Navigating & manipulating text with Dolphin GuideConnect, tutorial

This tutorial gives you the key commands you need to navigate and manipulate text when writing documents, letters or emails on Dolphin GuideConnect. The tutorial tells you which key command to use for specific actions followed by a brief description of what the key command does.

General key commands.

Use the following key commands when you are creating or editing a document, letter or email.

Press and release the Control key: Stops GuideConnect reading at current position.

Press and release the F5 key: Starts GuideConnect reading from current position.

Hold down the Control key and press and release the F5 key: Proof reads the text with punctuation.

Press and release the F2 key: Opens the actions menu for the letter, document or email you are working on. In the actions list you will find options such as, Spell Check, Print etc.

Navigating text.

Use the following key commands to navigate around documents, letters or emails that you are typing/editing.

Press and release the right arrow key: Reads the next character.

Press and release the left arrow key: Reads the previous character.

Press and release the down arrow key: Reads the next line of text.

Press and release the up arrow key: Reads the previous line of text.

Hold down the Ctrl key and press and release the right arrow key: Reads out text word by word forwards through the document, letter or email.

Hold down the Ctrl key and press and release the left arrow key: Reads out text word by word backwards through the document, letter or email.

Hold down the Ctrl key and press and release the down arrow key: Reads out text sentence by sentence forwards through the document, letter or email.

Hold down the Ctrl key and press and release the up arrow key: Reads out text sentence by sentence backwards through the document, letter or email.

Press and release the Home key: Moves you to the start of the current line of text.

Press and release the End key: Moves you to the end of the current line of text.

Hold down the Control key and press and release the Home key: Moves you to the beginning of the document, letter or email.

Hold down the Control key and press and release the End key: Moves you to the end of the document, letter or email.

Manipulating text.

Use the following key commands to select, cut, copy, paste or change formatting of text.

Selecting text.

You must select text before you can change its formatting, cut or copy it. There are two ways to select text.

Method 1.

A: Hold down the Control and Shift keys at the beginning of the text you wish to select. Whilst still holding these keys down press and release the right arrow key until you get to the end of the text you wish to select before releasing all of the keys. This selects each word as you move along the text and GuideConnect reads out what you have selected as you go. Alternatively, you can select text character by character by holding down the Shift key on its own whilst pressing and releasing the right arrow key or hold down the Ctrl key and use the down arrow key to select whole lines at a time.

B: Now use the key command to perform the action you want for the selected text. For example, hold down the Control key and press and release the letter C key to copy it.

Method 2.

A: Hold down the Control key and press and release the letter A key to select all of the text in the document, letter or email.

B: Now use the key command to perform the action you want for the selected text. For example, hold down the Control key and press and release the letter C key to copy it.

Manipulating text key commands.

Hold down the Control key and press and release the letter X key: Cuts selected text and puts it in the clipboard.

Hold down the Control key and press and release the letter C key: Copies selected text and puts it in the clipboard.

Hold down the Control key and press and release the letter V key: Pastes text that you have cut or copied into the current cursor position.

Press and release the Delete key: Deletes selected text.

Hold down the Control key and press and release the letter B key: Makes selected text bold. Use the same shortcut key to toggle bold off.

Hold down the Control key and press and release the letter U key: Underlines the selected text. Use the same shortcut key to toggle underline off.

Hold down the Control key and press and release the letter I key: Makes the selected text italic. Use the same shortcut key to toggle italic off.

Hold down the Control key and press and release the letter E key: Centrally aligns the selected text.

Hold down the Control key and press and release the letter L key: Aligns the selected text to the left.

Hold down the Control key and press and release the letter R key: Aligns the selected text to the right.

Hold down the Control key and press and release the letter N key: Returns all text formatting changes to normal.

This document was written by James Goldsworthy of Alternate Visions Coaching. James is an accredited Dolphin GuideConnect trainer and Certified Software Specialist. He lost his sight in 2005 and has worked with the visually impaired since 2006. He started his training and coaching business Alternate Visions Coaching in January 2014.

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