[Vrstream] Help with converting some documents please

Tom Rutherford n8euj at sbcglobal.net
Sat Dec 31 13:14:38 EST 2011


Hi, Adrien.

Happy New Year 2U2.  As for converting .doc files to something readable, do 
you have Word?  If so, just export those as filtered HTML from Word.  It's 
not something I've done, but that's apparently how it's supposed to be 
doable.  Good luck!

-- 73 DE Tom Rutherford, N8EUJ, Burton, MI
"She said it was either her or the ham radio.  Over."


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Adrien Collins" <adriencollins22160 at googlemail.com>
To: "'Tom Rutherford'" <n8euj at sbcglobal.net>; "'Tom Behler'" 
<tombehler at gmail.com>; "'victor stream users list'" 
<vrstream at vrstreamusers.org>
Cc: "'victor stream users list'" <vrstream at vrstreamusers.org>
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2011 4:38 PM
Subject: Help with converting some documents please


> Hi
>
> Firstly, I want to wish you all the very best for 2012.
>
> I receive the e magazines from tnauk (talking newspapers uk)
> to play on my victor stream, they are very easy to use as I
> convert them with speakon to html, but they also provide the
> tv guides and they are in another format, just doc format,
> there is no easy way to read through them on the stream, I
> had to install some kind of converter to convert them in
> microsoft word, I assume they are in an older version of
> word, with the magazines like the readers digest, I can
> navigate them by heading or paragraph or other things like
> line, how can I convert these tv guide to make it easy to
> navigate them by date, channel etc, any ideas please? I will
> speak to the organisation who provides them after the new
> year. If it would help, I can forward a copy for you to look
> at.
>
>
> Regards
>
> Adrien
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vrstream-bounces at vrstreamusers.org
> [mailto:vrstream-bounces at vrstreamusers.org] On Behalf Of Tom
> Rutherford
> Sent: 29 December 2011 18:51
> To: Tom Behler; victor stream users list
> Cc: victor stream users list
> Subject: Re: [Vrstream] How To Get An E-book into a usable
> format fortheStream
>
> Hi, Tom.  I just went to the VitalSource website at this
> link:
>
> http://www.vitalsource.com/betterbooks/
>
> If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you can read the books
> that way.  I believe both of those iToys have TTS, but I'm
> not 100% sure.  HTH.
>
> -- 73 DE Tom Rutherford, N8EUJ, Burton, MI "She said it was
> either her or the ham radio.  Over."
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tom Behler" <tombehler at gmail.com>
> To: "victor stream users list" <vrstream at vrstreamusers.org>
> Cc: "victor stream users list" <vrstream at vrstreamusers.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 5:17 PM
> Subject: Re: [Vrstream] How To Get An E-book into a usable
> format for theStream
>
>
>>    Tom and all:
>>
>> The book is:
>>
>> "The Human Side Of Disaster" by Thomas E. Drabek copyright
> 2010 by CRC
>> Publishing, INC.
>> ISBN:  978-1-4398-0864-1
>>
>> I had to download a program called Vital Source Bookshelf,
> in order to
>> download the book.
>>
>> I think that is proprietary software for the
> publisher--CRC Press.
>>
>> All files have a .vbk extension on the file name.
>>
>> Feel free to do any investigating that you'd like.
>>
>>
>> Tom from Michigan
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Tom Rutherford" <n8euj at sbcglobal.net>
>> To: "Tom Behler" <tombehler at gmail.com>; "Jim Barbour"
>> <jbar at barcore.com>
>> Cc: "victor stream users list"
> <vrstream at vrstreamusers.org>
>> Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 1:23 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Vrstream] How To Get An E-book into a usable
> format for
>> the Stream
>>
>>
>>> Would you mind telling us what the textbook is, and who
> published it?
>>> There might be a way to get some kind of inference from a
> Google
>>> search, or from the publisher's website.
>>>
>>> I've been replying "in the clear", in case somebody else
> has an idea.
>>> This is all on topic, so it shouldn't constitute
> "clutter", whatever
>>> that is in the context of a mailing list.  :-)
>>>
>>> -- 73 DE Tom Rutherford, N8EUJ, Burton, MI "She said it
> was either
>>> her or the ham radio.  Over."
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Tom Behler" <tombehler at gmail.com>
>>> To: "Tom Rutherford" <n8euj at sbcglobal.net>; "Jim Barbour"
>
>>> <jbar at barcore.com>
>>> Cc: "victor stream users list"
> <vrstream at vrstreamusers.org>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 2:07 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [Vrstream] How To Get An E-book into a
> usable format for
>>> the Stream
>>>
>>>
>>>>    Tom and all:
>>>>
>>>> Just to add to the discussion here, I already have
> contacted
>>>> Learning Ally and suggested that the book be recorded by
> them.  So,
>>>> that may be my ultimate solution, if they are
> willing/able to record it.
>>>>
>>>> I still would like to get some sort of access in the
> meantime, though.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks to everyone for their helpful replies.
>>>>
>>>> I've been replying mostly to each person, rather than
> cluttering up
>>>> the list with everything.
>>>>
>>>> Hope that's ok.
>>>>
>>>> Tom from Michigan
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: "Tom Rutherford" <n8euj at sbcglobal.net>
>>>> To: "Jim Barbour" <jbar at barcore.com>; "Tom Behler"
>>>> <tombehler at gmail.com>
>>>> Cc: "victor stream users list"
> <vrstream at vrstreamusers.org>
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 12:25 PM
>>>> Subject: Re: [Vrstream] How To Get An E-book into a
> usable format
>>>> for the Stream
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>I don't think it really matters, Jim.  He said the two
> magic words
>>>>>-- "access code" -- which tells me that, whatever type
> it is, it's
>>>>>protected, and the Stream won't do protected content,
> other than
>>>>>Audible and NLS. He's probably going to have to see if
> Learning Ally
>>>>>can convert it for him into something accessible.
>>>>>
>>>>> -- 73 DE Tom Rutherford, N8EUJ, Burton, MI "She said it
> was either
>>>>> her or the ham radio.  Over."
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>>> From: "Jim Barbour" <jbar at barcore.com>
>>>>> To: "Tom Behler" <tombehler at gmail.com>
>>>>> Cc: "victor stream users list"
> <vrstream at vrstreamusers.org>
>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 10:57 AM
>>>>> Subject: Re: [Vrstream] How To Get An E-book into a
> usable format
>>>>> for the Stream
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> Hey Tom,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> So, the two things you should be able to figure out
> are...
>>>>>>
>>>>>>   1) What program is run when you open the book?   Try
> opening your
>>>>>>      book, and then try opening another application
> (web browser,
>>>>>>      email, whatever) and then alt+tab.  Does jaws
> tell you what
>>>>>>      programs you're moving between?  Which one has
> your book open?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>      Alternatively, you can open your book, and then
> launch the task
>>>>>>      manager (type control + alt + delete all
> together, and then type
>>>>>>      alt + t) and see what program are in the list
> that comes up.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>   2) The other thing would be to find out what file
> type your book
>>>>>>      is.  Find the book in windows explorer, then type
> shift + f10,
>>>>>>      and then read the dialog, you want to know what
> comes after the
>>>>>>      word type.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> If you can find out either of these things, we can
> probably help
>>>>>> you more.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Take Care,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Jim
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 07:36:06AM -0500, Tom Behler
> wrote:
>>>>>>> Hello, everyone.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> As some may recall, I am a college professor here in
> Michigan,
>>>>>>> and I wrote an e-mail to the list several weeks ago
> about my need
>>>>>>> to access an e-book copy of a textbook that I am
> considering for
>>>>>>> one of my courses.  I'd like to get this book into
> some sort of
>>>>>>> usable format for the Stream.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> In response to my original e-mail, I got the
> following reply from
>>>>>>> a list member named Jim.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> >Hi Tom,
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >"e-book" is not a useful description in this case,
> it's like
>>>>>>> >saying you got a video or some music.
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >We need to know what format the book is in.  Do you
> have any
>>>>>>> >instructions on how to view the book on your
> computer?  That
>>>>>>> >might be a good place to start.
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >Hope we can help more,
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >Jim
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> Jim's response makes perfect sense, but I don't know
> what to do
>>>>>>> to keep things legal.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I have an e-mail here from the book's publisher, with
> access
>>>>>>> instructions and my access code for the e-book, but I
> am
>>>>>>> reluctant to give it out.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I have downloaded the book onto my computer here, but
> can't seem
>>>>>>> to access anything, other than chapter titles in the
> table of
>>>>>>> contents.  I also seem unable to find out what format
> the book is
>>>>>>> in.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I'm using Jaws 12 and Windows XP.  I also have the
> latest
>>>>>>> firmware version for my Stream.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I realize that this e-mail continues to be vague, and
> not very
>>>>>>> helpful, but if anyone has worked with e-books
> before, and has
>>>>>>> some advice, I'd be very interested.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks as always!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Tom from Michigan
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The VR Stream list is configured so that when using
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>>>>>>> most e-mail programs, message replies will go
> directly to the
>>>>>>> sender of the message. To reply to the entire list,
> use the "reply all"
>>>>>>> function of your e-mail program; usually
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>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
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