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Braille System of Biblos

This manual provides a comprehensive explanation of the Biblos Braille System, which is the environment designed for utilizing the braille functionalities of the software. It covers the various windows, structures, concepts, and fundamental logic of the Biblos Braille environment.

For those who are new to the Braille System and Biblos, the technical language used in the manual may be difficult to understand. However, the manual is constantly updated with new information and improvements. Any suggestions or feedback on how to enhance the manual are greatly appreciated.

The author of this manual is Giuseppe Di Grande, who retains all copyright and publication rights, in any format and by any means.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to the Biblos Braille System
  2. Braille embossing
    1. Unknown characters during Braille preparation
    2. Range of pages to print
    3. Manual sequence of pages
    4. Order of printing pages
    5. Braille print preview
      1. Scrolling to a braille document page
      2. Choose a Braille table
  3. Customizing Braille Tables
    1. Default Braille Tables
    2. Add Braille table
    3. Importing Braille Tables
    4. Export the braille tables
    5. The properties of a braille group
      1. The General tab of a braille group
      2. The Tables tab of a braille group
      3. The Advanced tab of a braille group
    6. The properties of a braille table
      1. The General tab of a Braille table
        1. Modifying a Braille Prefix
        2. Style prefixes
      2. The Codes tab of a Braille table
        1. Adding or modifying a Braille code
        2. Searching Braille Codes
        3. Unused Braille table codes
      3. The Advanced tab of a Braille table
  4. The environment of tactile graphics
    1. Open a Tactile Graph from the Archive
    2. Tactile graphics embossing
    3. The BTACTILE format (Biblos Tactile)
    4. Insert a tactile image
      1. Reduce colors while maintaining the original colors
      2. Color reduction in shades of gray
      3. Color reduction to black and white
      4. Color Reduction with dithering
      5. Pencil Color Reduction
      6. Color Reduction with Marker
      7. Color Reduction with border Detection
      8. Color Reduction with Isolation
    5. Insert a dot
    6. Insert a line
    7. Insert a polyline
    8. Insert a square
    9. Insert a rectangle
    10. Insert a triangle
    11. Insert a polygon
    12. Insert a regular polygon
    13. Insert a circle
    14. Insert an ellipse
    15. Insert an arc
    16. Insert a chord
    17. Insert a fill
    18. Insert the brush type
    19. Insert the brush color
    20. Insert a pen type
    21. Insert the pen color
    22. Insert a text
    23. Insert a Braille Text
    24. Insert the braille type
    25. Insert a graphic size
    26. Insert a graphic offset
  5. Braille print settings
    1. The General tab
      1. Specific settings of some Braille embossers
      2. Choosing the right print model
      3. Characters per line and lines per page
      4. Advanced Emboss Settings
      5. Tactile graphic settings
    2. The Braille Tab
      1. Braille embossing of text styles
    3. The Margins tab
    4. The Headers and Footers Tabs
      1. Headers Variables
      2. Special commands in the headers
    5. The Graphic tab
    6. The Tables tab
    7. The Titles tab
    8. The Notes tab
    9. The Miscellaneous Tab
    10. The Brailler tab
    11. The Advanced tab
    12. Types of numbering