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TELESCROLLER OPERATION
1. Providing a script
When you run the App for the first time the folder UtterSense->Teleprompter Scripts is created. When you have written your scripts they should be placed in this folder. There are two options for providing scripts:
  • Option 1: Using a desktop PC
    Since many devices offer a small virtual keyboard which can make it difficult and time-consuming to write lengthy scripts, it is expected that many users will opt for using their own desktop PC text editors. Your scripts must be written in the text file format, with the filename ending with the extension .txt or .TXT. When completed they can be transferred to the device on which you will run the Teleprompter App. Various transfer options include:
    • using a USB Connection
    • using a Bluetooth Connection
    • sending the script as an email
    Select the most convenient option. When transferred to the Teleprompter device, move the script/(s) to the UtterSense->Teleprompter Scripts folder.

  • Option 2: Using the In-App Text Editor
    Please see Text Editor for more details.

2. Selecting a single script

Go to the Menu icon (or device Menu button, if appropriate) to activate the script import function. Select Import Telescript to import a single script to the teleprompter.
3. Selecting multiple scripts
In the unlikely event of a single script being too large for your device (which might occur for some older models), you may break your script into a series of smaller files. Navigate to the Menu and select Autoload multiple scripts and select the required scripts. On script selection, go to the Menu and select Import selected scripts. The selected scripts will automatically roll, one after the other.
This option is also useful if the presenter wishes to make scheduled breaks during the video/broadcast recording - the sub-scripts can be written around meaningful sub-themes of the wider presentation.
4. Telescroller Bluetooth Service
Press the Bluetooth control button on the lower control panel to switch on the Telescroller Bluetooth Service. This allows the teleprompter to be controlled by a remote device. If it is not necessary to control the teleprompter remotely this step may be ignored.

5. Select Scroller Display Options
Select Display Settings from the menu item list to customise your Display Settings.

6. Status Panel
The Status panel is located at the top of the telescroller view. The following items are indicated:
  • Bluetooth status:
    If the Bluetooth icon is present, the Bluetooth teleprompter service is switched on.
  • Language type:
    Indicates the current language type. Possible states are
    • LTR (left to right)
    • RTL (right to left)
  • Activity status:
    Indicates the activity status of the scroller. Possible states are
    • OFF
    • ON
    • PSE (pause)
  • Display mode status:
    Indicates the current display mode. Possible states are
    • STD (text right-way-up)
    • FLIP (text flipped)
    • DUAL (text right-way-up and flipped)
  • Scroller progress:
    Indicates the current progress of the currently active script.
  • Autoload status (ATL):
    If present, it indicates that multiple scripts are loaded into the teleprompter.
  • Autoload progress:
    If present, it indicates the current script scrolling and the total number of scripts autoloaded.
7. Scroller Control
Scroller Offsets:
By default, the vertical scroller start is positioned at the top of the display (and at the left or right edge for horizontal scrolling). The user may reposition the start position by scrolling the text down to the desired position, and then select Set Vertical Offset from the menu.
For horizontal scrolling, the user may reposition the start position by scrolling the text to the right (or to the left for RTL languages) , and then select Set Horizontal Offset from the menu.
For LTR (left to right) languages, the scroller will move text from right to left.


For RTL (right to left) languages, the scroller will move text from left to right.


Vertical or horizontal offsetting will bookmark the start position for the current session.

Scroll Delay and Countdown Options:
Go to Display Settings to define Script Start Pause and Script End Pause.
If the teleprompter is not being controlled remotely, the countdown option may also be used. This is useful if the presenter needs time to reposition after activating the scroller. Set the countdown interval in the Manual Play Delay field.


Control Buttons:
Press the Play/Pause button on the lower control panel to start scrolling. When scrolling the button may be pressed to pause scrolling. Use the Stop button to stop the scroll, and allow the scroll text to reposition at the start of your script.

Operation in FLIP and DUAL Mode:
If using teleprompter with a half-mirrored glass arrangement in front of camera, select one of these options. Rotate the teleprompter device through 180 degrees for vertical scrolling. It is not necessary to rotate the device for horizontal scrolling. Optimally position the device to ensure that the flipped text is visible on the half-mirror glass reflection. Some users may find it convenient to have both text modes shown simultaneously - simply select DUAL mode. If scrolling in Dual mode, the lower text is right-way-up, and the upper text is flipped. Scroller speed and font size may be changed by manipulating the lower text image, as described in sections 8 and 9 below.

8. Changing Telescroller Font Size
Use the pinching technique with two fingers to either enlarge or reduce the size of the current font.
Alternatively, navigate to the Menu and select the Font Size menu item. Use the slider in the pop up dialog to set the required size.

9. Changing Telescroller Speed
To enter slow down mode, tap on the scroll text. A small message will pop up indicating SLOW DOWN mode. To enter speed up mode, tap on the scroll text. A small message will pop up indicating SPEED UP mode. Repeated tapping toggles between both modes.

If in SPEED UP mode:
  • A Double tap will cause a small increase in speed - a small message will pop up indicating SPEED INCREASED - SMALL
  • A long press will cause a large increase in speed - a small message will pop up indicating SPEED INCREASED - LARGE
If in SLOW DOWN mode:
  • A Double tap will cause a small decrease in speed - a small message will pop up indicating SPEED DECREASED - SMALL
  • A long press will cause a large decrease in speed - a small message will pop up indicating SPEED DECREASED - LARGE
N.B. Sometimes the taps may not register every time when scrolling. If this is the case, simply stop the scrolling and perform the required tapping operation.
 
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