ECTACO® Partner® P900 – User Manual

ECTACO® Partner® P900 – User Manual
ECTACO® Partner® P900
Hand-held Electronic Language Teacher®,
Full Text Translation System, Talking Dictionary, Translator, and
Audio PhraseBook™
USER MANUAL
ECTACO® Partner® P900
User Manual
Partner®, iTRAVL®, jetBook®, LingvoSoft®, Language Teacher®, Lingvobit®,
®
LingvoCompass , Audio PhraseBook™, Vector Ultima™, U-Learn™, and
MorphoFinder™ are trademarks of ECTACO, Inc.
© 1990–2010 ECTACO, Inc., New York, USA.
All rights reserved.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and
other countries.
WordNet. WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University.
The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks
of their respective owners.
ECTACO, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any damage or loss resulting from the use of
this manual.
ECTACO, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any loss or claims by third parties which may
arise through the use of this product.
ECTACO, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any damage or loss caused by deletion of
data as a result of malfunction, repairs, or battery replacement. Be sure to back up all
important data on other media to avoid data loss.
The contents of this manual as well as software functionality are subject to change
without prior notice.
No part of this manual shall be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by
any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without
permission from ECTACO, Inc.
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FCC Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
•
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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.
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CONTENTS
GENERAL DESCRIPTION.................................................................................. 6
Introduction ........................................................................................................ 6
General View ..................................................................................................... 7
Power Supply..................................................................................................... 8
SD Card ............................................................................................................. 8
PC Communication ............................................................................................ 8
Initialization ........................................................................................................ 9
Keyboard............................................................................................................ 9
Display and Main Menu ................................................................................... 10
Sidebar............................................................................................................. 12
On-screen Keyboard........................................................................................ 13
ECTACO® C-Pen® ........................................................................................... 13
Windows .......................................................................................................... 14
Pop-up Toolbar ................................................................................................ 15
Pop-up Menus.................................................................................................. 16
Parts of Speech, Gender Labels, Abbreviations.............................................. 17
Pronunciation of Words and Sentences .......................................................... 18
DICTIONARIES & TOOLS ................................................................................ 18
Dictionary ......................................................................................................... 18
English Dictionary ............................................................................................ 20
Pictured Dictionary........................................................................................... 21
Text Translation ............................................................................................... 22
Audio PhraseBook™ ....................................................................................... 23
Usage of Audio PhraseBook for Foreign Language Studies........................... 24
Irregular Verbs ................................................................................................. 25
Idioms .............................................................................................................. 26
SAT 200 ........................................................................................................... 26
SAT 5000 ......................................................................................................... 27
LANGUAGE STUDIES...................................................................................... 27
Language Teacher® ......................................................................................... 27
U-Learn™ ........................................................................................................ 28
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English Grammar ............................................................................................. 29
Linguistic Crossword........................................................................................ 29
Pockets ............................................................................................................ 30
Translation Test ............................................................................................... 30
Spell-It-Right .................................................................................................... 31
FlashCards....................................................................................................... 32
Hangman ......................................................................................................... 32
EXTRAS ............................................................................................................ 33
jetBook® Reader .............................................................................................. 33
Video Player..................................................................................................... 34
Audio Player..................................................................................................... 35
Voice Recorder ................................................................................................ 36
FM Radio ......................................................................................................... 36
USA Interview .................................................................................................. 37
Universal Translator......................................................................................... 38
Calculator......................................................................................................... 38
Navigation System ........................................................................................... 38
HELP & SETTINGS........................................................................................... 42
Settings ............................................................................................................ 42
Help.................................................................................................................. 44
Learning Settings ............................................................................................. 45
Size Equivalents .............................................................................................. 45
World Time....................................................................................................... 46
Modern Arabic Traditions................................................................................. 46
Metric Conversion ............................................................................................ 46
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of the high-end class Hand-held Electronic Language
Teacher®, Full Text Translation System, Talking Dictionary, Translator, and Audio
PhraseBook™! The product you have purchased is the result of the combined efforts of
the ECTACO team of linguists, engineers, and programmers. You are now the owner of
one of the most advanced electronic devices ever produced for translation purposes and
language studies.
Note: This versatile device has the production name of P900. The model name depends
on the languages included.
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ECTACO Partner P900 features:
™ Talking dictionary of 200,000 to 5,000,000 (depends on a language pair) general,
medical, technical, legal, and slang words and expressions with transcriptions,
usage examples and part-of-speech labels. It speaks translations out loud with a
real human voice.
™ WordNet Dictionary – 70,000-word English explanatory dictionary.
™ Pictured Dictionary – displays pictures of related words and provides translations
and human voice pronunciation in 39 languages.
™ Full Text Translation System – provides effective translation of any texts. Once
translated, the text can then be spoken aloud using the latest TTS (Text-to-Speech)
voice synthesis technology. Compatible with ECTACO®/C-Pen® scanner.
™ Audio PhraseBook™ – features advanced speech recognition and crystal-clear
output of native-speaker voice narration for 14,000 phrases per language pair.
™ English irregular verbs and popular idioms.
™ SAT 200 and SAT 5000 – short and advanced versions of the SAT Reasoning Test
vocabulary.
™ Language Teacher® – a complete system that will teach you step by step like a
personal tutor.
™ U-Learn™ – a hands-free and eyes-free speech recognition and speech analysis
system to learn words, phrases and grammar. It even includes "sleep mode" for
studies while you sleep!
™ English Grammar – concise reference guide to English grammar for ESL students.
™ Language Infotainment: Linguistic Crossword, Pockets Game, Translation Test,
Spell-It-Right Tutor, FlashCards Memorizer, Hangman Linguistic Game.
™ jetBook® Reader – read your favorite electronic books.
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™ Car Navigation System (software and GPS receiver sold separately)
™ Voice Recorder – record conversations on-the-go and then translate them at the
luxury of home or office.
™ USA Citizenship Exam, Audio Player with mp3 support, FM Radio, World Time,
Metric Conversion, Talking Calculator and more...
The functionality of a particular model depends on the set of languages included, and it
may partially differ from the device description in this manual. For more information about
a particular model, please visit our Web site at www.ectaco.com.
Device is powered by AC/DC adapter (Travel Charger) and rechargeable battery (all
included in the standard package).
Note: Always use the original accessories manufactured by ECTACO, Inc.
The ECTACO® Partner® P900 standard package includes the following items: ECTACO®
®
Partner P900 unit, rechargeable battery (inside the unit), pouch, USB cable, SD card,
AC/DC adapter, user manual, bonus CD.
General View
The general view and essential features of ECTACO® Partner® P900 are shown below.
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Power Supply
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ECTACO Partner P900 is powered by a special Li-Polymer rechargeable battery. When
the battery becomes weak, the red LED signal starts blinking. To restore full functionality
of the device, recharge the battery as soon as possible.
The battery compartment is located on the back of the device and is covered with a
plastic cover.
To open the battery compartment, unscrew two screws, holding the battery compartment
cover.
How to Recharge the Battery
Note: Only a special rechargeable battery, special charger, and special USB cable may
be used with your ECTACO® Partner® P900. Use of an inappropriate external power
supply may cause failure of the device and will void the warranty.
•
Connect the AC/DC adapter to your device via the mini-USB port (see General View),
or connect your device to your PC using the special USB cable. The red LED signal
shows that the battery is recharging.
LED status: blinking blue – recording is in progress or data being transferred; blinking red
– the battery is critically low.
Note: Charge the battery overnight prior to the first use of the device.
SD Card
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Before you start using your ECTACO Partner® P900, please make sure the SD card
(included in the standard package) is installed into the SD slot of the device. If the card is
not installed, slide it into the slot located on the right-hand edge of the device – the label
of the card face up, contacts face down. Push the card gently until it clicks into place. To
eject the card, just push it in slightly.
ECTACO® Partner® P900 supports SD and SDHC cards.
PC Communication
The PC Communication function allows you to manage files and folders stored on the SD
card. For example, you may wish to add books and music files.
•
•
•
Ensure the SD card is installed into the device.
Turn the device on.
Connect the device to your PC using the special USB cable and the mini-USB port
located on the device (see General View). Shielded cables must be used with this
device to ensure compliance with the class B FCC limits.
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Please wait while your PC detects the device.
•
In the menu that appears on the device screen, select the desired connection mode:
battery charging or data transfer.
•
Navigate to the newly detected removable disk on your PC to browse through the files
stored on the SD card.
Note: Do not modify the content of the system folder. Do not delete system files.
•
Copy your files to the respective folders. For example, copy your books to the My
books folder.
Note: Always back up your important data! Neither the manufacturer nor the dealers
assume any responsibility for lost or corrupted data.
Initialization
In the rare event that the data on the screen is corrupted or a program is not responding
properly, you will need to perform a reset.
The Reset button is located on the back of the device.
•
Press the Reset button with the tip of the stylus. Never use a needle or a pin since it
can damage the device.
On completion of the reboot, you will see the calibration screen with five targets,
appearing one after another as you tap them with the stylus.
Electrostatic discharge may cause failure of the device. Please use the Reset button to
restore full functionality of the device.
Keyboard
The American standard QWERTY keyboard allows you to enter any word just in seconds.
Each set of national characters is linked to its language input mode.
The function and control keys are described below.
Note: Key1+Key2 here and further on signifies the combination of keys to use – first
press and hold Key1, then press and release Key2.
Key
Function(s)
Turn the device on or off
Reset
Re-initialize system
Use speech recognition (where available)
Show or hide the pop-up toolbar
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or
User Manual
Listen to the pronunciation of the translation or source item
(where available)
+
Close active window / Cancel
Delete character to the left of cursor
+key
Press and hold this key down to type in uppercase / Enter
additional letters or symbols
+
Launch spell-checker
,
Switch keyboard layouts.
Russian phonetic keyboard layout (for respective models): a-а,
b-б, c-ц/ч, d-д, e-е/э, f-ф, g-г/ж, h-х, i-и, j-й, k-к, l-л, m-м, n-н,
o-о, p-п, q-я, r-р, s-с, t-т, u-у/ю, v-в, w-ш/щ, x-ь/ъ, y-ы, z-з.
+
Press
Enter additional letters, if applicable
+key
+
to enter letters shown after the slash (/).
+key
Enter additional letters in uppercase, if applicable
Switch language or translation direction
Switch to the Main Menu
+numeric key
+
Enter digits
+numeric Enter additional symbols
key
Execute
,
,
,
Move cursor or highlight / Scroll lines
Page Up / Page Down / Switch Main Menu sections
,
Enter space
Display and Main Menu
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ECTACO Partner P900 features a touch screen (320 x 240 pixels) with a windowsdriven graphical interface. The Main Menu consists of four sections, which visually
organize access to the ECTACO® Partner® P900 applications.
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Note: Tapping screen items is preferably done with the supplied pointing device known
as a stylus, which, when not in use, is kept in a special slot at the side of the device's
back panel (see General View).
Main Menu
•
To display the Main Menu, turn the device on, and/or exit the currently running
on the keyboard. The Main Menu consists of the
application. Alternatively, press
following sections: Dictionaries & Tools, Language Studies, Extras, Help &
Settings.
At the top of the screen, you will see the battery life indicator.
The Main Menu sections are described below. The contents of the Main Menu depend on
product model.
•
Use the Dictionaries & Tools section to access Dictionary, English Dictionary,
Pictured Dictionary, Text Translation, Audio PhraseBook™, Irregular Verbs, Idioms,
SAT 200, and SAT 5000.
•
Use the Language Studies section to access Language Teacher®, U-Learn™,
English Grammar, Linguistic Crossword, Pockets, Translation Test, Spell-It-Right,
FlashCards, and Hangman.
•
Use the Extras section to access jetBook® Reader, Video Player, Audio Player, Voice
Recorder, FM Radio, USA Interview, Universal Translator, Calculator, and Navigation
System.
•
Use the Help & Settings section to access Settings, Help, About, Learning Settings,
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Size Equivalents , World Time, and Metric Conversion.
•
•
To switch between sections, press the
/
keys, or tap
/
on the sidebar.
When in a section, tap the desired application name. Alternatively, highlight it and
then press
number.
. Or, press the numeric key that corresponds to the application
The application will then open.
•
1
To close an application, tap
at the upper right of the screen, or just press
In the Arabic and Persian (Farsi) models, Size Equivalents is replaced with Modern
Arabic Traditions.
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Using the Voice Commands
Voice commands are always available when the Interface language is set to English.
They might be unavailable for certain languages.
•
When in the Main Menu, press and hold the
buttons:
•
(Correct) and
key. You will see a dialog with two
(Wrong).
Say the name of the desired section or application and then release the
section or application will then open.
key. The
Learning Words
When starting an application, you will see the Memorize splash screen with a useful word
or phrase, its translation and corresponding picture. This is an excellent way to broaden
your vocabulary and master your foreign language!
Sidebar
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Twelve items of ECTACO Partner P900 have their permanent touch-sensitive shortcut
buttons on the Sidebar to the right and left of the screen.
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Dictionary
Menu
Audio Phrasebook™
Say
Audio Player
Record
Calculator
Volume and
Speech Speed Controls
Settings
On-screen Keyboard
Back
Forward
On-screen Keyboard
The on-screen keyboard is a set of virtual keys displayed on the screen. This set of keys
simulates the conventional physical keyboard or part of it.
•
In applications featuring text input, tap
keyboard.
•
To hide it, tap
on the sidebar to activate the on-screen
once again.
ECTACO® C-Pen® 2
With ECTACO® C-Pen® you can acquire and then translate words or text portions from
paper media. It is capable of recognizing texts in languages based on Latin, Cyrillic or
Greek character set.
•
Connect ECTACO® C-Pen® to your device. Make sure the device is turned on.
Note: You can recharge the battery while using ECTACO® C-Pen® – just use a special
USB twin cable (available separately) to connect ECTACO® C-Pen® to the device and
2
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Optional accessory. Included in the ECTACO Partner P900 Deluxe package.
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power supply. The device is capable of working continuously, as long as ECTACO
C-Pen® is connected to a power supply.
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•
•
Press the Function key on ECTACO® C-Pen®. You will see the C-Pen ready dialog.
•
Place the tip of ECTACO® C-Pen® before the first character of your text. The leg with
the touch trigger should be below the text line and the other leg above the text line.
•
Keep the touch trigger pressed onto the surface and move ECTACO® C-Pen® over
the line of text. You can move ECTACO® C-Pen® either left-to-right or right-to-left over
the text.
•
•
Lift your ECTACO® C-Pen®.
Select the desired language and application.
In the C-Pen ready dialog, tap OK.
The text will be transferred to the selected application.
Windows
Every application, pop-up menu, or dialog box used in ECTACO® Partner® P900 appears
in its own window. A window is displayed as a framed screen area with two main
elements: the title bar and the close button (
or
).
The scroll bar is shown when the contents do not all fit on the screen. The slider shows
the position of the displayed contents relative to the rest of data.
On the scroll bar:
• tap a scroll arrow (
or
) to advance or go back one line;
• tap and drag the slider to browse information;
• tap the scroll bar below or above the slider to jump to the corresponding portion of
text.
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Pop-up Toolbar
A toolbar is a set of horizontally arranged buttons shown at the bottom of the relevant
window.
•
•
To activate the pop-up toolbar, press
.
To perform an action, just tap the corresponding icon. Alternatively, select it by using
or
and then press
.
Toolbar buttons have the following functions:
Activate spell-checker
Display History
Select options
Switch language
Add to FlashCards
Find in the English Dictionary
Display Help
Search
Show topics (available in U-Learn™)
Translate in Dictionary
Delete/Clear
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Reset statistics
Start new game
Rescan SD card / Restart
Hide
Edit
Activate Sleep Mode
Disable Sleep Mode
Turn the sound off
Turn the sound on
Volume control
Specify frequency (available in FM Radio)
Save (available in FM Radio)
Open file (available in jetBook® Reader)
Switch to full-screen mode (available in jetBook® Reader)
Exit full-screen mode (available in jetBook® Reader)
Show bookmarks, textmarks, and table of contents (available in jetBook® Reader)
The contents of the toolbar depend on the current application.
Pop-up Menus
With the help of pop-up menus, you can quickly choose an action to perform on the
selected item. For example, you can copy a text onto the clipboard. To paste the text you
have copied, place the cursor in a text input field and then select Paste in the pop-up
menu.
Note: Pop-up menus may vary from application to application.
•
To activate a pop-up menu, highlight the desired item and hold the stylus down on it
for a second.
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When the pop-up menu appears, lift the stylus and then select the desired action. You
can close the pop-up menu by tapping anywhere on the screen, outside of the menu.
Parts of Speech, Gender Labels, Abbreviations
In the Dictionary, translations or definitions of a headword are shown with their parts of
speech:
A – adjective
NPR – proper noun
ABBR – abbreviation
NUM – numeral
ADV – adverb
PART – particle
ART – article
PHR – phrase
AUX – auxiliary
PREF – prefix
CONJ – conjunction
PREP – preposition
ID – idiom
PRON – pronoun
INTRJ – interjection
SUFF – suffix
N – noun
V – verb
Nouns can be marked with gender and number labels:
F – feminine
MPL – masculine plural
FPL – feminine plural
N – neuter
M – masculine
NF – neuter or feminine
MF – common gender
NFPL – neuter or feminine plural
MFPL – masculine or feminine plural
NPL – neuter plural
MN – masculine or neuter
PL – plural
MNPL – masculine or neuter plural
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Certain words and expressions in the Dictionary may be marked with specific
abbreviations.
Pronunciation of Words and Sentences
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ECTACO Partner® P900 speaks dictionary entries out loud with a real human voice in
English and other languages. These entries are marked with a special icon:
.
For certain entries pronunciation is provided by the TTS (Text-to-Speech) technology. In
the Arabic model, no pronunciation is provided for about 3 percent of the Arabic entries in
the Dictionary.
In the Text Translation application, the device employs the TTS (Text-to-Speech)
technology which allows you to listen to the pronunciation of text.
•
•
To hear the displayed or highlighted headword pronounced, press the
key.
To hear the translation or definition pronounced, highlight the desired portion of it by
using the stylus, and then press the
key.
Note: The Volume options (found in the Settings section) allow you to adjust speech
volume.
DICTIONARIES & TOOLS
Dictionary
ECTACO® Partner® P900 contains the most advanced electronic dictionary available on
the market.
•
•
Open the Dictionaries & Tools section.
•
To translate a word, start entering it from the conventional keyboard. Alternatively,
use the on-screen keyboard.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
Note: The MorphoFinder™ function helps you find the source words (headwords) for past
participles, gerunds, plural and adjective forms for English, Spanish, Russian, and Polish
languages. For example, if you enter "distributes" you will get "distribute" as there is no
translation or definition for "distributes" because it is a form of "distribute".
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When the desired word is displayed, select it (tap the corresponding line) to see its
translation(s). Use the
the list, if applicable.
key to activate the pop-up menu for the selected entry in
•
Within a translation, where applicable, tap <...> to see the entire text.
•
To look up the highlighted English entry in the English Dictionary, select
pop-up toolbar.
on the
Spell-checker Vector Ultima™
The spell-checker Vector Ultima™ is one of the most advanced on the market. When you
are unsure of a word's spelling, Vector Ultima™ allows you to enter the word as you hear
it and choose a spelling variation from the list.
•
Type the word board as you hear it: bord.
•
Activate the pop-up toolbar, and then select
menu and tap Spellcheck.
•
A list of suggested similar words will appear. If the spell-checker is unable to suggest
any variants, the No variants message will be shown.
•
•
Select the word board to see its translations.
•
To change the translation direction, tap
•
To list the words or phrases you translated, tap
Alternatively, select History in the pop-up menu.
•
Press
+
to go back to the last entry you translated.
•
Press
+
to go forward to the last entry you translated.
. Alternatively, activate the pop-up
To reverse translate an entry, simply double-tap it, or hold the stylus down on it and
then select Translate in the pop-up menu.
on the pop-up toolbar or press
.
on the pop-up toolbar.
Adding and Deleting User Entries
ECTACO® Partner® P900 allows you to create your own vocabulary which automatically
links to the Dictionary.
•
Hold the stylus down on any dictionary entry in the list and then select User words /
Add in the pop-up menu. You will see the Add user word window.
•
Type your word or expression and its translation. Specify the part of speech.
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Tap Add to save your entry. The entry will be highlighted in red for easy identification.
You might want to delete a user entry.
•
Hold the stylus down on your entry in the list and then select User words / Delete in
the pop-up menu.
Adding Entries to FlashCards
You can create your personal sets of entries copied from the Dictionary.
•
Press
and then tap
FlashCards window.
•
•
Select the desired options.
on the pop-up toolbar. You will see the Add to
Tap Add.
Options
Use Options to hide slang words and phrases in the dictionaries.
•
Press
and then tap
on the pop-up toolbar.
Note: To disable Slang Lock, please use this password: showslan.
•
To save changes, tap OK.
English Dictionary
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®
ECTACO Partner P900 includes the advanced English explanatory dictionary.
•
•
Open the Dictionaries & Tools section.
•
To define a word, enter it from the keyboard.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
Note: When viewing entries in the English Dictionary, tap on the underlined items in blue
to follow the corresponding links.
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The available pop-up menu items are described below.
•
Hold the stylus down on an underlined entry for a second. The pop-up menu will
appear.
•
•
•
Tap Say to hear the entry pronounced.
Tap Explain to look it up in the English Dictionary.
Tap Translate to look it up in the Dictionary.
Note: To go back or forward to the last page you viewed, select
respectively.
or
,
Pictured Dictionary
The Pictured Dictionary application displays pictures of related words and provides
translations and human voice pronunciation in 39 languages: Albanian, Arabic, Armenian,
Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Farsi,
Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian,
Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian,
Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian,
Vietnamese.
•
•
Open the Dictionaries & Tools section.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
For easy reference, the words are arranged by topics.
•
To change topic, tap
select the desired one.
next to the topic name to view the list of topics and then
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•
Tap the flags to see the list of available languages. Select the desired source and/or
target language.
•
To hear the translation pronounced, press
•
To get an explanation of the selected English word, press
.
.
Shortcut keys: T – open the topics list, S – open the subtopics list,
+L – select
source language, L – select target language, E – look up in the English Dictionary, if
applicable, F – search. For the Search function, first select the respective source
language. For example, if you have the English-Russian model, select English or
Russian.
Text Translation
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ECTACO Partner P900 features a highly efficient text translation program.
Note: Text Translation is available for certain languages only.
•
•
Open the Dictionaries & Tools section.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
The first time you launch Text Translation, or after the system has been reset with the
Reset button, it may take about 11 sec. for the application to start up. The application
then starts in 2 sec.
•
To change the translation direction, press
toolbar.
•
Enter a text for translation and then tap Translate.
•
•
To hear a portion of text pronounced, highlight it and then press
on the pop-up
, if available.
You can view the translation of the desired word or expression. Just highlight it and
then tap
•
. Alternatively, tap
Tap
on the pop-up toolbar.
on the pop-up toolbar to clear the screen and enter a new text.
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Audio PhraseBook™
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ECTACO Partner P900 substitutes for an interpreter in standard situations such as
registering at a hotel, shopping, visiting bank etc. You simply choose the appropriate
phrase and the device will pronounce its translation.
Basics
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Open the Dictionaries & Tools section.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
For easy reference, the phrases are arranged by topics.
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To open a topic or subtopic, tap the corresponding item.
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To change topic, tap
select the desired one.
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To change the translation direction, press
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To hear the phrase translation pronounced, press
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To adjust the volume, tap
next to the topic name to view the list of topics and then
or tap
on the pop-up toolbar.
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on the pop-up toolbar.
Some of the phrases have changeable parts. These are underlined. For example, when
viewing the phrase How frequent are the flights? you can tap the flights and change it to
the trains. The phrase translation will change accordingly.
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Alternatively, highlight the desired phrase and then press
or
+ . You will
see a list of changeable parts for the phrase or its translation, respectively.
Categories: Subtopics, Useful words, You may hear
All topics contain a number of subtopics.
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To view the list of subtopics, tap
next to the subtopic name.
Tap the desired subtopic or one the following items: Useful words or You may hear to
view its contents.
In the Useful words section, the application shows useful words and speech patterns
pertaining to the topic, if available.
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Select You may hear to view a list of possible replies you may hear from your
interlocutor.
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To find the desired phrase, tap
on the pop-up toolbar. You may input a whole
phrase (for example, Thank you) or a single word (thank). Tap OK to start searching.
Note: To reduce the search time, please open the desired topic before you start
searching. Also, select the In the current topic only option.
Options
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To activate the Options screen, tap
on the pop-up toolbar.
Under the phrase My gender, select your gender.
Select the Listener gender.
The gender options provide greater translation flexibility and accuracy. They affect the
way Partner® P900 translates certain words and phrases, not the voiceover. You cannot
change the voice from male to female or vice versa.
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Select the Auto Playback option to instantly hear the phrase translation pronounced
(when your phrase is recognized).
Note: Contents of the phrasebook may vary depending on the selected gender options.
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To save changes, tap OK.
Speech Recognition
The Audio PhraseBook™ application features speech recognition functionality.
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Open the desired subtopic. You will see the list of its phrases.
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Press and hold the
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Say your phrase and then release the
highlight will move to it.
key.
key. If the phrase is on the list, the
Usage of Audio PhraseBook for Foreign Language
Studies
First, listen to a phrase as recorded by a native foreign language speaker and then
pronounce it by yourself. The device then compares the phrase you have spoken with the
prerecorded sample helping you to improve your pronunciation.
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Open the Dictionaries & Tools section.
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Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
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Select the desired topic and subtopic.
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Highlight the desired phrase.
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To hear the phrase pronounced in the target language, press and release
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Press and hold
(Wrong).
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Say the newly learned phrase into the microphone.
If necessary, change the source language. The source language should be your
native tongue.
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Repeat this several times until you learn the correct pronunciation.
Change the translation direction.
Position your mouth near the built-in microphone at a distance of 3 – 6 inches (8 – 15
cm).
. You will see a dialog with two buttons:
(Correct) and
The phrase you have said in the foreign language will be compared to the model
pronunciation. If you have pronounced the phrase correctly, the device will recognize it
and then show or pronounce its translation in your native language. If the device does not
recognize you – simply repeat the above steps.
The accuracy of speech recognition depends on the level of external noise. It is best to
ensure silence in the room where you practice your pronunciation.
To achieve the best results, please consider the following.
1. Ensure the room is relatively quiet.
2. Choose an optimum distance of 3 – 6 inches (8 – 15 cm) from the built-in microphone,
taking your normal speaking volume into consideration.
3. Do not say unrelated words or phrases into the microphone.
4. Try to say phrases distinctly and plainly without clipping syllables.
5. Avoid carelessness in pronunciation (smacking of lips, loudly inhaling or exhaling,
mumbling, interruptions, repetitions, etc.).
Irregular Verbs
All commonly used English irregular verbs are stored in the Irregular Verbs application.
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Open the Dictionaries & Tools section.
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Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The list of verbs will be displayed.
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Start typing the desired verb; it will appear highlighted.
The verb's translation will be shown on the lower section of the screen.
Use:
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to listen to the pronunciation of the translation;
+
to listen to the pronunciation of an English irregular verb along with its
basic forms.
To look up a verb in the Dictionary, tap
on the pop-up toolbar.
Idioms
Over 200 widely used American idioms and their equivalents or translations are included
in the Idioms application.
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Open the Dictionaries & Tools section.
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Start typing the desired idiom; it will appear highlighted.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The list of idioms will be displayed.
The idiom's translation will be shown on the lower section of the screen.
Use:
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to listen to the pronunciation of the translation;
•
+
to listen to the pronunciation of an idiom.
To look up an idiom in the Dictionary, tap
on the pop-up toolbar.
SAT 200
This application includes two hundred keywords with transcription, explanation,
synonyms, and samples selected from the SAT vocabulary.
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Open the Dictionaries & Tools section.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
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To view word's transcription, explanation, synonyms, and samples, just start entering
the word in the input line and then tap the requested entry when it appears on the list.
Alternatively, highlight the desired entry by using
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and press
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Use SAT 200 as described in the Dictionary chapter.
SAT 5000
This application includes five thousand words with transcriptions and explanations from
the SAT vocabulary.
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Open the Dictionaries & Tools section.
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To view word's transcription and explanation, just start entering the word in the input
line and then tap the requested entry when it appears on the list. Alternatively,
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
highlight the desired entry by using
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,
and press
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Use SAT 5000 as described in the Dictionary chapter.
LANGUAGE STUDIES
Language Teacher®
ECTACO® Partner® P900 features Language Teacher® – a language learning system. It
is an extremely powerful linguistic tool for those who want to master a foreign language
and learn to communicate fluently. With the help of Language Teacher®, you will learn a
language quickly and easily.
Note: The contents of Language Teacher® depend on the selected interface language.
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Open the Language Studies section.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
There are four steps in Language Teacher®: Alphabet, Words, Phrases, and Dialogs.
Each step comprises several stages.
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Tap Go or Restart to start learning.
Otherwise, tap Continue to resume learning from where you left off.
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Follow the instructions announced.
Tap Continue to go to the next item, stage, or step. You may quickly jump to the
desired step by tapping the percentage indicator next to it.
The Words, Phrases, and Dialogs steps are powered with speech recognition function
and graphical testing system. The phrase you have said will be recorded, automatically
recognized and compared to the model pronunciation. The smileys (
with voiceover will help you improve your articulation skills.
,
,
) along
Alphabet
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Listen to the alphabet. Tap the desired letter's icon to listen to its pronunciation again.
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Listen to the sample words by pressing the
key.
Play the fascinating game.
Words
You will see words illustrated by pictures. Each word will be announced by voice.
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Follow the instructions announced and try to memorize the words.
Phrases
The phrases will be displayed and pronounced line by line. Some of the phrases have
changeable parts. These are underlined.
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Follow the instructions announced and try to memorize the phrases.
Dialogs
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Listen to the dialogs and master your pronunciation skills.
U-Learn™
Learning a foreign language while you are in a car is a great way to beat the time crunch.
This application will help you enlarge your vocabulary quickly.
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Open the Language Studies section.
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Follow the instructions announced.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
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Use the available toolbar buttons (see Pop-up Toolbar) to operate the program.
Sleep Mode does not require any feedback from you during the course and allows you to
memorize words and phrases when you are unable or do not want to speak.
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To activate the Sleep Mode, tap
on the pop-up toolbar.
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To disable the Sleep Mode, tap
on the pop-up toolbar.
English Grammar
ECTACO® Partner® P900 provides a well-structured English Grammar guide. In most
models, the Grammar is shown in English, regardless of the selected interface language.
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Open the Language Studies section.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
The English Grammar application is structured by way of hierarchically numbered threelevel menus that include options referring to traditional grammatical topics. A topic's text
is displayed when a third level menu option is selected.
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You can navigate to another topic either by using the graphical interface or by
pressing the corresponding numeric keys. For example, press 1, 2, 3 sequentially.
Topic 1.2.3 will then open.
Linguistic Crossword
The Linguistic Crossword application is a fascinating puzzle. The goal is to fill all the rows
and columns with correct words. You will have the word translation as a clue.
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Open the Language Studies section.
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Tap a column or row. You will see the word translation at the bottom of the screen.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
The application's menu contains the following items: Reveal word, Show letter, Say
English Word, Say Clue, Edit.
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To access the application's menu, tap anywhere on the screen, outside of the grid.
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In the application's menu, select Edit and then type the word. Press
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Pockets
This is a traditional game targeting in-depth word learning. In this game, the same cards
as those used in the FlashCards game are divided into 4 groups (4 pockets). At the
beginning of the game all cards are located in the first pocket. You turn the cards one by
one and, if you know the hidden source word, put the card in the second pocket. Keep
browsing until all the cards from the first pocket are moved to the second pocket.
At the second stage you move the cards to the third pocket and, again, if you know the
hidden source word, put the card in the next pocket. The goal is to move all cards to the
fourth pocket. You will direct most of your effort at learning difficult words, while simple
words will shortly jump to the fourth pocket.
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Open the Language Studies section.
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To select the desired set, double-tap the respective folder name, or tap on the
to the left of the folder name, and then tap the desired set name.
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Select the desired set and then tap
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
box
. The game will begin.
Tap on the first pocket.
The first card from those stored in the selected pocket will be displayed.
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Tap Got It! if you know the hidden word.
The card will be moved to the upper pocket.
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If you do not know the source word, tap Forgot, and the card will drop to, or will
remain in the lower pocket, if it is already there.
The bottommost line of the screen displays the number of cards left in the pocket. The
game continues until all cards are moved to the fourth pocket and memorized.
Translation Test
In this game you should choose a source word which best corresponds to the given
description. You will be offered four choices, and you should select the correct one. If
your choice is incorrect, you will be prompted to answer the given question later.
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Open the Language Studies section.
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To select the desired set, double-tap the respective folder name, or tap on the
to the left of the folder name, and then tap the desired set name.
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application number. The application will then open.
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Select the desired set and then tap
. The game will begin.
The word description and four answer choices will be displayed.
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Tap on the correct one.
If you have made an error, the word will be replaced with "- - -". If you have guessed the
word, it will be highlighted for a second, and the card will be set apart. If you guess wrong
or tap the Skip button, the card will remain in the set and will be displayed later. The
number of unlearned cards in a set is recorded for each game. This information is
displayed on the screen. For example, Words left: 10 means you have 10 cards
unlearned.
When you have finished a set, the Current set is finished! Start Over? message will be
shown.
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Tap Yes to reset the statistics and go to the first question in the current set.
Spell-It-Right
In this game the focus is on the correct spelling of words. The program displays the cards
one by one with the source word hidden. This game is similar to FlashCards, but this time
you should type the source word yourself. As in all other games, you can view the source
word at any time.
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Open the Language Studies section.
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To select the desired set, double-tap the respective folder name, or tap on the
to the left of the folder name, and then tap the desired set name.
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Select the desired set and then tap
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Tap Skip to go to the next card. When you reach the last card in a set, you will return
to the first unlearned card from the given set.
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Tap on the Show translation message to see the source word. To hide the source
word, just tap on it.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
box
. The game will begin.
Type the correct source word in the text input field and tap OK. If you enter the word
incorrectly, the corresponding message will be shown. Just tap OK and try again.
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FlashCards
The face of a card shows the source word translation/definition, and the reverse side
shows the source word. The player browses the cards and, whenever necessary, uses a
hint.
The goal is to learn all cards in the set. You will be prompted to proceed to the next set
once you have finished the current one.
The number of unlearned cards in a set is recorded for each game. This information is
displayed on the screen. For example, Words left: 10 means you have 10 cards
remaining unlearned.
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Open the Language Studies section.
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To select the desired set, double-tap the respective folder name, or tap on the
to the left of the folder name, and then tap the desired set name.
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Select the desired set and then tap
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
box
. The game will begin.
Tap the Drop button to set a card apart.
To go to the next card, tap Skip.
Select the Always show translation option to have the program show you the source
word in each card. Alternatively, tap on the Show translation message to see the
source word. To hide the source word, just tap on it.
There are pre-defined card sets in this application. Additionally, you can create your own
sets (see Learning Settings).
Hangman
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ECTACO Partner P900 offers you an educational game Hangman that will improve
your spelling skills and enhance your personal vocabulary in an easy and fascinating
way.
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Open the Language Studies section.
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You can change the target language for the game by pressing
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
on the pop-up toolbar.
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on the pop-up toolbar to change the difficulty level.
Try to guess letters in the word by entering them from the keyboard. Alternatively, use
the on-screen keyboard.
If you guess a letter correctly, it will appear in place of "?" in the word. The number
displayed shows the number of tries remaining.
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Press
to hear the hidden word (counts as one try).
The game continues until the picture at the upper left of the screen is complete.
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Each word is added to the list shown in the middle of the screen. To see the
translation of a word, just tap on it.
The number of won and lost games is shown on the lower section of the screen.
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To reset statistics, tap
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To start a new game, tap
on the pop-up toolbar.
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EXTRAS
jetBook® Reader
ECTACO® Partner® P900 includes a handy program for reading ebooks. jetBook® Reader
has versatile customization features, such us selecting font, font size, font color and color
of the interface elements. The following book formats are supported: TXT (text files) and
FB2 (FictionBook).
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Copy your books to the My books folder on the SD card (see PC Communication).
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To activate the pop-up toolbar, press
Open the Extras section.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
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Use the available toolbar buttons to operate the program (see Pop-up Toolbar).
When reading, you can tap the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen to jump to the
corresponding portion of text.
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Translating Unfamiliar Words
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Use the stylus to highlight the word you want to translate.
In the pop-up menu, select Search in the dictionary.
Adding Bookmarks and Textmarks, Searching the Text
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Drag the stylus along the text to activate the pop-up menu.
Use the respective pop-up menu items to place a bookmark or textmark.
To search for a text in the current file, select Find.
By default, bookmarks and textmarks are shown as red strokes on the navigation bar and
in the book's text.
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To see the bookmark or textmark name, tap the respective stroke in the book's text.
Black strokes on the navigation bar indicate the book's chapters.
Video Player
This application supports various audio, video, and image formats, including .avi, .mp3,
.wma, .wav, .ogg, .jpg, .png.
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Copy your files to the My video folder on the SD card (see PC Communication).
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Select File / Open File... and then navigate to the desired folder. For example,
Storage Card / My video.
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To play the desired recording, simply double-tap it.
Open the Extras section.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
Note: The recommended resolution of video files is 320x240 pixels. The recommended
bit rate is 512 Kbps or lower. If the file is in a wrong encoding, the application may not be
able to recognize it or even may stop responding.
Please use the following on-screen buttons to operate the program:
Play
Fast forward
Stop
Switch to full-screen mode
Turn the sound off / Turn the sound on
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Use the Options menu to access additional functions.
To close the application, select File / Exit.
Audio Player
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ECTACO Partner P900 includes Audio Player, a program allowing you to play and
organize digital audio files. The program supports .mp3, .ogg, and uncompressed .wav
files.
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Copy your music files to the My music folder on the SD card (see PC
Communication).
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Open the Extras section.
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To play the desired recording, simply double-tap it or highlight it and then tap
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To adjust the volume, tap
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You can organize your files. Just highlight the desired record and then tap
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
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on the pop-up toolbar.
To play an item at a specific point, tap on the playback progress bar on the upper
section of the screen.
,
to move it up, down, or delete, respectively.
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To search for music files on the card, tap
•
To hide the application window while a record is playing, tap
launch another application.
on the pop-up toolbar.
Please use the following on-screen buttons to operate the program:
Play
Pause
Turn shuffle on
Turn shuffle off
Repeat one
Repeat all
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Previous
Stop
Next
Shortcut keys: R – repeat, S – shuffle, Z – previous, C – pause, X – resume, V – stop, B
– next,
– play.
Voice Recorder
The Voice Recorder allows you to record memos and play them back.
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Open the Extras section.
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To start recording, tap
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To stop recording and save the record, tap
•
To play the highlighted record, tap
•
To adjust the volume, tap
•
To rename the highlighted record, tap
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To organize records, highlight the desired record and then tap
move it up, down, or delete, respectively.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
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on the pop-up toolbar.
on the pop-up toolbar.
,
, or
Shortcut keys: R – start recording,
– stop recording and save the record,
the highlighted record, D – delete the highlighted record.
to
– play
FM Radio
Listen to your favorite radio stations with ECTACO® Partner® P900! This device will serve
you as a pocket radio receiver.
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Connect headphones to the device.
Open the Extras section.
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Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
Please use the following on-screen buttons to operate the program:
Scan frequency range forward.
Scan frequency range backward.
Mute.
Toggle headphones / built-in speaker.
Turn off LCD to save battery life. To turn the LCD back on, just press any key or
tap the screen.
You can also add a frequency manually.
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Press
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Tap
to activate the pop-up toolbar.
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Enter the frequency value in the dialog window that appears.
Shortcut keys: M – mute, S – toggle headphones / built-in speaker, H – turn off LCD,
+numeric key – add the current radio station to the list,
station from the list, N – add a new station.
– delete the radio
USA Interview
This is the ultimate talking preparation guide to the U.S. citizenship exam.
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Open the Extras section.
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Select a chapter.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
Select a category.
Use the Back and Next buttons to navigate through the questions.
To see the answer to a displayed question, tap Answer.
The most important questions are marked with an asterisk (*).
Note: No answers are available for some questions; for example, the names of current
government officials.
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To listen to the pronunciation of a question text, press
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To listen to the pronunciation of the answer text, press
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Universal Translator
Universal Translator is an application combining over 180 languages with cross-language
translation functionality. For more information, please visit our Web site at
www.ectaco.com.
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Open the Extras section.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
How to Set the Desired Language Pair
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Press
and then tap
on the pop-up toolbar. You will see the Options window.
Select the desired source and/or target language.
To save changes, tap OK.
Calculator
ECTACO® Partner® P900 includes a standard calculator with memory features. The
screen has 9-digit display capacity.
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Open the Extras section.
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To disable or enable announcements for the operations you perform, press
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
then tap
•
or
and
on the pop-up toolbar, respectively.
To hear the displayed number pronounced, press the
key.
Navigation System
You can use the device to get directions on-the-go via GPS. The ECTACO GPS package
contains a GPS receiver, a mini-USB to USB adapter for turning your laptop into a
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navigation system, and an SD card with maps. More maps, including PC versions, are
available at www.ectaco.com.
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Connect the GPS receiver to your device.
Note: You can recharge the battery while using the GPS receiver – just connect the
receiver to the AC/DC adapter, USB car charger, or USB port on your PC. The device is
capable of working continuously, as long as the GPS receiver is connected to a power
supply.
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Open the Extras section.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
Instant position is determined using a GPS signal – presence of valid GPS signal is
marked by the green color of the GPS signal icon
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Note: On the first startup, it may take up to 10 minutes for the navigation system to detect
signals from satellites. The GPS signal might not be available indoors.
Icons and their functions:
Volume control
Rotate map towards horizon
Rotate map towards 2D
Bring up the Route menu
Show direction of north
Zoom in
Zoom out
Start recording GPS position
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Stop recording GPS position
Rotate map counter-clockwise
Rotate map clockwise
Bring up the program's Main Menu
Current time. Tapping the control replaces time with GPS speed.
The factory-defined path to the map files is system\App\mireo\Maps, navigating from the
root directory of the SD card.
Getting to the destination
It is possible to search the address, center of the city, intersection of two roads or
longitude and latitude of a desired location.
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Tap
•
Type in the address, if applicable, and then tap
and then select Find location or Find place.
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Note: It is not necessary to input special characters (č, đ, ž, ü, ö, etc.). Replace special
characters with standard replacement characters (c, d, z, u, o, etc.).
The selected location will be shown on the map.
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Tap
to bring up the menu with possible actions: Navigate to, Add a
destination, Add a via point, Set as start, More…
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To start guidance, select Navigate to.
The next maneuver is shown at the upper left of the screen. By tapping the triangle in the
upper left corner, this display may be closed.
– distance to destination.
time to go.
– expected time of arrival.
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Show the present position in the center of the screen.
Display the map with cardinal direction North at the top of the screen.
Shows the reception quality of the GPS signal and the status of the
battery. Tap this item to switch between guidance with map, guidance with speedometer,
and the GPS signal screen.
The name of the street/road/square after the next maneuver is shown at the bottom of the
screen.
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To change the content, just tap the control.
Note: The program recalculates the route in case of a wrong maneuver.
Saving your routes
Routes are recorded independently of the mode (guidance or simply driving with GPS
active).
Tap
to start recording.
Tap
to stop recording.
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Tap
and then select GPS logs in the menu that appears. You will see a list of
routes you saved.
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Select the desired route and then tap
. You will see a menu with the following
items: Delete GPS log, Speed graph, Altitude graph, Convert to KLM.
Changing destination and adding waypoints
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Tap
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Select the search options and then select the desired item in the search results list.
Add a destination – set the chosen location as destination, calculate the route and start
guidance.
Add a via point – add location as a waypoint on the existing route.
Finding Points of Interest along the route
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Tap
and then select the search options as appropriate.
Select POI along the route.
Most common search is gas station, restaurant or hotel.
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Changing the order of waypoints
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Tap
•
Tap
to delete a via point.
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Use
,
and then select the search options as appropriate.
Select Via points list.
to move a via point.
Display Modes: Day & Night
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Tap
and then select Settings / Map / Map scheme.
Select Auto day/night, Day or Night. The display mode will change accordingly.
GeoPix images
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Tap
and then select GeoPix images.
It brings up the collection of geo-referenced photos, if any. Those photos have embedded
GPS information. The photos must be stored in the Photos folder. The factory-defined
path from the root directory of the SD card is system\App\mireo\Photos.
Other Capabilities
In addition to the features mentioned above, the program has extra capabilities that make
it versatile and efficient.
Routing features: route overview on the map, route summary, points of interest along the
route, favorite places and recent destinations lists, road type and vehicle type selection.
More settings: driving alerts (overspeeding), voice selection (male, female), volume
control, time zone selection, British-American and metric systems of measures.
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To close the application, tap
and then select Exit.
HELP & SETTINGS
Settings
For best results and to ensure that you can fully employ all of the diverse features of your
ECTACO® Partner® P900, it is recommended that you thoroughly familiarize yourself with
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the options of the Settings section. This will allow you to adjust the device configuration to
better suit your needs.
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Open the Help & Settings section.
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Tap the desired icon to the left of the main window to activate the corresponding
section.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
Standard / Headset settings
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Tap Standard to restore the default settings.
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Select the Mute check box to turn off sound, if necessary.
Tap Headset to restore the settings suitable for use with a headset.
Tap on the Master Volume control to adjust the overall volume.
Tap on the Speaker Volume and Headphones Volume controls to adjust the speaker
and headphone volumes, respectively.
Note: The External Microphone option is selected automatically when the headset is
plugged in.
Power Options
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Tap on the Backlight Level control to adjust it.
The Power Scheme options are selected automatically depending on the detected power
supply.
Adjust the backlight and power auto-off time. This feature saves battery life by shutting
the device down or switching the backlight off after the specified period of inactivity.
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Under Backlight Off Time and Power Off Time, tap
options and then select the desired one.
to see the list of available
To restore proper touch screen functionality, or as part of an initialization procedure, the
screen might have to be recalibrated.
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Tap Calibrate.
Follow the on-screen directions for calibration by tapping five targets, appearing one
after another as you tap them with the stylus.
When the calibration is complete, you will return to the Settings section.
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Local Date and Local Time
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Under Date or Time, tap on the arrows to set a value.
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If necessary, check the Auto adjust clock for daylight saving box.
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Under Regional Settings, tap
to see the list of available options and then select
the desired locale used for numbers, time, and dates.
Tap the arrow to the right of Time Zone, to select the desired zone in the window that
appears.
Interface Language
Use this item to change the interface language (if available).
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Under Interface Language, tap
the desired one.
to see the list of available options and then select
Hardware Keyboard Voice
This feature is designed for your convenience, so that you can listen to the pronunciation
of respective letter when pressing keys on the device keyboard.
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Select On, Alphabet, or Off.
Font size
ECTACO® Partner® P900 offers you three font sizes: Small, Medium, and Large.
•
Tap
one.
under Font size to see the list of available options and then select the desired
Help
ECTACO® Partner® P900 user manual is compiled in an electronic format and is stored
on the SD card. The content of the manual is only available when the card is installed into
the device.
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•
Open the Help & Settings section.
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To see the table of contents, tap Contents.
Tap Help. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the application
number. The application will then open.
Tap the scroll arrows in the upper right and lower right corners of the screen to scroll
through the displayed content.
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Learning Settings
This section enables you to create new sets of user entries. The database so created can
be used in the following applications: Pockets, Translation Test, Spell-It-Right, and Flash
Cards.
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Open the Help & Settings section.
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Tap Create to activate the New Set window.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
Specify the dictionary name and translation direction. Tap OK to save your set.
To add or edit entries, please follow the steps below.
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Select the desired set within User Sets and then tap Edit. In the window that appears,
tap Add or Edit to add or edit an entry, respectively. To edit an entry, please first
select it.
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Enter your information in every field as desired.
To save changes, tap OK.
Shortcut keys: A – add entry, C – create set, E – edit entry or set, D – delete entry or set.
You can create your personal sets of entries copied from the Dictionary.
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•
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Select User Sets and then create your set.
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Press
and then tap
FlashCards window.
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Select the desired options.
Open the Dictionary application.
Select the desired entry.
on the pop-up toolbar. You will see the Add to
Tap Add.
Size Equivalents3
When you travel or shop internationally, refer to this application to learn about the
correlation between the clothes and shoes size systems used in different parts of the
world.
3
In the Arabic and Persian (Farsi) models, Size Equivalents is replaced with Modern
Arabic Traditions.
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Open the Help & Settings section.
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Tap Men's Shirts, Men's Shoes, Women's Blouses, or Women's Shoes to view the
respective section.
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To navigate to any other section from the current one, use the corresponding
hyperlink.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
World Time
®
®
Using your ECTACO Partner P900, you can view current times in cities around the
world, along with corresponding map illustrations.
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•
Open the Help & Settings section.
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Tap the city name at the upper left of the screen to open the alphabetical list of cities.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
Tap the desired city to display its current time.
Modern Arabic Traditions4
Models with the Arabic or Persian (Farsi) languages include Cultural Notes to help you
get acquainted with modern Arab-Islamic traditions. The application also offers a multiplechoice exam.
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Open the Help & Settings section.
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Tap Information Block to see the cultural notes.
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
For the multiple-choice exam, tap Learning Block. You will be offered four choices for
each question, and you should select the correct one.
Metric Conversion
®
With the help of ECTACO Partner® P900 you can perform metric conversions.
4
Available in the Arabic and Persian (Farsi) models in the English language.
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•
Open the Help & Settings section.
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•
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To open the list of categories or units, just tap
5
Tap the application name. Alternatively, press the numeric key corresponding to the
application number. The application will then open.
next to the corresponding item.
Select the desired category and unit. Use the scroll bar, if necessary.
Enter the value to be converted. 5
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