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Conversion Options

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Conversion Options

The Stanford Converter into Braille & E-Text (SCRIBE) system offers a number of different conversion options to transform image-based and text-based documents into alternate and accessible formats. In general, text-based files may be converted to other text-based file formats or MP3 audio formats. Image-based file formats will first be converted into text-based versions using optical character recognition (OCR) before being converted to the desired format type.

The following table provide specific information as to the output options when starting with a specific file type.

Original File Formats and Output Options

Original File Format Audio (MP3) Braille PEF
(Portable Embosser Format)
DAISY
(Full & Text-Only)
MS Word RTF Text ePub MOBI Tagged PDF
.doc, .docx Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
.rtf Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No
.txt Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No
.htm, .html Yes Yes (ASCII) Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
ePub No No No No No No No NA Yes No
MOBI No No No No No No No Yes NA No
.pdf Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
.tiff, .jpeg, .gif
.bmp, .djv, .j2k
Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Please note that the above information is not a complete list, but represents the most commonly used files for upload and conversion. You can view all the supported files on the Convert a File page.