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Setting and Using the Speed Controls

With RapidReader there are several ways to set and control your reading speed.

    • In the ParagraphView you can set your starting speed.
    • In TurboView you can pause and use the console controls.
    • Or while you're reading you can use the Keyboard to speed up or slow down "on the fly" to adjust for comfort.


The PragraphView Tool Bar The ParagraphView Tool Bar Speed Control
 
Setting the Speed in ParagraphView

While in ParagraphView you can set the speed using the item under Options or change the speed using the Speed Control Icon on the toolbar. You can increase or decrease the speed in increments of 25 WPM between 100 and 950 words per minute.

 
 
The Speed Icon on the ParagraphView Tool Bar
 
  1. Click on Options on the ParagraphView MenuBar then select Speed OR

     

  2. Click on the Speed Icon on the ParagraphView ToolBar
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  4. This will display the Speed Dialog Box
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  6. Set the speed by typing a number Between 100 and 950 or Click Up / Down for increment s of 25 WPM.
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  8. and Click OK
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  10. For more information please go to ParagraphView: ToolBar and functions
  NOTE: RapidReader will remember the last speed you selected for the next time you open the application.
 
 
The Turbo Console The TurboView Control Console
 
Setting the Speed in TurboView
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While in TurboView you can set the speed using the Turbo Control Speed Icon. You can increase or decrease the speed in increments of 25 WPM between 100 and 950 words per minute.

 
 
The Speed Icon on the Turbo Control Bar
 
To set the Speed from the Turbo Control Bar
 
  1. While RapidReading Single-click to Pause

     

  2. Click on the Up or Down arrow on the Speed Icon on the Control bar to change the speed by 25 WPM
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  4. You will see the change in speed reflected in the speed indicator on the information bar
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  6. For more information please go to Using the TurboView Functions
  NOTE: RapidReader will remember the last speed you selected for the next time you open the application.
 
 
   
Changing the Speed "On the Fly"
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You can use a keyboard shortcut to change the speed "on the fly" without interrupting RapidReading. This allows you to adjust your speed at any time based on the kind of the material you're reading or to optimize for other conditions. Reading speed ranges from 100 WPM to 950 WPM.

Speed adjustment is in increments of 25 Words Per Minute.

 
 
The Keyboard Up / Down Arrow Keys
 
To change speed with the Keyboard
 
  1. Press the UP Arrow to increase 25 WPM each time

     

  2. Press the DOWN Arrow to decrease 25 WPM each time.
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  4. This will display the Speed Indicator at the bottom of the page
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  6. For more information please go to Using the Keyboard Functions in TurboView
  NOTE: RapidReader will remember the last speed you selected for the next time you open the application.