Brother SX-4000 User Manual

Brother SX-4000 User Manual

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  • Page 2 Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an expenenced radioiTV technician for help. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. This digital apparatus...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Keyboard Display Mode Line-by-line processing Description Correction in display mode Functions requiring a special Features display Functions triggering line printing PART I OVERVIEW OF YOUR TYPEWRITER PART II SPELLING CHECHER 1. Printing mode PART III TECHNICAL 2, Display mode INFORMATION Basic Typing Inserting paper...
  • Page 5: Keyboard

  • Page 6 KEYBOARD • (*) Hold down [CODE] and press the key to activate these functions. • (_) Hold down [ALT] and press the key to activate these functions. - "[ALT] ÷ appropriate key" or "[CODE] + appropriate key" will be used in this manual when the [ALT] or [CODE] must be held down while the appropriate key is pressed.
  • Page 7: Description

    DESCRIPTION Daisy Wheel Lock Cassette Dais_ Cassette Ribbon Correction Tape Top Cover ' Supporter Lever Platen Knob Power Switch Display Carrying Handle Keyboard that it can be adjusted as necessary. Paper Supporter: Keyboard Cover can be used as a paper supporter Paper release lever: Pushing this lever loosens tension...
  • Page 8: Features

    ,,,, ,,,,,,,, , ,, ,,,,,,,, ,,,,, ,,,, Your Brother electronic typewriter combines advanced performance with easy operation, Some of the outstanding functions of this typewriter are illustrated in the letter below. The numbers in brackets refer to the page where you can find further...
  • Page 9: Part I Overview Of Your Typewriter

    PART I OVERVIEW OF YOUR TYPEWRITER This typewriter isa very sophisticated machine, you willfind it easier to use and a lot mere convenient than an ordinary typewriter. The two main differences between an ordinary typewriter and this machine are: 1) the LCD display, and 2) the spellchecker.
  • Page 10: 2, Display Mode

    PART I OVERVIEW OF YOUR TYPEWRITER Illllllll P,TCR 10, 12 #"ing . itch LINE 1, 1 1/2, 2 = line spacing BOLD = boldface SHIFT - shift mode AUTO = auto carrier return WORD SPELL = word spell check L/L == line by }ine (with auto return) I CONT = continuous underlining WORD = word underlining 2.
  • Page 11: Basic Typing

    BASIC TYPING The firSt thing that you will need to do is to decide how you want your document to look when it is printed. To do this, go step-by-step through the following. Inserting paper This machine is equipped with an autom atic paper insertion function so that you do not need to use the platen knob to insert a sheet of paper.
  • Page 12: Selectinglinespacing

    BASIC TYPING Viewing Mode ON During continuous typing, the paper remains constant with the print unit on the typing line. when typing stops for morethen 1 second, the paper moves upward so that you can easily view what you have typed. When typing continuous, the paper automatically returns to the correct typing line.
  • Page 13: Setting Margins

    BASIC TYPING Pressing [ALT] + [PITCH] (1) changes the indication below "PITCH" through the following cycle: tO -_ 12 -_ 15 -->10 W0F_ _IF: SF_LL WOR0 _JTO _ 1_ COFtr Indication Meaning (&) Pica pitch (10 characters per inch) Elite pitch (12 characters per inch) (&) Micron pitch (15 characters per inch) Note: Be sure the selected pitch matches the pitch of the daisy wheel...
  • Page 14: Settingtabs

    BASIC TYPING _[_ht rnal_in 1) Move the carrier to the place you want to set the right margin by using [SPACE BAR] or [BACKSPACE]. If you need to move outside the current right margin, press [ALT] + [M REL] (3). 2) Press [ALT] + [R MAR] (5).
  • Page 15: Clearing Tabs

    BASIC TYPING 1) Move the carrier to the place you want to set a tab by using [SPACE BAR] or [BACKSPACE]. 2) Press the [ALl] + [T SET] (6) to set the tab. A maximum of 12 tabs can be set (decimal tabs included), Repeat steps 1 and 2 to set each tab stop.
  • Page 16 BASIC TYPING • Pressing [ALT] + [DT SET] (7) at a normal tab position replaces the normal tab with a decimal tab, Using dedmal tabs 1) Press [TAB] to go to the decimaJ tab position. This message will appear; The message disappears when you start typing. 2) Type in the numbers, They are not printed right away but appear on the display.
  • Page 17: Cancelling The Decimal Tab Mode

    BASIC TYPING Cancelling the decimal tab mode Before you have typed anything: To cancel the decimal tab mode before you have typed anything, press [CORRECT] at the decimal tab pOSition. The carrier does not move. You can now enter any character and it will print directly on the paper.
  • Page 18: Typing Uppercase Characters

    BASIC TYPING IIIII iiii IIIII Typing uppercase characters Uppercase characters are the capital letters, and the characters {ndicatedin the upper part of the non-letter keys. For example, I_] (capital "a") and Ill (1) are uppercase characters. 1) To type one or a few uppercase characters, press either the dght or left [SHIFT].
  • Page 19: Hot Zone

    BASIC TYPING Hot zone The hot zone is the area that starts six (6) spaces before the right margin and extends to the right margin. A warning beep will sound when the hot zone is reached_ If you are typing a word that is too long to fit into the hot zone, you will have to either divide the word by using a hyphen, or shift the whole word to the next line.
  • Page 20: Backspacing

    BASIC TYPING 1) Returning the carrier manually %_"1 Regardless of the option selected with [ALT] + (OPERATE], pressing [RETURN] will always return the carrier. When the auto carrier return function is off (first option above), pressing [RETURN] is the only way to return the carrier.
  • Page 21 BASIC I_zPING Your typewriter has three different backspace funCtions: 1) Simple backspace To move back one space at a time, press [BACKSPACE]. To move continuously to the ]eft, hold this key down. 2) Express backspace To move the carrier quickly to the beginning of the data you are typing, press [CODE] + [EXPR].
  • Page 22: Memory Correction

    MEMORY COltl_t'ss • uJ v iiii iiiiiiii 111111 !llllll iiii iiiiiI Your typewriter has a full~line correction memory that makes corrections easier. As long as yOu are on the current line, the machine will automatically erase for you. In addition, you may choose to erase automatically a single character, one word, or the entire line.
  • Page 23: Erasingthe Entire Line

    MEMORY CORRECTION 2) Press [W OUT]. This will erase the word, but Ieave the carrier where the first letter of that word was positioned. cal formulas. Most people A / You can now continue with your text. cal formulas. Most people are no longer far_£1iarA •...
  • Page 24: Manual Correction ?2

    MANUAL tJU_,L _ l ,J_ V If you have overlooked an error in a text and have already moved to a different line, you can still correct it by using the manual correction method. Manual correction retype wrong character 1) Return the paper to the line of the character to be corrected using [CODE] + [INDEX] (P) or [CODE] + [REV] (O).
  • Page 25: Layout Functions

    U U'I 1 U1¥ Superscript/Subscript Superscripts and subscripts are used mainly for scientific text composition (for instance, exponents, chemical sym- _ bols, or reference to footnotes). (comma) To print a superscript, press [CODE] ÷ [,1 to raise the carrier by f/12 inch, and then type the character that you want in superscript.
  • Page 26: Automatic Underlining

    LAYOUT FUNCTIONS iiiiiiii IIII ©+© Automatic underlining You can use this funcgon when you want to underline a word or group of words. Pressing {ALT] + [UNDLN] (-) switches through the following "UNDLN" options: OFF (not displayed) --> CONT --> WORD -_ OFF le t6 $_F_ S_LL...
  • Page 27: Boldface

    LAYOUT FUNCTIONS BOLD 5+© Boldface Using the boldface mode is another way to make a word or phrase stand out and catch the reader's eye. Pressing [ALT] ._-[BOLD[ (=) switches "BOLD" on or off: OFF (not displayed) -_ BOLD --) OFF 11ft C0_'_ Indication...
  • Page 28: Centering

    LAYOUT FUNCTIONS G_r_ Con,e"n, 5 +© The centering function allows you to center a line of text between the left and right margins. 1) To center between the margins: Move the career to the left margin and press [ALT] + [CTR] (9). The carrier will move to a point halfway between the margins.
  • Page 29: Cancelling The Centering Mode

    LAYOUT FUNCTIONS Cancelling the centering mode 1) Before you have typed anything: To cancel the centering mode before you have typed any text, press [ALT] + [CTR] (9). The carrier then returns to its original position. 2) After entering some characters: If you have entered some characters, press [CORRECT] until the display is blank.
  • Page 30: Cancellingthe Rightmargin Flush Mode

    LAYOUT FUNCTIONS iiiii J iiii Cancelling the right margin flush mode 1) Before you have typed anything: To cancel the dght margin flush mode before typing any text, press [AL'r] + [RMF] (0) This returns the carder to the last typing position ff text has previously been entered on the line.
  • Page 31: Display Mode

    DISt'LAY M(JIJL" In this mode, characters are displayed before being printed. This permits you to correct the text on the screen, which Is quicker and easier than making corrections on paper in the printing mode. The display mode is automatically selected when using...
  • Page 32 DISPLAY MODE ... ,..,,,, ,..• It IS impossible to select the line-by-line mode if the carrier is not between the margins. ,,,, ,,,,,,,, ,,,,, Meaning ,,,, • ,,,,,, ,,,,,, Printing mode, manual return only AUTO (&) Printing mode, auto carrier return function activated ,,,,,, ('V) Display mode (line-by-line),...
  • Page 33: Correction In Display Mode

    DISPLAY MODE Correction in display mode Deleting characters from the text To delete characters from your text, press [CORRECT] or [BACKSPACE], This will move the cursor one 13ositiontothe left and delete the character which was at the left of the cursor. ©...
  • Page 34: Functions Requiring A Special Display

    DISPLAY MODE IIIIII Functions requiring a special display The bold, underlining, and super/subscript functions work in the same way as in printing mode, but have a special display. The following table shows how these functions are displayed. Function Display Underlined character The character flashes, showing alternately the normal character and the underlining, Example: Pace = Page and ..
  • Page 35: Functions Triggering Line Printing

    DISPLAY MODE • The super- or subscript mark appears on the display when the character is entered and disappears if the character is deleted. The mark does not appear alone - it alway_ alternate.*; with the Gharaoter or symbol you have typed. •...
  • Page 36: Part Ii Spelling Checher

    PART II SPELLING CHECKEI, Important notice: This System is not a replacement for careful proofreading of your documents. It has no way of knowing, for example, whether words are missing or whether a given word is appropriate for the current syntactic or semantic context.
  • Page 37 SPELLING CHECKER You can also recheck _ word on the current line with following operation. wSPBJ_ 1) Press [ALT] ÷ [W SPELLI to turn the Word Spell on. 2) Movethe carrier back totheword, then moveto the right with [SPACE BAR] or [CODE] + [SPACE BAR].
  • Page 38: Part Iii Technical Information

    Make sure to useonlyBrother.authorized cas. sstte ribbons, correction tapes and cassette daisy wheels. Brother cannotbe held respon- siblefor difficulties caused by the use of unau- thorized supplies. ,,,,,, Nots: Please do not touch the keyboard during replacing the daisy wheel, I...
  • Page 39: Replacing The Correction Tape

    REPLACING RIBBON, ETC. Replacing the correction tape Two types of correction tape are available: • Lift_off correction tape, to be used with correctable film ribbon. • Cover-up correction tape, to be used with nylon and multi strike ribbons. To replace the correction tape: 1) Use [SPACE BAR] or [BACKSPACE] to move the carrier to the center of theplaten.
  • Page 40: Replacing The Cassette Daisy Wheel

    P,_PLACING THE RIBBON, ETC. Replacing the cassette daisy wheel The daisy wheel is housed in a clear plastic cassette for easy, damage-free handling and quick typeface changes. To replace the cassette daisy wheel: 1) Open the top cover, Pull the lever towards you to release the d_isy wh_.ellock.
  • Page 41: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Problem Solution Nothing happens when power !, ISthe power cord plugged in? switch is turned on Poor printing performance 1. Is the daisy wheel properly installed? or printout is impossible (Has the lever been pressed firmly?) 2, Have you run out of ribbon? 3.
  • Page 42: Care Of Unit & Specifications 4O

    CARE OF,,,UNIT,,,&,,,, S PECIFICATIO € Care of unit Beware of tiny objects Be careful not to let anything slip into the typewriter or between the keys. Be especially careful of metal objects such as paper clips and staples. Cleaning Never use volatile liquids such as thinner or benzine to clean the extedor surface of the typewriter.
  • Page 43: Specifications

    Dimensions (W x D x H) 16.4" x 15.1" x 5.3" (417 x 383 x 134 mm) 101b Weight Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 44: Starter Kit (Sk-100)

    CARE OF UNIT & SPECIFICATIONS m im Starter kit (SK-IO0) This starter k!t provides you with a good supply of ribbons, a script daisy whee! and an extra correction tape at a great sav_ngs. This includes: - 3 correctable film ribbons - 1 script 1012 daisy wheel - 1 !ift-off correction tape...
  • Page 45: Index

    INDEX Hot Zone, 17 Accessories, 36 Hyphen, 18, 30 ALT key, 4 Auto carrier return, 17 Automatic underlining, 24 Index, g Inserting paper, 9 Backspace, 18 Backspace, express, 19 Layout functions, 23-28 Backspace, haft, 19 Une memory, 20 Basic typing, 9-19 Line spacing, 10 Boldface, 25 Line-out, 21...
  • Page 46 INDEX Setting tabs, 12 Shift lock, 16 Special characters, 23 Specifications, 41 Spelling cheek, 34 Starter kit, 42 Status indicators, 7 Subscript, 23 Superscript, 23 Tab, 12 Tab clear, 13 Technical information, 36 Troubleshooting, 39 Underlining, 24 Ventilation, 40 View mode, 9 Word-out, 20 Word spelt, 84...
  • Page 47: Compatible Accessories

    Compatible Accessories Starter Item No, 3 Correotable Film Ribbons SK-100 1 Script 1012 Daisy Wheel 1 Lift-off Correction Tape Cassette Ribbons/Correction Tapes Item No. Description 1030 Correctable film ribbon 1230 Correctable film ribbon (2 packs) 1031 Multi strike ribbon 1032 Nylon ribbon 3010 Lift-off Correction tapes (2 pcs.)
  • Page 50 TX, VA and WA residents add applicable sales tax Add $3.00 ShippinglHandling TOTAL DUE Method of Payment (check one) ( ) Visa ( ) MasterCard ( ) Check/Money Order Account Number Expiration Date Signature SEND ORDER FORM TO: Brother International Corp. P.O. Box 341332 Bartlett, TN 38184-1332...
  • Page 51 ACCESSORY ORDER FORM Dear Customer, This order form is provided for your convenience should your retailer not stock the item(s) needed or if you prefer to order by mail. Customer name Starter Kit/Accessorles Item No. j Price jQuantity Total SK-100 3 Correctable Film Ribbons $41.95 1 Script 1012 Daisy Wheel...
  • Page 52 CST). To order brochureson other Brotherproducts or to locate yeNr nearestAuthorizedServiceCenteror AuthorizedDealer,you may call our automated voice response system at (800) 284-4357 (anytime). To order Brother accessories by Visa or MasterCard, you may call (800) 284-4357 or complete the order...

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