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Central Access Reader: Fequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Will CAR work if I don't have Microsoft Word installed on my system?

A: Yes!

Q: Can I save documents to Word (.docx), if I don't own Microsoft Word?

A: Yes! Most modern word processing programs allow users to save documents as .docx.

Q: How do I insert math into my word document?

A: CAR supports Word's Equation Editor and MathType equation entry.

Equation Editor is built into every modern copy of Microsoft Word:

MathType is proprietary software by Design Science:

Q: Why are my TTS voices limited, and why does it differ between computers?

A: CAR uses the voices installed on the computer in use.

Q: How do I change the way CAR reads math?

A: Open 'Speech Settings' (the Sprocket icon). Select the discipline from the drop-down menu.

Q: I've noticed problems or I have ideas to make CAR better. How do I let Central Access know?

A: The 'Help' menu of CAR lets you report bugs and provide feedback, or provide feedback online.

Q: Does CAR support 32-bit systems for Windows?

A: No, the Central Access Reader does not support 32-bit systems for Windows.

Q: Does CAR support Mac OS?

A: Yes! Central Access released the Mac OS version on 8/12/2013.

Q: My computer tells me CAR is from an unknown publisher and may be harmful to my computer. Can I trust CAR?

A: CAR was built without ad-ware, spyware, or viruses. Central Washington University installs CAR on all of its computers.

Q: My MAC won't let me install CAR, because it is from an "unknown publisher". How do I fix this?

A: In order to install CAR on your computer, you will need to change your Gatekeeper settings:

Q: How do I get headings to work?

A: Use the heading styles built into every copy of Word. The headings will appear when you open the document in CAR. Learn more about how to add headings.

Q: How do I get pages to work in CAR?

A: To add page navigation to your Word Document, style the page numbers with "Page Number" style in Word. You can also use "Page Number (DAISY)" style in word.

Q: Can I copy MathML/MathJax from the internet into CAR?

A: No. However, CAR does support math input within word (OMML or MathType entry only).

Q: Is CAR Screen-Reader compatible.

A: No, CAR is not screen-reader compatible. However, CAR can export documents as a fully accessible HTML file. We are currently working on an interface will allow blind users to export content to HTML and MP3 independently.

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