(see also: Text Overview)
The Braille tool allows you to convert text into Braille. Note that this tool only creates dots; there is no inherent functionality to cause a printer or other device to generate raised or cut Braille.
To use the Braille tool:
- Select the text you want to convert.
- From the Text menu, point to Braille and select Text to Braille.
You can adjust the following parameters with Braille:
|Grade 1 or Grade 2||
Changes the Braille coding to Grade 1 or Grade 2.
|Lowercase Only||Converts text to lowercase letters, which removes capital letter indicators.|
|Show Empty||Check to show all the empty dots in your text when it is selected. Empty dots are not output.|
|CA Standard||Check to force the Braille coding to comply with the California Braille standard, which requires that there be a specific distance between Braille dots.|
|Diameter of each Braille dot.|
|Drill||Default style. Markings for holes to be drilled.
|Fill||Fill style places a black border around the Braille and compounds the objects so that the Braille dots are holes.
|Laser||Laser style places a black border behind the Braille and assigns a radial gradient to the dots so that the center is white and the circumference is black.
|Converts Braille text back to normal text.|
|Edit||Click this button to edit the original text.