Managing and Editing Pages Using the Page Browser
The Series 5 software has
many pre-programmed communication pages for active participation in real-life
situations and environments. Once the individual’s “user” is set up for their
appropriate age and communication ability level, each page group has access to
vocabulary for home, school/work, community and hobbies. Learn more at the Introduction to InterAACt Learning Path at our Implementation Toolkit.
Within the pages, you can
easily modify or add/change the vocabulary on individual buttons using the
Modify button; however, there may be other, more global changes that you might
want to make that will increase successful use and communication for the user.
For example, you may want to increase the button label font of all the buttons or change the background
color of all the pages to address a visual need, or simply for personalization
because purple is the user’s favorite color. With Series 5, it is possible to
modify multiple pages simultaneously using the Page Browser. (Keep in mind that
making global changes may require some fine tuning and that you can always use
the Modify button to make minor adjustments).
In addition to making global
changes, the Page Browser also allows you to manage and share page files. Although
there are many pre-programmed pages available, most likely you will create new
pages for the user such as a popup of their favorite books within the “reading
at home” page or of their favorite TV shows within the “living room” page. You
may want to bring in a package of pages from the Downloads
section of our website. The tools in
the Page Browser menu provides you with ways to manage, edit, and share page
First we will explore the
Page Browser tools, and then explore how to use these tools through short
To open the Page Browser
the pull down main menu button in the title bar.
the Page Browser.
Page Browser Tools
Go To Page
Close the Page Browser
menu (and any other open menus) and open the page, popup or template that is
selected in the right viewport.
Change the name of the
item that is selected in the right viewport.
Open the Edit Operations
menu, which provides tools for copying, pasting, cutting and deleting
selected pages and popups.
Open the Modify Pages
menu, which provides tools for customizing the pages, popups or templates
that are selected in the right viewport. .
Open the Sharing
Operations menu, which contains tools for importing and exporting pages,
popups and templates and creating packages.
Modifying Pages Simultaneously
To modify multiple pages simultaneously:
the Main Menu button.
- Select Setup.
- Select Tools Menu.
- Select Page Browser.
- In the left viewport,
select (highlight) the folder for the page set that includes the page(s)
you want to modify.
- In the right viewport, select the check box
beside the name of every page you want to modify.
- Select the Modify
Pages button. The Modify Pages menu will open.
- Choose the desired modifications. Select OK.
Note: If you would like to modify all of the pages within a
specific directory, choose the Select All checkbox in the bottom right of the Page Browser menu.
Activity 1: Practicing Global Modifications
Using the step-by-step
instructions, we will make some global modifications to the 12 Button Emergent Adult Page Set Vocabulary
Lists. We decided that we want the Vocab Lists to have larger font and all the
buttons to be light blue.
1. Go to the Tools Menu and
2. In the right viewport,
mark the pages with the first label as “basic level” (e.g., “basic level
concepts” = main page of the word list). You should mark 10 pages starting with
“basic level actions” through “basic level places.”
3. After the pages are
marked, select “Modify Pages.”
4. Change the font to a 14
5. Change the button color to
a light blue.
6. Change the label location
from the “top” to the “bottom.”
7. Navigate to the 12 Button
Adult Main Page or Facilitator Master. Select the “Word” lists and see how you
modified the buttons at one time!
Creating a New Folder
When you create the specific
“user” for the system, they will utilize the communication pages within the
folder for their Communication Ability Level (Emergent, Context-Dependent or Independent).
Through the Page Browser (or Page Navigator) you can see that many additional
peripheral pages exist in separate folders such as Teaching Tools, Ebook Reader
Pages, Phone Pages, Digital Image Pages, and Keyboard pages. These folders help
keep additional pages you may want to link to the communication pages
As mentioned earlier, you or
the AAC user will create new personalized pages and popups to link to the
existing pages. These new pages or popups are automatically saved and placed in
the active directory. However, locating these pages after they have been
created may be frustrating if they are not organized in a logical manner.
Adding folders to the Page Browser is a good way to maintain some structure to
this process by keeping the new pages separate from the existing ones. Once you
have created specific folders, you can add new pages to the folder or bring over
a set (package) of communication pages that someone else has developed. (Similar
to the way you may add folders to organize your documents on your PC).
To add a new
folder in the Page Browser:
1. Select Main
Menu > Setup > Tools > Page Browser
2. In the left viewport, select the directory
(file/folder) in which you want to create a new folder.
a. If you want your folder to be in the main directory, select the Top Level.
b. If you want the folder to be placed within an existing folder, select the appropriate
3. Select the New
Folder button. The system keyboard will open.
4. Enter the name for the new folder. Select OK.
5. You should see your new folder in the left viewport.
Activity 2: Add a new
folder called “My Book Club” to the Context-Dependent folder (directory). This
will become a sub-folder within this set of communication pages.
Renaming a page
You may need to rename a page
that you have created or copied. This is also done through the Page Browser.
To rename a page:
1. Select Main
Menu > Setup > Tools > Page Browser
2. Find and highlight the desired page.
3. Select the Rename button. The system keyboard will open, displaying the
current page name.
4. Enter the new
name for the page. Select OK.
5. When the page renaming process is complete, you will
see the renamed page in the right viewport of the Page
Note: When naming new pages,
consider using the device user’s initials (e.g., “HS Talking to my book club”)
this is another way to help keep new pages organized.
Sharing (Importing or Exporting) Packages and Pages
Do you want to share pages with a friend who also uses a V, Vmax+
or Maestro or take advantage of some of the pages that others have
created? Sharing pages or packages of pages is done through the Page
Brower. Packages are collections of pages and whatever is included on the pages
(e.g., images, photographs, sound files, and infrared commands). See the January 2011 tip for
Sharing Pages for specific directions on how to do this.
Through these activities, you have explored the
Page Browser, a tool used to make global edits to existing pages, manage,
organize and share communication pages. Additional information can be found on
the Online Knowledge base on the DynaVox website under "Support".
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