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Options

Overview

The Options Button is located at the top left of the Main screen. When clicked it will open the Options Window shown above. The Options Key ([) will have the same effect. The options available are:-

Open Admin Form

This function is accessed by either clicking the Admin Button or typing the : (colon) key on the keyboard.

The admin function is to allow detailed administration of all of the data that is used by JayBee. This is described separately in the Admin Section.

Input Method

JayBee allows a number of different Input Methods. The Input Method button cycles through these methods. A detailed description of the different methods is given in the Input Method Section.

Font Size

This function is accessed by either clicking the Font Size Button or typing the { (left curly bracket) key.

The font size of the 4 panels is changed by accessing this function. The font size is increased until the maximum size is reached and it is then re-cycled from the smallest size.

Autosave Status

This function is accessed by either double clicking within the drop down box, or by negotiating using the up and down keys within the box and using the space key.

The Autosave Status button is a toggle between Autosave On and Autosave Off. The default status is Autosave On. In this status all new words will be saved in the vocabulary (after confirmation by the user) and all new Phrases will be saved. With Autosave Off neither new words nor new phrases are saved.

Essay Status.

This function is accessed by either double clicking within the drop down box, or by negotiating using the up and down keys within the box and using the space key.

This is a toggle button between Essay on and off.

When the Essay Button is pressed two more controls appear on the main screen as shown below. These are the Process Essay Button and the Essay Text Field.

In this state, all phrases completed or selected will be concatenated in the Essay Text Field. This field can be deleted by double clicking within it.

On pressing the Process Essay Button the Essay Processing screen is entered.

Speech Mode

This is a toggle between Say Each Word and Say Each Phrase. The default status is Say Each Word where each completed word will be spoken. This status is needed if extensive use of Shortcuts is to be made. Say Each Phrase only speaks at the completion of any phrase.

TTS

This enters the Text To Speech mode of JayBee which allows fast creation of speech for those who have typing skills.