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Kurzweil 1000 is a text reading application that first scans documents, then reads them to you.  You can also use Kurzweil to compose and edit documents.  Use these instructions to open Kurzweil:

 

Menus:The ALT key places the cursor on the first Windows menu. If you have a document open, additional menus appear.  

 

Help: To access the Menus help, press ALT + H, then Q for the Quick Guide. Close the Guide with the F4 key. 

 

Online Manual: This document gives detailed explanations of basic and high-level functions.  Follow these instructions to access the manual:

 

 

Getting Started: Kurzweil is a complex and highly functional tool. Although you may get by with this basic knowledge, you can improve your skills and experience by studying the Quick Guide, relevant sections of the Online Manual, and listening to the Tutorial Tapes.

Instructions for scanning a document for Kurzweil to read:

 

Instructions for opening a file and reading it:

 

Instructions for word processing a document:

 

Kurzweil Tutorial:   these two cassette tapes are available at the computer in Turlock and from the circulation desk at Stockton.  A tape player is available from the circulation desk.  Here is a table of contents, including the tape counter number that corresponds to that section of the tape:

 

Tape 1

 

Section

Counter

Topic

1

31

about the Tutorial

2

50

set-up

3

70

Kurzweil's functions

4

90

keyboard/keypad features

5

228

Windows features

6

390

menus

7

457

getting help

8

536

online manual

9

659

reading

10

736

adjusting Kurzweil reading

11

789

changing pronunciation

12

817

specifying and saving settings

13

879

changing verbosity settings

14

922

scanning

15

981

scanning settings for different book sizes

16

1098

settings menu

17

1152

working with a document

18

1225

organizing files

Tape 2

Section

Counter

Topic

19

0

navigating among files

20

83

changing file types

21

137

opening files with the virtual printer for non-recognized files

22

194

downloading electronic texts (subscription)

23

247

Simple bookmarking

24

286

summarize a document using bookmarks

25

329

using Lookup tools

26

413

Using multi-level bookmarks

27

504

sorting and editing bookmarks

28

585

using bookmarks to create a summary

29

600

editing a text document

30

690

making global edits

31

750

using the spell checker

32

813

sending files through e-mail

33

870

Book Currier (subscription)

34

911

faxing and other applications

 

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