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Print Braille with idB in Windows

  1. Install your Index Braille V5/V4 embosser with the appropriate printer driver. Set-up in the MENU tree of the embosser; page size, margins, duplexing, page numbering and Liblouis text-to-Braille translation table file.  
  2. Right click on the unopened file you wish to print. 
  3. The Index embosser will receive the file;  translate to Braille, format and add page numbering.
  4. The embosser will begin embossing.
Supported file types:
  • Doc (including Doc book format)
  • PDF
  • BRF
  • TXT (needs to be in UTF-8 format. Most text editors, e.g., Notepad, can save in this format.)
The latest Word format *.docx is currently not supported

Print Braille with idB in Mac OS X

The Index Printer Driver Mac OS X  includes support for Index-direct-Braille. Download the printer driver and follow the installation instructions here

Usage:
  1. Select your language and grade using the MENU tree of the Index Braille V5/V4 embosser.
  2. Open your document in your preferred editor application and use the application's normal printer dialog and select your newly added Index Braille embosser to print to.
Applications supported in OS X:
  • Preview (can open most documents in OS X)
  • Pages (You can print your document directly)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 

Print Braille with idB in Linux

Linux printer driver supports the use for Index-direct-Braille. Download the printer driver for your Linux operating system either for Linux i386 or Linux AMD64 and ensure to follow the installation instructions of the *.deb file in your preferred Linux platform. 

Usage:
  1. Select your language and grade using the MENU tree of your Index Braille V5/V4 embosser.
  2. Open your document in your preferred application and use the application's normal printer dialog and select your newly added Index Braille embosser.
Platforms supported:
  • KWrite
  • Okular
  • Ipr