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Tips and Tricks: Braille Technology
Math Braille Conversion
Converting math equations into the appropriate braille format is a complicated process. Along the way there are often questions that arise. This video series provides tips and tricks of the trade that were developed to address commonly asked questions or errors experienced during the conversion process. These videos use the following software applications: Duxbury, EquatIO, Abby FineReader, MathType and Microsoft Word.
EquatIO to MathML
Learn how to use the screenshot reader tool in EquatIO to produce math content for braille translation.
Using MathML to Correct EquatIO Errors
EquatIO is pretty good, but not flawless! Learn how to use MathML in Microsoft Word to correct errors from EquatIO.
Fixing Abbyy OCR Errors
Use Abbyy FineReader to scan math content that contains text. But what happens when Abbyy has recognition errors? Learn how to fix OCR errors from Abbyy using EquatIO and MathML.
Viewing MathML Equations in Microsoft Word
It’s important to know if math equations in Word are in the MathML format when creating material for braille translation. Learn how to turn on “field shading” to view MathML content.
Importance of Using Control+V to Paste
There are many ways to paste content into Microsoft Word, but when working with math content and EquatIO, it’s important to paste using “Control+V”. Watch this video to learn why.
Strange Text Instead of Math Equations
Are strange characters showing up when math content is pasted into Microsoft Word? Perhaps you have “show field codes” selected. Learn how to adjust this setting inside Microsoft Word.