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ZoomText® Xtra is a software program that combines large print and screen reading when using Windows applications. Text and graphics are enlarged and onscreen text is spoken aloud as you do your work. This comprehensive tutorial provides information for you to learn Windows basics, keyboard commands, how to switch between applications, work with windows and dialog boxes, and how to select text for formatting or to hear it read back to you.

These tutorials are the property of Kathleen Beaver at CAT/UB and are to be used solely for educational purposes by the end user. Distribution of copies for sale or publication elsewhere is strictly prohibited without the author's permission.

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Introduction (183k)

The Mouse
The Keyboard
ZoomText® Xtra

Module 1 (204k)

Windows Basics
The Windows Screen
Loading a Program
Running Programs
Working with a Window
Shutting Down the System
Review of Keyboard Commands
Practice Exercise

Module 2 (138k)

Switching between Applications
Accessing Menus
Working with Dialog Boxes
Saving a File
Review of Keyboard Commands
Practice Exercise

Module 3 (270k)

Opening a File
Cursor Movement
Changing Screen Reader Options
Changing Speech Quality
The Document Reader
Changing Pronunciation of Words
Practice Exercise

Module 4 (106k)

Changing the Cursor Options
Saving the Configuration
Summary of Keyboard Commands


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