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The new Reading Pen TS Oxford is designed to help readers of all ages and abilities improve their English Reading Skills....

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Getting Started

 

Familiarizing Yourself with the Pen

The  Pen Parts

Your Readingpen® contains the following parts:



Important: Before using the headphones, please adjust the volume using the Volume Settings option in the Settings Menu.

 

Standard Pen Functions

The keypad contains seven keys for operating your Readingpen®. Use the keys as follows to perform standard Readingpen® functions.

 

  • Use the power key  to turn the Pen on and off.
  • Use the enter key  to access submenus or screens, confirm a selection or perform an operation.
  • Long-press the enter key  to scroll quickly through menus and to activate the voice feature in the Dictionary Screen.
  • Use the escape key  to navigate backwards, close a screen, or cancel an operation.
  • Use the arrow keys for scrolling.

Navigating Menus and Lists

To select a menu item or option from a list:

1.   Scroll through the menu, using  or  until the item you want is highlighted.

2.   Press  ENT.

To return to the previous menu level from a sub-menu, option or list, press ESC

To select a command key on the display:

1.   Use the arrow keys to highlight the command key.

2.   Press  ENT

 

Error Messages

An error message appears whenever a problem occurs during operation of your Pen, e.g. if you scan a line of text too quickly. To close the message, press ENT or ESC

 

Scanning Guidelines

Scanning Mode

The Pen is in scanning mode when the red light at the tip of the Pen is blinking. Scanning mode is disabled when accessing menus.

Scanning Direction

Text can be scanned from right to left or from left to right. Both will produce the same results.

Scanning Restrictions

The Pen scans and recognizes printed text in a wide range of languages, font types and point sizes (6-22 points, up to 8mm). It does not recognize handwriting, cursive fonts, mathematical symbols or other profession- specific signs.

Tips for Good Scanning

To ensure optimum scanning results:

  • Hold the Pen at the correct scanning angle.
  • Place the scanning material on a flat surface.
  • Ensure scanning material is good quality and pages are not creased. Poorly photocopied materials may provide bad results.
  • Do not scan too fast.

 

Unpacking the Pen

To get started:

1.   Remove the Pen from the protective case.

2.   Remove the battery compartment cover from the back of your Readingpen®.

3.   Insert the batteries into the Pen with the positive and negative terminals corresponding to the markings on the sides of the battery compartment.

4.   Close the battery compartment.

5.   Remove the protective cover from the Pen tip.

6.   Press power button  to turn the Pen on.

7.   The Pen is ready to scan!

 

First Use of the Pen

The Scanning Training appears the first time you turn on the Pen. Using the plastic trainer and training card included in your Readingpen® package, follow the instructions on the Pen to learn how to scan.

Switch to Left-Handed Use

If you are left-handed, switch your Readingpen® to left-handed use prior to scanning.

1.   Press ENT  from the Input Screen to access the Main Menu. The Input Screen is the first screen that appears after you have completed the Scanning Training.

2.   Press  until the option Set  Right/Left Handed is highlighted.

3.   Press  Ent.

4.   The Left-Handed option appears on the screen.

5.   Press  Ent.

 

Tutorial 1: Learning to Scan

The Scanning Training appears when you turn the Pen on the first time. Follow the instructions on the Pen to practice scanning using the plastic trainer and the training card provided with your Readingpen®. If you wish to repeat the training at any time, select View Training from the Main Menu.

This tutorial provides an additional practice session with the trainer. Print this page to use the following practice sentence:

This sentence will help me practice scanning.

1.   Slide the trainer onto the tip of the Pen (instead of the cap) and press into place.


2. Press . The Input Screen appears, with the text "Scan in English" on screen.

3. Place the trainer at the end of the practice sentence with the Pen facing the text.

4. Position the Pen at a 90° angle so the text is centered between the feet of the trainer.


5. Glide the Pen from right to left in a straight line over the text. Start scanning 1cm from the end of the sentence and finish 1cm after.

Tutorial 2: Scanning a Word

1.   Access the  Input Screen

a.   If the Pen is off, press  power to turn it on.

b.   If the Pen is on, press esc until you reach the Input Screen.

2.   Scan the  word you  wish to learn

Scan the following word: device

 

The Large-Type Screen appears displaying the scanned word:

 

Note: If you have  not changed the default Pen  settings you will hear the word read  aloud. Press ENT to hear  it read  aloud again.

 

3.   Hear  the  word spelled out

Press  to hear the word spelled out. Each letter is highlighted as it is spoken.

4.   View the  syllabic division of the  word

Press  to view the syllable breakdown of the word.

5.   Translate the  word (into  Spanish)

a.   Press  or  to return to the Large-Type Screen.

b.   Press  to view the Spanish translation of the word in the Dictionary Screen.

c.   Press  and  to scroll through the translation.

6.   View the  English definition of the  word

a.   Press  or  to return to the Large-Type Screen.

b.   From the Large-Type Screen press  to view The American Heritage® College Dictionary entry in the Dictionary Screen.

c.  Press  and  to scroll through the definitions of the dictionary entry.

d.  Press     to switch to expanded view.

e.  Press     to switch back to condensed view.

 

7.   View synonyms of the  word

a.  Press  to view the thesaurus entry for 'device'.

Note: The  icon on the Dictionary Screen shows you that a thesaurus entry is available. If the  icon is visible, it means you are in expanded view. Press  twice to access the thesaurus entry.


 

b.  Press  to return to the definition.

 

8.   Activate highlight mode

Press  ENT to activate highlight mode.

Note: The following features are supported only in English definitions.


10. Hear  the  sections read aloud

a.   Long-press  to hear the whole section read aloud, word by word. Each word is highlighted as it is spoken. At the end of the section, the highlight moves to the next section.

b.   Long-press  to hear the next section read aloud.

 

11. Cross-reference

a.   Use  Arrow keys  to scroll through the words of the entry until you reach the word 'purpose'.

b.  Press Ent

c.  The Large-Type Screen appears with the cross-referenced word. All Large-Type Screen functions are available (from step 3 above).

d.  Press ESC  to return to the original word.

Tutorial 3: Scanning a Line

 

Print this page to use the sample sentence provided.

1.   Access the  Input Screen

a.   If the Pen is off, press  to turn it on.

b.   If the Pen is on, press ESC  until you reach the Input Screen.

 

2.   Scan a line of text

Scan the following sentence:

Roll    the    scanning     device    over     printed    words

The Word Selection Screen appears displaying the scanned text:


Note: If you have  not changed the default Pen  settings you will hear the line read  aloud. Press  to hear  it read  aloud again.

 

3.   Choose a word and view  its definition

a.   Press  to move along the sentence word by word until the word ‘device’ is highlighted. Each highlighted word is read aloud.

b.  Press  to view The American Heritage® College Dictionary definition of the highlighted word on the bottom section of the screen.

c.  Use  and  to scroll through the entry.

4.   View the  word in the  Large-Type Screen Press  to view the highlighted word in the Large-Type Screen.

 

Tutorial 3: Scanning Words with Multiple Entries

 

Print this page to use the sample word provided.

1. Access the Input Screen

a. If the pen is off, press to turn it on.

b. If the Pen is On, press until you reach the Input screen.

 

2.   Scan the  word you  wish to learn

Scan the following word:

CAT

The Large-Type Screen appears displaying the scanned word:

 

Note: If you have  not changed the default Pen  settings you will hear the word read  aloud. Press ENT to hear  it read  aloud again.

 

3.   Translate the  word (into  Spanish)

a.   Press  to view the Spanish translation of the word in the Dictionary Screen.

b.   The Word  List appears. Press  to select 'cat1'.

 


c.  Press ESC  to return to the Word  List.

d.  Press   to highlight 'cat2'.

e.  Press ENT to select 'cat2'.

 

f.    Press  to return to the word 'cat' in the Large-Type Screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.   View the  English Definition of the  word

a.   Press  to view the entry in the Dictionary Screen. 

b.    The Word  List appears. Press  to select 'cat'.

 

c.   Press  ESC  to return to the Word  List.

d.   Press  to highlight 'clear-air turbulence'. 

e.   Press  to view the definition.


f.   Press ESC  to return to the word list or press  to return to the Large-Type Screen.

 

 

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