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Aurora 3.0 for Windows Installation Guide

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Table of Contents

Welcome and Thanks 1
Help us Protect your Investment 3
Network Site Licenses 3
Registration Number 4
System Requirements 4
If You Do Not Have a CD-ROM Drive 5
Installing the Demo Version of Aurora for Windows 6
Demo Version Differences 6
Upgrading to the Full Package 6
If you donít want Aurora Programs to Start Automatically 7
Installing Aurora for Windows 8
Online Help During Installation 8
Installation for Augmentative Communication Users 9
Installation for Users with Learning Disabilities 10
Upgrading from Aurora 1.0 for Windows 11
Version 1.0 Prediction Dictionaries 12
Upgrading from Aurora 2.0 for Windows 14
Version 2.0 Prediction Dictionaries 14
Homonyms with 1.0 and 2.0 dictionaries 15
Registration Information 16
Aurora Systems License Agreement 17
Custom/Express Installation 18
Custom Installation 20
Options 23
Install Aurora 32-bit Software 24
Install Aurora 16-bit Software 24
Start Aurora XX bit Programs When Windows Starts 24
Word Prediction and Spell Checking 25
Core Dictionary 25
Spelling Dictionary 25
Prediction Dictionary 25
Import Aurora 1.0 Dictionary Tool 25
Type and Talk Speech Output 26
Keyboard Echo Speech Feedback and Reader 26
Aurora Realvoice 26
Microsoft Speech API Drivers 26
Additional 16-bit Speech Synthesizer Drivers (SSIL) 27
Windows Access Pack Keyboard/Mouse Controls 29
Select Source Path 30
Select Destination Path 31
Install Specific Questions 32
Installing Files 33
Change Disks 34
Updating INI Files Error 35
Restart Windows 36
If Windows Wonít Start 37
Aurora for Windows Group 38
Online Manual 38
Network Installation 39
Network Server Installation 39
Network Workstation Installation 39
Cloning an Installation 40
Server or Hard Disk Installation 40
Aurora Program Menus 41
Getting Aurora Ready to Talk 42
Selecting a Voice Driver 42
Voice Driver Error 45
Getting Started with Talk 46
Selecting a Font 47
Function Key Phrases 47
Getting Started with Echo 48
Effect of Del, Arrows, Home, End and PgUp/PgDn 48
Setting Echo Options 48
Getting Started with Prediction 50
Selecting a Font 50
Quick Setup Buttons 50
Setting Up Applications to Work with Prediction 51
Aurora Prediction Doesnít work with my Program! 51
What does it Do? 51
Typing Numbers 51
Having the Prediction Window Read 51
Getting Started with Access Pack 52
Removing Aurora for Windows 53
Technical Support 54

 

Welcome and Thanks

Thank you for purchasing Aurora for Windows. We hope that you will find it the best application of its type available. If you have any suggestions that would make it a better product for you, please feel free to write or fax us your ideas. You can find our address and fax number at the back of this guide.

- The Aurora Systems Development Staff

Help us Protect your Investment

Several years work and a great deal of money went into developing this product. If we are to continue to produce quality products like this one at affordable prices for you, it is up to you, our users, to help protect us from theft of our products.

It is illegal to loan or give copies of this software to friends, to use a single licensed copy for more than one individual or workstation, to install this software on a network without a site license, or otherwise use this product in contravention of the enclosed license agreement.

Although Aurora for Windows is not copy protected, it is protected by copyright law and the terms of the "Aurora Systems License Agreement" printed on the disk envelope. Violation of copyright law is punishable by fine, imprisonment or both.

Network Site Licenses

Network site licenses are available from Aurora Systems for varying sized networks. Please contact Aurora Systems about obtaining such licenses Toll Free at (XXX)XXX-XXXX or at (XXX)XXX-XXXX.

Registration Number

Aurora for Windows requires a Registration Number to run. This number will be located on the case for your Aurora CD-ROM. It will look something like:

A3005-VFREG-BH48W-GR8ET-00047

You will be prompted during installation to enter your registration number along with your name.

System Requirements

Aurora for Windows requires Windows 3.1, Windows for Workgroups 3.11, or WinOS/2 3.1 running in Standard or 386-Enhanced modes or Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0. It requires an 80386 or higher CPU, 4M of RAM for the small dictionary, 8M for larger dictionaries or the Aurora Realvoice, and roughly 30M of disk space. 16M of RAM is recommended for better performance. A CD-ROM drive is required for installation or to make installation diskettes from the CD-ROM.

If You Do Not Have a CD-ROM Drive

If you do not have a CD-ROM drive in the computer that you wish to install Aurora for Windows on, but have access to another computer with a CD-ROM drive, you may make installation diskettes from the CD-ROM.

To make diskettes:

1) Start DOS or open a Windows MS-DOS window.

2) Insert the CD-ROM, then change to the CD-ROM drive by typing

D:

and press Enter (assuming your CD-ROM drive is D:)

3) Insert a 1.44M 3-1/2" floppy diskette in drive A: or B:.

4) Type

MAKEDISK A:

or

MAKEDISK B:

and press enter, then follow the onscreen directions.

You will need 11 diskettes. Once your diskettes are made, follow the installation instructions below as if your diskettes were a CD-ROM disk. You will be prompted to change disks when needed.

A diskette version of Aurora for Windows is also available at additional cost from Aurora Systems.

Installing the Demo Version of Aurora for Windows

To install the demo, follow the instructions in Installing Aurora for Windows below.

Demo Version Differences

After installation, you will have a fully functional copy of Aurora for Windows with two limitations, it only runs for 20 minutes before disabling itself, and you cannot quit the Aurora programs without quitting Windows. When you shut down Windows the Aurora programs will close and save their settings and the changes you have made during the demo session.

Upgrading to the Full Package

When you choose to upgrade to the full Aurora for Windows package, we can upgrade you instantly, right over the phone if you have a VISA card. Call toll free (XXX)XXX-XXXX for ordering and pricing details and other payment options.

Once you have your updated Aurora Registration number, do the following:

1) Quit all Aurora programs.

2) Go to the Aurora for Windows program group and run Registration Info Editor.

3) Enter your new serial number there.

4) Close the Registration Info Editor.

5) Restart Windows to have the change take effect.

If you donít want the Aurora Programs to Start Automatically

If you have already allowed Aurora for Windows installation to make the Aurora programs start automatically, you can stop this by following the instructions below.

For Windows 3.1

1) In Windows Program Manager, open the Startup group.

2) Highlight one of the Aurora Programs (Talk, Echo, Predict, Access) using the arrow keys and press the Delete key then click on Yes in the confirmation dialog

3) Repeat this for each of the Aurora Programs that you do not want to start automatically.

For Windows 95, 98 and Windows NT 4.0

1) Right mouse click on the Start button and choose Explore.

2) Find "Start Menu" and click on + if next to it.

3) Find "Programs" and click on + if next to it.

4) Find "Startup" and click on it.

5) In the right pane, for each Aurora program that you do not wish to start automatically, right mouse click on its icon and choose Delete from the menu, then click on Yes to confirm.

Installing Aurora for Windows

Aurora for Windows is designed to be installed from Windows, so first you should start Windows.

For Windows 3.1

1) Insert the distribution CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.

2) Select File|Run from Program Managerís menu.

3) Enter D:\INSTALL if your CD-ROM drive is D: and press the Enter key.

For Windows 95, 98 and Windows NT 4.0

1) Insert the distribution CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.

2) Click on the Start button.

3) Select Run from the Start menu.

4) Enter D:\INSTALL if your CD-ROM drive is D: and press the Enter key.

If all has gone well, Aurora Install should start and in a moment you should see a dialog box that contains Aurora For Windows version and copyright information.

Online Help During Installation

If at any time during installation you have questions about what you need to do, click on the Help button. If there is no help button, there is no help available for what you are doing, sorry.

Installation for Augmentative Communication Users

Aurora for Windows Express install and the default settings for most program options should be appropriate for most Augmentative Communication users.

If you are using Windows 3.1 and require the Microsoft Windows Access Pack you will need to select Custom Install and check the Microsoft Windows Access Pack option. Once the access pack is installed, you will need to configure it according to the instructions found by double-clicking the Access Information icon in the Aurora for Windows group.

Note: See the section "If Windows Wonít Start" below before choosing to install the Access Pack.

Installation for Users with Learning Disabilities

Users with learning disabilities may best be served by performing a Custom Install and deselecting the "Type and Talk Speech Output" option. This feature likely will not be needed.

After installation, you should go into Echo Options to set Aurora Echo to your needs. See Echoís online help for more information on these features.

The Aurora Prediction program options dialog Window and More tabs allow the user to easily change the number of words displayed, the character that separates the words, and the distance between the words on screen. The Spelling tab provides access to the new Spellchecking and homonyms features.

Upgrading from Aurora 1.0 for Windows

If you already have Aurora 1.0 for Windows installed on your system, Aurora 3.0 for Windows will install alongside Aurora 1.0 for Windows. Do not run programs from version 1.0 and 3.0 at the same time. During installation, Aurora will automatically remove any Aurora 1.0 for Windows programs from your Startup group so that they will not be started automatically.

Version 1.0 Prediction Dictionaries

In order to take best advantage of the new technologies included in Aurora 3.0 for Windows, we have had to change the format of our dictionary files. To make sure that your investment of time and effort into your Version 1.0 dictionaries is preserved, we have added a dictionary import tool that allows you to import any changes you have made to your Aurora 1.0 for Windows or Aurora for DOS dictionary files into any of the provided Aurora 3.0 for Windows dictionary files.

Aurora Import Utility

To move your Aurora 1.0 for Windows dictionaries to Aurora 3.0 for Windows:

1) Choose the Aurora 3.0 for Windows dictionary file you wish to add your changes to.

2) Start the Import Aurora 1.0 Dictionary tool.

3) Enter the file names and other information you are prompted for. Generally the default settings are the ones to use. If you choose to optimize the dictionary, you should set Memory Limit to three quarters of the memory that your computer has. The more memory you have, the faster this process will complete.

Your version 1.0 and Aurora for DOS dictionary files will not be altered by this process.

Note: This process may take several hours, we recommend doing this overnight, or over a weekend.

Please see the section Homonyms with 1.0 and 2.0 dictionaries below for additional information.

Upgrading from Aurora 2.0 for Windows

If you already have Aurora 2.0 for Windows installed on your system, Aurora 3.0 for Windows will install alongside Aurora 2.0 for Windows. Do not run programs from version 2.0 and 3.0 at the same time. During installation, Aurora will automatically remove any Aurora 2.0 for Windows programs from your Startup group so that they will not be started automatically.

Version 2.0 Prediction Dictionaries

In order to take best advantage of the new technologies included in Aurora 3.0 for Windows, we have had to change the format of our dictionary files. To make sure that your investment of time and effort into your Version 2.0 dictionaries is preserved, we have made Aurora 3.0 for Windows convert Version 2.0 dictionaries automatically if you open them with Aurora Prediction.

Note: Once a dictionary has been opened by Aurora 3.0 for Windows it will not longer be accessible from Aurora 2.0 for Windows. We strongly recommend copying (not moving) your old Aurora 2.0 for Windows dictionary files from your AWIN2 directory to the new AWIN3 directory then opening them from the AWIN3 directory.

Homonyms with 1.0 and 2.0 dictionaries

If you wish to have assistance choosing between homonyms while using your converted Aurora 2.0 dictionaries, you will need to import the homonym vocabulary file into each dictionary you wish to use this feature with. To do this:

1) Go to Aurora Prediction.

2) Go to Edit Dictionary (click on the Prediction Window System menu then Edit Dictionary.)

3) Choose Import Vocabulary

4) Click on Import Aurora Vocabulary file from Disk.

5) Click on OK.

6) Choose HOMONYMS.TXT from the file list in the \AWIN3 directory.

7) Wait while the import completes.

8) Close the dictionary editor.

Registration Information

After Installation starts, the first thing you will do is enter your registration number. The Enter Registration Information dialog allows you to enter your user name, and requires you to enter your registration number.

Aurora Registration Dialog

We recommend that you enter your user name at this time, as it will be treated specially in Aurora Prediction.

Your registration number should be found on the case that the Aurora 3.0 CD came in.

If you are upgrading an Aurora for Windows version 2.00, 2.01 or 2.02 installation, and you do not have a registration number, or if you have received an AURORA.REG file on diskette, click on Skip, you will be prompted to insert your Aurora 2.0 for Windows installation diskette 1 in the diskette drive later.

Note: This CD will not upgrade an Aurora 1.0 for Windows installation without a registration number.

Aurora Systems License Agreement

After entering your registration information, you will be shown the Aurora Systems license agreement. You must read and agree to the terms of the license agreement to complete installation.

Aurora License Dialog

Click on Yes to signify your acceptance of the terms of the license agreement.

Click on No if you do not agree with the terms of the license agreement and wish to exit installation at this time.

Custom/Express Installation

Aurora Install allows either Custom installation, or Express installation.

Aurora Installation Type Selection Dialog

Express Install installs all of Aurora for Windowsí features while asking the absolute minimum information from the installer. This should be used for most installations.

Note: The Microsoft Windows 3.1 Access Pack keyboard and mouse controls are not installed if you choose the Express Installation.

Custom/Network Install allows the installer to select which program features are installed and what changes are made to system configuration files. It also allows network client and server installations. This should be used if you do not wish to install one or more program features or if you wish to control changes to INI files, or if you wish to install the Microsoft Windows Access Pack.

Note: If you are doing a network installation, we recommend you go into the online help at this point, click on Contents, then read the section Network Installation Overview. Also see the section Network Installation below.

Click on either Express Install or Custom Install and then click on the OK button.

If you choose Express Install, you should skip the next two sections "Custom Installation" and "Options."

Custom Installation

Selecting Custom Installation opens the following dialog box.

Aurora Custom Installation Dialog

The information window shows:

Source Path - The drive or directory where Aurora for Windows will be installed from. Usually this will be D:\ but it can be any directory on any local or network drive where the files from the Aurora for Windows distribution CD-ROM have been copied. Note that for compatibility reasons you may not use long file names in Windows 95 and 98 in this entry.

Destination Path - The drive and directory where Aurora for Windows will be installed to. Usually this will be C:\AWIN3. Note that for compatibility reasons you may not use long file names in Windows 95 and 98 in this entry.

Required - This is the amount of disk space required on the Destination Drive to install the currently selected options. Note that if the Source Drive is not set correctly, this number may not be accurate.

Available - This is the amount of free disk space on the Destination Drive. If this number is less than the number for Disk Space Required, it is likely that Install will not be able to complete.

Network Path - The drive and directory where shared components of Aurora for Windows will be installed to if you have purchased a network license and are doing either a Network Workstation or Network Server installation. During installation the user must have Read/Write/Execute/Directory privileges for this directory. After installation, Write priviliges may be revoked. This option is grayed if you do not have a network license. Note that for compatibility reasons you may not use long file names in Windows 95 and 98 in this entry. Also, UNC pathnames are not allowed.

Required - This is the amount of disk space required on the shared Network drive to install the currently selected options. Note that if the Source Drive is not set correctly, this number may not be accurate. This option is grayed if you do not have a network license.

Available - This is the amount of free disk space on the shared Network drive. If this number is less than the number for Disk Space Required, it is likely that Install will not be able to complete. This option is grayed if you do not have a network license.

The Network Options window allows you to choose the type of custom installation to do. Only the Standalone Workstation option is available if you have not purchased a network license.

Standalone Workstation - This option installs all program and user data files into the Destination Path directory.

Network Workstation - This option installs all user data files into the Destination Path directory. It then assumes that all program and shared files are in the Network Path directory. You must have Read/Execute/Directory privileges for the Network Path directory. You should complete the Network Server installation before attempting a Network Workstation installation.

Network Server - This option installs all program and shared files into the Network Path directory. You should complete the Network Server installation before attempting a Network Workstation installation.

Note: If you are installing on a compressed disk drive using Stacker, DoubleSpace or some other disk compression package, the number reported by Disk Space Available may not be accurate. If the number for Disk Space Required is near the number for Disk Space Available, it is recommended you install Aurora for Windows on a different drive or make more space available.

Windows 3.1x Users Note: If you are installing Aurora for Windows on a drive different from the one containing Windows (usually C:\WINDOWS), there must be roughly 500K free on your Windows drive to install the Microsoft Windows Access Pack.

To install, click on the Install button.

To quit installation, click on the Exit button

Options

The Options dialog allows you to select which features of Aurora for Windows are installed.

Aurora Install Options Dialog

The options with checks next to them will be installed. To not install an option, click on it so that the X in the checkbox disappears.

Click OK to leave the options dialog. Click Cancel to leave the options dialog without saving any changes you may have made.

Not all of the options discussed below will appear on your options dialog. The options change depending on the license you have purchased and the version of Windows you are running.

Install Aurora 32-bit Software

Aurora for Windows includes both 16 and 32 bit versions of our software. Windows 3.1 users must use the 16 bit software. Windows 95, 98 and Windows NT 4.0 users may use either the 16 or 32 bit software although we recommend they use the 32 bit software.

Install Aurora 16-bit Software

Aurora includes both 16 and 32 bit versions of our software. Windows 3.1 users must use the 16 bit software. Windows 95, 98 and Windows NT 4.0 users may use either the 16 or 32 bit software.

Note: Windows 95, 98 and Windows NT 4.0 users will need to choose this option if they wish to use any of the 16-bit only speech synthesizer drivers.

Start Aurora XX bit Programs When Windows Starts

Generally you should not check this option as you will be prompted later if you wish to have the best version of Aurora for your system started automatically. If this option is checked, Aurora Install will put icons for the listed Aurora for Windows programs into your Windows StartUp group so that they will be started automatically each time you start Windows.

Note: If you are installing a demonstration version of Aurora for Windows, we recommend you do not select this option.

Word Prediction and Spell Checking

If this option is checked, Aurora Install will install the Aurora Prediction program which performs word prediction, spell checking, autocapitalization, autospacing, text and speech macros, and more.

Core Dictionary

If this option is checked, Aurora Install will install the Aurora Prediction Core dictionary file which contains a small, untrained core vocabulary of around 2000 words.

Spelling Dictionary

If this option is checked, Aurora Install will install the Aurora Prediction Spelling dictionary file which contains a vocabulary of about 100,000 words for spellchecking plus over 2000 homophones with definitions and usage examples.

Prediction Dictionary

If this option is checked, Aurora Install will install the Aurora Prediction dictionary file which is an extensively trained vocabulary of over 150,000 words including 20,000 common names and places and over 2000 homophones with definitions and usage examples.

Import Aurora 1.0 Dictionary Tool

If this option is checked, Aurora Install will install the Import Aurora 1.0 Dictionary Tool program which allows you to import words and macros from Aurora for DOS and Aurora 1.0 for Windows dictionary files into an Aurora 3.0 for Windows dictionary file. If you do not have Aurora 1.0 for Windows or Aurora for DOS, we recommend you do not install this component.

Type and Talk Speech Output

If this option is checked, Install will install the Aurora Talk program which provides "Type and Talk" conversational speech output as well as instantaneous preprogrammed phrase output. If you are using Aurora for help with a learning disability, you probably do not need this option.

Keyboard Echo Speech Feedback and Reader

If this option is checked, Install will install the Aurora Echo program which provides spoken typing feedback features to echo keystrokes, partial words, complete words, sentences and paragraphs, and provides the ability to read any text copied to the Windows clipboard. In Windows 95 and above it can also read some menu items, windows, and icons.

Aurora Realvoice

If this option is checked, Install will install the Aurora Realvoice speech synthesizer that allows speech output on nearly any sound card that will play .WAV files.

Microsoft Speech API Drivers

This speech synthesizer driver supports any speech synthesizer that supports Microsoftís Speech API (SAPI.) These include Dec Access 32 and Monologue for Windows. This is only available on Windows 95 and higher.

Note: You must have selected to install the Aurora 32 bit software for this option to work.

Additional 16-bit Speech Synthesizer Drivers (SSIL)

If this option is checked, Install will install the SSIL speech synthesizer drivers.

Note: You must have selected to install the Aurora 16 bit software for this option to work.

These additional speech synthesizer drivers are compliant with the SSIL standard and include drivers for:


Apollo2
Accent PC Internal
Accent SA or Artic Transport External
Artic 215
Audapter External
Braille 'n Speak and Type 'n Speak
DECtalk PC Internal
Doubletalk PC Internal
Echo PC External
Europa2 Internal
Juno Internal
Keynote Gold PC, SA, VC or Companion
Kurzweil Reading Edge Synthesizer
Doubletalk LT or LightTalk
Infovox
VoxBox
Childrens Hospital DECtalk
Multivoice DECtalk
Orisin Synthesizer
SmarTalk Parallel Port Synthesizer
Sounding Board Internal from G.W. Micro

These drivers can be used in Windows 95, 98 and Windows NT 4.0 only if you switch to the 16-bit Voice Server.

These drivers are contained in the self-extracting DOS archive: MAKESSIL.EXE. For detailed installation instructions for these drivers, select Voice Options in any Aurora program, choose the "SSIL Interface (More Voice Drivers)" driver, then click on "Voice Setup" and see the online help.

These drivers are not supported directly by Aurora Systems. They are made by others and there is little we can do if there are problems with them.

Windows Access Pack Keyboard/Mouse Controls

If this option is checked, the Microsoft Windows Access Pack for Windows 3.1x will be installed on your WINDOWS drive. The Access Pack provides keyboard and mouse controls as well as an interface for alternate input devices.

Warning: If you have specialized mouse or keyboard drivers installed, installing this feature may cause these features to stop working.

Note: This option may not be installed under Windows 95, 98 or Windows NT 4.0 as this functionality is part of the operating system.

The Microsoft Windows Access Pack is provided free of charge as a courtesy to Aurora Systems customers. Please read the Access Pack License Agreement after installation before using it.

Select Source Path

The source path dialog will appear if you click on the Source Path button in the Custom Installation dialog, or if Aurora Install canít find the Aurora for Windows installation files during an Express Installation.

Aurora Install Source Path Dialog

Enter the directory where the Aurora files can be found (usually this will be D:\).

Click on the OK or Next button once you have entered the correct directory name.

If this dialog reappears and you are sure you have typed the directory name correctly, and make sure you have the Aurora for Windows distribution CD or diskette in the drive.

During an Express install, click on the Exit button to leave Aurora Install without completing the installation.

Select Destination Path

This dialog appears if you click the Destination Drive button in the Custom Installation or if you select Express Installation to allow you to select the drive and directory where Aurora for Windows is to be installed.

Aurora Install Source Path Dialog

Usually Aurora for Windows will be installed onto C:\AWIN3, however it may be installed on any drive or directory provided it does not include any long directory name components or spaces.

Note: For compatibility reasons, Aurora for Windows must be installed in a directory that does not include long path names.

If the directory you specify does not exist, it will be created.

Note: Aurora for Windows will not allow itself to be installed on diskettes, it may only be installed on a hard disk or network disk.

Click on the OK or Next button once you have entered the correct directory name.

During an Express install, click on the Exit button to leave Aurora Install without completing the installation.

Install Specific Questions

Once you have chosen your installation options you will be answered questions about your preferences. The main question asked during this section is if you wish the Aurora programs to start automatically when Windows does. If you do, click on Yes, otherwise click on No.

Installing Files

The Installing Files dialog shows you which file is being copied and how much of the file has been copied.

Aurora Copying Files Dialog

Click the Exit button to leave Aurora Install without completing the installation. Note that this will leave a partially installed Aurora for Windows on your disk drive.

Change Disks

As installation continues, if you have made installation diskettes from your CD, you may be prompted to insert specific diskettes.

Aurora Change Disk Dialog

Insert the requested disk, make sure that the path to the disk drive is correct, and press Enter or click on the OK button.

If the dialog reappears immediately, check that you have inserted the correct diskette and that the path is set to the correct drive and directory for the diskette. If you have, it is possible that you have a bad diskette and you should contact Aurora Systems Technical Support.

Click the Exit button to leave Aurora Install without completing the installation. Note that this will leave a partially installed Aurora for Windows on your disk drive.

Updating INI Files Error

If you are using Windows 3.1x and have selected Custom Install with the option to install the Microsoft Windows Access Pack, it is possible to get the following error message.

Aurora Registration Dialog

This error message appears if Aurora Install does not recognize the keyboard.drv= setting in the [Boot] section of your Windows SYSTEM.INI file and may indicate that you cannot use the Access Pack on your computer.

In this case, if you click on Yes the Access pack will be installed. If you click on No, it may be only partially installed. If there is a problem you will need to use Windows Notepad to open your SYSTEM.INI file in your WINDOWS directory and edit the keyboard.drv= and mouse.drv= settings in the [Boot] section. Detailed instructions on this procedure may be found in the file INSTALL.TXT in your Windows directory. Follow the instructions in the section "Installing Access Pack by Hand."

IMPORTANT: If you do not make this change before Install completes, you should not opt to restart windows when prompted. If you do, it is unlikely Windows will restart successfully.

Restart Windows

This dialog appears after all of the files have been installed, and all changes made to Windowsí INI files and allows you to restart Windows so that driver changes can take effect.

Aurora Restart Windows Dialog

IMPORTANT: If you received an error while updating INI files, please see the section "Updating INI Files Error" above before proceeding.

If you have selected Custom Install with the Microsoft Windows Access Pack option, you need to click on the Restart Windows button to make device driver changes take effect. You should close any other running programs before you do this.

If you have chosen Express Install, or Custom Install without the Microsoft Windows Access Pack option, you may choose to click the Donít Restart Windows button.

We recommend you click on Restart Windows so that all of the Aurora for Windows programs will be started for you.

If Windows Wonít Start

If you are using Windows 3.1 and it will not start after installation of the Microsoft Windows Access Pack, it may indicate that you cannot use the Access Pack on your computer.

In this case, you will need to use DOS Edit to open your SYSTEM.INI file in your WINDOWS directory and edit the keyboard.drv= and mouse.drv= settings in the [Boot] section.

Detailed instructions on this procedure may be found in the file INSTALL.TXT in your WINDOWS directory. Follow steps 1 through 6 in the section "Installing Access Pack by Hand."

It may also be that you need to change the order of the keyboard= and mouse= lines in SYSTEM.INI, or that you should move them to the top or bottom of the [Boot] section.

The old settings for the keyboard= and mouse= settings should be in your .INI files. If not, you may change them to the values below which should allow Windows to start successfully, but will disable the Microsoft Windows Access Pack and any aftermarket keyboard or mouse drivers. Note that if you choose this option, you should remove the Access icon from the StartUp group in Program Manager.

[Boot]

... some lines ...

keyboard.drv=keyboard.drv

mouse.drv=mouse.drv

... more lines and sections ...

Contact Aurora Systems Technical support for more information.

Aurora for Windows Group

Aurora Install automatically creates a new group in Windows 3.1ís Program Manager called Aurora 3.0 for Windows.

Aurora for Windows Group

Double click on the various items in this group to see the information files and to start the programs.

In Windows 95, 98 and Windows NT 4.0 a new submenu called "Aurora 3.0 for Windows" will be added to the Programs item on the Start menu.

Online Manual

We strongly recommend you now spend some time reading the Online Manual to find out about the features of Aurora for Windows.

Network Installation

With appropriate licensing, Aurora for Windows may be installed on a network server for use by client workstations.

Please note, the Microsoft Windows Access Pack must be installed on each workstation individually with the appropriate changes made to SYSTEM.INIís [Boot] section.

Network Server Installation

Before you do any Network Workstation installations you must do a Network Server installation. This will install all the files that can be shared by all workstations. To perform a Network Server installation do the following:

1) Go to a network workstation that has drive letter access to the shared network directory where you wish to install the shared components of Aurora.

2) Make sure you have Read, Write, Directory and Execute privileges. After installation, network workstations only need Read, Directory and Execute privileges.

3) Start Aurora Install, choose a Custom/Network Install.

4) Choose the Network Server radio button.

5) Click on Network Path and enter the drive and directory of the shared network directory.

Network Workstation Installation

After you have completed a Network Server installation you can install as many network workstations as your license permits. To perform a Network Workstation installation do the following:

1) Go to a network workstation that has drive letter access to the shared network directory where you have installed the shared components of Aurora.

2) Make sure you have Read, Directory and Execute privileges.

3) Start Aurora Install, choose a Custom/Network Install.

4) Choose the Network Workstation radio button.

5) Click on Network Path and enter the drive and directory of the shared network directory.

6) Click on Destination Path and enter the drive and directory of the userís private directory or a shared directory on the local workstation.

Cloning an Installation

Workstations may be cloned by doing the following. Note that the Windows Access Pack and other extras from other manufacturers included on the CD will need to be installed individually on each workstation.

1) Copy the contents of the AWIN3 directory to the new workstation.

2) The [Aurora] section must be put in each workstationís WIN.INI file to point to that userís AURORA.INI file like:

[Aurora]

INIFileV3=C:\AWIN3\AURORA.INI

Server or Hard Disk Installation

Aurora for Windows may be installed from a network drive or hard disk by copying all the files from the root directory of the distribution CD-ROM to a single directory and running Aurora Install from there. You may be prompted during install to enter the directory name where the source files can be found. Note that UNC pathnames may not be used to start Aurora Install.

Aurora Program Menus

All Aurora for Windows programsí menus are available by clicking on the system menu of the program or by right-clicking anywhere on the programís window. You can also activate the system menu by pressing Alt-Space while the program is active.

Window Controls Diagram

The maximize button will make the programís window expand to fill the screen.

The minimize button will reduce the programís window to an icon at the bottom of the screen.

The scroll bar allows you to scroll the information in the programís window up and down. Not all Aurora for Windows programs use scroll bars.

Clicking the arrows of the scroll bar will scroll the programís window up or down one line.

Clicking anywhere on the gray area of the scroll bar except within the gray "thumb" box will scroll the window up or down one screen.

You can drag the "thumb" up or down the scroll bar to scroll directly to any portion of the data in the window.

Getting Aurora Ready to Talk

Aurora for Windows comes with everything you need to make your computer speak provided you have a Windows compatible sound card, or one of the many popular speech synthesizers supported by this package.

Selecting a Voice Driver

The first time you start an Aurora program that talks, you will be prompted to select a speech synthesizer driver.

Aurora Select Synthesizer Dialog

If you click on Cancel, this dialog will appear every time you start a program that talks until you choose Yes or No.

If you click on No, you will receive an error message that you have not selected a Voice driver, and that none of the talking programs will talk until you do.

If you click on Yes, you will be presented with the Voice Options dialog below.

Aurora Voice Options Dialog

Click on the drop-box down-arrow next to where it says "-- None --" and a list of available speech synthesizer drivers will appear. Select the driver to suit the speech synthesizer you are using. You should then click on the Voice Setup button to set up the selected voice driver. See the voice driverís online help for more information on setting up the different drivers.

Alternately, you can click on the Autodetect button, and Aurora for Windows will search for supported speech synthesizers on your system. The autodetect button does not work for all of the available synthesizer drivers and may not make sure that they are configured correctly for use with Aurora for Windows.

If you have a Windows compatible sound card, you may choose the Aurora Realvoice voice driver which provides state-of-the-art speech output on most Windows supported sound cards.

If your speech synthesizer is not listed in the drop-box, see the section "Additional Speech Synthesizer Drivers" above.

Note: If you are using the Sound Blaster AWE32 DecTalk voice driver, you must make sure that you have TextAssist version 1.10 or later installed on your computer. You can check the version number by starting the TextAssist Control Panel and looking under Help|About TextAssist Control Panel. If you have an earlier version, contact Creative Labs about getting an upgrade.

Note: If you select the Sound Blaster Monologue voice driver, you need to make sure that the Monologue for Windows directory (usually C:\SB16\MONOLOGW) is in the PATH= statement in AUTOEXEC.BAT. If it is not, you will receive an error message stating that FB_SPCH.DLL cannot be found when you choose this driver. Once you have made the change to the PATH= statement, you will need to reboot your computer for the change to take effect.

Note: If no speech synthesizers are listed in the drop box, make sure that there are *.AV1 or *.AV3 files in your AWIN3 directory, and that the INIFileV3=C:\AWIN3\AURORA.INI setting in the section [Aurora] in WIN.INI is correct, and that the Directory=C:\AWIN3 setting in the section [Aurora] in AURORA.INI is correct.

Voice Driver Error

If you do not select a voice driver during installation, the first time any speaking program starts, you will receive an error message:

Aurora No Voice Selected Error Dialog

This indicates that no voice output device driver has been selected and that the program will not talk until you do. You should click OK.

Getting Started with Talk

To use Aurora Talk, you type the phrase you wish to say, and press Enter to have Aurora Talk read it for you.

You may also mark a phrase with the mouse, and press Enter to make Aurora Talk read the marked phrase for you.

As you type phrases, old ones will move off of the top of the Talk window. You can scroll up to reuse old phrases. Talk keeps a number of phrases from day to day. You can set the number of phrases stored with the Talk Options dialog.

Aurora Talk Options Dialog

Note: Aurora Talk does not allow blank phrases.

See Aurora Talkís online help for information on the valid editing keys.

Selecting a Font

If you do not like the default font displayed in the Talk window, or it is too small to read, you can change it by selecting Talk Options... from the Talk menu and then clicking on the Choose Font button.

Function Key Phrases

Aurora Talk lets you assign phrases to function keys, so that any time you are in the Talk window, you can just hit a function key to say one of your preprogrammed phrases.

You can save phrases on just the function key alone, or the function key combined with Shift or Ctrl. There are several predefined function keys with special purposes, these include F1 which brings up the online help by default. You may use these predefined function keys for phrases if you prefer, or assign the predefined functions like help to other function keys.

The function keys can be displayed at the top of the Talk window for quick reference by checking "Show Function Keys Help" in the Talk Options dialog.

For more information, please see Talkís online help.

Getting Started with Echo

Aurora Echo provides the ability to have keystrokes, letters, partial words, whole words, sentences and paragraphs read back to you as you type, and the ability to have the contents of the clipboard read to you. In Windows 95 and above it can also read marked blocks in other applications as well as icons and menu items if you have Microsoftís active accessibility installed. Active Accessibility can be found in the MSAA directory of the CD.

If you have not already selected a speech synthesizer driver, you should do that now by following the directions in the section Getting Aurora Ready to Talk above.

Effect of Del, Arrows, Home, End and PgUp/PgDn

If you hit any of Del, Arrows, Home, End, PgUp or PgDn, the contents of the sentence and paragraph read-back buffers will be emptied. This is done to ensure that what is read back is what appears on the screen.

Setting Echo Options

Before you use Echo extensively, you may wish to change some of the options in the Echo Options... dialog box.

Aurora Echo Options Dialog

Some users may wish to turn Keystrokes on so that it echos every arrow, delete and more.

Users with learning disabilities may wish to turn on Paragraphs and Clipboard.

Paragraphs causes Echo to read back everything typed since the last time Enter was pressed when you press Enter.

Clipboard causes Echo to ask if you wish to read the clipboard when the clipboard contents change. If you choose yes, it is read back to you.

For more information on Aurora Echo, please see its online help file.

Getting Started with Prediction

The first time you run Aurora Prediction it will prompt you to select a dictionary file. If you have a system with only 4M of RAM (memory - not disk space), we recommend you choose CORE.DCT with a 512K cache. For an 8M or more system, we recommend PREDICT.DCT with a 1024K cache. For a 16M or more system we recommend a 1536K cache minimum. If you are using Aurora Prediction for online spell-checking, we recommend choosing SPELL.DCT with a 1536K cache. In general, the larger the dictionary you choose, the more RAM you need to get adequate performance.

Please see Aurora Predictionís online help fileís section Prediction Options and the item Cache Memory for information on cache memory.

If you have not already selected a speech synthesizer driver, you should do that now by following the directions in the section Getting Aurora Ready to Talk above.

Selecting a Font

If you do not like the default font displayed in the Prediction window, or it is too small to read, you can change it by selecting Prediction Options... from the Prediction menu and then clicking on the Choose Font button.

Aurora Prediction Window Tab Dialog

Quick Setup Buttons

If you select Prediction Options... from the Prediction menu there are three instant setup buttons for users who just want Word Prediction, for users who want both Word Prediction and Spellchecking, and those who just want Spellchecking.

Aurora Prediction Easy Tab Dialog

Setting Up Applications to Work with Prediction

Aurora Prediction comes preconfigured to work with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works, Windows Write, Lotus Ami Pro, Corel Draw!, WordPad 95, Corel WordPerfect and many more.

Aurora Prediction Doesnít work with my Program!

If a program you use, like a mail program, does not work with Aurora for Windows, please see the section Setting up Windows Applications for use with Prediction in Aurora Predictionís online help.

What does it Do?

For information on what Aurora Prediction does and how to use it as well as explanations of all program features, please see Aurora Predictionís online help. For a list of all topics, press the Contents button while in Help.

Typing Numbers

To type numbers while Aurora Prediction is active, type zero to make Prediction go to sleep, then the number, then semicolon and zero to reactivate Prediction

Having the Prediction Window Read

To have the prediction window read to you, press the ` key (top left corner of most keyboards) or move the mouse over the word if the Read the Word Under the Mouse Cursor checkbox on the Window tab of Prediction Options is checked.

Getting Started with Access Pack

For information on setting up and using the Microsoft Windows Access Pack, you should double click on the Access Documentation icon in your Aurora for Windows group.

The Microsoft Windows Access Pack is provided free of charge as a courtesy to Aurora Systems customers. Please read the Access Pack License Agreement after installation before using it.

If you are a Windows 95, 98 or Windows NT 4.0 user, the Access Pack is part of the operating system and the Access Pack with this package may not be installed. If you have not installed the Access Pack, you may use Windowsí selective installation feature to do so.

Removing Aurora for Windows

To remove Aurora for Windows from your system run the Remove Aurora for Windows program from your Aurora 3.0 for Windows group.

To remove the Windows Access Pack if you have installed it, follow the instructions in ACCESS.TXT in your Windows directory in reverse. After you have reversed those instructions, you may delete the Access Pack files that Aurora has copied to your WINDOWS and WINDOWS\SYSTEM directories as listed above in "Files Copied by Install."

Technical Support

If you can't find the information you need in this installation guide please check the online help files as these contain the bulk of the documentation for this product. If you still canít find an answer to your question, free technical support regarding the installation, features and operation of Aurora for Windows is available from Aurora Systems Inc.

Updates, known problems, frequently asked questions, and other additional information may be found on the World Wide Web at:

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Index


[

[Aurora] section, 40
[Aurora], 44
[Boot], 35, 37

*

*.AVD, 44

A

Access Documentation, 52
Access Information, 9
Access Pack License Agreement, 29, 52
Alternate input devices, 29
Alt-Space, 41
Ami Pro, 51
Arrows, 48
Augmentative Communication, 9
Aurora Echo, 26, 27, 48
Aurora for Windows Group, 38
Aurora Install, 8, 24
Aurora Prediction, 25, 50, 51
Aurora Prediction Large dictionary, 25
Aurora Prediction Medium dictionary, 25
Aurora Prediction Small dictionary, 25
Aurora Program Menus, 41
Aurora Systems License Agreement, 3
Aurora Talk, 26, 46
Autocapitalization, 25
Autospacing, 25
AWIN, 44

B

Bad diskette, 34
Blank phrases, 46

C

Cache Memory, 50
C:\AWIN, 20, 31
Change Disks, 34
Choose Font, 47, 50
Clipboard, 26, 48, 49
Compressed disk drive, 22
Configuration Changes Made by Install, 53, 54
Contents button, 51
Corel Draw, 51
Creative Labs, 44
Custom/Express Installation, 18
Custom Install, 36
Custom installation, 18, 20, 30

D

Del, 48
Destination Drive, 20, 21
Destination Drive button, 31
Device driver changes, 36
Dictionary file, 50
Directory=C:\AWIN, 44
Disable the Microsoft Windows Access Pack, 37
Disk compression, 22
Disk Space Available, 20, 21
Disk Space Required, 20, 21
Donít Restart Windows, 36
DoubleSpace, 22

E

Editing keys, 46
Effect of Del, Arrows and PgUp/PgDn, 48
End, 48
Exit button, 16, 33, 34
Express installation, 18, 30
Ext and speech macros, 25

F

FB_SPCH.DLL, 44

G

Getting Started with Access Pack, 52
Getting Started with Prediction, 50
Getting Started with Talk, 42
Group, 38

H

Hard Disk Installation, 39, 40
Help, 8
Home, 48

I

If Windows Wonít Start, 37
If you donít need Talk, 47, 49, 51
INIFile=C:\AWIN\AURORA.INI, 44
INI files, 18, 36
INIFile=, 40
Installation for Augmentative Communication Users, 8
Installation for Users with Learning Disabilities, 9, 10, 11, 13
Installing Access Pack by Hand, 35, 37
Installing Aurora for Windows, 4, 6, 7, 8
Installing Files, 16, 17, 33
INSTALL.TXT, 35, 37

K

Keyboard and mouse controls, 29
Keyboard.drv=, 35, 37
Keyboard Echo Speech Feedback, 26, 27
Keystrokes, 26, 48

L

Large Dictionary, 25
Learning disabilities, 10, 48
Letters, 48

M

Mark a phrase with the mouse, 46
Maximize button, 41
Medium Dictionary, 25
Menus, 41
Microsoft Windows Access Pack, 9, 22, 29, 35, 36, 37, 39, 52
Microsoft Word, 51
Minimize button, 41
Mouse, 46
Mouse controls, 29
Mouse.drv=, 35, 37

N

Network disk, 31
Network Installation, 39
Network site licenses, 3
Novell, 51

O

Old phrases, 46
Online Help During Installation, 8
Options dialog, 23

P

Paragraph, 48
Paragraphs, 26, 48, 49
PgUp or PgDn, 48
Prediction Options, 50
Prediction Options..., 50
Program Manager, 8, 37, 38

R

RAM, 4, 50
Registration File, 4
Restart Windows, 36

S

Scroll bar, 41
Select Destination Path, 31, 32
Selecting a Font, 46, 47, 50
Selecting a Voice Driver, 45, 48
Select Source Path, 29
Sentence, 48
Sentences, 26, 48
Server or Hard Disk Installation, 39, 40
Setting Up Applications to Work with Prediction, 51
Small Dictionary, 25
Soundblaster AWE32 DecTalk, 44
Sound Blaster Monologue, 44
Source Drive, 20
Source Path button, 30
Stacker, 22
Start Aurora Programs Automatically, 23, 24
StartUp, 37
StartUp group, 24
SYSTEM.INI, 35, 37
System menu, 41
System Requirements, 4

T

Talk Options, 46
Talk Options..., 47
TextAssist, 44
Thumb, 41
Type and Talk Speech Output, 26

U

Updating INI Files Error, 35
Using Talk, 45

V

Voice Driver Error, 42, 44
Voice Setup, 43

W

WINDOWS, 29, 37
Windows Access Pack Keyboard/Mouse Controls, 28
WIN.INI, 40
WordPerfect, 51
Word Prediction, 6, 14, 15, 24, 25
Write, 51



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