Brother AX-325 User Manual
USER'S GUIDE CDN.ENGLISH
Thank you for choosing a Brother electronic typewriter! This product is designed to deliver years of reliable operation.
Some of the outstanding features of this typewriter are illustrated in the letter betow. The
numbers in brackets refer to the page and box where you can find further information explaining a feature. For example, Margins (p. 2, Box 4) means that this feature is explained in
box 4, on page 2.
Ribbon replacement is explained on page 10.
Margtns (f_2, Box 4)
R,ght Margin Flush (#.6. Box 20)
Capstal (p 4. Box 102
Indent (D.6. Box 18)
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Undemne (p.5, BOX 16)
SubsCnpt (p. 4. Box 1U
Superscnpt _4. Sox 11)
Tabs (P.5, Box 15)
Centnng (_6, Box 1,9)
Boid (p 5,Boz 17)
Line Spacing (p.3. Box 5)
Special note: tn thi_ Guide, the
1 Repeat Keys
The fotIowing keys wilI automaticaily repeat when held down.
All Character key
_ 4- _;:
(carrier moves from one tab to the next)
2 Inserting and Moving Paper
To insert paper: insert a sheet of paper and press _ 4- _. Paper will advance to approximately one inch from the top edge of the paper. Press
to position the carrier on the left margin.
To move paper: Press _ + ]_ to raise the paper by 1/12 inch. Press
To move the paper continuously in either direction, hold down the appropriate key(s) for more than half a second.
If you raise/lower the paper more than !/12 inch, the correction memory is cleared.
3 Viewing Mode
Press _ ÷ [VIEW] to turn the viewing mode on or off.
Viewing Mode OFF
During continuous typing and during viewing, the paper remains at the typing position.
Move the carrier to the desire0 position for the new left or right margin using H or [SPACE].
TO move beyond the position of a current margin, first position the carrier on the margin and press [ALT] + _.
When the carrier is on the desired position, press [ALT] +
The minimum distance between the left and right margins is two (2) inches, i.e. either 20 characters (Pica pitch), 24 characters (Elite pitch). -
L_J ÷ L_J
5 Line Spacing
Single space: Press [ALT) + [LINE 1].
One and a half space: Press [ALT] + [LINE 1 1/2].
Double space: Press [ALT] + [LINE 2].
Pica (10 characters per inch): Press [ALT]+ [PITCH 10].
Elite (12 characters per inch): Press [ALT] + [PITCH 12].
(_rj ÷ [._ j
TO return the carrier
will feed the paper repeatedly.
To activate the auto carrier return function: _Press[ALT] + [AUTO]
(you will hear two beeps). The carrier will return automatically every time
the [SPACE BAR] or [HYPHEN] is pressed in the hot zone. To turn this
fu nction off, press If're"same [ALT]
The hot zone starts six (6) spaces beT©re the right margin and extends to
the right margin. A warning beep
wi!! sound when the hot zone is reached.
8 typing n'ps
Permanent space: If you want to type a space 4nthe hot zone without triggering a carrier return, press ]_ 4. [SPACE BAR],
Permanent hyphen: If you want to type a hyphen in the hot zone without activating an auto carrier return, press _ + [HYPHEN].
Typing past a margin: If you want to type a few characters outside of a margin, press [ALT]+ _ when the carrier is on the margin.
TO move continuously
To move back one space at a
to the left, hotd this key down. See also
on page 4,
To move the carrier quickly to
To move back half a space: Press _ + H • See also "23 Half Backspace" on page 8 for more details.
10 Uppercase characters
To type uppercase characters: Hold down either the right or left [SHIFT] key (the SHIFT lamp witl blink while the key is held down). Releasing this key returns the keyboard to the lowercase mode.
For continuous uppercase typing: Press _ (the SHIFT lamp will blink and all the keys will be set in uppercase mode), To return to lowercase typing, press either the right or left [SHIFT] key.
For continuous capital letter typing: Press ]8[ + _, (the SHIFT lamp will blink quickly and the [etter keys only, not the number keys,witl be set in uppercase mode). Press the same keys to return to norma! typing.
Superscripts and subscripts are used mainly for scientific text composition (for instance, exponents, chemical symbots, or reference to footnotes).
To print a superscript: Press ]_ + _ to lower the paper by lft2 inch, and then type the character that you want in superscript.
To print a subscript: Press ]81+ q;; to raise the paper by 1112inch, and then type the character that you want in subscript.
To restart normal typing: After typing a supers,cript, press _ + q;;. After typing a subscript, press _1 4- _. This witI move the paper back to normai position.
In super/subscript mode, the carrier will always move by 1/12 inch,
regardless of the current line spacingl If" _ + _ or_ +_, is pressed more than two times, the correctionmemory iscleared.
12 Superimposing Characters
Some characters not found on your keyboard can be created. For example, if you want the symbol for Japanese yen:
Type the leEer Y and press H. You may now type the symbol "=" to obtan "¥ '.
To erase superimposed characters, you may use the automaticcorrection
function (See "21 Automatic Corrections on the Current Line" on page 7;) for the second character, but you have to use the manual method (See 22
Corrections outside of the Correction Memory" on page 7.) for the first
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To type the special characters and symbols marked in green on the bottom of certain keys, hold down _ and press the desired key.
14 Dead key
The character keys of the keyboard differ slightly from country to country in order to provide the accented letters that are frequently used. If an accentuated letter is not available on the keyboard, you can type it using the dead key,
To type the dead key: Press the dead key, and then type the character under the accent.
To set tab stops: Move the carrier to the desired position using
[SPACE BAR] or
The right and left margins, as well as the right and left ends of the platen, are considered tab positions.
To type tables: Press
Repeat the steps above to complete a line of your table.
To clear tab stops: Use the
Press [ALT] + rr.] to clear the tab.
Caution,' If you press [ALT] +
To turn on the automatic underlining function: Press [ALT] + ,[._._,.. You will hear _o,.t_eps,
Type your text. If the underline function is on, all characters and spaces are underlined.
To cancel the automatic underlining function: Press [ALT] +_,.. again.
The spaces that trigger a carrier return in the automattc carrier return mode are not underlined.
Permanent spaces or hyphens, i.e. spaces or hyphens typed while holding , however, are underlined.
To turn on the bold face function: Press [ALT] + [aaa]. You will hear two beeps.
Type _,o_, _.L ;_ii,_ b_id iu_ cinch Json, a_ cnaracters are ooldea.
T'ocancel the bold function: Press [ALT] + [aaal again
To indent a line, move the carrier to the left margin and press ]_ + [LIND]. The carrier will move five spaces to the right of its current position.
First move the carrier to the left margin.
Press _ + IOI • The carrier will advance to a point halfway between both margins.
Type the text. The characters are not printed immediately, but the carrier positions itself at the printing position.
To print the text, press
If you make a mistake, press <_ or _ before printing the text. These keys will delete the whole line from thememory and will return the carrier to the initial printing position.
To cancel centering: Press one of the above keys or _t ÷ IoI without typing any text, The carrier will then return to tile left margin.
20 Right Margin Flush
First move the carrier to the left margin.
TO automatically align text to the right margin: Press ]_ + a_l. The carrier will advance to the right margin.
Type the text. The characters are not printed immediately, but the cartier positions itself at the printing position.
To print the text, press
If you make a mistake, press4_ or_ before printing the text. These keys will delete the whole line from the memory and will return the carrier to the initial printing position.
To cancel riclht margin flush: Press one of the above keys or _ ÷ aI. The career will then return to _ne;ett margin.
21 Automatic Corrections on the Current Line
This typewriter has a 65 character correction memory, it erases the errors on the current line.
First, use H or [SPACE BAR] to line up the career with the error.
To erase one character: Press @.
The incorrect character will be
erased and you can type the correct
TO erase a series of characters, simply hold down <_. The carrier will
backspace and correct continuously
until you release the key.
To erase one word: Press _ , The word is erased and the carrier is now on the space previously occupied by the first character of the erased word. You can now retype the word.
If the carrier is positioned in the middle of a word, only the letters from that position to the beginning of the word will be erased.
The _ key moves you to the end of your typing line rapidly, Press that
key to take the carrier back to the position it occupied before the correction.
22 Correctionsoutside of the Correction Memory
or, [SPACE BAR], _ + q;: 07 _ + _ tO move the carrier to the
to be corrected,
Press ]_ + , then retype the wrong character (use the [SHIFT] key for uppercase cnaracters).The incorrect character will be erased.
Type in the correct character,
23 Half Backspace
The half backspace function is used to fit a correct word in a line after
erasing a misspelled word that was one character h_
the correct word (example: replacing "fomulas" with "formulas" or "minnor" with "minor").
Delete the entire misspelled word.
If the deleted
word was _
than the correct word,
align the carrier up
with the first
letter of the deleted
word; if it was _,
align the carrier with
letter of the deleted
to move the carrier half a space to the
This function allows you to move the carriage to the previous pOsition without clearing correction memory. Make sure that you do this procedure 24after replacingReset cassette ribbon, correction tape and daisy wheel.
Pa_er Relaase Lever
Cassette Daisy Wheel
Power SJw_tch _
Paper Release Lever: Pushing this lever loosens tension on the paper so it can be adjusted if necessary,
Paper Supporter: Keyboard Cover can be used as a paper supporter as illustrated above,
Replacing the cassette ribbon
Two types of ribbons are available:
Correctable film ribbon
To replace the cassette ribbon:
1)Use [SPACE BAR] or Hto move the carrier to the centre of the platen,
2)Open the top cover.
3)Holding the cassette with both hands, lift the front of the cassette up and out.
4)Move the cassette towards the platen to remove it.
5)Turn the feed knob (on the left side of the cassette)
6)Align the arrow on the cassette with the arrow on the cassette holder. Use both hands to ease the cassette
into the holder, back first.
7)Gently press down on the front of the cassette until it clicks into place.
8)Again turn the feed knob counter*clockwise to take up any slack.
9)Close the top cover.
10)Press _ +//to move the carrier to the previous position.
The amount of tape remaining can be checked ,through the viewing hole on the right side of the cassette.
Make sure to use only
do not touch the keyboard
replacing the daisy
wheel, cassette J
or correction tape in order