TestTalker Tip: Dynamic Zoning
You can change
the reading order on any TestTalker file using Dynamic Zoning.
This allows you to define your own zones (reading areas) on the
page, in the unusual case where TestTalker doesn't recognize the
reading order correctly the first time. Using Dynamic Zoning, you
can define any area you want TestTalker to read, in the order you
want it spoken. Dynamic Zoning can also be used to tell TestTalker
to ignore graphics on the page, or to exclude the speaking of headers
and footers or other unwanted text.
** Each of the
following steps is done by first going to the Tools menu,
then Dynamic Zoning.
- Select Enable
Dynamic Zoning. This shows you the existing zones (reading
order) on the current page in blue.
- Select Re-define
Zones on Current Page. This removes the current zone indicators
so that you can redraw the zones in the correct order.
- Use your mouse
to draw a box around each block of text you wish to have spoken.
The reading order is determined by the order in which you define
the zones, so that the first box you define will be spoken first.
Do not draw zones around pictures or other graphic images that
can't be spoken.
- Hit the Page
Down key if you want to change the zones on the next page. You
will see existing zones in blue for that page. Follow the steps
above to re-zone the reading order for that page. Repeat this
process for each page you wish to re-zone.
- When you are
done defining new zones on all pages that apply, select Re-recognize
Document. This tells TestTalker to re-recognize the document
using the newly defined zones, in the order in which they were
- Check the
reading order to be sure the text is being presented in the correct
must use Dynamic Zoning PRIOR to inserting any answer controls.
When you choose to re-recognize the document, any existing answer
controls will be lost.