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    C o n t a c t I n f o r m a t i o n The AlphaSmart Web site is a good source of information about products, sales, support, community forums, and the latest news. Visit the AlphaSmart Web site at: www.alphasmart.com (United States)

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    Copyright © 2007 by Renaissance Learning, Inc. All Rights Reserved. This publication is protected by US and international copyright laws. It is unlawful to duplicate or reproduce any copyrighted material without authorization from the copyright holder. This document may be reproduced only by staff members in schools that own NEO devices.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Sending Files Using a Direct Cable Connection ....... . .9...

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    Cutting/Copying/Pasting/Deleting Text ........26...

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    How to Clear All Numbered Files (File 1-File 8)....... .50...

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    Changing Settings in the Control Panel ........

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    P a s s w o r d s o n N E O ......76...

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    What should I do if I spill something on my NEO? ......122...

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    About the Optional Rechargeable Batteries ........126...

  • Page 12: Introduction

    NEO integrates with your computer and prints directly to your printer, either wirelessly or with a cable connection. If you have a NEO 2 model, you can also use it as you would use Responders If you’re using a...

  • Page 13: Neo And Neo 2 In This Manual

    NEO and NEO 2 in This Manual This manual describes both NEO and NEO 2 models. When it refers to NEO, the manual is referring to both models. When it refers to NEO 2, the manual is describing features that are only available on that model.

  • Page 14: G Etting Tarted

    For the latest NEO system requirements, go to www.alphasmart.com\support\. I n s t a l l i n g t h e B a t t e r i e s Your NEO came with either three AA batteries or a rechargeable battery pack.

  • Page 15: How To Install Aa Batteries

    T A R T E D Installing the Batteries How t o Instal l AA Batteries 1. Turn the NEO over. On the back of the NEO, put your thumbs in the circles on the battery compartment cover and slide the compartment cover toward the left to remove it from the NEO.

  • Page 16: How To Install And Charge A Rechargeable Battery Pack

    Charge the batteries as soon as possible after you receive it. Do not store the NEO without first charging the batteries. 1. Turn the NEO over. On the back of the NEO, put your thumbs in the circles on the battery compartment cover and slide the cover toward the left to remove it from the NEO.

  • Page 17: Starting The Neo

    T A R T E D Starting the NEO 6. The first time you charge the battery pack, let the unit charge for 16 hours. After that, whenever you recharge, let the unit charge for 4–8 hours. The light on the front of the NEO is green when the NEO is fully charged.

  • Page 18: Writing On Your Neo

    NEOs in a group or classroom. One of these three things may have happened: • The NEO could be in AlphaWord Plus, but it could already have text in one or more of the files. You can press a different file key to find an empty file that you can write in.

  • Page 19: Checking The List Of Smartapplets Installed On The Neo

    C h e c k i n g t h e L i s t o f S m a r t A p p l e t s I n s t a l l e d o n...

  • Page 20: Sending Files To Your Computer

    Sending Files to Your Computer S e n d i n g F i l e s t o Y o u r C o m p u t e r There are two ways to send files from the NEO to your computer: •...

  • Page 21: Sending Text When Connected By A Usb Cable

    2. On your computer, open the file that you want to receive the NEO text into. (It can be a new file or a file that already has text.) Place your cursor where you want the text to begin.

  • Page 22: Sending Files Using Infrared (ir) Beaming

    IR pod. 4. On your computer, open the file to which you want to send the text. (It can be a new file or a file that already has content.) Place your cursor where you want the text to begin to ensure your program is the active window and ready to receive text.

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    • The text you sent should be on your computer’s clipboard, so you can paste it into your file. Click in the file that you want the text to appear in, click the Edit menu, and choose Paste.

  • Page 24: Sending Files To Programs Other Than Word Processing Programs

    S e n d i n g F i l e s f r o m O n e N E O t o A n o t h e r When you have the Beamer SmartApplet on your NEO, you can beam files from one NEO to another right within AlphaWord Plus.

  • Page 25: Printing From Neo

    4. If the file that the receiver chose was not empty, a message will ask if you the file you’re receiving. To want to overwrite it or append to it (that is, add the beamed text to the end continue and allow the of the file).

  • Page 26: How To Print By Connecting Your Neo To A Usb Printer

    (See page 21 to set up the Receiver.) The NEO 2 file will print to your computer’s default printer. Important notes for 1. Make sure your NEO 2 is turned on, and open the file you want to print. printing wirelessly: 2. Press print on the NEO 2.

  • Page 27: Installing Alphasmart Manager

    Installing AlphaSmart Manager I n s t a l l i n g A l p h a S m a r t M a n a g e r AlphaSmart Manager helps your computer work with NEO. It lets you do the following: •...

  • Page 28: Installing Alphasmart Manager On Macintosh Computers

    Yes. If the program can’t find the files, you may need to browse for them yourself. 6. On the final panel of the wizard, check the box if you want to read the Read Me file as soon as the installer closes. Then, click Finish.

  • Page 29: Setting Up Infrared Beaming And Installing Alphabeam

    S e t t i n g U p I n f r a r e d B e a m i n g a n d I n s t a l l i n g A l p...

  • Page 30: Installing Alphabeam

    If necessary, change the folder. Click Next > when you’re ready to continue. 7. If the infrared port isn’t built in, click the type of infrared pod that will be used with the computer: Serial Infrared Pod or USB Infrared Pod. Then, click Next >.

  • Page 31: Installing Alphabeam On Macintosh Os 10 Computers

    Go to www.alphasmart.com/downloads/ in your Web browser, find the AlphaBeam download links, and click the link for OS 10. 2. If you are using the CD, copy the AlphaBeam for OS X folder onto your computer. The AlphaBeam program is in this folder.

  • Page 32: Setting Up A Renaissance Receiver For Neo 2

    NEO. S e t t i n g U p a R e n a i s s a n c e R e c e i v e r f o r N E O 2 If you have a NEO 2, you can use it as you would use a Renaissance Responder if you have a Renaissance Receiver connected to your computer.

  • Page 33: How To Name The Receiver

    Renaissance Wireless Server folder. Then, double-click Renaissance Wireless Server Utility. 2. Type 1234 and click OK to log in. (This is the default Administrator PIN. If you have changed the PIN, enter your new PIN.) If necessary, click Start.

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    OK. Be sure to update the network settings if you do this. 5. Click Update Network Settings 6. Click OK when the program finishes updating the network settings. Make sure your students know the Receiver name. NEO and NEO 2 by AlphaSmart...

  • Page 35: Starting Alphaword Plus

    • Recovering files • Using the typing timer S t a r t i n g A l p h a W o r d P l u s When you first receive your NEO, it starts AlphaWord Plus automatically whenever you turn it on.

  • Page 36: Entering And Editing Text

    Entering and Editing Text E n t e r i n g a n d E d i t i n g T e x t When you first start NEO and it starts AlphaWord Plus, NEO opens file 1, which is empty.

  • Page 37: Selecting Text

    Selecting Text When you select text on your NEO, the selection appears highlighted in reverse; that is, text within a selection is light and the background is dark. To deselect text that you’ve selected, press esc or an arrow key. (Cutting, copying, and pasting also deselects the text.)

  • Page 38: About The Neo Clipboard

    2. Press any key to exit the status screen and return to your file. M a n a g i n g F i l e s i n A l p h a W o r d P l u s On the top of the NEO keyboard, you’ll see keys for files 1–8.

  • Page 39: Creating New Files

    (unless you’ve removed it). You can, however, name your file so that it is saved even if you start a new file in that space. You can then open the file again later. See “Naming and Saving Files”...

  • Page 40: Finding And Opening Files

    To open a file that you know is in one of the eight active files, press the appropriate file key. If you don’t know where the file is, you can find the file by its first line or name. Follow these steps: 1.

  • Page 41: Formatting Text

    . If Show Marks is not on, tabs look like spaces between characters. C h a n g i n g F o n t S i z e You can change the font size that is used on your screen when you work in AlphaWord Plus.

  • Page 42: How To Change The Font Size

    “Changing Settings in the Control Panel” on page 66). • Through AlphaSmart Manager. Note, however, that AlphaSmart Manager can only reset the font size to the system font (four lines onscreen). See page 106. How t o Change the Font Si ze 1.

  • Page 43: How The System Font Differs From The Large Font

    L U S Changing Font Size 2. Scroll to select the font size you want to use, then press enter. (The current size has “+” next to it.) If you changed the font size with the keyboard command, you go back to the file where you were working.

  • Page 44: Finding Text In Alphaword Plus Files

    Finding Text in AlphaWord Plus Files F i n d i n g T e x t i n A l p h a W o r d P l u s F i l e s There are a few ways to find text within AlphaWord Plus: •...

  • Page 45: Finding And Replacing Text

    1. Press ctrl-find. The Find/Replace screen appears. 2. Type the text you want to find in the Find field, then press tab or You can use the move to the Replace field. (If you searched for and replaced text before, clipboard to paste press clear file in each field to remove your earlier text entries.)

  • Page 46: Finding Sections Of A File

    In AlphaWord Plus, a “section” is a block of text separated by as few as one or as many as nine blank lines. In longer files, it is helpful to go straight to one of these sections instead of scrolling through the files. To do this, follow these steps: 1.

  • Page 47: Checking Spelling

    C h e c k i n g S p e l l i n g Follow these steps to check spelling in an AlphaWord Plus file. 1. Open the file that you want to check.

  • Page 48: Spell Check Tips

    Use the arrow keys to select the correct word from the list of suggested spellings and press enter. • Press i to ignore the word and go on to check the next word, or press ctrl-i to ignore all occurrences of this word. •...

  • Page 49: Turning Off Spell Check

    (You can also turn off the ability to add words to the dictionary.) • You can create a text file on your computer that contains the words to be added, and then you can send it to your NEO(s) using AlphaSmart Manager.

  • Page 50: Using The Thesaurus

    1. In your file, move your cursor so it is either just before the word you want to look up or inside the word. (You can skip this step if you want to look up a word that isn’t in your text.) 2.

  • Page 51: Spanish-english Word Lookup

    6. Next, some synonyms for the word will be listed. You can do any of the following: • If you see a word that you want to use, move the cursor next to it and press enter. • If you want to look up additional words, press L.

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    (If you don’t see the word you want, you can press L to look up additional words or C to return to the category list.) 5. Use the arrow keys to select whether to place the word in the file, copy it to the clipboard, or begin a new lookup search; then, press enter.

  • Page 53: Using Linked Files

    L U S Using Linked Files U s i n g L i n k e d F i l e s AlphaWord Plus supports linked files, that is, files that you connect to AlphaWord Plus files. A linked file is a place to store additional information related to a file.

  • Page 54: How To Send A Linked File To Your Neo(s)

    1. Start AlphaSmart Manager on your computer and connect your NEO. 2. Click the AlphaWord Files to Send tab. 3. In the file list on the left, click the file number that you want to send to on the NEO(s) 4.

  • Page 55: How To View A Linked File On Your Neo

    How t o View a Linked File on Your NEO 1. On your NEO, press the file number key for the file that has a linked file. 2. Press ctrl-L. The linked file appears. When viewing a linked file, you can check boxes by pressing the spacebar or x, and you can clear them by pressing spacebar or backspace.

  • Page 56: A Sample Linked File

    L U S Using Linked Files • You can copy the text of a linked file and paste it into the main file or into another file. To do so, view the linked file by pressing ctrl-L, then press shift-ctrl-z-c. The linked file is copied to the clipboard. Next, press ctrl- L to return to the main file, or press one of the file keys for a different file.

  • Page 57: Character, Word, Paragraph, And Page Counts

    AlphaWord Plus file C h a r a c t e r , W o r d , P a r a g r a p h , a n d P a g e C o u n t s In AlphaWord Plus, you can follow these steps to find out how many characters, words, paragraphs, and pages are in your current file.

  • Page 58: File Size Limits

    O R D L U S File Size Limits 3. Press M to view additional statistics. You’ll need to scroll to view all the information. 4. Press esc to exit the screen and return to your file. F i l e S i z e L i m i t s AlphaWord Plus has minimum and maximum file size limits.

  • Page 59: Reaching The Size Limit For A File

    See page 46. 2. When you’ve finished, press any key to exit the screen. If you want to see the number of pages you’ve written for all files on your NEO, follow these steps: 1. Press shift-z-i. The screen that opens shows you the number of pages you’ve written in each file.

  • Page 60: Clearing And Deleting Files

    Clearing and Deleting Files C l e a r i n g a n d D e l e t i n g F i l e s The text that you type in each file remains there until you clear or delete the files.

  • Page 61: How To Clear A File (remove Its Contents)

    How t o Clear a File (Remove It s Contents) 1. Press the file key for the file you want to clear to open that file. You can also clear a 2. Press clear file. A prompt appears.

  • Page 62: Deleting Files

    L U S Clearing and Deleting Files 2. Press Y to clear all the files if you want to continue. (If not, press N to return to the last active file.) 3. If you have named files with linked files in files 1-8, for each file, AlphaWord Plus asks whether you want to keep the linked file.

  • Page 63: Recovering Data

    U s i n g t h e T y p i n g T i m e r The Typing Timer is a tool you can use to evaluate typing proficiency. It lets you perform any keyboarding exercise in an AlphaWord Plus file, and when it is stopped, it displays the elapsed time and words per minute (WPM) typed.

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    4. Press caps loc to stop. The elapsed time and words per minute appear. 5. If you want to start the timer again, press enter. If you want to exit the timer, press esc. NEO and NEO 2 by AlphaSmart...

  • Page 65: Smart Applets

    MART PPLETS M a n a g i n g S m a r t A p p l e t s What Are Smar tApplet s? SmartApplets are the programs installed on your NEO. AlphaWord Plus—the program you use to write on the NEO—is just one of the available SmartApplets.

  • Page 66: How To Use Your Smartapplets

    Managing SmartApplets To see a list of the installed SmartApplets, press applets. To choose the one you want to use, press the arrow keys to move the cursor next to that SmartApplet; then, press enter. An additional SmartApplet, Co:Writer, is available from Don Johnston, Inc. If you purchase this SmartApplet, you install it on your computer, then use AlphaSmart Manager to transfer it to your NEO.

  • Page 67: How To Change The Startup Smartapplet From The Smartapplets Menu

    P P L E T S Managing SmartApplets How t o Change the Startup Smart Applet from the Smar tAppl et s Menu 1. Press applets. 2. Use the arrow keys to move the cursor next to the SmartApplet that you If you don’t set a...

  • Page 68: 2know! Toolbar

    NEO 2 communicate with the software. U s in g N EO 2 t o C o m p l e t e A c c e l T e s t A s s i g n m e n t s If you ordered a SmartOption Cart, you received AccelTest software with your NEO 2 laptops.

  • Page 69: Using Neo 2 In A Student-paced Session In Acceltest

    Students can complete these assignments without needing the teacher to lead the session or send the questions one by one. The instructions below explain what teachers and students need to do in order to use NEO 2 during a student-paced session.

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    Responder SmartApplet again and repeat these steps. If you are not ready, press n for no and press enter. You will go back to question one, and you can go through each question again to check your answers.

  • Page 71: Using Neo 2 In A Teacher-paced Session In Acceltest

    1. Press on/off to turn NEO 2 on. 2. Press applets. 3. Once the teacher has started the session, make sure the cursor is next to Responder; then, press enter. 4. NEO 2 will attempt to join the session. If you have connected to a Renaissance Receiver before, it will ask if you want to stay connected to it;...

  • Page 72: Using Neo 2 To Complete Accelerated Math Assignments

    U s i n g N E O 2 t o C o m p l e t e Ac c e l e r a t e d M a t h A s s i g n m...

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    (If not, press n for no and enter the form number again.) 9. Press the letter keys (a, b, c, or d) to enter your answer to each question. Then, press enter. You can answer the questions in order or use these commands to go back or to go to a specific question: To do this...

  • Page 74: Using Neo 2 With The 2know! Toolbar

    Using NEO 2 with the 2Know! Toolbar U s i n g N E O 2 w i t h t h e 2 K n o w ! T o o l b a r If you have your Renaissance Receiver connected and you’ve installed AlphaSmart Manager, you can also use NEO 2 with the 2Know! Toolbar.

  • Page 75: How Teachers Can Use Neo 2 To Control The 2know! Toolbar Program

    8. In the 2Know! Toolbar program, click Close twice to go back to the toolbar. 9. NEO 2 will list your options. Press a to ask a question, b to show a graph, or c to minimize the Toolbar on your computer; then, press enter. The table on the next page shows what keys to press as you ask questions or view a graph.

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    When you’ve finished, you can unassign the NEO 2 so it is no longer meant for use by the teacher. Follow these steps: 1. In the 2Know! Toolbar program, click Options and choose Teacher Responder.

  • Page 77: Changing Settings In The Control Panel

    ETTINGS C h a n g i n g S e t t i n g s i n t h e C o n t r o l P a n e l How t o Change the Settings in t he Control Panel You can change settings for the NEO and its SmartApplets within the Control Panel.

  • Page 78: About The Settings In The Control Panel

    AlphaSmart Manager to replace the user dictionary on your NEOs with the words in the text file. To do this, see page 115. If you save the text file on your computer, you can easily add or delete words at any time and re-send the user dictionary to as many NEOs as necessary.

  • Page 79: Alphaword Plus Settings

    N E O S E T T I N G S Changing Settings in the Control Panel AlphaWord Plus Settings AlphaWord Plus also has its own settings in the NEO Control Panel: Setting Name What It Does Other Ways to Change This •...

  • Page 80: Change Default Smartapplet Font

    Then, enter the master password (see page 112) and press enter. There are other ways to turn the Calculator off on NEOs or to turn it back on: • In AlphaWord Plus, press ctrl-z-c. Enter the master password (see page 112).

  • Page 81: Keyboard Command Reference List

    134.) Display Battery Status Use this setting to see the state of the battery charge, both as a graphic and a percentage. Then, press any key to leave the battery status. Another way to check the battery charge is to press ctrl-z-b while working on the NEO.

  • Page 82: Change Keyboard Settings

    Use this setting to increase or decrease the • Press ctrl-option-z-k while keys setting time you must hold down a key before the working on the NEO. Then, use the character appears onscreen (0 means the up and down arrow keys to increase delay is off).

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    Setting Name What It Does Other Ways to Change This Turn sticky Use this setting if it is difficult for you to • Press option-z-k while working keys ON/OFF perform keyboard commands because you on the NEO. Then, press 2 to...

  • Page 84: Search For Networks (neo 2 Only)

    Search for Networks (NEO 2 Only) On NEO 2 models, when you use NEO 2 with a Renaissance Receiver, the first network that you choose with NEO 2 is the one that is used by default the next time you use the Responder SmartApplet.

  • Page 85: Wireless Security (neo 2 Only)

    C h a n g i n g t h e T r a n s f e r S p e e d f o r S e n d i n g o r B e a m...

  • Page 86: How To Change The Transfer Speed For A Usb Cable Connection

    How t o Change the Transf er Speed for Beaming (Ir DA Transf er Speed) 1. Make sure your NEO is not attached to your computer. (You can change the transfer speed only when the NEO is not attached.)

  • Page 87: Passwords On Neo

    ASSWORDS ON T h e T h r e e P a s s w o r d s U s e d w i t h N E O s There are three types of passwords you can set for NEO.

  • Page 88: Enabling Password Protection For Alphaword Plus Files

    E n a b l i n g P a s s w o r d P r o t e c t i o n f o r A l p h a W o r d P l...

  • Page 89: Setting Individual Passwords For Alphaword Plus Files

    S e t t i n g I n d i v i d u a l P a s s w o r d s f o r A l p h a W o r d P l...

  • Page 90: How To Change A File Password From Within Alphaword Plus

    R e s e t t i n g F i l e P a s s w o r d s If you forget file passwords, you can reset the passwords for all AlphaWord Plus files on this NEO back to the default password, which is write (or the password you chose in AlphaSmart Manager—see page 114).

  • Page 91: How To Reset All File Passwords From Within Alphaword Plus

    Resetting File Passwords 4. Move the cursor next to Reset all file passwords and press enter. 5. Type the master password and press enter. A message will notify you that the passwords have been reset to the factory default (write).

  • Page 92: S Y S T E M S T A T U S

    YSTEM TATUS For a quick view of the current settings on your NEO, you can check system status. The settings that appear are • System version • Language • Current file you’re in • Cable speed (for text transfers to your computer) •...

  • Page 93: About Alphasmart Manager

    AlphaSmart Manager procedures that you may use often. A b o u t A l p h a S m a r t M a n a g e r AlphaSmart Manager is a program that you install and use on the computer that you plan to use with your NEO(s).

  • Page 94: Starting Alphasmart Manager And Connecting Your Neo

    S t a r t i n g A l p h a S m a r t M a n a g er a n d C o n n e c t i n g Y o u...

  • Page 95: Viewing, Printing, And Saving Files From Your Neo

    V i e w i n g , P r i n t i n g , a n d S a v i n g F i l e s f r o m Y o u r N...

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    + (Windows) or triangle (Macintosh) next to the file number you want to print for multiple NEOs. If you sort by Device (by NEO), click the + or triangle next to the NEO for which you want to view files.

  • Page 97: How To View One Of The Files

    A N A G E R Viewing, Printing, and Saving Files from Your NEO How to View One of the Files 1. Click the displayed file text to select the file contents you want to view The example shows how to select a file with one NEO connected.

  • Page 98: How To Print One Or More Files

    Viewing, Printing, and Saving Files from Your NEO How to Print One or More Files 1. If you know exactly which files you want to print, check the boxes next to those files in the File Contents list If you print a file that...

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    Viewing, Printing, and Saving Files from Your NEO 4. Choose a printer to send the files to Windows Macintosh 5. Use the Print drop-down list to choose the files you want to print • All Files. Prints all eight files from your NEO. •...

  • Page 100: How To Save Files

    9. Click Print. How to Save Files You can use AlphaSmart Manager to save any of the numbered files (1-8) that are on your NEO(s). Files are saved in their own folders as text files. (See the examples below.) AlphaWord Plus files...

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    Viewing, Printing, and Saving Files from Your NEO Follow these steps to save the files from your NEO(s): 1. If you know exactly which files you want to save, check those files in the File Contents list 2. Click Save Files .

  • Page 102: Sending Files, Rubrics, Or Write On! Lessons To Neos

    S e n d i n g F i l e s , R u b r i c s , o r W r i t e O n ! L e s s o n s t o...

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    A N A G E R Sending Files, Rubrics, or Write On! Lessons to NEOs 3. In the File # area , type the text you want to transfer, or paste or drag the text from another program. 4. Click the Send List tab and verify that the text you want to send appears in the Send List Display.

  • Page 104: Sending Rubrics To Neos

    The rubric will be linked to the file that you send it to on the NEO; it won’t be in the main file. You can also use linked files for other purposes. For more about linked files, see page 42.

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    A N A G E R Sending Files, Rubrics, or Write On! Lessons to NEOs 2. Check the box next to the number of the file to which you want to send the rubric . (Note that if there is existing text in the file number on the NEO, that text will be removed.

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    , and you can change it as needed. Then, click OK. The rubric text will be shown in the File # area of the AlphaWord Files to Send tab. NEO and NEO 2 by AlphaSmart...

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    The rubric text will be shown in the File # area of the AlphaWord Files to Send tab. 5. Click the Send List tab and verify that the text you want to send appears in the Send List Display.

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    A N A G E R Sending Files, Rubrics, or Write On! Lessons to NEOs 6. If you want to send the rubric to some, but not all, of the NEOs, click Select Devices, check the numbers to which you want to send the text, then click OK.

  • Page 109: Sending Write On! Lessons To Neos

    4. Double-click one of the categories on the left to find the available You can make your lessons, or click the category and click Next. You may need to open a few own Write On! different subcategories before you see a list of lessons. You can use the lessons.

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    (The lines made up of = signs are natural places to break the file.) To break up the files, you can cut some of the text from this file, click another file number, and paste the text into that file.

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    7. Click the Send List tab and verify that the lesson you want to send appears in the Send List Display. 8. If you want to send the lesson to some, but not all, of the NEOs, click Select Devices, check the numbers to which you want to send the text, then click OK.

  • Page 112: Sending Empty Files To Neos

    Manual on your NEO Documentation CD. I n s t a l l i n g S m a r t A p p l e t s o n N EO s U s i ng A l p ha Sm a r t Manager SmartApplets are programs on your NEO.

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    (Macintosh) as you click the SmartApplets you want to add. To SmartApplet’s location on select a group, click the first one in the group, hold down the Shift key, your computer. and click the last one in the group.

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    4. Click the Send List tab and verify that the SmartApplets you want to install appear in the Send List Display. 5. If you want to send the SmartApplets to some, but not all, of the NEOs, click Select Devices, check the numbers to which you want to send the text, then click OK.

  • Page 115: Deleting Smartapplets From Neos

    Deleting SmartApplets from NEOs D e l e t i n g S m a r t A p p l e t s f r o m N E O s To remove SmartApplets from your NEOs, use the SmartApplets tab in AlphaSmart Manager.

  • Page 116: Defining System Settings For The Neo

    OK. D e f i n i n g S y s t e m S e t t i n g s f o r t h e N E O NEO and its SmartApplets have settings that let you customize how it works.

  • Page 117: System Settings You Can Change In Alphasmart Manager

    For example, to copy text, you would normally select it and then press ctrl and C at the same time. However, if the sticky keys setting is on, you could select the text, press ctrl and let go, and then press C.

  • Page 118: How To Change System Settings Using Alphasmart Manager

    4. Click the Send List tab and verify that the settings you want to send appear in the Send List Display. 5. Click Send. If you have set a send list password (see page 113), you must enter the password and click OK.

  • Page 119: Defining Settings For Smartapplets

    Defining Settings for SmartApplets D e f i n i n g S e t t i n g s f o r S m a r t A p p l e t s Like the System settings, the settings for each SmartApplet can be changed either in the NEO Control Panel or in AlphaSmart Manager.

  • Page 120: About The Disable This Smartapplet Setting

    50 pages); the minimum is 512 characters (about one quarter of a page). To printer and program settings keep track of how many characters and pages are in a file and how much on your computer. space is left, press ctrl-w (see page 46).

  • Page 121: Spell Check Settings

    NEOs to receive the changes (if necessary), and click Send. This allows data on the Get/Print AlphaWord Files tab or the you to review all changes before you send them to NEOs. If you have several KeyWords tab. NEOs connected using a SmartOption cart, you can make sure that the right NEOs are getting the changes.

  • Page 122: How To Send Changes Without Saving The Send List

    2. Click the Send List tab and verify that the changes you want to make appear in the Send List display. 3. Click Send. If you have set a send list password (see page 113), you must enter the password and click OK.

  • Page 123: How To Open A Saved Send List

    In AlphaSmart Manager, click the File menu and choose Close Send List. P a s s w o r d s i n A l p h a S m a r t M a n a g e r As explained in “The Three Passwords Used with NEOs”...

  • Page 124: Setting Or Changing The Send List Password

    4. Delete the text in the field and type the new password you want to use (Master passwords can be 1-6 characters long.) 5. Click the Send List tab and verify that the change appears in the send list.

  • Page 125: Clearing (removing) A Send List Password

    Macintosh computers: Close the Preferences dialog box. Clearing (Removing) a Send List Password If you no longer want to use a send list password, you can clear it if you know the current send list password. When you clear the send list password, anyone using AlphaSmart Manager can send changes to your NEO(s) without entering a password.

  • Page 126: Sending A User Dictionary To Neo

    OK. S e n d i n g a U s e r D i c t i o n a r y t o N E O If your writing often contains words that aren’t in NEO’s spell check dictionary, you might want to create your own list of words—a custom user...

  • Page 127

    1. Using a word processing program on your computer, create a list of words Settings” on page 110) or in and save the file as a text file (end the file with .txt, as in mywords.txt). Control Panel on your NEO 2.

  • Page 128: Replacing The Thesaurus With The Spanish-english Word Lookup

    R e p l a c i n g t h e T h e s a u r u s w i t h t h e S p a n i s h - E n g l...

  • Page 129: Other Alphasmart Manager Tasks

    O t h e r A l p h a S m a r t M a n a g e r T a s k s For more about the other tasks you can do in AlphaSmart Manager, such as setting preferences, restoring settings to factory defaults, or viewing SmartApplet information, refer to the AlphaSmart Manager 2 User Manual.

  • Page 130: Troubleshooting

    • Close AlphaSmart Manager if it’s running. You can’t send text to a program on your computer when AlphaSmart Manager is running. When I turn on my NEO, I see something ot her t han the file that I expected. The startup SmartApplet determines which program starts when you turn the NEO on.

  • Page 131: When I Send A File To My Computer, Some Of The Characters Don't Show Up

    SmartApplet you worked in. When I send a file to my computer, some of the characters don’t show up. This is probably a problem with the speed with which the NEO is sending the data.

  • Page 132: My File (or The End Of My File) Is Filled With Garbage Characters

    My fi le (or the end of my fi le) is filled with garbage characters. There are three ways you can deal with this situation: • If you have no useful text in the file, just press clear file to remove the entire file.

  • Page 133: What Should I Do If I Spill Something On My Neo

    Support will suggest aren’t likely to work if you don’t deal with the spill soon after it occurs. When I use Kid Wor ks and St udent Wr iting Center on my computer, I can’t seem to send text fr om my NEO.

  • Page 134: More About Neo Batteries And Power Sources

    N E O T u r n s o n A u t o m a t i c a l l y W h e n C o n n e c t e d NEO turns on automatically when you use a USB cable to connect it to •...

  • Page 135: Replacing Aa Batteries

    NEO is connected to a computer; it’s not necessary. R e p l a c i n g A A B a t t e r i e s When you replace NEO’s AA batteries, you must change all three batteries. If one discharged AA battery is used with two new batteries, the battery life is significantly reduced, even though two out of the three are new.

  • Page 136: Using The Optional Rechargeable Battery Pack

    Phillips screw to make sure the cover stays shut. U s i n g t h e O p t i o n a l R e c ha r g e a b l e B a t t e r y P a c k...

  • Page 137: About The Optional Rechargeable Batteries

    To charge the batteries, plug the AC adapter into a working electrical outlet and connect it to the power port on the left side of your NEO as described on page 5. Conditioning the Batteries To condition the batteries, follow these steps: 1.

  • Page 138: Storing And Recharging Neos

    Well-maintained rechargeable batteries from AlphaSmart last about 500 charges, or about three years. If your battery charge lasted forty hours in the past, but now it lasts only one hour, you need a new battery pack, which you can purchase from AlphaSmart.

  • Page 139: Toxic Elements Statement

    C h e c k i n g B a t t e r y S t a t u s ( C h a r g e ) To find out how much battery charge is remaining, follow these steps to check the battery status on your NEO: 1.

  • Page 140: Tips On Caring For Batteries

    Tips on Caring for Batteries T i p s o n C a r i n g f o r B a t t e r i e s • To avoid battery leakage in AA batteries, change the batteries as soon as they become weak.

  • Page 141: Keyboard Commands And

    EYBOARD OMMANDS AND PECIAL HARACTERS This appendix provides lists of keyboard commands and information and tables that show you how to enter international and special characters using your NEO. Ke yboa rd Com mands Action Keyboard Command Move one character left or right...

  • Page 142

    E Y B O A R D O M M A N D S A N D P E C I A L H A R A C T E R S Keyboard Commands Action Keyboard Command shift-z- Select from cursor to end of line...

  • Page 143

    E Y B O A R D O M M A N D S A N D P E C I A L H A R A C T E R S Keyboard Commands Action Keyboard Command shift-ctrl-z-i Number of characters in all files...

  • Page 144

    E Y B O A R D O M M A N D S A N D P E C I A L H A R A C T E R S Keyboard Commands Action Keyboard Command ctrl-option-z-p Password enable/disable (master password...

  • Page 145: International And Special Characters

    International and Special Characters I n t e r n a t i o n a l a n d S p e c i a l C h a r a c t e r s The following tables show the international and special characters that NEO supports and the keys to press to generate each character.

  • Page 146

    E Y B O A R D O M M A N D S A N D P E C I A L H A R A C T E R S International and Special Characters Character Keystroke(s) Notes option-` è...

  • Page 147

    E Y B O A R D O M M A N D S A N D P E C I A L H A R A C T E R S International and Special Characters Character Keystroke(s) option-2 ™...

  • Page 148: Troubleshooting Special Characters

    1. On your computer, open the Notepad program. 2. On your NEO, send your text to Notepad. 3. In Notepad, select all the text, then press Ctrl-c to copy it to the Windows clipboard. 4. Open a new file in the program that didn’t accept the special characters earlier.

  • Page 149: Warranty And Maintenance

    During this period, if a defect occurs, Renaissance Learning, Inc., will, at its option, repair or replace your NEO at no charge to you, provided that it is returned during the warranty period to Renaissance Learning, Inc., or one of its authorized resellers.

  • Page 150: Maintenance Tips

    NEO in top condition: • Always turn off your NEO before changing the batteries. • Take care not to break the LCD screen. Don’t drop NEO or subject it to strong impact. Don’t place an AC adapter or other heavy object over the LCD screen.

  • Page 151: Return Procedures

    Eighty percent of all problems can be solved by email or over the phone. 2. If the device does need to be returned to the factory for repair, it must be assigned an RMA (Return Material Authorization) number in order to track the unit before it is returned.

  • Page 152: Fcc Statement

    F C C S t a t e m e n t Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

  • Page 153: Index

    NDEX N u m e r i c s printing files 14 resetting passwords for files 69 2Know! Toolbar and NEO 2 63 settings 68, 109 show marks setting 68 starting 24 using 24 AA batteries 123 Antivirus software 121...

  • Page 154

    DVORAK keyboard layout 71 Closing send lists 112 Commands, keyboard 70, 130 Conditioning rechargeable batteries 126 Connecting NEO to a computer using a USB cable 9 Editing files 29 Connection status 83 Email, sending text to 13 Contact information ii...

  • Page 155

    International characters 134 switching 10 Introduction to the NEO 1 viewing in AlphaSmart Manager 84, 86 IR beaming from NEO to a computer 11 Files that aren’t blank 7 IR beaming, requirements 18 Finding and replacing text 34 IR beaming, setting up 18...

  • Page 156

    N D E X Monospaced font 32 Moving the cursor 25 Keyboard Multimedia text fields, sending text to 13 alternate layouts 71, 72, 73, 76 auto repeat 74 commands 70, 130 settings 71 slow keys setting 71 Naming files 28...

  • Page 157

    Sending linked files to NEO 43 Resetting all file passwords 69 Sending rubrics to NEOs 93 Resetting file passwords 79 Sending text to a computer 9, 10, 11 Resetting the system font 106 Sending Write On! lessons to NEOs 98 Responder SmartApplet 8, 54...

  • Page 158

    115 sticky keys 72 Spills 122 system 106 Spreadsheets, sending text to 13 turn add words to user dictionary ON/OFF 67 Standard keyboard layout 71 turn Calculator off 69 Starting AlphaSmart Manager 83 turn file passwords ON/OFF 68...

  • Page 159

    Wireless security setting (NEO 2) 74 Transfer speed setting 106 Word counts 46 Troubleshooting 119 Word lookup (Spanish-English) 40 Turn add words to user dictionary ON/OFF 67 installing 117 Turn files passwords ON/OFF 68 Working with files 30 Turn show marks in files ON/OFF 68...

  • Page 160

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  • GLORIA MORA May 31, 2015 01:06:
    I bought mt neo by alphsmart tablet years ago and I have forgotten how to retrieve essays I have on it. Please help.