(see also: Text Overview)

The Braille tool allows you to convert text into Braille. Note that this tool only creates dots; there is no inherent functionality to cause a printer or other device to generate raised or cut Braille.


To use the Braille tool:

  • Select the text you want to convert.
  • From the Text menu, point to Braille and select Text to Braille.


You can adjust the following parameters with Braille:

Grade 1 or Grade 2

Changes the Braille coding to Grade 1 or Grade 2.

  • For Grade 1, each Braille cell represents one letter of the alphabet.
  • For Grade 2, a Braille cell can symbolize a contraction or single letter to represent an entire word. This method is language dependent.
  • This software offers Grade 2 Braille translations for English, Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish.
Lowercase Only Converts text to lowercase letters, which removes capital letter indicators.
Show Empty Check to show all the empty dots in your text when it is selected. Empty dots are not output.
CA Standard Check to force the Braille coding to comply with the California Braille standard, which requires that there be a specific distance between Braille dots.
mceclip3.png Diameter of each Braille dot.
Drill Default style. Markings for holes to be drilled.
Fill Fill style places a black border around the Braille and compounds the objects so that the Braille dots are holes.
Laser Laser style places a black border behind the Braille and assigns a radial gradient to the dots so that the center is white and the circumference is black.
mceclip8.png Converts Braille text back to normal text.
Edit Click this button to edit the original text.


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