moderated Re: focus 40 blue and BARD

Richard Turner

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On Feb 29, 2020, at 2:29 AM, Anna Givens <annajee82@...> wrote:

Hey folks. I’m really sorry to post this question on this thread. But my messages only seem to go through when I reply to something. I am trying to send a message to ask a question and start a new topic. What is the email address I send it to?
Sorry for interrupting this thread...


On Feb 28, 2020, at 9:43 PM, Chris Hill <hillco@...> wrote:

2. Press and hold the Left Panning button while simultaneously powering on the display. Connect the Focus to your computer using the supplied USB cable,
and the display will be recognized as a removable USB drive.

No, you cannot download a book from the iphone to the braille display. Maybe some day they will write an app for such, that's what it would take.

On 2/28/2020 19:43, Marlo Green wrote:
Yes, I have heard there was a key combination to show the braile display as a drive, do you know what the combination is?

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2020 5:39 PM
Subject: Re: focus 40 blue and BARD

As long as you put it in the booksfolder. No reason to pull the card, though; there is a keyboard combination you can use while you turn on the display to have it seen as an external drive. That litttle card isn't all that easy to deal with directly.

On 2/28/2020 18:51, Marlo Green wrote:

Thank you for this. I used the instructions someone provided earlier to read via the mobile app. I would like to download the whole bible and read it with my braille display. If I take the SD card and put it in my computer, can I take that file and bring it back to my braille display and read it in scratch pad? Thank you.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Glenn /
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:07 AM
Subject: Re: focus 40 blue and BARD

Is it a file with a .ZIP extension?
First you have to unzip it and there should be a BRF file, and you should put that into the Braille display.
It should have an SD card to copy it into, and then find it via the file menu of the Braille display.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kimber Gardner" <kimbersinbox1963@...>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:43 AM
Subject: Re: focus 40 blue and BARD


I would open the file with wordpad and silence the synth so it isn't
blabbing on and on while you are trying to read.

That's what I used to do anyway. The one problem with this approach
is you won't be able to mark your place unless you actually insert
something into the file. I used to write three asterisks and the
words stopped reading here. That way when you open the book again you
will be able to easily find where you left off reading.


On 2/27/20, Marlo Green <marlogreen@...> wrote:
Good Evening

Can someone elighten me on how to use a braille
display with a downloaded bARD book? I downloaded it and the file is
there but I'll be darned if I know how to open it so I can read.
Thanks for all the help from all you experts out here.

Marlo from california


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