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How to define a default distributor layout

With January 2017 Firmware update, it is possible to set up a default distributor layout in Index V5 embossers. This makes it easier to restore all settings in a specific distributor layout with only a few key strokes. 

The default distributor layout includes:

  • Number of layouts 1-9
  • Paper size
  • Print format (single, double, booklet, etc).
  • Folding line (booklet)
  • Braille cell size (2.5 mm, 2.2 mm or 3.2 mm)
  • idB (Index-direct-Braille), text-to-Braille translation
  • Legacy braille translation table, typically used by braille editors
  • Braille page layout: characters per line, lines per page, margins and page number
  • Volume separation (the embosser splits a document in volume automatically)
  • Braille volume page number
Advantages with the default distributor layout:
  • After distributors set up the layout, it becomes available in all printers.
  • Users can restore the distributor layouts easily from control panel, by pressing Menu/ Braille layout/ Restore distributor-default-layout.
  • After restoring the default distributor layout, the V5 layouts in the printer will be exactly as set up by the distributor template. This simplifies installation and service tasks, etc.
  • When using idB, users have to select a language, grade and version among over 100 alternatives. However, with the distributor layout, once the layouts are set up only once, they will be available for users directly.
 
Define your default distributor layout
  1. Define how many default distributor layouts should be included in Basic-D, Everest-D, BrailleBox V5 in Menu/Braille layout/Add layout or delete layout.
  2. Select active layout (for example 1) by pressing arrow up or down on idle mode. Go to Menu 'Layout 1' and press OK. Layout 1 is now selected as active layout. 
  3. Select 'Edit active layout, standard wizard'. Press OK to start the wizard. This includes paper size, print type, folding line, idB text-to-braille translation and grade, lines per page, top margin, braille page number, characters per line, and binding margin.
  4. The Advanced layout is used when changing paper size region, line spacing, braille cell size, volume separation, volume page number, and braille translation (MIT or local braille table).
  5. Repeat step 1-4 until all default layouts are defined.
  6. Back up layouts: press Menu/ Braille layout/ Backup layouts/ Backup layouts to USB memory. The layout will be saved as Backup/ Embosser/ Layouts/ Date+Time/ Layout 1 - Layout x.
  7. Zip the folder and email it to development@indexbraille.com. Include the distributor's name and embosser model in the email.
  8. Your default distributor layout will be included in the upcoming firmware updates.