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<!ENTITY ktouch "<application>KTouch</application>">
<!ENTITY kappname "&ktouch;"><!-- replace kapp here -->
<!ENTITY package "tdeedu">
<!ENTITY % addindex "IGNORE">
<!ENTITY % English "INCLUDE"><!-- change language only here -->
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<book lang="&language;">
<bookinfo>
<title>The &ktouch; Handbook</title>
<authorgroup>
<author>
<firstname>Håvard</firstname><surname>Frøiland</surname>
<affiliation>
<address><email>&Haavard.Froeiland.mail;</email></address>
</affiliation>
</author>
<author>
<firstname>Andreas</firstname><surname>Nicolai</surname>
<affiliation>
<address><email>Andreas.nicolai@gmx.net</email></address>
</affiliation>
</author>
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</authorgroup>
<copyright>
<year>1999-2005</year>
<holder>Håvard Frøiland, Andreas Nicolai</holder>
</copyright>
<legalnotice>&FDLNotice;</legalnotice>
<date>2005-06-19</date>
<releaseinfo>1.5</releaseinfo>
<abstract>
<para>&ktouch; is a program for learning to touch type. &ktouch;
provides you with text to train on and adjusts to different levels
depending on how good you are. It displays which key to press next
and the correct finger to use.</para>
</abstract>
<keywordset>
<keyword>KDE</keyword>
<keyword>touchwriting</keyword>
<keyword>touchtyping</keyword>
<keyword>typing</keyword>
<keyword>typewriting</keyword>
<keyword>education</keyword>
<keyword>ktouch</keyword>
<keyword>touch</keyword>
<keyword>type</keyword>
</keywordset>
</bookinfo>
<chapter id="using_ktouch">
<title>Using &ktouch;</title>
<sect1 id="introduction">
<title>Introduction</title>
<sect2>
<title>What is &ktouch;?</title>
<para>&ktouch; is a program for learning to touch type.</para>
<para>&ktouch; provides you with text to train on and adjusts to
different levels depending on how good you are. It shows your keyboard
and indicates which key to press next and the correct finger to use.</para>
<screenshot>
<screeninfo>The main screen of &ktouch;</screeninfo>
<mediaobject>
<imageobject>
<imagedata fileref="main_screen_default_color.png" format="PNG"/>
</imageobject>
<textobject>
<phrase>The main screen of &ktouch;</phrase>
</textobject>
</mediaobject>
</screenshot>
<para>&ktouch; is an excellent touch typing tutor. You learn typing
with all fingers, step by step, without having to look down
at the keyboard all the time to find your keys (which slows you down a lot).
It is convenient for all ages
and the perfect typing tutor for schools, universities and individuals.
It is free and licensed under the &GNU; Public License, so you will
never have to pay anything for the program or any update.
</para>
</sect2>
<sect2>
<title>Features </title>
<para>In its current version, &ktouch; 1.5 has quite a number of helpful
features, such as:</para>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem><simpara>Support for many different training lectures in many
languages including language specific text fonts and a comfortable lecture
editor</simpara></listitem>
<listitem><simpara>Support for different keyboard layouts with the ability to
use user-defined layouts</simpara></listitem>
<listitem><simpara>During your training session comprehensive statistical
information is obtained to help you (or your teacher) analyse your
progress</simpara></listitem>
</itemizedlist>
<para>
Many other features are included and will be discussed in the appropriate
chapters of this manual.
</para>
</sect2>
</sect1>
<sect1 id="learning">
<title>Learning touch typing with &ktouch;</title>
<para>Here's another screenshot of &ktouch; in action, this time with a german
keyboard and training lecture:</para>
<screenshot>
<screeninfo>Main screen of &ktouch;</screeninfo>
<mediaobject>
<imageobject>
<imagedata fileref="main_window_german.png" format="PNG"/>
</imageobject>
<textobject>
<phrase>Main screen of &ktouch;</phrase>
</textobject>
</mediaobject>
</screenshot>
<para>Even though learning touch typing with &ktouch; and using the program
should be very simple we will look a bit closer@&ktouch; in the following
sections.</para>
<sect2 id="getting_started">
<title>Getting started</title>
<para>When you start &ktouch; you can see the screen shown above. The main
program window shows three main sections:
</para>
<orderedlist>
<listitem><simpara>Some typing statistics in info boxes@the
top</simpara></listitem>
<listitem><simpara>The text you need to type (in the teacher's line) and the
text that you have typed so far (in the student's line)</simpara></listitem>
<listitem><simpara>The keyboard (that hopefully looks like
yours)</simpara></listitem>
</orderedlist>
<para>We look@these sections later again.</para>
<para>
Ok, the first time you start &ktouch; it will open a default lecture and
select a default keyboard layout. Before you start typing you should adjust
the keyboard layout so that it matches yours. Go to
<menuchoice><guimenu>Settings</guimenu><guimenuitem>Keyboard
Layouts...</guimenuitem></menuchoice> and select the country you're in (or
some country which uses the same keyboard layout as you). If your keyboard is
not included, you can always define your own keyboard (see <link
linkend="create_keyboards">Creating your own keyboard</link>).
</para>
<para>
Once you have your keyboard selected, choose your training lecture. The first
line in your corrent lecture and level is shown in the teacher's line. You can
select any of the default lectures via
<menuchoice><guimenu>Training</guimenu><guimenuitem>Default
Lectures...</guimenuitem></menuchoice> or open a user defined lecture file
(&eg; if your teacher gives you a special lecture to practice on) with
<menuchoice><guimenu>File</guimenu><guimenuitem>Open
Lecture...</guimenuitem></menuchoice>. You may even create your own lecture
(see <link linkend="create_lectures">Creating your own lecture</link>). When
you have selected keyboard and lecture you can start typing.
</para>
<para>
Place your hand on the keyboard as indicated by the 8 marked finger keys
(thumbs over the space bar) and start typing the text shown in the teacher's
line. Each key you need to press is highlighted on the keyboard and if you
need to move a finger from its resting position the target key and the
appropriate finger key is highlighted. Try to move your hands as little as
possible and after you typed a character always try to return your fingers to
their resting positions.
</para>
<tip><para>The key colors indicate which finger needs to press which
key.</para></tip>
<para>
While you type you may make mistakes and hit the wrong key. In that case the
student's line will change its color (per default to red) and you have to hit
Backspace to erase the wrong character (or characters) again.
</para>
<para>
When you have successfully completed a line of text you need to press the
Enter key to advance to the next line.
</para>
</sect2>
<sect2 id="lectures_and_levels">
<title>Lectures and levels</title>
<para>
As already mentioned above you need to select a training lecture which
contains all the text you want to practice. Usually the difficulty of the text
is gradually increasing and so most lectures contain various difficulty
levels. However, some lectures may just contain a single level and text (&eg;
a newspaper article to test your skills).
</para>
<para>
In the info boxes@top of the &ktouch; main window you see the current
level@the left. The small buttons to the right allow you to manually switch
levels. Normally this happens automatically (more about this in the section
<link linkend="training_options">Training Options</link>). The right info box
shows a brief information text about the level. Usually it gives you a list of
characters that are new in this level. The middle two info boxes show your
current typing speed (in characters per minute) and your correctness. These
values are Level Statistics and whenever you start a new level these values
are resetted. However, the program still remembers your previous statistics
(see section <link linkend="statistics">Statistics in &ktouch;</link>).
</para>
</sect2>
<sect2 id="starting_stopping">
<title>Starting and stopping a training session</title>
<para>
While you type the text of a training lecture you are in a practice session.
You can start a new practice session using
<menuchoice><guimenu>Training</guimenu><guimenuitem>Start New
Session</guimenuitem></menuchoice> or the appropriate button in the toolbar.
Level changes (automatic or manual) do not change your training session. You
stay in this training session until you start a new training session, select a
new lecture (which automatically starts a new training session) or quit the
program.
</para>
<para>
If you open any dialog in &ktouch; while you are in a training session the
training is paused and the timer is stopped until you hit the next key. You
can manually pause the session using
<menuchoice><guimenu>Training</guimenu><guimenuitem>Pause
Session</guimenuitem></menuchoice> or the appropriate button in the toolbar.
</para>
</sect2>
</sect1>
<sect1 id="statistics">
<title>Statistics in &ktouch;</title>
<para>&ktouch; remembers you! Basically whatever you type is recorded and some
useful (and sometimes just interesting) statistics are created. &ktouch;
stores statistical data based on the lecture file you use for training. For
every lecture file a separate history is kept. &ktouch; also distinguishes
between level and practice session statistics. This is important to prevent
cheating :-).
</para>
<sect2>
<title>Training Session Statistics</title>
<screenshot>
<screeninfo>Current Training Statistics</screeninfo>
<mediaobject>
<imageobject><imagedata fileref="statistics_dialog.png"
format="PNG"/></imageobject>
<textobject><phrase>Current Training Statistics</phrase></textobject>
</mediaobject>
</screenshot>
<para>Whenever you start a new training session a new statistics record is
started. &ktouch; remembers several things to assess your skill and to help
you identify problem keys:
</para>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem><simpara>How many keys were pressed in total?</simpara></listitem>
<listitem><simpara>How many were correctly pressed?</simpara></listitem>
<listitem><simpara>Which keys where missed and how often?</simpara></listitem>
<listitem><simpara>How many correct words did you type?</simpara></listitem>
<listitem><simpara>How much time did you need?</simpara></listitem>
</itemizedlist>
<para>Using training session statistics you and &ktouch; can evaluate your
overall performance and skill in a certain training lecture.</para>
</sect2>
<sect2>
<title>Level Statistics</title>
<para>For each level in your training session (&ie; all levels you typed text
in) the same statistics as for the training session are obtained. Using level
statistics data you can investigate your progress in each level of a training
lecture (and you will notice how your skill increases level by level and you
can concentrate on the levels which still cause problems).
</para>
</sect2>
<sect2>
<title>The Statistics Dialog</title>
<para><menuchoice><guimenu>Training</guimenu><guimenuitem>Lecture
Statistics</guimenuitem></menuchoice> or the statistics button in the toolbar
opens the statistics dialog. It displays your current training and level
statistics and shows a graphical history of previous training sessions.
</para>
<para>
When you open the statistics dialog you can select a Session Statistics Page
and a Level Statistics Page. The first page gives you a summary about
everything you typed so far. The Level Statistics Page only contains the stats
for the current level. This is useful to distinguish between overall
performance and skill in certain levels.
</para>
<para>
The third statistics page gives you a graphical overview of your typing skill
by offering several choices. A note about the time scaling option. Whenever a
session or level statistic is obtained, also the date is stored. So you can
also see how your skill dropped in long training breaks and when you last
practiced a certain lecture or level.
</para>
<screenshot>
<screeninfo>Training Statistics Chart</screeninfo>
<mediaobject>
<imageobject><imagedata fileref="statistics_dialog_chart.png"
format="PNG"/></imageobject>
<textobject><phrase>Training Statistics Chart</phrase></textobject>
</mediaobject>
</screenshot>
</sect2>
</sect1>
</chapter>
<chapter id="ui_guide">
<title>The &ktouch; main menu and program dialogs</title>
<para>In this chapter we look@some of the details in the program.
<tip><para>You can use the <quote>What's this?</quote> feature (the little
question mark besides the minimize/maximize window buttons) in many dialogs of
the program.</para></tip>
</para>
<sect1 id="main_menu">
<title>The menu of &ktouch;</title>
<para>Pretty much everything in the &ktouch; menu should be self-explanatory.
The file menu contains options to load a user defined lecture and edit
lectures. The training menu contains training options and the settings menu
contains options to setup the program. The various options in the
configuration dialog are explained in the next section.</para>
</sect1>
<sect1 id="program_settings">
<title>Configuration options for &ktouch;</title>
<para>You can customize &ktouch; quite a bit. The settings are always stored
for the current user of the program. Open the configuration dialog via
<menuchoice><guimenu>Settings</guimenu><guimenuitem>Configure &ktouch;
...</guimenuitem></menuchoice>.</para>
<sect2 id="general_options">
<title>General Options</title>
<para>In this dialog you can change general options that control the behaviour
of &ktouch;.
</para>
<screenshot>
<screeninfo>General options</screeninfo>
<mediaobject>
<imageobject><imagedata fileref="general_options.png"
format="PNG"/></imageobject>
<textobject><phrase>General options</phrase></textobject>
</mediaobject>
</screenshot>
<para>First of all you can switch the sound on or off (might be useful in
class rooms). You can also set the sliding speed of the teacher's and
student's line.
</para>
<para>Most important, however, might be the selection of the lecture font.
When showing the teacher's text &ktouch; will normally use the font specified
in the lecture file. But if this font doesn't exist on your system or none has
been specified, &ktouch; uses a default system font. What if this font does
not contain all characters needed for your lecture? In such cases you can
override the choice of the font and specify any font you like.
<note><para>&ktouch; distinguishes between lecture and keyboard fonts.
Overriding the lecture font does not automatically adjust the keyboard font as
well. Use the appropriate option in the Keyboard Options configuration
page.</para></note>
</para>
</sect2>
<sect2 id="training_options">
<title>Training Options</title>
<para>In this dialog you can select the options that control how &ktouch;
changes difficulty levels based on the user's skill.</para>
<screenshot>
<screeninfo>Training options</screeninfo>
<mediaobject>
<imageobject><imagedata fileref="training_options.png"
format="PNG"/></imageobject>
<textobject><phrase>Training options</phrase></textobject>
</mediaobject>
</screenshot>
<para>If <guibutton>Automatic level adjustment</guibutton> is enabled,
&ktouch; checks the given limits@the end of each level and decides whether to
increase or decrease the level or stay in the level for another run. Level
changes occur always@the end of a level (&ie; when the user has finished the
last line of a level). If the typing speed (in characters per seconds) and
accuracy (correctness) are <emphasis>both</emphasis> above or equal to the
<quote>Limits to increase level</quote> &ktouch; will jump to the next higher
level. If <emphasis>either</emphasis> typing speed or accuracy falls below the
<quote>Limits to decrease level</quote> &ktouch; will jump back to the
previous lower level.
</para>
<para>
On this configuration page you can also select that the program remembers your
current level when you quit the program and jumps back to it when you restart
&ktouch;.
</para>
</sect2>
<sect2 id="keyboard_options">
<title>Keyboard Options</title>
<para>In this dialog you can select keyboard specific options.</para>
<screenshot>
<screeninfo>Keyboard options</screeninfo>
<mediaobject>
<imageobject><imagedata fileref="keyboard_options.png"
format="PNG"/></imageobject>
<textobject><phrase>Keyboard options</phrase></textobject>
</mediaobject>
</screenshot>
<para>
This dialog controls the appearance and functionality of the keyboard. Similar
to the <quote>Override lecture font</quote> option in the general settings
configuration page, you can here specify your own keyboard font. The option
<quote>Highlight keys on keyboard</quote> can be used to increase the
difficulty of the training. <tip><para>Once you are familiar with the keyboard
you may want to turn keyboard highlighting off so it won't distract you when
you concentrate on the teacher's text.</para></tip>
</para>
</sect2>
<sect2 id="color_options">
<title>Color Options</title>
<para>In this dialog you can tweak the appearance of &ktouch;.</para>
<screenshot>
<screeninfo>Color options</screeninfo>
<mediaobject>
<imageobject><imagedata fileref="color_options.png"
format="PNG"/></imageobject>
<textobject><phrase>Color options</phrase></textobject>
</mediaobject>
</screenshot>
<para>
This configuration page does not need much explaination. You can choose among
four predefined color schemes for the keyboard. Alternatively you can switch
the color schemes <quote>on the fly</quote> using the menu option
<menuchoice><guimenu>Settings</guimenu><guimenuitem>Keyboard Color
Schemes</guimenuitem></menuchoice>.
</para>
</sect2>
</sect1>
</chapter>
<chapter id="extending">
<title>Extending &ktouch;</title>
<sect1 id="create_lectures">
<title>Creating your own lecture</title>
<para>You can easily create your own training lecture using the built-in
&ktouch; lecture editor. When you select
<menuchoice><guimenu>File</guimenu><guimenuitem>Edit
Lecture...</guimenuitem></menuchoice> the <quote>Open Request Dialog</quote>
will open and ask you to select a lecture. You can choose either edit the
current lecture, any of the predefined lectures (if you have write access to
the installation directoy) or create an empty lecture from scratch.</para>
<sect2>
<title>Creating a lecture</title>
<para>
Let's assume you want to create a new lecture. There are a few guidelines you
may want to consider:
</para>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem><para>
For the first 20 keys or so, only add 2 keys@a time to a new level. Let the
user practice the keys alone first in different combinations and then use the
new keys in words and mixed with already known words.
</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Add@least a few levels to the lecture in order to allow the
user to see some progress while training</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>
Don't make the levels too long.
</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>
Try to increase the difficulty of the text gradually and test your text
yourself.
</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>
After the first keys have been learned include a recap lecture.
</para></listitem>
</itemizedlist>
</sect2>
<sect2>
<title>Things to know about lectures</title>
<para>
The lecture title is important for the quick-select menu entry in the training
menu and for the statistics. The comment should be used to include information
about the lecture author and source of lecture data if any.
</para>
<para>
For each level you can specify the new characters/keys in the lecture. The
text you enter there will be shown as level information text in the top right
info box of the &ktouch; main window.
</para>
<para>You can also specify a default font for the lecture which will be used
in the teacher's and student's line and of course in the edit lecture dialog
using the <guibutton>Change Font...</guibutton> button.
</para>
</sect2>
</sect1>
<sect1 id="create_keyboards">
<title>Creating your own keyboard</title>
<para>You can create your own keyboards by creating keyboard files. Currently
&ktouch; doesn't have a keyboard editor but it is still pretty easy to define
your own keyboard. It doesn't require much more than a little math to work out
the geometry and some time. Best is to start with an existing keyboard file,
create a copy for your keyboard layout and simply adjust the lines.</para>
<para>
Currently keyboard files are plain UTF-8 encoded text files. In one of the
next version of &ktouch; keyboard data will be stored in &XML; files, too.
Therefore I'll only briefly explain the structure of a keyboard file.
</para>
<para>A keyboard file usually starts with a header including some information
about the author and type of the keyboard.</para>
<programlisting>
####################################################
# KTouch
# Keybord layout file for german keybord layout
# Code=UTF-8
####################################################
</programlisting>
<para>
All lines starting with a hash character '#' are considered comments. After
the header section a block of so called <quote>finger keys</quote> follows,
indicating the resting positions for all 8 fingers.
</para>
<programlisting>
#
# Unicode KeyChar x y
#
FingerKey 97 A 18 20
FingerKey 115 S 28 20
FingerKey 100 D 38 20
FingerKey 102 F 48 20
FingerKey 106 J 78 20
FingerKey 107 K 88 20
FingerKey 108 L 98 20
FingerKey 246 Ö 108 20
</programlisting>
<para>Keys have the default dimensions of 8 units, so using a grid of 10 units
gives a normal looking keyboard. The first number is the unicode character
code as decimal number. The KeyText is the text printed on the key encoded as
UTF-8 (automatic under newer &Linux; versions, just make sure your editor saves
files as UTF-8 format).</para>
<para>The next section contains special keys, which are - apart from BackSpace
and Enter - just decorative.</para>
<programlisting>
#
# Unicode KeyText x y Width Height
#
ControlKey 260 Tab 0 10 15 10
ControlKey 13 Enter 138 20 12 10
ControlKey 258 Shift 123 30 27 10
ControlKey 264 AltGr 120 40 15 10
ControlKey 265 Ctrl 135 40 15 10
ControlKey 263 Alt 15 40 15 10
ControlKey 262 Strg 0 40 15 10
ControlKey 32 Leertaste 30 40 90 10
ControlKey 257 Shift 0 30 13 10
ControlKey 259 CapsLock 0 20 18 10
ControlKey 8 BackSpace 130 0 20 10
</programlisting>
<para>
The text you specify for the key is printed completely on the keyboard.
However, for the keytexts <quote>Shift</quote>, <quote>CapsLock</quote>,
<quote>Tab</quote>, <quote>BackSpace</quote> and <quote>Enter</quote> &ktouch;
draws the appropriate symbols. Hence you can use these keytexts regardless of
the language. The other keytexts like Ctrl or Alt need to be translated
though. The geometry of the control keys can be any rectangle, defined by
upper left x and y coordinates and width and height.</para>
<para>The next section contains all characters on the keyboard (except the
already defined finger keys) that can be typed <emphasis>without</emphasis>
pressing shift.</para>
<programlisting>
#
# Unicode KeyChar x y FingerKeyUnicode
#
NormalKey 94 ^ 0 0 97
NormalKey 49 1 10 0 97
NormalKey 50 2 20 0 115
NormalKey 51 3 30 0 100
NormalKey 52 4 40 0 102
NormalKey 53 5 50 0 102
NormalKey 54 6 60 0 102
.
.
.
NormalKey 46 . 103 30 108
NormalKey 45 - 113 30 246
</programlisting>
<para>The definition of these primary keys or chars is pretty much the same as
for the finger keys, but they include an additional property. The last unicode
character code identifies the associated finger key. Basically which finger
has to be used to press this key.</para>
<para>
The next and last section in a keyboard layout defines all keys that are
pressed by using a modifier key such as the shift key.
</para>
<programlisting>
#
# Unicode TargetUnicode FingerUnicode ControllUnicode
Comment
#
HiddenKey 65 97 97 258 #A
HiddenKey 66 98 102 258 #B
HiddenKey 67 99 100 258 #C
HiddenKey 68 100 100 258 #D
.
.
.
HiddenKey 124 60 97 264 #|
HiddenKey 64 113 97 264 #@
</programlisting>
<para>The <quote>hidden keys</quote> are really controlling what should happen
on the keyboard when you type a certain character. The first unicode number is
the character code of the character you define. The second number is the
character code of the key on the keyboard (one of the already defined normal
keys). The third number indicates a finger key (where does the finger rest
that is needed to type the key) and the last number indicates the modifier key
you need to press to get this character.
</para>
<para>Let's look@an example:</para>
<para>You want to define the uppercase 'R' character. It has the unicode 82.
The character obtained when the 'R' key is pressed without modifier is the
small 'r' with the unicode 114. The finger for the 'R' rests over the 'f' key
which has the unicode 102. And in order to get the 'R' you need to press the
right (or left) shift key which has the code 264 (this is actually not a
unicode but the code obtained from a keypress event of QT). Note that the
identification of controll keys will likely change in the next version of
&ktouch;. But for now you can use the codes used in other keyboard files.
</para>
</sect1>
</chapter>
<chapter id="commands">
<title>Command Reference</title>
<sect1 id="ktouch-mainwindow">
<title>Menus and shortcut keys</title>
<sect2>
<title>The <guimenu>File</guimenu> Menu</title>
<variablelist>
<varlistentry>
<term><menuchoice>
<guimenu>File</guimenu>
<guimenuitem>Open Lecture...</guimenuitem>
</menuchoice></term>
<listitem><para><action>Open</action> a new training lecture
file</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><menuchoice>
<guimenu>File</guimenu>
<guimenuitem>Edit Lecture...</guimenuitem>
</menuchoice></term>
<listitem><para><action>Open</action> the lecture editor to allow you to
change the current training file </para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><menuchoice>
<shortcut>
<keycombo action="simul">&Ctrl;<keycap>Q</keycap></keycombo>
</shortcut>
<guimenu>File</guimenu>
<guimenuitem>Quit</guimenuitem>
</menuchoice></term>
<listitem><para><action>Quit</action> &ktouch;</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
</variablelist>
</sect2>
<sect2>
<title>The <guimenu>Training</guimenu> Menu</title>
<variablelist>
<varlistentry>
<term><menuchoice>
<guimenu>Training</guimenu>
<guimenuitem>Start New Session</guimenuitem>
</menuchoice></term>
<listitem><para><action>Start</action> a new typing session and ask you if you
want to start@the same level</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><menuchoice>
<guimenu>Training</guimenu>
<guimenuitem>Pause Session</guimenuitem>
</menuchoice></term>
<listitem><para><action>Pause</action> the current session: statistics are on
hold</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><menuchoice>
<guimenu>Training</guimenu>
<guimenuitem>Lecture Statistics</guimenuitem>
</menuchoice></term>
<listitem><para><action>Open</action> the current session statistics
dialog</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><menuchoice>
<guimenu>Training</guimenu>
<guisubmenu>Default Lectures</guisubmenu>
<guimenuitem>English (auto-generated)</guimenuitem>
</menuchoice></term>
<listitem><para><action>Choose</action> what languagee you want to learn touch
typing in</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
</variablelist>
</sect2>
<sect2>
<title>The <guimenu>Settings</guimenu> Menu</title>
<variablelist>
<varlistentry>
<term><menuchoice>
<guimenu>Settings</guimenu>
<guimenuitem>Show /HideToolbar</guimenuitem>
</menuchoice></term>
<listitem><para><action>Toggle</action> the Toolbar</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><menuchoice>
<guimenu>Settings</guimenu>
<guisubmenu>Keyboard Layouts</guisubmenu>
<guimenuitem>number.keyboard</guimenuitem>
</menuchoice></term>
<listitem><para><action>Choose</action> the keyboard layout you want to use,
here the number keyboard</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><menuchoice>
<guimenu>Settings</guimenu>
<guisubmenu>Keyboard Color Schemes</guisubmenu>
<guimenuitem>Black'n White</guimenuitem>
</menuchoice></term>
<listitem><para><action>Choose</action> the keyboard color layout in black in
white: all keys are white and the one you should type is
black</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><menuchoice>
<guimenu>Settings</guimenu>
<guisubmenu>Keyboard Color Schemes</guisubmenu>
<guimenuitem>Classic</guimenuitem>
</menuchoice></term>
<listitem><para><action>Choose</action> the classic keyboard color layout:
each column of keys has a different color</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><menuchoice>
<guimenu>Settings</guimenu>
<guisubmenu>Keyboard Color Schemes</guisubmenu>
<guimenuitem>Deep Blue</guimenuitem>
</menuchoice></term>
<listitem><para><action>Choose</action> the deep blue keyboard color layout:
each column of keys has a different color in a shade of blue</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><menuchoice>
<guimenu>Settings</guimenu>
<guisubmenu>Keyboard Color Schemes</guisubmenu>
<guimenuitem>Stripy</guimenuitem>
</menuchoice></term>
<listitem><para><action>Choose</action> the stripy keyboard color layout: in
blue and grey</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><menuchoice>
<guimenu>Settings</guimenu>
<guimenuitem>Configure Shortcuts...</guimenuitem>
</menuchoice></term>
<listitem><para><action>Configure</action> the shortcuts you want to associate
with some actions
</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><menuchoice>
<guimenu>Settings</guimenu>
<guimenuitem>Configure Toolbars...</guimenuitem>
</menuchoice></term>
<listitem><para><action>Configure</action> the items you want to put in the
toolbar
</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><menuchoice>
<guimenu>Settings</guimenu>
<guimenuitem>Configure &ktouch;...</guimenuitem>
</menuchoice></term>
<listitem><para><action>Display</action> the &ktouch; settings dialog
</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
</variablelist>
</sect2>
<sect2>
<title>The <guimenu>Help</guimenu> Menu</title>
&help.menu.documentation;
</sect2>
</sect1>
</chapter>
<chapter id="credits">
<title>Credits and License</title>
<para>&ktouch;</para>
<para>
&ktouch;, Copyright 1999-2005 by</para>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem><simpara>Håvard Frøiland <email>haavard@users.sourceforge DOT
net</email></simpara></listitem>
<listitem><simpara>Andreas Nicolai <email>andreas.nicolai@gmx DOT
net</email></simpara></listitem>
</itemizedlist>
<para> Contributors:</para>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem><simpara>Frank Quotschalla, German keyboard and german training file and
translation.</simpara></listitem>
<listitem><simpara>Ernesto Hern&aacute;ndez-Novich, Latinamerican
keyboard</simpara></listitem>
<listitem><simpara>Jo&atilde;o Miguel Neves, Portuguese keyboard</simpara></listitem>
<listitem><simpara>Henri Girard, Frence keyboard</simpara></listitem>
</itemizedlist>
<para><emphasis>Special thanks to all the other (here not mentioned) contributors of keyboard and lecture files.</emphasis>
</para>
<!-- TRANS:CREDIT_FOR_TRANSLATORS -->
&underFDL; <!-- FDL: do not remove -->
&underGPL; <!-- GPL License -->
</chapter>
<appendix id="installation">
<title>How to obtain and install &ktouch;</title>
<para>&ktouch; has its own home page <ulink
url="http://ktouch.sourceforge.net">http://ktouch.sourceforge.net</ulink>. Please refer to the instructions on the home page since they will contain up-to-date information about how to obtain &ktouch;.
</para>
<para>&ktouch; can also be found
on <ulink url="http://edu.kde.org/ktouch">The &kde; Edutainment - &ktouch; home page</ulink>
and is part of the &kde;-Edutainment project. </para>
</appendix>
&documentation.index;
</book>