BrailleBlaster Version 1.0.9-beta

We are pleased to announce that the latest beta version of BrailleBlaster, version 1.0.9-beta, has been posted at This update has a lot of bug fixes, listed below, maybe you’ll find your favorite pet bug there. If so, we squashed it so you’ll want to find a new one.

Also featured is the new Mac OSX application bundle.

The BrailleBlaster Team

Version 1.0.9-beta, February 3, 2017

  • Corrects a problem that caused the TOC builder not seeing page changes in subsequent volumes.
  • Corrects an exception when hitting enter after typing on a line.
  • Corrects a problem that caused an attempt to remove multiple typeforms in a larger typeform’d passage to result in an error.
  • Corrects an error caused by pasting direct translated text multiple times.
  • Corrects an error when attempting to emboss a single page.
  • Corrects a problem that caused an error when a single space was entered into an otherwise empty paragraph.
  • Corrects a problem that caused the selection in the braille view to select an incorrect section in the print view.
  • Corrects a problem that caused a failure to open a BBX file that was created on a different computer.
  • Corrects a problem that caused an unending loop of errors in a specific instance.
  • Corrects a problem removing a box from around a table.
  • Corrects a problem removing bold from a passage.
  • The blank document is now closed when a document is opened.
  • Corrects an error when inserting volumes in certain cases.
  • Corrects an error when using Ctrl+Enter in the last section of a document and under other specific conditions.
  • Corrects a problem where backspace was not consistently deleting blank lines that precede headings.
  • Corrects an “illegal argument” error using find and replace in certain instances.
  • Corrects a problem where pressing enter after typing a lot of text
    and then pressing enter caused the cursor to be in the wrong position.
  • Corrects a problem where blank lines before or after a print page indicator could not be removed.
  • Corrects a problem where find and replace was not adding emphasis to emphasis.
  • Corrects a problem where image placeholders were skipping one less line than requested.
  • Corrects an issue with page numbers and blank lines in a new document.
  • Corrects an error caused by pressing backspace in a blank document
  • Corrects an error caused using the insert key. Type-over mode is currently not supported.
  • Corrects a problem that prevented find and replace from finding the plus (+) sign.
  • Adds the ability to open multiple blank documents.
  • Corrects an error caused when “skip number lines” includes a print page indicator.
  • Adds the automatic removal of the “sidebar” elements. These are
    often not properly used by publishers for the purpose of creating
  • Corrects an error caused when you “unwrap” a box.
  • Corrects some problems with pasting inside a box.
  • Adds the ability to remove inserted tabs.
  • Corrects some problems editing a new document with a running head.
  • Corrects some scrolling errors in the views.
  • Corrects an error with the print page number on the status line.
  • Corrects a problem that caused p-style text within a poetic stanza to disappear.
  • Corrects section selection in the breadcrumb viewer.
  • Corrects problems in the breadcrumb viewer caused by emphasis inside block text.
  • Corrects error with Breadcrumbs when a document is closed.
  • Corrects selection of containers in the breadcrumb viewer.
  • Corrects problems with removing elements selected using the breadcrumb viewer.
  • Adds automatic creation of a Mac application bundle (.dmg). You can find this at