Keystroke: r from Global menu.
(See also: Working with Word for Windows)
The Word Importer dialog allows you to control specific aspects of how DBT handles the import of Microsoft Word files. All options except one are check boxes.
Transcribe Courier to CBC: Any text in Courier font will be automatically marked as a run of Computer Braille Code when this item is checked.
Preserve hard page breaks: DBT will put the New Page code in wherever Word has a hard page break. (NOTE: Soft page breaks are ignored)
Preserve Skipped Lines: Where there is a Hard Carriage Return on a blank line in Word, DBT will also insert a blank line code. (Note: Take care that what appears to be a blank line, is actually a blank line and not "White Space")
Print Page Breaks: (This is a list box with four options)
Treat Braille and SimBraille fonts as braille: If you use either of these two fonts in your Word document, this text is imported into DBT exactly as is.
Allow embedded DBT codes, e.g., [[*pg*]]: It is now possible to include DBT Codes in a Word document, provided they are enclosed as shown.
Ignore: There are four check boxes in this group.
To fully understand this concept, please refer to Section 9 in the publication: Rules of Unified English Braille, Second Edition 2013, Page 91, Section 9: Typeforms. (This publication is often referred to as "RUEB".)
If you do not have a copy of this publication, you may either:
download it from http://www.iceb.org/ueb.html.
or get it from your DBT installation media.
In the Root folder of your DBT CD you should find the two files:
1. Rules of Unified English Braille 2013.pdf.
2. Rules of Unified English Braille 2013 (linked).pdf.
Select the first if you wish to print a copy, and the second if you wish to view it on screen.
This final section of the dialog is presented in 3 columns.
The first column identifies the six transcriber-definable mappings, "Script", and "#1" thru "#5". These correspond to Typeform Indicator numbers as listed in RUEB.
Please note that you must add a Transcriber's Note to explain to readers what each indicator means in the particular document where they are used.
Each row of the second column contains a drop down selection list of these choices:
Use the third column to enter a font name, partial font name, highlight color or text color when using any of list items 2 - 5.
Supported Highlight Colors: yellow, dark yellow, bright green, green, turquoise, teal, pink, red, dark red, blue, dark blue, violet, gray-50%, gray-25%, black
Supported Text Colors: red, dark red, orange, yellow, light green, green, light blue, blue, dark blue, purple.