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Universal Reader Instructions (Mac)

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Using Universal Reader for Mac

Depending upon your purchase configuration, you may have access to PDF Equalizer or E-Reader or both.

Using PDF Equalizer

To use this method, follow the steps below:

  • Start the PDF Equalizer application
  • Use your browser to open a book on your CourseSmart bookshelf and go to the page where you would like to start reading
  • Click on the Print icon within CourseSmart:



  • The print dialog will pre-fill with your current page number. Select the number of pages you wish to print, from 1 to 10, and press “Print”



  • You will receive the Page Setup dialog which you can immediately bypass by pressing “OK”



  • Select the “Print as PDF” selection in the Print dialog, then select the option “Save as PDF”



  • Type in a file name and location



  • Go to your PDF Equalizer application and select “Open”



  • Find the file name you saved in the Print to PDF dialog



  • Select the area you would like to read out loud using your mouse



  • Press the Play button and the text will read out loud.



  • To review, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHCvRIhcY3M&feature=youtube_gdata


Using E-Reader Flash-Based Books

You will know if your book is Flash-based if the Reading Option of “Continuous” is available for selection as shown below:

         

 

The following instructions describe the procedure for using imported text with your book.

  • Start the E-Reader application
  • Use your browser to open a book on your CourseSmart bookshelf and go to the page where you would like to start reading



  • Select the text you would like to read
  • Click on “Copy” in the pop-up menu



  • Go to the E-Reader application window and go to the Edit menu and select Paste
  • When the text is available in the E-Reader window, use your mouse and mouse button to locate the cursor in the upper left-hand corner of the text



  • Press the Read button



  • To review, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylo15gmzDD0&feature=youtube_gdata


Using E-Reader Print Fidelity Books

If you only see Single Page and Thumbnails as display options in the reader, your book is in Print Fidelity format. The page display options will appear as below:

          

The following instructions describe the procedure for using imported text with your book.

  • Start the E-Reader application
  • Use your browser to open a book on your CourseSmart bookshelf and go to the page where you would like to start reading



  • Select the text you would like to read
  • Click on “Copy” in the pop-up menu



  • The selected text will show in the Copy Pop-Up window



  • Place your cursor in the text window, press Command-A to Select All and Command-C to copy:





  • Go to the E-Reader application window and go to the Edit menu and select Paste
  • When the text is available in the E-Reader window, use your mouse and mouse button to locate the cursor in the upper left-hand corner of the text
  • Press the Read button


  • To review, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rn40w__wf4&feature=youtube_gdata
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