers, Inc., Burlington, NJ 08016 USA. All
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© 1989 William Collins Sons & Co., Ltd. All
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Operation is subject to the following two
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harmful interference; and (2) This device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
U.S. Patents 4,490,811; 4,830,618;
4,891,775; 5,007,019; 5,113,340; 5,153,831;
5,203,705; 5,218,536; 5,229,936; 5,249,965;
5,295,070; 5,321,609; 5,333,313; 5,396,606
European Patent 0 136 379. Pat. Pend.
ISBN 1-56712-208-6
This unit may change operating modes due
to Electro-static Discharge. Normal operation of this unit can be re-established by
pressing the reset key, ON/OFF , or by removing/replacing batteries.
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BOOKMAN
PRODUI
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French Professor /
Professeur d’Anglais
™
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ELECTRONIC BOOK CARD
MINITEL
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3615 Franklinfo
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