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What is OpenBook?
OpenBook software is used for converting graphics-based printed text to electronic text, using Optical Character Recognition. It also contains two text-to-speech functions and allows for a split screen view and document annotation. The product is geared toward users with low vision.
UIUC's Undergraduate Library has version 8.0 available on all public computers.
OpenBook Manual, Version 9
A click-through PDF of the user guide for version 9. Warning: very long!
Popular topics include:
Keyboard and Mouse Use (pages 25-8; Displays 190-230)
Interface and Settings (pages 29-54; Low Vision 146-163)
Basic Acquiring Pages (pages 55-71)
Reading and Navigating Documents (pages 97-118)
Editing (pages 119-125)
Managing Files (pages 127-143)
Printing (pages 164-9)
Note-taking and Apps (pages 180-9)
Try OpenBook: a link to FreedomScientific's free trial demo of OpenBook is below! Windows machines only.
OpenBook Free Demo (264 MB FTP download)
OpenBook Manual, Version 8
An HTML formatted manual for the version of OpenBook currently available at UIUC's Undergraduate Library.