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Content Import

Importing books and documents

Step 1 Choose Playlist

Choose the playlist you would like to import the content into and tap the green +.

open list of sources on ios

Step 2 Choose Source

A new screen will appear. Here you can choose from a variety of sources, such as Bookshare, Google Drive, etc.

choose source

Step 3 Log In

A login screen may appear. If prompted, use your username and password to log into your account with the corresponding service provider.

log in

Step 4 Choose Content

Once you are logged into your account, the screen below will appear. Tap the book or document that you would like to add to your playlist.

log in

Step 5 Choose Format

You may be asked to choose between:

  • Rich Text format - you will be able to configure the document's fonts and colors.
  • Original Layout format - you will be able to see document exactly as the author intended.

When not given the option the file will be loaded in Rich Text format.

The document will start loading. When loading is complete the document will appear in your playlist.

Step 1 Choose Playlist

Choose the playlist you would like to import the content into and click the blue arrow shown below. By clicking the arrow, it will take you into the playlist.

open playlist

Step 2 Choose Source

Click the + Track button or use keyboard shortcut "A". A list of document sources will appear. You can choose from a variety of sources, such as Bookshare, Google Drive, etc. or upload a file from your computer. You can also drag-and-drop a file directly into the playlist.

choose source

You may be asked to log into your account with the corresponding service provider.

Step 3 Choose File

Once you are logged into your account, the screen below will appear. Click the book or document that you would like to add to your playlist.

choose docs

Step 4 Choose Name, Playlist and Format

An "Import Document" dialog will appear.

import document dialog

Specify track name, make sure it is added to the correct playlist, and choose import format:

  • Rich Text format - you will be able to configure the document's fonts and colors.
  • Original Layout format - you will be able to view the document exactly as the author intended.

If you are uploading a scanned PDF document you will need to check the Use optical character recognition option to be able to read it. If you do, please note that that 1 Capti Coin per page will be used when importing the document.

If you are uploading an image file then the Use optical character recognition option will be turned on by default. 1 Capti Coin will be used when you import the image.

When done click Import and the document will start loading. When loading is complete the document will appear in your playlist.

Importing web articles from a browser

Use Capti to import articles from websites while skipping all the advertisements, menus, and other items not relevant to the article itself.

Option 1 From Capti Browser

  1. Open a playlist, tap the green +, and tap Browser.
  2. Open a webpage and search for reading content, e.g. anews article.
  3. Add article to playlist by:
    • Tapping the icon + located in the bottom center of the screen, then selecting Add to Playlist.
    • Tapping the icon Links located in the top-right corner of the screen and then tapping a single time on the names of articles you wish to add.
    • Long press on any links within the article that you want to import and select Add to Playlist from the menu.
    choose docs

Option 2 From Safari or Chrome

  1. Open Safari or Chrome
  2. Open the webpage with the article you want to import.
  3. Tap Share icon then select Capti
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Option 3 From a desktop or laptop

  1. Enable the Continuity feature in iOS 10 or later and in macOS Sierra or later (you only need to do this once)
  2. On your desktop or laptop: copy the link you want to import.
  3. On your iPhone or iPad: open Capti, tap "+" icon in the bottom-left corner of playlist and tap Copied link. add a copied link to your playlist

* Import Web Article in One Click

  1. Open the web page with article you want to import.
  2. Use Alt + A keyboard shortcut or click the "Capti" icon in the browser toolbar and then the green Add to Capti button. Click Add to Capti to import text on the screen to a track in your playlist

    If the green text box shown appears after you click Add To Capti, the article was successfully added to your playlist.

    Capti: Track Added

    If the red text box shown below appears on your screen after you click Add To Capti, the article was not able to be added to your playlist.

    Track could not be added. Current playlist is read only
  3. Switch to Capti Voice tab. You can also click Alt + O keyboard shortcut to open it quickly.
  4. Click Synchronize (next to + Track or + Playlist buttons) to make sure the article appears in the playlist. Synchronized tracks will now appear

* Import Link from Website

  1. On any web page: right-click on the link that you want to import into Capti. The link can be to a regular web article, to a file in any supported format (e.g. pdf), or to an image.
  2. In browser's contextual menu select Save Link to Capti
  3. Click Next to confirm link.
  4. Choose track name and playlist into which the link will be saved
  5. Click Import to confirm. The linked article will be added to the playlist you selected. If you are importing an image Capti will make the text on the image readable using OCR.
  6. To view the saved article open Capti in a new tab.

Use Capti Bookmarklet for importing web articles in case installing Capti Browser Extension is not an option.

Step 1 Set up the Capti Bookmarklet

  1. Make sure your browser bookmark toolbar is visible (you only have to do it once). For example, in the Firefox browser right-click above the icons in the upper right-hand corner. Make sure your “Bookmarks Toolbar” is checked off. Open the bookmarks bar to drag the Bookmarklet into it Bookmarks Toolbar option
  2. Drag and drop the Capti Brookmarklet (below) into the browser toolbar.
    Add to Capti

    Drag to favorites or bookmarks

Step 2 Import Article to Capti

  1. Open the web page with the article you want to import.
  2. Click the Add to Capti bookmarklet in your bookmark toolbar. Click Add to Capti to import text on the screen to a track in your playlist

    If the green text box shown appears after you click the Add To Capti bookmarklet, the article was successfully added to your playlist.

    Capti: Track Added

    If the red text box shown below appears on your screen after you click the Add To Capti bookmarklet, the article was not able to be added to your playlist.

    Track could not be added. Current playlist is read only

Step 3 Synchronize

  1. Open browser tab with Capti.
  2. Click Synchronize (next to + Track or + Playlist buttons) to make sure the article appears in the playlist. Synchronized tracks will now appear
  1. Choose the playlist you would like to import the content into and click the blue arrow shown below. By clicking the arrow, it will take you into the playlist.

    open playlist
  2. Click the + Track > Link button or simply copy-paste a link into Capti Player window.

  3. Paste or type in the link you want to import. Capti will import any web article or file in supported format (pdf, doc, etc).
  4. Click Import to confirm. The linked article will be added to the playlist you selected.

Importing photos and images

Capti Voice can recognize text in photos and images (Optical Character Recognition, or OCR). Capti adjusts to difficult lighting conditions and hand orientations but as a rule of thumb the better the quality of the photo the better you can expect the result to be.

Option 1 Take a photo

  1. Open a playlist, tap the green +, and tap Camera.
  2. You may be asked to allow Capti to access your camera. Tap Allow.
  3. Point the camera at the text (page, newspaper, etc.) you want to add to Capti and take a photo.

    Tip: Hold the iPad still and try to have ample lighting to ensure a better quality photo and scan.

    Tip: If you are photographing a glossy paper, then make sure the camera flash is off.

  4. If you are not happy with the photo, tap Retake and try retaking the photo with better ambient lighting: the paper should be well illuminated.
  5. If you are happy with the result tap Use Photo, specify the name of the new track and Rich Text and Original Layout formats.

Option 2 Use a photo from your photo library

  1. Open a playlist, tap the green +, and tap Photo Library.
  2. You may be asked to allow Capti to access your photos. Tap OK.
  3. Tap the photo you want to add, specify the name of the new track and choose between Rich Text and Original Layout formats.
  4. Add additional photos from your library or click Cancel and then Close to get back to your playlist.

Option 3 Get photo from a cloud service

Capti recognizes images in the following formats: .jpg, .jpeg, .jp2, .jpc, .jfif, .bmp, .tif, .tiff, .dcx, .pcx, .gif, .djvu, .djv, .png.

  1. Open a playlist, tap the green +, and find the image file you previously stored in Google Drive, OneDrive, or Dropbox.
  2. Tap the image you want to add
  3. Specify the name of the new track and choose between Rich Text and Original Layout formats.

An arrow in the top-right corner of the screen indicates that a file is being downloaded. Click Back and Close buttons in the upper-left corner until you return to your playlist.

Option 4 Get a photo from the browser

  1. Open a playlist, tap the green +, and tap Browser.
  2. Paste, type in, or find a direct link online to an image and open it in the browser.
  3. Tap the + in the bottom of the screen and confirm.
import document dialog

Option 1 Upload

You can import photos from a cloud service or your computer just like you would with any other file. Read about importing files into Capti playlist.

Capti recognizes images in the following formats: .jpg, .jpeg, .jp2, .jpc, .jfif, .bmp, .tif, .tiff, .dcx, .pcx, .gif, .djvu, .djv, .png.

Option 2 Copy-paste

  1. Copy any image on your device
  2. Switch to Capti and use Ctrl+V or Command+V to paste it directly into Capti playlist.
  3. Enter track name, playlist, and and choose between Rich Text and Original Layout formats.

Option 3 Take a screenshot

  1. Use Shift + Command + 4 (Mac) or Windows Key + Shift + S (Windows 10) or Ctrl + Shift + Window Switcher Key (Chrome OS) to capture a region of screen
  2. Switch to Capti and use Ctrl+V or Command+V to paste it directly into Capti playlist.
  3. Enter track name, playlist, and and choose between Rich Text and Original Layout formats.

Option 4 Drag-and-drop

  1. Drag-and-drop any photo directly into Capti. You can drop the photo anywhere on the screen.
  2. Enter track name, playlist, and and choose between Rich Text and Original Layout formats.
import document dialog
  1. On any web page: right-click on a link to an image or on the image itself.
  2. In browser's contextual menu select either Save Link to Capti or Save Image to Capti
  3. Click Next to confirm.
  4. Choose track name and playlist into which the image will be saved
  5. Click Import to confirm. Capti will make the text on the image readable using OCR.

Supported file types

Supported Formatting Options

Capti can import your file as either Original Layout or Rich Text. When choosing whether to import a file as one or the other, consider the following differences between the two

Feature

Rich Text

Original Layout

Change fonts and colors Supported
View text and images exactly as the author intended Supported
Change cursor color Supported Supported
Write on document Supported
Print a page Supported Supported
Bookmark, highlight, leave comments Supported Supported

Supported File Types

Capti can import the following file types

Format

Rich Text

Original Layout

Adobe PDF (.pdf) Supported Supported
Microsoft Word files (.doc, .docx) Supported
Microsoft Office 365 documents Supported Supported
EPUB books (.epub) Supported
Google Docs Supported Supported
Google Slides Supported Supported
Google Sheets Supported Supported
DAISY books (.zip) Supported
Plain and Rich text (.txt, .rtf) Supported
Images (.jpg, .jpeg, .jp2, .jpc, .jfif, .bmp, .tif, .tiff, .dcx, .pcx, .gif, .djvu, .djv, .png.) Supported Supported
Web articles Supported

Note: Capti can't load DRM-protected and password-protected documents.